Sunday, 16 June 2019

Espionage Cosmetics Best Friends Forever

Best Friends Forever nail wraps from Espionage Cosmetics, designed by featured artist Jen Taylor.

Are you all having a good weekend? Mine has been nice and quiet and has had a distinct lack of stress, just what I like in a weekend. As usual, this weekend I have been wearing some nail wraps and this set is so cute.

Friday, 14 June 2019

Beach Please!

Maniology Mani X Me Mermaid MXM007 MXM008 Stamping Plate nails Barry M Fortune Teller

So these mermaid plates are from the May Mani X Me Express Kit from Maniology, but because I have been so slack I am only just getting round to using them. And while I pay for my Maniology subscription myself, some of the Barry M nail polishes in this mani were gifted to me.

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Beauty Big Bang Butterfly BBBXL-068

Beauty Big Bang XL-068 BBBXL-068 stamping plate Butterfly nails Barry M Gradient

2 fun facts for you: 1) Butterflies are the symbol for Multiple Sclerosis. This is because when you look at the MRI of your brain, it looks like a butterfly, and because all the colours of butterflies represent the constant changing symptoms and unpredictable course of MS.

And 2) While I can (sort of) appreciate the beauty of butterflies, I get completely freaked out by all and any bugs, and this includes butterflies. I don't understand where it came from but for as long as I can remember, I have always been super afraid of insects. If any come near me, you will hear random noises coming from me and I will drop everything and (attempt to) run away.

Monday, 10 June 2019

Born Pretty Geometry L001 Stamping Plate

90s style nails using the Born Pretty Geometry L001 stamping plate

Today I have the Geometry L001 plate from Born Pretty Store to show you. Whenever I see these plates, I instantly think of the 90s and more specifically, the intros to loads of 90s tv shows, and so my nail art using these plates, always ends up being something very reminiscent of the 90s. Which I am definitely not complaining about, you know I love me some 90s aesthetics and I wish my all day, every day could be 90s everything.

What do you think of when you see these plate types?

Saturday, 8 June 2019

Espionage Cosmetics We Invoke Thee

I haven't managed to get much done in the last few weeks and I haven't posted any Espionage Cosmetics nail wraps so I really wanted to wear some this weekend and get back in to my routine, and I just couldn't resist these We Invoke Thee nail wraps.

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Off With Their Heads

Disney Alice in Wonderland Queen of Hearts nail art Off with their heads

I have had this beautiful Queen of Hearts glitter from Charlie's Nail Art for a little while and have been trying to think of some fun nails to do with it, I've had a little bit of a nail art block recently to be honest, but then today I had a sudden spark and it turned out exactly how I wanted it to.

Monday, 3 June 2019

Glequin Daisies

Barry M Gelly Banana Split Swatch and Daisies Nail Art

It's not often that you'll catch me with flowers on my nails but Banana Split from Barry M was screaming out for some basic daisies. Of course, it's also  not often that you'll find me with basic nails, so I had to also add in some glequins for the centre.

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Watermelon Nails

Barry M Gelly Blueberry Muffin and Pink Grapefruit Swatch and Watermelon Nail Art

I know I'm not the only one that loves a bit of watermelon in the Summer months and can you believe I have never done watermelon nails before? I know that the Barry M Gellys Pink Grapefruit and Blueberry Muffin aren't really traditional watermelon colours but they look so cute together and they are close enough that it really works.

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Hakuna Matata Nails

Barry M Gelly Banana Split and Tangerine Swatch and Lion King Nail Art
As soon as I saw Banana Split and Tangerine from the new Barry M Gelly's, I knew I wanted to do an orange to yellow, sunset gradient, with Lion King nail art.

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Barry M SS19 Gelly Nail Paints

Barry M SS19 Gelly Nail Paints Swatches

Barry M very kindly sent me a set of there newly released Gelly Nail Paints to swatch and try out and let me tell you, they are beautiful! I absolutely love the polishes from the Gelly nail range, not only are they glossy and fast drying, but they also stamp really well. These 4 new additions do not disappoint one little bit and they are the perfect shades for summery nails.

One little note: one of the main reason that I lost motivation is because my photos keep coming off my camera with a weird tint and no amount of colour correcting fixes some of them. So in some of these photos, they may be a slightly brighter shade than the actual polish or my skin has a weird tinge to it so that I could get the best colour on the polish. If you are a camera expert, hit me up, I have no idea what I am doing hahaha, I just use auto, then point and click!

But let's have a better look at these gorge polishes. All photos are 2 coats with no topcoat!

Monday, 27 May 2019

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Nails

Mystery Science Theater 3000 MST3K Nerdy Nails Plus10Kapow

The heat has zapped all motivation and ability from me lately and I have really been struggling to do much of anything, let alone nail art. But I wanted to at least start this week being more productive and the best way for me to do that, is to do something I love.

Ever since I found out that Espionage Cosmetics did MST3K nail wraps for when the The Return was in the Kickstarter stage, I have wanted MST3K nails and since I haven't been able to find the nail wraps, I had to do my own. I am a huge fan of the show, both the classic and the newly revived. I really love Rifftrax too, if you don't know what that is but you're a fan of Mystery Science Theater 3000, definitely check it out, you won't regret it, oh and bonus, there's loads of Rifftrax on Prime Video so if you have that, you're on to a winner.

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Espionage Cosmetics Nail Mail Monthly: Magic is Real

I am so happy that Espionage Cosmetics Nail Mail Monthly is back! There are always awesome and inventive wrap sets that come in the subscription! And the April Theme, Magic is Real, was no disappointment.

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Barry M Fortune Teller Glaze Topcoat

Barry M Fortune Teller Flakie iridescent topcoat swatch and review

I have an absolutely stunning new addition to the Barry M Nail Paints to show you today. This is the Barry m Fortune Teller Glaze topcoat. This is a pretty photo heavy post, you have been warned.

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Born Pretty Store Sea World L001

Born Pretty Store L001 stamping plate Aquaman Nerdy Nails

I have been fighting hard against a lack of motivation today and to make it worse, 75% of the nail art I had done this week looked shit on camera, so I have scrapped it all. So I am a bit bummed too.

Anyway, today I have this awesome Sea World stamping plate from Born Pretty to show you.

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Game of Thrones Ice Dragon Nails

Game of Thrones Ice Dragon Nerdy Nails Clear jelly Stamper stamping plate

If you aren't up to date with Game of Thrones, there will be some spoilers mentioned in this post, so don't read if you don't want to know.

I wish I had done these earlier in the season but I still love how these look now and the Ice Dragon is/was pretty awesome. As soon as Prism Polish put up this Clear Jelly Stamper Winter is Coming stamping plate, I bought it. It's an awesome plate and with only 2 episode left of the series, I really wanted to get some more GoT nail art done. I have at least 1 other mani planned, which I will probably wear next week. Did you know Prism Polish stock quite a few awesome stamping plates now? Well, now you do!

Saturday, 11 May 2019

Espionage Cosmetics I Choose You

Espionage Cosmetics I choose You nail wraps nerdy nails Fox Smith Pikachu Pokemon

Detective Pikachu is out in cinemas now and that had me reaching for these adorable I Choose You nail wraps from Espionage Cosmetics. Shhhhh, I see a Pok√©mon!

I haven't gone to see it and probably won't for a while, Kian went to see it today and says he loved it. Are you going to see it?

Friday, 10 May 2019

Beauty Big Bang XL-065 Stamping Plate

Beauty Big Bang XL-065 nail art stamping plate peacock nails

Every time I try to be on track with things I just seem to get slacker and slacker. I have stuff done, like I am managing the actual nail art part of it, but when it comes to editing the photos, that's where I let myself down. So I am going to spend the next few days trying to catch up with this stuff.

Today's post is some fun nail art, done using the Beauty Big Bang XL-065 stamping plate.

Sunday, 5 May 2019

Avengers: Endgame Nails

Avengers Endgame Nerdy Nails Thanos Infinity Stones

OMG you guys! I finally got to go see Avengers: Endgame on Friday night and I honestly have no words. Without any spoilers, just in case some of you haven't seen it yet, it was an emotional rollercoaster, I cried (twice) I laughed, there were some things I was hoping would happen that didn't, some things that happened that I really wasn't expecting but loved and it was just a fantastic movie overall!

I was super stuck for what nails to do and time was fast approaching. I had seen this idea for the Infinity Stones on loads of people but the first nails I saw it on were Lorraine Cink's, it's such a cute idea I wanted to do it and luckily I had the perfect little gems, no idea where I bought them from.

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Glittery Mickey and Minnie Nails

Well today absolutely flew by, and the stuff I wanted to get done, did not get done. But what I did get done were these adorable Mickey and Minnie nails.

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Born Pretty Artist L001 Stamping Plate

Born Pretty Store Artist L001 Pop Art Bright Nail Art

I have been so bad at posting to the blog lately, mostly because I have been trying to get things organised and maybe catch up on review things. And I finally managed to get some stuff done.

So today I am showing you the Artist L001 stamping plate from Born Pretty. This plate has 18 full nail images, all in styles of different artists, with my main faves being the Roy Lichtenstein style pop art images, so that's what I have used today.

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Nail Art Inspired by Xbox Socks

Xbox Numskull Geekstore Socks Nerdy Gamer Nails

Numskull recently released their new Xbox collection which is for sale on Geekstore, and one of the items in that collection was these really socks. I instantly loved the design on them and wanted to do some nails. The pattern I have done isn't exactly the same but I think I have gotten close enough, what do you think?

This post is not sponsored in any way, I just really like the pattern on the socks.

Sunday, 21 April 2019

Espionage Cosmetics Egg-Citing Manicure

Espionage Cosmetics Egg-Citing Manicure Easter Eggs Nail Wraps

I know we're already almost through Easter Sunday but I completely forgot to put this post up yesterday. I have been saving these nail wraps for a year after I received them in the March NEXUS a little after last year's Easter holidays, so I had to wear them this weekend.

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Wikkid Polish Custom Trio Inspired by Stargate

You may have seen that I am currently running a giveaway over on my Instagram because I recently passed the 2k followers mark and I was/am pretty stoked about it. All of the items in the giveaway were purchased by me, except the trio of polishes from Wikkid Polish. Sarah very kindly offered to sponsor my giveaway and made this stunning trio of polishes, inspired by Stargate. Not only that, but she also made a trio for me and gifted them. So obviously I had to swatch them to show you how beautiful they really are, and to tempt you to pop over to my Instagram and enter the giveaway.

So let's have a look at these beauties.

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away! Supposedly.

So, they say "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" which is utter bullshit clearly and I would like a refund on all the apples I have bought over the years hahaha.

All of my photos on my camera are coming out with a weird tint on them, most of the time it's a blue tint and it doesn't colour correct very well, so I am sorry if the colours sort of look weird. I know I have said this many a time before, but I really should learn all the ins and outs of my camera. I am just a lazy camera user.

Monday, 15 April 2019

Espionage Cosmetics A Girl Has No Name

Espionage Cosmetics Arya Game of Thrones A Girl Has No Name Nerdy Nail wraps

GAME OF THRONES IS BACK!!! Have you watched the first episode yet? We watched it first thing this morning so we didn't get any spoilers, and I'm not going to spoil it for anyone else but I am so stoked for this season. It's going to be pretty amazing!

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Beauty Big Bang XL-069 Stamping Plate

Beauty Big Bang XL-069 stamping Barry M Moyou Black Knight

The weather today is the type of weather that I love just being curled up in bed with a Netflix binge happening but, alas, my brain will not let me chill out, I have to get stuff done. So instead, I have been trying out this very pretty stamping plate from Beauty Big Bang.

Sunday, 7 April 2019

Be a Dragon! Game of Thrones Nail Art

Game of Thrones Be a Dragon Nerdy Nails Daenerys Targaryan

So a week today, the final season of Game of Thrones begins and it promises to be amazing. I may have another Game of Thrones mani to wear next week but today I got a little flicker of inspiration while scrolling Jordandene's website.

I think maybe I went a little too subtle with the dragon scales on this one, and it hasn't photographed particularly well, but I am sort of proud of my thumb, which is why I am still posting this.

Game of Thrones Be a Dragon Nails Daenerys Targaryan Jordandene

Although I don't own this design of Jordan's, the "Be a Dragon" design is pretty awesome. I tried to get my letters as close to the Jordandene design as possible, and you all know I hate doing small letters, but even though it's not perfect, I love how it turned out.

Polishes used: Barry M Black Forest
Danglefoot Nail Polish Crazy Ice King
Barry M Cotton
Moyou Black Knight
Moyou White Knight
Seche Vite

Stamping Plate: Messy Mansion MM21

Are you ready to get your heart ripped out and shredded on Sunday? Who are you rooting for? I am Team Daenerys all the way!

Oh, and FYI, all Marvel Jordandene designs has been brought back for a limited time in the run up to Avengers: Endgame. Just in case you wanted to grab some of the retired designs before the also rip out your heart!

Hope your Sunday has been awesome!


Thursday, 4 April 2019

Born Pretty Dipping Powder- Sahara Eye

I seem to have definitely lost my mojo with these powders. Before I was just using a cheap, gel topcoat to wear these but I had started to struggle and couldn't get them to work, and I had heard that the no-wipe topcoats were better, so I bought a Black Heart and a no-wipe topcoat from Kiki London to use this gorgeous Born Pretty chameleon dipping powder, they are both fab but I still couldn't get it to work the regular "rubbing" way. So I did the stamper method, where you rub the powder on a stamper until it looks blended and then stamp it on to the nails.

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Espionage Cosmetics Borderlands The Pre-Sequel

Borderlands 3 Espionage Cosmetics Nail Wraps Nerdy Gamer Nails

OK, before I get your hopes up, these are, in fact, fairly old nail wraps. But with all the Borderlands chatter recently, I just had to dig them out of my collection and finally get them worn. Are you excited for Borderlands 3? Are you playing any of the older ones in preparation?

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Pirate Cove Nails

These were super hard to photograph but as the sun has been out for part of the day, I decided it was definitely some time for holo glitter. Yes, it turned out that this was maybe too much gold for one mani to handle and that may have been part of the reason the photos look terrible but it's pretty, so nyah!

Saturday, 30 March 2019

A Bit of Boy Wonder!

DC Comics Robin Batman Comic Book Nerd Nails

It's the 80th anniversary of Batman today and who better to wish him a happy birthday than his faithful sidekick, the one and only Boy Wonder, Robin!

Before you say anything, yes, I have mixed some of the "ingredients" of Robin's because I have some serious tremors today and my freehand was terrible, see middle finger, so I used the Robin symbol stamp that I had on MyOnlineShop MJ XLVIII. Dick Grayson is my favourite Robin, just in case you wanted to know that fact, who is yours? And I have realised that outlining things, especially with tremors, is harder than tiny writing!