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.
Nail Varnish Picks
The weather and the season really can influence which nail varnishes I grab for when I’m painting my nails, often times without me even realising it. So I thought I’d share some of my favourite nail varnishes for the winter months. When the weather does turn cold, I find myself reaching for lighter cool toned colours, many of which remind me of frost. As much as I do find myself influenced by the season when choosing my nail varnish, you can of course wear whatever colour you want when you want to. But these are some of my favourite nail varnishes for winter.
First up is Barry M’s Lady, which is a white and silver textured nail varnish. I always wear this with topcoat as I don’t like the textured finish, but this one really does remind me of frost and ice. You can read my review of this nail varnish by clicking here. And in the photo it is shown with topcoat.
Nails of the Month
I have worn so much nail varnish this month! This is partly due to getting the Makeup Academy Peel Off Basecoat (you can see my review on it here) which has meant that I have had time to change my nail varnish after work on an evening. (I am rarely in the house before 6.30 on an evening and leave the house around 7 the next morning).
The first nail varnish I wore this month was Glisten & Glow’s Dancing On Star Dust, a stunning micro glitter.
Nail Varnish Review
Models Own – Fizzy Cola Bottles
I missed the Sweet Shop collection when Models Own released it this summer. I only found out about it by chance when I was in Superdrug the other day. The Sweet Shop collection consists of four nail varnishes which are scented to smell like classic sweets. The only one which really appealed to me is the one based off one of my favourite sweets, Fizzy Cola Bottles.
So every year my family goes to the big race meeting at York for one day, the Ebor festival. And this year I decided it was the perfect excuse to do some bright coloured nail art, before I start getting into all the darker autumn and winter colours. The jerseys the jockeys wear offer endless possibilities for nail art and as long as you can create lines and dots, you could create this look. It can be very much mix and match, put whatever colours you want together, with whatever pattern you want. But this is how I created this look.
Top Five Nail Varnishes
As Of Summer 2014
Next in my Top Five series of posts are my Top Five Models Own nail varnishes. You can see the previous posts in my Top Five series by clicking here. I don’t have loads of Models Own nail varnishes, but you can see my collection post for them by clicking here. I am starting to appreciate Models Own nail varnishes more and more, but some of their formula’s can be tricky to work it. But I find many of the colours to be worth the extra effort of a slightly trickier formula. So on to my Top Five Models Own Nail Varnishes, in reverse order.
In Fifth Place is Northern Lights. This is a fine pink and silver micro glitter which can be opaque on it’s own. It’s not often I would wear this as a full manicure, but it does make for a really pretty accent nail.
Nails of the Month
The first colour I wore this month was Collection 2000 Hot Looks’ Blue Hawaii. I needed something quick drying and this was already out from when I used it last month.