Thursday, 30 May 2013

Revlon Colorstay - French Roast

Brown creme with fine coloured glitter

Here's another of the Revlon Colorstay polishes, this time the mildly unusual French Roast

Bottle close-up

It's a dark rich brown and unusually has a fine copper, pink and blue micro-glitter scattered throughout.

To me that's an unusual combination of glittery stuff to find in a brown creme, but it works and lifts the colour out of the ordinary.

Unfortunately given the terrible Spring we're having in the UK (coldest in 50 years they're saying!) there wasn't any sun when I took these pics , so you can't see much of the glitter but it's there.

Formula was good and application pretty good, even with the wide(ish) brush.

Swatch shown is 2 coats with no top coat and it's nice and shiny.

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Nubar - Mod Aqua

pale dusty turquoise/duck egg blue  

Sorry for the absence folks, work has been so busy, but this is a bank holiday weekend in the UK so managed to grab some time before making tea for the kids to add a quick post.

And it features a new brand, well new to my blog!

Obviously Nubar has been around for a long time but I think because the brand isn't too easy to come by in the UK, I don't have a very big collection and haven't featured them before

I've titled this post 'Mod Aqua' because I'm pretty sure that's the real name but my bottle is labelled 'Mod Agua'.  I've seen other blogs with the same labelling issue.

Mod Aqua is a dusky green leaning turquoise is from the Fall 2011 collection.

Swatch show is 2 coats with no top coat.

Application was pretty streaky on first coat but evened out on the second.  This is one of those Tiffany-esque colours that can look very different depending on the lighting.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Leighton Denny - Not Tonight

Dark chocolate brown creme

Not Tonight is a deep, very deep chocolate brown creme.  It's so deep it looks almost black in these pictures!  And apologies for the big bubble on my middle nail.

The Leighton Denny site describes it as a rich, deep charcoal brown

Application was good, swatch shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Monday, 13 May 2013

Leighton Denny - Sophisticated

Cool toned pink creme with blue secret shimmer

Close up to show the secret shimmer

Sophisticated is a slightly muted cool toned pink creme with a silvery blue secret shimmer.  The pink here almost leans lilac.

And according to the Leighton Denny site it's a pale purple creme

Swatch shown is 2 coats, with no top coat but the finish is v. shiny

Fantastic formula on this one.

Monday, 6 May 2013

Andrea Fulerton - Matthew

Pale nude shimmer with pink flash

Eeek - this polish does not work with my skintone and was a bit of a mare to apply and looks patchy in some of the pics.  That makes it a total fail for me.

Matthew from Andrea Fulerton is a nude shimmer with a mild pink  flash.

Application was mildy tricky and streaky.  Swatch shown is 3 coats and you can still see some VNL.


Saturday, 4 May 2013

W7 - Metallic Saturn

Green/olive metallic shimmer

I featured the other W7 Metallics earlier this year but somehow this one missed out.  Although part of the same collection this one isn't anything like as duochrome as the others.  You can just see a hint of duochrome in the first pic

Instead Metallic Saturn is a gorgeous, lit from within, green/olive/gold metallic shimmer

Application was good, swatch is only 2 coats with no top coat.  And look how shiny it is?!

Friday, 3 May 2013

Barry M - Turquoise

Turquoise creme

Sorry for the hiatus, I scheduled posts for while I was away in Madrid for a week (no polish shopping sadly) but then was on a weeks work project and then developed a horrible lurgy which is still hanging on...

Working my way through my extensive back stash of swatch pics as my nails are still pretty stubby after growing out a few low nail bed splits.

Barry M Turquoise is a actually more of a bright blue with a hint of turquoise rather than a true turquoise which to me should lean a little more green.

Swatch shown is 2 coats with no top coat.  Application was good.