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Thursday, 30 October 2014

Witching Hour Gradient with Sinful Colours, China Glaze and Julep!


Continuing with the Halloween looks, today I have a cool and starry gradient with a surprise hidden in the darkness... Can you make out what it is? :)

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Press Release: The MoYou London Cookbook Collection!

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It is almost Friday!
And a BRAND NEW collection has just arrived!

Meet Cherry, she cooked you something special for this friday release and you won't be disappointed!

“I read recipes the same way I read science fiction. I get to the end and say to myself "well, that's not going to happen”
― Rita Rudner

<< COOKBOOK COLLECTION >>

These 5 plates will be released this Friday the 31st of October.

Have a great day!
The MoYou-London Team

Candy Corn in the Halloween Void!


I'm having a fun time naming my Halloween nail art looks, can you tell? Haha.

What's a Halloween theme without some candy corn! I actually wore the base of these nails (the gradient on it's own) to a pumpkin carving party earlier in the week and it was a huge hit. I'm always surprised by how much people outside of the blogging community love nail gradients. I mean, it's great for me since when I do their nails gradients are so easy to do, but I always go in expecting them to prefer fancy free-hand work. Shows what I know. :) Anyway, enough about that. Let's get into the nails!

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

The Spoopiest Bloody Eyeballs You Ever Did See!

* Items in this post were gifted to me by NailPolishCanada.com


Today I have some spoopy bloody eyeball nails to share with you for Halloween! Dripping blood, dismembered body parts, drifting ghosts... These are definitely some of the things that come to mind for me when Halloween rolls around. Where better to put them than on your nails! :)

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Hobby Polish Bloggers October Halloween Mani Link-Up!


Sorry for being MIA for the past week or so, but I'm back and ready to really get into Halloween designs. Today we have this bloody, swirly, spooky floating heads look! (My mani today is also part of a link-up I'm really excited to tell you about!)

Monday, 20 October 2014

Julep Maven November 2014 Selections are Open - The Friendsgiving Collection

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As pictured on Julep

Another month, another Julep collection. For November 2014 Julep brings us The Friendsgiving Collection which has a variety of chill fall colours to help us transition into the season. They've also given us a sneak peek and early access to some of the Holiday 2014 sets! (With more set to be released in this month's Secret Store - come on full Birthstone Collection!)

I still haven't gotten my Julep box for October (they recently changed shipping and a lot of people are in the same spot) so my excitement has been tempered a bit by that... But anyway, the products still look lovely so let's get right into it. :)

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Swatch-It Sunday: China Glaze Ruby Pumps


China Glaze Ruby Pumps is one of those polishes that everyone knows and loves. It's definitely a collection staple, though I didn't know anything about it's history until I did a bit of research for this post! This polish is part of the Wizard Of Ooh Ahz Collection and if you want to hear more about the release (re-discovery, re-creation, re-release) of this collection I'd encourage you to check out the post over on All Lacquered Up.


Ruby Pumps polish is a bold red jelly packed with red glitter. Because it's a jelly it does take time to build up which is a problem for some people. I know my mom was disappointed when she saw how many coats she had to use (this is the only polish she owns!). I get around that by using a coat of red undies first and then layering two coats of Ruby Pumps on top.

Like all China Glaze polishes it applies really well, though I would suggest using a layer of top coat when you're done to smooth all the glitter down (which I didn't do here).

I think this is a great polish to pull in for Halloween looks to give the impression of dripping, glittering blood (which I've already used it once for this holiday season), but it's also a great bold colour to wear year around. Definitely one to grab if you don't have it already. :)

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Press Release: New MoYou London Kitty Plates!

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It is almost Friday!
And we had't had any news from the Kitty for a while!

Meet Mia, she's all cuddly and stuff.
She says keep your claws in style..


<< KITTY COLLECTION >>


These 3 plates will be released this Friday the 17th of October.
Have a great day!
The MoYou-London Team


Holo Halloween Lightning Lines


BOO! It's getting closer to Halloween! :) I'm so excited to be able to start pulling out Halloween nail looks, I have a TON of decals that I'm hoping to use in the coming weeks. I'm starting out simple with a look using some sparkle some holo and some vinyls. Let's get into it!

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

31 Day Challenge 2014 Roundup

 

I truly never thought I would ever be able to finish a 31 day challenge. On a good week I post 3-4 times, but to post every day for a whole month? Unthinkable! But it just goes to show you that if you put your mind and energy into something then sometimes even the unthinkable is possible. :)

I don't think I'll be continuing to post daily in the future but I'll definitely give consideration to 31 day challenges in the future now. (I've done it once, doing it a second time can only be easier right?)

I've put this post together to summarize my experience and pull together all my fills, so check under the cut for both my reflection and (a lot of) pictures!

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Swatch-It Sunday: OPI Just Spotted the Lizard


Know what we haven't done in a while in these parts? Plain ol' swatches. I have so many untrieds and even more unswatched, so I'm really trying to get my butt in gear to get them up. Today we have swatches from a stunning 2012 duochrome - OPI Just Spotted the Lizard!

Thursday, 9 October 2014

My Julep Maven (September 2014) Customized Boho Glam Box Unboxing, Swatch and Review!

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Remember how I said I wasn't getting anything from the September collection? Yeah, well I lied. :) Unfortunately with the 31 Day Challenge going on I didn't have any time to actually go through and swatch this box, so that's why it's been so horribly delayed. But we're here now, so let's get right into it!

Erin, Mary Lee and Quinn as pictured on Julep

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Press Release: New MoYou London Gothic + Halloween Plates!

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It is almost Friday! And here is our last GOTHIC release!
3 beautiful plates!

<< GOTHIC COLLECTION >>

And as you know it is almost Halloween! And because you have been very patient :) Well, we thought...
As a treat....
That maybe...
We should...
Because it's Halloween... Soon...

ADD 2 HALLOWEEN PLATES

<< HALLOWEEN COLLECTION >>

Meet Raven > Black is her favourite colour.
"Though I know I should be wary,
Still I venture someplace scary,
Ghostly huntings I turn loose,
Beatlejuice, Beatlejuice, Beatlejuice!!!"

These 5 plates will be released this Friday the 10th of October.
Have a great day!
The
MoYou-London Team


Tuesday, 7 October 2014

International Giveaway! Set of 3 Glass Nail Files from Mont Bleu! [Closed]

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Exciting news, readers! Design Glassware by Mont Bleu (the makers of one of my favourite lines of glass nail files ever!) got in touch with me with an offer to sponsor a giveaway for all of you, open internationally!

The prize up for grabs is a 3 piece set of their glass nail files in the "Waterfall" design. They feature a gorgeous black-to-white gradient with clear Swarovski crystals and are presented in individual black velvet sleeves. They're each made with Czech tempered glass and have a lifetime warranty on the filling surface. You can check out my previous review of how great their files are in this post - they're the only files I've been using ever since!

Here's the details of the giveaway:

Prize:
One set of 3 Glass Nail Files in "Waterfall Black - Crystal" to be shipped directly from Mont Bleu

Eligibility:
Open internationally, must be 18+ (or with parental permission)

Timeline:
Open now until October 22, 2014


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Good luck!

Monday, 6 October 2014

The 31 Day Challenge 2014 - Day 31: Triangle Decal Mani


And we've made it. The last day of the 31 Day Challenge for 2014. I'm happy to be done, but I'm also a bit sad. It's hard to let go of things even when you were looking forward to the end. Oh well. There's always next year to look forward to. :)

The last theme for the challenge was to honour nails you love and you can check below the cut to see who and what design I decided to honour with this look!

Sunday, 5 October 2014

The 31 Day Challenge 2014 - Day 30: Peacock Waterfall Mani


Day 30 is Inspired by a Tutorial so I decided to go with a look that I've been meaning to try but haven't yet done - a waterfall mani! I was inspired by the awesome tutorial put together by The Nailasaurus and used some peacock-inspired colours because why not. :)

Saturday, 4 October 2014

The 31 Day Challenge 2014 - Day 29: Bleeding Out the Glitter


Look at that, two posts in one day. We're another step closer to being done this challenge! And this one also let me dip my toes in the Halloween spirit - Day 29 is Inspired by the Supernatural! I decided to do some negative space dripping blood to go with a vague vampire theme, but I reversed the nature of the drip so the negative space is the part doing the dripping and the blood is being left to drain off the tips. And then I added some glitter because why the hell not. ;)

The 31 Day Challenge 2014 - Day 28: Fall Pennant Flags


Day 28 was supposed to be inspired by a flag, and I decided to follow the looks done by a few other bloggers for today and do some pennant flags. I used some fall colours to go with the season and the flags themselves are actually all from last month's Square Hue box (which I hope to have a review up for in the next week - sorry for the delay!). Let's take a better look!

Friday, 3 October 2014

The 31 Day Challenge 2014 - Day 27: Inspired by Autumn Leaf Embroidery


You may have noticed there was an abrupt stop to my fills for The 31 Day Challenge. I ran out of steam and I ran out of inspiration and I just needed a few days to rest. But I'm going to try to push through this last week of fills if it kills me! Today I have my fill for Day 27: Inspired by Artwork.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Press Release: New MoYou London Gothic Collection Plates

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Winter is coming and Halloween is just around the corner.

It's another Friday coming up and I am happy to announce the new release of the week. This time 4 more plates from the:

<< GOTHIC COLLECTION >>

Meet Raven > Black is her favourite colour.
"Though I know I should be wary,
Still I venture someplace scary,
Ghostly huntings I turn loose,
Beatlejuice, Beatlejuice, Beatlejuice!!!"

These 4 plates will be released this Friday the 26th of September.
Have a great day!
The MoYou-London Team