Sunday, 30 June 2013

OPI Euro Centrale

Yes, I bought the entire collection even tho I was only going to buy colours that really grabbed me. (It was on offer that was too good to miss, and I thought I would do a Giveaway with the colours I didn't particularly like.) Best laid plans of mice and men spring to mind!

First, my least favourite colour OPI My Vampire is Buff! Well I'm sorry, not anymore, I love this colour which is an off white but not Ivory or cream OMG this colour is so hard to explain! As a side note I have actually have an eye on a handbag this colour just waiting for an opportune moment when I can justify its purchase.

And this is the second colour OPI Hands Off My Kielbasa! A deep rose gold colour with the tiniest shimmer to it. And yes you've guessed it I love this colour too, it is just so pretty! On to my mani then, this was three coats each for the base and then with my largest dotting tool I did all the spots. Once they were dryish I used a small dotting tool to just add a few opposite colour random spots on top of the previous spots. Followed by a top coat of Seche Vite.

I'm very pleased how this mani turned out and I thought the OPI Hands Off My Kielbasa! base with OPI My Vampire Is Buff dots reminded me of Bambi's coat from the Walt Disney film. But my favourite part of this mani is the accent nail and I'm actually going to do a complete mani the next time I wear these colours.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Secrets Revealed!!

The culprits, shown above, are all from OPI's Euro Centrale Collection starting with My Vampire Is Buff, OPI Can’t Find My Czechbook, and OPI Oy-Another Polish Joke. So what have I been up to? Well I can tell you now, Stephanie of A Little Polish asked for volunteers to write a guest post for her whilst she was away on a business trip and I jumped at the chance. You can view my guest post here.

A sneak peak!
 You can also see Stephanie's amazing nail art too, I'm very much in awe of her wonderful talents, and regularly look through her blog for inspiration. I wish to thank Stephanie for allowing me to write a small piece for her and I must say I had a lot of fun deciding on my mani.

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Too Much Rain!

Its Saturday, and its raining so I can't take any photo's of the mani I have been wearing for the last couple of days. I can't show you a mani I wore at the beginning of the week until the 26th June, so what can I write about?

Femme Fatale Mana Ruby a beautiful strawberry red/pink jelly with iridescent blue and matte red hexes of various sizes. I wore this some time ago obviously when it was sunny, and to tell the truth this is such a beautiful polish I was waiting to wear it again in order to take better photographs as I don't think these are doing Femme Fatale Mana Ruby any justice at all.

And finally a shade shot, so you can see the iridescent blue better! I think my mani was two coats of Femme Fatale Mana Ruby and a top coat of Seche Vite.

If you would like your own Femme Fatale nail polish then visit Femme Fatale Cosmetics besides the excellent service you will receive from Sophie you can also satisfy your lemmings for certain other Indie polishes.

Or you can enter Femme Fatale's current give away on Facebook and win some of their own brand spectacular nail polishes!!

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Chanel Taboo - How Could You?

So when I was walking through Myers the other day, I happened to notice a new bottle on display... imagine my excitement when I discovered it was the new Chanel Taboo that everybody is talking about. And it was everything I expected to be, so what is my problem? Well I have taken eleventy billion pictures over several days and not one of them is showing the true beauty that other bloggers have managed to capture and I can see so clearly in real life!

My mani then, three coats of Chanel Taboo! The second coat was to cover any imperfections in the first coat. The third coat was for depth and sparkle which Chanel Taboo delivered. This mani lasted four days before it chipped, which is excellent staying power seeing as I hadn't used a top coat.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Prince Charming, Prince Charming!

I'm sorry but as soon as I picked up Essence Snow White Collection Prince Charming, I have not been able to get the Adam Ant single Prince Charming out of my head! Who knew we would all end up looking like Dandy's. Anyway moving on, I was casting about to see what I could pair it with and I found Orly Boho Bonnet the most gorgeous blue grey polish I have ever seen.

Not being particularly enamoured with the glitter removal process (which I must admit has got better with Picture Polish Revolution) I've become a bit more artistic with glitter placement. Here I have just done a diagonal freehand stripe of glitter. However once I had gone out into the sun and saw how beautiful these two polishes were I wished I had covered my entire nails in Essence Prince Charming.

A beautiful sunlit picture showing off the wonderful holographic glitter in Essence Prince Charming along with the royal blue medium sized hexes. So on to my mani two coats of Orly Boho Bonnet two coats of Essence Prince Charming and a top coat of Seche Vite.

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Great British Nail Bloggers Giveaway!!

A group of us have clubbed together to lay on a Giveaway worth $250.

So what’s on offer?

* 1st prize $100 gift certificate

* 3 x 2nd prize of $50 gift certificate

The gift certificates can be used at any online nail e-tailer to fill your Helmer / shoebox with the polishes of your dreams.

The Giveaway is open internationally and runs til 8pm on Friday 28th June.  You must be over 18 to enter.

All you need to do is click on the Rafflecopter widget below – the more blogs you follow, the more chances of winning.

Good luck !!!
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Monday, 3 June 2013

Nails For Woolwich - Help For Heroes

A terrible thing happened in Woolwich, namely the murder of a young soldier Lee Rigby, my daughter summed up this atrocity far better than I could, so I will quote her words here:
"Is absolutely heart broken to hear what is happening in a part of London that I used to call home. Soo sad that a place I used to go frequently is a scene of world wide horror."

A group of UK nail bloggers have decided to do Nails For Woolwich Help For Heroes in support of Lee Rigby the soldier that was brutely murdered outside his army barracks in Woolwich. Help For Heroes is the charity that Lee supported by wearing their hoodie in his final days and their colours are red (Army), dark blue (Navy) and light blue (RAF).

This was just a simple tape mani using Ozotic Pro 515, Picture Polish Cosmos and OPI The Spy Who Loved Me

                                                          Rest In Peace Lee Rigby