The Varnishing Point

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Macbeth. Saturday. Balfron Tower.

"Blood will have blood, they say… "

Macbeth. Saturday. Balfron Tower.

"Blood will have blood, they say… "

Somehow this post got eaten by tumblr!! I went to my feed and I hadn’t posted it! 

Anyway, here’s my dotty nails using some Sinful Colours and Revlon. Just using my favourite shades in a random dotticure… it was meant to be flowers but I didn’t quite make that happen.  It’s just dots 😀

Somehow this post got eaten by tumblr!! I went to my feed and I hadn’t posted it!

Anyway, here’s my dotty nails using some Sinful Colours and Revlon. Just using my favourite shades in a random dotticure… it was meant to be flowers but I didn’t quite make that happen. It’s just dots 😀

A break from nail art for the moment since they are too short to feel motivated to paint anything clever.

Here is a quick review of the first polishes I’ve bought in ages! I bought them on 3for2 in Superdrug a few days ago- two from GOSH and one from Maybelline. The names/numbers seem to be impossible to find online…I’ll work on that.

GOSH polish seems to be slightly back on form with a somewhat coherent collection of shades, though their original collection still always looks a bit sparse in any store I go in. They seemed to have about six shades grouped together with a variety of finishes but all in grey/silver/purple.*

I could see immediately that they were SO PRETTY and well worth buying as I’d not seen many with those shades/finishes; they stood out as quite unique.

As you can probably tell they are incredibly difficult to photograph; the polish in the foreground is so much more multi-chrome IRL as is the Maybelline Crystallize. The pale lilac frosted sand GOSH polish is not multi-chrome and so the photo is pretty true to life.

So far I’ve only tested the Maybelline Crystallize and that’s what you can see in my swatch shot. That’s a base coat of a might metallic purple and two layers of Maybelline. I added two layers of top coat to get it this shiny…But it still has a rough textured finish. The top coat really helps it catch the light and show of the holographic glitter. I’d like to test A single layer of it over a black polish to see if that reduces the roughness and make it easier to give it a shine with a top coat.

*I need to go back and double check but there seemed to be a “shades of grey” title on the GOSH display. It was empty apart from four shades; the two you see here, a silver metallic and a black/purple with micro-glitter. So in fact rather than grey it seemed to focus on purple, which suits me a lot better.

An understandable tie in to the 50 Shades film…however the colours are all named after things a little more lunar…Moonlight, Millions of Stars etc. Could be an ironic nod to 50 Shades being essentially Twilight fanfic? Probably not.

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Giveaway Winner!

notyouraveragenails:

Congratulations to thevarnishingpoint on winning the Summer 2k14 Giveaway!

Thanks again to everyone who entered!

xo,
Becca.

I’m thrilled, honestly! Thanks so much xx

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I was looking for a good orchid design to try out as I’m doing a certain film themed set of nails and one nail needs to be an orchid. This is perfect, thanks!

likebloodoniron <3

notyouraveragenails:

Nail Art Tutorial: Radiant Orchid

So that everyone can have some little orchids on their nails!
The second picture is just in case you can’t quite see the detail in the pictorial ~

For the orchid you should have three different shades of purple: use the lightest for the base, the medium for shading and the darkest for the lip.

(I just did a two-colour ombré for the base, but since I didn’t go through the process here’s a great ombré tutorial if you need it ~)

Enjoy!

notyouraveragenails said: Hello! I'm happy to let you know you've been selected as the winner of N.Y.A.N.'s Summer 2k14 Giveaway! Please reply within 48 hours to claim your prize. Congratulations! xo, Becca.

Hey Ive not been able to log into my account until tonight! Am I still eligible to win? I only ask as I couldn’t see the date you sent the message!

A better resolution photo of my Monster Munch nails.

A better resolution photo of my Monster Munch nails.

I painted all the monsters from Monster Munch packets. In detail. On the shortest nails I could possibly have. Because a friend suggested it&#8230;And because I could.

I painted all the monsters from Monster Munch packets. In detail. On the shortest nails I could possibly have. Because a friend suggested it…And because I could.

My Moby Dick themed nails as in was going to see Leviathan at Hackney Downs Studios.

I quite liked my rough gradient, though the chips are not intentional!

My Moby Dick themed nails as in was going to see Leviathan at Hackney Downs Studios.

I quite liked my rough gradient, though the chips are not intentional!

It may not be the best ice-cream weather here in Lancashire but July is apparently &#8220;ice cream month&#8221; so I thought I&#8217;d create some childhood (OK, not just childhood) favourites on my nails.

*Mint Feast
*Twister
*Cornetto
*Fab

I cheated on my little finger, it&#8217;s just vanilla ice cream with sprinkles. Glittery sprinkles, obviously!

It may not be the best ice-cream weather here in Lancashire but July is apparently “ice cream month” so I thought I’d create some childhood (OK, not just childhood) favourites on my nails.

*Mint Feast
*Twister
*Cornetto
*Fab

I cheated on my little finger, it’s just vanilla ice cream with sprinkles. Glittery sprinkles, obviously!