Sunday, 30 June 2013


Hey guys, sorry this wasn't posted yesterday but honestly this weekend has been crazy! 
Anywho let's get straight into it shall we. 

What you will need

Base Coat
Yellow polish for the minions (I'm using Butter London Jasper)
Black & White acrylic paint/nail polish
Silver nail polish/acrylic paint
Brown nail polish/acrylic paint (not pictured)
Fine nail art brush
Top Coat

STEP 1 - After base coat apply your yellow polish 

STEP 2 - Paint on 2 small black lines at the edge of your nail 

STEP 3 - Using your silver colour paint on a circle between the 2 coat black lines. 

STEP 4 - Paint on 2 very small vertical lines where the silver circle meets the 2 black lines 

STEP 5 - Paint on a semi circle using the white in the centre of the silver circle 

STEP 6 - Using your brown, draw on a smaller semicircle in the centre of the white semi circle you've drawn.

STEP 7 - Draw a small black dot in the brown semi circle 

STEP 8 - Next draw on a thin black line for the mouth or alternatively you can draw on a different smile like I've done  

STEP 9 - Finally top coat the design to seal it all in.  

Okey dokey, that's that then, simple ! Do give it a try and share with me if you do ! 
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Good afternoon guys, how's your weekend going? Ok this is a really quick post to remind you guys that Google Reader is retiring tonight so just to make sure we don't fall out of touch go ahead and follow me on bloglovin or whatever your preferred reader is. I personally really like bloglovin and I'm not sure of any others so if you guys know of any then let me know in the comments ! You can import all your blogs from Google Reader really easily here
 Also be sure to follow me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook where I will link to each new post here, just head on over to the Contact Me page for all the links ! 

So that's all for now guys, I'll be posting again tonight so look out for that a little later on 
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Friday, 28 June 2013


Hey everyone! So today Despicable Me 2 comes out here and I had planned to watch it tomorrow but something has come up this weekend and I can't now :(
  Anyway these nails were highly requested by my littlest brother, lol ! He loves the minions and has been asking me to paint them on my nails for ages, and it's been on my to do list and with the release of the second movie this weekend I thought it was the perfect time, so here are some Despicable Me nails for you !
I used 3 coats of Butter London Jasper and then painted on the rest of the details with acrylic paint and Barry M Silver Foil. I've also created a tutorial for you guys so you can recreate this design, but I think I'll post that tomorrow for you ! 

I didn't have room to paint on the overalls or the hair on them all, but apart from that I think they're pretty cute ! What do you guys think? Are you going to watch the movie this weekend?
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Thursday, 27 June 2013


Hey guys, are you looking forward to the weekend? I may be taking my little brothers to watch Despicable Me 2 this weekend because *ahem* they really want to watch it. Other than that I'm just going to be cleaning the house with my momma, what are your plans? 
Anyway these is one of those manis that looked really lovely in real life but the photos turned out rubbish, this was the only usable one really, I wasn't actually going to post it but I thought hey I might as well because I liked it! 
So this is one coat of China Glaze Cranberry Flame which is a gorgeous colour ! I then used Essence Copperize Me for the glitter gradient. I love how you can see all the pretty colours in Copperize Me this way! 

Ok guys, see you in the next post!

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Tuesday, 25 June 2013


Hey guys, hows your week started? I have spent most of today painting my nails and trying out different techniques and designs, some of which you'll see soon :) 

So I felt like painting something different to the regular one stroke flowers etc. which is how this design was born. 
I started off with 2 coats of Catrice Sold Out Forever (please don't ask me which version this is because there are quite a few and I find it slightly frustrating!) Then I used 2 blue acrylic paints, one dark blue and one lighter blue, then I just kinda pressed down on the brush so the bristles spread out on the nail and rotated to form a circle shape. I then outlined the flowers with some black acrylic paint and added some white dots in the center before finishing it all off with topcoat. 
What do you guys think? The technique is quite easy but it takes a little bit of practice which you can see I need lol!

This is dodgy hand pose but I included it because you can see the difference between the 2 blues in the flowers a bit more clearly. 

See you in the next post then guys, take care :)

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Sunday, 23 June 2013


Hey guys, how's your weekend been? It's been a long day today, glad it's over! I'm so happy to be able to sit, drink some lovely tea and blog :) My vault is overflowing so there will probably be a post every day for a little while! 
Anywho, these nails for some reason remind me of Princess Jasmine, don't ask me why though, lol !
So I started off with 2/3 coats of OPI What's With The Cattitude? I then used OPI Teenage Dream for the glitter gradient before topcoating it all ! 

Simples, right ? What do you guys think, do you love glitter gradient like me? 

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Friday, 21 June 2013


I am so glad it's Friday, it has been a really crazy busy day today and I'm so glad I don't have anything to do tomorrow! So, this morning I had to go into town for some stuff, I ended up walking around for about 4 hours in a pair of boots which completely destroyed my feet, and I hardly bought anything! Then I had to go to work and it was really busy today and then when I got home I had half an hour to get ready and then I headed out one of friends wedding (well it's not actually the wedding day today, because it's an Asian wedding, it takes place over 3 days) I couldn't even wear my gorgeous heels :( 
Anywho I got home about an hour ago and am so glad to put my feet up, ouch! So let's get onto the nails, here's a quick flakie gradient I did a while ago, this is two coats of Kiko 335 and then I used Zoya Chloe for the gradient. It was quite a subtle effect in real life and it looks a bit brighter in these photos than in real life.

So what do you guys think about flakie gradients? 

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Thursday, 20 June 2013


 About a month or so ago I asked you guys if you'd like to see a page on this blog where I would showcase your recreations of my mani's and the feedback was very positive, so very soon I will be creating a new page here on Nail Loopy where I will feature your recreations of my mani's! 

So basically, if you've ever recreated any of my manis (doesn't matter how long ago it was) please share them with me so you can featured on the new page. 

If you posted the picture online please leave a link in the comments below or email me, tweet me, pm me on facebook etc. If you haven't posted the picture online then just email me the picture along with your name and that's it! 

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Wednesday, 19 June 2013


Hi guys, and a big warm hello to all my new followers :) How are you all ? I am finally free, yaay so I can finally start painting my nails again and posting for you guys ! SO now I'm free what am i going to be doing today? Relaxing, sleeping, watching tv, reading blogs? No, today I undertaking the enormous task of cleaning my room, like seriously there are papers everywhere in my room and I still haven't unpacked my suitcase :o Lol, so yeah that's what I'll be doing, what are you guys up to today ? 

Lets talk nails now, for this glitter gradient I did 2 coats of Jesse's Girl Fashion Friday from their JulieG line ages ago, then used Sally Hansen Rockstar Pink for the gradient (click here to see the tutorial) 
This looked super cute in real life, like I think this is my favorite glitter gradient ever!!

I have something exciting coming very soon so keep your eye out for that!
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Saturday, 8 June 2013


Can you guess the word? Leave your answers in the comments below

2 coats of Sally Hansen Whirlwind White, all other detail is with a black gel pen. 

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Monday, 3 June 2013


So it's haul time again, I hope you enjoy these posts , it's a great way for me to keep a quick record of my latest purchases !
I won't talk too much I'll just get straight into it!

Nails Inc Glitter Bomb Collection, you can see swatches here
L-R Fernshaw Road, Rosemoor Street, Lavender Close, Paulton's Square

Some blog sale purchases
 L-R, Barry M Gelly - Plum, Gosh Highschool Flirt, Gosh Tilted Blue, Essie Bangle Jangle, Nails Inc Albert Square, Accessorize Aztec.

Some Korean polishes from Ebay
L-R, The Face Shop Vanilla Sugar Yogurt, Etude House Pink Prism Sweet Bon Bon

Maybelline Color Show Polka Dots 
L-R: Rainforest Canopy x2, Chalk Dust, Shooting Stars

OPI Germany mini's

OPI - Oz the Great and Powerful mini's

OPI - Euro Centrale
L-R: Polka dot com, Suzi's Hungary Again, Can't Find My Czechbook, Vant To Bite My Neck?

More Blog Sale polishes
L-R: Orly Miss Conduct, Orly Gumdrop, Essie Leading Lady, Butter London Artful Dodger

CLARINS 230 !!!!

I'm having a bit of a love affair with Illamasqua recently which is how I explain the following:

L-R Scarab, Phallic, Gamma, Viridian

L-R, Loella, Force, Jan, Radium, Vice, Faux Pas

L-R: Grab, Kink, Collide

L-R: OPI Lights of Emerald City, Which is Witch?, When Monkey's Fly

L-R : OPI Ink, Guy Meets Gal-Veston, Swimsuit ... Nailed it!

L-R : OPI - Whats with the Cattitude?, Pink Friday, Don't Talk Bach to me, I Eat Mainly Lobster

Now comes my haul from Turkey 

First I hit up the Flormar store and I think I did quite well, I haven't put the numbers up but if you'd like to know the numbers of any of these then let me know !

Then I went to a Drugstore called Cosmo City where I found the following:

Golden Rose Jolly Jewels

Then I got the following Essence polishes from Cosmo City and 2 different Gratis Stores. To be honest I would have bought all the Essence polishes but at this point I was worried about how many polishes there would be in my luggage, last thing I want is for them to destroy my pretties ! 
They were only 2.5 Turkish Lira which is about 90p !!

L-R: Cafe Ole, Modern Romance, That's What I Mint, Absolutely Blue

L-R : Lol, Let's get lost, The boy next door

L-R: Breakthrough, Chic Reloaded, Miss Universe

Gratis also had a selection of the older Essence Color & Go polishes which are now discontinued! I managed to find Glisten Up and a backup of my favorite grey Got a secret!!

L-R : Got a Secret, It's Khaki Time, Glisten Up, Let's Get Lost 

Ok, so that's a wrap! See you in the next post :) Oops, almost forgot I am validating giveaway entries and I'll announce the winner soon !

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