Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Turquoise Ombre Nails

Something a bit more challenging this week! If you didn't know, ombre means a colour that is graduated in tone, thanks google for summing that up so nicely for me. In this case I started out with Boots No7 Stay Perfect Nail Colour in Stand Back on my middle nail and then mixed with white going towards my little finger and black towards my thumb.

Ombre Nails

If you're lucky enough to have 5 different shades of one colour you can just do it that way, painting one on each nail but I went for the cheaper, messier method. I love the results though, will definitely be doing this again in future!

Monday, 9 January 2012

Nails: Hello Kitty London ~ Light Pink

After the mediocore results from the last Hello Kitty nail polish I tried I was much happier with this one. I've been wanting a pearlescent pink for a while so was happy to see this colour in the set I got. It still took me 3 coats to get decent coverage but I really love the colour. I'm not sure why but it made me feel like I had Barbie nails.

Hello Kitty London - Light Pink

I did a bit of stamping over this one as well. I really need to practice more at getting all my stamps straight, that thumb is a mess!

Pink Gems

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Hello Kitty London Nail Set

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a great christmas and a happy new year. I'm back and feeling rejuvinated after a couple of weeks of relaxation and eating far too much.

I got some awesome gifts this year, including this Hello Kitty nail polish set.

Hello Kitty Nail Set

It includes 5 polishes (Light Pink, Purple, Pink, Pink Sparkle, Clear Sparkle), some toe seperators and a nail file. One thing, it seems that this year any sets that come with plastic packaging like this, the individual items have been glued in! I've never seen this before but these polishes were and I bough a set of bubble baths and they were glued into their plastic as well. It's really annoying as it's a nightmare to get the glue off. Not a big deal, I know, but still....*rant over*

I decided to try out the pink first. Sadly, it was a bit dissapointing. The brush is really slim and unsubstantial so it's not the easiest to apply and the colour isn't very pigmented. So even after 3 coats it wasn't entirely opaque.

Hello Kitty London - Pink

I'm not sure what's happend with my photo here, the colour looked fine when I was editing it but when I saved it, it's turned it more pale and peachy, it's definitely more pink in real life.