Saturday, 25 May 2013

Neutral Triangle Half Moons

Hope you guys are enjoying the summer sunshine wherever you are, Scotland's being generous and we've had more than one day of sun, must be all this global warming, right? ;) 

I was craving some nude colours and fancied using Utopia or Lychee, I also found some striping tape so I decided to do a triangle half moon jobbie. All I did was lay two pieces of tape in a cross shape on my nail and filled in one of the triangles with Lychee over the base of Utopia. IT looked a tad empty so I dotted some Lilacism within the lychee triangle. 

Monday, 20 May 2013

Matte Polka Dot

Hello folks! I've still been rather uninspired plus I've managed to misplace my nail art brushes so today's pot is ever simple in all honesty. 

For some reason I'd always done Polk dots in black or white on top of a coloured base, but I'd never thought to do the dots in a darker version of the base. Silly me! Then I thought it'd look nice with a slick of matte topcoat on top. 

For this post I used Essie Lilacism  and Sinful Colours Amethyst. 

I've noticed that the photos I've been posting are ridiculously blurry even though they look decent quality when on my phone. I'm not sure if it's because I used an app to add a watermark and the app messes with the quality or it it's the blogger app I'm using :/ is anyone else having this problem?! It looks normal quality when I'm writing the post though D: 

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Swatched! L'Oreal: Boudoir Rose

Boots are currently doing 3 for 2 on L'Oreal cosmetics and since I'd spotted the infamous black and white confetti topcoat and picked up two, I figured three was just a tad excessive so I decided to go for Boudoir Rose for my third choice. 

Boudoir Rose is a nice pinky, mauvey nude colour, perfect for weddings or important meetings where a bright colour isn't quite appropriate.  

The polish applies opaque in two coats but I used three coats as always. I quite liked the brush in this, it's is quite long and wide, so you can easily cover your nail quite well in one swipe. To be honest i think the price is a bit steep, £4.99 for 5ml, especially for a colour choice tht you can dupe elsewhere for cheaper. But I think the confetti topcoat is a well worth pick up if you spy it! 

Monday, 13 May 2013

Swatched! L'Oreal Confetti Topcoat

I finally got my hands on the infamous L'Oreal Confetti Topcoat, a glorious glitter topcoat consisting of a clear base with large and small black and white hex glitters. 

This is kiiiind of a rip off of a much more infamous indie glitter (the name of which  escapes me!) but it's alway sold out, and I think may have been discontinued, or the maker sells them rarely due to high demand. I like that more high street brands are getting into the kinds of polishes the indie brands have been doing as it makes them more accessible to people and could make indie brands more popular.

Moving on, I've layered the topcoat over Models Own Fuzzy Peach, which I thought would be nice and summery. I love this combination, and I may get a few more bottles of the topcoat as it's such an interesting combination of glitters. It's easy to work with, the base is quite thick so the glitters spread quite easily but not so they slip about too much. Any bare patches can be patted on afterwards. 

Friday, 10 May 2013

Indecisive Multicoloured Patterns

Sup guys! Got a simple nail art post here, nothing too drastic/complicated as I'm still enjoying not studying for once and stuffs still kind of messy at home.

Anyways, I was indecisive between drips and stripey blocky things, and also what colour to do them in. The only thing I was decided on was the base colour, Barry M Gelly: Lychee, the colours are all the pens from the Models Own Wah Nails nail art pen collection. 

As you can see they're nothing too thrilling or fancy. I miss doing designs like I used to do such as the first pacman nails I did or the Pokemon ones, the more complicated wow-inducing ounces. Hopefully I'll get to do them again soon, it's a bit hard living I'm between houses as I don't get to have all my polishes in front of me :( 

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Swatched! Sinful Colours: Be Happy

Hey guys! Exams are finally over and although they went pretty poopy, I'm just glad they're done! 

Today I've got a sinful colours swatch for you. I've went a bit crazy over these as for £2 you get really decent polishes! 

Be Happy is a really nice almost dusty turquoise/mint green colour, a bit darker than Mint Candy Apple. It's a nice interesting colour and is a bit different to the average mint nail polish. 

I got this opaque in three coats but two coats could easily be done. 

I really like this colour as it's different to your average mint, almost a Cath Kidston kind of colour, vintage and retro :)