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Gelly Hi- Shine Nail Paint by Barry M Pomegranate

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Last Monday I landed in Heathrow, was a little sad, not gonna lie! But one of the things that cheered me up was seeing a Barry M polish collection in Boots!! I bought three little beauties. AND they also have Barry M polishes in my local Boots!!! Expect to see more on this blog soon!! So far this is my fav. I have it on my toes as well! It applies really well the only problem was that one of the bristles  was longer than the rest so I had to cut that first. Apart from that, and the unimaginative name, no complaints with this polish!

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The colour of this polish is hard to describe. All pics were taken with the same setting on my camera, just in slightly different light. Sometimes, it’s a cherry pink type color, other times it looks almost red? I don’t know!

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Of course I had to mess with it! It looked great, but I wanted to see what my black and white Modi topcoat would look like over it. I really like the effect.

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Estee Lauder Lilac Leather – and then some lace! :)

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Ha, I think Greg is trying to tell me he’s gonna miss me! He came home with another  Estee Lauder polish yesterday! Perfect timing as I was ready to take off Narcissist. This time I used almost four coats because I wanted it to be really even across the nail. I love the color, but I didn’t want to do a straight up swatch so I decided to add french tips (Essie – blanc) and some lace nail stickers and oh yeah some jewels! I was really in the mood to decorate my nails last night! 🙂

Sheets of these lace stickers are on sale in most beauty stores here in Seoul, I love them! Tonight I’m heading out for dinner and a few drinks  so I’m glad I have girly nails for the occasion! 🙂

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My cuticles and skin are really suffering in this weather! I’m moisturizing but it’s just not enough! Maybe the weather in Ireland will be kinder to me.

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Tinsel Town Sephora by OPI (my swatch marathon) Part Two

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This is the second row of polishes.I feel they are more night-time polishes than the top. My fav subtle polish is Thyme For A Mani. My fav bold polish is Just A Little Dangerous.

Justa’ Pinch Of Glitter 17 18

Just A Little Dangerous19 20

I Don’t Bite 21 22

Thyme For A  Mani23 24

Meet Me At The Disco25 26

Leotard Optional27 28

Merry Me 29 30

Break A Leg Warmer 31 32


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Tinsel Town Sephora by OPI (my swatch marathon!) Part One

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I picked this set up in Sephora when I was in Florida. I was REALLY excited to get home and swatch them all. But, there are a lot of polishes in the set and I got a little burnt out swatching them all! I tried them all on and then put the Only Gold For Me topcoat over all of them. I was really happy with the quality, colors, and range of the polishes in this set. It ticked all the boxes for me. I feel like it’s one I’ll turn to when I’m not sure which color to pick. Also, it’s great for me because I’m pretty bad to buy more subtle colors and this set has a few of those.

My fav subtle shade is A True Romantic. My fav bold color is A Cherry On Top. Enjoy!

I’m Wired 1 2

Already Famous 3 4

A True Romantic 5 6

What Aura Gonna Wear?7 8

And A Cherry On Top 9 10

S-Age Is Just A Number 11 12

I Think I Cayenne13 14

Read My Palm 15 16


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OPI James Bond Skyfall Collection

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From left to right they are: Casino Royale, You Only Live Twice, Live And Let Die, Moonraker, The Living Daylights, Die Another Day, The Man With The Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me, Skyfall, Golden Eye, Tomorrow Never Dies, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, The World Is Not Enough.

I may be one of the last people to review this collection but I don’t care! 🙂 As many of you know I spent Christmas in the States meeting my future in-laws. While there my              uh-mazing fiance gifted me TONS of nail polish for my birthday/Christmas! I couldn’t wait to get home and enjoy it all!

When I got home I impatiently swatched about a million polishes frantically trying to ‘capture’ them all. I kind of burnt out after a few days. Then I started to wonder why I was so eager to swatch them at all? I mean, when can you enjoy the polish if you’re just putting it on and off like a robot? It’s not that I don’t enjoy swatching and reviewing polishes it’s just when there are so MANY new polishes to enjoy why not just chill out and wear some of them for more than 30 mins? That’s just me! I enjoy seeing everyone’s swatches so plz don’t take any of this personally.

I’m posting about the Skyfall collection and originally I was gonna swatch each one bla bla bla but now I’ve decided to be disorganised and just have fun. So far, I’ve only worn two of the polishes, excluding the 18 carat gold topcoat.,  which I LOVE

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I wore this Thursday to work. I love the peppy shade it’s a tangy orange-y shade which is still reddish enough not to be garish. It was the perfect shade to build up to Friday! It applied really smoothly and needed only two coats. I gotta say OPI’s still my favourite brand for quality and ease of application.

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I HAD to try out The Man With The Golden Gun! I was so excited! I think it turned out well and I do really love it but next time I think I’ll use more. It’s kind of hard to know what’s on the brush as you can’t see into the bottle. Also, sometimes not a lot comes out and you have to get rid of the clear polish to get to the golden parts. It’s a great polish, it just needs a little care when applying.

More posts on this collection coming your way in the future! Have a great weekend everyone! 🙂


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Cinderella Sephora by OPI

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I got this set as a Christmas gift this year. The polishes are all 3.75 ml. The names, from right to left are: So Totally Enchanted, Step Off, Sister! I Blue My Curfew, Bibbidi, Bobbidi, Pink!, Self-Maid Millionaire and Rags to Rhinestones. Each polish needed three coats.

This first polish is super cute, it glides on really well. Even though it’s such a small bottle the brush size is still good. I needed multiple coats to avoid bald patches but it was worth the extra time it took. This polish is also great as an undercoat to glittery polishes.

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This is Step Off, Sister! I put it on over So Totally Enchanted. I felt they worked really well together. The polish is loaded with really fine glitter. It’s so fine that it feels pretty smooth when dry. I just needed one layer of top coat to smooth it over.

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I Blue My Curfew is beautiful with subtle blue glitter throughout it. BUT big negative with this polish. It totally stained my nails blue even though I was wearing a base coat. That’s a super negative in my book. Pity because I really love the colour.

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I applied Bibbidi, Bobbidi, Pink! over I Blue My Curfew. I think it looks a little oriental. Reminds me of Japanese Kimonos or something. I love the way these two compliment each other. They are very fairytale – like.

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Self-Maid Millionaire also required three coats. Bald patches were a problem with this one.

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Rags to Rhinestones compliments Self-Maid Millionaire really well. I always like to have base coats under my glitter polishes so this little set is perfect for me. I like all the colours but I’m happy the bottles are small because I can easily store them and let’s face it I have so many bottles of polish  I’m probably not going to wear these again for a while. I really don’t need the full sizes! This is a great gift to give someone.

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Here’s all the mani’s together! 🙂

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Revlon Popular and Sparkle Aplenty

These are some swatches of Revlon’s glitter polishes. Popular is a pale pink creamy glitter. It contains tiny silver glitter pieces and larger hexagon shaped pieces. I applied this with no undercoat, (no undies) and it only took two coats to pull off this manicure. I wore it for days, it didn’t chip. It also dried very quickly. I love the quality of Revlon’s products! This manicure was very work appropriate. I normally don’t like pale colours but I did enjoy wearing this polish and I will wear it again. I think this polish is classy and elegant.

This is Revlon’s Sparkle Aplenty. I should love it but I don’t. For this manicure I used  Sally Hansen’s Black Out as a base coat. It took two coats and then I just dabbed on the glitter pieces around the nail. Just like Popular, Sparkle Aplenty has silver glitter and silver hexagons throughout. I didn’t like it because the polish is a weak black, without a base coat it would look terrible. Also, I didn’t like that the polish dulled the look of the glitter. Maybe I would wear this polish for a night out, maybe. But I don’t think it looks good for day to day ordinary, no occasion wear. Know what I mean?

With Popular I found myself staring at my nails and admiring them. With Sparkle Aplenty I just wanted to grab the nail polish remover and take it off. It’s funny how two pretty similar polishes from the same range bring out such different reactions in me. If you have these polishes let me know how you found them.