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Untamed Luxury

A Good Evening To You All!!
Today's manicure is way over the top and very blingy!! Definitely not for your average daily routine but perfect for the Christmas party season!

I started off with two coats of the stunning China Glaze 'Red-y & Willing'which is just such a rich, deep burgundy shade with a metallic sheen. Fantabulous.


Once that was dry, I painted on a coat of Orly 'Can't Be Tamed' on all my nails. This nail polish is made up of royal purple medium sized hex glitters and pewter small sized hex glitters. I really like the fact that it's not your usual silver glitter; a bit more unique!


I then dabbed on a dense coat of Butter London 'Lovely Jubbly' at the base of each nail (near the cuticle). This is a really opaque micro-glitter made up of mostly fuchsia pink, electric blue and a smattering of silver glitters.


Finally time for that bling!! I applied the silver studs and purple, hot pink and lilac rhinestones using dabs of Essie 'Good…

Molten Gold

Hello Everyone!!

Today, I've got another interpretation of Erin Cooper's abstract artwork!! This time I chose the gorgeous purple and gold 'Rosselini', isn't it mesmerizing?!! I had to alter the colour scheme a touch as I didn't have all of the colours in nail polish (obviously need more....ha ha!).


I started this manicure by painting my nails in Revlon Parfumerie 'Beachy' (non-accent nails) which is a beautiful gold nail polish. I usually steer clear of scented nail polish as they tend to be sweet and sickly. The Parfumerie range is just amazing though; 'Beachy' smells of tropical flowers and a faint hint of salty sea air!


On my accent nails, I used a few coats of Rimmel 'Purple Pulse', followed by two coats of Max Factor 'Fantasy Fire'. This is truly a magical nail polish containing shimmer which flashes from bronze, gold, yellow-green through to an amazingly intense jade green at certain angles.


Over 'Beachy', I used a…

Rose Cascade

Hey There!

Today, I have a manicure that I'm pretty proud of! I love painting floral nail art but I've never created roses on my nails before. I kinda made a big deal about them in my head and became a bit intimidated by them (weird, I know!). It was getting very silly so I pulled myself together (ha!) and  decided to just go ahead and do a rose inspired manicure.....


To get started I used this lovely painting on Pinterest for my inspiration but changed the colour scheme to better suit what I had in mind. I really like the loose and almost abstract form of the roses; just beautiful.

I used Champneys 'Mulberry', a very dark purple (almost black), on my non-accent nails and W7 'Silver Suede'on my pointer and pinkie nails.


To paint in my roses I used a small detail brush and the following nail polishes; China Glaze 'Fancy Pants' (blue-purple). Champneys 'Ruby' (metallic red), China Glaze 'Gothic Lolita' (purple), Essie 'The Girls Are Ou…

Inspiration: Moody Decadence

Hello Everyone!!

Last week, I had every intention of creating some Halloween and Bonfire Night inspired manicures but alas time got away from me. Boo. At least there's always next year!!

Anyway, here's what is inspiring me at the moment;