Thursday, 24 July 2014

Rara's Holiday Nails

The week before Jenni went to Oz I went to Turkey so obviously I had to do some bright holiday nails!I did contemplate doing turkeys but decided to stick to a bright and simple gradient mani.

I used the following polishes; Tara's Talons-Super Soaker, Nails Inc-Big Red AppleEssie-Fear and Desire, Nails Inc-Belsize Park, Nails Inc-Uptown Glamour and Tara's Talons-Fairy. I also used the Vinyl Boutique palm tree decals.Totally love these decals they're so easy to use and look fantastic!

I thought the blue would act as the sky making its way down through the colours to the gold as the sand.

I am pretty pleased with how these turned out and I they sparkled in the sun really prettily!

Not long now til Jenni gets back!


Monday, 21 July 2014

Guest Post-Manis and Makeovers

Dear readers, I'm so happy to be guest blogging here! Me and Nail Art Novice did a mani swap for the occasion, because she also guest blogged on my page! I decided to recreate her super cute tri polish challenge flower mani:

I used Essence "Absolutely Blue", Bourjois "Green Fizz" and Rimmel "Ultra Violet". My trusty dotting tool did the rest. I finished it off with some holo top coat :)

This was very fun, I love floral dotticures like this, so when I came upon it when choosing one of Nail Art Novice's manis to recreate, I immediately knew this was the one!

Here's a collage of both of our swapped manis! You can check Jenni's out on my blog ;)

Friday, 18 July 2014

Rara's Mermaid Nails

Hello again! Rara here!

I entered a competition by Sally Magpie to become the first recipient of her "travelling polish box". The idea is the same box of polish travels the country and everyone who receives it does a mani with the polishes in the box. Everyone will do something different so it is a showcase of how many different manis can be done from only 5 or 6 different polishes and accessories.

I was lucky enough to win and I got to set the ball rolling! The colours of the polishes in the box instantly reminded me of mermaids! So I decided to do a mermaid inspired mani.

Novice: This is where Rara wrote "OOPS DELETED THE PICS OF THE POLISHES DO YOU HAVE THEM AND CAN YOU PUT AT LEAST THE MAKER ON PLEEAASE THAANNKS!" so it was a good job I kept the photo she sent me ;) Here's what was in the box:

I think Rara used the purple Lilypad Lacquer, the blue Mentality and the golden Picture Polish but I have no idea what they're called, sorry! Back to Rara:

In the box were some sequins so I used them on my ring finger to act as a 'tail/fins'I loved the mani as it was shiny and sparkly!

The box has now gone onto the next person and I can't wait to see what they come up with!


Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Guest Post-Fixin to Faff

Hey y'all!

I'm so excited to be guest posting for Jenni, whose whimsical style I adore.  I'm Ali from Fixin To Faff, a Texas transplant to the UK.  Today I have a colorful summer look using two of my favorite colors this year: coral and purple.  I think these colors are so opposite one another that they actually play really well in the sandbox.

Neon Coral Purple Glitter Gradient Butterflies Nail Art

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Guest Post-The Fancy Side

Hello All, 

My name is Amy and I blog over at The Fancy Side ( Jenni and I belong to the same FB group for polish bloggers and she recently asked for Guest Posters so of course I volunteered. It's a fun way to make new friends, so here I am. YAY!

For my guest post I wanted to do something that is very me, and if you visit my blog, you can tell stamping is my thing. I started off with a base of Zoya Binx* which is a lovely berry pink jelly based polish filled with iridescent glitters. This is from their recent Bubbly collection and let me tell you, I'm in love. 

Once Binx was dry I stamped over it using China Glaze Passion, my go to for gold stamping. I used the new Pueen Buffet plates, which really are a buffet of images to chose from. These images can be found on Pueen 59. 

I hope you enjoyed this look! Thanks for having me on your corner of the internet Jenni! Be sure to come visit me at The Fancy Side sometime, I'd love to have you. 

Enjoy & until next time, Amy Lee

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Guest Post-Lovely in Lacquer

Hello Jenni's lovely readers!

My name is Abby and I'm from Lovely In Lacquer, and I'm so happy to be guest posting on Jenni's little piece of internet today.

I wanted to create something fun and summery for her readers so what's brighter than neons? I created a distressed manicure using China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy as a base, followed by dry brush strokes of China Glaze Shocking Pink, Zoya Trixie, and Wet N' Wild Black. Everything is finished off with a coat of top coat for maximum glossiness.

I hope you enjoyed my little guest spot and are excited for Jenni to come back.

Thanks so much for reading!

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Rara's TETRIS Nails

Hello lovelies!

As you probably know Jenni is away in Australia and having a marvellous time I would imagine!! So I have done a few manis for her so she didn't have to do a whole month worth of manis before she went! By the way....I MISS YOUR FACE JENNI!! Come back sooooon!

Anyway for this mani, I took my inspiration from someone who I follow on Instagram...Dahlia Nails. I haven't been following long but I have seen about 10 of their manis that I already want to attempt! My first try was the copy their Tetris nails. They did theirs without the black outline but I thought it would be easier for me to draw the shapes with the black first and then fill them in.

I drew the shapes with my Andrea Fulerton black pen and then used the following colours for the shapes; Barry M-Guava, Tara's Talons-Super Soaker, Nails Inc-Big Red Apple, Nails Inc-Belsize Park, Nails Inc-Notting Hill Gate and Nails Inc-Westbourne Grove. Before I started I assigned each colour to a shape so it all matched over each of my fingers!

I really liked this mani, the only thing I didn't like was that not all the shapes were uniformly sized (OCD ALERT) some of my long straight shapes were twice the size of each other and it didn't look right in my eyes! However I did like how bright it was and I couldn't stop looking at it!

I am not sure I managed to recreate Dahlia Nails' perfect Tetris nails but I did give it a good try!


Friday, 4 July 2014

Guest Post-Belle Glamour

Hi there my lovelies! I am Catriona and I normally post over on my blog at BGPolish ( and today I am doing a guest post here whilst Jenni is on holiday!

 I did this look out of a whim! And I didn't actually know what I was going to do with it until it was finished, but I thought I would keep it simple in order for everyone to be able to try it if they liked. I started off by doing my normal nail routine and using my Nail Envy. After this I used LA COLORS - Hottie (2 coats) to completely cover my nails in the bright coral nail polish. I then used my large dotting tool to do dots in Crabtree+Evelyn Tomato, Laval Ultra Yellow and Laval Silver Grey.

I like this look because it is so simple, and it was fast to achieve the look as well! I finished the look off with a good coat of Seche Vite.

Thank you for reading!

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Guest Post-Vicky Loves Nails

Hello everyone! My name is Vicky, I run a blog called Vicky Loves Nails and I am very happy to be
guest posting for Jenni today whilst she is off travelling in Australia. I am incredibly jealous, I want to
come too!

But since I can’t crash Jenni’s travels, I decided to use it as some inspiration for nail art (the next best
thing right?!). I spent a while trying to decide what to do for these, in the end I decided to go for
something incredibly stereotypical, but it is always the first thing I think of when I think of Australia...

I started with a gradient using Nicole by OPI – Hit The Lights and Essie – Fear or Desire. I freehanded
my kangaroo silhouette using W7 – Black. I decided to add the plant type thing on my thumb as I
thought the design needed something a little extra, for this I used W7 – Black and Sinful Colors –
Snow Me White.

I was pretty pleased with how this came out. I was unsure if I was going to be able to paint a
realistic kangaroo, but I think I did a pretty good job (well I can tell what it is at least lol). I hope you
all like it.

Thanks so much Jenni for letting me guest post on your blog, I hope you have an amazing time in
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