Friday 28 November 2014

Tutorial: Glitter Patterns for Divine Caroline

Hey everyone! I feel like it's time to start the glitter nail art designs now, it's getting cold enough to feel like it's definitely winter, I've been told it will snow this next week but I'm waiting to see if that's true or not. Either way, I wanted to create a glitter nail art design so I created this look and a tutorial for Divine Caroline. Head over to my post on their website for the steps on how to create this look.

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

Wednesday 26 November 2014

Floral French

Hey everyone. Just a quick post today, I'm aiming to get up early and do some work for once tomorrow, wish me luck! These are just some quick nails I created with my university nail art society a couple of weeks ago. All you need to create them is 4 or 5 colours and a dotting tool so they're super simple to create. 

Friday 21 November 2014

Barry M Silk Nail Paints Autumn/Winter 2014 Review and Swatches

Hey everyone! Two posts in one night, aren't you feeling lucky! I felt like it was probably about time that I began to catch up on posts as I've barely posted this month. Having started a new job, trying to balance uni, and trying to run my blog and also trying to have a social life is proving difficult. I'm doing my best but I am falling behind with posting and I'm really sorry about that. 

Anyway, today's second post is my review of the recent Autumn/Winter Silk collection that Barry M released to add to their Spring Silk collection. The original silks had a gorgeous matte finish and these are no different. I think these are a little different though as they seem to have more depth to them and they also look really enhanced with topcoat. I've shown you both with and without topcoat in my swatches to give you a comparison, and you can decide for yourself which you prefer.

Tutorial: Floral Leaves for Barry M

Hey everyone! I'm so excited for the weekend, even though I'm working both days I'm just glad this week (and therefore my essay) is over. Anyway, it's been a couple of weeks since I posted a tutorial so I thought it was about time. This is another of the tutorials I created for Barry M a few weeks ago, I'm in the process of creating some more at the moment, I should actually be doing that right now really! This one is meant to be a floral design but I just winged it and I'm not really sure where it ended up, but I do quite like it. The steps on how to create these are after the jump 

Wednesday 19 November 2014

Nails at Fosse Park with Graffiti Nails

So a few weeks ago you might remember that I mentioned I was off to do nails at Fosse Park in Leicester with Graffiti Nails. Stupidly, I forgot to ever post pictures of the nails I did there, So I thought now would be a good time. I did a lot of nails that day, on big and small nails, and on a wide range of people. It was really fun to have some practice on people who weren't my friends for once. Don't forget, you can buy all these polishes on the Graffiti Nails website if you're in the UK, if not, you can buy my nail wraps here. I did the same designs quite a few times, so I've cut out a few pictures, the daisies design and the nude flowers design were both very popular so I've only included one of each instead of the 6 of each I did.

Sunday 16 November 2014

Peacock Nail Art Tutorial for Avon

Hey everyone! Today I have a quick and simple tutorial to show you how to create these easy peacock nails. Peacock nails have never been top of my to-do list, so when Avon asked me to create some I was a bit sceptical. They didn't go exactly to plan and I hadn't imagined them looking as they do, but I actually quite like how they turned out, even if it's not the usual peacock nail art design. I also decided to add some 'studs' but instead of adding studs (and me then picking them off an hour later) I painted them on instead.

Tuesday 11 November 2014

Barry M - Poppy Nail Art for Remembrance Day

Hey everyone! Today in the UK was Remembrance Day, which is represented by poppies. So, I created some nail art using the new Barry M Silk shade Poppy* as I thought it would be quite fitting! I'd also like to quickly apologise for my radio silence, I've another essay to do and I've just started a new job so things are a little hectic, but I'm getting there. Anyway, I absolutely love this shade by Barry M, it's a great addition to the silk range and looks great both shiny and matte (as it dries) you've already seen it in my monthly favourites, and I'll (finally) be doing a full review of the new silks in the next few days.

Friday 7 November 2014

Clock Nail Art for Avon

Hey everyone! It's a been a busy week for me, yesterday I spent the day at Nail Harmony UK's base (who run Gelish for those of you that dont know), and I had such a fantastic time, and met some lovely new bloggers who I hadn't met before, along with Lucy (Lucy's Stash) and Sammy (The Nailasaurus) who I know pretty well! I'll have a post coming for you in the next few days but for now I just quickly wanted to show you these clock nails that I created for Avon. I created these for when the clocks changed but I actually think they work quite well as a design in general, they're not time-specific (GETTIT?). For these I used a variety of Avon nail polish colours as the bases, and then acrylic paint for the clocks.

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

Tuesday 4 November 2014

Barry M Autumn/Winter 2014 Aquarium Collection Swatches and Review

Hey everyone! You might remember the Barry M Aquarium Collection from spring of this year, and hopefully you loved it as much as I did. Well, for autumn Barry M has had 2 new additions to the collection, both of which are as lovely as the first set. Unlike my previous review of the first collection, I didn't swatch the duo-chrome, 'Persian' over black, and I think it's interesting to see the differences between the two sets of swatches. The great thing about duo-chromes is that they work well either on their own or over black, so it doesn't really matter either way. The glitter in this collection, 'Atlantis' is also interesting, I've never seen Barry M bring out a glitter with such a multitude of shapes inside.

Monday 3 November 2014

Monthly Favourites: October

Hey everyone! I'm a few days late with this one as I've had an insanely busy weekend. I hope you all had a fantastic halloween, I definitely did. So, it's that time of the month again (no, not THAT time), where I show you everything I have loved this month. I've got quite a varied range for you this month, and of course some nail varnish! Here's what I've chosen: