Thursday, 28 February 2013

Swatch: w7 ~ Moondust

Right, back to business! Today I have a simple swatch of Moondust from w7.

w7 Moondust Swatch 2

It's a silver glitter with red and blue particles that give it a kind of faux scatter holo effect. I'm wearing two coats here.

w7 Moondust Swatch

It's very pretty but I get the feeling it's going to be a nightmare to get off. It has a rough finish despite the topcoat I put on. Moondust is the perfect name for it though, I feel like I have astronaut nails!

w7 Moondust

Friday, 22 February 2013

Friday Feels ~ 4

Hello! Sorry for no nail posts this week. Got hit at the beginning of the week with a cold and just didn't have the energy to do my nails, they were actually naked for several days! I'm feeling better now and my nails have colour again.

To make up for my absence this week, here's some of my favourite cat gifs.

Whilst were on the subject of cats this music video has been circulating this week.

And if you still haven't got your fill of cat related goodness I strongly recommend checking out Cat Gif Page and The Chives: Cat Saturday feature

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Sat-ART-Day Club - Dotting Tools

This weeks Sat-ART-Day club theme is dotting tools. I had something a bit more complicated in mind but I tested it on my right hand and wasn't really happy with it. I still need more practice with my dotting tools!

SatARTDay PolkaDot

I used my base from my previous mani, added dots in different shades of grey and finished with a matte top coat. I was actually pretty organised this week and got it done in advance instead of leaving it until Saturday evening!

Friday, 15 February 2013

Nails: Angelica ~ Twilight

Another Angelica swatch for you today. As I've mentioned before these are stocked in Primark, they also now have a web shop which stocks a limited selection if you aren't able to get them at your local store.

Angelica Twilight

Twilight is a slightly duochromey navy blue frosted polish with pinky purple undertones. I think it's really nice wearable colour, dark but soft. This is two generous coats.

Angelica Twilight-Bottle

Angelica have recently announced a new range of matte spring colours which look lovely, I've got my eye on the baby pink one in particular.

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Sat-ART-Day Club - Away With the Fairies

Week two of the Sat-ART-Day club, this weeks theme was 'Away with the Fairies'. Instead of doing a manicure that specifically featured fairies I tried to go for more of a fairies eye view of the world.

Away With the Fairies

It doesn't come across much in the picture but I've used a flakey top coat for extra sparkle. I'm actually pretty happy with how these turned out, I'm really enjoying this challenge, it's pushing me to be more creative!

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Cirque ~ Your Hand in Mine

I have something special today, my very first proper product review! I was so happy to be picked by Sally from Sally Magpies as one of the bloggers to try out the latest addition to her stock ~ Cirque. I think I did a little flappy arm dance when I saw the email! Well, on to business.

Cirque - Your Hand in Mine

The official blurb from Cirque for Your Hand in Mine is "A soft white polish with a subtle rainbow shimmer". This sums up this polish perfectly. Consistency is pretty spot on for me, it applied really nicely and the drying time is great. It's quite a sheer polish so would probably make a good topper, I've used 3 coats here, although there is a little visible nail line it's almost opaque.

Cirque - Your Hand in Mine - Rainbow Shimmer
I've tried to capture the rainbow shimmer here
Click the image to view it full size

The full range of Cirque polishes are available in the UK from stockist Sally Magpies. Sally stocks a variety of imported polishes so you can buy without the worry of shipping from overseas or getting hit with import tax or fees. I have bought from her previously and will do again in future, she is really friendly and offers great service. You can usually get in touch with her on the Sally Magpies Facebook page if you have any queries or requests.

Disclaimer: This polish was sent to me for review, all opinions are honest and my own.

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Sat-ART-Day Club - Amethyst Pattern Skittle

I've been wanting to join in with a group challenge for a while, however I know I would never be able to stick to one of the 31 days ones so when I saw the Sat-ART-Day Club on Crumpet's Nail Tarts recently I thought this one was worth a go! Here's my take on the theme Amethyst Pattern Skittle.

Amethyst Skittles
Polishes/Stamps Used:
No7 ~ Lucky Lilac (Index and pinky base)
Star Gazer ~ 235 (Middle finger)
Revlon ~ No Shrinking Violet (Ring finger base)
Barry M Gelly ~Plum (Index stamping)
Konad ~ Special White (Ring stamping)
BM-212 Stamping Plate

Hopefully I've done all this right with it being my first time! Check out the links below for the other awesome interpretations of this challenge.

Friday, 1 February 2013

Friday Feels ~ 3

My new sneakers from Japan arrived this week. They're from a company called Swimmer who basically sell various cute junk! They also have this amazing cat bag which I'm slightly in love with at the moement.

Wonderful local independent shop Life's Big Canvas is trying to raise some money so they can produce some beautiful cat necklaces inspired by the owners very own cats. More details can be found on their indiegogo page here or if you're in the Leeds area you can always check out the shop itself located at Bird's Yard.