Saturday, October 27, 2012

Clouds In The Sky Nail Art

I'm terrible at coming up with names for posts like this one. And I'm also terrible at updating this blog. But I have a very nice manicure to show you today! If you're following me on Instagram, you'd have seen this one ages ago.

I did two coats of China Glaze Bahamian Escape and sponged on some clouds with Wet N Wild French White Creme and finished it with top coat. I took these photos on a cloudy day. What is that, irony?

Hopefully you can forgive me for being such a slacker! I've really just been doing nothing much and relaxing while I can. This is supposed to be my toughest year at university so hopefully I'll pull through while juggling this blog.

Have a great weekend! (:

Friday, August 10, 2012

Barry M Raspberry

Hello! I've been really lazy lately, I've mostly been waking up after noon and watching tv, and not doing much else, even though I'm pretty sure I have a ton of things to do. I even wrote down a to-do list, but I've pretty much abandoned it.

Anyway, I realise that I've been posting a lot of British brands lately, but that's probably because I'd uploaded them awhile ago and didn't get around to posting them. Do you see a trend here?

I did 2 coats of Barry M Raspberry with top coat. It would really look like a raspberry if it was a jelly, and maybe a bit lighter, but it's a creme and doesn't really remind me much of a raspberry.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Color Combos CTW501 on Barry M Cobalt Blue

Hello! I've put off posting this because it's an Asian polish (hence the name) and I didn't know what the code/name was, and I kept forgetting to check. I was also hoping to get a bottle shot but no luck for that part yet. Maybe one day...

Color Combos CTW501 is full of iridescent hex and square glitter in a light pink jelly base with some very tiny pink shard glitter. You'll see what I mean in the macro shot. I did 1 coat over Barry M Cobalt Blue, with top coat.

I think the glitter reminds me of sprinkles, or candy, or something like that. I'm not sure whether my brain is functioning fully or not right now. I'm sure it has something to do with the huge slice of chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream I had earlier.

Have a great weekend!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Barry M Cobalt Blue

Hi again! I think I've caught a cold, or some really bad allergies. It started out feeling like allergies but now it feels like a cold. At least it's not the flu!

I love Barry M's Nail Paints. Most of them (I can't say "all" because of one polish I had trouble with and haven't gone back to since) have really lovely formulas and cover nicely in two coats. Then again, I haven't tried any of their pastels so I don't know what those are like. And they're pretty affordable in the UK if I'm not mistaken.

Another quick post today because I need to go do my nails. I've been wearing the same polish for 4-5ish days, which is a bit long for me. I usually layer something over after the 2nd day. I feel like I've said this before.

This is two coats of Barry M Cobalt Blue with top coat. Again, good formula. I like their brush too. I don't think this photo is 100% colour accurate, but if you love blue, you'll probably love this.

Yeah, it isn't as dusty-looking in person as it appears in the photo. Imagine it brighter, more saturated.

I've been told that you can buy Barry M on their website, Harlow & Co., and NailPolishDirect.

Okay, I'm off. Hopefully the polish fumes will make my cold better. Ha.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

17 Cosmetics Amaretto

Hi guys! I am still alive! Things have been a lot more busy than I was expecting them to be, and all I've wanted to do is laze around and do nothing. The 560 unread posts in my Google Reader is probably a good indication of how much has been going on. I sort of miss being busy though. I feel like such a bum when I do nothing all day.

I have a short post today, since I need to catch up on all my blog reading and things aren't about to slow down for me yet. I also just ripped my cuticle a bit last week so I'm waiting for that to recover.

This is 2 coats of 17 Cosmetics Amaretto with top coat. The formula was lovely. Don't mind the slightly bald spot on my index finger, I tend to be heavy-handed when I polish. I have quite a few shimmer polishes from 17 Cosmetics, and they don't disappoint. Always rich and sparkly.. In the right lighting.

I'm hoping to be able to post more often. I do have a ton of photos that need to be edited before they can be posted though, so hopefully I'll get around to that sometime.

Have a great week! (: