Sunday, 31 October 2010

Superdrug Haul

So I caved when in Superdrug this week and I saw the Barry M
2 for £5 offer and they had the much talked about ‘Crackle Polish’…so of course I had to purchase!
For some reason I didn’t get a fancy gold lid like I have seen on some other blogs but I did pick up Raspberry too which is a really pretty dark pink. Swatches coming soon!
I also noticed that my local branch has started stocking the MUA range so I picked up a couple more shades to try out…
muahaul1Shade 1 (L) is a navy blue glitter and shade 3 (R) is a dusky fuchsia . I am soon planning to do a swatching session of these and the MUA polishes I picked up a while ago!

P.s - do you like my new layout?


Saturday, 30 October 2010

The Internet Is Really, Really Great…

Today one my my favourite West End shows is closing – Avenue Q. Well it is going on tour actually, but it is leaving the West End after 5 years. I have seen the show 4 times in 3 years and will be going to the last show this evening. In honour of this, I decided to try and dedicate my nails to the show today…ta da…avenueq2I used Miners Photo Finish shade 34 (which I have had far too long) and Special FX Black nail pen. I then did a topcoat of Rimmel Pro Matte Finish.avenueqIf you haven’t seen the show – you should definitely try and catch the tour!
In other news…my Models Own order arrived!modelsown_haulL-R: Peach Sherbet, Purple Grey, Grace Green, Vintage Pink & Purple Ash. Cannot wait to get these polishes on my nails!modelsown_haul2Have you seen Avenue Q? Do you have any of these Models Own shades, let me know your faves!

Friday, 29 October 2010

Boots No7 - Help!

So I need your help...I have a few of those wonderful £5 off Boots No7 vouchers but can you guys recommend some nice shades to me? Over the past few months I've got my hands on Beanie, Heather and Night Silver so let me know if you can recommend any...

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

OPI Barefoot In Barcelona

I have been meaning to get this polish for a long time now and I finally managed to get my hands on it last week! I got it along with a few other polishes that I ordered from ASOS but this had to be the first one to go on!

As usual with OPI, this polish went on nicely with two coats and lasted a good 4-5 days before starting to chip. The colour is such a pretty warm brown colour and I have had lots of nice comments whilst wearing it too! Looking forward to doing a few comparisons with this too. I adore this polish and can see myself wearing it a lot in the future, recommend to you all Smile

Monday, 25 October 2010

Models Own: I Did It!

So I finally bit the bullet and ordered my favourites from the new Models Own collection, I took advantage for their 'buy 5 save £7' deal (I'm such a sucker for a bargain) and ordered 3 from the 'Car Key' collection plus 2 other shades that I've been lusting after for a while! My order came to £18 in total plus free delivery so that is only £3.60 per I keep telling myself! Anyway hopefully my order will be here sometime next week so I shall leave you in suspense until then and I can show off the colours I ordered :)

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Non Nail News

While I sit here deciding whether to apply Pink Fizz or Blue My Mind, I wanted to introduce a new idea I’ve been thinking about called ‘Non Nail News’. Basically every now and then I will blog about a random topic/product/tv show that I am loving. Don’t worry, the majority of my posts will still be nail related but I just thought this would be fun so you guys can get to know me and I get to know you!

So this week I am LOVING…


I have just finished Season 2 and am totally hooked! After a slow start for the first few episodes, it all went crazy and I was gripped. I think Stephen Moyer is great so I love Bill but I am still not sure about Eric…If you have never seen this show then I urge you to give it a go, I think Season 2 is currently airing on Channel 4 in the UK. I’ve heard Season 3 is even better…I think I might explode!

"Don't say UH-OH! Vampires do NOT say UH-OH!"


Monday, 18 October 2010

OPI My Big Break


This polish is a gorgeous purpley-pink colour with green/silver sparkles, which actually doesn’t come across very well when photographed.

As expected from OPI the formula is nice and I particularly like the brushes on OPI polishes as they seem a bit bigger than normal and this makes foreasier application! This shade took a good 3 coats to get a decent coverage and not a bad drying time. I have also included another photo that gives a better idea of the ‘sparkles’opi_mybigbreak2

On another note, how amazing is the new Car Key collection from Models Own?!


I can see myself ordering Grace Green, Purple Ash, Garnet and Vintage Pink in the not so distance future <3

Has anyone got their hands on any of these yet? Any favourites, recommendations?

Let me know!


Sunday, 10 October 2010


h&m_missstoneheart3Hey everyone, I am back! I had to have a break from this blog due to a few reasons one of them being that my camera broke so I was unable to post any pics. Anyway I have a new camera now and ready to share more polish love with you all!
I am so excited about this NOTD look, I recently purchased the Rimmel PRO Matte Finish Mattifying topcoat with my trusty Boots points and have been dying to try it out! I decided to partner this with a polish which has been occupying space in my drawer for a while now but I have never gotten around to actually wearing it. (I’ve a feeling this will change after today!)
I have always loved Grey polish on other people, so when I saw this beauty in H&M for £2.99 (I think!) I had to snap it up. Enter ‘Miss Stone Heart’. This went on really nicely and was wearable after just one coat. It also dried surprisingly h&m_missstoneheart1quickly. Here is a shot of the polish pre-matte topcoat…
I do have one other H&M polish, but I am not too keen on the colour but this has really encouraged me to try a few more shades! Anyway, now for the moment of truth…I applied a generous amount of the matte top coat on and voila!

I think this is my new favourite!! Looking forward to trying some other polishes with the matte top coat as I am really impressed with it so far.
How is everyone anyway? Have you tried any matte polishes or top coats before? Let me know what you think!
Speak soon