Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Neutral Manicure with Chunky Gold Glitter

I did an impromptu manicure this morning, using one of the oldest polishes in my collection:

Manicure using Revlon 013 'Sheer Innocence', and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear 'Set the Stage'
Back in the day, I really used to love Revlon's selection of sheer neutral polishes. I used to use them a lot for French manicures, or on their own for a subtle, polished look. I still have 'Sheer Nude - 004' (which used to be my absolute favourite), 'Sheer Blush - 005', 'Sheer Innocence - 013' and 'Sheer Cotton Candy -030', all of which I purchased approximately 10 (or perhaps even more) years ago.

'Sheer Nude - 004', 'Sheer Blush - 005', 'Sheer Innocence - 013' and 'Sheer Cotton Candy - 030'
My Revlon Sheer Neutral Polishes
Over the years, I've experimented with quite a few other brands of sheer neutral polishes, and these Revlon's have fallen out of regular rotation. I'm pleased to see that they have held up quite well over the years, and are still usable. The only thing is that they have become a bit more thin than I remember them being initially. I decided to use one of them, 'Sheer Innocence' to do today's quick and simple manicure, along with Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear 'Set the Stage'.

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear 'Set the Stage', and Revlon 'Sheer Innocence'
Polishes Used: 'Set the Stage', and 'Sheer Innocence'

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Nail Polish Declutter Project: Post #1

It's been a long time since I last updated this blog, so I'm really excited to post something new today! I had been really indulging in a lot of my other hobbies over the past several months (gardening, and cooking/baking in particular) so I haven't been able to keep up with my nail art. Sadly, I also have not been doing my nails as much during this time since both gardening, and food preparation are very tough on manicures, and I find it way easier to leave my nails bare when doing these activities frequently.

Today's post has been prompted by my recent decision to start to gradually declutter my nail polish collection. I've been taking out a few polishes here and there that I haven't been using, and have been finding new homes and owners for them among friends and family. I've decided to post swatches of some of the polishes that I needed to try on, in order to decide if I wanted to keep them or not.

Translucent purple nail polish with holographic glitter

Above, I've posted a swatch of a polish I bought at Ardene, called 'Wish'. It's a translucent purple polish, jam-packed with various sizes of holographic glitter. It's quite cute in the bottle, but I don't think the colour suits my skin tone. I tend to like my purples either much lighter, or much darker than this shade. I ended up giving this polish away.

Over the coming weeks and months, I hope to have a few more swatches to post as part of my 'Nail Polish Declutter Project', as I go through my polishes.  Well, that's all for today!