Saturday, 29 December 2012

Barry M Spring Green + Diamond Glitter

This beauty combo I am showing today are 2 of my new polishes, Barry M Spring Green and Barry M Diamond Glitter. Spring Green has been on my Barry M wishlist for months but it's never been one I've picked up, I finally got it due to Superdrugs having a free polish when you pay £6, I got this, Rose Quartz and Grey (finally) I couldn't find Rose Quartz anywhere all December lol

Anyway back to the polish in this post, Spring Green is exactly that a bright grass like green that sings spring mornings and daffodils. This has a lovely application like all Barry M's I've tried so far, they are just perfect and I have used 2 even coats for opaqueness.

1 coat of Diamond Glitter and a top coat to finish it off. My bottom and top coat is always OPI Nail Envy, I won't use anything else, it's the only thing that minimizes to much splitting and breaking!

Picture overload below:

Enjoy! x

Monday, 24 December 2012

Christmas Eve with Barry M

Last Christmas manicure of the season and I opted for no red or green this time lol Instead I've used a beautiful foily pink that was LE from Boots when you spend £6 on Barry M.

The tree design is one I saw months ago and I knew I'd do it for Christmas, it is from Nail Side.

I used 2 coats of the Barry M Pink, it applies quite nicely and is beautiful, I added Barry M Diamond glitter over for a Christmas sparkle. My ring finger and thumb are Barry M Silver foil with the pink as trees. Rhinestone baubles :)

Pics below:

And I know this isn't nail polish but it is Christmas Eve and what do we do? We bake and this is the first Yule Log I've ever baked before so, I made all my decorations from royal icing, first for me too.

See my cute mushrooms hehe

I was so impressed with my efforts I had to post it :3

Enjoy and Merry Christmas everyone! x

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Christmas snowflakes

Again with Christmas! I don't have to introduce Barry M retro red again, it is a great Christmas red polish, and has been well used for the coming holiday.

I teamed it up with a pack of cute stickers I bought from eBay with various snowflakes and bows, I then added plain rhinestones in the center of the snowflakes and a green in the center of the bows. 

A quick and simple idea but I'd say very Christmas looking :3 

Enjoy! x

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Best of British 16/12/12

Emma has taken on her polish nemesis Fantasy Fire at Emma's Little Corner.

Claire at nuthin' but a nail thing has been continuing her month of Christmas themes with Snowman nails. There's a tutorial too!

Danielle has some Christmas nail art this week with Snowflakes, Candy Canes and a festive Glitter Gradient over at Totally Nailed

Rachel has been doing the 12 Days Of Christmas Challenge over at Phoenix Nails

It's all about Christmas again this week at Pie's Eyes. A Christmassy French Manicure and some Christmas Stickers & Glitter are two of the featured festive designs, why not head over and check them out to get yourself into the Christmas spirit!

Beccy has been testing out her lastest indie polish purchase, Hare's King of Carat Flowers, at Two Days Slow

Jo at Northern Nails is showing off her mani she did for her outing to the , Good Food Show, in Birmingham a few weeks ago!

Kerrie gets festive this week with lots of Holiday themed nail art, including a holographic tape manicure go check it out!

Nada, adds some bling to her nails to create Blinging Skittles! check it out!

Alyssia of Rose Tint My Nails has been a busy bee this week! Continuing with the 12 Days of Christmas Challenge and swatching polishes that she received in a grab bag from Polished Criminails! So go and take a look!

Kerry at JustTalkNails does a glittered Candy Cane manicure for the run up to Christmas.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Christmas Lattice Design

Todays Christmas design was inspired by from thepolishaholic quilted design and used in the 2 obvious Christmas colours, red and green!!

I am very pleased with how this came out, far from perfect, I've not such work with striping tape and I had a few difficulties but it came out quite well in the end.

My green is my beloved Catrice King of Greens, which I adore. 2 good coats with perfect application.
The red as you can see Barry M Retro Red, a nice thick coating to cover over the green.
Little 1.5mm rhinestones to give it some Christmas bling.

Picture overload below :3

Enjoy! x

Monday, 10 December 2012

Christmas - Candy Canes

Today is the start of 2 weeks of Christmas themed nails starting with the super cute candy canes theme. 

For a rare occasion I have pictures of both my right and let hand. For once it is my right hand that actually came out better than my left.

For my base I used Barry M Retro Red, and a super shiny red it is. It is great application and a one coater!
I used a white striper pen to make the candy cane stripes, simple and effective. The glitter is Mavala Pure Diamond.

Picture overload below!

Left hand.

Right hand.

I am really impressed with my right hand stripes compared to my left, the right hand normally looks like the dogs dinner lol

Enjoy! x

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Max Factor - Fantasy Fire

I've done Fantasy Fire before but I've gotten a bit better at capturing the colour, I've done this one again. The base colour I've used is Barry M Black, the effect it made is sublime. A gorgeous shifting duo-chrome of deep burgundy, brown and green.

2 coats Barry M Black, with 2 coats of Fantasy Fire. They both have good application and coverage. 

I love the burgundy tones this one gets in the right light.

With out further ado I leave you with a few pictures of Fantasy Fire below =)

Enjoy! x

Best of British 9/12/12

Emma has had a busy week of glittery posts, a liebster award and also followed a tutorial to create created this monochrome dottyicure and some festive penguin nail art at Emma's Little Corner

Jo at Northern Nails has been very busy this week she has been reviewing a British brand of Nails Polish and showing off a bit of Bling!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas over at Pie's Eyes, snowflakes are just one of the festive theme manicures Lyndsay has posted about this week.

Enigmatic Rambles puts the Bundle Monster Nail Plate Holder through it's paces.

Alyssia at Rose Tint My Nails has been participating in a Christmas Nail Art Challenge this week! Her favourite mani so far is the Rudolph the red nosed reindeer mani which adds some serious cuteness to your nails!

Christmas has also exploded over at nuthin' but a nail thing, here are some Santa nails! There's also a tutorial.

Wendy at Wendy's Delights has been trying out her favorite type of polish Blue Magnetic and Bringing on the Bling with some Barry M Ruby Glitter

Who's looking forward to Christmas? Well Anna of Anna's Polish Addiction certainly is!! She's posted 3 Christmas/wintery manis, including a polish from the new Models Own Wonderland Collection and China Glaze's Party Hearty and also swatched Chanel's Peridot!

This week Nada created a simple snakey wavey design using two simple colours and a stamping plate!

Kerry at JustTalkNails does a Matte flakie this week with NYC Matte topcoat

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Matte Top coats and Flakies

Today I have a post using a matte top coat. I've seen these around and been dying to try one but never got around to getting one. I got a matte top coat by NYC in my Halloween swap. This is the first time of trying it out. I used Barry M Retro blue, it is truly a magnificent blue and added my Nail Pop Sequin Effect. 

Barry M Retro Blue is opaque in one good coat and application is a breeze. 
Nail Pop Sequin Effect I added two coats. 
I absolutly loved the effect of the flakie once I applied the matte top coat, it's beautiful.

Enjoy! x

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Best of British 2/12/12

Emma uses her nails as a blank canvas and creates grafitti nails at Emma's Little Corner

Wendy at Wendy's Delights is wearing a beautiful Green Polish she received as a gift from Never Mind Suzi and used it for the 31 Day Nail Challenge

Lyndsay has taken delivery of 2 new sets of Holiday Stamping Plates the spookily themed HD01-HD05 and Christmas related HD06-HD10 check them out over at Pie's Eyes.

Claire at nuthin' but a nail thing has been all about the stripes and polka dots this week.

This week The Teenage Shopaholic has been... feeling Christmassy! She went to Winter Wonderland and wore her snowy twinkling mani.

This week Alyssia of Rose Tint My Nails swatched Models Own, Raspberry Crush that she got FREE from MORE! Magazine.

On top of that she takes on the 31 Day Nail Art Challenge!

Anna of Anna's Polish Addiction has posted her Nails Inc Glastonbury mani and is also having a mini Blog sale

MissLanage has had a week of firsts at Lane's Laquers including MSMD Monday, Caviar Mani's & Sat-ART-day

This week Phoenix Nails gave you all a sneak peek at her Ciate Mini Mani Month Advent Calendar Keep your eyes peeled each day as she shares what's behind each door.

Sam at Polished Art posted this easy-to-follow leopard print nail art tutorial. If you haven't tried this pattern yet, give it a go now!

Lou is back in the blogging groove and has a longtime HAREpolish lemming to show off, lets just say its red and it has glitter!!

Vic's been way too busy playing with the new Gelish Holiday Collection to do much blogging but she has at least posted her 500 follower giveaway.

Jazz has been slacking this week, I promise to pick up next week! Glitter Infatuation. Glitter is approprate no matter what the occasion!

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Primark Angelica

This duo was absolute chaos to get the proper colour to camera, it appears as a beautifully shimmery purple a lot lighter than I can get on camera but in a diferent light it's more a musky purple brown colour. The colours I used was Technic purple, a cheap 99p I picked up from a stall earlier this year and the Primark Angelica I've already posted about before used with a light blue, so you can see total different effects with the different bases. 

Pictures below:

Enjoy! x

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Best of British 25/11/12

Emma practices polka dots in this China Glaze dotticure at Emma's Little Corner.

Nada got her hands on Miss Sporty's new nail polishes Metal Flip Duochromes! Check out the swatches!

Lyndsay from Pie's Eyes has been playing with fire this week Max Factor's Fantasy Fire. It's fast becoming a Top 10 polish!

Jazz at Glitter Infatuation has been continuing the Lazy 15 Challage Even if that means interpreting it in her own funny way.. Glitter is appropriate no what what the ocassion!

Wendy over at Wendy's Delights has a Yellow Mani with Glitter for the 31 day Challenge!

Claire at nuthin' but a nail thing has been fishscale manicuring it up - there is a tutorial too!

Rachel at Phoenix Nails has been getting all childish with a Disney mani for day 9 of the Lazy 15 challenge

Vic's been experimenting with layering and has come up with a Swishy Junk Yard.

Sally of NailPron has found some new Speciallita polishes, and they look amazing.

Anna from Anna's Polish Addiction has tried Nails Inc Southwark from the most recent QVC Today's Special Value, posted a rainbow mani and more pics of her stash.

Sam at Polished Art created this pretty half moon manicure using dried flowers!

Kerry at JustTalkNails has a swatch of Essie Smooth Sailing this week.

This week there was some Quilted Nail Art going on over at Enigmatic Rambles.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Essie Smooth Sailing

I picked up this Essie mini for 99p, Smooth Sailing. It is a lovely shimmery powder blue. It goes on quite smooth and is opaque in 2 coats. 

A pretty short post today, so i'll leave you with some pictures :)


Monday, 19 November 2012

Best of British 18/11/12

Emma has finally posted the purple gradient she created using a-england soft holo shades for No H8 day at Emma's Little Corner.

Jazz has been continuing the Lazy 15 Challange Glitter Infatuation. Glitter is appropriate no matter what the occasion.

Danielle continued the Lazy 15 challenge fun and also swatched the China Glaze Holiday Joy Mini Set over at Totally Nailed

Over at Pie's Eyes Lyndsay has been stamping over a glitter manicure as the one exception to a week of purple manicures.

Claire at nuthin' but a nail thing has been trying her new Lush Lacquer haul with a Cupcake Manicure which includes an easy to follow tutorial.

Wendy over at Wendy's Delights has a couple of fab indie polishes to share with you.

Lou has one of ther European Swap Polishes to show you today, first up is Catrice Steel My Heart which is a gem of a polish!

Hannah has been shopping! Check it out over at Doodle Nails

PrettyKittyClaws has been enjoying the beautiful fall colours and was inspired to do a Fall leaves mani

Nail polish advent calender, sounds good right? It's by Ciaté and quickly reviewed here. A new swatch of Miss Sporty's Goth Me Up top coat polish has also been done this week on Enigmatic Rambles.

Phoenix Nails has been supporting Children In Need with a mani to match

Friday, 16 November 2012

Children in Need Inspiration

I'm sure everyone in the UK knows it is Children in Need night. This is a little fun mani to represent Pudsey. The colours I used are all Barry M, Lemon Ice Cream, Mint, Blueberry Ice Cream, Matte White, Black and Raspberry and a dotting tool to create the pattern. 

Enjoy! x