Monday, 12 December 2011

All that glitters...

My two favorite polishes in my collection at the moment are Mona Lisa is Staring Back by Catrice and Make It Golden by Essence. The only thing to do then is to combine them.

I started by laying down 2 thin coats of Mona Lisa and letting them dry well between coats. I was feeling far too sick and weak to use a base coat, so this time I was just hoping that the polish would last.

I Love this polish so much the print is coming off the bottle :)

After a suitable period of time had passed I started with Make It Golden. I had literally just touched the brush to my nail when my son came tearing into the room demanding a drink and something to eat. So I downed tools and went to see to his needs. Once He had been suitably fed and watered, I realised that I quite liked the initial effect of just having a small portion of the nail covered in Glitter.

Hmmm.... So I just blobbed it on (you kinda need to blob this polish on so you can get a good bit of glitter to place nicely) and swished the glitter around only covering part of the nail. I went about the next 30 minutes very carefully as the layer was quite thick and I didn't want to smudge it or transfer glitter polish to my dressing gown... I was sick okay

This "do" got a good few compliments and I had two people ask me where I had my nails done which is pretty cool considering I paid €2.79 for the Catrice Polish and €1.29 for the Essence one. The polish lasted just over a week before I started getting tip wear so I was really pleased with this combination and the compliments that it got.

I think I found my Christmas nails :)  Its sparkly and and pretty and eye catching while still being suitable subtle and lady-like... everything I try (and fail) to be.


  1. This is great Christmas nails!!

  2. Thanks Fluff! Thanks Black Cat! Merry Christmas Ladies!

  3. nice. x

    p.s. I'm having a giveaway from This Is Transition if you'd like to check it out. :)


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