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Roxanne Campbell Stormy Weather

Sorry for the long absence. I’ve been busy with work. And more recently, I’ve been off celebrating my (rather big) birthday. But I’m back with some polish from a relative newcomer: this is Roxanne Campbell Stormy Weather.

Roxanne Campbell is a nail artist, known for her work with fashion designers and celebrities. She has recently released her own nail polish range, and Stormy Weather comes from her winter collection.

Roxanne Campbell Stormy Weather
Roxanne Campbell Stormy Weather

It’s a lovely mid grey. It’s a perfect, mute and understated colour for winter, and I loved it on my nails. It is highly pigmented and many people could get away with just one coat. But I used two coats just to get a nice edge around the cuticle.

The range consists of ten colours currently, plus base and top coats. They’re all £10.00 each and there’s free postage to UK addresses. You can buy them at www.roxannecampbell.com.

Roxanne Campbell Stormy Weather
Roxanne Campbell Stormy Weather

The bottles remind me very much of Nella Milano bottles. Only the cap is different. It’s like the Chanel cap; square and removable. Thankfully the brush isn’t like the currently awful Chanel brush!

I loved the colour of this particular polish and was pleased with how smoothly and easily it applied.

 

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of Roxanne Campbell Stormy Weather
  • Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
Roxanne Campbell Stormy Weather was sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

 

 

 

Semilac Nude Beige Rose

I’m starting the New Year off gently with a soft colour – just in case any of you still have hangovers! This gel polish is Semilac Nude Beige Rose. It’s a really beautiful, delicate and feminine colour.

I think Semilac are hedging their bets with name. They’ve included three different colours in it!

In fact, I think it’s not really any of these. It’s more lilac than any of those, perhaps with a pinkish hint in some lights. Neither of these photos of mine quite shows that pink side of it, but the photo I’ve used on my Instagram account does a bit more.

Semilac Nude Beige Rose gel polish
Semilac Nude Beige Rose

Semilac is brand of gel polish. They term it “UV hybrid”, but don’t let that confuse you into thinking it’s part gel and part something else. It’s a lamp-cured gel polish that needs to be removed by soaking in acetone.

Salon owner and former TOWIE star, Amy Childs, is the brand ambassador for the product.

Semilac claims that the polish will last up to three weeks. I never keep my polish on for anything like that length of time, so I can’t vouch for the longevity. I’m someone that likes to change my polish frequently, and my nails grow quickly, so after about two weeks, the gap at the cuticle end would be way too much for me. I suppose, for holidays, then three weeks would be great. You could have your nails done a few days before you go; then be away for two weeks with a perfect manicure; and then not worry about rushing to get them re-done again when you get back.

Semilac Nude Beige Rose gel polish
Semilac Nude Beige Rose

I’m writing this post nine days after I painted these nails and they’re still going strong. This colour is gorgeous, so that’s one reason why I haven’t taken these off yet. Also, I took the photos five days after painting the manicure, so you can see how well it has lasted.

I used three coats of colour for this. Semilac is purportedly very pigmented and many of the colours require only one coat. However, Nude Beige Rose is a little sheer when painting thin coats, so I needed three to avoid being able to see through my nail. If you have short nails that don’t extend far beyond your finger, or if you’re not as worried about visible nail line as I am, then one or two coats would probably be ample.

Semilac UV Hybrid polishes come in 7ml bottles and cost £8.75 each. You can buy them from the Semilac website, without needing to set up an account.

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: three coats of Semilac Nude Beige Rose
  • Gel top coat: W7 2 in 1 top coat / base coat (gel polish)


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
Semilac Nude Beige Rose was sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.