Tuesday, 30 April 2013

China Glaze "Dress Me up"

Hi everyone, 
Just a quick post today! I decided to wear China Glaze Dress Me up from their Hunger Games Collection. This polish is amazing. The brush, the formula, the colour, everything! I love the dusky rose, it seems like a neutral but can still be funky at the same time. Here are a few pictures for you :)

Dress Me up - seriously, if all nail polishes had this brush and formula, I would be a happy girl! :P 

Both pictures taken in artificial light, wanted to get a quick post to you. Excuse the messy application on some nails, was in a slight hurry.

Hope you all enjoy this, I was so happy I got this from the Hunger Games Collection, it appealed to me the most and I know I will wear it again soon! So cool they did a Hunger Games Collection! Love that series! Lol

Have a wonderful day, Em x 

Monday, 29 April 2013

Review: Butter LONDON "No More Waity, Katie"

Hi everyone! This is my second review on my blog and I am so excited!

The polish I am showing you today is Butter LONDON'S No More Waity Katie! I have a love hate relationship with this polish. I love the name and the colour and the idea behind it, I am obsessed with Kate Middleton, love her and think she is amazing. This was the polish that got my obsession started in the first place. It is a grey/dark purple/mushroomy polish that has a slightly jelly base and tonnes of purple glitter through it. I bought this and wore it the first time and loved it. However, now I am beginning to despair. The formula is pretty terrible. I had read reviews and heard about it before but refused to believe it and wanted to try it for myself.

I put two coats of this on about 10 minutes ago and it looked ok. Yes, it was thick, goopy and dragged terribly but I left it on. Until I knocked one nail and it looked terrible, then they all seemed to go down like dominoes and I ended up taking it off. I couldn't stand it! Which made me so sad because I loved this when I first got it! Still love it! Loathe the formula!
Removal is a whole other story. I have glitter everywhere, I dont know if anyone else experienced this as well but, shocking.
I will show you the swatches, they look ok, mind the dust particles on the bottle haha.

Butter LONDON "No More Waity, Katie" - Looks so nice and pretty in the bottle! 

You can see the glitter and natural colour in my pointer finger, this was natural light, no flash. Yes my nails are short, I am waiting for them to grow nicely but I have to have shorter nails for work and cant wear polish there either :(

First coat on my pointer, you can see the uneven spread and dragging near the cuticle. Ugh. The second coat does even it out and I love the finished look but it just didnt want to work for me today. 

I am hoping I can enjoy this polish more one day, maybe when I get my hands on some nail polish thinner I can give it another shot. 

Butter LONDON is one of my favourite polish brands and I LOVE the look of NMWK but the application and formula has a lot to be desired! I am hoping their new shade "Pitter Patter" will be more successful!

Em x 

My first blog post! With A-England "Guinevere"

Hi everyone! My name is Em and as you can see, this is my very first blog post on my very own blog. I decided why not start my own blog? Meet new people who share a passion for nail polish just like me!!! The beautiful Essie from Iheartprettypolish has been a fantastic friend and was the one who convinced me to take the plunge and begin this journey! I will post reviews and swatches and everything else that comes with nail polish! With a few other things thrown in! If you have any questions or just want to say hi, send me an email, I haven't used blogger.com before so am hoping that shows up somewhere!
I am in Australia and we have some amazing brands available here, it is wonderful!

My first review/swatch post will be on the amazing A-England "Guinevere"

I am so glad I got a beautiful creation made by Adina, she is wonderful and her polishes speak for themselves! Guinevere is a dusky lavender with beautiful depth. It flowed perfectly on the nail, as with all other a-england polishes I have tried! I used 2 coats and a top coat (you can see some bubbles on some of my nails, wonder if that was the top coat being too thick or I shook it too much before use). Apart from that, it is a flawless colour and I absolutely love it! Very elegant and suits Guinevere perfectly! Onto the swatches! Please mind my nails/application/photos, remember I am only just starting out! Enjoy and have a wonderful day! Em x