Sparkly Snowflakes

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I hope you have had a lovely weekend :)

Snowflake Nails

Snowflake Nails

Seeing as the weather is getting colder now I thought it’s time to do some wintery nail art!

Rimmel 17 and Maybelline

Rimmel 17 and Maybelline

To get this look I used

  • Rimmel London – Hot Black To Go
  • 17 – Moonstruck
  • Maybelline – Sugar Crystals
  • Stamping Plate QA86
  • Seche Vite
QA86 from born pretty store

QA86 from born pretty store

plate QA86 is available here QA86

I have to say this Mani looks much more sparkly in real life, It’s really difficult to capture it with a camera!

:D


Barry M Silk. Poppy, Orchid and Forest.

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Today I have three new (I think) Barry M nail polishes from the Silk range to show you. I found these while polish hunting in Boots, and they are on a 3 for 2 offer. Bargain! :D

Poppy   

Barry M Silk Poppy

Barry M Silk Poppy

Poppy is a really pretty pinky red with a gold and silver shimmer

It is a dream to apply, opaque in two coats, no visible brush strokes and dried within a couple of minutes. I applied this over my usual base coat.

Barry M Silk Poppy

Barry M Silk Poppy

Forest

Barry M Silk Forest

Barry M Silk Forest

I really love this dark teal colour! Along with the shimmer it also has a subtle green to purple duo-chrome colour shift.

Again the polish formula was really nice, fast drying with no visible brush strokes.

Barry M Silk Forest

Barry M Silk Forest

Orchid

Barry M Silk Orchid

Barry M Silk Orchid

Orchid is a very pretty intense magenta toned purple with silvery shimmer.

I found there was less sparkle in this polish, but the silver shimmer gives this an almost but not quite metallic quality which I think is very pretty.

Like the other two polishes the formula for this polish is lovely, opaque in two coats and dried really quickly!

Barry M Silk Orchid

Barry M Silk Orchid

I really like the finish of these silk polishes, but I love matte polish so there’s not much of a surprise there lol :D I have to say I much prefer these bright colours to the pastel shades from the rest of the collection.

I really hope more bright and dark colours are going to be released in this range!

:D


Pick and Mix Challenge

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Pick and Mix Brown and Book

Pick and Mix Brown and Book

The prompts for this weeks pick and mix challenge mani are Brown And Book. I really had a hard time thinking of something to combine the prompts!

I decided on trying illuminated manuscript (it’s close enough to a book)!

An illuminated manuscript is a parchment or book where the page is decorated with silver, gold and other dyes.

If your interested here’s the wikipedia page on illuminated Manuscripts. :)

Pick and Mix Brown and Book

Moyou Gothic 04

The polishes I used are

  • OPI – Tickle My France-y
  • Sally Hansen – Ivory Skull
  • Revlon – Hot For Chocolate
  • Chanel – Dragon
  • Models Own – 25 Catat Gold
  • Konad – Black
  • Seche Vite
  • E.L.F – Matte Finisher

I also used Moyou Gothic Plate 04 and a Permanent ink pen.

Pick and Mix Brown and Book

Pick and Mix Brown and Book


ILNP Birefringence with Moyou Gothic 03

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Birefringence With Moyou Gothic Stamp

Birefringence stamped with Moyou Gothic 03

I couldn’t help it, I had to do some stamping over the amazing Birefringence from ILNP!

Birefringence stamped with Moyou Gothic 03

Moyou Gothic Collection 03

Look at the Multi-chrome colour shifting goodness! Every time I look at my nails they are a different colour! :)

Birefringence stamped with Moyou Gothic 03

Birefringence stamped with Moyou Gothic 03

For the stamp I used an image from plate 03 from the Moyou Gothic Collection. Konad special polish in black and a final coat of Seche Vite.

Birefringence stamped with Moyou Gothic 03

Birefringence stamped with Moyou Gothic 03


ILNP Swatches! Sirene, My Little Glacier (H), Birefringence and My Private Rainbow (L+S)

Hallos!

This is a pic heavy post!

I brought a few polishes from the ILNP sale! I couldn’t resist them!

It took me quite a while to decide on these four, but I had to be strong and limit myself…

I eventually decided on Sirene, My Little Glacier (H), Birefringence and My Private Rainbow (L+S) :D

Sirene

ILNP Sirene

ILNP Sirene

This is Sirene, It’s an amazing multi-chrome! Emerald green, Teal, Purple, Pink, Gold and Lime green!

ILNP Sirene

ILNP Sirene

The colours in this polish remind me of petrol. It’s so pretty!

ILNP Sirene

ILNP Sirene

This is three coats over base coat and no top coat.

The formula for this polish is lovely, it glides over the nail like butter, the drying time was quite fast, I only waited a couple of minutes between coats.

Oh and the brush and the top are lovely too, the brushes are quite thin and flat, and the tops have a fab rubberized feel which gives so much more control over the application!

ILNP Sirene

ILNP Sirene

My Private Rainbow (L+S)

ILNP My Private Rainbow (L+S)

ILNP My Private Rainbow (L+S)

This is an incredible topper, it’s a combination of linear and scattered holographic sparkles.

ILNP My Private Rainbow (L+S)

ILNP My Private Rainbow (L+S)

This is two coats over Twilight from Filthy Gorgeous. with no extra top coat. I really like how even with two coats it doesn’t overwhelm the base colour! The drying time for is really good, I only had to wait a couple of minutes between the coats.

ILNP My Private Rainbow (L+S)

ILNP My Private Rainbow (L+S)

I get distracted by shiny things really easily, I must have looked at this for hours! I have to say my photographs really don’t show how stunning this is!

ILNP My Private Rainbow (L+S)

ILNP My Private Rainbow (L+S)

My little Glacier (H)

ILNP My Little Glacier

ILNP My Little Glacier

This is the holographic version of My Little Glacier,

ILNP My Little Glacier

ILNP My Little Glacier

It’s a lovely metallic silver to blue duo-chrome with stunning linear holographic shine. I have holographic polishes that much less of an impact than this one!

ILNP My Little Glacier

ILNP My Little Glacier

This was two coats over base coat, and again no topcoat for this one, the formula for this polish was lovely, fast drying with amazing coverage. With careful application this could be applied with one coat!

ILNP My Little Glacier

ILNP My Little Glacier

Birefringence

ILNP Birefringence

ILNP Birefringence

I have wanted a bottle of this for ages! Birefringence is a Blue, Purple, Pink, Gold then Green Multi-chrome!

ILNP Birefringence

ILNP Birefringence

I did find the polish to be slightly streaky on the second coat (but that could just have been me not waiting long enough between coats) but the third coat was perfect.

ILNP Birefringence

ILNP Birefringence

This is over base coat with no top coat.

The colour shift in this polish is stunning! every time I look at my nails the are a different colour!

ILNP Birefringence

ILNP Birefringence

You can find all of these polishes in their shiny new square bottles here https://www.ilnp.com/

:D


Wild and Yellow – Pick and Mix

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Tiger Stripe Nails

Tiger Stripe

For this weeks Pick and Mix the prompts are Yellow and Wild Animals!

Blow Illamasqua and My Private Rainbow ILNP

Blow Illamasqua and My Private Rainbow ILNP

Blow from Illamasqua is a pale yellow cream, It’s been in my untried pile for one reason… It’s yellow! the polish itself is really lovely, it’s opaque in two coats and dried quickly to a really glossy finish, but it’s yellow and I just can’t get excited about it :/

My ILNP Order arrived today so I had to have a play! I added a thin coat of My Private Rainbow (l+s) over the Illamasqua polish, Oh it’s so pretty! But my camera once again (gah!) decided that it wasn’t going to show the lovely holographic sparkles!

Tiger Stripe Nails

Wild!

 


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