Thursday, 14 December 2017

Rose Gold Snowflakes

It's been a busy ol' week this week, which concluded with me smashing my car into a bollard.. so not the best. But as with all bad weeks, I've turned to blogging to take my mind off it. I have to keep telling myself it's Christmas soon to distract myself, and what better to remind myself than with Christmas nails! I have so much inspiration this year but just not enough time to do everything I want to do. I'm hoping to be able to do a couple more designs this weekend before it's too late. I did however manage to squeeze in these nails a couple of weekends ago. 

I was recently sent a wonderful Christmas package from Sally Hansen, and I knew as soon as I saw these polishes inside that I had to do some nail art with them, they just looked like they would work so well together... and they do! 

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Meebox Nov '17 - Through The Looking Glass, Review + Nail Art

So it finally happened, the cold/flu that everyone has had recently has caught up with me, and I'm regretting all the time that I was well and didn't appreciate it (you know the feeling I mean). Before I slip into a deep sleep (... I wish) I want to show you the latest Meebox*. This month's theme was Through The Looking Glass*. I was asked to review it because 'it has my name written all over it' but it really does, and I find it hard to turn down anything Alice in Wonderland related! This month box is worth a whopping £54.22, so you're definitely getting value for money. It includes:

Zoya - Saint* (£13)
iZ Beauty London - Front Row* (£6)
iZ Beauty London - Wonderland Inspired Decals* (£2)
Sally Hansen - Sleigh All Day + Miracle Gel Topcoat* (£14.99)
MoYou London - Alice 04 Stamping Plate* (£5.99)
Clear Jelly Crystal Clear Stamper* (£7.24)

I wanted to try and use everything from the box but in the end I used everything except the Sally Hansen polishes, which wasn't too bad going. 

Friday, 1 December 2017

Harry Potter Nail Art

I'm so happy it's the weekend, I've booked Monday off to get my Christmas shopping finished so I've got three whole days off and it's almost Christmasssss. Now it's December I feel like I can finally start getting excited for it. I know that these nails aren't Christmas related, but I thought that I had posted these in October but when I was looking on my Instagram I realised I never did, so I wanted to make sure you saw them before they got lost in the depths of my drafts folder. Seriously there's so many posts in there that just aren't relevant anymore, desk tour of my house from 2 years ago anyone? I've moved twice since then! 

Back in October I was lucky enough to be able to go and see Harry Potter and The Cursed Child in London, and we decided to make a weekend of it and also go to the Warner Bros studio tour, of course to mark the occasion I also had to do some Harry Potter nails, and to be honest I'm surprised it's taken me so many years to get round to doing any because I am a hugeeee Harry Potter fan. The play is amazing by the way, and I really really want to see it again. 

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Gelish - Thrill Of The Chill Review + Swatches

I can't believe it's the end of the weekend already, every week it just flies by. It's not that I don't like my job, it's more that I diet in the week and eat loads of chocolate at the weekends and I really miss eating chocolate as soon as it turns to Monday... first world problems! Anyway, I've got a review of the new Gelish - Thrill Of The Chill Collection* for you. As always it's a gorgeous collection from them, and I think I have a couple of new favourite Gelish shades too. 

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Gelish Chilly Christmas Trees

I'm trying to be strict with myself on Christmas this year, especially in terms of food. I've lost weight recently and I don't to gain it back by pigging out on mince pies, but they're so delicious I'm struggling to resist. However, I decided that I didn't need to resist doing Christmas nails, what's the harm right? And apparently Twitter agreed, as I did a poll earlier and these were the popular choice! 

These aren't the first Christmas nails I've done this year I have to admit, I've been playing around with nail wheels to decide on some designs and these are a by-product of that.  As I was swatching the Gelish - Thrill Of The Chill Collection* (review coming soon), I couldn't help feeling Christmassy and I wanted to do some quick Christmas nails to show off the gorgeous shades of the collection, and to play around with one of the designs from my nail wheel. 

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

OPI Iceland Abstract Splodges

Can you tell by the title that I had absolutely no idea what to call these nails? I'm sure there is a name for this style but for the life of me I can't think what it is. That's what happens when you leave blog post writing until after a full day of work, and having your brain fried by Peaky Blinders. Whatever they are called, these are loosely inspired by Nina Nailed It. I've seen this type of design floating round Instagram for a while now, but I know that she originated this kind of look and I always love her designs but I wont pretend that mine will ever look as good as hers! 

I wanted to have another play around with the OPI Iceland Collection*, it's such a gorgeous muted collection but there are so many options for nail art I just couldn't resist. Considering it's an autumn collection I feel like I managed to create quite a bright mani out of the shades, but I'm sure there will be more moody colours that will show their face on the blog soon. Considering my last mani with the collection wasn't very moody either. 

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Marc Jacobs Geometry

Hey everyone! I'm so pleased to show you these nails as I was looking enough to have had a chance to try out the new Marc Jacobs* nail polishes. I've never used the brand before so I was really excited to see what they were like, and I must say I am soooo impressed. I often wonder whether brands with big price tags are so expensive just because of the name of the brand, but it turns out they really do have the quality to reflect the price. I was sent two shades to try from the latest Fashion collection: Trax* (Burgundy) and Ladies Night* (Beige). Both polishes glide on to the nail so well, and they're super shiny. Call me a price tag convert!