Sunset Fever

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Another manicure using Sally Hansen Complete Salon manicure in Tahitian Sunset. This was supposed to be either a past Twinsie Tuesday post or a halloween post. I really like the end result so I thought it was worth a post. 
I started off with a T shape on my nail using striping tape. I then painted each section using a plain white polish, Tahitian Sunset and Essence Black is back. Once that was one I pulled off the striping tape whilst the polish was still wet. To cover the nail the striping tape revealed I used Kiss nail art striper in Silver and Essence Gold Fever.
I topped it off with a coat of Essence Soft touch matte topcoat. Glitter with a matte topcoat is my favourite thing ever.Some glitters suit a glossy topcoat but others were made to be matte.


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NOTD- Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure (372) Greige

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I tend to turn to the Sally Hansen Complete Salon  Manicure range if I can't decide on what polish to wear. I love the brush and the formulas tend to be perfect. I hadn't worn greige as a full manicure in quite a while so I opted to pop that on.  I use this a fair bit in nail art but it is actually pretty nice on its own too.
I have 3 coats of Greige, no basecoat or topcoat. These polishes don't need a basecoat unless you are wearing one of the teal polishes (blue streak and Jungle gem for instance). They will stain your nails so I always use a basecoat before wearing one of them. You definitely do not need a topcoat. these are perfectly glossy on their own. 
I mentioned before that this is not a greige really, it's just a light grey. There is not hint of beige in this whatsoever. It wears really well and I managed to get a full week out of this manicure with only a minor amount of tipwear. 


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Twinsie Tuesday- Pokemon!

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This weeks Twinsie Tuesday manicure had to be inspired by a fandom we follow. I have a few books and films that I love but I've done manicures inspired by them before. This week I thought I'd go for an older show/game that I used to love. Pokemon was HUGE and I loved it. I found the series on netflix recently and I've watched pretty much every episode since then. I loved the original pokemon (pikachu, charmander, bulbasaur and squirtle) but for todays post I went with Pikachu. 


I have 2 coats of NYC Pinstripe white as my base. I then divided the nail using Orly Vinyl. I added Max Factor Red passion to the top and that completled my Pokeballs, For my Pikachu accent I freehanded its head using OPI I just can't copeacabana. I used Orly Vinyl for the black on the ears, eyes, nose and mouth. The pink is OPI Kiss me I'm Brazillian. 

Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Amanda at Fashion Footing
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Bridget at A Painted Nail
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Savannah at Addicted to Polish


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Pond manicure....for real this time

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I decided to try a "real" pond manicure this week. I only copped on last week that this was an actual technique. I still love my frog manicure but I thought I'd give the real thing a go (while I still remember what it is!)
The only proper jelly I have to hand is Zoya Paz so I went with an orange theme. I started with 3 coats of Sally Hansen Complete Salon manicure in Tahitian Sunset. On my accent nail Ihave 1 coat of Zoya Paz as a base. I freehanded the roses using China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy, Essence Happy End and Nyc Picnic on the lawn for the leaves. I added a coat of Zoya Paz on top to complete the pond manicure look.


I have to admit the Pond manicure idea is not for me. The end result just doesn't look good on my nails and it's not something I would bother  to try again. It looks ok as an accent nail but I didn't like it as a full manicure at all.

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New years eve nails 2014

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My last manicure that I have left to show from my Christmas folder is actually my New Years eve manicure. I debated whether or not I would bother doing one this year but in the end I thought I might as well seeing as I had a bit of time to get them done. I generally keep my mani pretty basic using China Glaze Blue years eve. It's a bit of a tradition for me to wear this polish for New Years given the name. This year I thought I'd add a bit of glitter to the tips to make it stand out a bit more.
I have on 2 coats of Blue Years Eve over a basecoat of Sally Hansen miracle cure. Blue polish stains pretty badly so I always use a basecoat. 

Whilst the second coat was still a bit tacky I stuck my nail into the gold glitter pot from the Miss Elegant touch Candy dip nail kit in Holly Berries (you can see my review of both kits here). Using a fan brush I gently brushed off the excess and it spread the glitter around into more of a gradient style rather than having just a clump of glitter in one spot. I topped it off with a coat of Sally Hansen miracle Gel topcoat. 


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Snowmen and candy canes

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This was one of my favourite manicures this year. I did a similar candy cane design last year but this year I have a little snowman addition. I used the same green and red polishes for this design but I changed the lines and made them thinner.

My base is NYC Pinstripe white. I have on 2 coats. It could have done with a 3rd for sure but I knew it would be covered so I didn't bother. It wasn't worth the longer drying time.
The stripes are Barry m Red Glitter and China Glaze Running in Circles. I used roughly 2 coats for each. 

For the snowman I used Sally Hansen Patent Gloss in Vinyl for all of the black parts. The orange is Nails inc Atomic. His little scarf is Barry m Blueberry. I topped it all off with Sally Hansen Miracle gel topcoat.


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Twinsie Tuesday- Inspired by my shoes!

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I forget what they call this design but it was the perfect pick for this weeks Twinsie Tuesday post. My shoes are pretty plain at the moment. They are just black flats, nothing special about them. They are easy to throw on in the morning so there's no faffing around with laces (and no chance I'll smudge or chip my nail polish in the process!)

Here I have on 2 coats of Illamasqua Monogamous. I refuse to buy these full price because it's ridiculous. I think they are something around the €17 mark in debenhams. Even though they have them on sale a fair bit, the ones on sale always sell out in an instant.
Once monogamous had dried I used Sally Hansen  Velveteen which has the same looking finish as my shoes so that worked out pretty well I have to say. 
I think the mani turned out pretty spot on this week. I am pretty interested to see what the other ladies come up with.



Savannah at Addicted to Polish
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Bridget at A Painted Nail
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Amanda at Fashion Footing
Amanda at Amandalandish

Alaina at The Little Canvas

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