Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Crabtree & Evelyn - Clementine*

Where I work, I've had the luck of being able to offer some nail art to customers on a few occasions.  While interest may not always be high, I often get to use Crabtree & Evelyn polishes because my shop is quite near their store and we often have samples of their hand creams by our tills (which are brill as well) so when I popped in a few weeks ago to discuss possibly doing some nail art during their own customer events, they let me choose a colour of my choice from their nail polish range to test out and here are the swatches.

Crabtree & Evelyn Clementine*
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Monday, 24 February 2014

MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer - Atomic


When I first read about these MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Laquers, I was intrigued.  MUA do great makeup at a really decent price and when I saw the colours available, I knew with Atomic, the shade swatched above, looked like a dupe for Limecrime's Suedeberry Velvetine.

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Friday, 21 February 2014

Soap and Glory Be Your Own Gloss Gift Set


It has to be said that one of the most iconic products from Soap and Glory has to be their Sexy Motherpucker lip plumping glosses.  I remember trying this out years ago to see if it really did work.  Revisiting this product a few years later makes me a bit nostalgic but it's great that I get to try out so many different colours of gloss with this gift set, once again given to me from my friend Margaret.  Follow me under the cut for some swatches and my review of these iconic glosses.



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Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Deconstructed Houndstooth a la The Illustrated Nail

Forever a source of nailspiration, The Illustrated Nail has posted some of the work she and her team did this week at London Fashion Week and I immediately fell in love with this deconstructed houndstooth look she created for Antipodium using ORLY polishes.  Her colour palette was neutrals and metallics but I went for more of a winter theme because I want to embrace some darker colour before I go into full pastel/floral/springtime mode LOL

American Apparel Hunter and Essie Buy Me A Cameo
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Sunday, 16 February 2014

Soap and Glory - I'm Your Manicure Gift Set



So a week or so ago, I got a belated Christmas present from my friend Margaret (I'll give you yours soon LOL) and one of the items was this fab Soap and Glory hand pampering kit.  I've been wanting to try out Hand Food for a while since my hands REALLY suffer in the winter so I thought I'd do a little review for you guys :-)


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Thursday, 13 February 2014

Galentine's Day

So I hope I have some Parks and Recreation fans here because you guys will be the only people who will get this LOL but here is my tribute to that wonderful woman Leslie Knope and her unique holiday of Galentine's Day.  Galentine's Day is celebrated on the 13th February and celebrates your self and your female friends.  Just watch the episode, it's hilarious!

Barry M Mint Green, Sinful Colors Snow Me White and Models Own Peacock Green

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Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Valentine's Lips and Nails

What's this you see?  It's my first post about anything other than just nail polish!  At least I think...but anyway, here are six suggestions from yours truly for some good lip and nail matches that might be of use for you this Valentine's Day.

 L-R: (1) Crabtree and Evelyn Clementine & Models Own Colour Lip-Stix Coral Kiss; (2) Rimmel London Salon Pro Summer Orange & Rimmel London Moisture Renew In Love With Ginger; (3) Chanel Pirate & theBalm Stainiac
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Monday, 10 February 2014

Wild Valentine

For the first of my Valentine's Day manicures, I come back to one of the old favourites, leopard print!  Though this pattern has something that's a little bit different.

 Models Own Cerise Shine, Tropical Sun, Nail Art Pen and Barry M Princess
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Friday, 7 February 2014

Fly Away With Me

I've been wanting to do these nails for quite a while since they are inspired by one of my favourite scarves, which I got from White Stuff (where I work).  The cute hot air balloon print with the blush pink background makes for a really sweet and cute design that could be reinterpreted for a Valentine's Day manicure.

Inglot 331, O.P.I Playing the Peonies and Models Own Nail Art Pen
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Monday, 3 February 2014

Models Own Hypergel - Pink Veneer and Naked Glow*

Here are more swatches of Models Own's new gel effect polish that is due for release on the 12th February, though you can buy the polishes now through their website's 50% sale, just check out their facebook for details.

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