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NOTD: Illamasqua Speckle

Following on from my post about the new collection from Illamasqua, I'mperfection, here's a closer look at the nail polishes that have got beauty bloggers a'flutter, the Speckled collection.  I have Speckle* which is the purple in the range so I was looking forward to trying it out and seeing what all the fuss was about! To be honest, the majority of the bloggers who attended to event seemed most excited about the varnishes, and whilst I liked t[...]

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NOTD: Chaos Colour

For the past few months my NOTD posts have mainly focused on individual shades, so I thought it was about time I brought back my themed and quaintly named attempts at nail art like I used to do.  Have you missed them? Have ya? No?  Okay then. Anyhoo, here is something I've been wanting to try for a while after I saw this post (scroll down before you get confused by the black) as I thought it looked cute, colourful and most importantly, fairly easy.[...]

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NOTD: Nails Inc Concrete in Stonehenge & London Wall

I've been meaning to try these new Nails Inc Concrete varnishes for a while, but to be honest I kept putting them off as I wasn't sure I'd like them! The two colours I have are Stonehenge* (blue) and London Wall* (grey-tinged nude). I've spoken to a few people who have the Concrete polishes in their collection and the general census has been that the whole "anti-smooth" finish of them is rather off-putting.  My main fear was that nails would l[...]

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NOTD: Pink Sparkle featuring Seche Precious and Models Own Show Stopper

As promised, here's a NOTD featuring the new Seche nail lacquer in Precious* as well as an accent using Models Own Show Stopper*, which is a Clothes Show Live exclusive, so if you're heading to the event over the next couple of days then it's definitely worth picking up as you won't be able to get it anywhere else for the time being. The Seche nail lacquers have strong pros and cons, although it's noteworthy that I've only used one shade so far so I[...]

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NOTD: HJ Manicure Pink Metallic

I was seriously excited when I was contacted by HJ Manicure and offered the chance to try some of their nail polishes as the range is absolutely amazing and brings something different to the market, an achievement that is pretty hard in the already saturated nail polish arena. I'm not confident my shoddy application "skills" have done this shade any justice, but I've included plenty of pictures anyway! For me, the two main appeals of HJ Manicures are[...]

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NOTD: Rubies and Diamonds

I'm still absolutely loving vampy, berry red shades and this weeks NOTD is a brighter take on this look using Marks and Spencer Limited Collection Quick Dry Nail Polish in Ruby and for the accent I've used Nails Inc Bling It On in Rocks. I've cut my nails short recently (so I can actually play guitar again...it won't last long as there's a constant struggle between having nice nails and playing nice songs) and I do think that dark colours work reall[...]

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NOTD: Avon Arctic Goddess

Another Arctic Goddess post today, but this time focusing on the nails.  Whilst I'm not really one for wearing blue tones on my eyes (other than the occasional flirtation with navy) I am most definitely a fan of blue nails, which is why I couldn't wait to try out Avon's Arctic Goddess nail varnishes. The two I used were Arctic Waters on the majority of the nails and Chilling Teal as an accent on each hand. I was seriously excited when I saw Arctic[...]

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NOTD: Autumn Chic (ish..)

No7's lined up some very pretty autumnal releases including some rather interesting pastel eye shades (which in my mind goes against the typically darker, earthier shades that we expect from winter releases) as well as some easy to wear nail colours including the two shades I've used in this NOTD. The mid grey shade is called Winter Tale and the purple shade is called Blackcurrant.  They're shades that compliment each other really well and are both[...]

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NOTD: Maybelline Lilac Charm

Maybelline's Lilac Charm from the Forever Strong line is one of those colours that really grows on you.  At first, I applied it and thought it was a bit of a 'meh' shade, but 24 hours later I am seriously loving it. It applies horridly streaky, but the streaks settle down into a smooth finish.  All these pictures are after two coats, finished off with an obligatory coat of Kensington Caviar.   Colour-wise, I'd say it's a milky lilac that defi[...]

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NOTD: Minnie Mouse Tribute

I haven't ordered the OPI Minnie Mouse collection yet, mainly because I'm sulking at the lack of inclusion of the glittery heart varnish (soooo pretty, why isn't it there?!) but I'm still feeling the love for the girly, pink-loving theme of Minnie Mouse.  Therefore, I thought I'd do a little NOTD homage. This look starts of with two coats of OPI's Strawberry Margarita from the Summer Dreaming Collection. After that dried, I used a various sized do[...]

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NOTD: Pink and Girly

I've been playing around with all sorts of different colours and styles on my nails lately, so last week I decided to go for something a bit more traditional.  I went out on Friday and I fancied indulging in something really feminine, and you can't get more feminine than pink and glitter really can you?I love having an accent nail, so for this NOTD I used 2 coats of OPI Pink Friday, then for the accents I used 3 coats of Nails Inc Diamond Arcade Nai[...]