Orange and White Chevon Nails

I was feeling a bit inspired after seeing THIS POST on Love Varnish, Chocolate and More blog – I just fell hard for the combination of orange and off white.  After a bit of rummaging in my stash, I decided to do a pure white and orange (because I couldn’t find either of my nude Barry Ms)

My mani consists of Cult Nails Tempest for the white and OPI A Woman’s Prague-ative for the shimmery orange.  The nail vinyls I used to make the chevron shape came from She Sells Sea Shells and were very easy to use.

Basically, you paint your base coat, then leave it to dry longer than you would think.  Apply the vinyls where you want and then use your accent colour.  Then whilst they are still wet, peel off the vinyl, probably using tweezers.  If your base coat is still too tacky, it sticks like glue and its hard to pull off!

Anyway, its something so simple even I can’t completely mess it up!  Let me know what colour combinations you would try in the comments.

Spotted! New Seventeen glitter toppers

Hot on the heels of the new Barry M and Rimmel glitters we have seen in the last couple of weeks, Seventeen have updated their stands with new glitters and toppers.  Lets check out the pictures….IMG_6565.JPG


As you can see, Limited Edition Sequin Top Coats and Glitters….


Along with Nail Tinsels…..


Too much glitter? Or not enough?  Seems everyone is off doing glitter bomb top coats again for the party season!  Did you pick any of these up? They don’t appear to be on the Seventeen website at time of writing, but I’m sure they will be there soon as the Christmas gifts are listed.

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P2- Joyful

I have another of my of most loved P2 sand style polishes for today.  This one is called Joyful and is a lovely spring colour, but something I think you could probably get away with at any time of the year when you want to wear coral.  Lets check out some pictures.

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Formula was just lovely with this one, you could almost get away with one coat, but I chose to do two so that I had good even coverage.  It was very easy to work with and just a delight really.  Once it dries is has a very gentle textured finish and isn’t at all weird.  In fact, it feels quite nice to touch.

I wore this over a base of Nailtiques 2, and as with all textured polishes, no top coat required unless you want to.  Wear on these textured shades is much better than those matte ones!

Anyway, let me know what you think in the comments!  What are your favourite textured shades?

Manhattan – Amazing Anniversary

This is the final of the Manhattan shades I have to share with – lets hope I get to go back to Austria or Germany to get some more!  This one is called Amazing Anniversary and is a lovely navy shade with black glitter and golden shimmer particles. Lets get onto some pictures.

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This is two coats over a base of Nailtiques 2 and topped with G&G HK Girl.  Formula was good and two coats provides a good amount of coverage.  The glitter doesn’t stick up and sits on the nail well.  The glitter really catches the light and provides a bit of interest.  I’m quite fond of this, again nothing quite like it in the stash.

I love the idea of a main stream company working with their fans to create shades and I know that other brands have done it.  be good to see more of this in the UK.

Let me know what you think in the comments!

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Manhattan – Cupcake Addicted

This is Cupcake Addicted, another of the Manhattan Birthday Nail Polishes.  This is a german brand that seems to have really upped its game and I fell hard for these in the store.  Even this one, with pink in!  The above image shows the entire range of polishes and we’ve already seen one from the Blogger Collection and one from the Birthday Collection.  Lets check out the pics!

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This is a creamy white polish with pink glitter in.  It also has a slight shimmer to the base which brings it beyond a basic creme polish.  What you see above is two or three coats over a base of Nailtiques 2 and topped with G&G HK Girl.  Why two or three?  I needed to have a fair amount on the brush so that the glitter didn’t drag and pull up to the free edge.  There was a bit of streaking going on.

However, nothing that cannot be navigated with a bit of care.  What is nice is that the glitter does end up nice and flat on the nail.  Top coat provides smoothness.  And can I just say, the wear on this is excellent.

These aren’t readily available in the UK, but I have spotted some on eBay and perhaps you might have a german or austrian buddy to call on.

Let me know what you think in the comments!

Spotted! Updates in my local Boots

Well, this was a bit of a surprise – popped into my local Boots, admittedly its a huge one, and there was was this new addition to the make up section.  And its mainly polish!

First up, WAH Nails London have branched out into products. £9 for the polish and £7 for the nail art sticks.


IMG_6503.JPGNew Orly sections with new style bottles. £9.50 each.


Updated Butter London section. £12 each.


Something called London Town Lakur… not heard of these before. £14 each here.


IMG_6506.JPGEve Snow concession, again new to me. Not cheap either! £14.

IMG_6507.JPGHave you spotted these new inserts in your local Boots?  Are you aware of any of these new brands?  Let me know in the comments

Spotted! NYC Crystal Couture, Sally Hansen, Miss Sporty & L’Oreal Red Collection,

Lots more new things on shelves, I’ve brought a few new spots into one post so you get to see them quicker.  First up NYC Crystal Coutures, four shades in total…. gold, red, purple and blue.  In the US there are two additional and different shades – a green one and a stunning red and grey one which I MUST GET!!  See them here on Nouveau Cheap.

Also spotted in the NYC stand is this new Glitter Off base coat.  This is like many on the market to make heavy glitter removal easier… now for £1.99 its certainly worth trying if you don’t fancy making your own base coat from PVA glue.

Then, I Spotted new polishes in the Sally Hansen stand from the Complete Salon Manicure range. A mix of metallics and glitters, inlcuding this interesting little one below.. gold and purple and shimmer?? Ooohhhhhhhhh

The others include a jewel red, gold and purple and a black with silver glitter and a pure silver polish.

Not that there is anything new it in, but its the first time out for a Halloween stand  and this one is for Miss Sporty.

Finally, for your viewing pleasure, the new Pure Reds collection from L’Oreal.

Incudes lipsticks as well in so many shades, there is one for everyone.


That’s it, quite a few new things to pop out and have a lookie at.  Anything catch your eye?  Let me know in the comments.

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Manhattan – Strawberry Cake

Today I have another of the Manhattan polishes I picked up from Austria.  I do love these *quite* a bit.  This is the Birthday Colours collection, a collection of what the BIPA website tells me is 15 shades and the above image is from the Manhattan Facebook page! I didn’t see that many when I was away but I have three from this collection to share with you.  I also, thanks to google, found out that this is a range created by fans.  How awesome!

First up, this is Strawberry Cake!

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This is two coats over a base of Nailtiques 2 and topped with G&G HK Girl.  Formula was good, easy to work with, and the larger pieces of glitter were less likley to come out of the bottle and overworking of the polish dragged them near the free nail edge.  However, isn’t this pretty!

Its the right side of pink for me, the glitter is either silver or a light pink, or a mix of both.  I cannot quite confrim it either way.  Its a good strawberry red/pink and I love the little red glitters that are also in the polish.  Really makes it a bit different to other things in my stash.

What do you think?  I paid €5 for this and the other ones I have yet to show you, I think its certainly worth that.  Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

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Spotted! New Barry Ms

I’m a bit late to the party here, as I saw these a week ago and I know lots of blogs have already featured them.  But if you haven’t already seen, the new Autumn 2014 Barry M colours are out.  And there are quite a few alongside the recent Autumn Gelly shades that came out in September.

First up Glitterati Nail Paint – these are super sparkly nail shades in six colours as seen below…. the bottle tops are deliberately distressed.


Also in this Boots were the two new Xmas shades, Starlight and Moonlight.  These have the red bottle tops. They have tiny stars in them, one mainly silver and one with bits of red in.

Bit of a closer shot here and the matte top coat makes up the full row.


Then there are the new Aquarium shades as well….


And some additions to the glitter line….

IMG_6466So quite a lot of new Barry M shades out there for your nail pleasure.  These images are from Boots and I know that Superdrug will also have their own limited edition Christmas paints and there is one limited edition one for Tesco from what I understand.  Plenty to get stuck into!  They are up on the Barry M website but I couldn’t see the red toppped bottles so you will have to swing by your local Boots, Superdrug or Tesco.

Anything catch your eye or have you already taken the plunge?  Let me know in the comments

Manhattan- Green & Bronx

I have mentioned I was away last week and as usual I was fortunate to have some time to pop into local drug stores and check out all the polishes.  There were a lot of polishes…. a lot, but I was very good.  I was quite drawn to this range by Manhattan which is called Bloggers Choice - a range of polishes designed with bloggers.  Great idea, the range was excellent and had something for everyone.  This on really caught my eye and is called Green & Bronx.

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Green & Bronx is quite an unusual colour (I seem to be saying that a lot recently…) its an brown olive green with gold and copper micro glitter in.  Now on the nail there isn’t tonnes of glitter that comes out, but you know what, that is the best thing about it.

This is two coats over a base of Nailtiques 2 and topped off with G&G HK Girl.  Wear was excellent, three days before a chip showed as I was too busy to change my polish.  The glitter is all the same size too and being that bit smaller means to gets onto your nails and doesn’t stick up and get all clumpy.  Does remind me of many polishes before we all went glitter crazy!

Anyway, I do like this and I’m excited to try the other Manhattan polishes I picked up, so keep popping by for those.  I have seen some of these in the pound shop – the bottle is quite distinctive – and I will admit that I have looked over these as it wasn’t a brand I was familiar with.  I shall rectify that next time I am in a poundshop let me assure you! (having gone through the Manhattan website I am of the opinion that it is basically Rimmel but with some differences, they have the new Argon Oil mascara and something very similar to the Apocolips)

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