Wednesday, 28 April 2010

BYS - Envy Me



Envy Me is a light green frost/pearl

It's a pretty colour but this is 4 coats and I still have some VNL and it's pretty brushstrokey.

But not bad for the bargain BYS price, around £2.50

From my limited experience BYS wins hands down over Bloom in the the Aussie polish wars.


Welcome to my 100th follower ainos2!

I'll post details of my celebratory giveaway later this week once I've worked out the details...

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Bloom - Kate

This is the other Bloom I picked up a few months ago - unfortunately there wasn't a huge selection of colours in the Superdrug in Sheffield although more than any other Superdrug I'd been in!



Kate is a pale blue creme, the application, as is common with pastel cremes, was tricky. This is 2 coats and I probably should've done 3.

It's a lovely colour and look ma, no lobster hands!

Overall I wasn't overly impressed with either of the Blooms I tried, there wasn't exactly anything wrong with them but they weren't as fabulous as I had hoped for the price (around £8 IIRC)

Monday, 26 April 2010

Famous by Sue Moxley 3

Another Sue Moxley, I had such a good experience with the previous ones that I snapped up some more when I spotted them on sale for £2 each in TJ Hughes.



No 3 (gggrrggh, no names) is an orangey coral with fine silver/pink shimmer
This is 3 coats, but I still have some vnl

And surprising this works better with my skintone than I expected

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Rimmel - Purple Addict

After yesterday's nostalgia-fest here's another modern Rimmel

This is Purple Addict - now there's a name a lot of polish fans can buy into!

Apologies but these aren't the best pictures or the best application, there seem to be bubbles or bits on a couple of nails - doh!

Please, ignore the errors and enjoy the purple goodness...



Two coats, no top coat.

Giveaway planning

Oooh - 96 followers!

I'd better start planning my giveaway for when I reach 100 followers

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Rimmel - Black Pearl

It seems strange that I haven't shown you any Rimmel before. Rimmel along with Cutex, are probably the brands I've associated with nail polish (and removal) the longest.

I can remember as a young girl, probably about 10 or 11, pouring over the adverts Rimmel used to run in Woman and Woman's Own (weekly housewife type mags).

Back then they'd run a double page spread with swatches of all the nail colours, bliss! Of course this was when it was plain old Rimmel, not the Rimmel London it is today.

Unfortunately of all the magazines I kept (you don't wanna know!) , I didn't keep any of those and so I'm still searching for a copy of that original advert. I did find a fragment on the web which I'll share with you

Just imagine a whole page of this... The prices ranged from 15p to a heady 34p each

Enough of the reminiscing here's a swatch of a very modern Rimmel polish - they did have pale green and blue but definitely no charcoal!

This is from the Rimmel - Lycra Pro range and goes by the evocative name of Black Pearl



It's a charcoal with very fine silver/multi shimmery fine glitter.

This is 2 coats with no top coat and it's not the shiniest of polishes

Application was ok but it had one of those weird pro brushes like Sally Hansen which I don't have much experience of and I have teeny nails.

Overall I like it... Anyone else have fond memories of vintage nail polishes?

Friday, 16 April 2010

Boots 17 - Royal Indigo

A quick post to show you another Boots 17 win.

This is Boots 17 Lasting Fix in Royal Indigo, a slightly dusky purple creme - not what I'd call indigo, but a nice colour all the same!



It was a freebie that came as part of a gift with purchase.
This is 2 coats, no topcoat

Application was good and it's very shiny, another win from 17

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Nails Inc - Eccleston Mews

Another new Nails Inc

This is Eccleston Mews, a slightly dusky raspberry pink creme



This is 2 coats, no topcoat.

I like this, it's not massively unique but it's a nice colour and Nails Inc's usual great formula and application.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Nails Inc - Pembroke Close

I recently succumbed to a number of new Nails Inc colours from QVC and made the mistake of counting the number of unique Nails Inc colours I have (eeek! - I'll do a post on them all at some point but suffice to say the total is in 3 figures)

This was the one that most called out to me when I unpacked them.

This is Pembroke Close, a gorgeous mid to dark lilac/purple creme.



As ever the formula is great (I really must find some Nails Inc in my collection that don't share their great formula) - this is 2 coats with no top coat.