#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 – Nudes nudes nudes or: an ombre nude mani or: a nude of many colours

From left to right: Essie in fierce, no fear  //  Sleek loves gel nails in Revolver  //  Essie in sand tropez  //  Revlon Colourstay in Sandy Nude  //  Models Own Hypergel in Naked Glow  From right to left: Essie in fierce, no fear  //  Sleek loves gel nails in Revolver  //  Essie in sand tropez  //  Revlon Colourstay in Sandy Nude  //  Models Own Hypergel in Naked Glow     Bourjois nail polish remover for hands and feet.  Very similar to other twist off polish removers but with a sponge on the lid to use for toes.  I didn’t find it as quick […]

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#NOTD 2true Baby I Love You – Pretty in Pink Multi Manicure

Thumb Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Cherry Up  //  Index finger 2true fast dry colour quick nail polish shade 30  //  Middle finger 2true salon shine pro nail polish in Sienna  //  Ring finger 2true fast dry colour quick nail polish shade 22  //  Little finger 2true fast dry colour quick nail polish shade 24 Okay, so I cheated a little with the Sally Hansen polish, but I wanted to go full on pink.  The 2true polish is really inexpensive, starting at just £1.99 each and currently on 3 for 2 in Superdrug.  The finish isn’t the best I’ve used, but […]

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#NOTD Hot Pink Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure and O.P.I Silver Shatter Topcoat

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Cherry Up This was my first time using this particular varnish.  I am a huge fan of Sally Hansen products, especially the topcoats, so I was keen to try it. It is a glossy, hard wearing polish that I would most certainly buy again, though I love this colour. One is several bargain picks in a Poundland haul recently was O.P.I shatter topcoat.  You can look at paying around £12 for one of these at full price, so quite a saving. I found I had to apply one really thick coat for a decent […]

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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 Lilac and Silver Metallic Moyra Boutique Polish – Shapes and Lines Manicure

Silver Moyra Matt Metallic Polish No. 252  //  Lilac Moyra Matt Metallis Polish No. 255  //  Sally Hansen Super Shine High Gloss Top Coat In this mani I’ve been showcasing these gorgeous boutique nail covers in some different shapes and styles and trying to broaden my skills set The pictures don’t show the detailing as I would like as the effect is very subtle but still effective.  I often go for very loud and bright polish, but this would be perfect for someone wanting to experiment with nail art and different colours that are not to in your face. Using […]

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Happy St. Patricks Day – St. Paddys Day Manicure #NOTD #StPatricksDay

Not feeling my best today so this is a post from my sick bed – hopefully brightened up by my gorgeous green St Paddys Day nails.

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Nailing it: Glossy vs. Matt – #NOTD showcase – Sally Hansen // Models Own // Wet n Wild

Good day ladies of the terrific talons, the gnarly nails, and the curvaceous claws.  If you’re reading this, I’m sure you will already be clued up on all of the wonderful variety we have out there right now when it comes to polish.  Caviar, sequins and gems galore to make our dainty digits stand out.  I want to stick with the basics today and cover my take on matt and glossy finishes. One of my favourite manicure tools is Sally Hansen Insta-Dry top coat.  Not only does it leave your nails touch dry only minutes after you’ve applied your polish, […]

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#NOTD grey silver white // Barry M OPI CK Headline Colours – quirky work look

Headline colours – Quicksand  //  Barry M Matte Mocha 333  //  CK – Silvivor  //  OPI silver shatter topcoat  //  Barry M Matte White 66 I decided to go for broke with this mani, and pulled out five different products to create this look.  Inspired by a pic on Pinterest, I wanted a grey and silver look.  The Headline Colours polish I originally pulled out went on as more of a taupe, so I balanced it with a gorgeous matt taupe by Barry M.  It is a little mix and match, and I have clipped my nails short again, but […]

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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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