Ruby Wing Gradient with Leadlight Flowers

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Ruby Wing Gradient In Your Dreams

In Your Dreams

Because it’s a lovely sunny day I decided to use my Ruby Wing colour changing polishes for this gradient and leadlight nail art look!

Ruby Wing Gradient

Inside

 

Ruby Wing Gradient

Outside

The three Ruby Wing polishes I used are

  • In Your Dreams
  • Desert Valley
  • Crowd Surf

The gradient is In Your Dreams (white/grey) and Crowd Surf (pink/purple)

Stamping Plate BP-17

Stamping Plate BP-17

I used Stamping Plate BP-17 from Born Pretty, along with Desert Valley for the leadlighting. I’m so glad I have finally used this polish! I really wish I had read some reviews about the stuff before purchasing it, to say it’s not a nice polish would be a huge understatement! But a little bit of it works well for this :)

Ruby Wing Gradient

Desert Valley

I really like the way this looks outside!

Ruby Wing Gradient

side by side!

:D


Grey Water Marble Nail Art with Studs from BPS

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Grey Water Marble

Grey Water Marble

Today I have these shiny silver studs from Born Pretty to show you!

born pretty nail art studs

Born Pretty Nail Art Studs

The studs are made from thin metal, they are really light and slightly flexible while keeping quite a domed profile.

I applied them by pressing them into wet topcoat. You could always use nail glue to apply them if you want them to be a bit more secure.

French Tip

French Tip

The studs are available here Born Pretty Triangle Nail Stud and you can get 10% off with the code RPG10!

Grey water marble born pretty nail art studs

born pretty nail art studs

For my grey water marble I used

  • Sinful Colors – Cool Grey
  • Barry M – Grey
  • China Glaze – Out Like a Light

I’m really pleased with how well these three shades work together! (does happy dance)

For the french tip the silver polish is I’d Melt For You from China Glaze, and I used french tip guides to keep them all even.

Grey water marble nail art

Grey water marble

:D


Born Pretty BP-17 “Elegant Flower” Stamping Plate Review

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Today I have another product kindly sent for me for review from Born Pretty!

Born Pretty BP-17

Born Pretty BP-17

This stamping plate is called Elegant Flower BP-17 and it’s available here Born Pretty Elegant Flower

Born Pretty BP-17

Born Pretty BP-17

The images on this plate are so pretty! :)

Born Pretty BP-17

Born Pretty BP-17

The sparkly silver glitter polish I used as the base for this is Shooting Star from Rimmel London. it’s as lovely polish but It did need a couple of coats of Seche Vite for a smooth surface to stamp onto.

The stamping polish is Konad Special Polish In Black. I think my bottle is on it’s last legs, the image was really sharp and easy to pick up on the stamper but getting it onto my nail was another matter :/

I only kept going because 1. I’m stubborn and 2. Removing glitter polish is a pain in the butt!

Born Pretty BP-17

Born Pretty BP-17

I think I’m going to try this again but with a different stamping polish!

Born Pretty BP-17

Born Pretty BP-17

Don’t forget to use the code RPG10 for 10% off at Born Pretty! :D


Born Pretty Lacy Cross Water Decal Review

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Born Pretty Decal

Born Pretty Decal

Today I have some lovely water slide decals from Born Pretty to show you!

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The Born Pretty name for these is “Mini Bow knot Cross Lacy Design Print Nail Art Water Decals” (quite a mouthful lol) and the item number is DS-107.

They are available right here Mini Cross Bow Decal

This is how I apply water slide decals

  1. Cut each decal out as close to the image as you can. Then remove the thin plastic cover
  2. Put the decal in some water for around 15/30 seconds. I try to float them on the surface with the image facing up
  3. Carefully remove it from the white backing, with tweezers or carefully rubbing them between my fingers.
  4. Place the decal on your nail. It helps if your nail is a little wet it makes it easier to reposition the decal if needed.
  5. Wait till it’s dry and add topcoat.

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The polishes I used for this look are

  • Barry M – Bright Pink
  • Rimmel – Peppermint
  • Rimmel – Ultra Violet
  • Sinful Colors – Snow Me White

As well as loads of striping tape, french tip guides and a couple of coats of Seche Vite. :D

Pink Purple And Teal

Pink Purple And Teal

And don’t forget you can use the code RPG10 for 10% off :D


JORD Ely Wooden Watch Review.

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Jord Wooden Watch Review

Jord Ely Watch

Today I have a wonderful wooden watch that has been kindly sent to me from JORD to share with you!

This is the Ely in black. And I absolutely love it!

You can find the JORD website right here woodwatches.com

as well as  Facebook/Instagram/Twitter/Vine/G+

Jord Wooden Watch

JORD wooden watch Box

The wooden box it arrived in is so cute! (I do have a weakness for well designed packaging)

But more importantly. What’s in the box?!

Jord Wooden Watch

JORD Ely Wooden Watch

The Ely watch is on it’s own branded pillow with a little engraved wooden tag, a warranty card and a card with social media information along with a couple of extra links for the strap.

It all arrived carefully packed inside and out with bubble wrap, and made it all the way from America with out a single scratch!

The Ely retails at $129 which is around £83 and JORD ship internationally.

The Ely is available in four different types of wood, each one a different colour, Black (my one), Cherry (a warm red), Natural Green with Maple (green toned light wood) and Maple (pale honey shade).

Jord Wooden Watch

JORD Ely Wooden Watch in the wild!

The watch itself feels really well made, the wood is very smooth and surprisingly tactile, I keep finding myself stroking it lol.

This is what JORD say about the Ely Watch.

“Ely is produced using a slightly smaller dial and band, with the addition of a date display. The simplicity of this design accentuates the intricacy of the wood grain. The Ely is understated and effortless.”

And the technical details.

  • Deployment Buckle with Push Button
  • Scratch Resistant Mineral
  • Citizen Miyota Quartz Movement (2015 w/Date Display)
  • Case Width: 37mm
  • Case Thickness: 11mm
  • Lug Ends: 45mm
  • Band Length: 200mm
  • Band Thickness: 21mm

Also the clasps are made from stainless steel which is great if you have metal allergies.

Jord Wooden Watch

JORD Wooden Watch With wood nails

For my JORD inspired wood grain nails I used

  • Color Club Black-ish
  • Color Club Rebel Spirit
  • Malava Zanzibar
  • Revlon Hot For Chocolate
  • Revlon Stiletto

Starting with a base of Hot For Chocolate I used a thin brush and Stiletto to paint the grain, I decided that a different pattern on each nail as the wood of each link has a different pattern.

With the same thin brush I added Rebel Spirit, Black-ish and Zanzibar to add a little more depth to the wood grain pattern.

Jord Wooden Watch

JORD Wooden Watch

I really love that this watch is unique, it’s light and easy to wear, and because of the lovely neutral colours and classic design it’s really easy to dress up or down. :D

Watches Made From Wood

 


Purple Dragon Egg!

Hey Everyone! :)

Sorry for being MIA for a while, I’ll explain most of what’s been going on at the end of this post!

Purple Dragon Egg

Purple Dragon Egg

Here is my purple dragon egg! I really do love making these, they can take a long time to make (especially the large ones) but I do find there is something really satisfying about completing one!

This isn’t the first time I have made these you can find my first Dragon Egg post HERE

Purple Dragon Egg

All the Purple Polish

These are the polishes I used

  • Revlon – Star Watch
  • Laval – Black (I forgot to add this one in the photograph)
  • Sally Hansen – Currant Trend
  • Sinful Colors – Winterberry
  • Sally Hansen – Lick-O-Rich
  • Sally Hansen – Grape Race
  • Sinful Colors – I Miss You

I decided on seven purple and black polishes with different finishes, Creme, Texture, Magnetic, Glitter, Shimmer and Metallic!

Purple Dragon Egg

Texture!

Looking at these pictures of my dragon egg, I should probably have added another coat of polish…

But I was feeling impatient, so I didn’t lol! :)

Purple Dragon Egg

Well that’s it for the dragon egg! I’m not going to be offended if you want to stop reading here!

:)

I’m going to start with some fun stuff! I finally got my grubby paws on some lovely A England polishes! Yay! I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to get some!

I have also invested in a couple of Helmers (from Ikea). Hopefully they’ll help to keep my growing collection of polishes all neat and tidy! :D

And I met this fuzzy guy! :)

Squirrel

Squirrel!

 

So, on to the first rubbish thing to happen.

One of my gloves split while I was using a home hair dye kit, the hole in the glove was deceptively tiny, at the time it seemed like I had more dye inside the glove than on my hair :/

the staining was really bad across the back of my hand, my knuckles and my ring and middle fingers. My skin and nails where stained a really nasty grey/brown/blue! and of course it was my swatching hand. Ugh the horror!

I tried everything I could think of to get rid of it, Hair Dye stain remover, Bubblewhite, Scrubbing, Whitening Toothpaste, Bleach… The Bleach was a mistake, it changed the colour to a grey/green which was even worse.

With all the scrubbing, washing and chemicals I managed to end up with a really unpleasant case of Contact Dermatitis. And on top of that my poor nails started flaking and were so brittle that they would break and peel with the slightest pressure.

I’m so glad that the damage has mostly gone, my nails still feel a little weak, but I now have a few millimeters of free edge! Yay!

I’m never ever going to use the gloves that come in the Hair dye kits ever again!

The other dreadful thing that happened (this is much worse) is that my mother is in hospital. She fell and fractured her hip.

She had to have an operation to pin the break back together, during the procedure she lost a lot of blood and was in intensive care for a few days.

It’s been a couple of weeks since the operation and she is doing much better! She’s now been transferred to a hospital closer to home and amazingly she’s even been walking a little! :)

I’ll keep this brief otherwise I’ll end up writing pages (and pages) about what’s been happening!

Hopefully now that mum is recovering and everything is less stressful I should hopefully (fingers crossed) be able to start blogging regularly again!

:)


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