Monday, 10 November 2014

Swatch: Ciate: Starlet

Happy Monday!

Just time for a quick swatch post tonight. This very pretty duochrome polish has been in my untrieds since last December. I had a Ciate advent calendar so each day I got the best surprise of a new mini bottle of nail polish. Better than a chocolate ANY day!

Sunday, 9 November 2014

More Magnetic Nails

Good evening loves

Where did the weekend go? Mine went past in a blur of catching up with friends, eating great food and of coursing drink great wine :). On Friday night our old boos Paul came to visit us so we went for a lovely meal at a wine bar and then out into the city for drinks with colleagues. It was a great night and we danced until the lights came up at 2am!

You may remember recently that I used magnetic polish for the first time in over a year, well I had such a great experience with them that I couldnt resist breaking out another two...

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Candy Skulls Nails and Make Up

Good evening lovelies

I hope you have all enjoyed a 'wicked' Halloween weekend :)?

On Friday night I went to a Halloween party and decided to really get into the fancy dress spirit by going all out as a Mexican Candy Skull. As a rare treat (or maybe shock) I have included pics of me below so you can see my final make up and outfit as well as these adorable little nails.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Halloween Nails: Spiders and Webs

Happy Halloween Eve!

I hope you are looking forward to Halloween? I have never really celebrated it before but this time my sis and I are off to a fancy dress party and have decided to go all out on our costume and make up. I even have a half day off work tomorrow so that I can spend the afternoon firstly walking the dogs and then enjoying getting ready without the stress of time restrictions.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Halloween Nails: Ghosts, Skulls and Eyes

Happy Hump Day

This year I haven't had as much time as I would have liked to try out Halloween designs which is a real shame as I've seen some fantastic inspiration on other nail blogs and Instagram. Tonight I have time to squeeze in a quick and simple stamped mani but at least its very Halloween themed :).

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Metallic Glitter Nails

Happy Tuesday loves

Tonight I am showing you some seriously pretty metallic nails. I just cannot stop staring at these!

Monday, 27 October 2014

Models Own: Microdots

Happy Monday loves

Tonight I am finally getting around to showing you this lovely and unusual topper polish from Models Own. This was sent to me by the incredibly talented Vicky over at The Polish List. If you havent already then please head on over to her blog and drool at her stunning swatches :).

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Bringing Magnetic Nails back

Good evening lovelies

I am not sure how my fellow nail bloggers will feel about this but today I am wearing Magnetic Nail Polish! I feel like this is totally out of fashion right now but I realised last week that the more people I spoke to about it the less people I found who actually knew what it was!

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Pretty Pink with Bling

On Wednesdays We Wear Pink!

Just a quick snippet tonight as I am off out to shop for Halloween costumes! Wish me luck!

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Only Double Stamping Will Do

Hey lovelies

Tonight I am going to show you my finished nails using Barry M Chai as a base. Also this is one of very few occasions that I double stamped each nail and I absolutely love how the finished look came out :)

Monday, 20 October 2014

Swatch: Barry M Gelly: Chai

Good evening

I hope you all had wonderful weekends? I had one busy day and one lazy day so the perfect combination for me :). On Saturday I spent the day in London with my mum and sister. We visited the Tower of London to see the ceramic poppies being planted in honour of the fallen British soldiers during the First World War. We then travelled across the Thames in the cable cars, walked around Covent Garden and then finally stopped for food and people watching before we got the train back home. Fantastic day!

Friday, 17 October 2014

Skittlette: Flowers and Glitter

Happy Friday

Time for funtime Friday nail art! This idea has been going round and round in my head for a while, I just love turquoise and pink as a colour combo but with the addition of the dark silver glitter I was over the moon with how these turned out.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Swatch: Barry M Matte: Vanilla

Hey lovelies

I promised you (a very long time ago!) a quick swatch post of this gorgeous neutral matte polish so that is exactly what I am going to do :-). Observe the prettiness that is... Vanilla.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Swatch: Champneys: Pink

On Wednesdays We Wear Pink!

This is a gorgeous in your face Barbie pink and of course... I love it!

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Easy Splatter Nails

Happy Tuesday

Splatter nails have been on my to-do list for as long as I can remember. I absolutely love how they look and really admire other nail bloggers gorgeous pictures and colour choices. I just cant face the clean up that would be needed after blowing nail polish through a straw in the hope that some of it lands on your nail. Time to cheat and break out the stamping plates...

Monday, 13 October 2014

Retro Print nails

Good evening lovelies

Hope you are all doing well? Today is my Dads birthday so we are off out on a family meal tonight. I'm really looking forward to it as I had a sneaky peek at the menu earlier and liked the look of everything! These nails just scream retro print and old fashioned wallpaper!! :)

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Swatch: Barry M Gelly: Mustard

Happy Sunday loves

Today I am going to show you a colour that is TRULY unique to my ever growing nail polish collection. It is rare that I can say a colour is unique as I almost always have something that is so close in colour that you could consider it a dupe... Today is the exception!

Friday, 19 September 2014

Pink, so much Pink

Happy Friday

Its the weekend... Also I hate to rub it in but I have Monday and Tuesday off work and I cannot wait. A long weekend to enjoy celebrating my sisters birthday, dog walking and nail painting! Perfection. I am totally in love with these nails! For those of you who dont know I am a pink fiend! Literally pink hair, pink clothes, pink accessories... even a pink collar on my little girl Lily dog :). If you dont believe me check out my personal insta... @louisejane231 :))

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Matte or Glossy: Put A Bow On It

Happy Thursday loves

I decided to add my new favourite Matte top coat to an ultra glittery polish and was so pleased with the results that I am going to dedicate a whole post to it! The polish is China Glaze Put a Bow On It, a seriously blingy purple glitter packed beauty!

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Fugly Green with Abstract Dots

Good evening loves

Tonight I am showing you what I would call a marmite polish. You will either love it or hate it. I paired it with my abstract dotted nails from a few weeks ago to try and break the haters in gently :))

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Cancun with an Opal Accent

Good evening lovelies

At last I hear you cry! Well the lovely Samantha at least. It seems I have been missed and that was enough to inspire me to try much harder with my blog. My absence can be explained quite simply and you nail lovelies will no doubt sympathise... bad breakage (real bad), nasty cut right across my cuticles (stupid kitchen door handle) and life (bad then good then busy!). Enough talking... let the green nails do the talking.

Friday, 29 August 2014

Swatch: China Glaze: Put A Bow On It

Its Friday...

I am always excited for the weekend so I thought it was time to break out a fancy new glitter polish to help celebrate :). I actually purchased this polish in the January sales and am only now getting around to trying it out! Bad nail polish owner.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Blackened Blue with bling

Good evening lovelies

Ever since I received this beautiful colour in the Pink Nail Mail Box from the lovely Vicky over at The Polish List I have been dying to use it. I love colours like this that are just so beautiful there is no need for fancy nail art or stamping so I decided to keep things very simple.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Abstract Dots with Barry M Mattes

Happy Wednesday!

I feel like I am on a real roll with Matte polishes at the moment. I absolutely love this Barry M collection and am keen to see which colours they will add to it for the Autumn Winter. In the meantime I will carry on using the beautiful neutrals and brights from the current range.

Monday, 25 August 2014

Swatch: Barry M Matte: Miami

Good evening lovelies

Today is a Bank Holiday here in the UK and as is to be expected... it rained all day! Literally non stop. Great excuse for an impromptu duvet day though :). Here is a quick but pretty pink swatch for your viewing pleasure.

Friday, 15 August 2014

Dry Marble: Beautiful Barry M's

Happy Friday!

I have been looking forward to showing you these nails. I 'created' them last weekend after I spent some time working on a nail wheel which can be seen on my nails only instagram account @L_i_P_P

It brought my nail mojo back and what could be more fun than a brightly coloured dry marble...

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Simple Nails with a Glitter Accent

Hey lovelies

Sometimes it is true what they say.. simple is best. Every now and again I lose my nail art mojo a little and just stick with nice pretty colours and simple accent nail. Tonight is no exception to that...

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Double Swatch: Sally Hansen: Straw-ready and S-teal a Base

Happy Wednesday

I hope you week has been full of fun so far? Mine is flying by a little too quickly! I have something on every night and am crazy busy at work too. I dont  mind this week going quickly though as I am really looking forward to the weekend. It is the fabulous Miss Bunn's 30th bday and she is having a 1920's themed party :)

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Tribal Nails: Inspired By my Tribal Skirt

Hey loves

Tonight I am finally showing you my tribal nails inspired by one of my favourite skirts. I wore these a few weekends ago for a big team night out with work and I was really pleased with how the colours and design complimented my outfit. As you can see from the pictures I used my skirt as the background :).

Monday, 11 August 2014

Swatch: Barry M Matte: Cancun

Good evening lovelies

Time for a quick swatch post tonight. It might be quick but its still very beautiful. As you know I love all things green and this polish might just be my most perfect shade... EVER!

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Swatch: Barry M Limited Edition: Carousel

Good evening lovelies

I love it when any new limited edition nail polish is released but I love it even more when it is Barry M limited edition with super cute heart print lids. This coral shade was exclusive to Boots and I literally rushed out of work on the day it was released to ensure I got my hands on it. I would hate to miss out :).

Monday, 4 August 2014

Neon Interlocking Dots: A Bit of a Puzzle

Good evening loves

I was supposed to be on holiday today but at the last minute I decided to go into work and save my last day off for in a few weeks time when my sister and her hubby are also off work. We are thinking we might get a boat out and potter around the Norfolk Broads for the day. To cheer me up about being at work I decided to paint a little neon happy on my nails...

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Swatch: Black Luna: Dragon Fire

Happy Sunday

I hope you are having wonderful weekends and the sun is shining wherever you are? Today I am showing you a beautiful Indie polish that was sent to me as part of the Pink Nail Mail UK box by the lovely Vicky of The Polish List fame. I don't own that many indie polishes at all so I was excited to try this out...

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Rose and her Coconuts

Hey lovelies

Today I am finally showing you how I 'jazzed' up by simple yet beautiful base of Barry M Coconut (as seen in my previous post here). I really like trying out different polishes for nail stamping so I amazed I havent reached for my all time fave Indie polishes, a-England, before now. Here are the results...

Friday, 18 July 2014

Swatch: Barry M Gelly: Coconut

It's Friday...

I am so looking forward to tonight. I am taking one of my very good friends out for a meal to celebrate her birthday and also so I can thank her for all her help with dog sitting recently. Sarah has been kind enough to have my doggies over at her house so I can still go off to Festivals and various other events with the girls.

This polish just blew me away... Coconut

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Pretty Pink with Paisley

Happy happy Thursday!

Almost the weekend my loves. I've had a really good and positive four days at work. Time has flown by, I feel like I have achieved a lot and once the weekend arrives I feel like I will deserve the downtime.

Tonight I am showing you the nails I wore to the Polo a few weekends ago, not my finest work but in real life they looked much better and I just adore this paisley print.

Monday, 14 July 2014

Inspired By: Cream and Coral Dress: Gel Nails

Something a little different from me today... I am showing you some gel nails that I created on my little sister, Laura. These were designed to match a stunning dress, that just so happens to be the backdrop to these pictures, which Laura wore to a wedding a few weeks ago.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Swatch: Barry M Gelly: Elderberry

Hi lovelies

I have a super quick Sunday swatch for you today. Today me and my sister are spending the day with our old boss Paul. We have lots planned and would really like the weather to behave itself just for once! Its mid July but the sun seems to have forgotten that!

This is Barry M Gelly in Elderberry...

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Dots and Dots and Dots: Festival Nails

Hey lovelies

Total blog neglect has happened recently as I have had time off work and a change in routine has meant that I just not got around to painting my nails! To ease me back in gently I am pulling these pics from the archives. They are only a few weeks old and I wore them to a one day festival. I did my toes to match but I will spare you those pictures!

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Rainbow Sprinkles: Barry M Matte

Hey lovelies

So I will admit that these ended up being a bit of a nail fail but as I like the idea and the colours I am still going to share the pictures with you. Not my best work but I will let you decide...

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Inspired By: Green Dress

Hi lovelies

Tonight I am showing you more green! As I was admiring my beautiful Kiwi green nails I suddenly remembered a dress I bought last summer but never got around to wearing and wondered if this green might be the perfect match! I am pleased to report it is so of course I had to create nails that were Inspired By my green floral dress :-)

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Silver Bling: Textured nails

Happy Tuesday

Back to work for me today but I dont mind as its only a four day week and then I have all of next week off. Fingers crossed for sunshine :-). Last night was our monthly sister night out to Yo Sushi. I just love that place and always look forward to our 'Blue Mondays'!

Tonight I am sharing a blinged up textured mani with you...

Monday, 30 June 2014

Swatch: Barry M Gelly: Kiwi

Happy Monday loves

What a weekend! I was lucky enough to have a four day weekend and took full advantage of not being in the office! Me and the doggies did lots of nice walks and ball games over the field, little sis and I spent lots of time doing nails and drinking wine and on Sunday we went to a one day festival! The headlining act was McBusted but before they came out we spent several hours enjoying Scouting For Girls (I love them!), Five and the Backstreet Boys! Talk about retro boybands :-). A fantastic time was had by all!!

Friday, 27 June 2014

Inspired By: Skulls and Roses necklace

Happy Friday!!

I am lucky enough to be enjoying an extra long weekend as I had today off work and also I have treated myself to Monday off work too :-). As always I have lots of lovely plans with my sister and some of our best friends so my time will fly but for now I am going to stop long enough to write this blog and enjoy the pictures of these nails that I am excited to show you.

Monday, 23 June 2014

Dream Combo: Turquoise and Peach

Happy Monday

I had such a lovely weekend that I didnt want it to be over so I am very glad that Monday has flown by and I am back home in my comfies doing what I love... NAILS!! This colour combination happened totally by accident when I was recently re-organising my stash and these lovelies ended up next to each other on the shelf. I hope you like them too...

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Blue and Pink Lace nails

Good evening lovelies

I hope your week is going well so far? Mine is flying by as I have been busy busy with lots of great things still to come :-). Tonight my mum is coming to the nail room for a gel mani pedi before she jets off to Tunisia on Friday. I am going to do us a spot of tea so that after our nail session we can sit and put the world to rights over a glass of Pinot.

These are the nails I wore to Newmarket Races a few weekends ago...

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Delicate Stamp Chunky Glitter

Tuesday already...

Tonight I am very excited to be welcoming one of my favourite bloggers to my nail room... Laura Loves

Laura started her blog last year and already has a great following. Laura loves to write about lifestyle, fashion and make up and all her posts are supported with great photography. If you havent already clicked through to check her out then please go and do so now :-)

I will leave you with these nails whilst I go and work on Lauras...

Monday, 16 June 2014

Swatch: OPI Sands: Mariah Carey

Happy Monday

Tonight I am going to show you two pretty textured polishes from the Mariah Carey Holiday 2013 collection. These are textured polishes however OPI calls them Liquid Sands. I got these little mini bottles in a Sallys sale a while back.

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Happy Fathers Day: England Football nails

Happy Sunday loves

Today is Fathers Day and my little sis and I are very excited to be spending quality time with our Dad. The three of us are going for a drink followed by lunch. Today my nails are football related for two reasons. The first being that unless you really are living in a cave you cannot fail to know that World Cup 2014 has just started, I am a huge football fan and get very swept up in the whole England craze. Secondly, football is mine and Dads thing. We talk about it, text about it, laugh and cry about it. Its our Dad/Daughter bond :).