29 April 2014

April Tri Polish Challenge - Pink, Blue and Yellow.

Hello my loves. I hope you are all well. I have a massive head ache at the moment, so I am going to go for an afternoon nap I think.

So today is the final Tri Polish Tuesday for April, there have been five Tuesdays this month so I was running out of ideas for this colour scheme lol. I was really loving the theme this month up until this week and I had a mind blank, and couldn't think of anything. So I have gone for something pretty standard this week, but that's not always a bad thing right?

To see my standard design click below ;).

28 April 2014

Pick A Polish: Leighton Denny - Forbidden Territory

Hello my lacquered lovelies. Happy Monday! 

So to brighten up your Monday I am here with this week's Pick A Polish. This week I will be showing you Leighton Denny - Forbidden Territory. This is another polish I have never used, I'm not sure why I bought it really as it's really not a colour I would normally wear.

To see what I came up with read on after the jump.

26 April 2014

A England Haul Swatches

Hi everyone. Happy Saturday! I have been very lazy this morning, have only just got up.. oopsies! I definitely needed a lie in today though.

Recently A England had a sale on all their polishes, so as you can probably guess I was straight in there to snap up a few pretties! I did want to buy them all, but I showed some restraint and only bought five (I did have twelve in my basket at one point). So today I am going to be sharing them with you. 

To see my swatches read on after the jump.

24 April 2014

Laquerdaisical - My Giveaway Winnings Plus A Little Extra

Hello lovelies. I hope everyone is well, I've had a bit of a stressful afternoon so I am currently feeling sorry for myself! I am going to go and do my nails again after this to make myself feel better :).

A few weeks ago I won a giveaway hosted by UK indie brand Laquerdaisical and I got to design my own custom polish which I was very excited to find out! Being an indecisive person anyway, deciding what polish to have was very hard but Alexia, the maker of Laquerdaisical, was incredibly helpful and patient with me lol. So points to her for a great service :). I also snapped up a limited edition polish whilst browsing her site, since I figured my custom polish could use a friend (any excuse right?!)

Read on after the jump for my swatches.

22 April 2014

April Tri Polish Challenge: Pink, Blue and Yellow.

Hi everyone. I hope you're not struggling with the bank holiday being over as much as I am.. I could do with another one next weekend!

It's Tri Polish Tuesday time! I'm really enjoying these posts lately, possibly because I am still in love with this months colour combo. I am glad there are five Tuesdays this month :). I've kept with the pastel theme for today's design.

To see what I came up with click below.

21 April 2014

Pick A Polish: Barry M - Blue Moon

Hi loves. I hope you all had a wonderful Easter and are enjoying the rest of the bank holiday weekend. I had a day out in London yesterday which was fun and I think I'm going to be having a bit of a lazy day today to recharge my batteries before work tomorrow.

So today I shall be showing you this week's Pick A Polish and this week it is Barry M - Blue Moon which I have been playing with. I used to use this one quite a lot (its quite hard to see in the photo but the bottle is actually half empty), but I haven't used it in a while so it was good to revisit an oldie.

For full details on this polish read on after the jump.

19 April 2014

Happy Easter!

Hello lovelies. Happy Saturday! A later post than normal from me, I went on a mega bike ride today.. I am now walking like I've crapped myself and I am completely exhausted. A nice gentle night in for me tonight I think!

Today I have my main Easter design for this year to show you. I have to be honest Easter doesn't hugely inspire me for nail art, I was planning on doing more designs but I couldn't think of anything more than what I've already shown you lol. But for today's manicure I decided to get in the spirit of things and went for an all out Easter-fest.

For more click below.

17 April 2014

Easter Daffodils

Hello ladies. I hope everyone is excited for the bank holiday weekend :) I am still working tomorrow but have the other three days off after that which I am looking forward to.

Since it's now practically Easter I decided it was time to do some Easter inspired designs. For today's manicure I wanted something that wasn't totally in your face Easter, but still had the feel about it.. so I went for daffodils (I still have an in your face Easter post to come). I was perhaps being a little ambitious with these but I don't think I did too badly :).

For more details on this manicure click below.

15 April 2014

April Tri Polish Challenge - Pink, Blue and Yellow.

Hello my lovelies. I hope everyone is well. I have felt very sleepy all day today, I think it might be time for an afternoon nap!

Tuesday means Tri Polish Challenge and I have this week's design to show you. April's colours are yellow, pink and blue.. I am loving this colour combo!

To see my design click below.

14 April 2014

Pick A Polish: Rimmel - Baby Bellini

Hi loves. Happy Monday, I'm feeling a bit slow today lol.

Today I am going to show you a manicure using Rimmel - Baby Bellini for Pick A Polish this week. This is from Rimmel's Cocktail Colour collection and I bought it last year, but haven't got round to using it until now. That's one off the untried list :). 

To see what I came up with read on after the jump.

12 April 2014

Copycat Saturday - Neutral Floral.

Hello my loves. Happy Saturday :) I am going on a nail polish hunt for Barry M's new limited edition shade today, it looks so gorgeous I need it!

Today I have this week's Copycat Saturday manicure to show you. This will be my last Copycat Saturday for a while, I have been struggling with inspiration lately and I'm thinking it might be because most of my manicures for the blog are done to a theme. So I've decided to relax my schedule a bit and now I'll have every weekend to post whatever I like :) (although I'm sure I'll still do plenty of posts inspired by other's designs anyway). 

Anyway... this week I was inspired by this gorgeous design by maya_tempaku on instagram. I loved the colours in this design, although it may be a bit more appropriate for autumn not spring. But I shall rebel against seasonally stereotypical colours for this post.

Click below for more.

10 April 2014

Autism Awareness Jigsaw Nails

Good afternoon my lovelies. One more day until the weekend, we are getting there!

Today I am going to show you the manicure I did in honour of Autism Awareness month. I don't actually know anyone with autism so this isn't a subject I am very knowledgeable on, but I know it is a very good cause and I'd like to do my bit to help raise some awareness. If you want to find out more about autism you can do so here.

For full details on this manicure read on after the jump.

8 April 2014

April Tri Polish Challenge: Pink, Yellow and Blue.

Hello my lovelies. It's a lovely sunny afternoon today so I am feeling positive, it's amazing what a bit of sun can do for your mood :).

Today I am going to show you this weeks Tri Polish manicure. The colours for April are pink, yellow and blue. I thought I would struggle with this colour combo but I am happy with what I have come up with so far this month. I did say in my last Tri Polish post that I was going to try and do an Autism Awareness challenge so wouldn't be doing Tri Polish this month, however it all crept up on me too fast and I haven't had time for the challenge unfortunately. I do still have an autism awareness themed manicure lined up as my next post though :). Anyway...

To see what I came up with click below.

7 April 2014

Pick A Polish: Avon - Decadence.

Hello everyone. Happy Monday!

This week for Pick A Polish, Avon - Decadence was the chosen one. This is a very old polish in my stash that I haven't used in forever. I'm glad I rediscovered it though as it's pretty lovely.

For full details on this polish click below.

5 April 2014

Copycat Saturday - Blue Colour Block.

Good morning my lovelies. I hope you all have wonderful weekends planned. I am currently feeling the effects of a few too many cocktails last night, so I'm not sure today is going to be very productive!

Today I have this week's Copycat Saturday to show you, this week I was inspired by this blue beauty by The Polished Perfectionist. This girl's nails are so perfect but she doesn't seem to be posting any more which is a shame. I really loved this design and I'm not sure why it has taken me so long to recreate it.

For more details read on after the jump.

3 April 2014

Another MASSIVE Indie Haul.

Hello my loves. How are you all? I'm in a good mood as I have just booked a girly holiday to Morocco yay!

Last time I did a haul post I said I probably wouldn't do another one for a while as I wanted to cut back on my spending... well that was a big fat lie! I'm afraid I caved in about 3 days and have added to my collection quite significantly since then, oops! The worst thing is this is just the indies.. I have bought way more than this lol. So I am going to share them with you today :).

To see my swatches read on after the jump.

1 April 2014

April Tri Polish Challenge - Pink, Yellow and Blue.

Good afternoon polished ones! It's such a lovely day today, I have spent my day at work looking out the window wanting to be in the sun!

The start of a new month means a new Tri Polish Challenge theme. This month is pink, yellow and blue. I'm not sure if I will be able to participate in Tri Polish much this month as I'm hoping to join in on an autism awareness challenge I have seen floating around on facebook.. but I shall try my best. I fancied trying a new technique for this manicure, so I went with spun sugar nails :).

To see my manicure read on below.