Hi guys, welcome to the weekend! I don't know about you, but I am seriously looking forward to Doctor Who tonight! I'm gutted that I haven't had time to do any DW nails yet, but I may do some tonight when it's finished anyway : ) Before that though, I have this weeks installment of Fragrance Direct Friday. I'm sad to announce that next weekend will be the last one of these features for a little while, but don't worry, I will be doing a new, as yet un-named feature, with lots of bargain's from elsewhere around the web, in it's place.
Today I have 2 gorgeous Sally Hansen's to show you. This one is Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Brisk Blue. This is a gorgeous medium blue cream, that covers very well in 2 coats. I think 1 coat would actually be enough, if you can apply it very carefully. I didn't though, so I did 2 coats here with 1 coat of SV : ) I bought this for £1.49 here.
I decided to take these pictures in direct light instead of using my lightbox like I normally do. It is great, but I find that the shine is lost when I take my pictures in there which really annoys me. I may stick with this arrangement, but I'd love to know what you guys prefer.
I haven't gotten around to trying to stamp with this yet, but I think it will be good. I will be sitting down at some point to test a load of polishes for stamping anyway, so I'll try it out then. Naturally, I will be doing a post with the results for you guys too. Anyway, I like this polish, and don't really have anything like this shade in my stash, so this was a welcome addition.
The second polish I have to show you is from the Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoat range - this is Fractured Foil. I got this for 99p here. I know that a lot of people despise crackle polishes, but I'm not one of them. I don't love them but I don't hate them either. I know there are some people out there who love crackle though, so this is for you guys.
I've had this sitting in my untrieds for quite a while now, as I swatched it on a falsie when I first got it, and it looked kinda meh, so I left it unloved for a while. I layered 1 coat over Brisk Blue here, and waited for the crackle effect to finish. It still looked a little meh, but once I added a topcoat it really came to life. I ended up applying another layer once that was dry, as it seemed to eat the topcoat a little, but 2 was enough, and it was really shiny and sparkly again.
I like this combo a lot. With the silver and blue combo and the cracks it reminds me of a frozen lake. Pretty appropriate since it's almost Christmas December.
Anyway, that's it from me today, I will be back tomorrow with something for you. Not sure what exactly yet, but I'll have something. In the meantime, have a look at what the other British Nail Bloggers have been up to this week.