Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Current Crochet

Although I'm not blogging I am still keeping up with the things I used to blog about, so as well as still buying polish and painting my nails regularly I have been keeping up with my crochet too, obviously James has been helping me...
This is a baby blanket I made and as you can see from the picture above I finally got around to ordering the bits and pieces required to block things properly which has made a huge difference to the finished articles.

I've also made another baby blanket with the multicoloured yarn I bought a while back and posted about HERE.
It was pre blocking supplies which I am a bit annoyed about as I could have made those edges perfectly straight with my new goodies, but aside from that I think it turned out pretty well.

Finally another baby blanket, which is what I am working on currently, for some reason the photos refuse to load / post the right way, so tip your head to the side for the full 'right way up' effect.

I have acquired quite a lot of new yarn so I have a few ideas in the pipeline and I really must make the effort to get going on them, I'm running out of room to store the yearn so it needs to turn into something fast mostly so I can go out and buy more. ;)

Friday, 4 July 2014

Finally! An almost perfect cream coloured polish.

I'm interrupting my brief hiatus (if you can interrupt an interruption) from blogging to show you this cream polish I've bought recently and love.  Regular readers may remember that I have been on a quest to find the perfect cream coloured polish for some time now and never quite managed it, but now I think I might finally have got close.
The polish is a Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine, one of the new releases, Coconut.

The formula wasn't brilliant, I found it a bit streaky and it needed 3 coats to get it looking perfect but all was forgiven one I saw the colour of the dried polish, could it finally be the holy grail cream polish I have been hunting for?!!
It's maybe more of an off white or ivory than a true cream but it's close to what I have been picturing in my head so whatever colour it is, I like it!

It's lovely on it's own; a really fresh, crisp neutral of a colour and it's also great as a base for nail art or stamping, you can see my very speedy stamping attempt over it below.
I don't think I'll ever give up my mission to hunt down the perfect cream shade of polish, which currently seems to exist only in my head, but in the meantime Coconut is a worthy contender for the top spot.  Well done Barry M, you've made a cream obsessed nail blogger very happy.