Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Between Two Tropical Ferns (Lacquer Legion - Garden Nails)

So summer is nearly upon us (the sun is making the occasional appearance here on the Emerald Isle) so I wanted to do some tropical looking nail art and MrCandiipants has been working this cool fern nail art for the last little while so I wanted to give it a go myself, using Models Own Coconut Cream as my base and some different green shades for the actual ferns.

Models Own Coconut Cream, Barry M Key Lime, Color Club Wild Cactus and American Apparel Hunter

This is a really cool and fun look to do for going on holiday or for enjoying the sun.  You can switch up the colours to whatever you'd like to do (I would like to see how coral would work in this combo).  You can check out MrCandiipant's tutorial here.

This is also my entry for the Lacquer Legion's May theme of Garden nails, so check out the hashtag #LLgarden on twitter and instagram.

What will your first summer manicures be?  Let me know in the comments below and be sure to follow me on the sites below, until next time :D


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Monday, 26 May 2014

Models Own Coconut Cream*

So here's my second review of Models Own's latest Summer releases.  Last post, I talked about Models Own Peach Melba and created some nail art based on Dita Von Teese's STUNNING Zac Posen gown at the Met Gala (Zac Posen liked one of my pics on Instagram!)  But today, I'm here to show you another new addition to their lovely smelling Fruit Pastels collection, Coconut Cream.

Models Own Coconut Cream
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Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Dita Von Teese Inspired Nail Art with Models Own Peach Melba*

Hey, remember me?  I'm that girl who likes to talk about her nails way too much?  Sorry I've been MIA this past week, random work schedule + doing nails at my friend's Burlesque event + being uninspired = one lonely blog.  I have a few new products and stuff to show you over the next few weeks so hopefully I'll get back to regularly scheduled programming soon enough and I might get around to hosting my first giveaway but let's talk about my latest nails!

Cool story bro, I actually had this design on my nails for the past week but with a different base colour but because I was working and poor lighting conditions, I never got to take any photos before the nails started to look a bit rank so I thought I'd change up the base colour of the nail and showcase this cool graphic, but simple design.

Models Own Peach Melba and Barry M Passionfruit (Gellies)

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Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Red Red Rose (and Cosmo Blog Awards 2014)

Do you ever have a moment where you just think to yourself  'I NEED TO WEAR THAT NAIL COLOUR'?  No?  Okay then, just me!  Well anyway, I featured Rimmel London's Salon Pro in Summer Orange in my top 5 red polishes post and after a few days, I couldn't wait any longer and I HAD to put the colour on my nails, it's just too pretty not too!  Here comes my dilemma as I went into this without a clear idea of what nail art to do since it was all about the colour and since I've been giving you guys a lot of swatches lately and not much nail art, I knew I had to do something creative so here it is.  Yes it's florals but it's florals I've never done before so there you are...

 Rimmel London Summer Orange (Salon Pro), Barry M Raspberry and Models Own White Light (Hypergel)
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Friday, 9 May 2014

Kate Moss x Topshop Nail Art

So who else was beyond excited when Topshop announced their latest collaboration with Kate Moss?  I loved the look of the collection from the previews but when I went into Topshop on launch day, I fell in love with one dress and it is currently residing in my wardrobe, waiting for it to become just a little bit sunnier.  When I bought the dress, I got a gorgeous printed canvas tote featuring a gorgeous paisley pattern and I was immediately inspired.

 Barry M Vanilla, Black, Color Club Evolution and Endless Summer and Models Own Nail Art Pen (Black)
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Monday, 5 May 2014

Lady in Red - My Top Five Red Nail Polishes

Along with red lipstick, red nail polish just adds that extra level of glam and sophistication to an overall look.  So you might be wondering why I'm all about the red polishes, well, I'm actually going to be painting nails at my friend's Burlesque event on Thursday 15th May so to get myself in the mood, I thought I'd raid my red polish collection to help channel my inner Hollywood diva

O.P.I Get Your Glamour On, Chanel Pirate, Barry M Red Glitter, Rimmel London Summer Orange, O.P.I The Spy Who Loved Me
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