Tuesday 30 April 2013

Some Kind of Colour Blocking

Does this class as colour blocking? I have no idea. This is just what I ended up with after staring at a grey base for a while! I can't get enough of using light grey and nude bases in nail art.

Base colour is Sally Hansen Ion. I taped off a few parts of each nail with some striping tape, then painted over some random sections with Essie Bikini So Teeny and Topshop Green Room, before carefully removing the tape with some tweezers. I finished with a top coat of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri.


Sunday 28 April 2013

Born Pretty Store Review - Rhinestone Picker and Hexagonal Glitter

Today I have a review of Hexagonal Glitter from Born Pretty Store, along with a review of a really useful tool for placing them!

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Thursday 25 April 2013

Dance Legend Thermo and ThermoTRIO - Review and Swatches

Press Sample

This is the first of a few posts I have coming up on Dance Legend polishes. Dance Legend are a Russian brand and their huge range includes glitters, holos, textures and thermo colour changing polish, which change colour with the temperature. I'll be showing you those today!

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New Barry M Summer 2013 Launches!

I know there's been much news on here lately, but I just can't help sharing! A couple of days ago I showed you the new Sequin Nail Effects, and now I can share with you the rest of Barry M's Summer releases for 2013!

First, say hello to the Summer Gellies! The Summer Gelly Nail Paint collection consists of -

Key Lime
Passion Fruit
Blue Grape

How delicious do they look? Nail art ideas are swirling in my head...

Secondly, introducing Confetti Nail Effects!

"New Confetti Nail Effects is the perfect party for your nails.  Filled with confetti sprinkles that brush on smoothly, make your nails pop with 5 sweet inspired shades." - From Barry M

Shades available are -
Dolly Mixture
Sour Apple

These are similar to the Nails Inc. Feather collection. Great to have a more affordable alternative!


Available in Superdrug from June 5th and Boots from June 12th. A long time to wait, I know! The press release for these went out a little earlier than planned!

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Tuesday 23 April 2013

House of Wonderland Rockin' Claws Nail Decals - Review

House of Wonderland is an independent jewellery and accessories company from the UK, specialising in Retro and Rockabilly styles, run by a lovely lady called Tessa. They're about to launch a line of water decals for your nails, and I have a little preview!

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Monday 22 April 2013

New Barry M Product Alert - Sequin Nail Effects!

 I have news of an exciting new Barry M product, Sequin Nail Effects! What do you think? 

Here's what Barry M have to say:

"Add a textured sparkle to your nails with new Sequin Nail Effects! The rich formula packed densely with sequin specs is the perfect way to create a dramatic 3D effect on your nails."

These will be launching on Barry M stands around the UK on May 8th, priced £3.99!

Official launch will be on June 5th in Superdrug and June 12th in Boots, along with Barry M's as-yet-unannounced Summer products. I'll have news on those as soon as I get it. 

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Wednesday 17 April 2013

Nail Tattoos by Fake Tattoos - Review

Hi! Today I have a review of some nail tattoos from Fake Tattoos - nail tattoos are something that's new to me, so I was excited to try them!

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Friday 12 April 2013

Barry M Nail Art Pens Review

A few days ago I posted about the announcement of the new Barry M Nail Art Pens, and now that they're in my grubby mitts, I have a review for you!

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Monday 8 April 2013

Feeling Grey.

I'm really getting back into my stamping plates lately. Whether it'll last remains to be seen! I have a love/hate relationship with stamping. I love how it looks and how you can achieve perfect patterns that you couldn't do freehand, but getting the stamp to cover my nails is always a problem. They JUST about fit lengthways if I position them perfectly! I often have to scrub off and start again. It's always a relief when I only have my little finger to go, it's so easy to stamp on that one!!

Here I've started with a base of Barry M Grey, and created a gradient using China Glaze Icicle and a make-up sponge. I used Konad White and Bundle Monster plate 322 for the stamp.


Thursday 4 April 2013

ORLY Miss Conduct - Swatches

Miss Conduct is from the ORLY Naughty or Nice holiday 2012 collection. This is one of those polishes that I had to have as soon as I saw it! It's just so pretty! It's a magenta pink with loads of scattered holo. 

Unfortunately my lamp didn't capture it in all it's glory. You need to get this in the sunlight to really see it pop, the scattered holo is gorgeous. It still looks great even in artificial light, though!

Formula is great, full coverage in 2 coats.

I got mine from eBay, but I've seen this floating around in TK Maxx in the UK, in a cute little ORLY set, so grab it if you see it!


Wednesday 3 April 2013

New Spring/Summer launches from Barry M - Nail Art Pens and Nail Paint Corrector Pen!

Barry M announced some new products today (they're spoiling us lately!) which includes nail art pens! They come in black, silver, white and pink. I've never been able to get the hang of nail art pens I've used in the past, so I'm hoping I get on okay with these ones!

From Barry M: "Decorate your nails with Barry M’s Nail Art Pens! The extra fine tip and easy grip bottle means you can design with ease. Simply shake the bottle well before use and pump the tip until the colour starts to flow"

They also announced a nail paint corrector pen! I wonder if this will be good for getting a clean line around your cuticles?

From Barry M: "Tidy up your mani with Barry M’s melon scented, acetone-free Nail Paint Corrector Pen. It’s easy to use and comes with 2 replacement tips"

The pens and corrector pen will be available at Superdrug from April 10th, and Boots from April 17th! All priced at £4.99 each.

I will have a review of these up soon. Will you be trying them? Do you use nail art pens often?

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