Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Born Pretty - Rhinestones for review

Last week I got a lovely surprise in the post.  I had recently bought some rhinestones from eBay, but for the life of me could not remember if I had got these???  I just could not figure it out.  But if I had stopped and read the card enclosed, I would have know it was sent to me for review from Born Pretty.  I have to say I was just gob smacked at the amount for a start and secondly it pleased my daughter no end as she could have a pack to herself.

They are a black AB flat back rhinestone measuring 3mm and as you can see they are gorgeous.

Thanks to Born Pretty for these, I would definitely give them 5 stars.

Monday, 30 January 2012

China Glaze - Pelican Gray

Pelican Gray from China Glaze - Anchor’s Away Collection.  I have had this since last year but only just worn it now.  My crappy camera and the great british weather does not do it any justice!  IRL this was more shimmery than the photo shows.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Purple and Turquoise Nails

I did a little nail art this week.  Colours used are China Glaze Flyin' High and Coconut Kiss.  The photos are crappy, apologies for that but the weather is awful and I may need a new camera.  Nothing seems to focus :o(
Nonetheless I like the final effect and got lots of compliments at school, so am happy.

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Black and Pink Polka Dots and Lace

Although it was Thursday night and only one more day at work left, I had to change my manicure! My purple me up magnetic polish was chipping and it had to go!  So I wore this on my nails for Friday.  Have to admit not my own design, it is something I saw last weekend on a Korean site and replicated on mine.  Lots of compliments from colleagues and school children alike.  I like it too, very feminine.

Friday, 13 January 2012

The Saturdays Magnetic Nail Polish - Purple Me Up

I have had these since before Christmas but have only just worn this first one of five this week.  The application was fine, although with the second coat you have to work fairly quickly with the magnet.  Other than that, nice. This manicure though only lasted about four days as it chipped and flaked on the fifth.  That could just be because my hands are always in water, washing up, knocking the nails etc etc.  Still nice shade and effect.  This, as stated in the title is Purple Me Up, a dark purple shade with paler "Waves" caused by the magnet.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

1st Manicure of the Year

I used two main colours for my 2012 New Year nails.  Both by Color Club, Best Dressed List and She's So Glam.  The glitter and flakie used were Rainbow by Gosh and Pinky Glitter by Sinful Colors.  The firework effects were done using acrylic paints.  I love the result.


Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year.  May 2012 be a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous year for everyone. xx