Saturday, 19 August 2017

Saturday Nails

Inspiration


Hi all, looking forward to another weekend! So a little back story...when I first started my blog I only really used to post on a Saturday, as that's when I did my nails. Both hands and wore the same mani for a week. I can't really remember when this all changed, but now I'm posting every day during the week, taking the weekend off, or to get ahead with reviews. Well today I have painted my nails for me! 
I was looking through Google images the other night, and saw this photo and I just loved the mani so much I needed to try and recreate it.
Here my inspiration pic from Google images. I'm not sure exactly who did this mani, and I hope they don't mind me recreating it. From the watermark I can see Elisa, but can't find anything on social media. If you happen to know this lady could you please comment so I can add her name to my post. I mean credit where credit is due .
So my colours are from VB Line Glazy and Essie Spin The Bottle. For those nails with both colours, I used tape to section the nail then painted the polish.
The leopard print was my best free hand attempt yet! Using acrylic paint. The gems are from a beautiful wheel I purchased from eBay, and I applied them with top coat. So after all that waffling, here's my finished mani.. .


A few years back I wouldn't have been able to wear gems without trying to pick them off, let alone attempted a look like this. I absolutely love it, and just wish my cindy hand nails where longer as I could totally wear this look for ages!
What do you think?
Have a great weekend.
Stay safe and much love.....

Friday, 18 August 2017

Charlies Nail Art

Pebble Nails


Howdy! Well all school uniform has now been purchased, now it's time to sort out things for my eldest daughter's birthday. It's all go go go here!
So for my usual Friday review for Charlies Nail Art today, I have a cute little bag of multi coloured pebbles.
For 89p you get a bag filled with different colour irregular pebbles. They are all a nice size, not to big and look awesome when mixed together. They stuck well with just top coat, but you could also use these with gel and acrylic.


Such a simple look yet completely stunning and unique. I think the all sorted colours and sizes helps make these pebbles look special, the colours all work nicely together, as do the different sizes and shapes.
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Have yourselves a nice weekend.
Stay safe and much love.....

Thursday, 17 August 2017

IZ Beauty of London

Festival Survival Kits

Hey all and what an exciting post I have for you all today. My reaction when I first opened this box of goodies, was like a kid at Christmas lol, such cute packaging which you'll see below.
There are 4 survival kits available from IZ Beauty of London for £22, and if purchased the items separately would cost over £30!
I'll go through each box first.
Pink contains Main Stage gel effect polish, Pink Glitter and No Heat Patterned Neon Wraps.
Purple contains Glastonberry Gel Effect Polish, Purple Rain Glitter and No Heat Neon Stripe Wraps.
Blue contains Dancing in the Rain Gel Effect Polish, Mermaid Tears Glitter and No Heat Neon Diamond Wraps.
Orange contains Sold Out Gel Effect Polish, Tangerine Terror Glitter and No Heat Aztec Wraps. All of these kits also come with the original Dr Paw Paw balm, perfect for creating glitter hair and make up, as well as ensuring  your hands, nails and cuticles are soft no matter what the weather! And a UV glow top coat.
I received the blue kit..
It was like a lucky dip!

So you can see the goodies in the cute box, and first up swatched with 2 coats and the UV glow top coat is Dancing in the Rain Gel Effect.

Such a stunning colour, goes on so smoothly and self leveling. Nice quick drying time too and just look at the glow under UV light!!
For the Mermaid Tears Glitter, I mixed a small amount with some clear polish and painted it over my ring finger. As an accent nail it really compliments the blue polish. Down here with no topcoat.
If you don't mind a textured finish you can leave it like This, but for a more glossy finish I added a topcoat.

The Neon Patterned No Heat Wraps come on a clear backing and 20 different sizes wraps, you also get a nail file.
The all sorted sizes made it so easy to match the right wrap to fit each of my nails. They stuck well, but I found they can also be removed if your not happy with placement. They only stuck firm once pressed totally on your nails. I cut most of the excess, then used the nail glue to remove the rest.

These don't necessarily need top coating, but I did the the UV glow top coat,  and I love how these glowed under my UV light.
Finally we have the original Dr Paw Paw balm. This one is fragrance free, and as you can see from my photo below its a firm non dripping balm. Some ingredients are fruit oil, fruit extract, aloe and barbadensis leaf extract.
Just this small amount was enough for all my nails. Rubbed in nicely and was quickly absorbed into my skin, a noI n greasy formula that has thoroughly nourished my nails and cuticles.
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Thank you so much for stopping by and as always stay in safe, much love....

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Milvart

Water Decals

These school holidays are going so quickly. Sadly the weather hasn't been the greatest for days out, but my daughter is at an age were she prefers to hang out with her friends than Mum!
So I'm back with some more full nail water decals from Milvart to review. Delivery from Russia was just a matter of weeks :)
When I received the latest bunch to review, the first thing I noticed was the new packaging. The cardboard top is now decorated to match the decals inside. Such a nice touch.
N924 is a type of pop art design, a complete full sheet that you can cut to put what images you want on your nails. The two toned checkered background looks so nice too.

J2 is a fun and cute design. The mix of main patterns over the cloud base is perfect and the added gold circles just compliment these and finishes the look.

J192 is a water marble design. The pink and Brown swirls look awesome with the added golden swirls.

Like my previous posts, these decals were super easy to apply and clean up the excess. Top coating to protect them and making them look even better with a glossy finish.
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Stay safe and much love....

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Born Pretty Store

Stamping Plate Guide


Hi all for my last Born Pretty Store review I have one of their Stamping Plate templates. From the 4 available I have G004. I'll get straight into this post as I'm going uniform shopping for my daughter, so super busy and expensive! 
A nice mix of different shapes to stamp on your nails. I thought I'd try a quick test on paper with a few.
I found the best stamper to use was the Born Pretty Christmas design squishy one. You still have to work quick, once you've scraped the polish over your chosen image, place the pattern on the template and stamp.
I like the paint drip image, so once I'd chosen the full nail image I stamped on white over black polish and leadlighted ive to make it more colourful.

I'm useless and smooshy mani's, and from start to finish everything went wrong with this mani. I wanted to use the fire template, and although not completely happy with my base, choosing the perfect full nail image proved more difficult.
Finally I used the template next to the fire pattern for my last mani, stamping the bottom part at the cuticle and the triangle at the tip. Then added square rhinestones to complete the look.
Placement was a bit tricky as I couldn't get a clear stamper to work. But overall happy with the final result.

As always my discount code is below for you all to use.
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Stay safe and much....

Monday, 14 August 2017

Moyou Nails Fashion

Peel Off Polishes Part 2

Hi all, hope you had a good weekend. Mine was a nice quiet one that gave me time to work on this next post for Moyou Nails Fashion brand new Peel Off Polishes. They are available to buy now and as a special launch promotion they are buy 1 get 1 free!
So the next 3 colours I have swatched are....
Two Can Tango, a beautiful creme nude. Swatched with 3 thin coats. No topcoat and these still have a lovely glossy smooth finish. As mentioned in my previous post and my video below, I find applying thinner coats allows these polishes to dry quicker.
Sizzling Salsa is a very pretty green glitter. Slightly more pigmented and swatched here with 2 coats and no top coat.
Midnight Waltz is a rich deep purple creme. As these are peelable there is no worry with the darker colours staining your nails. Swatched here with 2 coats and no top coat. Just look at that glossy finish!
They apply really nicely, self leveling and any brush strokes disappear as they dry. For longer wear you can apply a regular top coat, and still peel them off!
Check out my video to see yet again how easily they peel off, plus how well they adhere to your nails, so even without a regular topcoat you have no fear of them just popping off.


Thank you so much for stopping by and check in next week to see the last 3 in this peel off collection.
Stay safe and much love....

Friday, 11 August 2017

Charlies Nail Art Review

Summer Water Decals

So my mani today is Summer inspired in the hope I can tempt the sun and warmer weather to return lol. I was sent these cute Summer Holiday water decals from Charlies Nail Art. £1.00 gets you a sheet full of very detailed singular decals, all holiday inspired. 

As soon a I saw these decals, I thought of a beach, somewhere warm :) so on my nails I made a beach look and added different decals to each nail to create a beach scene, carefully cutting each individual decal from the sheet. They didn't need long in water, and had enough slide to potision on you nails, and stuck well, top coating to protect them.

I love this look. Each decal is so colourful and detailed that it brings this mani together so well.  If you would like to purchase these decals head over the Charlies Nail Art website and don't forget to use my discount code.
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Till next time stay safe and much love.....