Monday, 29 July 2013

I'm Back in Ireland!

Hey everyone!

I'm so sorry for the lack of posts recently. As you know, I was in London for a course the last few weeks and so I just didn't have the time to post anything new. Between classes, travelling and sight-seeing, I was always so exhausted by the time I came home. But I'm back now and I should be updating regularly again (that's Mondays and Thursdays guys, so keep checking back on those days).

I didn't do much shopping in London to be honest, but what I did buy was mostly nail stuff. I have this habit of checking the beauty section of any TK Maxx I spot, and the ones in London where no exception. They had Nails Inc. sets, O.P.I. mini sets, Essie sets, everything. My cousin had to practically drag me away from the nail polish section at one point.

I did manage to restrain myself and only bought one O.P.I. set, the Outrageous Neons minis. This pack came with a white base coat, four neon colours (three really, purple is not a neon) and a top coat.

The only one I actually used when I was in the UK was the yellow, so lets start with that. The shade is called Ridiculously Yellow and is my second favourite of the four. I first applied the base coat they gave me, which didn't actually end well. It wouldn't apply properly, the formula was just terrible. So I took that off and used my white NYC polish instead. I'm pretty sure I used 2 coats of that, but I'm not 100% sure. After the white dried, I applied two coats of the yellow, as was instructed on the back of the box. Then I applied one coat of the top coat, which is really necessary as the colours turn kind of matte after they dry. It was the most neon-ish polish of the four (it's actually brighter, the camera doesn't quite capture it):

I would have to say my favourite was the pink. I absolutely loved the colour (again, it's brighter than the picture shows). The purple one was nice enough but it wasn't neon. It also reminded me of my purple Collection polish (I think the shade is called Retro). The orange was nice enough too (I'm sorry, my nails are a state in that pic)

The set cost £9.99 and I'd say it would cost about €12.99 here.

Just a little something random, here's a pic of the ice cream nails I did for my cousin. While we were looking at one of the stalls of the monthly market in her area, the stall owner suddenly went 'Oh my God, your nails!' to which my cousin hastily replied 'She did them! She has a blog!', pointing at me.Oh, Annaya, you're such a cutie!

That's all folks! Check back on Thursday, I'll either have a post about nail art up or a post showing my nail polish collection. If you have any preference for Thursdays post, leave a comment below!

Until then, 


  1. Replies
    1. It's a pretty colour, but it doesn't really belong in this set. Collection's 'Retro' is a very similar shade, and it's a lot cheaper!