Monday, 17 December 2018

Born Pretty Store

New Year Fireworks

Ok so I know we haven't celebrated Christmas as yet, but for my last full week of reviews before the big day, I have a square stamping plate from Born Pretty Store that's Christmas S001, but for me as it's full of firework images it's more New Year than Christmas. 
So many gorgeous and detailed designs that I wanted to try a New Year's Eve London sky line look. So I did a gradient base and added some iconic London landmarks using black gouache paint, inspired by Kirsty from Naio Nails.
Then using different shades of metallic polish, I stamped the fireworks.

I will create another mani using this plate for the coming New Year's Eve, as it's just fab and one that's great to have.
If you too like this plate or any other items from Born Pretty Store, then please enter BABX31 at the checkout to get 10% off your order.
Plus don't forget you can see them over on
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Also just to mention as I stupidly doubled up on a red glitter peelable polish called Winter Light, and have all ready reviewed it, I'm doing a small giveaway over on my IG.
Stay safe and much love.....

Friday, 14 December 2018

Charlies Nail Art

Reindeer Decals 

Well not long now. How are your Christmas preparations coming along? I have done nothing apart from put up our Christmas tree!
I went to see my granddaughters first school sing along Christmas concert yesterday, bless all the young children looked so over whelmed, but did extremely well!
Today from Charlies Nail Art I have these cute gold and bronze Reindeer Decals.
For 75p you get 25 reindeer decals that measure 4mm x 4mm, they are gold one side and bronze on the other and can be bent to fit snuggly to your nails. I had 2 looks in mind to use these, and my favourite Christmas look won! A Xmas scene.
As a little kid when you believe that Santa is actually real, and he and his reindeer fly over the houses and woodland ready to deliver presents.

The decals stick well with just top coat and complete my look so well.
My other look I had in mind was to make gift wrap, so another great to use these decals.
BNM15 is my 15% discount code that you can use over on the Charlies Nail Art website, for any of the fab items that you like.
As always you can keep up to date with them on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.
Stay safe and much love....

Thursday, 13 December 2018

The Edge Nails

Annika Polishes

Hi guys, hope you are well and not getting too stressed with all the things to do for the coming holidays! I'm back today with another review as Brand Ambassador for The Edge Nails. Today I have swatched 3 of the Annika polishes, that are just perfect for both Christmas and New Year.
The shade names are Glass Slipper, a holographic glitter topper,  Deep Velvet, a rich looking deep wine red shimmer, and
Beauty Queen, a burgundy creme.
All swatches are with 2 coats of colour and no top coat, first up is Deep Velvet and just look what a stunner it is with a super glossy finish. Photos taken in natural and artificial light.

Then I added 1 coat of the glitter topper Glass Slipper.
Beauty Queen is so creamy and I also wanted to show you a bottle shot.
2 coats gave perfect coverage and again no topcoat and super shiny finish.

Glass Slipper is a super pretty glitter topper, the glitters disperse over the nail evenly, and the rainbow sparkle in the light is amazing.
There are many beautiful shades in the range to choose from and they would make a fabulous christmas present for anyone who loves polish! Should you treat yourselves over on The Edge Nails website, Please use my discount code NUTTYABOUTNAILS10.
I have another 3 Annika shades plus The Edge Nails Matte top coat to share next time, and I'll possibly do a swatch video so you can see how lush these polishes are.
In the mean time why not take a look at their
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Stay safe and much love....

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Sally Hansen UK

Time to Shine Miracle Gel 

Hello again, I'll get right into this post as I have 5 gorgeous Miracle Gel polishes from Sally Hansen UK, as I'm part of the Sally Squad, and this is the second package in the Sally Made this year. Time to Shine is a perfect collection name with the holidays soon apon us, great shades and finishes for both Christmas and New Year.
So you can see in the package I received there are 5 colours and a Miracle Gel Top Coat. I had fun taking the bottle shot photos!
These polishes are so easy to use, just apply 2 coats of your base colour and seal with the Miracle Gel Top Coat for a gel like glossy finish.
Spice Age is my favourite, such a rich deep brown with a gorgeous shimmer finish.
Easy nail art just adding some gold stripes.
Rhapsody Red is a perfect Christmas red with a smooth creme finish.
Paired with a rose gold shimmer for another easy to do look.
And that rose gold is Terra Coppa. The second shimmer finish miracle gel and simply stunning.
I just added some bling for an accent nail.
Game of Chromes is the gold shimmer I used over Spice Age, another fabulous shimmer, that screams Christmas.
Some red polka dots using Rhapsody Red, a perfect pairing!
Lastly is Grey-fitti the second creme from this collection. Such an elegant shade and the perfect base for me art.
My first attempt at a freehand plaid look using other shades from this collection.
These Miracle Gel polishes are so easy to use to create the perfect glossy party nails in the comfort of your own home.
Check out my swatch video on Instagram.
Stay safe and much love....

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Born Pretty Store

Christmas Chrome Glitter

Hi peeps, Hope you are all good. Life can become even more hectic with the holiday season fast approaching, so taking time to do my nails is my way of relaxing!
I haven't used chrome glitter pigments in a while, and this trio set from Born Pretty Store are in the perfect Christmas colours.

They can also be purchased separately, but why not get the 3 of them in a set, all the shades are equally beautiful.
As I apply these over regular polish, I first applied a black base then my tacky base coat. To go for a different look, I applied all 3 colours to my nails.

The red and green seemed more finer than the gold, but I still love the slight ombre effect I created, and just a simple and easy holiday look to create. Sealed with a water based polish, then my regular fast dry topcoat.
FacebookInstagram and Twitter are the best places to keep up to date with Born Pretty Store, and my discount code BABX31 is available for you all to use over on the Born Pretty Store website.
Stay safe and much love....

Monday, 10 December 2018

She Modern

Foil Water Decals 

In excited to be starting another week of Christmas reviews with the awesome Baubles Foil Water Decals from She Modern. I was kindly sent 4 different sets of foil decals to review, and it's my first time trying these, I couldn't wait to try the Christmas Bauble ones.
I was so excited to try them out, you can see them in my video tutorial below.

I love this type of decal as you can colour them in, or place them directly over a colour base, gradient base or even a smooshy look.
They needed about 30/40 seconds in water and were super easy to use. The one thing I noticed with these however, you need to cut as close to the decal as you can.
You can check out the great range of different decals over on the She Modern website, and keep up to date with them on Facebook and
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Stay safe and much love...

Friday, 7 December 2018

Charlies Nail Art

Christmas Nail Wraps

So to finish my week of reviews, after a hectic week, I have some gorgeous seasonal nail wraps, that are used the same as full nail water decals, from Charlies Nail Art. 
There are many fab designs to choose from, all at great prices.  Here are the ones I'm trying out today..
These Christmas Nail Wraps are so detailed, and slightly thicker than regular decals, making them perfect for even my nails, as once you slide off the backing you can slightly stretch them. I only had to add some white polish to the tip of one nail to represent snow. Sealed and protected with a glossy topcoat.

Also by stretching them makes them fit snug and completely smooth, giving a fantastic finish.
You can use my discount code above for these or any items over on the Charlies Nail Art website, just enter BNM15 at the checkout.
And keep up to date with them on Facebook,
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Stay safe and much love....