Monday, 29 September 2014

R&R Lacquers Don't Cross the Streams collection swatchest and review.

Today I have some swatches of a couple of polishes from a forthcoming Hallowe'en collection by R&R Lacquers, the collection is named Don't Cross the Streams and has a Ghostbusters theme.  I will openly admit at this point that despite being of an age where I am old enough to have been around when this film was new, I actually have never watched it fully.... I have seen bits of it though, I even tried watching it last week when I was at home, sick with all kinds of horrible germs.  I actually fell asleep on the sofa whilst it was on and missed most of it (again!)

I have been sent three polishes for review, pictured below L-R they are I Ain't Afraid of no Ghost, Stay Puft and green glow in the dark top coat.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Barry M Guava and Beauty UK Tealed with a Kiss comparison and wear test

I previously reviewed Beauty UK Tealed with a Kiss and mentioned that I thought it looked a lot like Barry M Guava.  When putting them away I compared them in the bottles and thought how alike they looked, so I decided to do a side by side, on the nail comparison and wear test seeing as the Beauty UK range boast excellent wear time.

comparison and wear test

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Circular Dots

I posted a couple of days agowith a black / neon combination.  After two days of wearing that I needed a pallette cleanser!  This was what I went with.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

British Nail Bloggers Colour Me Crazy - Contrasting.

Today's post is a combination of contrasting and complimentary colours, although the theme is contrasting, so we'll focus on the colours which do contrast!  

The first picture has an odd look on my skin, I used the "Colour fix" option on Aviary as the bright colours had made me look like I had been tango'd!!  Whenever colours are tweaked, my skin always look oddly toned, perils of being so pale I guess.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Interlocking neons and dots.


Today's nails weren't planned, they were a third attempt on a bad nail day and I ended up having to wear this mani for two days as I worked late and didn't have time to change them.

Friday, 19 September 2014

British Nail Blogger Colour Me Crazy - Complimentary.


For complimentary, I have opted to use blue with complimenting gold accents as whilst it contrasts it also compliments amazingly well.  I thought I had posted this earlier in the week.

This was done when my eczema was mid flare up after the bleeding rubber gloves split when washing the pots and my skin came into contact with the detergent.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Splatter Mani

Today I have my first successful (ish) splatter mani!  Having no straws in the house I utilised a plastic pipette I had got in, cutting off the end so I could blow through it. Here's how it turned out!


Saturday, 13 September 2014

Then and Now post - Vintage Roses

Today is a loose then and now post, I have done these loosely to tie in with an older mani (see last photo!)

I have to apologise for the odd colouring of these photos, I had played with the camera after the pink looked odd in the photos for my Rica Glossy Glam review and then didn't notice the pictures seemed differently coloured.  Camera should be sorted now, I have set it to take photos in RAW mode so I can adjust the photos afterwards. I used to use RAW when I first got the camera, a year ago but haven't used RAW for some time.  It is the way forwards though!!


Thursday, 11 September 2014

Rica Glossy Glam review

Today's post is another update on my holy grail top coat hunt.  Today I have a review of Rica Glossy Glam and a wear test from the bank holiday weekend in August.  I have been wanting Glossy Glam for ages, but there were only a few stores stocking it which sold internationally and they were out of order each time I checked.  One night I randomly checked the Rica Etsy store and saw that international shipping was now available and Glossy Glam was in stock!  Firstly I will show my how I wore it photos.


Tuesday, 9 September 2014

British Nail Bloggers Colour Me Crazy - Pastels

   Press Sample   Purchased by Me

Today's nails are something I idea had been toying with for a while, pastel sponging with white stamping and a glitter sandwich. 

Sunday, 7 September 2014

China Glaze Pink Voltage swatches and how I wore it.

Following on from my previous post in August featuring China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy, today I have a further post featuring the other polishes I won in a Facebook like and share giveaway from  

Firstly I have some swatches of Pink Voltage, a hot neon pink.  In the pictures below I have two coats on some nails, three on a couple of others. I had a quite visible nail line on my ring finger so I needed an extra coat there.  There was no need for white undies, although maybe I could have got away with less coats if I had?  No top coat in the pictures below, like FFF this also is a neon with a matte finish.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Duri Brush N Go Top Coat review.

I have recently been mentioning holy grail top coats and how I am looking for the "perfect" one for me.  Today I have finally got to putting together my review of Duri Brush n Go.

The nails in this post had one coat of Duri Brush N Go so I could see how it worked.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Dotty Skittlette - recreation of It's All About the Polish manicure.

Today's post is my recreation (and slight tweaking) of a Dotty Skittlette design I had pinned on Pinterest for ages.  It has been on my "to do" radar for a while, so when I reached a blank and was looking through images I had pinned this one leapt at me!  I loved this on, the first image below was shown as a sneak preview on my Instagram and has become my most liked post ever!

Monday, 1 September 2014

British Nail Blogger Colour Me Crazy - Neon

These nails aren't quite neon, but they were certainly bright!  I actually wore these on 1st August so it is a vault post!