Orange Spot

Brrr! hasn’t it been chilly lately! But why not rock a bright but autumnal colour. With all the leaves falling over the past few weeks I was inspired to go for these lovely oranges:

 

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Itsy ‘No Fear’ 

El Corazon ’14 Shimmer’

Zoya – ‘Dhara’

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October & November themed manicures

Wow, it’s been a while since I last posted, I have been without my laptop since 22nd October and basically had a nightmare having it repaired but I am back now to show you a few of the themed manis which I created over this time – the others can wait until further posts.

Here I have my Breast Cancer Awareness month, Halloween, Fireworks and my Remembrance Poppy nails.

Breast Cancer Awareness

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Pink – Zoya ‘Portia’

Glitter – Barry M ‘Rose Quartz Glitter’

Stamped Image – Picture Polish ‘Magic’

 

Halloween

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First Black ILNP ‘A.C. Slater’
Glitter Polish Claire’s ‘Ferris Wheel’
Solid orange – Itsy Nails ‘No Fear’
Middle Black ‘Black Taxi’
Star white stamping polish MoYou London ‘White Knight’
Green Foil

Fireworks

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Black – Orly ‘Liquid Vinyl’

Stamped with various indie polishes

 

Remembrance

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Orly ‘Haute Red’ & ‘Star Spangled’

 

 

DISCOVER THE LATEST ALTERNATIVE TO GEL POLISH

Today I have for you a gel polish alternative by new brand Itsy Nails London. Their gel effect polishes are a non-toxic (5 Free & cruelty free) formula which can last up to five days. The brand was started by makeup artist Diana Taguchi and entrepreneur Paul Pannu who wanted to create a brand which encourages self expression and creativity that doesn’t compromised quality or affordability.

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I was sent three colours to try out:

Orange – ‘No Fear’
Lilac/Grey – ‘City Girl’
Yellow – ‘Mellow Yellow’

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The formulation was very smooth and went on well, the yellow & grey/lilac covered in two coats and the orange in three. It was ultra glossy and didn’t really need a top coat but I used one for longevity more than anything.

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To create this mani I decided to use all three colours together, I thought they looked quite contemporary. I wanted to do some reverse stamping on my ring finger using my new plate from Yourscosmetics called ‘Modern Geometry‘. I stamped onto my stamping mat using a white stamping polish and then filled in the triangles with the three colours using a tiny dotting tool. I then waited for this to dry and applied it to my ring finger.

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The Itsy polishes retail at £5.99 each but are currently available on their website at 3 for £15 using the code: Autumn. 

*Kindly note that the seller has provided me with a free sample of this product in exchange for an unbiased review