Friday, 30 September 2011

Turkish Delight…with a bit of Blue…

I ended up getting Turkish Delight with my recent Models Own haul because the polish I had originally ordered (Pure Purple) was sold out. I am SO glad I got it! It is a gorgeous shade of purple/pink which is really deep and rich.

I decided to mix it up a bit and paint one nail on each hand True Blue. (Left hand: ring finger, right hand: index finger).


I loved this combo together and both polishes lasted really well with little chipping.

What do you think of the random ‘one nail being a different colour’ idea? Let me know!


Monday, 26 September 2011

Haul and Smash Up Polish

My Models Own order finally arrived, woo!


(L-R: Turkish Delight, True Blue, Green Grass, Silver Smash Up & Purple Smash Up.)

I was really excited to try out the Smash Up polishes as I’ve only used the Barry M one’s before, so I put Purple Smash Up over GOSH’s Groovy Grey.


I think it gives a different effect to the Barry M crackle polishes, I’m not sure if it was the base colour but I wasn’t really feeling this combo that much. I will be trying it with a mixture of different colours though, I think it would look awesome with a bright pink underneath! I shall keep you updated!

Also, I nabbed a bargain from ASOS the other day – I got the Essie Resort collection for the amazing grand total of £1.50!


(L-R: Fair Game, Da Bush, Lion Around & Your Hut Or Mine)

I  am LOVING the look of Da Bush so far, so I think I’ll be trying this out very soon! Have you got any of the polishes from this collection? Let me know your thoughts!


Saturday, 10 September 2011

Sally Hansen–Salon Effects

I was in New York last week and picked these up in Walgreens. They were around $9 I think and I haven’t yet seen these on sale anywhere in the UK so thought I’d pick some up. They had some awesome designs but a lot were sold out so I ended up going with these.

I applied them before our flight home at JFK and found them VERY easy to apply and work with. (I did make one boo boo on my index finger as you can see below, but that was my error and I couldn’t be bothered to replace!)


This picture was taken 4 days after I originally applied them with a top coat of Sally Hansen Double Duty top coat. They are without a doubt the best polish strips I have used (so far) and I am very impressed with their lasting power! I can see me ordering more of these! Does anyone know if they are available in the UK?

I also picked up a couple of boxes of these leopard print polish strips from Forever 21, so I will post these up when I’ve tried them out!


I am also waiting for my delivery from the Models Own sale (one of my polishes was out of stock so it delayed my delivery) I have ordered a few coloured crackle polishes which I’m really excited about and some shades I’ve been eyeing up for a while. Haul post when they arrive Smile


Saturday, 3 September 2011

Elegant Touch–Nail Polish Strips

I saw these on offer in my local Savers store so thought I would give them a go! These were only £2.99 for 3 applications so were really good value. I found these much harder to work with than the Nailease ones I posted about last month and they didn’t seem to go on as easily. I had quite a few bumps and creases which I found hard to straighten out. I ended up peeling them off after a few hours so I couldn’t tell you how well they lasted but they did peel off very easily!
I will be giving them another go to see if it was just an application error on my part so will let you know if I have better luck next time!
They also had them in silver so I may give these ones a go. What’s your opinion on metallic nails!?