Friday, 16 November 2012

NYC Persistent Putty

The last of my Cosmetics Fairy polish haul (I got mostly make up this time).

Persistent Putty. Is it brown? Is it greige? I'd call it minx. I think. I do like it though.

I find with NYC polishes the first coat is terrible, very thin and patchy. But on the second coat it transforms! It's gorgeous.

I can see this as being an everday wearer, since you could add anything too it!

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Essie Meet Me at Sunset

So I also picked up a bargain with this bottle of Essie . A full size bottle for £2.49.

This was a little different to Super Bossa Nova. Thinner to apply so took 3 (and a bit) coats to become opaque.

The stunning red/orange colour is right up my street.
All in all I'm impressed with my growing Essie collection!

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Essie Super Bossa Nova

This week I'll have a few swatches of what I picked up at Cosmetics Fairy last week.

Today I start with Essie's Super Bossa Nova. I got a mini bottle(5ml) for 99p. The polish is a lovely bright fuchsia pink with a subtle shimmer. It only took two coats to make it opaque and dried to a nice smooth finish.

I think this could be an interesting polish to stamp with, so will hope to try that out soon.
Cosmetics Fairy have relaunched with a new website, now its orders over £15 qualify for free delivery but there are new offers and loyalty points to be collected

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Sally Hansen HD Resolution

So I bought another bundle from Cosmetics Fairy. Mostly makeup but I got another if the Sally Hansen HD colours.

This time out its Resoulution. A metallic green, this polish as with the others from the line take a few layers to achieve an opaque colour.

It's perfect for nails to wear to the WWE tour tomorrow and here you can see my Team Cena colours. All lettering is done with white acrylic paint and the rhinestones were from eBay.

I'm so excited to go to the show tomorrow! Its going to be the best birthday for a long time :)

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Barry M Spider Web

So I got the free Spider Web effect by Barry M.

The polish is Orange and works like Barry M Chameleon. Here's my first attempt of using it.

I painted a thinish layer on top of NYC's City Blackout. As you can see the orange isn't too bright apart from my thumb which had a a slightly thicker coat.

I love the Barry M effect polishes, so clever! Will be trying this again over a lighter polishs to see if that makes the orange stand out more

What do you think? Do you use the Barry M effects? Which is your favourite?

Monday, 5 November 2012

Another Award!

I am again delighted and honoured to have been nominated for this by Kristine at Pink and Polished

As a condition of the award I have to share 7 random facts about myself, so here goes.

I'm an ebay fiend. I could spend all day searching on there!

I totally love Tim Burton films

I don't really fit in to a "type" of personality, mostly because the stuff I love is all so very different

Although I'm not particularly great at it, I love to draw

 I'm currently working on my dissertation, which is about Batman, which makes me the coolest/geekiest person ever (maybe)

I love my boyfriend more than I could ever explain

I really want to have my own house so I can have a room with one wall full of bookcases and the other full of polish storage

As for nominees, I want to share this with all my readers, YOU make me stick around and post which is the best thing in the world. Thank you all

Sunday, 4 November 2012

A little more Halloween

Well I couldn't stop at one!

I finally bought some acrylic paint - it's a little bit life changing! So much easier to work with than polish, and if you make a mistake a touch of water solves the problem,

For this I used Barry M White (all white), Collection Purple Rain (Witch's hat), NYC Black (Vampires's hair) and acrylic for the rest

Here the polishes I used  are Barry M White, NYC Black, and 2True Nude, the rest is acrylic.

The most important thing I've learnt while dabbling with acrylic is once it's dry to apply a thickish layer of top coat so the design is protected.

The inspiration came from IHaveACupCake on YouTube

I hope you enjoy and I hope to be back real soon with some fresh new ideas