Due to it been exam season I have not been spending as much time painting my nails with glitter or even doing nail art but today when searching through pictures to use on my blog I noticed that I has not shared this look that I did apologizes that the nail vanish is slightly chipped as the photo was taken a few days after I have done this.
I have used Essie Sensitivity Base Coat which I find is the best base coat I have used to date. Feelunique see this and it can be purchased for £8.55 here. I think I paid around £3 for mine at The Original Factory Store so it may be worth checking in there. I know I say the same ever time but you really do need to own this. I am gutted because I have managed to lose mine.
For the white I used Sally Hanson Hard as Nails in White Tip I think it’s shade 07 but I could be wrong. I have put two coats of this on so that it was completely opaque. This colour is usually used for french nails but I want to get some more use out of mine so this is why I used it. I am unsure where I purchased my bottle of this polish but you can get it here for £1.95 plus p+p. This polish lasted around 5/6 days without chipping which is something which is always a benefit.
I used a dotting tool to do the spots I purchased mine off eBay a year or so ago but the seller now doesn’t stock them but I have found the same ones on Amazon here. I have had no problems using mine it was the green one I used for my dots and it was the larger of the dots if this makes sense.
For the black dots that I have done I used a Basic Claire’s Accessories nail polish I have had this polish for years so I am unsure if you can still purchase this in the stores now but you can get it online here. This polish lasted around 2/3 days which is not bad as I must have had it open around 3/4 years when I was an emo girl you could say. The formulae may have changed over this time so it may be better now than mine
Finally to seal my nail varnish I used Sally Hanson Hard As Nails which is the best top coat that I have used that is clear. I did pick this bottle that I am using up in The Original Factory Store for £3. You can purchase this from Boots here.
What are your favourite nail art designs and who knows they could end up been featured on this blog pretty soon.
Sorry for the long gap between posts but I have been revising for an exam roll on a week on Friday when I say bye bye A Level Geography. As a bit of a treat to myself for revising I decided that I would purchase this mini set of OPI because there is nothing more I like than painting my nails to relax.
The colour which is on the right is The colour of Minnie. Opi says you had this little mouse at “red”. Which is the most perfect red colour you could wear this easily with some glitter over the top or even on it’s own this would look amazing on a first date maybe with a little black dress as well. I don’t think I will repurchase this because of the fact that I have a massive stash of plain red colours.
The colour in a middle is I’m all ears. Opi says tell me how much you love this magenta shimmer. The shimmer in this nail polish makes me love it even more because I think that it would look amazing with a tan which is something that I would love to get this summer. This is such a summer shade which I think that would love ever skin tone. I love this colour so much so I may have to think about purchasing the whole bottle if it looks nice on my nails.
The colour on the end is If you moust you moust. Opi says you gotta pink what you gotta pink. This is one of the most amazing baby pink colours that I have owned. I would love use a white colour to make lines and then this would make it even more perfect so this is something else which you may see coming on the blog soon. I am more than likely to repurchase this colour.
The other nail polish that you get is RapiDry topcoat.Opi says non-yellowing ,end smear, smudges and streaks. I haven’t used this yet but I think I will do when I paint my nails next time. I have only ever heard amazing things about this topcoat so I hope it is as good as people say. I am may purchase this if it is a good topcoat.
What OPI Polishes would you recommend me purchasing?
Love is in the air!
Personal shopper Annie Valentine has a dream job in the heart of fabulous Manhattan.
Daughter Lana is lost in the heat of first love, but has she fallen for a heart-breaker?
In London husband Ed faces a scandal at work and knows, in his heart, he needs Annie back.
What’s a girl to do when her true love is in London but her new love is New York?
Does it have to be fashion or family, or can Annie Valentine have it all
Annie Valentine is in a bit of a mess when we first meet her, she is a super busy mum of four and her fashion TV career is in jeopardy. When the offer comes for Annie to work in New York for a few weeks with her eldest daughter Lana, she jumps at the chance of getting away from it all.
Annie and Lana completely fall in love with New York they are there to help set up a new fashion label, so they are soon thrown in to the glamorous world of Fifth Avenue and cocktails at lunchtime. However all is not well in London, Anna’s husband Ed is facing accusations at work and needs his wife’s support more than ever. But Anna is torn she doesn’t want to be apart from her family but she does not want to leave New York either.
I really didn’t take to the character of Annie Valentine until the very end of the book. I felt that she was really selfish bu dropping everything including four members of her family so she could go to New York. However, I did enjoy reading about the relationship that develops between Annie and her daughter Lana while they are away.One of my favourite parts of this book were the descriptions of New York Carmen Reid describes the exciting and vibrant city so well that it becomes easy to understand why Annie is so in love with it.New York Valentine is a bit different to most chick lit it isn’t about a single woman searching for love but more about family and the important role it plays in our lives.
I would recommend this book if you have read the one before I hadn’t and this is why I think it took me so long to finish the book.
What are you currently reading x
I saw this tag over on over on Hannah’s Blog I think that you should all check her out. I tag you all to do this tag because I had a lot of fun doing it.
Revlon or Rimmel
I don’t wear them but I want to try them out soon
Neutrals because they are so easy to wear for every day
Dramatic Lip neturalish eyes
Don’t have one at the moment I keep changing them
Rimmel Sexy Curves
In boxes or a draw
Not really that bothered about them
I have no clue
Benefit Lemon Aid is what I am using at the moment I think
Matte or shimmer
Yes if I am going out
Don’t have one at all
Before I went on my spending ban I decided that I was going to order some Essie nail polishes as they are one of my favourite brands and I found them for £2.99 each which meant that I saved £5 per nail polish so below are the polishes which I got my hands on.
The one on the far left is Sweet Talker this colour is just the perfect baby blue one which you will be able to do loads of nail art with and also can use so much during the spring and summer months as it will look amazing with a tan. I think that I will get a lot of wear out of this colour so look out for it on my blog. This colour is still available on direct cosmetics as this post is written.
The one next to this is Virgin Orchid this colour is baby pink which has a golden shimmer running through it this will be perfect for this time of year as I always think that they look amazing with a tan. You could always create your own french manicure look with this colour this is another colour I think that I am going to get so much wear out off.Look out for this colour in future on my blog This colour is still available on direct cosmetics as this post is written
Next to this is Imported Bubbly this is a pearly white this is going to be perfect for when I create french manicures this is not a colour I have in my collection this will look perfect with a tan if I keep seeing the sun in the UK this colour could be used a lot for nail art as well so look out for this on my blog as I start again doing nail art. This colour is also still available as I write this post on direct cosmetics.
The red one is Head Mistress this is one of the most perfect blood red colours I have ever owned I picked this beauty up because I don’t own a nice red colour all of the ones I own I am not a massive fan of and I needed one because I want to include red on a nail art idea I have had with my stamper set. I think I will get more use out of this colour in the autumn winter time but while it was so cheap I picked it up now. This colour is not available any longer on direct cosmetics.
The dark colour in the middle is Skirting The Issue this is a red wine colour which I am going to get loads of use out of in the autumn winter time this is a colour like nothing that I own which is one of the reasons that I purchased this you might see me using this before the autumn time depending but it is highly unlikely that I will use it during the summer. This colour also is not available any longer on direct cosmetics
The colour next to this is Capri this is one of the most amazing coral / orange colours I have seen at the moment and this is also another colour which I don’t have in my collection this is going to look so amazing with a tan and also with nail art which is why I purchased this colour. This colour is still actually available as this post goes up on direct cosmetics.
The colour one from the end is Neo Whimsical which I can only describe as a dusky pink this colour will just again look so amazing with a tan in the summer months which is why I purchased this also I think that it will look amazing with stripes of darker/brighter polishes over it so expect to see this on my nails in the next few months.This colour is actually still available from direct cosmetics as this post goes up.
Finally the last one is Flawless this colour is a rose pink that I think I have fallen in love with I can’t wait to wear when I have a good tan or even now the reason behind this is because it looks so beautiful this will look good as nail art and also as a basic polish. This colour is still available soon direct cosmetics so while it is I think you should all get your hands on it.
If you would like to see swatches of these colours just ask me below in the comments also what is your favourite colour of the ones I have purchased?