Friday, 2 December 2016

Charlies Nail Art Review

Candy Cane Decals

Well here we are in the last month of the year! So now it seems fitting to be doing Christmas mani's. Today I have some very cute golden Candy canes from Charlies Nail Art. You get 25 decals for 79p. They are a great size for any length nails.

For my nails I created a section of a Christmas tree, a green glitter base with silver tinsel and baubles. I placed the candy canes in the empty spaces. As they are small they laid flat on my nails and finished the look I was after perfectly.


Such a fun mani and these decals could be used in many different ways too. My 15% discount code is below and for all Christmas postal details from Charlies Nail Art, see here.
FacebookInstagram and Twitter are all the places you should check out for all the Christmas range and other items from Charlies Nail Art. Great customer service and fast delivery.
Stay safe and much love...

Thursday, 1 December 2016

VB Line New Polish Collections

VB Frosted Matte 

I'll get straight into this post on part 2 of VB Line Frosted Matte polishes. My second 12 swatches from this 24 polish set that are 8ml in size and can be found on eBay from VB Line's eBay page. All swatched with 2 coats and no topcoat.
I'll show my photos first then explain the best way I found to apply these once I'd finished swatching the full 24!
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I applied a matte top on my ring and pinky, and a glossy topcoat on the other 2 Nails, you can see adding a topcoat does smooth the finish.
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So in my previous post I did say these dried quickly which in some effected the finish. Adding a topcoat did smooth the look, however after finishing all 24 colours, I tried something with the last 2 colours. I swatched 032 and 033 without a base coat. Painting right onto naked nails definately made these dry with a much smoother finish.
All in all though this is another set of lovely polishes with an awesome selection of colours. So nice to see a full range of matte polishes.
Working on part 1 of the finish collection, which I will be posting soon.
Stay safe and much love...

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

VB Line New Polish Collections

Frosted Matte

Hi guys, I didn't post yesterday as I was busy preparing for this post, on VB Line 
next regular polish collection. Again like the other sets I've swatched, these Frosted Matte polishes come in a set of 24 shades for £12.99 on VB Line's eBay page. Cute square bottles that are 8ml in size, and a great selection of colours. 
So here are my first 12 swatches, all with 2 coats and no topcoat as these have a matte finish.
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These were slightly thicker than regular polish, which if applied correctly would make each of them a one coater. Application however was a bit hit and miss with some. As they dried to a matte finish quickly, I found the finish looked streaky. Some looked better once the 2nd coat was applied, others caused no problems at all. I did find quick light strokes worked best. The brown with golden shimmer (012) is beautiful, and I think if a matte or glossy top coat was applied over the top, this would smooth the final look.
I did try stamping with them, but as they dried quickly it was a no no.
Still great value and low to no odour. I'll have the final 12 swatches sometime this week.
Stay safe and much love....