Friday, 6 December 2013
A strange title I know, so I will give you the background story. I had to go and have some blood tests and then they lost(?) my blood so I had to go back and do it all again!! So when Sophie of Femme Fatale Cosmetics sent me some polish to review all I could think of when I saw Rainbow Honey Ruby Weapon in that tiny vial was: that looks like blood!!
Anyway moving rapidly on, I swear I was only going to swatch so I didn't prepare as much as I normally do. But Rainbow Honey Ruby weapon is so beautiful being a rich ruby red with copper and gold shimmer that I did all my nails.
Another polish I was sent was Girly Bits A Mother's Love which at the risk of repeating myself I swear I was only going to do an accent nail. I must have been faint from the lack of blood (ha ha) but I did one nail and thought that looks so pretty I then did the rest. And this mani I ended up wearing for the entire week!
So what is Girly Bits A Mother's Love? Well its chock-full of holographic pink and gold glitters of various shapes and sizes in a clear base. It also has a gold shimmer to it and includes pink holo hearts. I didn't know about the hearts until one got on my thumb. On to my mani then two coats of Rainbow Honey Ruby Weapon and one coat of Girly Bits A Mother's Love followed by a Seche Vite top coat.
A strange angle I know but you get to see the Girly Bits holographic goodness trying to out dazzle the Rainbow Honey shimmer!
If you would like your own Rainbow Honey or Girly Bits nail polish then please visit Femme Fatale Cosmetics besides the excellent service you will receive from Sophie you can also satisfy your lemmings for many other Indie polishes along with her own line of polishes which are all just gorgeous (of which I have a fair few myself).
Sunday, 24 November 2013
Yes its that time of year again, when I head off up to the City to attend a very Swanky Do at an exclusive location! So what did I choose to put on my mitts this time? Well I chose LLarowe Twinkle Twinkle Little Star which is meant to be dead on dupe for Essie's Starry Starry Night.
And if that wasn't enough I chose to dab the new Revlon Celestial FX over the top as an accent nail. Revlon Celestial FX is a myriad of holographic stars moons and diamonds along with tiny holographic dust suspended in a clear base. This polish is a whole lot easier to use than the tiny silver star stickers I used to use in the eighties I can tell you!
On to my mani then three coats of LLarowe Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, which was quite thick to work with but had a lovely wide brush which meant I got the hang of it in the end. One coat of Revlon Celestial FX and then just a few extra pieces dabbed on. (To tell the truth I was quite surprised how many shapes where actually picked up with each brushful.) And then of course a top coat of Seche Vite.
Saturday, 9 November 2013
Well yes there is actually!! Enchanted Polish duochrome holographic heaven in a bottle polish! Your nails will be blindingly awesome with both duochrome and holographic in the mix and Enchanted Polish possibly make the best there is.
Now for the most important part, the lovely Sophie of Femme Fatale Cosmetics has been operating a wishlist system, because Enchanted Polish have acquired a bit of a cult following and now seem to be very hard to get hold of unless you are prepared to sell your Grandmother and pay evilbay prices!
Sunday, 3 November 2013
What with full-time work and personal issues, I have been running out of time, big time! Although you could be forgiven thinking I had been abducted by aliens with this mani I was wearing sometime ago!!
So now that I have a spare minute or two here's what I have been sporting on my mitts two weeks ago. A England St George a delicious beautiful dark green scattered holographic polish, this was two coats and it covered perfectly. I mean I just had to have this in my possession with a name like St George (patron saint of England).
And if that wasn't enough I added Emily de Molly Land of Confusion dots! Emily de Molly Land of Confusion is a beautiful grass green scattered holographic polish and I can't wait to use it as a mani by itself its that pretty!
All topped off with one coat of Seche Vite which did not dull the holographic sparkle at all.
I purchased these sometime ago from Sophie at Femme Fatale Cosmetics. They have many wonderful Indie nail polish lines there along with excellent customer service. Sophie really does go that extra mile for her customers!
Saturday, 19 October 2013
You may have noticed a trend in my recently held Giveaway (the winners have been picked and their parcels are on their way to them) which was leopard print, and I have found it is surprisingly easy to do as a mani! Mind you I had loads of people ask me how to do it and the best enquiry I had was "are those stickers"!! I have a very basic tutorial here and I am sure you can find many more in depth ones on the net.
OPI Hands Off My Kielbasa! was a surprise winner for me from the OPI Eurso Euro Collection, it has a gorgeous satin shot silk like effect and it is the most beautiful peachy bronze colour.
OPI My Vampire Is Buff an off white beige colour and has become another firm favourite of mine, and to think when I first got the OPI Eurso Euro collection these two colours were my least favourite but they are now the ones most used!! And the black is Kleancolor Metallic Black with a top coat of Seche Vite.
Monday, 7 October 2013
Yes its that time of year again, my birthday, my blog's birthday and today is my baby girl's birthday (shhh don't tell anyone as she is now 27!) So what am I going to Giveaway at this auspicious time..... Well I'm sure you've sussed out from the first picture clue its something to do with feet, so be warned the next picture is not cute!
Yep you've guessed it toeless socks from the wonderful ladies at Pedi-Sox who sent me a pair of Pedi-Sox to review and I must say they are a must for doing a pedi in the depths of winter keeping your feet toasty warm. But rather than me waffle on, here are the benefits listed on their website. And in case you are wondering the colour is OPI Flashbulb Fuchsia, a beautiful fuchsia shot through with blue shimmer.
• Feet Stay Comfy & Cozy...
those tile floors can be so cold in the winter.
• Sox Aid Moisturizer Absorption ...for softer smoother feet.
• Feet Stay Clean ...freshly pedicured feet are magnets to dust
& small hair clippings.
• Toenails Dry Flawless ...just what every girl wants.
• Repair Heels...Pedi-Sox® are essential to repair dry cracked skin.
• Lock-In Benefits....of healing serums, creams and treatments.
• Callus Elimination...Pedi-Sox® help soften & fade calluses.
• Now you can do Pedicures Year Round.....
even in the coldest winter months.
• Simply..... skin will look and feel healthier.
• Fun & Fashionable ...all this & more!
The ladies very kindly sent me extra pairs so you too can discover the benefits of Pedi-Sox and I have added Picture Polish Wisteria with one pair and Essie Bottle Service with the other.
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Sunday, 29 September 2013
It was my birthday last week and I decided to wear my most favourite colour of all time, not only is it my favourite colour it is also the colour that got me back into nail polish in a big way. This time I was able to take some half decent pictures too! Let me introduce you to OPI Blue My Mind the most beautiful pearl mid toned blue with a touch of purple.
And as if that wasn't enough I topped it off with Shades Of Phoenix You're A Wizard the bonus polish that came with The Dark Arts Collection which is pink and blue glass flecks in a clear base. Followed by one coat of Seche Vite.
And its my blog's Birthday on the 1st October, so make sure you come back for an extra special "Giveaway"!!