Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Swatched - China Glaze Deviantly Daring

Up until a couple of weeks ago, I had no China Glaze polishes.

Then my other half went and gave me some early birthday presents, because he got so overexcited to see me get them. He's adorable.

This is China Glaze Deviantly Daring, a teal-blue duochrome foil that is super amazing on the nail.

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Pokemon Challenge Gen II, Round 2

Fire pokemon!

I do enjoy a good derp face on a pokemon, and as I didn't do Magmar in the last challenge, I figured I'd have to make up for the lack of duckface too.

So I went for Magby for the Fire type round.

Saturday, 27 July 2013

ER31DC Week 22 - Inspired by a Song

Nothing jumped out at me to do for this one, so I decided to stick my iTunes on and let it decide for me. Thankfully my music collection is varied beyond most people's wildest imagination, and the first song it threw up on shuffle was this beauty...

Friday, 26 July 2013

Quickie Mani - Coral & Black

This colour combination has been everywhere this summer so I figured, while I had Catrice's Pimp My Shrimp on from its swatch the other day, that I should give it a try...

From thumb to pinky we have - Born Pretty Store Heart shaped gold stud, freehand painted heart in Models Own Pro Jack's Black, freehand lines and (slightly obscured by the light shine) medium round gold stud, half Jack's Black & half Pimp My Shrimp with gold square studs, and black freehand tip.

Base colour for everything was, of course, Pimp My Shrimp, and all of the studs came from this collection of nail art studs, from the wonderful Born Pretty Store.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Swatched - Catrice Pimp My Shrimp

I could never resist this polish, given its name. Also its a lovely coral orange colour, but that name had me completely reeled in.

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Cookies & Cream... and Confetti

At the end of June, Ciate had a 50% off flash sale. £9 polish down to £4.50 a bottle you say? Even better when I found out that a 30% off voucher in Marie Claire could be stacked on top of it. I ended up bagging 3 bottles for the price of one full price. I was so pleased, haha.

I was after another neutral/nude polish, as I can't get enough of them, so I picked up Cookies and Cream. Then I couldn't stop thinking about Oreos, so I had to bust out the black and white glitter as a topper!

Saturday, 20 July 2013

ER31DC Week 21 - Inspired by a Colour

I love turquoise. Its halfway between my two other favourite colours - green and blue - and is the lighter form my other favourite colour, teal.

I also have far too many turquoise polishes. Can you guess how many I used in this skittle?

Friday, 19 July 2013

Pokemon Challenge Gen II, Round 1

Welcome to the first week of the Pokemon Challenge Gen II!

The first round is Normal type pokemon, and this round I picked....

From Blood Orange to Candyfloss

Nails Inc seem to like sending me pink/red polishes. So far, in my lucky dips and other bulk buys they seem to have sent me 15, which actually equates to just under half of my total Nails Inc collection.

Not that I'm complaining, I keep thinking to myself that I need something to balance out my ludicrous amount of blue/green polishes.

So after trawling through them all I picked out 5 and went for a pretty pink skittle...

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Swatched - Essie All Tied Up

Once again I find find myself unable to actually tell what colour this is. I've been staring at it for three days now and I'm still not sure how to describe it.

Monday, 15 July 2013

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Comparison: Revlon Blue Slate & Sally Hansen Gray by Gray

Apologies for the quietness here lately, but the sun has come out and as a Northerner I feel duty bound to spend as much time it in as humanly possible. We have to make the most of what sun we get - it could be next July before we see it again. Winter is coming, don't you know.

This, however, inevitably leads to me being a little pink in places and having to hide for a couple of days whilst I cool down and stop feeling a little ill. Thanks to yesterday's family barbecue, today is very much a hiding-and-cooling day.

So whilst Mr Painted Claws did manly DIY things in the back yard, I sat in the living room and played with my polish.

Contrary to what your eyes are telling you, this is actually two different polishes. Revlon Blue Slate and Sally Hansen's Gray by Gray.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Swatched - Ellagee's Grand and Miraculous Spaceship

Wednesday is swatch day! Got a absolutely beautiful indie here from the lovely Ellagee - this is Grand and Miraculous Spaceship, from the World of Laughter collection.

I've been after this polish since I first spotted it on the Ellagee Facebook page before its release and I really was not disappointed when I finally got it.

Friday, 5 July 2013

ER31DC Week 19 - Galaxy Nails

Oh my word these were a right faff on. Don't even think they've come out that well, but I'm a heinous perfectionist that is unhappy unless I'm absolutely perfect on the first try, so not much to worry about there.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Swatched - OPI Animal-istic

OPI Animal-istic is part of the Muppets Collection, am orange leaning red polish filled with sparkle, shine and magenta-red glass fleck/shimmer.

Sad thing is, I don't think I like it?

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Pokemon Challenge Gen 2!

A quick sneak peek at something happening very soon here at Kitty's Painted Claws - Pokemon Challenge Generation II!

I'm busy getting all of the links prepared so there'll be more info shortly, but we'll be starting this weekly from July 19th for the main rounds.

If you want to join in, drop by the Pokemon Nail Challenge facebook group to hang out with the other Pokemon Nail Challengers until the rounds start!