Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Born This Way - Meebox August '17 Nail Art + Review

Hey everyone! It feels like forever since I last reviewed a Meebox*, in reality it's only a couple of months. This month's box is their 2 year anniversary edition, and they've totally smashed it, as always. The theme is 'Born This Way'* and is of course inspired by Lady Gaga. For just £20 the box contains products worth a whopping £35 (plus what would be £5 postage!): 

Meebox - The Grape Escape Nail Varnish Remover
Color Club - Pure Energy
True Brit - Etiquette
Ard As Nails - I Love You Hunny Bunny
House of Wonderland - Born This Way Decals (exclusive)

When I started these nails I knew I wanted to do something bold to highlight both Meebox and Lady Gaga. But, do you ever have one of those days where every design you try just wont work out? Have you ever tried coupling that with a sprained wrist? Welcome to my weekend. 

I really tried to make this what I wanted it to be, but I just couldn't get the water decals working. Every single time I pulled them out of the water I got them caught up in each other, and after a number of attempts I decided it would just be easier to paint the eyes instead. This is totally my fault and not because of the decals, it was only my second time ever using them after all. 

I'm not 100% on how these turned out, although in person they seem to stand out much more. Let me know what you think.


Monday, 4 September 2017

Essie Abstract Neon

Hey everyone! Long time no see, I've been so busy with moving I just haven't had a chance to post, but I've really missed blogging. We moved in on Friday and have managed to get everything unpacked already, so I finally have the chance to sit down and write a blog post. 

I actually did these nails quite a few weeks ago, using the Essie 2017 Neon Collection*. (I can't seem to find these online anymore so I assume they were limited edition). I keep seeing abstract nails on Instagram, and I've wanted to have a go for a while. These were super easy, I just splodged some colours using the brushes from the bottles, and then dotted some white using the end of a striping brush. Super quick, but I really love the end effect, and I wore these for a week or so. 

Sunday, 13 August 2017

China Glaze My Little Pony Rainbows

Hey everyone! Another busy weekend down, only 2 weeks until we move and we're in Berlin next weekend so we've got lots to do and not much time to do it in, so as you can imagine it's pretty hectic at the moment. Nevertheless, I did manage to throw in a bit of time to play around with the amazing new China Glaze - My Little Pony collection*. Have you seen it yet? I think it may be my favourite China Glaze collection ever, or at least for a few years. There are tonnes of pastels, but also a great mix of glitters too, which works really well together, and it definitely suits the theme. I'll be having more of a play around once I've moved, but for now I thought these rainbow nails inspired by Tiny Brushes were pretty fitting for the collection. 


Monday, 7 August 2017

Nails on Tour: Ibiza Long Weekend

Hey everyone!  It's been a while since I did a 'nails on tour' post, but as I mentioned in my last post I recently went to Ibiza and I decided to show my nails on tour once again. I did actually take the photos to do a post like this when I went travelling in April, but have never got round to it and now I think it's maybe too late. Let me know if you think I should still post them, I went to 7 different countries in 2 weeks so there's a lot of content! Anyway, here's my long weekend in Ibiza:

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Negative Space Ferns

Hey everyone! If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen that I was in Ibiza a couple of weeks ago. I went for a long weekend with my boyfriend and another couple, and of course I had to do some nails to mark the occasion. I had a flick through Pinterest the night before I went (leaving it to the last minute as always) and I came across these nails and knew instantly they'd be perfect for Ibiza. I decided to recreate them with a light pink background, and a simpler version of the ferns because I was a bit pushed for time! 

More details on how I created these below, and tomorrow I'll be doing a post about my 'nails on tour', if you haven't seen these posts before you can catch up here


Monday, 24 July 2017

Lilac Negative Space Flowers

Hey everyone! It's been a while since I last posted as I've been away to Ibiza (post coming soon with my holiday nails) and we've also been evicted from our house out of the blue for no reason! Having to move house for the third time in 2 years definitely wasn't in my plans, especially when we haven't been given a reason why. It's been very stressful, so as you can imagine it's been hard to find the motivation to post. However, we're feeling hopeful that we might have something sorted, although I don't want to jinx it, so I thought it was time for a post. 

Today's nails are using the OPI Fiji Collection* again, this is definitely my favourite OPI collection in a long while, I just can't get enough of it. There's such a great range of colours and so many options for nail art. If you missed my last look you can see it here. I couldn't resist creating some more florals with the collection, although these are slightly simpler than the last! 


Monday, 10 July 2017

Essie Block Colours

Hey everyone! I'm back this week with some nails that are a bit simpler than those I posted last week. I often really struggle to simplify designs, I always want to add more and more but when I'm in a rush I sometimes have to fight against myself and let the designs remain simple. I was playing around with the Essie Resort 2017 Collection*, and I thought the colours would work well in a block manicure. It's been so long since I used tape for a manicure, but I love block manis like this, I used to do loads of them 'back in the day' so it's nice to bring it back.