Another stubby nail post! I didn’t change my polish very often when they were short so I think this is the last super short post you will see. I quite like grey nails and I really liked it with the silver accent. The silver was super shiny so all my pictures are quite poor for seeing the silver nail, sorry! But it does show that it was shiny! Also, talking about shininess, my topcoat is very shiny, check out my window reflection! I’ve almost finished my Lumos review, so that’ll be up next, sorry to take so long writing it. :)
I used Topshop Cloud and Models Own Sterling Silver in this mani. Cloud is a great polish, it is a one coater which is always nice. I like the shade of grey too because it isn’t a washed out grey, nor too dark, it’s definitely a dark rain cloud grey. Sterling Silver is similar to all the other Models Own foil polishes, fast drying and very shiny and metallic. The Models Own foils are some of my favourite polishes. I recently bought another, Green Flash, and can’t wait to try it out :)
To stick with the cloud theme I took this picture from my office cubicle the other week, before the last week of rain/wind and hail! I thought it looked heart shaped, but when I showed my OH he said it looked like a stetson, too much Doctor Who that is! I miss Doctor Who already. Everything I’ve watched recently has either been cancelled or ended for summer. This morning I actually sat and watched 4 episodes of the 1960′s Batman with Adam West. It was awesome in a super cheesy way. I’m slightly ashamed to say I’ve series linked it to record on Sky+…Holy pun-tactual daytime TV Batman!
(from ctk86 on deviantART)
I bought a couple of things from Lou’s blog sale over at ***Sprinkle of Glitter***. There are still some things left if you want to have a lookie! Plus have a read of her blog and watch her YouTube videos if you have a chance, she is really lovely and funny! I highly recommend having a look. :) I sat giggling at one of her videos this morning, I’m sure my neighbours heard and thought I had gone mad!
The parcel arrived this morning (morning post for a change :o, it normally doesn’t arrive till after 3pm at the earliest!). I was confused at first as the parcel rattled, however when I opened it, it had lots of cute hearts inside, soo sweet! :)
I bought (in order of the swatch) Glam Crystals in Va Va Voom, Topshop Lipstick in Vintage and Sleek Kajal eyeliner in Odyssey. I wanted to try all of these, but I never think to get them when I’m out in town. The Glam Crystals I love, I have an Eyeco glitter liner which is a simialr thing, but in silver. I like glitter gel liners as you can put it anywhere and blend it and have quite obvious glitter that sticks and lasts. I normally put it around the outside of my eye and blend down to my cheeks. It’s a bit 80′s glam, but I like that. :)
The Topshop lipstick I keep meaning to get, I like the pencil application. My local Topshop doesn’t have make up and online the postage is a bit steep, so it always puts me off getting anything. I really want to try one of the new felt tip pen lip stains, but the postal, gah! I like this colour though, it’s a much stronger finish them I thought, I thought it would be a bit more sheer. I really like it though, it isn’t all that drying and lasts ages when I paired it with Too faced Lip Insurance. I tried looking for a list of which Topshop stores have make up, but I had no luck finding any info. Does anyone else have any clue? Actually, don’t say, it’s an excuse to go on a London visit! :p
Lastly, the Sleek Kajal in purple. I love eyeliners, I wear them a lot and tend to avoid eyeshadows. I love my Naked palette, but it’s the only eyeshadow I wear. If I want to wear any colour, I stick the eyeliner on. I’m very into purple at the moment, it’s my winter colour. My hair is purple, my nails and make up are turning purple, all I need now is to dig out my purple winter boots! :D Here is a picture of my eye (apologies for the zero concealer, I hadn’t long been up when the parcel arrived and I just stuck the eyeliner on before I was even dressed, I couldn’t wait. :p) I really like it, it’s quite subtle, but this paired with some Dark Deed dabbed on my lips, I’m all ready for autumn/winter! Does everyone else change for winter? Or I am weird :P
Here’s a quick NOTD from last week. Due to the lovely weather, i.e. rain that didn’t stop for 24+hours and horrible wind, I went a bit grey. This is Topshop Cloud. There’s not a lot to say about grey. It’s a nice grey…grey. A good thing was it was the best application I’ve had in ages! One coat, went on easily, no dragging and dried in about a minute. It is a dull colour, but I was feeling bleurgh after just sitting the house, working and listening to rain for a couple of days. I think this would be great for formal work-wear though, quite professional and a different option to beige/nude.
Conversely, the weather today is lovely! I have a lovely sparkly pink going on today! I shall take some pictures later. It’s very bizarre how the weather seems to effect everyone’s moods. I dislike being hot and melted, but at least sunshine looks nice when you look outside! :) I need to finish some writing before tomorrow so better get back to it.
After my depressing and horrible trip shopping and finding nothing to wear I found solace and a dress in the Topshop website. I also bought Topshop Matte topcoat which I’ve wanted for awhile and Copper Coated, a rich brown/copper colour with sparkly bits. I like the Topshop polish bottles, they are really cute. :)
Here is Copper Coated and my index finger has a coat of Matte over the top. The Copper Coated is a lovely brown and to stop it being dull it has sparkles which are very similar to GOSH Rainbow throughout it. From the picture you can see the slight green/orange sparkles. The Matte doesn’t really go with this colour, I prefer it shiny, but I’m looking forward to using Matte properly as it is really fast to dry, easy to apply and feels really smooth when it’s dry, I keep touching it as it feels nice! Can anyone suggest what kind of thing would look good as a matte?
I have just removed this, and the sparkly bits are like GOSH Rainbow, but not too much extra scrubbing getting the sparkles off! :p
I’m back from my London trip. I didn’t want to leave! :( I had an absolutely awesome time seeing David Devant & His Spirit Wife, the best gig I’ve been to in ages! I’d love to see them again, even the support band were great. I did some sightseeing, walked around a lot, my feet are ready to drop off! I went to Beyond Retro (a vintage clothing filled shop) and had a rummage, didn’t see anything I fancied, but still a great place to go if you want to rummage for vintage goodies. I visited the Tate, went on the tube a lot, always fun! I’m happy just to explore around, very happy I had my new interwebs phone though as I had to refer to the maps many a time after these wanderings!
I raided Oxford Street while I was there, not a large haul, but all things I wanted and couldn’t find where I am. I got plenty of nail polish and Models Own had a free nail buffer with any polish, bonus. Plus when I got home there was my Eyeko order!
Eyeko (Vintage,Vampira ,Cosmic) – Revlon (Cherries in the Snow, Tropical Temptation)
Models Own (Gun Grey, Lemon Meringue, Feeling Blue)
I nipped in Topshop too and played with some of the crayons and was very impressed. After covering myself in them I picked up a couple and the liner. I’ve always wanted to try a liner like this (one with a felt tip pen type quality), I’ll probably make a mess using it, but I’ll give it a go!
Topshop (Liner in Jet, Crayons in Sea and Cosmic )
I also managed to grab me a lipstick I’ve been looking for. Now I don’t really own any lipsticks, but when I saw Revlon’s Cherries in the Snow on a blog I loved it, but could I find it anywhere in shops near me or online? Nope… First Boots in London I go in, there it is! Very pleased with that! I also received a free lipstick with my Eyeko order.
Topshop (Crayons in Cosmic and Sea , Liner in Jet)
Revlon Cherries in the Snow and Liparazzi in Rehab (which was free with my Eyeko order and is one of those led light lipsticks)