Thursday, 26 April 2012

NOTD -- Floral Nails!

I have seen these nails a lot lately and have always wanted to attempt them so I was over the moon when Meg from Meg's Budget Boutique put this post up on her blog with simple instructions to follow and hers looked super pretty too, so I gathered some nail polishes and set myself away!

I used Models Own - Lilac Dream for my base colour as it's a firm favourite of mine and it looks really cute with the pink :).
I used Barry M - Bright Pink for my big 'splodges' as the flowers, then using a dotting tool and swirled in Models Own - Pastel Pink and Salon System White Tip to create a floral type pattern.
Then again I used my dotting tool dipped into Models Own - Jade Stone and created little leaves.
I sealed my design in with Seche Vite fast dry Top Coat!
...and Voila!

Spring Floral Nails!

And a really crap/blurry picture from my Blackberry!

Let me know if you've tried this design and blogged about it, leave me your link below :)

Sunday, 22 April 2012

NOTD - Magnetic Red

I love Barry M polishes and when I seen they were releasing magnetic polishes I knew I would buy them all!
Today's NOTD is Barry M Magnetic Red!

Without flash!

With flash!
You can see the pattern better with the flash on but the effect actually worked better on my right hand, which is unusual for me since I am right handed!

But how stunning is this polish?

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

NOTD - Lilac Loving!

I have another NOTD post for you here! This colour is inspired by Jessie J's Lilac nails that she has been sporting on The Voice auditions, they make me fall in love a little more every time I see them.

So I give you Model's Own - Lilac Dream, a creamy beautiful Lilac :)

Both taken in natural daylight, how stunning!

Friday, 13 April 2012

Nail of the Day!

I'm spoiling you lot today posting two posts.

Models Own Utopia & Hed Kandi Ibiza Mix.

Sorry for the messy nails by the way, I was too excited and needed to take pictures of them!
I used Utopia as my base colour and its a gorgeous milky lilac so pretty! I have then put two coats of Hed Kandi Ibiza Mix over the top and I can't stop staring at my nails!

Think I'm going to have to stop myself from putting it over everything as I love it so much!


Haul & Swatches!

Hello, me again! I have bought yet more nail polishes this week...I can't seem to control myself! I got 6 Models Own and a Collection 2000 polish in one day and one of the new Barry M magnetics the day after!

Here's some pictures...
L to R
Hed Kandi Ibiza Mix x2, Coral Reef, Lilac Dream, Pastel Pink, Aqua Violet Beetle Juice, Fruit Salad and Magnetic Dark Silver

...and some swatches
They are in the same order as above!
The Barry M magnetic hasn't even changed on my swatch so I quickly did it on one hand to show you the effect..

To me it looks more like circles than wavy lines...I'm sure the other shades have different patterns also! And they have added some new colours to their nail paint collection, some look super pretty!
These are only available in Superdrug & Boots stores for the time being!

Anyway as you can see I FINALLY got my hands on Ibiza Mix, well actually two of them! I rang up a store and luckily they had one left and kept it aside for me till I got there, and then when I went back to the store I'd been trying for a few weeks they also had one left so I snapped that up as well!
Think it's definitely nail polish love for me!

Saturday, 7 April 2012

I'm back and a big haul!

Hi! Remember me? Well after a few months of not blogging I've decided to start again after missing it.

Well over the past few months I've managed to get a total of 28 new nail polishes including the Nicki Minaj miniatures and 2 Models Own nail art pens!
So for the pictures and swatches!

Left to Right
Fuzzy Peach, Utopia, Jade Stone, Lemon Meringue, Tropical Sun, Beach Party, Hedonist & Disco Heaven.
Models Own polishes are £5.00 each from Boots, but I got mine whilst the 3 for 2 offer has been on.

Left to Right
Revlon Scented Polishes Mad About Mango & Bubblegum, China Glaze For Audrey, 17 Magnetized  Grey, N.Y.C Lights-Camera-Glitter, No7 Snowflake & Cheeky Chops.
I got my Revlon polishes from Boyes for £1.39 each, China Glaze cheaply on Ebay from the U.S, 17 is available from Boots and is also in the 3 for 2 offer at the minute usually £5.99 each, I got my N.Y.C glitter from Semi Chem for £2.99, and I used No7 £5 off vouchers to get my polishes for £2 each usually £7 each.

Left to Right
Sally Hansen Insta Dry, Gallery UV Multi Sparkle, Rimmel Do You Lilac It? & Instyle Coral, Max Factor Fantasy Fire, MUA Shades 16 & 19.
Sally Hansen is my topcoat at the minute however I prefer my Seche Vite it was £4.99 from Superdrug, Gallery nail polishes are 69p each from Boyes and are surprisingly good! I got my Rimmel polishes for £2.99 each with 50p off from Semi Chem, however they are also on 3 for 2 at the minute in both Boots & Superdrug, my Fantasy Fire was £3.99 from Boots but actually free in the 3 for 2 offer, and MUA nail paints are amazing quality and are £1 each from Superdrug.

These are my swatches on some nail displays from Ebay, I'll post a nail of the day of each as I use them.
The last four on the bottom row are from the Nicki Minaj for OPI collection they are L-R: Did It On 'Em, Fly, Pink Friday and Metallic 4 Life. My favourite from the collection is Fly which I've also bought the full size of now.

I'm looking forward to wearing Models Own Beach Party & Hedonist over summer, they are soo bright and perfect for summer! I am also dying to get my hands on Ibiza Mix also from Models Own! A multi coloured glitter, which I have yet to find!

Well I hope you've enjoyed my first post back and I hope to post a lot more soon!