Monday, 28 July 2014

The Northern Lights in the Messy Mansion

Hi Goddesses

Today we have possibly my best stamping mani EVER, and as is so often the case, it was a complete accident lol.

I am currently obsessed with the MM20 plate from Messy Mansion, and I don't need much / any excuse to plonk it on top of something.  When I did my Northern Lights mani for Digit-al Dozen the other week, it practically BEGGED me to stamp over it lol.

This is one of those finished results that is so much more than the sum of its parts.  Whilst the base was glorious in its own right, the addition of the stamping cranks it up a notch, and gives it an air of complexity it doesn't really have.

I totally loved this mani - shame it had to come off an hour later for something else!

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Crumpet's Stash pt2 - Greeeeeeen

Hi Goddesses

I hope you enjoyed last week's video on All The Oranges (well, the ones that weren't hiding lol).

Today we focus on the greens.  As you know, I am not a green lover, but it is an essential for nail art, so as you'll hear, most of them exist for that reason.

I'd love to know how my green stash compares to yours - let me know in the comments!

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Celestial Cosmetics - Lulin and Metoeroid

Hi Goddesses

Today we have the final post on the Celestial Cosmetics polishes I was sent for review, and they're both Green!   However, as you'll see, they are about as far apart as 2 greens can be.

We start with Lulin, a lovely emerald green glitter.  Whilst *I* am never going to genuinely love this, I do think it's pretty.

I love the shimmer of yellow in certain lights, but mostly I love those flashes of turquoise, which are just spectacular.   Great polish, but too green for me!

Metoeroid however is another beast entirely.  I oohed when I first saw this.  In the bottle it's kind of a molten, poisonous sand colour, and I was fascinated by it.

On the nail, I realised that was only half the picture.  Whilst this rests in a green state (and also has a lot of toxic green shimmer), this has a galactic spacedust quality that makes it try to bend to purple and even steely blue.

My photos have struggled to capture the entire rainbow of sludged up tones this polish moves through, but at work, in indirect light, I had a lot of the steely colours, which I loved.

I'm fascinated by this polish.  Whilst it's not a colour I would choose, it piques my curiosity, and I was often surprised by the colour it had shifted to.  You can see a lot of brown echoes in these photos, but trust me that there were purple and grey edges too.

I've loved all the polishes I was sent for review.  The holos were SPECTACULAR and well worth your money if you're looking to expand your collection.  The 2 duochromes were a delight AND they were complex, and the glitter applied really smoothly, and had extra layers of interest to it.

You can buy Nicky's amazing polishes HERE and follow her on Facebook HERE.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

GOT Polish - Holo - Chirality Bloodshot and Apollonia

Hi Goddesses

Ugh, today was an utter sweat box at work.  No air con, no windows, fans swilling the warm air round like a fan oven .... luckily an hour in an ice cold bubble bath has helped.  Result!

Now this may surprise you, but I do have actual untried holo polishes in my stash. I know!   Often, I forget they're there, in the untried box, and these ones have been sat there so long, they're even the old bottle shape!

Let's start with Chirality Bloodshot, part of my "perfect red holo" quest.  This is a lot more intense than most reds I own, so much so that I would hesitate to call it red.

This is oxblood, deep and dark, and yet, as you can see, it holds a surprising amount of light.   This is deeply saturated, almost burgundy.

Apollonia - I bought this cos it was purple DUH but actually it's more of an indigo.  There are definite blue tones in there, like very dark jeans.

In fact, it's almost like the purple equivalent of dark denim lol, or the purple version of navy.    Again, for a dark polish, this holds a LOT of light.

Although both of these polishes are from Chirality's original range, they are both still part of the product line.  For those of you who prefer your holo scattered, you can't do much better than this :)

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