Sunday, 25 January 2015

Fashion diary series - WEEK FOUR

Morning :) Today I'm going to show you a really simple mani I did which was inspired by my fashion diary! This is week four of this series! It's gone so fast!

This is the piece of fashion this mani was inspired by.


I painted all my nails with two coats of this red polish by Saffron. I love this polish! it smells really bad but it's so pretty it's totally worth it!


I then used a dotting tool and this sparkly, slightly darker red polish to create patterns over the nails which represents the ruffles.


On my pinky nail I did the ruffles down the nail, on my ring finger I did the ruffles around the nail, on my middle finger i did them across the nail and on my index finger I created two ruffles across the top of the nail and then three ruffles at an angle  to meet at the base of the nail.


Tara x

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Born Pretty Store blue square gems review!

Disclaimer; these nail art embellishments were sent to me to review, please see ,y 'disclaimer' page for more info.

Hi! I hope you have a fab weekend! I'm going to be spending mine writing and drinking tea!

Today I'm going to show you a mani I did using these blue square gems from Born Pretty Store. I also used these gold half pearls for BPS, a very light ice blue polish and a gold polish.


I painted all my nails with the light blue polish. Then on the pinky nail I used the gold polish to paint diagonally across the bottom half of my pinky nail, I painted the opposite corner of my index finger nail with the same polish.


I then applied the blue gem to the bottom of my ring finger nail using clear polish and tweezers. The corner of this gem is flat so while it looks like a perfect square, it sits flush against the nail. At each side of the gem, I applied a gold half pearl using a wax pencil to pick up the embellishments.


I then applied three gold half pearls on my middle nail using clear polish and a wax pencil. I used a larger pearl at the base of the nail, then a slightly smaller one and then a very small one.


These square gems are amazing, they look really unusual but they're so easy to work with! I'm definitely going to get these in more colours soon!

Here is a link to Born Pretty Store, here is a link to all of their nail art products and you can save 10% on all orders with the code TS10K31 

Tara x


Friday, 23 January 2015

Models Own superhero/comic mani!

Hi! Happy Friday! Today I'm going to show you a comic/superhero I did using a Models Own set my sister bought me for Christmas. It contained a pink polish, a red polish, a white polish and two sheets of stickers. To do this mani I used the red and white polishes and the comic/superhero themed stickers.

I painted all my nails with two coats of red polish except my ring finger which I painted with two coats of white polish.

On my pinky and middle nails I used a dotting tool and the white polish to create dots all over the nails. On my index and ring fingers I used the stickers.


I sealed the design with top coat to make sure the stickers stayed on. I really love this kit, the polishes are lovely and the stickers are super cute!


Tara x

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Born Pretty Store review - neon dots!

Disclaimer; these nail art embellishments were sent to me to review, please see my 'disclaimer' page for more info.

Morning :) Today I'm braving the cold to try and track down a red gellie polish I need to complete my collection, wish me luck!

Today I have a very picture heavy post! these fab neon matte glitter dots from BPS to show you! To do this mani I used a nude polish as a base and I also used these neon stickers which you can get from BPS,  (they're design No. 1). I also used tweezers to apply the stickers and a wax pencil to apply the dots.


I really love both the stickers and the dots, the stickers adhere really quickly and sit flush on the nail and the dots are easy to apply on top of clear nail polish and are quite thin so they sit well on the nail.



I used clear polish to seal the design and they lasted really well, they didn't even come off after a super hot bath!



I think I'll recreate this design around Easter, it looks quite Easter egg-y!



I also used the dots over a bright blue polish which makes them look more green than yellow as they're quite thin and the blue polish is very strong so it tints them slightly, how fab is that!



I applied them in a rough pattern across all the nails so on the index finger I left quite a large area blue, them on the middle nail I applied slightly more, then even more on the ring finger nail and then I covered the pinky nail in them!



Again I used a top coat to seal the design.




Now for the final design using these neon dots! I used a bright pink polish as a base, I then applied the dots along corners of each nail. On the two middle nails I used a dotting tool to dot the pink polish in the middle of each dot.




I used top coat to secure the design and ensure it lasted well.



I can't wait to try this design with other colour polishes!



Here is a link to Born Pretty Store, here is a link to all of their nail art products and you can save 10% on all orders with the code TS10K31 

Tara x


Monday, 19 January 2015

Born pretty store review - gold framed half pearls!

Disclaimer; these nail art embellishments were sent to me to review, please see my 'disclaimer' page for more info.

Hi! Yesterday was my little sisters birthday so I spent the day with her, I hope you had a nice weekend too!

Today I'm going to show you some really pretty gold framed half pearls from Born Pretty Store! I've always really loved these because they're quite different, I love the gold accent on the embellishment and the gorgeous jewel colours of them! To do this design I also used some pretty gold half pearl embellishments. also from BPS, which I will review properly in another post soon.

To do this mani I used a base of a rich purple leather effect polish, once it was dry, I used a dotting tool to dot on some clear polish and then used a wax pencil to apply one of the gold framed half pearls to the base of each nail.


Above the gold framed half pearl, I used three different sizes of the gold half pearls just above the pearl embellishment in a row up from the pearl. I used the largest gold half pearl just above the coloured embellishment and then the next smallest and the next.


I didn't use top coat to secure these as I don't use top coat over textured polish but I have since used these in a design with top coat and they last just as well without it.


I absolutely love these embellishments and I'm so happy I now have them in my nail art stash! They pick up easily with tweezers or a wax pencil, it's easy to adhere them with polish or nail glue and they  mani any mani look extra great! They also come in loads of colours so you can easily match them to your design.


I have both the gold framed half pearls and the gold half pearls coming up soon in other blog posts so look out for those! In the meantime here is a link to Born Pretty Store, here is a link to all of their nail art products and you can save 10% on all orders with the code TS10K31 

Tara x