Showing posts with label Passion Fruit. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Passion Fruit. Show all posts

10 November 2022

52 Week Nail Challenge: Following a Tutorial - Cartoon Nails

This week's prompt is 'Following a Tutorial'. I followed one I originally did in 2013. Here is a link to my 2012 version, as well as the image below my 2022 version;

Black Polish | Orly - Liquid Vinyl
White Polish | OPI - Alpine Snow



31 May 2019

Nails: Red Mesh

These nails were very bright, and distracting!


Base Polish | Barry M - Passion Fruit
Stamping Polish | MoYou - Special Nail Polish - Black
Stamping Plate | Born Pretty Store 13


18 June 2018

Nails: Top 5 Summer Polishes 2018

Seeing as the Summer Solstice is just around the corner I thought I should share my top summer polishes for 2018. If you are interested you can see my summer picks for 2017 here2015 here and 2014 here.

 A England - Puck A Fairy // Barry M - Passion Fruit // KPT - Color Therapy // Color Club - Mrs Robinson // Barry M - Bronze Bae

A England - Puck A Fairy - This is a stunningly vivid teal holographic polish, in the sun light it really does pop.

Barry M - Passion Fruit - A bright red which leans slightly orange based, would look good with a tan.

KPT - Color Therapy - In the swatch above I used this over white and I think that it really does pop and look more summery over a white rather than the black as shown below.

Color Club - Mrs Robinson - A jelly neon purple polish, these is something about the sun and wearing a neon polish.

Barry M - Bronze Bae - A metallic polish which is gold based, another one which would look good with a tan. Or of course if you are a professional sun dodger like me, works well without a tan too!

12 June 2014

GOT: Red

Red was the challenge for today and I used Barry M's Passion Fruit which I got in June 2013.


Base Polish: Barry M - Passion Fruit
Stamping Polish: MoYou Special Nail Polish - Black
Stamping Plate: Bundle Monster - 402

12 November 2013

Review: XXL Squishy Stamper


I like to stamp my nails, its relatively easy and can look really effective. When my nails are short they are easy to stamp, but when they get longer it is more difficult and I end up missing the top corners. My nails have quite a strong C curve. This makes stamping more difficult, also I press down quite hard when I stamp which can be damaging to my natural nail.


So this is where the XL Squishy stamper comes in, it is larger than a normal stamper and it is very squishy which means it lets the image easily go around the C curve of my nails and it is gentle enough to stamp the length of my nails without breaking them.


When I first got my squishy XL stamper I thought it was a waste of money as I couldn't get it to pick up any images. I found that swiping some pure acetone over it removed the layer of substance which was causing me problems, other than this one time I don't recommend using acetone on it as it will degrade the surface. The stickiness of the stamper also means it likes to attract lint stamping this on a lint roller cleans it.

The squishy stamper end constantly falls out of the plastic holder, I jammed it in there with a tissue and that also really helped it to stay in and work properly.

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You can stretch images to fit longer nails with this stamper too.

These nails are the result of the first time working with the stamper once it is cleaned with the acetone;


W7 - Black
Bundle Monster 314

Not my best stamping but I am sure I can improve.

I got my XXL stamper from eBay for £1.52 inc P&P