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Old 13-02-2013, 20:49
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Oh my! Good luck with that! I couldn't do it, you obviously have amazing willpower!! *bows down to your skills*
Yeah, I'm not sure I have the will power yet...it's the first day and I just seem to be doing nothing but looking at varnish and nail art vids...must...not...give into....itchy....fingers
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Old 13-02-2013, 23:18
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Yeah, I'm not sure I have the will power yet...it's the first day and I just seem to be doing nothing but looking at varnish and nail art vids...must...not...give into....itchy....fingers
I'm sure you'll do great! Good luck and keep us updated
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:31
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wow, I did not know this thread existed. I maybe here a lot...

On the subject of Royal Mail, I ordered some from Oz end of Jan - took a week to arrive and no problems with Royal Mail - And I see on FB another US Indie stockist company has had some UK customers, who received their varnishes fine over the last 2 weeks.. I guess its hit and miss if yours get x-rayed or not.

I'm quite worried I buy most of my varnish online and didn't know about the internal UK crackdown, makes me wonder if I should splurge before June... ,stop reading nail blogs..., or pray that shops in the UK up their game...

The poster who is looking for sheer jellies, American Apparel (indeed!) have a range that look good for glitter. There is a coral and a kind of cherry red but no hot pink...looks like a nice range..
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Old 15-02-2013, 19:19
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wow, I did not know this thread existed. I maybe here a lot...

On the subject of Royal Mail, I ordered some from Oz end of Jan - took a week to arrive and no problems with Royal Mail - And I see on FB another US Indie stockist company has had some UK customers, who received their varnishes fine over the last 2 weeks.. I guess its hit and miss if yours get x-rayed or not.

I'm quite worried I buy most of my varnish online and didn't know about the internal UK crackdown, makes me wonder if I should splurge before June... ,stop reading nail blogs..., or pray that shops in the UK up their game...

The poster who is looking for sheer jellies, American Apparel (indeed!) have a range that look good for glitter. There is a coral and a kind of cherry red but no hot pink...looks like a nice range..

Oooh, I'd forgotten American Apparel! I saw them for the first time in Selfridges just before Chistmas, and yes, they had lots of jellies! Well done ninjablossom.

Today I'm wearing red holo from Brazil!
http://elanorsnails.blogspot.co.uk/2...o-surreal.html
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Old 15-02-2013, 20:19
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Oooh, I'd forgotten American Apparel! I saw them for the first time in Selfridges just before Chistmas, and yes, they had lots of jellies! Well done ninjablossom.

Today I'm wearing red holo from Brazil!
http://elanorsnails.blogspot.co.uk/2...o-surreal.html
So pretty must resist the temptation...
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Old 16-02-2013, 19:58
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Ooh that's nice. Right girls. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to help me track down a polish I spotted a while back and forgot to save the name. D'oh! It's a dark purple or blue base I think, with a holo effect that reminded me of spilt oil.
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Old 16-02-2013, 21:03
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Ooh that's nice. Right girls. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to help me track down a polish I spotted a while back and forgot to save the name. D'oh! It's a dark purple or blue base I think, with a holo effect that reminded me of spilt oil.
The two that first come to my mind are Nails Inc's Franklins Row, or 'Petrol in Water' by Andrea Fulerton (can be found in Superdrug)..?
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Old 16-02-2013, 22:06
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Thanks, I found it (Sally Hansen's Nail Prisms in Garnet Lapis) but it seems it's discontinued. Petrol in Water looks nice, might have to check that out.
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Old 16-02-2013, 23:35
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Thanks, I found it (Sally Hansen's Nail Prisms in Garnet Lapis) but it seems it's discontinued. Petrol in Water looks nice, might have to check that out.
Sorry to mini-hijack but I have to say that's the best forum name ever
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Old 16-02-2013, 23:44
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Sorry to mini-hijack but I have to say that's the best forum name ever
Hee! Cheers.
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Old 17-02-2013, 00:15
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Thanks, I found it (Sally Hansen's Nail Prisms in Garnet Lapis) but it seems it's discontinued. Petrol in Water looks nice, might have to check that out.
Ooh that is very nice! I did a google search just now and found a blog post by our very own Elanor Shame you can't seem to get it anymore though.
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Old 17-02-2013, 08:55
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I did notice this thread some time ago, but re-noticing it yesterday did lead me to count my nail polishes. 89 plus 3 currently on order from Avon.

I have to say though I often find myself admiring nail polishes in the shops and then have to start wondering if I already have something similar. It does keep me in check to a certain extent.
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Old 17-02-2013, 10:50
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Ooh that's nice. Right girls. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to help me track down a polish I spotted a while back and forgot to save the name. D'oh! It's a dark purple or blue base I think, with a holo effect that reminded me of spilt oil.
Thanks, I found it (Sally Hansen's Nail Prisms in Garnet Lapis) but it seems it's discontinued. Petrol in Water looks nice, might have to check that out.
Ooh that is very nice! I did a google search just now and found a blog post by our very own Elanor Shame you can't seem to get it anymore though.
Haha!

Yes, the Sally Hansen Prisms... ah (They're duochromes, not holos though, by the way). Garnet Lapis is fab, really nice. Very watery though, you need about a million coats. I've got quite a few posts about that range: http://elanorsnails.blogspot.co.uk/s.../Nail%20Prisms

There are a few similar ones around these days, as others have pointed out. Not as obvious in the duochrome, but still pretty, and the blue to purple switch is the most common I think. Rimmel do a range of them now, as do 17, as well as Nails inc, so they might be easier to find and check out for you.
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Old 17-02-2013, 15:02
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Yeah, it was on your blog I first saw it...I couldn't remember whether it was a holo or vhrome or the name, just that I liked it! Silly moo! I identified it by going through your blog on the off chance and there it was, so thanks!

Time to go shopping I reckon.
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Old 17-02-2013, 15:26
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It's also worth checking out bargain pound shops and market hall type places - my friend found 20-30 different SH Prisms in her local one, that's how come I have so many.
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Old 17-02-2013, 18:54
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I found some prisms in a bargain shop near me for 99p each I now have seven, two are the same shade but are slightly different. I was so excited when I saw them haha.
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Old 17-02-2013, 19:58
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WAAAAH! Thanks for the tip. I'll have a look next time I'm in town. I'm in rural Scotland and work locally so I don't go into town that often.

On a plus note my nails are pretty awesome just now. After wrecking them all lugging boxes and furniture in a flittin' just before Christmas, they're looking good now. Thank Gods for Nail Envy! Just treated them to a couple of coats of Rimmel's Green with Envy. I'm not usually a big fan of greens but I was feeling uninspired and needing something a bit different.
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Old 17-02-2013, 21:00
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well since giving up the varnish for Lent I've developed a weird habit of putting my fingers in my mouth..I don't actually bite my nails off but they do make contact with the teeth..I can also confirm hand food does NOT taste as good as it smells
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Old 18-02-2013, 02:27
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well since giving up the varnish for Lent I've developed a weird habit of putting my fingers in my mouth..I don't actually bite my nails off but they do make contact with the teeth..I can also confirm hand food does NOT taste as good as it smells
Haha! I learnt that the other day!
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Old 18-02-2013, 02:28
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I'm moving my polish from one place to another tomorrow, so I have to put them all in a box to move them. I've decided to count then as I put them in the box.....I'm very nervous!
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Old 18-02-2013, 20:32
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I'm moving my polish from one place to another tomorrow, so I have to put them all in a box to move them. I've decided to count then as I put them in the box.....I'm very nervous!
counting is a bad bad idea. I counted mine. I had 76 and the first thought that entered my mind was ''i'll stop when I get to a 100'' NOT that I have too many, not that I should sell some... no, just an instinct to buy more (and I have ordered more)
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Old 18-02-2013, 20:35
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COunting is one thing. When you have a spreadsheet, that's when you need to worry. In fact, when your spreadsheet has three separate worksheets within it, then you REALLY need to worry.
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Old 18-02-2013, 20:41
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counting is a bad bad idea. I counted mine. I had 76 and the first thought that entered my mind was ''i'll stop when I get to a 100'' NOT that I have too many, not that I should sell some... no, just an instinct to buy more (and I have ordered more)
I just finished counting and now I wish I had seen this first, I wish I hadn't!
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Old 18-02-2013, 20:42
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COunting is one thing. When you have a spreadsheet, that's when you need to worry. In fact, when your spreadsheet has three separate worksheets within it, then you REALLY need to worry.
I'm really restraining myself from having a spreadsheet, I think it could be slippery slope for me! & WOW! THREE worksheets! That's very impressive!
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Old 18-02-2013, 20:48
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I find a spreadsheet essential! I do love a spreadsheet though. Nail varnish isn't the only part of my life on a spreadsheet.

Come on then, what's the total? Mine is 223 standard polishes, plus 37 different base/topcoats/quickdrying things/nail art pens and so on.
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