Friday, 22 June 2018

Charlies Nail Art

Nail Art Stickers 

Hey peeps! Really don't know why I'm so happy today, maybe because it's Friday! And maybe as I'm trying to stay positive as hubby needs an MRI scan for his back and leg, which is causing him lots of pain. This really hasn't been his year health wise!
Also my mani today is full of cheer and love with these Heart and Cross nail stickers from 
Charlies Nail Art. They are only 99p.

There is a nice mix of designs on the sheet? they peel off easily and stick flat to nails, even my curved ones. I normally don't like nail stickers especially when they don't stick down properly. These ones however I had no problems with. So over my red base from yesterday's post, these stickers look so pretty and go so well.
A layer of topcoat to protect them helped to hide and clear parts on the stickers. These would be great for Valentine's day, an engagement or wedding.
Charlies Nail Art offers so many different and fabulous items, at great prices with fast delivery and fantastic customer service. So why no check them out, and use my 15% discount code BNM15.
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Have a great weekend and as always stay safe and much love....

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Essie Gel Couture

Instagram Winner 

No review today! Instead a post for me, and one I'm excited to share with you all.
Not that long ago I won a massive prize from a giveaway over on IG by @tippedoffnails.
Some amazing goodies from nail items to skin care, face masks and a colouring book and pencils. I shared some of the items with my daughter's 😊
But these new to me Essie Gel Couture polish I kept lol.
Basically a gel effect polish with a daylight curing top coat. The shade I have Rock The Runway. A bright pigmented and sexy red! Swatched with 2 coats and the day light curing top coat.

Such a beautiful shade and the glossy finish is super wow. Have you tried this polish yet?
Stay safe and much love......

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Born Pretty Store

Metal Wire Flakies

Hey all, looks like it's going to be a hot-ish day today! Typical when I'm not feeling so great.
So first the were nail pigments, then glitter flakies well now I have 2 Metal Wire Flakies.
The first colour I'm wearing today is green! Yes totally out of my comfort zone but get why not push yourself to try something new! #42714 comes in 7 different colours.
The pot is filled and seal protected, it also comes with a sponge tipped applicator. My nails were painted with a black base, then a layer of my tacky polish. I went for 2 different looks with this. On my ring finger I only applied a few strands and made sure they laid flat. On all other nails I burnished the strands onto my nails. Here's the finished look before top coat.

I agree maybe not a smooth a finish as if this was used with gel, but I'm super happy with this look. In person it was stunning even for a colour I don't normally wear! Then I applied my water based topcoat, and not sure if it took some of the effect away!
I admit I was dubious when I opened the pot. On first seeing these wire flakes you wouldn't think they would look so nice. With the other shade I have I'll do a video tutorial.
For this or any other items over on the Born Pretty Store website, please don't forget to use my discount code BABX31.
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Have you tried these wire flakies yet?
Stay safe and much love.....

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Beauty Big Bang

Cat Eye Magnetic Powder

Hey you lovely nail people, how's the week started off for you? Me, I'm busy in preparation for my daughter's birthday. She must be the only 13 year old I know who can't get through a day without mentioning something to do with her birthday lol.
Anywho, as I've mastered using nail pigments and flakies over regular polish, I wanted to see if Cat Eye Magnetic Powder would work too. So I have 2 shades from Beauty Big Bang and I'm here with the first today. 1C is a gorgeous purple, oh and I forgot to mention these are also chameleons too! So as I was saying 1C is a gorgeous purple which shifts to green/copper.
I'm aware these particular powders work best with gel polish, but for those like me who can't wear gel anymore or don't use gel, I think it's useful to have posts like these, where regular polish has been used. Now I tried a few different ways to get this pigment to work, and it looks stunning without the cat eye effect! As with most pigments this too came with a sponge tipped applicator. First attempt I burnished into my tacky polish, topcoated and held the magnet as close as possible to my nail. For me this had no effect what so ever. Second attempt I mixed some of the powder with a clear polish (not water based) painted 2 coats on my nails over an already dried black base. Topcoated and held the magnet over each nail again. This worked better and I could see some cat eye effect. Think I may need a stronger magnet. But here are my photos ( at last lol)

The item number for this shade is J6461TM-1C.
Please use my discount code TRAB10 should you place an order over on the Beauty Big Bang website.  You can pay by credit card or PayPal and free worldwide delivery.
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Hope this post was helpful to you.
Stay safe and much love....

Monday, 18 June 2018

Vivien Kondor

Argon Oil Collection 

Hope you had a good weekend. Mine was a mix of super busy and relaxing. Cleaned the house from top to bottom on Saturday and was pooped lol so spent Sunday doing absolutely nothing, 
If you follow me on IG you may have seen my pic of the full Argon Oil Collection, they are actually called Argon Care polishes! But if not here it is again. I loved creating and taking this shot!
A stunning range of rainbow colours. And carrying on with the next 5, here are the shades I've swatched today. CL16 Lilac Mauve,
CL17 Baby Pink, CL18 Pearly Pink, CL19 Pastel Lilac and CL20 Candy Pink. As promised from my previous post, I've done a video so you can see how lovely each of these polishes are to apply.
My swatches are all with 2 coats and no topcoat. CL16 Lilac Mauve is a very unique colour, leaning more towards a dusky mink shade. A lovely glossy finish and so creamy.

CL17 Baby Pink is a very delicate shade. Even for a light pink this was totally opaque in 2 coats. Another stunning creme too!

CL18 Pearly Pink has a very pretty shimmer and even the pearl finish wasn't ruined by brush strokes as most disappeared as it dried.

CL19 Pastel Lilac is more dusky than pastel for me personally, but a very pretty muted purple creme.

CL20 Candy Pink (my favourite from these 5) is a super gorgeous bright bubblegum pink. The depth of colour shows once you apply the 2nd coat. Such a stunning creme and colour!

You can see how each has a nice shine even without topcoat. I don't use topcoat for these swatches as I want you to see the actual finish of each polish. They glide over your nails so smoothly, and dry quickly to the touch.

My discount code tracey20 and this collection is available now over on the Vivien Kondor website, 39 shades and finishes to choose from and priced at £4.99 each.
FacebookInstagram and Twitter are the best places to keep up to date with Vivien Kondor, and I'll have the next 5 Argon Care polishes to share with you next week.
Stay safe and much love.....

Friday, 15 June 2018

Charlies Nail Art

Loose Glitter Strands

That heading would have made me cry a few years ago! Just the thought of loose glitter made my skin crawl lol. How times change, as now I love it! 
These 2g resealable bags of Holographic Strand Glitter comes in 12 different colours for only 75p. I have the shade Aqua and they can be found over the Charlies Nail Art website. 
Just packed with so much sparkle, I paired with a very similar colour polish. I was thinking of another idea whilst doing my accent nail and sort of added to much lol. Glitter overload below...
They stuck well with just topcoat, and wasn't affected by a layer of topcoat to protect them. This glitter would be great encapsulated in acrylic or dip powder, or use just a few and create a pond mani.
Now the idea I had, was to place each strand on one by one to make feathers! I started with a white base and painted a stem in black. Applied foil glue and once dry I did exactly this! One by one, I stuck these strand glitters to my nails. Yes very time consuming but I think the overall look is super
So many ways these glitter can be used, and how awesome would a rainbow strand glitter look if you had a few different colours!
With fast delivery and great customer service, you should really go take a look at the website, and if you make a purchase don't forget to use my discount code BNM15.
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Stay safe and much love....

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Born Pretty Store

Holographic Nail Foil

Let me first apologise for not coming at you with this review earlier, but I was waiting for the sun to reappear after some gloomy yet humid weather. 
So we have holographic polishes, holographic pigments and flakies well now Born Pretty Store have a full sheet of holographic nail foil.
It comes in a roll measuring 4cm x 120cm and comes in 4 colours, gold, silver, purple and the shade I have Rose Gold.
Item number #39981 and just look at the amazing rainbow sparkle.
I don't know what made me paint my nails black for this foil, maybe subconsciously I was think of pigment powders! As normally with foil you try the match your polish with the colour of the foil, so any parts that doesn't adhere to you nails won't notice as much. But anywho, with totally dry black polish and a thin layer of dried foil glue I pressed the foil onto each nail working one at a time.
In some spaces you can see the black peeping through, but all in all I'm super happy with the coverage. I must try this over a red polish just to see. I protected with a water based polish so not to wrinkle the foil. The holo twinkle is just amazing! Check out my quick video on IG.
As per my discount code is below for you all to use and don't forget to check out the new look bottles, they look stunning and I'm still waiting for mine to be delivered, unless it's been lost in shipping!
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Stay safe and much love......