Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Going to England - Freehand Yellow Submarine & Under The Sea Nail Art

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Allo polish Pals!

Happy Wednesday to you all, how ya doing? This nail art actually comes a little prematurely as I'm flying home to England on Friday however I didn't want to post this on Saturday.

I am looking forward to two weeks of hugging my family into smithereens, eating my mothers delicious cooking and recharging my human batteries.

If you are not aware by now, I've done several nail art designs about how I travel. I've hung on to the back of an aeroplane, I rode on a whale, in December I flew on a magic carpet.. this time I decided to go by Submarine! ...”♫♪ We all live in a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine!”

That octopus really creeps me out!!

I used my Mezmris Nail Lacquer base coat, 'Armor Up' as my nails needed some good loving under this manicure. I then took my Barry M 'White' nail polish and applied two coats for the base of my art – Once dry I added a thin coat of Pro-FX top coat just to create a nice barrier. I then used a mixture of my Christrio, Winstonia and Pure Color brushes to freehand the design. I sealed it all in with two coats of my Pro-FX top coat again. I also ended up testing it in matte by applying a coat of my Barry M matte top coat which I thought suited it much better.
What do you think of my travelling nail art? How should I travel next time?

Thank you for stopping by! I'll catch you again on Saturday when I am in England, prepare yourselves for a surprise post!! Take care!

Love
Ithi

Monday, 27 March 2017

Freehand Crayola Wax Crayon Nail Art

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Allo polish Pals!

I hope you are having a wonderful start to the week and thank you for joining me on it! I am wishing you all a really fun, productive and smashing week, kicking off with lots and lots of beautiful sunshine.

Today's nail art is inspired by another weekly challenge prompt over at Tiny Canvas (Come join if you are looking for a fun, friendly, no drama nail art group!) Our theme this week was Crayola nail art as it is actually 'Crayola Day' on the 31st of March.

I'd have liked to have shared this nail art closer to the date however I've got posts I can not shuffle around!

I've got to thank Crayola because they are probably the first proper art supplies I owned or used (as a kid, obviously) I used to have huge collections of wax crayons and pencils. So thanks Crayola for sparking my creativity at such a young age!


I began with my OPI 'Nail Envy' base coat for this manicure.
This nail art is simply freehand on a base of Barry M's 'White' nail polish. This time I really tried to make it look as though there are shadows underneath the crayons to add more depth and make them look 3D. I finished this one off with my Barry M matte top coat which finished off the job beautifully – I think the matte finish really suits the waxy crayons!

What do you think of this freehand nail art? Did you ever own any Crayola products?

Have a smashing Monday, thank you so much for stopping by. I'll catch you again on Wednesday!

Love
Ithi

Saturday, 25 March 2017

The Lonely Planet, Bunny & Space Nail Art

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Allo polish Pals!

How are you all doing today? Do you have anything nice planned this weekend?
I don't think I'll be up to much, I'm sort of looking to having a quiet one in. Maybe I'll have a swatchy Sunday.

Sometimes I make nail art and while I'm thinking “pretty' nails” - what I'll describe as 'pleasant' art that doesn't really have much substance or meaning behind it. It's literally just 'nice'  to look at without provocking any thoughts.

Sometimes though I love to paint nails that actually have more of a hidden depth to them, a background story even. I'd say the emotion behind this nail art is about being lonely or isolated from everything else. I'm not generally a lonely person but I do miss my family at times. It doesn't always get easier the longer I am away from them so I guess that is kind of where this came from...

There's nothing else on that planet. Just a bunny and a tree. That's gotta be pretty lonely. Poor Bunny.. I wonder if there are other bunnies on the other planets.. Besides that, its still pretty 'pleasant' I guess.


For this manicure I used OPI's 'Nail Envy' base coat and once dry I applied two coats of Barry M's 'White' (Surprise!!) I then used a thin coat of my Pro-FX top coat as a nice smooth barrier. Once this was dry I used my fat old brush (it looks like a felt tip pen..) and created the sky by mixing different shades together and creating the acrylic-gradient. For everything else I used my Christrio and Pure Color Brushes.

What does this nail art make you feel? Are there hidden meanings behind your nail art?

Have a fantastic weekend my friends, Thank you so much for stopping by! Don't forget to say hi in the comments below and let me know what you are up to this weekend :)

Love
Ithi

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Mezmris Nail Lacquer - Psychedelic Galaxy Swatch & Review

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Allo polish Pals!

How are you all doing today? Has anything fun or eventful happened in your week yet?
Mine seems to be a mixture of really mundane things going on but I am feeling good for the huge spring clean I've had. Next I need to spring clean my polish collection, I think! On the plus side at least it actually feels like Spring now!

Today I am showing you a really pretty polish from Mezmris Nail Lacquer, this one is one of my absolute favourites and you know I've got an obsession with Sammi's nail polishes! This is 'Psychedelic Galaxy'.



I absolutely love Psychedelic Galaxy, I knew I would..and then it arrived and I loved it even harder than I thought I would! Its a black jelly laced with all sorts of yummy, beautiful holographic micro glitters and ultra chromatic chameleon flakies (so drool worthy) This polish is completely opaque in 2-3 coats although I have also worn it over black in the past. (Remember my musical nails?)

It has an amazing dry time and a beautiful glossy sheen even before adding a top coat although combined with the Mezmris Nail Lacquer top coat, 'Armor' really brings all those flakies to life.

Since owning this polish I am continuously looking for manicure ideas that I can use it for, it is beautiful and unique and always gets a ton of compliments.

What do you guys think of this multi coloured wonder? Do you own anything like this?

You may also notice some slight changes going on around here but don't worry, its business as usual! :)

Have a beautiful day my friends, thank you for visiting. I'll catch you again on Saturday!
Love
Ithi

Monday, 20 March 2017

Freehand Nautical Landscape Nail Art

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Allo polish Pals!

How are you all doing today? I hope you had a great weekend.
Did you get up to anything fun? I actually had a really awesome Saturday. My weekends are normally pretty much identical to my weeks and my weeks are not that impressive.

However this Saturday I went out with Mr Bravo's Sister (I call her sister-in-law even though we are not married yet) We went into Rotterdam where we grabbed so lunch at Maccy D's (naughty!) she took me to a cat cafe, it really is as it sounds! I had such a lovely time meeting all the lovely cat residents! We then rushed through the rain for a ride on 'The View' – a temporary Ferris wheel slap bang in the middle of Rotterdam which was really cool. We then went for dinner at 'The Bear' where I had the most delicious but massive dinner and then we stopped for a drink in Starbucks on the way home.

But enough now lets start the new week with some new nail art, shall we?! Here's another manicure which was created to fit the weekly challenge over on Tiny Canvas, this time the prompt was 'Nautical' so I attempted a fitting landscape.

Glossy Version
I have tried several times in the past to create a manicure featuring different nautical looking objects and this time I attempted it again. When I tried to figure out what it was I hated about the manicure so much I actually just came up with the feeling that if I stuck to what I enjoy perhaps I could get along with this theme.. hence the landscape. In all honesty I feel a bit 'bleh about this one. Especially the thumbnail. Eh.

The products used for this manicure was OPI's Nail Envy base coat and for my base I used Barry M's 'White' nail polish which was dry in no time. I then followed on with a coat of Pro-FX top coat to create a nice smooth barrier and got to work with my acrylic paints and brushes. I also used my Barry M Matte top coat.. just because it's what I doooo.

What do you think of this nautical landscape? When was the last time you went to the seaside?

Thank you so much for visiting, I hope you enjoyed your stay. Don't forget to say hi in the comments below :) I'll catch you again on Wednesday!

Love
Ithi

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Freehand Charms/Confetti on Pink Holographic Nail Polish

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Allo polish Pals!

I hope you are having a super dandy weekend so far? Are you having a nice quiet one or do you have lots of awesome plans?

Today I'll be going out with my boyfriends sister again - we're going to a cat cafe!! You guys know I love cats and miss my own dearly so I can't think of anything nicer than having a lovely cup of tea with cat cuddles! We're also going to go out for dinner.

 This is going to be a really lovely treat as I spent most of Friday doing a huge spring clean!

 Today's nails are random, but you guys are used to that by now.

Today's manicure actually came rather randomly, I didn't have any specific idea in mind when I created this so that will probably explain the odd accent nail but I wanted this to look almost like little 3D charms. Do you think I accomplished it?

I began with OPI's 'Nail Envy' base coat and once dry applied two gorgeous coats of Color Club's 'Cloud Nine'. I then applied my Pro-FX as a barrier between my paint and nail art and used my favourite brushes and acrylic paints to paint on the charms/gems. Or is it confetti? I don't really know!

What do you guys think of this nail art, do the pieces look 3D? What is your favourite colour for holographic nail polish?

Thank you so much for visiting. Have a fantastic weekend, I'll catch you again on Monday!
Love
Ithi

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Freehand Gel & Holographic Foil Panda Nail Art

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Allo polish Pals!
How are you all doing today? I hope your week has been going smoothly so far?

Today I have another weekly challenge manicure from Tiny Canvas . This week our theme was Panda's as the 16th of March is Panda day. I've not done Panda nail art since 2015, you can see my old panda nail art here.

If you are wondering what Tiny Canvas is it is a closed nail art group over on Facebook, its a wonderful nail community run by Dani and currently has over 7,000 members. It's also where I help out as a moderator. Other lovely things about Tiny Canvas would be how friendly and warm the members are, how helpful and kind all the other moderators and admin are. There are also the weekly challenges as I have mentioned, birthday draws and many of the members can offer so much help with nail art, I've learnt rather a lot.

For this manicure I actually used gel polish – look, I'm learning new stuff! 2017, Lets be brave!
I started of course with my Mezmris Nail Lacquer base coat and once dry applied two coats of Essence's 'Rebel at heart'. I then applied a light coat of Barry M's 'Diamond Glitter' and again waited for this to dry.

Next I applied a layer of nail foil glue and once the white glue had dried transparent I added my leafy holo foil on top.

The final few steps where to apply BlueSky gel top coat on top, cure it under my lamp and remove the tacky layer. I then created my nail art on top (not the wisest idea to paint directly onto gel!) and sealed it all in with my Pro-FX top coat.
I began with two coats

Which Panda nail art do you prefer, this one or my one from 2015? Have you had panda nails before?

Have a beautiful day my friends, Thank you for visiting. I'll catch you again on Saturday!
Love
Ithi

Monday, 13 March 2017

Disney Glitter Nail Art - Katies Birthday Collab

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Allo polish Pals!
How are you all doing today? I hope the weekend has been an awesome one for you.
Tell me, is it finally starting too look like spring where you are? Today the sun was shining and the sky was blue, Oh it feels so good!

Today's nail art was created as part of a birthday collaboration for dear @Katiesdazzlingdigits over on Instagram. A bunch of us got together to make her some surprise nail art, our theme was 'Disney/glitter'. For some reason I decided to go for a character I'm not sure everyone is familiar with...why? Who knows! I wish I had painted Cleo the fish too!

Here's Figaro, he's the sweet little kitten from Pinoccihio that is always trying it with the goldfish! 


The polishes I used for this manicure was NYC's 'Tribeca Style' with Mezmris Nail Lacquer's 'A Christmas Cheer' glitter holo polish which as you can see, is far too pretty to sit waiting to be used only at Christmas! I sponged this on to the tips of my nails and on the top of my nails I sprinkled some loose red glitter. I sealed it all in with an old unimportant top coat (to avoid flooding my good top coat with glitter.) and created my freehand design on top.

I am 'sort of' happy with how Figaro turned out however I do wish I had done a better job with my clean up, I hadn't realised I had glitter everywhere. Oopsie!


What do you think of my Disney and glitter inspired manicure? Who is your favourite Disney animal? I can't decide, personally!

Now it's time to catch up on the latest episode of the walking dead and drink some tea!

Have a beautiful day, my friends! Thank you for stopping by. I'll catch you again on Wednesday!

Love
Ithi

Saturday, 11 March 2017

The Other Side Of The Fence - Freehand Beach Nail Art

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Allo polish Pals!

How are you all doing today? I hope March is treating you kindly so far and you've got something nice to look forward to this weekend? :)

Today's nail art came after a really frustrating day (edit - As you are reading this, I painted it a couple weeks ago. My nail art struggle has since progressed and there's about 4 designs I've banished to the delete folder that you'll never see. Each one I spent more than 3-4 hrs on... My confidence and self esteem has taken a huge blow and I can only blame myself for putting myself there and telling myself I'm not good enough.)

I wont go into details but when you feel like your stuck in a cycle of cleaning and laundry.. do you ever just wish you could escape for a short while?

Well that was my idea behind this nail art. I discovered a gap in the fence that I could peak through.. I couldn't believe what I saw. A beautiful secluded beach! I was desperate to get over the fence but it was too high..

The products I used for this manicure was Mezmris Nail Lacquer base coat 'Armor Up', Barry M's 'White' and Mezmris Nail Lacquer's top coat, 'Armor'. I also added Barry M's Matte top coat eventualy.

What does your ideal secret relaxing retreat look like? Would it be a nice warm beach too?

Do you think you would want to break down this fence? What is the ideal scene YOU would find behind it?

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great weekend everyone, I'll see you again on Monday for some more nail fun!
Love
Ithi

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Freehand Nintendo Mario Brother's Nail Art - Mario Day!

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Allo polish Pals!
How are you doing today? I hope your week is going just the way you want it!

Today's nails are again for the weekly challenge over at Tiny Canvas! The themes are so fun that I want to take part with every single one!

This time our prompt was Mario as March 10th is in fact 'Mario Day'. I bet you didn't know that?! So of course here's my little Italian plumber and friends!

Just FYI.. My dad is a heating engineer/plumber. When I was really young I truly believed he went down pipes and fought goomba's all day after watching the tv show!


For this manicure I used my OPI Nail Envy base coat and began with two coats of Barry M's 'White' polish...which I then proceed to cover with acrylic paint! That's the most descriptive info I've ever given, I'm sorry.

I'm quite happy with how these turned out though, they were super fun to paint and certainly bought up a lot of old memories – another one being the fact my sister is 7 years older than me and we (or she, I think it was actually hers..) had once of those really old grey gameboy's (pixel Mario!) she'd do really well and get to a really high level and either get bored or frustrated and pass it over to me. Of course I was really young and the levels she left me on were super hard so after a second of un-pausing the game I was dead! 

What do you think of this Mario nail art design? Did you play Super Mario Brothers growing up or did you prefer other games?  I don't play games much anymore unless its at friends or at a party etc, but isn't this coincidental timing with the new Switch console coming out?

I hope you enjoyed today's post! Thank you so much for visiting and I hope you have a wonderful day. I'll be back again on Saturday for more nail art fun. Don't forget to leave your thoughts in the comments!

Love
Ithi

Monday, 6 March 2017

Women Of The World, You're Beautiful! Freehand Space Nail Art

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Allo polish Pals!
How are you all doing today? I hope you had a fantastic weekend – let me know what you got up to!

That thing I was mildly worrying about in the last post turned out to be nothing to worry about. Is it just me who does that? 9/10 times whatever situation I was nervous about turns out to be great and I end up having fun and wondering why I was worried at all!

Did you know that YOU are beautiful? Yes, YOU. I created this nail art as an entry to Scr2tch's 'Womans Day' contest but it also gives me the perfect excuse to tell you all that you are all wonderful. Sometimes its so easy to feel so negative about ourselves but we should be celebrating all the small things that make us...us! There is only one you, isn't that incredible? From the freckles on your nose, or the scar on your knee, you are so individually unique and that's just...beautiful! Regardless of your size, your height, your skin colour, the colour of your hair.. all the things that make you the person you are is incredible.

I spent so many years hating my appearance because of other people; If you ever experience something similar, be it at work, at school.. hold your head high. You are one of a kind and you are special!

Take time to celebrate the wonderful being you are, there's too much negativity in the world, don't reflect it on yourself. Women of the world. YOU are BEAUTIFUL!


For this manicure I began with my Mezmris Nail Lacquer base coat and once dry I applied two coats of Essence's 'Intensifying' white polish (A good replacement if I run out of Barry M – And its under 2 Euro's!) I then made my sky by creating an acrylic-gradient which I sprinkled some loose glitter on top of. Everything else was created using my fave brushes and acrylic paints.

What do you think of my celebration of woman nail art? What do you do to make yourself feel special?

Have a beautiful day, my friends. Thank you for visiting. I'll catch you again on Wednesday.
Love
Ithi

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Through the keyhole - Wild, Wild West & A Horsey Friend!

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Allo polish Pals!
How are we all doing today? I hope you had a fantastic weekend.
Are you doing anything fun over the weekend?

I'll be off to a party of my sister-in-laws friend. I'm actually a bit nervous. I don't know if I ever mentioned about how I used to suffer with anxiety (amongst a whole host of joys) with panic attacks and most people could never guess it I do sometimes get nervous in new situations like this, which causes my syndrome to flair up, which causes more nervousness about being unwell while I'm not at home.. I'm sure it'll be fine! Do you ever get anxious in new situations?

Today's nail art is actually inspired by one of my older designs. Do you remember the 'Through The Keyhole' manicure I did? I painted the shape of a keyhole on my nails and inside that space created a 'swan lake' sort of landscape? Well today when we look through the keyhole we'll be transported somewhere else. This time though.. if you want to actually go I do have the key!




Today's keyhole will take you to the dangerous and wonderful Wild, Wild, West! Do you think this fella belongs to a cowboy or is he wild and free to roam the lands as he pleases?

So I'd had this little key floating around for sometime and I had really wanted to implement it into some art for as long as I can remember. There was actually a few of these as they came off of a bracelet however this was the final one.. so I made good use of it before I lost it.

As you can see I didn't use too many polishes (I need to use more polishes) besides my OPI base, Wet 'N' Wild's 'Black crème' and Barry M's Matte top coat.

Which location would you rather go to; This one or my swan lake? Have you tried freehand inside a specific shape?

Have a beautiful day my friends, Thank you for visiting! I'll catch you again on Monday.

Love
Ithi

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Aveniro Czech Crystal Glass Nail & Foot File Review

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*PR. This post contains an item(s) which 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? I hope you are having an awesome day so far?

Today I'll be teaming up with Aveniro once again to show you some of their latest designs of their glass files.

If you are not familiar with Aveniro here is a little summery. Aveniro's crystal glass nail files are ideal for nail care on both natural and artificial nails and are perfect for use at home or in professional industries. These Czech crystal glass nail files come in a wide range of files with their logo, decorated with studs or/and a large choice of colours and gradients – It is even possible to have photo printing incorporated onto the files for a very unique and personalized look.

Today I am showing you three products, a foot file, a nail file and a mini nail file. You may be wondering.. how much can one girl write about nail files.. well, I'll surprise you.


Monday, 27 February 2017

Mardi Gras Twin Mani with @Jodies_Nailz

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Allo polish Pals,
How are you doing today? I hope you had a fab weekend, did you do anything exciting?

I just thought I'd let you know also that from now on I'll be posting Monday's, Wednesday's and Saturday's. I've always been pretty organised with my blog but posting every other day felt a bit too fast sometimes. Creating nail art and posting it, I was keeping up fine but I couldn't really get ahead of myself as much as I'd like.

Did you know that tomorrow is Mardi Gras? According to Google its also called Shrove Tuesday – Which is what I and my fellow English call it, although Mardi Gras translates to 'Fat Tuesday' in French (Yes, I always try and do my homework on time!) The 'Fat Tuesday' references the last night celebrations of eating richer and fattier foods before the ritual fasting of the Lent season. It is mostly celebrated all around the world in different ways.

Also in this post I'd love to introduce you to my dear friend, Jodie. She's an absolutely lovely lady and it was her idea to get together for our second twin manicure for Mardi Gras. Please go and check out her IG @Jodies_Nailz – She's a seriously skilled stamper with kickass manicures!


Saturday, 25 February 2017

Freehand Fluffy Birthday Bear Nail Art For @TheHumbleBear!

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Allo polish Pals!

How are you all doing today? I hope you are looking forward to a fun weekend, do you have anything nice planned?

Do you remember last year I came together with an amazing artist for a collaboration on Instagram? I'm talking about the wonderful Beverley Fu, Aka TheHumbleBear. Did you see the countryside twin manicure we did together last year?

I consider Bev THE bear of nails.

Beverely is such a beautiful young lady (and a fellow mod over on Tiny Canvas!) and yesterday it was her birthday so a group (or several groups!) of us got to celebrate and wish her a wonderful day in the only way possible – bear party!


For this manicure I used flocking powder because really there are not many times or designs that call for it but its always fun to do something really different every now and again. I felt it would fit this theme perfectly. I used Layla's as a base for my flocking and this time I used a little foil glue to adhere the flocking. I found this worked much better than top coat which I had only ever used previously.

For my beary nails I used two coats of Essence's 'New York City Call' with a smudgen of Polish Me, Royalty!'s 'Unicornicopia' for a sexy drizzle of holo glitter.

My bear was created with brand new brushes that were sent to me as a gift from a dear sweet friend. I used a Christrio detailing brush and Winstonia's 'Rose Noir' brush. First impressions? Love, love love.

I'm quite happy with the contrast of the flocking to the painted nails, what do you think? I'll never get used to the feeling though, I removed them pretty fast after taking pictures!

What do you think of my birthday bear? Have you taken part in any collaborations with other artists?

Don't forget to go follow Beverley on Instagram - @Thehumblebear

Thank you for stopping by, its always fun when you come to visit!
Have a fabulous weekend, have fun and take care! I'll catch you again on Monday.

Love
Ithi

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Pink Paisley Nail Art & 3D Double Nail Decorations

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Allo polish Pals!
How are you all doing today? I hope your week is full of wonderful things so far!

I'm sick again! As your reading this I am either scooting along on my bicycle to go cleaning or I am wrapped up in bed too worse for wear.

Today I have a manicure that was almost saved for Valentine's Day however it just so happens the theme prompt for the weekly Tiny Canvas challenge was paisley nail art so.. err... how convenient for me!

These nails were actually created in December (hence the length) and I kept holding them back as I wasn't sure if I liked them enough to post... But I guess the heart and diamond stud look sort of.. interesting so I'll see what you guys think!


Tip 'O The Day!  For my paisley print I used some old water decals I had left over from a previous manicure. I always keep my decal and sticker scraps because sometimes, even if its not a full set you can reuse a single decal for an accent nail that finishes a manicure off perfectly! Waste not, want not. 

For my base for the water decals I used Mezmris Nail Lacquer's 'Armor Up' base coat and followed through with Barry M's 'White' in two thin coats. I then used Mezmris Nail Lacqer's top coat, 'Armor' to seal everything in.  

For my accent nail I used two different types of studs/3Dembellishments on top of Catrice's 'Call Me Princess' from the Crushed Crystal's collection. The Heart can be found here, [my review] and the Diamond studs can be found here [my review]

Its not the typical type of manicure I enjoy but I think it has something to it, the heart and diamond combination make me think of engagements! No idea why! Studs like these I can't resist picking off soon after pictures, but I keep them and reuse them for special occasions!

What do you guys think of this girly pink manicure? How long does it take before you start picking your nail studs off?!

Have a fantastic day, my friends. Thank you for stopping by. I'll catch you again on Saturday for some more nail fun!

Love
Ithi

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Freehand Skull Joker & Playing Card Nails

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Allo polish Pals!
I hope you are having a great day so far :) Have you done anything wonderful over the weekend? Has it been a fun and fast paced one or a cosy one in?

Today's nails are from another weekly challenge on Tiny Canvas, the theme was playing cards and while I was excited to try this nail art I also gave myself a really hard time resulting in what I am showing you to be the second version which I am also less happy with, I wish I had worked more on my Jester.... ah well!


For this manicure I began with my Mezmris Nail Lacquer base coat, 'Armor Up' and followed on with two coats of Orly's 'Moonlit Madness' and once dry added a sprinkle of holo with 'Polish Me, Royalty's 'Unicornicopia' – which you wont really see, sadly.. my camera did not want to pick up the holo for this manicure. In the end I rather liked how it looked matte anyway. Everything else was freehanded with my fave Pure Color brushes and topped off with Mezmris Nail Lacquer's top coat, 'Armor'. Finally I added my Barry M Matte top coat.

Have you had playing card nails before? What do you think of my skull-Jester?

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a fantastic day! I'll catch you again on Wednesday for more naily adventures!

Love
Ithi

Thursday, 16 February 2017

China Glaze: 'Well Trained' Swatch & Review

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Allo polish Pals!
How are you all doing today? I hope you are having a great week so far?
Mine feel both hectic and non-eventful at the same time. I feel like I am trying so hard to keep up with things and I'm not really liking any of the art I am creating currently.

I always get this, I'll go a good while enjoying what I've created and then all of a sudden... I'm displeased with everything and I get a bit of a block. Hopefully this passes quickly!

Today I am going to show you a polish from China Glaze, this one came from my dear sweet friend in Oregon. Just before Christmas Jodie sent me a beautiful gift box with polishes, candy, post cards and other nail art goodies and delicious treats! This is 'Well Trained'.

Please excuse how sad and dry my cuticles are looking, I am at least happy with my nail length now!

This beautiful polish is really deceptive! I applied this in the morning in a hurry before going out and the dry time was fantastic although in the bedroom light it looked like a very clear forest green however wearing it through out the day and in different lighting I'd say it is a teal crème. The colour makes me think 'mysterious!'.

I'm wearing two coats in these pictures, it was perfect for full opacity and as I mentioned I was pretty fast between coat applications yet I had no issues at all. I also didn't apply a top coat before photographing so the glossy shine is all credit to 'Well Trained' itself.

Would I recommend this polish to a friend? Certainly, its a very deep and pretty shade! Its a great addition to any collection.

Where can I get it? Nail Polish Direct (£4.95) UK and international / PrettyPolish.NL (5.95)

For the first time in however many years I've reviewed in a slightly different format, I've taken away the star rating and trying to hit on first reactions, I hope this works for you guys?

What do you think of this deep and mysterious shade? Are you fan of China Glaze polishes?

Thank you for visiting, I hope you have a fantastic day! I'll catch you again on Sunday :)
Love
Ithi
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