Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Notd: Nubar - Purple Beach

Purple Beach By Nubar, with flash
The Nail of the day today is the luxurious Purple Beach by Nubar.  It is described as a "duochrome" polish which means it has two base colours with an iridescent shimmer. The two colours in Purple Beach are a rich purple and a dark ashy green, it also has a golden shine to it.

The duochrome effect is amazing on this polish unlike some others it works in all levels of light. Plus as it has such spectrum of colours in it there is no worry about it matching your outfit.

As you can see by the two photos the colour changes in every different light and whichever angle you look at your nails.
Purple beach by Nubar with a dash of nail art
As always with nubar colours application is easy and this colour was achieved with only two coats and lasted over a week which is websitealways a plus point.

This colour is currenlty available on

Monday, 10 February 2014

Notd - Mega mix gel polish with orly polish and Gel FX

mega mix gel polish
Mega Mix Gel Polish
Nails of the day have been created using a new product called Mega mix. It is a new gel polish which you can mix with normal polish to create any colour you can imagine.
Here I used two Orly nail polishes the pink is Choreographed chaos for the Mash up collection and the Black with Holographic glitter is Rock solid.

For the tips I used some tape and Orly Gel fx in shine.

Mega Mix is available from and is priced at £10 plus postage.

I will update you with the longterm results.

The idea of getting to use my old polishes is amazing, so I really hope this is long lasting. 

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

NOTD Gelicure Nails with real feathers

just a quick post to show you my nails and some of the art I have done.
This Manicure was achieved with Gelicure white and Rad Raspberry and some art feathers.
Gelicure Nail Art Rad Raspberry
Rad Raspberry Nubar Gelicure 

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

China Glaze On Safari Part 1

So the second China Glaze Summer collection is On Safari. Here is part 1 of the  swatches which include my favourite colours.  I'm not lion and Man hunt. To be honest I am not a big fan of the other colours they are quite boring, in fact this feels like an autumnal collection not a summer one.

1,I am not lion - is a dusty gold colour with holo mirco glitter
2, I herd that - Brashy gold with micro holo glitter
3, Dessert Sun, Orange Creme
4, Call of the wild, deep redy plumy brown
5, Man hunt - Cool rich creme blue.
6, Kalahari Kiss, Yellow toned creme  
China Glaze On safari 2012 summer collection swatch  

China Glaze On Safari Complete Shades:
  • Adventure Red-y
  • Call of the Wild
  • Desert Sun
  • Elephant Walk
  • Exotic Encounter
  • I Herd That
  • I’m Not Lion
  • Kalahari Kiss
  • Manhunt
  • Prey Tell
  • Purr-fect Plum
Which colour do you like best out of part one of the collection?

Monday, 16 April 2012

NOTD Profile Bling to go Crystal Rocks nail wraps & Gellux Berry Smoothie

Bling to go and Gellux Berry Smoothie
Nail of the day today is a test of some new nail wraps we got in store this week. Profile have released "Bling to Go" 3d nail wraps with 8 different designs. In a pack you get 18 finger sized wraps and 16 toe sized wrap so you do get plenty in a pack.
3 of the Bling to go designs
I decided to go for Crystal Rocks which is what I would class as a standard crystal mani effect. I also decided to give Profile's gel polish , Gellux, another go so I applied Berry Smoothie to all my nails. I selected the nail wrap which would fit my ring finger stuck it on and filed off the excess from the free edge and sealed the edges with the Gellux topcoat. It took about 5 mins each nail and I think looks really effective.  It's a lot quicker and neater than applying each individual gem and in this pack there are two gem patterns. I went for this one in which the gems get slightly at the bottom of the nail, but there is another sheet in the pack where they are all the same size and the gems are all in straight lines.

Bling to go Crystal Rocks
 So what do you think? Will you be swapping to this quick and easy nail art solution? Or will you be sticking to individual gems? Let me know what you think x
Gellux Berry Smoothie and bling to go Crystal Rocks

Friday, 13 April 2012

Orly Dark Shadow Collection Press Release

 ORLY International announced today a limited-time nail color collection partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures in conjunction with the release of Tim Burton’s “Dark Shadows,” starring Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer and Helena Bonham Carter, set to open on May 11, 2012.
“ORLY strives to deliver innovative products and trend-focused nail shades,” said Jeff Pink, President and CEO of ORLY International. “The adventurous theme of ‘Dark Shadows’ was a perfect fit with our brand and the fashion colors we created for this collection.”
The collection will include four lacquers, with names and shades that reflect the dark humor conveyed in the film.
Grave Mistake - is a Dark Red Creme
Buried Alive - is a Deep Brown Shimmer.
Mysterious Curse - is a Purple Duochrome Shimmer
Decades of Dysfunction - is a Pale Pink Creme.

After China Glaze's dip in to film tie ins with the Hunger Games collection, Orly have decided to join in it seems. I am not sure about this collection and IF  I was making a film tie in I would go for a more girly film/ fun film.
My fave out of the collection is Mysterious Curse the other colours look a bit boring. When I get my hands on them I will swatch them for you so you can get a better look.
Orly Mysterious Curse - is a Purple Duochrome Shimmer

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

China Glaze Hunger games Collection Luxe and Lush

China Glaze The Hunger Games Capitol Colours
With the release of the film The Hunger Games,  which is set to be one of the biggest films of the year, China Glaze has brought out its first movie tie in. The Capitol Colours. Now I had never even heard of the books before I got the info sheet from China Glaze and thought this was quite an odd idea. The links to the film seemed a bit weak and I am not sure of the colours as they are a bit drab for me. I have decided to swatch them so you can decide for yourself.

My favourite is Luxe and Lush. This colour is inspired by Katniss' interview dress and I am sure if you watch the film you will have an idea if it matches. :) Luxe and Lush is a massive chunky flakie. If you have seen Nubars 2010 its like a chunky version of that. If you like a smooth finish this is not the polish for you !!  
China glaze Luxe and Lush over Lcn Colour me Up collection

Here I have put it over LCN's Colour Me Up collection Left to right they are :
Colour me up
Some like it hot
Spice up your life
China Glaze Luxe and Lush over Rad Raspbery Nubar
Comparison of China Glaze Luxe and Lush and Nubar 2010

This colour is really hard to photograph but I hope you get the idea.
So will you be adding Luxe and Lush to your collection? And will  you be off to the Cinema to see the film?
More colours to follow :)