Hey lovelies how are you all? I’ve got two stripey pedis to show you today. I currently have a thing for stripes!
I love how you can make it different with just a few colour changes!
Now I have a question for you ladies! I need your help with some nail art! I have a new dress and it’s a bit of a big deal because it’s an actual nursing dress (which are so hard to come by and pricey here!) This is the pattern:
Can any of you amazing ladies help me decide how to paint my nails to match my dress?
Hi you lovely lot, I was trying to be very good and not buy any more polishes when I came across the Revlon Moon Candy range. It has a base colour at one end and a glitter topper at the other. Well I just had to try it out! I opted for Orbit, which is a deep purple with a blue/purple glitter.
For this mani I started out with two coats of Maybelline silver and a coat of holographic silver. Then I carefully painted my ruffian with the base colour. Then I added the glitter topper mainly on the tips of my nails.
What do you think? I love the glitter, it’s more like flakes than glitter. Flakes of moon candy!
Hi lovelies, I broke up from work for a week today so celebrated with some metallic swatches :)
Silver: Greenwich Park
Bronze: Horse Guards Parade
The coverage is fab and they are super shiny – this is two coats. They are textured polishes and I really like the consistency, they are ‘limited edition polishes featuring a brand new textured chrome formulation to create a show stopping, ultra glossy finish’ according to the website. These are only the second textured polishes I have tried and I think they are great!
Hello fellow nailoholics! I finally got around to trying the 3D flowers that I purchased from Born Pretty Store.
I chose to use one of my teal Nails Inc. polishes as my background. I used my nail art pens to draw a blossom design on my thumb and stuck my 3D flower on using clear nail polish.
I realise now that thinking clear polish would be enough to stick the flower to my nail was a big mistake! I picked up some papers at work today and a sheet slid between my flower and the nail and the 3D flower came clean off :( I have now invested in brush on nail glue (why I never had any in the first place is a mystery!) so I will post a new image of the next 3D experiment soon!
On another naily note, I did a safari manicure on my friend Sarah too.
I used Sally Hansen Complete Manicure in purple pulse for my base colour. I then put some random coloured splotches in the corner of my nail with silver, pink and white. Then I used the black to outline each colour.
I think a lighter base would have been better, the leopard print would have shown up better, but I love this!
Hi lovelies! As you can imagine, I have been dying to try out my nail goodies and I couldn’t wait to try my new Barry M nail art pens, courtesy of my lovely friend Sarah. I had read reviews about the brilliant ‘nib’ like applicator and how simple they were to use. I Googled some designs and found inspiration from Brit Nails Barry M Nail Art Pen review. I loved the jewel mostly and wanted to incorporate that into my mani. I also loved the animal print and wanted to see how easy the pens were to use by trying a few designs out.
This is what I came up with:
I started out with a Rimmel 60 second polish Shocker, and waited for it to dry completely. A coat of Sally Hansen’s insta-dri came in handy. When my polish was dry, I set to work drawing my designs. The pens are very simple to use and the design did not ‘drag’ when I had to colour over certain parts again. I added a glitter tip/gradient to my index and ring finger as this is the colour I recently had on my toes and I loved this as a gradient. I topped my designs off with a lovely shiny coat of Seche.
I love these pens, I’m itching to try even more designs out already!
I went for a simple tape design as I hadn’t got much time for the colour to dry. When I did my previous tape mani (click here to see) I waited a whole day for the colour to dry, and painted over the tape a day later. These spangly colours remind me of a mermaid.
First I painted 1 coat of silver polish and 1 coat of holographic prism. Then I used Barry M ‘navy’ to paint over the top.
I then used glequins on my index and ring finger in blue too-they are hard to see in the pictures but were really sparkly. I love this mani, it looks glamorous and for my first ruffian, I am proud I got the lines straight yay!