I’ve been coding questionnaire data for a full two days. I feel like my eyes are going to fall out! I can’t really complain, it is easy money :) It was extra nice because I was offered to code the data unexpectedly, so I’m happy to grab myself some pocket money. I gave in my previous job last autumn to concentrate on my final year at uni and I’ve had to be quite money conscious this year. It’ll all be over in 7 weeks though! Scary stuff, I can’t wait :D It’ll be nice to have a job again :)
Here is a NOTD from last week when I had Bacterium on. Bacterium is a lovely and unusual colour, but when trying to decide what would go with it I wasn’t quite sure what to use. I have a lot of polishes yes, but I mostly have one of every colour and very few shades in between. Primary colours were not going to work with this little beauty, a neutral would be a bit boring, a glitter would be pretty crumby in the colours I have (pink glitter is a no no)…I needed something equally dirty.
I recently picked up one of the new Revlon scented polishes in Beach. It is a dirty, lime green colour so I thought it would match quite well. I was browsing these with my OH in toe and a girl from one of the make up counters started talking to us about the new scented polishes. I explained to my OH that they smell like the colour, so coloured like bubblegum=bubblegum smell. I listed another couple than got the this one. Coloured like sick=smells like? I can’t go anywhere without embarrassing myself…
Anyhoo, I taped off my now rather long tips (you can tell when I don’t have to use a pen for awhile :P), and painted on some Beach. It covered Bacterium really well and I think it matches nicely. The polish in the bottle just smelt like normal polish to me, but I have a couple of the Rimmel scented polishes and they were the same and only seemed scented when the polish was dry. When Beach was dry it didn’t really smell, maybe I need a full manicure to smell it. I’m not really sure what Beach should smell like, maybe seaweed or salt water? I’ll put this on properly when I change my polish and I’ll do a proper review.
I know these are quite ugly colours, but I really like them together. I feel like they should be worn by a sludgy super hero baddie called Sludgelor! He dirties up people houses when they are out at work. Only the mighty Roomba can defeat him, mwahah! Ok, too much sugar for me, I’ll put the lollipops away…
Does anyone else have Beach? What does it smell of? I don’t know what it could be. I want it to be candyfloss and fresh cooked donuts, but I doubt that. I used to go to Skegness as a child and the best part about the seaside for me was the poor diet I would maintain all week and the donkey rides! I was quite disappointed when I moved to Bournemouth and it wasn’t the same kind of seaside as Skegness. It was more posh, with no donut stalls or donkeys! Very upsetting.
Also, where did the nice weather go? I had to wear my winter coat out in the rain today, I even had the heating on for awhile! I hope that you are all somewhere with nicer weather! Enjoy the rest of the week xxxx
I wasn’t sure whether to get this polish or not, but the colour drop of it on Illamasqua looked lovely and I had to order it. It’s described as “pearlescent ash ochre” which is spot on for the colour at a distance, but if you look at it in different lights it has a slight blue shimmer like Prism. It’s a really nice and original colour, typical of Illamasqua. I love the name too, it complements the other colours in the Toxic Nature collection really nicely.
The formula is fabulous as usual with Illamasqua polishes. It did feel a little watery and sheer on the first coat, but the second coat was perfect. I expected a lot of brush strokes from a pearlescent polish, but it wasn’t too bad at all. For such a gorgeous colour I didn’t really mind. I went through a beige/brown/neutral obsession with polishes, but they can be quite dull, Bacterium is so much prettier than any neutral polish I own. I tried to take pictures in different lights and at different angles, but the colour was a pain to capture. It’s not far off the base colour, but it is so much more complex in real life.
Again, no topcoat and the polish is nice and shiny on it’s own. It also lasted 4 days until I removed it to put something else on, Illamasqua polishes are amazing quality! I know they are quite pricey, but they have some awesome colours and the polishes really last.
I won’t be around this weekend because I’m going to London! I’m going up on the coach which will be painful and cramped, but the train was far too expensive. The coach is half the price, but nearly double the time and half the space. Money matters most at the moment so I’m sacrificing time and comfort :P I’m not sure what to do in the daytime tomorrow, but there’s so much to do in London, I’m sure it will be fun! I wanted to go to the Tate Modern, but ran out of time on my last visit so I will probably check that out. Then in the evening I’m seeing Art Brut!!! I’m am far too happy and excited about this. I must try not to come off as a crazed groupie or just crazy in general.
I hope the weather stays as nice as today, it was lovely. I had a group meeting at uni and we decided to have it outside in the sunshine. I managed to get a tanned/burnt shoulder! I know I have pale skin, but an ability to burn in April is quite impressive. I better pack the suncream just in case tomorrow. I’m only staying overnight so I’m going to try and restrict my packing to only a few things rather than go mad and plan for all contingencies like I normally do, why I often pack 4+ pairs of socks for an overnight stay I don’t know!
Have a wonderful weekend lovely people! Enjoy the sunshine! xxx
I wore this a few weeks ago, but forgot to put up any pictures. I bought two Barielle polishes when they had an offer awhile ago. I bought Elle’s Spell and this one, which is Jess’ Champagne Toast. I had seen both in the winter Holiday Hustle range and out of range these two stood out. Elle’s Spell looked like a red with flakies and Jess’ Champagne Toast looked like a lovely purple with lots of glitter.
However, although the bottle looks the same as the press pictures, the glitter does not really come through on the nails. The metallic purple is still nice, but I liked the polish for the glittery-ness. Without direct sunlight it looks a lot like Models Own Mystic Mauve. The application is good though, this is two coats and it dried quite quickly.
This is it in direct sunlight, where you can see the glitter a bit more clearly. It isn’t a bad polish, just not as great as I thought it could be. I think I’m being a bit harsh on it though, probably because I have a similar colour, plus these polishes are £8 each! Luckily, I got mine in a BOGOF offer or I would be more disappointed.
I recently bought a Crystal Shimmer from the Accessorize range, I think this polish would be better if I put some glitter on top. So in summary, it’s a nice colour, but I want that nice glitter sparkle that is in the bottle on my nails! :P
I have plenty of uni work to do this weekend, booo! Seeing as I only have 4 hours taught time now, I spend a lot of time doing work for uni. I’m starting to enjoy the course I originally disliked, mainly for comedy reasons. It is about creativity and it is paired with a book to read alongside it then we have to make blogs about each chapter. The problem is it’s a bit wishy-washy…a lot of instructions to medicate and do little exercises. The most disturbing of these was to imagine a giant strawberry that you have to climb inside. When you get to the top you had to imagine yourself sat on the strawberry and waving at other people sat on strawberries who are covered in stickly goo…’they look so happy’. Slightly disturbing! It made me laugh anyway, but now I have to write a blog about what I thought about creepy giant strawberry land! :S Oh well, work work!
Have a lovely weekend everyone! I’m happy the wind has died down today, hope no one got blown away this week!
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