#NOTD Hot Pink Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure and O.P.I Silver Shatter Topcoat

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Cherry Up This was my first time using this particular varnish.  I am a huge fan of Sally Hansen products, especially the topcoats, so I was keen to try it. It is a glossy, hard wearing polish that I would most certainly buy again, though I love this colour. One is several bargain picks in a Poundland haul recently was O.P.I shatter topcoat.  You can look at paying around £12 for one of these at full price, so quite a saving. I found I had to apply one really thick coat for a decent […]

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#NOTD grey silver white // Barry M OPI CK Headline Colours – quirky work look

Headline colours – Quicksand  //  Barry M Matte Mocha 333  //  CK – Silvivor  //  OPI silver shatter topcoat  //  Barry M Matte White 66 I decided to go for broke with this mani, and pulled out five different products to create this look.  Inspired by a pic on Pinterest, I wanted a grey and silver look.  The Headline Colours polish I originally pulled out went on as more of a taupe, so I balanced it with a gorgeous matt taupe by Barry M.  It is a little mix and match, and I have clipped my nails short again, but […]

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Product review: Collection 2000 Nail Smash Top Coat – 2 White Smash

Hello again my fabulous friends.  I hope you all have straining waistbands, loads of new swag, and possibly a lingering hangover.  All signs of a Christmas well spent.  I know I’ve eaten way to much, but if you can’t stuff your face at Christmas, when can you.  Our Christmas was a little….unconventional, but will post about that later in the week.  For now, nails nails nails, as everything is better with a pop of luscious colour. I first tried out the Collection 2000 Nail Smash Top Coat approximately a week ago (post here).  I wasn’t sure about the consistency due […]

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NOTD: midnight blue and white crackle glaze – frozen pond

I absolutely loved OPI’s black crackle glaze when it came out a couple of years ago.  Since then I have seen lots of dupes in lots of colours.  I’ve been tempted, but as I’ve only just given up my gellish mani’s, there was no point in buying.  As you guys know, I’ve been experimenting with my my own nail looks recently, with much error correcting and retouching.  I have been having fun though. Doing a last spot of Christmas shopping, I spotted a white ‘nail smash’ topcoat in the collection 2000 section, and just had to indulge. I thought I’d […]

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NOTD: festive Christmas glitter nails – red and green

I have been inspired by many of my blogging friends to take my nails in hand, so to speak.  My nails were a bit of a state and in desperate need of revamping, so I thought I’d go for a festive feel.  My hands did have other ideas when I created this look, as my hand tremors were very bad, so instead of nail art per se, I decided to go mad with colour and glitter, and go for a gently contrasting look. I used Superdrugs own base coat & ridge filler, and top coat – both currently two for […]

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