Saturday, 31 October 2015

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween you lovely lot! I would be super excited but I am working this Halloween. I still love seeing all the outfits on the tube on my way home though. I'll try to get some sneaky snaps for you.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Witch's Cat

halloween nail art
With Halloween just around the corner we thought we'd inundate you with spooky themed nail designs! We're a tad late to the party but we never like to start the celebrations too early, no one wants to peak too soon. Instead this week is going to be chock-a-block with ghoulies and the like! 

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Ghoulish Grey Haze with Beauty At Tesco

We've collaborated again with the lovely folks over at Beauty At Tesco to bring you another Halloween themed mani. Today it's a ghoulish grey gradient created with some Rimmel polishes: Moon*, Foggy London*, White Hot Love* and Little Bo Peep*. Like my cat claws this was created as I was getting back in the swing of things so not necessarily my best work but it's still pretty effective. 

Beauty at Tesco will be sharing more pics on their social media pages so make sure to check them out! You can follow Beauty at Tesco on InstagramPinterest, and Twitter, or visit their blog here.

We'd love to see your recreations so please tag us and @beautyattesco on Instagram if you try this out. 

Emma x

Monday, 26 October 2015

18 Fun Halloween Nail Art Ideas

I LOVE Halloween. Every year I can't wait to see all the spooky designs on social media, it's so much fun! I have seen a few nail art wheels this year showcasing loads of great designs. We first did one back in 2013 and found it such a good way to experiment with our Halloween looks. I knew I wanted to do one this year as I wanted to try as many designs as possible but I also knew that I wanted to try them all in a slightly more fun or cartoonish style. So voila! Here are my pastel tinted looks...

Sunday, 25 October 2015

The Poppy Collection

Poppy nail art
We know that we're a little early for Remembrance Sunday but we do have a valid reason. Have you ever wondered where to get those amazing poppies that you see on things like X Factor, you know, the ones with diamantes and such? Well, we contacted by the people behind them, Buckley London, and asked if we could create some poppy nail art for them. We do poppy nails every year so of course said yes and kindly Buckley sent us a couple of their gorgeous rings to use as inspiration!

Friday, 23 October 2015

MICRO Nail Elegance Buffing Tool Review

The team at MICRO Nail sent us their Elegance device a long time ago, I have been pathetically slow at getting round to writing up this review - sorry! The MICRO Nails Elegance* is an electronic buffing tool which promises to smooth and shine you nails in seconds. I have super ridged nails so was interested to see if it would work for me.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Nautical Nails

The problem with working seasons in your post uni gap year is that you then have to watch your friends as they keep doing them and you get a boring office job. What's worse is when one of them decides to quit season life and get a 'real' job too, but the first week of the job includes sailing around Croatia! Seriously, how awesome is that! My job just sends me round the M25... 

Monday, 19 October 2015

Feline Fantasy with Beauty At Tesco

Gosh it feels like forever since I posted anything on here! Poor Jo has been holding the fort while I've been gallivanting on my holidays (sorry Jo!). I'm back just in time for my favourite holiday - Halloween. I love this time of year and couldn't wait to start doing some eery designs. This one comes courtesy of Beauty At Tesco who asked for some creepy cat claws as part of their #PrettyScaryLooks for Halloween!

Friday, 16 October 2015

HJ Manicure Swatches

I must admit that I hadn't heard of HJ Manicure before they contacted us about doing some swatches for them. Now I can confirm that I'm very glad I came across them. We try so many polishes that are a disappointment so we rarely get our hopes up. These three were a lovely surprise!

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

breast cancer awareness nail art
It's October again, somehow! How has it come around so quickly?! Anyway, October means lot of birthdays for us, Halloween, no drinking for some, and importantly for today's design it's also Breast Cancer Awareness month. You may have seen that we've created pink manis in honour of this for the last couple of years, this year is no different.

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Chicago Marathon Nails!

Chicago Marathon Nailart
This weekend my friend Charlie (The Runner Beans) is running the Chicago marathon! As per our little tradition I put together some marathon nail art for her to hopefully help spur her along! Each marathon mani contains 26.2 which is the number of miles she will be running, a national flag and then something themed to the city. For Chicago Charlie chose the letter C H I and two food based accent nails (donut and pizza) along with two American flags!

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Blueberry Eyes Cream

Eye can see you! I haven't used Greenberry for a while so felt the need to whip up a lovely green mani for you before we head too far away from summer. This colour is just so amazing, it's no surprise it's our all time fave!

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Eat My Dots

dotty nailart
Last week I painted my sister's nails for the first time in absolutely ages! Now she has two babies to take care of there's very little time for manicures. We even had to paint her nails in stages whenever we could grab a quiet few minutes! I forgot to take photos but loved the design so much I recreated it for you all to see. 

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Birthday Pusheen

pusheen nailart
Today is a very special day as it's the birthday of two of my very best buddies, one of which is my partner in crime Emma!! Both ladies are full members of the cat lovers club so I've decided to create a birthday mani just for them. Introducing Birthday Pusheen!

Friday, 2 October 2015


England Rugby Nailart
If you follow us on Instagram you may have already seen this mani as I actually painted it last weekend. However, I wanted to share it as a full blog post too so I could tell you about the polishes etc!
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