Friday, 28 November 2014

Nail Arcade star stud review


Today I have a long overdue review which I have been meaning to do since October - apologies to the lovely Rachel of The Nail Arcade regarding this.  Rachel has an Etsy store called The Nail Arcade, she sent me a few items to review and I will be getting the others up over the next few days.  Today I have neon studs in star design .  The neon studs are also available as dots, they are available in an assorted colour combo bag of 50 for just 95p! Bargain price.


Wednesday, 26 November 2014

SpaRitual Authentically review, swatches and how I wore it.


Have I really been AWOL for 10 days?  So it would seem!  Brief overview: sinuses (again!) and a general apathy towards my nails after filing them round: didn't I learn from the last time? No. No I didn't! So I squared them off shortly after my Halloween nails and generally chilled out and read four books on my kindle over the last two weeks, currently on book five.

Today I have a review of a matte polish from the SpaRitual 2014 Home collection. I was really excited to try this out as this is the first matte polish I have tried by SpaRitual.


Sunday, 16 November 2014

Smitten Cauldron Bubble


I recently admitted to being Smitten by Smitten, today's post features Cauldron Bubble from the Halloween release.  I totally loved this deep inky polish with scattered holo.  Didn't realise this first picture was blurry when I deleted the others from the camera :/

Photos below are in indirect lightbox then with light shining straight onto the nails.  The direct light really brings the holo to life.


Friday, 14 November 2014

MoYou Nails 122, 123 and Persian Turquoise Stamping polish.

This review has taken a while to get written up, I've had these since October, but with all the illnesses in the family and visiting hospitals now is the first chance I have had to write this review.  

I previously reviewed some MoYou Nails stamping plates and polishes in May, during that review I commented about how I would love to try out full nail images, today I have my chance!  For today's review I have stamping plates MoYou 122 and MoYou 123 and Persian Turquoise Stamping polish each of these retail at £4.99.  I was previously provided a stamper and scraper.  I have found the MoYou Nails Stamper to be my favourite since I tried it, not as soft as my squishy and not as hard as my Konad, meaning I manage to get the best of both options whenever I stamp.


I got carried away and tried the plate on the right above, before photographing it!  The plates were in small plastic envelopes for retail display, I removed them to get a better picture.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Holiday Nails


These were intended to be my holiday nails for our short break to Devon at the start of half term, I say intended as in the end I changed my plan when the black textured polish looked shiny after a day.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Blue Skittle

I previously posted some black and white nails which included dots and textures, based on something I saw by Chewitts Nails on IG.  Today is a blue and white version inspired again by that same design.


Saturday, 8 November 2014

Pink Skittle Nails

I have phases where I totally love pink or never wear it.  This mani combined a few of my favourite pinks :)


Thursday, 6 November 2014

Smitten To Me You are Perfect / Out of the Darkness comparison


In my last post I mentioned being Smitten by Smittens, here are two more I recently added to my stash.  Out of the Darkness was a charity release with a donation in memory of Robin Williams.  To Me, You are Perfect was one I managed to get from my polish dealer (LOL!!) a trusty source I cheekily approached asking if she had any to sell!


Side by side I thought I had ended up with two the same.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Smitten BiFrost Swatches and review


BiFrost, my perfect blue holo! The holy grail quest is over!


Sunday, 2 November 2014

Smitten Polish I Never Drink... Wine swatches and review


I have a confession to make... I am now Smitten with Smitten!