Thursday, 5 December 2013

O.P.I - A Piers To Be Tan

A Piers To Be Tan is a unique shade of brown that looks like melted chocolate on your fingertips. A shade that probably isn't the best for my almost white skin tone, but I adore anyway. This one's not a favourite in the polish world, and I have to admit, it's not the most exciting shade I've come across, but mostly alluring, hence why I went ahead and purchased it. You may have noticed I've gone for shorter nails recently. They definitely feel stronger!

Are you a fan of it or hate it like many others do? 

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Thursday, 7 November 2013

O.P.I - Strawberry Margarita

Strawberry Margarita is a hot pink that never seems to get boring for me; a 'classic' O.P.I shade. As this photo was taken indoors you can't see the full effect of how bright the polish is. It's the perfect polish to wear when you've had a dark shade on for a while and you need that pop of pink to brighten up your day. It's also great to wear in the summer or winter and it is that bit different to standard pink shades.

The formula was great also, and lasts a lengthy amount of time. I added some clear rhinestones from which came in a wheel filled with other lovely colours. These stayed on for 5+ days which I was really surprised about.

Now who fancies a real Strawberry Margarita?

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O.P.I - Gouda Gouda Two Shoes

Here is O.P.I - Gouda Gouda Two Shoes; a brick-coloured brown with a subtle golden shimmer, forming a unique and wonderful shade. I love finding interesting coloured polishes rather than the generic shades you can find everywhere. I got this particular one from Fragrance Direct for £3.99 - a brilliant price! I also added a cute flower sticker on my ring finger which I think I got from Nailtopia

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Thursday, 31 October 2013

Halloween nails with Nailtopia

Tonight is Halloween and to celebrate I've gone a bit nuts with these Halloween nail stickers by Nailtopia. Complete with pumpkins, spiders and witches, these stickers are easy to use and last well with a top coat. I've used O.P.I - Hot & Spicy which is orange but doesn't look quite so orange in these photos. I painted the corner of my ring finger nail with Collection 2000 black polish and added O.P.I - Which Is Witch on top which holds beautiful hexagonal & bar glitter in a clear base. This was supposed to represent the night sky with the witch flying past. The name also goes perfectly with the theme. To seal these lovely stickers I've used my trusty Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

The last photo shows a more realistic representation of the shade and as you can see it looks more of a pumpkin colour. You can buy these particular stickers here but they've actually sold out of these particular ones at the mo - there's plenty of other spooky stickers on there though! 

Enjoy your night whatever you're doing for it!

Sunday, 25 August 2013

essie - Bikini So Teeny

Recently I went on a little polish spree from Fragrance Direct [review coming soon] and I bought 4 essie polish's - which I don't regret one bit at £2.99 each! This one is Bikini So Teeny - a vibrant light blue which is unlike any blue shade I've got and I love the feeling of wearing such a bright colour on my nails. The formula was a little on the thick side but nothing some thinner can't sort out, but I did notice the colour changes substantially depending on how many coats you have on or how thick you apply it. The less coats the lighter it was. Bikini So Teeny is a great shade to combine with other blues, and I can't wait to get experimenting! 

What do you think of this shade? 

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Butter London - Yummy Mummy

I've always wanted to try out Butter London's polishes, and after purchasing the Ultimate Summer Nails box by Latest in Beauty x You [review here], my wish came true as they included this lovely nude shade 'Yummy Mummy'. It's very wearable and would look good on various skin tones. The polish holds a blue-ish shimmer that makes the shade unique and interesting. The formula was lovely - which is what I was expecting from this brand and I used two coats for these photographs.

The bottle packaging is also lovely - a large square bottle with a square pull-off lid, revealing a cheeky little fella on the screw-on lid.

Have you tried Button London's polishes? I need more now

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Thursday, 1 August 2013

Fairy Dust on Peach Melba

Here I have Barry M's Peach Melba; a shade that is hard to describe but I would say a peachy cream. It has a perfect mixture of pink and orange, blended into such a colour that is hard to put your finger on. The application was extremely streaky, but after a second or even third coat, it becomes opaque. The shade is perfect, but the formula lets it down. However, once it's sorted itself out after a few coats and a good top coat, it looks laaavely! I find it's such a wearable shade - acceptable for work or evenings out.

Over Peach Melba I've used China Glaze's Fairy Dust which is the perfect shimmer that include micro particles that hold a variety of colours when in certain light. You can layer this over any shade and it instantly transforms the original colour. The photo below is slightly blurred and you can see an array of colours including lavender, gold, green & red.

Fairy Dust does alter the shade of the base polish slightly, making Peach Melba a little lighter in colour. I find the combination is lovely, don't you think?

You can buy Barry M nail polish here (under NP318) & China Glaze on Amazon UK. I bought mine from beautybay and they have an amazing selection.

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