Sunday, 10 February 2013

Weekly Nail: Sparkle Grey


I've been wanting to pull out Ulta3 Earl Grey for a while now since swatching my nail polish collection. I thought it might be a little boring on it's own, so I decided to pair it with Australis' Crystal Colour Top Coat after rediscovering it after seeing it on MaterialGurl88. Earl Grey is one of the best Ulta3 polishes I own. It's opaque in 2 thin coats, and it applies really nicely and smooth, which is great because I haven't used a polish like that in a while. I think it's the perfect grey colour. Australis' Crystal Top Coat is a great flakie polish. It can be a bit gloopy (I've had it for a while now so maybe that's why) and you need 3 coats to get a really good coverage of flakes. It takes a while to dry and because of that it ended up quite bumpy looking.
I managed to go a whole day wearing this without any chipping, which is pretty good for my nails. They did chip a bit when I did body pump this morning, but not badly enough that a little touch up couldn't get them looking new again.


This weekend I did a lot of trip planning with my boyfriend. We booked a place to stay in London when we arrive in the UK and decided what we'd do that day (yes, we're seriously that prepared). I also went out and bought a huge suitcase that's bright blue, and then spent wayyyy too much money on a cute travel diary, a pen with anchor and boats and ships all over it, and monthly diary from Kiki K. They're cute so hopefully I end up using them and not wasting my money. This is also the first year I haven't been able to buy stationary for school (that was always my favourite part about going back to school!) and I got a little upset when I saw stationary being sold everywhere last month, so I guess this is a little pick me up, hehe.

What are you wearing on your nails at the moment?

9 comments:

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  2. Is that your foot with the tattoo? I have two celtic butterflies across the tops of my feet :o)

    I love adding glitter to my nail polish, love sparkle larkles lol......

    www.matillysthisnthat.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Yep, my foot! I love tattoos :D
      Glitters always a great (an easy) way to make a manicure a bit more interesting.

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  3. This is such a cool combo! I don't own any grey nail polish but I think I may pick up earl grey :)

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  4. The flakie cover looks great over the grey really nice :)
    thanks for linking me (:

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    1. It's surprising how many colours the flakie polish looks nice with! Pairing it with pastels looks almost as nice as putting it over black I think.
      No problem :)

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  5. pretty! I love how all the glitters look like different colours :)

    Steph // fun size beauty

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    1. Thanks! I love the different colours too :)

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