Saturday, 20 December 2014

THE BODY SHOP CRAZY FOR BLUE NEGATIVE SPACE CHEVRONS

Hey guys, I hope your having a good weekend. My parents are going away for 2 weeks tomorrow so I'm left in charge of the house and my brothers, I don't have anything planned so I'm hoping I can paint my nails a lot. 
Tonight I have for you my first negative space mani, I haven't done this before I wasn't sure I liked it but I decided to try it out quickly one night before bed for uni the next and I really liked how it came out and made my short nails look longer. 
For these I just have one coat of base coat and then I used the single chevron nail vinyls from She Sells Seashells and painted the rest of the nail with The Body Shop Colour Crush polish in Crazy For Blue* which is a gorgeous navy colour. I didn't top coat these because I didn't have time, so you can see the imperfections.
I just love the new The Body Shop polishes, they really are so amazing and they look so lovely, they would make the most perfect Christmas present if your looking for a last minute gift! 







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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

BARRY M FALL GRADIENT

Hi guys, sorry for the absence. Unfortunately I feel like I'm losing my polishing mojo which makes me sad, I haven't done my nails properly since starting uni again and it hasn't really bothered me. I'm often just too tired to sit and do my nails and I haven't really missed it, I won't lie. I'm hoping this is just a phase and I snap out of it because this blog and nail polish has bought me so much happiness and got me through some really dark times and not to mention I've invested a lot on my collection! 
 So today I have yet another gradient mani using the Barry M Gelly winter polishes. I saw a very similar gradient by Coewless Nails on instagram and when I had the Barry M's in front of me and knew I had to try it out for myself. I used Mustard and Paprika for the gradient and then topped it off with OPI The Man With The Golden Gun for a more 'fall' look. 
I'm really happy with the way it turned out and just think it screams autumn and yes I know we're in winter now ;P








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Sunday, 14 December 2014

HOLOGRAPHIC PEACE MERMAID NAILS

Hi everyone, remember these nails which I showed you the other day? 
Well I decided to go one step further and add a holo topcoat with the fish scale nail vinyls from She Sells Seashells. 














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Saturday, 13 December 2014

SPICE NAILS WITH BARRY M GELLY

Hola guys! So uni is now finished for Christmas and I had the loveliest day yesterday, I went to the Christmas markets, had crepes, went ice skating for the first time (I was awful, I fell 5 times) and ended it all with a lovely dinner. It's been really busy these past 2-3 weeks so I'm really happy to have nothing to do today :) 
 Today I have some nails which were completely inspired by the collection they came out with. I am talking about the Barry M Winter Gelly collection, I picked up the shades Mustard, Chilli, Paprika, Cardamom and Chai (which I didn't use in this design) I love the spice names and so decided to use all 4 of the polishes and then frame each nail with silver Art Deco acrylic paint* to look like a spice box! I'm not sure it fully worked but it still looks good right?






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Thursday, 11 December 2014

ILNP PEACE & UNICORN

Hi guys, how are you all today? I'm sorry I disappeared, the wedding was amazing and busy of course, and today I finally handed in my essay and had my oral presentations which went well as well and tomorrow is the last day of the semester, woop, woop! 
I wore these nails when I went to go and see the lovely Sarah. I use a coat of black polish for and then applied one coat of ILNP Peace. On the middle finger I used a unicorn nail vinyl from She Sells Seashells on the ring finger and painted over it with black. 










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Friday, 5 December 2014

PICTURE POLISH SOLAR FLARE GALAXY NAILS

Hi guys, I have a really busy weekend coming up, you probably already know it's my besties wedding this weekend, well I'm so excited and it's gonna be so busy, so today I'm going to leave you with this beauty for the weekend :)
 Often I find myself wanting a polish after seeing someone where it? Well this purchase I blame completely on Patsy after she posted a video of this beauty on instagram. 
I managed to score this on Facebook ;) I used one coat of black and then painted on one coat of Picture Polish Solar Flare, after that was dry I painted on some 'stars' using white acrylic paint to make it look like galaxy nails and oh my gosh I have so much love for these nails. 











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Wednesday, 3 December 2014

TEAL ILLAMASQUA COMPARISON GRADIENT & BLIZZARD & PAISLEY NAIL ART

Hey everyone, this week has been so busy! It's my besties wedding this weekend which means I won't have time to do any university work and next week is the deadline for my essay and oral presentation, which is why I was awake until 5am last night working! Anywho I have some more gradient nails to share with you today. I did these a while ago but I will be doing them again this weekend for the wedding as my outfit is teal and these will just look amazing!
I ordered Illamasqua Venous from their latest sale and when I got it I thought it may be a dupe for Illamasqua Muse and I thought some other poeple may have had the same thought. So when I held them next to each other I was happy to see they weren't a dupe but they were rather similar so I thought I'd do a little comparison of the two but in a gradient this time! 
I used Venous closest to the cuticle and Muse at the tips. I then used Illamasqua Blizzard, which was another purchase from the same sale, on the pinky and pointed finger. On the middle two fingers I used the silver* Art Deco acrylic paint, which I've already raved about, to paint on the paisley design. 









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