Regular readers will know I’ve reported back on the E>One, a new IPL machine that aims to wipe out body hair for good. OK, I’ve lapsed a bit on doing a follow-up report on my first run of it (I can happily report the results so far are amazing!) but I promise you I will bring you the progress report so far.
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Alrighty… I don’t mind admitting that Marine Blue gave me a few headaches initially. And not just from the non Big-3 fumes. Or the fact that over one year of running this site, Barry M are still yet to acknowledge or reply to one single review, tweet or email from Sheenie and I.
Oh no. The reason this gave me a headache is because I would see it parked in my stash looking all pretty and glimmery and special, and then every time I reached for it, it just looked horrendous there on my naked nail. This is the sheerest of the sheer (as Garbage almost sang).
However, I hit on an answer. Instead of resenting a nail varnish for not being all opaque and lovely, use it for layering. Which I did. And my goodness, aren’t the results fabulous?
This is a couple of coats of Marine Blue over the Barielle Swizzle Stick from the other day. I think it is going to work better on a blue base coat than any other shade.
This absolutely gleams. It’s kind of runny, so thin coats work the best. Believe it or not, the strong blue flash this has reminds me of Illamasqua’s Prism, but this is very much a golden blue base colour rather than the white of Prism. Similar effect though but for a quarter of the price.
Once I had this on my hands, I couldn’t stop looking at it. This really is one of the most unique and pretty manicures I have done since starting the blog. It’s just so glossy and shiny and multifaceted.
I’m now rather sad that I ended up putting this off for a seriously long time. Ive had it for a year, since I got fed up with the meagre selection of Barry M polishes on offer in Boots and placed an online order.
Barry M…why don’t you stock your more exciting shades in the shops? I am sure anyone who’s anyone will have a bottle of Emerald Green / Red Glitter by now. Why am I even bothering asking the question? It’s not like they’ll answer…
Fatal Affair is a nail varnish I received in the swap that I did with Kelly from Vampy Varnish last summer. From 2008′s Poisoned Passion collection, Fatal Affair was one that I was extremely interested in from seeing other swatches of it. Unfortunately, Fatal Affair and I were not really destined to be friends.
Firstly, I found this extremely tricky to apply. This is the first Misa jelly I have experienced as the others (Stiletto and Dirty Sexy Money) were both creme polishes. Fatal Affair I found to be extremely runny, in an uncontrollable kind of fashion, with the result that I had to do more cleanup of this manicure than any other for a looooong time.
Not only was it runny and tricky to manage but it just pooled in the cuticles and the first coat still looked bald and patchy. Annoying! The other thing was that when I came to take it off, I had stained nails and cuticles and it took a couple of days (plus some scrubbing with acetone) to return my hands to a normal shade.
I’ve seen some awesome swatches of this polish, which were what sold me on it and convinced me I needed it in my collection. Unfortunately, unless you spend your life in bright bright sunshine, or under electric lighting, the inner magic of this polish rarely comes out to play. I was feeling very disappointed in it until I was sitting in a meeting room at work which has one glass wall, and the sun suddenly shone through it, making me realise that there was inner depth to this polish, but it only appeared once in the two days I wore it.
What I thought I was getting was a very dark blurple with purple shimmer. What I got was a sticky navy black which had a hint of purple goodness but this was pretty impossible to find. Such a shame as Fatal Affair is from an awesome collection and I feel a little let down.
I may try this again on a sunny day to see if the shimmer is more present, but to be honest, the application stressed me out so much that it might be a while before I feel brave enough to give it another go.