Flashy Nails

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

Collection 2000 Hot Looks BMX Bandit/Hoola Hoop July 28, 2009

 
***Late post as I forgot to publish it when I typed it***

Can I just say I’m in LOVE with BMX Bandit? It is so pretty! I actaully wore it on of the days I didn’t post over the weekend/end of last week, it was part of a disastrous manicure (incidentally it was such a disaster and got taken off so quickly that I can’t even remember what it was!) So I took any excuse to use it again!

This is an alternating French using BMX Bandit and Hoola Hoop (Collection 2000 Hot Looks). Hoola Hoop seems a lot more neon on than in the bottle, but I really like it. It’s like Candyfloss pink 🙂

BMX Bandit and Hoola Hoop

BMX Bandit and Hoola Hoop

BMX Bandit and Hoola Hoop

BMX Bandit and Hoola Hoop

Yep evidence of both hands for a change!  I do have two y’know!

Anyway It looked a bit naked, and I seem to have sorta loast the touch with Konad a little lately so I didn’t want to go down that road, and then I remembered in my birthday haul I bought a bottle of silver glitter which hasn’t seen the light of day yet………so guess what….neon, funky french and glitter all in on?  “She didn’t!”  Oh but I did!

BMX Bandit, Hoola Hoop and Beauty UK Silver Glitter

BMX Bandit, Hoola Hoop and Beauty UK Silver Glitter

BMX Bandit, Hoola Hoop, Beauty UK Silver Glitter

BMX Bandit, Hoola Hoop, Beauty UK Silver Glitter

Yes I have a big dent in the middle finger 😦 The base coats had been left over 24 hours to dry, and there was a couple of hours between the first and second coats of glitter, but for some reason, once that second coat went on it took hours for them to set hard.  Also this gliter is packed with little holo pieces as well as regular silver glitter bits but I haven’t managed to capture them very well.
I’m currently suffering with a summer cold (which I hope goes away before Saturday as we are at another wedding) so I don’t think there will be any new nails tomorrow, but if I feel better there’s a chance so check back 🙂
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Birthday Hoard! July 6, 2009

Today is my 26th birthday!  I generally don’t get gifts as I never ever know what I want, so people are amazingly kind enough to gift me money and then I still never know what I want!  However I have been coveting some polishes for a while so I treated myself! 

Here’s the full hoard:

L-R: Barry M Red Glitter 150 (this is the one I’ve been LUSTING after.  I love it.  I guess it’s similar to Ruby Pumps?  [Is that the right name?]), Barry M Blue Glitter (there is no sticker so I don’t know what number it is),  Barry M Green Glitter (very imaginative names as you can see) 298, Beauty UK  no40 – Silver, and Beauty UK  no45 – Purple.

The Barry M red I’ve had my eye on for ages, then I saw a friend wearing the blue and green and decided to have them too.  I bought the two Beauty UK ones because they were cheap (£1.49 per bottle) and I don’t have a silver glitter, and the purple one was soo pretty!

So I wore the purple one and have swatched that, I didn’t put it on over a base because I wanted to see how it looked, here are some shots,, these are all indoors not under sunlight but the colour tones are pretty spot-on.

I have taken that off now and swatched the red, and I’m speechless! It’s amazing and I LOVE IT.  However as it’s now nighttime there’s obviously no sunlight.  I tried takingpictures under the inside lights and the colours were just wrong, and then when I tried to use flash, the flash beam stopped the camera from focusing.  So fingers crossed for sun and no rain tomorrow!

Thanks for reading!