Posts Tagged ‘glitter’

Review: Revlon Parfumerie Wintermint

Posted on: June 2nd, 2014 by shewhodoesnails  No Comments

You may have seen my review of the Revlon Parfumerie Wild Violets polish the other day.

Well today I have for you Wintermint, which is another from the Revlon Parfumerie collection!

Revlon Parfumerie Wintermint

Polishes used...

Revlon - Wintermint

Frontcover Cosmetics Nail Art Collection

Posted on: May 12th, 2014 by shewhodoesnails  No Comments

This is a press sample.

This review has been a seriously long time coming, and thank you so much to FrontCover Cosmetics for being so amazingly patient with me!

Today I have the FrontCover Cosmetics Nail Art Collection box to show you!


Polishes used...

FrontCover Cosmetics - Ruby Resin
FrontCover Cosmetics - Gloss Top Coat
FrontCover Cosmetics - Glossy Shell
FrontCover Cosmetics - Red Shoes

Advent Tutorial: Wise Men

Posted on: December 21st, 2013 by shewhodoesnails  1 Comment

It’s Saturday and I’ve finished work for Christmas!! Woooooo! 11 whole days off and I’m so excited about it. Can’t wait to start brainstorming some ideas for nail art for the new year. Did you manage to get time off work over Christmas?

Today’s tutorial is another part of the true Christmas story….the wise men!

Advent Tutorial: Wise Men Nail Art

Polishes used...

Barry M - Blueberry Ice Cream
Barry M - Foil Effects Gold
Barry M - Racing Green
LA Colors - Blue Lagoon
Barry M - Foil Effects Silver
Nails Inc - Unnamed
Nails Inc - Black Taxi
Essie - Very Structured
Barry M - Gold Glitter
Barry M - Vivid Purple

Advent Tutorial: Angel

Posted on: December 16th, 2013 by shewhodoesnails  1 Comment

It’s Monday again, and I’ve got another glittery festive manicure to cheer you up!

Behind the door of my nail art advent calendar today is an angel :)

Advent Tutorial: Angel Nail Art

Polishes used...

Barry M - Blueberry Ice Cream
Barry M - Foil Effects Gold
Barry M - Gold Glitter
Barry M - Matt White
Essie - Very Structured
Nails Inc - Unnamed
Bourjois - Beige Glamour
Nails Inc - Black Taxi

Review: OPI Euro Centrale Polka.Com

Posted on: November 30th, 2013 by shewhodoesnails  1 Comment

This is a press sample.

Morning all :) It’s Saturday! Hooray! We’re off to start Christmas shopping soon and I can’t wait, but before then I have a lovely new OPI nail polish to show you.

A couple of days ago I told you about an email I received from Chemist Direct, asking if I would be interested in trying out and reviewing two OPI polishes for them! I showed your their Can’t Let Go polish, but today I have the second polish they sent me to show you!

This is Polka.Com from the OPI Euro Centrale collection, and what a pretty glitterbomb it is!

OPI Polka.Com

Polishes used...

OPI - Polka.Com
Nails Inc - Black Taxi

Golden Chevrons

Posted on: November 18th, 2013 by shewhodoesnails  No Comments

I’m not going to lie, I’m really not that good at abstract nail art. I just don’t find it very inspiring and find it hard to come up with an idea I actually like. I guess it’s just not cute enough.

Having said that, I thought I should just try, just once. Here we have my glittery golden chevrons!

Golden Chevrons Nail Art

Review: Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear Red Carpet

Posted on: November 8th, 2013 by shewhodoesnails  1 Comment

Talk about ruby slippers! How gorgeous is this?!

Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in shade Red Carpet is another polish which I bought during my business trip to Utah. It is quite a bright red polish packed with tiny red glitter. The glitter is so fine though, that I still managed to get a completely smooth surface with just one topcoat.

Sally Hansen Red Carpet

Jewels in the Sea

Posted on: October 26th, 2013 by shewhodoesnails  No Comments

Something a little more abstract from me today! I realised that I haven’t done any stamping for ages  and couldn’t resist pulling the glitter out too, so here is something a little less inspired and a little more puzzle-like. I actually had quite a lot of fun doing this one!

Jewels in the sea nails

I started by painting my nails with two coats of Sally Hansen’s Lustre Shine in Azure, and after that had completely dried, I used a Cheeky stamping plate with Barry M Foil Effects Silver to stamp on the wavey pattern. I then used a toothpick dipped in clear nail polish to place on the little bits of silver glitter to give it that last touch of glam!

I love how this mix of colours works so well. The Sally Hansen Azure changes from blue to purple as you move your hand, which compliments the twinkle of the glitter and the silver wave!

Review: Golden Rose Holiday 55

Posted on: October 25th, 2013 by shewhodoesnails  No Comments

Today I have another treat for you from sunny sunny Turkey!

This horrid weather in the UK is making me daydream of the warm skies and blue seas of our honeymoon, so what better way to reminisce than with a polish I bought when I was out there!
This wonderful sparkly glitter bomb is Golden Rose Holiday 55. It really is quite magnificent,  a cool water blue fine glittery/grainy polish with hints of silver glitter mixed within.

Golden Rose Holiday 55 Nail Polish

This baby is opaque like this in just two coats, which is extraordinary for a glitter polish. The bottle is so jam packed with glittery bits though, that it fills the nail quickly and evenly.
It isn’t a smooth finish which I quite like and leaves you with almost a sandy feel – the perfect colour and texture to make you think of a holiday.
Golden Rose Holiday 55 is one of their Holiday collection which is a wonderful set of shimmery polishes – it was so hard to choose! I did buy two more though – a pinky purple and an orangey red – so keep an eye out for those posts to appear here soon!
I bought Golden Rose Holiday 55 for 7 Turkish Lira, which is just over £2, a complete bargain as far as I’m concerned! It’s a little bit more tricky to get hold of in the UK, but if you must have it you can find it HERE on Amazon for £7.40.

Review: Golden Rose Jolly Jewels 106

Posted on: October 17th, 2013 by shewhodoesnails  No Comments

Good morning all!

Today I have for you a polish that I found in a tiny shop on our honeymoon last month!

We spent almost two weeks in Marmaris, Turkey, and had the most amazing time! Marmaris is the home of the second largest bazaar in Turkey, so needless to stay I did spend a couple of afternoons dragging my new husband around all the shops. Most of them just sold jewellery or handbags, but we did come across one little gem that seemed to sell Turkey’s entire supply of nail polish! There was so much of it! Over the two trips, I managed to walk away with no less than 24 nail polishes, which you’ll see on here over the coming weeks.

This beautiful polish is number Golden Rose Jolly Jewels 106. I was a bit gutted that none of them had proper colour names :(

Review: Golden Rose Jolly Jewels 106

This was one of the first polishes I picked up, as as you know I have a little bit of a thing for glitter. It’s such an unusual mix of colours with purple, gold and green flecks in it! Just so sparkly!

This polish turned out to be a bit two-sided with regard to the application. It was thicker and a bit gloopier than you would usually want from a glitter polish, but there is just so much glitter packed into it that you don’t need more than two coats for a full coverage.

Review: Golden Rose Jolly Jewels 106

As you can see, it really does give the most amazing effect on the nail. The purple, green and gold are so vibrant and bold that it is just so eye catching. I can tell this is going to be a polish that I love wearing around Christmas time, with it’s stylish festive appeal.

I bought this polish for just 7 Turkish Lira, which works out as just over £2 – such a bargain! You can buy this polish HERE on the Golden Rose UK website for only £4.99 though which I think is still quite a good price for such a glitter-packed polish!