Indian Ocean

I still can’t believe the result from Saturday! Away at Manchester City, winning 3-1, then we threw it away and drew 3-3! It is still a good result, I’d have happily taken a draw before the game, but it was a bit disappointing going from 3-1 to 3-3 in the last 10 minutes. I did manage to get on TV though, celebrating Seb Larsson’s second goal, and I spotted myself on some pictures! On the first one, I’m just above Mario Balotelli’s head, in front of the person with the red and white shirt on. And the second, I’ve disappeared completely in the madness of the celebrations, and I don’t know how! I can see my dad going crazy, and the guy who was stood next to me on the other side, the little kid in front of me, but I’m nowhere to be seen!

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So, onto my nails! I went for the last of my three new Model’s Own polishes, Indian Ocean, which is part of the Beetlejuice Collection.

Indian Ocean was a very sheer polish, and took four coats to get full coverage, definitely worth it though. This shows one coat on my index finger, two on my middle, three on my ring finger, and four on my little finger.

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I absolutely LOVE this polish. It’s a shimmery blue, which changes to yellow, orange, pink and purple. It’s so pretty! I tried to show all the different colours so I took quite a few pictures!

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I think I’ll have to have another trip to Boots soon while they have their 3 for 2 cosmetics off on, I really want to try out Purple Blue, Emerald Black and Aqua Violet from this collection!

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Magenta Divine & Disco Heaven

Firstly, I’d like to say my thoughts are with Aston Villa’s Stiliyan Petrov, who has been diagnosed with acute leukaemia. I hope he makes a full and quick recovery.

For my nails this weekend, I’ve gone for a glitter overload (I’ve gone a bit mad for glitters since discovering the foil removal method!), with my new Model’s Own polishes. I haven’t done the contrasting ring finger for a while, so I decided to do that. I chose Magenta Divine, which is a clear polish packed with bold magenta glitter, and hedkandi Disco Heaven for my ring finger, which is also a clear polish, with gold glitter, along with larger blue/green particles of glitter.

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As with most glitter polishes, you do end up with quite a ‘bumpy’ feel, but a couple of layers of top coat fixes this πŸ™‚

I also bought a gorgeous pair of Steve Madden shoes yesterday, I nearly talked myself out of them, but a girl can never have too many pairs of shoes right?

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I hope everyone has a good weekend, I’m going to Manchester tomorrow for Manchester City v Sunderland. I don’t have too high expectations from this game, but we did manage to beat them at home (even if it was a last minute goal!), but last time we played at City they thumped up 5-0!

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I Lily Love You

As usual Sunderland let me down last night, they may as well have not bothered turning up, although by now I should be used to disappointment! However if someone had said at the start of the season we’d be in the top 10 and make the Quarter Finals of the FA Cup I’d have told them they were crazy, it was nice for us to just get past the third round for a change, and even better to be doing so well in the league after the start we had before Martin O’Neill came in. But anyway, to cheer me up, my new OPI mini collections arrived, yay! πŸ™‚ The ‘Nice Stems’ Collection, and the ‘Dutch Treats’ Collection.

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Out of these eight, I was most looking forward to ‘I Lily Love You’ so I decided to start with that. I Lily Love You is a sheer jelly like polish, with flakes of holographic glitter in it, very pretty, but after four coats, my nail was still visible underneath. I’ll definitely be using this one more as a top coat.

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I also bought three Model’s Own polishes from Boots in a three for two offer, which I got with my advantage card points πŸ™‚ I chose Indian Ocean, Magenta Divine, and hedkandi Disco Heaven. I’ve never tried any Model’s Own polishes so I’m looking forward to trying these out πŸ™‚

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Privileged & Strawberry Fizz

So as I expected my Purple Dream polish chipped almost straight away after my post, to try and make it last over the weekend I added a couple of extra coats, and finished it off with two coats of Nails Inc “Privileged’ over the top. Privileged is part of the Blair Gossip Girl duo and creates a gorgeous top coat with flakes of glitter.

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This made my polish last the weekend, which saw Sunderland beat QPR 3-1, with three terrific goals from Nicklas Bendtner, James McClean and Stephane Sessegnon. I took a few pictures before the game as well, this is one of my favourites, the pit wheel with the Stadium of Light in the background.

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What finally ruined my nail polish completely was assembling my new patio table on Sunday! It was lovely sitting out in the sun today finishing reading my book.

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I also repainted my nails while I was sat out in the sun. I started with a couple of coats of Rimmel’s Lasting Finish in Strawberry Fizz. This is a gorgeous bright bubblegum pink, which when dry has a lovely fruity scent. After this I added a couple of coats of Barry M’s 264 Pink Iridescent glitter to give it some sparkle. It doesn’t photograph too well, but the glitter has some lovely colours in it when it hits the light.

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Back to football, Sunderland have another huge game tomorrow (well today now!) the FA Cup Quarter Final replay against Everton. At this time tomorrow I’ll either be having a Party with Marty as I plan a trip to Wembley, or I’ll be gutted! I’ve been to Wembley once, for an England friendly against Germany, but getting to Wembley as a Sunderland supporter would be amazing (even though I don’t agree with the semi finals behind held at Wembley).

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Save Me

Today I’m waiting for UPS to deliver my new iPad (excited!) Repainted my nails thinking they might have turned up in the middle, but no πŸ™ still no iPad!

Today I chose OPI’s Save Me, which is part of the Nicki Minaj collection. This is a glitter polish, made up of a lot of small silver glitter, and holographic strands. This polish might work better as a top coat, but I found that it built up really easily after three coats.

In some lights, this polish just looks like a silver glitter, with a hint of blue strands in, but once it hits the light the strands give it a super sparkly rainbow effect. The photos don’t really do this polish justice!

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I also couldn’t resist this gorgeous skater dress I spotted on ASOS last night!

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Sunderland have a massive game tomorrow which I’m very nervous about, FA Cup Quarter Final away to Everton, we have 6,000 fans going down, so hopefully we’ll get a good result! I can’t imagine what it would be like if we got to Wembley!

I hope everyone has a good weekend!My iPad has just turned up (yay!) so I’m going to go and set it up!

Lyndsey πŸ™‚

Facets of Fuchsia

I picked up Revlon’s Facets of Fuchsia as part of Boots’ 2 for Β£10 offer, mainly because I had a gift card burning a hole in my purse, and what better to spend it on than more nail polish?!

I’m struggling to decide whether I like this polish or not, but I’m not sure why I don’t like it! I don’t know if its too dark, or not glittery enough compared to how it looks in the bottle, I just can’t put my finger on it.

This is just to show how the polish builds up. It starts very light with one coat, as shown on my index finger, two on my middle finger, three on my ring finger and four on my little finger. I decided to go for four coats as I wanted to try and get a bit more glitter on.

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So as I can’t decide how much I like this polish, I’ll leave it at that, and I should have decided by my next post!

And while I was writing this post, Titus Bramble posted this picture of him and some of the other players at Cheltenham, so I’m sharing my love of Phil Bardsley, who is fourth from the right, almost centre of the picture.

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Chinatown

Today I was at the Sunderland game against Liverpool. Sunderland won 1-0! Before the game I’d have been happy with a draw, although I’m even happier with the win and taking all three points! We definitely got lucky with the goal though, a shot from Fraizer Campbell which hit the post, bounced off the back of Pepe Reina’s head and hitting the post again before Nicklas Bendter knocked it in!

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We play Everton next weekend in the Quarter Finals of the FA Cup, 90 minutes (although 180 if there’s a replay) from going to Wembley, not often that chance comes around for a Sunderland supporter!

Onto my nails!

I loved how I’ve had my nails for the last couple of days but I still have new colours that I haven’t tried out yet. I’d also appreciate any tips on removing glitter polish. I thought it might have been easier over another polish, but no! So please share your glitter removing tips with me!

Today I went for nails inc’s Chinatown, which is a hot pink. It also has a purple shimmer to it (one of the reasons I decided to buy it, as it made it different from all my other pinks). This polish went on really nicely, and only needed two coats. It also has a lovely glossy finish to it. But once again I’m going to say now amazing I think nails inc’s 45 second top coat is!

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I hope everyone is having a nice weekend!

Lyndsey πŸ™‚

Welcome to my world!

Hello everyone!

Welcome to my blog. Here you’ll mainly find me talking about my nail polish addiction (my current stash stands at 116!), along with my obsession with shoes, cupcakes and football, so a very random mixture of things that I love!

This is my current collection of polish –

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Anyway, hope you enjoy my blog!

Lyndsey πŸ™‚