Monday, 30 September 2019

Dystopia Nail Polish Samhain collection

Dystopia Nail Polish Samhain Collection Swatches

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, then last week you'll have seen me sharing the stunning Samhain collection from Dystopia Nail Polish. Well, this collection is now available to buy over on the Dystopia Nail Polish shop. But today I am just showing off these beautiful polishes again and telling you about how they apply, clean up, remove, you know, the usual!

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Born Pretty Store Texture L001 Stamping Plate

Born Pretty Store Texture L001 stamping Plate Marble Nail Art

You know how stressful it can be when you are ill and can't get stuff done? Yeah, well it turns out it's just as stressful, if not more, when you get better and try to catch up on everything but you're in a perpetual state of behind and even though you're doing stuff it still seems like you'r climbing a never-ending mountain! That's kind of what I'm going through right now. So. Much. Stuff!

Today I am showing you one of those stuffs, the Born Pretty Store Texture L001 stamping plate.

Saturday, 21 September 2019

Mani X Me Monthly Express Kit- Hocus Pocus

Maniology Mani X Me Hocus Pocus Express Kit Witchy Nail Art

So, this month's theme for the Maniology Mani X Me box was Hocus Pocus and I honestly think that this is their best one yet. I was so excited for it to arrive and basically knew what mani I wanted to do with these plates straight away. With the theme Hocus Pocus, you probably have already worked out that what will be on the plates.

Friday, 20 September 2019

Barry M Green Origin Collection

Barry M Green Origin collection swatches

Another completely new release from Barry M is the Green Origin collections, which  you have probably already seen in store by now. The Green Origin Nail Paints are 70% natural origin polishes. They are made of a new, environmentally sensitive, low chemical formulation that is made with natural ingredients like corn, potato and wheat and they have a high gloss finish. These polishes are also vegan and cruelty free.

There are 8 polishes in this collection and one basecoat/topcoat. So let's take a look at them.

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Barry M Crystal Rock Collection

Barry M Crystal Rock Collection Swatches

In the last few weeks Barry M have been absolutely killing it with their new releases, and I am so stoked to have been sent their new polishes to swatch. I honestly should have put these up last week when they released but I've been having flares again due to the heat and a bit of lurg which caused a little domino effect, but I'm feeling better again now, yay.

So today I am going to show you the absolutely gorgeous Crystal Rock collection from the new releases.  The Crystal Rock collection is made up of 7 polishes all with a glitter texture finish. I have no idea how to even convey to you how excited I have been about this collection. I have wanted Barry M to bring out more polishes ever since they released their original glitter texture polishes in 2014 and these new polishes absolutely exceeded my expectations.

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Dance Legend Spot it! White- Fluid Nails

Dance Legend Spot it White Fluid Nails

I very nearly didn't post these because the neon clearly freaked my camera out and made my skin a weird colour that I just cannot correct, I got so frustrated but they came out so pretty I had to post them. Ignore the weird skin colour and just concentrate on the pretty nails.

I bought Dance Legend Spot it! White and Spot it! Black months ago from Hypnotic Polish, and I have been having trouble perfecting the technique for it, but I asked @iamdeliasnails for tips because her fluid nails are always amazing and that's when I managed this mani.

Dance Legend Spot it White Fluid Nails

To get it so it sort of did something and created cells I poured out some of my regular polishes on to my nail art mat, then I sort of squiggle poured the Spot It! and then pressed the corner of the mat onto the polish puddle. Pressing the mat onto it seemed to sort of activate the polish and cells started to form.

Dance Legend Spot it White Fluid Nails

Polishes used: Wikkid Polish Bikini Bombshell
Wikkid Polish Hello Sailor!
Sinful Colors Rebel Rebel
Dance Legend Spot It! White
Seche Vite

Dance Legend Spot it White Fluid Nails

I don't know if it's kind of cheating using two different transforming polishes but I added in Sinful Colors Rebel Rebel anyway to see what sort of result I got and I absolutely love this mani. It might not be perfect but it's pretty.

Have you tried fluid nails yet? What colours would you like to see with the Spot it! Black?


*all items purchased myself

Sunday, 8 September 2019

Espionage Cosmetics Eagle Nebula

Espionage Cosmetics Eagle Nebula nerdy nail wraps The truth is out there

I've been trying to calm my Thanatophobia, which has been pretty heavy these last couple of weeks, probably just from normal adult stresses, illness stresses and random stuff. So to try and step away from it I have been thinking about the Universe. How big and mysterious it is and how insignificant I am in the grand scheme of things. Weird that this helps, trust me, I know, but it really does.

I listened to the Stephen Hawking audio book "Brief Answer to the Big Questions" and loved it, it made me feel both intelligent and incredibly stupid at the same time. But it helped. And I could honestly listen to it all over again. I am so glad I signed up to Audible and can't wait to get my next book credit this month.

Anyway, while cleaning my desk I found a packet of some old but awesome temporary tattoos that Jordandene used to send out with their shirts and I decided that I wanted to wear The Truth is Out There and these gorgeous Eagle Nebula nail wraps from Espionage Cosmetics, this weekend. The tattoos are still good and if i ever stopped being a complete wimp and ever considered getting a permanent tattoo, these might be right up my street.

Friday, 6 September 2019

Beauty Big Bang XL-066 Stamping Plate

Beauty Big Bang BBBXL-066 stamping plate

Life always finds a way to get in your way, doesn't it? Thought I was on a roll but this week has just flown by and I haven't managed to get posts up.

So here is a beautiful stamping plate from Beauty Big Bang.

Monday, 2 September 2019

Nicole Diary 088 stamping plate from Born Pretty

Born Pretty Store Nicole Diary 088 Stamping Plate

Phew, last week was a hectic week working on something pretty big, which you'll see about mid September, but it was tough to get it done and didn't really leave me much time for anything else other than being cranky and tired.

But for today, I am going to show you this cute Nicole Diary plate that I received from Born Pretty.