30 September 2014

Born Pretty Store Review - Floral Full Nail Decals

Hello everyone. How are we all? I've had a fairly average day today, nothing very interesting to report.

I have another Born Pretty Store review to show you today - this time for some lovely floral full nail decals. These are really gorgeous and I wish I had received them before I went on holiday as I think they would have been perfect for it. I just wore them to work instead but I still really enjoyed wearing them.

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29 September 2014

Pick A Polish: Mac - Silly

Hi everyone. Happy Monday, I hope you're all having a great day.

For Pick a Polish this week I will be showing you Mac - Silly. I only own two polishes from Mac, they're pretty expensive so I'd usually rather buy from other brands that are a bit cheaper.. I like to get a bit more for my money. 

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27 September 2014

Born Pretty Store Review - Stamping Plate QA97

Provided for review*

Hello beauties. I hope you are all having lovely weekends. I haven't got much planned today, I'm just being a bit lazy as usual ;).

I have a review of a stamping plate from Born Pretty Store to show you today - this is my third review of a BPS stamping plate, they really do have a great range of designs. The stamping plate I will be showing you today is plate QA97 which is mostly floral patterns with a couple of others thrown into the mix. 

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26 September 2014

Fingerfood's Theme Buffet - Fruit and Veg

Hello lovelies. It's Friday! I've had the day off work today and I went to Thorpe Park with some friends, I had a lovely time but now I need to put my feet up :).

I have this week's Theme Buffet to show you today - the theme this time is fruit and veg. I have been loving fruit themed manicures this year, I think they have been a bit of a trend this summer. So obviously I wanted to go with the fruit side of the theme but I wanted to go for something a little more obscure than what I have done previously. In the end I settled on a papaya - I've never actually eaten one but I thought it would look good on my nails.

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25 September 2014

Distressed Chevrons

Hi everyone. How are you all? I have had a very long day today, but I have a day off tomorrow so I am looking forward to that.

I have a manicure to show you today which involved the melding together of two techniques (I felt like pushing the boat out you see lol). I came across this image online and I thought I could recreate it with a mixture of the dry brushing technique and some chevron stickers.. so that is what I did :).

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23 September 2014

Zoya Watermarble

Hello loves. I hope you are all having great afternoons. Nothing particularly interesting has happened to me today, just another day at the office.

I recently picked up a few new polishes from Zoya's 2014 fall collections. I couldn't wait to have a play so I have attempted a watermarble with two of them which I will be showing you today.

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22 September 2014

Pick A Polish: China Glaze - Ingrid.

Hi everyone. I hope Monday hasn't treated you too badly. I didn't sleep very well last night so I have been realllly tired today, but I do only have a four day week at work this week so the thought of that is getting me through :).

This week for Pick A Polish I shall be showing you China Glaze - Ingrid. I don't own many browns, it's not a colour I will usually pick to wear, I just have a few different shades for nail art. Despite this I do often really like browns when I wear them and this is no exception.

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20 September 2014

Mermaid Nails for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Hello my loves. I completely forgot to post this today, which is why this is later than usual lol. I didn't sleep very well last night which is my excuse :P.

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and I have my teal manicure to show you today (teal is the colour for ovarian cancer awareness). I am crazy about teal and this is for a great cause too so obviously I had to post something for this. 

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19 September 2014

Fingerfood's Theme Buffet - Art Deco

Hello loves. It's FRIDAY!! I hope you all have lovely weekend's ahead of you. My boyfriend is away this weekend so I have my flat all to myself, even if I will be a bit lonely at least I don't have to share the telly lol. 

I have this week's Theme Buffet to show you today and this week the theme is art deco. I wasn't actually all that sure what art deco was when I saw this theme.. I had heard of it but I had to google it to find out exactly. Looking a lot of the other manicures done for this theme I think I went a bit over the top with mine - but oh well, since when have I cared about having crazy nails? ;).

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18 September 2014

Monthly Charity Nail Art Challenge - Hospices/Hospitals

Hello lovely people. It's nearly Friday! This week has actually gone quite quickly for a first week back after my holiday.

I have this months Charity Nail Art Challenge offering to show you today. This month the theme is hospices and hospitals and I have decided to go with Great Ormond Street Hospital. For those of you who might not know, Great Ormond Street is a hospital in London which specializes in caring for seriously ill children - you can't get a much better cause than that in my opinion!

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16 September 2014

Coral Roses

Hi everyone. I hope you've all had a lovely day.

I have some floral nails to show you today, I feel like I haven't done floral nails in forever (which is probably only a few weeks in reality) so I thought it was high time I did some more. I just got a few new OPI polishes from their Nordic collection so I wanted to use one of them too. 

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15 September 2014

Pick A Polish: Essie - Aruba Blue

Hi lovelies. I hope Monday has treated you well. It was my first day back at work today so it was a bit of a struggle for me!

Monday means Pick A Polish and this week I will be showing you Essie - Aruba Blue. This has to be one of my all time favourite blues - it's such a rich, deep, beautiful blue. I've used this plenty of times before and it's been on the blog a fair bit too. This is a polish I think everyone needs in their stash.

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13 September 2014

My Holiday Nails: piCture pOlish - Fool's Gold

Hello my loves. How is your Saturday going? I haven't done much today, but that is kinda nice sometimes.

Today I have a very lovely polish to show you, which happens to be the polish I wore whilst on holiday. I had great intentions of doing some awesome nail art for my holiday, but I completely ran out of time and opted for the gorgeous piCture pOlish - Fool's Gold instead, which is one of their collaboration shades with The Nailasaurus. I knew I needed this one as soon as I saw it, this polish is totally up my street and even though I had it on my fingers for a week I didn't get bored of it!

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12 September 2014

Fingerfood's Theme Buffet - Marbling.

Hello everyone. I'm baaack! I had an amazing holiday and I think I could do with another week laid on the beach in the sun, but it's back to reality for me now.

The theme for Fingerfood's Theme Buffet this week is marbling. Initially I was going to do a water marble but water marbling is not something that comes naturally to me - I have done a few water marbles in the past but they take a lot of time and effort (and wasted polish). So I decided to have a go at a drag marble/dry marble to see if it was any easier. I'm glad to report that it was much easier :). 

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11 September 2014

Matte Purple Dotticure

Hello lovelies. This is my final scheduled post, I'll be spending the day travelling home today so nothing very exciting.

I have a dotticure to show you today. I don't do them that often but I had the sudden urge to have dotty nails so these are what I ended up with!

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9 September 2014

Retro Waves

Hi everyone. This is my penultimate scheduled post, I will be flying home on Thursday - hoping feeling nicely rested and much more tanned. 

Recently I have been feeling a bit uninspired nail art wise, sometimes it's hard to keep up with the pace of making five new designs a week. So I took to the internet on a mission to find some inspiration and I came across this set of patterns. I loved all of them - so I might have to recreate them all - but I went for the pattern on the top left first of all.

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8 September 2014

Pick A Polish: Rimmel - Camouflage

Hello my lacquered loves! Another scheduled post from me today, I shall now be just over half way through my holiday :).

Monday means Pick A Polish and today I have Rimmel - Camouflage to show you. I can't remember if I have used this in nail art before.. but I definitely haven't worn it on its own before so this is another untried off the list. I really liked it!

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6 September 2014

Colour Block Leaves

Hello lovelies. I hope you are all having a lovely weekend, this is another scheduled post. Hopefully I am starting to build up my tan by now!

Today I have some autumn-y, leafy nails to show you. I decided to try and be a bit unique with my leaves and do a colour clock type design, I have to admit it looked a lot better in my head :P.

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5 September 2014

Fingerfood's Theme Buffet - Negative Space.

Hello everyone. This is another scheduled post, I will currently be on the first full day of my holiday, hopefully soaking up the sun :).

This week's theme for Fingerfood's Theme Buffet is negative space. I love negative space designs, but I always tend to steer away from them as my nails are a bit stained so I am a bit conscious of that. But I was looking forward to giving it another go.

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4 September 2014

Fashion Inspired: Grey, Pink and Black Colour Block

Hello my lovelies. This is a scheduled post as I am now away on my holidays in Rhodes for a week, but I have been painting away like a crazy person so there will still be plenty of posts around here (you can't get rid of me that easily).

I haven't done a fashion inspired post for a while, so I decided it was about time I did another one! I came across a pretty but simple jumper on the River Island website to use as my inspiration. I really want this jumper, but I'm not sure I can bring myself to spend £32 on it, imagine how many polishes I could get for that!

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2 September 2014

Simple Plaid Nails

Hello lovelies. How are you all? I've just finished my last full day at work before I am off on my holiday, so I'm quite excitable today. I've still got posts scheduled for while I'm away, I just won't be active on social media or be able to reply to any comments until I get back.

Since the weather is turning here in the UK I have been wanting to wear more autumnal things on my nails lately (even though I'm going to be in sunny Rhodes in a few days lol). I came across this gorgeous design on Druid Nails and thought this was literally the most perfect design for the autumn so put it on my nails right away. 

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1 September 2014

Pick A Polish: Laquerdaisical - Parma's A Bitch.

Hello my loves. I hope your Monday hasn't been too taxing, my working day went quite quickly which was nice. 

I'm back with this week's Pick A Polish today, this week I will be showing you Laquerdaisical - Parma's A Bitch. Laquerdaisical is a UK indie brand, made by a lovely lady who actually lives in the same town as me (which to me is very exciting). This is actually a UK Indie brand that is still trading too, I think most of the UK indies I show you in these posts have now stopped trading - but this is one of the few left.

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