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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 ...
Spring Flowers Nail Art- Tuesday, February 26, 2013
 Spring Flowers Nail Art
As we're nearing the end of February I thought it was time for some spring nail art! I wanted something bright and happy, so I decided to do some pink flowers on top of Color Club Angel Kiss.  I really don't know what sort of flowers they are lol! I just decided to mess around with acrylic paints and this is what I ended up with.  I used some cute gold microbeads for the centre of the flower, just to give it that extra bit of glam! I hope you enjoy my random creation :) ...
Pastel Swirl Nail Art- Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Pastel Swirl Nail Art With Rimmel Matte Topcoat - thumbnail 7
I fancied a delicate, pastel manicure today.  For the base colour I used 2 coats of Nails Inc Oxford, which I've used before for my frosted snowflakes manicure.  I love nails inc pastel colours, they're so easy to apply. I then applied a lilac acrylic paint using a fan brush and handpainted some little swirls and a heart.  It's all finished off with 2 coats of Sally Hansen Insta Dri. I have actually used PVA glue as a base for this manicure.  I've heard it's easy to remove ...
Valentine Heart Nail Art- Thursday, February 14, 2013
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Happy Valentine's Day to my lovely followers! I'm not a fan of it myself, but any excuse for pretty nails ;) For today's manicure I used Rimmel London's Purple Pulse.  I love this colour! This is 3 coats, because the polish is quite thin, but I don't really mind as long as the end result is good.  I took these pictures with my new lightbox! Oh I love it sooo much! These photos were taken last night.  No more waiting for daylight :D I added one coat of Barry M's Amethyst Glitter ...
Valentines Red Rose Nail Art- Sunday, February 10, 2013
Valentine Rose Nail Art - thumbnail 1
I was feeling very creative last night and braved using acrylic paints! These were inspired by the amazing Robin Moses! I used Nails Inc Black Taxi for the base and Nails Inc St James for the accent nail.  I'll definately be playing around with acrylic paints more in the future! 
Barry M Copper Polish with Heart Stamp Design- Monday, February 4, 2013
Barry M Copper with Heart Stamps - thumbnail 3
I have a beautiful polish to show you today! I went shopping at the weekend and picked up a few polishes (of course!) I applied this very quickly for a night out and I absolutely loved it.  This is one coat of Barry M gold foil with one coat of Barry M copper.  Barry M Copper is such a beautiful polish with tiny gold and copper sparkes, which is very hard to photograph! It did seem quite thin but applied perfectly over Barry M gold foil! I applied a coat of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri to se...
Dotty Manicure with Striping Tape- Friday, January 25, 2013
The Thames Dotty Striping Tape Manicure - thumbnail 7
Really sorry for the lack of activity!! I've been busy working on a web design project and I find it really hard to leave things.  Anyway I finally have a post and will be catching up with reading the posts from all the lovely blogs I follow too! This is just a simple little manicure using 2 coats of Nails Inc's The Thames as a base.  I absolutely love this colour, I've posted it before with spectraflair and also with other nail art.  The first picture is a swatch under arti...
Nails Inc Brook Street With Cheeky Floral Stamps- Monday, January 7, 2013
Cheeky Floral Stamping Nail Art - thumbnail 6
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! I don't know about anyone else, but I am thoroughly bored of winter! Especially seeing as we didn't even seem to have a summer here in England.  So today I bring you a gorgeous bright colour so that I can pretend it isn't so miserable and grey outside! This is the beautiful Nails Inc Brook Street.  It's a gorgeous pinkycoral colour! Application was OK but not amazing.  I found it streaky for a Nails Inc polish.  Still, it managed to cover in two coat...
New Year Stamping- Saturday, December 29, 2012
New year stamping nail art - thumbnail 8
So, I had a couple of nasty breaks during Christmas.  My pinky had torn REALLY low a few weeks ago but I'd managed to patch it up, then it fully came off.  Thankfully it had grown enough not to be painful but this is the shortest I've ever had my nails.  It feels rather strange not having barely any free edge.  You can see them in natural here.  Anyway I'm not going to get all sad.  This is a fresh start for the new year and my claws will be back with time and for n...
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