A quick refresh on yesterdays OPI manicure using Glitzerland.
cute right? very festive, reminds me of Christmas gift wrap :)
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
Monday, 22 November 2010
Saturday, 6 November 2010
Here's a little something for the weekend, I don't really see this as a work appropriate mani but its a little bit of fun :)
Introducing Barry M Nail Effects, I can imagine this will be very close to the forthcoming Black Shatter by OPI.
Its very easy to achieve this look, just one coat on top of your normal dry nail lacquer, the amount you apply and the speed at which you apply it will determined what type of effect appears on your nail.
This was one regular coat (by regular I mean I wasn't too generous and tried not to make it a thin coat) and I added a top coat to get a glossy, polished look as I tend to find it will dry quite matt looking.
For a more subtle look I am going to try a coat of black polish and then a coat of nail effects, to see if I can get that mixture of textures on the nail.
In case you are wondering, the polish I am sporting under the nail effects is Pamplona Purple, although it could easily be Barry M's Bright Purple no:303 as they are dead on dupes!
This is day two of wearing Barefoot in Barcelona by OPI. This is virtually unheard of after an 9 hour shift at work, but my polish was still intact and I didn't want to waste it.
I used Meet me at the Star Ferry from this years Hong Kong S/S collection with my Konad for a subtle design (this photo was before clean up, please excuse me).
Overall I liked the effect, and I like that I can use my lacquers as well as Konad special polish, to give a subtle effect that isn't so in your face as their very strong black or white.
Friday, 5 November 2010
After my last monstrosity of a manicure I decided to play it safe..
This is 2 coats of Barefoot in Barcelona by OPI and 1 Seche Vite top coat.
This lacquer goes on like butter, its application was effortless and drying time was good and what a gorgeous, work appropriate colour.
Whats you mannequin hands colour?
Tuesday, 2 November 2010
This is 2 coats Flit a Bit with 1 very gloopy coat of Mad as a Hatter.
I don't know whats happened to it but all of a sudden my MaaH has gone extremely thick! I might need to invest in some thinner, but that is a scary prospect - I don't want to ruin my polish.
Both nail lacquers dried quickly, I very much like the formulation of Flit a Bit, I don't know if it is any different from the norm but it seems to dry fast and is opaque in just 2 thin coats (just 1 if you do a very thick layer).
For me, this was a fail. I was dreading wearing this for work, but now I have fixed it up a little, I don't mind too much. I had imagined a thin coat of MaaH with plenty of the orange showing through, which didn't happen :( I can't wait to change this polish.
I will have to try idea again with Extra-va-vaganza from the Burlesque collection, maybe that will work better.
What are your post Halloween nails?