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Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Colors by Llarowe - March to a Different Beat (Match 2016 POTM)

Hi everyone! First of all, sorry it has been a bit quiet around here recently. I've been out enjoying the summer weather and gorgeous sun we have had here. It's not too common and we can't take it for granted so I've been making the most of it! I have been doing my nails still though so I have lots of posts to prepare for you!

Today I'm sharing some simple swatches of the Llarowe March 2016 Polish of the Month. I'll apologise already because this is no longer available. The POTM polishes are available on the 1st of each month for only one day but you may be able to pick one up second-hand.

Colors by Llarowe - March to a Different Beat (March 2016 POTM)

March to a Different Beat is a chameleon polish. I'm not even sure I know what colour it is myself so it is pretty hard to tell you. It is for sure a lovely linear holographic with sparks and what looks like flakes. I'm tempted to say it is dark purple/prune but it is super shifty so it looks different in different lighting.
 
Colors by Llarowe - March to a Different Beat (March 2016 POTM)

The formula was on the thicker side but nothing unmanageable. I used 2 coats and topcoat. This wore really well on me and I ended up just leaving it without nail art because it didn't even need anything else.


Colors by Llarowe - March to a Different Beat (March 2016 POTM)

Where to Buy: (POTM only available on the 1st of each month but lots of core pretties!)
Llarowe 
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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Ellagee Burnished Skies, Negative Space & Stamping

Hi everyone! Today I have a simple mani with my very first Ellagee polish to show you! This stunner is called Burnished Skies and is a custom for the Ellagee Facebook group called Gee I Love Ellagee! I saw a preview of this polish posted in another indie group and hurried to go join the fan group so I could purchase it! I have never rushed so much to buy a polish from a new to me brand before! 

Burnished Skies is a gorgeous turquoise crelly absolutely packed with bronze, copper and gold flakies! The overall effect is reminiscent of a precious stone and it fits with the inspiration picture Laura used to create it perfectly!! 

Ellagee - Burnished Skies - Negative Space & Stamping with Essie Good as Gold
Burnished Skies inspiration picture

I used 2 coats of Burnished Skies and left a space at the cuticle on two nails ready for some stamping. I then used Essie Good as Gold and the Moyou Holy Shapes 01 plate to stamp the triangles over the negative space. I finished off as always with a coat of topcoat. I actually meant to matte this but loved it shiny so next time I will wear it matte. I'm sure it looks great as well with the flakies!

Ellagee - Burnished Skies - Negative Space & Stamping with Essie Good as Gold

Ellagee - Burnished Skies - Negative Space & Stamping with Essie Good as Gold

Unfortunately Burnished Skies is no longer available, unless you find it in a destash or something, but Laura group customs often and there is one happening again soon! 

Where to Buy: 
Ellagee 
MoYou

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Saturday, 13 August 2016

Pipe Dream Polish - ANIVC Neon Dotticure

Hi everyone! Today I have a super bright summer mani to share with you! This design happened when I wanted to do a neon and nude mani and couldn't quite decide what! Dotticure for the win! 

Pipe Dream Polish - ANIVC dotticure over Unwind

I started out with 2 coats of Pipe Dream Polish Unwind, a nude/beige creme. The formula is perfection. I then used all of the A Night in Vegas Cremes collection for the dots, starting out with the bigger dots and filling in the spaces left with smaller ones! Super simple. As always I finished with a coat of topcoat. 

Pipe Dream Polish - ANIVC dotticure over Unwind

I love how bright and fun this is and really enjoyed wearing it! I love neon and nude together so much, don't you? 

Pipe Dream Polish - ANIVC dotticure over Unwind

I'm sorry to post a mani with discontinued polishes but do check out the brand because she does other cool collections and colours. 

Where to Buy:   
Pipe Dream Polish

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Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Girly Bits A Kiss on the Chic & Ho-Ho-Hope - Stamping Decal Accents

Hi everyone! Today I have a quick and simple mani to show you that I wore a while back and forgot to post at the time. I had just received A Kiss on the Chic from Girly Bits. This was an event exclusive created by Pam for the Uber Chic Beauty lauch party.  

Girly Bits - A Kiss on the Chic (Event exclusive) & Ho-Ho-Hope Stamping Decal Accent

So for my mani, I used 2 coats of A Kiss on The Chic on all nails except my ring fingernails. 
A Kiss on the Chic is a gorgeous champagne nude with a beautiful pink shimmer. I love Pam's complex shimmolo finishes!  I had a hard time capturing it and unfortunately the sun did not come out for me either. Always the way! For my accent nail, I applied 2 coats of Ho-Ho-Hope and then used my UberChic Uber Mat to create some decals using a flower design from the MoYou Pro XL 06 plate and Konad black stamping polish. I stamped over Alter Ego She Shines topcoat, then coloured in the design using Pipe Dream Polish Peace Out (purple) and Keep Calm (green), both from the Mellowed Out Cremes collection. I then finished with a coat of She Shines and applied the decal to my accent nails. 

Girly Bits - A Kiss on the Chic (Event exclusive) & Ho-Ho-Hope Stamping Decal Accent

I don't often do decals but this was a fun quick nail art and I quite enjoyed wearing it. I'm just not generally a decal person as I feel like I could freehand a design much faster but I love watching other people do these. I guess I just need some practice! What do you think of decals? 

Where to Buy:
Girly Bits Cosmetics

MoYou

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