Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Easy Mandala Nail Art

Hello everyone!

I've been kind of terrible at posting regularly on this blog seeing as this is only my second post this year eek! But today I have a review of the Born Pretty Store BP-L051 stamping plate* to share with you which I used to create this gorgeous mandala design. I love how I can always rely on stamping to create intricate nail art with minimal work!

This stamping plate comes with 17 gorgeous designs. I had a hard time picking which one I wanted to use first but decided on the one you can see in the bottom right photo. I've also got a 10% off code you can use on any Born Pretty items so keep reading for that!

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Bright Geometric Nails (+Tutorial!)

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Today's nail art was inspired by the packaging of some ModelsOwn eyeliner I bought recently. The bright geometric triangles were so eye-catching, I knew it would be perfect as a nail art design.

Friday, 23 December 2016

Classic Blue + Gold Snowflake Nails (+ Tutorial)

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I love snowflake nails - so much so that I do them every year for christmas and this year is no exception. I opted for a gold and blue snowflake combo and kept it really simple but still really pretty and perfect for this time of year. There's a tutorial for this design on my YouTube channel which you can watch below too!

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

BPL-023 Born Pretty Store Stamping Plate Review

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Today I'm reviewing another stamping plate Born Pretty Store sent me. I think the design I created would have been better suited to Halloween but because they're so bright and shiny I think they could be classed as party nails too!

Also excuse the weird hand pose - it was so awkward trying to hold a mini polish bottle!

Friday, 25 November 2016

How To Make Any Nail Polish Holographic!

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Today I wanted to show you a really cool way to turn any of your nail polishes into holographic (or holo) polish! I've used holo top coats before which work amazingly, but did you know you can also get holographic nail foil which does the same thing? Born Pretty Store were kind enough to send me some holo nail foil* to try out.

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Halloween Pumpkin Nails (+ Tutorial)

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I've got some Halloween nails to show you today. My freehand nail art usually isn't the best but I was pretty pleased with how these turned out.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

I Try Gel Polish For The First Time! MelodySusie Gel Polish + 24W LED Lamp Review

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MelodySusie contacted me asking if I wanted to try out their gel polish* and 24W LED nail dryer*. I was so excited because I've never tried gel polish before. I picked the Sweet Reverie Collection which is a set of pretty pastel shades. Rather than just posting pictures of me swatching each polish, I posted a video on YouTube showing live swatches which you can watch below!

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Saturday, 10 September 2016

5 Easy Back To School Nail Designs! (+ Tutorial)

Hello everyone!

I know many of you are going back to school soon or have already started so I wanted to show you some easy designs you can do to impress your friends! They're not really school themed because I wanted to show you designs that you can wear at other times too (as not everyone can wear nail polish at school).

Also, there's a video tutorial down below! :)

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

My Quick + Easy Nail Care Routine!

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Bit of a different post today. I've been asked by a few people to do a nail care routine video so that's what I'll be showing you today.

As part of my routine I used to use a gel cuticle remover but I used to find I would get hangnails more often so I stopped using it. Now the main thing I use is almond oil and as you can see from the photo below, it really helps to moisturise the nails and skin! If you want to watch the video and see my full nail care routine, then keep reading :)

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Diamond Nails! #WNAC2016

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The final theme for the Weekly Nail Art Challenge is 'Diamond'. I was looking forward to this theme because I wanted to use these diamond nail stickers I had. This is one of those designs that turned out just like I imagined in my head!

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Back To School Nails! #glamnailschallengeaug

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The next theme for the Glam Nails Challenge is 'Back To School'. Doing the chalkboard/aztec nails yesterday reminded me how much I love the look of matte nails, so I decided to use the same polishes to create this design.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Chalkboard/Aztec Nails! #glamnailschallengeaug

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As I'm still trying to catch up on the nail art challenges I'm taking part in this month, I decided to combine the next 2 themes of the Glam Nails Challenge, 'Chalkboard' and 'Aztec' and created an aztec pattern on a chalkboard! I'm so pleased with how this design turned out. I freehanded everything using nail art pens and it was surprisingly easy to do!

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Vinyl Nails! #glamnailschallengeaug

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The next prompt for the Glam Nails Challenge is 'Vinyls'. I bought some nail vinyls a while ago and this was the perfect opportunity to try them out!

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Pearl Nails! #WNAC2016

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I'm running a bit behind with the nail art challenges I'm taking part in this month. The next theme for the Weekly Nail Art Challenge is 'Pearl'. I struggled with this theme because I had no idea how to create this effect on my nails. I don't have any pearl nail art decorations or any white pearlescent polish, but after a quick google search I found that you can get pearls in a range of colours such as purple, green and orange. This gave me the idea to use some of my duochrome polishes from the Barry M Aquarium collection for this design. After searching through my nail polish collection, I also found Rimmel Black Pearl which looks just like it's name suggests.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Rainbow SpongeBob Nails + Tutorial!

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Today's nails remind me of those flower clouds that are in SpongeBob Squarepants. I've done this design before using the same stamping plate but I decided to do a rainbow gradient and added a bit of sparkle to this design. Plus there's a video tutorial of this nail art up on my YouTube channel now :)

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Panda Nails! #glamnailschallengeaug

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Today's nails are for the Glam Nails Challenge and the prompt was 'panda'. I love how they've turned out (even though the bamboo ended up looking like a bunch of leaves!) and it's a lovely bright, summery design!

Monday, 15 August 2016

Marble Nails! #WNAC2016

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The next prompt for the Weekly Nail Art Challenge is 'Marble'. I love how these marble nails have turned out and they were much easier to do than I first thought!

Friday, 12 August 2016

Butterfly Nails! #glamnailschallengeaug

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I've always wanted to try out butterfly nails, so when I saw the next prompt for the Glam Nails Challenge was 'butterflies', I was so happy! A lot of people have done this butterfly design and I wanted to do it with a duochrome polish as I feel like it made the design come to life!