New Years nails - 2016

Another year is nearly over and I'm celebrating with a New Years Eve style mani...what else would I do on my nails?! In the nail art word we've seen many new things this year like holo pigment, chrome pigment, stamping with diamantes but my favourite invention of the year is the clear jumbo stamper! Today's mani wouldn't have been possible without it.


Uber Chic Collection 13 - Nail-Artisan review

Hey guys! I hope you all had a fab Christmas with all your family and friends. Hopefully you got lots of nail goodies to play with over this Christmas break or maybe money that you can spend on nail stuff lol. I have a few things myself to being playing with and reviewing...all will be revealed soon. For today I have a review of Uber Chic collection 13 sent to me by Nail-Artisan.


26 GNAI-Pastel Christmas

So it's Christmas Eve tomorrow...are you prepared?! All my presents were wrapped up last weekend, I can't be doing with all the last minute rush! It's my last 26 Great Nail Art Ideas of 2016 today and we're ending it with something fun...Pastel Christmas!


Costa cup inspired Christmas mani

I can't believe it's Christmas day this Sunday?! It's seems to have just appeared and I don't feel like I've done enough Christmas nails..are you sick of Christmas designs yet? I'm not if you haven't noticed by today's post. My partner and I got a Costa a few weeks back and it was a take out (I had an orange hot chocolate-yum!) and I just had to keep the cup to recreate it!


Lina Stamping Plates - Nail-Artisan review

Surely loads of you will have heard of Lina Nail Art Supplies stamping plates right?! They have been around since about October and Nail-Artisan is the UK stockist for this wonderful new stamping plate brand. Alex was kind enough to send me two plates to review for you guys.


Polish My Life swatches - Nail-Artisan review

I have another new to me polish brand on the blog today courtesy of Alex from Nail-Artisan and that is, Polish My Life. She kindly sent me the new Girls & Boys collection, NYC Edition which consists of three amazing cremes!  Read on to see swatches and nail art.


26 GNAI - Christmas Preparations

Today's prompt for Christmas Preparations was another random one! I just instantly thought of decorating the tree and wrapping all the presents. So that's what I went with :) and I even got two of my lovely nail friends on Instagram involved on this one. Keep reading to see all our manis together.


Vegan Beauty Cosmetics - Swatches and review

*Press samples bought with blogger discount
*Picture heavy

Hey guys! Hope you're all well today and had a great weekend. I spent most of it just contasntly coughing as I still have my cold :( It's mainly just a cough now but I'm seriously fed up of it! It was so bad this last week, I struggled to paint my nails without it irritating my throat and making me cough. That's steadily got better now and I have finally been able to finish swatching these seven fabulous new polishes from Vegan Beauty Cosmetics. Vegan Beauty Cosmetics is run by a lovely lady called Effiena and as you guessed by the name, she sells vegan friendly beauty products which include nail polish. Her polishes are 5 free and cruelty free.  So lets get into the swatches!
 I purchased this swatch pack myself.



NFC nail lights - VS Nail Art review

Man will I be glad when it's the weekend again! This weekend was a bit of a write off for me and as I'm writing this it's actually Sunday night and I'm dreading work tomorrow :( can't think properly when I'm full of cold. Anyway, today's post is a classic Christmas scene but with a twist...can you tell what it is?


26 GNAI - Winter Warmth

I have another post today from 26 Great Nail Art Ideas and this week it's Winter Warmth! I had loads of ideas in my head about doing a lovely scene by the fire getting all cosy and warm for winter...but I stuck with a plain Christmas jumper design. I just didn't have the time to try anything more ambitious than this lol.

For my base I used two coats of Rudolph Red from For Your Nails Only. A gorgeous bright red with lots of flakies!!

I stamped some Christmas jumper designs from Uber Chic Christmas 01 as that's what winter is all about to me. Getting those big winter knits out and getting warm!

What would you do to represent winter warmth?

Bye for now x


Pretty Perfect Polish - Swatches, nail art and review

Oh boy do I have a lot to show you guys today! The lovely Maegan from Pretty Perfect Polish asked me if I would like to review some items for her and she sent me a bunch of stuff! I have the Christmas Collection, We Three Stamping Kings Trio and cuticle oil. Maegan's polishes are 5 free, cruelty free and vegan friendly! Read on to see loads of swatches :)


Thanksgiving mani - Nail-artisan review

Happy Monday guys! Hope you had a fab weekend. I popped into town for the first time in ages and realised how close to Christmas we actually are?! Before Christmas in America they celebrate Thanksgiving which occurs this Thursday. Uber Chic recently released a Thanksgiving Special plate, Give Thanks. I was sent it to review by Alex from Nail-Artisan and what better time to review in than this week on the run up to Thanksgiving!


Movember mani - IZ Beauty swatch, nail art and review

Us girls can't exactly grow a 'stache for Movember but we can certainly put them on our nails to help the cause! I was contacted by the Lovely guys at IZ Beauty to see if I would like to help them get behind the cause of the Movember Foundation. Every November, the Movember Foundation ask men to grow a moustache to help raise awareness for men's health issues including prostate cancer, testicular cancer, metal health and suicide prevention. So they sent me this amazing little package to make a man-tastic mani!



SensatioNail Polish to Gel kit - review

I was recently sent the SensatioNail Polish to Gel starter kit by SensatioNail UK to review. I've seen this kit before in Boots and been intrigued by it. It's a neat way for you to get much longer wear from your regular polish! 


26 GNAI - Black base

There's a wonderful nail art challenge on instagram by two lovely ladies this month, Starryeyed83 and Ladyandthe_stamp, and it's all about Pancreatic Cancer awareness. I joined in on all the challenges last year but I've not been able to this month as I've just been so busy! However, this weeks prompt for 26 GNAI is just to use a black base so I incorporated purple flowers into my mani which is next weeks prompt!


Uber Chic collection 12 - Nail-Artisan review

Woohoo it's Friday and I'm really glad this week is over!! It's been a bit of a stressful one but hopefully things will be back to normal now :) I recently received Uber Chic collection 12 from Nail-Artisan and I was super excited about this set. Read on to find out why!


Moo Moo Signatures - The Legend of Moon Goddess swatches and review.

I have a beautiful new collection by Moo Moo Signatures to share with you today! The above 5 polishes are from The Legend of Moon Goddess collection and they were kindly sent to me to swatch by Alex from Nail-Artisan. There is a story behind this collection and some of the polishes. They are based on one of the legends for Mid-Autumn/Mooncake Festival which is celebrated by Chinese and Vietnamese.


26 GNAI - Halloween in the wrong colours

I'm not much of Halloween lover and I never really go all out with my nails but this weeks 26 GNAI was Halloween in the wrong colours and it was so much fun doing this! I wanted something easy and simple so I went for pastel sparkly ghosts.


Virago Varnish - Swatches, Review and nail art

Another week is here and I back at work yesterday. I don't mind though as it's nice to be back into a routine, although I did enjoy having lots of free time to do my nails! Today I have a new to me indie to share with you, thanks to Alex from Nail-Artisan. She is the UK stockist for Virago Varnish and let me tell you...I am impressed with these! They are 5 free, cruelty free and vegan friendly. Ready for the swatches?


Pro-belle Beauty Texture polishes - Swatches, nail art and review

Anyone like textured polishes?! If that's a yes then you're going to love today's post! I was recently contact by the guys at Pro-belle Beauty to see if I would like to try their Textured nail polishes. Pro-belle Beauty are a US based company but they will ship pretty much to anywhere in the world. They sell a wide range of nail treatments, tools and polishes. Pro-belle Beauty sent me all ten of their textured polishes so I could swatch a few and then create some nail art with others.


The Edge Annika Nail Polish - Swatches, review and nail art

The lovely guys down at The Edge Nails contacted me again to see if I would do another review for them. Click here to see my previous review which was more gel polish. Today's post is about their new range of nail polish called Annika. They sent me four colours to try out and I even did a nail art look with a few of them!


Uber Chic Far East 02 plate - Nail-Artisan review

I've gone all oriental for today's post with a classic red and gold stamping using the Uber Chic Far East 02 plate sent by Alex from Nail-Artisan for review. The Edge also sent me some of their Annika polishes to try and I'll have a full post of them on Wednesday.


26 GNAI - Blue and silver - Uber Chic Far East

Yey the nail art challenge is back but this time it's 26 Great Nail art ideas! I managed to rope a few more bloggers/instagrammers into this challenge so hope you're ready to see lots of cool manis. The prompts are a bit easier to follow this time and have a lot of room for interpretation which I think is great. Today's prompt is blue and silver. I was sent the Uber Chic Far East 02 plate to review by Alex from Nail-Artisan and as soon as I saw the little bird images I wanted it on my nail in blue...don't ask me why lol I just did!


Glitter Baby Nails swatches, review and nail art

I have some polishes to share with you from a new UK indie, Glitter Baby Nails. Emily, who owns the shop, sent me these four polishes to swatch and review. Her polishes are 5 free, cruelty free and vegan friendly which is brilliant! I was really impressed with them so keep reading for swatches and nail art!


Collection 2 Step Solar Gel Polsihes swatches and review

Monday is here already! You may be thinking this is not a normal day for me to post as I usually just do Tuesdays and Fridays. I'm going to change my schedule a little bit and post three times a week and then twice a week and alternate it like that. This is because I am starting another nail art challenge which will occur every other Friday. I'm sure you guys won't mine extra posts here and there :)
On to today's post and I have some 2 Step Solar Shine Gel Nail Polish by Collection to share with you. This is actually regular polish but it has a high shine finish and is meant to replicate the look of gel polish.


Uber Chic Succulents and Great Outdoors - Nail-Artisan review

So that's another working week over! Feels like it's been a hard slog to get to Friday don't you think? If there's any mistakes in this post, it's because I was half asleep when I wrote it :/ . I have a double plate review for you today and it's some items from the lovely Alex at Nail-Artisan. This post contains two mini Uber chic plates. Succulents and Great Outdoors.


Meebox Pumpkin Spice review and nail art

Over in America at this time of the year everyone goes crazy for Pumpkin Spice lattes so it's very fitting that Meebox has gone with Pumpkin Spice for Octobers theme! In this box there are some awesome goodies as you can see. Three nail polishes, a stamping plate and a clear stamper and scraper set. I was very excited when I opened it and saw a Bundle Monster Clear Monocle stamper as I've after a stamper like this for a while now.


40 GNAI - Earth Tones - Tartan - Nicole Diary review

So today is my last 40 GNAI post. I've really enjoyed this challenge over the last year as it's made me try things I wouldn't normally do. Hopefully there will be a new one starting soon but we'll see! Today's post is very Autumnal with earth colours and I had to chose from a few different patterns and I went with tartan. I went through a bit of a tartan phase last year and I still love it! This prompt gave me the perfect opportunity to show you plate ND112 from Nicole Diary.


Candy Coat gel polish review plus nail art

Hey guys. I hope you are well. The weather has taken a turn this week and it's feeling more autumnal but I have some brights ans holo on the blog today...because that's how I roll! Candy Coat are a fun online gel polish company that specialise in gorgeous bright candy coloured gel polish, hence the name. They have over 320 colours available and offer a few different buying options. They have Pick 'n' Mix, Colour box and Subscription box. For my review I chose 3 colours from the Pink 'n' Mix menu and they also included a base coat, a top coat and a super shiny no wipe top coat.


Model's Own Soft Pop watermarble - Uber Chic stamping

I am loving the Models Own Soft Pop collection, especially for watermarbling. I met Rebecca from Baby Mama Nails last month and we had cocktails and then decided to go shopping! So we ended up in a Models Own Bottle shop and I got the full Soft Pop collection :)


Uber Chic Collection 11 - Nail-Artisan review

Well this weekend was a busy one! I had a few things to do on Saturday and then on Sunday I attended PB North in Manchester! It was fun and interesting and I have lots of pics to share with you all...but for today I have another Uber Chic review. Alex from Nail-Artisan sent me collection 11 to review recently. This collection has some gorgeous images, but I wouldn't expect anything else from Uber Chic.


40 GNAI - Red, yellow and green - Half and half - Nicole Diary review

Today I have my penultimate post of 40 Great Nail Art Ideas and I will be so sad when it ends in a few weeks time! I have teamed this post with a review of a stamping plate that was sent to me by Nicole Diary. The colour prompt was red, yellow and green and my pattern was half and half.


Professional Beauty North - September 2016

Hey guys! Today's post is going to be different from the norm. I am visiting Professional Beauty North on Sunday in Manchester so I thought I would write up a quick post just explaining what it's all about. PB North is one of the largest beauty showcases in the north. It is host to over 500 brands and also two additional shows, Salon North and Aesthetic Medicine. They also have a lot of seminars but I haven't actually booked in on any. It is spread over Sunday the 18th and Monday the 19th of September.


Into The Wild - Jessica swatches and review

*Press sample

Summer is slowly fading away, the leaves are turning orange and colder mornings are here. So you know what that means in the nail polish world?! New Autumn/Winter collections! The lovely guys at Gerrard International informed me of their new Jessica polish collection, Into the Wild. It consist of 6 beautiful new shades that are just made for the colder seasons.


Paris In Love Uber Chic - Nail-artisan review

I did this mani in what feels like forever ago! It's just taken me this long to post it but I don't know why as I loved it. Maybe I just wanted to keep it to myself for a bit longer! I was sent the gorgeous Paris in Love plate by Alex from Nail-Artisan to show you guys.


40 GNAI - Peach and Lemon - Gradient

This week's instalment of 40 GNAI is a bit delayed due to my Uber Chic review that I had to post on Friday. If you haven't checked it out then I seriously think you should! anyway, back to the task at hand! This week's theme was peach or lemon and I had to do a gradient. So I actually used both colours and did a stamping gradient over a gradient.

Nail-Artisan review - Uber Chic Halloween 02, Who gives a hoot and Lovely leaves

*Picture heavy

Today's post was mean to be a 40 GNAI mani, but I've had to reschedule that for this weekend as there are new Uber Chic plates tonight! I am super stoked about these and luckily I've had the week off work so when the plates arrived with me yesterday from Nail-Artisan, I stayed up late to get a mani done with each plate. There are a few surprises on these plates too!


Willy Wonka Inspired nails - Tribute to Gene Wilder

Come with me, And you'll be, In a world of pure imagination..... This week we heard the sad new that another legend has been taken from this Earth. Gene Wilder sadly passed away and I just had to pay tribute to him. I don't know many of his films but there is one that was a massive part of my childhood, Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory. 


Mandala Love Uber Chic - Nail-Artisan review

Yey it's Friday and I have no work now for a week :D so looking forward to a nice break. I'm not actually going on holiday, just having a few days out and no doubt doing jobs around the house! I have a review for you today of the beautiful Uber Chic Mandala Love plate that was sent to me by the lovely Alex for Nail-Artisan.


Uber Chic Wild West 2 - Nail-Artisan review

Do you love the Wild west? Tribal? Native America? Yes I hear you say?! Well you will love the new Wild West 02 plate from Uber Chic. Nail-Artisan sent me this beautiful plate for review so I could create some manis for you guys.


40 GNAI - Orange - Geometric

Hey guys. I've had one of those weeks this week so I'm glad it's finally Friday. Hope yours has been ok! Another quick post from 40 GNAI and today it's orange and geometric.


L.U.S.H Nails swatches and review

I love to hear about UK indies so I was over the moon when Eirene of L.U.S.H Nails asked me to swatch and review some of her polishes. L.U.S.H Nails is a new UK indie polish maker and her polishes are cruelty free and 5 free so they don't contain the 5 harmful chemical found in everyday nail polish. There are over 100 polishes available with lots of different finishes. Let's get into the swatches!


Wings RockNailStar vinyls - Nail-Artisan review

It has been such a nice change to play with nail vinyls! The third and final RockNailStar vinyl pack that Alex from Nail-Artisan sent me was Wings. For this post I decided to use the vinyls in two different ways just to show you that you can use them differently.