Sunday, 28 October 2018

It's time for Eagles Football!!!

Today is the NFL London match between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Jacksonville Jaguars and Jim and Kian have gone along to see it. We have been waiting quite a while for the Eagles to play over here and so as soon as the tickets went on sale they were on it. I have to stay at home because of reasons so I am a little gutted but they will have a fab time.

I have been planning this nail art for a while now, then I forgot I was doing it and then I remembered this morning and kind of rushed it, plus I forgot how much of a pain in the ass flock can be but I am really happy with how it turned out.

Products used: MyOnlineShop MJ XXIV and Kads 010
Barry M Watermelon, Black Forest, Spring Green, Blue Grape, Blood Orange and Cotton
OPI What Wizardy Is This
Green flock from a flock set from Born Pretty Store

What sport/team do you support?


Saturday, 27 October 2018

Espionage Cosmetics Dracula

Halloween is fast approaching and honestly, I haven't got anything ready yet, but I do have chocolates, which is the most important thing, isn't it?! I have also bought pumpkins but haven't carved them, I know what I am going to be doing though! 

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

I Want To Play A Game

I recently won an amazing giveaway from Beauty Big Bang and the prize included lots of large and round stamping plates and quite a few Halloween and Christmas water decal packs. All the water decal packs look similar to this one, all different decals that you mix and match but I was instantly drawn to the adorable little Jigsaw decal. I'm pretty disappointed that there isn't 2 of him but I wanted to do a look just using him. And because of all the orange on the decal it made me think of a LevelUpLacquer orange glitter polish that I wanted to use.

So this is how it turned out. This look is cute but I wish I had left my middle nail just plain orange, instead of adding glitter to it. i think that would have made it better but maybe I'm just being overly picky. I also think it would have looked fab matte.

Polishes used: Barry M Cotton
Barry M Mango
LevelUpLacquer Zero
Seche Vite

You can get these water decals here for 68p/89c. Use code PLUS10 to save 10% on your Beauty Big Bang order.

How many of the Saw movies have you watched? I'll be honest, I think I have only watched 2 or 3, the needle pit in the first one really pushed me away. I don't even know how many films there are in the series now.

Do you want to play a game?

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Espionage Cosmetics Crystal Power

Who is excited for Halloween??? Me!!! I am!!! I love witchy vibes and the closer we get to Halloween, the more witchy vibes there are and it's awesome. I am loving the look of these Crystal Power nail wraps from Espionage Cosmetics. They were designed by one of the Espionage Cosmetics featured artists Meescha Dare and they are absolutely gorgeous! Plus, look at those glitter wraps, they are so sparkly!

Espionage Cosmetics horror game is on point and I already have my nail wraps picked out for next week, I have been saving them all year. Why not pop over to the Espionage Cosmetics shop and get your wrap game on point ready for Halloween. Use code PLUS10KAPOW to save 15% on an order of $25 and over.

What are you going to be for Halloween?


Friday, 19 October 2018

Born Pretty Halloween L006 Stamping Plate

Urgh, I am still suffering from the effects of the meds dose raise but luckily I had already done these manis and had them ready to go basically, so yay me!

This plate is the Halloween L006 stamping plate from Born Pretty and I absolutely adore the images on this, although, saying that, I do wish they were slightly smaller. As you will see, my nails are fairly long right now or at least I consider them to be and I could not fit the whole image on there. So a little bit shorter and this plate would have been absolutely perfect!

So for my first nail art, this is the image I used. This image instantly made me think of the Spider Queen from Heroes of the Storm and I was hoping that the finished mani would turn out looking a little like that. I do kind of love this look though.

For the spider queen face I stamped in Barry M Silver Foil and then coloured in her web, eyes, lips and face, then I applied to the nails. Then I used Moyou Black Knight and Stamped the whole image again.

For the rest of the nails I used Barry M Black Forest, Barry M After Party, Barry M Silver Foil and Born Pretty BPX-L007 for the web image. The spider charm is from Charlie's Nail Art. I topped it all off with Seche Vite.

For my second look I used the image that reminded me of a forest goddess (second in from the right on the top row). I used Zoya Elphie for the base, then I stamped over it with Barry M Cotton and Moyou Black Knight. The twig stamps on the other nails are from the same image.

The plate is etched perfectly and I had perfect pickup straight away and there were no imperfections. So apart from the images being a little too big, this plate is awesome!

You can find this plate here for £2.26/$2.99 and don't forget to use code CBAQ10 for 10% off all non sale items.


Thursday, 18 October 2018

High Spirits Nail Art

If you've been following me for a while you might have seen me mention High Spirits before! It's one of my favourite movies, and I especially like to watch it around this time and while the movie makes me laugh and I find it absolutely hilarious, this one scene used to freak me the fuck out when i was a kid! When I knew it was about to switch to this scene I would fully hide behind a cushion or duvet in preparation for it.

If you've seen the movie, you'll hopefully know exactly what scene this is and if you haven't seen the movie I recommend trying it out if you get the chance. It's not everyone's cup of tea but I think it's great. It stars Peter O'Toole, Steve Guttenburg, Liam Neeson, Daryl Hannah, Liz Smith and many more names and faces you might recognise. It's about a guy named Plunkett who is down on his luck with money and his Castle, so he lies about it being haunted to try and drum up some business and when some American tourists come to stay, he and his staff create and elaborate but cheesy hoax, but the guests realise he lied and faked it, all of them, O'Toole included, are surprised to find out that they have angered the real ghostly residents, and pandemonium ensues.

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

From The Embers of Hell

Ok, right off the bat I'm going to say that I consider this a nail fail! I'm not sure why but I'm just not feeling it.

As soon as I saw KBShimmer Take It or Leaf It, it reminded me of burning embers, especially over black and I wanted to use these Charlie's Nail Art skeleton hand charms that I bought in a fun Halloween mani. So ignoring the fact the hands are both the left hand, that could have been one of their hellish punishments, imagine a skeleton or demon clawing it's way up from the depths of hell!

Items used: Barry M Black
Barry M Cotton
Barry M Dead Heat
KBShimmer Take It or Leaf It
Seche Vite
Charlie's Nail Art Skeleton Claws

Use code CLPK10 to save 10% at


Monday, 15 October 2018

KBShimmer Take It Or Leaf It

As soon as I saw the swatches of Take It Or Leaf It from the KBShimmer Falloween Collection, I knew I had to own it. It looked amazing and let me be very clear here... it is amazing!!!

It is Autumn in a bottle, with metallic flakies shifting from red and pink, to orange, to yellow and gold, to green and even purple!

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Espionage Cosmetics Redrum

Espionage Cosmetics Redrum The Shining nerdy nail wraps

Is there any other carpet from any movie that is as famous as the carpet from the Overlook Hotel?

Every year I go through a list of my favourite horror/Halloween movies and pick out the ones that are appropriate for Kian to watch this year. The Shining is one of the ones on the list that I really want to watch with him but he is definitely not quite old enough for it yet! Although, if you ask him, he's not scared of anything at all and could watch any horror movie ever!

This pattern is pretty recognisable to most but even if you don't get the reference they still look really cool and retro.

They are a glossy wrap set but I added a coat of Barry M Matte topcoat.

Espionage Cosmetics Redrum The Shining nerdy nail wraps glow in the dark

Of course they glow in the dark too, with the spooky message of REDRUM and it looks fantastic.

I adore these wraps and if you do too, pop over here to grab some for yourself! Don't forget to use code PLUS10KAPOW to save 15% off an order of $25 or more!

What are some of your favourite movies for this time of year? I'm currently watching High Spirits, one of the best films ever!


Friday, 12 October 2018

Beauty Big Bang XL-020 Stamping Plate 

It's a fairly quick post today, fatigue has hit me pretty hard and I am just trying to get this post up before I am completely useless.

So today I have got the Beauty Big Bang XL-020 stamping plate to show you. This plate has 10 full size images and 7 small images. Again it has a great combination of stamps good for regular stamping and stamps good for reverse stamping.

All of the images picked up easily and well on the first go, the images are etched perfectly and I had no imperfections on my plate.

For this look I used Prism Polish Scaligero for the base. As soon as I saw this polish I knew it had to be used for something to do with a dragon. For the stamping I used Moyou Black Knight and for the eye I used Barry M Extravagant and I topped it with a coat of Seche Vite.

I love this look so much. I used a base of the gorgeous, autumnal Barry M Mustard and a coat of Barry M Fairy Lights (the 2018 Boots exclusive). I stamped using the paisley image and Moyou Black Knight , then I topped with a coat of Seche Vite.

You can find this plate here for £2.73/$3.59 and don't forget to use code PLUS10 for 10% off your Beauty Big Bang order.


Thursday, 11 October 2018

Beauty Big Bang XL-018 Stamping Plate 

I do really like stamping plates that have larger full nail images but also a lot of them. The Beauty Big Bang XL-018 is one of those plates, it has 12 full nail images that are both pretty long and pretty wide, then there are 4 smaller images. Most of the images would be great for reverse stamping giving lots of different variations of nail art to do with this one. All of them are pretty cool skull images, perfect for Halloween and lovers of the gothic look.

For my first look I used the Beauty Big Bang Crystal Diamond polish in black and I stamped using Barry M Cotton and 2 of the images, one full size and one of the smaller ones.

I love how it looks over the textured polish and you can see how long the images are based on how I have placed the lace image on different nails.

For my second look I used 1 coat of Barry M Black Cherry and topped it with Wikkid Polish DeFlakingLicious. Then I reverse stamped the skull with roses for one nail and on the other I used the inverted tiny skulls with roses. I love how the flakies peep through this one.

I had absolutely no problems with this plate and had fantastic pickup straight away. The images are etched perfectly with a great selection, perfect for regular stamping and revers stamping! There were also no imperfections on this plate.

You can find this plate here for £2.72/$3.59 and don't forget to use code PLUS10 to save 10% on your Beauty Big Bang order.

Which is your favourite look from today?


Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Charlie's Nail Art Monster Mash Water Decals

I feel like I am permanently having one of those weeks. Just when I thought I was on track with things, it all starts slowly tumbling and it's all feeble attempts from me to keep up with it. I am definitely putting way too much pressure on myself but then I always do.

Also, when looking for easy nail art to do, water decals won't always be your friend! I completely melted a massive hole in one of them with the Seche and had to completely redo it and trying to get them in the right place when your arms have different ideas about what being still means.

But these Monster Mash full nail water decals from Charlie's Nail Art are both bright and Halloween appropriate!

Grab these decals here for 89p and don't forget to use code CLPK10 to save 10% off your Charlie's Nail Art order.

So who fully decorates their house for Halloween? I really want to have a Ghostbusters theme but I am struggling to get stuff I want/need for it both here in the UK and on a budget! Lemme see your Halloween decorations!


Saturday, 6 October 2018

Espionage Cosmetics 13th Regeneration

Espionage Cosmetics 13th regeneration Doctor Who nerdy nail wraps

What else would I be wearing this weekend?! These are the 13th Regeneration nail wraps from Espionage Cosmetics. They are a glossy wrap set based on the outfit of the new regeneration of Doctor Who and they have gorgeous teal glitter accents.

Espionage Cosmetics 13th regeneration Doctor Who nerdy nail wraps

I decided to add a little something to these wraps and stamped Gallifreyan over the glitter using Moyou Geek 05 and Barry M Silver Foil and it looks gorgeous. That glitter wrap peeking through is so pretty.

Espionage Cosmetics 13th regeneration Doctor Who nerdy nail wraps glow in the dark

And they glow in the dark too! As usual the glow is pretty strong and really stands out, especially when charged up.

These are available right now and you can grab them here, plus they are on sale right now too!!!

Use code PLUS10KAPOW to save 15% on an order of $25 or over.

Are you going to be watching?


Friday, 5 October 2018

Beauty Big Bang Crystal Diamond 007 Polish

I have another lush polish to show you today. This one is black from the Beauty Big Bang Crystal Diamond range. Every photo on their website shows the Crystal Diamond polishes with a topcoat, so I was pleasantly surprised to find that it dries like a textured polish and it looks gorgeous, so that's how I decided to wear it.

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Thundercats Mumm-Ra nails using Born Pretty Halloween L003 Stamping Plate

Mumm-Ra Thundercats 80's 90's cartoons nerdy nails

Ancient spirits of evil, transform this decayed form to MUMM-RA, THE EVER-LIVING!

When I first spotted the Born Pretty Halloween L003 stamping plate, my eyes went straight to the mummy wraps stamp. I had an idea in my head but when I tried to do it, it just wouldn't work. I was getting pretty frustrated and when Jim asked what I was trying to do, I explained it to him and he said 'MUMM-Ra!' and it all just clicked into place. It made my brain come to life and I knew exactly how to do what I wanted to do. 

Mumm-Ra Thundercats 80's 90's cartoons nerdy nails

I used a base of Barry M Cotton and sponged on a bit of Barry M Lychee here, there and everywhere. Then I stamped the mummy wraps over 4 of my nails in Moyou Black Knight. I did 2 extra stamps of the mummy wraps but left them on the stampers and I painted a couple of the strands that were not touching each other, in Barry M Blood Orange and left them to dry.

I started to paint my other nail while they were drying, I used Barry M Laguna for the base, then I stamped the circle using a different plate and filled it in with Barry M Blood Orange. Once that was dry, I flipped it over and painted Mumm-Ra's 2 headed snake symbol, or at least something that closely resembles it, from far away, hahaha, and I popped it onto the nail.

Then I went back to the red strips I had painted and one by one I peeled them off the stamper and placed them in position on my nails. Weirdly, they looked so much better before I added topcoat and as you can see I must have been a little heavy handed in some places because I managed to smear it when I added topcoat (Seche Vite) but I still think it turned out awesome.

Now to the nitty gritty of the plate. I had to do a little bit of testing with this one because I was going to do a second lot of nail art using some of the smaller images but try as I might I could not get any of them to pick up at all with my clear stamper. So I grabbed my marshmallow stampers, my sticky stampers and my firm stampers and tested with them all. On all of these I still only managed to get partial pickups. I was really disappointed because my second mani was going to be a Nightmare Before Christmas one and there are some super cute little images there.

Now, I honestly think this might just be my plate. And I don't think it was my stamping technique because I tried it by having the scraper in different positions, doing it quickly, using the roll method and the firm press method, I just couldn't get it to work. It happens. Plus, I have seen a few people put up adorable manis using these small images, so please don't let that put you off buying this plate as it has some great images on there.

You can find it here for £2.26/$2.99 and don't forget that you can use code CBAQ10 to get 10% off all non sale items from Born Pretty!


Monday, 1 October 2018

Prism Polish Scaligero

Having had a hospital appointment last week, which had a tough journey there and back, had an anxious run up to it and was a pretty tiring appointment itself, I have had a rough time recovering from it. It's now day 4 of resting up and I am getting pretty annoyed with myself or not posting anything. I know, I know, I shouldn't be. I should always listen to my body and rest when I need to. I'm getting better at it, but you all know that I am not that type of person. So today I am giving you a mediocre (but still pretty) swatch of the gorgeous Scaligero from prism Polish.