Sorry for the quick two posts, but I’ve been busy cleaning my house, so I’ve got a few days of polish to catch up on! For the last couple of days I decided to try out something different with some simple nail art. For my first attempt at this I used Barry M’s silver foil effects, and Nail’s Inc’s Baker Street.
I loved this combination but I chipped it earlier, so I picked another two colours today which I’m hoping will last me the weekend! This is Barry M’s 308 Berry Ice Cream, and Nail’s Inc’s Notting Hill Gate.
I hope everyone has a great weekend. I’m off to see Sunderland v Wolves tomorrow, definitely hoping for a win! Also hoping I might have a winner in the Grand National! Fingers crossed!
Oh and I have to add, congratulations to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who have confirmed they’re engaged!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
So yesterday, I couldn’t decide whether I liked my nail polish or not. I did start to like it a bit more, but felt it was a little dark, so I decided to repaint with something brighter.
I also discovered the foil method of removing glitter nail polish. Best. Thing. Ever. So easy and saved a lot of scrubbing time!
There was a little bit of glitter left on, but this was easily removed (excuse the terrible condition of my nails!) I’m very happy that I found this method, so I can wear more glitter polishes without worrying about the hassle of removing it!
Kensington Park Road is the last from my recent nails inc purchases, and is a gorgeous bright cyan, with a lovely glossy finish. Like all nails inc polishes I found this went on really nicely, and I only needed two coats to cover my nails.
This shade is very similar (if not identical) to Barry M’s 294 Cyan Blue. Barry M’s may just be slightly darker. Although for the price, Barry M Would have to be the winner!
I also had a couple of bets on the Cheltenham festival today, managed to win £24 from two £1 bets! I’m quite pleased with this considering I pick horses on the colour that the jockey is wearing, or the name of the horse! I’m going into town tomorrow so I might have to see what nail polishes are around! There’s a couple of Topshop ones I love but our Topshop doesn’t have any of the makeup range. Boo 🙁 and I hate paying ridiculous amounts for P&P on nail polish!
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!
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!
I hope everyone is having a nice weekend!
As expected my ‘Baker Street’ nails didn’t last long, couldn’t wait to try out other new colours! Today I started off with nails inc Pall Mall. This is a very light oyster shell shade, shimmery with a hint of pink. I struggled to capture the shimmer in the colour. It looked ok after two coats, but I felt it needed three for the best coverage.
I also got a chance to try out my new nails inc Kensington caviar base coat and top coat. I wasn’t quite sure if the top coat would be touch dry in 45 seconds as it claimed, but it was, I’m always smudging my nails so this should be very helpful!
Originally I was going to finish off my nails with a gradient glitter on my ring fingers, but I liked it so much that I decided to do all my nails! This is Rimmel’s Lasting Finish in Disco Ball. Disco Ball is a mainly made up of small holographic silver glitter, with larger blue and purple pieces of glitter, and looks great when it catches the light.
Today my latest nails inc delivery arrived, along with it, one of their new shades, Baker Street. This is the nail polish Beyonce wore when she shared the first pictures of Blue Ivy.
I have around 9 different shades of blue polish, and this is now one of my favourites. It’s a very bright, vibrant blue, with a nice glossy finish even without a top coat.
Now as much as I’m loving this colour, I’m not expecting to be wearing it very long with 6 other new colours to try out!
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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