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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 😀


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.

😀


Halloween Monster Eyes and Some Candlewick Greens Waxy Goodness!

Hello! 🙂

Halloween Monster Eyes

Sorry about the lack of posts last week, I managed to cut my finger :/ don’t worry, it’s on my dominant hand so there won’t be any gory pictures! And I’ve also have a cold (ugh, stoopid germs).

But now that I have dragged myself out of my sofa cocoon and polish remover isn’t really painful to use. I can share with you a two part post starting with these Monster Eyes! 🙂

halloween monster eyes

For my monster eye nails I used

  • Revlon – Stiletto
  • Illamasqua – poke
  • Sally Hansen – Blue Streak
  • Barry M – Crystal Glaze
  • Seche Vite
  • Illamasqua – Matte Top Coat

Thinking about it I didn’t really think through the steps for making the eyes. So I think they do look a little messy round the edges.

halloween monster eyes

The gradient is Poke and Blue Streak with a coat of Crystal Glaze over the top, then with a thin brush I added the eye shape using Stiletto.

In hindsight I should have used tape or something to mask off the eyes, It would have made the edges of the matte topcoat look a lot cleaner.

candlewick green sandalwood vanilla wax melt

A quick question… Have you seen a nail polish that looks like the picture above? If you have please let me know, as I want something like this on my nails right now 🙂

As I’m sure you can tell the photograph isn’t nail polish, its wax! Which brings me on to the second part of my post!

I want to show you some wax melts from a really lovely little company here in the UK. It’s not often that I come across wax melts that I’m really impressed with, but these honestly are amazing! Before I carry on I should let you know that I purchased these myself!

I have pet rats, at the moment I have 8 of the whiskery critters in my living room, and like any pets they can get really rather stinky, so I do end up looking for lovely room fragrances quite often.

These wax melts are so loaded with fragrance that one quarter of a pot is enough to scent the whole of my apartment all day!

If my nostrils could sing with happiness they would be, and not in a creepy old man nose whistle way!

The Candlewick Greens Shop is right here if you would like to have a look 🙂  http://www.candlewick-greens.appspot.com/index.html

candlewick green wax tart melt autumn wreath

Autumn Wreath is the melt I have in my warmer right now, it’s so nice, slightly spiced apples and crunchy leaves!

There is a facebook group here https://www.facebook.com/groups/740123009371304/?fref=ts

it’s the best place to fins out about the restocks and upcoming new scents 😀

candlewick green wax melt tart gingerbread latte

Gingerbread Latte smells just like the drink, I have found that some coffee/creamy scented candles and melts (from a well known brand that happens to start with the letter Y) have this nasty chemical plastic smell. But not these, they smell heavenly!

Another wonderful thing about these wax melts is that most of them are covered in glitter and shimmers! Yay for glitter 😀

The best way to order these lovely melts is through the ready to ship page. http://www.candlewick-greens.appspot.com/readytoship.html

candlewick green wax melt sticky toffee pumpkin waffle

Sticky Toffee Pumpkin Waffle smells so amazing I want to eat it! But I’m sure it wouldn’t taste nearly as good lol!

Out of all the different scent collections on offer at candlewick Greens I have to say my favorite is the Mystical ones!

But I have found one little problem with the bakery scents… Being surrounded by wonderful cake smells makes me really hungry! 😀

Oh if you do make an order for some of this lovely wax (you really won’t be disappointed) if you could leave a note with your order about finding out about them here that would be amazing! 😀


Born Pretty Lacy Cross Water Decal Review

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Hey Everyone!

Born Pretty Decal

Born Pretty Decal

Today I have some lovely water slide decals from Born Pretty to show you!

born-pretty-lace-nail-art-water-slide-decal-adornedclaw-adorned-claw

The Born Pretty name for these is “Mini Bow knot Cross Lacy Design Print Nail Art Water Decals” (quite a mouthful lol) and the item number is DS-107.

They are available right here Mini Cross Bow Decal

This is how I apply water slide decals

  1. Cut each decal out as close to the image as you can. Then remove the thin plastic cover
  2. Put the decal in some water for around 15/30 seconds. I try to float them on the surface with the image facing up
  3. Carefully remove it from the white backing, with tweezers or carefully rubbing them between my fingers.
  4. Place the decal on your nail. It helps if your nail is a little wet it makes it easier to reposition the decal if needed.
  5. Wait till it’s dry and add topcoat.

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The polishes I used for this look are

  • Barry M – Bright Pink
  • Rimmel – Peppermint
  • Rimmel – Ultra Violet
  • Sinful Colors – Snow Me White

As well as loads of striping tape, french tip guides and a couple of coats of Seche Vite. 😀

Pink Purple And Teal

Pink Purple And Teal

And don’t forget you can use the code RPG10 for 10% off 😀


Stripey Metallic Roses

Hi! 🙂

Metallic stripey rose nail art

Metallic stripey roses

Today I have another 52 week pick and mix (catch up) mani to show you, the prompts for that week (beginning 2nd March) are Metallic and Ikat…

I’m really not a fan of Ikat nails so for this post I’m just using the metallic prompt.

metallic stripey rose macro nail art

close up!

The two Metallic polishes I used are Artemis (purple) and Aglaia (teal) from the 2true Metallica Collection.

I started off with a coat of Aglaia, then when it was dry I applied the striping tape to my nails (and my desk and the floor and even my keyboard :/)  and added a coat of Artemis.

Removed the tape and applied a coat of Seche Vite.

Artemis and Aglaia from 2true Metallica Collection

Artemis and Aglaia from 2true Metallica Collection

The stamping plate is Moyou Pro XL 07 and I used Konad Black Stamping Polish.

The roses are my favorite images on this plate! 🙂

Metallic stripey roses Moyou Pro XL 07

Moyou Pro XL 07

Here is the 52 Week Pick and Mix Pinterest Board for more amazing nail art! 🙂


Barry M Silk. Poppy, Orchid and Forest.

Hello 🙂

Today I have three new (I think) Barry M nail polishes from the Silk range to show you. I found these while polish hunting in Boots, and they are on a 3 for 2 offer. Bargain! 😀

Poppy   

Barry M Silk Poppy

Barry M Silk Poppy

Poppy is a really pretty pinky red with a gold and silver shimmer

It is a dream to apply, opaque in two coats, no visible brush strokes and dried within a couple of minutes. I applied this over my usual base coat.

Barry M Silk Poppy

Barry M Silk Poppy

Forest

Barry M Silk Forest

Barry M Silk Forest

I really love this dark teal colour! Along with the shimmer it also has a subtle green to purple duo-chrome colour shift.

Again the polish formula was really nice, fast drying with no visible brush strokes.

Barry M Silk Forest

Barry M Silk Forest

Orchid

Barry M Silk Orchid

Barry M Silk Orchid

Orchid is a very pretty intense magenta toned purple with silvery shimmer.

I found there was less sparkle in this polish, but the silver shimmer gives this an almost but not quite metallic quality which I think is very pretty.

Like the other two polishes the formula for this polish is lovely, opaque in two coats and dried really quickly!

Barry M Silk Orchid

Barry M Silk Orchid

I really like the finish of these silk polishes, but I love matte polish so there’s not much of a surprise there lol 😀 I have to say I much prefer these bright colours to the pastel shades from the rest of the collection.

I really hope more bright and dark colours are going to be released in this range!

😀


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