Tuesday, 30 April 2013

NOTD: Manic Mani

Hello lovelies!

So this mani is a bit crazy and slap dash!  I wore it to a Christening I was attending but I didn't really want to match my nails to my dress so I decided to go for fun and I just started randomly grabbing polishes etc...

Polishes used:
Sinful Colors - Unicorn
Treasures By Tan - Paranormal
Sinful Colors - Mint Apple
Glitzology - Teal-icious
Essence - Black is Back
Lynb Designs - Miracle Max
Sinful Colors - Hazard
Treasures By Tan - Baby Shower
Nails Inc - Ladbroke Square
Essie - Off the Shoulder
Essie - Bikini So Teeny
Treasures By Tan - To The Moon And Back
Glitzology - Nebula

WOW!  That's a lot of polishes!!

Other bits used:
Rebel Nails - Love Bird Glitter Wraps

I love how this turned out!  It's really fun and quirky, exactly what I was going for.  

Sometimes it's fun to be random!!

Monday, 29 April 2013

Disney Nail Art Challenge - Tangled

Hello my lovelies!

Today's Disney movie is Tangled.  I love this movie and went to see it with my best friend Chelle when it was in the cinema.  Whilst I can't sing the songs word for word (I am ashamed to say I don't have it on DVD yet) I was humming away.

Polishes Used:
Nails Inc - England's Lane
Nails Inc - Regents Place
Nail Inc - Little Miss Naughty
Nails Inc - Little Miss Splendid
Nicole by OPI - One Voice
Green Gelquins

So I've already discovered I'm rubbish at doing faces so that was out of the question.  So here I've depicted Rapunzel's birthday with the lanterns in the sky, Pascal her lovely little chameleon, her pretty dress and of course her hair.

This was my first time working with glequins and I love the finished look ♥

Sunday, 28 April 2013

NOTD: Sinful Colors...

Hello lovelies!

So those of you in the UK may have noticed that Boots has recently started selling Sinful Colors.  They retail at £1.99 a bottle and are currently on offer 3 for 2.  I've managed to nab a load of them thanks to a combination of Boots points and Boots vouchers =)

Here's a few colour combo's I've done lately (mainly as undies for other mani's but I thought they deserved a post all of their own.

I can't wait to nab some more!

Polishes Used: 
Sinful Colors - Verbena
Sinful Colors - Snow Me White

Polishes Used:
Sinful Colors - Winter Berry
Sinful Colors - Snow Me White

Polishes Used:
Sinful Colors - Mint Apple

Saturday, 27 April 2013

NOTD: Revlon - Heavenly

Hello lovelies!

Lately we've seen a lot of the mainstream brands jump on the indie bandwagon and they've started to produce some amazing effect topcoats etc...

Heavenly is exactly this.  A flakie topcoat that it just perfection in a bottle.  From previous experience I know that these polishes generally look best over black and this didn't fail to impress!

Heavenly looks so good over Essence - Black is Back that I got asked twice in different shops "where did you get your nails done?"  the girls thought it must be some ingenious technique and couldn't believe it when I told them they could nip into Boots/Superdrug to pick up the polish that would achieve this look.

Can't wait to see this in the sunshine so I think it may have made the holiday shortlist!

Friday, 26 April 2013

NOTD: Iron Man 3

Hello lovelies!

Yay! It's time for another Marvel Movie! Today I'm off to see Iron Man 3 (in the VIP suite, what else? Lol).
Edit: I've been to see it and it was TOTALLY AWESOME!!

So here's my dedication to Tony Stark.

Polishes Used:
OPI - Goldeneye
Nails Inc - Sandringham
Barry M Nail Art Pens - Black/white.

So excited to see this movie and not long til Thor either!!

Girly Girl Nail Art Challenge - Chick Flicks

Hello lovelies!

So 2 movies immediately sprung to my mind for this challenge... To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar and The Pajama Game. Maybe not the most conventional chick flicks but they're my kinda movies.

To Wong Foo stars Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze (RIP) and John Leguizamo as three drag queens (yes you read that right) travelling across country. But when their car breaks down in a small down they get more than they bargained for.

I love this movie and it always makes me lol.

To Wong Foo Mani
Polishes Used:
Color Club - Red-ical Gypsy
Color Club - Flamingo
Color Club - Sunrise Canyon
Color Club - Almost Famous
Color Club - Mamba

The Pajama Game is my favourite Doris Day movies! Doris stars as Babe Williams a Union Rep in a Pajama making factory and when a new foreman starts she finds herself falling in love with him.

Pajama Game Mani
Polishes Used:
Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
Delush Polish - Hippty Hop
Pink Nail Art Pen (cuz I don't have red)

I love a good musical and this is just that! I actually used this as inspiration for my tattoo.

31 DC Week 9 - Rainbow

Hi all!

I can see a Rainbow!! (but hopefully no twangers, lol)

Polishes Used:
China Glaze - Make Some Noise
China Glaze - Riveting
China Glaze - Electric Pineapple
China Glaze - Four Leaf Clover
China Glaze - Electric Beat 
Konad - White
Konad - Black
Cheeky Plate 9

My 1st attempt at double stamping.  What do you reckon?

Thursday, 25 April 2013

The Tri-Polish Challenge - Week 8

Hi all!

Last week of these colours and I've done a drip mani.

Colours for March:

Polishes I'm using:
Pink - Woo 602
Turquoise - Woo 606
Orange - Woo 622

I really enjoying this challenge and look forward to it continuing xo

Disney Nail Art Challenge - The Lion King

Nants ingonyama bagithi Baba  
Hello lovelies!  I couldn't resist!
I love how this mani turned out.

Polishes Used: 
Nails Inc - Atomic
Nail Inc - Carnaby Street
Nails Inc - Duke of Wellington Place
NYC - Pinstripe White
Models Own - Pink, Blue, Black

I actually can't believe the silhouette turned out so well.

Which Lion King is in your head at the mo (don't deny it)?
For me it's "Circle of Life".

NOTD: Anzac Day

Hello lovelies!

This is a quick mani dedicated to my beastie Chelle in Oz where today it is Anzac Day.

Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders "who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations" and "the contribution and suffering of all those who have served."

Polishes Used:
OPI - Jinx
Barry M - Black Nail Art Pen

You may also have noticed the little penguin dude well that's because it's also World Penguin Day.

Polish Used:
OPI - Solitaire

Lots of love being sent to my bestie xoxox

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Time Periods - Medieval

Hi all!

It's back to the Medieval times for us today, and being me, Game of Thrones sprang to mind.

Here's my attempt at flag mascots. A lion and an eagle in-case you can't tell.

Polishes Used:
OPI - Wocka Wocka
OPI - Jade is the New Black
Models Own Nail Art Pen - Black/Gold/Silver

This is what I attempted replicating, really wish I'd had some stamps.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

NOTD: Dollish Polish - Crystal Empire

Hello lovelies!

I've got my first ever Dollish Polish to share with you today.  Not only that but it's based on My Little Pony Friendship is Magic and I'm a HUGE MLP fan!

I used Sinful Colors - Midnight Blue for undies, this was opaque in 1 coat but the perfectionist in me used 2.

Crystal Empire is amazing!  A clear base with light blue glitter, light blue dots, pale pink squares and dots, larger pink dots, blue, white and pink stars, blue and white crescent moons and I think there's even some holo's in there.

I love this polish so much, it's just so FUN!!

The Tri-Polish Challenge - Week 7

Hi all!

Today I've attempted (and failed) an acid wash mani.

Colours for March:

Polishes I'm using:
Pink - Woo 602
Turquoise - Woo 606
Orange - Woo 622

Any hints or tips on this kind of mani?

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