Saturday, 18 February 2017

Happy Birthday To Me!

Birthday Bling

So how are you all? I'm good and was up early, not because its my birthday, but so I could do all my usual chores, plus look after these 2 cuties. They are 3 weeks old now.
I started the base yesterday, but was unsure it would be suitable for the gems I wanted to add, so I removed it but got a pic first.. .
So starting again this morning, I applied 2 coats of Models Own Polish For Tans Island Hop.

Such a gorgeous pink, to which I applied a water based polish as I was using Born Pretty Store Chrome Pigment number 3. Although it's not a perfect chrome finish like with gel polish, you can still use chrome pigments with regular nail polish. The one I use is from VB Kids peelable polishes number 13.
To protect the chrome, I add another coat of the water based polish, then my usual top coat.
With resin, I blinged up my nails with different size gems from eBay.
Each nail has a different look, but totally awesome, something I wouldn't have been able to wear a few years ago, but absolutely love it now!



Just love the whole combination of this mani. The completed look came together so well, and just rocks.
A perfect mani for today :)
That's all for today, have a great weekend and as always safe and much love...

Friday, 17 February 2017

Charlies Nail Art Review

Metallic Nail Foil


How you all doing? Good I hope. I've had a nice week off and looking forward to doing absolutely nothing tomorrow, but my nails for my birthday :)
Anyway back to today's review for Charlies Nail Art, and it's been a while since I've used nail foils. This foil is super pretty and in the sun looks amazing. 
This Metallic Houndstooth foil is on a silver backing, that has an awesome holo rainbow when light hits it. The strip measures 13mm
x 4mm and is only 39p.

Amazing right? So with full nail foil coverage you normally paint your nails the same or similar colour. For my base polish I used Mezmris Spaceman. When this was completely dry, I applied foil glue and waited about 5 minutes before placing the foil over my nails, working on one nail at a time. Rubbed into my nail with a clean dry lint free wipe, then quickly removed.



A stunning foil, and the silver base helps hide were parts of the foil don't stick properly. I top coated with a water proof topcoat first, then my fast dry topcoat as this helps to stop the foil from crinkling and cracking.
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That's all for today, as always safe and much love....

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Milvart

Full Nail Water Decals 

As it's been a busy week I've only managed to wear another 2 beautiful and different full nail water decals from Milvart. But as these decals are super special I don't mind as it means I've got to wear them for a bit longer! 
Both of today's water decals are floral with gold foil. 
F98 is completely made with gold foil, and a very pretty open floral design meaning you can pair these with any colour base that compliments a gold colour. I went for the obvious...black, with a gold accent nail and black rhinestones. They look so striking :)


J74 is really special. Pretty Pink blossom and gold foil swirls. A white base is needed for these as although they look opaque, They are slightly see through and needs the like coloured base to make them come to life. These decals only need a few seconds in water and slide easily off the backing. Here's is after placement..
Clean up is easy with acetone and a clean up brush. Look how they shine without a topcoat.
And with topcoat they are incredibly gorgeous. I may have said this before, but these are one of my favourites.

So quick and easy to use and a great way to get a very stunning mani, that's sure to get your nails noticed.
You can keep up to date with Milvart on
Facebook and Instagram.
I have 4 more left to show you, which I will split into another 2 reviews over the next few weeks.
Till then, stay safe and much love...

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Moyou Nails Stamping

Square Stamping Plates 

Hey all and do I have a super cute stamping plate andman to show you all today. Moyou Nails Fashion has some very pretty new square stamping plates and today's one is from the Trendy Collection.
Trendy 501 has so many sweet singular open images, that are simply perfect for making reverse stamped decals. I really like the variety of designs, from the cute children to the happy cloud and that little car!
For my mani I stamped many different images to make a scene look.
My base was made with acrylic paint and a fan brush to make the sky to the grass. Coloured in the stamped images and placed on my nails with topcoat. The finished look is really effective. First in the shade then in the sun! Yes the sun lol. It finally made an appearance here in the UK...


This plate is definitely one I'll be using again, great for a kids party look too.
You can see all the new and old square stamping plates over on Moyou Nails Fashion new look website, and keep up to date with them over on Facebook
Instagram and Twitter.
Stay safe and much love....

Monday, 13 February 2017

Born Pretty Store

Full Water Decal Tutorial

Why do the weekends go so fast? But a fun one with all the family :)
So to start my week of reviews I'm here with my next item from the Born Pretty Store. These full nail water decals are in one of my favourite designs as they are so versatile.
BPY 13 has 2 very pretty floral designs, that are on a clear backing. I've used the post not only to review these decals in 2 different ways, but to do 2 video tutorials.
First up is the normal way to use and wear water decals. I started with a white base which I added a sponged rainbow gradient. These decals look so pretty with the colours popping through.

Check my video...

Next up I used the decals the same way you would a reverse stamped decal. Placed in water and removed from the backing, then laid the wet decal on a clean stamper, smoothed and left to dry. Then coloured in the flowers and left to dry again, no topcoat needed. On my dry white base nails, I used some foil glue, then just stamped the decals into my nails.

Love that you can use this type of water decal in this way. Check out my video...

I also this the decals from Born Pretty are great value as you get 2 equally stunning but different images, that are a nice size for all lengths nails, super easy to apply and clean up.
My discount code is below and you can keep up to date with Born Pretty Store on
Stay safe and much love....

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Valentine's Nails

Vivien Kondor Polishes

Yay I actually have done my nails for me today. Maybe a bit early for a Valentine's mani, but one I'm super proud of and couldn't wait to try. You see I was looking through Google images and came across this mani I absolutely fell in love with. So yes my mani to today is completely inspired by this pic by Luminous Nails and Beauty on IG. 
This next photo is the awesome mani by
I'm aware her look was created entirely with acryilc, and I was attempting mine creation with regular nail polish and some freehand painting with my non dominant hand. 
These are the polishes I used, all from 
Black, Matte White, Neon Raspberry, Bare, Pearl and Light Glitter. I also used used some silver and coloured rhinestones as well as some white mermaid glitter.
And now to my nails. I started with one coat of Pearl, then one coat of Bare. With Matte White, Black and Neon Raspberry I carefully created a dip French tip smile line, which was harder than I thought! Added the detail and finished off with the rhinestones and 3D pink Ribbon Bow from
Charlies Nail Art..


Super pretty and a different look for Valentine's Day, even though some parts I'm not entirely happy with. But slowly getting steadier at freehand with my non dominant hand.
Have a great weekend and till next time stay safe and much love...

Friday, 10 February 2017

Charlies Nail Art Review

Bling Nails

Oh how I've been waiting all week to share my mani with you all. You see as I was busy last weekend with my daughter's and
granddaughters birthdays, I did a few reviews in advance, today's being one of them. These large Tear drop Gems are 89p for 8 from Charlies Nail Art. Each gem measures 13mm x 8mm, with a flat back and pointed top that gives these an incredible shine when light hits them.
If you love totally bling nails then these are for you, and they would look great paired with smaller rhinestones on every nail. For my mani started with a neon pink base which I applied a water based top coat and used a purple chrome pigment to make the look extra special. I used smaller rhinestones to complement these larger gems. The finished look is just amazing...


This look is great for any occasion when you want your nails looking Bling, and would suit any coloured base to match your outfit! You can stick these gems to your nails with top coat, nail glue, gel polish or with a small bead of clear acrylic.
Here's my discount code, and be sure to head over to Charlies Nail Art website as they have new shipping prices.
FacebookInstagram and Twitter are all the places you need to keep up to date with Charlies Nail Art, from new items to competitions and to see the wonderful nail items they sell and at great prices.
Stay safe and much love....