How has your week been? It’s nearly Friday which is good because a) there’s no work and b) I don’t have to drive anywhere. Cars and I haven’t been getting on this week. Firstly, I managed to break off a clamp on part of the anti roll bar on my car and now it’s clangs when I go over bumps and around corners. My answer to this problem would be to just turn the radio up but that’s not a suitable solution, apparently. I don’t know who or what an anti roll bar is but Mr Eeeek said it was important as it stops the car from being a ship. Not quite sure what he meant by that but all I do know is that while it’s broken, I can’t use the car for long journeys. This leads me to my second car issue of the week ! Because of my broken car, I had to use one of the work pool cars today and it took me 5 mins of driving around the car park to realise that I kept stalling because I was trying to pull off in 3rd gear…sigh.
Anyhoo! I ventured into TK Maxx the other day on the hunt for polish and what did I find? A bottle of O.P.I Pure 18k white gold top coat (part of their Mariah Carey range) ! I’ve been eyeing this and the gold one for a while but couldn’t really justify £30 a bottle (not when I keep breaking cars) but I managed to pick it up for the princely sum of…. Wait for it…. £12.99! SCORE! That’s less than half price!
I also grabbed the following two Seches for £2.99 each and two Orlys, also for £2.99 (I’ll cover those in another post) Bargains were had!
So today’s mani is a bit of a mashup of my TK Maxx haul and it has a slightly Moroccan feel to it. Goodness knows why,I’ve never been to Morocco?!
For this I used:
- Seche ‘Audacious’ (Pink base colour) 1 coat
- Seche ‘ Takes Chances (Purple gradient)
- O.P.I Pure 18k White gold top coat
- Pueen plate 65
- Essie ‘ As Good as Gold’ (stamping)
- Seche Vite
I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again, I’m loving the Pueen plates! The images are just so crisp! Pure is just gorgeous; application was great with just the right amount of gold flakie goodness going onto the nail. As it’s white gold and silver you’d think it would be silver in colour but it’s just got the slightest gold hint to it which is why paired it up Essie’s Good as Gold as that’s quite a pale gold too.
As for the Seche polishes; I can’t really comment on how the lilac one ‘Takes Chances’ performs as I only sponged it on but Audacious was pretty good. Highly pigmented (which does worry me a little that it might be one hell of a stainer…) coverage was rather impressive and definitely opaque after one coat so I’d out money on this being a stamper too!
That’s all for today guys!
See you all soon!