Sunday, 26 April 2015

Violet Rose Polish 'Spring Fling'

Today's polish I have to show you is another from Violet Rose Polish. It is from the spring collection and is called 'Spring Fling'.

Spring Fling is a pretty glitter topper. It is a mixture of small fine glitters, larger hexagon glitters, square glitters and strand glitters. These are in the colours of pink, purple, blue and yellow. The bottle also comes with a lovely purple flower ring.

I am a purple girl so I love this topper and ring! When swatching the polish I was pleasantly surprised by what colours I liked as a base. My initial thought was to try it on a lilac base so I used Seche 'Prim and Polished'.

The next base colour I tried was one from Rimmel's Rita Ora Collection called 'Lose Your Lingerie'. This is a lovely pale pink and really makes the yellow glitters pop.

The last base colour I tried was Revlon 'Sunshine Sparkle'. The topper looks so pretty on this base colour and is perfect for spring. I actually think this is my favourite look :)

I needed just two coats of Spring Fling and didn't need to do any fishing for glitters. I only experimented with these three base colours but it seems so versatile that I think it would go with other colours too! Find Spring Fling here!!

Thanks for reading :)

George xx

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Violet Rose Polish - New Beginnings

Hi all!! Today I have a gorgeous polish to show you called 'New Beginnings' and is from Violet Rose Polish's Spring collection.

This polish is a lime green colour but not too powerful of a lime green. The second I saw this one I couldn't wait to try it which was strange as I'm not usually that into these sorts of greens. The glitter in this polish has a holographic shine to it and is just so glittery and sparkly. It has been particularly beautiful in the sunshine we have had recently! :)

As this is a glitter polish I mainly used it as a topper but I did swatch it on one nail on its own to show you...

You could get away with wearing it on its own but I prefer to put a base colour underneath. The colour I used was Sinful Colors 'Pistache'. The polish is lovely to apply and you only need a couple of coats!!

I have had lots of compliments when wearing this polish about how sparkly it is! I am totally in love with it! Here are a couple more pics, the top one is the hand with it swatched on its own on my thumb nail....

I found it quite hard to capture this one on camera so the pics are a mixture of ones taken on my camera and ones taken on my iphone. Here is my attempt of a sunshine shot...

This and many other gorgeous polish are available on Violet Rose Polish's Etsy. Just click here to go directly there!!

Stay tuned for another polish from Violet Rose Polish's Spring collection

Thanks for reading :)

George xx

Thursday, 16 April 2015

The Mystery Of OPI Blue Chips

The other day I went into my local Factory Shop to have a look for some polish bargains. They sell good brands at low prices. If you have one near you go take a look!

On this visit I picked up an OPI which was a really pretty blue with sparkle in it called 'Blue Chips'.



You can't see in the pics but it has a holo look to it in the sunshine.

As most polish addicts do I keep a record of my polishes to avoid buying dupes and to count them easier. Yes I have that many polishes.

I like to see which collections polishes come from so when listing this one I had a quick google of it to see what came up.

I found several blogs which covered this subject. These were, and

So.... It turns out that OPI 'blue chips' is a re-release of 'the flowers are blue-ming' from the 2012 ulta collection, 'too haute to handle'. It is still an official OPI polish and isn't a fake, it seems that the ones they have left over from collections (the over stock) they re-release under new names.

Thanks for reading :)

George xx