Pretty Pastel Carnival

Technic nail varnishes are definitely becoming my budget beauty buy of the year, I have a steady collection growing and these are my latest ones. I picked up the lilacy colour from the new Pretty Pastels collection and also got the OPI Rainbow Connection dupe (which has been doing the rounds in bloggerville) – ‘Carnival’
Both bottles were 99p each. They have such a vast collection in Bodycare but you have to grab them quickly because they do sell out pretty fast.
The Lilac varnish is just the colour I’ve been looking for. It’s not too bright and not too dark. I like it.
And Carnival I got just for the sake of it. I have another similar one to this from Claires that I blogged about recently. But this one seems much better quality with a lot more glittery bits in.
So I layered them up. I applied 2 coats of the Lilac and a 2 of the Carnival. I might go for a third if I’m feeling fruity today.
I do like the colours in Carnival and like I said it does have a lot of sparkle in it unlike some cheaper glitter varnishes that you have to put layer upon layer on.
And like I said this colour is the perfect one I’ve been after.
The downside to Technic polishes is the lid. Twice now I have shaken them and it’s come off! Not the entire lid, just the long bit and there’s the screwey bit separate underneath (does that make sense, basically the varnish doesn’t fly out everywhere because the lid is in two bits is what I’m trying to say) But this is easily solved by just pushing it back on again. When you consider the price of these being 99p versus up to £20 for the OPI varnishes I think I can handle some small quality issues such as that. The varnish itself is hard wearing and long lasting. I’ve had it on for 3 days now and not a chip to be seen.
”You buy cheap you buy twice.”  -Which is fine by me because I love buying.