Saturday 17 November 2012

Miss Sporty - Fiery Blaze

Hello! Today I am going to show you one of the new Metal Flip nail polishes from Miss Sporty! Despite having a few polishes from this brand, Miss Sporty is not usually a brand a look at but I this polished when I walked past the stand and had to have it! I will definitely be checking out their future releases!

Fiery Blaze is a gorgeous duochrome which switches between green, purple and gold. In the picture I am wearing one coat over a red from Astor (the red had awful tip wear and I had to be at a party in an hour so no time for a full manicure) although it could easily be worn alone. 



Application was brilliant for such a cheap polish. The brush is lovely, it has a nice curved end and formula was great too!



There are two other polishes in the Metal Flip collection, a pinky blue and a yellowy orange. I also have the blue which I will review at a later date but the yellow/orange didn’t really appeal to me. 



These polishes are £1.99 each (what a bargain!) and currently on 3 for 2 in Superdrug and buy one get one half price in Boots! Thank you for reading!

Friday 16 November 2012

My Go-To Nails!

Hello! TGIF! It has been a long week! Today I am going to show you a polish that I wear when I don't have a lot of time and just want a clean, simple look.

Also, please note that I am struggling with lighting for my photos but hopefully, I can get some posts prepared at the weekend that will be better quality.



This is a polish from Color Club that sadly has no name. It is from the All About French collection and I picked up a whole set of various sheer pinks for £7.99 from TKMaxx a few months ago (I have seen them since if you’re interested!) Application was brilliant for a colour like this. I am wearing two coats plus a topcoat of Essence Better Than Gel Nails (BTGN).



I would probably say that colours like this are my absolute favourite and probably one of the colours I have most of in my whole collection! They can be such a great palette cleaner between other colours. Also they are so effortless yet look professional and elegant. 



Thank you for reading! I hope that you enjoyed!

Monday 12 November 2012

NOTD - Catrice - Steel My Soul

Hello everyone! VERY long time no speak and I can only apologise for that. I have been so so busy with school and just life in general. I was planning to get a load of posts prepared in half term so that I could post more regularly but then I went on a last minute trip to Germany and didn’t get any posts done and then I was on a school trip etcetcetc… Anyway! Seeing as I get basically no time in the week to take decent pictures, I thought I would at least post something and since I paint my nails almost daily, I thought I could do nail of the day posts. Hopefully this will keep my blog going until I find a bit more time to do some proper posts, thank you for bearing with me!

While in Germany I picked up a few new polishes (of course!) but sadly since I was only travelling with hand luggage I was only able to bring 8 home with me (boo!), I will show them to you over the next few weeks. Today I am wearing Steel My Soul from Catrice which I think is new.



It has a ‘brushed metal effect’ which I would say describes the polish well – it dries matte and kind of rough but in a nice way.  Here I am wearing two coats, formula was fine. The new brush is horrible and very hit and miss. For example, this one is far nicer than the brush in Genius in the Bottle but still pretty bad. The photos are as true to life as I could get but it is slightly darker and greyer. I love how the matte effect really brings out the gold shimmer.



Thank you for reading, hopefully now I can start to post more regularly!

Monday 8 October 2012

Easy and Speedy Galaxy Nails!

Hello everyone! Once again, long time no speak. I have just been so busy with work. Tonight I was going to do my nails for breast cancer awareness month but sadly it was too dark for me to take photos. Hopefully I can get a few posts prepared at the weekend for the coming weeks. Today is just a simple manicure, the fastest galaxy nails ever!



I started with a base of Essence – Galactic Black then sponged Collection – Hello Sailor! And Essence – Where is the Party? on randomly. Finally I sponged on a little bit of Rimmel – Disco Ball and Andrea Fulerton’s Gemstone Overcoat. As simple as that! It really didn’t take very long because the sponge doesn’t apply much product so it pretty much dries instantly. I added a coat of topcoat just to even things out.


By the way, I am sorry about the slight tip wear and occasional tip, I sadly didn't get the chance to photograph these until the second day of wear!


I hope you enjoyed this quick post. Thank you for reading!

Monday 24 September 2012

Purple With Stripes

 Hello everybody! Long-time no speak and I am so so sorry about that. I have been back at school for 2 weeks and I am just crazily busy! I will try and make more time for posting but what with my broken nail and being so busy, I haven’t really been in the mood. However, my nail is starting to return to a more normal length and to be honest, I have really missed blogging.

Today I am going to show you some nails that I did after seeing this by the amazingly talented Raquel from 9ml Universe. I was going to my friend’s house for her birthday on Sunday and I wore them for that. They received very positive feedback which I was pleased about! Anyway, on to the pictures.





I used a random purple Accessorize polish for the base (awful, it peeled :( )and Orly Oui for the stripes. Upon reflection I wish I had used a lighter base colour in order to show the purple of the Orly better as all you can really see is the gold shimmer. Nether the less I love it! 





It was done with striping tape basically the same way as in this manicure. It did take a while but after a couple of nails I got the hang of it and was able to do it faster. 





I hope you enjoyed this post and I will try to do at least another post this week. Thank you for bearing with me and, of course, for reading!

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