Thursday, 22 November 2012

Sparkle Touch.

Etos had a two-for-one going.. so, how could I resist, right?
The mother of pearl colour on the right originally caught my eye, and then I figured I'd get a sparkly effect polish because I rarely use those and it might be fun!

Curse of the in-door pictures, I'm tellin' ya.
Sparkle! It's like a party on your nails.
The mother of pearl colour was really sheer, and I really should've layered it with something more opaque. 20/20 hindsight, I guess.

Miss Sporty 040 and 'Sparkle Touch'.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Black on Black.

It frustrates me so much how impossible it is to take reasonable pictures in my room. The lighting just doesn't allow for it. Bah!

Anyway. Wanted something stylish but simple; black-on-black French mani utilising the contrast between matte and shiny.  Koh 'Black!' and NYC's 'Matte Me Crazy'

Monday, 12 November 2012

Cut to the chase.

I'm sure everyone knows the feeling. Every now and then you just need to shake things up a bit.
Now, one of my most obvious visual trademarks is my mass of messy, frizzy, untameable ginger hair.

It used to look mostly like this...
Last Friday I made an appointment with the hairdressers. Originally, I intended to get my fringe cut a bit shorter and to take a bit off the ends. I then thought - screw this, if I'm going to get a haircut, let's get a haircut.

Bit of a change there. Wha'cha think?

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Red Means Stop.

I'm pretty bummed out by the fact that when I get home, it's almost inevitably dark out. This means I don't really get the chance to take much colour accurate picutres, so doing a lot of swatching is kinda pointless. But my nails - naturally - do remain polished!
Autumn and Halloween left me with a desire for classy red nails. I blame Morticia Addams.
Look at 'em!
I think I've largely gotten over my previously named 'weird relationship with reds'.
Anyway, this somewhat sloppy half-moon mani consists of Essence's '03 - Cotton Candy' as base, topped off with NYC's '235 - Fine Red Wine'. It's funny how I wasn't even sure this polish was one I wanted to keep but now I've grown to really like it.
 On a somewhat unhappier note, I've broken a nail on my left hand (hence my right featuring in the pictures, which doesn't often happen) so now that this is posted I may trim down the rest a little to compensate. Ouch!

Thursday, 1 November 2012


A quickie inspired by my country's very own Delfts Blauw, utilising Essence's '03 My Boyfriend's Jeans' (Denim Wanted), Koh's 'Midnight Blue', and a white Miss Sporty polish.