Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Sophia Webster 'Amanda' Nails

We love Sophia Webster shoes as much as, well pretty much every other woman on the planet, and it's an added bonus that they're chocked full of nail art inspo too! Emma and I have created nails inspired by Sophia Webster designs before - here and here, and I've done a third for you today. 

Sophia Webster - Amanda
As soon as I saw the 'Amanda' heels I know the design would end up on my nails. Bright pink, cream and hearts, err yes yes and yes! I also knew that I had the exact right pink in my collection, remember that super bright hot pink by Playboy? Hot Violet* is an amazing polish and certainly way more than we were expecting from Playboy! I've teamed it with Coconut Cream from Models Own (here) and they made an awesome duo, so I didn't hesitate to use the pairing again. For the little black hearts I used a Barry M nail art pen. It's not thin enough to get the same hand drawn look but I was happy to make that compromise. 

This mani was really simple and fairly quick to put together. It would have been quicker if I'd waited for everything to dry properly and not kept smudging it. Less haste more speed and all that! It's a perfect party look for Spring/Summer, if only we could spare £350 for the matching heels *sigh*

Are you a Sophia Webster fan?


Monday, 30 March 2015

Easter Bunny for Beauty At Tesco

Today's post is another brought to you by Beauty at Tesco. This time we're getting in the mood for Easter with a cute bunny. I did an Easter bunny last year as well so wanted to try and mix things up a bit this time with some fun carrot accents and pastel polka dots. 

I drew inspiration from this by looking at the Easter wheel I did last year. Lots of designs on there to help you come up with something original, especially if you mix and match. 

Are you looking forward to the Easter weekend? Did you give up anything for Lent that you're going to indulge on come Sunday?

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Sunday, 29 March 2015


mint nail polish collection

Here at Dahlia Nails we love mint polishes and I've been meaning to do a little feature on my faves for a while. Emma showcased some of her impressive collection a while back in Make Mine a Mint, and now it's my turn!

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Make Me Blush

Just a quickie for you today. I recently went through my stash and rediscovered this beauty from an old H&M collection. H&M used to collaborate with Disney quite a bit on beauty ranges. I have two other polishes from their Bambi range and remember seeing a Mickey&Minnie collection as well as a Donald&Daisy one. I haven't seen any Disney polishes in there for a while though which is a shame as they were so kitsch and cute. 

Friday, 27 March 2015

Rimmel London Sweetie Heart Matte Pastels

This month Rimmel have three, yes THREE new nail collection releases. You might have seen some out in shops already. We were so excited when Rimmel sent out the press releases and have been eagerly awaiting our samples. The first collection, Sweetie Heart Matte Pastels, finally arrived (after being held hostage by the postman) this week and we got straight to swatching!

Rimmel London Sweetie Heart Matte Pastels
L-R: Love Bug*, Cheeky Chap*, Chase Me*, Cheeky Girl*, You're Mine*
The Sweetie Heart collection is made up of five soft sorbet shades which dry with a velvety matte finish. This is one of many new pastel releases this Spring so we were curious to see how Rimmel's efforts compared. First impressions were great, the bottles have been redesigned and look really cute, and the colours are gorgeous. Although it's a small collection it covers all the main pastel bases, the only shade we would have added is a purple. Let's have a closer look...

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Fresh Minty Daisies

With Easter just around the corner I felt the urge for a fresh minty mani! I'm so excited about the longer days and that the sun is showing it's face a little more often. Although it totally sucks that we're going to lose an hour of our precious weekend this week!

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Essence Effect Nail Polish: Latex

When this little number landed on my doormat I was intrigued. I'm not ususally a huge fan of effect nail polishes like this as they don't tend to have the intended finish and they seem a bit gimmicky. Denim effect nail polish, for example, is not really my thing. The ones I've tried just don't look like denim, more of a weird metallicy blue!
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