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!


Monday 18 August 2014

Festival Daisies

Hi! I'm back with a brand new blog layout, courtesy of Pipdig, who have been just wonderful. Please let me know what you think! It's not wildly different (I hate change!) but it's cleaner and fresher, just what I wanted!

Today I have some festival-inspired nail art that I created for Beauty At Tesco, using all Barry M polishes. It's making me wish I could have gone to a festival this year!


Monday 11 August 2014

Shimmer Polish Jasmine Swatches

Hi! I know it's been pretty quiet around here lately. I had a really busy period of time where I just couldn't sit down to blog, and then after that I got sick with a horrible stomach bug right after my last post which I have still barely recovered from! Everything happens at once doesn't it!? I'm going to push ahead this week and catch up on reviews!

Today I have latest in my Shimmer Polish series - Jasmine, a beautiful polish made up of predominantly aquamarine and blue glitter, interspersed with gold, green and red. I've used 2 coats plus top coat, over China Glaze Custom Kicks, a teal green creme. This is another winner from Shimmer Polish! Wonderfully easy application and not at all top coat hungry.


You can purchase Shimmer Polish via their Etsy store or their website. International shipping is available!


Monday 4 August 2014

Baroque Beauty

Did you know that a-england make fabulously good stamping polishes? Well, they do! I've used two of my favourite a-england beauties - Saint George and Sleeping Palace - for this design, along with an image from MoYou London Pro Collection 03 (XL). The baroque style design is a perfect match for the mythical feel of a-england polishes! I feel like this has a sort of Game of Thrones feel to it, too. I think if Cersei Lannister had some stamping plates and nail polish, this is what she might rock. ;)

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