Tuesday, 31 December 2013

BEST OF 2013

Hi everyone, I had planned to show you some blindingly sparkly nails which are perfect for New Years today but I'm saving that for tomorrow now because I want to share my 'best of' for 2013. 
It's unbelievable how quickly time goes by but this year has been the most life changing year for me, all I can say really is dreams do come true, even if that sounds cheesy!
So let's get on to polish business shall we. 

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Monday, 30 December 2013


*press sample

Hey guys, one thing about the holiday period is I never know what day it is so I didn't realise it was Monday until about 5 minutes ago, haha. Does that happen to you too?

So recently I got a lovely package full of glitter from The Glitter Shop, they sent me some amazing glitters which you'll see over the next couple of weeks. I'll also be doing a review of the store in the near future so be sure to look out for that. Included in the package were the same type of holographic glitter in OPI I Snow You Love Me but in different colours and I have the black one to show you today!

I started off with 2 coats of Essie Good As Gold, which I picked up for £2 from The Original Factory Shop on holiday, it's a really nice gold and it covers in just one coat and it's not to brushstrokey. I then used the black glitter disc glequins* and just working from one side I just did rows of the glitter until I got to the bottom, then I used some scissors to cut the glequins in half so they'd fit at the cuticle. Finally I applied two coats of topcoat and done!

(I recently bought myself a dslr camera and specialist macro lens so some of the pictures above are using those, I'm still getting the hang of it so they aren't perfect !) 
Black and Gold just scream New Years to me and I think it's the only time of the year that I actually wear this colour combo, what about you guys?

I love these nails, they're still sparkly but subtle in a way because the black holo glequins aren't as in your face as some of the other glitter. If this is not as sparkly as you'd like them then check back tomorrow because I'm sure tomorrows post will please you!

You can buy these glequins here, for some reason they're only showing the silver ones at the moment but if you email them I'm sure they'll be happy to help you, and they're only £1.99 for a 30g bag which is really cheap in my eyes because I bought a 3g pot of the silver glequins on ebay for £1.90 I think!

*Some of the products in this post were sent to me for my review. See my disclosure policy for more details

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Thursday, 26 December 2013


Hey guys, so this morning I actually considered going sale shopping and then I came to my senses! Lol, I hate shopping when it's really busy and urgh, yeah not for me! 
So I didn't get a chance to post these before Christmas so I am now! 
For these I started off with two coats of Illamasqua Monogamous and then used applied red and green glequins, simples!

So that's it for today, Are you a bargain hunter? 

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Wednesday, 25 December 2013


Hey guys, hope your having a nice Christmas!
Today I have some really sparkly nails to show you which I did a little while ago! 
You've all seen the glitter in OPI Snow You Love Me, it's so gorgeous and unique right? Well its supposed to have a terrible formula so instead of wasting £8-£10 on a bottle I bought a small bag of the same glitter on ebay for £2 (I think) after I saw this post by Polish All The Nails.
I thought I'd look nice with a red base colour, so I started off with one coat of Kiko 238 and then I used a thick bottle of topcoat to kind of embed the glitter into because they're quite large and I didn't want them to stick up. 

Urgh, I love this glitter and I've bought some more in different colours and I've also been sent some from an online store which is so beautiful and I can't wait to share with you :) Ok, so enjoy the rest of your day guys and I'll see you in the next post :)

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Monday, 23 December 2013


Hey peeps, another Christmassy nail design with glequins :)
I picked up a 3 packet of Deborah Lippmann from T K Maxx for only £8 in the clearance and this was one of the polishes and wow this is such a stunner, it's one of those polishes that glows from within, so so beautiful!
For these nails I started off with two coats of Deborah Lippmann Through the Fire and then used small, holographic, hex glequins and did these squares on my nails which ended up looking like a big shiny bow in my eyes!

So, that's it for today, hopefully I'll see you in the next post :)
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Sunday, 22 December 2013


Hey guys, hows your weekend going? I have loads of work to do and I finally started today but still have so much to do! Anway here are some more Christmassy nails for you guys.
I started off with a base colour of Orly Glitz and Glamour, which is just the perfect gold nail polish ever, I then used red and green rhombus glequins to make cubes on all the nails except the accent nail which I did a full glitter placement using alternating red and green glequins. 

This is a very 'blingy' design and quite eye catching which might not be for everyone but I quite like it, is this something you'd wear?

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Saturday, 21 December 2013


Hi guys, so today I had to go into town and it was unbelievably busy! I didn't actually need to go for myself but urgh, what was only supposed to be a quick(ish) trip into town turned to out to be much longer and stressful, never again! 
Anyway so here are some Christmas themed nails, I started off with two coats of Sally Hansen Bandage (a lovely nude colour).
 Then I used red, green and gold rhombus glequins to create these flower shaped things which I saw on Instagram (I can't remember who it was but I'll have a look and update it here).

They're really easy to do so you should definitely try it out if you have some rhombus shaped glitter :)

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Friday, 20 December 2013


Hi guys, hope your all ok, today I have a quick layering combination I wore recently which I think is perfect for Christmas! 
I started off with two coats of Essie Leading Lady and then applied one coat of Sephora by OPI, It's real! 18K Gold Flake topcoat before finishing it all with one coat of NYC Turbo Dry topcoat.

So that's it, doesn't it just scream Christmas :)

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