Being In The Pink

I absolutely love the Polished by KPT thermals, and Being In The Pink is my favourite so far! I love that it transitions between two completely different colours, compared to the others that I own (other than Blood As Thick As Gold which I’m yet to swatch.)

Being In The Pink has a scattered holo, and when warm is a hot pink, changing to a deep purple when cold. The formula was a little thick, so I used a few drops of polish thinner, but I’d much rather a polish was too thick than too thin! I particularly loved this polish when washing my hands in places (if they had no hot water!) because then the heat of the warm hand dryers made some pretty patterns on my nails whilst my hands were drying! (I’m very easily amused!)  My pictures show three coats with one coat of HK Girl.




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Polished by KPT is available at Rainbow Connection.

Lyndsey 🙂


Life In Pink

Hello everyone, I’m back!

I was originally going to get back to blogging a couple of weeks ago, but I broke one of my nails, so I wanted to let it grow a little. I also got a new light box! So over the last few days I’ve been swatching like crazy, trying to get caught up with all the new polish I have!

First up, Polished By KPT – Life In Pink, which is a limited edition polish, inspired by two October birthstones, pink tourmaline (when cold) and opal (when warm.) When warm, the colour is very sheer, so I wore two coats over two coats of Barry M Nude, followed by a coat of HK Girl.








Lyndsey 🙂

Kelvin Bleu

Yesterday I posted my derby day nails, and mentioned that I expected us to be hammered by Newcastle. The players decided to prove me wrong and won 2-1! It’s only October, but we’ve had a pretty abysmal season so far, having only won one point from eight games, so when it came to the derby, I’d pretty much accepted defeat before the game even started. At least that way, I’d avoided a week of sleepless nights and pre match nerves! Supporting Sunderland really can drive you crazy at times with all the ups and (mainly) downs, but days like yesterday (and the game back in April) really do make all the heartache seem worth it.

Sunderland went 1-0 up just 5 minutes into the game, with a close range header from Steven Fletcher. Newcastle equalised just before the hour mark when Debuchy bundled the ball past Keiren Westwood from close range. Then the magic moment. 84th minute. Free kick taken quickly by Steven Fletcher inside his own half, passed to Ki, forward to Jack Colback who found Altidore, quick pass to Fabio Borini, who then found the top corner of the net with an absolute screamer!



John O’Shea then decided to provide us with a last minute heart stopping moment with a dodgy back header which nearly went over the top of Westwood, but he just managed to back peddle in time!

Anyway, on to my nails for anyone who comes here to see them, rather than read about football!

Kelvin Bleu was one of the Polished by KPT polishes I’d pre-ordered from Rainbow Connection, and it was the one I was most looking forward to getting. Kelvin Bleu is a thermal polish, with a scattered holo, that is light blue when warm, and a gorgeous deep blue when cold. I used three coats, with one coat of HK Girl. Unfortunately my camera struggled to pick up the warm colour, so the best ones I have are couple of poor photos that I snapped with my iPhone.


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Lyndsey 🙂


A few weeks ago Rainbow Connection had a pre-order for Polished by KPT, and this was one of the three I snapped up straight away. Plumeria is a gorgeous scattered holographic polish that shifts from clear to magenta. I had a lot of fun watching this polish change! I used three coats, with no topcoat.






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Have you tried any Polished by KPT? Do you like thermal polish?

Lyndsey 🙂

Teal It Like It Is

I’m going to start this post with a bit of a rant! I’ve been loaded with cold for the past couple of days, so I was looking forward to my ASOS delivery – two of the Barry M Royal Glitter collection. Unfortunately, as soon as I retrieved the box from the safe place the courier had left it, I knew at least one of the bottles had smashed as it had leaked through the box. I opened it to find both of the bottles smashed, and polish everywhere, and it stank! Unbelievably, ASOS had put both bottles in a reasonably large box, with just a piece of those large plastic air bubble things (I have no idea what it’s called.) So because the bottles had no protection around them individually, they’d smashed against each other and broken. Surely common sense would tell you that two glass bottles, in a box, would move around a bit, and would smash against each other! The same thing happened with the last polish I bought from ASOS too, Ladbroke Grove, but because it was the only one in the box, it survived. When ASOS sent the replacements, they were also unwrapped, so I’m amazed it didn’t happen again.


Anyway! On to my nails. I was looking forward to talking about the Barry M Royal Glitters, but they’ll have to wait! So here is another from Rainbow Connection, Teal It Like It Is, by Liquid Sky Lacquer. Teal It Like It Is is a thermal scattered holo polish, which is teal when it’s cold,  and light blue when it’s warm. So for me, who usually has freezing cold hands, they were almost always bright teal.  To show off the change I had to stick my hands under the hot tap, and then dip the tips into cold water.

The formula was great, my pictures show three coats, with one coat of HK Girl top coat.





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Lyndsey 🙂