Friday, 23 February 2018

Born Pretty Store Chameleon Powder Flakies

The sun was out today, like proper out. It was also proper freezing but that's the way I kind of like it, bright but cold. So obviously I had to have something on my nails that looked awesome when the sun hit it, so out came these chameleon powder flakies from Born Pretty Store.

You can apply them sparsely to get kind of a gorge, holo tortoise shell effect going on or you apply it quite heavily, all over the nail and then rub it to get the stunning, chameleon powder look with silver holo flakies. These create a gorgeous nail art look for when the sun is out and you're feeling lazy. You just need one or two coats of a really good black, then apply flakies with your finger or the applicator and then top with a good topcoat like Seche and you're done. They apply really easily and are easy to remove but they do have a habit of going everywhere when you move them from the pot to your nail, so don't. Breathe!

You can find these here for £1.22/$1.59 for a 0.1g pot and an applicator, which is enough for a good few mani's and there are 5 other gorgeous colour variations to choose from, this one is #5. And don't forget that you can use code CBAQ10 for 10% off all non sale items.

Have an awesome weekend!


Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Born Pretty Store Jungle Adventure

I've got this stunning polish from Born Pretty Store to show you today. This is Jungle Adventure and is part of their own brand holo range. It is a dark forest green with a strong, linear holo.

Just like Wine Malaga, it does work best without base coat, because I found that with OPI Nail Envy it does smear a little bit making it difficult to get thin, even coats (other base coats may work better) and like Wine Malaga, the holo effect shows best without topcoat but that doesn't mean the polish isn't still gorgeous with topcoat.

Unlike Wine Malaga, Jungle Adventure does retain some of it's holo effect once you add topcoat but also gets the same, jewel-like appearance which brings depth to the polish and while Wine Malaga is gorgeous, you can't got wrong with holo, ever!

It really is a stunning green and would be a great addition to anyone's collection.

I did try some nail art for this swatch post but it was a complete nail fail and I'm going to attempt it again, only better, sometime in the future so I chose not to put it up.

You can find it here for £3.83/$4.99 along with the other 5 colours in this collection. Don't forget that you can use code CBAQ10 for 10% off all non sale items on


Sunday, 18 February 2018

Espionage Cosmetics Angels Who Weep Wraps

Do you ever find that the harder you try to have some semblance of a routine the more you fail at doing so? Yeah, I am forever in that. I'm not great at time management anyway and I forget a great deal of things unless it's right there in front of me. But the fact that I'm trying is a good thing and hopefully it means I'll get there one day. But for now, expect things on the wrong days or super late. Like my Geek Fuel post which I have still not done.

Anyway, today's gloriously awesome notd are these Angels Who Weep nail wraps. As I'm sure you already know, these are based on the Weeping Angels (quantum-locked humanoids) from Doctor Who.

These wraps look best with a glossy topcoat on them, I used Barry M Plumpy topcoat. The image quality is amazing and they look fantastic from every angle.

Even better, they glow in the dark. They have 'Don't Blink' on some nails and others have the Angels with their hands down. They look awesome and glow really bright. I'm a little bit wobbly on gitd photos lately, I need to use my tripod and get a shutter button for my camera, then maybe I'll get prefect shots.

These wraps are from the January NEXUS OP, a rare spawn and some awesome designs come out of the OP's. Check the links below of where to find Espionage Cosmetics so you can keep up to date on when the next NEXUS OP spawns. And don't forget that if you haven't already used it, you can use code PLUS10KAPOW for 15% off an order of $25 or more, pop over to the shop to check out what goodies you can get!

Where to find Espionage Cosmetics: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Tumblr

Hope you've had a perfect weekend!


Friday, 16 February 2018

Danglefoot Nail Polish Bones


I haven't really been buying many polishes lately and with so many gorgeous collections coming out from indie makers, I have definitely been getting polish envy. So when Danglefoot Nail polish recently opened again and had an amazing Star Trek collection, I went as soon as I remembered. Annoyingly, I was in the poor week of my month at the time and I could only stretch to one polish but luckily, the one I really wanted, Bones (obvs) was not sold out by the time I got there.

And I am so glad because this is an absolutely stunning polish. It is a bright, blue jelly with a bright pink shimmer that shifts to gold and green and shows through in no light, low light and bright light, pretty much all light and this polish looks absolutely gorgeous.

I added the Sciences badge using a Star Trek plate I got from AliExpress, Moyou Black Knight and Born Pretty Store Gold Stamping polish.

This is 3 coats topped with one coat of Seche. You can still see my nail line here but irl you don't notice it and you could probably get away with 2 coats. The formula is gorge, it dries ok and to a smooth and shiny finish. It was easy to clean up and I'm still wearing it so I can't comment on removal or stainage.

Keep an eye on the Danglefoot Nail Polish social media channels for upcoming shop updates and fun things that are happening.

Now, if anyone can tell me why Dr Leonard (Bones) McCoy wore a Sciences badge instead of a medical one, I would be super impressed!

Where to find Danglefoot Nail Polish: Shop | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Born Pretty Store Sunset Beach Stamping Polish

So, what did you get up to on Valentine's Day? We did a workout together at home then I watched Castle all night in bed because my pain was too much much again. But then we never really go into all that lovey-dovey stuff anyway!

Well today's nail art is kind of love related because I used one of the new Valentine's plates from Born Pretty Store (BP-L004), but what I'm actually showing you is this gorgeous shifty, stamping polish called Sunset Beach.

Sunset Beach shifts from pink to orange and works as both a stamping polish and a normal polish. It looks great over black, white and one it's own. It has a great formula and is highly pigmented. It dries quickly, is easy to clean up and remove and doesn't stain.

You can find this polish here for £3.52/$4.59 and there are 4 other colours in this range that you'll love too. Don't forget that you can use my code CBAQ10 for 10% off all non sale items.