29 April 2011

Nails of the Day - Royal Wedding

Not patriotic in the slightest but thought I would do some nails anyhow! First time trying to stamp!

28 April 2011

Swatch: Barry M - Ice Cream

They apply wonderfully and stay on relatively well. Perfect for spring!

Berry Ice Cream - NP308

Blueberry Ice Cream - 306
(ignore the bad paint job!)


Both colours while aren't new to Barry M are perfect for this season. I prefer Blueberry Ice Cream to the new Blue Moon colour.

£2.99 -  10ml
Barry M

27 April 2011

Nails: Zips

Nails: Peacocks

Shopping Trip - April 2011


These are the things I got on my latest shopping trip:
- Make Up Removal Wipes ~ Primark £1
- Crest 3D Whitening Strips ~ eBay
- Wilkinson Sword Intuition Razor (why are blade refills so expensive) ~ Boots £2.60
- Oaty Donkey Ballistic ~ Lush £1.95
- Ball Games Mascara ~ Primark £2.50
- Tights (laddered within 5 mins of wearing them) ~ Primark £3.50
- Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation ~ TJ Hughes £3.99
- Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Gel Eyeliner ~ Boots £7.99
- Sally Hansen Cuticle Cream ~ TJ Hughes 99p

24 April 2011

Nails: More Easter Nails!

These are the actual ones I painted on my own nails



I think its obvious which hand is my dominant hand, still I am getting better at using my left hand to paint designs with.


18 April 2011

Swatch: George @Asda Nail Varnish - Buttercup Shine




Buttercup Shine (16) in the above pictures I had painted on three coats in order to get a totally opaque covering without streaks.

The brush is a little larger than in a standard sized polish which was interesting because of it being a smaller polish (8ml).

15 April 2011

Swatch: W7 - Crackle Polish - Silver Earthquake

Another quick review, this time it is W7 Silver Earthquake


First thing I noticed was the amount you get, 15ml!

Nice shatter effect, not as quick as the Barry M but not slow either. Looks great on top of a dark colour.

12 April 2011

Nails: Red Cracked


Its been a while since I last cracked open the Barry M effects but I got thinking it might look good with a pattern under. I think something more colourful next time!

10 April 2011

Nails: Purple Butterfly


Attempting to use tape again but it seems to have bled a bit. Need make sure the tape it stuck down 100% before going ahead and painting.


I need to practice, practice, practice!

8 April 2011

Review: Sally Hansen - No More Breaks

 

You can apply it to the nails on its own or under / over polish.

I have tried about 5 times with this and every time it has failed. If I have it on underneath another polish then it will chip within 3 hours. Just on my nails itself it chips really badly even if all I do is sleep.

Over all this is a terrible product and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone!

7 April 2011

Nails: Cute Pandas


Panda's eat 99% bamboo, now I dont know about you but I would get really sick of eating the same thing day in day out!

6 April 2011

Nails: Mothering Sunday

My nails

My sisters nails

The nails I did for my auntie

Mothers nails
(perhaps Elvis was a little too adventurous!)

5 April 2011

Swatch: Models Own - Magenta Polish


Two Coats

Its a fuchsia glitter in a clear polish which takes three coats to get a nice opaque colouring. The picture below is two coats.


Stays on relatively well. Only complaint is about removing it, but seeing as it is a glitter polish what more could you expect!

2 April 2011

Nails: French Tape


Been playing around recently with sticky tape on my nails, it makes a really nice straight line and its super cheap so if it messes up its not really a problem.