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Sunday, 26 March 2017

Green & Gold Girly Bits - Bamboozled & Pirate Booty

Hi everyone! Today I have another late St Patrick's Day mani for you. I know I know...I'm playing catch up! This one is a lot simpler and more discreet than the last one. I wanted a quick mani but in green and gold so I pulled out a couple of glitters from Girly Bits for a simple but sparkly look.

Girly Bits Bamboozled & Pirate Booty

I used 2 coats of Bamboozled on all nails except my ring fingernails. Bamboozled is a gorgeous green holo glitter. I'm not really a green person but I do like this one a lot. I then used Pirate Booty for a gold accent nail. Pirate Booty was a box exclusive for the June 2015 A Box, Indied! It's gold glitter bomb basically. I applied one coat normally then sponged on another for maximum glitter! Pirate Booty becomes leprechaun gold! As always, I finished with a coat of topcoat. 

Girly Bits Bamboozled & Pirate Booty

I like this pairing and how it's fun for St Patrick's Day without being too obvious! What do you think of it? 

I'm sorry to be posting polishes which are no longer available for purchase but I hope you'll forgive me and check out Pam's current available colours. She always has a huge variety of colours and awesome finishes like these! 

Where to Buy:
Girly Bits Cosmetics

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Friday, 24 March 2017

Late St Patrick's Day One Stroke

Hi everyone! Apologies in advance because I'm so late in posting. This is the mani I wore for St Patrick's Day but didn't get time to post! It seems a shame to not share them with you anyway though so here goes! 

I started out with 2 coats of OPI Here Today...Aragon Tomorrow Matte. I'm generally a shiny girl but this is pretty matte as well. Of course I chose to topcoat though. What's good about a matte polish is that I don't have to matte my base before doing my one-stroke design. Ultimate laziness haha! Unfortunately I believe this polish is now quite hard to find. It may be possible to find one in a destash though. 

OPI Here Today...Aragon Tomorrow (Matte) with topcoat and one-stroke Shamrock

I used two shades of acrylic paint and a square brush to make a one-stroke shamrock on my ring fingernails and added a couple of dots on the others with a dotting tool. I then finished with topcoat. 

OPI Here Today...Aragon Tomorrow (Matte) with topcoat and one-stroke Shamrock

I like how topcoat brings out the shimmer more in the polish. What do you think? Do you generally prefer matte or shiny? 

Where to Buy:
OPI - various retailers

OPI on Social Media: Facebook - Instagram - Twitter

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Paint Box Polish Frutti Di Bosco & Stamped Roses

Hi everyone! Today I have a cute floral stamped mani to show you! 

I started out with 2 coats of Paint Box Polish Frutti di Bosco from the Ciao Gelato collection. It's a simple berry creme, nicely between pink and purple. 

Paint Box Polish Frutti di Bosco & Girly Bits White Wedding

I then used Girly Bits White Wedding stamping polish and the Emily De Molly EDM05 stamping plate to stamp the rose design. I'm really loving this Girly Bits stamping polish. It is SO opaque and shows up perfectly over all colours. As usual I finished with a coat of topcoat. 

Paint Box Polish Frutti di Bosco & Girly Bits White Wedding

What do you think of this mani? 

Where to Buy:
Paint Box Polish
(Enter the code THEMANICAFE for 15% off your order!)
Girly Bits Cosmetics
Emily de Molly

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