Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Vintage Sally Hansen Haul

Hey, I thought I show you this amazing Sally Hansen joblot I got off ebay, some of them aren't the most amazing colours, but there are a few that are 100% amazing and I can't tell you how happy I am to own them.

Get ready for some photo spam. :-)
L-R Satin Slip Frost, Raw Silk Frost, Rich Plum Creme, Chenille Creme, Amethyst Frost

L-R Butterscotch Pop, Divine Frost, Geranium Red Creme, Royal Purple Chrome. Denim Creme, Cultured Pearl Frost

Friday, June 22, 2012

Vintage Vault - Revlon Crystalline Virtual Violet

I thought we'd have a random vintage Revlon today, I've had this for a year and have never worn it, so when I was looking for something interesting to swatch this caught my eye, I thought it was time to see what it was like.

Revlon Virtual Violet Nail Polish

 Revlon Virtual Violet is a extremely pale silvered  lilac, I got it because I liked the name, but I've never worn it because it looked like it would be quite a sheer polish, and I'm not too mad about seeing my nails through my polish, let's just say I'm now regreting not putting this on my nails sooner.

I used three coats in the photos, the light wasn't great when I took them so it was difficult to show this polish at it's best, I'm begining to really curse the fact that no light comes directly into my house.

Anyway, first coat and I was not in love with this polish at all, it was thin and streaky, and looked like there was no chance it would be opaque, but after two (slighty thick coats) it turned into quite a beauty. I haven't had many polishes that have surprised me, but this one did, I've still got it on my nails as I didn't want to take it off.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Nail Mail - Maybelline Haul

Hey guys, I've got nail mail to show you!

I might've spent a few penny's on ebay lately, today I'm gonna show you the vintage Maybellines I got. Get ready for some photo spam. :-)

Maybelline Nail Polishes in Electric Apple and Racing Green
Maybelline - Electric Apple & Racing Green
Maybelline Nail Polishes in Flamboyant Coral and Rich Plum
Maybelline - Flamboyant Coral & Rich Plum
These four were a joblot, I really only really wanted Electric Apple and Racing Green, but I think that Flamboyant Coral and Rich Plum will be nice, and I can't believe how bright Flamboyant Coral is, people will see me coming when I use that one....

Monday, June 04, 2012

7 Shades Of Blue Round-up

As I did a round up post when I did seven days of green I thought I'd do the same with the blue polishes, it's amazing that after swatching all of these I never got smurf fingers!

You'll have to ignore that my hand looks a different colour in some of the photos, those were taken with a different light source so for some reason my hands look like red. Anyway, enjoy the polish spam....

Maybelline Express Finish Nail Polish Swatch in Ocean Blue
Day 1 - Maybelline Express Finish - Ocean Blue
Sally Hansen Laquer Shine Nail Polish Swatch of Flash
Day 2 - Sally Hansen Laquer Shine - Flash

Sunday, June 03, 2012

7 Shades Of Blue - Day 7 - Rimmel Azure

Today's shade of blue is something that anyone in the UK can go and buy tomorrow if they like it, it's Rimmel Lasting Finish in Azure.

I thought it would be nice to feature something that is easy to find, I love seeing vintage polishes on other blogs, but it is nice to see stuff you can just pop out and buy the next day if you like it. No bottle shot today, it's straight onto the nails...

Rimmel Lasting Finish Nail Polish in Azure
Azure is a wonderful bright blue, nearly the the colour colbalt, it's got a shimmer finish which lights it up from within, this polish really does glow.

Saturday, June 02, 2012

7 Shades Of Blue - Day 6 - Barry M 287 Aqua Blue


I thought we'd have something a little lighter after the richness of yesterdays L'Oreal, so todays shade of blue is Barry M's 287, also known as Aqua Blue.

Barry M Nail Polish 287 Aqua Blue

This was another ebay find, it's one of the older Barry M's in the rounder bottles, I have to say I much prefer the modern bottles, much more sexy. :-) Anyway, let's get onto the polish...

Friday, June 01, 2012

7 Shades Of Blue - Day 5 - L'Oreal 235

Todays blue is an oldie but a goodie, and it's probably the oldest polish that I'm including in this series of posts, I wouldn't be surprised if it was nearly 10 years old.

One great thing about nail polish is that as long as the seal between cap and bottle is good most polishes will be perfect to use for years, and those that go a bit gloopy can still be saved by adding some thinner, I wouldn't put any of my 10 year old eye makeup on my face, but I have no issues with 10 year old polish on my nails. :-)

L'Oreal Jet-set Nail Polish in Shade 235

Okay, so not the best bottle shot ever, but I wanted to show you how beautiful it looks in the bottle, it's all glowing and lovely.

Now it's time to see what it looks like on the nail, I'm not even going to try to describe this polish, I'll let the polish itself and the several photos I took do all the talking...