Green snowflake nails

So, it seems that it has been snowing all over the U.K except here in Surrey ūüė¶ 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

 

Do you have snow where you are?

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Canvas ‘Will’s Alive’ manicure

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!

Tonic Polish ‘Peacock Parade’ manicure

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!

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!

8 Quick tips for Flawless Nails

Now most of my followers are nail people but I just wanted to put something out there for those non nail people struggling to achieve a great looking mani. So here we go:

1 – Always follow hand washing and using hand sanitisers with an application of lotion. See my recommendation here for a cheap but effective lotion.

2 РTry to apply cuticle oil at least twice a day. For an idea of which oils do which job, have a read of one of my previous posts here.

3 РCleanse the nail plate before applying base coat to remove any grease that could make application uneven.

4 РInvest in a good basecoat to prevent discolouration of your nails and fill any ridges you may have. A lot of basecoats now have the added benefit of additional nutrients to help nail growth.

5 РApply polish in thin layers and allow a bit of time to partially dry between layers.

6 РUse a brush and nail polish remover to clean up any spills and smudges on your cuticles. Something like this would be ideal.

7¬†– Use a fast dry top coat to avoid smudging. I love ‘Seche Vite’.

8 РGo to bed before a special occasion with your hands slathered in intensive moisturiser wrapped in cotton gloves.

Masura Mint Breeze review

Today I have on Masura ‘Mint Breeze‘ from The Golden Collection. ¬†This Russian polish is a truly magical scattered holographic jelly in a stunning mint¬†green shade. I saw another blogger describe this as having the appearance of powdered precious stones and I couldn’t agree more. It covers in three layers and jelly nature allows the sparkles to shine through each layer, creating maximum ‘in your face’ sparkle!