More Christmas manis!

Morning! Less than a week until Christmas so I thought I'd show you some of the Christmas manis I've done recently!

The first mani I did was a very simple Christmas red polish. This is 'The rubinator' by Nella Milano. isn't it beautiful! This shows two coats with one coat of topcoat and no flash.


This is with flash! It's so bright and glossy, it also dries quickly so I definitely recommend it, it's a Christmas basic!


The next mani I did is a lot little more 'Christmas flashy'! To do this I used TarasTalons polish in white, models own polish in red glitter, a dotting tool, a paper strengthening sticker, some star stickers, a 3D candy cane lolly and two Fimo snowflakes!


I used the white polish as a base for all my nails then I used the following things on the following nails;

Pinkie finger - I used one of those circle stickers you use to strengthen the paper when it's hole punched and placed it over the bottom half of the nail. I then painted on two coats of models own red glitter. This nail represents Santa's hat!

Ring finger - I used a dotting tool and the red glitter polish to dot on a pattern to represent a candy cane.

Middle finger - I used green glittery star stickers and a gold glittery star sticker to creat e a pattern to represent a Christmas tree.

Index finger - I used a candy cane pattern 3D lolly and Fimo snowflakes to represent two of my favourite things about Christmas, sweets and cold weather!


My third (and last) Christmas mani is back to basics with two coats of Barry M 'Bright red' and one coat of NYC 'Golden maiden'.


Happy Christmas week! I'm too excited for this.

Tara x

Christmas tree mani

Hi! I just want to say a quick than you to everyone who shared manis, tagged me in stuff and messaged me while I was taking a break to write my book! I'm making great progress so I'm back now doing nail art and also making polishes so www.etsy.com/shop/tarastalons has now reopened and you can also save 30% on all orders by using the code REOPEN at the checkout!

Anyway, today I'm going to show you a mani I did for Christmas! 


To do this mani I used Leighton Denny 'Julia of the Nile' with one coat of Vivien Kondor London 'Red glitter' over the top and I used TarasTalons 'Holly-Daze' on the alternate nails.

The Leighton Denny polish is fab, it's so opaque and it dries really fast! When it's dry it does have a weird sticky feeling but the top coat stops that from being a problem. The Vivien Kondor glitter polish is amazing too, it's a very fine glitter so it applies smoothly and lays flat on the nail but it adds tonnes of sparkle! 


I then used some green diamantes, a white diamante and some brown nail polish to create the Christmas tree on my middle nail. To apply them I used top coat and tweezers and to draw the trunk of the tree I used a dotting tool.


See you again soon!

Tara x

Nella 'Mulberry wood' and gold nail art

Hi! I'm not getting much sleep at the moment, I've been up listing new polishes on www.etsy.com/shop/tarastalons (use the code HAPPY50 to save 50%) and now I can't sleep so I thought I'd post this glam mani to show you!

To do this mani I used 'Mulberry wood' from Nella Milano. I've previously reviewed this polish here

I used two coats as a base for the mani. It applies really smoothly to an even, opaque finish and it's really shiny!


Over the polish I used gold paint in three shades on my index finger, a gold half pearl on my middle finger, some purple and gold reflective diamantes on my ring finger and some flat, gold embellishments on my pinkie finger.

I used top coat and a wax pencil to apply the embellishments.


Use the code Tara at the checkout to save 20% off at Nella Milano, click the picture below or visit http://nellamilano.com/?ref=50 

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Tara x

Models own 'Gumballs'

Hi! This week has been so busy! I've spent far too much time in Ikea, lots of time working on listing new polishes on Etsy and even more time working on some nail art for new blog posts! I hope you're having a good week too!

Today I just have a very quick post to show you one of my favourite new polishes. This is 'Gumballs' by models own. If you're a regular reader of my blog, you'll know I'm a fan of models own for many reasons including their customer service, packaging and special offers, but most of all because they have beautiful polishes which apply well and dry quickly and this polish is no different!

This beautiful pink polish smells amazing (of gumballs, obviously), it has a great consistency so while it is thin enough to apply smoothly, it is pretty much opaque in one coat. My preference is always at least two coats though, so this is what these photos show.


The scent didn't last very long but while it did it was lovely and the colour and longevity of the polish more than made up for the scent 'running out' within a few hours. The polish held its own against bleach, washing up liquid, kitchen cleaner, glass cleaner, cuticle oil, hand cream, shampoo and much more!


Tara x

Current mani - Essie 'Just stitched' from the cashmere collection

Morning :D I hope you're having a good week! Mine has been super busy but fun! While I have ten minutes I thought I'd quickly show you my current mani.

I recently broke three nails and had to file them all down so I've been wearing pinks and nudes because I find they wear better on my shorter nails, while darker colours seem to chip easier. So today I'm wearing this Essie polish 'Just stitched' from their cashmere collection.


This polish is a pretty light pink with a beautiful reflective sparkle. I used three coats over a base of Duri Rejuvacote to get an opaque finish and this polish dries to a beautiful shimmery, matte finish so I haven't used any top coat.


Tara x