Halloween Nails with MoYou Halloween Plate

I got one of the Halloween plates, before they all sold out at MoYou.  And I am glad I did as they are all gone!  This is from the Festive collection, which also includes Easter, Christmas and New Year plates.

I did a bit of a mix and match here, using some of the different images and different colours.  I love the spiders on the thumbnail – its a base of Maybelline Color Show Vinyl, Grey Beats, stamped with a variety of Sally Hansen Insta Dri polishes.  All sealed in with a coat of G&G HK Girl.

Happy Halloween!!!




P2 – Lofty Style

A P2 polish to share with you today. This is one from the Satin Supreme range – form what I can tell, its pretty much a bang on dupe for the Barry M Satins (which I don’t have) so I was glad to welcome this into the stash!  Its a lovely baby blue shade.

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This is two coats over a base of G&G Stuck on Blu!  As the Satin refers to the finish, no top coat is required here.  The polish dries to a matte satin style finish.  Which is a lovely finish in the more pastel shades.

Formula was good and drying time was excellent.  Really didn’t take long to do these at all!  Still a bit obsessed with P2 polishes, they are fabulous and sadly only available in Germany.  They do pop up on eBay from time to time to, so worth looking there.

I have a few other Satin shades, notably Sally Hansen, and I do think they provide a nice contrast to the usual cremes and shimmers.  What do you think?  Have you got any of the Barry M Satin Shades?

Let me know what you think in the comments and thanks for reading!

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Spotted – updated stands for Christmas and some new items from Miss Sporty

A few of the stands in your local drugstores may be updated in the near future if they haven’t already. First up, Rimmel has a new end cap in Superdrug – in particular highlighting the new Pop Art topper and those Glitter Bomb shades.

Then new shades in the Miss Sporty stand….

Inlcuding another high street glitter peel off base coat, just like the new one from NYC New York Color.

And some new hologram shades.. not sure these are 100% new but they are in the new updated stand.

Finally, Barry M for the festive season, including slots for the limited edition toppers, only one seen here.

That is all this time, what have you seen out and about?

Kilo Cupcake Nails – 650 Peach

I have a bit of an older polish to share with you today, this one I picked up over the Summer and forgot to upload the pics…. d’oh!  Anyway, I’ve seen a few of these knocking about on blog sales so thought it was worth posting anyway.  This is shade 650, otherwise known as Peach.

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This is an orange leaning peach shade, with hints of red within it.  It does dry quite rough, a bit like hundreds and thousands, so probably why they are called Cupcake shades.

Formula was OK, easy to work with, but it dries quickly and can start to go a bit gloopy on the brush.  So just a bit of care is needed.  This it two coats over a base of G&G Stuck on Blu!  No top coat otherwise that would chnage the look.  I did quite like this when I had it on my nails – it was summery and fresh.  Bizarrely it picked up all sorts of dirt because of the rough finish so by the end of the day one or two of the nails had obvious black bits on.  But maybe I’m just a messy so and so.

Anyway, I’m still loving a good textured shade!  Let me know if you picked up any of these over the summer!

MoYou Tropical Collection Plate 05 – Flamingo-a-go-go

ooohhhh I am so very pleased with these nails – I just adore them.  I took the plunge and bought another MoYou plate.  This is Tropical Collection Plate 05 and its filled with tropical birds but what caught my eye was the lovely flamingos!

These stamps are all over a base of Maybelline Color Show Black Onyx and then stamping is in four Sally Hansen Insta-Dri polishes from poundland.  I love how the pink actually pops out over the black.  Love it!

I am getting much more confident with stamping and I do love how this one looks.  I think its the first time I have used more than one colour for stamping within one mani.

Hope you like it!

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Spotted! New Seventeen stands & Revlon A/W polishes

A couple of smaller spots for you today – first up, Seventeen have had some new pop up stands in Boots stores.  I hadn’t noticed how many new shades they had brought out but presumably they have now finished the transition from the old bottles to the newer ones.  Hence a big re-promote and the removal of Sinful Colors (which are in the same price point).  So here are the new Seventeen stands.IMG_6569.JPG

Then I spotted the new Revlon shades, actually integrated into the main Revlon stand,  I’d already seen these over on BeautyGeek and was wondering if we might get these shades.  And then BOOM we did.  Interesting the non glitter shade was part of the Summer 2014 Bohemian Collection.IMG_6570.JPG

The purple shade is similar to Facets of Fuchsia (Scandalous) but it is NOT the same.  According to Karen at the aforementioned BeautyGeeks, the Egdy shade is limited edition.  Makes sense, as you can see here its not numbered so not part of the core range.IMG_6571.JPG

Finally, over on the new updated L’Oreal stands, a couple of new finish effects.  One wax and one latex.IMG_6573.JPGThere you go, a few more things to look out for.  Anything catch your eye?

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Orange and White Chevon Nails

I was feeling a bit inspired after seeing THIS POST on Love Varnish, Chocolate and More blog – I just fell hard for the combination of orange and off white.  After a bit of rummaging in my stash, I decided to do a pure white and orange (because I couldn’t find either of my nude Barry Ms)

My mani consists of Cult Nails Tempest for the white and OPI A Woman’s Prague-ative for the shimmery orange.  The nail vinyls I used to make the chevron shape came from She Sells Sea Shells and were very easy to use.

Basically, you paint your base coat, then leave it to dry longer than you would think.  Apply the vinyls where you want and then use your accent colour.  Then whilst they are still wet, peel off the vinyl, probably using tweezers.  If your base coat is still too tacky, it sticks like glue and its hard to pull off!

Anyway, its something so simple even I can’t completely mess it up!  Let me know what colour combinations you would try in the comments.

Spotted! New Seventeen glitter toppers

Hot on the heels of the new Barry M and Rimmel glitters we have seen in the last couple of weeks, Seventeen have updated their stands with new glitters and toppers.  Lets check out the pictures….IMG_6565.JPG


As you can see, Limited Edition Sequin Top Coats and Glitters….


Along with Nail Tinsels…..


Too much glitter? Or not enough?  Seems everyone is off doing glitter bomb top coats again for the party season!  Did you pick any of these up? They don’t appear to be on the Seventeen website at time of writing, but I’m sure they will be there soon as the Christmas gifts are listed.

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P2- Joyful

I have another of my of most loved P2 sand style polishes for today.  This one is called Joyful and is a lovely spring colour, but something I think you could probably get away with at any time of the year when you want to wear coral.  Lets check out some pictures.

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Formula was just lovely with this one, you could almost get away with one coat, but I chose to do two so that I had good even coverage.  It was very easy to work with and just a delight really.  Once it dries is has a very gentle textured finish and isn’t at all weird.  In fact, it feels quite nice to touch.

I wore this over a base of Nailtiques 2, and as with all textured polishes, no top coat required unless you want to.  Wear on these textured shades is much better than those matte ones!

Anyway, let me know what you think in the comments!  What are your favourite textured shades?

Manhattan – Amazing Anniversary

This is the final of the Manhattan shades I have to share with – lets hope I get to go back to Austria or Germany to get some more!  This one is called Amazing Anniversary and is a lovely navy shade with black glitter and golden shimmer particles. Lets get onto some pictures.

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This is two coats over a base of Nailtiques 2 and topped with G&G HK Girl.  Formula was good and two coats provides a good amount of coverage.  The glitter doesn’t stick up and sits on the nail well.  The glitter really catches the light and provides a bit of interest.  I’m quite fond of this, again nothing quite like it in the stash.

I love the idea of a main stream company working with their fans to create shades and I know that other brands have done it.  be good to see more of this in the UK.

Let me know what you think in the comments!

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