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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Hello from over the pond :D

Howdy hi fellow polish lovers, So as Tia is going to be minus the Internet for a few weeks or so (HOW is she going to cope?! I am not sure I could) I offered to step into the breach and keep her blog ticking over until she is back. I don't have a blog myself but I do guest here and there for a few of my polish and fashion loving buddies, so I am hoping that you and I can firm up a wonderful friendship and I can brighten your day a little with a couple of english beauties I have hidden away in my stash. So what can I tell you about me?? Hmm.... Well apart from loving polish I love to Dance with my Street Dance Family. Its another massive passion of mine. I am also a mumma to an amazing little lad.... oh and I LOVE purple polish :D So you will more than likely see a LOT of that going around here. Now, we in good ol' Blighty are a little bit backwards when it comes to polish, but we do have some which, I think, are stunning. For this post.... I am going to show the some of the lovelies in the new Model's Own collection Wonderland. Like all Model's Own polish, they are wonderful to apply and have a super finish once dry. Here I have for you Northern Lights, which is a subtle pink holo, which packs a massive punch when you get it in the light. WOWZER!!!
After grabbing this one, I knew the purple Southern Lights NEEDED to be mine.... but I am afraid to say I was more disappointed in this one as it was more silver than purple. Nevertheless..... its still lovely, and you can see it here with A-England's Lady of the Lake on my ring finger.
Both of these beauties are 3 coats for good measure :D So what do you think? Worthy of a USA thumbs up?

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Brave Little Toaster

I had a nail accident about a week ago which caused me to have to nub to the nail bed every nail I had. I was really sad because my nails were finally getting closer to the length I wanted them. After a few pep talks I decided all I needed to finally embrace my nubbins was a pretty mani! And they were right. I put two coats of SH Blue Me Away and then took out my long awaited F4 Splat! and oh my god sparks flew. Okay not really but you get the point I love this polish and dare I say it satisfies my Lynn Connect the Dots lemming.

Feeling Whimsical!

Okay so maybe not but I do love this polish. I got it as a RAOK a while back from a great friend in a polish group. Revlon whimsical is one of those lemming everybody had and then half of them were like wait I dont want this...I am not one of those people. This is two coats over a few coats of SC Cinderella a polish Im not so crazy about but Ill show you swatches anyway.
I am a Milani fanatic if you haven't tried their polishes go now get some I'll wait.........you back yet? Okay good now lets get started. I got this forever and a half ago and never tried it. Deep thoughts is a gorgeous dark vampy purple and if you have nice nails its definitely a one coater. But my nails were a little worse for wear so I did two to cover all my bumps and cracks. Isn't it gorgeous?
Now onto my favorite pastel ever. Violet Dash. Milani claims this as a one coater and if you're not like me and apply really thin coats this would most definitely be one. I absolutely adore their one coaters Black Swift and White on the Spot are my go to black and whites. So this is two thin coats. Look at that shine!
I got some amazing nail mail this day so I topped it with Rainbow Honey 20% cooler. I wasn't totally in love with this to be honest but its a nice pairing none the less.

Be still my heart!

Be still my heart I have found a tiny matte glitter I love more than Floam. Jindie Nails Be Trixed! It is so gorgeous. I'll give you Jennifer's description because she's much better at it than me. "This polish has all matte glitters in it. The colors are neon yellow, neon blue, barbie pink and black. Super fun, bright glitter polish." I love the bigger matte glitters mixed in with the tiny floam like glitters. I think I will do a comparison of the two very soon. Below is three coats. Polish goes on well just like all her others. This can be found in her etsy store.

Smells like who?

Smells like teen spirit! Who loved/loves nirvana? I know I do. But actually this mani Smells like green spirit! Another wonderful creation by the amazing lady at Jindie Nails. This is a medium super bright green jelly with purple, blue, lime green and silver holographic glitters. She says its so ugly its pretty but I thought it was just pretty. I got this even though I usually dislike greens just because it was so unique. This is two coats with no top coat. You can buy it in her etsy store.

Fun House!

More Jindie polishes? Oh yes! These are from a shopping spree I went on a few weeks ago. Oh I don't think she will ever let me down. Must get my hands on water for elephants next though. I neeeed it. This is Fun house of 1000 corpses. A yellow base packed with all sorts of crazy glitters in all kinds of colors. It looks like a carnival exploded on my nails in a good way of course. Its also named similar to one of my favorite movies ever House of 1000 Corpses so there was no question I had to have this. I have almost the entire Hellaween collection except for I think Zomboy. Go visit her etsy store and facebook page there's a weekend sale right now!
This is two coats and is slightly see through with the flash but in person its opaque. I absolutely love this one and its gonna be my Halloween night mani. Im sorry for the strange fog...adds to the creepy maybe?

Crackles back?! No....

This mani was inspired by the super October Julep fail! There's tons of crackles in nearly every brand. So why oh why would Julep think I would want to spend 20 bucks on two MINI crackles and one creme. Julep thinks I'm an idiot obviously. So I broke out my OPI pink crackle in their honor. I think its just called pink (real original OPI wonder why I don't own many of you) I did one coat over two coats of Tip Top Noir. Shoulda done two but I was still waiting on my fast dry top coat at the time.

BCA Mani!

You knew it was coming. It's breast cancer awareness month and even though I haaaate pink with a passion I had to do at least one :) Of course this cause is near and dear to a lot of hearts and I don't think there should just be a month we should be aware year round! Now when I realized what month it was I immediately stopped dead in my polish tracks because I own approximately 10 pinks. And now this may sound like a lot but when your collection looks like mine well its pathetic. Most pinks look awful on my skin or they just aren't out there enough for me. That's until I swatched this bad bitch. Three coats of China Glaze Shocking Pink (neon).
Look at my skin! I look tan as hell. Now Im going to post a normal picture of my horrible pale skin and you'll see the craziness this created.
See the ghost like quality of my skin. I swear I'm so pale I'm see through.

Brought out an old friend

So I got my hands on this bottle of what is now practically gold right before the maker decided to stop selling it not in base causing a huge up in price and the hunt for a new spectra-hoozy which I also want to get my hands on. So I was feeling a little down the other night and went on a swatching spree and I found my mini of spectraflair! Oh it was so pretty and reminded me that I am indeed obsessed with holos just like everyone else.
I was feeling purple because October is Domestic Violence Awareness month (yes I know its BCA too I'm getting there) and I decided to do one for the lesser talked about but just as important issue. This is two coats of WnW Buffy the Violet Slayer (don't be confused by the bottle in my had Buffy is a mini and awkward to hold) topped with two coats of spectraflair top coat. Blurred for holo goodness :) Enjoy!

Klout Perk #2

If you haven't been introduced to the wonderful world of Klout count your blessings. Possible the most confusing site ever. But Essie has a klout and when they come out with a new collection they give away what is called a klout perk and if your score is high enough and you sign up before its full they send you a random color from the collection. This time they sent me Recessionista. The color is really not for me but I swatched for you guys anyway. Its a wonderful purple/red/oxblood? creme goes on very nice and smooth in two coats.
Don't mind the cuticles in the process of moving I have moved and misplaced things including my clean up brush