Easter Mini Egg Nail Art

Gigantic jar of mini eggs and choccys – yum!
What I used:
– Rimmel Stronger Double Duty Base Coat
– Barry Mย 307ย Lemon Ice Cream
– Revlon 044 Blue Lagoon
-Revlon 040ย Fuchsiaย Fever
– GOSH 571 Wild Lilac
– Barry M 310 Mushroom
– Rimmel Lycra Pro Matte Finish
– Cocktail Stick
You can probably guess that I did 2-3 coats of each colour, and used Barry M’s Mushroom on the end of a cocktail stick to make the brown dots, then finished it off with a coat of Matte top coat. ๐Ÿ™‚
I love Mini Eggs, particularly the colours and matte-like finish of them, has always reminded me of Easter.
Reviews of the polishes shown will be coming up ๐Ÿ™‚
I hope you all have a good one ๐Ÿ˜€
Emma xxx
Disclaimer: Everything mentioned in this blog post was either bought by myself with my own money, or given to me as a gift from friends/relatives. All opinions expressed here are my own.

Boots No.7 Speed Dry Cherry Tang with Barry M Pink Iridescent

Sorry for being so long in blogging, my brother nicked the camera for a few days so I was lost, glad to be back ๐Ÿ˜€ This is a quick pic of a polish I’ve showed you before, but this time with some pretty glitter on top ๐Ÿ™‚ First be warned, this polish actually has a more cerise tone to it than the pictures would have you believe, and it’s actually got a very jelly-ish finish.

This one looks horribly bumpy haha I assure you it wasn’t, you may want to click the photo to enlarge it ๐Ÿ™‚
In all seriousness, where you see the red, imagine a gorgeous cerise colour because it really isn’t that red. So annoying! Anyway, since this polish is shimmery/glittery anyway I figured it would look nice with Barry M Pink Iridescent (and also partly because I smudged my right hand ring finger to beyond recognition lol).
I wore this to the Royal Albert Hall for a Royal Wedding Classical Concert (basically it was posh). It was gorgeous but I had to take it off the next day because of tip wear. I think that’s probably due to the fact that I used the old nude-base trick, so I ended up with quite a few layers of polish. Anyway, this is basecoat + 1 coat Accessorize Fudge +ย 2 coats of Cherry Tang + 1 coat Pink Iridescent.
I also tried the Models Own Smash Up Silver over one nail but it was such a fail I was ashamed to show you lol.
Cherry Tang, despite it’s flaws (not drying quickly despite its ‘Speed Dry’ name, being incredibly sheer etc), is actually one of my very favourite polishes purely because it is so pretty and unique. If you’re willing to put up with said issues, I would 100% recommend this polish on the basis of colour alone, I love it! I feel a huge urge to buy a backup.
How are you all? I’m ultra ultra excited because Andy and I are going to see Derren Brown tomorrow night, and for no reason whatsoever I’m in one of those bizarrely cheerful moods again ๐Ÿ˜› Hope you are all well and I promise to make more regular appearances in the near future! I also have 7 Eyeko polishes somewhere in the post which I’m very excited about, despite the nightmare postage charge which all seems a bit dodgy if you ask me. Will expand if you wish me to?
Emma xxx
Disclaimer: Everything mentioned in this blog post was either bought by myself with my own money, or given to me as a gift from friends/relatives. All opinions expressed here are my own.

Essie Lapis of Luxury vs GOSH Limited Edition Lavender Love Swatch Comparison

Before you go any further, apologies for the dire state of these swatches I was in a hurry but wanted to get it done ๐Ÿ™ sorry…

On my index and ring finger is GOSH Lavender Love, and on my middle and pinkie finger is Essie Lapis of Luxury.
Dupes? Not at all.
It was so tricky to try to capture the differences between these polishes because on flash they look identical. However, as you can (hopefully) see, the Essie is much more blue-grey toned, while the GOSH is very much more purple.
Formula-wise this is 2 coats for the Essie and 1 coat for the GOSH. I’m inclined to say I prefer the GOSH because it dries much more quickly and is much more opaque in 1 coat. However I still have some love for my Essie ๐Ÿ™‚
I hope this helps anyone who might be wondering if they are similar.
Emma xxx
Disclaimer: Everything mentioned in this blog post was either bought by myself with my own money, or given to me as a gift from friends/relatives. All opinions expressed here are my own.

Models Own Smash Up Polish Silver – Blue/Turquoise Series

I was lucky enough to win the Models Own Twitter competition, celebrating the release of the black and the silver Smash Up polishes. I can’t tell you how excited I was to receive the silver crackle as I’ve been eyeing it up ever since I first heard about it. These two polishes were released on Monday 11th April. The polishes arrived super duper fast, and in a well protected package.
I’ve decided to do a series of posts on the silver shatter over different coloured nail polishes, as I always find it can be a bit hit and miss with certain polishes as to whether or not it will look alright. Today I’m starting with blues/turquoises.

In normal light.
In the lovely sunlight ๐Ÿ™‚
As you can see, none of these polishes show particularly well through the silver.
Pinkie to thumb: Boots 17 Fast Finish Catwalk Couture, Barry M Cyan Blue, Nails Inc. Denim, Marks & Spencer Lagoon, Nails Inc. Chandos Place.
In sunlight.
In normal light.
This one, as you can see, has turned out a bit better. I’m wondering if it’s maybe something to do with shimmer polishes as all of the polishes on my left hand (the first photo) were shimmers. Saying that the M&S; Lagoon has turned out fine. Anyway, the two which turned out the best were Barry M Cyan Blue and Boots 17 Catwalk Couture (basically a dupe of Barry M Pure Turquoise for those interested). So I’m thinking bright is best with this shatter. Looking at the Pirate of the Caribbean collection by OPI I’d say that kind of follows, because none of the pastel shades in that collection show up too well through the silver shatter. I included Nails Inc. Chandos Place in place of Barry M Navy as they’re basically the same but my Navy has gone too gloopy to use.
I really like this shatter polish, it goes (as you can see) with all of these blue shades, and many other colours besides (as you will see if you follow this series!) It’s much thinner than the Barry M shatter polish, which I find to be very gloopy and hard to work with. The Models Own Smash Up, by contrast, gives a very smooth, easy application, and doesn’t dry too fast for you to apply it (cough Barry M). The only difference is that the Models Own polish gives much thinner cracks than the Barry M so less of the base colour shows through.
I will be doing a comparison of the Models Own black shatter with the Barry M black shatter soon. In the meantime I would absolutely recommend the silver shatter, it’s absolutely gorgeous, and most likely identical to the OPI one but a lot cheaper!
EDIT: Just thought I’d mention that the silver itself has a few random pieces of glitter in it ย very pretty!
Thanks for reading ๐Ÿ™‚
Emma xxx

Disclaimer: I won this polish in a competition from the brand owner. Despite this, I maintain that I will only publish my own personal views and opinions as I would hate to mislead any one of you, particularly as a student I know just how precious money can be.

BeautyUK – Slate – No.50

Just a teaser of what’s to come ๐Ÿ˜‰

BeautyUK Glam Nails in Slate. This is a gorgeous deep grey. You know how slate tiles have that hint of purple in them? This polish has that, I love it ๐Ÿ˜€ Perfect name for this colour. One thing I’ve noticed is that it dries slightly darker than its bottle colour, so watch out for that.

This is opaque in 3 coats, which is a little more than I’d like but I’ll let this one off as it dries so fast the 3rd coat is on in the same time as a 2nd would be with any other polish. Perfect glossy finish, I can’t fault this one. Formulation was a little draggy, but if you’re quick it flows perfectly.

Hope you’re all well, hopefull I’ll have the Models Own Smash-Up post up by tomorrow!
Emma xxx

Disclaimer: Everything mentioned in this blog post was either bought by myself with my own money, or given to me as a gift from friends/relatives. All opinions expressed here are my own.