Monday, 29 November 2010

OPI - Lady in Black

This weekend I wore Lady in Black by OPI on my nails.  I bought two of these beauties at half price about a month back when ASOS had their sale.  It is a beautiful true black.  Lovely in two coats.  Finished off with a coat of OPI top coat for the lovely shine.

Monday, 22 November 2010

OPI Coney Island Cotton Candy

 NOTW at the moment is this lovely soft pinky/peach colour from OPI - Coney Island Cotton Candy.  I have had this colour for well over a year now, and it is the first time of wearing.  It is quite sheer and I have put on three coats and you can still see VNL.  I don't think any number of coats would have hidden my NL as I think the tips of my nails are very opaque anyway.  No top coat on here either and it is still lovely and shiny.  I love this colour, so calming and soft.  I needed this as I have an awful sore throat and cough and couldn't bare to wear anything too bright.

GOSH Miss Minty and China Glaze For Audrey

Just a quick update on my manicure of last week.
Here is a quick comparison of Miss Minty by GOSH and For Audrey by China Glaze.
Left is GOSH MM and right CG For Audrey.  I love For Audrey but I for some reason or other prefer GMM.  What about you?

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

GOSH - Miss Minty

I was in Superdrug last week and I seem to have caught one of the sales assistants eyes!  She remembered me from the last time I was there telling her of my nail polish/lacquer addiction.  She immediately told me that they had loads of offers on most nail brands and that GOSH had some new colours in.  I went straight to the counter and picked up Miss Minty along with two other colours (offer was 3 for 2, not bad).  Anyway I thought Miss Minty could be a dupe for China Glaze For Audrey but think it may be a bit light?  I got it anyway.
so.....   NOTW is this lovely colour by Gosh - Miss Minty or number 597.  Application on first coat looked a bit streaky but with the second it evened out and was opaque, no streaks.  So base coat of OPI Nail Envy, two coats Miss Minty and a top coat of OPI Rapid Dry.
I love this colour, how about you?
But before I did my NOTW, I cut back my nails this weekend by half the length!  Last week the length was.......What do you think of the new length?

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Nails Inc - Halkin Street

New NOTD is this dark sulty blue manicure.  I am using the lovely Halkin Street by Nails Inc.  Another one of my MANY nail polishes getting worn for the first time!  This is two coats over my Nail Envy (which I use all the time as a base).  This went on like a dream.  I could have gotten away with just one coat as it was almost opaque but as I wanted to wear it for a few days more I put on two.  I topped it with OPI top coat this time and voila.  I love it, how about you?

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Orange Sponge and Flowers

NOTWeekend was an orange sponge effect. I used China Glaze Peachy Keen near the cuticle, OPI It's a bird It's a plane It's OPI for the mid section and OPI A good Man-darin is Hard to Find for the tip section. Again I love this technique as it is just so quick. Anyway, I then applied some nail stickers randomly on all the nails and topped off with a coat of Seche Vite and then some more on the stickers.

The weather here has been awful, wet, windy and dull! So these are the best I could do photo-wise.

Friday, 5 November 2010

Glamour Magazine and Free Nails Inc Nail Polish

I saw this on Nikki's blog, and just had to look for myself.
I went into my local Sainsburys this afternoon and fortunately they still had all four shades! So.... well just had to have them didn't I? £8 for 4 Nails Inc polishes, I did have to have them!

So here we have Savile Row, Jermyn Street, Warwick Avenue and Hampstead Heath.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

OPI Rose Petals

Hi there. My NOTD/W is this lovely, sumptuous, romantic shade called Rose Petals by OPI. This is one of my new ones owned by me for quite a while now but it is it's first outing! And I love this shade. A gorgeous dusty pink/taupe? I can't quite make up my mind. Either way I love it.

It was a dream to apply with its ProWide brush, two and a bit strokes and the nail was covered. I would say it is a semi sheer colour. I am wearing two coats and you can clearly see VNL, BUT my nail tips are quite white and so even three coats would not have got rid of VNL. It is topped with Seche Vite for the lovely super shine.♥♥