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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Friday, 22 August 2014

OPI NEON RAINBOW CHEVRON NAILS

Hi guys, Happy Friday! We have a bank holiday weekend here in the UK which is lovely, I don't actually have any plans other than good food and good company! Do any of you have exciting plans? 
So I've seen these type of rainbow chevron nails on instagram and I knew I had to give them ago. For these I used the skinny chevron nail vinyls in this Variety pack from She Sells Seashells. I used all the polishes from the OPI Neon collection from this summer. The blue however was Morgan Taylor Making Waves. 
I have a tutorial on these and that'll probably be up tomorrow. 













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Monday, 18 August 2014

RASTA GRADIENT NAILS USING ESSENCE!

Hi guys, how was your Monday? Tonight I have a super fun and bright mani to share with you! 
This reminds of the Jamaican Rasta colours and I love it! I saw a gradient with these colours on instagram and made a mental note to try out the colour combo.
I used all Essence colours for the gradient from the cuticle to the tip I used Essence 170 Beijos De Brazil, 137 Wanna Be Your Sunshine*, 145 Flashy Pumpkin, 115 Redvolution* and 114 Femme Fatal*. 
I ended up with a bit of bald patched on my ring finger which is more obvious in the pictures than in real life. I still love it though and what makes a gradient even better? Black and white glitter :) So of course I added one coat of Lynnderella Connect the Dots (new version) which was a bit too dense and covered up more of the gradient than I would have liked but it's all gooood ;) 


  


And here's a few bonus pictures of the gradient without the glitter. 




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Sunday, 17 August 2014

ESSENCE DENIM EFFECT JEANS NAIL ART

Hey guys, 2 posts in one day? Wow that never happens here! So tonight I have a really pretty nail polish from Essence to show you. This is the Denim Effects polish in 07 Blue Jeaned*, a pretty blue with shimmer and a bit of texture. I used 2 coats of the Essence and it dried to a lovely semi-matte finish, I decided to use the Barry M Nail Art Pen in White to frame my nails with stitching.  








  



And here's a bonus picture of the nails with top coat. 


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THE BODY SHOP COLOUR CRUSH NAIL POLISH

 Hey guys, I hope your enjoying your weekend, I have something exciting to share with you today! 
You may have heard that The Body Shop will be releasing a new nail polish line with 24 new exciting colours in September along with a Sweet Almond Oil Nail Polish Remover which sounds lovely and nourishing and a Nail Art Pen which is actually a dotting tool which I also look forward to trying! Roll on September :) 


I don't know about you but I'm so excited for these! The Body Shop Green is the one I'm most looking forward to :) Which one are you excited for? 

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