29 November 2011

52 Week Challenge: Week 9 - Rainbow

Week 9's challenge was 'rainbow' and it was a challenge!

Thumb: Essence - Let's Get Lost
Index: ELF - Fluorescent Pink
Middle: ELF - Teal Blue
Ring: BeautyUK - Lilac Girl
Little: Collection 2000 - Hip Hop

All too bright for me so I ended up toning down the brightness, turning it in to a comic book

27 November 2011

52 Week Challenge: Week 8 - Taping

The challenge for this week was 'taping' and I used tape as part of the manicure so, I think it counts!

Base: 17 - Peacock
Red striping tape

26 November 2011

Comparison: Revlon Colorstay - Ivory V's Rimmel 25 Hr - Ivory

"How do the two ivory shades compare?"

While the photo isn't overly clear in my opinion revlon colorstay - ivory is a much lighter pink undertoned foundation. The rimmel lasting finish - ivory is a darker colour and is yellow undertoned.

23 November 2011

Nails: Robotic

Base: NYX - Robotic
French: NYX - Purple Ink
Stamp: BM 208
Stamping Polish: Nails Inc - Electric Teal

20 November 2011

Nails: Purple Giraffe Print

Base: ELF - Purple Dream
Stamp: BM 208
Stamping Polish: ELF - Black

18 November 2011

Nails: Half Moons

No.7 - Violetta
Rimmel - Hard Edged

16 November 2011

Swatch: Kleancolor - Holo Chrome (94)

Finish: Holographic, more of a lilac than a chrome
Opacity: Four coats needed, better for layering
Brush Type: Flat and wide, not as wide as OPI
Scent: Quite Potent!

15 November 2011

52 Week Challenge: Week 7 - Based on a Tutorial

The challenge this week was to come up with a manicure based on a tutorial 

I chose a frenchy dot tutorial as explained by Leslie from polishartaddiction

Sleek - Poisoned Ivy (green)
Sleek - Royalty (red)
Sleek - Oxford (blue)

14 November 2011

Swatch: Accesorize - Aztec Polish

This is such a difficult one to swatch accurately!

This is primarily a purple duo chrome, which does need two or three coats in order to build up an opaque nail coverage.

With the first coat it seems to be a green toned polish but once you have applied more coats it looks purple. I think that this polish and Orly's Space Cadet are very similar in tone.

I like this one, it seems to be a polish similar in colour to the oil on water effect you sometimes see.

The talented Helly managed to take some more colour accurate photos here, if your interested

10 / 10

£4 - 10ml

12 November 2011

Comparison: OPI - Nevermore V's NYX - Purple Ink

I think the NYX and the OPI are very similar.

Nevermore seems to be a little bit more of a gritty texture, which would be smoothed out with a top coat.

10 November 2011

52 Week Challenge: Week 6 - Brown / Beige

This weeks challenge as the title suggests was a brown / beige theme

Base: ELF - Mod Mauve
Tips: Barry M - Dusky Mauve
Top Coat: Maybellene Express Finish - Cosmic (840)

Nails: Teal Squares

Base: ELF - Teal
Stamping Polish: ELF - Black
Stamping Plate: BM203

9 November 2011

8 November 2011

Swatch: Kleancolor - Blue Eyed Girl

Firstly lets start with the Kleancolor polish, Blue Eyed Girl (191)

These swatches are over a black base 

Hex shaped glitter with other varying sized glitter in a navy base

Yes its a pain to remove like all glitters! Its stunning and a near enough dupe to Lippman's Lady Sings The Blues for me.  

7 November 2011

52 Week Challenge: Week 5 - Halloween

This week's challenge was themed 'Halloween'

Nails I actually did for Halloween;

NOTD: Magnetic Stars

Base Polish: 17 - Blue Magnetic
Stamping Polish: Stargazer - Silver Chrome
Stamping Plate: BM 21

5 November 2011

Swatch: NYX - Dorothy

Two coats of NYX on top of one coat of black polish.

3 November 2011

Nails: Purple Splodges

Base: Stargazer - 142
Stamping Polish: Stargazer - 235
Stamping Plate: BM 211

2 November 2011

Swatch: ELF - Red Velvet

Indoors with flash

Outdoors no flash
ELF - Red Velvet
Top Coat OPI - Nail Envy 

Lasting Power: Average
Opacity: Two coater
Brush Type: Average

£1.50 - 10ml