Monday, 29 August 2011

Here follows an announcement...

It can finally be revealed after telling the families! When me and my partner were away on holiday, he proposed to me! :) I only have this photo of the place he did it, and the ring, sadly there is no nail polish on!!! I will therefore be taking suggestions as to the perfect polish to go with the ring for any engagement party we will be holding!

Which polish would you recommend?

Sunday, 28 August 2011

NOTD: Bloom "Bianca"

I am back from my holidays! I can't believe that it's back to work tomorrow....

So I had to put on one of my old favourite polishes - Bloom "Bianca" to cheer myself up a bit. Click the link to see other "Bianca" manis I've done. Please excuse the slap-dash application and dry cuticles, I've not worn any polish since Wednesday as my hands are dry as the Sahara desert :(

This is 2 coats with MegaShine. I just love this polish, it's deep teal with it's green flash always picks me up :)

Saturday, 20 August 2011

NOTD: Chanel "Peridot"

It wasn't really a conflict which polish to put on, "Peridot" won hands down for my holiday manicure! 2 perfect coats with a coat of MegaShine. It's more beautiful in real life than in photos! I'm off to relax before bed and then I am off on holiday tomorrow, but I hope I can squeeze in a post before I come back on Wednesday night.

Friday, 19 August 2011


I'm off on holiday tomorrow for a week so went to buy camera batteries in Superdrug - AND THERE IT WAS!! "Facets of Fuschia" from Revlon is on the must-have list this fall, and I didn't think it was released yet but Superdrug had some on display! I obviously bought it.

And THEN...

Chanel counter calls, and the lady tells me "Peridot" is now in stock and do I still want it. Guess what the answer was? Let's just say I contemplated leaving work early and miss out on some of my surplus flexi time... :)

Now the dilemma - which polish do I wear for my holidays?...

Sunday, 14 August 2011

NOTD: BeautyUK Shatter "Glam Rock" over Rimmel LycraPRO "Urban Princess"

I buggered my nails a bit removing old silicon sealant around my bath but they were luckily cropped short so wasn't too bad! I needed something bright to start my last week before my holiday so I chose this pink with silver shatter. This is 2 coats of "Urban Princess" with a thin coat of "Glam Rock" shatter (thin coat = more cracks). I slapped on some MegaShine to bring out the shimmer in "Glam Rock".

I can report I tried the BB Cream from Garnier! It feels a bit 'dry' to put on and I had to use more than I thought. It did last all day and made my tired skin look happy and fresh! It definitely covered the redness I have. I am using the 'Medium' colour just now as I am tanned but I will also buy a 'Light' one for when the winter paleness hits! The Maybelline version arrived also, and I will try that one tomorrow!

Thursday, 11 August 2011

NOTD: Ciate "Wait Until Dark"

So this polish is one of two polishes that come with this months Marie Claire (UK edition)! The other one is a nude, which I wasn't so tempted by. I love free polish with magazines if the brand is something I've not tried before, like Ciate. Anyway, there is also a 15% off offer on the box to the polish, should you fancy buying some more Ciate!

This is a deep, dark, sumptuously velvety burgundy shimmer polish. This is 2 coats with a slick of MegaShine. I would say this is a shimmer raisin colour! I love it :)

Other free stuff just now:
  • ELLE magazine also does a free polish this month, from Mavala. They come in 3 shades; red, orange and grey.
  • Barry M has teamed with Impulse body spray and is giving away free lip gloss in 3 colours with each can of selected Impulse body spray you buy in Boots
  • Cosmopolitan magazine is giving away Eyelure free fake lashes

It's arrived!

My Garnier BB cream finally arrived, I was on a waiting list for like forever, I will be road testing it tomorrow and will give you all the juice. My Maybelline version from Japan have yet to arrive however so you can look forward to that perhaps next week.

I also have a rather lovely looking Ciate polish called "Wait Until Dark" to share with you tonight that came free with this month's UK Marie Claire! But first I will have to live through the rest of the working day!!

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Shrimp update!

I am so pleased with my shrimp tank - my red cherry shrimp are so delightful :) They today got a bamboo cane with Java moss on it installed in their tank, and as you can see they are right in there feeding. This is a female and she is starting to grow eggs already. So maybe soon I will have even more baby shrimp!

Monday, 8 August 2011

NOTD: Essie "Carnival"

I actually put this on last night, but didn't get a chance to post. It's so hard to photograph this, it's sparkliness doesn't like the camera! So it has to be photographed blurry to show off that gorgeous holo glitter :)

This is one coat; it's still bumpy with a coat of MegaShine.

I've got a couple of exciting new products coming in the post but they haven't arrived yet, so I am keeping you in suspense until they do...

To make it up to you, here is Elvis the Kitten gracing the blog with his handsome presence. He's almost a year old now, and has grown very large and fluffy since we first welcomed him home from the animal rescue centre! His tail is ridiculously long and fluffy, which makes us suspect there is some exotic cat breed in him somewhere...

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

NOTD: Misa "Krystal Waters"

I saw swatches of this and immediately needed it! I am writing this on my new laptop, sadly the old one was so broken it was cheaper to get a new one :( sad, but it does happen... Therefor I really needed a polish to cheer me up and "Krystal Waters" fits the bill perfectly :)

"Krystal Waters" has a foily, luminous effect that shimmers just like a tropical sea under a blazing sun! This is 4 coats. It is a sheer-ish polish, so you will need the 4 coats to cover up VNL. But if it was more opaque I don't think that it wouldn't have that luminous quality! I slicked on a coat of MegaShine top coat to set it more quickly. I took a lot of photos of this but only one came out decent to show colour AND shimmer, it's definitely a polish that is better in real life than on film!

Monday, 1 August 2011

NOTD: Color Club "Revvvolution"

This is still one of the most unique polishes I have in my stash and it always surprises me how lovely it is whenever I put it on :) I've worn it before, and looking back on those older photos make me realise how long I've been blogging - coming up for 3,5 years and this will be my 587th post!

I've got some untried polishes bursting to get out of the drawers of the Helmer but I didn't feel like any of them :O Not even Misa "Krystal Water"! Something is drawing me back to the old, safe favourites just now... I must break out of this sentimental state...

Back to this gem of a polish. This is 1 perfect coat and no top coat. That's it! How could I resist it?

What's your favourite nail polish, and why??