Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Back to uni NOTD

I decided to paint my nails last night, which is actually pretty unusual for me! Once you see the picture you'll understand that I don't really have nails and my hands are a state... but I gave it a go anyway. I should have been getting my sleep but instead on a whim I picked out some suitably 'back to school' colours. Here in all their fluorescent and highlighter-esque glory are the shades I chose. At least my nails will coordinate with my notes!

Yes I did have a faff with the colours in that photo, but only because my hands were so damn pink. 

The colours I used were MUA shade 16, Collection 2000 shade 30 'Sherbert Lemon' 
and Barry M 'Mint Green.'

I used these with my steadfast No 7 base and top coats which were a gift quite a while back. Overall I found the coverage on the MUA polish a little thin but easy to apply in 2 coats. The Barry M polish is quite ancient but apart from being a little thicker than it was, is still totally wearable. Finally I've always had a bit of trouble getting application on the yellow right as it's pretty thin and patchy but it's a fun shade. This combination has actually held really well so far!

9 comments:

  1. my nails look just like yours. I never paint them and can't really afford the expense of having acrylics done every 3 weeks. do you bite yours? x

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    1. I try not to but I do quite often! I bite them less when they have polish on. I also chip nail polish loads when I do wear it so I can't imagine how I'd manage with acrylics.

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  2. lovely colors
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  4. pretty colours. i always like to have pretty nails i think once you start it gets quite addictive!
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  5. I love those colos :)
    mua cosmetics are really cute!!

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    1. I really like how bright the pink is!x

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