Category: Nails

26th March 2010

Nails of the Day – Nubar Risque Reds and Fortress Collections

Beauty Shed very kindly sent me samples of their new collections recently, so I drafted in a volunteer so I could swatch two colours for you this week!  First up, from the Risque Reds Collection, Torrid Red: Lovely red jelly with a glorious gold shimmer shot through,  it’s a little darker than it appears in these pics, and is all the nicer for it. Both […]

4th February 2010

Nail of the Day – Nubar Oh Baby Pink

In the spirit of full disclosure, I’ve already said that spring, to me, is all about the brights, right? That I’m not about the pastels?  Okay … in brief, I love this polish … but… This is Oh Baby Pink and it’s from the Nubar Hypnotic Valentine’s collection (which is available from the lovely, lovely people at Beauty Shed) it’s a pastel pink creme, that […]

26th January 2010

Unexpected Nail of the Day – Chanel Particuliere

Don’t you just love synchronicity?  I was just thinking this lunchtime that my polish needed changing, and was musing about what colour to do them next, when I noticed that the Chanel counter at my local Boots had the spring range in, and they had Particuliere!  I’ve been lemming this colour for ages, but instead of trying to assuage my NEED with similar colours, I […]

7th January 2010

Nail of the Day – Chanel Kaleidescope

This shimmering metallic taupe/pewter was a limited edition from Chanel in 2008, the above pic shows two coats over a Seche base and with a Seche Vite top coat. Application is smooth with no streaking, but as it’s a metallic you do tend to get visible brush marks. As for the colour – I’m not sure I like it, there were lots of raves about […]

8th December 2009

Nail of the Day – Rococo Vayder

If you follow me on Twitter at all, then you might already know I’ve fallen for Rococo polishes in a big way.  Yes, they’re expensive, but all the ones I’ve tried are so pretty, and the wear on them is simply fantastic, usually at least five days without any signs of tip wear or chipping.  Here’s my latest purchase: It’s called Vayder and it’s an […]

20th November 2009

Nail of the Day – Rococo Utility

Saw this in SpaceNK yesterday, and kind of fell in love with it!  Grey isn’t a colour that normally appeals, but this is a great shade with hints of blue and lilac, not to mention some really lovely packaging. I tried this on one thumb and NARS Rouge Andalou on the other, but this was the one I couldn’t take my eyes off for the […]