Friday, 16 March 2018

Charlies Nail Art

Cupcake Nails

Well here we are Friday again. I was at my daughter's school last night for a meeting to do with the subjects she wants to study for her GCSE exams. I can't believe she is my last child to go through school. My baby is growing up so fast!
Talking of my kids, my son is 20 on Sunday and my review for Charlies Nail Art is a perfect birthday mani. These cute 3D Cupcake charms are so detailed and look so yummy! You get 2 charms for just 29p.
For my base I took the colours from the cup cake case and painted my nails with a light teal polish, then with a striper brush and red polish added thin stripes to 2 nails and polka dots on the others. I added the 3D Cupcakes to the dotty nails with top coat.

I didn't realise I matched these colours so well!
And these charms are a nice size and great for a party of any kind, or if you fancied a fun look for you nails. There are 3 different kinds to chose from.
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Have a great weekend and as always stay safe, much love...

Thursday, 15 March 2018

My Favourite Polishes Part 5

VB Glazy

Hi friend's, I only have 3 posts for this week as it's my son's birthday at the weekend, and i have a cake to make and decorate, something i used to do but its a bit trickier with long nails! Plus we are having all the family over for a massive Chinese takeaway. Yummy, I can't wait!
So on with my favourite polishes posts, I think I have 1 more to do after this one as I sold a fair few polishes over the years. But I've enjoyed revisiting polishes for these posts. Maybe I should start untried polish posts!
Today's are from VB Line and they are their regular polish from a collection called VB Glazy.
These polishes are in cute bottles but have no names only numbers. There are 24 colours in this collection and most my youngest daughter has taken! But I stopped her from taking these beauties. First up is 041 a gorgeous plum glitter. Oh and all swatches are 2 coats and top coat. This one has a completely smooth finish and is so pretty. The depth of colour is just perfect.

This next one was a complete pain to photograph! It's a super stunning metallic pinky purple that has the most amazing glass like finish. Shade 016.

Hopefully you can see the glass like finish from shade 060. Another metallic, and an absolutely amazing royal blue.

Again the same finish with shade 051 which is the perfect shade for Autumn. A rich looking reddy brown.

All of these were opaque in just 1 coat, but I always do 2. They have a quick drying time and a shiny finish even without topcoat. That's why these are in my list of favourite polishes.
Stay safe and much love......

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Born Pretty Store

Black Mirror Chrome 

Hi guys, I'm so sorry I was absent from posting this post yesterday, but it was a day of reflection. My hubby went for his CT scan, now to wait for the results, and 2 of my friends are going through a sad time atm.
Sadly life goes on, and on we must travel. 
Today for Born Pretty Store I have another pot of pigment, this time it's a Black Mirror Chrome. You get 0.5g of product and a sponge tipped applicator. 
You could possibly apply this over any base colour, but over black polish this pigment is ment to give a mirror chrome effect. As I've been successful with other pigments and regular polish, I wasn't expecting to have a problem with this one. If you check out my quick video on my IG you'll see it applied fine, and in person before a water based polish was used it looked so nice, a stunning bkack mirror chrome to gun metal grey. But it seemed to loose some of this beauty when I applied my water based top coat!

Was still a bit noticeable in person but too much for my camera to handle! And not forgetting these pigments were made for use with gel polish, so having one from all those I've tried not work as well isn't that bad.
But all is not lost, as I continued with this shiny black base and stamped using BP L050,
Squishy Clear Jelly Stamper and Shade 02
Chameleon stamping polish.

I will try this pigment again as it needs a topcoat to protect it, otherwise it will rub or was off. I'll let you know if I find a new way for this one and regular polish. Till then my discount code is available for you all and
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Stay safe and much love.....

Friday, 9 March 2018

Charlies Nail Art

Pin-up Girls

Is it really Friday? I don't know whether this week has gone past quickly or not! But I am glad the weekend is oh so near.
With International Women's Day yesterday these nail wraps I have from Charlies Nail Art are a perfect. Pin-up is a drawing, painting or photograph that's risque and flirtatious but never explicit and the term 'pin-up' was first used in the U.K. in 1941.
These wraps are extremely detailed.
The look of these wraps also reminds me of the 1940's/1950's and I've never seen nail decals like this before. They'd be perfect for a fancy party, like burlesque for example.
They are full coverage so no need for a base colour, just a base coat to protect nails from water and helps the decal adhere to your nails. I found a matte finish suited these perfectly.

My discount code BNM15 will get you 15% off your order, free uk delivery if you spend £15 + and free international delivery on orders over £25. And not to forget you can check out them out over on FacebookInstagram or Twitter.
Stay safe and much love.....

Thursday, 8 March 2018

My Favourite Polishes Part 4

Essence Holo Rainbows

Hi lovelies, how is this week treating you so far? Hubby is still off work now waiting on a CT scan, he is much better in himself but still a worrying time. But I'm always positive so trying not to think about it. Painting my nails helps and that brings me nicely to part 4 of my favourite polishes. 
Not so favourite, as they are brand new (I got them for my birthday) but I've seen swatches and for a shop brand polish they look amazing.
Essence Holo Rainbows are a jam packed holo glitter polish. They have a coloured base but are fully opaque with 2 coats. They dry to a textured finish but a couple of layers of topcoat will give you a smooth finish if that's what you prefer.
05 Holo Fever is a very pretty purple. Application was pretty smooth, no dabbing to get a full glitter coverageand quickish drying time. Swatched with 2 coats and no topcoat.

02 Holo Maniac is the green from the collection, every thing about this one is the same as above.

 04 Holo Love is a pinky purple and super pretty. The textured finish isn't too rough, but adding a topcoat also makes them sparkle just that bit more!

Finally 03 Holo Rocks. My favourite colour and this one was so pigmented it could have easily been a 1 coater! But I did 2.

As I said for a shop brand polish they really nice and pack with beautiful holo sparkles. If however you don't like full coverage glitter, then sadly these wouldn't be for you.
Stay safe and much love....

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Beauty Big Bang

Nano Glass Nail Tool 

Hi all, hope you are good. Do you have a go to nail file? I didn't till I received this cute handy one that's great to carry with you for those 'just incase' moments. 
I've also never used a crystal nail file before, so when this item was in my review items from 
Beauty Big Bang, I was most surprised as I never chose to review it! 

So you can see the rainbow kaleidoscope pattern and the handy carry case to keep the nail file clean.
When I decided to change my nail shape, I used this file. It worked so quickly and smoothly causing no damage to my natural nails. I also washed in warm soapy water before returning to it's protective case.

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Stay safe and much love.....

Monday, 5 March 2018

Born Pretty Store

Nail Art Brushes

Happy Monday peeps! The weather is much better, all the snow has melted and we have our heating working again. I'm also feeling much better and and super pleased with the nail art I created today for my Born Pretty Store review. 
I've been wanting to practise my freehand nail art a lot more, and with this 3 piece liner brush set, I was hoping it would make it easier for me. Now I've not done a full freehand nail art for ages as I feel a bit intimidated at times!
But after watching a few videos on YouTube I feel a lot more confident. 
In the pack the 3 brushes are super thin and different sizes. 7mm, 9mm and 11mm.
For my mani I was inspired by Robin Moses. I totally feel in love with this Spring mani that I had to try and recreate it! Well it's the best freehand I've ever managed to do!
Here is a pic of the dress.
These brushes made creating this look so easy.
I finished with a matte topcoat as it suited more than a glossy.
What do you think?

If your looking for a new set of brushes I'd absolutely recommend these. I'll try and do a video very soon showing how great these brushes are. Oh and I used regular acrylic paint aswell.
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Stay safe and much love.....