Friday, 19 January 2018

Charlies Nail Art

3D Nail Art

Thank crunchie it's Friday! Just when I think the last of the flu is leaving me, I wake up all bunged up and continue sneezing like crazy! This winter has certainly been a bad one for colds, bugs and this flu.
Least doing my nails has kept me going, though there has been days I could have just flopped!
Today for Charlies Nail Art I have these cute 
3D Glasses that come in a creamy white or black. You get 2 for only 29p.
These glasses come with a flat back and curved front detail to make them look more realistic. They measure 12mm x 5mm. Now I don't normally do 2 different mani's, but I got the idea for the second look whilst doing the first! I have no clue why these glasses made me thing if a cable knitted jumper but they did lol and here's my first mani.

Then the idea that came to me was to make a geeky chalkboard mani. I created the the letters using my calligraphy pen and white jnk8.

The glasses adhered well with the matte topcoat and I like both looks. These would be a great look for a Harry Potter party!
Don't forget you can check out Charlies Nail Art over on FacebookInstagram and Twitter,
and don't forget to use my discount code BNM15 to get 15% from any order you place.
Stay safe and much love....

Thursday, 18 January 2018


Nautical Water Decals 

Hi friend's. How's the weather where you are? Here in the U.K. it's rather windy, so much so that it woke me during the night and I laid in bed listening to it howling, followed by lots of bangs and clashes!
If you like all things nautical then these full nail water decals from Milvart are for for you.
The mix of blue and white stripes with the golden details are perfect, I also like the added floral arrangement. So over a ready dried white base and a matte finish, these decals are so pretty.

They are super easy to apply, hardly need any time in water, enough slide for perfect placement and easy to clean up any excess. So if you've not tried Milvart water decals before please do as I'm sure you will love them just as much as I do!
You can also find Milvart over on Facebook
and Instagram.
Stay safe and much love.....

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Beauty Big Bang

Floral Stamping 

Hello there my lovelies, hope you are all well on the Wednesday! You know the one thing I don't like at this time of the year (apart from the cold!) It's how dark the mornings are. There's nothing better than waking up to a bright cheery day!
The next square stamping plate I have today from Beauty Big Bang is super pretty and has 6 full nail floral images.
Beauty Big Bang 10 is a must have plate, all 6 rose and flowers designs are just amazing and full of detail. Plus so many ways to use a plate like this.
Here are my 3 mani's. Two quite simple stamping and a reverse stamped look. The only difficult thing was which images to stamp!

I also use Beauty Big Bang Black and White
stamping polishes, which are great quality for both painting and stamping.
You can find all these items plus a lot more over on the Beauty Big Bang website, plus don't forget to use my discount code TRAB10. And why not check them out on FacebookTwitter
Instagram and Google+.
Stay safe and much love....

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Madam Glam

Dipping Powder

Hi guys, just a quick post today, as by now I'm sure you are very familiar with dip powder nails. As promised from my New Year mani post I've done a video tutorial with these dipping powders from Madam Glam.
Today's colour is a very delicate green called Flash Back Friday. 
These powders are great quality and wear extremely well, very pigmented and come in some very pretty colours.

You can check out Madam Glam over on
FacebookInstagram and Twitter.
If you have any questions regarding dip powders just leave me a comment and I'll do my best to answer them 😊
Stay safe and much love....

Monday, 15 January 2018

Born Pretty Store

Champagne Rose Gold 

Hello my lovelies, hope you had a good weekend. I' not sure if your aware, but I do everything on my phone and after it decided to do a system update, it's like having a new phone. Everything had changed from my camera to all my predictive text! Oh and I changed my nail shape too!
Today I have another gorgeous pigment from Born Pretty Store plus their Water Based Topcoat which is perfect to protect any nail pigment or flakies when used over regular polish. The Champagne Rose Gold Holo 
pigment comes in a little pot and you get 0.2g of pigment. Its of a very high quality and a little goes a long way.

As I said I applied this pigment over regular black polish, with my ring finger painted with red polish, just to see if there was a difference in the finish. I let my polish dry completely then use my tacky basecoat. Carefully dab and brush the pigment over each nail with the sponge tipped applicator. The gently buff with my finger, then apply a thin layer of the water based polish, then when dry my regular fast dry topcoat.

You still get a smooth finish with regular polish and such a stunning finish over both black and red, although the red will give you more of a rose gold colour. Such a great base that was screaming for some added stamping, and this water marble image from plate BP L050 is perfect.
I absolutely love all pigment powders and flakies and so happy I can still wear them! If you too love them, use my discount code BABX31 to receive 10% discount.
Facebook and Instagram ard thd best places to keep up to date with Born Pretty Store.
Stay safe and much love.....

Friday, 12 January 2018

Charlie's Nail Art

For you Dad

Hi guys, I'm full of mixed emotions right now, as not only are the kittens going to their new homes, but the next two days are sad ones as two years ago today my Dad sadly passed away, tomorrow will be 18 years since my Mum died. And this poxy flu has knocked me for six!
I'm still here today though with my regular review for Charlie's Nail Art and an dedicating this mani to the memory of my Dad.
Today I have this Loose Glitter that comes in 14 different colours for 75p. I have the silver.
With a slight holo-ness this tiny hexagon glitter was perfect for what I had in mind. With my ring finger painted silver I went for a full glitter finish. My other nails I painted purple and with white acrylic paint added some detail. I mixed some of the glitter with clear polish and carefully filled in a section on each nail as a glitter accent.

So pretty and exactly the look I wanted, though I did add some purple flower water decals from my stash.
This glitter is so versatile in it's uses and a perfect item to have a to add another look/dimension to any mani.
You can check out the other colours in this glitter and all the other stunning glitter mixes over on Charlie's Nail Art website. And don't forget to use my discount code BNM15.
FacebookInstagram and Twitter are the best places to keep up to date with Charlie's Nail Art.
Till tomorrow, stay safe and much love....

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Nicole Diary

Geometric Stamping

I hope I find you well, it's been rather busy here like usual. First off a secret from Christmas Day, my daughter got engaged! But sadly was allergic to her white gold ring and had to choose another, and also sadly the kittens are going to their new homes. The place will seem so quite and empty, plus mornings will be less rushed with meowing hungry noises lol.
So today I have another square stamping plate from Nicole Diary, and to be completely honest with you all, a beautiful geometric image plate but one I'm personally not keen on.
ND108 is packed full of an amazing collection of different shaped images, and as I was still wearing the gold glitter dip powder I decided this would be a great base colour for this stamping plate. So I stamped a different image on each nail with Pretty Black polish.

Each design, even the finer lines are etched perfectly and picked up/stamped really well.
You can find this square plate bundle and lots more other stunning items from Nicole Diary over on and Aliexpress, and also on Facebook and Instagram.
Stay safe and much love.....