Friday 28 August 2015

Marble Negative Space

Hello! This is will be the last post for a few days as I'm away til Monday for a family friends wedding anniversary. Today I had a go at something new: negative space and some sort of marbling effect (at least that's what I'm calling it because I'm not actually entirely sure what it is).

Thursday 27 August 2015

Pink Waterfall

Yay, I'm finally back to doing nail art! Today I did my second waterfall mani, all in pink, as an entry for Polished by Leanne's competition that she is currently running on Instagram (It ends tomorrow so if you want to check it out and enter, do it quick!). You can find her Instagram here. She also has a great blog that she only recently started which you can look at here.

Tuesday 25 August 2015

Mystery Danglefoot Nail Polishes

Hello! Once again it has been a while... But hey it's summer, we're all busy doing stuff now and again. One thing that happened this week was my birthday! Yes, I am finally 19. Last year of being a teenager...scary! Anyway, another exciting thing that happened was my mystery nail polishes arrived from Hayley at Danglefoot Nail Polish. I've put the link in for her shop, however she is currently closed. I want to say it's until October but I definitely could have just made that up woops.

Hayley sent me four very different polishes and I feel so lucky because I honestly love them all! She also gave them the most amazing names after looking through my Instagram and discovering I was a (big) fan of Doctor Who. I won't say much about them individually as this post is going to be pretty photo heavy. All you need to know is that I love them and I will definitely be buying more!

Time Vortex

Tuesday 18 August 2015

Barry M Speedy Get Set Go

So today's post accidentally ended up being a swatch as I'm not feeling very well. I did the base for my nails but then realised I really didn't have the effort to do anymore. 

Speedy Leopard Print

Yay I've finally got round to doing this blog post, only a couple of days later than planned! This mani was inspired by Hannah Weir from The Nail Trail who you can find on Instagram here. I've done leopard print one or two times before but not since I started created Polished Dreams.

Thursday 13 August 2015

Simple Spots

Hello! It's been a while I know and I'm sorry. It's been a combination of things really; no time, nail art going wrong and also lack of ideas. Or maybe it's just so many ideas I don't know what to do first! Anyway as a result of this, today's mani is very simple..

Sunday 9 August 2015

Galaxy Nails

Hello! This post is very late thanks to technical problems and the fact I went out to be sociable yesterday (go me!). I had planned to do a mermaid-like mani with my new stencils I bought from She Sells Seashells but after the first nail ended terribly I panicked and attempted galaxy nails for the first time instead. 

Saturday 8 August 2015

Kiwi Queen

Well today's post is definitely a late one, it's now half past 12 at night woops. I've been busy! But hey guess what..I bought more nail polish on Thursday. Barry M on offer in Superdrug is a dangerous thing! The mani in today's post features three of those new polishes.

Wednesday 5 August 2015

Dainty(ish) Florals

 This post is just a short one to follow up from my posts on Instagram on Sunday and also because I didn't want to take off my floral mani from yesterday! My little sister asked me to paint her nails based on this design by Dahlia Nails so that's what I did! (or at least attempted to do)

Tuesday 4 August 2015


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Flowers in Bloom

Today's design is very bright and summery - the total opposite of the weather we are currently experiencing here in England! Florals are definitely a big favourite of mine and not just for nail art so I'm actually quite surprised it's taken me this long to do a floral based design. This post will be quite photo heavy compared to usual so I'll try not to write too much.

Barry M Coconut

Yesterday I went into town and of course ended up buying some more nail polish so I thought it was about time I did a swatch. I chose Coconut from Barry M as it's the base for my next mani and I was pleasantly surprised by it.

Holiday Blues

Wahey! This is the first time I've had a theme for my nails and it's all worked out pretty well. So today (Monday) is a week since I got home from my holiday in Turkey and I can't begin to explain how much I wish I was still there leading to the idea for 'holiday blues'. Whilst at Turkey we went out for dinner to Waterfall Restaurant, so named because an actual waterfall sits in the middle of all the tables and chairs. I attempted to do a waterfall mani before I went away but because I didn't have any acetone to clean my brushes it didn't work out too well so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to try again - this time with acetone!

Sunday 2 August 2015

Purple Trio of Dots

Two weeks later and I'm back! Didn't plan to be gone this long as I actually had gel nails done for my holiday but ended up breaking my phone while in Turkey and I didn't take my camera so I was unable to take any photos.. And then of course by the time I came home, what with all the chlorine from the pool, my nails weren't really in the best state to be taking pictures of. But anyway I'm back and I do have a new mani!