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
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
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
Friday, 6 November 2015
Wednesday, 4 November 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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
Monday, 28 September 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
Saturday, 12 September 2015
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
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
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
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
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
Monday, 17 August 2015
Thursday, 13 August 2015
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 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
Thursday, 6 August 2015
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
A new month means a new Birchbox on the block! August is one of my favourite months...it'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
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
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
Saturday, 25 July 2015
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
Press Sample Sponsored
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
Monday, 13 July 2015
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
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 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
Monday, 6 July 2015
Saturday, 27 June 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 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
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