Friday, 31 July 2015

Seaside Nails with Anna & Mama Bean

Hello friends, and happy Friday (or whatever day it is when you come to read this)! Today's mama Bean collaboration theme is "Seaside". I've been looking forward to this ever since i decided on our themes - i even bought a stamping plate especially for this theme! Come on, let's go to the beach :D

I decided to utilise a textured polish to represent sand (which actually doesn't really show up in my photographs), and then did some cute seaside stamping over that. Products after the pictures!

Base: Nails Inc "Clerkenwell" Leather Effect;
Stamping: Models Own "Purple Grey" & MoYou London Sailor plate 07.

Ma had a completely different idea than me, she chose to represent the sea and sand using a blue and a gold polish, although i can't tell you which they are because i forgot to ask, doh!!

Before i go, i'd just like to talk about a cuticle oil which i received to review from Rainbow Connection. As you may or may not know, Rainbow Connection will be launching their own indie subscription box next month entitled "Paint The Rainbow", and one of the products which will be in the inaugural box is a hand blended, in-house cuticle oil. I LOVE IT!!! I have been neglecting my cuticles lately, and having only been using it for three days so far, i am already seeing results, most noticably on a patch of hard skin which blights my right index finger. My cuticles are softer, more nourished, and look far healthier than they have been lately. The texture of the oil is really nice. It's not runny, but it's also not really greasy our slick, and it absorbs into the skin really really quickly once you've massaged it in, so you can get on with your day without being Mrs Butterfingers! It comes in a really handy tube with a rollerball applicator, and is slimline and plastic, which means it's handbag friendly - bonus! I am really impressed, and i think you will be too :)

Thanks for reading, and come back again soon! :) x

**One of the products in this post provided for honest, unbiased review**

Friday, 24 July 2015

Purple Nails with Anna & Mama Bean

Hello friends, i'm going to keep this week's mama Bean collaboration short and sweet as i'm not feeling very well. This week our theme is simply "Purple".

I chose to use a magnetic polish, Barry M "Magnetic Violet", which isn't the most purple that ever purpled, but it's purple enough!

And mama Bean used Nails Inc "Caversham Street" & Barry M "Diamond Glitter" for her purple manicure:

Thanks for reading, and come back again soon :) x 

Friday, 17 July 2015

Holographic Nails with Anna & Mama Bean

Hello everybody, and happy Friday! Today's mama Bean collab features holographic nails. We have both gone for simple, one-colour manicures, so shall we have a look?

I chose China Glaze "IDK", a purple shade with the finest, most spectacular linear holographic finish. I applied two coats over Nfu.Oh Aqua Base, with no top coat:

And mama Bean went for a lovely pale blue linear holographic polish, Moyra No 254. She applied two coats over regular base coat and finished with top coat:

Do you love holographic nail polishes as much as we do? :)

Thanks for reading, and come back again soon x

Friday, 10 July 2015

Blue Nails with Anna & Mama Bean

Hiiiiiiiiiii everybodyyyyyyyy, it's me again!!! :D

This week our Friday collaboration theme is simply "blue", so let's get right on with it!

I chose to do a bit of stampy stampy over a blue base for my manicure, product info after the pics:

Blue: Freckles Polish "Drew Peacock" (teehee!);
Stamping: S.H.C. Polish Shade 28 & MoYou London Sailor plate 05.

Mama Bean chose a glittery blue polish for her manicure, Barry M "V.I.P.":

Thanks for reading, and come back again soon :) x

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Violet Rose Polish Swatches & Review

Hello there my little loves! I have three fabulous new shades from Violet Rose Polish to show you today, all with a fun, bright, summery theme! They are all glitter toppers and will be released very soon, so let's take a look and i will give you all the necessary info after the swatches!

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Glam Polish "Would You Believe?" & Gradient

Hello friends! I felt like doing something pretty and special in my nails today and it worked out well so i want to share it with you.

This manicure was inspired in part by a recent manicure by lovely Morven (check her blog post here). I really loved the dot glitter over a gradient, so i decided to create my own whilst at the same time giving me another chance to wear one of my favourite polishes - Glam Polish "Would You Believe?".

Full product list after the pics!

Base coat: Rimmel Nail Nurse;
Gradient: China Glaze "Tart-y For The Party" & "That's Shore Bright";
Glitter: "Glam Polish "Would You Belive?";
Top coat: Nails Inc Kensington Caviar.

What do you think? It's been a while since i've done a gradient manicure, and I am really pleased with how this one turned out, especially when finished with the glitter over the top. I love it!

Thanks for reading, and come back again soon :) x 

Friday, 3 July 2015

Matte Nails with Anna & Mama Bean

Hello again friends! Another Friday, another Anna & Mama Bean Collaboration! This week's theme is "matte", which i realise i actually did last week as part of my matchy matchy, but no matter! The more matte the merrier!

Let's go!

I had something planned  other than what i ended up with, but i went to town earlier and bought a couple of new 2True bargains in Superdrug, so i changed my plans to incorporate one of them! Details after the pics:

Purple (which is way more purple than my camera could capture): 2True Colour Quick "Shade 33";
Glitter: New Look Pure Colour "Multi";
Matte top coat: OPI.

Mama Bean's turn now! She created this chic and cute manicure using Pretty "Denim Effect" and some butterfly stickers (i don't know what brand these are):

Thanks for reading, and come back again soon :) x