Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Green Gradient Stamped Stars - Feat. Cult Nails

I love green.
I love stars.
I love Cult Nails.

See where I'm going with this?

I started off with a couple of coats of Cult Nails Deal With It polish, then sponged on Feelin' Froggy followed by Illamasqua Viridian to create a light to dark green gradient.

Could have left it there but I felt it needed something extra to make it pop. So as is often the case Cheeky plate CH5 came out along with Konad special polish in black to add some stars.

All finished off with OPI top coat and we have my mid week manicure.

This is one that will definitely be repeated again.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Galaxy Nails - A first and not very successful attempt

There are amazing pictures all over the blogosphere right now of the most amazing galaxy nails!

Some of them are so insane it makes me drool!!

I decided to give it ago but I wasn't very impressed with the outcome. Found it a struggle to get different colours to show up.

Any way here's a picture of the finished nails and the collection of varnishes that I used.

I will be trying again and hopefully more successful next time.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Cult Nails Charlatan

My second order from the magnificent Cult Nails arrived today.

I was so excited/impatient that in the hour between coming home from work and going to ballet I had to try one out.

Charlatan is the one I am most excited about. Seeing people pictures of it in action made me need it. Not want it, need it.

It's a gorgeous top coat that is pink toned with micro green glitter suspended in it. Amazing.

I cannot wait to try out out on different colour bases and over the top of stamped nail art.

My pictures don't even come close to doing it justice, I definitely recommend trying this or any other Cult Nail polishes out. It's one hell of an indie brand!

Monday, 15 October 2012

Pastel Eyes- featuring Sugarpill Heartbreaker Palette

It was a pretty miserable Monday morning, bad weather, no more weekend, back to work. So it felt necessary to have some colour in my day.

When I think colour, I think Sugarpill. So I grabbed my Sweetheart palette and set to work.

It ended up being quite a subtle look as I used a neutral base. Next time I might go for a white base to make it brighter.

Urban Decay Naked Foundation in 3.5
Mac Bronzing Powder in Refined Golden
Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzing Powder in Pink Peony

Urban Decay 24/7 eyeshadow pencil in Sin
Sugarpill Heartbreaker palette

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Bobbi Brown for Breast Cancer

To support breast cancer awareness month Bobbi Brown released a limited edition set with Pink Peony illuminating bronzing powder with a mini blusher brush with a pink handle.

The set costs £35 with £5 being donated to breast cancer research.

I thought it was a really cute set and I was desperate for a travel sized face brush so I went for it.

The blush itself has the breast cancer ribbon embossed on it and is a lovely soft pink with micro gold shimmer. This is a lovely set, the one thing that could make it better is a bigger percentage of the sales price to go to the charity.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Burgundy Lips - Featuring Rocker from Mac

Mac finally released their By Request collection on the UK website.

The collection was a vote by customers to bring back their favourite limited edition products.

After voting ended the three winning lip glosses, lipsticks and eye shadows were announced.

A few pieces caught my eye and today I have the perfectly vampy and on trend lipstick in Rocker.

It's a gorgeous matte burgundy with tiny gold flecks. I love this colour, perfect for the winter months!

Urban Decay Naked foundation in 3.5
Mac Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder in Nude on Board
Nars Illuminator in Orgasm

Mac Eyeshadow in Jete
Bobbi Brown eyeshadow in espresso

Mac lip pencil in Currant
Mac lipstick in Rocker

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Golden Eyes

Urban Decay Naked Foundation in 3.5
Mac MSF in Light Year

Urban Decay 24/7 eyeshadow pencil in Sin
Chanel Illusion D'ombre in Vision
Armani Eyes to Kill in 20 Obsidian Black

Monday, 8 October 2012

Lightly pinked lips - featuring OCC lip tars

YSL Touché Éclat Foundation in BD40
Chanel universal bronzing base

Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Zero
Bobbi Brown eyeshadow in espresso to fill in brows

OCC Lip Tars in Orphelia and Pretty Boy

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Mixed purple nails

After seeing an amazing mani on The Polished Perfectionists blog I thought I'd have a go myself.

Although it is nowhere near her league I still like the result. I used a variety of OPI nail varnishes and Cult Nails in Charming. If you fancy giving this a go use any colours you have to hand.

I used the spots on Cheeky plate CH6 and the flowers on Bundle Monster plate BM-306

Happy weekend everyone!