31DC2017 Galaxies

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

I don't know about you, but I am a little surprised how quickly Day nineteen of the 31DC2017 challenge has popped up. It really only feels like last week that I was starting this challenge, but here we are nineteen days in and nearly onto the final section of this challenge. The final section is definitely the most challenging for me! 

Today's theme is galaxies. Galaxy manis always were quite tricky for me. I think I have managed to do maybe two or three that I am really happy with. Past that, I am all for "cheating". Like today's mani. I definitely class this as cheating and I am all for it. I love how this turned out. For my base I used piCture pOlish Riviera and stamped using Powder Perfect's White Stamping Polish. Stamping image is from Bundle Monster BM-XL213.

Wish me luck guys.  I am going to be attempting watermarble tonight.  Eek.

Dance Legend Binary (Part) Collection - Swatches & Review

Monday, 18 September 2017

I mentioned a little while ago that I received a bunch of new release polishes from Dance Legend and I am slowly making my way through them.  Dance Legend have recently added six new Spring inspired cremes to the Binary range and I have two of them to share with you today.  I have previously swatched and reviewed some of the other polishes in the Binary range which you can find here if you are interested.  Let's take a look at Marta and Anfisa shall we?

Anfisa is described as a cool toned raspberry creme.  I think this is a really pretty colour and the formula is easy to use.  My swatch shows two coats.

Marta is a greenish blue creme.  Such a gorgeous colour,  Again, the formula was really easy to use.  I used two coats for my swatch.

I really like both of these polishes.  They are great colours with great formulas.

The Binary range is available now from Dance Legend

31DC2017 Half Moons

Happy Monday everyone!  Hope you all had an enjoyable weekend.  I know I did.  We actually had some decent weather which was nice to be able to get outside and not completely freeze for a change.  Hopefully it means that more Spring weather is coming!  Enough about the weather, let's talk about nails.  Today's 31DC2017 theme is half moons.  If you have been following with this challenge in the previous years then you will know that I do not like half moon manis.  I am not a fan of them at all.  I think they look good on some people, but I do not like them on me at all.

For my base I used Dance Legend Marta and then used Anfisa over the top.  I will have my swatches and review of these two polishes on my blog later today.

Is there a style of mani that you don't like?  I'm curious to know.  Let me know in the comments.

Hit The Bottle Pour Some Neon On Me! Stamping Polish (Part) Collection - Swatches & Review

Sunday, 17 September 2017

One thing that you probably already know about me is that I love neon polishes!  I'm pretty sure some form of neon mani pops up in my monthly favourites every month and a lot of the time they dominate my nail art favourites.  When I saw that Hit The Bottle were making neon stamping polishes I nearly died.  I mean, neon stamping polishes?  YES PLEASE!!!!  I was actually contacted by Michelle and asked if I would be happy to test out the some of the neon polishes - and of course you know what I said.  There are a total of seven stamping polishes in this collection and I have five of them to share with you today (I do plan on picking up the other two in the near future so I will swatch and review those at some point).

Like with all Hit The Bottle polishes these polishes stamp beautifully, and the colours are amazing!  I tested them over various base colours (but have used black and white bases for this review), tested them on various brands of plates with different designs with both thin and thick lines and tested with a couple of different stampers.  I haven't experienced any issue with these at all.  As they are neons they may dry a little quicker than other stamping polishes but I honestly tried stamping slow and didn't have any issues. 

Blutonium is a bright blue creme stamping polish.

Ectoplasm Green is a neon green creme stamping polish.

High Voltage Violet is a bright purple creme stamping polish.

I Pink, Therefore I Am is a neon pink creme stamping polish.

Orange You Excited is a neon orange creme stamping polish.

I love these stamping polishes!  I honestly can't say anything bad about them.  As I mentioned earlier there are another two stamping polishes in this collection (an aqua and a yellow) which I will be adding to my collection in the near future.

The Pour Some Neon On Me! is available now from Hit The Bottle.

31DC2017: Glitter

It has just occurred to me that we are officially over the half way mark of the 31DC2017 challenge.  Woohoo!  It's been a couple of crazy weeks for me but hopefully the rest of the month will go by a little more smoothly (although come to think of it, it's school holidays at the end of next week....) and I can say I have successfully completed this challenge for the forth year in a row.  I look forward to being able to say that.  How are you traveling with this challenge?  Hanging in there?  

Today's theme is a fun one - glitter!  Seriously who doesn't love glitter?  I recently fell in love with Femme Fatale Cosmetics Wandering Wizard and just had to use it for today's mani.  I wore it over China Glaze Style Princess and stamped using Powder Perfect's Black Stamping Polish.  The image is also from Powder Perfect - the Floral 1 stamping plate.

Crumpet's Nail Tarts: 26 Great Nail Art Ideas: Autumn/Uberchic Beauty Lovely Leaves 02 Stamping Plate - Swatches & Review

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Welcome to the post with officially the longest blog post title I have ever had.  I think.  It's definitely up there as one of the longest.  As you may be aware by now, I am currently doing a daily nail art challenge on top of my regular challenges and swatching and reviews.  To make this a little "easier" on me I am combining a few things where possible.  Like today's post.  The theme for the 26 Great Nail Art Ideas Challenge is Autumn and I just so happen to have Uberchic's Lovely Leaves 02 stamping plate to review so I figured they go perfectly together in a post.

This is the mani I have done for the 26GNAI challenge.  For my base I sponged on OPI We The Female, Chop Sticking To My Story and Never A Dulles Moment and stamped using Powder Perfect's Black Stamping Polish.  I seriously love this mani and I think it's probably the best Autumn mani that I have ever done.

Now let's talk about Uberchic's Lovely Leaves 02 Stamping Plate.  This plate features a good mix of full sized, individual images and of course layering images all in beautiful leafy designs.  While I have used this for an Autumn mani, you could definitely use it for other seasons.

Image from Uberchic Beauty
I really like this next image.  I think it's quite pretty and doesn't necessarily scream "leaves" to me.  For my base I used China Glaze Life's Grimm and stamped using Powder Perfect's Golden Stamping Polish.

I really like this plate.  It's not one that I would grab for on a daily basis (not that I grab for the same plate on a daily basis but you know what I mean) but it is perfect for challenge manis for me.

The Lovely Leaves 03 Stamping Plate is available now from Uberchic Beauty.

31DC2017: Geometric Print

It seems a little strange to not be combining today's 31DC2017 mani with something else (but never fear - I will be combining another challenge mani with a review later today so stay tuned for that).  For today's mani I am keeping this one really simple.  It's quick and easy and I can easily do it on both hands with minimal fuss. I promise my manis will start getting a bit more "fancier" soon.

For my base I used Sally Hansen Pacific Blue (I love this polish - it's such a shame they reformulated it).  Stamping design is from Uberchic 20-02.  I really like this design.  There are actually quite a few awesome designs on Uberchic's Collection 20 stamping plates - but you'll have to hold off a little longer for my review.  I'm still working on my manis.