Tuesday 30 December 2014

New Years Fireworks for Divine Caroline

Hey everyone! I'm going to be posting twice today because I have two great tutorials to show you for New Years nails for tonight and there's no point posting them after the event. These are some simple and fun firework nails that I created for Divine Caroline. NYE wouldn't be complete without the sound of fireworks banging in the sky, so it seemed only fitting to have them on my nails too! 

Don't forget to check out the steps on Divine Caroline here.

What do you think? Let me know in the comments!

Happy New Years! for Divine Caroline

Hey everyone! I can't believe that tomorrow is the last day of the year, I know it's cliche but this year really has gone fast, and so so much has changed. I have a new job, a new boyfriend, a new flat, and I'm ending this year on a truly happy note, even though it's not always been an easy ride this year. I intend to celebrate in style, and what better way that a glass (or two) of champagne? So of course I couldn't resist putting them on my nails! Head over to Divine Caroline for a full tutorial on how to create these nails yourself

Don't forget to check out the steps here.

What do you think? Let me know in the comments!

Sunday 28 December 2014

Fair Isle Print for Avon + Tutorial

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a good christmas. Today's nails are keeping in the christmas spirit slightly as I dont quite want to let go of it, but they're also quite wintery so it's fine! I'd never done fair isle nails before so I decided to give them a try and I really like how they turned out. Steps are after the jump

Wednesday 24 December 2014

Christmas Eve Christmas Trees

Merry Christmas everyone! It's technically Christmas here in the UK now as it's 2am, but I just wanted to quickly post some christmas tree nail art that I created for Tesco before I go to bed. It seems like these days I stay up later and later on christmas eve and then I'm knackered on christmas day. I still can't actually believe it's christmas tomorrow (/today), having worked all day it just feels like another working week! 

Tuesday 23 December 2014

Tutorial Tuesday: Christmas Baubles for Barry M

Hey everyone! I really can't wait for christmas now. I'm working all day tomorrow (christmas eve) so it'll be nice to have some time off and see my family and boyfriend. I'm also so excited to see what everyone thinks of what I've bought them. I'm definitely one of those people that watches you eagle-eyed as you open presents, oops! Anyway, today's nails are some festive baubles that I created for Barry M and I also did a tutorial to go alongside them (which will come as no surprise considering all my recent posts!). Me and my sister were upset that my mum put up the christmas tree and all the decorations without us this year, so it seemed only right to put them on my nails instead.

Saturday 20 December 2014

Christmas Holly Negative Space Nail Art for Divine Caroline

Hey everyone! I've finally finished uni for Christmas, and now I feel like I can properly get into the Christmas spirit (not that I haven't been already), especially now I've got all my Christmas shopping out of the way. Today I another tutorial for you, as a wonderful christmas gift to you all, haha! I know you all do like tutorials though so I don't really know why I keep acting like it's such a hardship that they're all I post at the moment. Today's tutorial is for these negative space holly nails. It was one of those designs where an idea just popped into my head, and it was either going to be a disaster or look great, and somehow it ended up looking pretty good. Hopefully you all like it too, and like recreating it! You can find all the steps on Divine Caroline here.

What do you think? Let me know in the comments!

Don't forget to check out the steps here


Wednesday 17 December 2014

Penguin Snowscape for Tesco + Tutorial

Hey everyone! I have another tutorial for you today, I'm sorry that they're all I ever seem to post at the moment but I have a lot of them to show you and it doesnt harm for you all to be able to recreate what I'm showing you (hopefully). Today's tutorial is for these cute penguins. I realised that I've never done any penguin nails before so I knew I had to do some this year and I decided to create some in collaboration with Beauty at Tesco. Steps are after the jump!

Tuesday 16 December 2014

Tutorial Tuesday: Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney

Hey everyone! I have another tutorial for you today, this time one that I created for Divine Caroline. I was searching for an original way to create some santa nails when I remembered the song 'When Santa got stuck up the chimney' (not sure if that's a universal song or just in England but either way!), and I decided to create some nail art based from that. To see how to create these nails yourself head over to the Divine Caroline website for the step by step instructions. 

Don't forget to check out the steps here.

What do you think? Let me know in the comments!

Thursday 11 December 2014

Tutorial Thursday: Glitter Strips for Barry M

Hey everyone! It's been a while since I did a tutorial thursday, mainly because I keep forgetting to post tutorials on thursdays (or tuesdays) because I'm terrible at remembering things! Today I have a tutorial I created for Barry M. I decided to try something a little different, and I'm not 100% sure it worked but I'll let you be the judge. Tutorial steps will be after the jump.

Monday 8 December 2014

VVB Victoria Beckham Nails Inc Collaboration Collection 2014: Review and Swatches

Hey everyone! Today I have a super exciting new release to show you from Nails Inc: two new polishes designed in collaboration with Victoria Beckham. The collection contains two colours, Judo Red*, and Bamboo White*. The press release reads: 'The covetable and collectible duo features two new polish shades – Judo Red and Bamboo White - developed with an exclusive formulation featuring Stretch-To-Fit technology and Bamboo Extract with Silica and is presented within a sleek new bottle design ... Designed by Fabien Baron and customised by Victoria Beckham'. These retail at £25 each so they are very high end but they're absolutely beautiful and the quality is amazing. They're not for everyone but if you're the kind of person to like expensive nail polish these are definitely for you.  

Thursday 4 December 2014

Day at Nail Harmony UK

Hey everyone! So last month I was kindly invited down to Nail Harmony UK HQ to learn how to do gel nails with Gelish. I had a brilliant day there and met great new bloggers like Lex from Talonted Lex, Em from My Pale Skin, Cat from Perfectly Polished, and Metta from Nails by Mets. It was also nice to see Lucy and Sammy (from Lucy's Stash and The Nailasaurus) again. Stupidly, I forgot to take a camera, so thankyou very very much to Lucy for all these images, otherwise I wouldn't have been able to write a post! 

The day started with some pastries and drinks, after a welcome from Georgie (head of Nail Harmony UK!) and Ezara (PR representative), which I definitely appreciated after a hellish journey that morning! The room was all prepared for us as you can see below, with tools and a lamp each for us all. We worked together in pairs so that we could practice on each other, I worked with Lucie and you can see the results of our work after the jump! 

Wednesday 3 December 2014

Baby it's cold outside

Hey everyone! This morning I found ice on my car, which means it's definitely officially winter, and therefore time for winter/festive nail art. I feel like I cant really get in the festive spirit until I've bought all my christmas presents and as I've only bought my boyfriend's I can't really say I've done enough to be able to relax and enjoy the build up to Christmas. I'm setting myself a goal to have finished all my shopping by the end of next week but we'll see how that goes! Today's nail art design is this cute snowmen design I created for Avon. They were super simple to create, even though they might not look it for some people, and they only took about 20 minutes to do. Snowmen are such a go-to winter design but I've actually never done them before so it was quite fun to do something different!