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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


Red And Black Houndstooth Nail Art

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Red and Black Houndstooth Nail Art

Red and Black Houndstooth

Here are my red and black houndstooth nails, these are for the 52 week pick and mix challenge (that I’m now ridiculously far behind on now! Oops) the prompts where Houndstooth along with Orange, Red and Yellow.

Red and Black Houndstooth

Sally Hansen Ruby Stiletto and Revlon Stiletto!

The two polishes I used for this are Sally Hansen Ruby Stiletto and Revlon Stiletto I only noticed the polish names after I had finished lol!

I also used Moyou Pro Collection 07 XL stamping plate for the houndstooth pattern, Konad special polish in black, some french tip guides and Seche Vite. ๐Ÿ˜€

Red and Black Houndstooth

Moyou Pro 07


Blue Dotty Funky French!

Hello everyone!

Dotty French Manicurer

Dotty French Manicurer

For this weeks (actually on time) Pick and Mix challenge I chose to use the dotting tools prompt, I really wasn’t feeling in a pink ans aqua mood!

China Glaze - I'd Melt For You and Morgan Taylor - New Year New Blue

China Glaze – I’d Melt For You and Morgan Taylor – New Year New Blue

For this I used China Glaze I’d Melt For You and Morgan Taylor New Year New Blue I picked up both of these from my local Sallys. They where reduced… How could I refuse? lol

I applied two coats of New Year New Blue, this is the first Morgan Taylor polish I have tried, and I love it! the brush, the polish formula and the drying time are all perfect!

I’d Melt For You looks like it will be an amazing stamper, it dries really quickly too!

China Glaze - I'd Melt For You and Morgan Taylor - New Year New Blue

All Of The Dots!

Here’s the 52 Week Pick and Mix Pinterest Page where you can see loads more of the wonderful challenge manis ๐Ÿ™‚

Moyou Nails Review!

Hi everyone! Today I have a review post for you, I had hoped to get this done last week but I ended up going away for work so I didn’t have the time. Booo!

Here are some rather lovely things from Moyou Nails!

These items where all sent to me for my honest review!

This is What The Lovely People At Moyou Nails Sent Me For Review

This is What The Lovely People At Moyou Nails Sent.

The package included

  • White stamping polish (my choice of colour)
  • Silicone stamper
  • Plastic scraper
  • Two image plates 101 and 103 (my choice of plates)
  • And the summer 2014 catalogue
Plates 101 and 104

Plates 101 and 103

Here are the stamping plates, they are 5.5cm across and have a paper backing, they are really nicely finished with no sharp edges and the etching looks very crisp and feels like a good depth.

Moyou Nails Stamper

Moyou Nails Stamper

Here is the (rather messy) stamper (I really should get a lint roll).

The stamping head is the same size as the large end of the Konad double ended stamper, I did find that the Moyou stamper is slightly firmer than the Konad one. It needed no preparation and it picked up the images really cleanly.

Glittery Owls

Glittery Owls

The first plate I tried is 101, look at those cute little owls!

The base polish is Skyscraper from China Glaze, I wanted to use a dark polish just to see how well the white stamping polish really works and as I was already wearing this polish and I thought it would be good to practice on, but it turned out so well I decided to keep it! ๐Ÿ˜€

I have to say I was not disappointed with the stamping polish! I’ve only ever used standard polish for stamping in white until now, so I don’t actually have anything to compare this with, but the difference is remarkable! ๐Ÿ˜€ I think I’m going to have to try a few other colours from the stamping polish range! ๐Ÿ˜€

Glitter Owls using Moyou Nails Plate 101

Glitter Owls using Moyou Nails Plate 101

The second plate I chose is plate 103, I decided to try the zebra print design.

Moyou Nails Review Zebra Tips

Moyou Nails Review Zebra Tips

It turns out that french tip stamps are probably the most difficult kind of stamp to get lined up and stamped evenly, and this was my third attempt, as I have quite a pronounced c-curve to my nails I found it was very difficult to use the firm stamper so I ended up using my purple squishy stamper for this mani.

The base colour I chose is Yummy Mummy from Butter London and the black on the tips is Twilight from Filthy Gorgeous.

I used tip guides to get the lines sharp with the black polish, then a thick coat of Seche Vite for a smooth surface to stamp on.

I found it much easier to line up the image by pressing my nail onto the stamper rather than the other way around!

Zebra French Tips

Zebra French Tips

This is the first time I have used products from Moyou Nails and I have to say I am impressed with the quality of plates and the lovely stamping polish!

Here is the Website for Moyou Nails if you would like to have a look at their other lovely things.

And you can find the facebook page right Here!


GOT Polish Challenge – Ruffles

Woohoo! I actually managed to get this post done in time! ๐Ÿ˜€ So here are my ruffle nails for the GOT Polish Challenge!

Here is a quick recap of the rules:

  • The polish you use should be at least one year old.
  • If you havenโ€™t been a polishaholic that long, you can use the oldest polishes you have.
  • The polish should be previously used, but if youโ€™re stuck, you could free a yearling from Mount Untried.
  • You can use more than one polish as long as it fits the theme and the rules.

For my ruffled nails I used Azure from Rimmel (untried as far as I can remember) and White On White from China Glaze (which I have had for ages)

Blue Ruffle Nail Art

Blue Ruffles

This was my second attempt at a ruffle mani, the first time I tried this technique I ruffled my whole nail, and OMG it made my nails look so wide oO it was like my fingernails had been replaced with toenails D: I have wide nails anyway and I can’t stand anything that makes them look even wider!

Blue Ruffle Nail Art

Blue Ruffle Nail Art

So for my second try I decided on a french tip, I think this looks quite nice, like clouds or waves ๐Ÿ™‚

To do a ruffle mani it is actually really quite simple, just slightly overlapping rows of dots. Just make sure the previous row of dots is dry! I used a medium sized dotting tool!

As my camera was being nice to me today here is a close up! ๐Ÿ˜€

Blue Ruffle Nail Art

Close up!

Remember to have a look at the GOT polish challenge group Pinterest board! You can find that right HERE!

Blue Leopard French Tip!

Here’s my Blue Leopard French Tip nails I painted a couple of days ago!

Blue Leopard French Tip

Blue Leopard

I used Revlon Black Magic as the base colour, then using my trusty french tip guides I stamped the leopard print on tips of my nails, I find that this is much easier than trying to get french tip shaped stamps lined up!

The blue polish I used is Cold Metal from Color Club. It’s amazing for stamping! ๐Ÿ˜€ then I added the sparkly rhinestones to my ring finger I used tweezers to position them in a dab of wet topcoat.

I finished off my nails with a coat of Seche Vite!

Blue Leopard French Tip

Blue Leopard French Tip

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