Roxanne Campbell Summer 2017 Collecion

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Happy Hump Day, hope you've all had a lovely week so far, and have recovered from the choc fest of a weekend.

Today I have another summer collection for you. this time from Roxanne Campbell, if you haven't read my original review of her polishes, check it out here.

26 GNAI - Pastel To Bold Gradient With Something On Top

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Saturday's are the new days of rest when it's a 4 day bank holiday weekend. I have had such a lovely chilled day that I almost forget to get this blog post written.

Today I have another Nail Crumpets 26 GNAI challenge and as it's Easter tomorrow, I have twisted this prompt 'pastel to bold gradient with something on top' to suit a design I've been wanting to do for a while.

IZ Beauty London - Blooming Beautiful Collection

Friday, 14 April 2017

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So my Good Friday has been as rest filled and full of food as I could wish for. I hope you have all had as equally a lovely day.

IZ Beauty London - Blooming Beautiful Collection

Easter weekend is the perfect time to wear pastels and I have the most beautiful pastel collection from IZ Beauty London for you today.

'Ard As Nails - Wake Me Up Before You Glow Jo Collection

Thursday, 13 April 2017

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Happy Thursday and welcome to the 4 day Bank Holiday Weekend. Have you got much planned? I think I am going to spend the time catching up on some sleep, catching up on some swatching, catching up on some netflix and eating a bucket load of chocolate.

Today I have a bright and bold summer themed collection and those neon lovers out there will def want to stayed tuned, these polishes are blinding!

26 GNAI - Spring Animals

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

This is a post I have been meaning to catch up on since the 17th March and today I finally found the time to do it.

I currently have 3 outstanding 26 Great Nail Art Idea prompts to do (now 2) and so am pretty pleased to have this one ticked off my to do list.

Primark £1 & Under Nail Care Essentials

Monday, 10 April 2017

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Happy Monday, hope you've had a nice day. Although we lost the sun around 8.30 am this morning, it's still been beautiful and I'm loving these light spring days.

Today I have a post I've been meaning to write for ages, however I wanted to try these products out properly before I shared them with you.

Red Carpet Manicure - Fantasy Runway Collection

Saturday, 8 April 2017

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Happy sunny Saturday, I hope you've all had a lovely day. It's actually my boyfriends birthday tomorrow so I've been busy getting things ready for it, however I've had time to swatch some gorgeous Spring polishes.

Red Carpet Manicure Fantasy Runway Collection

Red Carpet Manicure is an at home gel polish system and like many other brands, they release seasonal collections filled with gorgeous colours that are bang on trend.

True Brit London - New For 2017

Thursday, 6 April 2017

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Today I have a review of a new to me brand called True Brit London. In early March I was sent their new 2017 nail polish releases and I finally have them all for you to drool over today. I must warn you, this is very picture heavy, so scoll, scroll some more and enjoy.

True Brit London 2017 Polishes

True Brit London is a British brand that was founded in 2014, with everything from the formula to the bottle designed to exude luxury. In fact I don't think I have come across such a beautifully packaged polish ... ever.

Barry M Molten Metals Collection - Spring 2017 Edition

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

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Back in February at the Barry M Spring 17 launch event, we were teased with a sneak peek at some new Molten Metal nail paints, including a gorgeous holographic.

Barry M Molten Metal Collection Spring 2017

Unfortunately as they were not being released until April, we all had to wait. And wait we did. Now the day has finally come and as they are being released tomorrow, I though it the perfect opportunity to share my swatches with you.

April Fools Day 2017 - A Roundup

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Not only does the beginning of April herald the start of some serious Spring days, but the online world goes a little crazy for a April Fools Joke.

For the past 3 years I have recorded a quick summary of the April Fools hoaxes we have been subjected to, and this post shows 2017's offerings. It's always so funny to look back and see how inventive the brands get.

Monthly Favourites - March 2017

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Another month of 2017 is over and I'm pretty sure somewhere back in January I butt dialed pressed fast forward because no way have we had a quarter of the year already.
Ok, assuming that I really have woken up in April, I need to not only get on with this blog post, but start thinking about everything else that starts happening now we move into Spring, and dare I say it eventually Summer.

As far as nail blogging goes, it was a bit of a struggle in the middle of March, due to an illness, but thankfully that was sandwiched between some pretty productive blogging, which saved the month.

26 GNAI - Green Freestyle

Friday, 31 March 2017

Happy Friday or as I like to call it, the best day of the week. I have had such a lovely relaxing evening, I lit a bunch of candles, popped on my fave yankee candle scent and cooked up enough pasta to feed an army (and ate it all). The only thing left to finish this girly evening off is a heavenly soak in the bath.

But first, I must show you my Nail Crumpets, 26 Great Nail Art Ideas mani.

Primark PS Insta Girl Nail Collection

Thursday, 30 March 2017

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Happy Thursday, I hope you're having a great week. Another weekend looms tomorrow and as my bf will be out all evening I'm planning very cosy, pamper night! Leave your recommendations for movies/tv shows to watch while I soak in the bath below.

Today I have a review of Primark's Insta Girl collection, well the 4 polishes that make up part of the collection anyway.

Masura Nail Polish - A Review

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

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Happy last Hump Day of the month. It's so weird to think it'll be April within a few days. Although the lighter evenings are lovely, I can't wait for the warmer Spring days as it's been a tad chilly recently.

The other week I received a really nice trio of polishes all the way from Russia. Masura is a brand I've seen around Instagram for a while now. and I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to try it out. Especially as they produce some incredible magnetic polishes.

SensatioNAIL DIY Gel Polish Review

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

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Sometimes you receive PR packages that are out of this world and this was totally the case with this bundle of goodies from SensatioNAIL.

Shamefully I got this back in January and the main reason I am so late posting this review is because I wanted to fully test all 14 of the colours I was kind enough to be sent. The other reason is I'm a complete lazy bones.

Guest Post: A Career As A Nail Technician - What You Need To Know

Monday, 27 March 2017

Today I have a guest post written by the lovely Holly who contacted me and asked if I would be willing to work with her. After reading this piece I knew it would be a great fit for my little blog. As a nail obsessive who often day dreams about becoming a full time nail technician, I thought this post would be of interest to many others who read my blog and are thinking of not only ditching their miserable 9-5 but who want to fill their lives with the kind of creative happiness that nail art brings.

Read on ...

Red Nose Day 2017

Friday, 24 March 2017

Happy Friday and Happy Red Nose Day!

I know that some of you outside of the UK may wonder what on earth Red Nose Day is and rather briefly, it's a UK wide charity day aimed at raising money for the charity Comic Relief (who have a vision for a just world, free from poverty). On Red Nose Day you're encouraged to raise money through laughter and just like the stereotypical clown, don a red nose while you're at it.

St Patrick's Day Nail Art

Friday, 17 March 2017

Happy Friday and cheers to the weekend.

In honour of the day, I have a St Patrick's Day themed design for you.

Primark PS Precious Metals Collection

Sunday, 12 March 2017

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Happy Saturday, hope you're enjoying your weekend. Despite the fact that the first sign of Spring has been engulfed in fog and it's now cold, wet and spooky outside, I am still having a nice day.

Primark PS Precious Metals Collection

Today I have something new and very sparkly to show you from Primark - The Precious Metals collection is gorgeous and it's made up of 3 metallic stunners.

Annika - Vintage Tea Party Collection

Thursday, 9 March 2017

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Happy Thursday, I am so glad that today's a little sunny. The crisp air, blue skies and rays coming through the windows have really cheered me up. Yes it's still a little chilly, but spring is on it's way.

The Edge Nail Annika Polish - Vintage Tea Party Collection

Speaking of spring, today I have a very spring themed nail collection to show you. The Edge Nails released 30 Annika shades last year and it wasn't until I was browsing their website that I realised they had popped them into come collection trays for sale in salons - you know I love a polish collection.

Madam Glam Mixed Gel Polish Review

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

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Happy hump day, I hope you're all having a great week. I've managed to get a little on top of my swatch pile and today have a post that's been weeks in the making.

The lovely Andreea over at Madam Glam was kind enough to send me some gels to review and I couldn't have been more excited. They arrived back in Feb and since then I've been testing them out and I am so impressed.

Spring Nail Haul

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

As we progress through March and transition (slowly) into spring, I find myself putting away my winter knits and browsing the internet for some fresh, lighter clothing. I've picked up a couple of pairs of metallic flats and have started wearing my trusted chelsea boots a little less. The days are not warmer as much as they are milder and the longer hours of daylight mean that come 6 I can still nip out without needing a torch (you know - to pick up that bar of chocolate I promised myself I wouldn't need).

With my changing wardrobe, I also find myself needing to update my nail art supplies. I love shopping for seasonal bits and bob and today I have a little overview of some of my newest purchases (mostly all from eBay).

26 GNAI - Mixed Tape Mani

Sunday, 5 March 2017

I can't believe that I've got another Crumpet's Nail Tarts mani for you today. The weeks really slip by. This time the challenge was Mixed Tape Mani. A prompt that seemed to cause a little trouble as no one was sure what exactly they were suppose to do.

I interpreted it like this - a mixed technique mani with the use of tape. Yes a total cop-out but as I didn't plan this mani and then really loved how it turned out when it was finished, I wanted to use it and sometimes you have to make a square peg fit in a round hole.

Nails Inc AW16 - The Reflectors

Thursday, 2 March 2017

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Happy Thursday, hope you're enjoying your week. Today I have a long overdue post for you featuring some gorgeous Nails Inc polishes.

Last year Nails Inc released this collection for AW16 along with their Charcoal infused Gel Effect collection. Now I've used these polishes in lots of nail art looks, but it's taken me until now to swatch them, I'm not sure why as they're incredible.

Monthly Favourites - February 2017

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Another month of 2017 done (see my January 2017 monthly favourites here) and although February was a short month, it flew by and I can't believe that tomorrow will be March already. 

Jessica Nails Silhouette Collection

Thursday, 23 February 2017

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Today I have a review of Jessica Nails new Spring 2017, Silhouette collection. At first I wasn't sure what to think of a neutral collection for spring, especially as I typically think of spring as the perfect time to bring out the pastels and adorn my nails with florals and easter themed cuteness.

Jessica Nails Spring 2017 Silhouette Collection

However it's also the perfect time for fresh starts, new beginnings and with that comes a chance to strip back your colour palette and opt for something a tad more sophisticated.

Maggie Anne Nail Polish Review

Monday, 20 February 2017

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Hope you've all had a great weekend and that your Monday hasn't been too traumatic. I have had an OK day and have counted the fact that I've avoided going back to bed as a major #win.

Maggie Anne Zoe & Grace Nail Polishes

Today I have a review of 2 Maggie Anne nail polishes. Maggie Anne is a brand I've seen around on social media, but have never tried so I was very pleased to be given the opportunity to review some of their polishes.

Barry M Peanut Butter Gelly Hi-Shine

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Sunday, the day of naps and cake! I've had a lovely day catching up on some TV, playing animal crossing and of course napping off a large slice of cake. How's your day been?

Today I have a review of Barry M's new Gelly Hi-Shine nail paint called Peanut Butter.

26 GNAI - Blue Floral

Friday, 17 February 2017

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Happy Friday, I hope you're as glad it's the weekend as I am. As usual my Friday night plans involve soaking my carcass in a hot bath and heading to bed crazily early. These days I'm less party animal and more lazy animal and there's zero shame!

Today I have another Crumpets Nail Tarts, 26 Great Nail Art Ideas prompt - Blue Floral.

Roxanne Campbell Nail Polish Review

Thursday, 16 February 2017

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Thursday's roll around so quickly, I often find myself amazed that another week is nearly over. Although I don't really have much planned for this weekend, I am looking forward to a rest and lots of naps.

Today I have a review of some Roxanne Campbell nail polishes.

Kiko Matte For You Nail Polish Duo

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Hope you all had a great valentines yesterday. I was lucky enough to get a beautiful bouquet, the illustrated copy of The Chamber of Secret and a massive bag of mini eggs. Books, chocolate and flowers really are the way to my heart. If you're not really that bothered about valentines, I hope you had a great day nonetheless.

Today I have a very valentines-esque post for you. I picked up these Kiko 'Matte For You' polishes the other day and thought it was a great time to share them.

Essie's Return to Retro Collection

Monday, 13 February 2017

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Today I have a something very exciting for you to feast your eyes on. Essie have released a second Retro Revival Limited Edition Collection and with only a month left to grab these shades, you best get spending quickly.

As with the last Retro Revival drop, this collection features some hard to find, legendary Essie shades.

Essie Floral Nail Art

Sunday, 12 February 2017

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Happy Sunday, how's your weekend been? I can't believe how fast the last couple of days have gone, it's weird to think that we're now nearly half way through February.

Today I have some spring nail art for you & the great thing about this look is it takes minutes to do.

Barry M Spring Launches - 2017 Edition

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Yesterday Barry M held a launch event for their new Spring 17 products in the stunning White Hart Lane Hotel (same location as their 2016 spring launch) and I popped by to see what gorgeous goodies they had in store for us (oh and you may as well start getting your bank card warmed up, because by the time you get to the end of this post, it's gonna have a serious workout).

As usual, the white space came alive with the vibrant pink that Barry M is known for, but unlike previous years, the eye was drawn to a gorgeous center piece table filled with striking blooms, cupcakes and lots of exciting beauty items.

Primark Swatch Catch Up - Part 4

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Hopefully Part 4 of my Primark swatch post is welcome, I mean I know I will never get sick of looking at glossy swatches, but even if it's not, it's the last one (for now) so that's a silver lining. Thank you so much for sticking with me while I get these up on my blog.

Make sure you have a look at Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 at some point too, as there are lots of beautiful colours you've missed.

Primark Swatch Catch Up - Part 3

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Yay for Saturday and the weekend. I hope you're all rested and are having a lovely time. Today I have Part 3 of my Primark swatch catch up (Part 1 and Part 2 are well worth a read, so catch up on those at some point if you haven't already).

Over the course of the last half of 2016 I managed to accumulate 25 Primark polishes and for some reason I never got round to swatching them. However during January I set myself a challenge to get them done (before I pick up anymore) and thankfully I managed to complete it.

26 GNAI - Black & White Valentines

Friday, 3 February 2017

Fri-yay, you're completely my favourite day of the week. I hope you've all managed to make it to the weekend in one piece and have got some lovely things planned.

Today I have another edition of Crumpets Nail Tarts 26 Great Nail Art Ideas and this time it's Black & White Valentines themed.

Models Own Rose Scented Nail Polish Remover

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Today I have something a little different, I don't think in all the years I've been blogging have I reviewed a polish remover. I'm not sure why, considering how vital it is to the roll of any nail blogger.

It's possibly because nail polish remover isn't sexy, it isn't glamorous ... that was until I recently got hold of Models Own Rose Scented polish.

Monthly Favourites - January 2017

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

So the first month of 2017 is done and dusted and for me it's been a mixed bag. As far as my blog and nail passion goes, this has been a fab month. 

I've started working with lots of new and incredible companies and I have found a great balance between nail art and swatching. Personally in terms of my health, it's been shocking and like always, I'll leave it there.

Primark Swatch Catch Up - Part 2

Monday, 30 January 2017

I hit you with the first of 4 massive Primark catch up posts last week and today I have the second. For those who haven't read it, these polishes have been hanging around in my swatch pile for months and so they're a little overdue. However it's never too late to swoon over some gorgeous colours.

I think I picked these up last Autumn, however I am pretty sure most of them are still available, if your Primark is well stocked, you may get lucky.

Sparklea Harry Potter Collection

Sunday, 29 January 2017

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On Tuesday the 31st January 'Something Wicked, This Way Comes' and I'm talking wicked as in TOTALLY FREAKING AMAZING. Lea from Sparklea Nail Polish (aka @LeasNails on Instagram) is launching her new indie business with an amazing 6 piece Harry Potter collection.

I am a massive Harry Potter fan and I was therefore equally honoured and thrilled to be asked to swatch this collection for Lea (who is also a huge Potter Fan, hence the inspiration for this range).

New Rimmel Rita Ora 'My Grey' Swatch & Nail Art

Friday, 27 January 2017

Another week done and another weekend has dawned. I love that Friday feeling and the thought of 2 days of freedom stretched out before you. I have lots of exciting nail swatching to do over the next 48 hours and plan to slip in a couple of hot baths and lots of TV time.

Today I have a quick review and some nail art using Rimmel London's new Rita Ora nail polish in My Grey.

Primark Swatch Catch Up - Part 1

Thursday, 26 January 2017

This post has been 6 months in the making and I am equally relieved and excited to show you these swatches. I have long since loved the formula and colour range of Primark's polishes and so pick up new ones whenever I pop into a store.

Before I knew it, I had a massive swatch pile of 25 and that kind of pressure overwhelmed me. I just kept ignoring them, hoping that at some point a swatch elf would turn up in the night and get them photographed for me. 

Kure Bazaar - Spring Cremes

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

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How's your week going? With all this freezing fog and the arctic chill, I've been struggling to get any motivation to leave my house at all. It's a dangerous world out in the fog, the horns of the ships on the Solent sound very eerie, people look like zombies as they emerge through the gloom (so scary) and the cold seeps into your bones whenever you step outside. I popped out for a walk yesterday and by the time I got home I had to snuggle in bed, with my electric blanket on full, just to warm up.

Something that massively brightened up my day was this adorable delivery from Kure Bazaar.

Essie - Treat Love & Color Review

Sunday, 22 January 2017

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Today I have a review of one of Essie's new Treat Love & Color range. This range is Essie's first advanced care and colour formula, designed to give you stronger nails with less breakage and peeling in just 1 week.

There are 3 pastel sheers available and I was lucky enough to be sent the gorgeous 'Sheers to you'.

26 GNAI - Red & Pink

Thursday, 19 January 2017

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I'm back today with a new 26 Great Nail Art Ideas prompt - Red & Pink.

I'm actually experiencing a little nail art slump at the minute, none of my mani's are turning out how I would expect and inspiration is completely lacking. I'm getting more than a little fed up of it. 

Mattified Animal Print Nail Art

Sunday, 15 January 2017

As with most months, bar December (because I just about failed as badly as a nail blogger could in that month), I am taking part in the #clairestelle nail art Challenge over on Instagram. 

The day 14 prompt was Animal and the first thought that popped into my head was leopard print.

Barry M So Cut-icle Cuticle Oil

Saturday, 14 January 2017

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Happy Saturday, how's your weekend going? I've spent today twinning with my cat, I've eaten, I've napped, I've laid on the sofa doing nothing much and I've napped some more. I'm sure there'll be plenty more eating and napping this evening, but for now I have a review of Barry M's So Cute-icle Cuticle Oil.

Barry M Frosted Cupcake Collection

Friday, 13 January 2017

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Yesterday a very exciting package from Barry M arrived and inside were 4 delicious looking bottles, well 5 actually (there's a cuticle oil coming out too) but I only have 4 to show you today so forget I mentioned the other one. Psst, check back tomorrow for the cucticle oil review.

The Frosted Cupcake collection is composed of 4 muted pastels that all contain iridescent crystal flakies.

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