Friday, 29 December 2017

Barry M Liquid Chrome ~ Razzle Dazzle

Hello!

First, a little diary entry. Throughout my blogging journey I've been open about suffering badly with depression. I'm unwell all the time but I get periods where it's difficult to keep up my hobbies, and I've just had one over the Christmas season. Despite this I had a lovely Christmas, and I have just spent the afternoon painting my nails and dipping into some review items sent to me. I'm feeling positive that things might be getting better and that there are lots of lovely manicures on the horizon!

Now onto the nail polish! I wanted to treat myself with my Christmas money, so I had a look at what Barry M had to offer in Boots! I ended up buying a replacement base coat and white polish (Cotton) and I couldn't resist the metallic pink glimmer of Razzle Dazzle. Here are two coats:


I love this colour so much! I had to be careful to paint the second coat on nice and straight, but I was pleased with how non-streaky the finish was.

I hope to be back very soon with more manicures ^_^

Hugs,

Lisa xx

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Charlies Nail Art ~ Blizzard Glitter Mix

Hello!

Following on from my Pixie Dust post, I am back with another of the newest Charlies Nail Art glitter mixes! These glitters are extra special because they are formulated in-house - you won't find them anywhere else. They are also a bargain at 75p per sachet!

Blizzard is a sparkling Winter glitter. The fine glitter has a gorgeous blue-tinted spearmint colour which I love, and it's accented with blue and pearlescent diamonds - plus snowflakes!!


Apologies for the slightly poor photo, it was growing dark when I took this. I hope it conveys how beautiful this glitter is, because it's one of my favourites. The colour plus the sparkle make it truly amazing.

You can get 15% off Blizzard - and everything else at Charlies Nail Art - with my coupon code: GNAF15

Hugs,

Lisa xx

Charlies Nail Art ~ Pixie Dust Glitter Mix

This post contains products which were sent to me as a gift :-)

Hello!

Charlies Nail Art have been busy bees creating four new glitter mixes, one of which I'm showing you here! These glitter mixes are super special because they're formulated in-house - you won't find them anywhere else. They're also a bargain at 75p per sachet, and I am proud to own the whole collection!

Pixie Dust is a mix of white and pearlescent glitters; this includes fine white glitter, strands, dots and diamonds. It's an all-year-round glitter but it especially reminds me of fallen snow, perfect for the ever-colder weather. This effect gave me the idea to add stamped pawprints to make it look like my kitty Vienna had been out in the snow!


The sparkle is so magical!!

You can also get 15% off Pixie Dust and everything else at Charlies Nail Art by using my coupon code: GNAF15

My next post will be about the Blizzard glitter mix!

Hugs,

Lisa xx

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Charlies Nail Art ~ Jack o Lantern Glitter Mix

This post contains products which were sent to me as a free gift :)

Hello!

I'm back with another of the Halloween glitter mixes exclusive to Charlies Nail Art! You can see my swatches and reviews of all the other glitter mixes here. I've bought most of them myself because I am the biggest fan ever of these glitters, but Jack o Lantern was sent to me as a gift.

Jack o Lantern is a fine orange glitter with larger orange and black pieces. The orange has a beautiful crushed shimmer look to it for added pumpkin effect! Look at its beauty...

https://www.charliesnailart.co.uk/jack-o-lantern-nail-glitter-mix/


I never thought I could love an orange glitter so much!

Jack o Lantern is 75p per sachet, plus you get 15% off with my coupon code: GNAF15

Hugs,

Lisa xx

Charlies Nail Art ~ Hocus Pocus Glitter Mix

This post contains products which were sent to me as a free gift :)

Hello!

I'm back with another of the Halloween glitter mixes exclusive to Charlies Nail Art! You can see my swatches and reviews of all the other glitter mixes here. I've bought most of them myself because I am the biggest fan ever of these glitters, but Hocus Pocus was sent to me as a gift.

Hocus Pocus consists of a fine, sparkling purple glitter with larger pieces of deep green glitter and purple diamonds. It's beautifully gothic and witchy!

https://www.charliesnailart.co.uk/hocus-pocus-nail-glitter-mix/


Hocus Pocus is 75p per sachet, plus you get 15% off with my coupon code: GNAF15

Next post up is about the Jack o Lantern glitter mix!

Hugs,

Lisa xx

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Charlies Nail Art ~ Witches Brew Glitter Mix

This post contains products that were sent to me as a free gift :-)

Hello!

This is the second of two posts today about some new glitter mixes from Charlies Nail Art! These are part of a collection that is original and exclusive to Charlie's. I am quite possibly the biggest fan of these mixes and I've blogged about the existing shades here.

Witches' Brew is a fine green glitter with sparkles, larger diamonds of purple glitter and stars. It is vibrant, pretty and just so perfect for Halloween!


You can buy Witches' Brew for 75p, plus 15% off with my coupon code: GNAF15

Hugs,

Lisa xx

Charlies Nail Art ~ Pumpkin Spice Glitter Mix

Hello!

This will be the first of two posts today about some new glitter mixes from Charlies Nail Art! These are part of a collection that is original and exclusive to Charlie's. I am quite possibly the biggest fan of these mixes and I've blogged about the existing shades here.

Pumpkin Spice has a dark fine glitter base with sparkles and larger pieces of orange glitter. In addition to its namesake it has a glowing embers look that makes it wonderfully suited to the dark and cosy Autumn evenings that are coming up.


I may be a fool but I am actually happy that Autumn is upon us, and I can envisage myself wearing this glitter with fingerless mittens as I clutch my Pumpkin Spice latte - skinny, because I'm losing weight!

You can buy Pumpkin Spice for 75p, plus 15% off with my coupon code: GNAF15

Hugs,

Lisa xx

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Charlies Nail Art ~ Autumn Stroll Glitter Mix

Hello!

I am back this chilly September night with a nail art goodie that I am absolutely enraptured with: Autumn Stroll, a new glitter mix exclusive to Charlies Nail Art!

Autumn Stroll joins Charlie's amazing collection of glitters that are designed and mixed in-house (you can see my pics of the others here). I am a raving fan of all of them, but this is one I can't stop looking at. It has a copper and glimmering gold fine glitter base, with larger pieces of autumnally-coloured glitters that perfectly evoke fallen leaves on a woodland floor. Here it is with top coat...


This mix is a real treasure trove; each time I dipped my nails into the sachet I found myself excited to see what glitter pieces I would end up with. I hope my photo fully conveys how amazing it is! Right now I have two more of the new mixes to try and I cannot wait.

Autumn Stroll is 75p per sachet, plus you can get 15% off everything with my Ambassador's coupon code: GNAF15

Hugs,

Lisa xx

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Flowers, Glitters and Tattoos!

Hello!

First of all, I'm sorry for the month-long absence! I haven't been doing my nails as often due to a mixture of depression, tiredness and being caught up in my cross-stitching hobby (scroll down for pics!). However, I'm here to make it up with four manicures featuring floral nail wraps, fine glitters and temporary tattoos.

All the wraps and glitters are from Charlies Nail Art and I happen to have a 15% off Ambassador's coupon code for you: GNAF15 . I'll include links to where to find the nail art goodies as I write ^_^

1. Summer Dream Manicure


Summer Dream water decal wraps with Ocean Blue fine glitter, finished with a diamond tattoo from Claire's Accessories.


2. Summer Bloom Manicure


Summer Bloom water decal wraps alternated with Nicole by OPI's Sweet Surrender, finished with Flower Power tattoos by MoYou London.


3. Indian Summer Manicure


Indian Summer water decal wraps finished off with another MoYou Flower Power Tattoo.


4. Yellow Blossom Manicure


Yellow Blossom water decal wraps with an accent nail of Holographic Silver fine glitter.


I hope you like these manis! I love my Charlies water decals: they're super easy to apply and look beautiful. And, if you're interested, here are two cross stitches I've been working on - Flower Teapots!



Hugs, 

Lisa xx

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Barry M ~ Cashmere and Frost

Hello!

I noticed that Barry M had a few new shades in my local Boots store, so I treated myself to a couple!

Cashmere is a gorgeous pale pink. Here are two coats:


Frost is a lovely frosted white. Here are three coats:


I like both but Cashmere is definitely my favourite - I'm sure I'll be wearing it a lot! Which do you prefer?

Hugs,

Lisa xx