Monday, 30 May 2011

No7 Black Grape

Even though I have work tomorrow I've decided to put this on! I am an complete and utter sucker for dark navy blue's with a shimmer through them and this is gorgeous! Believe it or not this is my first No 7 Polish, I got it as part of a swap earlier this year and had forgotten about it until now! It took two coats to get the coverage you can see below. The brush isn't the most amazing but the colour more than makes up for that. Love it!

Pics unfortunately don't show the lovely blue shimmer glow that is in this but trust me it's there!




Sunday, 29 May 2011

George Smug

I am not a red nails person, despite this I have a few in my polish collection and I'm not even sure why I bought this one because I don't like it in the bottle or on the nail. I tried it today because I knew I wasn't going anywhere important! It's the first jelly type polish I've ever tried and there's lots of visible nail line which I don't like, it. The colour is an orange-y red with flecks of red through it. Really not for me but I've tried it now (It's going in the swaps/sales box!)

Daylight setting on my camera

Another with the white balance at daylight


Urgh you can tell I don't like it as I applied it appallingly and didn't bother cleaning up for photo's!

This and the above is the auto white balance setting



This and the two above it are trying to show the flecks in it!

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Sinful Colors Fuji

I was dithering on what colour to wear today and P said Purple and pointed to this one so this one it is!

I've never used Sinful Colors before and this one was a swap with a friend, it looks quite pigmented in the bottle so I thought it was going to be a one coater but it's actually really sheer! I took pics at one coat, two coats and three which is where I left it as I didn't have all night to faff around. The polish seems good quality but then I've only just put it on so I can't comment! The brush was good enough put nothing special. It'd be interesting to see what this'd look like over a darker polish

Pics:

One coat




Two: 



Three:




And then I was messing with the white balance on my phone as the polish looked bluer than it is in real life and this came out more true to life.



Wednesday, 25 May 2011

George Mysterious

I've gone for another purple today. I'm slowly but surely coming to the end of my "to try" box of polish and then I'm having a massive sale! This one is a pretty purple with a slight silver shimmer to it. I did two coats and it seemed to be enough but I'm slightly tempted to have done a third.





Flormar 398

Another Flormar sent by Ruxi to try. This one I thought looked purple in the bottle (albeit a very dark purple) but actually it's more of a super inky/murky blue. It's a really really dark colour but does have the most subtle shimmer through it. It's very gothic!!

The brush wasn't so great on this one and made application a bit clumsy and it chipped within 24 hours but hey ho!




Monday, 23 May 2011

Kiko 340 & Look by BIPA Nail Tattoo Liner No 9 Green

Such a catchy title today right?

I tried another of the Kiko polishes last night, I really wish they were called names instead of numbers though! This colour isn't really me but I imagine it'd be great to use as a base to stamp on but I couldn't be bothered and tried out the Bipa Tattoo liner in an attempt to do some form of animal stripes (I'm saying animal over tiger as it's really not tiger like!)






Saturday, 21 May 2011

Accessorize Black Cab & top coats-ago-go

I wanted to have a play about today with the more shimmery sheer polishes I have and thought I'd also use is as an excuse to put on Black Cab by Accessorize.

First up is Black Cab then, it's a really nice black colour and goes on well in one coat. I always shy away from black as a colour polish as I think it's a bit gothy but actually I thought it looked quite good on my short nails so it's one I'd consider keeping as a base for the polishes I put on top of it but also just to wear on it's own!



Now the fun part! I had CND Emerald Shimmer, Kiko 261 (which is SUPER PRETTY on top of black) Andrea Fulerton Gemstone, OPI Significant Other Colour & OPI Austin-tatious Turquoise 

Thumb OPI Austin-tatious. Fingers l-r OPI significant other, Andrea Fulerton, Kiko, CND




Other Hand Thumb - CND. Fingers L-R OPI Austin-tatious, OPI Significant other, Andrea Fulerton, Kiko





And because I can't stop playing ... here they all are matte :D