Tuesday 17 March 2015

Gold Nails: w7 - Golden Sands

Hey there guys!! Yep it's um been a while, I'll probably explain why in later posts (might uh take a while for them to go up) but you know blogging takes the backseat. Happy St. Patrick's Day!! It's a legitimate thing here, people wearing green and stuff. I kind of forgot, but I hope you're appropriately celebrating. I'm celebrating by not being productive lol, oh wait that's everyday :P I think the gold nails are just about appropriate cause pots of gold and stuff (not like I have this on right now, but I do have green nails, the backlog is so real right now).

Golden Sands is a shimmery gold creme, it's a more dull gold, like more grey-toned as opposed to yellow. Like it leaves faint brushstrokes but they're not prominent at all. I do like this gold it's a funky one.

I'm not sure how great gold goes on me but I liked wearing this. Once again w7 is a great brand at such a good price and should be snapped up with spotted in TK Maxx.

The formula is really good, I used 2-3 coats for this swatch and it covered really well. Applied really easily too, maybe on the thick side but nothing you can't easily ignore.

I hope you have a great day and thank you for reading!! :)

Saturday 7 March 2015

Purple + brown + glitter leopard print nails

Hi there!! Man it's been a while since a leopard print, I think this is also good cause I did them a lot it was my go-to fast and easy design but a girl gets a bit sick and um, busy. It's quite snazzy, nothing amazing but alright.

I adore the combination of purple and brown like the Different Dimension Mystified, the combination of the purple and brown glitter is so gorgeous. I like this leopard print but it looks a bit off, the glitter really helped by covering and tying everything together. Also did you notice I smudged off a spot on my pinky? I didn't bother painting it back.

I got my polishes and then randomly dotted them on my nails trying to keep them quite spaced apart. I then got my toothpick and did the little lines around the spots. Then glitter.

Dark brown: w7 - Brownie
Metallic brown: The Face Shop - Gl112
Pale purples: Barry M - Prickly Pear and Barry M - Berry Ice Cream
Purple: Illamasqua - Jo'Mina
Dark purple: OPI - My Current Crush
Light browns: Nails Inc - Sao Paulo Streets and Nails Inc - Porchester Square
Brown: Paris Collection - Mauve Melody
Glitter: OPI - Polka.com

Thank you for reading and I hope you have a nice day!! :)

Wednesday 4 March 2015

Yellow Nails: Rimmel - Sunshine

Hey there, hope you're doing good. I'm still trying to swatch all my polishes and again we're getting closer and closer. I have about 2 more to go, that's close right? Then I can paint my nails whatever colour with accents to my heart's content instead of going with the whims of the to-swatch pile. This was one of the polishes I was flagging on cause the bottle almost empty so this is not the best swatch. The formula is surely much better but since there's so little polish left I really struggled.

Sunshine is a bright yellow creme, there's not much else to be said. I suppose there's a very subtle shimmer as well but subtle is the word. This is your standard bright yellow creme, I tend to use it for nail art cause it's a good shade except maybe not anymore cause I think this swatch used up whatever was left in the bottle.

I got this polish 8 years ago, isn't that crazy?? And like considering it wasn't that gloopy. It was the last day of primary school and I think yellow was my favourite colour at the time (how things change). Now I think yellow is hard to pull off however in school they were saying how I rocked it and I was totally amped haha. I'm pretty sure this polish is still in stock, it's kind of your generic yellow with a generic name, which isn't a bad thing. Rimmel is a good brand.

This was the hardest swatch I've ever had to do, I know it doesn't look all that great but considering the circumstances I think it's pretty solid. By the way the formula was totally fine when I initially had it but as I've said the bottle is now basically empty. Each coat was a struggle cause I couldn't get any polish out haha. So my review probably isn't the most accurate :/ Ignoring that, the polish was definitely buildable and here was 3 coats and it's almost full opacity, not helped by the half coats I had to do. But yellow polish tends to be more sheer in general and this is not a bad one. Topcoat helped to smooth this out but not completely, like it took a long time to get this swatch even half decent haha.

Thank you for reading and I hope you have a nice day!! :)

Sunday 1 March 2015

Brown Nails: w7 - Brownie

Hey guys, it's another swatch day. Even closer I say. Brown has never really been my colour but to be honest I quite like this one. Especially the name, it's my nickname for my best friend who gave me this polish 4 years ago. I feel very sophisticated with this colour. Also it's March, I don't know how we got here, March is mad and I'm pretending that everything is ok... :P

Brownie is a dark brown polish with brown shimmer and it's quite red-toned. It's a great dark brown and while brown isn't my colour I've used this polish a ton for nail art cause it's just a great colour to have.

I always say how good w7 is as a brand but then I don't buy it very much cause I suppose it's not in Boots lol, I buy everything in Boots or Superdrug. I think you can get them in TK Maxx but the colours never really catch my eye I suppose. You can get them online and I feel like the brand in under-swatched cause I never know when the cool w7 polishes are out (like Lava Flow and Mosaic).

This was opaque in 1 coat and I used 2 cause that's what I do. So opaque and so easy to apply, like everything you could want in a formula.

Thank you for reading and I hope you have a nice day!! :)