25 April 2012

52 Week Challenge: Week 30 - Galaxy Nails

This was a challenge I was looking forward to doing, I'd been meaning to try doing Galaxy nails for quite some time. I think this worked although not sure if the star shaped glitter was overkill or not.

24 April 2012

Swatch: Sleek - Poison Ivy

Finish: Somewhere between a shimmer and a frost
Longevity: Use a top coat otherwise it will chip in hours
Opacity: Standard two coats needed
Brush Type: Standard, lid is a pain to work with

£3.89 - 10.5g

21 April 2012

52 Week Challenge: Week 29 - Fashion

Week 29 is here and the theme was to do nails inspired by fashion. I don't know the first thing about what is in fashion currently and what isn't so first thing I did was some research in to that! One of the reoccurring things which came up was tribal patterns;

Can you even see the tribal pattern?

19 April 2012

Swatch: Claire's Iridescent

I couldn't find anywhere which gave this polish a name or a number which is quite annoying. 
So I have named it Iridescent!

This is two coats of iridescent on top of one coat of ELF's Black polish. As you would expect this polish is a pain to photograph but to the eye it is really beautiful. The reason I chose a slightly blurry photo is so you can see the effect it gives, looks a little like the night sky here. 

Claire's Accessories
£2.50 - 14.7ml

17 April 2012

Swatch: ELF - Twinkle

Finish: Fine glitter, in a clear base. Blue, silver, greens almost holographic looking
Opacity: A topcoat which one coat is enough
Lasting Powder: Unsure
Brush Type: Standard
How much: 10ml
Repurchase? Yes, but this will last me a good while.

£1.50 - 10ml

15 April 2012

Swatch: Max Factor - Graffiti

Finish: Shimmer, mainly green but some blue flecks
Opacity: 3 coats were used above, I would layer this polish
Lasting Power: Average

4.5ml - £3.99

13 April 2012

52 Week Challenge: Week 28 - Yellow

Yellow is the challenge of this week.

W7 - Sheer Yellow
Stamping Plate: Konad Q1
Stamping Polish: ELF - Black

11 April 2012

Swatch: W7 - Green Dazzle

A blurry photo chosen purposely to show the sparkle of this green glitter polish.


Finish: Glitter in a clear base, all pieces are created equally
Lasting Power: Removed after 4 days with only tip wear
Opacity: The above photo is four coats, you will need a topcoat to smooth off the finish

15ml - £1.95

9 April 2012

Swatch: Sally Hansen - Delphinium

Finish: Cremé
Lasting Power: I didn't wear this for long alone, but going by other SH
Complete Salon Manicure polishes at least 3-4 days
Brush Type: Very flat and wide


7 April 2012

52 Week Challenge: Week 27 - Quack

Just over half way through this 52 week challenge now. This week as you can guess is Easter themed. 

5 April 2012

Swatch: Kleancolor - Silver Star (31)

This is swatched on Sally Hansen Delphinium. Silver star is a clear based polish with silver star glitter as well as small silver glitter pieces. The above swatch is two coats.

3 April 2012

52 Week Challenge - Week 26 - Pastel

Pastel is the challenge for this week;

Base Polish: Sally Hansen - First Kiss
Mint Dots: ELF - Mint Cream
Lilac Dots: Sally Hansen - Delphinium
 Dots: W7 - Sheer Lemon
Orange Polish: Collection 2000 - Hip Hop
Strawberry Polish: Miss Sporty - Red Tango
Stamping Plate: M55

2 April 2012

Swatch: Sally Hansen - First Kiss

Finish: Creme
Opacity: Three
Lasting Power: After three days it was still going strong
Brush Type: Flattened and very wide
How Much: 14.7ml