Thursday, February 27, 2014

Vintage Vault - L'Oreal - Laqui Resist - 193 Rome

Hi, today I've got a wonderful vintage polish for you, it's a lovely old L'Oreal LaquiResist called Rome.

I adore old polishes like this, I wish I could find out when it was made and what collection it came from but I think I'd have to do alot of digging online to find out, I shall just have to be satisfied that it's in my stash as it is rather lovely.

Rome (or number 193) is a funny orange, it's a bit of a colour shifter depending on the light, in the sun it's a bright orange but it's a more subdued dusty orange in the shade. It's a shimmer that it on the edge of being frosty, but whatever it is, it's pretty swoon worthy.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Jess - Disco Diva - All 4 Different Versions...

If you've read my haul posts lately you'll have noticed that I've been picking up quite alot of polishes by a brand called Jess from Poundland. One thing I love (other than the £1 price tag) is that they are quite free and easy with their colours, I've found several polishes with one name but with different glitter mixtures inside, although the main colour seems to remain the same.

One of these polishes is Disco Diva. I thought I'd post some swatches of the different versions I've found as it's one of the colours that there's still several versions available in my local store and it might be the same by you, hopefully with my comparision swatches you can decide which version you want to hunt down.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Helmer Alert for UK Polish Collectors

When I started this blog I didn't have a Helmer, all my polish was in boxes and I was soooo excited when I got my first one, shamefully to say as soon as it was built it was already full to the brim, so Helmer number two arrived and that too got filled up and I soon needed Helmer number three.

I put off getting my third Helmer as I wasn't really sure where I was going to put it and I thought there's no rush, the Helmer will be around for ages yet, but the other week when I finally caved and decided I really needed to get one and make room for it I found that there wasn't any being sold at my local store. I have red Helmers and I can't handle the thought of having other colours, I want them to all be the same, so I was a bit concerned when the red one was showing as only being sold at a few stores in the UK.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Barry M - Gold Mine Glitter

Barry M really do make some lovely polishes, I've got quite a few in my stash and what I like about the brand is that they have such a huge range of colours and finishes, as well as the cool limited editions that they release every now and then.

Most of my Barry M's are glitters, and todays polish is one of them. Gold Mine is a black jelly with gold glitter mixed in. I've seen loads of polishes that are black with silver so it's nice to see a gold version, and I like that the glitter shows up really well and isn't swallowed up by the black base.

Monday, February 03, 2014

January's Nail Polish Haul

Well January was a fun month for collecting polish for me, I got my first Essie's and some great bargains from the pound shops, on top of that I ordered some Nubar polishes from feelunique which got damaged on their way to me, it lead to a very long winded story to get what I ordered, but I have to say that their customer service team were really great and made sure I got my polishes in the end.

I also got yet more Jess polishes from Poundland, it seems they're being a bit sneaky and are changing some of the polishes as they go along, so there is a few different versions of some colours, in fact I've found four different versions of one colour so it looks like I'll have to do some posts about the different ones I've found for those interested in them, they certainly are coming up with some pretty awesome colours.

Okay, enough talk, here's my haul....