Polka dot nail art

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Hello"  I've got some polka dots for you today.

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This manicure is a really simple one - a couple of polka dot nails, a bit of glitter - winner!

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polka dot nail art design ideaspolka dot nail art design ideas

Nail art with Models Own Soft Pop Hypergels

Monday, 27 June 2016

Hello!  Remember the Models Own Soft Pop Hypergel collection I showed you the other week?  Well it was screaming out to be used in a gradient, so here you go!


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Models Own Soft Pop HypergelsModels Own Soft Pop Hypergels
Models Own Soft Pop HypergelsModels Own Soft Pop Hypergels

Also, here's a little polka dot number I threw together too...


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Models Own Soft Pop HypergelsModels Own Soft Pop Hypergels
Models Own Soft Pop HypergelsModels Own Soft Pop Hypergels

The Soft Pop HyperGel collection is available now at www.modelsownit.com and in all UK Bottleshops priced at £4.99.

Leopard Print Nail Art

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Hello!  I've got some leopard print nail art for you today.


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I've gone for a bit of a twist by adding some studs and glitter polish into the design.


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Leopard Print Nail ArtLeopard Print Nail Art

Sensationail - Polish to Gel Transformer - Starter Kit

Friday, 24 June 2016

Hello!  I've got an exciting review for you today of the Sensationail - Polish to Gel Transformer - Starter Kit which you can get hold from Boots for the bargain price of £34.99 at the moment (saving £15 on RRP).  The premise of this kit is that you can can use your favourite polish and transform it into a gel polish by mixing 50/50 with the transformer, or you can use this as a gel top coat to seal over your polish/nail art design.


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So - let's have a look at what you get in the box...
  • Gel Cleanser 14.6ml
  • Gel Primer 3.54ml
  • Polish to Gel Transformer 7.39ml
  • Pro LED Lamp with USB lead and mains adaptor
  • 12 Lint free Wipes 
  • Mixing Pot
  • Double-sided nail buffer Manicure Stick
sensationail - Polish to Gel Transformer - Starter Kitsensationail - Polish to Gel Transformer - Starter Kit
sensationail - Polish to Gel Transformer - Starter Kitsensationail - Polish to Gel Transformer - Starter Kit

The LED lamp works on a 15 Second/30 Second timer.  You place your hand underneath to cure the polish and it will flash at 15 seconds, and switch off at 30 seconds, so you don't need to keep an eye on the time yourself.



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So, I decided to get one of my good friends, Mia, around to mind to by my guinea pig - she's a fan of using gel polish / manicures, plus she has a job that involves a lot of hand washing / using her hands so I thought this would be a good test of the longevity of the manicure.

We decided to go for the gel top coat method, as that meant that we could go for a bit of nail art...  I painted her nails as usual, we did a bit of a gradient, and a bit of leopard print and then applied the top coat and cured this for 15 seconds under the lamp, as instructed.


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Once cured, you finish off by using a lint-free wip and the gel cleanser and wipe this over the nail.

Here is the finished result, looking good, right?


sensationail - Polish to Gel Transformer - Starter Kitsensationail - Polish to Gel Transformer - Starter Kit
sensationail - Polish to Gel Transformer - Starter Kitsensationail - Polish to Gel Transformer - Starter Kit
sensationail - Polish to Gel Transformer - Starter Kitsensationail - Polish to Gel Transformer - Starter Kit
sensationail - Polish to Gel Transformer - Starter Kitsensationail - Polish to Gel Transformer - Starter Kit

So - what do you think?  This was incredibly easy to use, and I think the price is a complete bargain - LED lamps alone usually cost more than this.

In terms of removal - the advice is that this will take about 5 minutes.  You start by buffing the nail slightly to break the top coat seal and either soak the nail in sensationail Gel Polish Remover, or foil wrap your nails with a cotton pad soaked in the remover, then use the manicure stick provided to push any remaining polish off your nails.

I will be reporting back in respect of the longevity of the manicure, so watch this space!


*This kit was sent to me for review.

Nicole Diary - Full Nail Water Decals

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Hello!  I've got some lovely decals to show you today from a brand I've not tried before - Nicole Diary.  You can get these really cute decals for a bargain price of $0.90 with free shipping.


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These were really great quality and easy to use.  I painted my nails with a base coat of white, and then as the pattern comes on a sheet, I cut to size, and then soaked in water then applied to my nail.

Simply file off any lose edges then finish with a top coat.  One thing I sometimes struggle with is that my nails can be too long for full nail decals, but these still had about 0.5cm room for maneuver which was great!


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Nicole Diary - Full Nail Water DecalsNicole Diary - Full Nail Water Decals

Check out all the other great nail art supplies you can buy from Nicole Diary at AliExpress.


*This item was sent to me for review

All That Jazz - New Polishes!

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Hello!  I've got four lovely new polishes to show you today from All That Jazz


All That Jazz UK

All That Jazz UK is a brand fronted by nail industry icon Jazz Smedley.  The brand features over 100 shades with colours ranging from dazzling glitters, to neon brights and barely there nudes.

I've got four different colours to show you; Flapper Girl, Ice, Ice Baby, Pixie Whispers and Supernova.

First up is Flapper Girl.  This is a gorgeous rich red shade.


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All That Jazz - Flapper GirlAll That Jazz - Flapper Girl

I can't believe how shiny this polish is! You can nearly see my reflection!  This is two coats of Flapper Girl,


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All That Jazz - Flapper Girl

Next up is Ice Ice Baby.  I'm always on the look out for a good white, and this doesn't disappoint.


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All That Jazz - Ice Ice BabyAll That Jazz - Ice Ice Baby

This is two coats of Ice Ice Baby.  Perfect base for some nail art!


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All That Jazz - Ice Ice BabyAll That Jazz - Ice Ice Baby

Next up we have Pixie Whispers.  A gorgeous dusky pink.


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All That Jazz - Pixie WhispersAll That Jazz - Pixie Whispers

This is two coats o Pixie Whispers.  I really love these kind of shades at the moment - this one has gone straight onto my toes!


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All That Jazz - Pixie WhispersAll That Jazz - Pixie Whispers

Finally we have Supernova.  This is a lovely shimmery silver shade.


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All That Jazz - SupernovaAll That Jazz - Supernova

I think you could use just one coat of Supernova as a sheer shimmer topper over another shade, it's very pretty.  This is three coats.


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All That Jazz - SupernovaAll That Jazz - Supernova

So, what do you think?  I'm really loving these polishes.  They apply nicely, dry really quickly and have a lovely shine to them. 

Fancy getting your hands on some of these polishes?  They retail at £9.98 each, or collections of 4 polishes for £19.98.

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* These polishes were sent to me for review


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