Flashy Nails

One young lady's attempt to master decent nail art!

Diamond Cosmetics Mystical Knights under GOSH Rainbow (Flakies!!!) October 22, 2009

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Ok Helen asked me to swatch Diamond’s Mystical Knights, which I have done, but I was so excited to put Rainbow over the top I didn’t take any pictures of it on it’s own Helen, sorry!

I have wanted Flakies for soooooooooo long, I saw a pic on a blog ages ago where someone had used an NFU-Oh flakies polish over something and it just looked SO AMAZING.  I looked on the interwebs and couldn’t find a UK supplier so I was pretty disappointed.  However, I didn’t realise there were brands who sold flaky polish (that sounds amusing) other than NFU-Oh until recently and at which point I couldn’t afford to buy any!  UNTIL, that is, I was having a quick, passing glance at the small range of GOSH my local Superdrug sells one day last week, and it hit me that what I had been thinking for so long was opal glitter was actually flakies!  Unfortunately though I couldn’t afford to buy it but this week we had a little more money and some good news to celebrate so I was allowed it.  And WOW.  I am in love!  Without further ado, here are many pictures of GOSH Rainbow.

Bottle love and some rainbow goodness!

Bottle love and some rainbow goodness!

Squee!!  See the pretty colours?!

Squee!! See the pretty colours?!

Rainbow Goodness

Rainbow Goodness

The green end of the spectrum

The green end of the spectrum

Green, Yellow, Gold, Bronze, Red :-D

Green, Yellow, Gold, Bronze, Red 😀

More multi-colour

More multi-colour

*Sigh*

*Sigh*

The (mainly) red end of the spectrum

The (mainly) red end of the spectrum

I could have posted BILLIONS of pictures of this.  Isn’t it amazing.  I may be overreacting, but I’ve never had flakies before and oh My!  I think I may need a second bottle as back up!  I had tested the polish over Diamond Oh, Tiff! but as the polish was pale it wasn’t too impressive, and by the time I took the bottle out again to do this mani, it had thickened considerably (only the following day) so it could do with some thinning, but other than that, the formula was great, application was great, it didn’t stink, the bottle and brush were comfortable and easy to use and I really like the shape of GOSH bottles.  I would definitely buy from them again.

I think I need to go lie down!!!

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Diamond Cosmetics Cheery Cherry October 20, 2009

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So Lucy requested Cheery Cherry from my polish haul.  I applied two coats and just wasn’t feeling it for some reason, so I went with a third.  Maybe I just wasn’t in the mood to appreciate red that day, but I was looking at it thinking “boring” (don’t get me wrong it is a nice colour but I’ve been in a bit of a colour funk lately) so I decided to Konad it.  As such I don’t have any pictures of it bare, as it were, and there was soooo much gloss that the pictures haven’t come out great because there was major glare from the sun, but here it is.  (Konaded with Konad Dark Purple special polish and M63)

Photo0596Photo0599It looks a bit rubbish on the pictures but it looked really really nice in person.

I’ve had a bit of good news lately which I will probably share at some point but in celebration I bought myself a bottle of Gosh polish.  I’ve had my eyes on it for a while now, it’s called Rainbow and it is a bottle of opal-esque flakies in clear topcoat and it is lovely!  So I will be showing some pics of that soon and then I will get round to wearing Helen’s suggestion 🙂

Thanks for reading, hope you are all well 🙂