Sunday, 19 February 2012

Nails Inc Royal Mews, the holographic one....

So today I have a new holographic silver polish from Nails Inc. I got this polish as part of a 7 piece kit on QVC, it was their Today's Special Value (special deal of the day) and each polish worked out to be about £4 which I thought was pretty good value.

This one is called Royal Mews and I heard it will be released on it's own later in the year.

Basically it's a pretty subtle silver holographic polish.

This is 2 coats in some rare English winter sunlight. You can see some peach and pale green shining through.

In fact, I thought it looked better when the light is a bit lower as the colours come out a bit more:

But in my opinion it is best in bright artificial light:

Application was smooth and dry time decent. It took 3 thin coats to acheive opacity but I didn't get any bald spots like sometimes happens with holographic polishes. I did top this one with a topcoat and it made no difference to the holographic quality.

I think this is a nice introduction to holo's if you don't already have any, otherwise it's a nice work appropriate polish. I like my holo's a bit more in your face so after a day I topped mine with GOSH Holographic (which I will show you in another post). This made a good base and overall I think it's a nice addition to my stash.

Hope you enjoy :-)

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

OMG, I have a blog.......... and some news..........

OK, so I woke up yesterday and just decided (with some encouragement from my awesome birthday group girls) that I wanted to do a blog. This will be purely for fun, and is not serious, so it will just be random posts from time to time to help remind me of my mani's and track my progress, that type of thing. I spent all day yesterday creating my stash list, boy, do I have a lot more than I thought I did!!! It was fun and as it's Valentine's day and my birthday today I thought I might do my 1st post....

But little did I know that my lovely boyfriend would give me another reason to post and make this a REALLY special first post.........

Yes, that's an engagement ring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Aaaarrrrrggggghhhhhh............. I'm so excited!! I just had to document it and share. What a fabulous day, I was TOTALLY shocked. It just doesn't get any better than this.

I also recieved another wonderful surprise, a package from my friend in Singapore. I know what those bubble mailers look like and tore into it and what did I find??

Wing It by OPI, which was one of my Lemmings. It's gorgeous and I had to wear this special polish to celebrate my day with.

So here's my Valentine's/Birthday/Engagement Mani:

It's perfect and sums up how I feel today.

Happy Valentine's Sandra, thanks for adding so much to my day and Happy Valentine's to anyone who may read this. Wishing you lots of love xxxxxxxx