Sunday, June 24, 2012

NOTD: When Tony Met Kiko

Currently listening to: The Sun by Maroon 5

 Good morning girls!

Did you miss me?  I missed you!  But I hope you enjoyed all the guest posts that were featured on my blog during the past few weeks.  Once again, thanks to all the lovely ladies who helped me out with them.

I came back from Amsterdam on Monday at midnight and went straight back to work on Tuesday so evenings have been spent catching up with your blogs, unpacking, and tidying my study room now that I can finally hide all my exam notes and textbooks in a cupboard.  Out of sight out of mind ;-)

I had thought that once I came back I'd get straight back into painting my nails and sharing my manicures with you.  Unfortunately, that hasn't gone to plan.  I cut my nails about a month ago because they were getting too long for me to use my calculator (!) and I couldn't risk failing my exams because of arithmetical errors.  Plus, I thought that while I was studying it would be better for me not to be distracted by nail polish.  And, as an added bonus, I also thought a few weeks without polish would help to improve the condition of my nails.  Wrong!  Without polish, they have just deteriorated, so much so that I had to cut them again a few days ago.  They're too short to paint now.  So I don't know what to do, in terms of this blog.  In the meantime, here's the manicure I wore for my flight to Amsterdam:
 

This manicure features two coats of Kiko 332, a deep Cadbury's chocolate shade of purple, and a coat of Tony Moly purple glitter.

 

The first time I wore this Tony Moly polish, I layered it over Barry M Berry Ice Cream, which you can see here, but this time I thought I'd try it over a darker shade.


I think the glitter polish does alter the colour of the Kiko polish slightly but I just love how vibrant the different colours of glitter are.


What do you think of this manicure girls?

Bye for now,
Laura

28 comments:

  1. OHMG, that Kiko is an instant lemming - wow it's gorgeous - with and without the glitter!
    Welcome back!

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    1. Thank you! It's good to be back :-) I haven't used that Kiko polish much but it is beautiful!

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  2. Hope you had a nice holiday! :) I love the design that you wore, it's so cute.

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  3. Love the combo!!!! Isn't it funny how non polish lovers say that polish ruins your nails? I was recently in hospital and couldn't wear polish for 2 weeks and it ruined my nails - they all started peeling and I had to cut them all down. Haven't had any nail issues before that for over 2 years! Suck on that all you polishe haters!!!!! xxxxxx

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    1. It's awful isn't it?! I definitely think polish protects my nails.

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  4. Glad to see you blogging again and this combo is perfect, so nice!

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  5. now i'm in love with Tony Moly purple glitter, lol



    Tony Moly purple glitter

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    1. I don't blame you, it's one of my favourite polishes :-)

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  6. It looks fantastic with that glitter! I hope you had a great time in Amsterdam. I'd like to go back there some day :)

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    1. Glad you like it :-) I had a great time, thank you. Maybe I'll share some photos soon.

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  7. Great manicure! I'm sorry you had to cut your nails :(
    Maybe you should try some nail hardeners to repair them...

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    1. Thanks :-) I've been wearing OPI Nail Envy but it doesn't seem to be having any effect yet... :-(

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  8. ohhh yes, this shade of KIKO is beautiful. I was lucky enough to try it from a friend...looks amazing with the glitter polish.

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    1. Thank you :-) I don't think I've seen this Kiko shade on any blogs before

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  9. what a beautiful mani,
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    1. Welcome Vendy :-) Thank you for following.

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  10. Amazing combo!
    P.S. Of course we missed you ;)

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  11. That KIKO is one gorgeous color! Sorry I let you down and didn't do a guest post for you! Hope you don;t hate me!

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    1. That's okay. Maybe another time.

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  12. These look great! Love the Kiko polish' colour :)

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