Sunday, 24 July 2011

Duochrome Crackhead


Wow, it's been ages since me last post, sorry about that but got married (which was very nice), went to Sonisphere (which was very damp) then teh ills came along to join in on the fun. Hands don't work properly again, which is wearing a bit thin.

Played with some light colours as I can apply them at the moment. This one is four coats of Avon Nailwear Pro Star -- a frosty white polish.

Avon Nailwear Pro Star

Bit boring, really. I put some CND Sapphire Sparkle over the top of it, which didn't do all that much so I've not bothered with a pic. Some Laura Paige Black Crackle went over the top, then some more CND Sapphire Sparkle went over that and then this happened ...

Avon Nailwear Pro Star, Laura Paige Black Crackle and CND Effects Sapphire SparkleFlipping 'eck, Tucker

Duochrome crackle completely and utterly owns <3

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

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Wow, hello there new followers, and hello there old followers as well.

I have nothing of note to post, except I won't be here for a bit as I'm off to get married to the lovely Mr Luton, go to the Sonisphere festival (probably muddy) and eat loads of stuffed crust pizza.

See ya on the other side ...

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Duochrome and Glitter Sandwich

Wanted something shiny, duochrome and sparkly for my last weekend of freedom celebrations. Nails Inc Chesham Street, I CHOOSE YOU.

Two coats of Nails Inc Chesham Street

Oooh. Can't fault anything about this varnish at all - the application of two coats was smooth, the blue and purple duochrome vibrant, and there was even blue shimmer in there. Amazing looking polish - I liked it so much that I considered forgoing the sparkle for a while. However, I was bolloxed a bit intoxicated at the time and felt the need to smother the glorious duochrome and shimmer with lots of Laura Paige 40 Limited Edition Starlette, a holo glitter.

Motorbike in background is for sale BTW

Yeeeeeaaaaaah ... shouldn't have done that. I attempted to quickly go over it with some more Chesham Street and found that it looked alright mate so I put more glitter over it, and another thin coat of Chesham Street, and then we agreed that it looked fab and should leave it alone.

Give us a twirl

Yeah baby

Also, wore my wedges this weekend and did not break any ankles.

Saturday, 2 July 2011

80s Bleached Jeans

Really wasn't feeling yesterday's yellow and, no matter what I did - sandpapering, aggressive washing up (not my job, you see), picking at things, etc - I just couldn't put a dent in it. This further proves the theory that the amount a polish-job is liked is inversely proportional to the amount of times it lasts. Somewhat annoying.

Horrible picture of two coats of La Femme Ice Blue Cream.

Not sure what happened with the pix as they all came out all blurry - probably an operator issue (hides most of the horrible cuticles though, sorry bout them). But, yes, La Femme Ice Blue Cream is a pastel blue creme that should have been worn sooner (had it ages). Didn't go on too badly and it looked good enough to go at two coats. Have to say that I am quite impressed with the pigmentation on these La Femme Creams, the colours so far have been pretty fab and a pleasure to look at.

Until I get bored ...

Which eventually happened and I thought that I'd give the splatter mani on Jessica's Nail Art a go. It was a right pain to begin with, as I had no joy with a straw and had to go through a number of household implements and the contents of the Stuff That'll Will Come In Handy drawer. Eventually got the splattering to work by using the outer shell of one of those pound-shop pens that work for 20 seconds then conk out.

Seem to make things messier when I clean up

I sellotaped my fingers up, splattered La Femme Blue Cream (medium blue) and Orly Lunar Eclipse (darker blue with shimmer) and Barry M Matt White everywhere and made a lumpy mess on my nails. It was all looking a bit dodgy but a couple of coats of top-coat eased the lumpiness and made everything sunshine and bunnies.

Bit better from this side

Despite the pictures making it all look a bit minging, I like this splatter mani, it reminds me of the days of tight bleached jeans and psychobillies ... mmmmmm ...