Friday, 27 July 2012

NOTD - O.P.I Just Spotted a Lizard


This colour is amazing I discovered this the other week from the Spiderman Collection from O.P.I and ever since wearing it on my nails I have had so many compliments. It is a uniquely blended colour and does look just like a lizards skin as the name suggests. The colours in this polish are mesmerising as you can see so many from Jade to Gold to Blue and Khaki such a beautiful combination which makes this my polish of the week.
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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Ciate Caviar Rainbow Manicure Review, Swatches and Photo's

The Caviar Manicure is fast becoming one of 2012's most popular Nail Art Trends, whether your doing it yourself or buying one of the kits this look is a great alternative to a regular manicure for a special occasion.
I've been thinking about buying the Ciate version for a while and I was lucky enough to snap it up on QVCUK for a One Time Only Price of £15.67 (including P&P) Usual Price is £18. It comes in Rainbow, Black Pearls & Mother Of Pearl.
PACKAGING
The packaging is really pretty and very striking so you know exactly what it is and what colour you are buying. It comes with full instructions, tips & tricks as well as the coloured polish, one bottle of caviar pearls depending on your choice, a funnel to pour the pearls back in and a plastic tray to catch all the pearls when your applying. The bottles are really cute and dainty looking with a little black bow on the coloured polish.

TEXTURE
The Caviar Pearls are really tiny smaller than hundreds and thousands to fit comfortably on the nail, but if your not used to texture on your nail it does feel a bit weird to start with.
COVERAGE
The coloured polish applied evenly in two coats but I wouldn't apply no more than two coats as it could appear to thick on the nail. The pearls should cover all the nail if you have painted an even wet coat to the nail for them to adhere too.


APPLICATION
There is plenty of instructions on the back of the box and a leaflet to help even an amateur nail painter! There is also pictures, tips and tricks to get the most from your application.

LONGEVITY
The box advises it can last up to 48 hours, mine only did last the day as it is hard not to do anything without knocking a pearl off, so I suggest firmly pressing the pearls into place and sealing the edge of the nail with a top coat to ensure maximum wear.
PRICE
The retail price is £18.00 for the set which I don't think is to bad for a premium nail brand considering you get one bottle of polish, the pearls, a funnel and the instructions and bottle of colour on it's own from the Ciate website is £9. Don't forget this is a Nail Art collection something a little bit more special, from a premium nail brand, so I would expect to pay a bit more. If you are not willing to pay this price you can always go to your local craft store and get creative with your own DIY Caviar Manicure!

Overall I think this is a great product, very simple but clever, I don't think this is an everyday wearable manicure as the pearls do come of quite easily, but it is great for a night out, special occasion or wedding and is a fun and easy way of updating your nails!

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Tuesday, 24 July 2012

TREND: Arm Candy - Neon and Pastels

Spring/Summer 2012 has been all about the arm candy, take at look at four arm candy combo's I put together to help you get inspired.
Mix & match, stack & style your favourite bracelets to create your own stylish arm swagger!
 
1. NEON
Express your neon obsession by mix and matching colours 

Bracelets from Primark, River Island & Handmade.

2. MATCH TO OUTFIT'S
Compliment your outfit with matching arm candy
Bracelets from Lola Rose and Handmade,

3. SIMPLE
Keep it classic & simple with just two bracelets of your choice or wearing your everyday silver/gold or rose gold bracelet with a colourful gemstone one.
Bracelets from Lola Rose & a Boutique in New York and Watch from Ice Watch.

4. PASTELS
Go pretty for Summer with sherbet dipped pastels.

Bracelets all handmade
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Sunday, 22 July 2012

O.P.I Swatches


EVERY MONTH IS OKTOBERFEST

THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS
ALPINE SNOW
SKI SLOPE SWEETIE
GOLD SHATTER

GOLDENEYE
WARM & FOZZIE
BRISBANE BRONZE

JAMES, JAMES BOND
DESIGNER DE BETTER
NEED SUNGLASSES
THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN
YOU DON'T KNOW JACQUES! 
BE A DAHLIA WON'T YOU
BIG APPLE RED
BLACK CHERRY CHUTNEY
BLUE MY MIND
CAJUN SHRIMP
CANCUN FIESTA
CAN'T LET GO
CATCH ME IN YOUR NET
COLOR TO DINER FOR
COME TO POPPY
COSMO-NOT TONIGHT HONEY! 
DON'T MESS WITH O.P.I
DS RADIANCE
DULCE DE LECHE
GET YOUR NUMBER
GETTIN' MISS PIGGY WITH IT
IT'S MY YEAR
JAPANESE ROSE GARDEN
LIGHTS OF EMERALD CITY ON TOP OF YOU'RE SUCH A BUDAPEST
METALLIC 4 LIFE
ROAD HOUSE BLUES
SERVIN UP SPARKLE
THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY
TOMORROW NEVER DIES
YOU GLARE I GLOW

YOU'RE SUCH A BUDAPEST
STEADY A SHE ROSE 
SHORTS STORY
RUSSIAN NAVY 
RAINBOW CONNECTION
PURPLE WITH A PURPOSE 
PRINCESSES RULE 
PLAY THE PEONIES 

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