31 December 2014

2014 Round Up - Your Favourites

Hello everyone. I can't believe it's New Years Eve already, where the hell has 2014 gone?! I'm off to a friends tonight to see the new year in, I hope you all have lovely things planned too. 

So as this year is coming to a close, I thought I would do a little round up of what has happened on Vicky Loves Nails in 2014. Today I will be going through some of my most popular posts, and tomorrow I'm going to be showing you my personal favourites. I have posted 268 posts this year (including this one) so I had plenty of posts to go through! 

Click below for more. 

30 December 2014

52 Week Pick & Mix Challenge - Dots & Three Shades of Purple.

Hi lovelies. How are you all? 

The themes for this week's 52 Week Challenge are dots and three shades of purple. I love dots and I love purple, so I had an idea of what this manicure would turn out like in my head for a while. But when it came to sitting down and doing it, I felt like doing a watermarble - so I changed all my plans and I ended up with something completely different (living life on the edge, I know!). 

Click below for more.

29 December 2014

Pick A Polish: Avon - Midnight Green

Hello my loves. How is everyone? I went sales shopping today and I didn't buy any nail polish, I think there might be something wrong with me!

It's time for this week's Pick A Polish, this time in the form of Avon - Midnight Green. This is an older polish in my stash that I do tend to neglect, but boy is it pretty!

Click below for more.

27 December 2014

MoYou Nails Review - Plate 126

Provided for review*

Hi everyone. I hope you're all having a lovely Saturday. Mine has been spent doing odd jobs around my flat and nail painting :). 

I have my penultimate review for MoYou Nails for you today, this time for plate 126. This is more of a summery style plate in my opinion, but it still has some lovely images.

Click below for more.

26 December 2014

Teal and Gold Glitter Tips

Hello lovelies. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I had a lovely day and ate way too much as usual :). 

I've been slacking on my nails lately... I guess life has just got in the way a bit so I have some simple nail art for you today.

Click below for more.

23 December 2014

52 Week Pick & Mix Challenge - Distressed/Grey

Hi everyone. How are we all? 

I've got another 52 Week Challenge post for you today, this week the themes are distressed and grey. I probably could have been more creative with this theme, but I decided just to do exactly what the theme says - grey, distressed nails. 

Click below for more.

22 December 2014

Pick A Polish: Models Own - Flip Flop

Hello lovelies. Happy Monday! Just two more days at work til Christmas now, we're nearly there! 

I have a very unseasonal polish to show you for this week's Pick A Polish; Models Own - Flip Flop. I felt a bit odd wearing neon in December, but I always wanted to choose the polishes for these posts at random so neon it was! 

Click below for more.

20 December 2014

Christmas Candy Canes

Hello my lovelies. Happy Saturday!

Christmas is just around the corner now (in case you hadn't already noticed) so I have some candy cane inspired nails for you today. I've seen lots of similar designs to this floating around the internet recently so I decided to give it a go myself. 

Click below for more.

19 December 2014

MoYou Nails Review - Plate 121

Provided for review*

Hi everyone. It's FRIDAY! I hope you've all had lovely weeks and have great weekends ahead of you. My day at work was pretty quiet, and I'm now having a quiet night in on my sofa (which happens all too often lately). 

I have a review of plate 121 from MoYou Nails to show you today. This could be quite a good festive plate, with the bows - but I decided to go with a purple colour scheme instead.

Click below for more.

18 December 2014

A2Z - Holographic

Hi everyone. Happy Thursday.. it's a week til Christmas! I can't believe it has come around so quickly! 

I have been looking forward to this A2Z theme since the start of the series - HOLOGRAPHIC!!! As I'm sure most of you know by now, holo is a true love of mine. I got my first CbL holo a little while back and haven't had a chance to use it yet, so today was the day!

Click below for more.

16 December 2014

52 Week Pick & Mix Challenge: Crinkly Tape and Glitter Topper

Hello lovelies. How are you all? 

I've got this week's 52 Week Challenge prompt for you today. This week the themes are crinkly tape and glitter topper. I'm not actually sure what crinkly tape is supposed to be, even google didn't shed much light on the situation - so I just decided to go with chevrons instead (they are kind of crinkly). 

Click below for more.

15 December 2014

Pick A Polish: Kelly Brook - Unnamed Glitter

Hi everyone. Happy Monday! I'm still suffering a bit from the weekend, an early night for me tonight I think!

For Pick A Polish this week I will be showing you a glitter by Kelly Brook which doesn't appear to have a name. I got this back in the summer along with another polish which I had planned to wear on holiday. Unfortunately the formula on both the polishes were awful, so I took it straight off and they have sat in my helmer since... until now!

Click below for more.

14 December 2014

Share The Love Sunday

Hello lovelies. How have your weekends been? I had a great night out last night, but I am definitely feeling the effects today... I didn't get out of bed until 3pm, oopsie!

It's time for Share The Love Sunday again, this week I have five fabulously festive designs to show you!

Click below to see what I picked. 

13 December 2014

Gingerbread Man!

Hello loves. How are we all? I'm having a blog catch up day today and I'm off out for Christmas drinks with work tonight. 

I have some more Christmas inspired nail art today.. a cute little gingerbread man! I followed this tutorial by @judyrox on Instagram. 

Click below for more.

12 December 2014

MoYou Nails Review - Plate 120

Provided for review*

Hi everyone. It's the weeekend! I've had a pretty busy day today and I've only just had time to sit down and post this.

I have a review for plate 120 from MoYou Nails to show you today and some more Christmas nail art! 

Click below for more.

11 December 2014

A2Z - Gold

Hi lovelies. How are we all? I can't believe its Thursday already, this week has gone so quickly!

For A2Z this week we are on G for Gold. I'm liking all the gold themed challenges this week, they are making me feel even more Christmassy! 

Click below for more.

9 December 2014

52 Week Pick & Mix Challenge: Chevrons/Red & Gold.

Hello everyone. I hope you're all well. I've had another busy day and I'm glad to be home snuggled up on my sofa :). 

I've been looking forward to this weeks themes for the 52 week challenge for a while. This week they are red and gold and chevrons. Not only are chevrons nice and easy to do, red and gold makes me feel rather festive so I was excited to get going on this one. 

Click below for more.

8 December 2014

Pick A Polish: Ethereal Lacquer - Violet Frost (plus Born Pretty Store plate BP14 review)

Provided for review*

Hello lovelies. How have your Mondays been? Mine has been pretty busy but work went quite quickly so it's not so bad!

I've got another two in one post today. I'll be showing you Ethereal Lacquer - Violet Frost for Pick A Polish along with a review for plate BP14 from Born Pretty Store. I've swatched this polish on the blog once before, but this was my first time wearing it as a full manicure. This happens way too often with my stash!

Click below for more.

7 December 2014

Share The Love Sunday

Hello lovelies. 

I've got five amazing manicures to show you this week - let's get straight into it!

Click below to see my picks. 

Giveaway Winner - Updated

Hello loves.

Just a quick post to let you all know that I have chosen another winner for my giveaway, as the first one I chose didn't reply to my email. The lucky winner this time is Vicki S (good name lol) - so if that's you make sure you reply to my email to claim your prizes. If I don't have a response within a week I will pick another winner. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

6 December 2014

Christmas Watermarble

Hello loves. How are you all? I've been at work this morning and I'm going go karting later which should be fun. 

I've been wanting to have another go at a watermarble for a while now. It's a technique which is still a struggle for me, but I really want to master it as I love how they look! I finally got a chance to sit down and do one last week, and since I'm starting to feel all festive I figured I would go with a Christmas colour scheme. 

Click below for more. 

5 December 2014

MoYou Nails Review - Plate 127

Provided for review*

Hi everyone. It's Friday!

I've got another review for MoYou Nails today, this time for plate 127. Since we're now well on our way to Christmas I figured it's about time to start my wintry and festive designs! So I have the first of those for you today. 

Click below for more. 

4 December 2014

A2Z - F is for Fashion

Hello everyone. How are you all? 

We're on F for A2Z now and this week the theme is Fashion. After a lot of browsing the internet I settled on recreating this top by Alexander McQueen. It's not something I would ever wear, but I thought it might look nice as a manicure which is the reason I picked it. 

Click below for more. 

2 December 2014

52 Week Pick & Mix Challenge: Camouflage and Dark Green

Hello loves. How are you all?

This week's themes for the 52 week challenge are camouflage and dark green. I feel like all I have done is stamping lately - so it was a nice change to do a non stamped manicure for today's post. This theme was a bit of a no brainer; camo with some dark green in it (how do I come up with these ideas?!). 

Click below for more.

1 December 2014

Pick A Polish: A England - Iseult (Plus Born Pretty Store Plate BP19 Review)

Provided for review*

Hello lovelies. I hope Monday is treating you well, mine has been fairly average. 

For Pick A Polish this week I shall be showing you A England - Iseult along with a review for plate BP19 from Born Pretty Store. I believe Iseult was one of my first ever polishes from A England, so it's a fairly old polish in my stash and I've used it a few times in the past.

Click below for more.