Friday, 27 September 2013

NOPI Selena Gomez - Hit The Lights & Spring Break Stamping

Hiiii all, it's Friday!

I've got some very pretty polishes to show yo today, and more to come!

Recently I got sent quite a few polishes to try from the new Selena Gomez line for Nicole by OPI, and I immediately went for this stunning beauty Hit The Lights. It is by far the nicest yellow I own, it's mega happy and bright, and the formula is great too, three thin coats is perfect.  Nicole by OPI can be found at Superdrug stores and retail at £7.99.

After a day of wearing this on it's own I decided to do a rushed stamp job before work, and while I'm not really thrilled about the turn out, I love the combination, and from afar a quick glance you can see a pretty orange.

It was horrible and overcast when I first used Hit The Lights, and gain when I stamped, so trust this is  beauty!
Base Coat: CND - Stickey
Base Colour: NOPI - Hit the Lights
Stamped Colour: NOPI - Spring Break
Image Plate: Cheeky - Viva Mexico
Top Coat: Sally Hansen Advanced Hard As Nails
Crazy bright bottle of joy below!

And some swatches of Spring Break:

Please excuse the corpse hands!

The coverage was slightly better on Spring Break, using the usual two coats, where as with Hit the Lights I used a slightly thicker two. I'm really loving the polishes from this collection so far. Especially Hit The Lights!

*These polishes were sent for consideration of review*

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Autumn Nails - We Stamp On Sundays

Happy Sunday everyone, I'm finally doing another Sunday challenge!

I'm in desperate need of some lazing and watching something chick-flicky so I'll just get on with showing the photos.
Base Coat: CND - Stickey
Base Colours: Zoya - Carey & Essie Glamour Purse
Stamped Colour: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Bronze Ablaze
Image Plate: Dashica Big SpD-A
Top Coat: Sally Hansen Advanced Hard As Nails
In the shade
Pretty shimmer coming through
And Here's what I used:

Well that's all from me, gonna get a blanket and stick on a film!

Friday, 20 September 2013

Jacava - Crimson Crush & Models Own - Red Sea

Hi all, so glad it's Friday!

I was actually meant to post this on Wednesday, but all this week I've managed to be in bed ready to snooze at 9.30pm or thereabouts.  So I'm doing it now while I can - before I start baking :]

Simple swatch combination for you today, and then coming up this weekend I have some loooovely NOPI polishes to show you.
Base Coat: CND - Stickey
Base Colour: Jacava - Crimson Crush
Topper: Models Own - Red Sea
Top coat: Sally Hansen Advanced Hard As Nails

And here's the swatches of the lovely Jacava - Crimson Crush gorgeous bright glossy jelly. This is three coats.

Hope you've all had a good week so far :]

**Crimson Crush was sent to be for possibility of review**

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Nailtopia Shining Stars Review

Hi my lovelies, happy Sunday! I'm not working tomrorow so I actually mean that :P

Today I have a little review of Nailtopia Shining Stars which, I will be honest, are my favourites from the bunch I got sent which you can see here.

When I started this mani I decided that I wasn't going to use stickers on all the nails, just three on each hand (middle, ring and thumb). I personally love the look, but my mum wasn't so keen!
Base Coat: CND - Stickey
Base Colour: Models Own - Peach Sherbet
Glitter: Sinful Colors - Paris
Top Coat: Sally Hansen Advanced Hard As Nails

It was honestly one of the hardest things ever trying to capture the glitter on these stars as they're so sparkly, the texture of them is a little bit like fabric so you get a real depth to the glitter too.

I decided to try and cut these so I didn't have a massive gap on the sides of my nails etc, and it worked out perfectly, they were really easy to cut, and it didn't damage the stickers at all.

See what I mean about fabric-like? It gives the glitter such a great pay off.

Peach Sherbet had actually been on my buy list for quite some time. When it comes to a few different colours I'm mega fussy about the particular shade, I have plenty of peaches in my stash, but this is perfect for this type of look, and I just love Models Own cremes!

Hope you've all had a good weekend so far. I've spent most of mine being gloomy, but I'm off to see The 1975 later so I'm sure that will perk me up!

*Nail stickers were sent to me for consideration of review*

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Mermaid Scales on Models Own - Blueberry Muffin

Happy Thursday!

Still ploughing my way through a back log of photos, and today I have some pretty amazing glitter nails to show you. Now, I have used this combination before in this post, and I did mention this full mani, but the photos today do a better job of showing just how bloody amazing these glitters are.
Base Coat: CND - Stickey
Base Colour: Models Own - Blueberry Muffin
Top Coat: Sally Hansen Advanced Hard As Nails

So pretty even without direct light

And here are some swatches of the lovely Models Own - Blueberry Muffin:

While this scented polish is a really pretty super pale blue, the scent doesn't really last long at all. I've had scented polishes before that last for days with top coat on, but this polish seemed like it only lasted about an hour, and didn't exist after top coat. Bit of a bummer, but the scent was just a plus to the shade for me when I bought this.

Hope you've all had a good week so far :]

Monday, 9 September 2013

Zoya - Carey & Strawberry Stamping

Hi all.

Another Monday has rolled around! I am still mega behind on everything, but I have came to accept that I'm never going to be able to blog like I used to when I didn't work; and had no social life! Sad times, but imma just keep doing what I can :]

Today I'm showing you some stamping, and some swatches of my very very first Zoya. I was sent two lovely zoya polishes from Nail Care Club to review, and Carey is the first one I tried.

I was really impressed with the dry time on Carey, and opacity, but the formula was really thin so it didn't really feel smooth enough before stamping. First impressions of Zoya though - love the bottle, loved the cap, and I really loved the brush.
Base Coat: CND - Stickey
Base Colour: Zoya - Carey
Stamp Colour: Jacava - Passion
Image Place: Cheeky CH42
Top Coat: Sally Hansen Advanced Hard As Nails

I have to say I've already tried the other polish sent to me, Solange, and i'm totally in love with the matt glitter.

Hope you've all had a good weekend!

*Polishes were sent for consideration of review*

Monday, 2 September 2013

Nailtopia Nail Stickers

Hi all, happy Monday.

Today I'm showing you some gorgeous nail stickers that Nailtopia kindly sent me. She sent me three different styles of stickers, and my favourites are still to come.

These were really easy to use, and the gold really really pops. Click here to buy the nail stickers i'm showing today.

In this picture you can clearly see the ridge of the sticker, but to the human eye you can't tell at all. The texture of the gold parts looks like metal and they almost glitter.

Thats all from me today, I shall be back with some stamping soon :]