Flashy Nails

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

Collection 2000 Hello Sailor! August 22, 2009

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I realised that although you’ve seen this Konaded in an earlier post, I’ve never put up a proper swatch of it, and I really feel I should because this is my absolute favourite EVER polish.  I saw on Glittermillie’s blog that she has recently bought and swatched Boots 17 Peacock, and I reckon that it is Hello Sailor!’s twin…HEREis her post about Peacock, and you can see some pictures of Hello Sailor! below.

Isn’t it lovely?  I totaly love it to pieces!  Speaking of pieces, see the awful mess my fingers are in?!  That’s a combination of, as mentioned in my other post, dry chapped skin as a result of too much hand washing this week, and a very brutal manicure i gave myself after I took the last lot of polish off.  Too trigger happy with the cuticle trimmers 😦  I also have a crack across one of my nails like I did when I reviewed Streamer for the first time, which will probably end up getting trimmed out this time since my nails are all still very short, I’ll just keep them that way till it has been trimmed out.  I don’t know how I do it, I really don’t!

 

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Paisley in blue and green July 10, 2009

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After the Blue Glitter, I was going to roadtest the green glitter, to complete my swatching of my birthday haul ( I don’t think the silver glitter really need

s any explanation).  However, the glitter is so dense in the Barry M polishes that it was scracthing the sufrace of my nails when I was removing it.  And, to be honest, I didn’t fancy having the hassle in another two days of trying to remove it.  So, I’ve taken a little step away from the glitters for now, and decided on something else. 

I’m sure what first led me to finding Konad was a web search for ‘Paisley nail art’ and if I recall rightly it led me to an image of someone’s nail art they’d done using Konad Plate M60 and then I became obsessed with Konad, and spent a lot of time looking at the fantastic inspirational resource that is Nevertoomuchglitter. Anyway, with some of the money I was kindly given for my birthday, I treated myself to some lovely Konad things from my website: 

Psyche Pink Princess Polish

Psyche Pink Princess Polish

Blue Pearl Princess Polish

Blue Pearl Princess Polish

Deep Jungle Princess Polish

Deep Jungle Princess Polish

Gold Black Princess Polish

Gold Black Princess Polish

(sorry i did try to get them all next to each other but it wouldn’t do it!)
So my new manicure has been paisley and I used both the Deep Jungle and the Blue Pearl, over a base of one of my favourite EVER polishes, Collection 2000 Hello Sailor.  (I was going to buy a second bottle of this the other day so I have a spare for when it runs out but it didn’t look quite the right colour in the shops so I’m undecided as yet whether I should or not.)  I alternated the DJ and the BP on the fingers so I got to use both as I just couldn’t decide!  Sorry the clean up isn’t great on these:
I love this.  It’s Paisley, it’s one of my favourite base coats and it’s nice and subtle and summery!  yay!!