27 September 2010

Swatch: Models Own - Purple Mystique

Lovely and shiny! Lasts well and doesn't stain.

Models Own - Purple Mystique

26 September 2010

Nails: Full Nail Stamping

First attempt at full nail stamping.

Base: OPI - Nevermore
Stamping Plate: BM - 221
Stamping Polish: Special Polish - White


24 September 2010

23 September 2010

Nails: Cranberry Flower

Trying out the new ELF polish in Cranberry, with an added flower accent.

22 September 2010

Nail: Matte Plum

Still not sure about this matte look. As you can see it looks a little bit streaky and that is down to the top coat.

ELF - Plum Polish
ELF - Matte Polish

21 September 2010

ELF Nail Polish Haul

A few new polishes.

 Matte, Rosy Rasin, Purple Pleaser, Cranberry

I was wanting red velvet as well but looks like it might be very much like cranberry so didn't bother with it. Maybe next time!

19 September 2010

Nails: Grey Leopard

This was my first attempt at doing acrylic nails, very long and make doing normal things so hard! Needless to say they were quickly cut back to a more reasonable length for me. I have no idea how people function with longer nails, especially typing its so hard!

Besides the acrylic nails I think this leopard print is good. They look better in real life, some of the silver spots are GOSH Holographic and others are UV silver.


18 September 2010

Nails: French

Just a bit of a boring French manicure today.
ELF Polish nude and pearl.

10 September 2010

Swatch: ELF - Nail Polish - Nude

So this is the polish in nude, its a really light and sheer colour which makes it perfect for a French manicured look. Good price and serves its purpose well.

£1.50 for 10ml

7 September 2010

Swatch: Models Own - Matte Black

When it dried it did look matte. I had to do three coats of the polish to make sure it wasn't patchy. The photo above was taken a day after painting and as you can see the polish doesn't look very matte. It did for about 12 hours and then seemed to loose its matte finish.

5 September 2010

Bought Some Stamping Plates

I have bitten the bullet and bought a couple of Konad plates and a stamper / scrapper.

I hope I can work it out. I'll post photos of my efforts once I have tried!

Nails: Chocolate French

Inspired by the lovely Jelena over at Makeup for Everyone
Bit of a chocolate french manicure style going on using;
ELF - Smokey Brown
ELF - Chocolate

2 September 2010

Swatch: Models Own - Gun Grey

This polish goes on really nicely, the above photo is 3 coats in natural light with no flash. Its a nice shiny grey colour and it didn't chip easily, lasted about 3 days on my nails without a top coat.

1 September 2010