Monday 29 August 2016

Nails Of The Day - Roxanne Campbell - Stormy Weather*

Hi Guys x I hope you've all had a lovely Monday x I have, because in case you haven't already guessed I got my laptop back! The parts came in early, so I managed to pick it up on Saturday, and now I'm back online, and ready to start blogging again with renewed enthusiasm and optimism!

I thought I'd ease myself in gently though with a nails of the day post from one of the newest nail brands on the market, Roxanne Campbell.

Although you might not be familiar with Roxanne Campbell herself, you'll certainly be familiar with some of her work and some of her clients. Roxanne Campbell has over 10 years experience in the nail industry, and in 2013 she was awarded the prestigious Manicurist Of The Year award. During her work as a celebrity manicurist she's worked with celebrities such as Adele, and supermodel Jourdan Dunn, and she also worked extensively painting athletes nails at the 2012 London Olympics. She's also worked on editorials for a number of UK and overseas magazines including UK ELLE, and Italian Vogue, and she's also worked as a manicurist on runway shows for designers including Pam Hogg and Amanda Wakeley.

Working so often in the fashion field Roxanne noticed a gap in the market, for luxury, high quality, fashion lead nail polishes so she decided to create her own line of nail lacquers. Released on the 1st August this year, Roxanne's range comprises of a top coat, a base coat and 10 luxurious, high gloss, nail colours.

The range of 10 shades, contains a mixture of subtle, classic shades, and flamboyant, fashion forward colours. From classic shades like Clean & Classy, a natural pink, to Kiss Me First, a pillar box red, to more fashion inspired colours like Snow Fights, a block white, and Violets Are Blue, a bright cobalt, this range may be small but it contains something for everyone, no matter what your age or style.

I've been lucky enough to try out a couple of polishes from the more fashion lead side of the line, Violets Are Blue, and Stormy Weather. I'm going to feature Violets Are Blue in an upcoming post, but today I'm going to talk about my love for Stormy Weather.

The packaging of these polishes is quite minimal but at the same time, it has a classic and designer edge. The square style bottle features a chunky style black lid, These lids are quite hard to paint with on their own but like another brand that has a similar bottle, the cap pulls off to reveal, a conventional handle which is much easier to use and control.

The brush is quite thin and the formulation is quite liquidy but the coverage is still pretty decent, The dry time was really quick so applying a second coat was no great hardship. I achieved full coverage in two coasts, and the finish was really glossy.

Taken from Roxanne Campbell's Winter Collection, Stormy Weather is a beautiful light grey, which darkens slightly as it dries. Every time I wear a grey nail polish I always ask myself why I don't wear it more often. Grey is really one of the new neutral shades, you can wear it with most colours, and it gives the nails a really classic, and sophisticated finish.

What can I say- My first Roxanne Campbell experience was a good one! This polish gets a huge thumbs up from me, the polish quality was good, the application was easy, it wore well and I love the colour. Roxanne Campbell Nail Lacquer in Stormy Weather comes in a 12ml bottle and retails at £10. and it is available exclusively from the Roxanne Campbell UK website. What do you think of this shade and grey polishes in general? Let me know your thoughts below xx


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