Monday, 13 July 2015

PICTURE POLISH ENCHANTING & ESCAPADES

Hey guys, so I know it's been a while but today I'm showing you Enchanting by Picture Polish, this is so pretty but it's an actual pain to photograph, so these pictures aren't colour accurate. 
I used 2 coats and then I used a chevron nail vinyl from She Sells Seashells and sponged on Escapades, it didn't quite work out how I wanted but oh well. 





  


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Thursday, 11 June 2015

MAKING A COMEBACK WITH AUTUMN NAIL ART?

Hello peeps! So I came on here to type up my final blog post but I couldn't, I logged on and got excited to type up a blog post, I still have lots of pictures in my folder which need to be published so this is what I'm going to do. Whether I will continue painting my nails remains to be seen but for now I will be posting! 
I will be holding a blog sale here if you guys are interested so look out for that. 
Ok, so I am aware it is summer, the weather here in England is just beautiful but today I'm bringing you some nails I did for fall! I recently got ILNP Abundance and it just seems like the perfect autumn leaf colour. I then got some leafy nail vinyls from She Sells Seashells which paired up perfectly with this polish. 









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Monday, 23 March 2015

WHERE HAVE I BEEN???!!

Hi guys, where have I been? Long story short, I've been very busy, I've lost my blogging mojo and my love of polish, I've only painted my nails 3 times this year! :o
So I have some stuff sat in my folder which I will be posting over the next God only knows how long and a few things which I need to review which you'll see soon too. 
In the meantime here is OPI I Carol About You topped with Comet In The Sky and Globetrotter. 









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Sunday, 25 January 2015

PICTURE POLISH MOSCOW

Hey guys, so it's back to full time uni tomorrow and it looks like it's gonna be a busy, stressful rest of the year but hey I love it :) To mark the end of the holidays today I went shopping with my mummy, visited my uncles house, cooked and had a nice dinner with my parents and then watched Maleficent in our cinema :) 
I thought I'd better get a blog post in tonight as well so here you go, today I have Moscow to show you from Picture Polish. I was really excited when I saw the swatches online and ordered it as soon as it came out, unfortunately I just don't love it. It strikes me as a dupe for a polish I may or may not own and it's bugging me that I can't think which polish I'm thinking of. 
Anyway here I used 2 coats and no topcoat, and yes my nails are two different lengths because I wore this twice and wasn't happy with the first set of pictures I took of this.  


  



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Monday, 19 January 2015

CBL GEMINI RISING

Hey guys, life just gets in the way sometimes doesn't it and lately blogging has not been a priority so I haven't got any posts up. 
So tonight I have the beautiful Gemini Rising by Colors By Llarowe, it's such a pretty green and my only holo green! It stains soo bad though, I knew this beforehand though so I wore it over a white polish and it stopped the staining :) 





Then for some reason I added some dodgy clovers lol!  


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Monday, 12 January 2015

THE BODY SHOP WHITE LACE STAMPING

Hey guys, today I've got the gorgeous The Body Shop Colour Crush nail polish in Mint Cream* and I know it's nowhere near spring yet but this would be gorgeous for spring time. 
I used 2 coats and they applied nicely like all the other Colour Crush polishes and I didn't use topcoat in the plain swatch, it was already really shiny ! 
I then used this lace stamping plate* from Born Pretty Store and this stamper* on the middle finger and the pinky I used a chevron nail vinyl.  I love how delicate this looks in the end


(please excuse the cut on my pinky, this was done whilst assembling a matrix band! ouch)





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Thursday, 8 January 2015

AMAZING LIQUID PALISADE ALTERNATIVE!

Hey guys, I hope your year is getting off to a good start! 
A couple of days ago Sabine posted an instagram video using liquid latex as an alternative to Liquid Palisade and well I ordered a bottle right there and then. It came a few days ago and I am in love so it deserves it's own blog post. I hope you'll find this useful and interesting!
Word of caution: If you are allergic to Latex do not use this product. 
Liquid Palisade retails for $22 for 10ml which is supposed to last for 50 manis. Liquid Latex can be found on Amazon, Ebay, craft stores for around £5 for 250ml, Sabine paid 8 Euros for 500ml so the price varies but it's a lot cheaper when compared to Liquid Palisade. I don't think you'll ever run out a bottle that size! Just ensure the liquid latex you buy is safe for sking. 
The ingredients in both products are very similar but the Palisade has added pigment in it. If for some reason you want yours to be coloured instead of white/clear then you simply add a bit of acrylic paint, food colouring etc. 
So does it work well? Yes it's amazing! I used to use PVA glue but it takes forever to dry and you can't use it for watermarbling so this a very good alternative, it dries super fast, it's runnier and thicker than pva so it's less likely to rip when you peel it off. You can use this on the skin around the nail to ease clean up, peel off base coat and in nail art. 


I poured some into an empty nail polish bottle to make it easier to use. 





Awesome! I don't have a bad word to say about it, except oh it does a little bit of a funny smell which disappears once it's dry. 

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