Thursday, 28 June 2012
Butter London Disco Biscuit is a gorgeous neon Barbie pink, with blue sparkly dust in it. This colour is very pretty and girly.
Butter London Disco Biscuit is very sheer, this was four coats and I still had a slightly visible nail line plus one top coat of Seche Vite. It also dries extremely matt, so a top coat is a must if you want the colour to be glossy. Also by putting on a top coat you achieve a jelly look to your polish, which I prefer.
Monday, 25 June 2012
Ten days of a lung infection has left me absolutely knackered, so what better to wear on my mitts than Butter London Knackered?
And if ever there was a polish misnamed then this is it! Butter London is absolutely gorgeous, changing colour between a greeny silver and lilac with ultra fine holographic dust. This polish has really been made by fairies I'm pretty sure of that. It is a colour that you would imagine their dresses to be, constantly changing with every movement and sparkling in the sunshine.
Butter London Knackered is very sheer, this was three coats followed by one coat of Seche Vite. Application was as smooth as butter! As are all my other Butter London polishes.
Here I hope you can see the lilac colour more clearly
Butter London Knackered is so much prettier in real life than shown here in my pictures, it is also a very flattering colour, constantly changing.
Friday, 22 June 2012
After trying Revlon Scandalous and liking that so much I thought it was time to buy another Revlon polish, and seeing as everyone is talking about and saying how great Revlon Royal is I thought that I would get that one and boy am I glad I did! It is a stunning colour to wear by itself, could I leave it at that? Short answer No, I paired it with Max Factor Fantasy Fire and now I am in love!
So one coat of Revlon Royal a lovely mid blue jelly, two coats of Max Factor Fantasy Fire and a top coat of Seche Vite.
And don't ask me how I did it but, I have finally got a picture of the green sparkles! Along with the red and gold all in the same picture! Pure luck I think rather than any technical brilliance with a camera.
Revlon Royal and Max Factor Fantasy Fire have made it into my top 40, and in breaking news, I will be running a "50 follower give away" to win these two brand new and unopened polishes as soon as I've learnt how to set one up.
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
This is a gorgeous, quiet understated glitter that just oozes sophistication. And I adore it. Lynnderella's Chocolotta Love, you betcha I do!
So on to my mani, I used two coats of Ultra3 Chocolate Cake, one coat of Lynnderella Chocolotta Love with the majority of the glitter near my cuticles and the colour dragged down to my tips (I find the glitter removal slightly less horrendous this way!). And three top coats of Seche Vite in order for my nails to be glassy smooth. I'm pretty sure I did this mani on Friday night and I'm still wearing it today, I just don't want to take it off I love it that much!
Lynnderella's Chocolotta Love is predominately a brown glitter that glows burnt orange when it catches the light, unfortunately as you will see in the following picture too much light drowns it out consequently all my best pictures were taken in the shade. Interspersed amongst all that gorgeousness are other colours such as turquoise, pink, green, red and yellow; not too much but just enough to make this polish interesting and outstanding!
You'll have to excuse me this was the only shot that captured the brown glitter turning burnt orange!
Sunday, 17 June 2012
Does NOT equal dreary! Not when we are talking about the fabulous Layla Hologram Effect Flash Black! Just look at those rainbows and tell me they will not lift your mood when you are faced with grey skies again!
I have previously worn this on my tootsies and didn't really like it (OMG! What was I thinking?) Well in my defence, they are some way away, and I just didn't notice the holographic goodness as much!
This time I did two base coats to get my nails as smooth as possible then three coats of Layla Flash Black and shock horror NO top coat. Consequently I had a small nick before I had even left the house. This mani still managed to last two days with only a further few little nicks. So I might go back to my usual routine of two coats of holographic colour, one coat of Seche Vite and then a further coat of the holographic colour.
And a bonus shot just because I love holographic rainbows! I have plenty more but thought it best to end here.
Thursday, 14 June 2012
Rifling through the sale bins at Myers one day last month I came across this, I mean how could I not get it?
So this is Sugar Baby Cool Cat and its blue which is a bonus as far as I'm concerned. I love the fact that these names are holographic and on a button on top of the lid. I've seen Sugar Baby stands before, but I have never noticed any nail polishes on them.
And here we have two coats of Sugar Baby Cool Cat with one top coat of Seche Vite. This was a dream to apply and it really is a good polish. I don't know the price that these usually sell for, as this was a sale item at $4.95. But I shall be on the look out for some more!
Monday, 11 June 2012
Well here in Sydney its the long weekend and what do we have? Torrential rain. Back in the UK this would be the norm for a public holiday, but here in Sydney I expected better!
Anyway enough about the weather, instead let's move on to something far more fun. One of the best bargain glitter topcoats I have found has been Easy Paris #22 which has bar and specks silver holographic glitter. It is just so beautiful to see on a nice sunny day. I usually always wear one coat over Picture Polish Wisteria, but here I have used two coats (we have had some dreary days) plus Seche Vite top coat
And the out of focus shot so you can see just how glittery this is, as my camera was not picking up the extraordinarily beautiful rainbows on my nails.
Wednesday, 6 June 2012
Well actually I have two polishes both vying for the exalted position of Favourite Polish of All Time. OPI Blue My Mind and Picture Polish Wisteria. Ever since I first saw Picture Polish Wisteria I just could not get over how perfect it is. And I have to admit I wear Wisteria at least once a month, which is more times than OPI Blue My Mind. But OPI Blue My Mind is Blue! So it is a herculean task, which I have not yet taken on, to decide once and for all time which one takes the top spot.
Casting my dilemma aside, Picture Polish Wisteria is a cool looking lavender colour, which applies flawlessly. This is two coats plus Seche Vite top coat.
Monday, 4 June 2012
Well it was raining on the weekend when I wanted to take pictures, so instead I spent the weekend with my husband buying new appliances, and then doing so much housework to accommodate said new appliances! And throughout it all I was wearing Avon Sequined Turquoise.
So during my lunch break today the sun was actually shinning and I quickly took these photos. Avon Sequined Turquoise is a lovely bright summery blue/green colour with lots of shimmering particles to lift it up out of the ordinary. Application was a dream being opaque in two coats followed by one coat of Seche Vite. It has even made me consider getting some more Avon polishes!