30 November 2014

We Have A Winner!

Hello everyone.

So my giveaway ended at midnight last night, a big thanks to everyone who entered. The winner has been chosen and contacted - they have a week to get back to me and if not another winner will be chosen. 

I've had a great time running this giveaway, so keep your eyes peeled for more in the future! 

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Share The Love Sunday

Hello lovelies.

It's that time of week again - where I round up my favourite nail art I have come across in the last week.

Click below to see what I chose.

29 November 2014

MoYou Nails Review - Plate 111

Provided for review*

Hello everyone. Happy Saturday! I had a lovely birthday yesterday, but I didn't get a whole lot of sleep last night so I'm having a bit of a lazy day today :). Don't forget if you haven't already entered my giveaway it ends at midnight tonight, you can enter here.

Today I have a review for plate 111 from MoYou Nails to show you. This was one of the plates I was less sure I would like before I tried it, but it surprised me and I actually really love the manicure I came up with!

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28 November 2014

Silver Holo Sparkles for my Birthday.

Hello everyone. It's my birthday!!! I'm 21 now, so I feel like I should be acting more like an adult, but I don't think I want to ha! 

My main celebrations for my birthday were last weekend, when I went for my weekend away in London. I wanted something outrageously sparkly. I initially planned to do some nail art but once I had done my base I just couldn't put anything over it, it's so pretty!

Click below for more. 

27 November 2014

A2Z- E is for Elegant (plus Born Pretty Store Review Plate BP02)

Provided for review*

Hello lovely people. I hope you are all well. It's nearly Friday and it's my birthday tomorrow! So I'm a little excitable this afternoon lol. 

I have this week's A2Z and a review for plate BP02 from Born Pretty Store to show you today. E is for elegant and this stamping plate has some lovely lacey patterns, so I thought it would be nice to use for this theme. 

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25 November 2014

52 Week Pick & Mix Challenge - Brush Stroke/Favourite Brand

Hello my loves. How are we all? 

I have this week's 52 week challenge post for you today. This week the themes are brush stroke and favourite brand. It was a toss up between Barry M and OPI for my favourite brand, and as I couldn't pick between the two I decided to count up which brand I have the most of and go with that. Turns out I have more OPI so OPI it was! 

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24 November 2014

Pick A Polish: Revlon - Emerald City plus Born Pretty Store Plate BP22 Review.

Provided for review*

Hello lovelies. Happy Monday. 

I've got another two in one post for you today. This time Pick A Polish and a review for plate BP22 from Born Pretty Store. The polish I will be showcasing this week is Revlon - Emerald City which is one of their matte suede polishes. This is an untried, I always get excited when untrieds come up for Pick A Polish!

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23 November 2014

Share The Love Sunday

Hello loves. I'm back from my weekend in London, I had a lovely time but I am exhausted now!

It's time to take your (and my) mind off the fact that it's nearly Monday, as I have my weekly round up of the amazing nail art I have been loving this week. 

Click below to see this week's picks. 

1k Facebook Giveaway!

Hi guys.

Yes you read that right, I've just hit 1000 likes on my Facebook page! I can't believe that there are over 1000 people out there that have taken the time to like my little page, it makes me feel so honoured! To say a huge thank you to everyone who has liked my Facebook page I've put together a little giveaway. 

This giveaway is open internationally but if you are under 18 you will need your parents permission to enter. You must like my Facebook page to be eligible to win which you can find here, all the other options aren't compulsory but you can get extra entries by doing them. The giveaway will run until next Saturday (29th November 2014) at midnight and the winner will be announced soon after. You need to enter using the rafflecopter app below, where all the prizes and full t&cs can also be found. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me on vickylovesnails@gmail.com or via any of my social media, I will reply as soon as I can. 

Good luck everyone!

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22 November 2014

Blue and Gold Skittle

Hello lovelies. This is a scheduled post as I'll be living it up in London this weekend to celebrate my 21st! 

I went to a wedding last weekend, so I wanted some simple nail art that I could do easily on both hands. I went for a skittle style design with a blue and gold colour scheme, which matched the outfit that I was wearing. 

Click below for more.

21 November 2014

MoYou Nails Review - Plate 117.

Provided for review*

Hello lovely people. It's FRRIIDAAYYY! Can you tell I'm excited?! I'm going to be partying it up in London tomorrow and I can't wait!

I have another review for MoYou Nails to show you today, this time for plate 117. This plate has all french tip images, in a variety of patterns and designs. This was one of the plates I was least sure about when I was choosing plates to review, but I was very pleasantly surprised when I tried it. 

Click below for more.

20 November 2014

A2Z - D is for Dark.

Hello beauties. It's nearly Friday!! I'm off on a girls weekend away in London on Saturday for my birthday, so I'm even more excited for the weekend than I am normally.

This week the theme for A2Z is dark. I was quite looking forward to this theme, I've been enjoying my dark wintry colours lately which I so often neglect in my stash. It was nice to let one of my lesser used babies out to play today (yes, my polishes are my babies). 

Click below for more.

18 November 2014

52 Week Pick & Mix Challenge - Books/Brown.

Hi everyone. I hope you're all well.

This week's themes for the 52 week challenge are books and brown - when I first saw this theme I thought it was going to be one of the hardest themes of the whole challenge. I'm not really a brown kinda gal, and I don't read all that much either (I'm always way too busy blogging). But inspiration struck me last week when I remembered that I had seen these burnt newspaper nails. Newspapers are sort of like books right?! For purposes of this challenge, I am saying they are ;).

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17 November 2014

Pick A Polish: OPI - Let's Do Anything We Want (Plus a Born Pretty Store Stamping Plate Review).

Provided for review*

Hello everyone. How have your Monday's been? 

I have a two in one post for you today - I have a feeling this may be the first of many as I have so many stamping plates I need to review lol. I am combining Pick A Polish and a review of plate BP05 from Born Pretty Store. The polish this week for PAP is OPI - Let's Do Anything We Want which I have never used before, so that's another untried off the list!

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16 November 2014

Share The Love Sunday

Hi loves.

It's time for Share The Love Sunday again, lets get straight into it!

Click below to see what I picked.

15 November 2014

Born Pretty Store Review - Stamping Plate BP10

Provided for review*

Hello lovelies. I hope your weekends are going well. I've been out for lunch with my parents and boyfriend today, now I'm catching up on blog stuff since I haven't got much done whilst I've been ill this week!

Today I have a stamping plate (BP10) from Born Pretty Store to show you today. I've got quite a few plates to review for you (I'll be doing a lot of stamping as I have all my MoYou plates to review too), but this is the one I liked the look of most, so that is why I chose to show it to you first. 

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14 November 2014

MoYou Nails Review - Plate 124

Provided for review*

Hello lovelies. It's Friday!! I've finally started feeling a bit less ill this afternoon, so fingers crossed all my plans for the weekend can still go ahead!

I have my next review for MoYou Nails to show you today. This time for plate 124 which has a mixture of floral images, mostly full nail ones. Florals are my favourite so I was really excited to try this plate!

Click below for more. 

13 November 2014

A2Z - C is for Copycat

Hi loves. I hope your week's are going well. I am still ill, I just can't seem to shake this bug off, I'm supposed to be going to a wedding tomorrow so I'm hoping I'll make some kind of miraculous recovery over night (not likely). 

It's time for this week's A2Z post, this week C is for copycat. I decided to copy a design from someone else and I went with these gorgeous nails by @deanne29 on Instagram. This is more of a summery design, but I loved it so much I thought I'd recreate it anyway!

Click below for more.

11 November 2014

52 Week Pick & Mix Challenge - Wild Animals/Yellow

Hello lovelies. How have your Tuesday's been? I'm still unwell, I went into work for a few hours but had to come home early.. fingers crossed I can make a whole day tomorrow.

I have this week's prompt for the 52 week challenge for you today - I don't believe we're on week 7 already! This weeks themes are wild animals and yellow. I actually didn't find combining these themes too hard at all - I see yellow as quite a wild colour anyway! 

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10 November 2014

Pick A Polish: Barry M - Blueberry

Hi everyone. How are your Monday's going? I've been off work today, I've been feeling terrible! I'm starting to feel a bit better now, so hopefully I'll be back in action tomorrow. 

For Pick A Polish today I will be showing you Barry M - Blueberry. This is another one of their Gelly polishes which I love! This is one of my go to blues, so I have used it a fair amount before. 

Click below for more.

9 November 2014

Share The Love Sunday

Hello everyone. I hope you have all had lovely weekends - most of mine has been spent in bed with the lurgy.

I've been feeling really under the weather this week, I've spent much more time sleeping than I have looking at blogs. So all my picks for this week's Share The Love Sunday I came across on Instagram. IG is becoming my go to source for nail art inspiration, it's so easy to flick through loads of photos in minutes and there are thousands of talented artists posting there. 

Click below to see my picks.

8 November 2014

Purple and Gold Skittlette

Hi loves. Happy Saturday! My bad week hasn't been getting much better since I posted yesterday, I think hibernation may be my only option!

I have some last minute nails to show you today - it's rare that I do some nails and post them straight away but that is what I'm doing today. For some reason I managed to mess up my blog scheduling and overlooked today's post. I was planning on doing them last night but I had a power cut in my flat - doing my nails in the dark probably wouldn't have gone too well! So I have done a rush job this morning.. I think the idea behind these could work but, like a lot of things to do with this post, they didn't completely go to plan either! 

Click below for more.

7 November 2014

MoYou Nails Review - Plate 128

Provided for review*

Hello my loves. Thank god it's Friday!!! I've not had a very good week this week, lots of silly little things have kept going wrong so I am very glad its the weekend. It means I can hibernate until Monday! Lol. 

Anyway, today I have another review for MoYou Nails today. This time I will be showing you plate 128 which has four full nail images and one smaller image. 

Click below for more. 

6 November 2014

A2Z - B is for Bold

Hi everyone. How are we all? 

I'm going to be showing you my manicure for B for A2Z today. B is for bold and when I think bold I think red, so that is what I went for. I don't wear red a huge amount but I usually love it when I do, today is no exception!

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4 November 2014

52 Week Pick & Mix Challenge: Domestic Animals/Three Shades of Blue

Hello everyone. How are we all? 

Today I will be showing you this week's 52 Week Challenge which is domestic animals and three shades of blue. If you're a regular reader you will probably know what I am about to say... combining these themes was really hard! In the end I settled on following this tutorial and using three blues. 

Click below for more. 

3 November 2014

Pick A Polish: OPI - Definite Moust Have

Hello everyone. I hope you are all well. I had a lovely day out at Alton Towers yesterday but didn't get back til late last night. I get up for work at 5am so I am definitely feeling it today!

For Pick A Polish this Monday I will be showing you OPI - Definite Moust Have. I have loads and loads of pinks, but this one has to be one of my favourite ones. Despite this I don't really use it very often, so it was fun to have another play with it. 

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2 November 2014

Share The Love Sunday

Hello loves. I hope you've all had great weekends! This is a scheduled post as I'm off at Alton Towers today, so I probably won't be back until quite late tonight and I'm sure I'll be straight off to bed! 

I have my second installment of my Share The Love Sunday series. I got some lovely comments from people last week via social media, I'm really glad people like the idea of these posts. I'm really enjoying putting these posts together, and I have some cracking manicures to show you today!

Click below to see what I chose. 

1 November 2014

Fashion Inspired - Yellow, Black and White Distressed Nail Art

Hi everyone. I hope you all had a great Halloween, I didn't do much but I am off to Alton Towers tomorrow so I am looking forward to that!

I have a Fashion Inspired post for you today, I haven't done one of these in ages! I've had a picture of this dress saved for probably about a year now and I've finally got round to recreating it on my nails.

Click below for more.