Thursday, 31 January 2013


Hi guys, so here's the tutorial for these nails which I showed you at the beginning of January, hope it helps ! Enjoy

What you will need 
Base Coat (not pictured)
Base colour - I used W7 Black
5 different colour glequins (I'm using Red, Orange, Blue, Silver and Green)
Orange wood stick to pick up your glequins (or whatever you use)

Before I started I quickly sketched out how I wanted the shapes to fit together, if you think this will help you you can do it too, if not then just skip this step!

STEP 1 - Apply your base colour (after base coat) 

STEP 2 - Apply topcoat to the area you want to stick on your glequins 

It helps to have all the lids off your pots so your ready and the topcoat doesn't dry before you stick them on

STEP 3 - Onto your wet topcoat apply your glequins in the first shape

STEP 4 - Repeat step 3 again and apply the glequins in the different shapes 

until your happy with how it looks

STEP 5 - Finally top coat the whole design 

There you go a really simple design, just a little bit of patience is needed and that's about it ! 
Good luck, if you try this out don't forget to share : )
Pin It

Wednesday, 30 January 2013


Hey guys, I'm back : ) How are you all ? 
It's been a while! Anyway my exams are now finished and I'm free aaand I have a lot of exciting things coming up soon so keep an eye out for those : ) It's so good to be back blogging I've really missed it ! 
So my nails have been naked all month and so the nails I show you over the next few posts were all done in December. 
Also I'm going to Istanbul in February so any lovely Turkish people who can recommend nail polish from there and where to get them, please leave me a comment or email me : )

I was going to show you this mani before I left but I just couldn't squeeze it in ! 
So when I got my glequins and studs I couldn't wait to use them and so I rustled up this mani, also at this point I just could not get enough of glossy black nails (which is really unusual for me because I never wear plain black on my nails!) 

So really quickly, on my pointy finger I placed silver glequins in rows (which look so crooked now haha) and then on the rest of the nails I applied a gold stud (they look silver here though!). To finish I topcoated everything with one coat of NYC Turbo dry (which I will be reviewing shortly because it is uh-mazing) 


This was insanely glossy and I totally loved it ! 

Pin It

Wednesday, 9 January 2013


Hi guys, ok so this will be my last post until my exams are over, there just aren't enough hours in the day !
I probably won't paint my nails for the rest of the month now but when I do I'll post on my Instagram so make sure you follow me on there to keep up to date : ) 
Just wish me luck & pray for me that I get the required grades ! 

Ok so I did these nails around Christmas time and wanted to use as many of my new glequins as I could so I  came up with this : ) I even made a tutorial for these, but I don't know when I'll post it now

Hmm for some reason these pictures are really pixelated, not quite sure why, I hope you can look past it ! Sorry
Anyways take care guys and I'll talk to you all soon hopefully 

Pin It

Monday, 7 January 2013


2 coats of China Glaze It's my turn (gorgeous scattered gold holo) and then stamping with the CH10 plate (from the Cheeky Vibrant collection) using China Glaze Little Drummer Boy and no topcoat 

I love it, do you? 

Pin It

Sunday, 6 January 2013


Not much talk today instead a quick swatch ! 
2 coats of Essie Bikini So Teeny, gorgeous colour ! 

Look at the shimmer in the bottle ! 

Next I stamped over it, I didn't want to ruin the delicateness of the colour, so I used China Glaze No Way Jose and the bubble image from the CH 9 plate from the Cheeky Vibrant collection 

It was really subtle, not as subtle as in the photo's but still ! 

Sorry it's blurry but I loved this picture ! 

Ok, end of break, back to learning about Stalin's Russia ! 

Pin It

Friday, 4 January 2013


HI guys, I'm taking a night off studying today as I'm not felling well and I'm tired ! So I'm just tucked up on the sofa with my snuggle blanket and a hot cup of tea, watching TV and editing photo's ! 

So these mani's I did at the end of last year but didn't get round to showing you! 
I recently got nearly 100 China Glaze polishes off of ebay ( I will show you all in a haul post soon) and there were some gorgeous treasures in there ! On of them was this gorgeous, gorgeous plumy/maroon/raspberry jelly which I hadn't come across before. I introduce to you Seduce Me which I think is the perfect name for this colour !

So for this mani I painted 2 coats of Seduce Me and then on all the fingers I used  Barry M Gold Foil to stamp this funky design (which reminds me of racing flags) from the CH5 plate in the Cheeky vibrant stamping collection (more on that in another post).

Then the accent nail I added holographic gold glequins in the honeycomb style, this was my first time with glitter placement and I think it went ok, I had to move some of the glitter around on the nail which messed with the base colour a bit but otherwise it was ok ! 

I wasn't crazy for the overall look, not sure why but I think it was because the gold in the stamping and the glequins were too different ! 
What do you guys think of the mani overall?

Also, anybody know when this came out and which collection it was from? Thankyou :)

Pin It

Wednesday, 2 January 2013


Hi guys, ok so here is another quick post ! I recently got Rococo Gold Leaf topcoat from Ebay for a good price, some of you may be familiar with this polish, it was the first (I think) gold leaf topcoat and was released a few years ago ! I had wanted it for a long time but then, £35 is a lot ! 

Anywho I decided to compare it to the other 2 gold leaf topcoats I own; namely, Sephora by OPI - It's Real 18k Gold tc and OPI - The Man With The Golden Gun ! 
I've layered one coat of each over China Glaze Up all night,
the ring and pointer finger have the Rococo, the middle has the OPI and the pinky is the Sopi ! 

L-R - Rococo, OPI, Rococo, Sopi 

Ok so you can see the Sopi has the smallest flakes but is the densest and doesn't require much/any dabbing 

The OPI is the least dense and the flakes are mid size and sparse, which requires quite a bit of dabbing and placing of the flakes 

The Rococo is rather dense and has a mix of larger and mid size flakes, you get a lot of flakes on the nail but you need to move them around on the nail ! 

My favourite? The Sopi ! Yours?

Pin It

Tuesday, 1 January 2013


Hi guys, I don't really any time to post anymore, I have my first exam in less than 2 weeks and still have a tonne of stuff to go over, so every minute counts ! (I can't wait for January to be over!) 
I will try to blog in my breaks or whenever but no promises ! 
Ok, so I had this on last year before I nubbinised my nails, it's the gorgeous Up All Night by China Glaze.
It's a gorgeous deep, rich shimmering navy !  
This is 2 coats below with no topcoat ! 

Have you guys got this ? Do you love it as much as I do too ?

Pin It


Where does the time go? Honestly the year has gone by so quickly, it's been a good(ish) year (well, compared to the year before it couldn't have been worse!). I hope 2013 will be an even better year. 
So a happy new year to you and your families and I wish you all have a great year :)

So today I didn't know what to do on my nails and so I just recreated last years nails, so this is 2 coats of OPI Bring on the bling and then the rest is just acrylic paint 

Ok then guys, happy new year ! :D
Pin It