Sunday, 30 September 2012

Best of British Roundup - 30/09/2012

British Nail Bloggers
Hello everyone!
It;s that time of the week again, time for the Best of British Roundup! I hope you all enjoy seeing the creative nails these ladies have come up with, I know I do :)

Emma has had a week of using Barry M Gelly polishes and created her most favourite mani ever multi coloured spots and stripes over at Emma's Little Corner.

Nada's penguin obsession is getting out of hand! the little minions are on her nails this week!!

This week on Pie's Eyes Lyndsay has used her new Cheeky stamping plates to create a Double Stamped Manicure plus there's a handy hint for stamping clean up too.

Claire at nuthin' but a nail thing is continuing with the 30 Day Challenge (the end is in sight!) and did a Panda Bear Manicure inspired by the book Eats, Shoots & Leaves.

It's been HoloWeek at the Nail Newbie, featuring lots of holo goodness such as a GOSH Holographic Hero wear test, a some tribal nail art and this holo cloudicure with a-England Tristam.

This week has been Carlyn's very first week of blogging featuring some of her favourite stamping designs Pretty Stamping on Sapphire Such a stand out design.

Well today is the last day of the 30 Day Challenge! at Northern Nails but on the Bright side it is Jo's birthday tommorrow !.

Wendy from Wendy's Delights is having a cracking time with her Croc Effect nails by Barry M

As a collector of vodka bottles, a Smirnoff Vodka Manicure was in order on Enigmatic Rambles blog this week!

PishPosh and Polish's Kerrie is wearing shock horror! PINK this week!

Sally of Nail Pron has brightened up a sad week with the brightest green daisy doticure you have ever seen in your life.

PrettyKittyClaws is joined by a hare and a dog this week with the gorgeous Hare Dog Day Dream

Dimpal of Crazy Polishes has almost come to the end of the 30 days challenge and wearing this Inspired by Supernatural Mani Inspired by Supernatural

Ruth has a new favourite polish that is purple and splarkly, yay!

Sarah Louise, creates a Ghostbuster Manicure Using Models Own and W7 Polishes

Charlotte has decided her stash needs some cleansing, so she's set up a blog sale with some great British brands

Kerry takes an adventure with GALAXY inspired nails.

Vic continues 30 days of untrieds with A Scream manicure inspired by art work

Lou has another KBShimmer polish to share with you all

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Blog sale!

Hello everyone!
Today I have a blog sale for you! It's not amazing but there's some great brands and great polishes on here going for super cheap so please take a look :) At this time I'm only shipping within the UK, postage will be £2.50 regardless of how many polishes you want.
if you see anything you like please either leave a comment on this post or email me at : with the polishes you are interested in and I'll get back to you :)

Each polish will have a letter next to it so you know it's condition, 1x - Worn once etc... BN - Brand new, never used. S - Swatched either on one nail or a nail wheel.

Hot looks polishes - Big Hair (S) £1.00 Candy Floss (2x) £0.75 Dynasty (BN) £1.50 Fruit Salad (3x) £0.50 Fruit Loop (1x) £1.00 Lemon Soda (1x) £1.00

Hot looks polishes - BMX Bandit (3x) £0.75 Button Moon (3x) £0.75 Boho (S) £1.00 Blue Hawaii (2x) £0.75 Spangles (2x) £0.75 Ninja (BN) £1.50 Shameless (1x) £1.00

Collection 2000 Green with envy (1x) £1.50 MeMeMe Alluring (S) £3.00 MeMeMe Delicate (S) £3.00 Rimmel Black Cherries (1x) £1.50 Julep Diane (S) £4.00

China Glaze Love Marilyn (4x) £2.00 China Glaze Champagne Bubbles (S) £3.50 Sinful Colors Adventure Island (S) £2.00 Models Own Purple Blue (S) £3.00 Models Own Emerald Black (1x) £3.00

Revlon Galaxy (BN) £4.00 Revlon Facets of Fuchsia (1x) £3.50 Spoiled Ants In My Pants (S) £2.00 Spoiled Shuffle The Deck (S) £2.00

Thanks for reading :)

Monday, 24 September 2012

Facebook page

Hello everyone!

Just a quick post today to let you all know I've set up a facebook page for my blog! You can check it out here -
Please click like, I'll be holding a giveaway when I reach 100 followers!

Thanks for reading :)

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Best of British Roundup - 23/09/2012

British Nail Bloggers
Hello everyone!
Sorry for the lack of posting this week, I've been so busy getting all of my things ready for starting back university on the 1st. Expect a lot of posts this week to make up for it, I also have some exciting news coming this week for you all! :D Anyway, as it's Sunday again it's time for another weekly roundup, I hope you enjoy seeing what all these wonderful ladies have been up to :)

Wendy from Wendy's Delights is feeling purrrfect with her Blue Furry Mani with easy to apply nail stickers!

Emma tries her hand at dry drag and becomes The Girl Who Plays with Fire at Emma's Little Corner.

Helly at the Nail Newbie is showing British brand W7 some love by showcasing their gorgeous Lava Flow.

A little recreation of some Bee style nails, with actual stingers from New York Fashion Week, a Fred Butler Creation from Enigmatic Rambles.

Has twenty three days gone by already? Northern Nails' 30 Day Challenge is still going strong, the themes now are all full of inspiration!

Lyndsay from Pie's Eyes is back from her holiday and showing off her colourful Rainbow Manicure she created with her latest Kiko haul!

Sally of Nail Pron is talking about a nailmas Christmas challenge, adding to her stash and doing nails to match her mood.

Sam from Polished Art re-created an old nautical-themed manicure for day 12 of the 31 day challenge (19 to go!).

PishPosh and Polish is featuring Red and Black polishes on her blog this week. See them here! Which is your favourite?

Claire at nuthin' but a nail thing is still continuing on with the 30 Day challenge and her favourite so far has been TRIBAL NAILS. What's been everyone else's favourite challenge?

Ruth goes overboard with the half moon effect to create an easy curved stripe look!

Want some inspiration for elegant nails? Lucy from Lucy's Stash did Lace & Roses nail art featuring OPI, Konad and A England.

Feeling the need for something pretty and super sparkly? PrettyKittyClaws has Smitten Polish You're Turning Violet, Violet blinging out her nails!

Vic's feeling a little behind with the times as she's only just done her first set of galaxy nails. She found a fabulously blinging star to go with them though.

Lou had a quiet week this week trying out her new Indie polishes from KBShimmer which is quickly becoming her favourite polish brand

Alexis at Glitter Tips tried some Autumn butterfly nail art

Sarah Louise plays with her Image plates from MoYou / OMG Nails and creates a Crosses & Dot's Manicure

Despite being poorly, The Crumpet has kept up with the 31 Day Challenge and has even had time to launch a Zoya Giveaway - so make sure you enter!

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Best of British Roundup - 16/09/2012

British Nail Bloggers

Hello everyone,
It's Sunday again so here's another Best of British weekly roundup for you all to enjoy! :)

Helly at the Nail Newbie shows her nubs some love with Dollish Polish Expecto Patronum

Wendy over at Wendy's Delights has won a Giveaway from The Hungry Asian and her prize Twenty Ten has been swatched here, also go check out The Hungry Asian's blog and polishes available at Etsy. Going from one extreme to the other see Wendy's Summery Manicure using tape to create a simple & easy square design!

Claire at nuthin' but a nail thing has been continuing on with the 30 Day Challenge with Rainbow Gradient Striped Manicure

Emma at Emma's Little Corner has a little success after a frustrating week of failures PVA experiment Blue and Black gradient mani 

Ruth has some more fun with gradients this week, refusing to accept summer is over!

Lou once again is on a bit of a Chanel kick with one of the Fashion's Night Out Limited Editions

Charlotte at Charlottes-nails has been busy with apples and glitter this week for the Fall into Autumn Challenge.

Its the end of the favourite things challenge for Steph, here's Steph's Day 10 Favourite Mani. Steph can't wait for the next challenge, will you be joining in the fun?

Lyndsay from Pie's Eyes drops in from her holiday in Spain to show off some NEW Holographic Polish from Kiko!

Putting her nubbins to good use this week, imPRESS - Press on Manicure false nails were put through there paces over on Enigmatic Rambles' blog.

PrettyKittyClaws put her Nails Inc Sprinkles to good use with a pretty Cupcake Mani.

Sam at Polished Art unleashed her inner geek with this physics-based rainbow manicure as part of the 31 Day Challenge.

Jo at Northern Nails has reached the half way point in the 30 day challenge this week was all about the nail art!

Nada has got her hands on her first set of Models Own nail polish and has swatched them! check it out!

Laura at She Who Does Nails has been continuing the 30 Day Challenge and did a cool rainbow nails design using a dotting tool!

Polished Criminails sticks to the British theme this week by showing us 4 of the new BarryM Gelly Nail Paints in the shades Prickly Pear, Grapefruit, Satsuma & Pomegranate

Kerry at JustTalkNails shows off the new Barry M Burgundy Croc effect teamed up with A Englands Iseult

Vic has been on a major polishing spree this week (13 manis and counting) but she just can't decide whether she wants to show you delicate print or holo bling.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Fall Into Autumn Challenge - Apples

Hello everyone!
Today I have this weeks Fall Into Autumn Challenge post! This weeks theme was apples, after seeing everyone's interpretation I came up with something I'm happy with that I think is creative :) I decided to base my nail art around what I think of when I think of apples...
I decided I wanted to create apples on the tips of my nails and I wanted to add a cute little bug onto one of my nails too :P My ring finger is to symbolize autumn leaves falling from trees, I really love the colours of the glitter!
For the base colour of the green apples I used two coats of OPI Don't Mess with OPI, for the red apple I used two coats of China Glaze Poinsettia. For the stalks of the apples I used one coat of China Glaze Mahogany Magic, and two coats of Wet N Wild Toss Me A Lifesavers for the leaves. I used two coats of China Glaze Harvest Moon on the ring finger but the glitter on top is so dense you can't see it :P (review on this glitter coming soon!)
I really love how these turned out, I especially love my ring finger. The colours of the glitter just remind me of fall and harvest time, super pretty! I'm really enjoying this challenge so far and I have so many ideas for the upcoming themes. I hope you're all enjoying the challenge as much as me!

Thanks for reading :)

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Best of British Roundup - 09/09/2012

British Nail Bloggers

Hello everyone! 
It's Sunday again so it's time for another round up of British nails!
I really hope you all enjoy seeing what these creative ladies have been up to, I know I do! :)

Lou is back from her holiday and is showing off her new Chanel Nail Polish in a rare glimpse of the British Sunshine

Emma accidentally signed up to two nail challenges this month, so there will be lots of posts up on Imagination In Colour, including herAntique Nail Art post, amongst others!

Sam at Polished Art produced a special Teal Tuesdays manicure for Ovarian Cancer Awareness.

Lyndsay from Pie's Eyes went under cover this week with her Camouflage Manicure and liked it so much it stayed on most of the week with the addition of a matte topcoat.

Claire from nuthin' but a nail thing is all over the 30 Day Challenge and kicked off Day One with a Ladybird Manicure to cover off "RED".

Ruth relives school and tries to 'do the math' with her Blackboard-inspired nails this week!

It's been a busy week over at Polished Criminails, so let's take a look back at the last 7 days of the 30 Day Challenge!

Jo decided to take on the 30 Day Challenge this Month and is having tons of fun painting her nails a different colour every day!

September is Polycystic Overy Syndrome (PCOS) awareness month what better way to raise awareness than a manicure! And that is just one of the manicures on Enigmatic Rambles' blog this week!

Wendy from Wendy's Delights has made her own Water Decals for the September Polish Day themed Geometry

Charlotte from Charlottes-nails tried out some crayon nail art for the start of the Fall Into autumn Challenge.

Lucie from Lucy's Stash is experimenting with the 'ikat' pattern featuring Zoya Designer polishes! Check it out here!

Steph from Never Mind Suzie may be far away on her holidays so here's her holiday nails hope you're having a great holiday Steph

PrettyKittyClaws has had a blog makeover and did a Tape mani with the new KiKo holographics!

This week Nada turned 19 and to celebrate she did birthday nails!!! Enjoy this wonderfully simple manicure!

Laura at She Who Does Nails has been working on the 30 Day Challenge and particularly liked her piano nails!

The 31 Day Challenge started on The Crumpet this week, as did another awesome Giveaway featuring indie polishes

Kerrie's 300 follower giveaway over at PishPosh and Polish is still running and while you are there you should check out her Geometric Nail Art

Kerry does fimo for back to school with China Glaze Ruby Pumps!!

Sarah Louise creates some cheeky Bactiera Monsters , don't forget to enter her 2000 follower giveaway =D - Good Luck xox

Vic has done her first leopard print mani but it's orange, blue and gold. Leopard print nails are her new favourite but she's on a mission to never use the 'normal' colours.

Friday, 7 September 2012

KKCenterHK Microbeads Review

Hello everyone!
Today I have a review for another product I was sent from KKCenterHK. I've wanted to try the microbead/caviar trend for a while now but didn't really know where to get the supplies, so I choose some to review when I was approached by this company. I choose a beautiful seafoam green colour and wanted to co-ordinate them with my polish colour, you can buy the micro beads from the following link -
For these nails I used two coats of OPI Mermaids Tears for the base on all my nails. For the accent nail I applied a layer of topcoat over my base polish and then dipped my finger into a small pot filled with the micro beads. I then lightly pressed down to make sure all the beads were stuck on securely, removed beads that were stuck to my fingers and then added a layer of topcoat. The whole process took around a minute I'd say, very quick! :)
I really love how the base colour and the beads matched, I think these look so pretty and elegant :) I don't think I'd be able to handle the eads on all of my nails though. I think as an accent nail these add a cute but different look that lots of people will enjoy :)

Thanks for reading :)

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Fall Into Autumn Challenge!

Hello everyone!
Today I have the first post from the new seasonal challenge. This one is titled the Fall Into Autumn Challenge! Without a doubt this is going to be my favourite challenge is it includes school and halloween and all things fall :) So here's a look at all the themes included in this challenge...
So the first theme in this challenge was Back to School. I had an idea in mind from the moment I set eyes on this theme, here's what I came up with...
I decided to do crayon nails! When I was still at school I always used to buy big oxes of crayons to use to colour with, I had to have the biggest and best because that's the way I was :P I still do the same thing now I'm at university ut it's coloured pens instead of crayons :P
For these nails I used lots of different coloured polishes! For the bases of the crayons I used pastel colours (L-R) OPI Pink Friday, OPI What's With The Cattitude, NYC Hint Of Mint and OPI In MY Back Pocket. On top of these colours I used slightly brighter colours to create the actual crayon tip with a small art brush (L-R) Jesse's Girl Cupcake Frosting, Jesse's Girl Girls Night Out, Color Club Twiggie and Color Club Wham! Pow! I then used my Models Own Nail Art Pen in Black to create the black lines. I also used a small brush and acetone to remove some of the base colour around the crayon to allow my natural nail to show through.
I am so impressed with these, I never thought they would turn out as well as they did, I want to use so many different colours to create more of these now! :P I'm really looking forward to the rest of this challenge, there are lots of themes that are quite broad so I can be pretty creative. Keep an eye out for some more posts from me soon! :)

Thanks for reading :)

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Best of British Roundup 02/09/2012

British Nail Bloggers

Hello everyone, it's Sunday which means only one thing, another roundup! I hope you enjoy checking out all the wonderful ladies blogs listed below :)

Lucy from Lucy's Stash shows how to do a perfect Fishtail Braid manicure

The Nail Newbie tries a braided manicure too, but it is a peachy plait or a fishtail fail?

Emma's been feeling arty this week at Imagination In Colour, starting with a Purple Dotted Manicure and later a first attempt at 'brush marbling'!

Nada has been busy swatching the Orly Mineral FX Collection Fall 2011 sadly shes missing one of the polishes from the collection to make it complete!

Claire at nuthin' but a nail thing has been rainbow gradienting it up!

Things have been looking a bit patchy over at Never Mind Suzi as Steph tries out some MUA polishes

Wendy from Wendy's Delights has found W7 Magnetic Nail Polish at New Look in store & on line!

A simple nail tutorial for seaside nails perfect for the last weeks of summer 2012 over at Enigmatic Rambles.

Abi falls in love with A-England's Percevaland doesn't seem to realise its not autumn yet.

While reviewing some of her recent nail buys, Ruth also created a simple blue matte finish with some striking gold tips this week!

Lyndsay from Pie's Eyes discovers some great stamping polishes from the UK High Street and shows off her latest ColorClub purchases

Jo at Northern nails has been Paralympic nail art.

PrettyKittyClaws went to the Paralympic Opening Ceremony and celebrated with a Saran Wrap Mani featuring the new OPI Germany collection.

Rachel-Karina over at Polished Criminails gets ready to undergo the grueling 30 Day Nail Art Challenge with a twist! Are you up for the challenge?!

Laura at She Who Does Nails has been trying out her new stamping plates and rhinestones with a

Charlotte at Charlottes-nails broke her laptop charger this week so has only posted one challenge post for the lazy days of summer challenge

PishPosh and Polish is celebrating 300 followers with an international giveaway featuring some holographic and great British Polishes!

Sarah Louise plays with Laquistry's Placid on Acid over Nails Inc's Great Dover Street to create Sparkly Leaves! , she also thought it would be a good thing to reorganise her polish stash....Bad idea.

The Crumpet has been celebrating her birthday this week. You can see this purple ruffle mani as well as some of her favourite purples.

Alexis at Glitter Tips takes a step towards becoming the craziest cat lady by painting her cats portraits on her nails!

Vic at has probably pushed her nail art obsession to the limit with her Carnival mani.

It has been loads of nailart week for Dimpal at Crazy Polishes with Sea Life and Flowery Water Decals mani.

Thanks for reading :)


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