Saturday 29 October 2011

Halloween Blood Spatter Nails

Here's the first of my Halloween manis (maybe the last depending on how much time I get!) I've seen this mani on plenty of people before, but I just had to try it myself. I usually wouldn't leave the polish pooled in my cuticles but I think it adds to the effect here!

I used Snow White and Red Alert by Models Own, and of course, a trusty straw!

I know Halloween isn't 'til Monday but I think most people are having parties etc. this weekend, so have fun! :)


GOSH Purple Heart Swatches

Just a quick post today. I've got lots of new polishes lately so I'll be swatching a lot next week and probably posting haul pics! 

This is Purple Heart by GOSH. It looks gorgeous inside the bottle, but unfortunately just doesn't pop as much on my nails. It has flashes of purple, black and green.


This is the only picture I managed to get that showed off the colour. For some reason the green you see in the bottle doesn't really translate to the nails. It's still quite nice though and the purple and black look great together. I'm sure someone with a better camera/lighting could get better pictures!


Monday 24 October 2011

Rimmel Starlet Swatches

Here's another of my favourite polishes, from the Rimmel 60 seconds collection.

If there's one word I'd use to describe this polish, it'd be juicy! Kind of strange I know, but looking at it makes me thirsty! It's a jelly-like finish, yet at the same time it could be described as a foil. I can't pin it down.

It glides on effortlessly and two coats is perfect. Please mind the massive gaps between my cuticles and the polish, I don't know what happened there! :\

I added a matte topcoat, and it looked gorgeous! I definitely love it more with a matte finish. 


Tuesday 18 October 2011

50 Follower Giveaway winner :)

I'm all better, at long last! So I was finally able to sort out my giveaway. I had 111 entries! So much more than I expected. Anyway, with the help of, the winner is....dun dun dun...

Number 50: Amber!! I may possibly have had more than one Amber, so to clarify, it's the lady from My Nail Graffiti :) I've emailed you, Amber.

Thank you so much to everyone who entered, and hi to all my new followers, I hope you stick around. I'll definitely be having more giveaways in the future, so don't be sad if you didn't win. 


Friday 14 October 2011

An apology!

Hi my loves. Sorry I've been gone for ages and not updated my giveaway. I've been so, so sick for the past 7 or 8 days. I've been to a doctor 3 times and almost ended up in hospital. I wont go into the gory details of what was wrong with me, but I would say I'm about 70% better now. 

I will announce the winner of the Barry M polishes at the weekend, and I will post them out asap. Then hopefully get back to posting on my blog! 

Again, I'm really sorry for the huge delay. :(

Tuesday 4 October 2011

50 Followers Giveaway!

**Now Closed**

This definitely crept up on me. My followers shot up in one day! So, it's time for my first giveaway. Only a small one, I'll try and do a bigger one for 100 followers, if I reach that milestone!

You can win these:

Three Barry M polishes. Fuchsia, Cyan Blue and Red Glitter. I picked these because they're 3 of my favourites from Barry M...they're lovely!

Just fill in the form below and submit once.


Monday 3 October 2011

Barry M Matt White + Half-Moon Mani

I am a sucker for half-moon manicures, there's endless colour combinations and I find they make my nails look longer. I started out with two coats of Matt White by Barry M (It's not actually matte, for some reason).

I always find whites a pain to get even, but this was ok after two coats.

I then used some of those little hole reinforcers from stationary shops (I got mine from WH Smith) and painted one coat of Black by Barry M over the top. I have tried to free-hand half moons in the past, but the result is just never as good as when you use these stickers.

I finished with a top coat by Rimmel and it was good to go.

I'm thinking of getting some Kleancolor glitters from eBay. Does anyone have any, and what ones are your favourites? I need help!

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