Friday 25 December 2015

Cirque Colors Holiday 2015

Cirque Colors Holiday 2015
Merry Christmas everyone! I'm still on a blogging break, but I really wanted to show you the Holiday 2015 polishes from Cirque Colors because they're ALL I've been wearing on my nails over the festive season. This is definitely my favourite holiday collection this year...quite an accolade!

Monday 14 December 2015

Colors By Llarowe Jellies/Crellies Winter 2015

Colors by Llarowe Jellies 2015
It's been a while again! I've really needed the extended break, for many reasons that I won't go in to, but I'm not quitting or anything like that. I'm going to need some time to catch up though, so please bear with me! I'm starting my catch up with the Winter jellies and crellies from Colors By Llarowe. "Crelly" is a word I really don't like using (I just hate it!) but I've decided to bite the bullet and just use it for this post! ;)

Thursday 26 November 2015

Cirque Colors The Metropolis Collection - November 2015

Cirque Colors Metropolis November 2015

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It's been a little while! I've had some things going on, plus my nails have been in terrible shape. They're still not back to normal; I had to cut them all down to nubs because they kept splitting, my middle nail was split so far down it was bleeding! :( they're all growing back ok now, they don't look great but I couldn't put off posting any longer. I have November's Metropolis shades from Cirque Colors to show you today, two seriously classy cremes with dream formulas!

Saturday 14 November 2015

Colors by Llarowe Winter 2015

Colors by Llarowe Winter 2015

I'm back today with the Winter 2015 collection from Colors by Llarowe. I have all 12 shades to show you and it's an explosion of holographic, shimmery festiveness. You're definitely going to need a few of these!

Friday 6 November 2015

Models Own GlitterGel Swatches

Models Own GlitterGel

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Just in time for party season, Models Own have released some shiny new polishes into the HyperGel range - this time with added sparkle! I've got all 5 of the new GlitterGel shades to show you today

Wednesday 4 November 2015

Meebox - October 2015

MeeBox October 2015
We may have edged into November but it's not too late for me to show you what I received in October's MeeBox! October's theme is Lucky Dip Pink and MeeBox have teamed up with Look Good Feel Better, a wonderful charity which runs confidence-boosting workshops to help women and teenagers deal with the visible side effects of cancer treatment, and will be donating 10% of all sales.

Friday 30 October 2015

Fab ur Nails Jumbo Stamper Review

Fab ur Nails Jumbo Stamper

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Today I'm taking a look at the Fab ur Nails Jumbo Stamper which I received from Rainbow Connection, and squaring it up against a Born Pretty Store plate. Read on to find out if it beats the Creative Shop stamper for number one spot in my heart!

Wednesday 28 October 2015

Barry M Glitter Gelly Swatches

Barry M Glitter Gelly

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It's been a while! Nail breakages etc, I won't go into it. I'm back today with swatches of the new Glitter Gelly shades from Barry M, which see a glittery twist on the ever-popular Gelly range. I feel like I've been waiting for this for ages.

Monday 19 October 2015

Lilypad Lacquer Swatches

Lilypad Lacquer Swatches
Lilypad Lacquer is a brand I've seen popping up on blogs for quite a while now but never had the chance to try myself (there's so many indies I still haven't tried, I'm getting through them slowly but surely!) they have quite the fan base it seems so I'm excited to finally try some out. I have 4 shades from various collections to show you today.

Friday 16 October 2015

18 Halloween Nail Art Ideas

Easy Halloween Nail Art

As I haven't had a lot of time for individual Halloween nail art looks this year, I've decided to pool all my ideas together on a colour wheel, which actually works out quite well because you get to see 18 ideas all at once! Read on to see the colours I used plus a brief how-to on each design.

Wednesday 14 October 2015

Paint The Rainbow - The UK's First Indie Nail Polish Box

Paint The Rainbow Indie Polish Box

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If you're a nail polish fanatic, you'll no doubt have heard of all-indie polish boxes such as A Box, Indied (US) and What's Indie Box (AUS) which are monthly boxes filled with exclusive indie polishes from a number of different makers. Well, now the UK has it's very own box called Paint The Rainbow, from the people behind Rainbow Connection, and I have the September box to show you today.

Monday 12 October 2015

Cirque Colors The Metropolis Collection - October 2015

Cirque Colors The Metropolis Collection October 2015

Last month I showed you the September Cirque Metropolis colours, and today I've got the October shades to share with you. They've taken a dark and vampy turn for October and couldn't be more suited to the month.

Friday 9 October 2015

Autumn Polish Favourites

It's time for another round of my seasonal polish favourites, and this time I've rounded up my must-haves for Autumn. As usual I've narrowed it down to six, and it's been the hardest set to choose so far, I kept changing my mind and having to paint a new colour wheel! The list is in no particular order, although for one particular shade I just can't hide my favouritism.

Wednesday 7 October 2015

a england To Emily Bronte Swatches

a england To Emily Bronte swatches

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One of my favourite brands, a england, has just released a brand new collection inspired by Emily Brontë, author of that novel which you'll have certainly heard of, Wuthering Heights. I have read the book (many years ago) but Wuthering Heights to me just brings out a chorus of the Kate Bush song...which I sang pretty much non stop while swatching this collection, so imagine that if you will.

Monday 5 October 2015

piCture pOlish Eerie + Thumbs Up Nail Wraps

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Quick nail art post today featuring a beautiful piCture pOlish shade by my friend Emily of Very Emily and some Thumbs Up nail wraps. Not very seasonal maybe, but I couldn't resist the combination and sometimes you need a pastel fix, even in mid Autumn.

Friday 2 October 2015

Models Own Twilight HyperGel Swatches

Models Own Twilight HyperGel

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Models Own have released a further 13 shades into their popular HyperGel range for Autumn/Winter 2015, titled the Twilight collection (no relation to the films, thankfully) consisting of sultry red/berry shades and dusky greys, greens and browns. I have 4 from the collection to show you today.

Wednesday 30 September 2015

piCture pOlish Collaborations 2015 Swatches

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piCture pOlish have just released a new round of blogger collaboration shades and I have 4 of them to share with you today - Arabian, Bordeaux, Rebelle and New York.

Monday 28 September 2015

Barry M Midnight Gelly Swatches

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Barry M have launched some new Gelly shades for Autumn/Winter '15, including these 4 dark and mysterious shades which are completely different to what we're used to when it comes to the Gelly range. In the picture above, you'd be forgiven for thinking they all look exactly the same, but there are subtle differences which you'll notice in the larger pictures.

Friday 25 September 2015

Barry M Autumn/Winter 2015 Launches Roundup

Barry M A/W 2015

Last night I attended the launch event for Barry M's Autumn/Winter '15 collection. It was held at the London Bridge Experience (which is basically a themed dungeon and was very dark, hence no pictures from the actual event) and there are some amazing things coming your way. I've got the lowdown on all the new products, so come and have a look at the A/W '15 trend book with me...

Thursday 24 September 2015

Negative Space All The Nails!

Negative Space nail art by @britnails

I'm part of a Facebook group called Paint All The Nails (which might explain the title of this post!) a group full of wonderful bloggers and once a month we have a themed nail art link up - this month's theme is negative space and it's my first time taking part. Participating in the link up is voluntary so you'll see a different mix of us each month!

Monday 21 September 2015

Delicate Stamping with piCture pOlish, Pet'la Plate and A England

Pet'La Plate Nail Art by @britnails

The problem with stamping is it never seems to look as dainty and delicate in pictures as it does in real life; as a blogger this drives me mad, there are few things more annoying as when a design doesn't translate well to screen. I'm hoping you get the idea though! Here I've used one of my favourite piCture pOlish collaboration shades, teamed with one of my favourite stamping plates which I received from NailLand.

Saturday 19 September 2015

Coloristiq Manicure Box - September 2015

Coloristiq Manicure Box September 2015

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I have another manicure box to share with you today, this time from Coloristiq. Coloristiq is originally a nail polish rental service but has now branched out into offering a monthly manicure box where you get to keep the contents. The main difference with this one is that it isn't a subscription box, you can simply visit the website and order a one off box without having to sign up for anything.

Thursday 17 September 2015

piCture pOlish Coco Potion Review

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As well as their range of nail polish, piCture pOlish now have a range of cuticle treatments available, including Coco Potion; a coconut oil cuticle conditioner with added Vitamin E which I've been trialling for the past couple of weeks. 

Monday 14 September 2015

Holo Polka Dot Nail Art

Purple Polka Dot Nail Art by @britnails

Quick nail art post today to show you this holo polka dot design! Polishes used:

- Models Own Purple Orchid
- Grace-full Polish Grape Gumdrop
- Color Club Harp On It

Saturday 12 September 2015

Cirque Colors The Metropolis Collection - September 2015

Cirque Colors The Metropolis Collection September 2015

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The Metropolis Collection by Cirque Colors is a series of creme polishes inspired by New York City, with new shades released into the collection each month. After a brief hiatus during July/August, Metropolis is back with 3 stunning shades for September.

Thursday 10 September 2015

Grace-full Nail Polish Swatches

Gracefull Nail Polish

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Today I'm stepping into holo heaven with another brand debut on the blog - I'm taking a look at some polishes from Australian indie brand, Grace-full polish. I've heard nothing but good things, so my expectations are high; let's see if they're lived up to...

Wednesday 2 September 2015

MeeBox August 2015

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There's a new nail subscription box on the block called MeeBox - launched in August 2015, MeeBox promises to feature sought-after polishes and treatments as well as independent brands. I've got the debut box to show you today, and the theme is California Dreamin'.

Monday 31 August 2015

Colors By Llarowe Fall 2015

Colors by Llarowe Fall 2015 Collection

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I had an amazing time in Edinburgh, what a beautiful city! I saw a Panda, Koalas, went on a ghost hunt and ate far too much food. Also, while I was away, the whole thing with Mentality Polish blew up (if you're unaware about the fiasco, read this post by The Mercurial Magpie) I don't want to dedicate much blog space to that brand, so I'll just say I will never touch them but I continue to support indies, and I hope the girls who've been affected recover quickly. Anyway, I have all ten shades from the Fall 2015 collection by Colors by Llarowe to share with you today, so as you can imagine this post is pretty picture heavy. 

Friday 21 August 2015

Birthday Florals

Floral Nail Art

Another year older, another nail art look for the occasion! Since I'm going out for a birthday meal tonight I thought I'd do my nails (both hands, which is rare...ask any blogger) and decided on a floral design which I've been wanting to try out for a while.


Wednesday 19 August 2015

piCture pOlish Autumn Swatches

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Autumn is my favourite time of year for many reasons, so when I saw this beautiful new shade from piCture pOlish and The Polishing Life, I fell in love. It's completely got me in the mood for hot chocolate, snuggly clothes and, yes, Pumpkin Spice everything. 

Monday 17 August 2015

Helmies Nail Helmets Review

Helmies Review

Nail Helmets?! Yes, you read that right! Today I'm taking a look at Helmies, a new (ish) product designed to help protect your freshly painted nails from bumps and smudges.


Thursday 13 August 2015

Inspired By - Kipling Pop Floral Purse

Inspiration for nail art is everywhere, and "inspired by" posts are so fun to do (remember my giraffes, pen inspired and Marc Jacobs inspired?) for this design I was browsing around a Kipling shop and found the cutest purse, when I got home I looked it up online and had a go at some nail art.


Monday 10 August 2015

Kiko Power Pro Nail Lacquer Swatches and Review

Kiko Power Pro Nail Lacquer

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Kiko has just released a brand new line of polishes called Power Pro, with all new packaging and a new brush. I've got 3 shades to share with you today (it seems that all bloggers who received this package got the same shades...which isn't very helpful to readers, I'm sure you'd rather see a variety of shades!) 


Saturday 8 August 2015

Blurple Gradient Stamping

Cirque Pet'La Plate Nail Art

Quickie nail art post today to show you a stamped design...that sort of looks like pomegranate seeds!? I used:

- Cirque Colors Concord
- Cirque Colors Royal Hawaiian 
- Pet'la plate Three Times


Thursday 6 August 2015

True Brit London Swatches and Review

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Today I have swatches from a new-to-me brand, True Brit London. They're a British brand (as you might have gathered) and I love featuring British brands on the blog! Their polishes are 6-free and are made with Vitamin E, Elderflower and Rose extract...sounds fancy, so let's take a look


Tuesday 4 August 2015

Birchbox UK - August 2015

Birchbox UK August 2015

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A new month means a new Birchbox on the block! August is one of my favourite's my birthday month, blog anniversary month, and my friend had her baby 2 days ago on the 2nd, so now it's even more special! It also means Autumn is just around the corner, which I always look forward to. This month's Birchbox theme is Beauty Junkie, so let's take a look inside (stop here if you don't want spoilers!)


Sunday 2 August 2015

JORD Wood Watch Review - Sidney Maple and Rose Gold

Jord Wood Watch Sidney

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Bit of a different post today! I've got a beautiful watch to share with you from JORD Watches. You may have seen a few other bloggers featuring a Jord watch recently, and I'm excited to be able to feature one myself! It's nice to write about something different now and again - although of course my post does include some nails too.


Thursday 30 July 2015

Cirque Colors Vice Collection Swatches and Review

Cirque Vice Collection

Today I've got the Vice collection for Summer 2015 from Cirque Colors to share with you - a collection of six limited edition ultra bright cremes plus a holographic top coat. There's also some nail art too, because this collection just screams gradient!

Tuesday 28 July 2015

Nailbox July 2015

Nailbox July 2015

July's Nailbox has just been released, and it's a pretty special one! The theme is Tropical Treats and I've created some nail art using the goodies inside...


Saturday 25 July 2015

OPI Venice Collection Swatches and Review

OPI Venice Collection

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Today I have select shades from OPI's Autumn/Winter 2015 Venice collection to share with you, including the Little Bambinos Mini Nail Lacquer set! The collection consists of 15 shades in total, and they're all being added to the permanent OPI core line, which is unusual! I have 7 to show you, so let's take a look...

Thursday 23 July 2015

Little Ondine Water Based Nail Polish Swatches and Review

Little Ondine

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Today I'm going to share my first experience with water based nail polish with you, featuring a brand I recently discovered called Little Ondine. They use natural ingredients to create polish that you can peel off...I was certainly intrigued! I have 3 shades to show you plus a nail art look I created with the colours. 


Wednesday 15 July 2015

Neon Gradient + Leopard Nail Art

Time for some Summery nail art! Gradients are forever one of my favourite nail art techniques, and I particularly love bright ones, so I've grabbed my trusty Polish For Tans and gone bright!


Monday 13 July 2015

OPI Colour Paints Swatches and Review

OPI Colour Paints

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Today I have the OPI Colour Paints to share with you, a collection of 8 blendable nail colours plus a silver base coat. This post is focused on showing you the colours, hopefully I'll have a post featuring some nail art soon! Read on for the full review...

Sunday 12 July 2015

Mavala Foot and Leg Duo Review

Mavala Foot and Leg Duo

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If you suffer from dry, cracked heels and/or tired legs, this duo could be for you! The Mavala foot and leg duo includes an emulsion for tired legs and a super moisturising gel-cream for cracked heels (which need to be banished for sandal season!) 


Thursday 9 July 2015

OPI Coca-Cola Two To Celebrate Duo Swatches

OPI Two To Celebrate

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OPI have released two new shades for their Coca-Cola collection, alongside a re-release of 4 of the older Coca-Cola shades. I've got swatches of the two brand new shades - Visions of Georgia Green and Centennial Celebration - to show you today!

Wednesday 8 July 2015

Simple Dotticure Nail Art

Dotticure Nail Art

Quick post today to show you a super simple dotticure design that takes 5 minutes to do! I used:

- Models Own Coconut Cream
- Models Own Long Beach Peach
- Models Own Chrome Silver


Monday 6 July 2015

Dance Legend Hammering Swatches

Dance Legend Hammering

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Today I've got my picks from the Dance Legend Hammering collection to share with you (I know, weird collection name!) read on to see what they're all about!


Saturday 27 June 2015

Summer Polish Favourites 2015

Following on from my Spring Polish Favourites post back in April which proved to be really popular, I've hand picked another six polishes, this time for Summer! Again it was really difficult to narrow it down and there's a good few that almost made it, but here's my final list!

Wednesday 24 June 2015

Rimmel Favourites

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Rimmel recently re-launched their 60 seconds range with a new formula and also released a new Rita Ora collection for Summer, and I've chosen my 8 favourites to share with you today. You might be surprised I haven't chosen more brights, but the darks and neutrals really stood out to me too!


Monday 22 June 2015

Pretty Serious Iktsuarpok Swatches

Pretty Serious Iktsuarpok

Today I've got a polish from the Stop! Collaborate and Listen collection by Pretty Serious to show you. As you may have guessed, this collection is all about blogger collaborations, and this shade is by my friend Hannah of Polly Polish who was kind enough to gift me a bottle.
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