Back to Gelish...here's Carnaval Hangover

I have been Gelish free for a few weeks and whilst I enjoy applying different polish colours (LOVE that Orly one!) I also enjoy a chip-free existence. It irks me to see a perfect (and if I have applied it, a less than perfect) manicure disappear little chunk, by chunk.

It was time to return to the world of the 2 week manicure.

As always I went into the salon with the intention of having a neutral, safe colour applied. I was thinking Pink Smoothie and was quite looking forward to seeing it again. It's so clean and pretty....

But then, at the last minute, I got seduced by a bright purple/pink by the name of Carnaval Hangover  and here it is...



Just like Tiny Tower, I am basically in love with it. 

The purple tone that forms the base of the colour stops it from looking too bubblegum so whilst it's not classically sophisticated, it's wearable, fun and bright. I feel like this is the nail colour equivalent of a MAC Impassioned or Show Orchid lipstick.

<3

Another obsession of the day/week would be lashes. I finally got my eBay Ardell lash order in from the same trusty shop that I order the odd Essie/OPI from. Here lashes are expensive so even with shipping costs, I am making a saving.

I ordered a ton of "Babies" and lots of corner lashes. Sometimes I cannot be bothered to fiddle around with layers of mascara in order to create drama...it's so much easier just to slap on some falsies and go. And that's exactly what I intend to do :)

Link to the store here:

Link!

Hope you all have a great Friday!

I am excited about this weekend as I am meeting up with a fellow blogger in Dubai and have an appointment at the colorist planned...I am thinking of something semi-transformative. Lets see what I go for :)

What are your weekend plans?

55 comments:

  1. Hate to have my manicure disappear as well. That colour is gorgeous, anything comparable to MAC Impassioned is good in my books :D

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  2. My hairdresser left and went to Dubai - find her - she does the best sex kitten bed hair in the world - oh and bring her back to the UK please.

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    1. Omgosh tell me where to find her! :)

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  3. How pretty is that nail colour? You made a good choice ;)

    Also, have you seen the makeup in the Louis Vuitton S/S 2012 runway? The models had those amazing false lashes and the overall effect was so girly and yet classy!
    xx

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    1. YES! That is m dream makeup style. Fresh skin, strong lashline's but ultimately feminine and pretty :)

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  4. Love that nail color! I'm thinking of getting into a routine of switching between gelish and nothing, as much as I love to apply my favorite polishes (like the gorgeous Chanel ones), being carefree for 2 weeks is also something to enjoy!
    Will check your store for lashes, at almost 10€ a pair here, they're an expensive treat!
    Happy week-end!

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    1. It's so nice not to have to worry about it...not that my nails cause me great anziety but you know what i mean :)

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  5. Oo that is lovely it looks like Barry M’s shocking pink, which I wear all over the summer. I am coming to dubai for March! So excited, organising to meet with another two bloggers if you wanted to join too, would be lovely to meet you x

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  6. I love the pretty pink colour, perfect for sping hey :)

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  7. I've just had eyelash extensions but not a full set, only on the ends for a winged look and it's amazing. I don't have to mess around with mascara anymore, my lashes look so good on their own and because they are only the outer corners it was a third of the price, yipee!! :) Have you ever had them done? x x

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  8. Dying to order myself some Ardell lashes I love them :) great colour btw u shud pair that up with a neon pink lip xx

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  9. Beautiful colour on your nails... but have fallen in love with your ring, where is it from? xxx

    amynica.blogspot.com

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  10. Love the colour! Missing the Gelish experience! Had my last set taken off in the UK just before I moved to Dubai a month ago - didn't fancy having them pop off whilst unpacking (been there done that...ouch!)! Can you recommend where in Dubai to have them done?...My nails are definitely in need of a pick me up pronto!!!

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  11. Love the colour on you :) I've been using Shellac & my favourite natural so far is Romantique..its so pretty! :)

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  12. Oh I miss those Ardell corner lashes!!... I picked up some in the USA last year and there great!!!... but couldnt track them down in UK. Have just ordered some from your link.....the corner ones are great so much more comftable than full strip lashes...:-) thanks for sharing

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  13. Love the nail colour! Just realised when I was painting my colour wheel, that all my bright pinks have run out- I need to go shopping! My weekend plans are either girls night out, or watching re-reuns of sex and the city. I'm leaning towards SATC- which must mean I'm getting old :(

    http://whattheshoe.blogspot.com/

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  14. such a gorgeous colour! Can you get Gelish in the UK? I'm tempted to get my nails done but really hate the aftermath of acrylics on my nails! it takes my poor nails months to recover and by the time they do, I want my nails done again! :( Yay for Tiny Tower! I've had to give my tower a bit of a break because I was becoming hooked in an unhealthy way! lol

    xoxox

    www.es-jaymakeup.blogspot.com - for beauty reviews, hauls and health posts

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  15. That nail colour is gorgeous! I usually go for french tips but thats definitely the kind of colour that makes you go for a change :) Love the eternity knot ring too :)
    Sarah
    2bridesto2mummies.blogspot.com

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  16. Carnaval Hangover is an amazing colour! I love pink nail polishes - they're so spring- and summerlike! ;)

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  17. gorgeous can u please do a meet up in dubaii

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  18. That Ebay store must be so busy - it's my favorite online nail polish retailer. I buy from this person all the time! And I don't have one bad thing to say about them :)

    Love the Gelish on you! I'm partial to Hot Rod Red - you should try it next time! It would look great on your nail length!

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  19. such a pretty color..good choice :)

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  20. lovely nails
    http://www.fafafoomfarah.blogspot.com/ xo

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  21. Love the color and overall look of your nails! Www.grace-and-beauty.com

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  22. Love the nail color! Reminds of Far East Fuchsia from Maybelline! Does anyone in the US know if the Ebay seller beautyzone2007 will ship to US and if so, an idea of the extra taxes/fees?

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  23. I think you might like Sephora by OPI in casanova is so into me. It's the most amazing dark pink I've seen so far. And carnival hangover is more of a bright dark pink

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  24. Gorgeous color. I finally found a place near me that offers Gelish. Bounus. :) Weekend plans: Auto show! Hope you're having a great weekend!

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  25. Ooooh, new hair. Look forward to the post x Gorgeous gelish choice!

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  26. They look so glossy, gorgeous colour! I havent had Gelish done in such a long time, I'm missing out.
    xo

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  27. After a few weeks break I had a Shellac mani done today too! For the same reason as you - a chip free existance! x

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  28. Such a nice color! I am a nurse and work in a nursing home and for hygiene reasons we are not allowed to use any sort of nailcolor :( I am going to London with a friend in a few weeks and the first thing we did was to book appoitnments for Minx manicures, I am beyond excited! Would love to hear some recommendations for London!

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  29. Love that nail colour, so pretty! I'm desperate to try Ardell lashes, heard so much about them!xo
    eeevc.blogspot.com

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  30. I’m having my first giveaway come and check it out!

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    Have a great weekend!!

    ♥ Shia

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  31. Wow, love the color.
    And I'm addicted to tiny towers too

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  32. That colour is so lovely! Just instantly makes you think of summer (: xxx

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  33. I really want to try gel nails, I am fed up of getting chips in my nails after only a couple of days of wear and I love the glossy finish... this is a lovely colour :) I am also addicted to Tiny Tower haha!

    Frances x
    http://francescassandra.blogspot.com
    Twitter: @Francesss__

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  34. Wonderful Nail colour! Put it right on my list..
    Did the small ring never fall down yet? I could imagin it getting lost without noticing somehow.. but it looks so cute up on the finger, I might try it myself..

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  35. Your nail colour looks gorgeous! Makes me wish spring was here already!!!

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  36. Love that nail color! And the name is cool too... Carnaval Hangover LOL

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  37. Love this!!
    Check out my massive 200 follower giveaway, only a few days left to enter:
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  38. love your nail color! makes me so excited for summer.

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  39. Happy weekend!
    Your nails look gorgeous.
    x

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  40. I got my first gel manicure done this week and im in love, already booked back in for 2 weeks to get it redone! Love the colour :)

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  41. Just discovered your blog. I loved your youtube! Will you ever come back?

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  42. Those lashes look like something even I could wear as my eyes are quite small. Might have to look in to placing an order :)

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  43. This colour is so gorgeous and so much fun! Sometimes manicures just need to be unashamedly girls and bright!

    wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com

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  44. I'm loving Tiny Tower too :) And I currently have GOSH Flamingo on my nails and it looks super similar to Carnaval Hangover. I've been looking for a good blue-y toned bright pink, and I think I found it! Happy weekend! Although you're weekend might be over with the time difference...hope you have a lovely week then!!

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  45. Oooh this colour is fabulous! I need to try gelish one day, the idea of it amazes me! 2 week no chip manicure, but I do like changing up colour on my nails though! I should try false eyelashes like that! full eye eyelashes never seem to suit me xxx

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  46. I was addicted to Tiny Tower at one point, I think it nearly took over my life...

    www.lucyslilworld.blogspot.com

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  47. We should trade purchases bc I would LOVEEE to get my hands on some Kiko Cosmetics Illuminator :[ I could totally buy a ton of these for you here in the States!
    Jen
    www.fauxtreschic.blogspot.com

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  48. I am so surprised with the ardell lash prices there. I can purchase them for around 2 american dollars a pair. I can buy you some and send them probably cheaper than you are buying them on EBAY.

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