Tuesday 30 November 2010

NOTD: Rimmel Play Fast "Out There"

Just a real quick NOTD for you today. I got this in the pound shop the other day - I love a £1 polish! :) This is 2 coats with some China Glaze FastForward to coat. I love the sheer glitter in this, it goes with everything, especially the freshly fallen snow! :)
I love these Play Fasts... They are all very 'now' even though I believe the line has been discontinued for some time. I always buy these when they pop up in the pound shop or on eBay; they're worth it!

Sunday 28 November 2010

NOTD: George Cosmetics "Jester"

I love a red glitter! And now the time for red glitter has come as Xmas is heralded by the arrival of the 1st Advent Sunday. Only 27 more days to go (and yes, the decorations are coming up...)

My all-time red glitter fave is of course China Glaze "Ruby Pumps". This polish is slightly similar to Boots No7 "Cherry Tang". I have high hopes for the red glitter "Wishlist Red" from the Color Club xmas set "Enchanted Holiday" which is currently winging it's way here from a lovely lady in America...

Anyway, back to my George Cosmetics NOTD. This is 3 coats of this jelly red glitter. It is not as in your face glittery as "Ruby Pumps", more of a glowy shimmer, but it is very nice and smooth. I think my camera hates reds, this looks orange but in real life it looks like a true Christmas red. It looks a bit sheer and I suppose it is as it is a jelly but overall, this is a very nice polish! :)

I'm off to watch 'Beowulf' with my little kitty!

Thursday 25 November 2010

NOTD: George Cosmetics Matte Finish "Freedom"

So I was rocking the green "Under the sea" (I checked the name in the display at Asda, I was right, the name on the bottle was an abbreviation) for the whole week but now it's started flaking off so I changed it.

This pink matte is certainly matte but a nightmare to apply... Creating bald patches if you go over the same place before completely dry, this thick and stringy formula promises much in the bottle but I am not sure that I will actually wear it tomorrow... Anyhow this is 2 coats over base coat.

Hmm it may be £1.50 but I think that next time I fancy pink matte cremeI will just use a pink creme with Rimmel matte top coat...

Sunday 21 November 2010

NOTD: George Cosmetics "U the sea"

So this is my second cheap Asda nail polish. I don't get the name? Is it perhaps a short of "Under the sea"?

This is much better than the previous polish - this is 3 coats but it only needs 2 to look good. The formula is a bit runny but goopy, hence the mess on my pinkie. But it dried fairly quickly so wasn't too bad. I slicked on some China Glaze FastForward to speed dry this mani as I needed to clean the cat litter tray...

I was hoping for a bit more glow with this but it still looks very good. Just be wary for any visible brush strokes - it does stripe if you are not careful due to the formula.

Glad this one turned out ok - I must get down to Asda again this week to see if they still have the mattes in stock... :)

REVIEW: Superdrug Optimum Swiss Apple Serum

I got this some months ago, and I've actully just used this up! A product for princesses indeed!

This is a serum, so best used under a moisturiser. I've been using this under my Neal's Yard Power Berry Moisturiser, morning and night. The serum is silky and actually feels more like a moisturiser as opposed to a serum, but it doesn't leave the slight residue feeling on the skin a moisturiser does.

My skin has improved a lot, no more breakouts on my face! :) I will definitely get myself another one of these, the combo I've been using obviously works really well for me at the moment.

I got this on special offer but it is sadly £14.99 RRP, which is perhaps a bit steep for a drugstore brand, but I will still buy a new one! You can only get it in Superdrug stores, or online.

Saturday 20 November 2010

"I just need some shut eye..."

I have been busy today looking after my little furry fury, but have now settled down while The Man does dinner - mighty fajitas!

Thursday 18 November 2010

NOTD: Avon Nailwear Pro "Pink Radiance"

Sometimes you just need a pink thats super-sparkly to soothe away the disappointment of a pretty-in-the-bottle-but-crap-formula polish.

This is it.

This is 2 perfect coats and a slick of China Glaze FastForward to harden it extra-super-quick so I can play with the kitty while watching 'South Park'.

Thank you, Avon! :)
Oh sorry Zeke if I hampered your recovery in any way by posting this... :) Just read the tattoo mag I sent to you instead!

NOTD: George Cosmetics "Ultraviolet"

I went to Asda last night for cat litter, and I found that they now stock George Cosmetics! They had quite a few nail polish colours, including some matte ones (they matte pastel pink is my next buy!).

I picked up a couple as they are only £1.50 each. This colour is a duochrome lilac-blue in the bottle but the applied mess was a total disappointment.

This is 4 coats (I got tired of trying to make it look ok) and if you have long nails, this will still give you VNL... It is supposedly "quick-dry"; I found it to be neither. This is my right hand, the usual left hand was completely ruined by sheet marks and dents as despite putting on China Glaze FastForward as top coat lats night, the polish is still soft and dentable today.

I still have another polish to try and I hope it will perform better because it is a gorgeously luminous green frost in the bottle...

Sunday 14 November 2010

NOTD: Sally Hansen Hard as nails Xtreme Wear "Marine Scene"

So this is one of the polishes I scored in the poundshop on Friday! It's quite sheer, this is 3 coats, and I would have benefited from a 4th coat. But you know me! Too much hassle with 4. So instead I covered some sheerness with NYX Glitter in "Disco Ball" and slicked a coat of Megashine on the top to make it less 'bumpy'. I may have to add another coat of Megashine though... The holo glitter is refusing to show off in the photo so imagine it is 10 times more 'holoey' and you're there. If I had paid RRP for this polish I would have demanded my money back, but at £1 it's ok.

My kitten is soon 11wks old, and seems to be enjoying our home! I managed to do all ten nails without getting cat hairs in them and I am about to enjoy some knitting as he has snuck off to his sleeping corner under our bed so that will be excellent!

Saturday 13 November 2010

It's tiring being a 10wk old furry fury...

Sorry I've been absent lately but my little furry friend is taking up quite a but of my time. However I did get 2 cool Sally Hansen nail polishes yesterday in the pound shop so I will put one of them tomorrow for you!

Friday 12 November 2010

Purple potatoes...

This is the latest rage in Britain - purple potatoes! They are actually very tasty but I over-boiled mine as you can see as was distracted playing with the kitten...

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Tuesday 9 November 2010

Welcome home, little cat boy!

We today welcomed home an adorable 10 weeks old longhaired moggy who's name has not yet been decided! So cute and fluffy! :)

We are still waiting for him to do the cat toilet and sleep - it's a busy and strange time to be suddenly uplifted to a new home!

Sunday 7 November 2010

NOTD: Max Factor Max Effect Mini "Diva Pink"

Aha! I have finally found a pink that appeals to me! This is 3 coats of "Diva Pink" with China Glaze FastForward top coat. It is fairly sheer so you really need 3 coats. It is a cool fuschia shimmer (a lot cooler than the photo shows), reminds me of pink velvet :)

Busy weekend is about to continue being busy week for me so this was just the 'hit' I needed!

Saturday 6 November 2010

Thursday 4 November 2010

NOTD: Bourjois "Rose Caraibes"

I really needed something pink today but I again settled for something else as I didn't fancy ANY of my pinks.... I don't really know what kind of pink I want but I know it must be out there...

This is 4 coats of this polish, it needs it as it is sheer. It has a nice green duochrome to it, but it doesn't seem to stick on camera so I got a slightly blurry photo to show the green duochrome and one of the actual base colour of the polish.

Monday 1 November 2010

Today's NOTDs

I first did a mani with the awesome Color Club "Revvvolution" but then I totally screwed it up by covering it with a crackle polish from Isadora so I took it off. I felt like something super-pink but nothing appealled to me so I just did 2 coats of Rimmel All White Now nail whitener instead. I love this whitener as it's kind of opaque in 2 coats and has twinkly blue pigments in it! It now comes with the good new brushes from Rimmel, the one they use in their LycraPro polishes.

So nice clean nails for work tomorrow - my boss will probably think I am using drugs or have been possessed by some evil spirit or something! :P Anyway, I'm off to see to the terrible blood-filled blisters I got under my feet today walking home in the pouring rain... Who knew?.. It's so sore and swollen I've had to take strong painkillers :(

Anyway, I need to find a really pink polish. Any ideas, kidz?