Archive | May, 2012

NOTY: In the Pink!

20 May

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Oh look! Another NOTY post! 

For this look I used NYC’s ‘Greenwich Village’, and believe it or not, this is one coat.ONE.
The application of this was flawless! You couldn’t see through the polish and it lasted a few days without chipping, it dried super duper quickly and is only £1.79. I just can’t get enough!
As for the colour, it’s a HOT pink, a true one.

Have you ever found any perfect polishes?  

Don’t forget to smile! 🙂
Christie xoxo 

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NOTY: Under the Sea

19 May

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(If anyone can educate me on how to rotate these photos I would definitely appreciate it! :L)

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How gorgeous is that colour!?

ImageAnother NOTY post? Oh Christie!

I used NYC’s ‘East Village’ for this. Don’t you just love New York Color’s names? 
What does it look like? It’s blue. But mermaidy blue. It’s a duochrome and it has greeny shimmer with silver and gold bits too. 
Super duper easy to apply, lovely formula (this took 2 coats), lots of product, and 1.79 a bottle. It doesn’t get better than that. 
 
Have you tried any of NYC’s nail polishes? Which are your favourites? Because I think I may have an obsession forming.. :S

Don’t forget to smile! 🙂
Christie xoxo 

NOTY: Mystery Sparkle

19 May

It’s been too long! My post today is a NOTD post, but as some of you may know, I rarely paint my nails (which is something that I’ve been trying to change lately), so this is a Nails of the Year post instead!Image
 I used four polishes to create this effect (plus a base coat, because your nails will be shredded after you take this off!). 

Polish No.1 : Barry M’s ‘Blue Moon’ 
Polish No. 2 : Barry M’s ‘Nail Effects 123’ (it’s a dark pastel blue crackle polish)
Polish No. 3 : NYC’s ‘Lights-Camera-Glitter’
Polish No 4 : NYC’s ‘Grand Central Station’ (top coat)

This look took roughly 20 mins to do, I applied 2 coats of  ‘Blue Moon’ and 1 coat of every other polish. 
With Barry M and NYC being such cheap brands (Barry M’s basic nail paints are £2.99 and NYC’s are 1.79 at Superdrug), you’d expect to lose a degree of quality, but I honestly cannot rave about them enough. the NYC brand is  cheap but made me extremely cheerful. In fact, I bought 6 in one go the other day! Haul anyone? In addition, I find that Barry M dries pretty quickly and has a great colour selection. If you’re debtaing whether to pick up one OPI polish or 6 NYC/3 Barry M polishes, I’d stick with lower end! 🙂

I have lots more NOTY posts (should I call them just plain ol’ NOTD posts now?) and some bits and bobs that I can show you from the things I’ve been buying over the past couple of months. Exams have hit me hard guys, I’m sorry!

Don’t forget to smile! 🙂
Christie xoxo