A phone camera to rival the Canon 600D?

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Hey Lovelies,
As the weather has started to cool down and winter nights are getting closer, I am no longer reaching for my pastel nail polishes. Purples, reds, greys and browns are my new seasonal favourites, and today's NOTD post is all about Essie's A List nail polish which they describe on their website as an award winning classic creamy red.
I used the Nails Inc A&E base coat which I absolutely love because it does not dry out or go gloopy after a while the way many other nail products can. It also prevents the nail polish you are wearing from staining your nails and strengthens dry or damaged nails.
After letting the base coat dry for about a minute I applied 2 layers of Essie A list. The colour is very vibrant and you could probably get away with applying just one layer of it if you wanted to, but personally I do prefer painting my nails with 2 layers of any nail polish I'm wearing because it makes the colour more intense and helps the manicure last longer. 
Finally I applied one coat of Sally Hansen Insta Dri as my top coat. Sally Hansen Insta Dri is great because it makes your nail polish really glossy, prevents it from chipping and dries your nail polish in under 5 minutes. My only criticism of it is that it turns into a glue like consistently fairly quickly so you do end up throwing out the bottle before you've used it all up. I've done a full review on Sally Hansen Insta Dri which you can read by clicking here
Essie A List
I took the pictures for this post using the Nokia 925 which I was kindly sent by Nokia for a 2 week trial. Since June of this year I have been taking pictures for my blog using my Canon 600D, and as you can see the image quality using the Nokia 925 is brilliant and comparable to my Canon 600D. As with my Canon 600D, I did have to edit the photos I took with the Nokia 925 on photoshop first, but I am extremely happy with the end result.
The Nokia Lumia 925 has a Zeiss lens which gives the images extra clarity and renders the colours more true to their original state. That's obviously really important to any beauty blogger because we want our swatches and products to look as close to real life as possible! I have found that the camera performs really well in low light and it also comes with an in-built flash. It also gives you the option to select settings manually or automatically and has a close up setting which is perfect for beauty blogging purposes and it's the setting I used when I took the pictures for this NOTD post. The camera also lets you take a succession of shots and chose the best ones to post online as an automatic upload or send in an email to friends. What's more, it has an in-built face recognition - perfect if you like taking selfies! You can also create GIF files with the Nokia 925. These are basically very short videos (usually about 4 secs long) that loop over and over. You can video anything you like which makes this feature is so much fun! As with all smartphones, you can download apps like Facebook and Twitter on the Nokia 925 and check your emails while you're on the go. The phone also lets you watch YouTube videos, the only thing that's really missing on it is Instagram. So, if you are on the market for an affordable phone with an amazing camera, I can really recommend checking the Nokia 925 out. It's is availabe on a 2 year contract from £32 a month . I was truly amazed by how good the picture quality is, I never thought a phone camera could come close to my beloved Canon 600D! 
For more information on the Nokia 925 and full specs please click here.
Nokia 925
What camera do you use when you are taking pictures for your blog?
Nuala xxx
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  1. Wow those photos are brilliant, hard to believe they have come from a phone and I love that shade too, definitely perfect for this time of year xx

    Beautyqueenuk xx

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    1. I couldn't believe it too, really impressed with the quality of the pics xx

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  2. Those pictures do look great. I just like using my proper camera better because I can play with focus and make somewhat bad lighting look better, haha :) x

    sidneyrose.wordpress.com

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    1. I know, I still love my Canon but really impressed with the picture quality of the Nokia xx

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  3. Gosh, the quality is amazing for a camera phone :) Lovely nail polish colour :)

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    1. Thank you! I was really impressed too xx

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  4. Great photo quality. I know there was some camera competition on tv once where they judged so many photos and the winner was from an iPhone. Even in Vegas I got so bored of carrying my 'big' camera around I just took snaps on my iPhone.

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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    1. I know what you mean sometimes it's a lot easier using a phone camera thank lugging around a massive one xx

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  5. Ooo that Essie colour is lovely! The photos look great!

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  6. Love that color!

    -Kim
    xoxo
    http://hisandhersfashionn.blogspot.com/

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