31 December 2011

52 Week Challenge: Week 13 - NYE

New Years Eve 2011 Nails, perfect for the challenge

Base: ELF - Navy
Glitter: Kleancolor - Afternoon Picnic 194

30 December 2011

Nails: Stars and Arrows

Base Polish: Stargazer - 157
Stamping Polish: Special White Stamping Polish
Stamping Plate: BM 20

28 December 2011

Swatch: Rimmel - Hard Edged

Lasting Power: Average
Opacity: Two coats for ultimate colour depth
Brush Type: Flat and wide

25 December 2011

52 Week Challenge: Week 12 - Christmas

Theme this week was Christmas. I'd been wanting to try out the gingerbread man design.

Stamping Plate: BM222

24 December 2011

Swatch: Revlon - Facets of Fuchsia / Scandalous

I wore this polish for my wedding. Exceptionally similar to Lippmann's Bad Romance, it has since been become part of the permanent polish line called Scandalous rather than Facets of Fuchsia.

Revlon - Facets of Fuchsia 

20 December 2011

52 Week Challenge: Week 11 - Violet

The challenge of this week was violet nails

Base Polish: China Glaze - Grape Pop
Stamping Polish: Barry M - Indigo
Stamping Plate: M64

19 December 2011

Nails: Snowflakes

I wanted to try out my stamp for a snowflake, the hex glitter really adds a twinkle.

Base Polish: George - Witchcraft
Glitter Polish: Barry M - Hex
Stamping Plate: BM 14
Stamping Polish: ELF - Black

13 December 2011

Nails: Aztec

Base Polish: Rimmel - Hard Edged
Stamping Plate: BM 221
Stamping Polish: Special Stamping Polish in white

8 December 2011

52 Week Challenge: Week 10 - Christmas

Challenge of the week was Christmas nails

Base Polish: Sally Hansen Hard as Nails - White
Glitter Polish: ELF - Glitter Glam
Stamping Plate: BM 205
Stamping Polishes: 
Miss Sporty - Red Tango
Nails Inc - Electric Teal 121

Nails: Crimbo Pud

6 December 2011

Stamping Plate: M59

This is quite a festive stamping nail art plate. Perfect for winter and valentines day.

Design 3) Doesn't print wonderfully
Design 6) I can't make the word 'love' print properly but I do think its possible!

You can see all of the nail art designs I have done using this plate HERE

4 December 2011

Swatch: Kleancolor - Afternoon Picnic

Multi-coloured, different size hex glitter. In a clear base, so perfect for layering. I have layered two coats over  ELF's black polish. Very colourful, perfect for the festive season.

3 December 2011

Swatch: OPI - Honk if you Love OPI

A quick swatch for you today of the 'fall' 2011 OPI touring America collection.

29 November 2011

52 Week Challenge: Week 9 - Rainbow

Week 9's challenge was 'rainbow' and it was a challenge!

Thumb: Essence - Let's Get Lost
Index: ELF - Fluorescent Pink
Middle: ELF - Teal Blue
Ring: BeautyUK - Lilac Girl
Little: Collection 2000 - Hip Hop

27 November 2011

52 Week Challenge: Week 8 - Taping

The challenge for this week was 'taping' and I used tape as part of the manicure so, I think it counts!

Base: 17 - Peacock
Red striping tape

20 November 2011

Nails: Purple Giraffe Print

Base: ELF - Purple Dream
Stamp: BM 208
Stamping Polish: ELF - Black

18 November 2011

Nails: Half Moons

No.7 - Violetta
Rimmel - Hard Edged

16 November 2011

Swatch: Kleancolor - Holo Chrome (94)

Finish: Holographic, more of a lilac than a chrome
Opacity: Four coats needed, better for layering
Brush Type: Flat and wide, not as wide as OPI
Scent: Quite Potent!

15 November 2011

52 Week Challenge: Week 7 - Based on a Tutorial

The challenge this week was to come up with a manicure based on a tutorial 

I chose a frenchy dot tutorial as explained by Leslie from polishartaddiction

Sleek - Poisoned Ivy (green)
Sleek - Royalty (red)
Sleek - Oxford (blue)

14 November 2011

Swatch: Accesorize - Aztec Polish

This is primarily a purple duo chrome, which does need two or three coats in order to build up an opaque nail coverage.

I like this one, it seems to be a polish similar in colour to the oil on water effect you sometimes see.

The talented Helly managed to take some more colour accurate photos here, if your interested

10 / 10

£4 - 10ml

10 November 2011

52 Week Challenge: Week 6 - Brown / Beige

This weeks challenge as the title suggests was a brown / beige theme

Base: ELF - Mod Mauve
Tips: Barry M - Dusky Mauve
Top Coat: Maybellene Express Finish - Cosmic (840)

Nails: Teal Squares

Base: ELF - Teal
Stamping Polish: ELF - Black
Stamping Plate: BM203

8 November 2011

Swatch: Kleancolor - Blue Eyed Girl

These swatches are over a black base.

Hex shaped glitter with other varying sized glitter in a navy base.

7 November 2011

52 Week Challenge: Week 5 - Halloween

This week's challenge was themed 'Halloween'

5 November 2011

Swatch: NYX - Dorothy

Two coats of NYX on top of one coat of black polish.

3 November 2011

Nails: Purple Splodges

Base: Stargazer - 142
Stamping Polish: Stargazer - 235
Stamping Plate: BM 211

2 November 2011

Swatch: ELF - Red Velvet

ELF - Red Velvet
Top Coat OPI - Nail Envy 

Lasting Power: Average
Opacity: Two coater
Brush Type: Average

£1.50 - 10ml

30 October 2011

Nails: Fishnet Tights

Base: Stargazer - Silver Chrome
Stamping Polish: ELF - Black
Stamping Plate: BM 209

28 October 2011

52 Week Challenge: Week 4 - Metallic

Metallic was the theme for this week, and this is what I came up with;

Gosh - Holo

Nails: Matte Rain

Eyeko - Rain
ELF - Matte Top Coat

21 October 2011

52 Week Challenge: Week 3 - Gradient

Week three and the challenge was gradient. This is what I went for in the end, gradient from nail to nail

ELF - Hot Pink
ELF - Rosy Raisin 
Eyeko - Saucy Polish
ELF - Gum Pink
ELF - Fluorescent Pink

18 October 2011

Nails: Red Roses

Base: NYX - Dorothy
Stamping Polish: Stargazer - Chrome
Stamping Plate: BM14

17 October 2011

52 Week Challenge: Week 2 - Inspired by Colour

For week two the theme was 'inspired by colour' which really had me thinking and I finally decided upon an Autumnal look, because at this time of year there are so many new colours within nature. 

Base Polish: ELF - Innocent
Stamping Polish: OPI - William Tell Me About OPI + Miss Sporty - Red Tango
Stamping Plate: BM04 + BM

16 October 2011

Swatch: ELF - Fuchsia

Opacity: 2 Coats
Lasting Power: 3-4 days
Brush Type: Standard

15 October 2011

Swatch: OPI - Road House Blues

A swatch for you today of the 2011 OPI touring America collection. 

A navy cream which doesn't look almost black.

13 October 2011

52 Week Challenge: Week 1 - Pink

So for week one the theme was 'pink' which isn't really a colour I would wear, however with it being Breast Cancer Awareness month I actually wore this for a few days.

Barry M - 'Buzz'

11 October 2011

Nails: French Spots

OPI - Unripened
Stargazer - Blue Chrome 

8 October 2011

Swatch: No.7 - Beautifully Black Polish

Something else I noticed was the odd shapes neck of the bottle. Only negative I can think of is when the polish is running low it may be difficult to reach the liquid

Opacity: One thick coat would do
Brush Type: Flat, Wide, Rounded Cuticle

4 October 2011

Swatch: MUA - Shade 1 - Navy Polish

Lasting Power: Top coat is needed
Opacity: Two
Brush type: The handle is short, brush head is average

£1 - Superdrug

26 September 2011