I have been busy this week/weekend finally finishing my draft of my research project! Woo! I just need to have a read through and jazz it up! Quite happy for that to be almost done, it’s my last large piece of coursework for my degree. 4 more weeks, 1 presentation, 1 small piece of coursework and 3 exams and I’m done! :D
Also, as I mentioned in my previous post, my niece went into hospital and had her baby boy! He’s a month early, so they are being kept in for a couple of days. I hope to go up and visit them soon, can’t wait to see them. I’m now a great-aunt! I didn’t ever want to be a great-anything tbh, makes me feel old! Although I think my mum has it worse, she is now a great-granny! :P
After seeing so many Royal wedding posts, nail art etc I felt a little left out. I wasn’t that bothered about the whole thing, in fact I slept through it. But I was surprised to see that it seemed as if the couple actually liked each other. It was quite sweet really! To be somewhat topical and after stealing the idea for Jenni’s blog, I thought about doing a bridal type nail thing. I decided to wear the most bridal colour I owned and I found this bottle tucked at the back of my nail polish draw. I bought it as part of a mystery pick n mix offer awhile ago, but never tried it. It is a little bit boring so I can see why I left it. However, it is perfect for a neutral, veiled white, nail colour.
I forgot how lovely Nails Inc polishes are to use and wear. This was two coats, I assume it isn’t really the kind of polish you wear opaque and I didn’t fancy putting 5+ layers on to test it :P It applied really nicely and dried quickly and super shiny! It is a sheer, frosty, pearly-white colour which wasn’t at all streaky, which I was very pleased about. Most frosty polishes I own are a nightmare for streakiness. I think it’s quite a nice bridal colour, quite natural, but still polished. Really nice polish, I must try more Nails Inc, the quality is great :)
With all this wedding talk recently, I remembered I was planning a wedding. I am not good with decisions and planning so I did ignore it all for awhile. I’m going to a family wedding next weekend, so I may get back into the idea a little bit more. I just wish someone would do it all for me, and preferably pay for it! :P I probably wouldn’t wear my nails in a traditional neutral colour for my wedding day. I’ll probably go for pink glitter or something. I’ll have to think about it, start with the little decisions! :P
What would/did you wear on your nails for your wedding day/special occasions? xxxx
I recently indulged in a Nails Inc offer in which you pay £10 for 5 polishes. 1 will be Chelsea Park Gardens, 1 will be either a basecoat or a topcoat and the other 3 will be a random selection. I received this little bundle. They came really well packaged in a silver bubble wrap envelope (seen in background) which I blinded myself with several times while opening! I received Kensington Caviar Basecoat, Chelsea Park Gardens (neon pink), Soho (sheer coral pink), Pallmall (sheer pearly white pink) and London Nights (black).
The basecoat arrived covered in gluey finger prints, though it hadn’t leaked and a bit of remover cleaned it up. I didn’t clean it up for the picture as I was shocked by there being daylight outside and I wanted to get some pictures before it faded.
I wasn’t sure I’d wear Chelsea Park Gardens. I knew it was a neon pink, but I couldn’t find any good swatches online. When it arrived I kinda liked it, it isn’t a flat neon colour, it has a shine to it, almost duo coloured. It’s hard to describe! You can probably see better from the pictures.
The below picture is my nails tipped out of the sunlight
And this picture is tipped into the sunlight. It has this shiny pink glow to it when the sun hits it, even though it is a matte finish.
Chelsea Park Gardens dries really quickly as most neon matte polishes do. I only used two coats, but it could have done with three. I’m really pleased with this polish in the end! I wouldn’t normally rave about a neon polish, but I really like this one because it isn’t just a flat colour.
I didn’t put a topcoat on this polish. I was in a rush when I applied it and didn’t have time for a topcoat. I went to a winter BBQ and I did manage to chip a corner, but it held up pretty well seeing as I spent most of the night playing with the fire pit! The next day, while nursing my hangover I decided to put a coat of Barry M Nail Effects Crackle over it. I don’t use my crackle polish as much as I should and I’ve seen it look quite good over neons.
Again I left the topcoat, so the base colour and the crackle are both matte. I quite like it. It ends up more of a satin finish in the end due to me putting hand cream on, but I still liked it! :)
I’ve been wearing this for the last three days. It’s in a pretty sorry state now due to the lack of topcoat, but I’ll definitely be using these polishes together again. I’m really surprised by Chelsea Park Gardens, it’s a really nice polish! :)
And now for something completely different…This is my 100th post! Crazy stuff. I’m pretty poor at maintaining blogs usually, I’ve had many over the years, but this one is the only one to make it to 100 posts and to last 9 months! I’m pretty pleased. :)
I think the main reason I have managed to keep it going is due to the large amount of wonderful people who also blog. I love to read all the different blogs and to read any comments that are put on my posts. Thank you all for being so lovely! I really appreciate your comments :D
I have a little bundle of items I’ve been saving up from various offers I’ve snatched up during exam time (always a good shopping excuse! :)) and I wanted to do a little giveaway as a way of saying thank you to you lovely people! :) I’ll put up a proper post about it in a little while.
Thanks again for taking the time to read and/or comment on my blog! xxxx
This polish was free with Glamour magazine. I like Nails Inc polishes, they always apply nicely and they tend to be one coaters and this one was no exception. It is a burnt cherry red colour which I think it quite nice, a lovely red for winter. This is only one coat, it applied lovely and I was done in about 5 mins!
These are pictures of my right hand! :o All other pictures I’ve ever taken of nail varnish are of my left only as I can’t hold the camera steady in my left hand. I had Elle’s Spell on my other hand and didn’t want to remove it, so you get to look at my weird looking left hand, it just seems wrong! I have a misshapen index finger…how strange, it doesn’t really look like that I swear! Maybe because my nails are pretty long in this picture it looks a bit weird, oh well, they have been chopped off now, so I’m in stubby finger city for a few weeks! :P
I recommend this lovely polish, I don’t recommend my awkward left handed posing. :P Also, I had to do some minor photoshop fixing of the painting as I cannot paint my right hand very well at all. I thought I would improve with practice, but after 3 months of painting my nails every 1-3 days I am no better at painting my right hand.
How about you guys, right handed or left ‘sinister’ handed? I am very right handed to the point that I can do nothing with my left hand, I drop everything and have no dexterity. I did read some recent research that there seems to be a genetic link between dyslexia (hi!) and dominance of right handedness. Interesting stuff! (I’m in research mode for my literature review…my brain!)
Have a good weekend everyone! :D
So busy with first few days in new job, so much reading to do I think my eyes are going to fall out! I love it though, just have to get used to early morning idea again having worked evenings for so long! I still have this on my nails as it dried so shiny I’m quite happy with it. It’s a bit of a meh colour, but I’ll brighten up at the weekend :)
I know lots of blogs have covered this. I didn’t really like the colour in the pot, but on nail it looks pretty nice! Please try to ignore the remnants of my black/rainbow :p
It applied really nicely, I put on two coats, but tbh it didn’t really need it, and I didn’t really need to do a clean up. Just lovely! Very happy with this stuff :)