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Pick and Mix – Three Shades Of Blue

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Night Watch, Scarab and Noble

Night Watch, Scarab and Noble

Here are my three shades of blue nails for this weeks Pick and Mix challenge!

Three Shades Of Blue Water Marble Night Watch, Scarab and Noble

Blue!

the Polishes I used are Noble from Illamasqua, this is the light blue cream and it’s been in my untried pile for far too long! Scarab is the blue shimmer, and it’s a Sally Hansen Lustre Shine. Night Watch is also from Sally Hansen and that’s the dark blue!

Three Shades Of Blue Water Marble Night Watch, Scarab and Noble

Yay! Water Marble!

I decided to go with chucking the polish into the cup and giving it a mix, rather than going with a pattern 🙂


Black and Glitter Stripes Half Moon Mani!

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black and glittery half moon nails

Black and Glittery Half Moon Nails

Today I wanted stripey sparkly nails! 😀

black and glittery half moon nails

Lava and Twilight

For this I used two coats of Sally Hansen Lava from the Lustre Shine collection, Filthy Gorgeous Twilight, quite a lot of striping tape and some french tip guides (I used the pointy shaped ones rather than the round ones!)

black and glittery half moon nails

so sparkly!

Even though this took a quite a while, the striping tape was not cooperating, I really like this look, and I’ll definitely have to try this with different colours! 😀


OMG Nail Strips Review!

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I have some nail strips kindly sent to me for review from OMG to show you today! You can find them here! http://www.omgnailstrips.com/

OMG Nail Strips

OMG Nail Strips

I have never used nail strips before, so this was definitely a new experience for me!

OMG Nailstrips Grey Pollock

Grey Pollock

First I have the Grey Pollock design to show you, and you can find these right here http://www.omgnailstrips.com/nail-polish-strips/black-pollock-nail-strips.

The first strip I tried I managed to mess up terribly! lol so after reading the instructions and watching the Video right here  I removed it and started again.

These are really sticky, so if you mess one up, make sure to remove it with polish remover, I tried to picking the strip away and took a layer of nail off too :/ Oops!

My second try worked really well! no creases or bubbles, applying all the strips took less than 5 minutes!

OMG Nailstrips Grey Pollock

Grey Pollock

This picture was taken after two bowls of washing up (no rubber gloves) a shower and making some biscuits! And as you can see the wraps are still perfect!

I don’t know if they will last for the 10 days, but from what I put them through I think they will last a bit longer than a traditional polish mani!

OMG Nailstrips pink stars

Pink and Black Stars

Another fun thing about these polish strips is that you can cut them into what ever shape you would like!

These are the pink stars and you can find them here http://www.omgnailstrips.com/nail-polish-strips/pink-black-stars-nail-polish-strips

For the little circles I used the two largest size strips, I found they are too big for my nails and I would have to cut them to size if I wanted to use them anyway. I used my hole punch! 🙂 then peeled away the backing and applied them to my nail. Even after using the largest I still have enough left for a full mani using them!

The black polish is from Barry M and I used a layer out the door topcoat.

OMG Nailstrips pink stars

Pink And Black Stars

These nail strips currently retail at $7.99 a pack (that’s around £5 in the uk)  there is also an offer for 5 packs for $25 using the code 5pack and 10 for $45 using the code 10pack there is also free international shipping!

I have to say I really like that each strip has the width measurement in mm, it makes selecting the correct size for each nail much easier, although I did find that they are a touch on the large size, so if you have small nail beds you’ll have to do a lot of trimming!

I think these nail strips are amazing if you are not confident with doing your own nail art! 🙂

You can also find OMG Nail strips on

Instagram @omgnailstrips #omgnailstrips

Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/OmgNailStrips


Candy Corn Halloween Nails!

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Candy Corn Halloween Nail Art

Candy Corn

Today I have candy corn inspired nails!

For this mani I used

  • Ivory Skull – Sally Hansen
  • Sunny Days – Rimmel
  • Liquid Vinyl – Orly
  • Black Nail Art Pen – Barry M
  • Hot Chilli Pepper – Rimmel
  • Out The Door Topcoat
  • Nail Tape
  • Make Up Sponge
Candy Corn Nails

Candy Corn Nails

After my first coat of white polish had dried I used Hot Chilli Pepper, Sunny Days and Ivory Skull to create the gradient, it too ages! It took four layers of sponging to get the colours blended nicely.

The orange polish has a lot more pigment than the yellow so I found (out the hard way, this is my second attempt at this gradient the first was a tragic failure,) that only adding around quarter of the amount of orange polish to the sponge was the only way to stop it from spreading too much.

After my gradient had dried I added a coat of Out The Door… I have to admit I’m starting to miss Seche Vite, but that’s something for another post! When that had dried I used striping tape to create the triangular candy corn shape then carefully painted on a couple of coats of Liquid Vinyl and removed the tape!

I used my trusty Barry M nail art pen to curve the tips of the triangles, then finished it with another layer of top coat.

Candy Corn Halloween Nail Art

Candy Corn

This mani also covers one of this weeks prompts for the pick and mix challenge! Which is a three colour gradient, I’ll have to see if I have time to do the other prompt later on this week 🙂




Sleepy Owls – GOT Polish Brown

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Sleepy Owls MM38

Sleepy Owls MM38

Here are my brown nails for the final week of the GOT polish challenge.

I’m not a big fan of brown nail polish, so I only have a very limited number of bottles to choose from! The Brown polishes I used are

  • O.P.I – You Don’t Know Jacques!
  • Revlon – Hot For Chocolate
  • Maybelline – Sugar Crystals
  • Seventeen – Moonstruck
  • Out The Door Topcoat
You Don't Know Jacques! And Hot For Chocolate

You Don’t Know Jacques! And Hot For Chocolate

I started off with a couple of coats of the O.P.I polish, then I stared at it for a while I had no inspiration what so ever… so I added the gradient with Hot For Chocolate, after it was all dry, cleaned up and top coated it was still “meh”

I think the phrase that sums this up is “You can’t polish a turd, but you can roll it in glitter!” A thick coat of Sugar Crystals later and it wasn’t looking so nondescript.

The image is from plate MM38 from Messy Mansion, I think the little owls are really cute!

Messy Mansion Plate MM38

Messy Mansion Plate MM38

Don’t forget to have a look at the pinterest board!

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