Saturday, 19 April 2014

BARRY M GELLY GRAPEFRUIT & HOLO GLEQUIN ACCENT

Hey guys, are you having a lovely Easter weekend? I've acquired lots of new nail polish in the past 2 days, I have loads of nail polishes my parents bought me from Spain and loads of new Barry M Gellys (check my instagram to see what I got). I have so much to play with but no time because I have so much revision to do :( 
Anyway I have a very simple mani for you today, very easy to do but I LOVE it ! I didn't want to take it off!
I applied 2 coats of Barry M Gelly in Grapefruit (which isn't as hot pink as my pictures show)  I then used silver holographic glequins to completely glequify the accent nail. 








Ah, love this so so much! It's really easy to do and I think it looks so cute :)
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I'll see you in my next post, stay fabulous guys !


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Friday, 18 April 2014

MORGAN TAYLOR ALL DOLLED UP

Hey guys, so my parents came back today with loads of nail polish for me :) 
I'm really tired so today I've just got a quick swatch to share with you. This is Morgan Taylor All Dolled up, it's a gorgeous pink with blue shimmer in it, it doesn't really show up in my pictures but it's there trust me!
The formula is perfect, I only needed 2 coats. 





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Thursday, 17 April 2014

ILNP NOSTALGIA & 18K GOLD LEAF

Hi everybody, hi Dr Nick  how are you all on this lovely Thursday? My parents are coming back from Barcelona tomorrow and they have a big haul for me :) I'm so excited! 
So I remember seeing this gorgeous mani  a while ago and I knew I had to recreate it, so I did, well not exactly but I wanted to apply some gold leaf to a multichrome. I used 3 coats of Ilnp Nostalgia and because my gold leaf wasn't accessible at the time I used Rococo 18K Gold Leaf Top Coat on top. 








I love the look of the gold leaf on top, I think it just looks so beautiful. I'm going to have to do this every time I wear a multichrome now, haha! You should definitely try it out too, you'll love it :)

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

3 COLOUR ILLAMASQUA GRADIENT & OPI PURE

Hi my friends, how are you all? I am exhausted so I'm not going to bore you with my nonsensical ramblings, instead I'll just show you pretty nails :)  
For these nails I started off with one coat of white polish, I then Illamasqua Force, Obsess and Muse for this 3 colour gradient. I then applied one coat of OPI Pure 18k White Gold Top Coat on top. I didn't apply top coat to this so it's not got a very shiny finish. 
This is not totally colour accurate but I lurve it ;)











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Monday, 14 April 2014

ILLAMASQUA PERSEID

Hey peeps, I hope your all having a great start to the week. I have a lot of revision to be getting on with but I am lacking motivation!

Anyway a while ago I treated myself to some Illamasqua's, among my little haul was Perseid. I saw this in the Illamasqua store at Christmas and it looked gorgeous in the bottle but when I saw the few swatches that popped up and the disappointed reviews I was turned off but it's really beautiful and I thought I might be able to make it look good so I got it. 

I've used two coats and the formula is ok, it does clump a little because of the glitter in it but it's not a big issue. It does dry quite gritty so I used 2 thick coats of Top Coat.

It's a deep purple base with silver and black holographic hex glitter, smaller holo silver glitter and green shimmer, so there's a lot going on! Unfortunately the base is too dark and overshadows most of the glitter, the ratio of base to glitter is also a bit too much so I decided to swipe the nail (once it had dried) with acetone to see if it looked any better. You can see those swatches further down. 








After a swipe of acetone, the glitter is more visible and it's a lot sparklier!







As you can see it does look better after a swipe of acetone but I can't be bothered with that to be honest. So yes, it was a great idea but it wasn't executed well which is why I am disappointed with this! I'll still keep it because I love Illamasqua and it's very unique but I wouldn't recommend you buy this!

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Sunday, 13 April 2014

10 NAIL ART DESIGNS USING OPI SHEER TINTS

Hey  guys, sorry there's been no post for a few days, I have been working on this mammoth post !

When I first saw the Sheer Tints by OPI I was not excited, but then when I started seeing swatches etc. I thought they could be really good for nail art so I desperately waited for these and rung Sally's many times and dropped in (several times) after a long day of uni with the hope that they might have them in. They got them in about 2 weeks ago, I posted my haul on instagram so follow me on there to see more of my hauls etc.

I've created 10 different nail art designs using the I'm Never Embarrassed (yellow), Be Magentale With Me (pink), Don't Violet Me Down (purple) and I Can Teal You Like Me (blue).

All of the polishes have the same formula as a half used Seche Vite Top Coat, ie. thick and undesirable. They bubble like crazy though which you will see in all the pictures below, but they are so much fun to play with. 

 There's a lot to get through so I'll just talk over how I created each look. 


Sit down, grab a cuppa and click read more to see all of the designs below :)



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Thursday, 10 April 2014

TEXTURED HEART PATCHES

Hey guys, so I'm about to sit and edit about 600 photos of 10-12 different nail art designs you can do with the OPI Sheer Tints, it's been a mammoth project and I can't wait to have to post up for you!
For todays nails I started off with two coats of OPI Big Apple Red, I then used white acrylic paint and drew the outline of the hearts, after that I used OPI Emotions and a dotting tool to fill in the shapes. After that had dried I drew small patchwork lines along the shape and that's it!







I love using textured polishes in nail art, actually that's the only way I wear them, haha! 

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