Barry M have jumped on the textured nail bandwagon, with this suspiciously similar range to Nails Inc’s “Concrete” offering, right down to the British street names. Though we do love a good budget dupe round these parts, especially with fad/trend items, so who am I to complain! I picked these up in Superdrug across the border on special offer 2 for £6.00, so they were especially bargainous compared to Nails Inc’s £12.00 per bottle (yeowch!). Read on »
Kat recently treated me to the best present I have received all year: The Wah Nail art book! I couldn’t wait to get cracking so I set to work with one of the easier looks to paint: the shatter nail!
I used some polish from the Nails Inc Neon & Nudes range to really make my nails pop. All in all I used Seche Vite Base Coat, Nails Inc Westbourne Grove, Nails Inc Notting Hill Gate, Barry M Nail Paint Crackle in Black and the Gel Topcoat from budget brand Essence! Read on »
In honour of Valentine’s, I’m calling today’s NOTD, Love Letters.
I pinged the heart on my index finger so many times as I was painting it, I had to make it bigger and bigger and bigger… PRO-TIP ladies, wine and nail art don’t mix! Ironically, alcohol actually HELPED the rest of the manicure. If you haven’t heard about it before, I used the “newspaper nails” technique to create the lettering on the other fingers. This is where you dip newspaper strips in alcohol (vodka works well) and apply the strips to dry, painted nails. The print transfers leaving this awesome effect! So easy, you can even do it half tipsy. One for me, one for my nails, one for me… Read on »
Just a quick post, as I’ve been battling trick or treaters all day. Seriously, I’ve put together and handed out 50+ treat bags today, and had to dash out for more supplies at 6 when we ran out! The joy of living in a housing estate, next to a load of other housing estates. Here’s my Hallowe’en nails.
So I’ve been wracking my brain trying to figure out how to test my 17 new E.L.F. polishes quickly enough, but without resorting to skittles. Noticing that I’d ordered quite a few red-toned shades, I thought an ombre mani would do the trick.
Not a bad graduation of shades going by the bottles. I brought in Barry M Bright Red as a comparison, as this shade has always applied beautifully and lasted well. Here’s the result. Read on »