Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Topshop - Adornment

Hi All!

Okay, this is the third consecutive purple polish post and I'm sorry if you don't likey the purples, but I'm quite fond of purple.

Today I have for your the pics I took using Adornment from Topshop, one of the polishes I swatched in last weeks post (here). I started off with a purple polish for a base and decided on Me Me Me - Wild. I then used 2 coats of Topshop's Adornment over the top.

With Flash

Now I know this is hardly Nfu.Oh #51 but Topshop I salute you for trying! Adornment is a lovely polish in its own right. I reckon this would look lovely over pink shades too.

Enjoy folks

Tee Dee xx

Monday, 29 August 2011

Revlon - Facets of Fucshia

Hello Everyone!

Nearly September! Gosh where has this year gone!? I swear I can hear Jingle Bells already. Today I have for you Revlon's new shade - Facets of Fuchsia. Apparently a dupe for Deborah Lippmann's Bad Romance. Haven't a clue on this as I'm a polish pauper and I can't afford it :-) Facets of Fuchsia is a purple based jelly containing silver regular and hexagonal glitter. The glitter looks fuchsia because of the purple jelly. A glamorous polish, perfect for the fall/winter season and dare I say Xmas parties :-S

Started off with a base of Rimmel Black 60 seconds and used 2 coats of Facets of Fuchsia. I tried Facets of Fuchsia on its own and got opacity in 4 coats, but it ended up a pretty thick mani. No topcoat used. Purchased from Boots in store for £4.29 although I used my loyalty points and got it for free.
Am I being too premature about Christmas? or like me can you feel the frosty chill of Santa breathing down your neck (I do actually like Christmas though!)

Tee Dee xx

Topshop Smoke and Mirrors Collection

Hello Again!

Just some Topshop news. Topshop have released their new Autumn make up collection - Smoke and Mirrors Collection inspired by the 1970s high glamour. Saw this in store today and the range looks amazing. They have also included two new polish shades in this collection, Bourbon and Prim and Proper. See below.


Nice huh? The makeup in this collection looks pretty smart too. Bourbon looks yummy!

Tee Dee xx

Sunday, 28 August 2011

China Glaze - Flying Dragon

Hi Peoples

How are you all? I'm so happy it's a bank holiday this weekend! Not that I'm doing much ha ha! Today I have for you China Glaze - Flying Dragon. Now, a lot of web posts appear to moan about this polish, but I think its a great colour. Yes it dries quickly and yes it's not a brimming over the top glitter. But it's unusual and it stands out. Flying Dragon is a neon purple matte polish containing blue and purple glitter. I don't understand why folks can not accept this polish for what it is. Matte, Glitter, Neon. Simples.

And here is Flying Dragon with some topcoat slapped on (literally slapped on, most my pics were unusable because of my slap dash application tut tut).

Now this polish looks a lot better than it does here. There's much more better images on the net. So check it out. 2 coats and 1 coat topcoat. I had no problems in application although some have reported that it's slightly runny and can bleed into the cuticles.

Hope you have a wonderful bank holiday Monday!

Tee Dee xx

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Andrea Fulerton Nail Boutique Colour - Mischa

Hi Everyone!

Nearly the weekend guys! Yay. Today I have one of my recent purchases, Andrea Fulterton - Mischa. Its a grey based polished packed with gold, blue and silver glitter. Very complex and unusual colour. The gold glitter gives it a warmth even though it's quite a metallic looking polish. I'd been wanting this one for ages, but it always seemed to be out of stock in superdrugs. I was going to purchase two more of Gosh's new collection but I opted for this instead! The other two Gosh polishes just didn't do it for me.

Fab colour! Coverage required 3 coats. Drying time hideous! I purposely decided against using a fast dry topcoat...well because I've nearly run out. Polish dried slightly textured so I'm sure it will be a bugger to remove. Still a fab fab fab colour though. This was also a thousand times better to apply than the Trio polishes I tried. Cost? £5.10.

I also went shopping today with my best buddy and bought a few beautiful things. Primark was our first stop! I love Primark. As a student with not a lot of dough, it's a shop staple of mine. Here's a few pics of what I bought.

The bag I got a few weeks ago but I thought I would put it in there as I LOVES IT. It was a super bargain at £8. The acorn necklace is gorgeous and only cost £2! Its quite a autumnal haul pic. I also picked up a few other bits and bobs including the new Revlon polish Facets of Fuchsia and Boots 17 Glitter Crackle polish.

Sorry about the long post! Picked any bits up for the Autumn yet?

Tee Dee xx

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Topshop Polish Box Set

Hello Everyone!

Today I have for you a Topshop polish box set which my beloved got me a couple of weeks back. I'd been on at him about this set for ages, long enough to bug him so much that he bought it for me! :-) The box set contains 4 polishes, Beyond The Sea, Daredevil, Paint It On and limited polish Adornment.

Paint It On

A yummy raspberry red/pink polish. Only needed 2 coats.

Beyond The Sea

Gorgeous Teal Creme. Needed three coats. Looks slightly more green in the bottle, but when applied looks more blue.


Deliciously dark cherry red glitter polish. Vampy and Glossy. This is 3 coats. Started to rain when I took these (darn you British weather!)


A purple sheer based jelly containing flakies! This was my favourite out of the collection! You can see that it's a bit too sheer on it's own. 4 coats and still a visible nail line. I'm going to use this baby for layering.

All of the polishes I liked in this collection. All applied well with Daredevil giving me slight problems, no biggy ones though. Application brush was good on all of these and drying time not too bad. A really good collection Topshop! Available for £15.00 in store and online. Looked online today and it appears they have released some new polishes. Country Bumpkin I want you!

Like any of these colours?

Tee Dee xx

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

NOTD - Gosh Forest Floor

Hello All!

Today I have another polish from Gosh's new limited collection - Forest Floor. A delightful fern colour polish. Really vibrant on the nail and super glossy. This was 2 coats, no topcoat used.

Consistency and formula on Forest Floor was a lot better than Rebel Yell. Applied beautifully. I used a base coat with this polish also but still had a little staining on removal. LOVED this colour on, it's a beautiful green which leans slightly blue in colour. I'm going to hunt for the other two colours in this collection at the weekend.

Anyone else tried this colour?

Tee Dee xx

Monday, 22 August 2011

Superdrug News - Gosh New Colours, Glitters and some Sweeties

Hi Folks

Just some news from Superdrug. They have released 4 new limited edition colours (one which I showed you a while back Rebell Yell). 

See below and click for larger image

Tips for AW11 nails
GOSH’s new nail collection offers four new sophisticated lacquers in rich jewel shades; Forest Green, Rebel Yell, Attitude and Berry Me. High gloss, rich shades and excellent coverage.
But in this new world of nail embellishment even the most sophisticated nail can take a little bling.
We’ve matched each of our new limited edition AW11 shades with a GOSH nail glitter. Paint a sweep of clear gloss over the tip of your glossy lacquered nail and sprinkle over nail glitter dust. Wait to dry then blow off the excess leaving a glossy glitter French manicure style tip. Our favourites are black with a graphite grey glitter tip or scarlet on scarlet.
Limited edition GOSH nail lacquers £4.99, GOSH nail glitters £3.99

Superdrug have also started their own Retro Sweet line with the packaging inspired by Nail colours (strange) but I'll go along with it. Two of my favourite things in life.

Ta Ta for now
Tee Dee xx

Not a Bieber fan but...

Howdy Everyone

Today I have a swatch of one of the Justin Bieber polishes from Nicole by OPI - One Less Lonely Glitter. Now I'm not a Bieber fan but I saw this in Claire's Accessories and I thought "I'll give it a go". One Less Lonely Glitter is a translucent polish containing irregular light purple glitter. I think this was 4 coats although 3 had enough coverage. I was just being extra.


I know sound effect descriptions are not needed, but you get my point. This polish was definitely blinging on the nail. I liked it and I thought I wouldn't. The application brush was a bit funky. It's supposed to be a 'New/Nouveau Perfect Stroke Brush' but in reality it was a huge stubby brush that was designed for people who have fingers like a big toe. Polish price was on the hefty side, I think over £8.00 (can't exactly remember?) but OPI is not a cheap brand so I wasn't expecting a low price tag.

Any Bieber fans out there? Tried any of the Nicole by OPI polishes?


Tee Dee xx

Sunday, 21 August 2011

A little Gem

Hello Again

After that moany post, I thought well we all need a little sparkle. Here I have Nubar - Gem, a sparkly purple/brownish duochrome polish with holographic glitter from their Prism Collection. It's a beautiful polish and interesting colour. A bit textured as the glitter is quite chunky. This is 3 coats. Formula was good considering the glitter.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone!

Tee Dee xx
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