Parcel Swap Delivery

I love swapping!

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I’m sorry for the awful picture 😦

I received a parcel yesterday. I swapped all of this for some handmade jewellery with a girl in a makeup group on Facebook. I am giving some of it away to another friend, but when I get round to using what is left, i’ll have plenty for reviews!

Maybe we could get Lucy in some too…

George

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Nail That Colour – Mary Quite Contrary

As George will tell you i’m more of a natural beauty than showcasing stocks of Rimmel coral red lipstick and MaxFactor eye shadow, much to my mums dismay! But I am an avid fan of nail varnish, and recently have been buying them just for the name.

I first noticed a couple of weeks ago, both in my Elle issue and walking through Boots, that the names of the nail colour attracted me more than the colour. For instance – Mary Quite Contrary and Round and Round the Garden are names christened by Rimmel, and I doth my hat to them (maybe borrow George’s hat, or just bow in my Coast dress). Mary is a dusky lavender, and Round and Round the Garden is a timid chalk green (the little sibling of the powerful and bold emerald).

I took them and immediately hunted for Mary’s nail colleagues. Ring a Ring O’ Roses, Ethereal, Little Bo Peep and Funtime Fuchsia. Little Bo Peep literally I just had to have – could not stop smiling! I was very tempted to have Pulsating and Pompous just because I laughed out loud!

I may sneakily wear Mary to work… no one will notice not like i’m wearing Pulsating, or Red Carpet……… Seriously, go to your nearest Boots and indulge!

Lucyxx

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Mary Quite Contrary

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Round And Round The Garden

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Ring O Roses

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Ethereal

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Little Bo Peep

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Funtime Fuschia

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Pulsating

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Pompous

Review – Elegant Touch Limited Edition Union Jack Nails – Funky Betty

Here’s my nails from last Wednesday –

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I can’t wear a whole set of false nails.  It makes my nails feel like they are being pulled off upwards.  It doesn’t matter how they are put on, what brand, glue, sticky tabs, anything, they all feel slightly painful to wear.  They are also a bit of a novelty for me, as I was a horrible, compulsive, persistent nail biter until some time last year.  I still bite my nails, but between stretches of non – biting.  I tend to put one on, having never worn a whole set for longer than half an hour.  It’s a bit different…

So, I spotted these false nails in my local Discount UK (as ever… did you expect it to be Boots?), I thought 99p wasn’t too much to splash out on them.

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These Elegant Touch false nails are meant to be a limited edition range of Union Jack designs, this one being called Funky Betty.  The exact design can be purchased from Paint Nails for £3.03, down from £7.10.  The original Union Jack design can be purchased from Boots for £6.45.  Ninety nine pence.  Not bad, eh?  The box comes with 24 nails, of nine different sizes, and a tube of ‘pink gel glue’.  It just smelt like normal nail glue.  Supergluey.  The pink was a tint more than anything.  According to their length guide, which consists of five different sizes, these are the second shortest ones, ‘short’ length nails.

I put one on Tuesday evening.  The photo above was Wednesday morning on the way to college.  I’d managed to keep it on overnight!  The varnish i’m wearing with it is Rimmel Lasting Finish No. 500, Disco Ball.  I like clear glitter varnish, it doesn’t show the chips quite as badly.

I kept the nail on until Thursday night, when after going to band practice, the pub, and carrying a bass to and from Birmingham on public transport, it weakened at the sides and started to make crackly noises.  I took it off to replace it later.  The glue had held well, I think.  I don’t know how long these things are meant to last, but I think it did good.

I did put another one on, but I don’t think I used enough glue.  It fell off within a day.  I think I need to get the knack of it.

I love them.  I think I need to buy a few more, because this could become a fun new obsession! I’m not sure if I would spend £7 on them, but for a few quid spare change, they are well worth it. People at college even noticed!