Monday, 24 October 2016

Cats, Bats and Spiders! Freehand Halloween Nail Art

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Allo polish Pals!
How are you all doing today? Did you have an awesome weekend?

I've decided to set myself little weekly challenges, I'm a sucker for lists and organisation (if you've got me on Facebook you'll have seen my collection of lists) So I am going to make myself a sort of motivational list, I'll have two or three goals I want for the coming week (besides the usual) Bigger, but achievable goals.

For one I want to do at least 10 miles of my walking workout DVD but I can easily divide that into manageable amounts! Do you tend to break things up to make them seem less daunting?

Today I have my first of three Halloween manicures. I am not too sure about this one, I feel like I had a lot to compete with as I was quite happy with the ones I did last year but you can decide for yourselves!

For this manicure I began with my Mezmris Nail Lacquer base coat, Armor Up. Once dry (that's like 0.1 seconds) I applied two coats of Catrice's 'Generation whYte' for my base. My Barry M was getting pretty low and do you think our local Kruidvat as a simple solid white polish? Esh.. This is doing the job though. I applied a coat of Pro-FX as a barrier and once dry moved onto the nail art. I used some new metallic acrylics (Thank you, Dani!!!) and my trusty tatty bamboo brush to create the purple to blue gradient. I then used my fine detailing brush to paint the rest of the scene. I finished off with my Wet 'N' Wild matte top coat.

As much as I love the background I wish I had tried a little harder with everything else, its hard to see the spider legs on the metallic background and I wish I'd done smaller bats to look as if they were really flying away..ah well!

Have you created any Halloween nail art yet? What do you think of this nail art?

Have a wonderful Monday! I'll catch you again on Wednesday. Take care and visit again soon!


Saturday, 22 October 2016

Freehand Desert Portal Nails

Allo polish Pals!

How are you all doing today? Do you have something awesome planned for this weekend?

I've been uber organised lately and I feel like its doing me good!

Today's nail art is one I am not too sure about, I'll explain my intentions just in case it visually doesn't make sense. I wanted to create a landscape and have another landscape within it by adding a portal of some sort – kinda like I did with my dragon portal nail art.

However... I think this just looks kind of odd. I don't hate it but I am certainly not in love with it. I think the road looks a bit funny and the portal just doesn't look right. But you never know until you try these things!

For this manicure I began with my Mezmris Nail Lacquer base coat because I love its rich vitamin formula and super fast dry time. Next I applied two coats of a medium blue polish (no names or numbers..) from a brand called Boulevard De Beaut which came from Mr Bravo. I then sealed it in with a coat of Pro-FX top coat and used my favourite brushes to freehand the details of my landscape. I finished it all off with another coat of Pro-FX top coat. I wasn't digging the glossy version at all so I went ahead and applied Wet 'N' Wild's matte top coat.

I find it really weird looking at my nail shape, I've make them a little more almond recently. Seeing them like this makes them look weird to me even if they are not that much different!

What do you guys think, does it look like a portal? I think the other location looks less dry..

Have yourselves a beautiful weekend, my friends! I'll be back on Monday for some more nail art fun!


Thursday, 20 October 2016

Rimmel: Chin Up Buttercup Swatch & Review ★★★★/5

Allo polish Pals!
How are you all doing today? I hope you are doing great!
I don't know about where you are but the weather this week in my part of Holland has been so gloomy that I thought I'd give us a little dose of sunshine, you guys up for that?

Here is Rimmel's 'Chin Up Buttercup' – could this shade be any cheerier?

Colour ~ Chin Up Buttercup is a beautiful strong creamy lemon shade, its far from being on the pastel level but isn't quite a neon but it does deliver a beautiful pop of colour!

Application ~ I didn't really have any issues with this polish but I did opt for a third coat just for full opacity. Compared to some yellow polishes it didn't streak too much and I was quite happy with the self levelling end result.

Texture ~ I find this one really hard to describe, I'd on the thicker side and feel somewhat like a jelly polish without too much of the jelly finish.

★★★★/5 Considering my yellow collection is quite small it certainly fits in rather nicely. I've got neons, I've got pastels, this just seems to fit in nicely between the category. Would I recommend this to a friend? Yes if she is looking to expand her yellow nail polish collection on a budget.

What do you guys think of this yellow and how has your weather been so far this week? Do you to wear colours that go against the weather/seasons?

Have a beautiful day my friends, I'll catch you again on Saturday!

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Freehand Gentle Water Dragon & Duck Friends!

Allo polish Pals!

How are you all doing today? I hope you are doing awesome!
Thank you to everyone who left such kind and lovely messages for my blogiversary! If its possible to be spoilt rotten with words that exactly what happened over the weekend. You guys are just the best!

Today I have a completely random nail art design, I wanted to create some kind of mythical creature. I didn't really have much in the way of planning when I began this but I am kinda happy with how it turned out.

This is Samson, the friendly water dragon. He guards the magical lake that leads you to the castle, only those he approves of may take the boat to the other side. He's not lonely though, He's got Brian and Bean the ducks for friends.

For this manicure I began with a smooth and healthy coat of Mezmris Nail Lacquer's 'Armor Up' base coat and once dry – pretty much immediately, may I add – I moved on with two coats of Barry M's 'White'. I then applied a thin coat of Pro-FX top coat to create a barrier between my white and my acrylics.. just because. I then used my old tatty Bamboo brush (0.99 from BPS about 2-3 years it still works magic I do not know.) to create my sky gradient using acrylic paints. I finished everything else using my finer detailing brushes and completed with Mezmris Nail Lacquer's 'Armor' top coat for a beautiful glossy finish. I also did a matte version to because old habits die hard.

I kinda like how this came out, I think it has quite a relaxing feel to it, don't you?

What do you think of my water dragon? Have you ever created a gradient with acrylic paint before?

Have yourself a beautiful day! I'll be back on Thursday with more more nail art fun :)

Sunday, 16 October 2016

4th Blogiversary!! 4 Year Recap - How much did my nail art really change?

Allo polish Pals!

How are you all doing today? I'm doing pretty well.. actually, I'm really happy because today I am celebrating my 4th year of blogging! How can it be 4 years already?!

Blogging has changed my life in so many ways. When I started this blog I was really shy, very unsure of what I was doing, what I wanted it from it and I guess actually what enjoyment I wanted to get from it (I'd say discovering freehand covered that) I think I'm probably an entirely different person. So many things have happened within four years, good and bad, I've made great friends and said goodbye to some whose time burnt out too soon. I feel like the blog has grown with me.

Besides the nail art, the editing and typing side of things I feel like I've learnt a lot through this journey and I feel like its taught me a lot about myself. Certainly a lot about how crazy I can be about organisation and planning.

A few of you have been here since the start and seen how my nail art has changed since it all began but I decided it would be kind of fun to do a recap. I mean.. literally from my first ever post. I hope you enjoy this video!

 THANK YOU ALL from the bottom of my heart for all the support and encouragement you've given me over the years. Blogging is fun but you guys make it what it is. I am so lucky and grateful to have made such great friends and have such loyal followers.

Thank you so much to all of you who continue to come visit my blog, those who leave supportive and warm messages of encouragement and for those who lurk quietly in the background wether it be here or on social media. I appreciate every single one of you!

I also hit 2k on Instagram this weekend making it a really spectacular blogiversary weekend, thank you if you follow me on IG! 

My nail journey isn't over yet, I don't see the end page for sometime, I'm having too much fun here and I hope you are too. :)

Have yourselves a beautiful day, my friends! I'll catch you again on Tuesday!


Friday, 14 October 2016

Freehand Pug Nail Art For Pug Day! Collaboration Nails.

Allo polish Pals!
How are you doing today? I hope you have a lovely weekend planned ahead? Tell me something you're hoping to do? :) This weekend will mark 4 years of IthinityBeauty - if you hadn't noticed I put a few balloons up! ;) I'm really excited even though I can't do a giveaway right now, but I am still proud that I am blogging 4 years on!

Today though... I have a manicure to share which was part of a collab with my good friend, Jodie! I met Jodie on Tiny Canvas (so many lovely ladies on there!) She is a really awesome lady (Thank you so much for all you've done!) and she suggested to me that we did a pug collaboration for the 15th October, PUG DAY! So lets have a cheery little Pugasus!

Jodie has a really cute little Pug-baby called Snookie so I really wanted to take part with her :) Go give Jodie some love on IG! @Polishpixie34

For this manicure I began with Mezmris Nail Lacquer's base coat, Armor Up. Once dry I applied two coats of 'Blue Moon' – also from Mezmris. I added a thin coat of Pro-fx's top coat as a barrier for my acrylics and allowed to dry. I then came in with my favorite brushes and acrylic paints to freehand the little pugasus, like pegasus.. get it ;)
I then finished with a scrummy coat of Mezmris Nail Lacquer's top coat, 'Armor' for a super glossy finish! Later on I added Wet 'N' Wild's matte top coat just to see how it looked...and because I'm me.

What do you think of my pugtastic puggy nail art? Have you had doggy nail art before?

Have a wonderful weekend, I'll be back on Sunday for the 4th Blogiversary! Wahoo!

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Freehand 2D & 3D Cubes

Allo polish Pals!

How are you all doing today? I hope you are having a great week so far! Is it getting cold where you are? I'm noticing the decline in warmth terribly! I'm all about fluffy socks, sleeved blankets and hurrying to get inside! How will I survive another winter?!

Today's nail art is a bit...'out there'. I'm not sure if this is going to be received well (I get that feeling with some nail art, like I can almost guess its not going to be very popular!) 

If you remember a while ago I created some nail art where I painted 3d dice, but I also stuck on a miniature 3d dice also... well I decided to go down a similar route with this one..

I started this manicure by using my Mezmris Nail Lacquer base coat, Armor up and once dry I applied two coats of Wet 'n' Wild's 'Black Creme'. I then created a barrier using my Pro-fx top coat (because why? No one knows.) I then used my favourite brushes to create some sketchy grey lines and some colourful cube shapes. Next I used Jacava's top coat (because I didn't want a very fast drying top coat) and added a small red cube to my ring finger nail. I then proceeded to fill that nail entirely with an assortment of studs. For my other fingers I used Mezmris Nail Lacquer top coat, Armor, to give it a lovely glossy finish.

How do you think this stacks up compared to my dice nail art? Which do you prefer?

Do you like full studded accent nails? What do you think of my cubes?

Have a beautiful day, my friends! I'll catch you again on Friday!

Monday, 10 October 2016

First Look! Mezmris Nail Lacquer's Blue Moon - New Indie Brand!

*This post contains an item(s)that were sent for reviewing purposes, however I will as always give my full, honest and unbiased opinion.

Allo polish Pals!
How are you all doing today? I hope you are having a great start to your week. I also hope while your reading this you've got a lovely cup of tea or coffee. I'd like to think your visits here are cosy happy ones!

Today I'll be showing you a nail polish I've been dying to share with you for ages!
This polish comes from a new indie brand called Mezmris Nail Lacquer – yep, you've heard me mentioning them in earlier posts and you'll have seen me wearing this blue within random nail art.

Sammi, the owner of Mezmris Nail Lacquer has now opened her store, you can visit it here: Mezmris Nail Lacquer on Etsy. You can also find Mezmris Nail Lacquer on Facebook and Instagram.

Sammi's range of nail polishes are incredibly beautiful and I've been impressed right from the start, she already has one collection available and they are stunners! You have to go check her out! She's done an outstanding job at creating unique colours and combinations but her forumla's are drool worthy.

Here is Blue Moon, I even tried to do a macro shot, go me.


Blue Moon is a beautiful clear blue crème polish laced with gorgeous silver flecks. The flecks are subtle but they impact the whole look, it gives the polish a wonderful dreamy, heavenly look. The term 'silver lining's' always comes to mind with this polish. As you guys know (because I can't stop saying it) I love my blues and I recently stated somewhere that this was in my top five of all time favourite blues but I actually think it might be THE ONE – big words!! You may have noticed the bottle has no lable, thats just because I was one of the first testers. Sold bottles will have lables.

It has certainly gotten a lot of compliments when I have worn it. Unlike many other blues I had absolutely no trouble with staining. Application was enough to write home about – No bubbles, no streaking, just a wonderful smooth self leveling forumula that can also boast about its 5-free capabilities. Yep, you heard me. This beautiful polish is also not harming your nails!

any excuse to wear it!!
I am wearing Mezmris Nail Lacquer's 'Armor Up' base coat and 'Armor' top coat in these pictures.
Again, two products I am more than happy to promote and swing from the vines yelling about.
Both of these are 5 free, so no nasty chemicals! The base coat has become a firm favourite and my OPI 'Nail Envy' has been left to the side since this discovery. 'Armor Up' has an impressive and nourishing formula that my nails seem to love. It contains Vitamin A, E, lemon essential oil, Coenzyme Q10 and Vitamin B5 – Nice!

...While Armor is free from Formaldehyde Resin, DPB and Toluene. And freehand and nail stamper artists can rejoice because Armor does not smudge designs! It gives a beautiful, glassy and glossy finish to nails and smooths out acrylic art. I've also found it does not cause any shrinkage at the tips.

What do you think of this stunning blue? Have you heard of Mezmris Nail Lacquer yet, will you be checking out the store?

Have a gorgeous day my friends, stay snug! I'll catch you again on Wednesday!

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Freehand Alien Nail Art - Terry The Extraterrestrial!!

Allo polish Pals!
How are you all doing today? I hope you are just dandy! Tell me one random fact about this very moment! Are you wearing slippers? Are you sat at work? Are you eating lunch? I love to know how you guys are getting on! :)

Today's nail art comes with many a headache and frustrations... This is the third version of the nail art. The reason why it is frustrating is because I LOVED the first version (how often do I say that?!) but I... I lost it. In almost 4 year of blogging I've never lost my pictures!

I still don't like this as much as the first because I changed a whole bunch of stuff... The first one..was.. so much better! Ah well. Lesson learnt, do not be dopey with the camera card.

This is Terry the extraterrestrial, He's a good kid but he's kinda fallen in with a bad crowd. 

For this manicure I endured the usual drill, I began with Mezmris Nail Lacquer's 'Armor Up' base coat because its awesome. My nails appreciate the extra help with all the vitamins. I then applied two coats of Barry M's 'White' and applied a thin coat of Pro-FX's top coat (Because I like a barrier between my polish and nail art. Does this offer anything to the manicure? Who knows!)I then created a dusky looking acrylic-gradient using my fave brushes and acrylic paints. The rest was all freehanded using my beloved FUN double brush from FabUrNails. I finished it all off with Mezmris Nail Lacquer's Armor top coat.

I hope you guys will still like this. The original version had a bluer more daylight type of sky and buildings in the background instead of the aliens.

What do you guys think of my Terry nail art? Have you ever lost your nail art pictures before?

Have a wonderful day, I'll catch you again on Monday for some Mezmris love.

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Introducing Probelle's Textured Collection & Swatches!

*This post contains an item(s)that were sent for reviewing purposes, however I will as always give my full, honest and unbiased opinion.

Allo polish Pals!

How are you all doing today? :) Can you seriously believe we're at another Thursday? Just where is the time going?

Today I've got a three in one sort of post, I was lucky enough to get to try some of the new Probelle textured polishes from their new textured collection. I have absolutely no experience with any Probelle polishes which means I'm literally discovering how these are without previous knowledge of the company – always fun to see what first impressions are like.

I'll be showing you 'Textured Hot Pink', 'Textured Purple' and 'Textured Turquoise' so please hit the 'read more' link below to see how these polishes stack up! I am picturing these polishes with two coats and without a top coat so we can see the texture.

Don't forget you can click the close up shots to see the detail of the texture a little easier
Textured Hot Pink
Probelle certainly gave this polish a daring name, you can't be called a hot pink unless you really are a slap-in-the-face-sexy-neon-flamingo-loving pink and does that polish live up to that? Most certainly! This is a vibrant and fun shade which certainly brings the warmth of summer back on to my nails. As with all three of these polishes I think the shades suit the finishes beautifully. Let's take a look at the other two!

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Freehand Abstract Nail Art With Gradients

Allo polish Pals!
How are you all doing today? I hope your week is off to a good start?

Today's manicure came from a random evening of painting. I wanted to do something freehand but I didn't have the energy to do something big, so I decided to just doodle... I wanted to have a lot of colour gradients going on through the different shapes but I think it all looks muddled. Also my gold paint looks really lumpy – I also added two coats of tinted matte polish which gave it an even weirder look!

For this manicure I began with Mezmris Nail Lacquer's Armor Up base coat and once dry applied two coats of Barry M's White. I then mixed some light grey acrylic paint and created random lines and shapes. I then proceeded to fill these shapes in all different colours and did some acrylic-gradients too. I applied Mezmris Nail Lacquer Armor top coat but was really unhappy with how the manicure was looking – It was just so uneven and weird looking so I added Catrice's 'Matte & More' top coat which seemed to give it a vintage-like look.. so I went ahead and applied another coat.... When all else fails.. blag it!

I considered outlining the different shapes but in all honestly I just wanted to crawl into bed and I also thought it might dominate the manicure if I have much ore black.

What do you think of this abstract manicure? Have you done doodle type nails before?

Have a beautiful day my friends, I'll catch you again on Thursday, I'll be showing you some delightful new polishes from a brand that is new to me - I'm excited to share them with you!


Sunday, 2 October 2016

Mountain Scenery & Cozy Cabin Nail Art

Allo polish Pals!

I hope you guys are having a great weekend? I'll be taking it easy. I recently came to a rather enlightening discovery, I've been unwell for weeks at a time, this seems to come and go through the months.. From what I know about my syndrome and similar illnesses I've come to the conclusion I am very low in vitamin B-12; It ticks every single box of symptoms I am suffering. There's been a lot going on which I don't mention on the blog because.. no one wants to know that stuff!
I can not get to the doctors at the moment but I'm making some serious changes and I hope in a few weeks I'll feel somewhat more like my usual self!

This manicure came about because of all the beautiful pictures of forest scenes on Pinterest. I'm not talking about one specific picture... I see so many beautiful scenery pictures that I thought I'd just paint in that general direction so I didn't use a reference picture for this nail art...I created these at the end of July/August!

But... Did you guys know about the 'Science and Nature' section on Pinterest? I've only just discovered it! Its a great place for nail inspiration!!

For this manicure I began with my beloved Mezmris Nail Lacquer base coat (My nails are loving those vitamins!) I then followed on with two coats of Barry M's 'White' nail polish and allowed it to dry. I then added a coat of my Pro-FX for a paint-polish barrier (why? Idk.. habit?!) I then used my acrylic brushes and favorite brushes to create my mountain scenery. I topped it all off with Mezmris top coat for a ultra glossy finish!..I did add Wet 'N' Wild's top coat too...just because I always need to see the matte version!

I'm really happy with how this turned out. I kinda wish I'd added a bear somewhere! I feel like this is bear country, what do you guys think?

Do you like scenery nail art? Have you had mountains on your nails before?

If you liked this nail art please take a moment to share using the buttons below, thanks!
I'll catch you again on Wednesday for some more nail art fun!

Friday, 30 September 2016

Barry M: Persian Swatch & Review ★★★★★/5

Allo polish Pals!
How are you all doing today? I hope everything is well with you :) Its been rather crazy here, Yesterday was the birthday of Mr Bravo and his nephew, today is my niece's birthday and tomorrow I'm going to the nephew's birthday party! Do you have a month that is crammed with birthdays?

Today I am going to be showing you a swatch of a very pretty Barry M polish. This was from the Aquarium collection, say hello to Persian.

Colour ~ Persian is a gorgeous medium purple duo chrome that bends beautifully into a very classy golden shade. I love how it looks towards the tips of my nails as the light hits them!

Application ~ I had an enjoyable experience with application, I had no trouble with bubbling or the dry time however due it its light texture and consistency you may find some streaking/brush marks. If you can live with a few brush strokes then no problem!

Texture ~ Certainly more on the thinner side but dries to a beautiful glossy finish.

★★★★★/5 I really wanted this polish as soon as I saw it in the store. I'm a sucker for duo-chromes and I didn't have anything like this in my collection. Would I recommend it to a friend? Yes if she has nothing like it already in her stash! Without a doubt! I think its a very glamorous and sophisticated purple. A classy purple for classy ladies! I think I need some work before anyone will call me classy!

What do you think of this purple to gold duo? What colours do you like best in duo-chrome polishes?

Thank you for stopping by!
Have a fabulous and sparkly day. I'll be back with some more nail art on Sunday! :)

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Freehand Full English Breakfast Nail Art

Allo polish Pals!
How are you all doing today? I hope you are having a fabulous week so far. I'll be celebrating three birthday's in two days!

Today I have yet another Tiny Canvas challenge manicure (Can you tell I am enjoying doing these?) The prompt for this challenge was food. Since I've done cakes, cheese burgers and fries.. ice creams, various fruit.. I decided to go home! With full English breakfast nail art!

If you are ready I'll take your order now. I'd also like to just say that we can make special diary amendments should like the vegan/vegetarian option, or require wheat or lactose substitutes ;) Its always good to have options!

This manicure began with a luscious coat of Mezmris base coat, Armor Up; This stuff dries SO fast that I was very quickly able to move on to my black base of Wet 'N' Wild's 'Crème Noire' which I applied in two thin coats. I then applied a thin coat of my Pro-FX top coat (I just like this habit) I used my fave brushes and acrylic paints to create all the food items. I finished it all off with Wet 'N' Wilds matte top coat because it sort of reminded me of a cafe chalk board.

So included we have Toast, fried eggs, bacon (I don't recommend it, looks a little undercooked..) sausages, fried tomato, baked beans (beans in tomato sauce) hash browns, mushrooms and dollops of tomato ketchup. I left out the black pudding (bllod sausage - gag) because... well.. I simply just don't like it and couldn't imagine any way of making it look pretty on my nails, ha!

This is a serious thing, whenever someone finds out I am British they always ask if I eat a full English breakfast everyday!! No, obviously not and I don't know anyone that does! Hah!

What do you think of my English Breakfast nail art? What food have you had on your nails before?

Have a beautiful day my fwends! Go do something wonderful and exciting! I'll catch you again Friday!


Monday, 26 September 2016

Freehand Autumn Leaves, Treats & Seasonal Goods!

Allo polish Pals!

How are you all doing today? I hope you have settled into the new week with a good comfy feeling.
We're in Autumn... how has this happened? I feel like I need to call Summer on the phone and apologise.

I'm so sorry I complained about you, I said you were too hot... Please forgive me...Come back.. please don't let it get cold!”
Autumn does have its perks though. I do love the chill and crisp air, then the feeling of coming into a nice warm house and throwing on a comfy pair of big fluffy socks or slippers, feeling your fingers defrost and warm up again is nice too.

For this manicure I began with my Mezmris Nail Lacquer Armor Up base coat and once dry I applied two coats of Essie's 'Cashmere Bathrobe'. I then applied my barrier coat of Pro-FX top coat, just because I like to paint this way... (I know, it probably makes no difference.) Once everything was dry I used my favourite brushes to create my seasonal, autumnal goods. I decided to add some writing. Always, always a bad choice for me as it always looks sloppy but I was happy with everything else.. so booyah.

What are your favourite things about Autumn? I've never really enjoyed the colder seasons but I think that's changing slightly with each year that I get older. I do think its rather nice being under a snug blanket with a good book while its horrid outside. Roll on the cuppa soups, too..!

What do you think of my autumnal nail art? Have you worn any seasonal nail art yet this year?
Have a beautiful day my naily friends! I'll catch you all again on Wednesday!

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Freehand Brontosaurus Dinosaur Nail Art!!

Allo polish Pals!

How are you all doing today? I hope you are having a wicked start to the weekend!
Today's nail art is a little hit and miss, I created this for Tiny Canvas's (Best nail community on Fcebook, everyone is so nice! Its a great place to make naily friends) weekly challenge.

This theme was for dinosaurs, I don't think I've ever done dinosaurs before so I thought I'd give it a bash! Unluckily I scraped my nail just as I was about to take pictures and it took out a chunk of my dino's tale.. Matte top coat seemed to disguise it a little!!
Yo Norman, that volcano don't be lookin' too friendly, like.
For this manicure I began with my base coat of Mezmris Nail Lacquer, which dries almost instantly. Seriously, I love how fast I can move on since my base is usually white and I need to get on to the freehand! I then use two coats of Barry M's 'White'. I then used my Pro-FX top coat to create a barrier (Why? Who knows. I can't say there's any specific science behind my actions.) I then used my fave brushes and acrylic paints to create the scene. I finished off with Mezmris Nail Lacquer's Armor top coat and then applied the matte from Wet 'N' Wild which totally saved the day!

I feel like I was abit sloppy with with background, I was very distracted on this day.. I tried! I also wanted a badass dino on my thumb but I sort of bottled out, maybe next time... But it was fun to do and a new experience!

If you are ever looking to challenge yourself the weekly challenges at Tiny Canvas are great, its not mandatory to enter but having different themes and prompts can put you out of your comfort zone and in turn you might surprise yourself!

What do you guys think about my dinosaur nails? Have you had dinosaur nails before?

Have a beautiful weekend my friends, Lets catch up on Monday, bright eyed and bushy tailed!

Thursday, 22 September 2016

GERmaniküre Glass Nail File Review

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

Allo polish Pals!
How are you all doing today? Tell me something good that's happened so far in your week :)

Today I have another nail file review for you. I was wondering how similar these posts would be, what could I say further about nail files but actually I learnt quite a lot, Ha!

Today's glass file comes from Germaniküre, beautifully crafted by trained artisan's in the Czech Republic from a company based in Solingen, Germany with ethical, non-polluting conditions and by the sounds of it big caring hearts!

Below I'll show you a better picture of the slogan on the handle!

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

#RememberLiam - Blue & White for Liam

Allo polish Pals!

How are you all doing today? I hope you are doing great.

Today's nail art comes with a more serious backstory. Recently the lovely Dani of Tiny Canvas appealed to TC members to come forward with blue and white manicures with a blue ribbon to raise awareness and support on a cause I just couldn't ignore and many others joined in too all in the hope of shining a light on something so serious that happens far more often than it ever should.

#RememberLiam was created to remember a beautiful little boy who recently and very tragically lost his life due to a drink driver. Liam was only 15 months old and was sadly stolen from life far too soon. My heart goes out to his family and I hope this sweet boy is now in peace.

While having a drink or two is fine... making the decision to get behind a wheel is never ok, no matter how sure you are that you feel fine and in control. It's one thing to put your own life at risk but its another to put at risk everyone you cross. I hope one day it is never possible to start a car while under the influence.
While Liam's tale is so tragic it is not isolated; And its not always just children who are the victim's. My heart goes out to all those who lost their lives in the hands of those incapable of making wise decisions, for all the family and friends who had to suffer for such an unnecessary reason. Any drink driving or hit and run victims deserve to be remembered.

The awareness is AGAINST drink driving. FOR organ donation. You can show your support and learn more by finding #RememberLiam on Instagram.

For this post I wont go into product details but if you have any questions you are welcome to ask.
I decided to go for hearts because I wanted to send some love to all those suffering, I know it seems cheesy.. But it felt right for this manicure.

For those wishing to participate and put a manicure forward for the support of Liam and his family,
Please visit @fbtinycanvas on IG where you can learn more.

What do you think of this manicure? Have you done support/awareness nails before, what did you support?

Thank you for visiting, guys! I hope you have a beautiful day, I'll catch you again on Thursday.
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