Thursday, November 25, 2010

Wheely Thursday!

A couple of weeks ago, I posted some pictures of my nail wheels and the lovely Karen from Frazzle and Aniploish (go check out her blog here!) asked me to name them.  So here’s the first wheel, in a feature that was to be called Wheely Wednesday, but since today's Thursday we'll just have to call it Wheely Thursday! (You can click the picture to make it bigger) 

  1. Amour Rain Glitter
  2. Opi Sparkle-icious
  3. Nicole Such a Go-glitter
  4. China Glaze Ick-a-Body
  5. China Glaze Zombie Zest
  6. China Glaze Mummy May-I
  7. OPI Tease-y Does It
  8. Color Club Revvoulution
  9. Eyeko Rain
  10. Eyeko Posh
  11. Eyeko Indigo
  12. Illamasqua Muse
  13. Illamasqua Rampage
  14. NY Summer – Amaranth
  15. Misa Dirty Sexy Money
  16. Asos by Ciate Lily
  17. Asos by Ciate Megan
  18. Asos by Ciate Lauren

These are all 2 or 3 coats. 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Misa Dirty Sexy Money

Sorry, I'm only getting around to posting now, things are very busy here, I'm working crazy hours and getting very little done (or so it seems!) and now I'm sick to top it off.  I have a couple more posts pretty much ready to go, so I'll try not to leave it so long! 
Today's NOTD is Misa Dirty Sexy Money. There are not words to describe this one, I heart it! The colour is a dusty-ish green. The pictures will describe it better than I can, a picture's worth a 1000 words and all that,

I have no bad words to say about this one! Application - perfect! Wear- Perfect! I wore this one for about 5 days and no chips and minimal tipwear. This is my first Misa and if they are all like this, I'll be getting some more post haste!

Have you tried any Misa polishes? Are they any I *need* to get?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

ELF Purple Party

Today's NOTD is Elf Purple Party. It's a lovely deep purple, think aubergine colour, with glitter in it. The glitter is silver but this is covered by the base colour so when it's on the nail it's not really possible to see it's silver.

First up a close up of the bottle to show the glitter,

On the nail, 

A slightly out of focus nail shot to show the glitteryness, the first picture is more colour accurate, this one is tending towards navy. 

This wore well, I think I wore it for about 5 days with minimal wear. Application was fine and once I put a topcoat of Seche Vite on top, it didn't feel gritty at all.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

NOTD ELF Twinkle over Eyeko Rain.

Before we get on to the polish, a quick apology. I know I have been lacking on posts lately, unfortunately life has conspired to cause me a few problems which has left my blogging time diminished, I *think* I have everything back under control, so hopefully I'll be around more, from now on! 

So I mentioned I got the the new Elf Christmas collection polishes recently. Elf Twinkle, is more of a top coat than a polish you'd wear alone, with blue, pink, gold and orange glitter. So first 2 bottle pictures, the right one is not in focus to show more of the colours. (You can click on this picture (and all my pictures!) to make it bigger)
eyeko rain

The blue colour in this polish reminded me of Eyeko Rain which I happened to be wearing at the time and I  popped a coat on top of the Eyeko Rain.  

Elf Twinkle
I liked this it wasn't too in your face but was still really nice. I only wore this for one or two days, I had already been wearing the eyeko for  a few days, but the wear was fine for those couple of days. Application was fine.  

Since these polishes are a Christmas collection and I doubt they'll be made permanent,I'll get these up on the blog as soon as possible.  Other than this one and yesterday's metal madness there are 3 more in the Christmas collection.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

ELF Metal Madness

Today's NOTD is ELF Metal Madness. This is one of the polishes ELF released for Christmas.  The base colour of this is a metallic charcoal colour, and it contains holographic micro-glitter. The base colour it's self is lovely and applies with out brush strokes which some metallic colours seem to suffer from. The holo micro-glitter (I'm calling it micro glitter because it's so small, if it wasn't holo, I think I'd be inclined to call it a shimmer?!) is subtle and in certain lights, it really pops. 

First, some bottle pictures to show you the holo. 
e.l.f. metal madness

A lot of time the polish looks like this, a lovely dark grey metallic, 
e.l.f. metal madness

But bring it in to the right light. 
e.l.f. metal madness

I wore this for about 5 days and it wasn't really until the 5th day that I started to notice tipwear. The application was fine, the elf brush is generally ok, unless you get one with a few stray hairs. This, and a few of the polishes I got in this order, seemed liked they'd been over filled, there was polish on the outside of the bottle and on the threads, the bottles were full, and there was no obvious spillage. (The elf polishes come in boxes, so it would be obvious if the spillage had happened in transit - leading me to think they were overfilled)  For £1.50 this is a lovely polish although if the holo was more pronounced this would be amazing! 

What do you think of this one? Have you tried any of the ELF Christmas polishes?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Eyeko Rain

Today's NOTD is Eyeko Rain, extremely fitting as it never stops raining around here lately. But, rather than being depressing like real rain, this is a beautiful colour, which is not depressing at all. The colour is a kind of greyed baby blue, with a hidden shimmer. So on to the pictures, 

Artificial light, Flash

and close up of the shimmer.(Gosh, my cuticles look a bit scary close up, sorry!) 

The application was perfect on this, the brush is quite skinny, so I had to re-dip the brush to get enough polish to cover the nail, but that was no issue. The bottle is a little tall and narrow, which makes it a little bit unstable, but again that wasn't much of an issue. I wore this for a few days and there was no noticeable wear.  Eyeko polishes are available from their website for €4.00 and they offer free shipping to Europe and it's fairly cheap outside. Usually they offer something free if you spend more than €12. I got this one from ASOS in their sale. 

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Illamasqua Rampage

Today’s NOTD is Illamasqua Rampage, it’s a deep green jelly, which is almost black in some lights. Now, I think I might be ill, because this is the kind of colour I love, and I just can’t feel the love for this.  On to the pictures, 

 and one with the bottle, I love the Illamasqua bottle!  (Sorry this one has a bit of tipwear, the original bottle pictures had a hair on one of my fingers that I didn't notice until I looked at the pictures!)

First, I had some application issues with it, the formula was a little watery and I had pooling in my cuticles. I applied this after Color Club, Who are you wearing?, so it was two polishes in a row I had problems with, I think those problems may have more to do with me then the polishes. I was really busy and applied them in a hurry. I’ve never heard anyone complain about the formula of either. 

For Irish readers, Illamasqua are closing their counter in Dublin. I got this on ASOS but Illamasqua also ship to Ireland from their website.  

EDIT: The lovely girls at have a post on Illamasqua closing their Dublin counter, go here to get the details.  

Thursday, November 4, 2010

ELF Mango Madness

I recently picked up most of the new Elf polishes while they had free shipping, the matte topcoat and one other were sold out. I got Passion Pink, Mango Madness, Purple Pleaser and Rosy Raisin. The Passion Pink and Mango Madness were labelled incorrectly but there was a note in the box.   Since I got these, the Christmas collection has been released, and I ordered those polishes on Friday and they arrived on Monday (with free shipping), they are really nice, I'll pop some pictures up on the blog, during the week.

This is Mango Madness, it is a very very bright Orange, with a hint of pink in it. The bottle colour is probably the most colour accurate, but it sometimes looks like the colour on the nails too, depending on the light. 

Application of this was fine, the pictures show 2 coats, with one of Seche Vite on top. The ELF brush is usually fine except when you have a stray hair or two, in this lot all the brushes were fine.  I wore this for maybe 3 or 4 days and the wear was fine, just a little bit of tipwear.  This one is not bad at all for the princely sum of £1.50 if you're in Europe or $1 if you are in the US. If you follow elf  

Have you tried this one? What do you think? 

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A late Halloween NOTD

For Halloween, I loved my China Glaze Ick A Bod-y mani from Saturday but wanted to add a little to it.  So I thought I'd put a coat of Barry M Instant Effects, over the top.  Here's the result,

The Barry M dries matte, so I thought I'd add a topcoat over it and much preferred it. 

Sorry for such a quick post I wanted to post this before Halloween was a completely distant memory! 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

My exciting weekend!

I have one more halloweeny post for you tomorrow but today I thought I’d show you what I spent my weekend doing, coz I’m exciting like that!  You might have noticed that I painted my blood tipped nails on a nail wheel, well I ordered these ages ago and when they arrived I thought I’d swatch my whole collection. I was going to paint them by colour but I decided that it would annoy me if I got a new polish that belonged in between two other polishes. I just painted them in the order I took them out of their homes!   So here’s the result,

There’s a couple of lookie likies on there so I think I’ll do some comparision posts soon. If there’s anything you want me to post or name, just shout! (or comment I’m more likely to answer!)