Thursday, 31 July 2014

Monthly Favourites: July

Hey everyone! Second post from me tonight, I'm trying to get all my posts scheduled and written as I'm going on holiday in 6 hours (so excited but very tired). I really can't believe how fast this month has gone! Seems only a few days ago when I was writing my monthly favourites for June, and now we're here again, with a bunch of new products that I cant wait to show you. Again, I have five products, not necessarily all nail related, and not necessarily all review samples, these are products that I genuinely have loved this month. In no particular order the products are:




Awesome News! Graffiti Nails Nail Wraps Available NOW

Hey everyone! I have some super exciting news to share with you today, I've been wanting to tell you this for months and I finally can: the wraps I designed for Graffiti Nails are available to buy NOW! They are £5.99 including postage, which includes international postage! The polishes are still not available internationally as it's proving to be more tricky than we first thought, but hopefully the fact that these wraps are international will suffice for now! If you buy a polish and a wrap together, those of you in the UK, postage is the same as it would be with the nail polish: £2.95 unless you buy 3 and then it's free. We currently have 3 nail wraps for sale, these are a limited edition run so once they're gone, they're gone. If you like the look of them, don't put off buying them, because they might not be there when you come back! These are all based around my designs, so they mean a lot to me, and hopefully they're exciting for you, as readers, because you can wear my designs now.

We also have an exciting deal on at the moment that if you buy 2 or more nail wraps you get an exciting free gift. Which may or may not be (it is) a VERY limited edition nail wrap that isn't available to buy.


Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Tutorial Thursday: Flower Stems

Hey everyone! Today I have a brand new tutorial for you, and for once it isn't for Divine Caroline, so you can see all the steps right here. I did actually originally create this for E.L.F (eyes, lips, face), but they unfortunately didn't want to use it, and I didn't want it to go to waste. This is a really simple tutorial that you can hopefully all follow, you don't need a tonne of colours and you can always switch the colours up if you prefer as well. If you do recreate it I'd love to see on Instagram or Twitter, I'm going to start using the hashtag #lookonenailtorule (inspired by The Nailasaurus) so if you want me to see something you've done, use that!

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Models Own Sweet Shop Collection 2014 - Review and Swatches

Hey everyone! Today I have two polishes from the gorgeous Models Own Sweet Shop collection* to show you: Rhubard and Custard* and Pear Drops*. I was actually sent three, the other being Liquorice Allsorts*, but I have a complete intolerance to liquorice for some reason, and the smell was just making me feel ill, so I decided to leave it. From the one nail I did manage to paint, I'd say 2 easy coats would be enough for opacity if you're okay with the smell of liquorice. 

Friday, 25 July 2014

Gradient Polka Dots

Hey everyone! The more keen eyed of you may have noticed that I just posted a design, all of ten minutes ago. But apparently I completely forgot that I already posted it, two weeks ago. I feel like such a dingbat, but I'm blaming the fact that it's hot and it's 1:30am and I really need to sleep! I didn't want to leave you without a design though, so here's a quick and simple polka dot gradient look. I created this gradient for Avon, and you can see the steps to create it on their Facebook page, but I decided to add polka dots to it just to see how it would look, and I really think it makes the design 100x better!


Tuesday, 22 July 2014

ghd aura™ Professional Hairdryer - Review and Nail Art

Hey everyone! Today I have something a little different for you, combining beauty and nails and mixing things up a little bit. Recently ghd got in contact with me and asked if I wanted to review their new aura™* hairdryer, and I of course said yes. Whilst my monthly favourites do include some beauty products, I am still primarily a nail blog, and I wasn't exactly sure how to combine the two. But I decided to push myself out of my nail art comfort zone and create something a little different. On my thumb and ring finger I recreated the ghd aura™* logo, on my middle finger I drew the hairdryer itself, and on my pointer and baby finger I drew the outline of luscious blow-dried hair. Colours will be after the jump, as will my full review of the hairdryer itself.



Sunday, 20 July 2014

Geometric Floral Nails for Divine Caroline

Hey everyone! I realised earlier that I completely forgot to post these nails on to my blog, they went live a couple of weeks ago on Divine Caroline and I meant to include them in 'tutorial tuesday' but must have forgotten. Anyway, you get to see them now, and that's what matters, right? These were inspired entirely by Moustache Manis, and you can read all about them here, and also see the step-by-step instructions on how to create them.


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