Sunday, 26 January 2014

Pastel Skittle Mani

Hi :D Wasn't too sure what I wanted to paint on my nails and after seeing a few people bringing out the pastel colours, I decided on a colourful mani for the day. I have not had such colourful nails in a long time, and seeing them on my nails looking so bright kinda feels a bit different haha (I think I have gotten too used to wearing nudes!) On to the nails!

Colours Used:
China Glaze Peachy Keen (orange)
China Glaze Lemon Fizz (yellow)
Essie Mint Candy Apple (blue)
Essie French Affair (pink)
China Glaze Re-fresh Mint (green)

 I used Sally Hansen Pennies for Heaven which is a lovely copper colour for the shapes which proved very difficult! First I tried with stripping tape but the brush is quite big so there was a lot of mess. Then I used the nail brush from a striper to free hand them. I kind of wish I hadn't put anything over the top but i'm sure i'll be wearing these colours together again!


Saturday, 25 January 2014

O.P.I My Vampire is Buff

Hi! I was so excited to try this polish out, it's been on my wishlist for such a long time! I love the colour so much that I didn't want to put any glitter or nail art over it. This is O.P.I My Vampire is Buff :D

This is such a nice eggshell colour. I would never wear white alone because it's just not my thing but now I can wear something similar and less stand out-ish. This would look great as an alternative white in nail art etc. The problem I had was the formula, it wasn't the best. Quite watery and patchy. I ended up using 3 coats to try and even it out.. still not perfect but my nails have so many ridges at the moment so its understandable.

Topped with Seche Vite, but after only a few hours of wear, I have some chipping on the ends :S I can skip past the formula and everything because this polish is stunning!


Friday, 24 January 2014

O.P.I Did You 'ear About Van Gogh?

Hey! I have now painted my nails again and am a bit late with this post :S Buuuut! I can tell you how good this polish wore now can't I? And it was fantastic! Lasted 3 whole days at work with minimal chipping but it  did start peeling though and took off some bigger pieces. This is O.P.I Did You 'ear About Van Gogh? with an accent of Essie Jazzy Jubilant.

When I first saw this, I couldn't decide if I liked it or not.. It looked like a pretty/ugly colour but it is so much nicer in person! It is a very different nude colour, very grey based. But I didn't mind it on my skin tone at all. And the formula was also great, as I have come to expect from O.P.I :)

 This was 2 coats of polish topped with Seche Vite. I think I have kind of moved on from textured polish and gone onto nudes because now I can't seem to buy enough of them. And I have found that O.P.I make some beautiful nude polishes!


Monday, 20 January 2014

Essie Brooch the Subject

Heyyyy :) I am on a nude polish kick! I can't get enough of them this summer to the point where I really don't want to wear colour :S I have bought quite a few lately (all quite similar haha) and am excited to try them all out, show you guys and see if I found my perfect polish mannequin hands! I thought Essie Topless and Barefoot was perfect, but I'm not so sure now. Tell me what you think about Essie Brooch the Subject :)

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Essie A Crewed Interest

Hey! I have had these photos for a few days but just did not have time to upload them (sorry)! The weather was so hot here lately that I have just not bothered to do my nails as much haha. But I did do these the other day, Essie A Crewed Interest & an accent of Sally Hansen Celeb City & Maybelline Gold's Night Out.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Emily de Molly Devotion

Hey :D I received half of my Emily de Molly order a couple days ago after I went a bit polish crazy because a lot were marked down on her big cartel, then she had another sale so I bought a few more :S I wanted more holographics and was interested in trying hers. Omg! Look at the holo goodness! This is the beautiful Devotion.

Friday, 10 January 2014

O.P.I Tiffany Case

Today is Friday, so what better way to start the weekend then try out one of your new polishes? I have done a bit of nail shopping lately (when I say a bit I actually mean a lot) and am just starting to receive my packages. I opened one yesterday and saw the most gorgeous liquid sand I have seen yet.. O.P.I Tiffany Case!

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Gradient with China Glaze Something Sweet & Sugar High

Another gradient, yes I really like this look :) I didn't want to take off my last mani but I am really keen to try some other colour combinations. This is China Glaze Something Sweet & Sugar High with Fairy Dust on top.

Monday, 6 January 2014

China Glaze Bahamian Escape Gradient

Well hey :D I wanted to try a gradient again because the last time I did.. I completely failed. I think gradients look so nice and clean though so I thought I would give it another go. I used China Glaze Bahamian Escape and O.P.I You're Such a Budapest then added a coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust and some Seche Vite.

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Nicole by O.P.I Blue-berry Sweet On You

Hey everyone!
I have been wanting to try this polish so badly! It has been sitting on my shelf and I have been waiting for the perfect time to wear it, the weather has cooled down here and was pretty cloudy and rainy so... perfect :D This is Nicole by O.P.I Blue-berry Sweet On You which is from their textured Gumdrops line. I am obsessed with this colour!

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Sally Hansen Razzle Dazzler

Just a quick mani today! This is Sally Hansen Razzle Dazzler from their Gem Crush line over Essie Topless & Barefoot. (The light was terrible when I took these sorry!)