Monday, 16 January 2017

Freehand Glittery Fire And Ice Nail Art!

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Allo polish Pals!
How are you all doing today? Tell me about your weekend :)

Things are still very raw here and there's a fair chances its going to get much harder in this coming week, there have been a lot of emotional moments and trips back and forth to the hospital. I'll be doing my best to get back into a pattern even while this is happening because I think that's best for me but I did need that little week off..

Today's manicure comes inspired from another weekly challenge from Tiny Canvas, our theme this week was 'Fire and Ice' – to be honest.. I hadn't expected much from myself with everything going on offline so I was somewhat surprised when I edited my pictures and didn't hate what I'd created!


I decided to make this an absolute glitterfest, red for fiery embers and flakies for a frosted look!
I didn't really know how to combine both elements into one manicure so I decided to cut it straight down the middle which I think actually looks pretty effective!


For my fire side I began with my Mezmris Nail Lacquer base coat, 'Armor Up' and once dry I added two coats of Wet 'N' Wild's 'Black Creme'. Next I added a coat of Pretty Serious 'Haddon Field' and while it was still wet I tapped on some red and gold glitters. I then freehanded my fire..well.. tried!

For my icy side I began with the same base coat (..kinda obvious) and then applied two coats of Le Beaut #24. I then layered Zoya's Maisie on top and added some loose silver glitter. Again I freehanded the ice cubes using my fave Pure Color brushes in #9 and #10. I sealed it all in with my Mezmris Nail Lacquer top coat, 'Armor'.

Don't forget to have your say!
What do you think of my split elemental nail art? Which side do you like best?

Have a great Monday, may it set you up for a fantastic week! I'll catch you again on Wednesday :)

Love
Ithi

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

I'll see you in a few days.. - Feel Free To Spam Your Blog!

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Allo polish Pals!
I hope you are having a fantastic day as you read this. I'm going to say something that I don't think I've said in a really long while. I'm going to take a couple days off. Its not something I usually like to do but right now I think I need it.

There are very personal and upsetting things going on offline at the moment and while I have loads of posts ready I just feel it is the best choice; Sometimes your heart knows where to prioritize.
Should things work out how they are supposed to I'll be back on Saturday – yeah, its a mini break but it will give me the time I need.

In the mean while here are some really awesome blogs you should check out OR leave your beauty blog in the comments below. Yes, You have permission to spam and discover each other's blogs.


Wish me good luck. Thank you for your visit and I'll see you at the weekend.
Love
Ithi

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Purple Monochrome Freehand Mountains & Planets

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Allo polish Pals!
How are you all doing today? I hope you have been having a great weekend?
Its been a bit of an odd one here, you know when nothing happens quite as it should, the time goes too fast, then it drags..

I don't know if I told you guys yet but you may have heard me talk fondly of a Facebook community by my good friend, Dani. Its called Tiny Canvas and I often enjoy taking part in the weekly challenges – the themes give me new ideas and inspiration, but I've been promoted to a moderator! Its quite fun so far!

This weeks challenge was 'Monochromatic Nails' – I had no idea what to do when I started this so I don't know how I ended up with mountains and planets!!


This nail art was actually really fun to do because I really had to think about what shades of purple to use, I don't have hundreds of purple acrylic shades so I had to mix and match as best as I could. I think the effect is really interesting and I will probably try it again in the future. Of course I had to see this in its matte version, which do you like best?

Would you like to see me do full free hand again in monochrome but another colour?

Have you ever had monochrome nails? How does this nail art make you feel? - don't forget to have your say!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, my friends! I'll catch you again on Tuesday for some more freehand fun!

Love
Ithi

Friday, 6 January 2017

Freehand Pegasus Laying On A Cloud Nail Art

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Allo polish Pals!
How are you doing today? Tell me ONE wonderful thing that happened to you during this first week of the new year, I always love to know how you are all getting on!
Today's manicure is another one of my mythical friends, you guys must know by now I love my fantasy creatures. I think we need dragons this year, don't you? I have another Pegasus! I wanted to outdo my original one however I had so many distractions (This was also the exact time when ALL the light bulbs in our room went..fun! - and its not resolved but we do have temporary lighting) while painting this that I have a sort of 'bleh' version... But there was loose glitter involved, so yay!


For this manicure I began with my usual Mezmris Nail Lacquer base coat, 'Armor Up' and swiftly applied my Barry M 'White' nail polish quickly after. I then used red, pink and gold acrylic paints and my bamboo brush to make the acrylic-gradient sky. I added a layer of old top coat and gently tapped some light pink and gold glitter on top, just around the cuticles. I then sealed this in with the same old top coat to stop my good top coats becoming glitter infested. I then freehanded all the details using both of my beloved Pure Color brushes in sizes #9 and#10. Finally I sealed it all in with my Mezmris top coat, 'Armor' and added a coat of my Barry M Matte top coat.

I wasn't inlove with this manicure.. It wasn't 'magical' like I had hoped for but I guess its not..the worst.

What do you guys think of my Pegasus, do you have any name suggestions for him/her?

Have a beautiful day my friends, I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Thank you for stopping by, don't forget to let me know what you think in the comments section :) I'll see you again on Sunday :)

Love
Ithi

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Black, White And Gold Leaf With Freehand Stripes

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Allo polish Pals!
How are you all doing today?

I hope everything is going great for you so far, have you been up to much? Do let me know!

I've been doing so much walking, I've been averaging around 14,000/15,000 steps a day and it feels good!

Today's manicure is a fairly simple design that I created during the end of my visit in England. I didn't have a lot of time but I did want to create something. This was the product of that odd hour and a half. :)

For this manicure I began with my Mezmris Nail Lacquer base coat, 'Armor Up' (If you are in the UK and looking for a great top coat I highly recommend it!) and painted all my nails with two coats of Barry M's 'White'.

I then began drawing very thing grey lines with my acrylic paints and my beloved Pure Color brush in size #9. On one side of the nail I applied some varying sizes of gold leaf/foil and on the opposite side I filled it in with black acrylic paint. On top of this I added some alternating thin lines in gold paint. To give a little more variation to this manicure I freehanded a bow on my ring finger nail.
I finished by sealing everything in with my Mezmris Nail Lacquer top coat, 'Armor'.

I feel like this has a kind of classy monochrome look to it, I'm not sure why it makes me think of the great Gatsby/art deco look. What do you think?

Have you used gold foil before, what do you think of this look?

Have a beautiful day my friends, thank you for visiting. Don't forget to come say hi and if you liked this nail art please do share it :)
Take care,
I'll catch you again on Wednesday

Love
Ithi

Monday, 2 January 2017

Freehand Acrylic Rainbows With Teeny Stars!

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Allo polish Pals!
Happy New Year from this side! (I said it before the new year.. so I get to say it again, right?!)

Did you have a quiet New Years Eve at home or did you celebrate with a bang? It was pretty quiet here for us but we stayed up until midnight, the fireworks in the streets were insane. It was actually the first noise I heard in the morning and it carried on even the day after! There is so much rubbish  laying around outside, tsk..

This manicure comes from 2016... I kept pushing it back for some reason.
You may remember sometime ago last year I made a rainbow prism manicure. I basically put a pizza slice of each colour of the rainbow on my nail and painstakingly blended them all together. I liked the result but it was incredibly time consuming. It didn't stop me from trying it again though! I added something simple to it, but I like it!


I think you'll agree that it is a simple addition, in all honesty I didn't want to go covering up too much of the rainbow because..well.. rainbow!!

For this manicure I began with my fave base coat, Mezmris Nail Lacquer's 'Armor Up' which was dry within the blink of an eye. I then applied two coats of very old gloopy Barry M 'White'. I added a thin coat of Pro-FX top coat to create a nice smooth barrier to paint on. As I mentioned earlier, I created this by painting solid triangles of each rainbow colour, it looked like some kind of maths chart! I then blended each of the colours to blend them into their neighbouring colour. I finished off by adding a thin black board and a little star in the center of each nail for an unusual look.
I seal it all in with my Mezmris Nail Lacquer top coat, Armor. Finally, not because I had to..but just for fun I had a look at what this looks like matte. I think I prefer it!

What do you guys think, do you like these sorts of manicures? Do you prefer the glossy or matte version?

I hope you all have a wonderful day! let me know in the comments what you are up to!
Thank you for visiting, I'll see you again on Wednesday.
Love
Ithi

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Happy New Years! Freehand Holographic (ish) London Skyline With Fireworks!

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Allo polish Pals!

I hope you are all doing awesomely today. It's crazy, all year long it has felt like I've been typing about how fast this year has gone, how each week has whizzed by so quickly.. And now we're finally at the end!

I know I get far too gooey and squishy but I honestly thank you all for all your kind words and visits over the past year, it really means a lot and on the darker days it has really helped lift clouds, enough about me though. I'd like to know more about you!

I believe I asked you all this last year but I always like to see if the times have changed anything. Is there anything you are looking forward to in particular in the new year? Or are there any changes or resolutions you are going to take up? We'll look at some nail art and then I'll tell you my news!


Thursday, 29 December 2016

My Year In Nail Art - Round Up Post!

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Allo polish Pals,
How are you all doing today? I hope you are all doing well.
Are you still having some quiet time at home or have you had to go back to work? - At least it wont be long until everyone gets a nice New Years break.

Speaking of New Years, I have some nail art coming up for New Years Eve but I thought today as an almost end of year post I would do like a general round up of how I've enjoyed blogging this year.

I feel like this year has been the best year yet, I feel like I've got things grounded, I don't get in too much of a flap trying to keep ahead of my blog posts which is a great feeling compared to some of the previous years. I've also learned a lot in this past year. I've tried new things, loose glitter has become a firm favourite when I combine it with my freehand.

So this is a lot of talking, isn't it? I've decided to show one manicure from each month of the year. I had a couple of months I found it really hard to decide which manicure was best, lets take a look under the jump! 



Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Lady Venezia: #084 Swatch & Review

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Allo polish Pals!
How are you all doing today? Did you have a fantastic Christmas? I'd love to hear about what you got up to! We had family over, a lovely turkey dinner and in the evening we played a really fun game that involved miming, drawing and describing. It was pretty hilarious. Now its much more mellow here though as people are going back to work until New Years.

I thought today we'd have another chilled post, I am going to show you a stunning red that has already featured in some of my nail art before, this is LadyVenezia's #84.

Colour ~ This polish is a very strong and striking classic post-box red, It is very vibrant and has a wonderfully glossy shine even before applying a top coat.

Application ~ I wore three coats of this polish as it was slightly on the transparent side, that said I didn't have any trouble with application and the coats dry at a very impressive rate. I also experienced no issues with bubbling or streaking.

Texture ~ I would say this polish acts almost like a jelly which dries to a stunning vibrant and glossy finish.

Would I recommend this to a friend? YES.★★★★★/5
I'm not typically a red polish kind of girl but I really do love this one. There's something really satisfying about how shiny and glossy it looks on my nails, even though its a plain colour I find myself checking out my nails quite often when I wear this one – It also gets its fair share of compliments!

What do you guys think of this bright red nail polish? Do you like to wear red polishes?

Thank you for stopping by, don't forget to let me know what you think in the comments! Have yourself a lovely day, I'll catch you again on Thursday for a yearly round up! :)

Love
Ithi

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Happy Christmas! Freehand Sweet Santa Claus Nail Art

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Allo polish Pals!

And a very Happy Christmas to you all!! I hope you will all have a fantastic day surrounded by all your loved ones. I hope Santa has treated you well (Did he bring any nail polish?) and I hope you make some beautiful memories today :)

Stuff yourself full of all your favorite things, have a merry drink, tell those you love how much they mean to you. Have fun and treat yourself well, you deserve it!

If you've time to leave a comment tell me what you are most looking forward to today

Lots and lots of love, hugs and best wishes from me to you – thank you for continuing to support and follow me! 

Merry Christmas! Ho, Ho, Ho!
  

Love,
Ithi

Friday, 23 December 2016

Freehand Christmas Snowman & Rabbit Holo Nail Art

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

This year I'll be posting again on Christmas day, since my blog schedule just happens to fall on the actual day I figured I may as well post!

For today thought I've got two more little snow buddies to share with you, I wanted to have a very delicate and pretty holo manicure so I decided to really only paint on two nails. You'll see what I mean. This manicure was inspired by this picture I found on Pinterest.


For this manicure I began with my Mezmris Nail Lacquer base coat, Armor Up and once dry I applied two coats of Le Beaut in no.24 in a dusty lilac shade – this was a polish my mum bought for me during her last holiday to Greece, I can't find much information about the brand! Once this was dry I added a delicate, thin coat of Polish Me, Royalty!'s 'Unicornucopia' which added a beautiful holographic sparkle. I then freehanded my snowman and rabbit using my fave Pure Color brush in #9 and finished off by sealing it all in with two coats of Mezmris Nail Lacquer's 'Armor'.

What do you guys think of this manicure? It was sort of nice to do something detailed but without having to do EEEEVERY nail. How lazy does that sound? I still spent a lot of time on those two nails, ha!

I'm off to a Christmas concert later today with my sister-in-law, I'm excited!

I hope you guys have a beautiful day, Let me know in the comments what you are getting upto! I'll be back on Sunday...Christmas day, wahoo!!
Love
Ithi

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Freehand Polar Bear Family

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Allo polish Pals!

How are all my lovely nail friends doing today?! Guys, can you hardly believe its only a few days until Christmas now? We've shared another year together and its gone so fast!
Are you feeling prepared for the special day or are you running around like a headless chicken (much like myself on any regular day) Let me know in the comments :)

Today I have some more wintery nail art for you. I went to crazy with Christmas nails last year, this year I seem to have gone crazy with animals.

For this manicure (here comes the typical listing I do.. I'll see if I can reformat this next year) I began with my OPI Nail Envy base coat (Omg my next Mezmris top and base arrived now, YAY!) and once dry applied two coats of Barry M's 'White' and finally applied a thin coat of my Pro-FX top coat as a barrier between my art and polish. I then created my sky by using the two-stroke method (sort of..rather then blending more colours in) and added Barry M's 'Diamond Glitter' on top for my twinkly sky. I created everything else with my acrylic paints and Pure Color brush in Size #9. I sealed it all in with another layer of my Pro-FX and taaa-da!

Again I'm sorry if this is a little... hmrf. When can I go back to painting beaches??

I hope you guys have an amazing day, don't forget to let me know what you think. Thank you for dropping by, I'll catch you again on Friday.
Just a heads up, if you find yourself with a few quiet minutes and a nice cup of coffee/tea on Christmas day, perhaps somewhere in all the madness (Kids unwrapping stockings, Turkey doin' its thang) I will be posting, so you can still drop in! :)

Love
Ithi

Monday, 19 December 2016

Mezmris Nail Lacquer: A Christmas Cracker Swatch

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Allo polish Pals!

How are you all doing? I hope you had a fantastic weekend! Today's post is going to be set up a little differently, since I got home late last night I thought we'd have a really chilled post. Even though I get my posts written up days before I need to post I feel like going easy, that's ok, isn't it?

I'll show you a super duper sparkler of a polish but I am not going to do my usual review style for this one. I'll tell you out right that is a smashing 10/5 stars.

Today I am showing you 'A Christmas Cracker' from Mezmris Nail Lacquer's Christmas collection.
If you were lucky enough to get your hands on any of the polishes in the collection well done because they are real beauties!


Before applying this polish I first applied a coat of Mezmris Nail Lacquer's 'Armor Up' base coat. Mine had run out recently and I had been dying to get my hands on another bottle. My nails absolutely love the nourishing formula.

'A Christmas Cracker' is a beautiful holo polish with heaps of gold, silver and red glitter. Its an absolute dazzler and I don't think it takes much explaining as to how its become one of my top 10 in my entire nail polish collection. You'll see from the video I've added how beautiful the holo is in the light. It also applies incredibly smooth and although I thought I was going to need a lot of coats to get this to cover my horrifically yellow nails I found that two coats was absolutely perfect. I found the dry time to be equally as pleasing. Because I had extra time to kill I did add a third coat, why? I'm not really sure. I was besotted.. it was love at first sight. I followed up with Mezmris Nail Lacquer's 'Armor' top coat which not only set the holo off even more but also have it a very glossy and glassy look.

I feel like Mezmris have really captured the sparkle and magic of Christmas with this polish, for me it is everything.. its shiny crackers, its the twinkly star on top of the tree, its the sparkle of tinsel... Its just such a festive looking polish!

What do you guys think of this glitzy Christmas holo? Have you tried any Mezmris Nail Lacquer products yet?

I hope you have a wonderful day, Thank you for visiting! Don't forget to leave you thoughts and comments below :)
Love
Ithi

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Freehand Arctic Fox - Catch a shooting star Nail Art

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Allo polish Pals!
How are you all doing today? I hope you are having a lovely weekend as you are reading this.

Mine started off with my birthday yesterday in which.. I was made to feel like such a princess! I was spoiled with lovely treats like nail polishes, mini Prosecco (I've never tried this!) and lovely bath treats! My parents and I also went out for dinner which was nice. Tomorrow of course its time to fly home.. Its always hard to say goodbye but I am looking forward to seeing Mr Bravo. I wish I could have everyone all in one place!

Today I have some more animal nail art for you guys. I feel like I've been a bit of let down lately, I've not done a lot of big landscape scenery and I feel really guilty about it. I'll try and do lots more in January. Here's my little arctic fox.



Thursday, 15 December 2016

Freehand Rainbow Prism & Winter Sweater (Fair Isle) Nail Art

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Allo polish Pals!
Are you all doing well? I hope the week has been treating you well! If not, don't worry. We're almost at the weekend! Tomorrow is actually my birthday so while this weekend will be quite nice it also does mean going back to Holland on Sunday. I am looking forward to seeing Mr Bravo and everybody but saying goodbye at the airport never gets any easier. Also I need your hugs, I've had my second cold since I've been home, this time round its killer.. :(
Still.. there's lots to look forward to so no dwelling!

Today's manicure is probably really typical of me (sorry!) I figured there are so many sweater style manicure's floating around the internet.. why can't there be rainbows too?!


So for this manicure I began with the remaining drips of my Nail Envy base coat by OPI. Oh how I miss my Mezmris Armor Up! I then applied two coats of Barry M's 'White' nail polish and allowed to dry. Once dry I added a thin coat of my Pro-FX top coat and again allowed to dry. I then began the painstaking job of adding a triangle of each colour to my nails, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple and pink and then began mixing colours to try and blend them together.  I then attempted to add a Fair Isle pattern on three nails and added snowflakes to the others and again sealed with my top coat.

I should have tried this matte but I didn't.. instead I added a scattered holo top coat which while looked beautiful in the light didn't really do much to enhance this manicure. So.. no perfect smooth matte version, boo.

What do you guys think of this rainbowy, wintery combination!? Do you like mixing styles up?
Have a gorgeous day my friend, thank you so much for visiting. Don't forget to leave your thoughts, I love to know what you think! I'll catch you again on Saturday :)

Love
Ithi

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Freehand Snow Animal Friends

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Allo polish Pals!
How are you all doing today? I hope you are having an awesome Tuesday so far, is there anything cool happening for you today?

I'm doing my best to make the most of my time left at home, I'll be flying back on Sunday. I am so grateful I got to come home and see everyone before Christmas. Before Christmas though.. is my birthday, which is on Friday. I don't make a deal out of my birthday but I think we may be going out for dinner which will be nice!

Today I have a manicure inspired by a pin I saw on Pinterest, which you can see here however it looks nothing like the picture, baha. For one thing.. I misjudged the amount of space I had do I had to jumble up the animals. Also I didn't add tree's in front of my furry friends, but you know I am a sucker for animals and stars.. win win.

For this manicure I began with my remaining Nail Envy base coat by OPI (I'm almost out.. of all base coat.. :'( ) I then applied two thin coats of Barry M's 'White' nail polish and allowed to dry. Next I applied a thin coat of my Pro-FX top coat to create a nice smooth barrier and again allowed time to dry (basically no more than one minute!) I then created an acrylic gradient using my rubbish Edinburgh Realism brush (Can you believe I forgot to pack the brush I make my acrylic gradients with?!) I then used my beloved Pure Color brush to paint the animals and scenery. Finally I finished by sealing everything in with another coat of my Pro-FX. I also tried my matte top coat just for shits 'n' giggles.

I am not all too happy with this manicure.. I feel like its lacking any depth.. its not 'bad' but its just... 'that's nice' in a wishy washy non impacting kind of way.. ah well! I've got more coming up in the next few posts!

What do you think of my snowy animal friends? Do you enjoy seeing winter themed nail art?
Have a beautiful day my loves, I'll catch you again on Thursday. Thank you for visiting!
Love
Ithi

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Red & Elgant Glitter Nails - Jo's Birthday Collaboration.

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Allo polish Pals!
How are you all doing today? I hope you are having a fantastic weekend so far!

Today's an odd one in this house. Its Christmas! Ha, I'll explain. Since I'll be back in Holland for Christmas this year my Mum has decided to do an early Christmas dinner with all the trimmings so I don't have to miss my English Christmas dinner – so sweet! We'll be having more family over too, it's going to be lovely!

Today I have a manicure that came from a collaboration I did recently. Yesterday it was Jo's (@Joannahowland on IG) birthday so a bunch of lovely and talented artists came together on Instagram to surprise her; Katie and Sammi did a wonderful job organising the collaboration and we managed to get the college posted out at midnight to surprise her! The theme was Red and Elegant which seemed fitting for such a lovely lady! I decided to go for some ribbons and bows.

Ping! Idea! I know! I'll link all the artists at the bottom of the post.  By the way.. please excuse how miss shaped my thumb nail looks. I'd filed the night before and clearly done a wonderful job (!)


Friday, 9 December 2016

Binky London - Purple Shimmer Swatch & Review ★★★★★/5

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Allo polish Pals!
How are you all doing today? Are you glad the weekend is upon us?! I hope that you've all had a very happy and productive week.

I've been having a great time at home, yesterday my mother and I went on a shopping trip and had a spot of lunch. It was nice to get out (I've been in the house quite a lot during the week) and spend some time with her. I wish we could do things like that all the time. I love Holland and my Dutch family but of course I miss spending time with my family too.

Today I thought we'd chill. I feel like chill. I've done quite well with my exercise this week and to be honest.. I'm feeling a little drained, so lets chill together with a swatch :) Today I'll be showing you a brand I have never tried before, this is Binky London and the shade in question is 'Purple Shimmer'.

I don't know how I managed to cover up the bottle name.. smart. Real smart!

Colour ~ 'Purple Shimmer' is a gorgeous deep steely purple glitter bomb, I would say it resembles a texture polish in its finished state. It is generally a fine/gritty glitter with larger pieces of hexagon glitters.

Application ~ I applied this with the usual brush application and encountered no problems. I am wearing two coats here which I found enough for full coverage. I would be aware of adding further as it can look rather thick and built up – That said the formula is quite thin so applying thin coats will not result in this problem. I would also say this polish has a really reasonable dry time.

Texture ~ Applies like a liquid sand and dries to a textured finish. Of course you can plonk top coat on top to smooth it further.

Would I recommend this to a friend? YES.  ★★★★★/5
Why am I so full of positivity for this polish? I feel like it is rather unique, generally speaking from a high store point of view I don't think I'd come across many polishes of this shade and finish in the make up counters. I like the pleasant dry time and I do love its finished look, both with and without top coat.

What do you guys think of this polish? Do you like the combination of the shade and textured look?

Have a beautiful day my friends, thank you for visiting! I'll be back on Sunday for some more nail art fun, I hope to see you then!

Love
Ithi

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Freehand Icy Snowflake Nail Art

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Allo polish Pals!
I hope you are having a great week so far, have you been upto anything fun?
I've been catching up with family I hadn't seen yet and tomorrow I'll be off into town for a spot of lunch and browsing the shops with my mum, nice!

Today I have some meh, bleh. Urgh nail art to share with you. This is the madatory snowflake icy looking nail art I feel obligated to do.. I'm trying my best not to be a grinch about the cold but its soooooo hard. At least I was nice and warm while I painted this.

Also.. I remembered that I did snowflakes before for a 'snow queen' manicure.. its from 2012!! Id you'd like a laugh, or to see the difference between then and now you can see it here!
I created this manicure while I was still in Holland so you'll see me struggling with the 'Generation whYte' again.

For this manicure I began with my usual base coat of Mezmris Nail Lacquer, 'Armor Up'. Once dry I applied two thin (If you can call them thin..) coats of Catrice's 'Generation whYte'. Again, I allowed this to dry and added a coat of my Pro-FX top coat to create a nice smooth barrier. I then created my gradient using my shoddy bamboo brush and acrylic paints. I love doing my gradients this way even if it takes more time! I freehanded everything else using my beloved Pure Color brush in size 9. I've been using this one for everything lately! I sealed it all in with Mezmris Nail Lacquers top coat, 'Armor'... Of course I had to try it out with my Wet 'N' Wild matte top coat too!

I had really high hopes or this nail art but I think it just looks so lack lustre... still. I guess I got snowflakes out of the way! One thing I kind of like about this is how it has a sort of sheen to it, after I finished my gradient I ran my brush over my nails while it had white metallic paint on a very wet brush. Can you see it?

What do you think of this nail art? Have you done any winter themed nail art yet?

Thank you for visiting, have a beautiful day! don't forget to let me know what you think :) I'll be back on Friday for some more nail art fun!

Love
Ithi
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