Thursday, 28 August 2014

NOTD: Barry M Gelly "Mustard"


So the new A/W14 fashions are dropping into the shops, and of course, the A/W14 makeup is starting to pop up as well - such as the new Barry M Gelly colours! I am currently sitting with the window open listening to the rain outside and really feeling the autumn vibe coming on - my favourite season :)

When I saw them on display today it was really hard to choose one of these Gelly colours (it's 3 for 2 on all Barry M in Superdrug at the moment). I had another couple of Barry Ms I'd wanted for a while that I bought but I think I am going back for another 3 from this collection!!

This is 2 coats without top coat. It doesn't self-level as much as I'd like to start with, but it has settled more with a slick of Seche Vite. I love the colour!! It's grungy and mustardy but I love it. Totally autumnal.

Can't wait to get my mitts on "Cardamom", "Paprika" and possibly "Chai" as well... :) Check out nice swatches for them all here at BritNails and Imagination In Colour (I take no responsibility for buying splurges as a result).

Sunday, 24 August 2014

900TH BLOG POST!!!


Woohoo - my 900th blog post :D I decided I indeed needed something special for the occasion, and the gorgeous super-sparkly blue of Butter London's "Airy Fairy" was just the ticket! I did 3 coats for full opacity and slicked on a coat of Seche Vite over the top to seal in the sparkle! I must apologise profusely for the state of my cuticles; I have spent the last week wild camping in a tent on Isle of Skye so they have not had their daily doses of hand cream I'm afraid!

Now I am going to have a Margarita to celebrate my 900th post, and here's to at least 900 more!!!

A midge-net is a must on holiday in Scotland!!

Homecoming Margarita :)


Monday, 11 August 2014

Phew! Some recent NOTDs

I've been SOOOO busy lately and this weekend my parents were over for my best friends wedding so I got very little done apart from showing them around the town! But I did do my nails to match my dress for my friends wedding but then forgot to photograph them until the day after :( This is 2 coats with a slick of Seche Vite.
Cele "Cobalt" - lovely shimmer navy! :)
My mum brought me some Isadora and Depend nail polishes from Sweden which was totally awesome so I decided to put on the intensely pink and aptly named "Power Pink" from Isadora tonight to brighten the deluge of rain we're having!! I then decided I needed to bling it up a bit.. Quite a lot actually. It's 2 coats and a slap of sparkle! :)

Isadora "Power Pink" - what a knockout!

Saturday, 2 August 2014

They're here - Maybelline Baby Lips Electro!

On the left - 'Pink Shock' and on the right - 'Strike A Rose'
I did like the regular Baby Lips from Maybelline so when I heard they were bringing out 'neon' versions of them in America I did hope they would eventually make it to the UK :) And they are finally here! You can get them in both Superdrug and Boots; as usually I've seen these first in my favourite Superdrug and they are Buy 1 Get 1 Half Price just now in Superdrug.

I did some swatches too but they didn't come out very well :( I can't wait to wear these, they both look awesome!
As above, on the left - 'Pink Shock' and on the right - 'Strike A Rose'.
These are a few passes each over the same area.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

NOTD: North Face of the Eiger!


So we hosted a climbing theme film night! :) I decided that I wanted to make a cool manicure to go with it, so I made a panoramic mountain view with snowy tops using 2 coats of Bloom "Kate" for the blue sky, and Chanel "Particuliere" for the mountains then I dabbed on Seventeen Rock Hard Couture "Celestial Pearl" for the snowy peaks!

I also baked a rather fitting cake which went down a treat - it's supposed to be the Eiger! :)

That's a lot of icing on there... :P

Lego-Guy certainly looks happy to be scaling the North Face!

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

NOTD: China Glaze "Purple Panic"


I needed something hot to start off the week and this was just the ticket! But despite the name, I don't really think this is purple?... More like a hot pink?.. But it's hot nonetheless! I used 2 coats here and a slick of Seche Vite (as a neon, it dries matte so need a nice glossy top coat). It's really warm in Scotland just now and I'm living in sandals, so I added a matching pedicure as well :)

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

NOTD: Gold Abstract Nail Art


Sometimes I get these flashes of inspiration but it only turns out half-great :) This is one of those occasions. I should have just done Chanel "Particuliere" throughout... I used Chanel "Particuliere" for the greige colour, NYC "Downtown" for the wine red and then I layered OPI "When Monkeys Fly!" over OPI "Goldeneye" in slices and framed those slices with a black line using a nail art striper. After it was fully dry I slicked on some Seche Vite to fuse it all and make it super-shiny! :) I like it but wish I'd done it slightly differently with just one base colour!