#NOTD Beautiful Blue with Graduated Glitter

  My beautiful blue #NOTD With a mid-blue base from Wet and Wild, I took the glamour a step further and went for sparkles. Both glitter topcoats are from Models Own.  The chunky glitter on the accent finger offset the subtle glitter on the majority of my mani beautifully.  This mani lasted more than a week before chipping, and went beautifully with the outfit it was intended for.

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#NOTD Holiday Nails Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint in Blueberry & Essie No Place Like Chrome | Blue and Silver Mani

Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint in Blueberry  //  Essie Polish No Place Like Chrome I love Barry M.  For £2.99-£3.99 you can nab a polish from their range, which is ever changing with current trends. Cute new colours are always on the menu as well as different textures and finishes.  This Gelly Nail Paint is designed for high shine, to look like a gel mani without all the faff and UV lights.  Although it doesn’t wear like a gel mani, I love the high shine and consistency.  It’s very easy to apply, which I’m assuming is something to […]

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#NOTD – pink and purple mystical glitter nails MUA – glitter tastic!

Pink and purple mystical glitter nails by MUA This was a really fun mani, and actually got me lots of compliments.  I’ve actually had more people comment on how nice my nails are since I’ve been doing them myself than when I used to have my monthly gel mani.  I hope they are being genuine and not ironic.  I’ve got a doozy of a follow up to this post, so stay tuned!

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NOTD: Matte nails – Barry M matte polish in Mocha

Just a standard mani here, as was my first time using a matte nail polish, and I wanted to get the full effect.  I really adore it, and can’t wait to get more colours, and play with the finish using different coloured tips, and texturising with spots of clear shiny polish for different effects. I’m a little nail crazy right now – so am sure this will be a pretty regular feature.  Plus I have some fabulous products on the way that I want to try and share with you guys. This is Barry M pain paint in Mocha – […]

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NOTD: midnight blue and white crackle glaze – frozen pond

I absolutely loved OPI’s black crackle glaze when it came out a couple of years ago.  Since then I have seen lots of dupes in lots of colours.  I’ve been tempted, but as I’ve only just given up my gellish mani’s, there was no point in buying.  As you guys know, I’ve been experimenting with my my own nail looks recently, with much error correcting and retouching.  I have been having fun though. Doing a last spot of Christmas shopping, I spotted a white ‘nail smash’ topcoat in the collection 2000 section, and just had to indulge. I thought I’d […]

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NOTD: festive Christmas glitter nails – red and green

I have been inspired by many of my blogging friends to take my nails in hand, so to speak.  My nails were a bit of a state and in desperate need of revamping, so I thought I’d go for a festive feel.  My hands did have other ideas when I created this look, as my hand tremors were very bad, so instead of nail art per se, I decided to go mad with colour and glitter, and go for a gently contrasting look. I used Superdrugs own base coat & ridge filler, and top coat – both currently two for […]

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Love me beauty box has arrived

I’m so excited….that I just can’t hide it…I’m about to lose control and I think I like it… Oh yeah! Ok that’s quite enough of that.  I do apologise my dears, but I really am excited to have received my Love Me beauty box, mentioned here earlier in the week. So without further adue, I present my lovely present to me, so I may share my enthusiasm with you all. Apologies for picture quality, I get hand tremors which give most of my photos a ‘soft focus’ type look, which is not what you want when you’re trying to showcase […]

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