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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 😀


HPB Presents – “What Is The Christmas Pickle?”

Hello! 🙂

christmas pickle nail art

What is the Christmas Pickle?

Seriously! I have no idea what this is about! Maybe it’s because I live in the UK that I haven’t heard of this vinegary tradition, here we just bake lucky silver coins into our puddings, well you get luck or a broken tooth…

christmas pickle nail art

Is it a lucky pickle? If you are lucky enough to find this mystical vegetable are you blessed with a year of produce in jars? Or even a deluge of vinegar based condiments! Ugh I have so many questions.

christmas pickle nail art

For my pickle nails I used

  • Hits Speciallita – Samba
  • Sinful Colors – Snow Me White
  • China Glaze – Tip Your Hat
  • Zoya – Logan
  • Revlon – Rain Forest
  • Barry M – Red Glitter
  • Illamasqua – Omen
  • Indigo Bananas – Chill Out
  • Seche Vite
  • A Tiny Brush
  • And the smallest dotting tool I own.

I started with three coats of Samba for the base and Snow Me White for the french tip, when this had dried I applied a little Chill Out over the tips. It really does look like sparkly snow, it really is a very pretty polish.

The branches are a mixture of Omen, Rain Forest and Logan applied with a thin brush.

The little berries are a mixture of Barry M Red Glitter and Tip Your Hat, I had to mix the glitter in with another red as it’s getting old and stringy and I’ve run out of polish thinner (bad times!).

The pickle is Omen from Illamasqua with a couple of stripes of Rain Forest!

I used a lot of glitter polishes in this mani and it needed a couple of coats of Seche Vite to give it a glassy smooth finish!

christmas pickle nail art

I think that this is actually the most festive mani I have created this holiday season!

If you would like to see some more amazing Holiday nail art be sure to have a look at the HPB link up below!




Hug My Face!

Hey!

Today I have four polishes from the Darling Diva Hug My Face collection to show you! 😀

Bad Ass, In Space No One Can Hear You Scream, Long Live The Queen, and Xenomorph.

darling diva bad ass

Bad Ass

Bad Ass is black with a very slight purple tone, scattered holographic polish.

darling diva bad ass nail polish swatch

Look at that holo flare! In the bottle this polish really didn’t look too exciting… This really is a case of not judging a book by it’s cover! But when it’s on the nails this polish is lovely! but then I may be a little bias, seeing as my favorite polishes are black/purple and holographic lol

I found Bad Ass has an average drying time, it dried slightly matte, and it two coats to be opaque. The formula is creamy and self leveling and the application was a breeze!

darling diva bad ass nail polish swatch

In Space No One Can Hear You Scream

Darling Diva In Space No One Can Hear You Scream Nail Polish Swatch

In Space No One Can Hear You Scream is packed with Micro holographic shards iridescent hex glitter and holographic glitter all wrapped in a black jelly polish!

Darling Diva In Space No One Can Hear You Scream Nail Polish Swatch

This is a really complex glitter polish, it has so many different types of glitter in every drop!

On the nail it doesn’t look that OTT! The Iridescent hex glitters add a lot of depth!

This is three coats and it has a slightly longer drying time, it was dry in less than five minutes.

This is a thicker polish so the application was a little bit more tricky, but by no means difficult.

I have found that some shard glitter polishes can be scratchy with the little bits of glitter poking out all over the place, but that’s not the case with this one, it dried completely smooth!

Darling Diva In Space No One Can Hear You Scream Nail Polish Swatch

Long Live The Queen

Darling Diva Long Live The Queen Nail Polish Swatch

Long live the queen is a dark teal holographic polish packed with multi chrome flakies and glitter.

Darling Diva Long Live The Queen Nail Polish Swatch

The base colour of this polish is a really pretty blackened teal, and it really is packed with holographic glitter, unfortunately when it’s applied I couldn’t really see much of the multi coloured flakie glitter.

This is three coats and it has a similar drying time to In Space.

This is a thicker polish so the application was a little bit more tricky. it was slightly patchy on the first couple of coat but the subsequent coats evened everything out.

This polish is so pretty I didn’t want to take it off!

Darling Diva Long Live The Queen Nail Polish Swatch

Xenomorph

Darling Diva Xenomorph Nail Polish Swatch

Xenomorph is a dark teal/green polish filled with both multi chrome flakie and regular glitters, holographic micro glitter, and iridescent glitter.

Darling Diva Xenomorph Nail Polish Swatch

This really is a stunning polish, it’s so squishy and sparkly! some the multi-chrome glitters shift through red to blue while others are blue to red, unfortunately my pictures only show the green and blue, there is so much colour changing goodness going on in this polish!

the first coat was a little patchy but Xenomorph builds really nicely.

Darling Diva Xenomorph Nail Polish Swatch

These polishes are available here at Darling Diva 🙂

I really have to get the rest of this collection, no, I need the rest of this collection in my life right now!

In all these pictures I have used my usual base coat and top coat.

😀


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 🙂


31DC2014 Day 12 Striped Nails

Black and Green Striped Nails Filthy Gorgeous Twilight Color Club Kissy

Black and Green Striped Nails

Day 12 Striped Nails! I decided on another simple mani for this one 🙂

Black and Green Striped Nails Filthy Gorgeous Twilight Color Club Kissy

Stripy Nails

I started out with two coats of Kissy from Sinful Colors, Kissy is a really pretty teal jelly with loads of gold iridescent glitter.

When the teal polish was dry, one nail at a time I stuck on the striping tape and added a coat of Twilight from Filthy Gorgeous, then removed the tape with tweezers while the black polish was still wet.

Then I added a coat of Seche Vite, when it was dry I started on the next nail!

Black and Green Striped Nails Filthy Gorgeous Twilight Color Club Kissy

Filthy Gorgeous Twilight Sinful Colors Kissy

I do like stripy nails like this, I just wish they didn’t take as long 🙂


31DC2014 Day 4 Green!

Green Splatter Nails

Green Splatter Nails

Here a are my green nails for day 4! I really couldn’t decide on which polishes to use, So I ended up using nearly all of them (well the green ones)

I used

  • Sinful Colors – Pistache
  • Color Club – Artsy Crafty
  • Barry M – Acid Yellow
  • 2True Metallica – Arete
  • Sinful Colors – Rise And Shine
  • China Glaze – OMG a UFO
  • Color Club – Perfect Mol-Ten
  • Zoya – Logan
  • Sally Hansen – Grass Slipper

I started with two coats of base coat (green stains my nails more than any other colour) then a coat of Pistache.

After that had dried, using a cotton bud (q tip) with the ends cut off I blew the green polishes onto my nails.

I alternated between light and dark shades to make sure there was a good mix of green!

All Of The Green!

All Of The Green!

This was really messy and took ages to clean up but it was a lot of fun! 😀


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