Friday, 29 May 2015

Biscuit Day with Beauty At Tesco

Today we bring you a post in conjunction with Beauty at Tesco and in honour of Biscuit Day. Err yes, Biscuit Day. Something that we are ashamed to admit we hadn't heard of until we were asked to create this design. Best. Day. Ever!


Thursday, 28 May 2015

O.P.I ColorPaints Blendable Nail Lacquer

Last week we got invited to attend the Coty Nail Bar - a pop up nail haven with exclusive access to Coty's newest nail polishes from a number of brands. Unfortunately, Emma was off gallivanting in New York so I went along to represent Dahlia Nails. The event was in a private room at a hotel on Regent Street and I was met by smiling faces and a cocktail bar - so far so good! I got over my nerves of attending solo and had a lovely chat with some of the Coty ladies, along with treating myself to a gorgeous mani from Claire (Top Twenty Nails). 

The showstopper of the event for me was the new O.P.I. ColorPaints collection. I've seen a few shots of them on Instagram but couldn't wait to see them for myself. They only landed in the UK last week and aren't available to buy yet so I was really excited to try them out. We were lucky enough to get to take home a set so I've got a review for you today.
L-R: Silver Canvas, Purple Perspective, Pen & Pink, Magenta Muse, Chromatic Orange, Primarily Yellow, Landscape Artist, Turquoise Aesthetic, Indigo Motif


Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Emma's Nail Fails

I have something a bit different for you today, I am going to showcase all of my nail fails. Now bear with me, I have quite a few so this will be a picture heavy post. Some of these are designs that I have since redone, some I will try again in future and some are just best forgotten. This is is the kind of thing that I love reading so I hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Katherine Sabbath Inspired Cake Drip Nails

I very recently discovered Katherine Sabbath on Instagram and she instantly became my new baking idol. Move over Mary Berry, this shit just got serious. Those of you who have followed us for a while, or are fans of our over on Instagram will be familiar with my love of baking. Katherine's creations are something else, bright colours, dripping ganache and all manor of funky cake toppers. Not only are her cakes amazing but Katherine is based in Australia and a fan of I Scream Nails - one of my absolute favourite accounts, needless to say I put two and two together and a design was born!

Monday, 25 May 2015

Kate Spade Inspired Flamingoes

While I was in New York (you're gonna see a lot of inspiration from my trip so sorry in advance) I went on a search for one of my fave NY designers - Kate Spade. Finally slipping into one of her stores I noticed that she's gone for a tropical summer theme this year with tons of flamingoes. My friend and I commented on this as we both love a flamingo motif but often don't buy things as they tend to be overwhelmingly pink which isn't really our thing. Being me I thought if I'm not going to go full on and have flamingo accessories then I will have them on my nails. So here they are!

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Love In Paris

This week I got to paint a friend's nails for a wedding which was really fun. I don't often get to do nail art on other people these days as it's hard to find the time. When I was asked to create a mani for a wedding which was split between London and Paris I knew I'd have to set aside some time!

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Simple Saturday Leopard

Sorry for the late post today guys, I am suffering from some serious jetlag. I got back from New York on Thursday and haven't got my boy back to normal yet so have been getting up at around 2pm! Oops. I will do a bit more of a post on New York with some themed nails when my head gets back in the game. For now, here's a simple leopard mani for a lazy Saturday afternoon. Colours used are all Barry Ms from the spring Speedy collection: Pit Stop*, Pole Position*, and Eat My Dust*. I topped it all off with a matte top coat. 

Happy Bank Holiday weekend! 

Emma x
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