Wednesday 29 May 2013

Dance Legend Fruity Milk - Cream Brulee, Blueberry Mousse and Kiwi Smoothie

Today I have part 2 of my Dance Legend Fruity Milk swatches! 3 more colours after the jump!


Monday 27 May 2013

Leopard Skittles

I love skittles (the sweets) and as soon as I'd finished this design, I had to go out and buy a packet. I didn't intend it to look like skittles but the colours just ended up matching, thus we have leopard skittles!

I started off with a white base using Essie Blanc. I then stamped a leopard print design from Konad plate m57, and when everything was completely dry (helped along with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri) I taped off 1/4 of the nail and painted over the design with bright colours, before removing the tape and leaving the leopard tips. I filled in the leopard print with the matching colours using a tiny nail art brush.

The bright colours are Barry M Cyan Blue, Spring Green and Shocking Pink. The yellow is Rimmel Sunshine.

Definitely not the most subtle design I've ever done! 

Friday 24 May 2013

Holo Flowers

Quick post today. I started with a base colour of OPI Samoan Sand, and painted on the flowers with a nail art brush and Color Club Halo-Graphic. I outlined with black acrylic paint.


Wednesday 22 May 2013

Born Pretty Store Review - 1.5mm Round Studs

I've used many studs from Born Pretty Store in the past, but these little round gold ones have to be my favourite. I find them to be the most versatile and you can add them to any kind of manicure. I prefer a minimalist approach to stud nail art; I usually do an accent nail or a very small amount of studs on each nail. Less is more!

I started with a base colour of W7 Black (you can't go wrong with glossy black polish and gold studs!) I applied a top coat to make my nails sticky, and placed my studs using a wax pen which I've previously reviewed here - it makes the job much easier! A good tip is to arrange the studs in the pattern you want on your desk before application, so you know exactly how you want to place them.

You can also add a top coat over the studs when you're finished, to help them last longer. I don't think I'll 
ever tire of studs! I have a huge array in my nail art stash now!

You can find these exact studs (1.5mm)  here at Born Pretty Store. I notice the site has had a bit of a makeover! As you probably know, they offer free worldwide shipping and you can get 10% off any order by entering my code: LGL91

Are you a fan of stud nail art?

Press Sample

Monday 20 May 2013

Fancy Fish Tail

I just love fish tail nail art! I kind of prefer to call it braided nail art though because I don't like saying "fish tail"... it sounds gross. I think everybody knows it as that though, so I'm conforming! 

I've never actually got round to trying this style before now, so this is my first one. I took a peek at the tutorial on Lucy's Stash first to make sure I got it right! I used Barry M Guava Gelly as my base colour, and for the braiding I used Barry M Plum Gelly and Silver Foil Effects. 

I deliberated for a while on whether to use nail art brushes or the bottle brushes, in the end I went with the bottle brushes because Barry M ones are quite thin anyway. If your nails are small though you might be better off using a nail art brush.

I was surprised at how easy it was, can't wait to try another one with different colours!


Saturday 18 May 2013

Funfetti Jelly Sandwich

I said in this post that I wanted to use Clinique Call My Buff in a jelly sandwich, and here it is! It works quite well. I used 3 coats of Call My Buff, then 1 coat of Angelica Brit Pop, followed by 2 more coats of Call My Buff over the top. 

It really makes me think of Funfetti cake!!

So who wants cake now?


Thursday 16 May 2013

Barry M Confetti Nail Effects - Swatches and Review

It's confetti time! Swatches and review of all 5 brand new Barry M Confetti polishes after the jump!


Tuesday 14 May 2013

Clinique - Nail Enamel for Sensitive Skin - Swatches

I have swatches of some of the brand new Clinique range today! Click the jump for pics and info


Saturday 11 May 2013

Guest Post over at Polly Polish!

I'm guesting on Polly Polish today while Hannah is off in Paris! Head over there to see the post


Friday 10 May 2013

Dance Legend Fruity Milk - Sugar Glaze, Blue Hawaii and Pink Marshmallow

I've got swatches of some of the gorgeous Fruity Milks from Dance Legend today!

Click the jump for the post


Thursday 9 May 2013

Lily of The Lake

This is named after the polishes I used...Sally Hansen Gilded Lily and a-england Lady of The Lake. I supposed I could also have called it Gilded Lake. My imagination is just endless isn't it!?

I painted on a base of Lady of The Lake, followed by a top coat of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri. I then taped off the triangle shapes with striping tape, and painted over them with Sally Hansen Gilded Lily. 

I don't know why my hand looks so red in this first one. Thanks, camera!


Tuesday 7 May 2013

Barry M Gelly Nail Paint Summer 2013 Collection - Swatches and Review

Hi! Today I've got swatches of all 5 of the summer Gelly Nail Paints from Barry M. Step inside the jump to's picture heavy! 


Friday 3 May 2013

Barry M Sequin Nail Effects Swatches and Review

Today I've got swatches of the new Barry M Sequin nail paints! Click the jump for the slightly picture-heavy post 

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