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Aug 222014 Tagged with , , 3 Responses

Broken rules

Every manicure I try to use unused polish, but sometimes when I’m testing new products I need something I can rely on that I definitely know only takes 2 coats.

flowers and unicorns

Obviously I went with my faithful up colors holo and Sally Hansen wet cement.

Kbshimmer Elle was untried and just ended up thick blergh, like there is too much glitter in the formula so the consistency isn’t right especially considering it was only 2 coats. That one quickly exited my stash. I just realised that I don’t have a picture of a manicure from when I used will yule marry me. It did not go with my dodgy skin tone AT ALL which is a shame because its downright gorgeous! I have one kbshimmer left to try.

Thank you!


Feb 132014 Tagged with , , , , 5 Responses

That time I accidentally

deleted the pictures off my memory card thinking I had already transferred them to my computer. Usually I wouldn’t mind much, but this manicure was gorgeous and may well be my favourite. Or at least in my top ten. Good thing I was enamoured by it, as I put pictures on Instagram.

holo gradient I used GOSH holographic hero, UP colurs azul disco and verde 360. I managed to do a really great gradient with them, by my standards its classed as great anyway. m_a_tom did the lightening stripe design on her IG with different colours, and I desperately wanted to recreate it. Luckily I found the lightening nail stickers available in this country and saved my self some pennies. On my little finger I added some white star sticker to UP colors verde 360. Absolutely love the UP color line of holographics, and lucky me owns 3 all of which I’ve found in blog sales.

lightening tape manicureSorry for the awkward photos. Really loved this manicure.

tilly fangTo make up for the awkward photos you get Tilly the vampire cat.

Thank you.

Oct 102013 Tagged with , 0 Responses

Breast Cancer Awareness Month #2

When someone says magenta I automatically think pink. Even though some people see it as a purpley pink or a purplish red. The polish I used for this is called multi magenta.

up colors multi magenta half moons

I haven’t half moons with hole punch reinforcer stickers in a long time. I attempted them before I got into blogging, and they always looked a bit rubbish. Yay for it working.

nails inc oyal mews half moonsAm I cheating going with magenta?

Booooo to breast cancer, and any form of cancer. You suck cancer.

Thank you.


Sep 012013 Tagged with , , , 0 Responses

Making a fool out of yourself

Yep I did indeed. I’m not a very logical thinker, so when a nail polish doesn’t state anything about pulling a lid off I naturally don’t bother to try to take it off. Thank you Butter London for telling me. Away I go painting my nails with Illamasqua raindrops, and my hand is getting annoyed by the hefty lid. After one coat the annoyance appears. Instagram then gets a bit of an ear’ole off me about it. Cue my embarrassment when I’m told the lid comes off by Margaret and Susan haha.

ilamasqua lidThought my thumb was going to drop off after, it was on THAT tight.

ilamasqua raindrops tape manicureRaindrops took 4 coats for full coverage. If applied evenly it would probably only take 3. Mine went on in a random order. First night I had 3 coats on, and then the next day after volunteering I added the fourth coat. Now I have to say I am very impressed that I only had one tiny chip after volunteering, because I scrubbed two barbecue grills with no gloves!!! Messy horrid work that was.ilamasqua raindrops

blurry holo

For a subtle look I added a little art deco tape design in Up colors Azul disco. The design isn’t noticeable at all unless your up close, then BAM it shows it sparkly goodness in direct light.

I’ve lost my nail mojo again it seems. I wore my heart manicure for 6 days, then I couldn’t think of anything to do on my nails. I’m putting it down to the excitement of opening my nail art accessories shop She Sells Seashells, and getting impatient for my stock. I really am excited, and have had lots of help and advice from the nails community! Heres to hoping it works out…..Now only if my stock would arrive  -_-.

Thank you for your patience 🙂



May 182013 Tagged with , , 5 Responses

The day that was sunny

So imagine my surprise when the day turned sunny after I put a holo on! I swear it made the weather change.

up colors azul disco

I loveeeeee this polish!! My niece declared it was Cinderella polish too. After she said that I was going to do some nail art to match, but didn’t have time.

This ones for you Wendy 😉

car holo

The PALM!!!!

Sorry about that randomness it’s become a long running joke. My palm looks extremely big, yet I actually have small hands. Go figure.

I was a complete magpie with this holo. When there was sun I start shimmying my hand for some sparkle. It also didn’t dull the effect when I put SV on. This holo was purchased from a blog sale, but I think llarowe stocks the brand.

Products used: Nailtiques formula 1 base coat. Up colors in azul disco. Seche vite.

Thank you.


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