This week it’s birthday #SundayNails as I celebrate another fabulous year. So I turned to Essie Cocktail Bling to adorn my birthday tips. I’ve been searching for a gorgeous light grey for awhile and purchased this one just after Christmas and have been looking forward to trying it out.
However I wanted to give it a twist. Having been born on the coldest day on record (in the United Kingdom) I decided to give it a frosted look, so I looked to Balmain Mat top coat to give it a gorgeous dove matte grey effect.
I love this look, the colour is actually a little darker with the top coat applied and mirrors our chilly weather. The formula lives up to Essie’s usual high standard and was super easy to apply. The Balmain Mat top coat is fantastic with it’s amazing 1 brush stroke application it makes manicures very simple. Although please note that the Mat top coat does appear to dry very quickly but your nails are not dry! You need to be patient. I sadly had to re-do two nails for this very reason.
Tonight I’m out for more #SundayNails birthday cocktails so will be looking forward to allowing Essie Cocktail Bling to live up to its name.
My favourite of which, is my name sake, the one and only Chapman Martini mixed at the Fumoir Bar at Claridges. A two drink cocktail, perfect for undecided people just like me. A fabulous martini of Vanilla Vodka, Passionfruit and Lemon juice with a glass of Champagne on the side. Perfection.

#SundayNails – Sunday 12 January 2014
Base coat – Nails Inc A&E
Colour – Essie Cocktail Bling
Top Coat – Balmain Mat Top Coat







Join the conversation! 4 Comments

  1. Hi darling, can I tag you?
    I just did the 7 deadly sins of make-up tag and I think your answers would make for an interesting read. 🙂



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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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