Wednesday, 30 April 2014

The Neverending Pile Challenge - Least Expensive

Hey guys!  Today's post will just be a quickie, as I'm totally exhausted, but today is a neverending pile challenge day, and you guys know I don't like to post late if I can avoid it :)

Monday, 28 April 2014

The Neverending Pile Challenge - Most Expensive

Hi guys, and welcome to another week of the neverending pile challenge.  Today's prompt is most expensive, so I picked the 2 priciest untrieds in my stash - A-England - Ophelia (£9) and MaxFactor - Fantasy Fire (£5).  I know £5 is not exactly expensive, but it is quite pricey for such a tiny bottle.  I don't even know how much is in it, I couldn't find it written on the bottle anywhere, but if I had to guess, I'd say no more than 6 or 7ml........

Sunday, 27 April 2014

FingerFood's Theme Buffet - Something New

Hi guys, and welcome to another day of FingerFood's Theme Buffet.  The prompt for today is " try something new", which could be interpreted a few ways, but I chose to go with a new technique..........

Friday, 25 April 2014

The Neverending Pile Challenge - Had to have it, still haven't worn it!

 Hi guys, and welcome to another day of the neverending pile challenge.  The prompt for today is had to have it, still haven't worn it.  I think this is something that most of us are guilty of - there's always some polish you just had to have, that gets lost amongst all the other untrieds.  My polish is the incredible Lux by Zoya.  I was dying to get my hands on this, but didn't want to wear it until I knew I could keep it on for at least 2 days - pretty tough for someone who, at the moment, can't go a single day without changing their mani!  It's like a little evening ritual for me, my chill time at the end of the day :)

Thursday, 24 April 2014

A-Z of Polish - B is for........Brave!

Helloooooo! And welcome to the second instalment of the A-Z series, with Imagination in Colour, Pocket Money Polishes, AnnaBean's Nails. This week, the gorgeous Kerrie from PishPosh and Polish will be joining in the fun too :D  Since there's a few of us now, we have created a little hub page where all the links will be added as they're posted.  Hopefully that makes it a little easier for you guys to navigate :)  So, today's letter is B, and my B polish is POP Beauty - Brave, a gorgeous neon blue with green shimmer........

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

The Neverending Pile Challenge - Boutique

 Hi guys, and welcome to another day of the Neverending Pile Challenge.  The prompt for today is Boutique, just like a lot of the other Glittah' Pirates, I wasn't too sure exactly which brands are classed as boutique.  Luckily for me, I had an untried on my rack that actually says "Boutique Nail Lacquer" on the front of the bottle :D

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Sparkly Stained Glass Nails Tutorial - with DIY Sheer Tints

Hellooo again! As promised, here is the other version of the sheer tint sparkly stained glass mani I posted earlier, along with a full tutorial.  This is my first design tutorial, so I'd love to know what you guys think of it :)  *Warning - pic heavy post

DIY Sheer Tints Review and Nail Art

Hi guys, you may remember a couple of weeks ago, I reviewed the OPI Sheer Tints (here), and in that post I said I was going to have a go at making my own.  Well, I did, 5 of them in fact, so lets see how they came out.
*Warning, this is a picture and word heavy post.

Monday, 21 April 2014

The Neverending Pile Challenge - Drugstore

Hi guys, and welcome to another day of The Neverending Pile Challenge.  The prompt for today is drugstore, and my untried is NYC - Greenwich Village, a gorgeous deep pink cream that almost leans towards a coral pink.........

Sunday, 20 April 2014

FingerFood's Theme Buffet - Gothic

Hi guys, today I have my Gothic mani for FingerFood's Theme Buffet - hooray!  I know some of the other ladies may feel a little out of their comfort zone on this prompt, but I'm really interested to see what they all come up with for this.  Some of my best mani's have happened because I've had to try something a bit different for a prompt :)

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Zoya - Dream

Hi guys! Just a quick swatch from me today I'm afraid, but I promise, this beauty really does deserve a post of it's very own.  This is Zoya - Dream, a gorgeous deep blue jelly filled with holographic shard glitter........

Friday, 18 April 2014

The Neverending Pile Challenge - Indie

Hi guys, and welcome to another day of the Neverending Pile Challenge.  Today's prompt is Indie, and my untried indie is Glitter Daze - Halo.  Halo is a mix of gold and iridescent shards, with fine gold holo glitter in a clear base.

* As a way for you guys to get a little more insight about me, and what I like, I'm trialing a new thing called the Free Friday Mosh.  At the end of every Friday's post, I'll stick a song at the end of the post for you to listen to. Mostly metal and rock, but there'll probably be a few randoms here and there too.  I'd love it if you guys could give me some feedback on this, although please don't comment just to insult the music I listen to, those comments won't even be published.  I don't mind negative feedback, as long as it's about the idea, not the song I picked today :D

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Moyra comes to the UK! -swatches, nail art and review

*Products in this post were provided in exchange for an honest review.
Hi guys, today I have a post that I'm very excited about, as I have the honour of introducing you to a brand that's just launching in the UK - Moyra.  Moyra are a European brand who stock an extensive range of nail polishes as well as nail tech supplies.  They're currently only available through their Facebook page, but they're hoping to have their website up very soon.  They are on introductory prices starting at a very reasonable £3 at the moment though!
Warning: this is a picture heavy post.....

A is for: Angel Kiss

Hi guys! Today I am starting a new weekly series, along with Charlie from Pocket Money Polishes, Emma from Imagination in Colour, and Anna from Anna Bean's Nails - an A-Z of polish.  Every Thursday we will be going through a different letter of the alphabet, and choosing a shade of polish that starts with that letter to build a mani around.  As you can imagine, some letters will be a doddle, whereas others might be a little bit harder, like Q, X and Z.  Luckily, there aren't any strict rules - one week I may do nail art, another week it might be a swatch, but it should be a nice way to just give us some direction.  I don't know about you guys, but sometimes I take so long trying to chose a polish to wear, that I don't have time to finish my mani in the end.......

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

The Neverending Pile Challenge - Jelly

 Hi guys!  After the frosty horror that was Monday's mani, I'm really pleased to be posting today's prompt - Jelly.  My untried jelly is the absolutely stunning Zoya - Aurora, a purple jelly packed full of holographic glitter.  I have actually worn this alone a few times, but couldn't manage to get an accurate photo to save my life, so this is the first time it's actually appeared on the blog........

Monday, 14 April 2014

The Neverending Pile Challenge - Frost

Hi guys, I'm afraid today's post is going to be a quick one, as I have a thumping headache at the moment, so will just be taking it easy tonight.  Today sees the second week of The Neverending Pile Challenge, and the prompt is Frost, one of the most hated finishes there is.  I like most things, including crackles, but even I'm not keen on frosts......

Sunday, 13 April 2014

FingerFood's Theme Buffet - Fishtail

 Hi guys, sorry for my absence yesterday, I was hoping to get a post up for you guys but I was so tired after work I just crashed!  Anyway, today is Sunday, which means another prompt in FingerFood's Theme Buffet, and this week it's fishtail..................

Friday, 11 April 2014

The Neverending Pile Challenge - A Random Untried.

Hi guys, and welcome to day 3 of the Neverending Pile Challenge.  The prompt for today is a random untried, and since I probably would have cheated and just picked the polish I wanted to wear the most, I got Charlie to pick a polish from my untrieds, and then grab something that he thought would go with it.  The untried he picked was the stunning Zoya - Blaze, and he chose Color Club - Angel Kiss to go with it........

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Tara's Talons - Too Girlie Girlie (designed by me!)

 Hi guys, today I have a Tara's Talons polish to show you that I'm very excited about.  Recently, Tara ran a competition to design a polish for her Fan Collection, and receive a bottle of that polish, and I was lucky enough to have my idea chosen as one of the winners.  How awesome is that!?

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

The Neverending Pile Challenge - Pastel

 Hi guys, welcome to day 2 of the Neverending Pile Challenge.  The prompt for today is Pastel, and I went with KIKO Sugar Mat - 634, a pinky lilac creme texture.  I actually only had 2 pastels in my untrieds, so I decided to pick a non-pastel untried to stamp with, 2true Aphrodite, a highly pigmented deep pink foil.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

OPI Sheer Tints & a double helping of nail art

Hi guys, sorry today's post is a little late, it took a lot longer to type than I expected it to!  I recently picked up some of the new OPI sheer tint mini's so I could have a go at the leadlight stamping technique, so today I will be sharing the results with you, as well as a bonus brushstroke/splodge mani........

Monday, 7 April 2014

The Neverending Pile Challenge is here!

Hi guys, how has your Monday been? Today sees the start of a brand-spanking new challenge, being hosted by the fabulous Missy from Gnarly Gnails - The Neverending Pile Challenge.  This is an extremely laid back challenge, as the point of it is just to use all the unloved, untried polishes we all can't seem to stop buying! Everybody's welcome to drop in and out as they can, and you don't have to do nail art either, it can be just a straight-up swatch if that's what you want to do.  If you'd like to join in too, you can do so by requesting to join the Facebook group, The Glittah Pirates.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

FingerFood's Theme Buffet - Delicious (White Jazzies/Snowies)

 Hi guys, and welcome to another edition of FingerFood's Theme Buffet.  The prompt for today is Delicious, and I decided to go retro and do white Jazzie's :D  They're called all sorts of names though: snowies, jazzies jazzles, disco discs, but essentially, they're a little disc of chocolate with colourful ball sprinkles on top.......

Saturday, 5 April 2014

A-England Stamping

 Hi guys!  As promised I'm back with some nail art that was actually painted this year :D This poor mani has been sitting in my Ready to Post folder for ages now, not because I didn't like it, but because it didn't seem to fit anywhere in the schedule.  I figured it was about time it got it's turn in the spotlight......

200th post & Pre-Blog Nail Art

 Hello gorgeous people!  I hope you've all had a good start to the weekend so far.  I'm afraid I won't have a spotlight post for you this weekend - really sorry! I did have something prepared, but I also recently got a new (to me anyway) PC, and in the process of moving all my photos from my laptop to the PC, I've managed to lose those pictures somehow - smh!  Whilst searching for it, I did come across some pictures of my nail art before I started blogging though, so I though it would be nice to share them with you today instead, especially since this is my 200th post!  Can't believe it's been that many already, man does time fly! All of these are from about 9 or 10 months ago, so be prepared for awful phone photos, dry cuticles, and absent clean up..............

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Guest Post for Pocket Money Polishes

 Hi guys!  No nails from me on here today I'm afraid, but I do have the absolute honour of guest posting for the lovely Charlie from Pocket Money Polishes.  To see the mani in all its technicolour glory, head on over to her blog :D

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Quirk - Oopsie Daisy #4

Hi guys :)  Today I have a beautiful polish from the awesome UK Indie brand Quirk to show you.  This is from the Oopsie Daisies range, which are prototypes/polishes that didn't fit in with any collections/polishes that Kerrie can't make any more of for whatever reason, and this one is simply labelled Oopsie Daisy #4.  How sweet is the sticker with all the daisies on it!

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Tri-Polish Tuesdays

 Hi guys!  Today is the first Tri-Polish Tuesday of April, so we have a new set of colours for this month - Blue, Pink and Yellow. (And, as always, the allowed extras of black, white, gold, silver and glitter toppers) With pink and yellow in the mix I just had to do another floral stamping mani, like this one from last week.