Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Ooh,which one shall I choose?

Nope, it's no good, I just couldn't decide which nail varnish to wear, so I wore them all!

 It all started with the arrival of the Make-up Revolution order.  I had to clear out some seriously old make-up (OK, I also have mum's Max Factor cover stick from the 1950's but that's vintage, right?).  I then turned my attention to the nail varnishes.  I have 13, unlucky for me as I only have ten digits I can reach at the mo.  Hence, fingernail painting!  I usually paint my toenails and leave my fingernails au natural.    I really only did this with the intention of finding out which colours I like and which are still OK to use. However, I think it looks great and have left it for a few days now.  The orange on my right index finger is a L'Oreal one I bought many years ago from my usual source, the Rag Market in the centre of Brum (a worthwhile place to visit for discounted brands!) and would have been no more than £1.50.
Here are the actual bottles, in the same order, I hope!

Left hand first, the first two are Boots brands, the middle one is Avon (and rubbish so will be going) and the two on the right are from the Rag Market, NYX and W7. 

Now the right hand.  I actually like all of these, although my least favourite is the middle one, a rather brassy gold Max Factor, from the market again.  From the left, and on my thumb, Avon, L'Oreal, Max Factor, then two Boots bought ones.

I didn't have room for these three!  The black Kate Spade one is a freebie from the front of a magazine last year.

Him indoors informs me that I should wear nail varnish more often as I, according to him, have the nails for it!  I can feel a trip to the market coming on as I really fancy something purple and maybe green now, no pinks though! Until I did this I had no idea how restricted my colour choices were. 

In case you were wondering about the fake flowers in the earlier nail varnish shots, they are stuck round the edge of a vaguely heart shaped mirror that was left in the house when I bought it.  I didn't want to throw it away so used some Poundland flowers to jazz it up a bit!

Whilst I was clearing out the old make-up, I also washed all my little home made cleaning cloths.  I stopped using cotton wool for make-up removal a few years ago, and instead cut up some face cloths which were surplus to requirements, and edged them. When they are used and they go in a net bag in the washing machine with the sheets or towels.  Looks a bit odd on the washing line!    

I'm back up to speed with my volunteering at the local charity shop and bought a few bits and pieces today, (and they fit!) so hopefully there will be a nice collection of goodies to show you all at the end of the month round up, and my summer wardrobe is coming along nicely!


  1. Your man is right - you have perfect nails, you should paint them more often! I do like having lots of colours to choose from, I must admit, and you can always pick them up cheaply on the market or in Poundland. xxxx

  2. Thank you, birthday girl! Yes, a visit to the Rag Market for more varnish is way overdue!! xxx

  3. Haha, I love this post :-)



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