Born Pretty Metallic Pigment

The sun has got his hat on – hip hip hip hooray!

Today I have for you some metallic pigment 39605 and a nail stamping plate BPX-L020 from Born Pretty in shades 10 & 7.

The pigment comes in 1g clear pots with an eye shadow applicator but I applied mine using a fluffy brush on top of cured no wipe top coat on cured gel polish in different colours:

Light Pink – The Gel Bottle ‘027’

Dark Purple – Gelish ‘Call me Jill Frost’

White – Gelish ‘Arctic Freeze’

Black – Gelish ‘Black Shadow’

 I then added another layer of no wipe top coat and cured. The instructions given on the born pretty website are as follows:


1.Prepare your nails with UV BASE COAT, BLACK COLOR GEL, UV TOP COAT, and cure it under UV lamp or LED lamp.
2.Use eyeshadow stick to pick the powder and apply it onto your nails
3.Repeat the step untill you’re satisfied with the effect.
4.Clean the extra powder.
5.Seal it with UV TOP COAT.

I love the stamping plate, there are some great patterns on there and it worked really well with my clear born pretty stamper.


My all time favourite Nail Polish

Yes I own literally hundreds of polishes but this is just so beautiful that it hands down beats everything I own.

Tonic Polish – ‘Dragon Tears’

Made with a scattered holographic multitone pigment, the colour shifts through green, blue, purple, red & peach and even looks copper at some angles and also has a spattering of tiny silver holo micro glitter to finish off the look – not too many, just the perfect amount as to not dull the colour shift. The consistency is pretty thin so it flows on nicely and three coats result in a smooth, brushstroke free finish. I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m pretty sure that it would look equally stunning over black or a dark colour to create a different look.

If you haven’t come across ‘Tonic’ before I highly recommend that you check them out they have such unusual shades you will fall in love. They haven’t been around all that long – I believe that they started trading last year but it is my belief that they are definitely ones to watch!

Femme Fatale Euna

The ever changing weather in the U.K. lately has influenced what I have on my nails at the moment. It is thermal – Femme Fatale ‘Euna’ from the Enchanted Fables collection. I originally ordered ‘Eliza’ but unfortunately due to a problem with the pigment Sophie had to contact a number of customers to offer this new shade, as she could no longer get hold of the original colour.

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‘Eliza’ was more of a raspberry pink to rich chocolate brown (see above) which I was so excited to get my hands on, but hey ho, it wasn’t to be.

I was sent ‘Euna’ as a replacement (I must add that I had received an email explaining the problem and had the option to get a refund or the new shade, I chose to have the new shade sent to me). ‘Euna’ is a soft petal pink with a copper glow that transitions into an olive green. As you see from the photo below, it can be absolutely gorgeous on a hot day, but I must admit I was a little disappointed with it when the tips were very cold as it made my nails look like they were dirty, I’m afraid, as much as I love  Femme Fatale, this won’t be one of my go to polishes.

Have you tried it? What are your thoughts?

Femme Fatale Euna

Models Own Manicure with Stamping

Another attempt at stamping, this time I wanted to try a subtle effect. This is Models Own ‘Copper Pot’ base with Claires accessories ‘Gold Chain’ pattern using MoYou plate Pro Collection no 11. Have a lovely weekend all!