Sunday, 6 March 2016

At Long Last OPI!

At last an OPI collection that I can get enthusiastic about! New Orleans is the latest OPI collection and it has some of the most drop dead gorgeous colours in it. I picked out three straight away and one of those is a pink! For those that know me I rarely do pink.

And which colour did I use first? Well as you can see its the delicious dusty pink raspberry called Spare Me a French Quarter? The other colours I chose were Show Us Your Tips! a shimmery lilac and Rich Girls & Po-Boys a beautiful china blue.

On to my mani then two coats of OPI Spare Me a French Quarter? One coat would have been adequate but I have done two to be on the safe side. Followed by Seche Vite which I didn't really need but I was on my way out! This mani has held up really well with minimum wear despite a full week of work.

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Fairy Nails!

I'm sure I've done fairy nails before, this time I've used a polish that can't seem to make up its mind as to what colour its going to show you! In my photos the gold is showing up more than the bottle colour which appears in bright white light. Either way this polish is just so gorgeously sparkly and has a multitude of colours. 

In the shade you can see a touch more of the blue sheer colour that is making my nails look like glass. The following picture has been taken in dappled light and shows a much wider range of the colours making up this polish. 

Now that I've teased you all with this enigma of a polish, most of you will have guessed its an Enchanted Polish, it is in fact a two year old Enchanted Polish called Ice Castle. On to my mani then, this was three coats of this topper used by itself so it is very sheer but at the same time very sparkly and holographic polish without a topcoat.

Sunday, 31 January 2016

I'm Back!

Well that was a long hiatus, I've suffered a serious ankle injury and as we speak I still don't know if it is going to result in surgery. Anyway moving on, here is my new favourite colour OPI It's A Girl! the most adorable sheer baby pink.

My previous Valentine's Day mani's have been more in your face so to speak, this year I must have finally softened in my old age and have adopted a somewhat softer mani. But I did add bling so all is not lost!

On to my mani then three coats of OPI It's A Girl! as it is quite sheer. My ring finger stamped with diamond ring using Enchanted Polish Dime Piece a holographic silver and my thumb stamped with blue birds using Enchanted Polish Future Reflections a predominately blue multichromatic holographic polish. Both images are on MoYou London Bridal Collection 05. I then added probably a few too many swarovski crystals! 

Sunday, 6 December 2015

'Tis The Season To Be Jolly!

Another one of my Pretty Serious untrieds from the middle of the year, and really why oh why have I waited so long? It is absolutely gorgeous! I'm talking about Pretty Serious Eye Of Copernicus the most beautiful night sky with a thousand stars. Pure squishy jelly heaven.

On to my mani then, being lost in the wonder that is Eye Of Copernicus there was only one thing I could think of to stamp and that was snowflakes from MoYou London Festive Collection 02 using Barry M Gelly Elderberry a grey/blue and Cult Nails Lethal a bright silver foil. I didn't really need a top coat on Eye Of Copernicus by itself as it is fabulously glossy, but I top coated the the stamping with Seche Vite and so my plain nails got a top coat too.

Saturday, 28 November 2015

A Post With Pretty Serious Kashmir

OMG! I don't know how long I have been away, but in that time I have worn countless mani's but not much nail art. I have taken photo's but that is as far as it got. Anyway moving on, Chanel have bought out their new Christmas Winter collection and the make up is gorgeous but the polish not so much so. What has this got to do with Pretty Serious Kashmir I hear you all ask? Well Pretty Serious Kashmir released in May 2015 (I know so slack) and only recently worn for the first time by me fits right in with those deep luscious berry shades that Chanel are only now touting!

Actually this is the second time I have worn Kashmir, as I keep going back to it as it is just so pretty in person being a deep berry purple with a ton of shimmer, flecks and flakies. This was two coats which applied perfectly and then a top coat of Seche Vite. I then did the gardening before realising I hadn't taken any photos so another quick coat of Seche Vite and I was good to go!

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Pretty Serious - Iktsurpok

I must admit I love grey polish and Iktsuarpok is a beautiful and very sophisticated medium grey creme with silver flakes. Its designed by Hannah from Polly Polish for Pretty Serious. Pretty Serious polishes apply beautiful and I would say are on par with the more high end nail polishes.

On to my mani then, two coats of Pretty Serious Iktsurpok stamped with Uber Chic Plate 3-02 using Kleancolor Metallic Black. Followed by a Seche Vite top coat. Having not worn nail polish for two days everyone and their dog had something to say on the subject, so this mani was met with great interest. And one of the best questions was if my mani was Gucci! 

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Enchanted Polish Octopus's Garden

So in order to hurry up Spring I thought I would wear some of my holographic Enchanted Polishes, the ones that are not only holographic but also multichromatic too! Well they certainly caused a stir at work I can tell you. But they are oh so hard to photograph in all their glory, grrr

Enchanted Polish Octopus's Garden is absolutely gorgeous in real life and unfortunately the camera has only picked up a tiny bit of that gorgeousness. I.e. only the blue and purple and next to none of the holographic sparkle.

Oh well c'est le vie! as the French say.