Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Pink and White polka dot skittlette

This mani is one I prepped for the Crumpets Nail Tarts 31 DC starting tomorrow, which I had hoped to be partaking in, however life has got in the way and I just will not have time to undertake a challenge right now.  Oddly enough my last post was pink and white with dots and studs and this one is too!

Sunday, 28 December 2014

From the ashes - pink and white skittlette.

Today I have a pink and white skittlette.  Pink and white is one of my favourite pairings at the moment, second only to black and white!

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Christmas Jumpers

Firstly, a quick MERRY CHRISTMAS!  Thanks to each and everyone of you for reading and following. Today's post features my snowflake nails which reminded me of Christmas jumpers so I am posting them today.

Rubbish phone photos as I didn't have time to set up the camera.

Monday, 22 December 2014

Smitten - Peppermint Patty swatches

Today I have swatches of a polish I was given as a birthday gift, Smitten Peppermint Patty a minty green polish packed full of holo glitters.  The first photo is taken in normal light of light box, the rest are taken with a daylight lamp pointed straight at the nails.

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Above the Curve Harry Potter collection swatches and review.

Today I have some swatches of the Above the Curve Harry Potter Inspired collection, the UK retailer for Above the Curve, Sally Magpies provided these for review.

The collection is made up of nine polishes, three glitters, six holos.  The lighting in these photos is all over the place as the December weather is unforgiving and there's not enough daylight to get any type of sparkle.  I moved the daylight lamps around as best I could. some are my normal lighting set up, some are indirect lighting and some are directly lit.  All swatches are two coats and without topcoat unless mentioned otherwise.

Hufflepuff (worn with top coat in picture above) reminded me of Easter pastel polishes, it's a fluffy yellow chick shade, filled with holo glitters. Yep, those black/green speckles are holographic glitters!   I did have a little fishing to do to get the larger hex glitters, the smaller ones were copious and plentiful.  There is a hint of VNL still at two coats when under the bright daylight lamps but it was less visible in real life.  If VNL was an issue you could layer over white to hide the VNL.  I am not a huge yellow fan but this shade is amazing.

Friday, 19 December 2014

Nail Arcade - unicorn nail decoration review.

Today I have a long overdue review of some lovely unicorn nail decorations from the Nail Arcade.  I decided to use the unicorn as an accent on just one nail as I thought all nails would be a bit too much.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Black and White Skittle

It may be coming up towards Christmas, but today I have some relatively simple black and white nails, I still can't bring myself to think of Christmas designs!


Saturday, 13 December 2014

Bold Animal Print Skittlette

Today's post features a really simple mani which was so quick and easy to do!


Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Bright Skittlette inspired by Winter Hyacinth

This mani was inspired by the colours in my bottle of Femme Fatale Winter Hyacinth, the pink is a bit different but it was a nice bold colour combo and I loved wearing this!

Sunday, 7 December 2014

INM Out the Door Top Coat review plus Purple and Gold Skittlette

In my last post I mentioned I was starting to fall out of love with my bottle of Rica, so for today's nails I decided to crack open my bottle of INM Out the Door.  I have had this since probably July, but as I bought three different top coats all at once, this has been in waiting.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Gold Accent Skittlette

This was a quick mani I cobbled together - oh no I just wrote that without thinking... No pun intended...

Photos were taken after 24hrs wear.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Favourite Colours - Teal, Blue, Black and White skittle combo

Today I have a bright skittlette which involvest most favourite of colours: real, mid blue, black and white.