Tuesday, 8 April 2014

NOTD: Depend "191"

I felt like a really green polish tonight so when I found this gem rummaging through my Helmers I was delighted! I'd forgotten about it, but obviously loved it when I bought it because I have two bottles already... I had to do 3 coats because it is deceptively sheer! I topped with a slick of Seche Vite to dry the 3 layers down quickly so I could go back to playing Elder Scrolls Online... Which is all I've been doing really since last Tuesday apart from working :) naked nails for a week, why I never...

I saw these 'Cupcake' polishes from Kiko - I love the look of them but I cannot bear parting with £5.95 for UK postage!!! That's just extortion :(

Monday, 31 March 2014

NOTD: Revlon Parfumerie "Ginger Melon"

LOVE the colour of this! :) However the formula leaves something to be desired - it's jelly but streaks. Never really experienced anything like it?.. You can't really see it in the photo but I can definitely see it! Maybe I need to do 3 very thin layers next time? The formula is also very quick-drying so it became a bit hard to apply after about a minute.

This is 3 regular layer without top coat. It smells a bit like spicy honeydew melon?.. Maybe? I know these are gimmicky retro polishes but I so totally love them all :)

I have been out in the garden a lot lately and so here are some beautiful photos of my new spring bulbs! Spring is finally here!!

Pink cherry blossom

Tulip 'Donald Duck'


Hyacinth 'Jan Bos'

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Rimmel Sweetie Crush "Sherbet Sweetheart"

I interrupt my Revlon Parfumerie infatuation with more of my sugar texture infatuation :) I am still not over sugar textures... Which is good cause Rimmel brought out some in the spring offerings :) While everyone is swooning over their Rita Ora collection I was stalking for their Sweetie Crushes. And spent some more Boots Advantage Points!

This is 3 coats without top coat over my Bourjois base coat. I did 2 coats but I wondered if it might be a bit more punchy with 3 coats but you can definitely get away with just 2 coats!

Not looking forward to soaking this off but it looks sooooo awesome :D Hello spring!!! Now if I could only get my hands on the Nicole by OPI Roughles collection as well...

Sunday, 23 March 2014

NOTD: Revlon Parfumerie "Lime Basil"

Today is my very first wedding anniversary! I was dying to try one of the new Revlons and I first thought I would do "Ginger Melon" but the draw of "Lime Basil" was too great. Can't resist a green!!

This is 2 coats over base coat with no top coat as I want to see what it smells like when it dries properly. I can already smell a hint of 7-Up or Sprite, quite yummy! Or is it a bit like the Dettol Lime & Mint spray, perhaps?.. I like it anyway :) It's got a bit of a thick yet runny thing going on so you need a base coat you can trust and a steady hand to apply it. I found 2 thicker coats was easier than 3 thinner coats.

Love the colour of this polish :D It's like somewhere more sumptuous than mint green?.. I am so in love with these polishes so far, best Boots Advantage Points spent in a long time!!

EDIT: Unfortunately the smell didn't last thru my morning shower!

Thursday, 20 March 2014

They're here - Revlon Parfumeries!

I got my hotly anticipated polishes today - woohoo! I am not sure which one to try first, but I think it will be "Ginger Melon"! :D

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

NOTD: NYC "Midtown" with accent nail

I decided I wanted something graphic and bright so I did this luscious pink with a black and white accent nail :) I used a coat of Rimmel LycraPRO "Urban Princess" under 2 coats of "Midtown" as it's quite sheer and I wanted a more punchy pink. I then did the accent nail using Sinful Color "Black on black" and white dots with a nail art pen. Awesome! :) Just in time for cheering me up as the cold and wet weather is set to return tomorrow...

WANT IT WEDNESDAY: Revlon Parfumerie nail polishes

The Revlon Parfumerie polishes are finally here!! They are also included in the 3 for 2 on select Revlon cosmetics so I used my Boots Advantage Points to get myself 3 of these babies for less! Hopefully on Friday I will have these and can look forward to fragrant fingers for a week :)

Get yours in Boots or online on Boots here!