06 February 2011

Today's nail: Nubar Knight's Armor

You've probably noticed a lack of nail polish posts lately. My nails are in terrible condition at the moment, for a variety of reasons, so while I grow the damage out I'm keeping them nubbin length which I don't think is particularly photogenic. But I've decided to expose my nubbins to the world today because look:

Black jelly base jam-packed full of chunky silver glitter - this is the glory of Nubar Knight's Armor. I love it! The jelly base is relatively sheer, and I used three coats to get to opaque, but there is so much glitter in there that it almost provides the opaqueness on its own!

Of course being full of glitter has one drawback - this was a pain in the patootie to remove. But worth it - so very worth it!

Knight's Armor is from last year's Fortress collection, which was based around greys. I love grey and black based polishes, so you know I'm going to be going to great lengths to get the rest of this collection.

I have a few more polishes I'm dying to show you, including some sparkliness from Color Club's Pardon My French collection, so I guess you'll be seeing more of the nubbins soon!

Your daily dose of pretty: Blue & orange twist drop necklace by (SF)2: glass + metal design on Supermarket

Apologies for being away for the last few days, my pretties. Eccentric English Boyfriend has been stricken with a kidney stone in the last few weeks, and on Wednesday he had an operation to have it removed. Much better out than in, obviously, but I'm a bit bummed that they used a laser to break up the stone because how awesome would it have been if he'd had it removed intact so that I could wear it in a glass vial on a chain around my neck? Don'tcha think? No?

Ok, moving along quickly because on second thoughts kidney stone pendants might never catch on ... here's a pendant made from glass that is lovely and not creepy (also, I'm so unappreciated in my own lifetime):

I love that it looks like a teeny lightbulb.

The blue & orange twist drop necklace is US$25.00 from (SF)2: glass + metal design on Supermarket, although it's currently out of stock.