Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Nude Roses

Hey everyone! I'm back! I really needed a break from my blog whilst I got my head together, it wasn't a very good week for me and I wasn't really in the mood for blogging much so I'm really sorry about that. I'm hopefully going to be posting a few times this week so keep an eye out. Today's post is some nail art I created for my university nail art society, which you can read more about here. I was teaching everyone how to do a simple rose design but I ended up winging it a bit more whilst I was waiting for people to finish and I really liked how it turned out! I almost feel like it's cheating posting designs from nail art society on here, maybe because they weren't created specifically for the blog, but they're still designs I did and of course I still want to share them, so here you go! 


Because we're sponsored by Barry M, all the colours except the white are by them, so you can find them all on their website here. The white is Graffiti Nails which you can find here.


What do you think? Let me know in the comments!
Alice

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Graffiti Nails - Swatches Part 3

Hey everyone, sorry for not posting for a few days, I was working all weekend and now I'm having a few personal issues, and so I'm not going to promise that the schedule is going to get any better at the moment, but I'll do my best! I'm really sorry if not. This post alone has taken me more than 48 hours to pluck up the courage to write. But today I have the final part of my Graffiti Nails review, and I know you've all been looking forward to it so I couldn't put it off. The colours today are Jet, Ice White, Mellow, Deep Red and Morning Mist, and you can get them all on the Graffiti Nails website for £3.99 if you're in the UK, and if you buy 3 then postage is free!

Friday, 4 April 2014

Tutorial Thursday: Daisy Rhinestones for Divine Caroline

Hey everyone! I accidentally forgot to post Tutorial Tuesday this week, but I really wanted to show you these nails so I decided to do Tutorial Thursday instead. [And Blogger decided to not post it when I asked, so it's actually Friday now, sorry!] This week's post is another Divine Caroline feature, so you'll have to head over there [here] for the full design and all the steps! The base for these nails was Graffiti Nails - Very Nude and I love it, although these photos make it look a bit peachier than it really is, you can see my full review of the polish here.


Don't forget to check out the full tutorial with all the information here.
What do you think? Let me know in the comments!
Alice

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Barry M Spring 2014 Aquarium Collection: Review and Swatches

Hey everyone! Today I have another gorgeous Barry M collection to show you. This one has been out for a couple of weeks, but that of course does not make it any less gorgeous! The collection consists of four duo-chromes and two glitter toppers, which, as you'll see below, I chose to pair with Huckleberry and Rosehip from the latest Gelly Hi Shine collection, and you can see my swatches of that here. I own very few, if any, duochromes, so I'm no expert in their application, but my lovely friend Allie from Brit Nails suggested that I try applying them over black for maximum effect, so I've decided to show you both with and without black.


Monday, 31 March 2014

Nailvengers Assemble: Easter

Hey everyone! Today is the last day of the month, and that of course means a new Nailvengers Assemble post. If you're not sure what I'm talking about, you can see my original post here. Don't forget to keep up to date with what we're doing on our Facebook page. This month's theme is Easter, and whilst it's quite early, by the last day of April it will be too late so we decided it was better to do it now instead. Easter for me is all about cute little chicks and decorated easter eggs, so I decided to combine the two!


I used a base of Graffiti Nails - Ice White, with a coat of Graffiti Nails - Fairy Wing. Once that was dry I used a striping brush with W7 - Sheer Blue and Deborah Lippmann - Spring Buds on my ring and index finger. Then I used a nail art brush to draw a yellow circle using Graffiti Nails - Mellow, and to draw on the beak using Rimmel London - Oragasm, from the Rita Ora collection. Then I used a thinner brush to outline the bird using black acrylic paint, and to do the eye with white and black acrylic paint. Then I topped it off with a coat of Seche Vite to seal everything in.


What do you think? Let me know in the comments!
Alice

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Spring Florals with Avon

Hey everyone! This week I've started a brand new collaboration with a brand you may have heard of: Avon. I'm going to be producing a couple of pieces of nail art and a couple of video tutorials per month for them, so stay tuned for that! My first design for them was this simple spring floral look, all I needed were a few Avon colours, a dotting tool, and some topcoat, and it was done!



What do you think? Let me know in the comments!
Alice

Friday, 28 March 2014

Graffiti Nails - Swatches Part 2

Hey everyone! I'm back with Part 2 of my Graffiti Nails swatches, you can see Part 1 here if you missed it, and you can see my original announcement here if you're not sure what Graffiti Nails is (and you definitely should know!). Today I'm going to be showing you Butterfly Pink, Cherry Red, Topcoat, Basecoat and Festival Glitter. Don't forget to check out the website here, where products are now available to buy in the UK (we have plans to go international a bit further down the line dont worry) and our Facebook page here to keep up to date with news and competitions. I know there are a lot of links in the previous sentences, but I promise you that they all lead to great places!