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Gel Nails at home | Sensationail

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If there's anything I really dislike, it's having bare unpainted nails! They have to be preened with a base coat, slick of polish and glossy top coat (and maybe a glitter overlay if I'm feeling particularly fancy *insert sassy emoji*). I find this combination strengthens my nails and allows the polish to last a lot longer than if applied without a base and strengthening top coat.

When I was approached to sample the Sensationail Gel Starter Kit* - which promises up to 2 weeks of damage-proof wear with a luxe high gloss shine, I was immediately drawn in.

Complete with Nail Cleanser, Primer, Base/Top Coat, Gel Colour Polish, Lint-free wipes and a handy travel-sized Pro 3060 LED Lamp - the kit features the essentials to create your complete dazzling manicures in less than 10 minutes, making the Sensationail kit perfect for girls on the go or looking for a quick Mani' fix with the promise of long lasting and salon-worthy results. 

Reading through and following the instruction guide was surprisingly super easy ;

- Apply the Nail Cleanser to your natural nail plate using a lint-free wipe to rid of any natural oils/residue. You want your nails to be completely oil and shine free for a perfect gel application.

- Apply the Gel Primer to each nail, paying particular attention to your free edge.

- Add a thin coat of the Sensationail Base/Top Coat. Ensure you haven't applied this thickly as your nails could feel a heat sensation when placed under the LED Lamp.

- Cure for 15 Seconds in the LED Lamp.

- Repeat above with your Sensationail Gel Colour Polish, again in a thin one stroke coating.

- Cure for 30 Seconds.

- Apply a thin coat of the Sensationail Base/Top Coat to seal in the colour and add a high gloss shine to your nails.

- Cure for 15 Seconds.

- Taking another lint-free wipe, add a small amount of the Nail Cleanser and wipe away the sticky inhibation top layer.

- Voila! A luxe high-gloss shine Mani which is guaranteed to last for 2 weeks wear

I found that the Gel Manicure lasted the full 2 weeks as promised without any signs of wear or chipping, and even afterwards there was only the tiniest bit of lifting along the cuticle area, win! I'm really pleased with the overall concept of this Gel Nail DIY Kit, and it's definitely my go-to product from now on. The vast array of shades which Sensationail offer are incredible (96 shades to be exact) - so if you're a pastel pink, coral red or midnight blue kinda gal when it comes to manicures, you're spoiled for choice!

The Sensationail Starter Kit* can be purchased online via the Sensationail website here for £49.99. 'Raspberry Wine' is the next shade on my gel wishlist, a super pretty berry colour for the upcoming autumnal months!

* PR Sample

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Long Luscious Locks | LullaBellz Hair

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I recently purchased some of the LullaBellz 1 Piece Hair Extensions in the shades 'Honey Blonde' Curly and 'Caramel Blonde' Straight, both are mixed shades - perfect for us girls who have subtle multi-tones in our hair or prefer to add natural looking highlights/lowlights.

As an avid lover and wearer of hair extensions (from the quite young age of 14!) I've tried my fair share of different brands, types and shades. Glue-ins pretty much ruined my natural hair (I remember having to have huge sections of hair cut out as the adhesive would not budge!) and I don't think I could ever commit to a sewn in method due to constantly changing my colour! Clip-in Hair Extensions are the perfect solution for thick, voluminous locks - for adding subtle length and thickness in the daytime, or major volume and glam hair best suited for nights out. I find the LullaBellz clip-in range far superior in quality to any other brands I have tried previously, in both Synthetic and Human Hair ranges. Albeit synthetic, the hair is of a Premium quality ensuring that it remains shine-free and natural looking which is a huge bonus!

My shade varies between Caramel and Honey Blonde, I find that they are the perfect match and blend in beautifully. I usually have quite a bit of trouble finding the perfect shade as my hair is multi-tonal and tends to lighten a little in Summer, but these are spot on! LullaBellz have an extensive range of shades ranging from vibrant blondes, rich auburns, chocolate browns and the sleekest jet black shades - so finding your perfect colour is incredibly easy.

In terms of hair styling, LullaBellz Hair is super versatile for whichever style you are wanting to achieve. Perfect for fishtail plaits, pony's or simply worn down. I personally love wearing mine in a sleek ponytail for those days where I've maybe overslept my alarm and need to style my hair in an instant! Or for nights out, I will tend to double-up and wear two shades together for a subtle highlighted effect (Caramel Blonde and Honey Blonde work really well together) for ultimate luscious long locks. 

The 1 Piece Weft makes it incredibly easy as they can be clipped in in a matter of seconds. The curls are quite prominent when you first take the hair out of the packet, so I like to run a Tangle Teezer through the hair once or twice to style them into softer bouncy curls, however this is personal preference - I've seen girls wear the Curly style without brushing through them first and they still look amazingly thick and so pretty! The Straight style Hair Extensions have a natural flick at the ends of them which remains however short the hair is cut, I love this style as it makes the hair appear even thicker.

Overall, I'm super pleased with the quality of these Hair Extensions and would recommend to anyone. The sheer quality, selection of shades available and incredible thickness make these extensions my top choice in achieving Salon-worthy style hair in minutes.

This post is not sponsored and aforementioned products were purchased with my own money. Any opinions are 100% my own.
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The Makeup Routine #2.

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L-R: Illamasqua Sculpting Powder Duo - Heliopolis & Lumos
L.A Girl Pro Conceal - 'Porcelain'
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner - 'Black Scotch'
Burberry Fresh Glow Highlighting Luminous Pen
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer Highlight
MAC Pro Longwear Foundation NC15
Caudalie Beauty Elixir
MAC Lipstick - 'Angel'.

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Paris: Beauty Haulin'

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