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Floral One Stroke Nail Art Featuring Freckles Polish- Sunday, July 12, 2015
One stroke floral nail art
Second post of the weekend, yay! Today I felt the urge to sit down with my paints and do some one stroke; my favourite nail art technique. It's been a while since I've had the time to do something so intricate so I really enjoyed doing this. I've painted both hands, although the right hand definitely isn't as good :P For the base I used a beautiful polish called Get off my bum...bag! by the UK indie brand Freckles Polish. This is another one of my favourite brands and I actually met the lovely ...
Little Ondine Chemical Free, Peel Off Nail Polish Review and Swatches- Saturday, July 11, 2015
Little Ondine Nail Polish
Hello lovelies! I've got a very cute, innovative new brand to show you today. Little Ondine create natural nail polishes that are water based and chemical free. Their polishes are all peel off and do not require nail polish remover. I couldn't wait to try them out. They arrived in the cutest packaging, I almost didn't want to take them out of their boxes :D I was sent bang bang, a neon pink and smack, a neon yellow (that seems to have a slight hint of green in the photos and in real life too). ...
First Attempt At Water Marbling Nail Art Using Dark Metal Lacquer- Sunday, July 5, 2015
Water marble using Dark Metal Nail Lacquer
I'm back and I've finally attempted a water marble manicure. I've been away because I've been really busy and I also broke my middle nail really low and I had to cut them all down :( thankfully they've grown super quickly and a month later I have claws again :) I've wanted to try water marbling for ages but the thought of all the mess really put me off. As I had a free weekend, I decided I'd finally give it a go. It took me a while to even get a pattern in the water because it's been so hot her...
Tropical Gradient Nail Art Using Models Own Polish For Tans- Sunday, May 10, 2015
Models Own Polish For Tans Tropical Gradient with MoYou London Stamping
Another bright and happy design for you today using 4 Models Own shades from their Polish for Tans collection. This collection was first released last year and consisted of 5 shades, 4 of which I'm using today. They've recently added another 5 shades to the collection too. The name 'Polish for Tans' actually caused a bit of upset when it was released. Why should a polish only be for tanned skin? I am very pale and I love wearing neons! I personally didn't take offence to the name and I purchased...
DIY Sheer Tint Nail Art- Sunday, March 29, 2015
Sheer tint nail art
I've got a bright and cheerful manicure today on this miserable grey and rainy Sunday here in England! I've really wanted to get back into nail art so I had lots of arty goodies arrive this week. One thing I'd wanted to try for ages was to make some sheer tints, so I ordered some bottles of clear polish and today I finally got around to making some. These are SO simple to make! You just pick a nail polish and drop a few drops into the clear polish. You then roll it about in your hands to mix it...
Essence The Pastels 01 - So Lucky Review and Nail Art- Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Essence So Lucky
Hello lovelies! I'm back with some nail art and a review for you :) I apologise for having such a long break! I was contacted a couple of weeks ago by Essence about some new products of theirs and decided it was time to get back into my blogging. I'd heard about Essence quite a while ago now but they weren't easily available in the UK so hadn't had the chance to try them. They're now available in Wilkinsons stores throughout the UK and are super cheap! This is the first polish I've tried of th...
Purple Rose Nail Art- Sunday, January 11, 2015
Purple rose free hand nail art
Woo! First post of 2015. I know I'm a bit late but better late than never :) I really want to get back into freehand nail art this year (but will still be continuing with stamping too of course), so I thought I'd ease myself back into it with some roses. I used Nails Inc black taxi as the base colour. This is my go to black polish because it's so shiny and perfect. I then used Oumaxi acrylic paints to paint on the flowers and petals using a selection of brushes. With roses I basically just splo...
Born Pretty Store Nail Jewellery Review Featuring Models Own Oval Plum- Saturday, November 8, 2014
Models Own Opal Plum with MoYou Nails stamping and BPS rhinestone nail jewellery
Hello lovelies! I hope you're all doing well. I've been awful with blogging again but I'm finally back with some pretty polish, stamping and nail jewellery. Born pretty store sent me this gorgeous nail jewellery tor review and I'd been waiting for the perfect polish to pair it with. I'd ordered a few of the Models Own Diamond Luxe polishes and as soon as I put on Oval Plum it seemed like a great match! Models Own Diamond Luxe range contains real diamond dust and after seeing a few swa...
MoYou Nails Plate 216 Review- Saturday, October 11, 2014
Colour club halo hues gradient with MoYou Nails Plate 216 Stamping
Hey everyone, hope you're all enjoying your weekend! Today I have the gorgeous MoYou Nails Plate 216 to show you with some beautiful polish too :) Color Club Halo Hues Gradient First up I have a design using a gradient base. I hadn't done a gradient for a while or used my colour club halo halo hues either for ages so I couldn't resist getting them out for this review. I used angel kiss, halographic and eternal beauty. I then used Nails Inc Park Crescent to stamp a beautiful, swirly, heard desi...
Femme Fatale Grove of Shards With MoYou Nails Stamping- Saturday, September 20, 2014
Femme Fatale Grove of Shards with MoYou Nails Plate 218 Stamping
Ready for some beautiful bling? Today I've got the stunning Femme Fatale Grove of Shards with a stamping design from MoYou Nails Plate 218. Femme Fatale is an Australian brand I've been dying to try for ages. I needed to stock up on HK girl from my favourite polish retailer Rainbow Connection and couldn't resist having a browse. Their most recent collection just looked beautiful, most of them jellies, jam packed with multi coloured, different shape glitters. I'm so glad I splashed out on a few b...
MoYou Nails Plate 220 and Stamping Polish Review- Sunday, August 31, 2014
MoYou Nails 220 stamping over Sinful Colors Easy Going
Hello strangers! I've got lots of photos to show you today using designs from the gorgeous MoYou Nails 220 stamping plate. I didn't want to put up a post until I'd used most of the designs so it's taken me a while to get this post up. Sinful Colors Easy Going I've had this polish for a while but this is the first time I've used it. It's a gorgeous cream, slightly pink and for the price it's brilliant. Super glossy and takes 3 thin coats. I then stamped over it using color club eternal beauty a...
MoYou Nails Plate 223 Review Featuring Polished by KPT and Serum No5 Mother's Day Polishes- Saturday, July 12, 2014
MoYou Nails 223 stamping over KPT Sunday Rose
Hello lovelies!! Wow, I've never had such a long break from blogging! My love for polish and nail art is still here, I've just been struggling to find time for taking photos and writing up a post. I am having a lovely lazy day today though, so I've got two designs to show you using the gorgeous MoYou Nails 223 stamping plate and polishes from the Polished by KPT and Serum No 5 Mother's Day box from Rainbow Connection. Polished By KPT Sunday Rose Sunday Rose is a gorgeous thermal that changes b...
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