Friday, 27 March 2015

Literary Lacquers - Je Reviens Leopard Nail Art

Hi Goddesses

It's one of the hilarities of my blogging life that once upon a time I HATED teal.  I'm a pretty no-nonsense person, and I just couldn't respect a polish that couldn't decide whether it was blue or green.

Since then, I've become somewhat the fan.  You can blame Amy for a lot of it - Literary Lacquers Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster has been my favourite polish for 18 months now - gggrrrr.   More than anything though, the teals, especially the darker ones, like Je Reviens, appeal to my inner witch.  They seem to phsycially represent the glamour of a witchy soul, and I do so love that about them.

Je Reviens is just glory in a bottle. Dark, intense, dangerous and yet GLITTERED with sparkle.  This is witchcraft on a whole new level.

I then decided to add some leopard print, and decided it would be GENIUS to have white edging rather than black - hhhmmm, still not so sure about that - and added OPI Can't Find My Czechbook as my contrast.

I think these ended up ok rather than sensational, but man, you can't beat that teal.

You can buy Amy's utterly amazing polishes HERE.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Literary Lacquers - Luggage For Your Journey

Hi Goddesses

And welcome to a mini spree!  I have about 30 polishes for review at the moment, and managed to play with some beauties at the weekend, but before I can post about them, I need to finish what I had started before I took a break, so welcome back to the glorious world of Literary Lacquers.

Luggage For Your Journey is a tribute Limited Edition that Amy released a few months ago in honour of Terry Pratchett, and to raise money for Alzheimers.  Sadly since then, Lord Terry of the Discworld has lost his battle, but he leaves the world richer both for his uniquely twisted imagination and his candour in the face of the horror that is Alzheimers.

The polish itself is a rich, burnished cup of tea, featuring Amy's trademark sparkle.

As legendary as ever is her ability to take a warm polish and yet let it burn with ice-blue holo fire.  It's quite a trick.

I paired this with some very simple stamping from MoYou Pro Collection 03, and using Barry M Gold Foil.

I liked the old fashioned nature of the pattern, and between them, I think they look like wallpaper from yesteryear, no doubt slowly peeling at the corners.

This polish was sent to me for an honest review.  Don't forget to follow Literary Lacquers HERE.

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Digit-al Dozen DOES Nature EXTRA - Baby Crumpet Style

Hi Goddesses

Well the DD Week can't officially end until Beth has done a mani, and this is one she did on my nails to fit this theme.

Beth is obsessed with animals and nature, so it was actually quite hard for her to narrow this down.

As I watch her (and try to suck in my control freak), it amazes me to watch how she instantly does some things better than me, with a finer touch, or just with a better conceptual awareness.  Take the fish on my index nail - as I watched her doing it, it was a real Homer DOH moment that I hadn't grasped that simplicity myself, and sooner.

For the record, we have - 

thumb - beach, sea, midnight sky
index - fish and reeds
middle - bunny!!!!
ring - she sort of lost track here lol
pinkie - chicky chicky!

Enjoy xx

Friday, 13 March 2015

Digit-al Dozen DOES Nature - Spring Flowers

Hi Goddesses

For several weeks now, on my nail desk, I've had a bunch of about 12 polishes gathered together.  All pastels, green, peach and pink, they complement each other perfectly and gave me LOADS of nail art inspiration, of which today's mani is one.

I've done this style of mani before.  Not only is it easy, it's a real delight to do.

The base was a splodged mixture of the greens you see, over a base of Barry M Coconut.

Once that was dry, I added overlapping, 5-dotted flowers in the peaches and pinks, with a small white dot in the centre.

In real life, this mani looked GREAT, but as seems to happen more and more these days, it would not photograph in all its glory.  Glossy, it looked too glassy, and matte it looked too .... dry (or is that just my cuticles).    I also hated how many HAIRS the mani had on it lol - I don't think Bluebelle has ever managed to sabotage a mani to this degree before lol.

I hope you've enjoyed this week.  You can probably expect me to be quiet for another week or 2 while I get myself sorted out.  I do have loads of nail art I haven't posted, as well as at least 6 sets of reviews to show you, so I will be back ... in some format of myself.

Enjoy the start of Spring, and I will see you soon xxxx

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