30 June 2021

Nail Art: Pride 2021

The LGBTQIA+ flag has been updated in the past couple of years. 
I based these nails on the Progress Pride Flag.

Nail Art Progress Pride Flag Nails

Orange Polish | Barry M - Tangerine
Dark Blue Polish | Barry M - Blue Grape
Purple Polish | Barry M - Indigo

White Polish | OPI - Alpine Snow
Light Blue Polish | Barry M - Blueberry

Striping Brush


29 June 2021

Topic Tuesday: Dream Custom Polish Collection

If I were to design a collection it would be based on current wishlist items that I haven't managed to add to my collection. Recently I was looking for a blue purple ghost flakie polish, and a yellow holographic.


26 June 2021

Comparison: ILNP Eclipse and ILNP Eclipse Holographic

Eclipse - Eclipse (H)
Daylight No Flash Photo

Eclipse - Eclipse (H)
Indoors No Flash Photo

Eclipse - Eclipse (H)
Flash Photo


Stamping Plate: Nicole Diary L01

I don't remember when I bought this but it was sometime last year.

The stamping plate comes with a blue protective layer which you peel off and branded backing. It is a large plate measuring at 145mm by 950mm.

The majority of the images on this plate are designed to be used as a layering plate, I have tried to use it but do need to practice with lining everything up. All the images stamp across well, the engraving works fine.

I've used this plate in a few sets of nails;

[Spring Floral Nails]

[Abstract Floral Nails]


25 June 2021

Nail Polish Swatch: Aj Nails Collection - Peacock

After realising last year I didn't have a yellow neon polish and resolving that I saw I lacked a neon green. I wanted one which was vegan and cruelty free as well as not needing white undies. Peacock did meet all of those specifications.

[Indoors, No Flash]

Colour | Neon Green
Finish | Neon, Demi Matte
Opacity | Three Coats
Brush Type | Standard
How Much | 10ml

Cruelty Free
10 Free - Non-Toxic

[Indoors, Flash]

[Daylight, No Flash]


24 June 2021

Review: Maybelline - Dr. Rescue Peel Off Base Coat

I bought this in 2017 tried it once and it spent the next four years gathering dust.

When I first used this I didn't like it, it didn't help my polish pop off. But if I hold a cotton ball soaked with polish remover on the nail it helps to loosen the polish at the base of the nail and then I can peel off the glitter polish.

There is no scrubbing for hours to remove glitter and actually this base coat not popping off it can be a good thing if you want to wear your polish for a few days.

The neck on this polish is quite long which makes it harder to use, the above photo should show that. Especially difficult the further down the bottle you get.

Maybelline is a mainstream brand and as such is easier to purchase than something from an indie brand.

I still prefer UNT, however this isn't awful and I have almost finished using this bottle.


22 June 2021

Topic Tuesday: Favourite Summer Stamping Plate

So far this year I seem to have been reaching for XL-001 from Beauty Big Bang. It is a rectangle plate with large images which are good for longer nails. It has fruit, shells and leaves on it.