Category Archives: Gradient

Valentine’s Day Nails

Hallo! 🙂

valentine's day nail art

Here are my Valentine’s day nails! I have to admit that I’m really lacking in any inspiration for Valentines nail art this year, so this is a rather obvious choice of pink and hearts! 😀

valentine's day nail art

The polishes I used for the gradient are A England Camelot, Color Club Foil Me Once and another Color Club polish called Hot Like Lava. The little hearts are Camelot as the base and Foil Me Once over the top.

Because the hearts where quite pronounced I ended up adding two coats of Seche Vite to flatten it out.

valentine's day nail art

one thing creating this mani has made me realise is, I own way more pink nail polish than I thought… And I should probably use them more often!


Teal Nails!

Hello! 🙂

teal nail art

I was really in the mood for teal nails, but I really couldn’t decide between gradient or stripes, so I went with both! 🙂

teal nail art

The four polishes I used are from Illamasqua,

  • Nomad
  • Venous
  • Kink
  • Viridian

I also used striping tape, a cosmetic sponge, the little triangle studs and of course Seche Vite top coat.

teal nail art

Ooh some fun news I have a shiny new camera! Yay! It’s a Sony a 5000! So please don’t be to horrified by my dreadful photography while I work out the best camera settings 😀


My Almost New Year Nails!

Hello! I hope you are having a fantastic start to this brand new year!

black and gold glitter gradient

This is the nail design that I was going to be wearing at new year but because I was ill, I ended up not going anywhere other than my sofa and feeling sorry for myself. Boooo!

black and gold glitter gradient

But these nails are so pretty I had to share them with you all! 🙂 So sparkly!

Annoyingly, after only a couple of days of getting better from my last horrible cold,  I seem to be coming down with another one D:

Stoopid germs!

black and gold glitter gradient

The polishes I used for this very sparkly look are Maxxed Out from CrowsToes and Beauty Never fails from A England!

If you’re interested, you can find my swatch of Beauty Never Fails (along with my other lovely A England polishes) Here

I decided on using Beauty Never fails rather than a black cream because of the beautiful greenish gold shimmer running through it, I think it really complements the magnificent sparkles of Maxxed Out.

black and gold glitter gradient

Maxxed Out is quite possibly the sparkliest nail polish I own! It’s one of the lovely collection of polishes I picked up from a blog de-stash from the lovely Debbie over at The Crumpet!

Look at all the holographic glitters! Lots of varying sized hex in different shades of gold, gold glitter and a smattering of quite long bar glitters.

With this super sparkly glitter bomb I was expecting application to be a nightmare but I actually really easy to apply, all the glitters behaved I didn’t have to fish for any of the larger ones, and applied they all laid flat against my nails, the only bits that I moved around where some of the bar glitters.

The first coat of glitter I used a sponge just to add a layer of glitter like a messy french tip, after applying the second coat, with the brush I realised that I really didn’t need to have done the sponge coat at all!

I added one coat of Seche Vite to smooth it out and add a glassy finish, then very carefully filed away the overhanging glitter (some how I forget to file my thumb, I’m going to blame the germs).

black and gold glitter gradient

I’m not usually a fan of gold nail polish, but I really do like both of these! 😀


Born Pretty Nail Shield Review

*Press Sample*

Hello! 🙂

Born Pretty nail shield review

Here is a rather pretty 3d Nail Shield that has kindly been sent to me for review from Born Pretty

the nail shields are available here Born Pretty Nail Shield the style I’m wearing today is number 20!

Born Pretty nail shield review

The first thing I have to say is that these where sent to me when my nails were quite a bit shorter, they have been in my to do pile for quite some time.

This style of nail shield would be perfect on shorter square nails!

they are really easy to attach to the nail either by pressing one into a thick layer of topcoat (which is what I did) or you could use nail glue if you want them to be even more secure.

Born Pretty nail shield review

One thing about these is that they are quite flat, I do have quite a pronounced c curve, so I actually had to bend it with some pliers so it fitted my nail shape. it only took a couple of seconds to do but if you have curved nails like me it’s something thats worth considering.

Born Pretty nail shield review

I think these are really pretty and they are very easy to apply!

And don’t forget you can use the code RPG10 for 10% off your order at born pretty 🙂


Gruesome Green Gradient

Hallo! 🙂

halloween green gradient

I really wasn’t feeling like doing anything to complicated with my nails today, so I decided on this black and bright green gradient.

Thinking about it this would look great as part of a Spooky Witch costume! 😀

halloween green gradient

The three polishes I used are all from Illamasqua! the Bright green is called Nurture, Scorn is the black polish, and the matte black glitter topper is Swarm!

halloween green gradient

I have to say I’m still not the biggest fan of Green Polish, but as a Halloween mani this is quite fun 🙂


Purple Gradient with Bridal Nail BN05

Hello! 🙂

Purple and Black Gradient With BN05

Today I have this purple gradient to show you! This mani is from a few months ago, but I think it’s too pretty not to share 🙂

The image is from the Bridal Nail 05 stamping plate from Messy Mansion

The Bridal Nail images are not as wide as the MM (round plates) full nail designs these are 17mm x 23mm while the Bridal Nail Full Nail images are 14mm x 24mm. I found that they are a really nice size to work with!

Purple and Black Gradient With BN05

In no particular order I used

  • ILNP – My Private Rainbow
  • Hit The Bottle – Black
  • NYC – Evil
  • Sally Hansen – Grape Race
  • OPI – I Carol About You
  • Bridal Nail Stamping Plate 05
  • Seche Vite

I started with Grape Race over my usual topcoat then using Evil (I really dislike the name of this polish), I Carol About You and Grape Race, for the gradient.  It only took a couple of layers and dried really quickly.  Then a thin coat of My Private Rainbow and a layer of Seche Vite.

Then the stampy goodness using Hit The Bottle Black and BN05, another coat of Seche Vite, a bit of a clean up and it was all done!

Purple and Black Gradient With BN05


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