Sunday, April 20, 2014

Vintage Vault - My Cutex Collection

Today I thought I'd post some vintage bottle spam.

Last year I was so lucky to find a load of old Cutex polishes in pound shops and charity shops, even though alot of them weren't the type of colours I'd wear I still had to grab as many as I could as I just loved the bottle shapes, and the collector in me just couldn't leave them alone.

I'm not sure when these are from but judging from the colours, formula, and bottle designs, they're probably from the 90's or early 2000's, if you know please get in touch as I'd love to be able to date them properly.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the bottle spam, there's a mix of Color Quick and Strong Nail polishes for you to ogle...

L-R Slime, Mischief, Gold Stripes, Burgundy Blaze
L-R Blushing Rose, Cool Crimson, Carmel Creme, Maple Sugar

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Vintage Vault - Sally Hansen - Wired

Today I have a polish that is really special to me, it's Sally Hansen's Wired from the old Hard As Nails Line. I had ordered this off a seller on ebay and was chuffed to find it for sale in the UK for a really cheap price, when it arrived it looked great and I popped it in my helmer and left it alone for a week or two, then when looking for something to swatch I pulled it out and found that it was going funny, the glitter was shrinking and the base colour had changed, I think someone had basically topped it up with nail polish remover or something, but whatever it was it dissolved all the glitter in it, luckily the seller was really cool and gave me a refund.

A couple of weeks later a parcel from the US turns up for my boyfriend and he gives it to me to open, it was a brand new bottle of Wired! He knew I was sad to lose my bottle so hunted down a replacement, which is so sweet, and completely unexpected, so now Wired is one of my most precious polishes, just because of him. :-)

Anyway, on to the photos first, I'll chat about the polish after.

Outdoors - Bright Sunlight

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Snap Crackle and Pop! Fuzzbox - International Rescue

Here's something a bit different today, it's a Snap, Crackle and Pop! post.

I want to share a bit of music from my youth, now I wasn't one of the cool kids, I was awkward and shy and I didn't have many friends, and so my musicial tastes weren't influenced by anyone I knew, I just listened to the radio and went into town on saturdays with my pocket money and bought whatever I liked. This resulted in me having a really eclectic record collection, going from cheesy pop, to Indie to rap, if I liked the song I didn't care who it was by and if it was cool or not.

The songs I want to share with you today are from 1989 and they're by a band called Fuzzbox (or as they were also known We've Got A Fuzzbox And We're Gonna Use It). Fuzzbox were a UK band that only released a few albums and then spilt up.

Their biggest hit was International Rescue, which is as quirky as you can get, I loved the video and even though I hadn't watched it for years it was still filed away in my memory, and it really wasn't much different to how I remembered it.

Friday, April 04, 2014

Gallery Colours - Lilac Shimmer

Todays polish is from a UK brand called Gallery Colours, they make cheap polishes that sell for around £1. I get mine from my local market and I think you can probably find them on ebay if you don't have anyone near you that sells them.

Lilac Shimmer was on it's own on the market stall, I think it was the last one left, so I'm not sure if it's been discountinued. It's a pale pinky lilac base with silver microglitter mixed in. It does tend to look warmer or cooler toned depending on the light and in real life the silver glitter shows up much more than it does in my photos. The microglitter gives the polish a textured look as the glitter looks like lots of little bumps and it can also look like a foil if the light catches it right, it's quite an interesting polish.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

March's Nail Polish Haul

Okay so I have no will power what so ever when it comes to polish, especially when it's on offer! Needless to say I have added yet more polish to my collection, and some of them I was very happy to find. When Rimmel released their Metal Rush collection I found out that in some countries there were 5 polishes in the collection, in the UK we only got 4, and so the hunt was on for Bronze Princess as I just had to have the full set, well thank you pound shops as that's where it turned up.

Other bargains included my first Butter London's which I got for a quid each in Boots, and a load of Claire's polishes which were on sale for £1 each, there were just too many goodies and I just couldn't resist, at least I still managed to save up to get my car fixed so I wasn't too naughty. :-)

Anyway, here's the photos of my haul, let me know if there's anything you'd like to see swatched.