Thursday, 11 December 2014

Review: Simply Spoiled Beauty Nail Art Pens

Hi everyone.  I received some epic Nail Mail from Simply Spoiled Beauty recently in the form of this 12 piece double ended Nail Art Pen set.  Christmas had came early in my house when this popped through my letterbox.

Simply Spoiled Beauty is an online retailer of nail art supplies and other cosmetic products.  They have a large following on social media and frequently feature customers' pictures if you use their products.  This always makes me want to purchase something if a company does this, as I like my work & efforts to be recognised if I use a particular product.

As I mentioned, I recieved this nail art pen set, along with some glitter nail art pens and some other nail art accent bows and gems.  Be sure to look out for them in future nail art posts.



Monday, 24 November 2014

I'm Back & Happy Movember!

Hi everyone! I hope you are all well.  Winter is well and truly upon us now, and the cold, dark nights are setting in fast here, in the UK.

I've taken a break from doing my nails, as my life has got super super busy arranging for Christmas and several family birthdays that occur around this time of year.  I've really enjoyed taking a back seat and watching the beautiful creations others have come up with on my social media feeds, it's been refreshing.

I thought I better start back with something to honour Movember... Movember encourages men to grow a moustache for the 30 days of November, to support & raise awareness of mens health.  If you want more information, you can click here.  It really is a great, worldwide cause.


Friday, 31 October 2014

Happy Spangley Halloween!

In need of some last minute Halloween Nail Art Ideas?  You've come to the right place! 

Tonight I have 2 designs to share with you, both complete with video tutorials which you'll find on my YouTube channel or, at the bottom of this post.



#TBT Then And Now - Halloween Nail Art

When I started looking for this weeks then and now nail art, I knew I could only pick one thing...  The attempts I made at Halloween Nail Art last year.

I'm super happy with how these nails turned out.  I loosely followed a YouTube Tutorial by ChristabellNails, that just so happened to fit into the same design for my TBT.  I really really like the way they turned out, infact, I even have a mega soft spot for my index and pinkie fingers.  As usual, the 53 week old "Then" picture, will be after the jump.


Monday, 27 October 2014

#SwatchySunday Models Own - Prussian Blue

Welcome to this weeks #SwatchySunday post - one day late! Oh well.... :)

The polish I have chosen to review this week is Prussian Blue by Models Own.  I am not entirely sure when this polish was released, but on a brief Google search, I can find posts from fellow bloggers as far back as 2010.  I purchased this polish from TK Maxx, so this is entirely possible.

For the accent nail, I was inspired by my favourite Haloween Movie; Hocus Pocus, where Sarah Jessica Parker sings to lure the children to the witches where they can suck the lives out of them.  Sounds weird, but you really gotta watch it!  You check a brief YouTube clip here.

Full review, including video tutorial my accent flying Witch nail is after the jump.


Thursday, 23 October 2014

#TBT Then And Now - WaterMarble Nail Art

Before I start this blog post, I have to throw in a small disclaimer saying I do not claim to be any sort of water marble expert! :) I have merely picked up a few tips over my nail art career and it seems to now be working for me.  Keep reading this post to find out what those tips are and to see my video tutorial, as usual! :)

I thought it would be perfect to start my #TBT series off with Water-Marble.  I first attempted water-marbling 82 weeks ago, and at the time, gave myself 6 out of 10 - CLEARLY I was being a little cocky.  Looking back, my attempt doesn't even deserve 0.6 out of 10!  Even although I can still see mistakes with these nails today, I am still much happier with them, and can defiantly say its one of my best water-marbles to date.

As always, you'll find a picture of my "Then" or "TBT" Picture, after the jump ;-) Brace yourself....


Sunday, 19 October 2014

#SwatchySunday nails inc - Pavillion Road

Hi everyone! Sorry I have been AWOL this last week.  Since the redesign of my blog, I have been working very hard on thinking of new, exciting and different things that I do, to keep you guys entertained, engaged and spangled!  I have loads of exciting things planned - but as you can guess, sometimes ideas can take a while to process from mind to paper to what you're reading now.

One of the thing I have came up with, is that on a Sunday, I will pick (or my boyfriend will pick) a polish out of my collection, to swatch & review!  Maybe in about 10 years time, I should have a blog post & review for every polish I own haha! 

We shall call it... #SwatchySunday and welcome to post number 1.  The colour I have chosen is nails inc - Pavillion Road.  Full review, including video tutorial for my autumn tree is after the jump.



Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Nautical Nail Art & The Launch Of The New Spangley Nails!


Welcome to the new & improved Spangley Nails! :)

I am very very very excited to welcome you, as I have some really exciting things planned to take Spangley Nails to the "next level," and where ever that is - I hope to see you there, friend!

Things will still be relatively the same - regular nail art, videos, tutorials and swatches BUT I hope to throw in some extras & have set things that I post on set days as well.  For example, if you have been here a while, you may remember I used to post my "Then & Now" manicures on a Wednesday - this will now be moved to a Thursday to tie in with the very popular hashtag #TBT which stands for Throw Back Thursday.

Onto today's nail art though, is this nautical themed manicure.  Video tutorial will be after the jump, as well as all details on polishes and methods used.



Thursday, 25 September 2014

Colourful Flower Nail Art & Video Tutorial

I am not ready to let go of summer floral's yet.  I thought I'd make a bold statement with the following nail art to really emphasise this point.

I seen the following nails on Pinterest by @nails_by_cindy and knew I just had to recreate complete with a tutorial for you guys - I cant believe how easy and beautiful they are. 

After I completed this manicure, I started thinking I could add nail caviar or glitter but I really think in this case that less is more and the bright colours do all the talking for themselves without added extras like caviar or glitter.



Polishes Used:
Models Own - Dream Stream (Pictured)
OPI - Go Into The Light
Essie - Fear & Desire
Rimmel - Sunshine
Sinful Colours - Snow Me White
Sinful Colors - Sugar And Spice
Barry M Matte - Malibu
Rimmel - Too Cool To Tango
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Blinding Blue
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Pinch Of Punch
OPI - I Brake For Manicures
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Thursday, 18 September 2014

Glitter Striping Tape Manicure With Video Tutorial

I started today's Nail Art originally intending to redo a Blue Striping Nail Art Tutorial, as I didn't like the way that I filmed it (you can find the original blog post here.)  But I painted my nails with Too Cool To Tango then remembered that the base colour for the Blue Striping Tape Manicure was Go Into The Light - whoops!!  Couldn't let a fresh base colour go to waste so I came up with this nail art & filmed a video tutorial for you guys, too! :-)



Polishes Used:
Rimmel - Too Cool To Tango (Pictured)
nails inc - Hammersmith
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Monday, 15 September 2014

Dry Brush Technique & Video Tutorial

I seen @SpilledMilkNails doing a dry brush manicure on Instagram earlier this week and I just fell in love with the colours she used.  It was gold and very rustic looking, so I decided to recreate it, with a video tutorial for you guys.



Polishes Used:
Models Own - Bronze Rage (Pictured)
Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
nails inc - Chelsea Bridge Road
OPI - All Sparkly And Gold
OPI - PURE 18K White Gold And Silver Top Coat
Revlon - Really Rosy
nails inc - George Street
nails inc - Mulberry Walk
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Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Colour Stripes With Black Frame Nail Art And Video Tutorial!

Another great response was received by Spangley Nails yesterday in response to my Pink Roses Nail Art!  Thank you to everyone who has liked, commented, shared and followed - it is all very much appreciated.  My Instagram account is now at over 4000 followers and my Facebook account has just under 500 likes.  I really cannot stress how much I appreciate every interation I get from you guys, whether its likes, follows, comments or shares - so thank you very much! :-)

As I mentioned yesterday, all my nail art designs will come with their accompanying video tutorial from now on and today's nail art is no different!! I seen such a lovely design on Pinterest and just knew I had to recreate it.  I cannot remember the nail artist though, so if you know who, please let me know and I'll credit appropriately.

I really love this design, I think its really versatile and could be worn with any shades of colour, for example, how great and effective would it look all different shades of blue or pink.


Polishes Used:
Sinful Colors - Snow Me White (Pictured)
Models Own - Black Magic
Rimmel - Sunshine
Rimmel - Too Cool To Tango
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Jade Jump
Essie - Fear & Desire
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Twisted Pink
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Sunday, 7 September 2014

Pink Roses With Video Tutorial!

Yes, I am still here.  Yes, I am still alive.  Yes, I have Nail Art to share with you today!  I figured those would be the questions you were asking yourself whilst reading this post ;-)

I've started making the Nail Painting process a lengthy but exciting one for myself, but a great and equally as exciting one for you readers.  I paint my nails then take and edit the pictures as well as write a detailed blog post including extra pictures and the polishes I used.  I will then film & edit a 15 second tutorial for my Instagram followers, but I will also post it here on www.spangley-nails.com and Facebook.  Phew - alot of work, but worth it in the end for both you and me!  I will always post the video on here before it goes live on any of my social media sites, so be sure to check it out here if you want a sneak peak.  

The design today is this really pretty Rose design featuring a Models Own Hypergel Polish.


Polishes Used:
Models Own Hypergel - Pink Veneer (Pictured)
Barry M Gelly - Coconut
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Twisted Pink
Barry M Gelly - Kiwi
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Sunday, 31 August 2014

MoYou London Rainbow Challenge - Saturday: Purple

AHHHH!! Was the feeling that I woke up to inside my head!!  Some seriously large accounts on Instagram caught onto my Blue Manicure and it seems like everyone went crazy for them.  I couldn't be more grateful!! Its all very exciting!! 

Onto today's nail art though... I was working this morning, and admittedly was thinking about it all day.  I don't know about you, but the only thing I can think of when you say purple is rain.  But how naff is that, really.  Great song - but not such a great manicure I think!

I did my usual, skim through the plates for inspiration, when I hit Sailor Plate 04's Octopus tentacles stamp and then SHE hit me...  URSULA!!

I have done Ursula from The Little Mermaid on my nails before - you can read that post here - but I have to say I much prefer this version of the purple sea witch! 


Polishes Used:
Revlon Parfumerie - Moonlit Woods (Pictured)
Sinful Colors - Black On Black
Sinful Colors - Amethyst
Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Lively Lilac
OPI - You're Such A Budapest 
China Glaze - Adventure Red-y
Rimmel - Purple Reign
Color Club - Unnamed Light Purple
Color Club - Unnamed Light Blue


MoYou Plate(s) Used:

Sailor Plate 04



Saturday, 30 August 2014

MoYou London Rainbow Challenge - Friday: Blue & Video Tutorial

I want to start off by saying, my favourite colour is blue.  If there was any day of the week of this challenge that I should be looking froward to it would be today, right?  Wrong!  I have been sitting doing my nails since 9pm and NOTHING has gone to plan with this colour - at all! :-(  

I was very near quitting - I said to my boyfriend, I'm not doing today.  He thought that meant I was fore-fitting the whole thing, when in fact  think you can pick what days you want to do, I just think if you do all 7 it increases your chances of winning.

But then suddenly it hit me slap bang in the face!! When-ever I'm struggling with things, I strip them right back to the bare minimum - this helps me understand things and ultimately "get it."  I know everyone works differently but this works for me - this is how I have done my "Roses are Red" nails and my "Follow the Yellow Brick Road Nails," by stripping the colour back and thinking about what it really means to me.

Every single human being on this earth (I'll bet) has owned, does own and/or will own a piece of clothing made from the material: Denim.  What colour is denim I hear you ask?  Yup, thats right - BLUE!  I suddenly remembered my George @ Asda Denim effect nail polish that I've used like twice... Come here my pretty... ;-)



Polishes Used:
George @ Asda - Denim Effect (Pictured)
Konad - White
Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
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MoYou Plate(s) Used:
Princess Plate 09

Friday, 29 August 2014

MoYou London Rainbow Challenge - Thursday: Green

That's it - over half way through, only 3 more manicures to go, whose excited! I'm going to plan ahead for my last 3 manicures, as I am terrible for not knowing what I'm going to do until I sit at my nail station.

I looked through everyone's designs under the #MoYou20K hashtag and there is some beautiful green designs.  I went back to my plates and had a look when something on Fairytale 02 caught my eye.  Green to me means Irish I suppose, so I have done this classy irish fuelled manicure, that, if I'm honest, would be great for St.Patricks day. 


Polishes Used:
Sinful Colors - Pistache (Pictured)
Sinful Colors - Last Chance
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Lickety-Split Lime
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - In Record Lime
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MoYou Plate(s) Used:
Fairytale Plate 02


Thursday, 28 August 2014

Feeling Blue? Striping Tape Nail Art With Tutorial!

So I dug out my camera this week and got myself a little thing called Windows Movie Maker...  I'm going to start channelling my inner Stephen Spielberg and make some nail tutorials!!  At the moment, I hope for these to be 15 second clips fit for Instagram and hopefully in the future I'll start moving onto bigger things like YouTube.

The below nail art is really super simple, relatively quick and can be done in loads of different variations & colours.  You will find the video for this nail art after the jump.



Polishes Used:
OPI - Go Into The Light (Pictured)
Rimmel - Too Cool To Tango 
Revlon - Royal
Maybelline Color Show - Superpower Blue
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MoYou London Rainbow Challenge - Wednesday: Yellow

This challenge is now almost half way through - how exciting.  After I post today's that will be 3 out of 7 done & dusted.  It will be very exciting to complete this short, but fun challenge.  

Admittedly, I lie in bed at night thinking of what I can do for my next manicure and can never come up with something on the top of my head.  What works for me is, sitting down with the plates and visualising the designs on my nails.  Today's theme was Yellow and  it wasn't until I was browsing my plates this afternoon, I came up with this idea.  I am a very literal thinker - can be a good or a bad thing, you decide!   So when it was red, I used "roses are red" as my inspiration..  Today's idea ended up a bit like that..  What is long, famous, iconic and yellow?!  No, not Homer Simpsons head!! The Yellow Brick Road of course!! :-)


Polishes Used:
Rimmel - Sunshine (Pictured)
Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
Sinful Colors - Black On Black
Sinful Colors - Unicorn
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Butter-Fly Stroke
Konad - White
Revlon - Gold Coast
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MoYou Plate(s) Used:
Fairytale Plate 12 
Mother Nature Plate 01


Wednesday, 27 August 2014

MoYou London Rainbow Challenge - Tuesday: Orange

Hi everyone (again!)  Cracking on with MoYou London's Rainbow challenge, Tuesdays colour was Orange.  I struggled coming up with an idea for this one actually.  I have one of their Easter plates which has carrots on, but because you can only use the daily colour, black and/or white, my carrots wouldn't have had any green at the top, so I had to 100% think of something else.  

My boyfriend decided to Google it for me, and was shouting random things at me like Doritos and Garfield, its so easy to say yes, okay, I'll do that - but how to encorporate the MoYou plates?!  Finally, he shouted an idea, I just simply went with it, and I'm really happy with the outcome - GOLDFISH!


Goldfish are gold by name but are Orange by nature, so here is what I came up with...



Polishes Used:

Sinful Colors - UFO

Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Heat Flash
Rimmel - Tangy Tangerine
Konad - White
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MoYou Plate(s) Used:
Fairytale Plate 02
Sailor Plate 04


MoYou London Rainbow Challenge - Monday: Red

Hi everybody!  Welcome back to Spangley Nails.  I am sorry I have not been posting as regularly as I would've normally...  Its not because I didn't feel like it, its because I have really bad eczema that has totally flared up on my left hand/4 fingers - the ones I paint, like, all the time.  It looks very unsightly and is making me very sad.  Does anyone else out there have this problem?  How do you control it? 

Anyway, I have decided that I am no longer going to allow dry skin to ruin my polishing party so have decided to come back with a vengeance and participate in the MoYou London Rainbow Challenge on Instagram.

Basically, this challenge will run for a week - much more realistic than the last one, AND all you have to do is post a manicure with the corresponding colour of that day - I will post said itinerary at the end.  I am posting Monday's Manicure (as MoYou annouced it quite late, they said it was A-OK to post yesterday's, today) and todays.  The only real rule, as such, with this challenge is that you can only use the colour of the day, black and/or white on your nails (as well as MoYou Stamps) - oh boy, have I underestimated this bad boy?!

As you can see by the title of this blog, Monday was Red day.  I remembered the green roses I done for depression awareness last Sunday (if you missed it, read it here) and kept chanting "roses are red..." SO I done a spin off of my #FightForLightAndLive manicure for Day One.



Polishes Used:
Sinful Colors - Snow Me White (Pictured)
Color Club - Unnamed Red
w7 - Red Dazzle
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MoYou Plate(s) Used:

Pro Plate 04


Wednesday, 20 August 2014

1 Manicure; Worn 3 Ways

Ever have one of those weeks where you seem to have NO time to do your nails.  Yup, that would be me this week.  I did a manicure on Saturday, and haven't had the chance to do anything since then. 

One of the main reasons why I love nails inc polishes is they have loads of different special effects, so if your wearing a plain colour for work all week, you can throw on a layer of glitter on Friday night for the weekend therefore no need to spend however long it takes you to re-paint your nails for your night out.  Voila! You've ultimately recycled your boring work manicure.  

I've did just that this week with my nail art.  I've learnt a new technique using my fan brush (tutorial coming reeeeal soon, so look out for that one my friends!) and have been changing it up for the last 5 days because I love it so much and I've had no time, boo! :(


Polishes Used:
Rimmel - Purple Reign (Pictured)
Rimmel - Too Cool To Tango
Rimmel - Out Of The Blue
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Twisted Pink
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Monday, 18 August 2014

#FightForLightAndLive Depression Awareness Nail Art

After the tragic passing of Robin Williams just under a week ago, the nail art community decided to come together and paint our nails green in honour and respect of depression awareness - which is what caused Robin Williams to take his own life.  If you are suffering from depression or its sidekick anxiety you need to speak up! Sometimes this can be the hardest thing in the world to even think about doing, but it will be so worth it in the end.

What a tragic loss of life RW was - I think everyone felt it.  Its not like I knew him personally, and you reading this probably didn't either, but everyone knew him in a different movie playing a wide verity of characters.  A career which spans over so many generations.  Whether it was Jumanji, Mrs Doubtfire or Aladdin, it was Good Will Hunting or Good Morning Vietnam.  A true legend indeed.  

I decided to paint my nails white, with some green floral stamping.  I love this plain, simple and delicate look.  

#FightForLightAndLive


Polishes Used:
Sinful Colors - Last Chance (Pictured)
Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - In Record Lime
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Lickety-Split Lime
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(MoYou London Pro Plate 04)


Saturday, 16 August 2014

Nude, White and Gold Floral Nail Art

Happy Saturday, Friends!  I hope you are all well and are enjoying the weekend.  I am back tonight with this cute floral manicure, that was a very simple one to achieve & I must say that I am really happy with the results.  I have been really loving floral manicures lately - seems like I'm a bit of a Johnny come lately on the whole floral thing if I'm honest!  I always thought they were so difficult, but they're not - promise!  



Polishes Used:
Barry M Gelly - Almond (Pictured)
Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
nails inc - Chelsea Bridge Road
OPI - All Sparkly And Gold
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Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Review: Scratch Nail Wraps


Hi everyone! I have another review to share with you today this time from a company called Scratch.  I was absolutely thrilled to be contacted by Kim regarding reviewing their Nail Wraps, she asked me to browse their large selection of uniquely designed wraps to personally pick the set I would be sent.  I thought this was a really nice personal touch as this ensures each person gets a set they've chosen for themselves.

I had a look and settled on the design called "Little Darling Beach Bum" because it features the lyrics to "Here Comes The Sun" by The Beatles.  Being a massive Beatles fan, I really thought this design appealed to my personality and couldn't pass them up.

The pack comes with 16 nail wraps, a mini file and orangewood stick.



Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Stamping Decals Made With MoYou London Stamping Plate

I started off writing this post last night, but had no idea how to finish it in an upbeat mood given the news that graced the world yesterday.  I was so utterly shocked to hear that Robin Williams had died in such tragic circumstances.  The nail community has decided to paint their nails green in honour of him on Sunday, I will absolutely definitely be participating in this and hope that if your reading this, part of the nail community or not, you will do the same.  If you do, be sure to post your nails under the hashtag #FightForLightAndLive.  A collage of my favourite Robin Williams movies will be after my nail art.

The nail art I have to share with you is stamping decals made with MoYou Londons Fairytale Plate 05.  I have done 2 variations of it as I wasnt 100% happy with it.  Be sure to let me know which one you prefer - the second one is after the jump.


Polishes Used:
Rimmel Space Dust - Aurora (Pictured)
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure - Bandage
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Co-Balt Blue
Models Own - Unnamed Rose Gold
Models Own - Unnamed Kaki Green
nails inc - Seymour Walk
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(MoYou London Fairytale Plate 05)

Sunday, 10 August 2014

One Stroke Flower Nail Art

Hi everyone!  I sat down to do Nail Art today  without really knowing what I wanted to do, these just sort of happened.  I love floral patterns at any time of the year but especially during this crap weather we're having as I only need to look at my nails to feel bright again, so this seemed like a perfect time to bring out the miracle grow (miracle grow is what you use on garden flowers to help them to grow for those of you who don't know haha!) 

I first seen CutePolish apply the below technique and decided it looked so easy, I just knew it'd end up on Spangley Nails too.



Polishes Used:
OPI - Pink It Through (Pictured)
Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
Sinful Colors - Pistache
Sinful Colors - Last Chance
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Red-io Active
nails inc - Pelham Street
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Friday, 8 August 2014

#NailArtJul Round Up & Happy 45th Anniversary Abbey Road Photo!

Hi everyone!  Bit of an exciting post today as I round up #NailArtJul and post some Beatles nail art for this momentous day in history.  45 years ago today the 4 Beatles stepped out from Abbey Road Studios onto Abbey Road and Iain Macmillan snapped the famous picture of the 4 men crossing the road at the Zebra crossing.  Being a MASSIVE Beatles fan, I couldn't let this day go by without doing some nail art to mark it with.  

I recently got my hands on the MoYou London Time Traveller 70's Plate 01 which has a really neat image of this famous scene on it - I knew it would be perfect for what I wanted to do.  I didn't want to take anything away from the scene shown on middle and ring fingers below which is why I just painted the other 2 nails with Space Dust...



Polishes Used:
Rimmel Space Dust - Shooting Star (Pictured)
Models Own - Black Magic
Konad - White
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(MoYou London Time Traveller Plate 70s 01)

Thursday, 7 August 2014

#NailArtJul Day 31 - Watermelon

Hi everyone!! The day has arrived!! I have officially finished #NaiArtJul! I'm super happy with all my efforts in this challenge - even if I do say so myself!  The last prompt of the challenge is Watermelon!! I seen a few Watermelon nails floating about recently because the highly popular nail guru "CutePolish" posted a tutorial on her YouTube channel for them a few weeks ago.  

I love the fact that I was able to incorporate my She-Sells-Seashells chevron nail stickers into this design - I think they look like the outside of a Watermelon (use your imagination, lol!) 


Polishes Used:
nails inc - Porchester Square (Pictured)
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure - Kook A Mango
Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
Models Own - Black Magic
Color Club - Twiggie
Rimmel - Camouflage
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Wednesday, 6 August 2014

#NailArtJul Day 28 - Frozen Treat

Hi Everyone! Today's post marks the second last posting of #NailArtJul and I'm really happy to say I've nearly completed it.  I had a look at #NailArtAug but I wasn't so much in love with any of the prompts so I don't think I will be participating in it this time!  

This is my first time using my new Models Own polishes that I won in a give-away held by Antonia over at @nailsandpolkadots.  They were actually really easy to work with and I'm super happy with the way they look on my nails.  I cant wait to use them some more!

Todays prompt was "Frozen Treat" and the only nail art that felt fitting for today was ice cream! 


Polishes Used:
Models Own Speckled Eggs - Dove (Pictured)
Models Own Speckled Eggs - Magpie Green
Models Own Speckled Eggs - Duck Blue
Models Own Speckled Eggs - Goose Yellow
Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure - Bandage
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure - Bocha Mocha
Models Own - Black Magic

Monday, 4 August 2014

#NailArtJul Day 25 - Favourite App

Hello??? Anybody out there??? I can confirm, it is I, Nicole, back & reporting for duty.  Haha sorry about the small sabbatical people, its the start of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival I've been wrapped up in that.  I also had some holidays from work and I went back today so the last couple of days I've been reorganising my life in preparation for that inevitable moment.  With all that said, I was still determined to complete #NailArtJul... I was put off with Day 25 a little which didn't help my 'flow'.   

Day 25 is Favourite app... My favourite app is quite obviously Instagram BUT I know this is alot of other peoples favourite too, so during my sabbatical I was trying my hardest to think of something different but I was always reverting back to my old friend - Instagram!!  So I caved and came up with these...


Polishes Used:
Rimmel Space Dust - Shooting Star (Pictured)
Color Club - Unnamed Red,
Color Club - Unnamed Yellow
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure - Grass Slipper
Color Club - Unnamed Blue
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure - Bandage
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure - Bocha Mocha
Models Own - Black Magic
Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Wet Cement
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Friday, 1 August 2014

Nude And Black Nail Art

Happy Friday All! :-) Another day and another Nail Art accomplishment haha... I won a competition this week - hence my lack of posts.  The whole process was so nerve racking from start to finish.  I entered the manicure on the Monday morning, then I had to wait until the Monday night to find out if I was shortlisted, which I was, then from that point to the Tuesday evening, friends, family and any Tom, Dick or Harry that I could find had to vote for my nails to win, this voting then found out I had won on the Wednesday morning - so if you're reading this and you voted for me - THANK YOU! Onto today's manicure though, I was inspired by a picture I seen on Pinterest. 



Polishes Used:
Barry M - Lychee (Pictured)
Sally Hansen Sugar Coat - Lick O' Rich
Models Own - Black Magic
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Monday, 28 July 2014

Summer Floral Nail Art

Hi all.  Back today with a longer post than yesterday haha... Except the reaction to yesterdays nails have been fantastic - thank you everyone for your continued support! Its all very much appreciated.  Today's nail art is this gorgeous floral manicure that was easy to do and I think is ideal for summer!



Polishes Used:
Barry M - Coconut (Pictured)
Essie - Cascade Cool
Barry M - Pink Punch
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure - Onyx
nails inc - Chelsea Bridge Road
OPI - All Sparkly And Gold
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Sunday, 27 July 2014

#NailArtJul Day 22 - Dragon Fly

Hi everyone.  Happy Sunday.  Back today with Day 22 of the "Totally Doable I Have A Life Challenge" and the theme is Dragon Fly.  I actually initially had no idea what to do for this date.  I started looking through my stamping plates for inspiration and had no such luck.  I hit Pinterest and had just as great luck with that as I did with my stamping plates BUT alas, I headed to Instsgram and seen a cracking idea by @angiellovesnails and knew I just had to give it a go.  Its actually super simple, and I love that about this design.




Polishes Used:
Sinful Colors - Mauve (Pictured)
Sally Hansen HD - DVD
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Saturday, 26 July 2014

Cross Nail Art Design

Hi everyone, I hope you are all enjoying the weekend where-ever you are. I have this cross nail art to share with you today.  I had bought this new Models Own polish the other week and was determined to complete a mani featured all round about this gorgeous colour.  Its called Fuzzy Peach and I believe it was from a summer collection around 2 years ago, but hey, a bright orange aint ever gonna go out of fashion with the weather we've been having! 



Polishes Used:
Models Own - Fuzzy Peach (Pictured)
Sally Hansen Sugar Coat - Lick O' Rich
Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
L.A. Colors - Gold Nail Art Striper
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Friday, 25 July 2014

Models Own Hypergel Leopard Print Nail Art

Hi everyone! TGI Friday! :-) the sun is shining!! Don't you just love it when its like this - not to hot that its uncomfortable but its just nice that you can enjoy it?  Anyway, a short while ago whilst browsing my favourite Nail Art Blogs, I noticed that @NailsAndPolkaDots was having a Blog giveaway.  So I entered and to my luck - I won!  The prize was the 5 piece Models Own Speckled Eggs collection, but Antonia (of @NailsAndPolkaDots) was so nice and popped in a gorgeous Hypergel for me too, which is why I have chosen to use it as my base/main colour on this happy, sunny day.


Polishes Used:
Models Own Hypergel - Pink Veneer (Pictured)
Models Own - Black Magic
nails inc - Chelsea Bridge Road
OPI - All Sparkly And Gold
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