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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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!

Outed by Robot

Hello and welcome to a new week!

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!

10 Facts about nails that you may not know

1 – Mens nails grow faster than womens, how unfair is that!

2 – Finger nails grow three to four times faster than toenails

3 – Nails grow faster on your dominant hand because putting pressure on the pads of your fingers stimulates blood circulation to your nails which helps them to grow.

4 – Fingernails grow roughly three millimetres per month, they will take approximately four to six months to grow fully if you loose one.

5 – Nails are made of keratin which is also the main protein in hair.

6 – Nails grow faster during pregnancy

7 – The longer your fingers, the faster the nails will grow.

8 РNails grow faster during warm weather

9 – The more curved your nails are the stronger they are.

10 – The slowest growing nail is your thumb nail.

INTRODUCING WANDERLUST BY ZOYA

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It’s time to embark on a new adventure in Summer color with Zoya Wanderlust. Featuring an exciting assortment of full-coverage classic creams and hip accent shades to really rev up your Summer nail polish wardrobe.

ZOYA WANDERLUST ‚Äď SUMMER 2017 NAIL POLISH¬†

  • River (ZP898): a shimmering cobalt blue.¬†
  • Lois (ZP903): a rich magenta violet cream.¬†
  • Esty (ZP894): a muted fuchsia pink cream.¬†
  • Byrdie (ZP893): a rich bubble gum pink cream.¬†
  • Winnie (ZP895): a shimmering berry pink.¬†
  • Mandy (ZP899): a soft watermelon pink cream.¬†
  • Sonja (ZP892): a summery crimson red cream.¬†
  • Journey (ZP900): a shimmering strawberry red.
  • Cora (ZP896): a muted coral cream.¬†
  • Sawyer (ZP897): a soft taffy orange cream.¬†
  • Scout (ZP901): a shimmering moss green.¬†
  • Arbor (ZP902): a rich olive green cream.

*10 FREE FORMULA: FORMULATED WITHOUT FORMALDEHYDE, FORMALDEHYDE RESIN,
DIBUTYL PHTHALATE, TOLUENE, CAMPHOR, TPHP, PARABENS, XYLENE, ETHYL TOSYLAMIDE and LEAD.

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.