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Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Leighton Denny So LA - "Zeger!"

Hi 

This week I chose another LD colour, So LA is a kind of raspberry colour.  The application was spot on, which is what I expect from LD polishes, much better than the Bubblegum colour of his that I wore last week, though in Bubblegum's defence the mani lasted a whole 8 days with no chipping whatsoever, I was going to leave it and see how many days I keep it chip free for but I couldn't!  I needed to change, just didn't feel right not doing my nails! Anyways, So LA ....  It went on a dream with excellent coverage with just the one coat.  Upon reflection I should have used two coats as there is still visible nail line with just one, but as I always do some kind of art I though I would be fine with just the one coat.

I then decided that lovely as the colour is I needed a little bit of bling so added one coat of China Glaze Golden Enchantment.  This makes the colour so lively, I am having a serious sparkle addiction at the moment!  In the sun, (which we still aren't seeing much of in good old UK), Golden Enchantment is soooo gorgeous, tiny sparks of all colours jumping around on my nails.  It's very distracting you know!  I have been beeped at traffic lights for not paying attention to the change of lights because I'm too busy looking at my own "lights" dancing on my nails!

Finally I decided to go with a "Zeger" print!  I am calling it Zeger as I thought I had done quite a good job of zebra stripes, showed my daughter and she said "oh it looks a bit like a cross between a zebra and a tiger", so I  went off to ask my lovely hubby what he thought of my latest creation, he also said the same so I guess I need a little more practice with the zebra stripes!  The main thing is that I like them so shall be keeping them for now!


One coat of So LA




One coat of So LA with one coat of China Glaze Golden Enchantment





All topped off with "Zeger" print!

As always I used OPI Nail Envy as my base and Seche Vite as my topcoat.

Thanks for reading, have a lovely week

Julie xx

Monday, 11 July 2011

Leighton Denny Bubblegum with Leopard Print

Hi everyone!

Not been about much just lately, I had a lovely week away, just me and hubby.  First time we have ever been away without our daughters (daughters are 21,19 and 17 in case you were thinking "child abuse"!) and it was absolute bliss!! Back to work now though and something like 48 weeks until our next holiday!  Yes I know I'm sad to be counting the weeks already but I just love holidays!

This week I have used Leighton Denny's Bubblegum for the main colour of my mani.  I have several of his polishes and am usually quite happy with them but this one...... I love the colour but the consistency is pants in my opinion!  It's quite gloopy and is a right bitch to paint.  First coat was very patchy ( I know this is usually the case with a first coat but not usually with Mr L D's polishes),  second coat rectified patchiness but my God, brush marks galore and it bubbled!  Anyways, I like the colour so I have decided to leave it on and do a bit of leopard print on the tips.  I love anything leopard print!

As always I have used my usual OPI Nail Envy base and finished off with the fantasic Seche Vite.




The first picture shows the colour almost exactly as it is in real life.  I hope the pictures are ok as I took them on my mobile phone, too lazy to go upstairs and fetch my camera!

Have a lovely week everyone and thanks for reading

Julie xx