Barry M Pastel Skittle Mani

Hello ๐Ÿ™‚
Today I have my favourite mani I’ve ever done! I’ve used all Barry M nail paints for this skittle mani. I have an unexpected trip home and I haven’t been for a while so I wanted to do my nails for the occasion! I used the textured nail polish in Lady (far left) and Ridley Road (far right), Gellies in Prickly pear (left) and sugar Apple (right) and for the base on all but 2 of my nails Matt White, which I’ve reviewed here.
Barry M Skittle Nails
I started off with my usual, Chip Skip and Nail Envy by O.P.I. My thumb is 3 coats of Matt White and 1 coat of Ridley Road, I used striping tape to get the triangles. My index finger is Prickly Pear and one of my nail studs from Cheeky. On my middle finger is 3 coats of Matt White and 1 coat of Lady. My ring finger is again 3 coats of Matt White and I sponged on a gradient of Sugar Apple and Prickly Pear – I also used striping tape for this design. Finally, my pinky is 2 coats of Sugar Apple and the mini polkadots were applied with my white nail art pen- also Barry M. I finished it all off by applying my favourite HK Girl Top Coat to my index, ring and pinky fingers ๐Ÿ™‚

I love these pastel skittle nails ๐Ÿ™‚ feels summery. I’d love to hear what you thought of them!

C x

June Nail Art Challenge: 06 – Fav Movie

Hello ๐Ÿ™‚

So I don’t have a favourite movie, I’m too indecisive for that but I decided to do The Hobbit today for Califronailsย nail art challenge because I wanted to try out a new polish I picked up using my Boots points.

For this mani I used Barry M Gold Glitter, Black Multi Glitter (the one I wanted to try out) and their nail art pen in white, China Glaze Mingle With Cringle and a random silver striper, which I got in a set of 50 from eBay about 2 years ago!ย The Hobbit Nails The Hobbit Nails

The Barry M Black Multi Glitter wasn’t as great as I had hoped. In the bottle you can see the tiny little silver and holo glitters perfectly fine but on the nail its a little underwhelming. But I went ahead and used it anyway.

The Hobbit Nails

To create this look I used one coat of Black Multi Glitter and dabbed on the Gold Glitter, just over the tips of my nails. I wanted it to look like the piles of gold that Smaug lives in. I then used the nail art pen to write on the title and draw the silhouette of Sting on my thumb nail. To make it look it more like the title in the film I then used a thin nail art brush to paint over the white with Mingle with Cringle and I used the silver to go over Sting, I tried to make it look like it was glowing… I topped it all off with HK Girl topcoat and applied my favourite cuticle cream from Burt’s Bees.ย The Hobbit Nails The Hobbit Nails

I know it’s not the best nail art but I’m learning – slowly! What do you think and what’s your favourite film?

C x

NOTD: Illamasqua and Nail Studs

Hello, just a quick one today!

This was actually yesterdays mani, it was pretty grim weather so I didn’t fancy wearing anything too light or bright on my nails. I used Illamasqua – Faux Pas for this. I got it on sale for ยฃ5 on their website a while ago – such a good bargain! I ended up buying three polishes for ยฃ15: 3 for the price of 1! Faux Pas is a blue-based deep purple and has a slight shimmer too but it’s barely visible to the eye, let alone the camera! I purchased the triangle studs form Cheeky’s store on Amazon for ยฃ1.33 andย you can get them on their website too. I applied just ONE coat of Faux Pas, let it dry, then added one coat of topcoat. While it was still wet I applied a stud using tweezers and once the first coat had dried, applied a second coat of top coat. I use HK Girl topcoat from Glisten and Glow, which is super shiny.

Illamasqua and Nail Studs
Illamasqua and Nail StudsSimple but cute I say!

C x

June Nail Art Challenge: 04 – Disney

Hello again ๐Ÿ™‚

Today I have the second category from Californails June Nail Art Challenge, which is Disney! I was originally going to do Tangled and have Rapunzel’s hair running across my nails, but I just couldn’t do and I didn’t have the time to faff to much as I’m still sitting exams for Uni! So.. I ended up doing Alice in Wonderland ๐Ÿ™‚ I kept it simple and used a variety of polishes so I won’t list them all! The tools I used were just a dotting tool, a striper brush and Barry M’s Nail Art Pen in black. I apologise for it not being very neat, I rushed it a little bit so I could crack on with revision! The thumb nail, which I’m not showing being it went wrong, has a pocket watch on it.

Alice In Wonderland Nails


Simple but I like them, what do you think? ๐Ÿ™‚

See you soon

C x