I realise that my blog has been quite swatchy of late, but that’s just because I’ve taken the time to sort through some of my stuff and I need to know what I’ve got before I can be ruthless. I now have a pile of things to go on ebay, or perhaps a blog sale if anyone would be interested…?
I have a couple of these vintage Urban Decays, I showed you Twisted here (although I hope you’ll agree that today’s pictures are an improvement on those I was posting just a couple of months ago) and I am completely in love with both these polishes. There are nearly always some UDs on ebay and they tend to go for cheap, so I would definitely recommend that you get in there.
Cult is pretty much a dream in every respect. If I had to put a name on the colour I think I would say sage and it is absolutely rammed with fold shimmer. It did get a little bit brushstrokey on application, but I think that’s because the shimmer had settled a bit in my bottle and was nothing that a good shake couldn’t sort out.
The only real trouble I had was that it did not want to play nice with Seche Vite, but it’s not the only one and really what can you expect from a bottle that’s been hanging around for several years.
So look look look, here is the gorgeousness…
And here’s a close up to try and capture that shimmer…
Whatever happened to Sam Sparro? Actually I just googled and he mainly seems to be wearing clothes while people take photos of him, but hey Black and Gold was a tune.
Anyways, after applying Urban Decay’s Twisted I thought I’d test out my taping skills with a couple of coats of Orly’s Liquid Vinyl and I couldn’t be happier with the results! I think this may be the best piece of nail art I’ve ever managed and I’m so glad to be able to share it.
I painted these while catching up on the first couple of episodes of the new series of The Hour. Much like the first series I have no idea what’s going on and I screeched ‘Pingu’ when Ben Whishaw first appeared on screen. Loved it. And on with the pictures…
Literally a golden oldie today, briefly mentioned in this post is Urban Decay Twisted.
I have no idea how old this is, but although Urban Decay discontinued their stunning nail polishes some time ago they’re still pretty easy to find on ebay, which is where I got mine.
Seriously, how gorgeous is this?! I can’t stop staring at my hands, it’s all shimmery and lovely even in relatively low light. If you don’t already have this you need to go and find it now!
So after yesterday’s not very me colour I thought I’d cover it up with something else out of my comfort zone.
Half moons aren’t my strong suit, I struggle to get clean lines and hole reinforcers aren’t quite the right shape for my thumbs. But now and again I like to challenge myself and I fancied trying a more traditional colour scheme, so here we go…
You’ll see I still didn’t quite get the clean lines I wanted, so I got out my trusty dotting tool and added a touch of gold. I bought that gold Urban Decay polish on ebay tiiiiime ago and I’ve never done a full manicure with it, but using it here has made me resolve to do some blingy festive nails with it sometime soon.
We’ve got the following:
Revlon – Barely Peach
Models Own – Garnet
Urban Decay – Twisted
I always feel a bit strange wearing red, I’m itching to put on blue or green, but if I had to wear a red it would probably be this one. This Models Own shade is vying with Essie’s Forever Yummy as my favouritest red ever, remind me sometime to do a comparison as I think they’re pretty close.
Let’s get to the pictures shall we… and please bear in mind these are after a day’s wear so thetip of my index finger isn’t what it was and there may have been a little bit of picking around my cuticles…