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Chanel Swatches!

Hallo! ๐Ÿ™‚

After my last post I realized that I haven’t shown my Chanel polishes nearly enough love lately, so here they are in all their glory! ๐Ÿ˜€

I have had these for quite a while so the bottles are looking a little on the “well loved” side… But if you are anything like me then that shouldn’t matter too much as it’s the scrummy insides that you want lol!

Chanel Black Satin

Black Satin

This is Black Satin, it’s probably the blackist black nail polish I own, this is two coats over base coat, but you could easily get away with one!

Chanel Black Satin 219

Black Satin

The formula is wonderful, creamy, self leveling and with the slightly longer bristles in the brush it really is one of the easiest black polishes to apply!

This intense red polish is called Dragon.

Chanel Dragon


Dragon is a bright red cream, the formula is just as wonderful as Black Satin. This is also two coats, for some reason I completely forgot to wrap my tips Ooops!

Chanel Dragon 475


This one is called Black Pearl.

Chanel Black Pearl

Black Pearl

It’s a shimmery dark silver grey, I find the formula for this polish to be a tiny bit thinner than the others, it wasn’t difficult to apply, just not as easy as the others.

I applied three coats, I really like the subtle iridescent shimmer in this polish, It makes the polish slightly different, and maybe a bit more special than all the other dark silver shimmers polishes out there!

Chanel Black Pearl 513

Black Pearl

This bright pink cream is called Splendeur.

Chanel Splendeur


This applied polish in one coat! the coverage is amazing! Splendeur is a fabulous pink, it’s almost a neon but still really glossy.

Chanel Splendeur 217


This is Paradoxical, it’s one of my favorites!

Chanel Paradoxical


This is a lovely warm grey with a purple iridescent shimmer. this took two coats to be opaque and dries really quickly!

Chanel Paradoxical 509


This is the classic Rouge Noir

Chanel Rouge Noir

Rouge Noir

Out of all of these polishes this was the most tricky to apply. The formula is slightly sheer/almost a jelly so this took three coats to be opaque, the colour is a lovely dark wine red and it’s incredibly glossy.

Chanel Rouge Noir 18

Rouge Noir

The last polish is Vendetta

Chanel Vendetta


This is a stunning dark purple, and the formula is amazing, it only took one coat and dried in about 60 seconds!

It was really difficult to capture the intense purple shimmer with my camera, it looks so much better in real life!

Chanel Vendetta 483


Vendetta, Paradoxical and Black Satin are definitely my favorites from my little collection of Chanel polishes!

I just have to keep telling myself to stay away from the Chanel counters when I’m out shopping just in case I “accidentally” buy all of them!


Sparkly Striping Tape Nail Art!

Hi! ๐Ÿ™‚

Today I have a sparklyย mani I created using striping tape to show you.

Striping Tape Nail Art

Striping Tape Nail Art

for this I used

  • Rimmel Space Dust – Aurora
  • Filthy Gorgeous – Twilight
  • Striping Tape
  • Seche Vite

I began with two coats of Aurora, this is a really pretty polish! It is a slightly textured nude with loads of silver glitter, I added a thick coat of Seche Vite to even out the the texture to help stop the black polish from bleeding under the tape.

I used seven strips of tape for each nail, apart from my pinky which only needed six. Starting with my thumb nail I applied the tape, then carefully dabbed on the black polish, then using tweezers removed the tape while the polish was still wet. Then I applied another coat of Seche Vite over the top and continued with my other nails.

Glitter stripe nail art

Rimmel Aurora and Filthy Gorgeous Twilight

I never realized how much easier a decent quality striping tape is to use! There was no curling up, sticking to itself or refusing to stick to my nail!ย  ๐Ÿ˜€

Striping Tape Glitter Manicure

Sparkly Pink And Black Nails

21DC2014 Day 24. Inspired By a Book – Frankenstein

31dc2014 inspired by a book frankenstein

Here’s my Inspired by a book mani, I may be cheating a bit by using imagery from the cover, But I honestly couldn’t have come up with anything better than this! lol

Frankenstein - Mary Shelly

Frankenstein – Mary Shelly

The polishes I used are

  • Nails Inc – Leather Effect Noho
  • Revlon – Black Magic
  • Chanel – Dragon
  • E.L.F – Matte Finisher
  • Barry M – Silver Nail Art Pen

red and black frankenstein nails

This is the first time I have used one of the Leather effect polishes from Nails Inc, I really like the subtle texture of this polish but I found the formula to be quite thick and it took ages to dry.

inspired by a book

The red polish is Dragon from Chanel, this polish seems to have turned into my go to red!

For the castle I used a thin brush it paint the image over two coats of black Magic from Revlon, then I added the little windows with the Barry M Silver Nail Art Pen. when it was dry I added the E.L.F matte topcoat.

frankenstein nails

For the lightning and the stitches I used the silver nail art pen, I didn’t add any topcoat so I wouldn’t cover the texture of the leather polish.

frankenstein inspired nail art

I’m Back! 31DC2014 Day 17 Glitter

Hey everyone, I’m back ๐Ÿ˜€

Sorry it’s been so long since my last post, I have tried to write this a couple of times but my brain just hasn’t been cooperating lol!

I have been super busy! I went to a music festival which was amazing and it was really lovely to catch up with people I don’t see very often. Did a big spring clean of the flat (which I really should finish at some point) and loads of gardening, I have loads of really interesting plants and I really hope they all grow!

Anyway on to the nails! I really should have written posts to be scheduled but for some reason the music festival snuck up on me and I didn’t end up with enough time ๐Ÿ˜ฆ but I will carry on with the challenge, even with being really far behind! ๐Ÿ™‚

Glitter Nail art Rimmel Shooting Star

Glitter Nails

Here are my glittery nails for day 17.

I used Shooting Star from Rimmel, it’s from the Space Dust collection and it’s a polish that I haven’t tried before, I have to say I think it would look better with some undies.

I applied two coats but it didn’t seem to be quite opaque enough, but this doesn’t really show in the photos. When it was dry it has a slightly gritty texture so I added a coat of Seche Vite to make the stamping a little easier.

Moyou Pro XL 07

Moyou Pro XL 07

The stamped image is from Moyou Pro Collection plate XL 07 I really like this image but I think that it is too big, I do find that quite a lot with the XL plates from Moyou, the full nail patterns are the perfect size for all of my nails but the individual images are just too big :/

The black stamping polish is Konad SP in Black, then I applied another coat of Seche Vite.

Silver shiny glittery nails!

Silver shiny glittery nails!

I’m thinking of investing in a XL squishy stamper, I have the Konad hard double ended (hehe) stamper and the white and purple rectangular ones from Messy Mansion, the rectangular ones are amazing! I love the purple one so much!

Do you use a XL squishy stamper? And is it worth the investment? ๐Ÿ˜€

31DC2014 Day 16 Tribal Print Nail Art

Tribal Print

Tribal Print

Hey! Here are my Tribal nails for day 16!

I wanted something quite neutral for today, so I used Modern Love from Deborah Lippmann as the base colour.

Tribal Print Nail Art

Tribal Print Nails

For the pattern I used two nail art pens from Barry M, a black one and a silver one. I drew the black parts of the patterns first, then added the silver after! It was surprisingly easy to create the pattern!

Tribal Print Nail Art

Tribal Print Nail Art

This is the first time I have tried a tribal print mani, I like it, I think that if I had done the tribal print over all of my nails I think it would be a bit much, but as an accent nail I think it works really well! ๐Ÿ˜€

31DC2014 Day 8 Metallic

31dc2014 day 8 metallic nails

Stamped metallic gradient

Here are my metallic nails for day 8!

For this I used Dazzle from Orly, Black Magic from Revlon and Konad SP black.

I started with a couple of coats of Dazzle, then I created the gradient using Black Magic and a make up sponge.

The using some more Dazzle and konad SP in black I stamped the image over the gradient!

I finished it off with a coat of color club topcoat!

31dc2014 metallic nails

Metallic Nails

This didn’t turn out quite as crisp as I was hoping, but it’s nice enough! ๐Ÿ™‚

31dc2014 metallic nails

31dc2014 metallic nails

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