Just Keep Swimming

Just keep swimming! Just keep swimming! Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming! What do you do? We swim, swim. Ho ho ho ho! I love to swiiiiimmm! When you want to swim..!

I’m a big kid at heart, and love Disney. Finding Nemo is definitely up there with my favourite Disney movies, and when I saw Just Keep Swimming by Dollish Polish, I fell in love with it.

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As soon as you see Just Keep Swimming, you immediately think of Dory. Even if you didn’t get the name reference, the polish perfectly matches her, with a blue glitter base, and larger blue, yellow and black hex glitter, as well as white square glitter. I used two coats and wore it over Nails Inc Kensington Park Road.

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Just Keep Swimming is available at Rainbow Connection, but is currently sold out.  

Lyndsey 🙂

Disney Villains Varnish Collection

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Last year, Disney released their Villains Designer collection, a beautiful set of collectible dolls, each limited to 13,000. The six in the collection are Maleficent, Evil Queen, Cruella De Vil, Queen of Hearts, Ursula and Mother Gothel. I was lucky enough to receive the Maleficent doll as a Christmas present from two of my friends, and yesterday I picked up Mother Gothel, which was half price in the sale. Ursula and Queen of Hearts are also still available online for half price (I’m very tempted with the Queen of Hearts!)

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Anyway, there is a few other things available in the villains collection, an eyeshadow palette, notepads, mugs etc, and nail polish. I spotted the nail polish in the sale, £5.99, reduced from £20, for 6 15ml polishes. Being a Disney/polish addict, I couldn’t resist! The only thing that put me off a little was that the Ursula polish in every set had gone a little green. Thankfully a good shake fixed it!

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Cruella De Vil

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Cruella De Vil, the iconic villain from 101 Dalmatians, who wishes to use the skins of the puppies to make a fur coat. The Cruella De Vil polish is a pillar box red, to match the lining of her coat, along with her gloves and shoes. The polish only needed two coats, and applied evenly with a glossy finish, no top coat is used in the pictures.

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Evil Queen

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The Evil Queen was the villain from the worlds first full length animated movie, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. She wanted to be the fairest of them all, and was jealous of Snow White’s beauty. The Evil Queen’s polish is a very deep purple, almost black, with purple glitter. It dries with a very gritty look, although the texture isn’t too bad. It fits in well with the texture trend that is going on at the minute, but I’m sure top coat would eliminate this. My pictures show two coats with no top coat, and it was very hard to photograph, it looks a lot better in person.

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Maleficent

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Maleficent is the sorceress in Sleeping Beauty who curses Aurora, and turns into a dragon to try and stop Prince Phillip from awakening Aurora. Sleeping Beauty has always been my favourite Disney movie, and Maleficent my favourite villain. The Maleficent polish is based around her green skin, and is a beautiful shimmering jewel tone, which only needed two coats. It was also glossy without top coat.

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Mother Gothel

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Mother Gothel is the newest addition to the Disney villains, from the recent movie, Tangled. Mother Gothel kidnapped Rapunzel when she was a baby because of her magic hair, and kept her locked in the tower. Tangled instantly became one of my favourite Disney movies when I saw it. The Mother Gothel polish is a deep raspberry jelly, which dries to a glossy finish. My pictures show two coats with no top coat.

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Queen of Hearts

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The Queen of Hearts is the villain from Alice in Wonderland, mainly known for wanting the roses painted red, or for shouting ‘off with her head!’ If I had been choosing the colours for the polish, I’d probably have gone for red for the Queen of Hearts, rather than gold, and maybe a black for Cruella De Vil. Queen of Hearts is a gold shimmer, with small pieces of silver glitter in. (At least I think it’s silver, it could be gold, but it looks more silver to me!) This one was slightly more sheer and needed 3 coats, but it was glossy without top coat.

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Ursula

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Ursula is a cecaelian sea witch from The Little Mermaid. She takes Ariel’s voice in exchange for making Ariel human for three days. I haven’t seen The Little Mermaid since I was a kid, because it isn’t available on DVD yet, but I remember always being scared of Ursula! The Ursula polish matches her skin tone, a lilac shimmer, with small silver glitter. It has the slightly gritty look like Evil Queen, although this should be fixed with top coat. My pictures show two coats with no topcoat.

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Lyndsey 🙂

Minnie Mouse Nail Art

A couple of days ago I did some Mickey Mouse nail art, and yesterday I did Minnie Mouse. I used Andrea Fulerton’s Stripe and Sparkle Ann for the red, (my Barry M red seems to have gone a bit thin and chipped easy, time to pick up a new one!) Barry M 66 Matt White, and 47 Black. I found the Mickey accent finger was a lot easier then Minnie!

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Lyndsey 🙂

Mickey Mouse Nail Art

Over the weekend I gave in to OPI’s vintage Minnie Mouse collection, and ordered Nothin’ Mousie ’bout It, which put me in a Disney mood, so I decided to do some Mickey Mouse nail art (planning on some Minnie Mouse nail art too!) until the polish arrives.

I used Barry M 47 Black, 262 Bright Red and 307 Lemon Ice Cream, and my dotting tools.

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Also for anyone in the UK who struggles to get their hands on China Glaze polish (I’ve been after some for ages!) Beauty Bay just started selling them. This is where I’ve ordered all my previous OPI polishes from, and shipping is free!

Lyndsey 🙂