Saturday 29 January 2011

Nude & Black Lacy Mani

Hi everyone,

Just thought I'd stop by and show you this mani! I took inspiration from the design of one of those Sally Hansen Minx like things that aren't in the UK. I used one of the full nail designs on bundle monster plate 20. I would also like to see this done with the image on the opposite corner of that plate too - like a lacy fan style pattern. Hopefully you will have the plate and know what I'm talking about!!

I used 2 coats of OPI Dulce de Leche as the base then used the MUA superdrug £1 black for the stamp. I was a very good girl and cleaned the stamp, scraper and plate with remover after I stamped each nail and this resulted in the stamp picking up the full image perfectly every time. I'm so glad I took the extra time to do that because I'm so pleased with the outcome. I hope you like it too
Tilly, x

Monday 20 December 2010

Closing Down Sale


Hello everyone.

I think the time has come for me to officially close down my blog. I have loved doing my blog and being part of the network, but unfortunately life is just too busy for me to carry on.

Therefore I am having a sale of some of the polishes I have loved (and not loved) to clear out a bit of room.

If you are interested in any of the polishes listed below then send me an email to I would love to do this as a giveaway but due to the time of year, I just can't afford to.

So I am selling the following:

Loophole - about 90% left - £2
Wild Thing - used for about 2 manicures (hard to see exactly how much is left) - £3
Downtown Brown - same as above - £3

Star - quite a new shade, a pearly white - used for 2 manis - £2

Indigo Polish - used for 1 mani - £1.50

Golden Brown - used for 2 manis - £2

#81 - hardly used - £2

BB Couture
Union Square - used once - £4

Space Cadet - brand new - £3
Rage - brand new - £3

I will post for 50p to the UK, £1 for Europe and £2 for rest of the world.

I have no idea how much I should be pricing these up at so if they don't go I will lower the price and update the post.

I'd like to say thank you to you all for welcoming me into the world of polish and for reading my little blog. I will keep it open as I use my blog roll regularly to read everyone's posts so expect to see me commenting from time to time.

Take care and have a great Christmas and New Year!


Wednesday 17 November 2010

Models Own Silver Fox & Some Glittery Layering

Well everyone I am really getting into the party season and was craving some glitter.

I chose Models Own Silver Fox.

First I did 1 coat of Essie Loophole and then layered 1 coat of Silver Fox. I LOVE this sooo much. It was subtle enough to wear for work but pretty enough for people to notice. The only down side is that it took 3 coats of Orly Sec 'n' Dry topcoat and it still was a tiny bit bumpy. Sec 'n' Dry is the thinnest topcoat I have ever used though. Does anyone else have a similar opinion?

So I got home and went absolutely crazy with my other Models Own Glitters and Color Club's Magic Attraction.

Thumb - Silver Fox & Magic Attraction, Index - Silver Fox & Magenta Divine & Emerald City & Gold Finger, Middle - Silver Fox & Magenta Divine, Ring - Silver Fox & Magenta Divine & Gold Finger, Little - Silver Fox & Gold Finger.

All of the above are topped with 1 coat of Magic Attraction to give it extra sparkly holoness :)

I think these could give some of the OPI Burlesque glitters a run for their money!

Now I've got to try and get these off. Does anyone have a chisel?!

Tilly, xx

Saturday 13 November 2010

Eyeko - Vampira Polish

Good evening everyone.

Well my week has been busy..."again?!" I hear you say. Yes, well...I got the job!!!! I am so, so happy as it is in a brilliant company and is a major step-up into the field I am interested in. I never dreamed of getting everything I wanted in a new job, but I feel very lucky as it seems this job has it all - pay rise, better hours, large office with professional and young staff, great future prospects and they pay for their staff to learn and get a qualification while at work! Hopefully things will settle down enough - now that I have taken care of the job front - that I can start blogging properly again.

Today I bring you Vampira Polish from Eyeko.

This is 3 coats of Vampira it needs a top coat to give it that extra sparkle and shine. I love it though. Black with red glitter.

I thought I would do a comparison of my black/red shades as I had a couple of people ask me about them.

L-R is BB Couture Napa Valley Red, Eyeko Vampira, Avon Wicked and Eyeko Vampira (without topcoat).

Wicked and Vampira are quite similar in colour, but it's when you look closely that you notice that Vampira is that little bit more special. Definitely worth £3.50.

Napa Valley Red is obviously gorge and not really at all like the others - I just thought I would throw it in for good measure!

See ya soon.


Saturday 6 November 2010

Avon Golden Wine

Hello everyone :) I've missed you!

I'm sorry it's been so long. Life has been busy... job interviews, family crisis's, more family crisis's, not many daylight hours...knitting! Lol. Yes, I've taken up knitting as there's not much else to do when it's dark in the winter.

Here today I have the beautiful Avon Golden Wine.

A gorgeous deep red jam-packed with gold shimmer. It's just stunning. This is 3 coats.

And look how it looks with flash too...

I am still without a decent camera but will hopefully have this solved soon. I have a second interview on Tuesday for a great company that I would love to work for. So wish me luck!

Until next time.


Sunday 17 October 2010

Orly Cosmic FX Covered in Diamonds

Hello everyone,

Today I have for you another gem from the Cosmic FX Collection - Galaxy Girl.

I actually think this is my favourite one in the collection. It is a deep red-toned purple with green shimmer fx.

This is full coverage in 2 coats. Such an interesting colour and I think it has unfairly been overlooked a little due to the hype of Space Cadet. This picture is after 3 days of wear so it's pretty hardy.

I decided to layer it with Color Club's Covered in Diamonds.

I think this look is awesome! This does dry a bit bumpy but with a thick layer or 2 of top coat will be fine. Sorry that the picture is blurry, I'm still getting my camera sorted!

I hope you've all had great weekends.

Tilly, xx

Monday 11 October 2010

Nails Inc - Cambridge Circus

Happy Monday everyone!

Mine's been surprisingly good! I am looking for a new job at the moment and have decided that being optimistic is the way forward and this has put me in a good "I-can-do-anything" mood :)

This is 2 coats of Cambridge Circus.

This is a beautiful medium lavender creme. I love it. Very pretty and girly after indulging in some of the cosmic fx's which I have on again now - will try to post pics tomorrow if I can get some good ones.

While you're here I just want to say thank you for sticking with me while I've been useless. I've not blogged through the Autumn/Winter yet I am finding it really difficult finding time in the daylight to take pics. I leave for work at 7am - it's dark. I get home at 6pm - it's pretty dusky and will soon be dark! I'm sure I will figure something out that works for me in the mean time I appreciate you reading :)

Tilly, xx