22 June 2021

Topic Tuesday: Favourite Summer Stamping Plate

So far this year I seem to have been reaching for XL-001 from Beauty Big Bang. It is a rectangle plate with large images which are good for longer nails. It has fruit, shells and leaves on it.



20 June 2021

Empties: May 2021

Stella - Black and Gold | Black polish with multi colour glitter pieces. It has completely dried up now [swatch].
Stella - Ayla | A lovely blue glitter polish that has dried up beyond repair [swatch].
Nails Inc - Nail Kale Base Coat | I'm not sure if this did anything special but the brush is good, flat and wide. It isn't one I would repurchase though for the price.

Superdrug Cotton Wool Balls | I don't think any cotton wool balls are superior than others, I like this bag because there are 300 in rather than the standard 100.
Nail Glue | I've not used this in so long it had dried up, I should probably buy a replacement.
Carex Hand Gel | While I got through a fair bit of hand gel before the current global situation, this has ramped up to repurchasing the larger bottles to refill ones on the go. Boring scent but it does what it is supposed to do and will repurchase.
Boots Acetone Free Remover | Basic product that does what you'd expect. I think I have another backup otherwise would repurchase.

Born Pretty Stamping Plate Holders | Both of these are old now and I must have got them when I first started stamping in 2011. I've now out grown them and they are also falling apart inside.

Lush - Gentle Lentil Shampoo Bar | I'd wrote November 2009 on this as to when I got it. I tried it as shampoo but it didn't agree with my scalp so I used it up and soap which worked fine. I'd not repurchase, if it is still possible.
Retro Creams and Perfume - Blindfolded | This was a scent dupe for Lush Sex bath bomb. A roll on perfume oil which I liked, I don't think I would repurchase because it is an American brand and I would prefer to use a British brand.
Lush - Lord of Misrule | Used two of these this past month. Patchouli, earthy, spicy. Would keep repurchasing as long as they come out for Halloween, I recently stocked up on more [review].
Nag Champa Incense | This one is particularly potent, not one you can ignore, but actually has a scent rather than just burning wood. Won't need to repurchase for a while as I have about 20 boxes left.


18 June 2021

Nail Polish Swatch: Danglefoot - Tears in Rain [PPU Rewind July 2019]

This polish had been on my list since I missed out on it in June 2019. 
So thank you to the person destashing it!

[Indoors, Flash]

Colour | Denim Blue, Burnt Orange / Red Shimmer
Finish | Holographic
Opacity | Two Coats
How Much | 10ml
Brush Type | Flat and Wide
Collection | PPU - Weather June 2019

5 Free
Cruelty Free

[Indoors, No Flash]

[Daylight, No Flash]


16 June 2021

Nails: Top 5 Summer Polishes 2021

Summer Solstice will be next Monday and so I should get around to sharing my top summer polishes for 2021. These are the polishes from my collection I will be reaching for more often.

If you are interested you can see my summer picks for 2020 here2019 here2018 here2017 here2015 here and 2014 here.

Barry M - Pineapple Punch // Dystopia - Couldn't Miss This One This Year // Orly - Synthetic Symphony // Polish Me Silly - Glow Girl // AJ Nails - Peacock

Barry M Pineapple Punch this polish was released earlier this year and its very bright yellow, clearly not neon but bright enough.

Dystopia Couldn't Miss This One This Year is a photochromatic polish which means in sunlight it changes colour. Great for summer as there isn't much sunlight here the rest of the year.


Orly Synthetic Symphony is a bright purple polish, quite bold and very difficult to photograph.

Polish Me Silly Glow Girl a flakie topper, I like it over black as it shows off the blue, purple, pink colour shift.


AJ Nails Peacock is very much a neon green, one that is opaque in two coats and no white base coat required.


15 June 2021

Topic Tuesday: Favourite Nude Polishes

I'm not someone who wears a lot of nude polishes, looking at my collection I've chosen the top two I like.