Friday, 28 May 2010

Stuttgart Haul part II

Sorry for the lack of posts, it's been rather hectic in Polishtopia land with travelling, work and general life stuff. To keep you sated here's the second part of my Stuttgart/Sindelfingen haul.

Sadly I didn't find anywhere else that had Catrice to plug the gaps (odd as I think they're headquarted in Stuttgart!) but I did manage to find a great selection of P2, including the summmer collection and some Maybelline NY I hadn't seen before.

Here they are all laid out - I'll tell you with these and the previous haul my bag was a *lot* heavier going home than it was going out!

And all of my colleagues think I'm pretty odd for seeking out and buying so much polish on a work trip!

And don't forget only another hour to enter my giveaway - I've had a phenomenal amount of entries so thanks & good luck to everyone who's entered.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Stuttgart Haul

No NOTD posts from me this week as I'm away on a conference in Sindelfingen which is just outside Stuttgart in Germany.

Thankfully I found a little time yesterday to head to the nearest mall where I managed to pick up some polish, including what I really wanted to find - the new Catrice.

Unfortunately the Catrice display was a little depleted so I wasn't able to get all the ones I wanted (and that my fellow uk nail polish obsessives put orders in for!) but still a nice haul I think...?

I also got some ArtDeco and Beju
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Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Ciate Refresher

 It's been mostly sunny and bright but crisp here in the UK today, well at least the part where I am, and this polish is bright and crisp too.

Mind you I've been stuck in an office all day, but I can't complain too much as our offices overlook the river Thames, all the trees are in bud or bloom so it's actually quite lovely, if somewhat distracting.  Not as bad as in the summer when all the party boats come past....

Anyhow, on to the polish - this is Refresher by Ciaté, a pale powder blue hint of periwinkle.

It was a bit tricky to work with, streaky (not uncommon with pastel cremes) and I had to be careful with polish drag.  This is 3 coats which isn't too bad and I love the finished effect.

The name made me think of Refresher sweets from my childhood but I was curious as I didn't remember them having blue sweets, they were certainly pastel but green, pink and orange or yellow.  But a quick search on google turned up another sweet called Refreshers, a chewy sweet, whose background colour looks very similar to this!

Friday, 7 May 2010

My First Giveaway!!!

To celebrate reaching 100+ followers (thank you one and all) I'm having my first giveaway.

As I have far more Nails Inc than is entirely healthy I've decided to share the love and give away some!

So the lucky winner will be able to choose 5 of the colours shown below.

Top Row l-r Battersea Power Station, Belgrave Place, Borough market (matte), Brompton Place, Brook St, Buckingham Palace, Burlington arcade

Middle row l-r Chester Place, Ebury Mews, Elizabeth Street, Fulham Road, Glasgow, Hampstead heath, Hans Road

Bottom row l-r Kabaret, Knightsbridge, Little Venice, Maddox Street, Montrose Place, Queenstown Road, St John's Wood

2nd Box l-r South Molton Street, The Southbank, The Strand, Victoria, Victoria & Albert, Victoria Gate and a bonus bottle of GOSH Holographic which will be included no matter which Nails Inc you choose.

You can click on the pics for a bigger version but I'd also recommend checking out the Nails Inc site for colour descriptions.

1. You have to be a follower (1 entry)
2. If you tweet or blog about my giveaway you get another entry (1 additional entry for either/both)
3. You have to leave a comment with the name you follow with and your email address (and your tweet or blog entry if relevent)
4. Giveaway will close at 6pm GMT +1 on 28th May
5. It's open to all, UK & International
6. If the winner doesn't respond by email in 48 hours I'll pick again
7. That's it...

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Beauty UK - Glam Nails - Electric Purple

This is another cheapie brand I found in Superdrug, I have bought several of their eye shadow collections (very cheap but good colour payoff and handy size for travelling) but never seen the nail polish before. Again I think this was a Sheffield or Solihull purchase.

Please welcome, Electric Purple


Nubar Matte topcoat

It's a bright purple with fuschia shimmer and fine glitter

It's slightly sheer, this is 3 coats, no topcoat, apart from the matte tc in the 2nd pic!

I really like it with the matte topcoat, makes it feel less 80s!

Any other UK gals seen these around?

And I haven't forgotten about my giveaway it's just been a hectic week and it's taking longer to sort out than I thought!