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Blossom Nail Art Tutorial- Sunday, March 31, 2013
Blossom Nail Art Tutorial
Happy Easter Sunday everyone! I hope you're all relaxing and enjoying lots of chocolate :) I know you're probably expecting some easter nail art but I decided instead to do a tutorial. It's only a picture tutorial because I don't have a camera suitable for recording at the moment. Mine has broken. But I've taken step by step photos so you can hopefully have a go at some blossom nails too! First of all, I'll show you my setup, because I know some of you have never used acrylic paints. I am in n...
Nails Inc Colville Mews Blossom Nail Art- Wednesday, March 27, 2013
 Nails Inc Colville Mews Blossom Nail Art
I hope you're all enjoying spring!! We still have lots of snow and are freezing here in England!! crazy times.  I thought I'd have a break from all the holographic loveliness, as much as I love it I don't want to bore all my readers :D This is the lovely Nails Inc Colville Mews, a light beige, nude polish.  I don't usually go for nude colours but I actually really love this polish! The formula is perfect and covers to an even, streak free, glossy finish in two coats.  I do love h...
Color Club Beyond Floral Nail Art- Friday, March 22, 2013
 Color Club Beyond Floral Nail Art
Yet another amazing polish from the Color Club Halo Hues 2013 collection to show you today.  This is Beyond, an amazingly holographic black polish.  I don't love it quite as much as Eternal Beauty but it is still a brilliant polish and it's opaque in one coat!! I used two coats because I always do and because I am always rubbish at applying dark colours!! In bright light it's amazingly holographic.  Below I've got photos of it under LED light so you can see how beautiful it is. &n...
Color Club Eternal Beauty Swatches- Tuesday, March 19, 2013
 Color Club Eternal Beauty Swatches
Brace yourselves for the most beautiful polish to have ever been created (in my opinion)!! This is Eternal Beauty and it most definitely lives up to its name! I've shown you 4 of the colour club halo hue polishes previously and this is by far my favourite so far.  Application is flawless and if you were in a rush you could get away with one coat, but I always wear at least two. I absolutely love purple and this polish even looks beautiful when it isn't showing its amazing holographic ...
St Patrick's Day Nail Art and Color Club Kismet Swatches- Sunday, March 17, 2013
 Color Club Kismet St Patricks Mani
Happy St Patrick's Day everyone! I wasn't really that keen on doing a St Patrick's day manicure because I didn't feel like wearing green and I wanted to try my new 2013 halo hues.  But seeing as I am half Irish by blood I thought I'd compromise and I did both :D I used the beautiful Kismet as a base.  I'd describe it as a golden holographic polish with a hint of green to it.  Application is amazing, I didn't have to do any clean up.  I used two coats but it covered pretty we...
Goodbye Google Reader and Friend Connect- Friday, March 15, 2013
So as I'm sure many of you have heard, google reader will be no more soon.  I absolutely loved google reader, so I'm not very happy.  I also loved the Google friend connect widget, but as that's linked to reader I've now removed it from my blog.  I can only imagine what those with thousands of followers are feeling!! Anyway I've updated the options for following me in the sidebar to the left. If you followed me via friend connect you can easily import all your reader blogs into b...
Cute Owl Nail Art- Wednesday, March 13, 2013
 Cute Owl Nail Art
I've got a cute little manicure today, inspired by a card I'd seen which had some cute pink owls on the front.  I used two coats of Nails Inc Warick Avenue (which I also used for my swan manicure so you can find swatches there).  I then hand painted the owl, flowers and hearts with acrylic paints.  I added some microbeads onto the owl as she's supposed to have a little flower on her head :) I'm really enjoying hand painting things.  I need some better paint brushes though fo...
Holographic Heart Manicure- Sunday, March 10, 2013
 Holographic Heart Tape Manicure
Just a simple mani to show you tonight.  I've seen so many beautiful tape manicures but I've never tried it before so I decided to just give it a go with something simple.  I used my gorgeous colour club halo hues, angel kiss and cloud nine.  I then applied a rhinestone to my ring finger and microbeads in the shape of hearts to the others.  The tape worked pretty well for my first attempt.  It was putting the tiny microbeads on that was fiddly! I don't think I'll ever g...
Pink Rose Nail Art- Thursday, March 7, 2013
 Pink Rose Nail Art
Have you ever tried a polish you just really hate? That's what happened to me last night.  I spent ages waiting for my PVA glue base to dry and then I thought I'd try Nails Inc Richmond.  I hoped I could build up the colour but nope, even with 3 coats it was sheer.  Really not my sort of thing at all.  Some people might like it but I like my opaque colours! I was so uninspired and I didn't have time to take it off and start again.  I added a coat of Nails Inc Electric La...
Swan Nail Art- Sunday, March 3, 2013
 Swan Nail Art
Last night I decided I wanted to attempt to paint a swan on my nails.  I used my mum's gorgeous painting as a reference. I first of all used 2 coats of Nails Inc Warick Avenue as a base.  This is a cute baby pink colour, you can see swatches below without topcoat.  I then used acrylic paints to paint the water and the swan.  As I did this late at night I only painted one swan but I think it'd be overload to do anymore anyway :) What do you think?
Nails Inc Hyde Park Gate Gradient- Friday, March 1, 2013
Nails Inc Hyde Park Gate Gradient - thumbnail 1
Today I have a beautiful, vibrant green polish to show you! This is Nails Inc Hyde Park Gate.  This is a limited edition polish that I bought a while back and I absolutely love it.  It covers perfectly in two coats and is super glossy without topcoat.  The last two photos show without topcoat.  I'm not usually a fan of wearing green myself, unless it's really light, so this is just perfect! It really stands out! I decided to do a simple gradient manicure with hyde park gate ...
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