Princess Nail Lacquer - I Wanna Be A Care Bear Collection

Monday, 25 September 2017

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Hello and hope you all had a lovely weekend. I spent my weekend visiting family (both mine and my boyfriends) and although I now feel exhausted (anyone else get that way after seeing lots of people), it was such a brilliant couple of days.

Today I have a slightly unseasonal post for you. As you're aware by now, I have the great privilege and pleasure to swatch for Ashleigh over at Princess Nail Lacquer. Recently she re-released a 4 piece creme collection, one that I was so excited would be returning. These I Wanna Be A Care Bear Colours are just my cup of tea and I remember feeling very sad that I had discovered PNL too late to grab these polishes when they originally came out.

Nails Inc Holler-Graphic Nail Polish Duo

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

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Happy Tuesday everyone. It's a little later than I had planned to start writing this post, but rather than put it off until tomorrow, I thought I would make a cuppa and just get cracking.

I've actually had a lovely day, I popped out earlier and picked up some new cleaning 'bits', a few Christmas candle 'bobs' and lots of new nail essentials (polish remover etc). I also had a nap, caught up on the newest episode of Season 3 of Outlander and ate a glorious dinner.

Monthly Favourites - August 2017

Sunday, 17 September 2017

So it's technically closer to October now than it is to August, but I just couldn't move on with my blog without writing my August Favourites post. It isn't going to be long and there isn't much nail stuff to roundup, but I hope you can forgive me.

No one ever tells you how much the death of a relative will impact your life. It's obviously heartbreaking, but you also tend to become more delicate around others and more appreciative of the love that you have left in your life. It also shifts your priorities and for the last few weeks I have been focused on myself, my boyfriend, my family, my cats and my home.

Barry M 35th Birthday Nail Collection

Monday, 21 August 2017

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Happy Monday, I hope your week has started well. The weather has taken a slightly Autumnal feel and I am loving it! I organised my knitwear, washed all my scarves, snuggled up in a blanket with all lots of candles on and binge watched Salem (which I am loving).

Today I have the first of many catch up posts that I will bring to you over the next couple of weeks. This year Barry M celebrated it's 35th Birthday and treated us to a whole host of new products in celebration. Amongst the newbies were 6 gorgeous classic shades and it was these that I have swatches for you today.

Princess Nail Lacquer - Birthstone Collection

Friday, 18 August 2017

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Happy Friday, I hope you've had a great week and are looking forward to the weekend. I have been keeping myself busy, my house is currently having a massive declutter, a much needed deep clean and I'm also moving most rooms around. I was inspired after cleaning out my dads place and so far, I'm very happy with the results.

Today I have a review of Princess Nail Lacquer's Brithstone Collection. This collection was released on Wednesday and let me tell you, it's amazing. Ashleigh gets the combos of glitter, flakie and shimmer spot on and I am always so excited by her new releases.

Monthly Favourites - July 2017

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

I have taken my time in getting around to writing this post for many reasons; mainly it feels weird wrapping up a month, which for me will always be tinged in sadness (for the rest of my life). However I know that I'll want to remember it and for continuity reasons, I want to have this post on my blog, so here I go.

It's funny because I stormed the start of July, I had so many amazing posts written and was ready to really embrace my blogging self. I also had so many nail art designs created (which I haven't posted) and lots of mani swaps lined up, however they took a back seat as of the 13th of July.

Primark - PS Nail Candy Polish Review

Friday, 21 July 2017

It's been a while since I've had a Primark post here on my blog, thanks largely to the fact I didn't blog much throughout June, and I don't like it (you know how much of a fan I am). Also I still have 2 of their Trios to post about (see my Bronze Trio and Neon Trio reviews if you haven't) and a trio of metallics they've just released, so you can expect lots more over the coming weeks.

This Nail Candy nail duo was a real surprise for me. I had seen the Cotton Candy collection launch a little while ago but thought it contained only makeup and 3 round bottle polishes which I've not seen a hint of (in Primark stores or on social media). Even the feature on their website mentioned only the lip and eye products. So when I popped into my local Primark recently and saw these 2 new polishes, you can imagine how happy I was.

Sparklea Nail Polish - Carnival Collection

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Happy Thursday and happy weekend eve, I hope you've all had a good week and are excited for the weekend, I can't believe there's only 1 day to go. I think I'm most excited because there is going to be a food festival near me and I'm already looking forward to all the yummies.

Talking of yummies, I have a review of Sparklea's Carnival Collection for you to enjoy today. Back at the end of March, Lea posted a competition to name a few polishes she had posted to her @sparkleanailpolish Instagram page. She wanted a collection themes and names suggestions. I immediately saw them and thought of the Carnival and was the lucky winner.

IZ Beauty of London - Festival Fever Collection

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

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Today I have another gorgeous collection to show you from the amazing IZ Beauty of London. This UK based company not only sells loads of gorgeous polishes and nail art accessories, including Swarovski crystals, but also hair and beauty products too.

IZ Beauty of London's Festival Fever collection has more of a tropical vibe to me (when looking at the colour palette) compared to colours I'd associate with festivals. When I think of UK festivals I see green vegetation, brown muddy fields and lots of orange tinged beer/cider. However I fear that's me being picky, it obviously screams summer and I love it.

Models Own - One Night Stand Mirror Effect Polish

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

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How's your Tuesday going? It's a little rainy and grey where I am and as usual, I'm loving it. I'm even a little tempted to ramp up the drizzle and pop some thunderstorm tunes on (I legit have a thunderstorm playlist on my spotify), just to increase the snuggily feeling.

Today I have a review of Models Own One Night Stand polish. You may have seen my swatches on Models Own's social media and email, I feel so lucky to have been asked to swatch this polish for them as it really is something special.

Princess Nail Lacquer - Pass The Fizz & Rose

Sunday, 9 July 2017

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Hello and happy Monday. I hope you've all had a lovely weekend. The weather here in the UK was incredibly gorgeous over the last 2 days, it's so lovely that we're having a bit more of an extended summer and I've been making the most of it (I have burnt shoulders to prove it).

Today I have another Princess Nail Lacquer review for you. After the popularity of the Nothing But Falkies Duo, I wanted to share a couple more gorgeous polishes from this amazing UK Indie.

26 GNAI - Beach Silhouette

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Today I'm back with another 26 Great Nail Art Ideas post, it seems I missed the last one (that now makes 3), so I'm casually popping it on the massive 'to do' list and will get around to it hopefully before the end of July.

For today I have my Beach Silhouette nails and there was only 1 set of polishes I could possibly use for this prompt - the gorgeous Models Own Aquaproof collection.

Glam Polish - Made In Manehatten Collection

Friday, 7 July 2017

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Today I have a very exciting post to share with you all. For most of us nail bloggers, there is no conceivable way we could ever afford to buy all the polish that we could dream of owning, let alone have the time to swatch/use it all. Therefore over time we find ourselves developing a longer and longer 'want' list.

One of the brands on my 'want' list has been Glam Polish, and I'm afraid to say it's been on there for years. This amazing company produces some outstanding polishes and so you can imagine how incredibly happy (screaming fan girl ecstatic more like) I was to be contacted and asked to be a guest swatcher for them this month.

Princess Nail Lacquer - Nothing But Flakies Duo

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

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Hello everyone,how's your week going? I am having a good one but am looking forward to the weekend (as always). Thank you all for your kind comments on my Monthly Favourites - June 2017 post, I love that they're interesting for you all too. I love adding a few personal bits onto this blog.

Today I have another post showcasing some gorgeous Princess Nail Lacquer polishes. The Nothing But Flakies Duo are gorgeous and like nothing I have in my collection.

Monthly Favourites - June 2017

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Happy July. I have to say I feel a little foolish doing a June favourites considering I wrote all of 9 blog post last month, I also hardly did any nail art and my IG, Blog and general interaction on social media was very poor.

However I'd hate to look back at this month as a complete fail, there are so many amazing things I want to remember for June and so bare with me if you're interested and pop back later if you're not.

Majique Ltd - Large Gift Set Review

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

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Happy Hump Day, it's been very wet and a little chilly where I am today and like the weather, my mood has been a little blue. It's weird because I usually love days like this. Thankfully I know the cure; some chocolate, a hot bath and lots and lots of Harry Potter.

Another mood enhancer is polish and today I have a lovely new to me brand to show you all called Majique Ltd.

Princess Nail Lacquer Gods & Goddess Collection

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

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It's not very often that I put out 2 blog posts in a day, especially in a month that by all other accounts, has been drier than the Sahara (as far as my blog is concerned).

However Ashleigh from Princess Nail Lacquer is releasing a few new collections tomorrow and I wanted to show you all the swatches of both the collections I was lucky enough to get. If you haven't seen my swatches of the Rainbow Duo, then pop over there once you've read this post.

Princess Nail Lacquer - Rainbow Duo

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Like a lot of things in life, swatches come along like buses on my blog and today I'm bringing you a host more shiny polish pictures.

I've swatched some polishes from Princess Nail Lacquer before and loved them (remember the Summer 2017 collection?), so you can imagine my delight when I was asked if I would like to do some more.

Models Own Aquaproof Collection

Monday, 26 June 2017

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Happy Monday, did you all have a nice weekend? The sun is back today and with it, my blogging mojo. I don't know where it went the last couple of weeks, but I have seriously been missing it.

Today I have the stunning new Aquaproof collection from Models Own to show you all. This is a collection I have been itching to share for weeks and I am so happy that I can finally show these off.

2017 Birthday Wishlist

Friday, 23 June 2017

Hi everyone and happy weekend. I hope you have some lovely plans. Here in the UK it's actually cooled down slightly which for me is a good thing. In fact today has been rainy, grey and after catching up on a Christmas themed episode of New Girl and accidentally (cough cough) listening to a couple of Christmas songs while cleaning, I'm in a distinctly non-summer mood.

Today I have my second 'birthday wishlist' post. I did my first of these last year - see my 2016 Birthday Wishlist post here and as my birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks, I thought it time to do another. Like I said then, it's a little different for my blog, but these are the kind of things I will love looking back on, plus it also helps give my family and friends a couple of ideas of the kinds of things I am lusting after right now.

IZ Beauty Of London Nail Decals

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

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Hello and welcome back to the blog, you may be feeling like it's been ages since you've heard from me, and you'd be right. One of my best friends got married on the weekend and I dedicated a lot of time in the run up to helping her and then I've really struggled to get back into nails.

Anywhoo, here I am and I have a very tropical mani to show you today using lots of lovely IZ Beauty of London decals.

26 GNAI - Water

Friday, 9 June 2017

Happy Friday lovely people. I don't know about you but as we hit the weekend, I'm feeling very autumnal. Casseroles, hot chocolate, jumpers and warm baths are all on the menu this weekend, accompanied by some Disney and a load of carbs. Yes it's June, but the weather this week has been positively 'October' and I for one am kinda loving it.

Today I have another Crumpet's Nail Tarts challenge and I'm actually a little pleased with myself for pulling this one off.

Jessica Prime Collection

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

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I hope you're all having a lovely Tuesday. I know the weather hasn't been great but I have something exciting to show you which I hope will brighten up your day.

Jessica are releasing a bold 5 piece collection called Prime today, these polishes celebrate the playfulness of primary colours and are designed to bring out your inner artist.

Nail Haul From My Sister

Monday, 5 June 2017

So it's been a few days since I posted my May Favourites and since then I've been a busy bee, so much so that I'm not really surprised its already the 5th June.

A couple of days ago I met up with my family for lunch and was handed a large bag of goodies, including a new pan set, puzzles, wax melts and glass cutting boards from my mum, a Virgin hamper containing prosecco and a hot air balloon ride from my dad and a massive bag of polishes from my sister.

Monthly Favourites - May 2017

Friday, 2 June 2017

As we move into the last month of the first half of the year, I've decided to hold my hands up and resign myself to the fact that 2017 is moving far too quickly for my taste.

May has been a very busy month for me both personally and bloggingly and I think I may have hit a blog record in the number of posts I've published. I've really enjoyed working hard to swatch loads of new polishes, interacting and engaging with other bloggers on their blogs and on instagram accounts and creating nail art as and when I've had time.

Essie 2017 Resort Collection

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

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Happy Hump Day! What with the bank holiday, I'm a little all over the place this week. However it's been such a nice day today, I can't moan too much.

What I can moan about is the fact it's now the last day in May - umm what? Thankfully I have one last post for you before I head into June and today I have Essie's 2017 Resort Collection.

Primark Holographic Glitter Nail Polish Review

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Another day and another Primark post. I hope you all caught up with my Summer Classic Nail Polish post from yesterday. I almost combined this and yesterdays but I felt these shinnies (as I call them because of their chrome mirror lids) deserved their own special post.

Now I will address the elephant in the room - these are not holographic. I know that the incorrect use off the term holographic seems to annoy the pants of people, however it doesn't bother me. I think us nail obsessives sometimes forget that the rest of the world isn't as clued up on specific nail terminology and for that, I just brush it off. No one's got time for that!

Primark Summer Classic Nail Polishes

Monday, 29 May 2017

Happy Bank Holiday Monday, have you all had a great weekend? I have enjoyed the 3 days and although the weather has been a little on the dreary side, I've loved it.

At the end of last month I showed you the Primark Spring Classic shades and now I have a new bunch of Classic shades for the summer for you to drool over. I usually wait a little bit longer between these classic posts, however recently they have released lots of new colours and I wanted to show you these before they disappeared, after all we know that things can vanish from the shelves of Primark, never to return again.

Nails Inc Rainbow Riot Collection & White Out

Saturday, 27 May 2017

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Happy Saturday, hope you're having a lovely evening. I am just about to take myself off to bed, but before I do, I want to show you these gorgeous shades from Nails Inc.

I received these last week and I was blown away, they're everything I love in a polish and I never expected to be reviewing another set of gorgeous Nails Inc polishes this month, especially after blogging about the Nails Inc Spring 2017 Pastels just over a week ago.

26 GNAI - Lilac, Pink & Gold

Friday, 26 May 2017

I can't believe that it's Friday already, let alone another 26 GNAI challenge. I have been excited about this prompt for ages because the colours are right up my street.

For ages I was going to do some mermaid inspired nails, I had a design sketched out in my head and everything and then a couple of weeks ago the Models Own Celestial Collection landed on my doorstep.

Essie Spring 2017 Collection

Thursday, 25 May 2017

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Happy Thursday. Today I have a little throwback for you in the form of Essie's Spring 2017 collection. Now I am calling this a 'little throwback' as this collection is still current. it's still for sale and it's still relevant as it's still technically spring (despite everyone now saying it's summer because we've had 2 consecutive days of sun) but it has been around for months hence the throwback.

Now I was kindly sent these but only got 4 out of the 6 polishes that are in this Essie Spring 2017 collection, so I will link them at the end as they're just as gorgeous!

Primark PS Neon Trio

Monday, 22 May 2017

Today I'm back with another of Primark's nail trios. If you haven't seen my review of the Bronze trio, make sure you check it out as those polishes are stunning.

As a neon lover I was so excited to see Primark releasing some staple neon shades. Is it even summer if you haven't worn neon polish? I don't think so! And with these coming in such a handy set and for such a brilliant price, even those who don't like spending too much on seasonal shades can indulge their inner 'neon' lover with these.

Models Own Celestial Collection

Saturday, 20 May 2017

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Last Friday I was lucky enough to receive a gorgeous box of goodies from Models Own. If you follow my Instagram account (@thepolishlist), you may have seen my unboxing stories of it, I usually post unboxings on there, so make sure you check daily for sneak peeks of upcoming polish launches.

If you didn't see it (or did and want to know more), read on because this post if full of pastel pictures that are yummy enough to make you drool.

Nails Inc Spring Pastel Collection 2017

Friday, 19 May 2017

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A few weeks ago I received a gorgeous parcel from Nails Inc, which included a load of amazing new Spring releases. I did an unboxing on my instagram stories and it honestly felt like Christmas had come early. It was jam packed with so many goodies.

Amongst them were these stunning pastels, you will have seen these in a mani I created for the 26 GNAI - Work Appropriate Nail Art challenge. Sometimes I just get too excited to wait until I've swatched polishes to use them, especially when they're this pretty.

Voesh Pedi In A Box Review

Thursday, 18 May 2017

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Today I have a rather intriguing product to show you. A little while ago I was asked if I wanted to try out VOESH's pedi in a box, a 4 step system which aims to give your feet the perfect SPA pamper and I jumped at the chance.

Now don't worry, I'm not going to be showing you my feet in this post, but I am going to tell you about my experience using this system.

Models Own Sofly Collection

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

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Models Own's first nail collection of 2017 may have seemed like a long time coming for us die hard polish fans, however it was well worth the wait.

Four long months in and Models Own dropped the news that they had partnered with the one and only Sophy Nails, to produce one hell of a 5 piece.

Jessica Glowing With Love Bridal Collection

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

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As the summer approaches, so does wedding season. Now I know that a lot of people get married all throughout the year, however May-August is very popular for weddings.

Along with picking the dress, the venue and the countless other bits and bobs needed for the big day, brides have always been concerned about nailing the little details (see what I did there). For most brides, their nails are as important as their makeup, after all the traditional 'clasped hands with rings on show' shot is usually taken for the photo album and wedding day nails will immortalised in film - forever.

Primark PS Bronze Trio

Monday, 15 May 2017

You all know how much I love Primark and their nail polishes, a job they've been making very easy this year. Recently I was sent their new Prism collection and honestly thought that would be it for newness. How wrong I was.

I first noticed this Bronze trio a few weeks ago and grabbed it immediately. The bright metallics caught my eye and like a magpie I was mesmerised. Since then I have seen 3 more trios (Neon, Nude and French) which I will be showing over the next couple of weeks.

Elliona Gel Off - Gel Polish Removal Product

Sunday, 14 May 2017

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Sometimes I get emails from companies that really excite me and when elliona contacted me asking if I would like to try out their at home gel and glitter polish removal product I was very excited.

If any of you have worn a gel manicure, you know how amazing it all is. The instantly dry nails, the never ending shine, the long lasting, chip free colour. Yes it really is a dream. Well that is until it comes to removing the stuff.

SensatioNAIL Express Gel One Step Polish

Saturday, 13 May 2017

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Today I have a review of SensatioNAIL's latest product, the one step gel polish. You may remember at the end of March I reviewed a lot of SensatioNAIL's normal, at home DIY polishes. The quality, formula and range of colours are amazing and SensatioNAIL are one of my go to brands when I need an easy and long lasting manicure.

However, there were many steps involved in this system, with the process being identical to that which you'd get at a professional salon. Well since then they've released a one step gel polish, reducing not only the need for the multi step system, but also reducing the need for a separate base coat and a top coat. Sounds perfect!

26 GNAI - Yellow & 1 Bold Colour

Friday, 12 May 2017

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Happy Friday, I hope you've all had a great week. I'm glad it's a weekend and I'm even more so that I don't have much planned, I have a lot of swatching to catch up on.

Today I broke the tip on one of my nails, so I've had to file them down quite a bit and they're taking a little getting used too. However I know that in a week or so they'll be looking a bit more normal.

Princess Nail Lacquer Summer 2017 Collection

Thursday, 11 May 2017

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Swatching for an indie company is something I feel very honoured to be able to do. I appreciate these small, independently run businesses do not have the same budget as the main stream brands for just handing out polishes willy nilly. You can imagine my surprise and delight then, when I received 3 parcels from Princess Nail Lacquer containing 12 gorgeous polishes.

10 of the polishes made up the new and upcoming Summer 2017 collection and it is those I have to show you today. Be prepared, this is a long post, containing lots of lovely polish pictures.

Primark PS Prism Nail Collection

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

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Happy hump day, I hope you're all having a fab week so far. The sunshine has stuck around, but I'm still snuggling up most evenings with a hot water bottle and a mug of hot chocolate (cream topped of course, I'm not a heathen).

Last week I was sent a gorgeous parcel from Primark which contained the 4 polishes from their new Prism collection.

Barry M SS17 Coconut Infusion Nail Paint Collection

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

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Happy Tuesday, hope everyone's week has started off on a good note. Yesterday a package landed on my doorstep and inside we're 4 bottles of sunshine.

Barry M have released 10 new nail paints and a cuticle oil so far this year, but it's their summer launches that excite me most.

Essie Turn On The Neon Collection

Sunday, 7 May 2017

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Happy Sunday, hope you've all had a great weekend. I've been busy with Hen Do shenanigans and have had a fab couple of days pottery painting, eating Italian food, walking Alpacas and attending a mad hatter/flower crown essential tea-party.  Throughout all of this I still managed to find time to swatch the Essie 2017 Neons.

With the turn in the weather (yes it's finally started to get sunny), it seems like the perfect time to whip out some brights.

Monthly Favourites - April 2017

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

As I sit here and write this post I can hardly believe that April is over, mainly due to these 2 reasons;
1. Because it's flipping flown by!!
2. Because I'm sat cuddled up in a blanket, with the heating on full and outside it's gray, wet and freezing.

Surely May heralds the start of warmer times, the onset of summer and the month in which we can get serious about wearing lighter clothes and maybe even leave our coats at home. I don't know what kind of 'Day After Tomorrow' craziness is going on with our weather but I want it to stop - now!

26 GNAI - Work Appropriate Nail Art

Sunday, 30 April 2017

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These 26 GNAI challenges are cropping up more and more quickly and I actually nearly missed this one as I had left it off my planner. Luckily I saw lots of gorgeous designs cropping up on my facebook page which jogged my memory. Oh and I've also written all future designs in my planner so fingers crossed I won't forget another one.

Today I wanted to do 2 things, test out the new Nails Inc Long Wear Spring Pastel colours that I was sent and use some rhinestones that I recently discovered in my nail art draw.

Leighton Denny - Secrets Of The Souk Collection

Friday, 28 April 2017

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Happy Friday folks and hooray for another 3 day weekend. Although the temperature here in the UK is more indicitive of winter, after swatching this collection, I can't help but feel all warm and summery inside.

Leighton Denny always release collections that are so inventive in both theme and colour. When I saw their Summer 2017 collection advertised on Instagram and Twitter, it was love at first sight. I couldn't believe it when LD themselves offered to send them to me.

Primark Spring Classic Nail Polishes & Giveaway

Thursday, 27 April 2017

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I'm back with another Primark swatch-fest today and I don't know about you but I feel like it's been too long.

I should disclaim that a lot of these colours have been around for a few months now but I am sure most of them are still available in Primark. I was sent a few of these (which I had already purchased so there will be a GIVEAWAY at the end of this post) and then picked up a couple more as and when I saw them.

Nails Inc Sparkle Like A Unicorn Duo

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

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I can't believe it's been over a week since I last blogged, however it feels like a lot longer. Due to the recent cold snap, I seem to have reverted back to my winter behaviour of snuggling up in bed for long naps and drinking copious amounts of tea. This has made blogging a little tricky.

However I'm back with a bang today and have a gorgeous duo from Nails Inc for you.

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