Monday, 30 November 2015

Smitten Shoe Polish

 effect
Today's polish swatches are of an oh so difficult to capture white with a pink toned opalescent and scattered holo.  I tried varying lights and as such the picure colouring varies through the post.


Friday, 27 November 2015

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Cartoons


Today I have a tale of shit execution of a couple of reasonable ideas. For this week I would like to rename this challenge 39 great nail art ideas and one spectacularly shit one.


Monday, 23 November 2015

I love blue polish, phone photo spam


Today is just a quick post with some phone spam - pictures I have taken recently whilst my skin has been recovering and are a bit rough.  I have been loving blue polish of late, I always love blue in fact when I had my polish in my Helmer by colour I had over a drawer full compared to half a drawer of others


Friday, 20 November 2015

Smitten Himalayan Blue Poppy and comparison.


Today I have a comparison post, I recently duped myself without even realising it.  Debbie Crumpet has destashed a lot of polishes and I was tempted by several - I bought Too Fancy Lacquer Lake Como and had it sitting in a drawer of polishes I have yet to swatch on swatchsticks.  I was rummaging through this drawer and found Smitten Himalayan Blue Poppy sat in there, I had pretty much forgotten even having that polish having only worn it once before.  They looked so similar that I decided to pull them out and put them side by side, I was rather surprised, so sharing the outcome.


Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Madam Glam nail polish swatches and discount code

Press Sample

Today I have some swatches of four Madam Glam polishes, plus a super discount code.

First up is "Coral Passion" a neon shade, this reminded me of China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy and was equally hard to photograph as the neon sends the camera crazy.

This is three coats with top coat. I realised after two coats it may have been wise to apply a white base.

Monday, 16 November 2015

A&M handmade cuticle oil review.


I've posted a lot about my skin issues following the whole Mentality situation.  Funnily enough, all those sore bits all over my hands seem to have gone away since I stopped using their polish.  The last blistery itchy rash over the whole hand was experienced was within a fortnight of my last wearing of a MNP.  Since then I have found my nail area still is quite sensitised and will flare up with certain triggers - not always cause known.  My last flare up, I suspect is related to a blue polish I wore for five days.  I recall something being said about nickel being used as a pigment in some blues - I am mega allergic to nickel, maybe that's why I found myself with sore patches under my nails in the last week of October?  I decided to up the ante and increase my oil usage.


Tuesday, 10 November 2015

NET cancer awareness day


This is a wordy post, if you are here only for nail pictures please scroll down, there are some!!

November 10th already?  It only seems 5 minutes since I wrote a piece in December about this, published in January.   Today is Worldwide NET Cancer Day, a day to try and raise awareness of Neuroendocrine Tumours (NET) something I was totally oblivious to until Friday December 12th 2014.  A date that  rocked my world.  It was a Friday morning, hubs and I called into Greggs on our way to work and picked up a sandwich each.  We both had chicken mayo baguettes. Funny the trivial facts you remember.

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Unseasonable Pastel Skittlette


Today's post is a totally unseasonable, pastel skittlette, but then just because it's Autumn or Winter doesn't mean you'll find me with dark nails.  I have noticed a lot of women in my work place have switched to burgundy and wine shades.  Not me :)

This is another Cinderella hand post, my recent skin flare up has badly affected my usual right hand - if you are new to my blog, see www.mentalityburns.com for more info regarding the causes of the issues which affect me and many others.


Thursday, 5 November 2015

Colors by Llarowe In the Navy

I have been looking for my perfect deep blue holographic shade and I think I **may**  finally have found it.


Monday, 2 November 2015

Smitten Something Wicked This Way Plums


I really liked Smitten Something Wicked his Way Plums when I wore it as a part of my skittle previously, so when I needed a quick mani which would last, I opted for two coats.  This post features my Cinderella hand as my usual swatching hand is still pretty rough after yet another flare up. If you are new to my blog, visit www.mentalityburns.com and you will see the story I share with so many others as to why my skin is such a mess.