30 September 2015

Review: OPI - Avoplex Nail and Cuticle Replenishing Oil

review-OPI-Avoplex-Nail-and-Cuticle-Replenishing-Oil OPI - Avoplex Nail and Cuticle Replenishing Oil

I like to use a cuticle oil 2 or 3 times a day around my cuticles and underneath the nail length. I had been using Leighton Denny's Slick Tips. I use a cuticle oil to help my cuticles be moisturised as well as to help my nails to be able to bend, the ideal is strong nails but nails which can bend somewhat without breaking.

Avoplex smells fresh and clean, I'd like to say it smells of cucumber but it doesn't say in the ingredients it has this in.

The texture of this is thicker than slick tips, feels quite silicone like although it doesn't list this as in the ingredients.

It sinks in to the skin quickly and doesn't leave a sticky or oily residue. I also find this doesn't aggravate my eyes if I get it near them, not that I would recommend putting it in your eye but for accident prone people like me it does happen.

Collection 2000 - Electric Dreams // Jacava - Vanilla Slice

Avoplex contains vitamin E, avocado, sunflower, sesame and kukui nut oils.

29 September 2015

Nails: Cuticle Dots

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Leighton Denny - Steel Appeal
La Femme - Pink Cream

Dotting Tools

26 September 2015

Stamping Plate: Bundle Monster 409 (BM409)

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This stamping plate is from the forth Bundle Monster set, the first CYO (create your own). It is backed with branded lining to stop it from being sharp, comes covered with a blue cellophane sticker which you have to peel off before use.

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On BM409 there is two full nail images and four smaller ones. I like the plate, it is a bit fun with the Bundle Monster logo and the air balloons. The DNA image, the balloons and the box were tricky to work with as they are such delicate images.

You can see all of the designs I have used the plate in here, and some of those are below:


25 September 2015

Swatch: OPI - Miss You-Niverse

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Colour: Dusky Dark Purple
Finish: Cream
Opacity: Two Coats
Brush Type: Pro Wide
How Much? 15ml

24 September 2015

Pick n' Mix 52 Week Challenge: Grungy + Zig Zag

Today is the final nail challenge in the 52 Week Pick n' Mix Challenge. There is a new challenge beginning next week though so there will still be plenty of nail art here.

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Base Polish: La Femme - Grey Cream
Stamping Polish: MoYou - Special Nail Polish - Black
Stamping Plate: MoYou 128

23 September 2015

Nails: Top 5 Autumn / Fall Polishes

Here are my top five nail polish for autumn 2015, if you are interested you can see the 2014 version and 2013 version.

 Barry M - Mustard // Barry M - Paprika // Barry M - Chilli // Leighton Denny - Chestnut Charm // ELF - Green Machine


First up I have Barry M Mustard, I think this colour is probably like Marmite. A very mustard colour, which reminds me of the 70's. I wouldn't wear this colour as it is but I really think it is great for autumn. I'd use this as a base for nail art.


Another polish from Barry M, I think the 2014 autumn gelly collection was really on point for the time of year. This one is Paprika, it is a red tinged brown, burnt orange colour, looking deep red in some lights and light brown in others.


Next is Barry M Chilli which is a gorgeous maroon, similar to Paprika but more red. Very much the colours which leaves go before falling off.


The next one is Leighton Denny Chestnut Charm, the only shimmer I chose. I like this one because it again is a red toned brown, again similar to autumn leaves. Has a shimmer to it going from red to brown. This would be one I would wear as it is, a little more interesting than a cream finish polish.


Finally I have ELF Green Machine, a cream deep pine green colour. 


22 September 2015

Nails: Rock / Metal Hands



Pretty - Leather Look Black
Barry M - Silver Foil Effect
MoYou 108

20 September 2015

Swatch: La Femme - Dark Purple Glitter

This is a very pretty polish but seeing what it is called was a nightmare!

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Colour: Purple and Fuchsia
Finish: Fine Glitter
Opacity: Two Coats
Brush Type: Standard
How Much? 15ml

19 September 2015

Swatch: Kleancolor - Metallic Fuchsia

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Colour: Fuchsia
Finish: Metallic
Opacity: One Coat
Brush Type: Standard
How Much? 15ml
Does It Stamp? Yes