My latest lucky dip from Nails Inc arrived yesterday! As I mentioned in my previous blog, I was worried about getting the same as last time after a lot of other people had this problem, but luckily I didn’t. However, I did notice on the invoice it says ‘May 12,’ so Nails Inc have used the left over lucky dips, and I think they should have stated that they’d be doing that. On to the polishes, the polishes seem to have a very autumnal colour scheme about them, and they aren’t usually colours I’d gravitate towards, but that’s what I like about lucky dips, trying new things and maybe finding something you love.
All of the swatches shown are without top coat.
Brooklyn is one of three polishes inspired by the tv series ‘Mad Men’ and is a pearly nude, which has a purple-ish shimmer (seen in the third picture). Brooklyn needed three coats, but it dried quickly, with a glossy finish.
Fitzmaurice Place is a hot pink with a gold shimmer, it applied really well and I only needed two coats. It dried quickly with a glossy finish.
Madison Avenue is another polish from the Mad Men collection, a very deep forest green. Madison Avenue only needed two coats and dried quickly with a glossy finish. This definitely isn’t a colour I’d usually go for, but it’s a nice alternative to black. I’d like to see what it looked like with Electric Lane over the top.
Portland Place is gorgeous shade of teal, which only needed two coats. It dried quickly with a glossy finish.
Victoria Gate is possibly my favourite from the lucky dip, a lovely plum colour, which only needed two coats.
Westchester is the third and final polish from the Mad Men collection, and is a dark glossy red.
Yesterday, I went to Sunderland to take part in the ‘Biggest Team Photo’ at the Stadium of Light. Anyone who had bought the new Adidas home shirt could take part, then the players came and sat in the stand, to make it a massive team photo. I’m looking forward to seeing the photo in a couple of weeks after being freezing when it was being taken! Here are a couple of pictures I took as the players arrived;
I also got to meet some of the players afterwards (if anyone can recommend any software that could unblur these photos a little I’d appreciate it!)
Louis Saha and Stephane Sessegnon