31 October 2011

Shopping: October 2011

OPI - Honk if you Love OPI
OPI - Road House Blues

Make Up Kit
Rimmel Nail Polish
Halloween Leg Warmers
No.7 polish is Violetta from Boots

Spider Web tights
Bendy hair band
Hair Elastics
Lace vest top
Fly Ring for Halloween

Claire's Accessories 
Lace Arm Warmers

Kleancolor - Blue Eyed Girl
Kleancolor - Diamond Purple
Kleancolor - Chunky Holo Black
NYX - Purple Ink
NYX - Robotic

30 October 2011

Nails: Fishnet Tights

Base: Stargazer - Silver Chrome
Stamping Polish: ELF - Black
Stamping Plate: BM 209

28 October 2011

52 Week Challenge: Week 4

Metallic was the theme for this week, and this is what I came up with;

Gosh - Holo
Models Own - Gunmetal

Nails: Matte Rain

Eyeko - Rain
ELF - Matte Top Coat

26 October 2011

Nails: Dots

MUA - Navy
China Glaze - Grape Pop
ELF - Teal
ELF - Gum Pink
Sally Hansen - Hard as Nails White
Steel Balls - eBay

25 October 2011

Comparison: ELF Eyebrow Kit

I don't have the dark to compare. There is a review of the light one here which I did a while back.

Eyebrow Kit - £3.50 - 2g

24 October 2011

Nails: Inspired Stripes

This nail art was completely inspired by a design that polishartaddiction had on her blog a while back

Accented with Steel Balls

Accented with 2mm diamanté

23 October 2011

Review: OPI - Original Nail Envy

"Top-selling product for weak or damaged nails.
OPI Nail Envy is an award winning product that provides maximum strengthening and protection for your nails. Hydrolysed wheat protein and calcium encourage harder, longer, stronger, natural nails. Nail Envy is ideal for weak, damaged nails and can be used as a base and top coat"

At the start of the year I had really bendy nails, so I got this nail envy. In an attempt to get them sorted I cut them all really short and began using the nail envy every time I did my nails as a base coat. 

+ Glass like finish when used on the nails
+ Does help the nail bend less
+ 15ml Bottle
+ Brush shape is perfect

Things that put me off the product:
- Price
- Over use leads to brittle nails
- Can't clearly find out if this treatment is 3 free?

22 October 2011

Halloween Nails pt.2

I was completely inspired by Mini's Nail Blog

Haunted House theme
Another inspired one, this time by a YouTube tutorial from IHaveACupcake

Mummy Nails
Inspired by Colores de Carol

21 October 2011

52 Week Challenge: Week 3

Week three and the challenge was gradient. This is what I went for in the end, gradient from nail to nail

(thumb to pinky)

ELF - Hot Pink
ELF - Rosy Raisin 
Eyeko - Saucy Polish
ELF - Gum Pink
ELF - Fluorescent Pink

19 October 2011

Review: OPI Crystal Nail File

They say ~ Treat your nails to the ultimate nail file - a crystal design from OPI. This is made from hardened 100% non-porous glass with an ultra fine, abrasive 240 grit surface etched into it and will help to prevent your nails from chipping and peeling. It can be cleaned with ease and comes in a handy carry tube for storage and protection.

I say ~ I've used cheap glass files before and they wear out, but this is different. This file is quite gritty and files your nails quickly, turning the excessive length in to dust. 

I like how you can file all ways over your nails without damaging them. Unlike emery boards you can wash it and that restores it to the original grit. Only drawbacks for me are the price and the sharp end as being so clumsy I often have jabbed myself with it.

18 October 2011

Nails: Red Roses

Base: NYX - Dorothy
Stamping Polish: Stargazer - Chrome
Stamping Plate: BM14

I also got the chance to try more nail art on two friends;

Base: Barry M - Indigo
Stamping Polish: Stargazer - Chrome
Stamping Plates: BM05, BM14

Base: Eyeko - Lilac
Stamping Polish: Barry M - Indigo
Stamping Plates: BM05, BM222

17 October 2011

Review + Swatches: ELF 100 Eyeshadow Collection

I wasn't going to do this review / swatch simply because it was a limited item. However it seems that Eyes Lips Face have brought this back for Christmas 2011!

I quite liked the external packaging, snowflakes make for quite the festive feel

Once opened you get this large palette with 100 shades of eyeshadows

Almost all the shades you could ever want! 

+ 6.6p for each colour!
+ Wide range of shades, perfect for trying out new shades
+ Comes with a mirror inbuilt to the lid
+ Feels sleek, with matte black packaging

- Some of the shadows aren't very pigmented (as seen in below swatches)
- The black particularly isn't pigmented, however #80 is which makes up for this
- The red is a particular let down
- The lid doesn't open up to be flat, resulted in hinge breaking and the lid snapping off

9 / 10

£15 - ELF


52 Week Challenge: Week 2

For week two the theme was 'inspired by colour' which really had me thinking and I finally decided upon an Autumnal look, because at this time of year there are so many new colours within nature. 


Base Polish: ELF - Innocent
Stamping Polish: OPI - William Tell Me About OPI + Miss Sporty - Red Tango
Stamping Plate: BM04 + BM

16 October 2011

Swatch: ELF - Fuchsia

Base: ELF - Fuchsia
Stamping Plate: BM 225
Stamping Polish: ELF - Black

Opacity: 2 Coats
Lasting Power: 3-4 days
Brush Type: Standard 

15 October 2011

Swatch: OPI - Road House Blues

A swatch for you today of the 2011 OPI touring America collection. 

A navy cream which doesn't look almost black. Quite opaque with the perfect shaped brush.

Nails: Halloween pt.1

A couple of Halloween nails I have done;


Spiders and bats

Flying witch

Which one is your favourite?