30 June 2013

Nails: 4th July / Independence Day

This year I tried to keep things simple compared to last years attempt, you can see those here.


Essence - Steel Me 03
Sally Hansen - Lavender Cloud
Models Own - True Blue
Red Striping Tape


 

28 June 2013

Swatch: Barry M - Key Lime

 Barry M - Key Lime is from the 2013 Gelly Hi Shine Collection.

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Colour: 
Lime Green
Finish: Cremé
Opacity: Three Coats
Brush Type: Standard
How Much? 10ml





There are five new Gelly Hi Shine polishes within the Summer 2013 collection, I will be swatching all of these.

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27 June 2013

Tri-Colour Nail Challenge: Purple, Pink and Red #4

This is the forth month of a nail challenge which I am participating in, basically you are set three colours and you select three polishes to represent each. Four days, four different manicures using said polishes. Want to join in, then click here. I did this for the last challenge:

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Stamping Plates: Bundle Monster 224 and 301

These are the three polishes which are to be used for these challenges. Do expect to see three more for this month. ELF's Purple DreamColor Club's Poptastic and Essie's Snap Happy.

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Swatch: W7 - Polar Bare

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Opacity: Three coats

Colour: Pearly white
Finish: Pearl
How Much? 15ml
Cost? £1.95
From? nailpolishdirect.co.uk



 

26 June 2013

Swatch: Barry M - Liqucorice Confetti

Another Barry M Confetti polish, this is a bar glitter in a clear base which makes it a great topper. The bar glitter in this particular Confetti is black and white, I wasn't too sure which colour to pair this with but having used Barry M - Passion Fruit I think it works brilliantly.

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The polish went on really well, the bar glitters spreading over the nail without the need for any fancy application techniques. Photo above shows just one coat of the Confetti polish. You can feel this on the nail once it is dried, but a layer of a topcoat and that is easily solved. You could build this up to get a full coverage if you wanted to do so.





There are five polishes in the new Confetti collection, I will be swatching all of these.

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Dolly Mixture | Liquorice | Marshmallow | Bubblegum | Sour Grape


 


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Time Era Challenge: 1980's

Finally on to a decade I was alive in! 1980's, lots of fluorescent colours. music tapes, Pacman and the evil rubix cube.

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I'm struggling to get the Cheeky Stamping plates to stamp without smudging. Also I seem to have made the rubix cube more complicated than it should have been. 

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Miss Sporty - Pop Fiction 320
Cheeky Stamping Plate CH51


 


25 June 2013

Tri-Colour Nail Challenge: Purple, Pink and Red #3

This is the forth month of a nail challenge which I am participating in, basically you are set three colours and you select three polishes to represent each. Four days, four different manicures using said polishes. Want to join in, then click here. I ended up doing this for the third challenge:

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I also used W7 Black and Stamping Plate BM05

These are the three polishes which are to be used for these challenges. Do expect to see three more for this month. ELF's Purple DreamColor Club's Poptastic and Essie's Snap Happy.

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