Sunday, 24 November 2013

Gosh - Ocean

Got today a polish that has sadly been sat in my collection for over a year and never been used and I wish I had because I LOVE it. Really if I'd used this earlier someone would have been kicked off my top 10 list to make room for Gosh Ocean ;)

A stunning teal green foil that literally glides on like butter, such an easy application. This is 2 coats but it was opaque fully in 1, I smudged a nail so I applied a second to smooth it out. There are some brush strokes but we all know about those with foils. 

I can't gush about it enough, I seriously in love with this poor neglected nail polish. 

Enjoy! x

Saturday, 23 November 2013

British Bloggers Top 10 Favourite Nail Polishes

On Friday British Bloggers partook in your top 10 favourite nail polishes. I'm a little seeing as it's Saturday, I was going to do it on Friday after work but I was so tired I forgot *embarrassed* so here are my top 10 favourites:

My favourite so much that I used 1/4 of a bottle in the first month on 2 separate manicures:

Barry Ms Summer Limited Edition Green.

My second two come as sort of a pair. 

Galahad from A England, I love this beautiful teal like blue but doubly when paired with favourite no 2 ;)

A England Morgan Le Flay a beautiful shimmer polish fantastic for layering over an array of colours but my favourite is when it's teamed with Galahad like below. 

Max Factor Fantasy Fire, I adore this for layering over blacks, dark blues purples even tested over a lilac once. So many combinations but black has the best stand out factor. 

Another A England, there are just so many pretties but none like Dragon, a perfect smooth forest like green with scattered holo. 

One of my first indie brands given in a swap Daring Digits Hufflepuff. This was lovely but also my house is Hufflepuff so it gets special mentions ;)

China Glaze Stella one of my absolute favourites I was given in a swap which I'm really glad about because I'd never got this for myself and would have missed out. 

OPI German-icure. I just love dark vampy autumn colours.

Barry M Greenberry (covered in glitter) perfect summer green. My favourite colours for polish is green so I have a lot. 

Another Barry M Limited polish from Christmas 2012 in pink (covered in glitter), this was a nice foil, easy to apply and just a perfect fairy pink colour. 

I hope you enjoy my top 10, when you have so many to choose from it's a hard decision but these are 10 I apply again and again. Sorry for the old mani pics type was not of the essence. 

Enjoy! x

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Exciting Nail Mail - Ciate Mini Mani Month

Today I just have a bit of exciting nail mail!

The Ciate Mini Mani Month eep. I was so exited to get this in the mail. Ciate have two calendar's released in the UK one on their website and this one which I believe is only available on QVC and it is currently on 4 easy payments. How is that not an incentive to buy it eh? ;)

I am being good as much as I am tempted but I am keeping this as a proper calender so watch out for the 1st December when I will be opening and swatching what is behind each door everyday :D

Enjoy! x

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Avon - Fiery Sky

Hello followers!

Today I have a swatch of an Avon nail polish called Fiery Sky. A pretty red flakie like polish that has been sitting around my collection doing nothing. I teamed it up with a favourite of mine China Glaze Stella. 

2 coats of Stella as the base coat and another 2 coats of Fiery Sky made a lovely burgundy purple polish. Fiery Sky applies perfectly, no problems. 

I took the pictures indoors with my new Samsung NX1100 so they are actually pretty accurate compared to my old fuji camera that never took good accurate pictures unless in very good light outdoors. 

Enjoy! x

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Barry M - Dusky Mauve

Hello followers! 
I have been gone a while from my blog but I have in no way abandoned it, I just went through a time where I had no energy to keep changing my nail polish and just wanted some bare nails but that's over and now I am back with a polish that has been in my collection nearly a year and I'm sure I've never worn it but it's kind of hard to keep track lol ;)

Another exciting thing, my next update I will be using a new camera that is on it's way due on Tuesday. A Samsung NX1100, that comes with Photoshop Lightroom 4, I've never used any type of editing software so I am excited to try that and also a Galaxy tablet 2. Woo lots of goodies but the camera was the thing I wanted this was just a good package. 20.3mp camera and it comes with a 20-50mm lens, my experience is a basic 10mp point and shoot camera so this should be fun :D

Anyway onto the swatch of Barry M Dusky Mauve. 
2 good coats for full opaquness, this is a gem, a lovely dark brown like colour a bit like there Cappuccino but in the right angles and light, it flashes through with a beautiful lavender colour. 

Enjoy! x