Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Gina Tricot ~ Brilliantly Blue with Models Own ~ Juicy Jules


Gina Tricot Beauty Nails ~ Brilliantly Blue
Shimmery smurf blue with sparse microglitter

I don’t know how well known Gina Tricot is around the world, but for those of you who don’t know it: It’s a chain of clothing shops that have now also started to sell makeup and nail polish. I have bought a couple of them – it’s always nice to know what’s the local polishes are like.

“Brilliantly Blue” is exactly that. It’s the colour of a smurf with a tan :D The formula is really good to work with and it was almost opaque in one coat. I obviously applied two to give this polish the best possible conditions.

Here it is in all its glory – shiny, but without top coat:


I like the subtle microglitter in this polish! And the shine is fantastic!

I wanted more glitter though. I used Models Own’s  “Juicy Jules”, which is a holographic glitter. I thought it was a topper when I bought it, but it’s far from that. Stay with me a little while longer, and you’ll see!

I taped my nails and painted one coat of Juicy Jules on the half of the nail that wasn’t covered with tape. Then I made three dots with Juicy Jules on the blue half of the nail, and three dots with Brilliantly Blue on the glittery half of the nail. I finished my mani with a coat of Poshé top coat:


Here’s the mani seen from “the blue side”:



I love the glitter, although I’m not quite convinced that the dots were a great idea - but there you have it. Done is done, and tomorrow there’s another mani awaiting…


Here are the two pretties:


So; what do you think? And do you know Gina Tricot?


Opacity: 8/10
Colour, prettiness: 7/10
Durability: 7/10
Value for money: 8/10
Overall: 7.5/10
Buy again: Yes

16 comments:

  1. I haven't heard of Gina Tricot but this shade is beautiful

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    1. I like their polishes, even though their range is limited :)

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  2. I have Gina Tricot glasses, and I often wanted to test their polishes, but never did. It's a beautiful shimmer....

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    1. They actually also got colours that you'd love! :)

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  3. That's lush x

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  4. That's so pretty! I always think blue and silver is a fantastic color combination! :-)

    ~ Yun

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    1. I think so too, I really like those two colours together :)

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  5. Yes I am behind in my reading again-but for a good reason you will find out later in my posts! Never heard of this brand before but man I am LOVING what you did here! You are doing some really cool things lately!

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    1. I'm so looking so much forward to hearing what you've been up to! And hey, thanks dude, I really appreciate it! :)

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  6. Once again, I'll say, Your glitter layering are the bestest!! :-D

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    1. I can't tell you how happy I am to hear you say that! :D

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