Sore throat, earache, aches and pains.

That’s me today.

I am hoping that I’ll feel better tomorrow as I have tickets for Bonanafana and I’m getting my hair done and everything. In fact Flamingo Amy is supposed to be setting my hair for me tonight, so I’m hoping against hope I’ll feel better later today. Mind over matter and all that….

In the mean time while I lounge around looking wan and pathetic in a Victorian maiden kind of way I thought I’d share a recent purchase with you.

The red nails inc polish I got free with a bottle of diet coke back in May has finally died the death, gone gloopy and impossible to use so into the bin it went and off I went in search of a new retro red to adorn my finger nails with.  After several years (exaggeration alert!) hanging around the nail polish counters in Boots I saw a display for the Boots No.7 75th Anniversary range, loved the packaging, and impulsively picked up a bottle of “40s Starlet Stockings”

The 75th Anniversary range has been out for a while, but this is the first time I’ve seen it in my local store. There’s a range of lip glosses, eyeshadows and nail polishes, all with the same vintage style packaging, with a shade for each decade from the 40s to the 00s.

The starlet stockings nail polish is a retro red, but with a slightly coral/orange undertone. I wasn’t sure about it at first but it’s really grown on me, much softer than a bright red and easier to wear.

The polish goes on really smoothly and dries quick enough that I won’t smudge it as I appear to be incapable of sitting still for more than 5 minutes at a time. I also think it’s fairly reasonably priced at £6.75, not exactly a budget price, but for a decent nail polish it’s not bad.

The Boots 75th Anniversary range is available online and in Boots Stores. It’s also 3 for 2 at the moment, so stock up!