Monday, 1 September 2014

Nicole by OPI Seize The Summer Collection Swatches and Review

Nicole by OPI Seize The Summer Collection

Summer is undeniably coming to and end (did we even have one?!) although I'm lucky because I still have my Summer holiday coming up! I'm a strong believer that bright nails aren't just for Summer though, and although it's nice to see the warmer shades coming in, there's still room for some brights!

Monday, 25 August 2014

Barry M Autumn/Winter 2014 Gelly Nail Paint - Swatches and Review

Barry M Gelly 2014

When this post goes up I'll be on holiday in Wales (and still on a high from my previous post) and due to it being last minute I haven't been able organise any guest posts! So I'm leaving you with these swatches of the brand new Barry M Gelly Nail Paints for Autumn/Winter 2014.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Introducing Unicorn - My piCture pOlish Collaboration Shade!

Picture Polish Unicorn

Today I have some news that I've been keeping under wraps for just over a year - I'm very excited to finally be able to reveal my piCture pOlish collaboration shade! Ever since the original blogger collaboration shades were released, it's been a dream of mine to have my own; as any of the other collaborators will tell you, getting that email is so very exciting! There was only one name mine could possibly have, and so I introduce to you...Unicorn!

I like to think of this as unicorn breath in a bottle! Inspired by my love of unicorns (you'll find various unicorn bits and pieces dotted around my house...what do you mean they're just a myth!?) and my love of glitter, plus my favourite polish colour - turquoise. I really wanted to have fun with my shade, so I went all out!

Unicorn is a glimmering turquoise base with a shot of pink shimmer running through it. Swirling around inside are lashings of bright pink and silver glitters, because there was just no way I wasn't stuffing my shade with glitter. The pink shimmer is beautiful in certain lights but rather difficult to capture on camera! As it's a glitter shade, it dries ever so slightly rough to the touch, but smooths out nicely with a good top coat. The formula is a little thicker than some, but not a problem to apply; make sure to give it a good shake to loosen up all the glitter! In my swatches I've used 2 coats and top coat - get ready for some swatch spam!

Picture Polish Unicorn

Picture Polish Unicorn

Picture Polish Unicorn

Picture Polish Unicorn

Picture Polish Unicorn

Picture Polish Unicorn

Picture Polish Unicorn

I really hope you love Unicorn! If you swatch it, please let me know by tagging me on Instagram/Twitter because I'd love to see. Thank you to the girls at piCture pOlish for being so great <3 I'm eager to see what other collaborations are being released today, don't forget to check them out too!

Where to get your very own Unicorn

- Direct from piCture
- If you're in the UK, Rainbow Connection and Sally Magpies
- If you're in the US, Llarowe and Color4Nails
- Check the piCture pOlish network page to see where they stock in your country!

Friday, 22 August 2014

New: Barry M Autumn/Winter 2014 Gelly Nail Paint

Gelly time is always an exciting time around here, and I've been anxiously awaiting this release! Brand new for Autumn/Winter 2014 are six new Gelly shades from Barry M. Left to right (in the above picture) there is: Chai, Paprika, Cocoa, Chilli, Cardamom and Mustard, perfect warm Autumn hues!

These will be arriving in Superdrug on August 27th, so not long to wait. What do you like the look of most? I love Mustard!

(Pic from Barry M)

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Moroccan Nail Art with The Lacquer Lab Marrakech Collection

I was looking for a Morrocan inspired design to create with The Lacquer Lab's Marrakech collection, and the Quatrefoil technique caught my eye so I decided to give it a go! I've also got swatches of the whole collection!