Friday, 10 February 2012

NOTD: Mirror Mirror Pink Delight

You might recall, a few weeks ago, I posted about Lena White's OPI Sale. And well, me being me, couldn't resist ordering myself a couple of bits and bobs for myself and others. One of the products that I picked up in the sale was their Nice Stems Mini Collection, for the bargain price of £5.50, and after having a little play around, I created this Nail of the Day, which I really, really love.

I took advantage of the snowy weather today, to take some photographs of my nails, in natural light against a snowy background and wearing my awesome gloves (okay, so the only person that thinks that they're awesome is probably me, but I love them so much!!)

It's not that I dislike pink per se, but I tend to find that it doesn't really suit me or doesn't look right. I have a bright pink, similar to this, by Rimmel that I just cannot get myself to like. And yet, I absolutely love this look more than words can express, and I've found myself looking at my nails....a lot! Sad, maybe.

What I used:

I used two polishes from the Nice Stems mini collection:

The photo for Be a Dahlia Won't You is absolutely awful, and definitely doesn't represent the true colour of the polish, which is really annoying. However, I genuinely think that the photos of the polish, on my nails is an excellent and true representation of the pink, so that's something :)

Be a Dahlia Won't You is an absolutely stunning rich pink (or Fuchsia!) colour, which a lovely shimmery effect. It looks gorgeous on it's own, and is definitely a "wow" kinda colour. It still amazes me how much I love this pink. It really is not my usual taste.

I Lily Love You is a pink glittery shade, very similar to Excuse Moi, from the Muppets Collection which I reviewed a few weeks ago. However, you might remember that on it's own, I didn't really feel that Excuse Moi looked that great, personally, but I Lily Love You is a really pretty colour alone, or as a top coat. What I love most about this polish is the fact that it's not quite like other glitter-based polishes. The sparkle comes in bigger sizes, that come across as foil. I don't know if it is foil, but the boyfriend described them as looking like mirrors, or a stain-glass window. The only problem with the larger glitters, is shown in the pictures of my nails, where you can see that the foil sometimes looks like tiny strips of sellotape that aren't stuck on properly, but I can assure you that they are.

Despite loving the two polishes together, I did feel that the glittery bits dulled the base polish a little, so I perked it up a bit with a basic clear top coat that gave the polish it shine back.

I picked these up in the Lena White sale last month, however, I checked and Collection is still available, for £11 each for the full-sized 15ml bottles, or £10.80 (reduced from £12.95) for the collection which includes both of these polishes, as well as Come to Poppy and Play the Peonies.

What do you think to my pink sparklers?
Did you hit the Lena White Sale? What did you get?


  1. I love this look - really pretty!x

    1. Thank you :) I agree, it is pretty and very not what I'd normally go for!

  2. I love the bright pink shade and mirror effects - so gorgeous! Also your gloves look really warm and cosy :)

    1. Thank you, yes the glitter and pink together look stunning :) And yes the gloves are definitely warm! Definitely needed them the other day brrr :)


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