So, it seems that it has been snowing all over the U.K except here in Surrey 😦 I love snow days and my three year old has been so excited in anticipation but no… none has arrived. So, instead, I thought I’d have a go at a snowy mani to get me into the Christmassy mood.
I used the following:
Green polish & stamping – Moyou London ‘Olive Tree‘
Glitter – Glam Polish ‘An unexpected Journey‘
White Flakes – Nails Inc ‘Kensington Church Street‘
White polish & stamping – Twinkled T ‘Glow Up‘
Stamping plates – Born Pretty ‘BP LOO8‘ & ‘BP LOO6‘
Today I have ‘Will’s Alive’ by Canvas lacquer, an unusual polish and a stunning colour. It reminds me of tropical blue seas, don’t you think? in fact it doesn’t look quite real – if you know what I mean. I have embellished it with tiny stars from Born Pretty Store by setting them in clear polish. I love this colour and an added bonus is that it glows in the dark! Have a great week all!
Today I thought I’d have a look back at some of my previous manis using a dotting tool. Of course you don’t have to use a traditional nail art dotting tool, to do something similar you could use the head of a pin, the end of a hair grip (which is what I started with years ago), a tooth pick or the blunt end of a pen, they are all easy to use and you could even use a combination of all of them to create different sized dots.
Alternatively, if you’d like to go for it and get yourself some dotting tools you can pick them up from Pound stores, Sallys or sometimes Superdrug, Claires accessories and Boots carry them.
So here we go:
Starting with super simple but effective lilac and mauve dots finished with a matte topcoat.
Autumn inspired dotticure
So easy, yet so strikingly spotted
Easy and classy black on matte gold
Fun Ladybird nails
A dot within a dot & glitter – a classic combo
A dotted fade
Daring pink & orange colour combo – I love it!
Please let me know which you like best. Have a good week!
Hello, I am back again with more from my current favourite brand – Tonic Polish. Now this time they have outdone themselves once again and I love this even more than ‘Dragon Tears’ and that’s saying something! Unfortunately this colour ‘Peacock Parade’ isn’t available in the U.K. I had to purchase it through a group buy so I only had one chance to snag it and I’m so glad that I did.
It is a beautiful multi chrome which shifts from dark purple through navy, teal, aqua and green but when you are in the shade it also appears rusty and bronze! It took three coats to cover fully and considering that this stuff is like gold dust I was hesitant – but it was so worth it.
It did chip slightly after a couple of days, but that wouldn’t put me off using it again and again. I’m in love!
October is here, the leaves on the trees are changing colour, nights are rapidly drawing in, the clocks will soon go back and summer is now certainly a distant memory. With that in mind I wanted to use colours that have a strong Autumn vibe to them.
Here I have combined two polishes for each nail. We have:
Yellow: Potion Polish – Marvelous Maple Topped with il etait un vernis – Hello Sunshine
Purple: Leighton Denny ‘Raspberry Afair’ Topped with Tonic ‘The Answer is 42’
Blue/Green: Nails Inc ‘Gosfield Street’ Topped with ILNP ‘Interstellar’
Red: Nails Inc ‘Saville Row’ Topped with ‘New Burlington Place’
As mentioned in my previous post, I have come back to the Born Pretty Sugar Powder sandy glitter – I am now trying the colour Y551 sent to me by Born Pretty store and am now using it in a different way. I applied two coats of normal Nails Inc polish and let them dry, then added one coat of normal topcoat, I then sprinkled the the glitter from a reasonable height so that it settled into the wet topcoat and distributed evenly but more sparse than the previous review using the brush. I then finished it off with two coats of Seche vite to even out the surface. The result was a subtle but different effect that I really like.
*Kindly note that the seller has provided me with a free sample of this product in exchange for an unbiased review
I was recently sent this sandy glitter by Born Pretty store,
this particular colour is a mix of neon pink, orange and yellow circular tiny dots – Sandy Glitter Powder # 40133 Y515,
also available in five other different mixes:
but of course you could also mix them together to make your own bespoke mix. It was very easy to apply – for this look I applied Colour Alike ‘Kind of Black’ all over the nail, when that was completely dry I applied a coat of Gelish ‘Top it off’, cured and then took a fluffy brush, gently dipped it in the pot & dabbed the loose glitter around the cuticle into the tacky layer. When I was happy with the distribution, I then added a coat of no wipe top coat to seal the glitter in and add a shine.
Watch this space for further experiments using this range in the coming weeks.
Today I have for you an indie polish that I know hardly anything about! I bought it second hand from a fab Facebook group called ‘Nail Sale’ quite a while ago and it doesn’t seem to have a brand name or anything, it just has a label saying ‘Outed by Robot’ which I presume is the name of the polish not the brand as I can’t find anything on google.
Anyway it is a lovely pale blue colour with scattered glitters in many sizes and different shades of blue and silver. I topped it off with two coats of top coat and this is the result. Have you heard of this polish before? If so please enlighten me!
In the past few months I have become aware of an indie brand called ‘Tonic Polish’ who have a range that definitely makes a statement! There are only a few colours available in the U.K at present but they are well worth trying – they come in a 5 free formulation in a 15ml bottle in an array of never seen before colours.
Today I am focussing on ‘Rainbowfish’ – it is an aqua holo jelly, filled with silver & turquoise holographic micro glitters and dotted with a pinky purple fleck that seems to shift effortlessly to spectacularly vivid hues of both green and gold.
The formulation is so easy to apply and it covers fully in three coats to a smooth finish but is enhanced even further with top coat. I will have more from this brand in the future, so keep your eyes peeled.