Friday, 20 January 2012

Lots of nail obsessing... (sorry to those who don't 'do' nails!)

This is my first attempt at a franken-polish holographic topcoat using some Lumos fast-dry topcoat and a smidgen of Spectraflair pigment (put into the bottle with a tiny plastic funnel from an old hairdye kit). I used a little too much, you can see it is opaque on my middle finger. I think it's a combination of too much pigment and the fast dry topcoat meaning it's hard to spread out so you can see the colour underneath. I am in the process of figuring out how to thin it down. Anyway... This was one coat over Illamasqua Scarab. I had been meaning to try out this for a while, when I perfect it, just think of all the colours of holo-polish I can create.

I haven't been wearing much exciting make-up this week. I am being given lots of interesting demos at work to help my artistry so I will be back to posting interesting looks soon (promise). At the minute, my nails are my main obsession - I got some of the A-England Legends collection and can't wait to try them out! I also picked up OPI Save Me (from the Nicki Minaj collection) when I stumbled upon it in a nail bar in the shopping centre I work in. (I literally sat down on a bench opposite it to eat my sandwich and it shone out at me like a beacon. Couldn't stop myself. I mean... bar glitters!?)

 A-England Ascalon (under a lamp, there's no sunshine to show off the holo-shimmer today, only clouds.)

 A-England Princess Sabra (lamp-light.)

OPI Save Me over A-England Ascalon (hard to photograph my thumbs...)

 A-England Ascalon
(in daylight... dull, overcast English daylight no less. But lookie, you can see the purple sheen it has. Pretty!)

Princess Sabra in daylight.

That's right I have mismatched hands... what of it? Three more left to try - St George, Bridal Veil and Order of the Garter. I already love them sooo very much. Can't wait to wear them in Spring/Summer and 'look at them shine'.

Ruth x


  1. Really, really gorgeous! Sabra is beautiful and I've always wanted Scarab xx

    1. Scarab is amazing, not the most original colour but the Illamasqua nail polish formula is effortlessly amazing.

  2. Oh boy! I'm dying to get my hands on a few of those new A England polishes. Ascalon is definitely on the list.

    1. ASCALON IS A MUST. But really, it's the most original one I bought from the new collection.

  3. Very pretty, I love holo polishes!

  4. Loooooooooovely! Ascalon is amazing, and you made your own holo top coat?!?! Brills.