17 January 2018

How To: Fix a Broken Nail

Over the years I have done a few blog posts on how I repair a broken nail but now I think I have mastered what works for me. Originally I was using a tea bag, which does work, this way though is easier and lasts longer.

What do I use?

Fibreglass, brush on nail glue and clear acrylic powder.


Usually I don't snap a nail right off, more often what happens is it rips at the nail line or even below the nail line.

16 January 2018

Swatch: A England - Anne Boleyn (Tudoresque Collection)


Colour: Red
Finish: Holographic
Opacity: Two Coats Shown
Brush Type? NEW BRUSH Flat, Wide, Rounded Cuticle
How Much? 11ml

Do I need Anne Boleyn AND Rose Bower?

Anne Boleyn is very much a red polish whereas Rose Bower is a pink, so while they could be grouped as both being holographic and both being in the same colour family they are both very different. I think they are visibly different polishes.


14 January 2018

Shopping: December 2017 (Everything Else)

Yankee Candles

Spiced White Cocoa // Cracking Wood Fire // Witches Brew // Macaron Treats

Wax Tarts
Witches Brew // Wild Fig // Black Cherry // Cinnmon Stick // Mulberry and Fig Delight

Incense Sticks // Price's Candles and Tea Lights

Metamorphosis // Christmas Sweater // Snow Fairy
Think Pink // Shoot For The Stars // Thundersnow

Plum Snow // Over and Over

TAM Beauty
Eyeshadow Single - Eden // Eyeshadow Single - Touch Me
Eyebrow Brush // Smoky Eyeliner - Black // Smolder
Flawless Matte Eyeshadow Palette // Blush

Barry M - Bittersweet // Barry M - Signature // Avon Mark Liquid Lipstick // Avon Mark Mascara // Barry M Lip Kit Bespoke

And all of the lipbalms!


13 January 2018

Review: BeautyBigBang - Black Mirror Powder*


This nail powder is a black mirror one from Beauty Big Bang. You get 0.5g of powder, which doesn't sound much but you get enough for a fair few applications. Comes in a little twist lid tub sealed with a cardboard stopper. It comes with a sponge tip applicator in a small resealable pouch along with the twist lid pot of powder. 


The idea is you paint your nails and use a UV / Gel topcoat, it has to be one which leaves a tacky residue once 'cured' under the UV / Gel light. Once the topcoat is cured you use the applicator to apply some product, dabbing at first and then rubbing the product in to the nail to create a beautiful mirror shine surface on the nails.


And here is a quick video demonstration of me using the powder;

I have a 10% off code "ERA10" which you can use on the website if you would like.

Black Mirror Nail Powder


12 January 2018

#NailCraziesUnite: Gold Snowflakes

Today is the beginning of another year long nail art challenge, if you are interested in joining then you can do that here.

The first challenge was gold snowflakes;


Base Polish: Avon - Sapphired Up
Stamping Polish: Models Own - Chrome Gold
Stamping Plate: Beauty Big Bang 13


11 January 2018

Swatch: Barry M - Blue Jade


Colour: Denim Blue
Finish: Cream
Opacity: Two Coats
Brush Type: Flat, Wide,Rounded Cuticle
How Much? 10ml

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