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Advent Tutorial: Wise Men

It’s Saturday and I’ve finished work for Christmas!! Woooooo! 11 whole days off and I’m so excited about it. Can’t wait to start brainstorming some ideas for nail art for the new year. Did you manage to get time off work over Christmas?

Today’s tutorial is another part of the true Christmas story….the wise men!

Advent Tutorial: Wise Men Nail Art

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Advent Tutorial: Presents

It’s the weekend, hooray! What are all you lovely people up to today then? Painting your nails I hope!

So onto the Christmas Nail Art Advent Calendar…what do you think is behind the door today? It’s a wrapped up Christmas present!

Advent Tutorial: Christmas Present Nail Art

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Review: OPI Euro Centrale Polka.Com

This is a press sample.

Morning all :) It’s Saturday! Hooray! We’re off to start Christmas shopping soon and I can’t wait, but before then I have a lovely new OPI nail polish to show you.

A couple of days ago I told you about an email I received from Chemist Direct, asking if I would be interested in trying out and reviewing two OPI polishes for them! I showed your their Can’t Let Go polish, but today I have the second polish they sent me to show you!

This is Polka.Com from the OPI Euro Centrale collection, and what a pretty glitterbomb it is!

OPI Polka.Com

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Review: OPI Mariah Carey Liquid Sand Can’t Let Go

This is a press sample.

A while ago I recieved an email from Chemist Direct, asking if I would interested in trying out and reviewing two OPI polishes for them! Of course, I glad to accept as I haven’t tried many OPIs before other than Nail Envy. This afternoon I want to show you one of the two polishes they sent to me!

OPI Liquid Sand Can’t Let Go is a polish from their Mariah Carey collection. I don’t have many textured polishes either so it was an interesting experiment!

OPI Liquid Sand Can't Let Go

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Review: Revlon Chroma Chamelon Collection

Today is the last day of my giveaway today! Have you entered it yet? If not, go to the bottom of this page and fill in the form to be in the chance of winning all six of these polishes!

I thought I would give you a quick review of this collection today to wet your tastebuds of what you might win :) Up for grabs is six of the polishes from the Revlon Chroma Chameleon Collection. They are a set of gorgeous duochromes that really pop on the nail!

Revlon Chroma Chameleon

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Review: Sally Hansen Lustre Shine Azure

Another polish from my trip to Utah a few months ago!

Sally Hansen Lustre Shine Azure is a lovely rich purple-y blue. It has a slight duochrome metallic shine to it, shifting from royal blue to a cold shade of purple.

The bottle is nice and tall and has a good amount of polish in it. The brush is nice and wide, allowing you at get a good coverage of the nail in just two or three sweeps.

Sally Hansen Azure

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Review: Jacava Blackberry Fool

This post contains a press sample.

Having a good day? If not, I hope I can make it a whole lot better with this gorgeous new polish I have to show you!

A few months ago an email dropped in my inbox from the company Jacava asking if I would be interested in trying out some of their brand new high quality nail polishes. Of course, I couldn’t decline! I’m a sucker for a scoop! They very kindly sent me two polishes, one of which I am finally getting around to reviewing today. Let me introduce you to Jacava’s Blackberry Fool.

Jacava really know how to sell their polish, as the description on their website make it sound like a nail polish addict’s dream!

All JACAVA non-toxic nail polish uses a premium, high gloss, long-lasting and nourishing formulation to help your nails stay stronger and grow longer. Designed in London and made in the UK, JACAVA is a quintessentially British nail polish brand with a stunning, luxurious bottle & 22-carat gold printing.

I was absolutely fascinated by the gold print on the bottle when I got it. I couldn’t believe it was real!
It is also perfect for those concerned about the toxicity of using nail polish or vegans as it..

is an ’8-free’ nail varnish. That’s free from DBP, Camphor, Formaldehyde, Toluene, Cellophane, Parabens, Phthalates and Animal Ingredients

Be warned, it does come with a slightly higher price tag than usual at £14.50, but it is so unusual to come across a product that has been designed with so much in mind, that it doesn’t actually seem to high.
There is also quite a decent amount of polish in the bottle at 12ml, and when you compare that to £11 for a 10ml Nails Inc bottle, you get quite a reasonable amount for your money.

Jacava Blackberry Fool

The colour of the nail polish is such a beautiful rich purple-y, fushcia-y, pink. In fact, Blackberry is the perfect name for it as it is such a rich fruity colour! It reminds me of the bright colours you get in a blackberry pie!

Blackberry Fool is a creme polish with a very good consistency. I was nervous about the brush when I was waiting for the them to arrive, as some premium brands can forget about this key factor (I’m looking at you, Chanel!), but the colour just painted on with ease in a few swift movements.

In these photos, you can see two coats but if I had have done a slightly thicker first coat, I don’t think I would have bothered with the second one. It has such a good pigment.

Now I’ve tried this polish, I am just itching to try the second one I was sent by them, so hopefully it’ll be here for you to read sometime in the next week.

You can buy any Jacava polish, including Blackberry Fool, for £14.50 on their website HERE. They even have a cool ‘Try It On‘ feature and you can order samples to make sure that the colour you choose will match that outfit perfectly!

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Review: Golden Rose Jolly Jewels 106

Good morning all!

Today I have for you a polish that I found in a tiny shop on our honeymoon last month!

We spent almost two weeks in Marmaris, Turkey, and had the most amazing time! Marmaris is the home of the second largest bazaar in Turkey, so needless to stay I did spend a couple of afternoons dragging my new husband around all the shops. Most of them just sold jewellery or handbags, but we did come across one little gem that seemed to sell Turkey’s entire supply of nail polish! There was so much of it! Over the two trips, I managed to walk away with no less than 24 nail polishes, which you’ll see on here over the coming weeks.

This beautiful polish is number Golden Rose Jolly Jewels 106. I was a bit gutted that none of them had proper colour names :(

Review: Golden Rose Jolly Jewels 106

This was one of the first polishes I picked up, as as you know I have a little bit of a thing for glitter. It’s such an unusual mix of colours with purple, gold and green flecks in it! Just so sparkly!

This polish turned out to be a bit two-sided with regard to the application. It was thicker and a bit gloopier than you would usually want from a glitter polish, but there is just so much glitter packed into it that you don’t need more than two coats for a full coverage.

Review: Golden Rose Jolly Jewels 106

As you can see, it really does give the most amazing effect on the nail. The purple, green and gold are so vibrant and bold that it is just so eye catching. I can tell this is going to be a polish that I love wearing around Christmas time, with it’s stylish festive appeal.

I bought this polish for just 7 Turkish Lira, which works out as just over £2 – such a bargain! You can buy this polish HERE on the Golden Rose UK website for only £4.99 though which I think is still quite a good price for such a glitter-packed polish!

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Fresh Floral Nails

My goodness.

How long has it been since I last shared my nails with you?! About four months I think! So much has happened since then. My new husband and I had the most wonderful wedding day, we moved into our new flat and went on our magic honeymoon! I’ll make sure I write a post about the day and our honeymoon soon, but for the time being I’ve been painting flowers on my nails!

This pattern I found HERE on Pinterest. I loved it so much I had to recreate it. The are so many good patterns on Pinterest, I’ve had to create a whole board to accommodate them! Use the button in the top right of my blog to follow my pins on Pinterest!

Fresh Floral Nails

I started by painting my nails with two coats of the good old Barry M Matt White polish. Next, I took a tiny paintbrush and painted tiny little flowers onto my nails using Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Brisk Blue, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Vigorous Violet, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Lickety Split Lime, No7 Grey Skies and Topshop Easy Breezy. After they had dried, I used a dotting tool with the same colours to create the centre of the flowers.

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Review: Pocket Money Polishes – I Put A Spell On You

You might remember the review I did the other day about Pocket Money Polishes‘ Starry, Starry Night by Charlie. She’s just started producing her own nail polishes collections, the first one being called Glitter Babies and is out right now.

Today I have for you another bottle from the collection called I Put A Spell On You. All of Charlie’s polishes are named after songs which is such a novel idea!

I Put A Spell On You is described as ‘Green stars, purple hearts with orange matte squares and a shifting rainbow’, and it looks like the coolest, most haunting polish ever! it has Halloween written all over it.

Pocket Money Polishes - I Put A Spell On You

The application was very even for the orange glitter bits and the holo flecks, but again the stars required a bit of  fishing which I actually quite like as you get to put them exactly where you want them!

This is definitely my favourite polish in the collection as I have never seen anything like it! It looks so cool. In the photos I have layered it over LA Colors Fun In The Sun which is an amazing shade of purple in itself, and it compliments the colours of the glitter so so well.

You can buy I Put A Spell On You from Charlie’s online shop HERE for only £4 for a 5ml bottle. But if you put the code ‘Laura10′ in the comment box on your order, you can receive an extra 10% off your order! They’re limited edition, so grab one while they’re still available!

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