31 October 2014

Swatch: Jacava - Damson Delight


Colour: Ox Blood
Finish: Cream
Opacity: Two Coats
Brush Type: Standard
How Much? 12ml
Anything Else? Very Long Neck Bottle


30 October 2014

Pick n' Mix 52 Week Challenge: 1980s + 3 Dark Colours

So on my thumb nail I did a base of three dark colours, and some freehand Nintendo nails. Super Mario first was released in 1985 and the GameBoy in 1989.


Polishes Used:
OPI - Road House Blues
ELF - Mean Machine
Barry M - Plum
Maybelline - Cool Blue

Acrylic Paints


29 October 2014

Halloween Nails: Haunted House

Haunted House Gated Nails


Base Polish: Laquerlicious - Burnt Marshmallow
Stamping Polish: MoYou Nails - Special Nail Polish - Black
Stamping Plate: MoYou London Gothic Collection 01 and 04


Review: Dove - Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo and Conditoner

Review-Dove-Hair-Therapy-Nourishing-Oil Care-Shampoo-Conditioner

+ Fresh Dove scent which lingers in the hair
+ Shampoo was great, not stripping but left hair clean
+ Left my hair feeling very soft

- Conditioner was too heavy, had to wash my hair every day if I used it anywhere near the roots

Overall it was quite good and I liked the way it left my hair feeling soft and nourished. But I like to leave it a day or two between washing my hair and this wasn't an option when I used the conditioner. Even if I only used it on the lengths and then clipped it up on top of my head for a couple of minutes it would still make my hair oily very quickly. This would be more suitable for those with dry hair which isn't prone to getting oily. I may repurchase the shampoo but not the conditioner.


28 October 2014

Tutorial: Full Nail Decal

Everyone seems to have been doing these recently, I have been doing these for around a year as single images rather than a full nail decal. Anyhow, this is how I make and use a full nail decal.

What did I use?
- Nail Stamper
- Stamping Polish
- Stamping Plate (Bundle Monster 411)
- Nail Polishes
- Top Coat

First thing I did was put the stamping polish on the plate, scrape off the excess, then roll the stamper over the image getting the image on to the stamper head.

Then I used MUA's Frozen Yoghurt in the centre of the patchwork 

Filled in two other areas with ELF's Teal Blue

Finished off the filling in with Sally Hansen's Dorian Grey

Then covered it all with a thick top coat and left it to fully dry for 30mins

Once it is dried you can gently peel off the decal / sticker

Next I painted my nail with a topcoat to give the decal something to stick too

Next I placed the decal on the nail and pressed it down so there are no air bubbles

Once you have top coated the image and let it dry you can begin to pull away the excess. You can use acetone on a clean up brush for a perfect edge.

These are the finished nail design I came up with using this method and design