CBL Broadway Baby!

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How beautiful is this limited edition polish ‘Broadway Baby!’ from Colours by Llarowe!?!

It is a multi chrome that shifts between royal blue, turquoise and purple.

Now my school uniform at middle school was royal blue and I hated it so much in fact that I haven’t worn that colour for years but this polish has changed my mind – with the colour shifts I found myself admiring it all of the time, I even had to be extra careful when I was driving as the colour would catch my eye when stopping at traffic lights etc and distract me – he he!

Believe me, if you love multi chrome shades, you need this in your life!

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!

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 – Nails 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 – 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.

Daisy Dreams Manicure

Hi, I hope that you had a good weekend?

Today I have a summery mani featuring metal silver daisies. Now I’m not entirely sure where I got these I’m afraid to say so can’t give you a link, but the polishes used are:

Pink – China Glaze ‘Diva Bridge’

Grey – Models Own ‘Lunar Grey’

The daisies are stuck on using Gem Tack which is my go to glue.

Peach Nails with Daisy Filigree

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For todays nails I have used Peach Polish – MoYou London ‘Skin Silk’ which is a stamping polish but it’s fine for normal application.

Over the top I have used All That Jazz ‘Daisy’ Filigree stickers – available from here which are great quality – you simply apply and trim to size, I love them, they are available in about 20 designs and all sorts of colours including some gorgeous metallics. It’s best to wait for your base polish to dry fully before applying the stickers or use a fast dry top coat to avoid smudging of the polish or of course use over gel polish. I finished with a good quality top coat.

I liked these so much that I wore them on my wedding day!

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 – Try 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 – Cleanse the nail plate before applying base coat to remove any grease that could make application uneven.

4 – Invest 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 – Apply polish in thin layers and allow a bit of time to partially dry between layers.

6 – Use 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 – Go to bed before a special occasion with your hands slathered in intensive moisturiser wrapped in cotton gloves.