Masterpiece

Masterpiece was one of the Cadillacquer polishes I ordered from Rainbow Connection last week, from the Dexter collection. I’m not usually mad about green polish but I couldn’t resist this one!

Masterpiece is a bright jade green jelly base, filled with red glitter, that looks just like blood splatters! It was a little sheer, but the formula was good otherwise, and it dried quickly. My pictures show 3 coats with one coat of HK Girl top coat. This would be a perfect Christmas polish too!

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Don’t forget you can get 10% off at Rainbow Connection until 6th October using the code OPEN.

Lyndsey 🙂

The Dark Defender

For weeks, I have been excited about the opening of Rainbow Connection, UK’s premier stockist of top international independent nail lacquer brands, including Dollish Polish, Lush Lacquer, Polished by KPT, Lacquer Lust, Cadillacquer and Pahlish. I’ve been selling a lot of stuff on eBay recently, so every time I’d save a little to put towards some indie polish! Annette opened the store last weekend, and the first brands to go live were CadillacquerCrowsToesLiquid Sky Lacquer, and a pre-order for Polished by KPT. I’ve mentioned a few times that I’ve been lusting after some Polished by KPT thermals, so I ordered a couple of those, as well as a couple of Cadillacquer polishes, and one Liquid Sky Lacquer. I’ve also ordered the Glisten and Go HK Girl Top Coat, because I’ve heard rave reviews about it!

My first order arrived three days after I placed it, and even came with a sweet! I love people who send sweets when I order things! (truffleshuffle do it too)

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Liquid Sky Lacquer even came in a cute organza bag!

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The two Cadillacquer polishes I chose were from the Dexter collection (I missed out on Have A Killer Day.) I love Dexter, and I’m gutted it’s finished, but pretty polish makes it a little better! The Dark Defender is my favourite of the two. It’s amazing, I’m in love with it! (I also had a fan girl moment when Cadillacquer liked my photo on instagram and followed me!

The Dark Defender is a flakie teal jelly polish, with hints of purple and green. Did I mention that I love it? The formula was great, I used three thin coats, but you could get away with two thick coats. My pictures show 3 coats with no top coat.

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Cadillacquer also have a Breaking Bad collection, so I’m hoping Rainbow Connection have that soon!

You can get 10% off at Rainbow Connection using the code OPEN until 6th October.

Lyndsey 🙂

Mr. Bubble

Mr. Bubble is another polish I bought a couple of months from Lush Lacquer. It’s a clear base, with a mixture of different sized pink, blue and white hex matte glitter, and I LOVE it. The glitter applied perfectly, no bald patches, and the larger glitter came out easily.

I wore two coats of Mr. Bubble over two coats of Barry M Blueberry Gelly (which is super pretty on its own!)

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Lyndsey 🙂

Clowning Around

The party with Paolo continues! It’s 10 years since I first started going to watch Sunderland, and I don’t think I’ve ever been as excited as I am at the minute, even though the season is nearly over! Today, I was back at the Stadium of Light for Everton v Sunderland. It’s crazy to think the last time I left the SoL three weeks ago, Martin O’Neill was sacked and everything was looking gloomy. Paolo turned up, and beat Newcastle on their own turf for the first time in 13 years. Next up, Everton. A team we haven’t beaten at all in TWELVE years. Not once. So, I had never seen us beat Everton. Surely Di Canio couldn’t beat both Newcastle and Everton in the space of 6 days? Of course he could! Another lovely goal from Stephane´Sessegnon secured the three points, and we’re one step closer to safety. The passion Paolo Di Canio has brought to Sunderland is incredible, and I think everyone is proud to be a Sunderland supporter again. There’s still a month left in this season, but I already cannot wait for next season!

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Picture: Sunderland AFC

On to my nails! The second polish from my Lush Lacquer haul, Clowning Around. This polish is all sorts of amazing. Who could not love neon glitter? Clowning Around is bright, multi coloured, different sized hex glitter in a clear base. The glitter went on really nicely, some of the large pieces were a little stubborn, but they were pretty easy to fish out. My pictures show two coats over Models Own Snow White.

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I’m also very excited because my new Barry M nail art pens arrived this morning! (Grab all 4 on Nail Polish Direct for £17.95) so I’m going to be testing them out over the next few days! Has anyone else tried them?

Lyndsey 🙂

I Lost My Marbles

In the middle of March, I ordered my first indie polishes, from Lush Lacquer. I’ve been looking for some indie polishes for a while, and I loved their neon glitters! Three weeks after placing my order, they arrived!

I ordered mini bottles of ‘I Lost My Marbles,’ ‘Glitter Girl,’ ‘Mr Bubble,’ ‘Clowning Around,’ and ‘Pink Panther.’ I could have easily bought every bottle they have, they’re all so pretty!

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I Lost My Marbles was the first I tried out, and it’s a bright, bubblegum pink base, filled with different sized neon hex glitter. It applied well, and only needed two coats. I did have a problem fishing the larger glitter out, I managed to get a few pieces on my thumb, but I’ll have to give the bottle more of a shake next time.

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I love this polish, and I can’t wait to try out the other 4!

Last week, my cousin was over visiting from Germany, so we went out in Durham on Friday, before he went back home on Sunday morning. I wore a plain red skater dress with a white skinny belt, a H&M jacket, and plain black wedge boots.

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My cousins and I

Lyndsey 🙂

Pluto

Pluto is one of the two polishes I picked up from Topshop last week, which I spotted when I was browsing online. Pluto is a purple hex glitter suspended in clear polish. It’s very similar to Barry M’s Lavender Hexograms, minus the silver microglitter (and Barry M’s is actually square glitter, so I’m not sure why it’s called hexograms!) I wore it over Ciate´Purple Sherbet.

This was three coats, but even after that there was a very sparse areas, which I had to dab the glitter on to. Very time consuming, but I do think it was worth it, this is definitely a top coat polish though, it would take forever to layer it up fully!

Pluto is available from Topshop, and online, priced £6. They have some gorgeous colours.

I also managed to find three of the new Barry M polishes I was after today, yay! I’ll be swatching them soon, because Amethyst glitter looks absolutely stunning!

I’d love some help from fellow bloggers too, I’d love to know which indie polish (that can be shipped to the UK) you would recommend 🙂

Lyndsey 🙂