Nails of the Month – December 2014 & January 2015

Nails of the Month

December 2014 & January 2015

Okay, this is combined post for my manicures from December 2014 and 2015. I’ve had to take an unplanned break from my blog due to ongoing computer and internet problems. I had a load of end of the year posts planned, but then my computer played up and I lost everything, including all my photos and drafts and lists of how many nail varnishes I’d used in 2014, which one had now featured on my blog etc and I just haven’t had the time to redo any of them. 2015 is going to be an incredibly busy year for me, so I’m probably only going to be posting one a week or once a fortnight for now. But on to the nail varnish. I don’t have photos for many of these as unfortunately they all got deleted and those I do have are pretty bad ones took on my mobile, but they’re better than nothing right?

So firstly, back at the beginning of December I wore Dollish Polish’s These Aren’t The Droids You’re Looking For over Barry M’s Gold Foil.

These Aren't The Droids You're Looking For over Gold Foil

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Nail Varnish Picks – Autumn 2014

Nail Varnish Picks

Autumn 2014

So I’ll wear whatever nail varnish I want to when I want to wear it. But I do find that subconsciously the seasons do influence my choices and I thought of share what I think are going to be some of my favourite nail varnishes this autumn. I just went through my collection and picked out ten nail varnishes, without looking at my other selections and it seems like I’m really into greens and browns this autumn, with a couple of others added in.

This first colour is A-England’s Dragon. This is a true green nail varnish with loads of holographic silver shimmer in it. And like the majority of A-England nail varnishes you can get away with only using one coat.

A-England Dragon

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Nails of the Month – May 2014

Nails of the Month

May 2014

Once again the long hours at work and other stuff have meant I haven’t been able to paint my nails as often as I would like this month, but this is what I have managed to wear.

The first colour I wore this month was OPI’s Sparrow Me The Drama. I could see this sitting in the box I keep it in and I’ve been eyeing it for ages so I decided it was high time I just wore it.

OPI Sparrow Me The Drama

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Nails of the Month – April 2014

Nails of the Month

April 2014

The first colour I wore this month was China Glaze’s Atlantis. I wanted to create an accent nail but wanted to do something a little different so I painted my index finger with China Glaze’s Creative Fantasy.

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Nail Varnishes That Haven’t Featured On My Blog – April 2014

Nail Varnishes That Haven’t Featured On My Blog

As of April 2014

So, I was sorting through my (extensive) nail varnish collection the other day and ended up compiling a list of nail varnishes I have that have never featured on my blog. This means they haven’t been named in any Nails of the Month, Nail of the Day, Nail of the Week, Nail Art or Top Five posts. I haven’t used my nail varnish collection series posts in this as these only contain bottle shots and I haven’t actually used the nail varnishes for those posts.

I’m really enjoying working my way through my list of Products I Want To Finish In 2014 and I decided I wanted to do something similar with my nail varnishes. I have over 100 nail varnishes in my collection which haven’t featured on my blog, but considering the size of my nail varnish collection and looking at it percentage wise, it’s actually not all that many in the grand scheme of things. And just because they haven’t featured on my blog does not mean that they haven’t been used. Many of them I will have worn on my toes, or they have featured in nail art but if I haven’t done a specific post for that nail art look then they may not have been named in the subsequent Nails of the Month post and some pre-date my blog and have been used extensively before I started blogging.

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Nail Varnish Picks – Spring 2014

Nail Varnish Picks

Spring 2014

As soon as March hit, I totally started wearing what I would class as spring nail varnishes. Although I do pretty much wear whatever colour I want at any time of year, but there are certain colours that I do just seem to wear at certain times of year. So I thought I’d share some of my favourite nail varnishes for Spring with you.

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Nail Varnish Collection – Illamasqua – Spring 2014

Nail Varnish Collection

Illamasqua

As Of Spring 2014

Next up in my nail varnish collection series are my nail varnishes from Illamasqua. You can see all the other posts in my Nail Varnish Collection series by clicking here. I love Illamasqua nail varnishes but they are expensive. However I have only ever bought one Illamasqua nail varnish at full price. The rest I have bought off their website during sales and got a lot of them for £5 each and I’ve bought a couple off eBay. I like the bottle shape, however it annoys me when I can’t get the square lid lined up perfectly with the bottle when I put the lid back on.

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Nails of the Month – February 2014

Nails of the Month

February 2014

With changing my shifts at work to work longer days with a Thursday off, I haven’t had as much time as I used to to paint my nails. The first colour I did wear this month was Illamasqua’s Faux Pas. I wore this with a topcoat as it does dry to a satin finish on its own. I had to take the photo of this without the flash on my camera as it was totally messing with the colour, so please forgive the slight blurriness on the photo.

Illamasqua Faux Pax

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Haul – Superdrug, The Body Shop, Illamasqua, Bath & Body Works and Primark – January 2014

Haul

Superdrug, The Body Shop, Illamasqua, Bath & Body Works and Primark

January 2014

So, I’ve done a little shopping recently and I thought I’d share what I’d bought. Some of these things were essentials but some are just things I wanted and with deals I couldn’t resist.

So from Superdrug I got three lots of dry shampoo. My plan was to straighten my hair my often and use the dry shampoo. So far I’ve not had the time or the inclination to do so. The plan was not to buy three cans of the stuff, but they were on offer and it was cheaper to buy three than it was to buy one! So needless to say I ended up with three bottles. These are in the scent Head In The Clouds.

January 2014 Haul (8)

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Nails of the Month – January 2014

Nails of the Month

January 2014

The first nail varnish I used this month was Illamasqua’s Force. My camera, however, has completely messed with the colour, it looks very blue in the photo but in real life it is much more purple, kind of like a very blue based purple.

Illamasqua Force

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