28 February 2014

Swatch: Claire's - Dizzy (Neon Glitter)

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Colour: Neon
Finish: Topper Glitter, various hex sizes
Opacity: Two coats above over white
Brush Type: Standard
How Much? 10ml
Anything Else? There is a lot of base in this compared to glitter

27 February 2014

GOT Nail Challenge: Orange

Time for another stamp-wich.

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Polish: BK - #16
Stamping Polish: Barry M - Blue Plum (Blackberry)
Stamping Plate: Bundle Monster H08

25 February 2014

Tri-Colour Nail Challenge: Pink, Grey and Brown #4

This month the colours are Pink, Grey and Brown. If you want to join or want to know more about this then you can do here.

I chose to use Barry M Buzz, La Femme Grey Cream 100 and ELF Smoky Brown.

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Polishes used:
Barry M Buzz
La Femme Grey Cream 100
ELF Smoky Brown.

Dotting Tools

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24 February 2014

Nails: B-EAT Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2014

24th February - 3rd March is eating disorder awareness week 2014. You can check out more information from b-eat here.

"Since 1989 we have been supporting those with an eating disorder as well as their family and friends, providing information through our Helplines, UK wide network of self help and support groups and online support; providing expert training and resources to professionals and schools; supporting and encouraging research and campaigning for better services and access to treatment" b-eat

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Sinful Colors - Verbena
NYX Girls - Purple Ink

23 February 2014

Nails: Thermal Butterflies

I wanted to wear my thermal polish but it was too colourful for me so I had to stamp over it. Looks like a gradient without actually having to do anything.

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Base Polish: Ylin - #7
Stamping Plate: Bundle Monster 307
Stamping Polish: W7 - Black

22 February 2014

Stamping Plate: Bundle Monster 222 (BM222)

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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. 

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Finally a plate to review from this set which isn't all french tips! This plate has four full nail designs and two standard image designs. All of these stamped well and I like the pumpkin the best, its cute!

21 February 2014

Swatch: Barry M - Ruby Glitter

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Colour: Black and pink glitters in a clear base (shown over Barry M Matte White)
Finish: Medium sized glitter and fine black glitters
Opacity: The above photo is one coat, I find this to be a layering glitter
Brush Type: Normal
How Much? 10ml

20 February 2014

GOT Nail Challenge: Chevrons

This week the challenge was chevrons, now I have done these before back in the summer of 2012 here, and more recently in October last year here. So for these nails to be relevant to this challenge the polish used has to be over a year old. 

I used OPI's Road House Blues which I got in October 2011.

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Base Polish: OPI - Road House Blues
Stamping Polish: Maybelline - Cool Blue
Stamping Plate: Bundle Monster BM201

18 February 2014

Tri-Colour Nail Challenge: Pink, Grey and Brown #3

This month the colours are Pink, Grey and Brown. If you want to join or want to know more about this then you can do here.

I chose to use Barry M Buzz, La Femme Grey Cream 100 and ELF Smoky Brown.

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Polishes used:
Barry M Buzz
La Femme Grey Cream 100
ELF Smoky Brown.

Black Acylic Paint

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17 February 2014

Swatch: Avon - Opal Top Coat

This is similar to a flakie polish, however the pieces are thicker and can stick out a little bit, nothing a topcoat won't smooth out. It seems as if it is bits of hand cut glitter in a clear base.

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 Colour: Blue and Green in Clear Base
Finish: Flakie
Opacity: Two Dabbed Coats Shown
Brush Type: Standard
How Much? 12ml

15 February 2014

Stamping Plate: Bundle Monster 220 (BM220)

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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. 

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This is the final fully french tipped plate from this set, as with the other four I haven't really had any use from this because I can't work the french tip stamping! I like all of these designs, especially the stars, and as you can see they all stamped well.

14 February 2014

Swatch: ELF - Fairy Dust

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Colour:  Orange, yellow and green
Finish: Flakie
Coats? One in above photo, over ELF Black
How Much? 10ml

Looking through my stash I noticed a couple of similar polishes;

Klean Color - Chunky Holo Purple
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Look Beauty Nail Pop - Sequin Effect (24)
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