Monday, 17 June 2019

UberChic Beauty - Succulents Plate Review & Nail Art

Hi guys! I am back again with a new post for you and this time I have a stamping plate review and some nail art! I was looking through instagram a few days ago and saw someone had used this plate, thought to myself "Oo that's nice. I really need to buy this plate, I've wanted it for ages". In the end I didn't buy it because I'm trying to stop spending and it's a good thing I did because guess what I found today? That very same plate, unopened, still sealed, in my plate folder! This is the problem when you don't do nails for so forget what you've got! Anyway, I decided to finally open it and do a little review for you guys. This gorgeous little plate is the UberChic Beauty Succulents mini plate and I love it! Let's get stuck right in shall we?

UberChic Beauty Succulents Review by Polished Dreams

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Barry M - Gelly Collection S/S '19

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Hello! As I sit and write this post I'm currently deciding whether to go for a nap in preparation for my night shift tonight, or to carry on doing nails...I'm on a roll and I don't want to stop! Today I've got some polishes to share with you from the wonderful Barry M. I was once again contacted about the release of a new set of polishes, this time from their much loved Gelly Hi Shine collection. These are a perfect little set of bright summer shades so let's get stuck in!

Barry M Gelly S/S 19

Friday, 31 May 2019

Cirque - Mineralized & Rothko Red

Well hello there! How are we all? I can't believe I haven't written a blog post for almost six months...where has the time gone?! I've been super busy with a ton of exciting things like passing my driving test, moving out of my parents and into a flat with my boyfriend and a little holiday to New York! However, I have missed doing my nails and I'm really hoping I can get back into it properly. To kick things off I'm starting with some swatches from Cirque. I bought these polishes ages ago from Rainbow Connection UK so it's definitely about time I tried them. Let's have a little looksie shall we?

Monday, 3 December 2018

Elune by Emily - Swatches & Review

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Hello! Today I'm going to be sharing swatches from one of the newest UK indies on the block, Elune by Emily! I say one of the newest but I think they've actually been around since April, I've just never got round to trying any polishes! Thankfully that has now all changed after the lovely Emily asked if I could swatch some of her latest releases and I was very quick to say yes! For those that don't know, Elune by Emily is a UK indie polish brand run by Emily from @nailmeright on Instagram. Over the last few months she's created lots of different beautiful polishes all with female names. The names are all inspired by a variety of things from Emily's life e.g. books, films and music, which I think is really lovely! We've all got to appreciate a bit of girl power right?! Read on to find out more about the polishes I was sent.

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Danglefoot Polish - Doctor Who Collaboration Collection

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Good evening! It's been a little while I know but I've been working an absolute ton. Gotta get all that money to spend on Christmas right?! Or what I really mean is clothes and nail polish! Anyway, as always I am returning with something super exciting. For a while now Hayley from Danglefoot Polish has talked about doing a Doctor Who collection and I was lucky enough to be asked to collaborate on it as I love it so much. Obviously I said yes and a few months ago we really started thinking about what we wanted in it. Do you want to see what we came up with? Of course you do so read on!

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

UberChic Beauty - Lovely Leaves 02

Hi everyone! Today I have a short little post that features possibly the best nail art I have done for a long time. It's been a while since I've done some stamping and thought "I never want to take this off" but today it happened! Last year I bought the UberChic Beauty Lovely Leaves 02 plate from Nail Art UK and I think I only got round to using it once, if that. I've now used it several times over the last week and I am so glad I have it! Now that we're in October it officially feels like autumn, despite the high temperatures and sunny weather we suddenly seem to have again, so this is definitely the perfect plate!

Saturday, 29 September 2018

XO Balm - Testing & Review

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Hello! I have something a little bit different to share today which I'm really excited about. It's been a long time coming thanks to the craziness that was the last couple of months but we got there eventually! I was lucky enough to be sent XO Balm which is a moisturising balm that treats dry, rough, sensitive or irritated skin with an effective combination of 100% natural ingredients. As I've been so busy my hands have been seriously neglected so I knew this was something I really needed. The question is...did it actually help??

Sunday, 23 September 2018

De'Lish Nails London - Swatches & Review

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Why is it that the weekends always go so fast? I haven't worked since Tuesday and I'm not working until tomorrow night but even so...this weekend has flown by! It's been a bit of a mad couple of weeks with starting my job, my graduation (more on that in a future post!) and some other personal things but hopefully things will start to settle down now. My nails are slowly growing back after I had to chop them down for training so that always helps with my motivation/inspiration. Anyway, for tonights post I have swatches and a review of a new-to-me brand. I was kindly asked to swatch some of De'Lish Nails London new collection and I was super excited when these three beauties came through my letterbox.

Saturday, 1 September 2018

'Ard As Nails - Autumn 2018 Cremes

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Hello lovely people! I'm back again today with another swatch and review post for 'Ard As Nails. Well, not for 'Ard As Nails as Kat doesn't ask me to write a blog post, only to swatch the polishes. I just think they're so fab that they deserve their own blog post! I received these beauties a couple of weeks ago and the shades made me soo ready for autumn. Although I do love a good neon and bright polish for summer, I just adore all the colours that you get with this lovely change of season. It's the 1st of September so it's officially autumn now too yeah?! Let's take a look at what new additions we have to The Creme Collection!

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Barry M - Molten Metal Collection '18

Hi everybody! If you follow me on Instagram then you know I've had a totally crazy month or two hence the lack of posts! I have finally submitted my dissertation so will be officially graduating in September, had my birthday last week so now I'm at the ripe old age of 22 (woo!), been on a little trip to Edinburgh with my lovely boyfriend and next week I start my new job! I can't believe how quickly it's come round and I'm so excited. Today I found out that I will be working on the specialist personality disorder ward which I imagine is going to be a challenge but so interesting and rewarding. Anyway, as exciting as that is for me, I'm sure you're here to read about nails so let's crack on shall we? Today I have the four new additions to the Molten Metal collection from Barry M. Read on to find out more!