Monday, 31 March 2014

Rimmel Sweetie Crush - Candyfloss Cutie & Violet Swizzle

Hi guys!  Today I have swatches of 2 of the new(ish) Rimmel Sweetie Crush textures.  These are sparkly textured pastels, with a bit of a frostiness to them too.  Like most of you, I'm not really keen on frosts, so  I wasn't sure whether I would like these or not, but I have to say, I came to really like the finish once it was dry.......

Sunday, 30 March 2014

FingerFood's Theme Buffet - Week 13 - Monochrome/Mothers Day

Hi guys!  I'm back today with week 13 of FingerFood's Theme Buffet.  Today we have a choice of 2 prompts, monochrome and Mother's Day, so I did a monochrome mani in my mum's favourite colour, purple.  I should also be doing her nails for her later on tonight :D And happy Mother's Day to all the mum's out there, I hope you have a fab day and your kids spoil you rotten (so long as they're able of course)

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Frankening Fun!

Hi guys!  I'm really sorry I've been MIA for a few days, I've been feeling a bit crappy so I didn't think I'd sound much like my usual chirpy self in a blog post :)  I'm feeling a lot better today though, and I am excited about today's post, as I will be showing my first attempt at making my own polish.......

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Tri-Polish Tuesdays (well, almost!)

Hi guys! Today is the last Tuesday of March, so next week we will have a new set of colours for the Tri-Polish Challenge - pink, yellow and blue.  Not sure what I'm going to do with those yet, but I'm looking forward to finding out!  I will also be starting The Never-Ending Pile Challenge in April though, so I may be dropping in and out as I can.
*I kind of forgot that we're not allowed extra colours other than black, white, silver and gold, and used pink. (like an idiot!) :/  Sorry!

Monday, 24 March 2014

Dance Legend - Sahara Top Coat review

Hi guys!  Today I have a swatch and review of the Dance Legend Sahara Top Coat.  This is a topcoat that you can apply over any base colour to turn it in to a glittery texture.  I bought my bottle from Rainbow Connection, but you can order directly from their site, as well as many other stockists that are listed on the website.  They are a Russian brand though, so if you order directly, shipping will be a long time........

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Finger Food's Theme Buffet - Week 12 - Freestyle

Hi guys, and welcome to week 12 of FingerFood's Theme Buffet.  Today's prompt is freestyle, so I decided to do a glittery floral mani, inspired by this amazing one-stroke mani by Charlotte @ So You Beauty.

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Saturday Spotlight - Barry M Aquarium Collection - Pacific & Mediterranean

Hi guys!  In this weeks Spotlight post, I am showing you swatches of the 2 Barry M Aquarium Nail Paints that I picked up last week.  These are the 2 I used in my beach nail art a couple of days ago, Pacific, and Mediterranean.
 *picture heavy post

Friday, 21 March 2014

Haul Post

Hi guys! It's been a little while, but I think it's about time for another haul post :D 
February was supposed to be a no-buy month for me, and I whilst I didn't quite stick to it, I did only place 2 orders in the entire month, which is pretty good going in my opinion.  The only problem with a no-buy, is that you can sometimes go a little overboard once it's over!  My last haul post was on 10th January though, so there a quite a few bits in here that I bought before the no-buy.  I'm pretty sure this is everything, but it has been a couple of months, so sorry if there's anything missing :D  Lets have a look shall we....

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Barry M Aquarium Collection Nail Art

 Hi guys!  Today I have some stunning nail art to show you that I did last night with 2 of the new Barry M Aquarium polishes.  I was planning to post the swatches first, but I couldn't wait to share this with you all, so they should be up by Saturday instead.  Anyway, since today is officially the first day of spring, it seems quite fitting that I'm posting my first summery mani of 2014  :)
(picture heavy post)

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Glow in the dark skulls make me very happy!

Hi guys! Today I have a really fun mani for you. I recently purchased a BYS Glow in the Dark Top Coat from ebay for £3.09 here, and I couldn't wait to try it out.  I wasn't sure how good it would be for the price, but I was actually quite impressed with it.......

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Tri-Polish Tuesdays

Hi guys! I'm back today with the third Tri-Polish Tuesday of this month.  If you missed the first 2, the colours for this month are blue, green and purple, and I have another mani with all 3 colours........

Monday, 17 March 2014

Layered Textured Stamping

Hi guys, sorry I didn't post anything yesterday. I decided to shift around the furniture in my room so I can put a 5th spice rack up, as, once again, I've run out of space!  Unfortunately, I may have underestimated how long it was going to take me, so by the time I had finished it was a bit too late to post.  So, this mani is what I would have shown you then......

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Saturday Spotlight - 2true Sequins (& Nail Art of course!)

Hi again!  In today's post I have another gorgeous texture to show you from 2true.  This is Elle, a gorgeous candy pink textured glitter polish, with a few larger silver hex glitters.

Guest post @ FingerFood

Hi guys!  Today I am guest posting for one of my absolute favourite bloggers - Sam from FingerFood nails. To see the mani in it's full colourful glory check it out here.
I'll be back later on with a normal post too :)

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Finger Food's Theme Buffet - Week 10 - Dots & Stripes

Hi guys!  Now that I've fully recovered from the NAGG challenge, I will be participating in Finger Food's Theme Buffet once again.  The prompt for this week is Dots & Stripes, and while I normally like to do it on Sunday, the prompts are open right up until the next one, so I figured I could still do a mani for this one.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Tri-Polish Tuesdays

Hi guys, and welcome to my second Tri-Polish Tuesday.  In case you didn't see last weeks post, the colours for this month are purple, blue and green.  I used all 3 colours in last weeks mani, although I think today's mani also qualifies as all 3, since I've made some purple in the middle of my gradient :)

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Striped Stars with Kleancolor Metallics & MoYou.

Hi guys!  After yesterdays massive post, I didn't really have time to put together a spotlight post for this weekend, so today I just have a mani I wore a couple of weeks ago to show you.  To be honest, I have quite a lot of stuff gathering dust in the vault at the moment, so I may spend most of the week clearing that out.  I'm hoping to get back to some form of schedule in the next week or 2 though, as I'm participating in another challenge in March.  This one is a little more spread out though, only 3 prompts per week.  Not sure I could handle another month of daily nail art just yet :)

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Will It Stamp???

Hi guys!  Today's post is a bit of a monster, but it's one I've wanted to do for ages, and I finally found the time to get the leg work done last weekend :)  You guys may have noticed that I only really use a few certain polishes for stamping, ones that I know for sure will work. For the longest time, I have known that I probably have a fair few other polishes that would work, but I don't want to test them in a mani in case they don't, and I have to start from scratch. So, at the weekend, I gathered together all my "possible stampers", some black and white false nails, and set to work.  All in all, I tested a little over 60 polishes, mostly budget brands, all of which I will share with you today...............

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

NAGG Round-up (finally!)

Hiya guys :D  Today's post will be a round up of all the mani's from the Nail-Art-A-Go-Go Challenge that took place during February.  I was hoping to get this post up a little sooner than now, but I'm easily distracted, so have only just gotten around to it.  It has been less than a week though, so I don't think I'm doing too bad..........

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Tri-Polish Tuesdays

Hi guys!  Today I am jumping into a challenge that I have been considering for a while, the Tri-Polish Challenge that is run through the facebook group, Crumpet's Nail Tarts.  The rules of this challenge are fairly simple: each month there are 3 colours picked, and you have to come up with mani's using those colours.  At least 1 mani must contain all 3 colours, and the others must use at least 2 of the 3.  You don't have to stick to the same polishes all month, as long as they are the chosen colours for that month..  You can also use black, white, silver, gold, and glitter toppers if you wish.

Monday, 3 March 2014

My OH Does My Nails Tag!

Hi guys, I have something a little different for you today.  It was recently suggested in the British Nail Bloggers group that a few of us got together to do a naily version of the My OH Does My Make-up tag that has been popular with a lot of beauty bloggers.  I am pleased to say that my fiancĂ© Charlie was up for doing this, so without further ado..............

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Purple Roses for BEAT (Eating Disorders Awareness Week)

Hi guys!  This week (24th Feb - 2nd March) is Eating Disorders Awareness Week, and one of the lovely ladies from a Facebook group I'm in, Emily, suggested we do purple mani's this week in recognition of the ribbon colour used by BEAT.