Monday, 24 February 2014

Born Pretty Store Water Decal Review

Hey guys!

Who else can't believe that it's almost the end of February already?! Where did the time go! Today, I have a fairly simple mani that I did using water decals from

I decided to get these ones (minus the ones that I used because I was a genius and used them before I took the picture). They are so cute, I want them to be real so they can be my pets and I can take them for walks and gahh...

They come with easy to follow instructions on the back. I did get a bit confused though, so just read them carefully. I would advise people to cut as close to the picture as possible as when I did mine, I left a border around the decal which meant it was hard to position when placing it on the nail.

For the nails, all I did was paint the nails in a base colour and then paint half the nail with another polish. I decided to use a textured polish to add depth and because it has opacity in one coat.

Colours used are:
Primark Beauty (no name for the colour) - its a cornflower-ish blue with a creme finish
Barry M Textured Nail Effects - Duchess

This is a sunlight shot - stunning!

And that's it from me on this fine February day. I'm off to do more university work and prep for a presentation that I have on Thursday (wish me luck!).

Love Emily x

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

It's Almost Valentine's Day!

Hey guys,

So, if you know me personally, you'll know I'm not one for PDA or over the top romance per se. I have a boyfriend, whom I have spent valentine's with exactly once so far, but we don't really celebrate it. This year we plan to stay in and eat chocolate in front of a film.

...But, I thought I would get in to the spirit of the month of love and do some nail art. Any excuse, right?

For these nails, I started with a pale pink base and built on top with darker pink and red colours. I used a dotting tool for the small hearts and a brush for the larger ones. I began the gradient hearts with red, then a dark pink, lighter (but still bright) pink and finally a light pastel pink.

The idea for the gradient hearts came from this video by CutePolish however, I doubt/I don't know if she was the first to come up with this. But that's where I saw it. 

Colours used are:
Sinful Colors - Easy Going
Rimmel Lasting Finish - Double Decker Red
Barry M Nail Paint - Shocking Pink
AVON - Viva Pink
Barry M Nail Paint - Strawberry Ice Cream

I hope you can look past the bad pictures, I apologise immensely. 

Love Emily x