Friday, 24 February 2012

Colour Club - Wish Upon A Rockstar

I have been swooning over OPI Rainbow Connection or so long that I decided to add this gem to my recent haul. It was the first one I went to when they all arrived and it did not disappoint! I began by putting a base coat and a coat of Barry M 47 Black, followed by 2 coats of Wish Upon A Rockstar.




Pictures do not really do the polish justice, the first is with flash and second is without. The polish consists of coloured glitter with light pink hex glitter.

The only downside is that it did begin to chip quite quickly and oh my goodness…the removal!! It took me a good half an hour to get it off!





However, I think I am willing to sacrifice this for this gorgeous polish and had lots of people swooning over them!

More new polishes pics coming soon :-)


Wednesday, 22 February 2012

OPI–Yucatán If U Want

I decided to try another version of the Scotch tape mani and kept it simple with one colour and a black stripe and I LOVE how it turned out. I also love this polish, its a gorgeous not-quite-red-not-quite-pink colour which applies like a dream and lasts well.


I have grown to really like doing manis with my plain nail showing underneath like this too, so have a few more ideas up my sleeve to try!


Thursday, 16 February 2012

Peacock Nails

I saw this look on YouTube and fell in love. I decided to give it a go seeing as I loved the colours used and I love Peacocks!peacock

I used Essie Going Incognito as the green base, then used a dotting tool and GOSH 554 Gold, Rimmel 825 Sky High and Models Own True Blue for the spots.

It’s not quite the same as the finished result in the video but I quite liked it! I think if I was going to do this look again I would make the dots bigger and more even.

I love doing animal print designs though and am always on the look out for new ideas, let me know if you have tried any and would recommend!


Tuesday, 14 February 2012

GOSH Lavender Love

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this polish! It’s such a pretty colour and I love wearing it on it’s own. I decided to mix it up a teeny bit by painting one finger on each hand another colour.gosh-lavender-love

I used GOSH Lavender Love on all my other nails and GOSH Groovy Grey on my index finger.

I think GOSH polishes are awesome, these two were part of a special edition collection I purchased last year (I think…could have been 2010 though) and are still holding up well.

So a nice simple look but with a bit of a twist!


Sunday, 12 February 2012

Models Own Freshen Up

I was quite excited to see the new Models Own collection …

“The NEW Spring collection from Models Own: FRESHEN UP! Five pretty sherbet pastels, each designed to give a gorgeous natural colour. Includes Edamame, a fresh shimmering green; Naked Shimmer, a glistening gold-tinted stark beige; Soda Pop Pink, a subtle pastel blush; Peaches & Cream, a light sherbet peach; and Bare Beauty, a pretty, barely-there nude.”

Looking forward to seeing some swatches of these but Edamame, Naked Shimmer and Bare Beauty are probably the ones I’d be most interested in!

Have you added any of these to your collection? Let me know your thoughts!!


Saturday, 11 February 2012

Attempt at Marble Nails

Well I tried it! My first two attempts are below.

L: Essie Mint Candy Apple, Essie Van D’Go and Models Own True Blue
R: Models Own Turkish Delight, Models Own Peach Sherbet and Essie Mint Candy Apple

I think it is definitely something that you get better at over time! Took me a while to get used to what temperature the water needed to be and also timing to get a pattern before the polish dries! I’m not admitting defeat as I will be trying this again soon but it’s quite messy and time consuming so I’ll need patience when doing it haha.

Saying that, I did get some nice comments when I wore the above!

To be continued!