30 March 2012

Review: B116 Stamping Plate


You can see all the nail art I have done using this stamping plate here

[stamped with Miss Sporty - Tango Red]

I bought this from: eBay Seller for £2 inc P&P.
Stamps really well. I like all of the images but have no idea what the middle one is.

Any ideas?

28 March 2012

Nails: Taped Wiggles

After wearing Max Factor's Meteorite for three days I was bored of it so tried another taped nail art. 


Base Polish: Max Factor - Meteorite
Top Polish: ELF - Black

26 March 2012

Nails: Purple Stripes

I was trying to use my striping tapes and came up with these;


Models Own - Purple Mystique

23 March 2012

52 Week Challenge: Week 24

This really was a challenge! Inspired by Kawaii, firstly I had to research in to exactly what it was. I had a vague idea of cutesy Japanese cartoon type images which is what I attempted to do.


The cupcake and the kitty is most likely the most accurately Kawaii.

20 March 2012

Swatch: Orly - Fowl Play


This polish is from the A/W Orly Birds of a Feather Collection, Orly polish it comes with its award winning gripper cap it's rubberised which is something I like because it gives you more grip to open and close the bottle as well as being easy to hold to apply to the nails.


Finish: Flakie
Opacity: Two to three
Lasting Power: I always seem to get bad tip wear from this polish
Brush Type: Average, with a fab cap
How Much: A whopping 18ml in the bottle!

19 March 2012

Swatch: Max Factor - Meteorite 41


Finish: Shimmer
Opacity: This was two coats
Lasting Power: Quite good, 3 days without tip wear
Price: £3.99
Bottle Size: 4.5ml

16 March 2012

52 Week Challenge: Week 23

You may have already spotted this set of nails I did, if not here is a dedicated post for week 23 of the challenge. SPRING!



15 March 2012

Swatch: W7 - Metallic Venus

swatch-w7-venus

Finish: Metallic / Shimmer
Opacity: Three coats
Brush Type: Standard

This has a slight colour shift to it, sort of glows. Pink - blue - purple, I really struggled to capture all of these shades in my photos.

£1.95 - 15ml

14 March 2012

52 Week Challenge: Week 22

Inspired by a flag. I really should have thought to do an easier design but I thought with it being St. David's Day on the first I got the inspiration from that.

st_davids_day_welsh_flag_nails

13 March 2012

Swatch: ELF - Desert Haze

swatch-elf-eyes-lips-face-desert-haze

I got this in February as I wanted a nice light base for stamping on. It is very light and neutral. While I can't feel the crack in the bottle, I can certainly see it.

Brush Type: Average, see photo
Opacity: Two or three, I used 3 above
Polish Finish: Cremé 
Staying Power: Average

£1.50 - 10ml

9 March 2012

Swatch: Essence - Magic Wand

This is a light metallic pink magnetic polish

essence-magic-wand-magnetic-nail-polish-swatch

Lasting Power: 3 / 4 days
Magnetic Look: Quite subtle 
Opacity: One coat would do if you weren't using a magnet on it
Brush Type: Standard

5 March 2012

Swatch: W7 - Metallic Saturn



 

Brush Type: Wide and flat
Polish Finish: Metallic / Shimmer
Opacity: Three coats
Lasting Power: Average

Quite a difficult polish to apply, brush strokes were quite obvious. Possibly a dupe for Chanel Peridot and Model's Own Golden Green. There is a slight colour shift in this, very subtle duochrome. From a deep golden yellow to a green, but this is quite slight.

15ml - £1.95
Nail Polish Direct

2 March 2012

Nails: Bows and Dots


Not the best stamping job ever really!

Base Polish: BeautyUK - Lilac Girl
Stamping Polish: Stargazer - 157
Stamping Plates: M59, M79