Wearing it pink again...

Monday, 8 October 2012

In my last post, I did some pink themed nails and although I liked them, I didn't feel they were quite pink enough.  So this is round two (ding ding!).  I have entered BeautyUK's Paint for Life competition, and I'd be thrilled if you could vote for my manicure.  I will send you all thank you sausages if I win*.

Pink gradient nail art

For this manicure I used the following polishes:

Gradient of Candy Floss, Hula Hoop and Siren by Collection Work the Colour on my index and pinky, which I then dotted over using a deep pink Rimmel polish.

Ring finger was an Island Girl light pink glitter, and then I used striping tape and Collection Work the Colour Siren again to add the stripy pattern.

Middle finger is Models Own Magenta Divine, and then striping tape and Collection Work the Colour Candy Floss to get the diamond pattern.

Thumb was Deborah Lippman Candy Shop, with some diamantes thrown in for extra sparkle.

Pink gradient nail art

Pink gradient nail art

Pink gradient nail art

Pink gradient nail art

*I love sausages so much so I assume everyone else does.

6 comments:

  1. WoW this is stunning :D love it :)

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  2. I love all your manicures, you must have an extremely steady hand. I've been following your blog and have it bookmarked. I was wondering where can you buy the Kiko nail polish and are there any other brands you recommend? I have quite a few Barry M and I'm building up my collection again. Thanks

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    1. Hi Melissa! Thank you for reading my blog and your kind comments x
      I buy Kiko polishes from www.kikocosmetics.com. They aren't UK based but they usually offer free shipping on orders over a certain amount. They quite often have their polishes on for €1.50 and they are excellent quality so I like to get a good haul in. I usually rope a few other friends in so we can hit the free shipping amount (usually €35), however they often do free shipping at a lower price for new customers.

      I also swear by Mr Barry of the M, ace stuff and well worth picking up on the 3 for 2 offers Boots and Superdrug often have.

      I do love higher end polishes like OPI but find its often cheaper to get them from the USA on eBay as their prices inc. shipping are usually cheaper than the £10.50 they retail for in my salon.

      Collection 2000 and Rimmel are also ace for the price. I usually buy Collection 2000 white and black as I power through them with nail art.

      Also; top coat. I SWEAR by Sally Hansen Insta Dri, it's brilliant stuff, however I've heard good reports about the Boots no7 fast dry which if you've got a £5 only costs you £2. Sally is about a £5, I go through ridiculous amounts of it but it's seriously brilliant stuff, quick dry and good to go in a minute!

      Hope that's helpful lady xxx

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  3. That's extremely helpful thank you for taking the time. Your blog has single-handedly inspired me to pretty up my nails, although I doubt I'll ever reach your standards. I'm currently trying to get to grips with the Konad stamping system at the moment. Your advice on the top-coat is fantastic. I thought after I'd written the comment that I should have asked about that too. I think you have renewed an old obsession with nail polish that I had while at university and now I can barely walk by a nail varnish display again!

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    1. Ah bless you xxx
      I am soo glad you are getting into it again :D It's cheaper than crack! (maybe)
      You know a lot of the Barry M polishes (the new Jellys, the colour switch stuff and the gold/silver foils) are ace for stamping (saves paying £££ for proper stamping polish)? Also, check out Bundle Monster on Amazon for Konad type plates that are tons cheaper. Also, Cheeky plates are good too. x

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