Thursday, 30 October 2014

A2Z - A is for Angles

 Hiya lovelies!  So, today sees the beginning of a brand new A-Z of Polish!  We have a whole host of lovely new ladies joining us this time around.  The wonderful Charlie did an really cool "meet the bloggers" post the other day if you'd like to have a look at who's joining in.  (see it here) It's a little different this time around too.  Whereas last time we had to find a polish starting with that letter, this time, we have one word assigned to each letter, and it's down to us to interpret that however we want.  Which is just awesomesauce..............

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

52 Week Pick 'n' Mix Challenge

Hiya lovelies!  Today I have my mani for this weeks 52 week pick 'n' mix challenge.  The prompts this week are 3 dark colours, and 80's.  I chose to just go with the 80's prompt for this mani, since I was struggling to find a way to put the 2 prompts together...........

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

A-Z of Polish Round-Up

Hiya lovelies!  So today, I'm doing a round up of all 26 mani's from the A-Z of Polish.  I figured that since this challenge has been running for about half a year, it would be cool to go right back to the beginning, and remind myself of what I came up with.  It'll also be interesting to see how I feel about these mani's months down the line.  (or at least I hope it will)

This will be a very picture heavy post, so be warned, you may need a beverage or 2 and a comfy chair......

Friday, 24 October 2014

52 Week Pick 'n' Mix Challenge - 70's

Hiya lovelies!  Today I have my mani for this weeks 52 Week Pick 'n' Mix Challenge.  The prompts for this week are 70's, and Grey + Colour.  I decided to just pick the 70's part, so I could do a red and black punk mani.  I know that some people associate punk more with the 80's than the 70's, but I like to think my mani is a celebration of the birth of punk, and therefore still very much in the 70's :p

Thursday, 23 October 2014

A-Z of Polish: Z is for........Zoya!

 Hiya lovelies!  So, can you believe we're on the very last letter of the alphabet now!?  I can't believe I've been doing this challenge for practically half a year, it really doesn't feel like it's been that long.  If, like me, you're sad that this challenge is over, don't fret, as we will be starting A2Z next week.  Yup, we're doing the whole alphabet AGAIN! :D  It's going to be a little different this time though - if the last one was the A-Z of Polish, then this one is more like the A-Z of mani's.  Each letter of the alphabet is assigned a word, and our job will be to interpret that word in any way we see fit.  We also have a few new ladies joining us, so expect a post from me to introduce the new A2Z, and everyone involved in it :D

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Dark Metal Lacquer Cuticle Oil Review, & Halloween Nail Art

*Cuticle Oil was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Hiya lovelies!  Today I have a 2 for 1 post to share with you; a review of the Dark Metal Lacquer Cuticle Oil Pen, plus some Halloween nail art that I did a couple of days ago.....

Friday, 17 October 2014

Barry M Glitterati Collection

*Purchased by me
Hiya lovelies!  Today I have swatches of the whole Barry M Glitterati Collection to share with you.  It's not very often that I want to/can afford to buy an entire collection, but I really loved all 6 of these in other peoples swatches, and since Barry M's have a very affordable price point, I was able to do exactly that.  So, let's get straight into it then shall we?

Thursday, 16 October 2014

52 Week Pick 'n' Mix Challenge - 60's & Matte/Texture

Hello again lovelies!  Today I have my mani for this weeks 52 week pick 'n' mix challenge.  I've put both prompts into the same mani again this week, and those two prompts are 60's, and matte or texture.  Now, I know that tie dye is one of the most obviously 60's manis there is, but I haven't done one before, and I've wanted to for ages.......

September, in mani's...........

Hiya lovelies!  So, I wasn't initially planning to do a collage for last month, as I was struggling with the image mapping last time.  (I know literally nothing about coding)  However, after managing to get one to work yesterday I was feeling a little braver, so here it is.  Better late than never I guess. :D

This are all the mani's I posted on the blog throughout September.  Not really that many for an entire month, but there are a couple in there that I was very proud of.  Namely the neon star/mosaic mani, the pink and purple fairies, and the kawai clouds and rainbow.  How about you guys, which one is your favourite?

To view any of the original blog posts, just click on the mani and it should take you straight there.  I've tested it quickly myself, and it all seems to be working, but if you have any issues, please let me know and I'll see if I can fix it.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

MoYou Nails Review #2 - Part 1

*Products in this post were provided in exchange for review
Hiya lovelies! You may remember that a while back, I reviewed a couple of stamping plates and a nail polish from MoYou Nails.  Well, they've kindly offered me a few more items for review from their new releases......

Monday, 13 October 2014

The Nail Arcade Review - Part 3

*Glitters were provided in exchange for a 100% honest review.
Hiya lovelies!  Today I have the third part to my review for The Nail Arcade.  Today I'm using these little ellipse shaped holographic glitters.........

Sunday, 12 October 2014

52 Week Pick 'n' Mix Challenge

Hello again lovelies!  Just a super quick second post from me today, I'm just squeezing in this weeks pick 'n' mix challenge mani while there's still technically a couple of hours of the week left :p

Dark Metal Lacquer - Mystery Box Review (September)

Hiya lovelies!  Today I have something exciting to show you all.  Last month, Dark Metal Lacquer launched a monthly mystery box, where each month there will be a theme, and the box will include polishes to fit that theme, plus a few little extras (some of which may be beauty items, or even something edible.) The polishes are exclusive to the boxes, and the price will vary from month to month, depending on what the theme is for that month. (For example, a holo themed box would be a little pricier than others, due to the cost of the supplies) The theme for the first month was Glitter, and the box was only £12.  Even if it had been a little pricier I probably would have still bought it, but £12 is a heck of a bargain!

Friday, 10 October 2014

A-Z of Polish: Y is for.....Your Choice :D (Dark Metal Lacquer - Flashy Sparklies)

*Purchased by me
 Hiya lovelies!  Sorry this post is a bit late, I've had a super busy week this week and didn't get around to it yesterday.  Nonetheless, we're up to the penultimate week of the A-Z of Polish, and the letter is Y.  I didn't have anything for Y in my stash, so I decided to do "your choice" for this prompt, and just pick something I really wanted to wear............

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

The Nail Arcade Review (part 2)

* 1 product in this post was provided in exchange for a 100% honest review. 
Hiya lovelies!  Today I have the second part of my The Nail Arcade review, and the second item I'll be showing you is these silver holographic triangle glitters...........

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Dark Metal Lacquer - Dreaming & Heurt

*Purchased with my own money :D
Hiya lovelies!  Hope you're all having a great weekend so far.  Today I have a couple of Dark Metal Lacquer swatches to share with you - Heurt, which was one of Kamila's first creations, and Dreaming, which is from the more recent Autumn collection.......

Friday, 3 October 2014

Crumpet's Nail Tarts 52 Week Pick 'n' Mix Challenge

Hiya lovelies!  An exciting post today, as this is my first mani in a brand new challenge! It's the 52 Week Pick 'n' Mix Challenge, being run through the Crumpet's Nail Tarts facebook page.  (You can find us here if you'd like to join in).  As the name would suggest, the challenge runs for a total of 52 whole weeks.  Each week, there are 2 prompts; one is a colour prompt, and the other is a pattern, or style of nail art.  Each week, you can pick to do a separate mani for each prompt, one mani that combines both, just one of the prompts, or even sit it out altogether that week if you need to.  Debbie was trying really hard to find a way of allowing more freedom in this nail art challenge, while still keeping some form of structure, and boy oh boy did she find it.  I love the way this is being run, it's such a good idea!

Thursday, 2 October 2014

A-Z of Polish: X is for........Xtreme Wear!

Hiya lovelies!  I'm back today with my post for this weeks A-Z of Polish.  We're up to X this week, and since I didn't have any polishes in my stash with names starting with X, I decided to do Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear instead.........

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Born Pretty Store Review - Part 2

*All the decals in this post were provided in exchange for a 100% honest review.

Hiya lovelies!  Today I have the second part to my Born Pretty Store review.  In part 1 (here), I showed you a stamping plate, and today I'm showing you the second nail art product I chose - some neon water decals (here).  I've only ever tried water decals once, and it didn't go very well, so I was really interested to see if I got on better with these ones.......