Sunday, 30 September 2012

Best of British 30.9.12

British Nail Bloggers
Emma has had a week of using Barry M Gelly polishes and created her most favourite mani ever multi coloured spots and stripes over at Emma's Little Corner.

Nada'sl penguin obsession is getting out of hand! the little minions are on her nails this week!!

This week on Pie's Eyes Lyndsay has used her new Cheeky stamping plates to create a Double Stamped Manicure plus there's a handy hint for stamping clean up too.

Claire at nuthin' but a nail thing is continuing with the 30 Day Challenge (the end is in sight!) and did a Panda Bear Manicure inspired by the book Eats, Shoots & Leaves.

It's been HoloWeek at the Nail Newbie, featuring lots of holo goodness such as a GOSH Holographic Hero wear test, a some tribal nail art and this holo cloudicure with a-England Tristam.

This week has been Carlyn's very first week of blogging featuring some of her favourite stamping designs Pretty Stamping on Sapphire Such a stand out design.

Well today is the last day of the 30 Day Challenge! at Northern Nails but on the Bright side it is Jo's birthday tommorrow !.

Wendy from Wendy's Delights is having a cracking time with her Croc Effect nails by Barry M.

As a collector of vodka bottles, a Smirnoff Vodka Manicure was in order on Enigmatic Rambles blog this week!

PishPosh and Polish's Kerrie is wearing shock horror! PINK this week!

This is Carlyn's first blog week Flower stamping on Sapphire polish one of my favourites.

Sally of Nail Pron has brightened up a sad week with the brightest green daisy doticure you have ever seen in your life.

PrettyKittyClaws is joined by a hare and a dog this week with the gorgeous Hare Dog Day Dream.

Dimpal of Crazy Polishes has almost come to the end of the 30 days challenge and wearing this
Inspired by Supernatural Mani Inspired by Supernatural.

Ruth has a new favourite polish that is purple and splarkly, yay!

Sarah Louise, creates a Ghostbuster Manicure Using Models Own and W7 Polishes.

Charlotte has decided her stash needs some cleansing, so she's set up a blog sale with some great British brands.

Kerry takes an adventure with GALAXY inspired nails.

Vic continues 30 days of untrieds with A Scream manicure inspired by art work.

Lou has another KBShimmer polish to share with you all.

NOTD: A bit of Pink featuring Orly

Hi all!

Hope you're all well.

I got some bargaintastic Orly polishes in the post recently so here are the 3 pinks I got.


Thumb & Ring - On The List
Pointer & Middle - Purple Crush
Pinky - Hype

I used 3 coats of each but think it was more the fiddly mini brushes than the formula.

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Competition Prizes

Hey all!  

I've been pretty lucky lately, I didn't just win 1 competition, I won 2!

From Polish Monster I won Girly Bits Wet Bikini as well as the added bonus of American candy =D



And from Lisa's Nail Obsession I won Seuss which is from Whimsical Ideas By Pam.


How lush are they!!

Friday, 28 September 2012

It's (feeling like) Christmas!

Hey all!

So when we were on our holidays we had our post kept by for us. So the Tuesday after we got home was a bit like Christmas with the amount of parcels I got delivered, lol.



The Avengers Assemble box set.


Raggy Dolls sweatshirt.


Urban Decay Smoked Palette and Benefit They're Real booster pack.


And numerous nail polishes including my Rainbow Honey Sakura Matsuri Collection.

That was a fun day opening that mail =)

Thursday, 27 September 2012

"This is Halloween" Nail Art Challenge

Hi all!

So I'm taking part in another nail art challenge =)

This is being hosted by Laquer Dreams and as I'm sure you can tell is Halloween based.

So watch this space...

NOTD: Sally Hansen Bronze Ablaze

Hi all!

I've got 1 of my Poundland bargains for you today.

Bronze Ablaze looks like a fab duo chrome in the bottle, on the nail not so much, though its still nice.

Application was fine, I really liked the flat brush and stem. 1 coat was fully opaque but I always do 2 for good measure.

Then I added a nice pale pink Natty glitter polish I got on hols to my ring and thumb.

Are bronze and pink a good combo?


Wednesday, 26 September 2012

NOTD: Barry M Prickly Pear & Whimsical Ideas By Pam - Seuss


Hi all!

Well I'm starting to feel normal again so here's a post of my nubbins for ya's. 

I got my hands on this new Barry M Gelly and "oh my" it's quite lovely. I love the application, can't wait to use it on some sandwiches. 3 coats achieved full opacity. 

I also got Seuss from Whimsical Ideas By Pam, in a recent competition win. I was so excited to get this as it was a major lemming of mine. 

I can't wait to try this out on longer nails. 

So how have you all been? 



Sunday, 23 September 2012

Best of British 23.9.12

British Nail Bloggers
Wendy from Wendy's Delights is feeling purrrfect with her Blue Furry Mani with easy to apply nail stickers!

Emma tries her hand at dry drag and becomes The Girl Who Plays with Fire at Emma's Little Corner.

Helly at the Nail Newbie is showing British brand W7 some love by showcasing their gorgeous Lava Flow.

A little recreation of some Bee style nails, with actual stingers from New York Fashion Week, a Fred Butler Creation from Enigmatic Rambles.

Has twenty three days gone by already? Northern Nails' 30 Day Challenge is still going strong, the themes now are all full of inspiration!

Lyndsay from Pie's Eyes is back from her holiday and showing off her colourful Rainbow Manicure she created with her latest Kiko haul!

Sally of Nail Pron is talking about a nailmas Christmas challenge, adding to her stash and doing nails to match her mood.

Sam from Polished Art re-created an old nautical-themed manicure for day 12 of the 31 day challenge (19 to go!).

PishPosh and Polish is featuring Red and Black polishes on her blog this week. See them here! Which is your favourite?

Claire at nuthin' but a nail thing is still continuing on with the 30 Day challenge and her favourite so far has been TRIBAL NAILS. What's been everyone else's favourite challenge?

Ruth goes overboard with the half moon effect to create an easy curved stripe look!

Want some inspiration for elegant nails? Lucy from Lucy's Stash did Lace & Roses nail art featuring OPI, Konad and A England.

Feeling the need for something pretty and super sparkly? PrettyKittyClaws has Smitten Polish You're Turning Violet, Violet blinging out her nails!

Vic's feeling a little behind with the times as she's only just done her first set of galaxy nails. She found a fabulously blinging star to go with them though.

Lou had a quiet week this week trying out her new Indie polishes from KBShimmer which is quickly becoming her favourite polish brand.

Alexis at Glitter Tips tried some Autumn butterfly nail art.

Sarah Louise plays with her Image plates from MoYou / OMG Nails and creates a Crosses & Dot's Manicure.

Despite being poorly, The Crumpet has kept up with the 31 Day Challenge and has even had time to launch a Zoya Giveaway - so make sure you enter!

Friday, 21 September 2012

Do You Miss Me Yet?

Hi all!

I know I'm only back from 2 weeks in the sun and sods law I'm feeling poorly. So I'm going to take a few days off.

Hopefully by then my nubbins will have grown and I've a lot of lovely new colours to show you.

Bye for now xo

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

NOTD: Essence Bashful

Hi all!

Welcome to my first proper post since my return from my hols.

Today I am sporting nubbins. Before we went away I got my nails chopped and shaped and I can't believe how much they've grown in 2 weeks, 1 of the benefits of living in a warm climate I suppose.

Anyway I'm embracing my nubbins by sporting more autumnal colours. When I was out and about yesterday I FINALLY managed to nab some of the Essence Snow White collection, they didn't have much so I took all I could and Bashful, a lovely olive green with a golden shimmer was 1 of the few they had left.

I also wanted to try the lovely prize polish out that I win from Polish Monsters recent giveaway so added Girly Bits Wet Bikini to my ring and thumb.

1 coat OPI Nail Envy
2 coats Essence Bashful
2 coats Girly Bits Wet Bikini (ring & thumb)
1 coat Seche Vite

So are you still rocking summery brights or have you made the transition of seasons yet?


Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Home Again

Hi all!

So I'm back again from 2 weeks in Marmaris, Turkey, oh how I love it there.  I've got lots of new goodies to showcase but unfortunately due to the madness of returning from holidays I've no post for you today as well as naked, nubbin nails =/

Hopefully have something up and running tomorrow xo

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Sponsored Post: Cybercandy

I'm sure a number of you have heard of  Cybercandy - a sweet shop like no other.  They import an astounding range of sweets and drinks and other cool stuff from all over the world for your delight and delectation.

Well when I saw on their facebook page that they were looking bloggers to write product descriptions I jumped at the chance.  To be honest I thought this being mainly a nail blog I didn't have a chance but I was pleasantly surprised when they contacted me the next day.  And just 24 hours later my box of goodies landed on my door step.













What an amazing haul!  Am I right?

Check out their website here

Friday, 14 September 2012

NOTD: Some faffing about

Hi all! 
So at Christmas I got 2 no7 nail art pens. They've got a nib and a brush. I've always used the nib but thought I'd give the brush a whirl and here we have the end (untidied) results =\ lol

Thursday, 13 September 2012

"these are a few of m favourite things" Day 10 - My Favourite Mani!

Hi all!

Can't believe this is the final day of Ooh La La Polish's "these are a few of my favourite things" Nail Art Challenge.  I've really enjoyed doing it and am happy to say that I have learnt at least 1 new technique.

Anyone that knows me or that has been following my blog for a while will know that my all time favourite mani is Leopard Print!  Add to that the fact I rarely have my nails painted 1 colour I decided to go with Pastel Skittle Leopard Print!

I used the Nails Inc "The Icons" for each nail and NYC Pinstripe White for the spots.

Thumb - Pinkie
Regents Park
York Street
Sumner Place
Warwick Avenue
Westbourne Mews



I hope you enjoyed seeing my attempt at the challenges each day and I look forward to the next one.









Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Spam, Spam, Spam Part 3

This is the final instalment (for now) of the spam collection.
I hope you have enjoyed it.

An attempt at sponging

A slightly better attempt at sponging

Some hunger games leopard print

Easter nails with bunnies & chicks

La la la leopard print

Glittery leopard print

Bright & funky leopard print

Gold leopard print

An attempt at pink half moons

Michelle's leopard print nails

Valentine's nails

More valentine's nails

Shabby chic

Plain & simple with decals

Aqua leopard print

Effie Trinket nails

Neon leopard print nails

Effie Trinket in a different light

Girl on fire nails

Michelle's french mani with a twist