Saturday, 10 August 2019

Espionage Cosmetics Buddy Block

Espionage Cosmetics Nail Mail Monthly Buddy Block Nail Wraps nerdy nails companion cube portal

"Hello and, again, welcome to the Aperture Science computer-aided enrichment centre. We hope your brief detention in the relaxation vault has been a pleasant one. Your specimen has been processed and we are now ready to begin the test proper. Before we start, however, keep in mind that, although fun and learning are the primary goals of all enrichment centre activities, serious injuries may occur. For your own safety, and the safety of others, please refrain from — *static* Por favor bordón de fallar Muchos gracias de fallar gracias *static* Stand back. The portal will open in 3, 2, 1..."
These Portal inspired wraps from the Espionage Cosmetics Nail Mail Monthly have been sat on my desk since they arrived, beckoning me to wear them. Now that the weather has finally cooled down enough for me to even attempt normal humaning, I decided to put them on and they are amazing!!!

Espionage Cosmetics Nail Mail Monthly Buddy Block Nail Wraps nerdy nails companion cube portal

First of all, I want to say that the non glitter wraps, the cube ones, are actually the easiest wraps I have ever applied. I am not sure if the Nerd Misfits at Espionage Cosmetics have worked out a new formula for the wraps but this one honestly felt thinner and easier to get perfect than any wraps I have worn previous. Or maybe it's just because I have essentially been existing in sludge for the last few months that they just felt easier because I felt something closer to normal (my normal anyway).

Now lets move on to how the set looks. The glitter wraps are super sparkly, especially once the topcoat goes on, and although not as thin and easy as the cube wraps, they are still very easy to work with. There is 1 more orange glitter wrap for each hand, 2 blues, and 3 cube wraps so you can get a good mix for each hand and can do a completely unique mani.

The companion cube wraps are completely opaque and have nice and bold colours and details. Once applied I haven't had any shrinkage, they were applied about 16 hours ago at time of writing this post. Topcoat I use with wraps is Barry M Plumpy topcoat, which dries quickly and doesn't shrink wraps like a quick dry topcoat would but still give you a shiny, solid mani. I do recommend 2 coats though.

Instead of the Barry M, I added a coat of gel topcoat to Cindy to make them last longer and stop Cindy nails from constantly breaking. For that I used Kiki London High Shine No Wipe Topcoat.

Espionage Cosmetics Nail Mail Monthly Buddy Block Nail Wraps nerdy nails glow in the dark gitd

You knew this was coming, but they also glow in the dark, and it is adorable. The cube wraps have teeny tiny, glow in the dark hearts on them. They are pretty bright but remember I charge mine up with a UV torch before I take my glowing photos.

These wraps were from the Heart of Mine, May Nail Mail Monthly subscription, but you can buy them on the store here for $8 a set.

However, if you are interested in getting 2 sets of nail wraps, delivered to your door, for $15 a month, and get $3 off your first month by using code PLUS10KAPOW, you can pop here to sign up. This month's theme is Rebel Royals with wrap set variants inspired by Avatar, The Cruel Prince and Zelda, check out the teasers here. You choose 2 variants to receive in your subscription and then they arrive through your letterbox.

Don't forget that you could also use code PLUS10KAPOW on an order of $25+ on their shop to get 15% off your order.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend, continue to look after your companion cube as it accompanies you through the test chamber.

:)x

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