31 March 2014

Nails: Stipping Tape Tips

Really not sure what to call these, stripping tape tipped nails?

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Leighton Denny - Crushed Grape
Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
Barry M - Blue Plum (Blackberry)

Stripping Tape


 


30 March 2014

Nails: Top 5 Spring Polishes

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Now that Spring is finally here I thought I would share my top five picks for spring nail polishes, if you want to see last years pick then you can here.

A set of skittle nails to show off the polishes together, excuse the cuticle oil!

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ELF - Yellow / Models Own - Pink Blush / Barry M - Prickly Pear / Maybelline - Cool Blue 651 / Barry M - Greenberry

I have swatches below of the Spring picks on all five nails below:

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Maybelline - Cool Blue 651
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Barry M - Greenberry
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29 March 2014

Stamping Plate: Bundle Monster 202 (BM202)

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This stamping plate is from the second Bundle Monster set, from 2011. It is backed with branded lining to stop it from being sharp. This is useful, without it it is easy to slice open your fingers and palms which I have been known to do accidentally in the past with other branded plates.

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There are six images here on this plate, I actually hadn't noticed I had a zip stamped image so I need to put that to good use. All of the images stamped well, the middle bottom one looks a bit weird but that was because I had an issue with my XXL stamper and the stamp end falling out.


 

28 March 2014

Swatch: Barry M - Gelly Hi Shine - Greenberry 312

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Colour: Spearmint Green
Finish: Cremé
Opacity: Two Coats
Brush Type: Standard
How Much? 10ml


 

27 March 2014

GOT Nail Challenge: Peach

Peach; for this challenge I chose to use Miss Sporty - Orange Crush 326 which first made an appearance on the blog in September 2012, the flames are ELF's Cranberry which was from September 2010.

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Base Polish: Miss Sporty - Orange Crush 326
Stamping Polish: ELF - Cranberry
Stamping Plate: MoYou London - Roxy Collection 01


 


26 March 2014

Review: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil - Milk



"A radiant eye liner that also doubles as an eye shadow. Made with a blend of mineral oil and powder, our creamy Jumbo Eye Pencils glide on effortlessly no pulling, tugging or fading and come in a rainbow of vivid hues. Some call her chubby. We say voluptuous" - NYX

I originally got a very similar eye pencil from Collection, however that had some shimmer to it and I wanted a shimmer free white eye pencil. Now though it is easy to get NYX products in the UK, which is why I got this one.

+ Very Creamy, no dragging what so ever
+ Matte Finish
+ Didn't irritate my eyes when wearing contact lenses and worn on the waterline
+ Blendable
+ Great for highlighting inner corner and brow bone
+ Using this as a base makes other shadows pop when applied over the top

- Creases without Primer
- Doesn't wind up to sharpen, need a jumbo sharpener

£5 0.5g
NYX.co.uk

 
 

25 March 2014

Tri-Colour Nail Challenge: Purple, Blue and Green #4

This is the third of the Tri-Polish Challenge for this month. The colours are Purple, Blue and Green. If you want to join or want to know more about this then you can do here.

I chose to use Sinful Colors Verbena, Barry M Blue Plum (blackberry) and Barry M Guava.

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Polishes Used: 
Sinful Colors - Verbena, 

Dotting Tools

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