Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Parma Flowers

I seem to be in a bit of a floral mood at the moment. I must be getting geared up for spring! For this design I chose to pull out one of my all time favourite shades: Topshop's Parma Violet. I love the colour for all year and I love the pairing with the rose gold from Models Own. I used this combo once before for this design and am a little bit obsessed. 

Monday, 1 February 2016

You Had Me At Hello

I have horrendous nails at the moment. I'm putting it down to the cold weather, back to work, and being a bit run down. But if I'm really honest it's probably because I kept peeling off my gel mani's before Christmas. Seriously people, when you're told not to do that there's a reason - don't do it! My nails are like paper and just falling apart. So apologies for the stubby and uneven nails in this design, I've been trying to wait for them to grow back but that doesn't seem to be happening!

Friday, 29 January 2016

Back to Basics: Vintage Florals

Argh I'm so annoyed at how bad a blogger I am being this year. If you've seen that quote going around about 2016 starting again on 1st Feb this is how I feel about life right now. although I really need this year to begin again in March. Really can't get my head into anything at the moment! Taking the time to do my nails though is so therapeutic so I need to remember to step back from the craziness that is life to do the things I love. This classic style design got me right back in the mood, I do love a vintage-style floral!

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Create your own nail paint with Palette London

We haven't done a review for ages because we've been so busy recently. It took me over a week to even reply to the team at Palette London to tell them that we definitely wanted to test out their awesome-sounding Create Your Own Nail Paint Collection! Fortunately they forgave us and sent us out one of the kits above. 

Monday, 25 January 2016

Black White & Mint

Oops, forgot to post these over the weekend, sorry for the sporadic posting recently! This is a simple design that I've been meaning to try out for absolutely ages. It's directly inspired (ok, I totally stole it) by Alice at One Nail To Rule Them All. I thought about doing it for one of our mani swaps but there were so many to choose from it never made the top spot. I'm glad I got round to it as it was so quick and simple and I'm in love with the final look.

Friday, 22 January 2016

Pow Accent

For the first time in a long time at the weekend I had a day of just being inspired and creating nail designs. I have had a bit of a hiatus in here and poor Jo has had to keep things afloat while I've been drowning in work so it was really nice to just browse through Pinterest and Instagram to get inspired. The idea behind this design came from a print I found on Pinterest. I loved the contrast of the monochrome and the bright green. Unfortunately I was logged in to my other account and didn't like the pic so I am having trouble refinding it but if I do I shall post the link for y'all.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Stars In Our Eyes

galaxy nailart
I'm not sure why but I just had the urge for a galaxy mani today. It's one that we churn out every so often but are always fun to do, and no two are ever the same. Emma seems to manage to make hers look really individual each time where mine end up a bit samey whatever colours I use, not sure how that works?! I was intending to make this one stand out by doing something a bit different, like bringing some negative space into it, or adding a drippy outline, but once I'd done the base I liked them too much to mess with! 
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