Monday, 30 July 2012

Mani(c) Monday: ASHley and sparkle flakes...

I got very luck last week and managed to snag my very first pair of Converse...

And I managed to get my Husband to pay for them (they were half price and that was the only way I was going to get him to get them for me :)  ) : Yay!

New converse... new mani

And wearing them makes me very happy... so I wanted to do a little grungy mani to mark the momentous occasion. I wanted it to be simple but different, nothing too grungy (black is too harsh: I am in my 30's) but nothing too plain either.

Catrice 610 ASHley & C04 Shake It! Flake It!

Catrice 610 ASHley (€2.79/ 10ml) is perfect. It is literally the colour of ash. Perfect for my needs. Two thin coats (one coat is a bit patchy) dries to a semi-matte flat grey, which is a relatively interesting finish and satisfies my inner Indie-Chick. But this is being discontinued. So it you want to get it quick!

Top left: mostly plain, and then when you move your hands the colours flash at you

But plain old grey lacks quirk. And I do like a bit of quirk.

So 2 coats of the Limited Edition (boo) Catrice Million Styles Effect Top Coat C04 Shake It! Flake it! is perfect. In some lights is dam near un-noticeable, but then you turn your hand and your fingertip flare and spark with colour.

like embers on my fingernails

Pretty but subtle, but quirky with Flair! I am really liking this combo. The Flakey top coat really does look fiery in some lights and totally innocuous in others. I am in love with this and can't wait for winter to start wearing it over dark colours...

What do you recon: fire at your finger tips?  Human Torch maybe?


  1. Replies
    1. Thank You Orla! Shall I pick you up an Ashley for when you come home again?

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    1. Thanks Katie! Love your AP post today... so jealous!

  3. Enjoy your Converse - I would wear mine all the time if I could xo

    1. Thanks Emma... I am totally loving them, they are so comfy!

  4. yay to the converse, im a cons freak, have 6 pairs, you have been warned they are addictive!!!!

    1. My Nephew lives in the states where they are MUCH cheaper, so I am doing a deal with him to send me some cool ones if I send him tea and sweeties in return :)

  5. would never think to put these two colours together but I love! :)


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