Saturday, 20 December 2014

Above the Curve Harry Potter collection swatches and review.


Today I have some swatches of the Above the Curve Harry Potter Inspired collection, the UK retailer for Above the Curve, Sally Magpies provided these for review.

The collection is made up of nine polishes, three glitters, six holos.  The lighting in these photos is all over the place as the December weather is unforgiving and there's not enough daylight to get any type of sparkle.  I moved the daylight lamps around as best I could. some are my normal lighting set up, some are indirect lighting and some are directly lit.  All swatches are two coats and without topcoat unless mentioned otherwise.

Hufflepuff (worn with top coat in picture above) reminded me of Easter pastel polishes, it's a fluffy yellow chick shade, filled with holo glitters. Yep, those black/green speckles are holographic glitters!   I did have a little fishing to do to get the larger hex glitters, the smaller ones were copious and plentiful.  There is a hint of VNL still at two coats when under the bright daylight lamps but it was less visible in real life.  If VNL was an issue you could layer over white to hide the VNL.  I am not a huge yellow fan but this shade is amazing.

Friday, 19 December 2014

Nail Arcade - unicorn nail decoration review.


Today I have a long overdue review of some lovely unicorn nail decorations from the Nail Arcade.  I decided to use the unicorn as an accent on just one nail as I thought all nails would be a bit too much.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Black and White Skittle


It may be coming up towards Christmas, but today I have some relatively simple black and white nails, I still can't bring myself to think of Christmas designs!