Tuesday, 2 September 2014

YOU SAY TOMATO, I SAY TOMATO

Hi everyone, tonight I have some tomato nail art which was inspired by this gorgeous Essence polish in Redvolution*. 
I used the polish as a base on all my nails and then used acrylic paint for the rest of the detail. 








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Monday, 1 September 2014

ONE STROKE BOW NAILS

Hey guys, today I have a quite post for you. 
I saw some one stroke bow nails on instagram and I knew I had to give them a try. I used Essence Dare It Nude* for a base and then purple and white acrylic paint for the bow before outlining it in black acrylic paint and then I ruined it by adding those 'creases' on the bow which ended up looking silly. 








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Sunday, 31 August 2014

KISS DRESS TO IMPRESS GEL NAIL WRAPS

Hey guys, a quick post before I head off to bed. I recently received these Gel Nail Wraps* from Kiss. 
These are the first Gel Nail Wraps on the market I believe and you can use an LED lamp to cure them so they last for 2 weeks and to remove them you just have to peel them off! 
I received the French Manicure wraps which aren't really my thing but I gave them a try. These have a funny texture, like a gel/rubber texture but they're still perfectly smooth. The sizes of these wraps are actually really great because I normally have trouble with wraps being the right size for my nails. They did crease a bit too much on my middle finger but otherwise they weren't that bad. 
For 2 weeks wear you need the top coat and the LED lamp, I didn't get these so can't review them. 
Overall these are a very good idea and perfect for those people who want a lovely gel manicure without having to pay too much at the salon but they can be a bit fiddly. 



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Saturday, 30 August 2014

THE BODY SHOP GREEN NAILS

Happy Saturday guys, how's your weekend going? I was supposed to be going to a family friends house today but instead I'm in bed ill, super! But that does mean I was able to get my Colors By Llarowe nail mail today so that's cheered me up :) 
Remember a few weeks ago when I posted the Press Release from The Body Shops new Colour Crush nail polish collection? Well the colour which stood out and got me most excited was The Body Shop Green*.
I have a review of 3 shades from the collection coming up soon but for today I'm giving you a sneaky peek at one of the colours and some nail art I created using this shade. 
I started with 2 coats of The Body Shop Green which is such a gorgeous and iconic colour with a perfect formula and a really lovely brush which means it's really easy to apply this polish neatly. 
On the middle finger I decided to paint on The Body Shop logo using white acrylic paint and I know it's not perfect but it's more difficult than it looks and I'm a little out of practice! 







  



This nail polish is available from the 9th of September in selected store and nationwide from the 16th of September.
I will have a full review of this polish and the other 2 up very soon and enjoy the rest of your weekend :) 

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Friday, 29 August 2014

ILLAMASQUA MELANGE

Happy Friday, Today sees the launch of the new Once collection from Illamasqua so today I'm going to show you my swatches of the stunning new nail polish* in the collection. This actually dropped through my post box yesterday and I was so excited I had to swatch it straight away. 
I'm always excited when Illamasqua release a new collection and they've been teasing us with this since the beginning of the month! 

“Once is the beauty of the burnished, eroded and erudite. A palette inspired by the gentle and exquisite point when a flower starts to fade and becomes impossibly beautiful in its complex decline. Combined with the subtle opulence of faded gilt layers that reveal themselves the more you blend and search. She is an incandescent moment, a poem alive and a light within a palette of decaying decadence.” – Alex Box, Creative Director

This polish is exactly what this whole collection is about, it fits in perfectly and is just so beautiful, I know this one will be a favourite with many!

Melange* is a dusty teal ( with a bit of jade) which is filled with similar gold/bronze shimmer and microflakies to Facet (which is one of my favourite Illamasqua polishes) It also has some purple micoflakes which sometimes look red. 
The formula is the perfect signature Illamasqua formula and this is only one coat! Yes, you guys know 99% of the time I use two coats well this polish simply did not need it ! 

Ok, that's the end of my rambling, enjoy all the pictures and scroll all the way to the bottom to see some pictures. 













Isn't this polish just stunning? 
Melange is being released today and you'll be able to get it from Illamasqua stores and online. 

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Thursday, 28 August 2014

GOSH STARDUST COLLECTION AW 14

Hey guys, I'm sorry for being a bit quiet here recently. I've been a bit busy and now I'm not feeling well, haha! But hey ho, never mind, today I have the new Autumn Collection from Gosh. 
They have a textured sticker on the lid so when I got these I thought they were texture polishes and my heart sunk a tiny bit but when I tried them out I was happy to see there's no texture in sight! 
There's a lot of pictures so grab a beverage of your choice and enjoy :)
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Saturday, 23 August 2014

RAINBOW CHEVRON NAIL VINYL TUTORIAL

Happy Saturday, how are you all?
Today I have another tutorial for you :) This is for the rainbow chevron nail art I posted yesterday. It's really easy to do but you just need a little bit of patience, so let's get cracking !
It's a little difficult to explain so I'd recommend looking at the pictures as they help explain the whole process.  

What you will need:
Base Coat
7 different coloured nail polishes (one's missing from the picture) I'm using the entire OPI Neon collection and Morgan Taylor Making Waves
Chevron Nail Vinyls, I'm using these from She Sells Seashells 
Tweezers 
Quick dry top coat (or regular top coat and a fair bit of patience) 

STEP 1 - Starting at the cuticle, paint 1/3 of your nail with the colour you want to be second in your overall design. (For a rainbow I'm doing orange first) It doesn't have to be neat 

STEP 2 - Paint the middle 2/3 of the nail with the colour you want to be 4th in your overall design. 
Paint the remaining top 1/3 of your nail with the colour you want to be 6th in your overall design. 
Then apply fast dry top coat

STEP 3 - Once it's all properly dry apply one chevron vinyl on top of each different colour like so

STEP 4 - Use your first and 3rd colour and paint either side of the vinyl.  

STEP 5 - Immediately remove the first vinyl to get a clean edge and the paint the other side of the 2nd vinyl like so  

STEP 6 - Immediately remove the 2nd nail vinyl and paint the other side of the final nail vinyl.  

STEP 7 - Immediately remove the final vinyl, wait a few minutes for the polish to dry and apply topcoat and you are done! 


Let me know if you try this out, feel free to email me a link or tweet me or share on instagram :) 



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