Posts tagged Miners

NOTW: Nail Jewellery

This is the Nails Inc Nail Jewellery I bought a few weeks ago for the wedding I went to, layered over Miners Plum.  When I wore they Nail Jewellery for the wedding I absolutely loved it but I didn’t like this colour combination quite as much.  I also found that way too much of the Nail Jewellery came out of the bottle this time making it much harder to apply and not leaving much room in my nails to see the underneath colour. Next time I use this polish I will be more careful and make sure I only apply a thin layer!  Who else has tried the Nail Jewellery?


NOTW: Skittles

This week has been super busy what with moving to Aberdeen and trying to get the flat sorted!  Here is a really quick NOTW for you and I promise I will get around to writing some more posts this weekend!

I wanted to try out the Models Own Indian Ocean over a few different colour but even after wearing them for five days or so, I can’t choose my favourite!  The blue colour really shows up the pink shimmer well but I actually loved Indian Ocean over the pinks as well.

The colours I used were:

No7 Stay Perfect Stand Back

elf Purple Dream

Miners Plum

a pale pink Nails Inc with no name – I think I got it from free with a magazine!

Which combination is your favourite?


NOTW: Crackle

Last week I bought two crackle polishes from 17 as part of the three for two offer in Boots.  I don’t own any other crackle polishes so this is the first time I’ve ever used it and I managed to make a bit of a mess.  The one I’m wearing this week (over Miners Plum) doesn’t have a name but is a black crackle with gold glitter.  I’m not sure if all crackle polishes are the same but this one seems quite thick and gloopy and I don’t think I ended up applying the right amount to get good crackles!  On some nails it didn’t seem to crackle very well at all!  I love the shine this polish has in the light from the glitter but my nails don’t look great up close – I think I’ll get better at applying crackle polish with practice though!  I took these photos on the second day of wearing the polish and there was already some tip wear which was a little disappointing.

What do you think of the colour?  Is there a special way to use crackle polish that I’m missing?!


NOTW: Leopard Print

I realise that I’m pretty late to the leopard print bandwagon but here’s my attempt just the same!  I’m not entirely sure I like the colour combination but I’m quite impressed that I managed to get the spots looking as neat as they do, although next time I’d like to get the spots a little smaller.  My left hand isn’t as neat as the right (I’m left handed!) but I think with practice I’ll get better……

If you’re interested, the colour I’ve used are Nail Inc Warwick Avenue for the base with Miners Plum and No7 Stay Perfect Stand Back for the spots.

It seems like recently I’ve mainly been posting NOTWs so I’ll do my best to find the time to get some more interesting posts written up – who’d have thought I’d have so much work to do in my final year!!!!


NOTW: Butterflies

For my nails this week I have used a Miners polish called Plum with some Body Collection stickers.  They were really quick and easy to do.  What do you think?


Miners Nail Colour – London’s Calling

Here’s another of the nail polishes from Miners.  This one is called London’s Calling and on the website it’s described as a mushroom hue although I think it looks a bit too grey to be called mushroom.

This one was a bit runny when I applied it and it did need two coats to make sure it was properly opaque.  For £2.99 though it’s definitley worth the money and I really like the colour!


Miners Nail Colour

Over the last year or so I’ve stopped wearing pink nail varnishes as I’ve just got a bit bored of them.  That was until I found this lovely nail polish by Miners.  The shade is called plum which I’d have thought would be a purple colour but you can see that’s not the case!

The colour is a bit darker than pinks I’ve owned in the past and actually looks quite purple in some lights.  I love how much the colour stands out as well as the glossy finish.  In this photo I’m wearing two coats but it was opaque after just one coat so you could easily get away with just wearing one – I always apply two coats of nail varnish as I tend to chip my nails really easily!

If you want to try out this nail vanish, you can buy it online for £2.99.


Miners Dip & Define Eye Powder

I’m not sure about these new Miners Dip and Define eyeshadows.  They are loose powder eyeshadows in metallic colours which come with a spring applicator – the range has 6 different colours.  I found them quite hard to apply neatly and ended up getting glitter in my eye at one point!  The colours look good and intense once a few coats have been applied.  However, I found that the colour didn’t stay put for more than a few hours and it also creased quite badly.  They are great value at just £3.49 each but I wouldn’t recommend them as an eyeshadow to wear all day.

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