31 December 2021

Nail Art: Hello 2022


Base Polish | Orly - Touch of Magic
Purple Polish | Barry M - Bikini
White Polish | Jacava - Vanilla Slice
Pink Polish | OPI - It's A Girl!

Dotting Tool
000 Paint Brush
Fine Black Sharpie

  

30 December 2021

Nail Polish Battle: Polish of the Decade (2011 - 2021)

Since 2011 I have gone through my collection and picked out my favourite polish of each year, this post is looking back at the past winners and working out my polish of the decade. I still have all but one of the polishes, Models Own Gun Grey which I used up so excuse the dodgy photo editing!



I looked over my polishes and chose these as the top three;


First of the three to be eliminated is Facets of Fuchsia, only because it is a glitter and I don't like removing those.


In second place is Goth, while I do really like this polish it is very dark and in standard lighting it tends to look black. Whereas in direct light you can tell it is both holographic and deep, deep purple.

 

Which means the winner of this is In Robe and Crown! This polish is similar to Goth but in all lighting you can tell it is supposed to be a dark purple, when in direct sunlight it has a beautiful holographic flair to it.


  

29 December 2021

Shopping: December 2021 (Nail Related)

Not technically shopping from December, more what I was kindly gifted in December. This post is nail related items, I will do a post about other items later in the week.

Barry M Polishes;

Blue Frosting // Super Smoothie // Treacle Syrup // Scarlet // Yellow Flash // Strawberry Whip

Barry M Polishes;

Icing Sugar // Rose Champagne // Silent Cove // White Moonstone // Cherry Tart

Jen and Berries - Yes My Gatekeeper // Nails Inc - Pudding Lane // DRK - Splendor // Fancy Gloss - Sapphire Shards // Fancy Gloss - Candy Cane

Femme Fatale - Cave of Wonder // Polish Molish - Fairy Peas // UberChic - Don't Hex My Vibe // A England - Faith // A England - Flaming June // Yes Love - 423

Orly Polishes;

Do A Breyl Roll // You're On Sapphire // Alexandrite By You // The Snuggle is Real // Plum Noir // Liquid Vinyl

Orly Polishes;

Touch of Magic // Whispered Lore // Bubbly Bombshell // Crawford's Wine // Naughty

OPI Polishes;

7th and Flower // Espresso Your Inner Self // Ain't It Grand Avenue // Abstract After Dark

Cotton Wool Balls x2
Acetone Free Remover x4
L'Occitane Hand Creams x4
Orly Cuticle Remover and Pusher
Orly Top and Base Coat

  

28 December 2021

Topic Tuesday: Top Five Mani's


This was difficult to choose only five sets of nails I did which I liked the best!

 

 


  

25 December 2021

Barry M - Nail Paint Advent Calendar

This advent calendar has 12 full size polishes of which six are exclusive to the box as well as a surprise behind door 12. Before purchasing I checked what polishes were actually in the set and only two of them were already in my collection. 


I'll post a jump link below to hide any spoilers;

23 December 2021

Nail Polish Swatch: Fancy Gloss - Candy Cane (Thermal)

[Cold and Warm] 

Colour | Red to Pink base, Red White Glitters
Finish | Thermal, Glitter
Opacity | Two Coats
Brush Type | Flat, Wide, Rounded Cuticle
How Much | 15ml
Vegan | Yes
Cruelty Free | Yes
Purchased From | Rainbow Connection

[Cold]

[Warm]

  

22 December 2021

Nails: Top 5 Winter Polishes 2021

As yesterday was Yule, the Winter Solstice signalling the start of the official winter season in the Northern Hemisphere I thought now would be a good time to share my top five winter polishes. I have done similar blog posts in previous years 2020 (here), 2019 (here), 2018 (here), 2017 (here) and 2016 (here).


Gold Rush is a straight up metallic gold polish, very vivid but seasonal.


White Moonstone is new to my collection, a white textured polish with a slight sparkle to it. A white is always good for nail art around this time of year, having texture to it is something a bit different.


Candy Cane is another new to my collection polish, it is a thermal going between light pink and red with red and white glitter pieces. Almost like nail art in a bottle.


Icicle is a silver holographic bar glitter with micro glitter particles in it. For me this might be more New Year appropriate but anytime in December holographic polish would work.


Finally Proserpine, which is a darker green holographic polish. Green is a shade I lean towards in December, as this is holographic is adds something extra to a cream green.