Sunday, April 28, 2013

Vintage Vault - Sally Hansen Velvet Frost

Hi guys, 

I hope you're having a lovely weekend, the weather here's been a bit all over the place, but I haven't minded too much, as I'm pretty tired and haven't really been up to doing much.

Today's polish is an old Sally Hansen New Lengths called Velvet Frost. It's a sexy rich green, and it's a not leaving my stash anytime soon as I think this is one of the nicest greens I own.

The photos are in direct sunlight, and I used two coats, the formula was the usual flawless Sally Hansen formula, and I think that if you love greens you should snap this baby up if you see it. :-)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Barbara Daly - Pirate

Hi guys,

First things first, I finally passed my bus driving test! I can now go and drive a bus or coach on my own on the roads. It's been quite a journey, and I started to think I was jinxed and I wouldn't pass, but today everything came together and I'm so happy I've passed. I've still got a bit of training to do, but in just over a week I'll start work officially as a bus driver. :-)

In other news, you can now follow my blog using bloglovin', to do that all you have to do is click on the link on the side of my blog.

Right, polish time... After a few vintage polishes I've got a newish one for you for a change, I thought I'd share Barbara daly's Pirate with you. Barbara Daly is a brand sold in Tescos in the UK, I think Pirate is now discontinued but there'll probably be a bottle turn up on ebay at some point if you fancy it.

Pirate is a putty brown base with a lovely green shimmer, it's one of those ugly but awesome colours that is unlike anything else in my stash.

Barbara Daly - Pirate Nail Polish Swatch

Monday, April 22, 2013

Vintage Vault - Cutex Color Quick - Slime

I hope you all had a lovely weekend, the sun stayed out here and I got some work done in the garden but not as much as I had planned as I watched the Formula One race and that took up plenty of time, it was a good race, with some good overtaking moves, although I was complaining about the rubbish commentary from sky through most of it, but hey ho, you can't have it all. :-)

Right, let's get to today's polish. I love yellow, it's my favorite colour, so I was pretty happy to find a vintage yellow Cutex, I liked it even more when I saw that it's called Slime, what a cool name for a polish, although I would've expected it to be a bit more green with that name.

This polish makes me remember why I hated painting my nails in the 90's, the formula's were pretty hit and miss and seemed to be more miss for me, I hated that polish would take forever to dry or would dry as soon as it hit my nails making it impossible to get a nice finish, this cutex is one that dries too fast, and it's just a strange formula in general.

I used three coats, the first two were dreadful looking and lumpy, and the third didn't really help matters so I gave up and threw on a thick coat of clear on top which made it look a tiny bit better. The biggest problem was that it seemed to dry instantly and didn't self-level, so I ended up with lumpy polish that I had no chance of making look good. Anyway, even though it looks awful here are my photos, please look away from the nasty cuticles.

Cutex Color Quick - Slime Nail polish swatch

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Vintage Vault - L'Oreal - 901 Jamaica

It's a beautiful day here today, the sun is shining and it's lovely and warm outside, I'm so happy that spring is finally here.

To celebrate the wonderful weather I've picked a beautiful glowing L'Oreal called Jamaica. Jamaica is from the Laquiresist line, and is pretty old now. Indoors, in the bottle it's an orangey yellow, but on the nail it's a bright rich yellow, and outdoors in the sunshine it just glows.

L'Oreal Laquiresist - 901 Jamaica Nail polish swatch

Friday, April 19, 2013

Vintage Vault - Revlon Top Speed - Whitty

Hi guys,

It's a beautiful sunny day here, I have the weekend off and don't go back to training until wednesday, I plan on getting out in the garden and hopefully digging a wildlife pond as well as planting some cuttings. I'll hopefully have plenty of time for catching up on my nail polish swatching aswell.

Right, nail polish time, todays polish is a Revlon Top Speed called Whitty, it's a metallic light purple and I have no idea how old it is but it's probably at least over six years old.

The first coat was streaky as hell and the brush marks were the worst I've ever seen, I did two coats, but it was still full of brush marks, it's probably the weirdest formula I've ever seen, it's got bubbles in the bottle and seems like it's made of molten plastic, it's pretty odd, it's a nice colour though. 

Revlon Top Speed - Whitty Nail Polish swatch

Saturday, April 13, 2013

My Revlon Zing Collection

Happy Birthday to me, today I'm celebrating being another year older, I plan to play pinball in a localish pub, if the pinball machine is still there. I really love pinball and would love to have my own one day, but for now I'll be happy with any old pinball fix. :-)

As it's my birthday I thought I'd feature my favorite nail polish brand Revlon with one of their most amazing collections, the Color Zing Collection from 2000. When I started getting into polish the Zings went straight to the top of my wishlist, duochromes are my favorite polishes so it was no surprise that I fell head over heels for them. I wouldn't have known about them if it wasn't for Kaz and her posts about them on her Pretty Random blog (see her wonderful swatches here), if you love vintage polish you really should check out her blog, but be warned your wishlist will get bigger. :-)

There is two Zing collections, the black capped ones which are from the US, and the gold capped ones from the UK and EU. Below are the photos of the ones in my collection.

Revlon - KiwiZing, VioletZing, TangyZing, CitrusZing, RoseZing
KiwiZing, VioletZing, TangyZing, CitrusZing, RoseZing

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Savvy the cat, and bus driving....

Hi Guys,

I'm so sorry about being a rubbish blogger lately, so much has been going on and I just haven't either had the time or felt like blogging.

One of the biggest reasons I haven't felt like blogging is because my beloved cat Savvy has been ill, I found a lump on his neck and took him to the vets, after blood tests and biopsies they've found he's got lymphoma, so we've now got chemotherapy drugs to give him as well as steroids, the vet is hopeful that as he's still pretty healthy and perky that the drugs will help keep the cancer in check and we'll hopefully at least have a few more months with him.

I'm heartbroken that I'm going to lose him, I've had him since he was a kitten and he's now 13 which is a good age, he's been with me through some really bad times in my life as well as some great times, and he's like my best friend, he's also the cleverest cat 've ever met and he's a complete softy.

My March Nail Polish Haul

Hi guys,

It's a bit late but here's my March haul, yet again without trying to I'd ended up buying more polish than I need, but some was a treat using my first weeks wages from my bus driver training, and some was to cheer me up after discovering my cat Savvy is ill.

I got a mix of new and old, and I can't wait to try some of them out.

Rimmel - Baby Bellini, Shirley Temple, Hawaiian Punch, Purple Reign
Rimmel - Baby Bellini, Shirley Temple, Hawaiian Punch, Purple Reign
Freshcover - Chill Wine, Egyptian Night, Blue Veil, Milk Bath, Black Gold
Freshcover - Chill Wine, Egyptian Night, Blue Veil, Milk Bath, Black Gold