Monday, 18 June 2012

The Beauty Spot: feat. Topshop 'Hidden Treasure'

 As my previous post indicates, I went on a little shopping spree on friday, and achieved my fortnight-long dream of owning Topshop's Hidden Treasure nail varnish. Some of you lovely people have been wondering what it looks like on, and in all honesty, I have suffered some sleep deprivation because of the excitement. I actually did the Race For Life for Cancer Research yesterday, so a manicure would have been futile to say the least. Instead, I did it as soon as I woke up this morning!

I swear by this nail builder. I've been using it for about 5 years and I buy it from my local pharmacy. I highly recommend a calcium-enriched strengthener of some kind, Sally Hansen has an excellent range (available at Boots). 
 After a couple of coats of strengthener, I applied the first coat of colour. Topshop brushes are a great shape, they're slightly rounded at the tip, which ensures a more precise application, helping you reach right up to the cuticle. 
The first coat was a gorgeous translucent gold-green colour. It was lovely by itself!
 After letting it dry thoroughly, I applied the second coat. This coat brought out the greens and blues in the varnish much more, and gives it a fabulous, luxurious dipped-in-liquid-metal effect which is similar to what you see in the bottle. After a top coat they were life-proof and ready to go.
In my humble opinion, Topshop's Hidden Treasure is just as glorious as you'd expect it to be.  And now I can't stop staring at my nails. 
They remind me of a beetle that lives in my garden:
Maybe now that we're matching we can be friends... even though his outfit is precocious. 

22 comments:

  1. aww wow your nails look amazing! might have to buy it xx

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    1. Thank you hun! Gogogo! You won't regret it! xx

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  2. Wow love this colour! I really need to find a good nail strengthener my nails are dreadful at the moment!
    Jess xo
    http://lovelyjubblyblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. Oh I love that Topshop nail varnish! I really do need a nail strengthener so thank you for suggesting this one to us!

    dimplesdiaries
    x

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  4. This is very cool I love the color on your nails.
    xoxo asiahlynn

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  5. AHHH I WAS SO TEMPTED NO JOKE TO BUY THIS TOPSHOP NAIL VARNISH TODAY! Gutted I never now...it was meant to be! The colour looks so great on you! I love it! I need a nail strengthener in my life first...lovely blog!

    Gemma x

    www.gemmasatire.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Dang! :( Next time you're out you should scoop it up! Thank you very much poppet! I highly recommend them! xx

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  6. this is such a beautiful colour, I want! x

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  7. Those nail files are really cute! :) LaceyLoves

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  8. them nails are such a cute color!
    x

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  9. omgadd these look amazing. seen so many photos of this style of nail varnish but didnt believe it would come out as beautiful as it looks... i know whats next on my shopping list!

    xxx

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    1. Thank you poppet! I was the same - I thought I would just try one and see... Definitely paid off! Xxx

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  10. Lovely nail narvish color ;)

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