Sunday, 23 March 2014


I've been trying to wear a lot more nail varnish this year as I can't normally be bothered with it, but I really like it when my nails are all pretty. So I'm going to show a some looks I've tried out over the last few weeks. I'm sad to say that in a lot of the pictures the paint has already chipped, which I wasn't too happy about, but there you go.

Ted Baker (doesn't have a name/number but it's from the Paint the Town Pretty gift set) and Collection 2 Ice Cube as a base coat
I love this pale pink colour, as it's not too in your face and can go with practically anything. Something that annoyed me a bit with this is that you need two coats for it to even look like there's anything on your nails. The main problem I had though, although you can't see it in this photo, is that there were little air bubbles, which ruined the effect slightly. I'm not sure if this was down to the clear nail varnish underneath, which took a very long time to dry, so maybe I didn't wait long enough. Next time I will try this nail varnish on bare nails with a top coat and see how that goes, as it's just too pretty!

Barry M 43, Ted Baker  (doesn't have a name/number but it's from the Paint the Town Pretty gift set as well) as an  accent nail and  No. 7 Stay Perfect 51 as a top coat
I love this nail look! You need two coats of the Barry M but that doesn't matter when this is the result in my opinion. It stayed on for ages, I don't think there were even any chips when I took it off at the end of the week, definitely not on the accent nail with glitter. The No. 7 dries very quickly and obviously did its job on keeping the varnish on!

No.7 82, Barry M Burgundy Croc 343 or 233 (it says 2 numbers?) and No7 Stay Perfect 51 as a top coat.
The crackle effect came out in these 2 different ways so I thought I'd put in close ups of each of the results. I'm not sure if I like it that much but it is fairly pretty, although maybe not worth the effort considering it chipped quickly. It's a matter of personal opinion if you like this one, so comment below if you have any thoughts!

Alternating with Barry M GNP 3 Watermelon 234 (1st, 3rd and 5th nails) and Maybelline 273 Soho Green (2nd and 4th nails), with No7 Stay Perfect 51 as a top coat
I wanted to show you both these nail varnishes, but didn't want 2 with practically the same colour so I made it alternating! Both nail varnishes, especially the Maybelline one, chipped quickly, but I only did one coat so that probably explains it! I'm not so keen on the colour(s), although having a dark colour like this can be good as it often goes with more outfits.

Barry M 24 with No7 Stay Perfect 51 as a top coat
I LOVE this colour! Sorry it hasn't come out very well in the photo but it's a beautiful burgundy colour. Every time I wear this my mum tells me she loves it which is always a good thing! The last time I wore it it lasted around a week with no chips, but this time it only stayed on for a few days without chipping. Still, I really recommend this!

Thanks for reading!
Penny xxx

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