Friday, 23 December 2016

Classic Blue + Gold Snowflake Nails (+ Tutorial)

Hello everyone!

I love snowflake nails - so much so that I do them every year for christmas and this year is no exception. I opted for a gold and blue snowflake combo and kept it really simple but still really pretty and perfect for this time of year. There's a tutorial for this design on my YouTube channel which you can watch below too!

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

BPL-023 Born Pretty Store Stamping Plate Review

Hello everyone!

Today I'm reviewing another stamping plate Born Pretty Store sent me. I think the design I created would have been better suited to Halloween but because they're so bright and shiny I think they could be classed as party nails too!

Also excuse the weird hand pose - it was so awkward trying to hold a mini polish bottle!

Friday, 25 November 2016

How To Make Any Nail Polish Holographic!

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Today I wanted to show you a really cool way to turn any of your nail polishes into holographic (or holo) polish! I've used holo top coats before which work amazingly, but did you know you can also get holographic nail foil which does the same thing? Born Pretty Store were kind enough to send me some holo nail foil* to try out.

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Halloween Pumpkin Nails (+ Tutorial)

Hello everyone!

I've got some Halloween nails to show you today. My freehand nail art usually isn't the best but I was pretty pleased with how these turned out.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

I Try Gel Polish For The First Time! MelodySusie Gel Polish + 24W LED Lamp Review

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MelodySusie contacted me asking if I wanted to try out their gel polish* and 24W LED nail dryer*. I was so excited because I've never tried gel polish before. I picked the Sweet Reverie Collection which is a set of pretty pastel shades. Rather than just posting pictures of me swatching each polish, I posted a video on YouTube showing live swatches which you can watch below!

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Saturday, 10 September 2016

5 Easy Back To School Nail Designs! (+ Tutorial)

Hello everyone!

I know many of you are going back to school soon or have already started so I wanted to show you some easy designs you can do to impress your friends! They're not really school themed because I wanted to show you designs that you can wear at other times too (as not everyone can wear nail polish at school).

Also, there's a video tutorial down below! :)

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

My Quick + Easy Nail Care Routine!

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Bit of a different post today. I've been asked by a few people to do a nail care routine video so that's what I'll be showing you today.

As part of my routine I used to use a gel cuticle remover but I used to find I would get hangnails more often so I stopped using it. Now the main thing I use is almond oil and as you can see from the photo below, it really helps to moisturise the nails and skin! If you want to watch the video and see my full nail care routine, then keep reading :)

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Diamond Nails! #WNAC2016

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The final theme for the Weekly Nail Art Challenge is 'Diamond'. I was looking forward to this theme because I wanted to use these diamond nail stickers I had. This is one of those designs that turned out just like I imagined in my head!

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Back To School Nails! #glamnailschallengeaug

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The next theme for the Glam Nails Challenge is 'Back To School'. Doing the chalkboard/aztec nails yesterday reminded me how much I love the look of matte nails, so I decided to use the same polishes to create this design.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Chalkboard/Aztec Nails! #glamnailschallengeaug

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As I'm still trying to catch up on the nail art challenges I'm taking part in this month, I decided to combine the next 2 themes of the Glam Nails Challenge, 'Chalkboard' and 'Aztec' and created an aztec pattern on a chalkboard! I'm so pleased with how this design turned out. I freehanded everything using nail art pens and it was surprisingly easy to do!

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Vinyl Nails! #glamnailschallengeaug

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The next prompt for the Glam Nails Challenge is 'Vinyls'. I bought some nail vinyls a while ago and this was the perfect opportunity to try them out!

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Pearl Nails! #WNAC2016

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I'm running a bit behind with the nail art challenges I'm taking part in this month. The next theme for the Weekly Nail Art Challenge is 'Pearl'. I struggled with this theme because I had no idea how to create this effect on my nails. I don't have any pearl nail art decorations or any white pearlescent polish, but after a quick google search I found that you can get pearls in a range of colours such as purple, green and orange. This gave me the idea to use some of my duochrome polishes from the Barry M Aquarium collection for this design. After searching through my nail polish collection, I also found Rimmel Black Pearl which looks just like it's name suggests.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Rainbow SpongeBob Nails + Tutorial!

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Today's nails remind me of those flower clouds that are in SpongeBob Squarepants. I've done this design before using the same stamping plate but I decided to do a rainbow gradient and added a bit of sparkle to this design. Plus there's a video tutorial of this nail art up on my YouTube channel now :)

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Panda Nails! #glamnailschallengeaug

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Today's nails are for the Glam Nails Challenge and the prompt was 'panda'. I love how they've turned out (even though the bamboo ended up looking like a bunch of leaves!) and it's a lovely bright, summery design!

Monday, 15 August 2016

Marble Nails! #WNAC2016

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The next prompt for the Weekly Nail Art Challenge is 'Marble'. I love how these marble nails have turned out and they were much easier to do than I first thought!

Friday, 12 August 2016

Butterfly Nails! #glamnailschallengeaug

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I've always wanted to try out butterfly nails, so when I saw the next prompt for the Glam Nails Challenge was 'butterflies', I was so happy! A lot of people have done this butterfly design and I wanted to do it with a duochrome polish as I feel like it made the design come to life!

Monday, 8 August 2016

Purple Nails! #glamnailschallengeaug

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The next theme for the Glam Nails Challenge is purple and I thought I would do a leopard print design. Technically, I was supposed to post this design yesterday as the theme was for the 7th August - oops! I'm usually a lot further behind when I do challenges so 1 day isn't too bad!

Friday, 5 August 2016

Opal Nails! #WNAC2016

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The first prompt of the Weekly Nail Art Challenge is Opal and this is the design I did!

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Watermelon Nails and Nail Art Challenges!

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This month I'll be taking part in 3 Instagram nail art challenges: The Weekly Nail Art Challenge, The Glam Nails Challenge and The ClaireStelle8 summer challenge. As you probably know I usually post about 2 designs a month so to be posting 13 or more designs is going to be extremely challenging for me, but I'm feeling excited about it! The ClaireStelle8 challenge just involves posting any summer designs you do this month so it's a bit easier than the others!

So to start off, I'll be showing you what I did for the first theme of the Glam Nails Challenge which is watermelon. I did a classic ruffian watermelon design that a lot of other bloggers have done before. It's so cute and summery!

Friday, 29 July 2016

Summer Vibes Nail Art! BP-77 Stamping Plate Review

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I buy pretty much all of my nail art supplies from Born Pretty Store and they were kind enough to let me pick out some things to review, the first of which is the BP-77 stamping plate*. I really love this simple but bold design I created and it's definitely perfect for summer!

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

How To: DIY Water Marble Stickers! No Water Needed!

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I love the look of water marble nails but I hate how long they take to create! So when I saw people creating water marble stickers, I had to give it a go to see if that was any easier.

The bulb of my daylight lamp had blown and the spare I had was broken so these photos were taken in natural daylight (which was hard to find as it was a horrible rainy day!). Also, as I was in a rush, I didn't have time to set up my camera so there is no video tutorial for this design :( I'll try and explain what I did as best I can below!

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Easy Rose Nail Art + Tutorial!

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I wanted to try out a rose design again. I did one recently and I love how quick and simple they are to do. I made a video tutorial for this nail art so if you want to see that then keep reading!

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Side French Summer Mani + Tutorial!

Hello everyone!

Now my exams are done, I'm hoping to post more often as I feel like I've neglected my blog a little bit. I'll start it off by showing you these easy summer nails today complete with a video tutorial!

Monday, 9 May 2016

Swirly Watermarble!

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I was looking through my old nail art photos the other day and came across this watermarble design I did last year and forgot to post! I used pastel colours so it's perfect for Spring!

Friday, 22 April 2016

Rainbow Foil Nail Art!

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I was rummaging through my nail art supplies when I found some nail foils! I remember buying them over a year ago, but I hadn't got round to using them so that's what I decided to do today!

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Ombré Roses

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Today's nail art features some free hand roses that are SO EASY to do. Just make a series of 'c' shapes that gradually get bigger and you're done!

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Candy Swirls Nail Art!

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Today I have a quick little post showing you these easy dry marble nails. As it is spring I wanted to use pastel colours.

Friday, 25 March 2016

Easter Nail Art + Tutorial

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Happy Easter! I decided to add some little chickies to this nail art and incorporated the dry brush technique as well!

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Madam Glam Nail Polish Review + Nail Art

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Today I have a review of some nail polishes that were sent to me by Madam Glam.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Sugar Spun Valentine's Day Nails + Tutorial

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If you've been following my blog for a while, you may remember these valentine's day nails I did about 2 years ago. I loved these nails so much and wanted to do a tutorial for them this year :) I was also feeling a bit uninspired this year and couldn't come up with a design I was happy with. So when in doubt go back to what you know! Keep reading for the tutorial!

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Winter Gradient Nails + Tutorial

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I've got a wintery manicure to show you today - the last one before I move onto spring designs :)

Sunday, 10 January 2016

My Top 6 Favourite Designs + other highlights of 2015

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The same as every year, January is when everyone does their round-up posts and here's mine! I list my top 6 favourite designs of 2015 as well as some other highlights of this past year :)