iZ Beauty Review

iZ Beauty Review*

*these products were sent to me to review but all opinions are my own

iZ Beauty of London got in contact with me and asked if I wanted to try some of their products. I’ve tried some of their Deco iT Nail Decals before but nothing else so I was quite excited to try something new from them. They kindly sent me three polishes, two lots of decals and three other different nail art supplies. Read More »

Makeup Gallery: Autumn Bold Nails*

It’s September and Autumn seems to have hit in one foul swoop! It’s gotten colder and it’s now been raining for at least 12 hours… But I love the colours this season brings and today I’m sharing some of my favourites from Makeup Gallery in a bold autumnal look. I’m also incorporating some A/W essential nail care to help those nails stay long & healthy! Read More »

Barry M Pastel Skittle Mani

Hello 🙂
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 🙂

I love these pastel skittle nails 🙂 feels summery. I’d love to hear what you thought of them!

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 £5 on their website a while ago – such a good bargain! I ended up buying three polishes for £15: 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 £1.33 and 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