Little Ondine Winter Wonderland Set

   
 

Hi Beauty Addicts!  I’ve had even more high pain days than usual this week, so I’m keeping this post relatively brief…I’d like to show you a Black Friday nail polish purchase that I’ve been playing with, before I have to retreat back to the dark again!

I grabbed myself the Winter Wonderland set from Little Ondine – pretty sparkly shades for Christmas 😊. For details of the odourless, peelable formula, check out my last Little Ondine post. 

The Winter Wonderland set includes three polishes: a glittery red (Poinsettia), a sparkle shade with gold, green & red glitter (Mistletoe) and a white/silver shade (Snowflakes). 

   
   

The navy shade in the above pics is Jubilee; the sparkle is provided by Mistletoe from the Wonderland collection. I used 2 coats of Jubilee and 1 of Mistletoe. I love sparkle over dark but tend to avoid it because glittery polishes tend to be a nightmare to get off, but since this brand peels of that’s not a problem. Yay!

   
   

This look was produced by applying two coats of Poinsettia and adding Mistletoe on top. I think this is a really pretty look for Christmas; if it’s a little too glittery for your taste it could be used as a single accent nail on the ring finger. For both of the above looks I added a coat of Secret, Little Ondine’s base & top coat. It’s excellent for increasing wear time and should a little corner of your colour start to peel before you want it to, Secret is very handy for sealing everything in place for a while longer. 

I’m looking forward to trying out the Snowflakes shade; I think it’s going to be gorgeous over a deep purple base.

Do you have particular nails looks that you like for Christmas time?

Wishing you good luck & happy days,

Kindra x

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Little Ondine Nail Polish: An Odourless + Peelable Favourite!

  

I always think it’s a good sign when a blogger reviews a product line for the first time then continues purchasing & using the products afterwards. I have used Little Ondine nail polishes many times since my first post & I’m wearing a newly purchased shade right now, I thought I’d take the opportunity to show it you guys 😊.

   
 

The navy blue shade is called Jubilee and the base & top is Secret. But first things first; here are the reasons I have become obsessed with this brand:

  • The formula is totally odourless! This is a huge deal for people like me who live with Chronic Daily Migraine; most of us are sensitive to fragrances and they can actually trigger physical pain.
  • It’s peelable. When you want to change colour you can literally peel it off, usually in one whole nail shaped piece!
  • These polishes contain no chemicals. This isn’t usually a deal breaker for me but if a chemical free alternative exists and works well then I’ll go for that. The formula is made up of natural resins, organic colourants and water.
  • The formula dries fast; always good when it comes to nail products.

   

 

This specific shade is a winner for me. Rich navy blue shades are a favourite that I return to again and again. It’s an elegant alternative for those who find black a little too stark. Two coats of Jubilee was enough to get the coverage I wanted.

This was the first time I’d used Secret and I used it as a top coat. The formula peels off so cleanly that I haven’t found it necessary to use it as a base coat yet. Secret provided a little extra shine & does help length wear time in my opinion. It can also be used every couple of days to revive your colour in the same way a traditional top coat would.  
  

I really don’t have anything negative to say about these nail polishes; they are fabulous. The formula is different to traditional varnish of course so it may take a little getting used to – working with resin means you have to keep an eye out for air bubbles in a way you never really had to before. That’s a small price to pay for the odourless & peelable gorgeousness of these products though! 

Have you tried Little Ondine polishes? What did you think?

Wishing you good luck & happy days,

Kindra x

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Little Ondine Nail Polish – First Impressions

  

Did you know that odourless nail polish was a thing? I didn’t until recently and here’s why the very concept is music to my ears.

My broken brain inflicts Chronic Daily Migraine on me (either as punishment for some shockingly bad past life behaviour on my part or possibly just because I inherited the faulty gene from my dad). Smells really matter to people like me. When my brain is being a supersensitive diva, which is the vast majority of the time, the wrong smell can actually be a trigger for some nasty pain or just helpfully add extra nausea & vomiting to a migraine that’s already trying to kill me.

So, I was very excited to hear about Little Ondine Nail Polish Range. I ordered this bottle from Beauty Crowd (where this shade is on sale for £7.80) and was ludicrously delighted when it arrived this morning.

 

The brand markets the product as odourless, peelable and made with only natural ingredients (chemical free in fact!). To be honest, it’s the odourless and peelable elements that got me interested. If the both claims turn out to be true, I wouldn’t need to use nasty chemical smelling nail polish remover either; woo hoo! 

  

I applied this polish in the shade First Love for the first time today. Here are my first impressions:

  • It actually is completely odourless! Yay! Amazing 😊.
  • The texture is obviously different to traditional nail polishes. This is to be expected since water, resin & natural pigment ingredients seem to be all that goes into this formula. Perfect for beauty lovers who prefer to avoid too many chemical nasties in their makeup.
  • The first coat can be disconcerting – the colour appears watery. When you’ve applied the recommended 2-3 coats though, you get the decent coverage shown in my pics👍🏼. 
  • Drying time was definitely less than most polishes in my opinion.
  • This is a very pretty shade. ‘First Love’ looks a rosy pink in the bottle but when applied is slightly brighter than that.
  • Watch out for tiny bubbles when applying! Also keep an eye out for stray fibres; the resin vibe going on with this product seems to make both of these appearing in the dried result a little more likely than with traditional polishes. (Am I the only person know thinking about the mosquito trapped in Amber in Jurassic Park? Course it could just be the pain meds talking…) 
  • Those little bits of polish that creep onto cuticles & usually need to be removed with nail polish remover – they peel straight off when dry. Love it 😊.
  • I expected to need a little practice with this polish to master it but actually it was easy peasy. 
  • Overall first impression – I’m pretty impressed!

I can’t yet comment on how the peelable feature is going to pan out; I suspect though that it will peel well as the resin/slightly rubbery texture seems perfectly suited to it. I am pleased with this polish so far. I wasn’t sure what to expect from the formula and texture but the result on my nails is pretty and doesn’t feel weird when I run my fingertips over it. DID I MENTION IT DOESN’T SMELL OF ANYTHING?!

I’ll be back soon with an update on how Little Ondine’s polish wears and how the peelable feature works out. I may even invest in another colour…or four 😜.

  

Have you tried Little Ondine polishes? What did you think of them?

Wishing you good luck & happy days,

Kindra x

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