Sunday, 28 October 2012

Best of British 28/10/12

Emma's Quest for the Holy Grail continues with some unusually successful watermarbling and other foes to face including this triple colour striping mani at Emma's Little Corner

Claire at nuthin' but a nail thing is getting Halloween started early with a SPOOKY MANICURE! Aroooooooooooooooo!

Jazz at Glitter Infatuation has been having fun with the new W7 Glitters, Mosaic, Glitter Dazzle and Salt and Pepper!Glitter is appropriate no matter what the occasion.

Over at Pie's Eyes Lyndsay shows off her Good Food Show Theme Manicure which she wore last weekend.

Jo at Northern Nails is going to a Halloween party tonight and will be wearing this mani!

This week The Teenage Shopaholic has been... scaring herself silly! She was wearing China Glaze Midtown Magic to a horror movie marathon sleepover!

Sam at Polished Art is 'feeling the love tonight' with her Lion King inspired manicure for the 31 Day Challenge (yep, that's still going!).

Wendy at Wendy's Delights shows us her Green Glitter Nails for Llama Nails A-Z challenge

PishPosh and Polish's Kerrie has been having fun with her new Brazilian polishes this week. Also she has been swatching Pretty and Polished Candy Corn Is it orange? Is It Yellow? This mood changing polish is both!

Danielle has had a busy week this week so drafted in some help from Rachel at Phoenix Nails who created an awesome Halloween Mani for her Guest Post at Totally Nailed

Enigmatic Rambles has been getting her freehand on this week with MEG and MOG do you remember them?

Kerry at JustTalkNails has done a manicure of Ghoulish Ghosts with a host of Barry M nail paints.

Laura at She Who Does Nails had a go at freehanding a pattern she found on Pinterest this week.

Carlyn has spent the week decorating so not many posts but friday she went nail polish crazy Nail Polish Haul Going to have fun swatching all these

Vic's been playing with some of the Orly Fired Up collection for Fall and creating some Autumn Jewels.

Abi at Volatile Varnish experiemented with silver stamping over Gosh Holographic Hero and got some really cool results.

Rachel at Phoenix Nails wore it pink for Breast Cancer Campaign's Wear it Pink Day with a pretty Monarch Butterfly mani

Friday, 26 October 2012

Ghoulish Ghosts with Barry M

Well they're more friendly type than scary type lol but I am very happy with how my ghost manicure turned out. I didn't want a black base so I scoured my stash for a different dark base and came up with Barry M Indigo, I used 2 coats of this for opaqueness and layered 1 coat of Barry M Amethyst over the top. The ghosts I used Barry M white and a medium sized dotting tool and Barry M black and a nail art brush for the spooky little faces. 

I am especially fond of my middle finger and the peeking ghosts, I find them rather cute :3  

I am just loving Halloween and the excuse to create these spooky manicures.

Enjoy! x

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Halloween Jack O' Lanterns

I've seen lots of Halloween Jack O Lantern nails around the internet and they are so darn cute I had to do my own and this is my attempt. 

I used Barry M Satsuma as my base and orangey gold, black and green nail art pens for the faces. I also added a layer of Barry M Pink Iridescent to make glittery pumpkins. 

I love how they turned out, my thumb is my favourite face :3

Left and right hand for a change.

Enjoy! x

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Best of British 21/10/12

Emma has started a Quest for the Holy Grail in honour of the retirement of the a-england shade she has rarely used and is now trying to use it in a personal Holy Grail challenge at Emma's Little Corner

Mimi does freestyle Halloween nails funky halloween nails

Lyndsay at Pie's Eyes has taken a delivery of some new Christmas themed HB image plates for stamping with and has been trying them out to see how they perform

In need of distracting this week Enigmatic Rambles' spent waay to much time painting frog eyes on her nails for a Sat-ART-Day nail challenge.

Claire at nuthin' but a nail thing has been doing some checkerboard themed manicures. Pink, White and Black and a more spangly Blue, Black and White checkerboard mani, which do you prefer?

Sam at Polished Art has made her second and final attempt at water marbling for the 31 Day Challenge. Never again!

More Halloween spookiness over at Never Mind Suzi, Steph is playing with ZOMBIES

Jo at Northern Nails has been entering a few competitions this week, from skulls to coming up with Taglines!, She has also joined in with Pink October, with a lovely pink bead mani !

Polished Criminails has been busy showing us the OPI - Skyfall Collection this week in her Skyfall Swatch Series with an added insight to each of the corresponding James Bond films

Vic's been carrying on with the Halloween theme but has also managed to fit in some non-Halloween related nail art. Her Frogs mani fits somewhere in between. Check out the cute pic of her two year old who insisted on getting frogs on his nails too!

Jazz has been continuing with her love/hate affair with frankens and has also been divulging in a little bit of halloween nail art! Frankens! Glitter is appropriate no matter what the occasion!

Ruth finally posted up her first fishtail attempt this week!

Carlyn has fallen in love with OPI Diva of Geneva A gorgeous shimmering red then added a rose stamping design

Charlotte at Charlottes-nails has swatched a polish from Born Pretty Store for a review post this week.

Wendy from Wendy's Delights has been going round in circles with her new Circular Magnetic & Magnetic Polish and while your over at Wendy's Delights check out her Nail Foil for the Llama A-Z Challenge

Kerrie from PishPosh and Polish has been on holiday this week. She decided to try out some Sally Hansen Nail Effect Wraps to create Denim Nails and loves the result!

Mimi tries her hand at freestyle nails Halloween and thinks they are really cool!

Danielle gives her first tutorial on Black velvet manicure at Totally Nailed

This week, The Crumpet has done a series of posts for Depression Awareness. Feel free to join in and share your story, or do a green mani in support

Kerry at JustTalkNails has gone all out for Halloween with Daring Digits Trick or Treat a perfect Halloween glitter.

Here is a pastel green manicure with a glitzy difference for Abi's first post back at Volatile Varnish.

This week Sally of NailPron bared her soul with a green manicure and came out as an anxiety survivor, oh and she broke the news about the new Speciallita Hits Glitter World polishes

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Halloween with Daring Digits

The nail polish I have today is a glitter topper I was gifted in a Halloween swap, it's brilliant and perfectly halloween. 
An Indie brand called Daring Digits this is called Trick or Treat, a clear base full of orange, black and gold glitter chunks. I layered it over Barry M black 2 coats and 2 coats of Trick or Treat. 
Application was pretty smooth. I added the little ghost stickers on for that extra Halloween charm. 

This would be my first Indie and it's a pleasant experience. There will be a few swatches coming up with my new swap polishes, it was such an amazing selection :3

Enjoy! x

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Barry M Gelly - Satsuma

Satsuma is the first of the Barry M Gelly line, I picked this one up because it's a perfect Halloween colour for the month. It is awesome, a one coater, that applies perfectly and dries fast what more could you ask for? Oh more colours! I will definitely grab some of the others!

I added some festive Halloween stickers to go with it. I love the colour it's so in your face just how I like it lol

Have you grabbed any Gelly's yet?

Enjoy! x

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Best of British 14/10/12

Northern Nails is back on track this week with Pink Wednesdays Posts and More Adventures in stamping Posts and even a few surprises . Jo has also changed the look of Northern NailsHope you like it !

Jazz is trying her hand at franken for the first time! Glitter Infatuation Enjoy!

PrettyKittyClaws has a extra special mani to show you this week, it's her Wedding Mani featuring Sally Hansen, Girly Bits and Lynnderella

Wendy from Wendy's Delights has been stamping for another week's challenge set by Adventures In Stamping this week's theme being Metallic Madness and while your over at Wendy's Delights check out her 200 Follower Giveaway and you could win some fab Nails Inc Polishes!

Very few posts from Emma as she has been away and also got the lurgy... but she did post this Autumnal mani with a little bit of rare stamping.

Whats this? Whats this? PishPosh and Polish has Nightmare Before Christmas Nails on the blog this week

Inbetween dyeing her hair, fingers, walls and face there was time for another awareness manicure on Enigmatic Rambles, this time for Hospice and Palliative Care Day.

Lyndsay from Pie's Eyes has had a No7 filled week this week comparing their top coats and trying out Star Shower one of their newly released polishes.

It's nearly Halloween and Steph has been flirting with the "Ghost with the Most"

and swatching the new Hocus Pocus collection from 365 Days of Color.

Claire at nuthin' but a nail thing has been trying out gold beads and adding a bit of sparkle this week.

Dimpal at Crazy Polishes showing Born Pretty store stamping polishes stamping polishes and over light and dark base this week.

Ruth finally got her hands on some Barry M Gelly polishes and tasted the pomegranate and the watermelon this week!

Sally of Nail Pron has attended another funeral, received a right slating from her step daugher but cheered her week up by finding a dupe for Gosh Holographic which is cheaper, and easier to apply!

Jazz is trying her hand at franken for the first time! Glitter Infatuation Enjoy!

Kerry at JustTalkNails shares the new Nail Inc Fine Sprinkles this week starting with a nail gradient.

The Crumpet and the Digit-al Dozen have been arting it up for Halloween this week - spiders, witches and zombie blood - oh my!

Carlyn has a nail polish to go with her tan China Glaze Pink Plumeria and stamping using her new konad plate

Vic is well and truly into the Halloween spirit (swamp vodka jelly if you're wondering) - her Ghosts are simple enough that anyone can give them a try. In fact, she dares you to give them a go!

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Nails Inc - Little Portland Street

Last one of the Nails Inc fine sprinkles and oh boy this was is my favourite. I am glad they are easy to remove as I will wear this a lot!

Little Portland Street is a gorgeous magenta pink full of purple, gold and dark pink glitter. The purple is matte which leaves the dark pink to shimmer slightly, it's a wonderful combination. 

The application is a breeze and this was opaque in one coat, I used 2 for swatch purposes as always. Like I've said removal is a lot easier than most glitter polishes. 

Enjoy! x

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Nails Inc - Devonshire Place

Another of the Nails Inc fine Sprinkles is Devonshire Place. 

This is a lovely latte brown with fine matte black and gold glitter. 

Compared to the original sprinkles the removal process is a lot easier. 

As well as the original brown sprinkles this one is also a favourite, I just love the brown sprinkles. 

Have you gotten the fine sprinkles?

Enjoy! x

Monday, 8 October 2012

Nails Inc Sprinkles Gradient

Well this is kind of my attempt at a gradient, I'd never done one before and thought it would be a neat idea with sprinkles. 

I used both Langham Street (vanilla sprinkles) and Market Place (lilac sprinkles). 

I really do love these sprinkles, they have a feel almost like sand. Grainy, they are also a lot easier to remove than the original sprinkles which is a plus. 

Enjoy! x

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Best of British 7/10/12

Wendy from Wendy's Delights is having a dotting time with her first everDotty Mani for the Llama Nails A-Z challenge.

Wendy has also participated in the Facebook Group Adventures in Stamping and this weeks theme is French Nail Tips.

Lyndsay from Pie's Eyes shows off her Swatchicles and explains how they make keeping tabs on her ever growing collection a little easier, she's also done a lovely leafy stamp manicure.

Claire from nuthin' but a nail thing completed the 30 Day Challenge! Which one was your favourite?

Emma has lauched her first giveaway and played with dotting tools again this week, this time creating rainbow manicure using them over at Emma's Little Corner

Charlotte from Charlottes-nails has been swatching some of the new Models Own Wonderland polishes for you all to enjoy!

After taking the weekend off after completing the 30 Day Challenge, Polished Criminails is back with 3 more BarryM Gelly Nail Paints which are bang on trend for the Autumn months!

When life hands you lemons, paint your nails with Avon's Lemon Sugar! Or at least that's what Ruth did this week. Including a slightly annoying design!

Vic has started her gel polish course but she's determined not to give up regular polish - after all, she does have over 400 bottles of the stuff. The inspiration for her Sparkle Zebracorn mani was taken from a gel polish tutorial but it works just as well with the lacquers we all know and love.

Spreading depression awareness through nail art, while checking off another ABC Llama nail challenge is Enigmatic Rambles this week.

Sally of Nail Pron is having a month of pink for Breast Cancer Awareness while having a very emotional week

Northern Nails had a little Hiatus this week, after all the posts in the 30 Day Challenge,then Her nails broke! So she decided to give Northern Nails a make over, Hope you all like the New Look!

Carlyn uses China Glaze's Foie Gras and Konad plate M64 to create a stunning Floral manicure, before she gets her nails shellac'ed for her holidays.

Sarah Louise is taking part in a Halloween challenge created by Crumpets Nail Tarts. For the second challenge she creates a Black Cats themed manicure - Enjoy! x

Abi invites you to take a look at her round up page for the 31 Day Challenge that she completed this week!

Lots of new items Spotted! instore this week over at Painted Nails and Baking Scales as Lou keeps her eyes peeled for all things polish!

Ever wondered what Indie polishes are and where to buy them ? Well this week The Crumpet tells you everything you need to know!

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Nails Inc - Fine Sprinkles

Finally these are mine, I missed them on QVC the first time but recently checked and found them back in store :D So I quickly ordered them.

They are so beautiful. Here are some bottle pics. 

Langham Street - Vanilla sprinkles, lots of fine gold glitter. 

Market Place - Lilac sprinkles with purple glitter. 

Little Portland Street - Pink sprinkles with darker purple and gold glitter.

Devonshire Place - Mocha sprinkles with black glitter. 

Here I have done some quick swatches on a nail wheel to let you see how they look. They are matte like the originals and quite like sand to me. They are very pretty so watch out for more pics to come!

Enjoy! x