30 June 2014

Nails: Top 5 Summer Polishes 2014


Summer is officially here and I thought I would share my top 5 Summer polishes.

A skittle manicure to show the five polishes:

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






Nails: Cameo


Base Polish: Leighton Denny - Opaque Elegance
Stamping Plate: Nails Inc - New York Noir
Stamping Polish: Bundle Monster - 404, 407

29 June 2014

SIMPLES: Saran Wrap / Clingfilm

The Crumpet has a new challenge going, to help teach nail art from the simple to the master.

So week 4 and the task to master is the Saran Wrap / Clingfilm method, I prefer 'The Bag Dab' which is essentially the same thing, albeit with a plastic carrier bag rather than the saran wrap / clingfilm. You can see my tutorial for 'The Bag Dab' here, and here are some of my examples:

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Sunday Stamping: 4th July


Polishes Used:
Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
Models Own - True Blue
ELF - Light Red
Barry M - Holograms
Kleancolor - Silver Star

Stamping Polish: Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
Stamping Plate: Bundle Monster - H25

28 June 2014

Stamping Plate: Bundle Monster 302 (BM302)


This stamping plate is from the third Bundle Monster set, from 2012. 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 stamping plates.


This plate has 2 full nail image and 4 single images, as you can see they all stamped across really well. The holly image would lend itself very easily to make a festive nail decal too.

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All of the nail art I have done using this stamping plate can be found HERE.

27 June 2014

Swatch: Yes Love - K036 (Rubberied Green)


Colour: Green
Finish: Rubber / Semi Matte
Brush Type: Flat and Wide (not as wide as OPI)
How Much? 16ml

26 June 2014

GOT: Gradient

The prompt for today's golden oldie challenge was gradient, I used George - Smarty Pants which I got in March 2013 and Yes Love  L011 which I got in June 2013.


Polishes Used: George - Smarty Pants, Yes Love - L011
Stamping Plate: Bundle Monster 406
Stamping Polish: Nails Inc - New York Noir

25 June 2014

Swatch: Nails Inc - Optic Wave (2014)

Nails Inc and Colgate recently got together again, when you bought the toothpaste you got a free nail polish. The deal was going on in the UK in Boots. This time around there are three polish choices, this one - a light blue cream, a baby pink cream and a orange based red cream.


Colour: Tiffany Blue
Finish: Cream
Opacity: Two Coats
Brush Type: Standard
How Much? 10ml

24 June 2014

Tri-Colour Nail Challenge: Nude, Coral and Turquoise #4

This is the first of the Tri-Polish Challenge for this month. The colours are Nude, Coral and Turquoise. If you want to join or want to know more about this then you can do here.

I chose to use: Leighton Denny - Opaque Elegance, Leighton Denny - Just Perfect and ELF - Teal Blue.


Leighton Denny - Opaque Elegance
Leighton Denny - Just Perfect