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Old 04-05-2011, 15:25
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Might have mentioned this here before somewhere. But I have 2 purple colors, both Laura Paige ones I think, that whenever I've used, they've left my nails stained yellow. This is despite using a base coat too. I'm thinking that it may be a pigment in the color, reacting to my nails. It's a shame really as they are both gorgeous colors.

Kinda like the glittery stuff too much, lol and also just a natural clear polish, just to give my nails a nice shine to them.
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Old 05-05-2011, 19:13
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I am so glad other people share my passion for nail varnish!!
I got rid of a lot of mine years ago, but am slowly building up a collection all over again! Im mostly favouring the pastel shades at the moment, and I agree with others with the Rimmel 60 second brand...they are fab! I've got the Barry M Instant Nail Effects polish that cracks and breaks, I think it looks awesome. Where I live, there is nowhere to go to shop for Barry M products sadly though!!
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Old 05-05-2011, 20:57
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I liked the crackle polish too.

I just picked up 2 new ones today. Rimmel Pro Finish in Ultra Violet which is a sort of bright, non shimmer candy coloured lilac/violet, and a suede coloured one from Tesco. Lighter than I usually wear but fun for summer.
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Old 05-05-2011, 21:39
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Having reread the thread I remembered the wee skull stickers. Tried Superdug but no joy. I'll try another branch next time I'm in town.

SophStar I love BarryM's crackle polish but don't like the ordinary polish, I find it runny and difficult to apply. I put on 4 coats of the white in above pic to get an even finish!

The suede coloured one I mentioned above is actually more of a mushroom shade with a slight pinky tone. I haven't tried it yet.

Take pics everyone, I want to see your polish!
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Old 05-05-2011, 21:45
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Having reread the thread I remembered the wee skull stickers. Tried Superdug but no joy. I'll try another branch next time I'm in town.

SophStar I love BarryM's crackle polish but don't like the ordinary polish, I find it runny and difficult to apply. I put on 4 coats of the white in above pic to get an even finish!

The suede coloured one I mentioned above is actually more of a mushroom shade with a slight pinky tone. I haven't tried it yet.

Take pics everyone, I want to see your polish!
You will find problems with most whites, and yellows, they're notorious for being rubbish to apply!
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Old 05-05-2011, 21:47
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If I host pictures on my website to post here do any of you want to look at my remaining stock from Diamond Cosmetics? I need rid of it due to imminent house move and it cluttering up my house! 1.00 a bottle (plus postage)?
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Old 05-05-2011, 22:26
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Having reread the thread I remembered the wee skull stickers. Tried Superdug but no joy. I'll try another branch next time I'm in town.

SophStar I love BarryM's crackle polish but don't like the ordinary polish, I find it runny and difficult to apply. I put on 4 coats of the white in above pic to get an even finish!

The suede coloured one I mentioned above is actually more of a mushroom shade with a slight pinky tone. I haven't tried it yet.

Take pics everyone, I want to see your polish!
I always take photos now! Of everything from lunch to the cat to my shoes and my nails. Nail pics go here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ginger_...th/5687565447/

I bought Barry M Mushroom the other day, which I am wearing today. I can't decide if I like it or not - it looks quite classy and subtle, which I don't think is me. I got two compliments about it at work today, and two comments that it didn't suit me at all, so I don't know. I haven't taken a photo yet though.

If I host pictures on my website to post here do any of you want to look at my remaining stock from Diamond Cosmetics? I need rid of it due to imminent house move and it cluttering up my house! 1.00 a bottle (plus postage)?
Nooooooooooo! I must not buy any more, must not! It can't hurt to look though, can it?
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Old 05-05-2011, 22:33
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Go for it mrs b!

I had a look at yours Elanor, fab! You know I already follow your lunchboxes! I know what you mean about wearing shades you're not used to. I feel the same about the mushroom. It looks good on other folk, don't know if it's me though! I do like the violet in my pic above though, despite it being much lighter than I usually wear. Or maybe I just like the bling I added.
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Old 05-05-2011, 22:40
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Go for it mrs b!

I had a look at yours Elanor, fab! You know I already follow your lunchboxes! I know what you mean about wearing shades you're not used to. I feel the same about the mushroom. It looks good on other folk, don't know if it's me though! I do like the violet in my pic above though, despite it being much lighter than I usually wear. Or maybe I just like the bling I added.
That lilac does look really pretty, especially with the glam! Hm.. lilac is a colour I haven't got at all... I wonder...

At the moment I'm trying to talk myself out of buying Opi's Y'all Come Back Now Ya Hear - I've already got Barry M Orange, and they look very similar, but still... it's so tempting!
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Old 05-05-2011, 23:35
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I love purple! This is much lighter than my others but I quite like how it's a kind of candy colour instead of a shimmery one. I usually wear black, deep reds, purples or blues.

I vote you get lilac, seeing as you don't have any and you already have an orange!

I love this thread. Great fun to chat with other polish addicts!
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Old 06-05-2011, 17:40
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Actually it turns out I do have a lilac! Barry M Berry Ice Cream, which I really like, even though it makes my hands look a bit dead.

Today I found a fancy shop in my town, just round the corner from work, with a whole load of China Glaze and Opi varnishes! I got so excited that I had to buy China Glaze Solar Flare (giant gold blingy hexagonal glitter in a clear varnish) and Ruby Pumps (omg! dark red with reddy pink glitter which shines like a crazy thing!) Both look amazing, I can't wait to try them on properly. I also got some fancypants peppermint cuticule oil which smells AMAZING.

So that makes 56. Oh dear.
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Old 07-05-2011, 12:05
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even though it makes my hands look a bit dead.
Bwahaha!

Mind and get pics when you try the new ones!
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Old 07-05-2011, 14:18
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Bwahaha!

Mind and get pics when you try the new ones!
Oh I will, don't worry! I've got the Ruby Pumps on now, omg it looks FABULOUS.
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Old 07-05-2011, 16:17
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Oh I will, don't worry! I've got the Ruby Pumps on now, omg it looks FABULOUS.
I have a bottle of Ruby Pumps but wasn't at all impressed with it!
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Old 07-05-2011, 17:28
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I have a bottle of Ruby Pumps but wasn't at all impressed with it!
Really? Why not? I love how shimmery it is in the light. I only put it on this morning though, so I don't know how well it will last.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ginger_...in/photostream

And here is the other day's Mushroom:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ginger_...in/photostream
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Old 08-05-2011, 13:11
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Ooooh...those are nice. Lovel love love the Ruby Pumps!
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Old 08-05-2011, 22:12
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Really? Why not? I love how shimmery it is in the light. I only put it on this morning though, so I don't know how well it will last.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ginger_...in/photostream

And here is the other day's Mushroom:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ginger_...in/photostream
I don't know, it just wan't shiny! Seemed to be really dull and sheer. I tried it over black and over red but neither really helped. Maybe it's a dud bottle. Barry M red glitter is far, far better.
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Old 09-05-2011, 20:57
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I don't know, it just wan't shiny! Seemed to be really dull and sheer. I tried it over black and over red but neither really helped. Maybe it's a dud bottle. Barry M red glitter is far, far better.
I like Barry M Red Glitter too, but I found it chipped quite badly.

Maybe it helps to have a good topcoat with Ruby Pumps, I found it made it really shiny, especially in the sun.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ginger_...7625906268881/

I did my toes all gold today:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ginger_...7625906268881/
China Glaze 2030 (which looks cool but is really hard to put on and get smooth, it seems to come out really lumpy!) and then China Glaze Solar Flare on top.
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Old 10-05-2011, 16:42
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I have quite a few, I became a bit obsessive when I started a new job where nail varnish was allowed! However, I probably only use 2-3 of them most of the time. My faves are Rimmel 60 Seconds or Nails Inc.
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Old 10-05-2011, 18:02
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Here's the Solar Flare on my fingers:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ginger_elanor/5707087223/
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Old 10-05-2011, 21:22
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Glad to see that I'm not alone

I paint my nails a different colour pretty much everyday I guess it reflects how exciting my life is! My favourite is Berry M in Shocking Pink, but at the moment I'm wearing 17 in Amaretto a lot.
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Old 10-05-2011, 23:12
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Now that I do like. Definitely one for a party that is.
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Old 11-05-2011, 17:19
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You have a problem when...like me...you see a colour in the shop, buy it because you MUST have it...then realise you have 1 or 2 of the EXACT shame colour and brand already at home...it's just that you buy so, so many that you can't remember if you've bought it already or not.

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Old 13-05-2011, 18:10
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You have a problem when...like me...you see a colour in the shop, buy it because you MUST have it...then realise you have 1 or 2 of the EXACT shame colour and brand already at home...it's just that you buy so, so many that you can't remember if you've bought it already or not.

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Ok, I'm now up to 59! Today I bought Opi's Tickle My France-y (pale nudey pinky-beige colour) and Opi silver shatter.

And what's REALLY worrying - I've put all my nail varnishes in a spreadsheet so that I can keep track of them all. That's really bad isn't it?
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Old 14-05-2011, 12:29
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Opi's Tickle My France-y looks nice, that's the sort of shade I was looking for when I bought the mushroomy shade. It's called Barbara Daly's Whimsy. I'm not keen on it on me so if anyone wants a freebie PM me. Bought it about a week ago and only used it once.
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