Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Nicole Diary

Nail Art Stamping

Hi guys. I'm really not liking the cold weather, neather does my nails! Good job I have lots of lemony flutter and Dr. Pawpaw cuticle balm. What do you use in this colder weather?
I have another square stamping plate from Nicole Diary, I'd love to do more than one plate in one review, but sadly time says no!
Five full nail images fill this plate. The top middle design reminded me off an ugly Christmas jumper! So I made reverse stamped decals, and coloured them with traditional Christmas colours. Finished with a matte top coat.
I wasn't sure if really liked them, nothing to do with the image, just me being lucky. So I added a holo topcoat.
For my next look I went with a plain black stamped with gold, and this image was perfect. Etched well and stamped really well.

A very versatile plate with images that are great for any nail length. You can find Nicole Diary over on Amazon.comAliexpress,
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As always, stay safe and much love....

Monday, 20 November 2017

Born Pretty Store

Christmas Stamping

How are you all doing, and did you have a nice weekend? Mine was hectic as usual, between family and kittens I didn't know if I was coming or going!
So Christmas is getting ever closer and this stamping plate from Born Pretty Store has some gorgeous almost traditional Christmas designs.
BP-185 has garlands of hanging decorations, and full snowflake image and singular flakes, cute jingle bells and a very pretty yet simple Christmas Tree. The colours I used were inspired by the image over on the Born Pretty website. I just loved the non traditional colours and how the white stamping just popped. So I made a different gradient on each nail and stamped with Born Pretty white, then finished with Born Pretty Matte top coat.

Each image picked up cleanly and stamped perfectly crisp. I'm liking every design in this plate and the contrast between my colours and the white is just so pretty, for those who may want a different Christmas mani. Saying that though this plate has images that can be used not just for Christmas. The heart for Valentine's, stars for all year round and let's face it we don't just get snow in December!!
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Stay safe and much love.....

Friday, 17 November 2017

Charlies Nail Art

Snowmen Nails 

Are the weeks going quicker or is it just me? I mean it only seems like the other day I posted my Charlies Nail Art review. Well hello again, and welcome to my next Friday review with these super cute Friendly Snowman nail wraps. These wraps are water decals and are priced at 89p.
The difference between these and regular water decals are that these are solid and on a white backing. There are 5 different sizes and 2 of the same image, with one side showing a reversed image. Now even for my long nails these were fine, I did add a tiny bit of white polish at the tip of 2 nails to blend in with the snow effect of the wrap, but it hardly noticeable!  I found a matte finish suited these better than a glossy one. What do you think?

Super cute and so sweet, I especially like the pinky finger one with the snowman cuddling a teddy bear! For these and any item Christmas related or not, my 15% discount code is below for you to use.
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Have a great day and as always stay safe, much love.....

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Moyou Nails Fashion

New XL Plates

Hope you are all well, I'll get right on with this post as I have three mani's to share with you all and a busy day ahead.
The next stamping plate from the new XL range from Moyou Nails Fashion is Glam 1.
With 8 full nail images and a nice mix of stars and hearts this is a very versilte plate. With the help of a clear jelly stamper, even with my long nails I was able to double stamp the full nail images. I started out with 2 coats of
Celestial Blue a gorgeous metallic blue, I them stamped with Light Blue a pretty creme. The contrast between the 2 blues is super pretty.

Next up I wanted to try the stars, so started off with 2 coats of Black and added a matte top coat. Then stamped various stars with Silver. This look reminds me of a chalk board.

Finally to the hearts, the 2 animal print ones really caught my eye. 2 coats of Chilean Fire, then with a Clear Jelly Stamper and black, I stamped the hearts.

You can see how well the images from this plate stamped so clean and crisp.
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Stay safe and much love....

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Kiara Sky

Marbled Dip 

Ahoy Matey! Sorry I'm in a silly mood as I've been playing with the little fur babies who can now all climb out of their box, and they are so funny that they have put me in a great and silly mood lol.
I also had so much fun with two dipping powders from Kiara Sky. I wanted to try a marbled dip powder nail look. It's super super easy to do. My colours were one I've previously reviewed, Black to Black and an in your face neon yellow called New Yolk City.
Not only did I want to try this technique, but with summer now officially over, I thought the neon would look better paired with another colour. To create a dipped powder marble look is so easy. You take your main colour, and add your second, putting a little line of powder over the top of the first. Gently swirl and mix till your happy with the effect, and just dip like regular dip powder application. I used a scoop from the Kiara Sky Recycle System to place my powders. And here is the finished look....

I really like how each nail has a different and unique look. If you'd like a video tutorial on creating this mani just let me know in the comments below.
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Stay safe and much love.....

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Born Pretty Store

Holo Chameleon Pigment

Hello again it's only me! How I'm managing to get anything done with three 4 week old bundles of fluff who can now climb out of their box and cause mischief, I don't know! 
You can check out my video below to see how well these 2 Holographic Chameleon Pigments from Born Pretty Store apply over regular polish, and what I use for perfect application. The 2 have are LG04 and LG10.
LG04 is a blue to purple pigment.
LG10 is a deep red to green pigment.
My black base was completely dry before I applied my tacky polish. I applied the pigments in a light dabbling motion them gently burnished into the polish with my finger. A water based topcoat so not to ruin the finish of these pigments.
And just look at the shift ♡
Under artificial lighting to show the holo hill in these.

Then I wanted to try something I saw Ten Little Canvases do with gel polish, so I wasn't sure if it would work.
I mixed a tiny bit of the pigment with some clear polish then over wet polish I dotting on pigment mix to create a dotticure look.

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Stay safe and much love.....

Monday, 13 November 2017

Beauty Big Bang

Rainbow Stripes

Hello lovlies, did you all have a nice weekend? Mine was a proper lazy, relaxing one. I really couldn't be bothered to do anything!
It's been a while since I last shared a review for Beauty Big Bang, that being because for some unknown reason my parcel was sent back to them! But this was quickly resolved and re posted to me. So for my first post I have some glitter rainbow striped Striping Tape, it comes in solid glitter colours or a multi coloured rainbow one, which is the one I have, and is so pretty. It's 2mm and is only £1.89. Product number J1478-MC.
I had my nails painted black and totally dry, and cut sections of this tape. How pretty does this look and the glitter effect is awesome.
I placed 3 pieces on in each nail in different directions and clipped on the over hanging parts with cuticle nippers. On top coating I did notice 2 things, firstly the colours in each strip became more vibrant. You can see this in my photo below.
Secondly you need to float the topcoat just like you would with a stamped mani, as the colours from the glitters will smear.

I love how well the colours stand out over the black base, it really didn't bother me that the colours changed with topcoat, if anything it makes the look better. This tape has the right amount of stick and didn't feel thicker than other striping tapes. I normally use them to get thin lines on my nails, you you place them, paint over them then peel them off. 
This is a great item to have and can be used in many different ways.
TRAB10 is my discount code for you all to use over on the Beauty Big Bang website, with free worldwide shipping and payment by PayPal or credit card, and don't forget you can keep up to date with them on FacebookInstagram
Thanks for stopping by and as always stay safe, much love.....