Friday, 29 July 2011

leighton denny 'sweet petites' & newspaper nails.

impressed. my latest bargain is a set of miniature-sized 'sweet petite' nail polishes by leighton denny, bought for £20 down from £40. i'm not one for nude shades (to me, nude = boring) but working full time and getting up horrifically early means that i don't have the time to ooh and ahh at my vast collection of bright nail polishes! very tragic indeed. so, i've invested in a set of neutral tones which will last me. i hope it shows in the photo, but they all have a lovely iridescent effect to them - taking them out of boring and into practical!

left to right: sugar babe, sugar daddy, sugar and spice, one for all, butterfly wings, diamond rose, diamond ivory, diamond ice.

i really like the finish and consistency, but for some reason, it doesn't top model's own for me. this isn't to say that the polishes are bad, but it just takes a little bit longer for me to get an even colour with no streaks when compared. i went for 'diamond ice' - as i have no other nail polishes which are essentially a pearly white, i thought it would be a fab opportunity to try out something new on my nails.

not bad for a first attempt, i like to think.

the entire thing is horrendously easy. first, apply a base coat. then, the nail polish of your choice. wait for it to dry, and then dip your finger into something containing alcohol for a few seconds (i used hand sanitising gel, desperate times bro). then, place the newspaper on top, press down for about 10-15 seconds (the longer you leave it, the darker the text appears - although it becomes harder to peel off). ta da! ink has transferred. finish off with a top coat and hey presto.

in other news: i had a day trip in the lovely city of bath. my friend lives nearby so me and a few friends went to visit him. dressing for the weather is a pain as london has pretty much skipped summer and gone straight to autumn. so, i wore my new raincoat... and i shivered in westbury... it is almost AUGUST and i am talking about shivering... bleurgh. planet why are you doing this?!?! i also did a smokey eye today, but my eyebags are so massive that anything i would've slapped on my face wouldn't have made them invisible. tired and cold, those two words sum me up pretty nicely i reckon.

raincoat - h&m, dress - christopher kane for topshop.


face: sephora smoothing primer, mac studio fix fluid (nw30), clinique airbrush concealer (03 light), mac mineralize skinfinish (medium plus), nars bronzer (laguna).
eyes: urban decay primer potion, maybelline gel liner, rimmel exaggerate liquid liner, urban decay eyeshadow (creep), mac eyebrow pencil (stud), max factor false last effect mascara, benefit gilded highlighter (tangerine gold).
cheeks: mac sheertone blush (well dressed).
lips: mac (lustering).
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