Monday 20 November 2017

Painted Polish - Hipster Trio

Well I think it's safe to say final year of uni is taking over my well a being Chair of the archery club. Until last night, I hadn't painted my nails since Halloween! I finally decided enough was enough and even though it was about half 11, I put on a film and got a few swatches done. I've had these polishes sitting on my shelf for a good few months now and as I discovered they are still available, I thought I would try them first. This is the Hipster Trio from Painted Polish and I purchased them from Rainbow Connection UK

Wednesday 1 November 2017

Monthly Favourites - October 2017

Well, well, well, what is this? I've decided to start doing a monthly favourites post as I love reading other bloggers favourites and I'm hoping I can use it as a way to incorporate some of the things on Instagram that don't get shared on the blog. I tend to do a lot of swatches and unfortunately only some will get posted on here as I don't have the time to write posts and edit photos for everything due to having uni work. But hey, hopefully this will help! 

Tuesday 31 October 2017

Halloween Gradient

Okay so let's pretend it isn't the last day of October (aka Halloween) and I've only done four Halloween mani's... I was SO excited about this month and it's been a total flop in terms of nails. But I won't moan too much because I'm actually pretty happy with the ones I'm sharing today, even if doing them meant I didn't go to bed until 1:30am! Sparklea Nail Polish released some perfect polishes for Halloween so I just had to use them before my time was up. Let's take a look shall we?

Sunday 29 October 2017

Happee Birthdae Lea!

Hi guys! Once again it's been a little while, I'm really sorry. Going back to uni has been harder than I thought but I think I've finally figured out a way I can balance everything. The only problem is my plan then gets ruined whenever I go home for the weekend so I can't say how well it's going to work haha! Today's nails have actually already been posted on Instagram but I was pretty pleased with these and they were for a very special person so here we are. Last week was one of my BFF's birthday - Lea from Leasnails and Sparklea Nail Polish! I was invited to join a birthday collab for her and how could I possibly refuse?

Tuesday 19 September 2017

'Ard As Nails - Colour Shift Collection

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Hi everyone! I can't believe we are now in September... In just a week I will be beginning my final year of university and I think I'm in shock! To welcome in the new season I have some beautiful polishes to share with you from 'Ard As Nails. I've featured 'Ard As Nails several times on my blog before and they are definitely up there with my favourite UK indies, as well as the Soap-Dodger side of the business that sells a fab range of bath and beauty products. Let's have a look at what goodies I've got today shall we?

Wednesday 30 August 2017

Danglefoot Polish - Baby Trio

Hi everyone! It's Friday wahoo! I have definitely got that Friday feeling today as I am off home to begin my 21st birthday celebrations! My actual birthday is on Wednesday but I've got friends and family things happening this weekend, including an afternoon tea party. Yep, I'm proper adulting haha! Anyway, not only I am excited about birthday stuff, today is a very special day... Two years ago today my first Danglefoot Polishes arrived in the mail! I was going to re-swatch those very first polishes but as I have a little pile of Danglies I haven't used yet I figured some newbies would be better. Read on to see what I've chosen!

Wednesday 16 August 2017

Barry M - Gold Rush & Holographic Lights

Hello hello hello! Apologies once again for my lack of blog posts and general social media presence. It has been rather crazy lately and I haven't had much of a chance to do nails at all. All my nail art stuff is still in bags/boxes from when I moved house! I really want to continue blogging so hopefully this will be the start of getting back into it. Today I have some rather overdue swatches from Barry M to share! Last summer Barry M released the Molten Metals (if you want a laugh you can see my old swatches of those here), four polishes with a metallic finish and a whole year later they have finally added to that collection! There are five new Molten Metals in total, however, I only picked up two of the four for a few reasons. 1. I'm a poor student, 2. I have very similar polishes to the black and blue additions, 3. The pinky/rose gold is a re-release of the Superdrug Limited Edition polish 'Twinkle Twinkle'. I personally think it's a bit cheeky of them to release the same polish, especially when it was supposed to be a limited edition shade but hey, they've done it. Anyway, let's take a look at the swatches for the two I did buy shall we?

Barry M Gold Rush and Holographic Lights

Friday 14 July 2017

Sparklea Nail Polish - Moana Collection in Collaboration with Me!

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Hi everybody, today I'm going to be sharing possibly the most exciting blog post I've ever written! As you may have seen on Instagram, I've been sharing swatches of a new collection from Sparklea Nail Polish. Not only is it a beautiful new collection, it's a beautiful new collection I've collaborated on! A few months ago my very good friend and fab polish maker Lea asked if I wanted to do a Moana collection with her due to our shared obsession of the film and of course the only answer to that question was "YES!". We starting coming up with some ideas and I went away and created a mood board for each polish which was super fun and apparently really helpful for Lea. We settled on a collection of six and I am so so pleased with how they've turned out! There are Moana spoilers ahead so if you haven't seen the film yet, 1. Go watch it. Like right now. and 2. Just look at the pretty pictures and don't read the words. I can promise these polishes are all amazing.

Wednesday 28 June 2017

'Ard As Nails - Summer Creme Polishes

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Hello hello! I'm rubbish I know... I thought I'd got this whole blogging thing sorted again but nope. It has been yet another crazy month as I started a part time job alongside my placement resulting in hardly any free time anddd this weekend my boyfriend moved to Plymouth! It's going to be so nice to have him in the same city rather than two hours away, even if it is only until September. Anyway, I may be excited about that but I have polish to talk about! I was sent some more beautiful creme polishes by Kat from Ard As Nails, this time in some lovely summery colours. Read on to find out more!

Saturday 3 June 2017

Sparklea Nail Polish - The Carnival Collection

Well ladies and gents, today is a very special day. This afternoon I'm starting my new job (part-time) which I'm both excited and nervous about as I'm sure is normal. I am looking forward to having a bit of extra money to spend though! However, not only am I starting a new job, this blog post is my 100th post! I can't believe it, I've sat down and written about nails 100 times. In celebration of this milestone, I wanted something exciting to share so I settled on the newest collection from my bff Lea, the creator of Sparklea Nail Polish.

Sparklea Nail Polish The Carnival Collection

Wednesday 31 May 2017

Born Pretty Store - Moonlight Water Decals Review

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Evening all! Today I have a rather unseasonal mani to share with you but hey, who cares! A little while ago I received another set of goodies from Born Pretty Store (you can read my first review for them here) but because I've been so busy, I've only just got round to trying them out. This post is all about some lovely little moon water decals which feature the different phases of the moon. I've seen a few mani's like these on Instagram so wanted to have a go myself, even if I wasn't going to be hand painting it! 

Saturday 27 May 2017

Barry M - S/S 17 Coconut Infusion Collection

Hi everyone! It's Saturday so that means I have some swatches for you! Hope you've all been enjoying the start of the bank holiday weekend. I've been slowly recovering from illness so haven't got up to anything too exciting yet unfortunately. I am quite excited by the swatches I have to share with you though! The fabulous Barry M have just added four new polishes to their Coconut Infusion collection and although I tried to resist, I simply couldn't. Let's take a look at these goodies shall we?

Barry M Coconut Infusion

Wednesday 24 May 2017

Bestie Twin Nails with A Certain Becca Nails

Hello everybody! Apologies for my absence yet again, it's been a crazy time and I've had a lot going on. For the first time in ages I've also felt a bit unmotivated to do nails. Never fear, I'm slowly working my way back and today I have something very exciting! Months ago me and one of my favourite people aka Becca from A Certain Becca Nails were talking and decided to do a twin mani. It's taken us a while but we got there eventually! I think I'm right in saying I encouraged Becca to buy the stamping plate we used so that's why we settled on this mani. I guess we should take a look at we came up with, yippee!

Wednesday 12 April 2017

Danglefoot Polish - Henry & Violet Duo

Well ladies and gentleman, this is the end of an era. Almost a year ago I shared the first Once Upon A Time duo created by Danglefoot Polish and tonight I have the very final one! Over the past year we've been lucky enough to be given five duos as well as a special single polish which I actually haven't even had a chance to swatch yet. This last duo is named 'Henry' and 'Violet' after the cute young couple and was created in collaboration with one of my nail besties Leas Nails

Sunday 9 April 2017

Sparklea Nail Polish - Mer-Maid you Laugh Collection

It seems this week was a bad week to say I'll start blogging again haha! It was my boyfriends 21st birthday on Thursday so we went away for a night and since then I've been at home without my laptop or photos. What a disaster! I've had a good few days though, it's always nice going home. Well, except we've had to make a few vet trips with my dog...the long and short of it is we don't really know what's wrong with him. His various test results keep coming back with things that don't match up so the vets are a bit confused right now. But anyway, we're here to talk about nails. Today I have another beautiful collection from Sparklea Nail Polish to share with you. It is called the Mer-Maid You Laugh Collection and features four gorgeous polishes perfect for spring/summer with pun-tastic names! 

Monday 3 April 2017

March Meebox - Miami Nice

Yippee, I've made it through another Monday! In fairness, today wasn't that bad. It went pretty quickly which is always fab. In nail related news, I have another box to share with you all tonight and I'm sure many of you will already be familiar with it. This is of course, the wonderful MeeBox! I think I've shared one box on my blog before even though I've actually had a couple more than that... I always seem to subscribe to them and then get busy! Anyway, March's theme was Miami Nice so let's a take a look at what we got this month.

Saturday 1 April 2017

Hollywood Indie Box Swatches & Review

Hi wonderful nail people! Again I'm very sorry I've been rather absent but March was definitely a crazy month! Luckily all the things that were keeping me busy are now over so I've spent today and yesterday doing nothing except painting my nails and it has been fab. To make my return to blogging I have the newest indie box created by the lovely Hayley from Danglefoot Polish. This box was Hollywood themed and we were promised lots of holo. I can safely say that is exactly what we much more!

Wednesday 22 March 2017

Sparklea Nail Polish - Dementor's Kiss & High Inquisitor

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Hello hello! Apologies for my rather long absence...It definitely wasn't planned but I've just been crazy busy with work, archery and other bits and pieces so unfortunately nails had to take a back seat. The good news is I am back and with some more beautiful polishes to share with you from Sparklea Nail Polish, which as you probably know, is created by one of my nail besties Lea (Leas Nails). These two polishes are the newest additions to the Harry Potter Collection and you can view my swatches of the first six here. Let's get stuck right in shall we?

Monday 6 March 2017

Different Dimension - Jill & Bo Peep

Evening all, tonight I have another new brand to share on my blog! Different Dimension is an indie from the US and of course I've got my hands on them thanks to Rainbow Connection UK. I hadn't heard of them all that much prior to RC stocking them but after trying them I'm really not sure why! I chose two polishes just to initially test the brand (and also because I'm a poor student!) and now I definitely want more. 

Different Dimension Jill and Bo Peep

Friday 3 March 2017

Danglefoot Polish - Regina & Zelena Duo

Are you ready for another Danglefoot Once Upon A Time duo? I've spent the day watching OUAT so I definitely am! This duo is based off the two witch sisters, Regina and Zelena. Technically that's a bit of a huge spoiler if you haven't seen the show so I'm sorry! The fact that they're in a duo together suggests they're pretty connected though right so it's not all my fault... Hayley has absolutely smashed it with these beauties, they're incredible! Let's take a look at them shall we?

Danglefoot Polish Regina & Zelena

Wednesday 1 March 2017

Danglefoot Polish - Belle & Hello Dearies Duo

Last year Hayley from Danglefoot Polish began making duos based on characters from the TV show Once Upon A Time and tonight I have some of the newest additions to share with you. Belle and Hello Dearies is obviously named after the characters Belle and Rumpelstiltskin and made in collaboration with the lovely Becca from A Certain Becca Nails. The duo was originally released before Christmas but I didn't get them as I was rather poor and wasn't sure how I felt about Belle. It's safe to say I've now changed my mind.. Read on to see why!


Wednesday 22 February 2017

Creative Shop 17 Stamping Plate Review

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I think it's fair to say that I really like stamping. What I also love is trying new plates! To share with you tonight I have my first Creative Shop stamping plate sent to me by Nail Art UK. This is number 17 from their range and has several nature themed images along with some interesting patterns. I've done a few mani's just to show you a variety of the images that are available to you.

Sunday 19 February 2017

Native War Paints - Heroine & Girl About Town (Rainbow Connection Exclusives)

Do you remember last week I mentioned two other polishes I got from the fab Rainbow Connection UK along with the Cirques? Well tonight you finally get to see them! I've been so excited to swatch these and (im)patiently waiting for my nails to grow a little longer so I could be happy with my swatches. These polishes are two RC exclusives from Native War Paints, an indie brand from the United States. This was my first time trying NWP polishes so I couldn't wait to see what they were like.

Wednesday 15 February 2017

Whats Up Nails Heart Lines Stencil Nail Art & Review

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The other week I had an amazing little package from Gemma at Nail Art UK. Included inside this package was a fabulous array of Whats Up Nails stencils and I can't believe it's taken me this long to get playing. As we have had Valentines Day this week, I decided to use these heart line stencils first. Sorry if you thought Valentines was over and done with... I haven't really celebrated it yet as I'm not seeing my boyfriend until the weekend. More hearts and flowers are incoming!

Whats Up Nails Heart Stencil Nail Art

Saturday 11 February 2017

Cirque - Dioptase, Halcyon & Winter Bloom

You know those polishes you keep seeing and absolutely love but try to resist for the sake of your bank balance? Well examples of these are what I'm going to be showing to you today! I think it's safe to say my ability to resist polishes is pretty rubbish...along with my ability to resist anything chocolatey. Cirque isn't a brand that I own many polishes from but the ones I do have are so gorgeous and recently they've come out with some absolute beauties! My go-to shop for buying Cirques in the UK is of course Rainbow Connection UK. I did a little shop on RC the other week for the first time in months and ordered three Cirque polishes and two from another brand which I will be showing you soon. Let's take a look at what I've got today shall we?

Cirque Colors Dioptase, Halcyon and Winter Bloom

Sunday 5 February 2017

First Born Pretty Store Review

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I know I'm posting a day late but it's just been such a crazy week, I'm actually surprised I've managed a post at all! Today I feel like I'm part of the "in crowd" as I'm doing a little Born Pretty Store review. For my review I chose three products: a stamping plate, stamping polish and liquid latex. What a perfect stamping combo eh? All I needed was a stamper and I could have had a Born Pretty set haha!

Saturday 28 January 2017

Sparklea Nail Polish - Harry Potter Collection

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Helloo! I can't believe it's a Saturday again, it's gone so fast! I hope its not just me who feels like that... It probably doesn't help I've worked five out of the six days since Monday. However, I have a very exciting end to the week. If you're involved in the UK indie scene then hopefully you'll know the amazing Lea from Leas Nails is launching her new brand Sparklea Nail Polish! I was honoured to be asked to swatch her first collection which is a homage to Lea's favourite thing and that is of course, Harry Potter! 

Sparklea Nail Polish Harry Potter Collection

Saturday 21 January 2017

Pastel Pets Smoosh & UberChic Stamping

Hello hello, another week has almost passed and I am back with another post. What a miracle! I hope you've all had a good week, it seems to have flown by for me. For this post I have some nail art for you to try and break up all the swatches a little bit. Let's have a look shall we?

Sunday 15 January 2017

Danglefoot Polish - Polished Dreams Trio

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Hello there, long time no post eh? So I haven't posted in four months woops...big woops. It's been so busy and then I contemplated quitting blogging but eventually I decided that wasn't what I wanted. I sort of made it my New Years Resolution to start again but knew I wouldn't start straight away so here we are. From the title you may have guessed I have something very special to share with you today and boy is that the truth! 

Whilst sitting with my family watching TV, I got a notification to say that my wonderful friend Hayley (the creator of Danglefoot Polish) had tagged me in a post on Facebook. It turned out that post was her announcing a new trio of polishes...named after me! Hayley said that obviously I would have to swatch the trio so this is what my first blog post of 2017 will be about, yippee!