Sunday, 30 January 2011

China Glaze Peace on Earth

I have Peace on Earth on today, I put it on last night and it hasn't lasted well in all honesty which is surprising as China Glaze is usually quite hardy. Anyhow, not a great deal to say about this one, I don't dislike it but I don't love it either, it's a yellow-ey green and it's glossy without being shimmery if that makes sense?

Anyway! Pics!

Saturday, 29 January 2011

OPI Here Today, Aragorn Tomorrow (Suede)

I got this set via Brandalley a few weeks ago and it arrived the other week so I decided I was having a green day and went for the Suede Here Today.

L-R Here today, Aragorn Tomorrow, Jade is the New Black, Suede HT, AT

Really should have moved things out of the background before this shot!

The set also came with the non suede version and Jade is the New Black. It was bargainous, I think it was £16 or something similar for all three and all three were colours I'd been wanting to try so it was a no brainer buy really. 

This polish is pretty, I knew it was a matte polish but I'd forgotten so when I was putting it on, I was falling in love with it, as it's super sparkly, super gorgeous and all round lovely so when it dried matte I was like, oh. I ended up putting two coats on, and I stayed away from the top coat as I know that ruins the matte but now having seen it online with a top coat, I wish to hell I'd have done it as you get the shimmery goodness back! I will definately be wearing it again so I'll do another post but with a top coat!

Barry M Mushroom, Nothing But Truffle - Color Club Konad & e.l.f Twinkle

Such a catchy title right? :D

This was a case of "I don't like it" the whole way through, first on was Barry M mushroom. I took pictures with one coat (for some reason?!) but I ended up putting two on. It's ok, goes on well and isn't streaky or problematic, I just wasn't blown away by it. I think the issue is that I want it to have a slight shimmer to it, and it doesn't, and this irritates me although it's not Barry M's fault in any shape or form.

So as I was "don't like it" but didn't want to get rid of it so I thought I'd have another go at Konad stamping. With that came the conundrum of what colour to stamp with, and I ended up choosing color club nothing but truffle as it's a really pretty colour. Not for stamping with though, it was a wishy washy colour so again I wasn't massively impressed. I didn't take any photo's of that because I instantly made it matte by putting the orly matte top coat on top of it.

So I looked at this and "didn't like it" and again I didn't want to get rid of it so I thought, sparkles make everything better, lets do sparkles! I put three, yes three (I am a glutton for punishment) coats of twinkle by e.l.f on top. It was an arse to remove, in fact so much so that it actually motivated me to use the foil technique of polish removal which worked so well I can't believe I hadn't bothered before! Bring on more glitter polishes!!!

Monday, 24 January 2011

China Glaze Zombie Zest

So it's not really Halloween anymore (and I did wear this around then but forgot to swatch!) but Monday mornings I always feel like a zombie so I figured I'd have nails to match.

I have a love/hate relationship with this, it's not the prettiest of colours (and I love greens) and it doesn't suit me much, but it's just so damn sparkly and pretty and damn it I love it.

Pics are kinda rubbish as I was rushed to take them earlier and it's too dark now.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Accessorize Bottles!

For Une Ruxi à Paris :D 

L-R Aztec, Bronze, Mermaid

L-R Magical Mocha, Rose Gold

L-R Mermaid, ?? (forgot what the green is called, will update!) , Notorious, Magical Mocha

L-R Aztec, Bronze, Mermaid

L-R Aztex, Bronze

L-R Black Cab, Aztec


Saturday, 22 January 2011

Accessorize Je T'Aime Storm

I know, I know, you're all like enough with the Accessorize already. I'd say it's the last one you'll see but it's not, I got a bunch of them in the sale a few weeks ago so I've got a bunch left to try out but maybe I'll give it a break before I wear them!

This is part of the Je T'Aime range and it's a blue steely grey colour, it's not shimmery as such but it's not a block colour either. It's really pretty on actually and my camera didn't manage to capture it how it looked in real life, which is a shame, but c'est la vie.

Also, my nails have completely gone to pot. They are flaky and generally horrid (though still growing as fast as ever!) so I've given them the chop and have little nails now!

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Accessorize Illusion Bronze & added bonus first time konad!

I felt like going a little more muted with this manicure and this is a really good colour for it. It's an illusion one so it's a duochrome (so not super muted!) but it's not an "in your face bright" one. It changes between a red toned bronze and a limey green gold colour on me. It applies really well and lasted well (it looks a little shabby in the pics as I'd had a "hands on" day.

Then I decided to mess about with a konad plate I'd gotten (though I can't remember what colour I used for that - I'm useless I know!) so the first few are of the Bronze polish and the last few are of my laughable attempts of konading (fauxnading?).

Pic overload!

Artificial Light - And appaling nails (flaking so badly!)

Natural Light

Natural Light

Shot under the dalight/ artificial lights! 

You can see the colour quite well in this one

It's a mermaid!

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Models Own Sterling Silver

So I thought I'd try one of the rest of my Models Own haul and as this is the least glittery one I have (actually that's a lie I think I have a lemon yellow one somewhere but that's too summery for this time of year!) I thought I'd give it a try.

It went on really well and took two coats to get enough coverage without any bald spots but it possibly could have done with another. The pics have a top coat of seche on too. I was quite disappointed with this one in all honesty, it went rather dull on the nail, even with seche on top and it doesn't look smooth on the nail. Plus I've had it on for about 24 hours now and it's chipped and it looks tatty so I'm not 100% impressed with it.

I'll be keeping it though as I've just landed some konad plates and a scraper/stamper so I can use this on top of some of the darker colours perhaps!

All pics apart from the last are under natural light, the last is under artificial light.

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Accessorize Purple Dream

I'm wearing another accessorize polish today, this is another from the illusion collection and is, well obviously purple! It's a really shimmery/glittery purple base that shimmers between blue and red (the red is on the pink side of scale). It's another really pretty one, I'm really liking this range from Accessorize!

You can see the purple colour on one of my nails ere! 

Artificial Light - All above are natural