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Color Club Over The Moon

While this glorious summer is still lasting, I’m making the most of all the wonderful sunshine we’re having this year in the UK by wearing lots of holographic and sparkly polishes.

Over The Moon is from the Color Club Halo Hues 2013 collection, and it’s a perfect linear holo polish. Sometimes a top coat will diminish a polish’s holo-ness. (Is that a word? It’s better than holographic-ness, so I’m using it!) But I’ve not found that with this collection, which is great because it means my manicure will last more than a day without chipping.

Color Club Over The Moon
Color Club Over The Moon

 

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of Color Club Over The Moon
  • Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip

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Nail Lacquer UK Golden Apple

Golden Apple is a light apple green, with a gold shimmer running through it. It’s made by AJ of Nail Lacquer UK, a relative newcomer to the British indie polish-making scene.

Green is not typically a favourite colour of mine, but this one really suited me. It went on well and I used three coats. My Mum absolutely adores green, so I think I’ll treat her to a manicure with this one too.

Nail Lacquer UK Golden Apple
Nail Lacquer UK Golden Apple

You can buy AJ’s polishes in her Etsy store. They cost £3.50 for 4ml minis, or £5.50 to £7.50 for full size, 10ml bottles. Plus, there’s 10% off if you use the code TENOFF.

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: three coats of Nail Lacquer UK Golden Apple
  • Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip

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Products shown in this post were sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

SpaRitual From The Heart

From the Heart is a deep red cream polish. It is a beautiful colour for autumn, and has immediately replaced my previous favourite deep red, which was Rimmel’s Rapid Ruby.

It’s a classy, rich maroon-coloured polish and I have to say it went on sublimely. I absolutely love the quality of SpaRitual polishes and am so pleased they can now be bought in the UK. (There’s free delivery for consumers, and they have a sale of older polishes on at the moment too). Plus, I adore the Ferrari-designed bottles, with their rubberised handles.

SpaRitual From The Heart
SpaRitual From The Heart

From The Heart is from SpaRitual’s new Autumn collection, called Share.

SpaRitual says this collection:

… features timeless natural neutrals, shimmering copper, midnight blue, and deep red. Rich, uncomplicated colors that fall in step with a slower, more thoughtful pace. Share represents the fall, where the season’s most cherished gifts are carefully crafted and come from the heart. It is a time to reconnect with one another in a positive and more fulfilling way…

There are six polishes in the collection:

SpaRitual Share collection Autumn 2013
SpaRitual Share collection, Autumn 2013

They are:

  • From the Heart – a deep red cream
  • Conversation – a rust shimmer
  • Uncomplicated – a nude cream
  • Comfort – an olive green shimmer
  • Reminisce – a nude shimmer
  • Midnight Stroll – a deep blue cream

I also have Conversation, the glittery copper / rust-coloured polish, but have yet to swatch it. Watch this space.

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of SpaRitual From The Heart
  • Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip

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All images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.

Products shown in this post were sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

Holiday nails

You may have noticed – or you may not – that I haven’t posted in a while.

Well, it’s because I’ve been away on holiday to France for a fortnight. I had a fabulous time. We stayed in a converted barn in the Charente Maritime. It’s an area we’ve been to before, and love it. The weather was beautiful; the gite fabulous.

I took about 25 polishes with me. I thought I’d packed them carefully, but I hadn’t counted on how my husband might chuck my precious nail polish bag in and out of the car, and I had one casualty. My bottle of OPI My Boyfriend Scales walls didn’t make it. I taped it up and now that it’s made it home safely again, I need to decant it into an empty bottle.

Broken polish bottle OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls
My Boyfriend (No Longer) Scales Walls

I have previously worn all of the polishes I took with me. I took a range of summery colours, and quite surprised myself that most of the ones I chose were Barry M. They do make a great range of colours, and the Gellys in particular are great. I think I took my entire Gellys collection with me in fact!

I am not going to post the manicures separately, not only because I didn’t use my SLR camera, and so the photos aren’t that great, but also because the clean up isn’t as good as I usually do, and my cuticles are a little dry too. So instead I thought I’d do a quick rundown of the manicures I wore.

Polka dots

I wore NYC Lincoln Square Lavender on its own for a few days, and then added some polka dots. This is my very first polka dots manicure. I’ve been so scared of doing dots because I thought I wouldn’t make them very uniform, but for a first go I’m pretty pleased with myself.

NYC Lincoln Park Lavender with OPI My Vampire Is Buff polka dots
NYC Lincoln Park Lavender with polka dots using OPI My Vampire Is Buff
For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of NYC Lincoln Square Lavender
  • Polka dots: OPI My Vampire Is Buff
  • Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip

 

Striped manicure

Again, I wore a plain Barry M Mango manicure for a few days, and then spiced it up by taping off some random stripes and putting Barry M Passion Fruit over the top.

Stripes with Barry M Mango and Passion Fruit
Stripes with Barry M Mango and Passion Fruit
For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of Barry M Mango (base) and Barry M Passion Fruit
  • Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip

 

Gradient

After wearing Guava for a day or so I changed the manicure into a gradient, using white. I didn’t do a great job with this. I usually use a make up sponge for my gradients, as the holes are very small and uniform. But I hadn’t taken one with me on holiday, so I improvised and used a (clean and new) kitchen sponge. The holes in these sorts of sponges are very irregular, and it was difficult to do a perfect job. It looked good from a distance though and the colours were great.

Barry M Guava and China Glaze White On White gradient
Gradient using Barry M Guava and China Glaze White On White
For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base colour: two coats of Barry M Guava
  • Gradient: sponged on with Barry M Guava and China Glaze White on White
  • Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip

 

Dotted accent

At the end of our holiday, we went out for a fabulous meal in a lovely seafood restaurant. I wore a red top, so created nails to go with it.

Barry M Blood Orange with white red and orange dotted accent
Barry M Blood Orange with white, red and orange dotted accent using OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, Barry M Blood Orange and Barry M Mango
For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of Barry M Blood Orange
  • Accent nail: two coats of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls; then dots using Barry M Blood Orange and Barry M Mango
  • Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip

 

 

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Barry M Guava and Marry M Passion Fruit were sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

SpaRitual giveaway winners

The winners of my giveaway to win some SpaRitual polishes have been chosen.

SpaRitual has kindly sponsored the giveaway for my blog, and that of the three other blogers that I’ve been running this with. All four winners have each won a bottle of Delight, a bottle of Last Tango and a bottle of SpaRitual Multi-Tasker Base & Topcoat.

So congratulations go to …

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The winners have been notified and have 72 hours to respond so that their prizes can be delivered to them. I’m sorry if you’re not a winner, but thank you very much for entering, and there will be more giveaways on my blog again soon.