Monday, 16 July 2018

My trip to Avon Cosmetics to paint nails - New Shade Arctic Steel with proceeds to Domestic Violence Charities

It was a great privilege to be asked by Avon HQ to attend an internal ‘sneak peek’ event to showcase all things Avon PR and the causes they support. I was invited to paint nails at the event with one of the shades, Avon True Colour Arctic Steel, being launched in C14, with proceeds of £1.50 from each bottle going towards Domestic Violence charities.

The event was attended by Avon employees to give them the opportunity to hear all about what Avon does and to have a ‘mani corner’ where attendees of the event had the opportunity to get their nails done in the new causes shade by yours truly.

I've arrived!
I was provided with a huge selection of nail products including base coats, 3 nail enamels, topcoat, nail files, nail polish remover, cuticle tool, hand cream etc. I still haven’t got round to ordering my own ridge filling base coat so I was really pleased to try it. If you haven’t got one yet and you have ridged nails it’s brilliant at helping to smooth out your nails, it’s my current fave Avon product.
The event ran from 11 am to 2 pm and I managed 11 manis. 
The three nail enamel shades are: Blue – Arctic Steel, Coral – Fabulous, Light Pink – Pretty In Pink. Here are all bar one of the manis I created, I hope the ladies all enjoyed their little pamper session.
And here’s a few photos and video of my nails painted in Arctic Steel, the new causes shade.

Thank you so much Avon for inviting me, looking after me and allowing me to do my fave thing, play with nail polish!  And THANK YOU for my amazing goodie bag!

I’ve been informed by Avon that all their nail enamels are 5-Free (free of Formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, formaldehyde resin, and camphor).

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Sunday, 15 July 2018

Heart & Butterfly Black Lacy Water Decals from Beauty Bigbang

Today's nail art mani is using Heart & Butterfly Black Lacy Water Decals from Beauty Bigbang which I applied over a mint green base.
There are 12 decals per pack, enough for 1 full manis or lots of accent nails.
Check out my video demonstration below.
If you've not tried water decals before, give them a go, simply soak in a little water, remove from the backing paper, apply to your painted nails and seal with top coat - done!
If you love water decals as much as me, why not join the Facebook group I've just set up called Wonderful Water Decals.
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Beauty Bigbang has lots of cool nail art decorations, nail polishes and cosmetics.
They offer FREE worldwide shipping and have given me a 10% discount code to share with you, please use WENDY10.
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 The Heart & Butterfly Black Lacy Water Decals are currently $3.99 / £3.02 / €3.41 each
You can also use my 10% discount code WENDY10 which gets you 10% off full priced items. Check out the Beauty Bigbang website for loads of cool nail art goodies.

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Monday, 9 July 2018

BORN PRETTY Chameleon Magnetic Nail Polish - Lightning

I've been sent a wonderful magnetic nail polish from Born Pretty Store, from the 'Chameleon Magnetic Nail Polish Aurora Series Cat Eye' collection.  There are 6 colours to choose from and I received the shade named 'Lightning'.  The designs on the Born Pretty Website show a 'cat eye' effect but I couldn't manage to achieve this look so I used a circular magnet I already had and knew worked.  Bore Pretty Store suggests you apply the Chameleon Magnetic Nail Polish over a black base.   I applied quite a thick coat of the magnetic polish to my dry black nails, placed the magnet on top and waited a few seconds for the magic to happen and the pattern to appear.  Not only do I have a stunning design on my nails, the duo chrome shifts from golden green to purple.  It's truly mesmerising!
Tip: with magnetic nail polishes you have to do one nail at a time as you have to use the magnet while the magnetic polish is wet.  Comes in a dinky 6ml bottle.
Check out my YouTube clip below
To the pics!
Below with camera flash
Below no camera flash under artificial lighting
 Here you can see the duo chrome shift from golden green to purple
The Chameleon Magnetic Nail Polish is currently $5.39 / £3.91 / €4.39.  You can also use my 10% discount code HXBQ10 which gets you 10% off full priced items. Check out the Born Pretty Store  website for loads of cool nail art goodies.


6ml BORN PRETTY Chameleon Magnetic Nail Polish Aurora Series Cat Eye Nail Polish Black Base Needed

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Floral Garden Nail Stickers from Sparkly Nails

Nail stickers are a quick, easy and mess free way of jazzing up your nails and creating unique designs.  These Floral Garden Colour Nail Stickers are from Sparkly Nails.  All you have to do is peel off from the backing sheet, apply to your nails (tweezers are handy at this point) and seal with top coat.  The stickers are on a clear plastic sheet which is helpful for placement.  Simple, fun, effective and very easy to use.  I applied them over peach & lilac base colours.
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 The stickers are on a clear plastic sheet which is helpful for placement

The Floral Garden Colour Nail Stickers are £1.50, super value when you think you can easily create a full mani or numerous accent manis with these stickers.  Available at Sparkly Nails who have an amazing range of nail art items; they offer a loyalty and an affiliate scheme, go sign up, I have, you may as well save as you spend!

You can also keep up with all the latest Sparkly Nails info on FacebookTwitterInstagram & Pinterest, and while your there check out their special Daily Deal! Sparkly Nails is a UK based company and ships worldwide. UK postage starts from £1.50.

This product was sent to me for my honest review.

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Saturday, 7 July 2018

Rainbow Nails for Gay Pride

The Gay Pride Parade takes place in the UK today, so here are a few of my rainbow manis for today’s march and to inspire you to have fun with your nails. You can find out more about Gay Pride by clicking HERE
A skittle mani using Avon Color Trend in Coral, Bliss, Limoncello, Juicy & Wild Blackcurrant
A sponged gradient using Avon So Jelly, Real Red, Orange You Crazy (which didn’t make it to the Mark Collection), Pineappled, Emerald City, Sapphired UP
A dotticure mani using Avon Iceberg White, Real Red, Orange You Crazy, Pineappled, Emerald City, Just Beachy, So Jelly
Wishing you a super weekend and peace to you all

Monday, 2 July 2018

Avon Color Trend Nails Enamels - Bliss, Coral, Juicy & Limoncello

We're currently enjoying glorious sunny weather in the UK, it’s been hot hot hot which means time for some hot hot hot nails!
Bright pastels look fab in the sunshine and great with a tan, these shades are from Avon’s budget-friendly range – Color Trend
Get your sunnies on peeps, these are sunshine bright!
Bliss – sweet baby blue shade, the formulation for me was a little sheer and I needed 3 coats
Coral – a lush pinky coral, again a slightly sheer formulation and needed 3 coats
Juicy – mouth watering groovy green shade, good formulation, 2 coats
Limoncello – a hot sunshine yellow, good formulation, 2 coats
Four perfect shades for summer
What are you wearing on your nails and what is your fave summer shade? Do you wear bolder shades in summer or when you go on holiday?

I’ve been informed by Avon that all their nail enamels are 5-Free (free of Formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, formaldehyde resin, and camphor).
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