Saturday, 29 March 2014

March's Polish Party: Spring!

It's that time of the month again for the Polish Party nail art challenge. The winning theme from the vote was spring which is a pretty wide area meaning loads of different designs. By pure accident, I've also managed to tie this challenge in with this weeks Golden Oldie Thursday challenge as well seeing as it's yellow/peach and that's the chosen base colour for this design:

Friday, 28 March 2014

A Little Sweetness With Sally Hansen's Strawberry Icing.

All things sweetness and light can be a little too much for myself at times, therefore these cute-sy colours are very much restricted in the stash of polish seeing as bright and bold are more sort of my thing when it comes to nails. However today is going to be a very cute and girly polish...
It's called Strawberry Icing by Sally Hansen in the Xtreme Wear collection, as it was being sold at a £1 the risk that it was a sweet/cute was overlooked. Strawberry Icing does give a little hint as to what it looks like, it's a pink shimmer nail polish which initially I thought was a nail topper but I was wrong...

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Would You Rather? : The Beauty Edition.

Sorry for the lack of posts, I assure you that I am still alive. Just clogged down with work at the moment! Recently I saw a post on Bloglovin' called Would You Rather? The Beauty Edition, which I remember quite fondly playing when I was small however the questions were nearly as nice as the Beauty Edition's. However I realised when reading it I'd have to be nominated to participate... *sad puppy dog eyes* Then at the end of lovely post they nominated everyone! So here's my attempt.

1) Would You Rather...Lose all of your mascara, eyeliners, lipsticks and lipglosses or lose all of your palettes and eyeshadows?
This is a really easy question to answer seeing as surprisingly I don't own much makeup at all I'd have to say lose all of the palettes and eyeshadows as I don't own any. If I chose the other answer I'd have nothing left.

2) Would You Rather... Chop off all your hair or never be able to cut it again?
Definitely cut it all off! Whenever I see really long hair, I am constantly thinking PLEASE get it cut. I just hate hair when it gets wispy at the ends when its got too long. Sorry long hair lovers....

Friday, 21 March 2014

A Swatch and Review of Mama-San...

It has been a hectic week! So much so I've realised that yesterday there was no post for you guys, so there's going to be one today instead and apologies for my forgetfulness. The reasoning behind the forgotten post is that there's been quite of overtime floating around at work, I believe I've done triple my normal hours. I am overwhelmed, anyway on to the post I promised.
 This lovely looking bottle has been floating around the stash for a few weeks as the brighter colour have been chosen to be swatched first mainly as they catch the eye! And yes this is yet another nail polish from the brand Sinful Colors, I think I am trying to make up for lost time of not knowing about the brand by getting so many more at once. It's a little obsession at the moment.
The colour can be described as a light pink in colour with the added extra of it being metallic as well. It's a little too dark for the collection but it does look a little similar to the Barry M Silks collection however this one is a gloss finish. I'd better also disclose to you guys that this is a Poundland find, so I am not quite sure how new this little one is. It's probably from one of their collections... Onto the swatches!

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

The pull of another Sally Hansen Magnetic polish!

These polishes have been horded by me ever since I laid eyes on them, especially since they've been making their ways into Poundland. It's probably because of the ease of apply and creating a lovely effect on your nails. Doesn't require time and effort in applying intricate designs, so here's another magnetic polish!
Now this particular polish was snapped up due to the fact that it's quite different in actual colour to the other magnetic polishes I currently own which are more silver/blue colours. Whereas Kinetic Copper is a more red/brown making it very different. I did wonder though whilst putting on the first coat what the highlight colour would be when putting over the magnet. Here's the first coat!

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Another Sugar Coat makes an appearence!

Now there was a little series a week or two ago, seeing as a splurge was made in Poundland regarding the Sugar Coat collection by the brilliant Sally Hansen and other little bits. However the whole collection wasn't purchased seeing as they weren't all there which was a little disappointing as Bubble Plum, Cotton Candies and Razzle-Berry weren't there. Which has meant yet another excuse to pop in and see if they had restocked, last time they had which meant another nail polish purchase... oops!
Razzle-Berry was swiped off the shelf as soon as it was seen, it's a bright blue but it's not light shade. It's a little darker than normal. Obviously it has the same textured effect as the rest of the collection which is certainly growing on me so much so there may be some other brands with this effect appearing soon... Let's get onto the swatching!

Thursday, 13 March 2014

GOT Challenge: Purple

It's another Golden Oldie challenge, which was really easy to decide this week seeing as this particular polish has been chosen out of the collection for quite some time. Not only was it the first purple polish I bought, it's probably one of the first that I purchased for myself. Meaning it's been around a while!
This lovely little polish is by Barry M and called 161 Vivid Purple which is a brilliant name for the polish as it describes it perfectly. However the name isn't all that exciting. It's a dark purple with a metallic shimmer effect to it which isn't too over powering. Brilliant for an evening out with friends or family!

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

High expectations for Sally Hansen Salon Manicure...

If you've been following my posts for a short while, you'll know I am a little fan of Sally Hansen as a brand seeing as every time I've used the polishes purchased from a pound shop they've been nothing but a dream. So when I bought a Sally Hansen Salon Manicure polish from the same place, there was going to be high expectations as in the UK you can buy this collection in the high street. That meant if it went well I'd be able to buy them more regularly...
The colour that was chosen (seeing as there were no other colours...) was Good To Grape which is a light purple, not too bright but still is quite pigmented with the colour. When buying the product I was pleasantly surprised at how much solution was in the bottle, I can't remember the exact amount but it was more than the usual bottle meaning one more pro for actually buying the product on the  high street. So here's the first coating.


Saturday, 8 March 2014

Given into the hype... Barry M Silk!

Now there was quite a lot of excitement about the new release of polishes by Barry M, which do have a brilliant reputation for nail polishes. So there have been quite a few swatches and reviews around the time of the release, I read a lovely review by a blogger who'd received them early however silly me didn't realise that so went out to buy them and they weren't there.... Oops! However I haven't purchased one up until now which shows actually how interested I was in them. But that defiantly doesn't mean that they aren't as brilliant as other Barry M's....
When choosing, I wasn't drawn to the pink or purple and didn't like the look of the brown. Therefore it was a choice between green and blue. The green eventually won seeing as the stash already has a lot of blue so it was green for a change. But I would say that this isn't a typical green colour. It's metallic and it's appears to be a combination of silver and green in the bottle. Let's see it on the nails.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

GOT Challenge: Skittle

Now I've probably mentioned before that I have a current love of the sweets Skittles in any of their flavours, which made me very excited for this week's GOT challenge seeing as I am basing it on the sweets! It's only going to be a flying post but a very colourful one.
Each colour nail polish has been matched to a flavour, however the flavours cannot be named as these are the Confused? Skittles. The names and how old they are: 460 Orange Couture - Maybelline Forever Strong Pro (Unused), 325 Hot Gossip -Rimmel Lycra Pro (Kind of Golden Oldie), 303 Bright Purple - Barry M (Golden Oldie!), 50 In Record Lime - Sally Hansen Insta-Dry (Kind of Golden Oldie) and Unnamed Yellow - Miss Sporty (Golden Oldie!) So here's the end result:

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Another Sinful Colors...

This brand is slowly but surely going up in my estimations and also growing in quantity in the nail polish stash. They just seem such great nail polishes in colour and price quality. And when I just went into Boots to add some more extra points to my card (Which I'd definitely recommend if your a large polish purchaser at Boots) I saw there was another collection which had come out at the top of the stand. It's called Almost Famous and when I saw this particular polish, I just HAD to have it as I loved it. You know that feeling?
It's a dark but bright red with small red glitter running through out - almost like tiny glitter! The collection title is really fitting to the nail polish seeing as it's very glamorous like the dresses actresses where to big awards (You can tell here I pay loads of attention to celebrities...) So lets get the first coat on of Sugar Sugar by Sinful Colors:

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Is there such a thing as too opaque?!

There is a major downside to taking and organising photographs for the posts in advance of the writing as I have just found out, seeing as I am quite lazy I took all the photographs I needed and just uploaded to the computer without any real care... This was a major mistake as the nail polish which is being reviewed in this little post is so opaque in the first coat that I cannot distinguish the first and second coat photographs apart!
The major catastrophe has been avoided seeing as the photographs have time taken in the information box which means they have been separated but it just shows what good coverage of the nails this little bottle has in one coat. This is 700 Block Your Green by Rimmel, it was found in a sale box in the local high street beauty shop which is probably an indication that it may be going out of line soon as there aren't any faults with it - however I may be wrong... 


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