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Tuesday, 29 March 2011

He's Going In Circles

Holographic nail polish, you either love them or hate them but there's no denying the effect is very eye catching. Today I'm wearing a seafoam holo by China Glaze called He's going in Circles. It was part of their Kaleidoscope collection that came out in 2007. I had a look around on the web and it seems these holos are quite popular and difficult to find now (unless you go on eBay), which makes me want to find the others in the collection! I love a challenge...

I had to apply about 4 coats for good coverage so be aware of that if you get this. My picture really doesn't do this polish any justice whatsoever and please excuse the messy application.

If you're in the UK you can still get this shade without going on eBay.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Weekend Nails

This weekend I have been sporting a couple of polishes from the Anchors Away collection by China Glaze. I like this collection a lot especially the more muted/pastel colours. I still have 4 others which I haven't worn yet!

China Glaze Sunset Sail (Peach with silver micro shimmer)
China Glaze Sea Spray (Blue/gray with silver micro shimmer)

China Glaze is available from Sally stores in the UK.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

NOTD - Boots No. 7 Poolside Blue

Today I'm wearing Boots No. 7 Speed Dry in Poolside Blue. I love this blue because it's not too dark or too light and very much fits the nautical theme/trend.

Two coats were required for complete opacity though you could get away with one. I've noticed with the No. 7 polishes the lacquer thickens on the brush quite quickly so it can get a bit annoying having to recap and shake after 2 nails. This one is speed dry but it definitely happens on the stay perfect ones too. The tall bottle is a bit of a design faux pas as well.

(Update: Slight tip wear and chip after one day of not doing much :-( )

RRP £7 (£7.50 if you're in Central London, what?!?!?!) luckily had a £5 off No. 7 voucher!

Monday, 21 March 2011

Barry M Instant Nail Effects

I know it's been done to death but here's my contribution to the whole shatter, crackle (whatever it's called) trend. I'm trying to learn how to edit videos and didn't fancy scaring everyone with a make-up tutorial so instead here's me painting my nails with Barry M's Instant Nail Effects over OPI's Austin-tatious turquiose.

A close up of the final result. I'm still undecided about whether I actually like this effect.

Because I don't have any other polishes that create this effect I can't really make a comparison on the quality. One thing that I would say is the brush isn't the greatest. You can see in the video how hard it is to get into the corners.

What do you think of this effect?

Available from Boots and Superdrug

Saturday, 19 March 2011

OPI Austin-tatious turquoise

The sun is out and I'm feeling super summery. I've been holed up in a dark room for quite some time but thankfully I have until June to top-up on my Vitamin D and to have pretty nails before I have to return!!

Today I've chosen a lovely shimmery turquoise from OPI's Texas collection (Spring/Summer 2011) called Austin-tatious turquoise. In darker lighting you can see the purple duochrome. (I used a base, x3 generous coats of polish because it is super sheer and a top coat)

OPI is available in the UK from John Lewis, Lookfantastic and Lena White