Sunday, 30 October 2011
I am just packing to go to Glasgow tomorrow for the gig of the decade - Alice Cooper 'Welcome 2 My Nightmare' Halloween Gig!! Rock ooooon!! :D
This is the polish I chose for the occasion, the dark red shimmer from the Fearne 'Midnight Manicure' Xmas box set. I regret putting on the nail decals however - they are not great in terms of size. My nails are too small/too big for the decals, I just can't get a fit :( I have done the best I can here but it's not ideal. Never mind! These were cheap from Accessorize, so if I never use them again it's not a big loss!
Thursday, 27 October 2011
|Look at that starry loveliness!|
|My fiancee says Una is definitely nicer to look at than "Ego Green"!|
So, how do you use these polishes? Well, apply one coat. Let dry. Apply a thicker second coat. Be quick to put your nail right next to the magnet without touching the magnet plate. Let the magnet do it's thing for 15-20 sec. If you want to use a top coat, put the top coat on before you do the magnet - the top coat loosens the pattern a bit so you get a stronger pattern if you do the magnet after top coat!
Monday, 24 October 2011
I do have loads of untrieds, and I willl need to start wearing them. But I keep going for favourite polishes which means I must be a bit under the weather :( I will make it my mission to wear 3 untrieds in a row now!
Thursday, 20 October 2011
I apologise I've been so busy lately I've not had a lot of time for my nails, but hopefully that will change soon! :)
Sunday, 16 October 2011
I needed something spectacular to lure me away from "Heroes of Might and Magic 6"... I found this in the Helmer but I'm not sure if I've showed this to you before? Even if I have, it's a very lovely and autumnal colour that deserves to be shown off again!
This is one of the Accessorize make up range nail polishes - there are a lot of really pretty colours in their range. The consistency on this was ok, perhaps a bit sheer, this is 3 coats with a coat of MegaShine. It's very hard to photograph; its duochrome shimmer ranges from gold to pink to a kind of metallic coral tone. Very nice - like a cup of hot, soothing Clipper 'Sleep Easy' tea but a nail polish :)
Speaking of tea, has anyone tried the Bloom Tea Tea Therapy?.. It sounds healthy but I am not convinced that paying £18.99 for 50 tea bags is sensible in the long run. I think I need a bit of convincing - anyone following this tea treatment and would like to share their experience?
Thursday, 13 October 2011
Tuesday, 11 October 2011
|Rimmel LycraPRO "Camouflage Chic", £4.99|
I was waiting for my 'flu vaccination in Boots today when my eyes fell on this new polish from Rimmel. First I thought it was a creme. It's actually a shimmer! You can't really see the shimmer further away - it just gives the polish a cool blue-ish glow from within. Very cool :) This is 2 coats with MegaShine top coat. Look how smooth the formula applies with the LycraPRO brush. I just *love* the brushes and formulas on the LycraPRO :) Just look at that swamp-green gorgeousness!!
Soap & Glory™ Peace Hand Love™ Hand Care Kit, £10
Sunday, 9 October 2011
|Hermione the Hermit Crab!|
Wednesday, 5 October 2011
I could have used 2 coats of MegaShine top coat to smooth down the glittery hexagons a bit more, but I needed to tidy up my invertebrate pets' tanks and put in new food so I decided it was enough fannying about with nail polish. It has still dried very hard very quickly, which is why I love speed-dry top coats!
Anyway. I love the look of this polish. The different glittery bits are what really makes it, I have nothing like this. I was afraid the glitter may get swamped by the black and the final result would be a 'nearly black' look only. I needn't have worried! The semi-opaque mature of this polish it what makes it the sparkler it is!
I am catching up on my dinosaur program "Planet Dinosaur" so I will leave you with a photo of my rescued Red Claw crabs - that's right they were rescued from a derelict fish tank in an abandoned tenancy!
|One of my Red Claw crabs, warming itself against a leopard print fur hot water bottle outside the tank...|
Sunday, 2 October 2011
I may now have a new favourite red shimmer - it used to be Nails Inc's "Aspen", but this may have taken over. It's just that smidge darker and more naughty ;)
I think this may be the base for the black lace manicure I am planning for when I go and see Alice Copper in Glasgow on Halloween...
What's YOUR favourite red shimmer??