Blue-Green Nail Varnish Swatches!

Ok, so on with swatching my collection, this time it's the turn of the blue-greens, currently one of my favourite colours for this summer, along with greens and oranges, they're basically all I've been wearing.  I've got some Nail Wheels coming through the post soon, so hopefully I'll be doing some videos on my nail varnish collection too, which will be a lot of fun, because I'm crazy about some of these colours! So let's get to it.

First up we have L.A. Colors Color Crazde Nail Polish in 'Atomic'

Here's what it's like swatched on the nails:
This is a really great toxic looking green-blue, I have two issues with this polish though, the first is that it changes colour when it hits sunlight, inside the house, or when there's little sunlight it's a really bright green-blue, but as soon as it hits bright sunlight it turn to a forest green.  My other issue is that it stains the nails, so you'd definitely have to wear a really good base coat, so far this is the other varnish from L.A. Colors that has stained the nails, so I was a little disappointed. This definitely needs two coats or more to get good coverage. I bought this for £1 at my local Harry Tuffins store.

Secondly, we have L.A. Colors Color Craze Nail Polish in 'Treasure Island'

Here's what it looks like on the nails:

Okay, so obviously this one is a glitter polish, now normally I tend to stay away from glitters, but the colour of this one really drew me in.  It is a beautiful very green turquoise, the glitter is incredibly fine too, so it covers really well, it has a clear polish base though, so you'll need a good two to three coats if you want perfect coverage on it's own, for the picture I used two coats.  This does look great on it's own and it'd also look great on top of another colour. You'll also need a top coat, as although the glitter is very fine you can still feel it. I bought this for £1 at my local Harry Tuffins store.

Thirdly, we have L.A. Colors Color Craze Nail Polish in 'Jungle Fever'

Here's what it's like on the nails:

The name alone made me want to buy this, this is an awesome colour it's a dark almost 'swampy' blue-green with grey tones in it.  It's a really fun colour and one I haven't really seen before, so I was very excited to try it.  It takes two coats to get really good coverage, and it has a great 'wet look' finish. I bought this for £1 at my local Harry Tuffins store.

Next we have Nyx Girls Nail Varnish in 'Hawaii'

Here's what it looks like on the nails:

This colour is absolutely beautiful, definitely one of my favourites.  This is a lot more blue than green, it's a very 'clear ocean' kind of colour.  It has blue, green and gold tones in it.  As you can tell even with two coats it's still very sheer, so I'd suggest around three coats for really good coverage.  I got this for around £1.50 from discount beauty store All Wellan Good, in Cheshire Oaks designer outlet.

And lastly we have LA. Colors Color Craze Nail Polish in 'Sea Siren'

Here's what it's like on the nails:

This colour is a really bright turquoise, the picture doesn't quite do it justice, I tried for about a hour to get a picture with it's true colour in it, but this is closest I got, and it's pretty close.  This colour is amazing, and it's so creamy.  It has this great very subtle light blue and gold shimmer to it, which you can only really see in the light.  This colour gives perfect coverage in one coat, there is definitely no need for two.  I did two coats on my first finger and left the other two with just one coat, and there is no difference between them. I was so impressed with the quality of this polish. I bought this for £1 at my local Harry Tuffins store.

And that's all my green-blues for now, I'm definitely going to be buying some more as I'm really in love with this kind of colour at the moment.

Thanks for reading, and I'll see you soon! xx

Bird of Paradise Inspired Eyeshadow Look

Okay, so I've posted my first make up tutorial on my YouTube channel CatsCosmetics.  It's a Bird of Paradise or Tropical Bird inspired eyeshadow look, I hope you like it.


Products used:

Eyes:

  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance - Around £5 from www.ebay.co.uk
  • BH Cosmetics 120 Colour Palette Number 1 - Around £18 from www.bhcosmetics.com  sometimes cheaper from www.ebay.co.uk
  • BH Cosmetics 88 Warm Neutrals Palette - No longer sold at BH cosmetics, can be found on www.ebay.co.uk for around £8
  • Nyx Eyeliner in White - £1.50 from All Wellan Good discount beauty store in Cheshire Oaks
  • Rimmel London Extra Wow Lash Mascara in Black - £5.49 from Boots


Lips:

  • Nyx Lip Liner in Plush Red - £1.50 from All Wellan Good discount beauty store.
  • Nyx Lipstick in Twist - £2.00 from All Wellan Good discount beauty store.

Here are some pictures of the look:




I hope you like this look, see you soon! xx

Blue Nail Varnish Swatches!

Okay, as promised I'm now going to post the swatches of the blue nail varnishes in my collection.

First up we have Max Factor Diamond Hard in 'Ultra Blue'
Here's what it looked like swatched on the nails:
This varnish gave pretty much perfect coverage in one coat, but to keep everything fair I used two coats.  The colour has a lot of silver in it, there's also traces of a pale lilac, all in all it's a pretty colour.  I bought this for £1.95 at www.beautyspotcosmetics.co.uk.

Next we have LA Colors Nail Laquer in 'Metallic Blue'
Here's what it looks like swatched on the nails:
Again this varnish gave pretty much perfect coverage in one coat, but again I used two coats.  This colour also has a lot of silver it in, in fact it seems to be more of a blue base with silver micro-glitter particles in it, it really doesn't have the texture of glitter on your nails.  Colours like these always make me think of spacemen, haha, I'm not sure why.  I got this for £1 at a LA Colors booth in my local Harry Tuffin's store.

Thirdly we have Nyx Girl's Nail Varnish in 'Wild'
Here's what it looks liked swatched on the nails:
This colour is incredible! It takes two coats to really make it stand out, but the colours in it are gorgeous.  It has a navy blue base, with dark green and dark gold tones in it, it's also has a slight shimmer to it too.  It's absolutely beautiful.  I got this for around £1.50 (I think, I can't quite remember) from a discount beauty store called All Wellan Good, they sell beauty products with up to 70% off the RRP, the one I visited was in Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet, but I think they're all over the country.

Next up we have LA Colors Nail Laquer in 'Blue Velvet'
Here's what it looks like swatched on the nails:
This colour gave great coverage with just one coat, for the swatch I did two coats.  This varnish actually looks like velvet on the nails, it has a beautiful finish.  It's in a light sky blue with a hint of silver. I got this for £1 at a LA Colors booth in my local Harry Tuffin's store.

Next we have LA Colors Color Craze Nail Laquer in 'Blue Lagoon'
Here's what it looks like swatched on the nails:
This colour needs two coats to get the full coverage and colour.  It's beautiful navy blue with a pale blue shimmer to it.  I got this for £1 at a LA Colors booth in my local Harry Tuffin's store.

Next is LA Colors Color Craze Nail Laquer in 'Wired'
Here's it swatched on the nails:
This colour is electric blue at it's finest!  It's takes two coats to really bring out the colour.  It has an amazing 'wet look' effect, and is super bright and reflective.  It's an amazing colour.  I got this for £1 at a LA Colors booth in my local Harry Tuffin's store.

And last but no means least is LA Colors Color Craze Nail Laquer in 'Splash'
Here's it swatched on the nails:
This colour is a lot of fun. Think swimming pools or bright sky blue.  It pretty much screams summer.  It takes two coats to get the true colour.  It is beautiful in the sun.  It got this for £1 at a LA Colors booth in my local Harry Tuffin's store.

So there you have it, those are all my blue nail varnishes. The next swatches will be all my blue-green nail varnishes.

Thanks for reading!  See you soon!

Haul!

So recently, I had a bit of a nail varnish haul.  A haul of 47 nail varnishes.  And I've got five more on the way.  Yeah, I know that's pretty bad.  But, they're replacing all my older nail varnishes, as they're pretty much useless now.   So bit by bit I'm going to post swatches from my haul, going from colour to colour, and I'm starting out with blues.  Then greens and so on.  In each of the swatch posts, I'll write where I got them and for how much, detailing the finish, staying power, and colour payoff from them.  I hope you enjoy the next couple of posts.

Also, I've just finished recording and editing my first YouTube video for my makeup channel.  I'll make a post about it a little bit later when it's actually up on YouTube.  There'll also be some photos of the look in the post too.
So, that's about it, keep checking back for those swatches, some of them are pretty amazing =]