Monday, 22 April 2013

NOTD - Lush Lacquer Clowning Round

Hey Lovelies!

Today I am wearing OPI's "Kiss Me On My Tulips" a hot pink creme polish. I used two coats for full opacity and love the formula and application.

For my accent nail I used two coats of OPI "Alpine Snow" white creme polish and then used two coats of Lush Lacquer "Clowning Around" which is a clear base polish packed full of neon glitters in small medium and large sizes. Colours include neon blue, neon orange, neon yellow, neon pink and neon purple - this mix goes so well together and it is such a gorgeous polish! It looks like I have splattered paint over my nail! I absolutely love it!!!

What do you think? X

Sunday, 14 April 2013

NOTD: MUA Amaretto Crush

Hey lovelies!

Today I am wearing my very first polish purchased from MUA. Lately I've been on a bit of an MUA kick buying things like their new highlighter and makeup palette "Dress Me Up Too". I really rate both products and absolutely love how affordable they all are!!!

So today I am wearing "Amaretto Crush" which is a dusty pink creme polish. Most nails were fine with 2 coats but there were some that required 3 for full opacity. The formula was good and easy to apply. As much as I love the new bottle and brush my only complaint would be I always find smaller brushes harder to work with. Definitely a fan of the new bottles though very much like Essie.

If you would like to see some of my beauty hauls then I post them on my Instagram "zoeandleon" is my username so please follow!

What do you think? X

Monday, 8 April 2013

NOTD: Barry M Blueberry

Hey lovelies!

Today I am wearing Barry M's "Blueberry" from the Gelly range. Blueberry is a sky blue/cornflower blue creme. It took just two coats for full opacity and the application was really good!

I decided to add an accent nail by dotting some Barry M "Lychee" (nude creme) onto my nail using the nail polish brush and randomly dotting the nude colour. I then used a dotting tool and dipped into Nails Inc's "Black Taxi" to edge the leopard spots.

I am really pleased with this mani and am surprised at how much I like this blue as I don't usually go for colours like this but I'm glad I did!

What do you think? X

Monday, 1 April 2013

NOTD - Leopard Rose Nails

Hey Lovelies! Hope you've all had a fab Easter!

Today I am wearing quite possibly my most favourite mani this year ... so far!

I used 2 coats of Barry M's Gelly "Lychee" as my base colour (nude creme).

For the accent nails I was inspired by a new scarf I bought from Primark at the weekend and so I wanted to re-create the design onto my nails. I used Barry M's "Mushroom" (taupe brown) to create the leopard spots, then I used Nails Inc's "Black Taxi" (black creme) and a dotting tool to go round the edges of the spots. Then to create the roses I used Barry M's "Papaya" (coral creme) and just brushed on a larger amount onto the nail into a rough round circle. I then used Nails Inc's "St James" (red creme) and a dotting tool to edge the flower and then I randomly drew more red inside the flower so that it looked more like a flower. For the leaves I used Barry M's "Spring Green" with a thin dotting tool and drew a "v" shape off the flower.

I am absolutely over the moon with how this turned out as I love leopard print and the roses look so cute with leopard print too!

What do you think? X