30 September 2016

Swatch: Barry M - Forest (Silk)

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Colour: Greem
Finish: Glass Flecked, Semi Matte
Opacity: Two Coats
Brush Type: Standard
How Much? 10ml

With Top Coat
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40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Earth Tones

Today's post is the last in the year long '40 Great Nail Art Ideas' challenge. What a year it has been, quite eventful personally, however I did manage to complete the challenge and all posts were on time, which considering is an achievement I am sure!

Anyhow on to the nails, when I envisioned these in my mind I didn't think I would like them but actually I really did. Along with earth tones I had to add in the prompt of needle drag.

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ELF - Brown
Barry M - Chilli

29 September 2016

Swatch: OPI - First Class Desires

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Colour: Dark Purple
Finish: Gold Shimmer
Opacity: Two Coats
Brush Type: Standard

28 September 2016

Review: Born Pretty Store - Nail Stencils / Vinyls Stars Y025*

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This product is a nail stencil or a nail vinyl in the shape of stars. In the pack you get 9 large star stencils and 3 smaller star stencils.

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The stencils are quite fiddly to work with and can be quite delicate and easy to break.

To use these I painted my nail in a metallic purple colour and waited for that to completely dry, before painting over with a darker shade and the finally removing the stencil using tweezers to reveal the lighter shade underneath.

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Overall creating a look you would struggle to create either freehand or with a standard striping tape method.


You can check out all of the new arrivals at BornPrettyStore here and what is currently most popular here.

Born Pretty Store
$1.89

27 September 2016

Swatch: Kiko - Pearly Ocean 521

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Colour: Aqua
Finish: Shimmer
Opacity: Three Coats
Brush Type: Flat
How Much? 11ml

26 September 2016

Swatch: Barry M - Damson (Gelly)

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Colour: Cornflower Blue
Finish: Cremé
Opacity: Two Coats
Brush Type: Standard
How Much? 10ml

25 September 2016

Nails: Top 5 Autumn / Fall Polishes 2016

Here are my top five nail polish for autumn 2016, if you are interested you can see the 2015 version2014 version and 2013 version.

 Sally Hansen - Carnivale 843 // OPI - Cosmo with a Twist // OPI - Liv in the Gray // Barry M - Paprika // Nails Inc - Hyde Park Court

 Sally Hansen - Carnivale 843 // OPI - Cosmo with a Twist // OPI - Liv in the Gray // Barry M - Paprika // Nails Inc - Hyde Park Court

First up is Sally Hansen's Carnivale, a cremé finish orange. Which is always a useful choice around Halloween.


On my index finger I have OPI's Cosmo with a Twist, a duochrome, a blackened, purple, blue shade. A dark enough shade which is a little special and it isn't annoying to remove like a traditional glitter.


Back with the cremé finish polishes and I have OPI Liv in the Gray, this is easier to wear than a black or some of the other autumnal shades I have chosen for this year. A dark neutral if that exists!


On my ring finger I have Barry M's Paprika, again on point for the time of year. Red tinged brown, burnt orange colour, looking deep red in some lights and light brown in others.


Finally I have Nails Inc Hyde Park Court which is quite a unique shade in my collection. It looks similar to Liv in the Gray however it is more of a khaki shade in real life. More of a neutral colour which has a nod in the direction of autumn.


23 September 2016

40 Great Nail Art Ideas: Autumn


Base Polish: Barry M - Cardamom
Stamping Polish: Models Own - Chrome Rose
Stamping Plate: Bundle Monster - 407