Friday 31 August 2018

Charlies Nail Art

3D Silver Skulls

I'm still trying to decide if this week has gone slow or quick! But a busy weekend ahead...
Anyway continuing with my Halloween reviews for Charlies Nail Art, I have today 2 cute 3D Silver Skulls, they also come in gold and are only 39p. They have a textured look and measure 9mm x 6mm with a slight curve to fit snuggly to your nails.
I placed one charm over a black matte base as an accent nail. For my other nails I made some reverse stamped decals with a skull and rose image.
I really like how the texture in the skull charm pops over the black base. I stuck to my nail with just matte topcoat and it stuck firm, due to the curve in the charm. The skulls on the other nails really bring this mani together.
BNM15 is my 15% discount code, and can be used with any order you make over the Charlies Nail Art website. Facebook,
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Stay safe and much love....

Thursday 30 August 2018

Revel Nail

Wanderlust Revel Mates 

Hello again! I'll get straight into this post as I'm making a surprise birthday cake for my daughter. Good job she doesn't read my posts otherwise it wouldn't be a surprise lol.
I'm here today with the next Wanderlust Revel Mates colour of dipping powder and matching polish. 
As like my previous posts, I've used the dip powder on my cindy hand and the polish on my swatching hand. 
Namaste is the shade name and is a very pretty and delicate green.

The polish is so pigmented that I only needed to apply one coat! Just look what a beautiful creme shade Namaste is.
The dip powder application was a breeze to do. Looking at the comparison between both, the polish seems brighter looking, but the shade does match. Just a shame my camera picked the shade up as a blue/turquoise!

Only 2 more shades left to try from this Wanderlust Revel Mates Collection. Sadly this collection is no longer available, but just look at the colours in the new Dia de la Revel Mates set.
The names are Calaca, Dia, Arco, Fiesta, Sangria and Noche. These colours are only available in this limited edition collection, and is you can purchase it now from the Revel Nail
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Stay safe and much love.....

Wednesday 29 August 2018

Born Pretty Store

Double ended Gradient Tool

So how's it going for you? Me I'm super busy in preparation for my daughter's birthday plus making sure my other daughter has all her bits ready so there's no rush on the first day back at school.
Have you seen Aeropuffing nails? I've watched a few videos on YouTube and just love the effect. Though it is done with a gel polish/paint, I wanted to see if it was possible using acrylic paint. So this Double ended Gradient Tool from Born Pretty Store is the perfect item to try it with. Item number 42495 and comes with a bling decoration middle, a sponge tip one end and a cute squishy stamped the other end.
Rather than try to explain how I created my mani, I've made a video tutorial. You can see how well the sponge end works and me stamp the flowers with the squishy end.

This is so something I will keep trying and experimenting with till I can achieve the look I'm after, but this double ended tool is just perfect.
As per my discount code above is available for you all to use over on the Born Pretty Store website and keep up to date with them on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.
Stay safe and much love....

Tuesday 28 August 2018

Beauty Big Bang

Stamping Plate and Polish

Well it's the last full week of the school holidays, don't know if I'm looking forward to the early morning routine!
Today for my Beauty Big Bang review I have a Red stamping polish item number J6415TM-6A and a rectangle Summer series stamping plate bbbxl-011.
This plate has so many beautiful designs that are all etched really well. I just had to create a few different looks.. I've heard so many good things about the Beauty Big Bang stamping polishes, that I had to see how well this red would look over black. Using the full nail rose image, I stamped with this red, over white with a black accent nail.
You can see it, not very clearly. If you are after a vampy look it's perfect. Next up I wanted to try the gorgeous face image. I stamped over white and coloured in with water colour paints.
It has an oriental feel to it. With the sudden change in weather this tree image is perfect for Autumn mani's.
Back to the red polish. I wanted to see how well it would blend in a gradient.
As you can see it does really well, and the full nail butterfly design looks stunning with this gradient base! Lastly, using the red polish again, I made reverse stamped decals. The green for the leaves is the metallic I reviewed last time.
This had such a Christmas feel, that I painted the white parts with a gold glitter polish.
A simply stunning plate to have in your collection, and I'm super impressed with the polish that I want all the colours!!
You can use my discount code below over on the Beauty Big Bang website.
Not forgetting you can pay by PayPal and credit card with free worldwide delivery. If my discount code is used 6 times then Beauty Big Bang will kindly host a giveaway with me over on IG 😊
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Stay safe and much love....

Monday 27 August 2018

Vivien Kondor

Permeable Henna Polish 

Well, here I am with my final review and the last 10 polishes from the Vivien Kondor Permeable Henna Polish. I'll mention again, these polishes are 11ml, 7 free, cruelty free, vegan friendly and with Henna for extra nourishment and protection for natural nails, and come in a massive and fab selection of colours that are of great quality and highly pigmented.
Ok, I'm going to split this post into 2 and show you 5 swatches at a time, starting with the shades HA31 Pink Rose, HA32 Innocence, HA33 Lavender, HA34 Aladdin and HA35 Royal Blue.
Pink Rose is a delicate baby pink and even though is a lighter shade I had no problems with application. Again all swatches are 2 coats and no topcoat or base coat.
Innocence has a shell like pearly finish in a elegant neutral shade, again such high quality and no problems with application.
Now moving back to colours, Lavender reminds me of Parma Violet sweets! Such a pretty purple!
Hopefully Aladdin photographed properly for you to see a rich vibrant deep purple (and not blue!)
From the minute I received this collection, I couldn't wait to swatch this one! Royal Blue is just me! A rich looking shade with a shimmer finish and just amazeballs!!
And now to the final 5, HA36 Dream, HA37 Sky Blue, HA38 Aqua, HA39 Miraj and HA40 Savoy.
Dream is a shade that has a purple and blue feel. Not sure if you could class it as a cornflower blue, but it's very pretty.
Sky Blue is the baby blue from the collection.
Aqua is a stunning teal or turquoise.
Miraj is a deep green with blue undertones.
And last but not least Savoy, a rich deep green.
To sum up this collection, I would 100% say each bottle no matter what colour or finish, is extremely high quality and very pigmented. Some from this collection only needed 1 coat! I would definitely recommend to anyone who loves polish. Should you can an order over on the Vivien Kondor website, please don't forget to use my discount code below. With UK and international delivery why not treat yourself!
FacebookInstagram and Twitter are the best places to find and keep up to date Vivien Kondor. These polishes are £9.99 each.
I hope you've enjoyed my swatches over the past few weeks.
Stay safe and much love.....

Friday 24 August 2018

Charlies Nail Art

Day of the Dead Nail Wraps

Sadly though I love Summer, time goes on and we're at that time of year for early Halloween looks! 
Charlies Nail Art has so many new items in stock for Autumn and Halloween, you should go take a look!
The nail wraps I have today are only 89p and called Mexico Day of the Dead. 10 assorted size wraps, that are highly detailed. For my mani I took inspiration from the detail in the 2 wraps I used. Using zip water decals also from Charlies Nail Art and some freehand scribble roses, my look was complete.

I've said before how much I like these wraps as they are slightly thicker than others, but not to much to notice, and can be slightly stretched to fit my nails without distorting the image.
As per, my discount code BNM15 is available for you all to use over on the Charlies Nail Art website, and check them out on Facebook,
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Stay safe and much love....

Thursday 23 August 2018

Revel Nail

Wanderlust Revel Mates 

Hi guys, how's your week going? I have a new and working washing machine at last! The faulty one was collected at the same time, now piles of laundry to get through!
Continuing with the next shade of Dipping powder and matching polish from the Revel Nails 'Revel Mates Wanderlust Collection' 
Ciao is a very pretty and delicate purple shade.

Again I have swatched the polish on my swatching hand and the dipping powder on my cindy hand.
The polishes are so pigmented and glide across your nails, seems self levelling with a fast drying time, and the most beautiful creme finish.
The dipping powders still surprise me how they match so closely in shade, but looking at them you wouldn't think they would. My usual method of application.
Ciao is the perfect Spring/Summer pink purple shade that would compliment any skin tone and look awesome on your toes and fingers!
FacebookInstagram and Twitter is where you can also find Revel Nail. They have also released another limited edition Revel Mates set called Dia de la Revel. Be sure to check out the awesome colours in this set.
Stay safe and much love....