Monday, 13 February 2012

NOTD: Black and Gold

In the February Feel Unique Beauty Box I received a bottle of Leighton Denny Nail Colour in the shade “Steel Appeal”, which is a dark, inky grey with a slight shimmer. It’s quite an extreme colour for me as I’m used to wearing pinks and reds; whenever I do venture over the dark side I tend to still play it safe with purples


Still, I decided to give it a go to see if my mind would change once I had actually applied it. I have to say I dont really like the brush with this polish; it's a little too floppy and the shape is all wrong. The consistency on the other hand (no pun intended) is superb, it goes on evenly and gloop-free and dries to a perfectly smooth finish. I've applied two coats and the colour has come out really dark and deep. 


To be honest I still wasn't really feeling this colour, it seems kind of corporate! I remembered that I had a bottle of OPI Gold Shatter Nail Laquer which I had received in the December Joliebox Beauty Box. 


At the time I received it, I had been wearing a pale pink nail polish so just applied the gold shatter over the top - it looked dreadful. I remember thinking at the time that it would look so much better over a darker shade of nail polish but I never got round to trying it. Time to test the theory...


Sadly artificial light doesn't show the shatter effect as well as it looks in real life, but the lack of decent daylight in these winter months is beating me and my daylight photos didn't turn out too well. On the plus side though the artificial light really highlights the glistening gleam of the glitter in the gold polish. 


I really like the effect of the gold shatter over this inky dark shade, it's a real statement look. It's clearly not the sort of look I can wear to work, but I think it will look really good for a night out. I've been taking to wearing a lot of head to toe black and styling it up with gold accessories, so really I've just extended my favourite look to my nails.

What do you think? 




30 comments:

  1. The black looks so pretty with the gold shatter coat layered over it :) x

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    1. Thank you! I like how it twinkles in the light x

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  2. love your nails,my kinda look x

    your new header is gorgeous Sian x

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  3. I love this! It looks great! xx

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  4. I really like the LD polish anyway, and usually don't care much for crackles, but it does look fantastic with that gold over the top! x

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    1. I don't normally like crackles either, I wouldn't have bought it but since I had it in the Joliebox thought I should try it ;) xx

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  5. This is such a gorgeous combo. X

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  6. i really, really LOVE your blog hun! it's lovely and i'm happy to have found it today! keep up the great posts, because i'll be coming back for more! hehe

    newest follower! ♥

    hugs, xo!
    *My Blog* BARBIE-BOMBSHELL.BLOGSPOT.COM

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    1. Thank you hun I have checked yours out too :) xx

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  7. i like this look!!! normally im not a fan of the shatter effect nail varnishes but the gold is subtle and looks nice over the black! :)

    thanks for the follow... ive only been blogging a few days sooooo much appriciated!!!
    p.s. love your page :)


    http://girl-with-a-golden-touch.blogspot.com/

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    1. I'm not usually a fan of them either to be honest! Haha xx

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  8. lovely nail combo

    thanks for visiting my blog, hope you return soon ;-)

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  9. Ooooh I never knew gold shatter nail polishes existed, it's actuallt the first time I see one! Love the look!

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    1. Oh really! I thought I was the last to try it out :) xx

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  10. Oooo, this looks so pretty! I need to get this gold crackle! x

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  11. This is such a classic look t the moment! Loving the gold crackle. Fab blog! Following on bloglovin and GFC! looking forward to your future posts xx

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    1. Thank you hun! I have checked yours out too :) xx

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  12. I adore the black and gold together!!!! Note to self:must try stat!
    XO Lori
    http://lorilynn-alittlesliceofspecial.blogspot.com/

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  13. That looks really pretty... which I'm happy about as I bought this for my sister in law as part of her birthday present x

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  14. I LOVE this nail varnish effect !! Anything with black is a win with me..

    HELen

    pierrelecat

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