Sunday, 5 December 2010

Mushroom nails

I haven't used nail polish for ages- mostly as I couldn't be bothered and I get annoyed when it chips after a day. However I saw an amazing colour by Barry M- this brand is famous for it's use of colour and it's not too expensive- my nail varnish was around £3.99 I think. Anyway, I got the colour 'Mushroom', it's a lovely brown colour, and so much cheaper than the one Chanel brought out- that sells on ebay for £50 +!

I tend to find that Barry M polishes chip quite easily, and I only had this one on for a day when it started to flake off. I also bought a top coat- Rimmel Pro Matte Finish, this gives your nails a really cool matte look, it's really interesting to watch it turn matte as it dries. So far I have had no chips at all, although I did apply 2 coats, but so far it seems like a great product- it also makes your nails very smooth. It was about £4.99 I think, but it will last for ages as quite a lot comes out on the brush and I only had to dip it back in once while painting both hands. The brush is quite short and wide- it makes coating your nails very easy- it would be nice if all brushes were like this, the Barry M ones are long and thin and I found it difficult to cover my nails in only 3 strokes.

Mushroom. Excuse the rubbish picture quality

Rimmel Pro Matte Finish- seen on top of Mushroom

I will definitely be using the matte polish on my other nail varnishes- I think red or black will look great, but I also have a gray polish to try on my feet with the matte coat on top- the possibilities! I think I may make the effort in future to try out new colours and paint my nails more often. My mac eyeliner ran out the other day too, and I had to buy a really cheap Collection 2000 one to keep me going as I cannot afford the £12 plus shipping for a new mac one. I used to use the cheap one all the time as a teenager and it used to be really good, but they may have changed the formula as now it's rubbish- it takes about 3 coats to look thick, whereas mac takes one. You certainly get what you pay for, I may have to look for another one- Natural Collection have cheap makeup, but their products are really good so I might look there. And my mascara is running out arhghhh, definitely asking for makeup for Christmas, maybe a big box of mac products? Haaa.

I also took a couple more pictures using Hipstamatic on my phone, just throwing these in at the end for fun:

Cath Kidston mug- holds so much tea!

very well used Topshop ballet pumps


Sorry if any of these appeared before, my brain is frazzled by my dissertation, two chapters of which have to be written in the next 2 weeks...eeeeek! Sometimes I hate work.



  1. love the nail polish colour and hope that you get all your work doen x

  2. aww thank you! I hope I do too, major stress is not good! X