Friday, 30 July 2010

Ciaté - Cookies & Cream

Here's another from the Candy Couture collection from last summer.

This is Cookies & Cream, an unusual take on the nude/grey look. I think Ciaté described it as pastel grey but it's definitely got a hint of taupe/nude in there too although it's mostly grey.

Apologies for the terrible swatch - by the looks of this I must've been swatching something blue and glittery that didn't come off very well!

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Ciaté - Fruity Pops

Next up is Fruity Pops - love that name!

Fruity pops is an orange toned coral creme - a very summery colour in my book.

Again this is 3 coats and despite it not being as pale as Lemon Sherbert it was still a bit tricky to work with - mostly caused by polish drag on the second and third coats.

So again this was 3 coats to get an even coverage, not terrible but 2 is better, right?!

This, like Lemon Sherbert, was from the Summer 2009 collection, Candy Couture.

Monday, 26 July 2010

Lemon Sherbert - Ciaté

As my nails still haven't recovered from packing and moving and I'm sooooo behind with blogging I thought I'd post some old pics, but don't worry they're not ones I've posted before just ones I took a long time ago when I had nails!

I thought I'd start with some Ciaté

First up is Lemon Sherbert

It's a pale yellow creme, with the problems you'd expect from that. This was 3 coats and it was, like most yellow cremes, a bit of a challenge to work with.

As expected it doesn't look great with my skintone, a bit like yellow tippex really.... ah well.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

No7 - Beanie

Just realised I missed off a polish from my recent(ish) new No7 Speed Dry polishes

Beanie is a lovely dark taupe/mushroom creme, it's a rich, darker brown toned taupe.
Very opaque, this is 2 coats

As it's one of those taupe/mushroom shades I thought it would useful to compare against one of the classics, $OPI Metro Chic

They're pretty different, Metro Chic is lighter with more grey/lilac tones. Both lovely though, especially if you ignore my horribly dry cuticles!

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Moving House

That's me, not the blog!

Apologies but I've been moving back into my house over the past week and haven't had any time for blogging or nail painting - not that I've got any nails left after a week of lugging boxes, unpacking, building furniture and cleaning!

I've now unpacked and mostly sorted all my furniture and possessions that have been in storage for 9 months. The 'collection' is still in boxes but check out the lovely new storage I have for it...

Yep, that's 4 Helmers!!  And the darling man thinks they're great and wants to get some more for himself, result!

Normal service should be resumed soon...