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This weekend we have had a family trip to a fun and festive Christmas Market and on the way back home I couldn’t resist a mini nail haul at the train station. I don’t typically buy drug store nail products but I fell for this gorgeous Beige Babe from the Rimmel Salon Pro range and wanted to give it a run for its money. At just over £4 it was a fantastic price.
I also couldn’t resist buying a bit of sparkle! With 3 for 2 on Maybelline at Boots I went crazy and bought all three shades and amazingly also got a free lip gloss thrown in. I think I should shop up north more often!

I am quite tired and have an awful cold so have had to speed through my usual #SundayNails ritual. But doing so in front of my Christmas Tree and newly purchased decorations (from the Christmas market) certainly helped! I bought a gorgeous poinsettia (not sure how long I will keep it that way, I don’t have a good track record with house plants) and a wooden tree decoration with a jingle bell. I really want to put this on my front door but I fear it may go walkies so for now is hanging on the fire place.

After a good file with Diamancel File N.2 and a base coat of Nails Inc A&E I set to applying Rimmel Salon Pro Beige Babe. I was very impressed with the brush – a really fantastic almost nail bed size brush, the formula, however doesn’t quite give the brush justice sadly as it doesn’t have the flow to do a cuticle to tip sweep, it loses it’s pull about half way and is a bit more sheer than I was expecting. However that said it did only take 2 coats to achieve a really good finish. I’m quite impressed – especially with price in mind it’s certainly amazing value! I almost didn’t want to put the sparkle accent on as it was such a beautiful finish.
I have been wearing a sparkle sequin sweater all day in celebration of the first day of Advent and the start of the festive season so I just loved this gilded rose brocade from Maybelline too much, not to add a touch of sparkle, it has a gold base with gorgeous flecks of rose gold glitter. Which matched my sequin sweater really well. I like the idea of having a full set of brocade nails so watch this space for that!
I topped it off with my favourite Seche Vite. What do you think?

#SundayNails 1 December 2013
Base Coat – Nails Inc A&E
Colour – Rimmel Salon Pro Beige Babe
Accent – Maybelline Brocade Collection, Gilded Rose
Top Coat – Seche Vite Dry Fast

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About Tori&TheBear

Outside of my avatar as the Secret Beauty Insider I am a professional Beauty Marketeer and work closely with celebrity make-up artists, beauty journalists and international beauty & fragrance brands and glossy magazines. I have worked in the industry for over 11 years and pride myself on my Highly professional attitude. Throughout my career, I have collaborated with many of the world's top beauty houses on their advertising campaigns and launch strategies including Chanel, Dior, Estee Lauder, MAC, Clinique, Clarins, Creme de la Mer, Urban Decay, Benefit, Givenchy, Guerlain, Lancome, Bobbi Brown etc... My approach to beauty and my signature look is best described as a classic with a girly understated twist. I am addicted to nail varnish and can't leave the house without my key beauty staples (Carmex, Chanel Lip gloss, Nars duo concealer, Urban Decay 24/7 pencil in perversion and Chanel Allure) My blogs are filled with hints, tips and product reviews. You can also discover my nail blog at SundayNails.com

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