Friday, 20 January 2017

Nail Art // Calming Green Leaves for the 30 Days of Colour Challenge

Hello loves! I've been feeling under the weather the past few days unfortunately, but thankfully I had a few posts photographed already from last weekend so I still have some looks to share with you while I recuperate. :)

Today we're looking at my favourite look so far this year - these double stamped leaves which are my 'Calm' fill for The 30 Days of Colour. Blue and green are definitely shades that come to mind for me when I think about being calm. I was planning to do something with shades of blue but I ended up with this and I'm super glad I did - I've worn these nails all week!

Check under the cut for more pics! :)

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Indie Review + Swatch // My First Impressions of LynB Designs

So remember last year when I went over the top with indies on Black Friday? Yeah, I think LynB Designs was one of the biggest orders I made.. Free shipping threshold + free gifts with purchase levels (and I had to hit all of them!) + huge discount code + a 12-piece mystery holo line? YES PLEASE.

All-in-all I ended up with 28 polishes from my one order, haha. I just couldn't stop! They were all so pretty, and I got pulled into the Black Friday hype! I regret nothing!

Today I'm doing a first impression review of LynB Designs, both as a brand and as individual polishes. This is the second indie brand I've reviewed like this (the first was my much-loved Beyond the Nail).

For this overall brand review I decided to close my eyes and randomly choose two polishes (because I just couldn't choose) to swatch and I ended up with two lovely jelly polishes packed with glitter and flakies, respectively! Check under the cut for a review on the polishes, the brand, and my customer service experience in detail! :)

Monday, 16 January 2017

Nail Art // Pink Diamond Stamping with Born Pretty Store, Color Club and Avon

* Contains Press Samples

Hello hello! I'm a day late, but I'm here (finally) with my second fill for January's 30 Days of Colour Challenge! Our theme this week was pink and I knew right away I wanted to use one of the new Avon shades my mom got me at Christmas. Combine with some sparkle and jewels and we have a perfectly rich pink mani. :)

Friday, 13 January 2017

Nail Art // The Digit-al Dozen Does Decades: Clueless Yellow Plaid Stamping

I was feeling CLUELESS about what to do for my last decades mani, but it came to me when I sat down to look at the stamping plates I own and saw some gorgeous plaid designs... Get it, Clueless?! :)

That's right, I decided to recreate the plaid pattern from Cher's fabulous yellow plaid suit from 90's classic Clueless. When in doubt, go with pop culture! That's what I need to remind myself when I get stuck I think.

Let's get to it!

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Nail Art // The Digit-al Dozen Does Decades: Zig-a-zig Ha! Spice Girls Nails for the 90's!

Alright, I shook myself off and decided to do something I could really get excited about for today's prompt! Thanks for the encouraging comments last time, the really helped me to sit down and think about what I wanted to do today, what would be FUN for me to do. And I decided to go with nails inspired by my favourite 90's girl band of all time!

You also get to see my rarely-visible thumb, which... I'm not actually super pleased about haha. I like the design I did on it, but my thumb is so ugly!! Ahhh! I hope you don't mind how short and rounded it is compared to the rest.

ANYWAY I know what you want (what you really really want) is to see my nails, so let's get to it!

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Nail Art // The Digit-al Dozen Does Decades: 1960's Inspired Blobicure

I don't know you guys, I feel like my creativity has left me these days. :( Getting these nails out was almost physically painful for me I had so few ideas... This was my third attempt at something vaguely 1960's themed and I'm still not happy with it. I think I was going for like, a blobicure inspired by a lava lamp?? :/

I need to stop being such a Debbie Downer. Grr. Positives, okay... Hmm, well, this is a moderately successful blobicure, which I have never done before! That's good, right? :) And I did get a mani done today, so that is a success I can acknowledge too. So that's two positives. Just gotta keep in that mindset! Yess!

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Nail Art // The Digit-al Dozen Does Decades: 1980's Aesthetic Nails

My second look for the Decades prompt with The Digit-al Dozen! I decided to go with the 1980's this time (or technically as my friend said "it's the 90's because the 1980's didn't end until 1994").

This was a really fun look to do, and all I knew when I started is that I wanted to incorporate cassette tapes. I was 100% going to freehand them but then I realised I had a stamping plate and decided to make use of that instead.

Check below for a better look!