Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Born Pretty- Spring Garden L003 Stamping Plate


Anyone else getting Sailor Moon vibes from this nail art? I initially wanted this to be really pastel colours but these ones ended up way brighter than I remembered and I just went with it, but I really like it. These two are Barry M Strawberry Ice Cream and Barry M Blueberry Ice Cream and I put them together over a base of Barry M Cotton using the smoosh method.

I love the images on this plate from Born Pretty, they are so delicate and I definitely don't have enough plates with images like these. I used the lotus/crescent moon image and the squiggly image with a small crescent moon at the top with Barry M Cotton for stamping. I also filled in the moons with NYC Lexington Yellow and then I stamped them onto my nail. I topped it all off with a coat of Seche Vite.

The images are etched really well in this plate, they are a good size and it stamped really well on each type of stamper. There are no imperfections.

Also, how pretty is the new packaging for the stamping plates? I love the gold on white.


You can find this plate here for £2.17/$2.99 and don't forget that you can use code CBAQ10 for 10% off all non sale items.


Saturday, 9 June 2018

Espionage Cosmetics Seashells & Starfish

Although I complain constantly about the heat and the summer, I do still love a good trip to the beach, as long as I can keep cool of course, and that's what I have mostly been dreaming about this week, just getting away down to the beach for a few days. Of course, the best days at the beach are the days that start bright but end in a storm.

These Seashells and Starfish wraps from Espionage Cosmetics perfectly accompany my daydreams today. They have a kind of pearlescent finish and a very subtle blue and pink shimmer. Underneath the starfish and seashells, there are some wave details that make up a gorgeous gradient.

These were from the February Voyages NEXUS and they aren't currently available but if you are after a sea themed mani, check out these awesome Stardew Valley: Moonlight Jelly wraps. If you're buying from the Espionage Cosmetics shop for the first time, you can use code PLUS10KAPOW to get 15% off a order of $25 or more.

If you've been thinking about signing up to the NEXUS to get gorge nail wraps like these, this month is definitely the month you should be doing it. This month's theme is Warrior Woman and the reveals that have been put up so far look amazing!


Saturday, 2 June 2018

Espionage Cosmetics Fibonacci

The Fibonacci Sequence is one of my favourite things in maths! In a Fibonacci Sequence, every number after the first two is the sum of the two preceding ones. The first two numbers are either a 1 and 1 or a 0 and 1. So Fn= FN-1+ FN-2.

It is really quite easy to get a grip of once you have a basic knowledge of it and the history is quite fascinating.

Friday, 1 June 2018

Runner3 Nails

Have you played any of the Bit.Trip Runner series? I absolutely adore them and Bit.Trip Runner 2 was perfection. They are rhythm, platformer, runner games where you control Commander Video by jumping, sliding or kicking obstacles and collecting things. They are the kind of games where you love the feeling of achieving a perfect run, or collecting all the stuff, but, it's also the kind of game that drives you crazy with anger while you try to get to the end of the level, or to that perfect, or to getting the bonus. There's a lot of anger, but also a lot of enjoyment to be had. Also, they have the best announcer, Charles Martinet, who has a pretty epic voice.

Well anyway, Runner3 (looks like they dropped the Bit.Trip) came out on PC and Nintendo Switch towards the the end of May and I played it! And I loved it! So I obviously decided to do some Runner 3 nails. and here they are!

I did a gradient base of Barry M Malibu, Barry M Cotton and Barry M Spring Green. Then I did reverse stamping on the wavy rainbow image from the Uberchic Unicorn Love plate and I used NYC Lexington Yellow, Barry M Mango, Barry M Damson, Barry M Sugar Plum and Barry M Blue Grape to fill in the rainbow. I freehanded Commander Video using Barry M Black Forest, Barry M Dead Heat, NYC Lexington Yellow and Barry M Cotton. Then I freehanded the 3 using Barry M Dead Heat. I topped it all of with a coat of Seche Vite.

I am now just waiting for it to come out on the PS4 so I can buy it on that.

What game do you love but also hate at the same time?


Thursday, 31 May 2018

Espionage Cosmetics NEXUS: Elves of Old April 2018

The April theme for NEXUS and NEXUS Literary was Elves of Old and as usual, all of them are stunning, with a heavy spattering of fantasy, and a little rpg for good measure.


Dance of Arrows: Green and gold, glossy wraps with metallic foil accents

Mark of Royalty: Glossy and glittery with metallic foil accents

NEXUS Literary

Forsaken Hunter: Glossy set with green metallic foil accents and bits that glow in the dark

Song of Eldars: Some beautiful, glossy, gold metallic wraps with a glow in the dark secret.


Banshee Queen: These glossy wraps have silver foil accents and look like crushed velvet.

NEXUS is $15 a month +p&p, subscription packages are month to month, 3 month, 6 month and 12 month with the 12 month giving a saving of around $60.
NEXUS Literary is also $15 a month +p&p with the same subscription packages available.
The NEXUS BOOSTER is $12 a month unless you are already a NEXUS subscriber, in which case it can be added to your order for $7.

Each month the NEXUS wrap sets get put to an online vote and the winner of the vote will get put into the Espionage Cosmetics shop. The loser is then, generally a subscriber exclusive but will sometimes be put in in the Mystery Wrap sets.

If you fancy subscribing, pop over here and choose your weapon (by which I mean subscription package) and don't forget to follow the Espionage Cosmetics subscriptions social media (links below) for the next theme and for sneak peeks.

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