Happy 5th Year Blogiversary GIVEAWAY!

Allo polish Pals!

Thank you for joining me on such an important post! I can hardly believe today marks 5 whole years of blogging for me. That's half a freakin' decade!

Ok, technically IthinityBeauty.com is six years old but today marks my first ever post. It took me an entire year of pondering if I could really blog. I had build it up in my head as a huge and mighty task and I was afraid of failing – not sure why now.

But starting my blog was one of the best personal decisions I've ever made. My blog has been there in times where I've wanted to give up, given me structure and routine while I've not been working. 
Its taught me discipline and taught me how to schedule and plan. My organisation skills..well, I didn't have any before.
I've met so many wonderful ladies and had some really fun opportunities. My blog has grown and I have with it, so many things have happened in the past five years, people coming, people going..but my blog has been constant.

I want to thank you all so much to those who follow me and my nail art journey and those who lurk quietly and keep coming back to see what I've created next. You are all a big part of what makes blogging so much fun for me, thank you!

I decided not to do any blogiversary nail art this year. Instead I thought I'd include just one piece from each year. With 822 published posts this was not an easy task at all!!  I'm going to end with the most meaningful and deep nail art I've ever created. I'd see that nail art broke the boundries for me, it showed me that not only could I paint something 'pretty' but it could have a real depth to it.

2012 - riiiight back to the beginning!
2013 - Attempting freehand designs.
2014 - Getting braver!
2015 - My first 'big' nail art design. I was so pleased with this at the time. My nails were too long!

2016 - Loving acrylic paints and creating full nail scenes and landscapes.
2017 - The most meaningful nail art I have to date. This one came at a time of loss and hope.
This final nail art was inspired by my self growth, over coming personal difficulties, letting go of things and accepting others into my life, ending a long term relationship and ultimately moving back home to England. People often see this nail art as sad, I guess because she's on the edge of the cliff and the balloon has gotten away from me but its completely the opposite. It was a hard time in my life and you were all so lovely to me.

So as a little thank you for all the support over the years I'm hosting a giveaway!

This giveaway will run from the 16th October until November 2017 

Open Internationally - ONE winner will be picked at random.

Winner will have 72 hrs to respond to the email or a new winner will be selected.

See full terms and conditions on the rafflecoptor.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
The full prize include the following:
24 set of acrylic paints.
Brush roll containing 20 brushes and dotting tools.
7 sheets of water decals.
1 pot of crushed shell decorations
4 small stamping plates.
1 large stamping plate.
One scraper.
2 bags of skeleton studs.
1 packet of moustach stickers.
1 packet stickers/plate.
1 bag of assorted nail foils.

Goodluck everyone! Of course please feel free to share this post if your friends are into nail art!
Thank you again for visiting my blog and joining me on my nail art journey.  I'll catch you again on Wednesday!


Freehand Fish & Chips - Food Nail Art

Allo polish Pals!

How are you all doing today? I hope you had an awesome week and have something fun lined up for this weekend?

You may or may not know that in England one of our classic takeaway indulgence's is fish and chips! I have many memories of having fish and chips on sea-side days out. These days I don't eat things like that very often, or take away food generally but every once in a while it is nice to have a treat.

This nail art was inspired by the last time I had fish and chips, it was cold and drizzling when me, my mother, sister and niece went to watch the town's annual carnival - Some of you joined me on my live Instagram! My mum didn't feel like cooking after standing around for so long we decided to have a cheeky chippy dinner!

Of course 'battered' fish wouldn't look that great for nail art so I had to 'cute it up' a little.

Just so you know there wont be any new nail art in my next post.. but it is my 5th blogiversary! So I will have something else fun lined up for you all!


Freehand Mythical Creature - Red Dragon Nail Art.

Allo polish Pals!

How are you all doing today? I sure hope your week has had a better start than mine, Sunday morning..BAM. I woke up with the worst head cold. I had no warning at all, no build up.

As as result its affected my painting and I've been so unamused with any of my creations yet I am putting pressure on myself to complete press sample posts before I go away for a few days (I'll still be posting, when do I miss posting?!) As this post becomes live I am struggling with myself to achieve at least two of three miles in the morning. I gotta fight this off, I miss my pattern.

So.. today's nail art is another one I'm not 100% I'm happy with. Our current theme on Tiny Canvas is 'Mythical creatures' – I did do a Kelpie which is like a sea horse/water horse but I couldn't bring myself to post it (I've still got it, he may make an appearance at a later date) so instead I've decided to share my dragon with you.


Freehand 3D Gel Cookie Nail Art

Allo polish Pals!

I hope you all had an awesome weekend? Did you get up to anything fun?

Today's nail art comes with a little secret. While I've been working out hard and keeping up with all the healthy lifestyle changes I made recently.. sometimes while I am painting and working on blog post creations I take a little pause for coffee and biscuit time.

Its the perfect break when I am working on a really intricate and lengthy design. You gotta enjoy some things, right?

So today I have for you some 3D cookies on an equally dotty base! Funnily enough Maryland Cookie's started following me recently over on Twitter. I wonder if they'll approve of this nail art!


RCX Nails - 'Land Of Waterfalls' And 'Wicked' Swatch & Reviews

*PressSample* This post contains an item(s) that was provided for reviewing purposes however I will as always give my full and honest opinion.

Allo polish Pals!
How are you all doing today? Are you excited for the weekend?

I've got good news! My passport finally came, wahooo! I'm not doing much this weekend, I think it'll be a quiet one but that's fine with me. Do you have anything fun planned?

Have you heard of RCX Nails before? When the lovely Rachel of RCX nail polishes saw my reply on twitter I was delighted that she kindly allowed me to try out a couple of her nail polishes.

I was so excited when the package hit the carpet I did a little dance. I had no idea what polishes Rachel had selected for me to try which made it even more fun but oh boy..! Once I had freed them from their bubble wrap cages I was instantly in love, so today I'll be showing you 'Land Of Waterfalls' and 'Wicked'.

Find RCX Nails - Store - Twiter - Facebook - Instagram

Rachel has also very kindly given you all a whopping 20% off, use the code 'ITHFIFI20'

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