Sunday, 27 October 2013

Zebra OMG Nail Strips

Hi all.

I'm still plodding along on my family computer, and iPhone pics, but I'm not missing too many mani's so it's not that bad!

Today I'm reviewing some nail wraps from OMG Nail Strips, the ones I'm wearing here are called Psychedelic Zebra which are a really fun and bold design.

Now the previous nail wraps I have tried were quite difficult to trim (and you guys know I have slim-ish nails, and freaking tiny little finger nails), but with these strips it was really quite easy to trim, and really easy to file the excess off the nail too. All in all the application of these was really easy, positioning the wrap near the cuticle was easy enough to do even though the glue is really great, and these lasted perfectly for four days until I changed my nails up.
Top Coat: Sally Hansen - Advanced Hard As Nails

And these are the strips that OMG Nail Strips sent me to try out. I still haven't tried the checkerboard ones, I think I may save them for when I'm low on time but need a long lasting mani.

*These were sent to me for consideration of review*

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Amy's Flamingo Nails

Hi all

So my laptop is still not fixed, kinda hoping my friend will be able to help me out, but for the meantime I have all the photos from my phone (give or take) to edit on the family computer and post from time to time. So all hope is not lost!

Today we have some nails that I was meant to post many moons ago.  These were totally inspired by Souchka Nails, and this manicure in particular. I found these so freaking adorable that when Amy wanted her nails done, I knew I had to do something with flamingos! Needless to say my flamingo skills need improving upon, but still; flamingo nails = Yes!
Base Coat: CND - Stickey
Base Colours: Color Club - Blue-ming & Zoya - Solange
Other Colours: Zoya - Solange Acrylci Paints, Models Own - Pastel Pink, Beauty UK - Jelly Bean
Top Coat: Advanced Hard As Nails

What do you think of these? I can't recall if I glitter-bombed the thumb nail, or did another flamingo. Either way I love them, and love the colour combination.

Hope you've had a good Tuesday, I will be spending mine at an away day for the service I work for, which means lectures, some training, and a buffet lunch. Nom.

Friday, 18 October 2013

Slight absence

Hey all, happy Friday. 

Just thought I'd let you all know that I'm having some laptop issues at the moment but I'm hoping to edit some photos on my family computer tomorrow if I get the chance, that being said I feel a lot of the older photos I had ready to post will never be recovered, so I may just start from the oldest photos I have on my phone! 

Fingers crossed it gets fixed soon! Have a good weekend. 

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Zombie Hand Nails - New Bundle Monster Holiday Plates

Hi all.

It's a Sunday, which would normally mean "boooo" but I'm not working tomorrow, I almost have normal function of my injured finger (mentioned in last Sundays post) and there is new Walking Dead.... Who's as excited as I am?

This was the fist image from the two new sets of plates I bought from Bundle Monster recently. Honestly it was the one I was the most excited about, and I thought it would help to really get into the swing of Halloween nails.
Base Coat: CND - Stickey
Base Colour: 17 - Forever
Sponged Colours: Beauty UK - Purple - No. 5
2True - Shade 12 - Mushroom
Matalan - G - Storm
Image Plate: Bundle Monster H08
Stamping Colour: Konad White
Top Coat: Sally Hansen Advanced Hard As Nails

And just for funsies, here's a picture of my injured finger. I haven't had it checked out yet, although some movements bring tears to my eyes I can type relatively normal (which is good considering most of my working day is spent typing - especially at Neuropsychology where I'm typing up reports).
Sunday, Tuesday, Friday.
That's all from me today, I shall be back with something later in the week.. And so the count down for Norman Reedus dreams begin!

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Nouvella Nails Review

Hi all, Thursday yay! So close to the weekend!

Today I have some nail wraps to show you that I was sent back in June, but haven't gotten around to using until recently.

I was sent these wraps by Nouvella Nails, and they have a great selection of designs, so check them out.  I sadly didn't have too great of a time with these as I had to cut away quite a lot to get them down to my diddy nail size, I also had a bit of a rough time with the edges staying down, but for my first time using nail wraps - heated nail wraps at that I think these turned out pretty good.
Nouvella Nails - Flower Power

See what I mean about the problems I had with the tips lifting? I think maybe I fudged up the application process, maybe I didn't heat them up enough (I used a hairdryer). Still these had such a bold impact because of the high intensity shine that you didn't really notice the lifting at all.

Have you tried wraps that need to be heated for application? Any tips?

Monday, 7 October 2013

Zoya - Solange Swatch

Hi all, Happy Monday!

Just a quickie post today showing the gorgeous Zoya - Solange, and I'll not waffle on too much as I've injured my finger and typing is really quite painful.

In an earlier post I've shown swatches of Zoya - Carey that I was sent by Nail Care Club to try, and this is is the second polish mentioned.

This is the first Pixie  Dust type polish I've tried, and is the only one I own.  I loved these, I love the formula and the dry time, and the effect is really just stunning.

It looks great with a top coat too, and I've used it in part of a splatter mani and it looks so good.
Zoya - Solange

Hands look a little bit dead but this pic shows the colour better.