Wednesday, 21 February 2018

My Favourite Polishes Part 2

Perfect Holographic 

Well hello there! I'll get right into this post as it's a bit nostalgic for me. You see when I first starting painting my nails, my budget wasn't the best and I was seeing all these beautiful pictures on Facebook of holographic polishes! I really wanted to get some for myself, and went hunting on the web. I found some from a Bulgarian website that when currency converted only cost 88p a bottle! I watched swatch videos on YouTube and the holographic quality was amazing! My first ever blog post was about these holographic polishes from a brand called Perfect. I managed to get the full set of 8 colours, but now all these years on I don't think they are available anymore. 
Today I have picked my 4 favourite shades from the 8. I'll add the quick video I took all those years ago so you can see the beauty of these on my swatch wheel.
 
Sadly these have no names, just numbers. I tried my best to capture the true beauty of the holo when the sun made an appearance, but have taken pics in artificial light too.
So we start with H4, a stunning blue. Oh and I forgot to mention these are all once coater holos, but I did two coats plus a topcoat, and you don't get and dragging or streaking like some holo polish application can.
 

But how awesome does this look with a quick frying time too!
H3 is like a beige/pink and such a pretty neutral shade

H7 is a super lush purple and the holo goodness is just jaw dropping!

Lastly H8 the final colour from the whole collection and a truly stunning pink.

If you can find these anywhere, I'd really recommend you get them, especially if you just love all things holo.

I hope your enjoying the start of these type of posts and I'm looking forward to bringing you the next.
Stay safe and much love.....

Monday, 19 February 2018

Beauty Big Bang

Holographic Chameleon Flakies

Howdy all, hope you are all good. Back to the school routine now, I really can' wait for the mornings to get lighter as I've got back into makeup and my mirror light does give enough light lol I got some new bits for my birthday as well as new polishes.
If you've been following me for a while, you'll know I do love pigments and flakies now I've found a great way to still wear them over regular polish, and this Holo Chameleon from
Beauty Big Bang is just lush. You get 0.2g of product in a little pot with a sponge tipped applicator. 
Check out my video below to see the application over regular black polish and using tacky base and water based topcoat.


Excuse my pinky finger not playing nicely in my photos lol, but this flakie is super gorgeous and so sparkly. The holo twinkle is just amazing.
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Born Pretty Store

Petal Water Decals 

Hi guys, did you have a good weekend? It was my birthday yesterday and I'm still not feeling 100%, but got spoiled by my kids and have some new polishes to play with!
So as I haven't reviewed water decals from 
Born Pretty Store in ages, when I saw these 2 I just knew I had to try them. 
Both the same rose and petal design, but in 2 different shades and both are equally beautiful. Today I have 220 and will do a separate post on 219 and I might just try them together!
You can see that not only do you get full roses, but floating petals too, which means you can create a variety of different looks.
I started with a white base and randomly sponged a super light pink polish. Cut the desired decals from the sheet. They didn't need long in water and had enough slide for perfect placement. I added some rhinestones and absolutely love this mani!


I really can't wait to try the other set and have a feeling that both used together will look awesome! If you like the look of these water decals, I'd recommend them and don't forget to use my discount code below.
 
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Friday, 16 February 2018

Charlies Nail Art

Glitter Dots

Wow! How quick did that half term holiday go.. Anyway's I hope you are all well  and yes another birthday weekend, (told you we had loads in Feb!) but this time it's mine :) apart from a lazy Sunday and totally spoiling myself we have nothing special planned. My 2 eldest daughter's are both working and hubby still unwell, but slowly getting better. Well it's just another day as you get older lol.
For my post today, I have these Glitter Dots 
from Charlies Nail Art. There are 12 colours to choose from and are only 75p. I have Bluberry.
3 different colours in 2 different sizes as you can see from the ones I sorted below.
Now I already planned to make flowers with these glitter dots, but wanted to try something using my clear dipping powder. Just like you can encapsulate glitters with clear acrylic, I wanted to see if it would also work with clear dip powder. So on my ring finger I stuck all sorted glitter on my nail with clear polish and pressed them down so they all layer flat. On my other nails I painted them white and made flowers. Back to my ring finger, I applied a thin coat of the resin and dipped into the clear powder twice, then sealed to dry and then filed to reshape. And it worked!  What do you think?


I added some white dots to bring all the nails together. There are so many ways you could wear these glitter dots and it's nice to get a mix of sizes. Just imagine what a colourful mani you could create if you had all 12 colours!
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Thursday, 15 February 2018

Moyou Nails Fashion

XL Stamping Plates

So almost my birthday, no special plans as hubby is still unwell. This chest infection has really knocked him for six!
But life goes on as does my reviews and this is the start of 3 on the XL Stamping Plates from 
I have the Ethnic Collection rectangular plates and start with Ethnic 1.
For all stamping I have used Moyou Nails Polishes and from my first blue and white mani you can see how clean and crisp these images from this plate stamp.

Next up a more neutral look using Sandstorm
as my base colour and stamped with Chocolate Spice, with an added gold rhinestone for a touch of bling.

Finally I wanted to show you how well Moyou Nails polishes gradient. Just using pink, blue and yellow then stamped various floral images in black and finished with a matte top coat.

A great plate with some very pretty designs that can be used in a multitude of ways.
I'll be back next week with the next plate from this collection.
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Wednesday, 14 February 2018

My Favourite Polishes Part 1

Vivien Kondor 

Hi guys, hope you are all well. I've been thinking just lately about starting something new on my blog. Just recently I've got back into makeup and treated myself to some new bits, but feeling under the weather to try them all out properly, plus I need more confidence to take a selfie, let alone post it all over social media!
So I thought that in between my reviews, I would start a new section sharing some of my favourite polishes I have in my stash. I've sold a fair few polishes over the years, and don't own many Indies or high brand polishes, but that doesn't mean you can't have pretty nails being on a bugdet. 
To start off I have 4 polishes from Vivien Kondor, a London brand. It was hard to choose from all their beautiful polishes, and I will have another bunch of favourites in another post.
Now finally to the polishes....
From 4 of their different collection we start with Noir, a black holographic. Perfect in two coats, and the subtle holo is beautiful in the sun. You can see this in my next pic under artificial light.

Rusty Red is next from the Water Permeable (Halal) collection. No base or top coat with this one as it would take away the Water Permeable part. But a stunning finish and shade. Two coats for perfect opaque-ness.
Hope you have your sunglasses for this in your face Neon Pink! How vibrant and creamy does this look. It dries to a semi matte finish, and looks awesome with a glossy topcoat. Could be a one coats, but I always do two.
Finally and did I save the best for last! My all time favourite colour and this remade limited edition Colbalt Blue is one awesome creme blue. This shade is in their Assorted Collection, again swatched with 2 coats and top coat.
These polishes are all great quality, apply smoothly and very pigmented, that's why they are my first 4 favourite.
 
If you follow Vivien Kondor on Facebook or
Instagram you would have seen that they are releasing 3 new polish collections in the Spring.


How good do these look, just a shame I can't wear gel polish anymore 😕
Anyway hope you enjoyed the first instalment.
Stay safe and much love.....

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Beauty Big Bang

Clear Jelly Stamper

Hello and welcome to my busy Tuesday! It may be half term here but I've so much I want to get done today, mainly household chores, as I let them slip while I wasn't feeling great. 
So I'll get right into this review on two items from Beauty Big Bang.
For a more indepth review check out my video at the end of this post.
Beauty Big Bang plate 8 has 6 big full nail images that are a nice mix of floral and lace.
Clear Jelly Stamper comes in 6 different colours with a protective cap and scraper. It's super squishy and measures 4cm.
You'll see in my video this stamper needed no priming at all, I just cleaned on my lint roller.
Look how well it picks up even the finest detail.
 


A great image to layer other designs over, and I chose these singular images from plate 16.


Next up I went for a vampy Valentine's Stamping this rose lace image in black over red.

Finally my blue and white lace stamping, which is the mani I created in my video.



A great plate and stamper here that I'd recommend to anyone who loves stamping.
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