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Urban Decay – Cult

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…

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And here’s a close up to try and capture that shimmer…

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Black & Gold

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…

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Urban Decay – Twisted

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!

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Sensible Half Moons

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…

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