Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer: It Got Away From Me, Yeah... Part 1: The Women of Doctor Who

If you know me (or follow me on Instagram) you probably know that I'm quite a big fan of Doctor Who. So when my birthday present last year from the lovely Julie from Blue-Eyed Gorl Lacquers included Doctor Who customs, I was pretty damn excited! When she then said that she wanted to turn it into a collection, I may or may not have shrieked pretty damn loudly! So now I'm gonna try to tell you about these without going on and on and on about Doctor Who. Yeah right, that's gonna happen!

The Women of Doctor Who

First up is the one that started it all for me - one of my birthday presents last year:

Just Admiring your Skills, Sweetie
Just Admiring your Skills, Sweetie is inspired by River Song, one of my absolute favourites in the Doctor Who universe. Strong and confident, she has her own life and being married to the doctor (spoilers!) doesn't slow her down one bit!

A Long Time Ago Tomorrow without top coat
A Long Time Ago Tomorrow is inspired by Amelia Pond. It's hard not to love Amy and her life with the Doctor, which starts when she's just a child and follows her through her life into adulthood with her beloved Rory. 

A Long Time Ago Tomorrow with top coat
This is a gorgeous tardis blue that dries satin, witch is beautiful, but a glossy top coat really makes the rich shimmer in this polish sparkle.

 I'm Dr. Martha Jones, Who the Hell Are You? Without top coat
Martha Jones is not many people's favourite companion, mainly because she spent most of her time pining over the Doctor who only had eyes for the Rose he'd lost. It was a bit sad, really. But she really came into her own later, when she got away from the doctor. Also, some of the very best episodes were during Martha's reign - Blink being a good example.

 I'm Dr. Martha Jones, Who the Hell Are You? With top coat
 This is a bright fuchsia with beautiful golden shimmer. It dries matte, but a good top coat gives it a beautiful glossy look.

You Just Want to Mate?
 You Just Want to Mate? is based on Donna Noble, the wonderfully funny companion who first appeared randomly in the Tardis in a wedding dress, and was having none of the Doctor's funny business!

It's a beautiful red shimmery polish, which has the most impressive application, it really just applied perfectly which is SUCH a relief for reds, cause they're always a pain to clean-up after - but not this one, it was very self levelling, and kindly stayed clear of my cuticles.

 A Snogging Booth?

 A Snogging Booth? is based on Clara Oswen Oswald, the impossible girl who saved the Doctor! If you (like me) have been glued to the screen on saturday evenings to catch the new episodes, maybe you have also noticed that she's really grown and I like her so much better with the new Doctor. I can't wait to see what's in store for them.

It's a red and black microglitter in a clear base, shown here over You Just Want to Mate? It's slightly gritty, but perfectly smooth with a bit of top coat.

 Is That a Technical term, Jiggery Pokery?
 Is That a Technical term, Jiggery Pokery? is based of Rose Tyler, the companion to both 9 and 10, who was a great part of the Doctor Who new series being such a success. She's loved by many, including me and (probably) the 10th Doctor.

It's a pink jelly base with lots of different pink, silver and holo glitters. It's quite sheer to let the glitters show, I used it here with Just Admiring Your Skills, Sweetie as a base. There are so much glitter in this, no fishing is needed, but a bit of placement is helpful.

All of these polishes are great quality, great application and coverage. I used 2 or 3 thin coats for all swatches. I can't wait to use these for more Doctor Who manis!

 This is You Just Want to Mate? and A Snogging Booth together, stamped with the Vivid Lacquer Doctor Who plate.

This is  I'm Dr. Martha Jones, Who the Hell Are You? and Is That a Technical term, Jiggery Pokery? stamped with MJ XII plate 

The Women of Doctor Who is available now at Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer!

Vivid Lacquer Doctor Who plate is from Vivid Lacquer

MJ plates are available from My Online Shop

Some of the polishes used in this post was supplied for my honest review

Sunday, 14 September 2014

The September 31 day nail art challenge 2014 #1

Just a collection of the the nails I have done on the first third of the challenge - you can follow it daily on Instagram!

What, every day? FOR A MONTH?? Oh dear, what have I done!

Elevation Polish Fall-ow me up North stamped with MJ jr plate and Mundo de Unas.  I'm really digging the tone on tone stamping these days, I love the simple and clean look of it.

This is the gorgeously bright Balneario from Palish, stamped with MdU white and then a thin layer of Balneario on top, to create a sandwiched effect.

This is Pipe Dream Polish Light of Day, stamped with MdU white and an Apipila plate.  These neons from Pipe Dream are seriously great, I'm gonna rely on them to get me and my nails through the dark winter. I already miss summer!

I made a gradient of High Roller and Happy Hour from Pipedream Polish, and stamped it with MoYou and Mundo de Unas. I had SO many compliments on this mani, I didn't want to take it off!

For this gradient, I used two of the Pipe Dream Polish Vegas neons and stamped with Mundo de Unas and a MoYou plate. I love these simple stamps that lets you see the base polishes properly through the stamp.

I used Elevation Polish Atop a Ferris Wheel and stamped with Mundo de Unas and MoYou.
This is unusually soft and girly for me, but I really like it. 

Black & White
It is no secret that I REALLY like colour. And I tried, I REALLY tried, but somehow a tiny bit of colour sneaked into this mani! I used Elevation Polish Weddell Sea as base, 
A England Bridal Veil and then EvP La Harpe jumped in unexpectedly.

MetallicElevation Pilish Vinson, a very pretty lavender metallic holo, very discreetly stamped with Mundo de Unas and DRK. A bit too discreetly. Let's just pretend I had a Job interview or something and this was totally on purpose. Yeah.

For this mani, I used my OPI sheer tints and then stamped with Mundo de Unas and MoYou . It's like a rainbow honeycomb. If unicorns could make honey, I'm pretty sure it'd look like this.
I used A England Rose Bower and Bridal Veil for this gradient, and stamped using Mundo de Unas and an Apipila plate. I kinda like it, but the black and red and sharp edges really gives it such an 80'es vibe. It basically looks like my brothers teenage bedroom. It didn't make it through the full day on my nails haha!