Wednesday, 19 September 2012

On Wednesdays We Wear Pink!

Yeah, I am actually a sucker for that film...STILL.

Anyways, it's been a week and a half since my last post, things have been really shitty lately and don't look to be getting any better any time soon. I've also been in a bit of a nail rut lately, it seems I now own that many polishes I never know what to do, which seems crazy really. Today I figured I'd have another go at sponging and stamping. I've tried both in the past and ended up making a shit hot mess of things. Didn't turn out too bad this time, though still room for improvement!

I used OPI Pink Friday as my base and sponged OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls on the tips - It's really subtle, infact it's so subtle it's barely noticable :P I then used MAC's Toco Toucan and a Konad plate for the flowers. I decided it needed some sparkle, so popped a few blobs of Nails Inc Diamond Nail Jewellery on some paper and fished out a few bits. Looks more like broken glass than diamonds to me, which I love! Oh, my ring finger is also "inverted"...i.e pink sponged on white!

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Look Beauty Nail Pop Polishes - Cool Britannia, Catsuit and Bling

Look Beauty is a fairly new brand in Superdrug; it's been about for a few months. They have everything from a foundation to polishes and even full makeup kits for very reasonable prices (we're talking like £12!). So far I've only tested their polishes but would love to get my hands on more of their stuff! The polishes I have to show you are Cool Britannia, Catsuit and Bling.

Cool Britannia is a mix of silver and red shimmer - it's a foil finish. It almost looks like theres some blue in there but I can't pick out any individual bits of blue shimmer, it has a great illusion of that. It's very cool toned. It's opaque in two coats.

Catsuit is a sheer blackened blue base with small dark blue shimmer and larger brigher blue glitter. This is gorge! Opaque in three, but it looks more stunning as a layering shade.

Bling is a mix of tiny pink shimmer and larger brighter pink glitter in a clear base. This would be opaque in 3-4 coats, but that honestly seemed like a bit of a pain to me! There are tons of shades like this available from quite a few brands.

The formula on all of these is great, not too thick or thin, dries in a good time etc. No faults at all! These can be purchased from Superdrug for £5.

Friday, 7 September 2012

10 Awesome Purty Pinks!

I've been on a massive pink crush lately and I have no idea why. Pink isn't one of my favourite colours. That, and it's almost (in fact, should already be) autumn. So why I've been favouring pinks I will never know. Bit of a girly kick maybe?

So, I have 10 of my fave pink polishes to show you. I have more pinks than this, these ones are the ones I've worn a few times, as opposed to swatched, thought "meh" and stashed away.

 OPI Pink Friday. This just screams princess to me, I don't know why! Subtly blue toned.

 China Glaze Sugar High. Bright, almost neon pinky goodness.

 OPI Princesses Rule! A gorgeous light pink with tons of silver sparkle, definitely more of a layering shade (this is 3 coats!)

 Chanel Morning Rose. Lovely warm pink with gold sparkle, though the gold seems to sink to the bottom of the formula.

 Nails Inc Bruton Street. I swear it's not this purple. It is a subtly blue toned dusty medium pink.

 MAC Please Me. Pretty warm medium pink.

 Bourjois *can't remember!) This was from the 2012 Spring Collection. Very warm pink, almost neon.

 China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy. My camera couldn't pick this up properly. Full on bright warm pink neon gorgeousness. This is two coats, for some reason mine seems to work brilliantly at 2, others say theirs is a pain and takes like 4-5 coats. God knows!

 Butter London Trout Pout. Gotta love this, even just for the name.

Deborah Lippmann Daytripper. Slightly coral-y, warm medium pink.

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Smooch Nail Polish - Gothic Moment and Car Key

Normal posting shall now resume :D

Today I have two Smooch polishes to show you - this brand is totally new to me and I'd never heard of them until they popped up on NailPolishDirect. They seem to be a cheap brand - their polishes are £2.95 and they are full sized 15mls. Can't really get much better than that surely? I actually quite like the bottle too, simple, but there's a nice little pattern going around the cap!

Gothic Moment is a semi-sheer black with a ton of silver sparkle. It's opaque in two coats. Somewhat of a rough texture and a little dull when dry, nothing a topcoat can't sort out though.

Car Key (oh, dear...) is a light, dusty khaki green and is amazingly opaque in just one coat! The brush seemed to hold a lot of product so there could be issue's with pooling. Overall though, the formula of these polishes are fab.

Seriously can't go wrong with these for £2.95.