Saturday, 9 March 2013

Extra Relaxed 31 day challenge - Week 1

31 day challenge, as run by Rambles of a Polish Addict. Thankfully this is being run as a 31 week challenge, rather than a 31 day one, else my brain would explode - I have no energy after work during the week to come up with nice manis!

I'm so relaxed about this extra relaxed challenge that I missed the first week, so here's my catch up post and week 2 will happen before the end of the weekend.

The first 10 weeks are colour based, and week 1 is red. I love red. I have quite a few red polishes now but I picked up another one a couple of weeks ago and completely forgot about it until I was raking through my stash this morning..

Lush, isn't it? This is Revlon's Crushed Rubies, an apparently limited edition shade which I picked up in the Pound shop. I also picked up W7's Night Suede which is a lovely, finely textured black matte.

I've trimmed my nails down a lot this week - they were getting slightly discoloured and to be honest I was having trouble buttoning my work shirts with nails that long! I did the trimming before I decided to do this tips-and-accent-moon mani and kind of regret it because it would have been much easier with longer nails.

Both polishes went on like a dream - the Crushed Rubies was opaque in 2 coats but I popped a 3rd on just in case, and Night Suede only needed one coat.

The black tips give the mani a bit of a rock-chick feel to it - what do you guys think?


  1. Lovely nails! And I've just now discovered W7 Suedes! I just ordered the whole collection lol

    1. Glad you like them :-)

      The W7s are a lovely texture - enough to be visibly textured and matt but not enough to be actually rough. Totally picking up the others next time I'm out buying :-)