Thursday, 31 December 2015

Quick and Easy New Year Nails + Tutorial

Hello everyone!

Last design of the year so it's no surprise that it's some new year nails. I love this design because it's so quick to do but looks chic and is perfect for this time of year. Unfortunately I'm working new year's eve and we can't wear nail polish so I can't actually wear these but hopefully some of you can using the tutorial below! :)

Friday, 25 December 2015

Easy Last Minute Christmas Tree Nails + Tutorial

Hello everyone!

I'm posting this a little later than I wanted to but better late than never! I've got a really easy christmas tree nail design for you. It's perfect if you're doing your nails last minute as it takes hardly any time to do and you don't even need any nail art tools! There's also a video tutorial which you can see below!

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Christmas Nails: Cute Snowflakes + Tutorial

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It's my first Christmas design of the year! Similar to the pumpkin nails I did for Halloween, these nails have cute little smiley faces! Keep reading for the tutorial :)

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Cracked Autumn Nails + Tutorial

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I have an easy autumn design to show you today before I start on some Christmas nail art. This one comes complete with a video tutorial which you can watch below!

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Vampire Nails + Tutorial

Hello everyone!

Here's another Halloween design complete with tutorial which you can watch below! Apologies for the claw hand pose - I wanted to include my thumb for once! I've been wanting to do vampire nails for a while now and I love how these turned out!

Monday, 19 October 2015

Halloween Nails: Happy Little Pumpkins

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Somehow I've never done any halloween nail art before so today's design features some cute pumpkins! I also can't get enough of the dry brush technique so I incorporated that as well!

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Autumn Dry Marble + Tutorial

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After seeing the gorgeous dry marble designs sveta_sanders has done on Instagram I decided to have a go myself and I have completely fallen in love with this technique! It is so quick to do and you can get really creative with the patterns you want to create. I also have a video tutorial you can see at the end of this post.

Friday, 2 October 2015

Heartbeat Nails

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So like I said in my last post, even though everyone is doing autumnal manicures, I'm not done with summer yet! This is the last summery design I have left to post before I'll move on to nails more suited to this time of year!

Monday, 7 September 2015

5 Minute Seaside Dotticure!

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Even though it's the end of summer, I still have a few summery nail designs left to post so that's what I'll be doing over this next week. The first design I have to show you was inspired by Lucy's Stash. I've seen Lucy do amazing dotticure designs and I opted for something simpler but still really pretty!

Thursday, 3 September 2015

WNAC2015: Cobalt and Peach

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Today I have the last design for the WNAC2015 challenge. The prompt was 'cobalt and peach' and I decided to use the waterfall technique (created by Sammy from The Nailasaurus).

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

WNAC2015: Mint and Lilac

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I'm more than a week behind with the Weekly Nail Art Challenge (WNAC 2015) but I am determined to get them all done! The prompt for last week was 'mint and lilac' and here's what I came up with.

Monday, 24 August 2015

WNAC2015: Magenta and Navy

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So this weeks WNAC design is more than a week late but here it is. The prompt was Magenta and Navy. It didn't turn out as summery as I would have liked mainly because my navy blue polish is so dark it looks almost black in the photos!

Saturday, 8 August 2015

WNAC2015: Lemon and Cherry

Hello everyone!

This month I'm taking part in the Weekly Nail Art Challenge (WNAC) 2015! This challenge was started by @missbellatracey, @simplynailogical and @kgrdnr on Instagram. It's been ages since I last took part in a challenge and I really enjoy them so decided it was time to have another go! I like that this challenge is weekly - I don't think I could manage more than that!

The theme for this month is 'summer' and there are four prompts that we have to use to create a summer design. The first prompt is 'lemon and cherry' and below is the design I created.

Image taken from @wnac_tkc Instagram page

Monday, 3 August 2015

Night Time Palm Tree Nails

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You've probably seen palm tree nails before with the classic sunset gradient and black silhouette of the palm trees. I decided to put a twist on this and opted for a blue ombre background to look like the night sky and some white palm trees (who knows why they're white? Bioluminescent palm trees maybe...)

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Summer Leopard Print Nails + Tutorial!

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Today's nail art is very summery. I wanted to do some animal print nails and decided on some good old leopard print!

Monday, 15 June 2015

Paint Splatter / Spongebob Nails

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Today on the blog I have a review of a stamping plate* which Born Pretty Store kindly sent me. I couldn't decide on what to call this design. It reminds me of paint splats but at the same time looks like the strange flower cloud things from Spongebob Square Pants. All I know is I like it!

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Double Water Marble Nails

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I've got a bit of an obsession with water marbling recently, mainly due to the fact that I think I've found a way that works really well for me. A while ago I saw Carmen from ineedamani on Instagram do a double water marble design and I thought it was the coolest idea ever! After doing my water marble design last week I was reminded of her design and had to have a go at doing it myself!

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Summer Water Marble Nails

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Today I've got some water marble nails to show you. I did get a few bubbles in this design but I love the colour combo so it doesn't matter too much! :)

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Negative Space Pastel Nails

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For today's nail art I was totally inspired by Yasmeen (aka sloteazzy) on Instagram who did a gorgeous design using just a plastic sandwich bag. I've recreated the effect using different colours and decided to add a negative space heart too!

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Watercolour Floral Nail Tutorial

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I've uploaded a video tutorial of the watercolour floral nails I did a few weeks ago. You can watch it below and if you fancy maybe take a look at my YouTube channel as well. I have a few other nail art tutorials on there and am planning to upload more soon! :)

Monday, 18 May 2015

Green basket weave stamping

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I've got another review of a Born Pretty Store stamping plate* today. This one has a bunch of designs packed in. I wasn't sure what to call this design and settled on basket weave which it sort of looks like.

Monday, 4 May 2015

Watercolour floral nails!

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I went to Superdrug to buy some bits and bobs and while I was there I had to take advantage of their 3 for 2 offer on all cosmetics so I bought some more nail polish (surprise surprise!). I've used all 3 in this design. I also wanted to try doing some watercolour nail art.

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Classy Water Marble Flowers

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I've been loving all the sunshine we've been having in the UK recently and although today seems to be a bit grey I had a go at doing some floral nails. The last time I did floral nails was exactly one year ago to the day when I tried creating some roses on my nails! This time I thought I'd try some water marble flowers. I realise the colours aren't very spring-like but I still love how they turned out!

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Born Pretty BP-42 Stamping Plate Review

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Today I used the BP-42 stamping plate* Born Pretty Store sent me to create these abstract tribal nails!

Monday, 30 March 2015

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Water marbling without water!

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For those of you who struggle with water marbling there is a solution! I was sent a stamping plate* by Born Pretty Store and one of the designs on there immediately caught my eye. I knew I had to do some water marble style nails and this is how they turned out!

Friday, 20 March 2015

Easiest nail art ever - The Blobbicure

Hello everyone!

Hope you're having a good day. Today I tried out one of the easiest nail art techniques ever - the very aptly named blobbicure! I saw a few people doing this design on Instagram recently and had to give it a go!

Friday, 6 March 2015

Easter Egg Nails

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I haven't done any brightly coloured designs for a while and so I thought I would do a spring nail art design using a stamping plate* Born Pretty Store sent me. The design looks like Easter eggs to me!

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Valentine's Vertical Gradient

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So this year for Valentine's Day I decided not to do a design with loads of hearts and opted for a more subtle design which still fits the occasion.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Models Own Colour Chrome Collection - Swatches & Review

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Today's post will be a swatch post which I don't do very often but Models Own has just released their new Colour Chrome Collection and I knew I had to get my hands on them! I took advantage of the 50% off sale on their website last week.

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Bold Leopard Print Nails

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The days are slowly getting longer and I can't wait for it to be summer! So I've done some leopard print nails with a bit of negative space thrown in - it may be cold and wintry outside but at least my nails can be summery! :)

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Born Pretty Stamping Plate Review

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Today I'm reviewing this lovely starfish and shell themed stamping plate* which Born Pretty Store sent me!

Monday, 19 January 2015

Galaxy Nails Tutorial!

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So as promised I have the tutorial for the galaxy nails I did last month. You can watch the video below. If you decide to recreate these nails please #nailsbykizzy on Instagram as I would love to see them! :) Also if you fancy you can subscribe to my YouTube channel as I'll be posting more tutorials on there soon!

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Rainbows and Unicorns

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Last week I bought Barry M Greenberry which is a really gorgeous minty green colour and I wanted to use it in the gradient design which I've done today. This design really reminds me of unicorns - I think it has something to do with the pastel rainbow gradient :)

Thursday, 15 January 2015

My First YouTube Tutorial! :)

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So as you can probably guess from the title I have uploaded my very first YouTube tutorial and it's of the Blue Ombre Stripes design I did back in October. I've been wanting to start doing video tutorials for some of my designs for a while now and have only managed to find time now! I'm still trying to work out the best setup for filming the tutorials but hopefully I'll improve as I go! Anyway you can watch the video below. I'm also editing a tutorial for the galaxy nails I did last month so those should be up on my YouTube channel in the next week too!

Let me know what you think and I'll be back soon with some more nail art!

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Born Pretty Store Lace Stamping Plate Review

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It's my first nail art design of 2015 and to start it off I've done a sparkly lace design. I have never attempted freehand lace nail art before as it looks so complex so I was really happy when Born Pretty Store sent me this lace stamping plate* to try out!

Saturday, 3 January 2015

My Favourite Nail Art Designs of 2014!

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I hope you all had a wonderful New Year! I've been seeing lots of bloggers do their favourite nail art designs of 2014 and I thought this was a really good idea so I've decided to do the same! I thought I would just start with the oldest first :)