28 April 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas: Work Appropriate Nail Art

I thought for this challenge I would do a neutral base with matte dots.

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Polishes Used:
Barry M - Lychee
Barry M - Espresso

Dotting Tools

27 April 2017

Swatch: Leighton Denny - Gemstone Buzz

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Colour: Red
Finish: Cream
Opacity: Two Coats
Brush Type: Standard
How Much? 12ml

23 April 2017

Swatch: Barry M - Holographic Lights (Molten Metal)

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Colour: Silver
Finish: Holographic
Opacity: Three Coats
Brush Type: Flat, Wide, Rounded Cuticle
How Much? 10ml

I have a few holographic polishes in my collection and compared Holographic Lights to those;

A England - Encore Margot
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Encore Margot is a beautiful polish, however not as holographic as the Barry M.

GOSH - Holographic (original)
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GOSH Holographic is stunning, even in standard lighting. This is the elusive original swatched, I did do a comparison post to the newer formula but I think even that one has been discontinued.

HITS - Hefesto
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Hefesto is more of a top coat which you would apply over any base colour to turn it holographic.

20 April 2017

Swatch: A England - Whispering Waves (Heavenly Quotes)

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Colour: Turquoise, Slight Purple Shift
Finish: Holographic Duochrome
Opacity: Two Coats
Brush Type: Standard
How Much? 11ml

Comments? This stains fingers and cuticles very easily on removal.

18 April 2017

Nails: Moons


Base Polish: Barry M - Blackcurrant

5mm Crescent Moons

16 April 2017

Nails: Top 5 Spring Polishes 2017

Barry M - Cotton // Barry M - Holographic Lights // Avon - Lilac Love // Nails Inc - Star Street // Barry M - Dragon Fruit

Spring actually began a few weeks ago so I am a little late in doing this post, but after missing last year I thought it would still be good to share my picks for 2017. You can see my picks from 2013 here, 2014 here and 2015 here. Of course you don't need these specific brands and colours but something along these lines are very Spring appropriate, if that is what you are looking for.


Barry M - Cotton

Barry M - Holographic Lights

Avon - Lilac Love

Nails Inc - Star Street

Barry M - Dragon Fruit

13 April 2017

Then and Now Throwback Nails: Nautical Theme

I haven't done a then and now throwback nails for a while. It is interesting to look back at how much I have learned and improved upon over the past seven years of nail blogging.


Back in 2011 I did these nautical themed nails, looking at these I am pretty sure I freehanded the stripes as well as the anchors. Also these are that old I can't find the blog post I shared them in because I didn't tag things in a coherent way then!


Base Polish: Models Own - True Blue

Today I used striping tape to create a more straight line, although the top coat dragging is very frustrating! I also stamped both the the anchors rather than freehanding them.

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Base Polish: Yes Love - L011
White Polish: Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
Stamping Polish: MoYou - Special Nail Polish - White
Stamping Plates: Bundle Monster BM08, BM407

Striping Tape