29 November 2014

Leighton Denny - The Sky's the Limit Collection

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Starstruck // Crystal Finish Top Coat // Fireball // Undercover Base Coat // Moon Shine

This set comes with three polishes, a base and a top coat.

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Starstruck;
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Starstuck is a glitter black polish, opaque in two coats.

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Fireball;
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Fireball is a orange, red, pink glitter polish. Opaque in two coats.

Moon Shine;
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Moon Shine is described as a cream shimmer. This is three coats of it and you can still see my smile line. This would work well as a topper.

The base coat is good, it leaves your nails matte which helps the polish to stick, it is also a pink, nude colour which helps disguise any discoloration your nails might have. The Crystal Finish top coat is relatively quick drying, and does leave a nice shine to the nails. An improvement on the previous version.

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Stamping Plate: MoYou London - Festive Collection 03 (XL)

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This stamping plate is the XL sized one, meaning the full nail images are 1.5cm by 2cm. Festive Collection 03 has 12 full nail images on it, the plate as with all MoYou London plates is backed with white plastic.

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I used Kleancolor Metallic Fuchsia 144 to stamp with and all of the images stamped fine. I had a bit of a problem with the swirl images that is because it has a lot of space, but changing my scraping method to more of a 45 degree angle it worked fine.

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I haven't had the chance to use this much yet but I am sure it will get used more in December. You can see all of the designs I have done using this here once I have.

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MoYou London - £4.99

 

28 November 2014

Swatch: Nails Inc - Wigmore Street

This Nails Inc polish came free with the December 2014 issue of Glamour Magazine.

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Colour: Darker Purple
Finish: Créme
Opacity: Two Coats
Brush Type: Standard
How Much? 10ml

27 November 2014

Pick n' Mix 52 Week Challenge: Favourite Brand

Strictly speaking Soap and Glory isn't my favourite brand, however I do like the brand;

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Base Polish: La Femme - Pink Cream 106
Stamping Polish: MoYou Nails - Special Nail Polish - Black
Stamping Plate: Bundle Monster 411

23 November 2014

SIMPLES: Dots over Gradient

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

Week 14 is here and we have to come up with a gradient base with dots over the top of it. 
Here is my example;

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Base Polish: Nails Inc - Wigmore Street

Dotting Tools

22 November 2014

Stamping Plate: Born Pretty Store - BP06

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Born Pretty Store recently came out with their own range of stamping plates, I managed to get a couple of these in a special 1p sale. Having not tried any of there plates before I was interested in seeing if they actually stamped, and I was pleasantly surprised.

These plates come with a branded backing which means the edges not sharp.

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I used Kleancolor Metallic Sapphire to stamp with and as you can see I didn't have problems with any of the images other than a tiny bit of the gender image. The moon with the fairy in it was quite a large image which I don't think would fit it all on anyone's nails but it is a very delicate and whimsical design.

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I think the wand image is my favourite, I like the extra strings it has on it.

Once I have used this plate you will be able to see all of them by clicking here.

I also have a 10% off code for the website which you can use if you want to;