Sunday, 30 April 2017

Born Pretty Store Chameleon Starry Nail Polish BPC001

Born Pretty Store have a range of 'Chameleon Starry' Nail polishes in 5 different shades, which give a sparkly foil like effect.  They are to be used over a black base to enhance the pigments in the polish.  You could apply the polish without a black base but you'd have to apply more coats to build up the intensity of the effect.  I applied 2 coats over a black base and applied top coat, the result is gorgeous!  This is shade BPC001, a bronze/gold with a splattering of holographic sparkle.   I would love to try the other 4 shades in the series, I'm sure they'd be just as mesmerizing as this one.  My photos below are with camera flash.  Check out my video demonstration below.  
To the pics!!!!

Below left - no camera flash
Below right - no camera flash, under artificial lighting
 The 10ml BORN PRETTY Chameleon Starry Nail Polish BPC001 is currently $5.99 / £4.21 / €5.45
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.


Saturday, 29 April 2017

Basic Tutorial for a Sponged Gradient using Avon Mark Gel Shine Nail Enamels

Welcome to an easy peasy tutorial showing you some basic nail art designs and effects, this week sponged gradient. Using two or more colours with a sponge to create a blended gradient, and as like the previous tutorial for french tips, it's a great way to revitalise an old mani.  My nails were already painted the berry shade.
Using a sponge, any sponge, bath, make up, kitchen (thrifty me uses a kitchen sponge, the one you buy in a pack of 20 with a scourer on one side), paint the nail polish in stripes, it doesn't matter if they overlay this will all add to the blending of the colours.
 Pat/dab onto your nails, it is messy and you'll need to clean up after.  Sponge one set of nails and repeat until you build up the depth of colour you want to achieve.
 Using nail polish remover and a make up brush I tidy up and remove the polish on my skin, I know Avon does a natty nail polish corrector pen which would be handy at this point.
 Apply top coat and the blended shades will merge together and you have a unique gradient mani in whatever colour combo you like.
 For this mani I used Avon Mark Gel Shine Very Berry & Purplicious
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Monday, 24 April 2017

Musical Notes Silver Metallic Stickers from Sparkly Nails

Nail stickers are a quick, easy and mess free way of jazzing up your nails and creating unique designs.  These Silver Metallic Stickers are from Sparkly Nails.  Included in the pack are designs of clefs, notes, sharps, fermata and more.  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.  Simple, fun, effective and very easy to use.
To the pics!!!
The Silver Metallic Nail Stickers are currently £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 my for my honest review.

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Saturday, 22 April 2017

Basic French Tip Nails

Classic French Tips have a nude or pale pink base with a white tip, but you can play on that and mix and match your base & tips in any way you fancy. If your current mani is getting tired but you don't want to remove it, what better way to revive an old mani by adding contrasting coloured tips.
Here's my mani and how I did it:
A professional manicurist will paint the white tips with a brush, however, I prefer using some sort of guide and in this case I raided my mum's craft box and found these circular stickers - perfect!
You can also use ring binder reinforcements, masking tape, sticky tape etc. Just make sure your base colour has a top coat is completely dry, otherwise, your base colour can get pulled off when you remove the sticker.Always apply a top coat to your base colour, that way if you do make a mistake with your tip you can wipe it off with a little nail polish remover without damaging the base colour. 
Apply the sticker, paint your contrast colour and remove the sticker immediately. Do one finger at a time, if you allow the tip to dry with the sticker still on your nail you could pull/smudge the tip.
For the pointed curve on my thumb and middle finger I used two stickers - simples!
The nail enamels used are Avon Gel Shine Nudeitude for the base and Avon Mark Gel Shine Lavender Sky for the tips.

Monday, 17 April 2017

Wendy's Delights Giveaway - 2 Sets of Mont Bleu Nail Files with Swarovski Gems

I'm delighted to share with you a fantastic Giveaway sponsored by Mont Bleu.  Design Glassware by Mont Bleu offers a vast range of beautiful products such as Glass Nail FilesTweezersManicure SetsNail ScissorsCompact MirrorsHair BrushesMakeup BrushesFashion JewelleryKeyrings and mobile charmsCard holders, and more, adorned with whatever colour Swarovski gems you can think of.  Their beautiful accessories are also available on Amazon.
And it gives me great pleasure to host the Giveaway, there are 2 prizes of 2 sets of glass nails files from Mont Bleu, available online for €15 per set.
Each set will include a medium & small nail file - medium (135mm/5.32 in) and small (90mm/3.54 in).  The 2 sets are as follows:
Top Set Mixed - Medium Bubbles Clear Blue (B-MS5) & Small Constellation White Light Rose (CNW-MS1)
Bottom Set “Marbles” Blue-y-blue (MC-MS4)
1st picked winner having first choice.
They are made from Czech tempered glass in Bohemia and have a lifetime warranty on the filing surface. Files are hand decorated with Swarovski crystals and presented in black velvet sleeves.
2 Prizes - 2 sets of medium & small glass nail files
 medium (135 mm/5.32 in) & small (90 mm/3.54 in)
This is a quote from the website "There are some speculations on the web regarding the name “glass nail file” and “crystal nail file”. Some of the retailers provide inaccurate information, telling about differences in quality, production process and so on. The fact is tempered Czech glass is a crystal that comes after several stages of heat processing, therefore all so called “differences” are not more than marketing myth.
So don’t hesitate, if you are looking for glass nail file or crystal nail file you're in the right place."
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Avon Nailwear Pro+ Nail Enamel - Galaxy

This is Galaxy from the Avon Nailwear Pro+ range.  A steely grey shimmer polish. This is two coats without topcoat.  I got this cosmic grey from Avon Brochure 1, 2017 as a set of 3 with Midnight and Starburst for £6 - that's £2 a bottle!!  Also included was a gold pattern card gift pouch, although the present was to myself I can use the pouch for someone else.  The polish applied beautifully, good formulation, decent brush and dried quickly. See my review for Midnight here and Starburst here.
I've received confirmation directly from Avon UK that all Avon's nail polishes are 5-Free (free of: Formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, formaldehyde resin, and camphor).
10ml bottle. 
To the pics.......
Below is the complete set.  L-R: Midnight, Starburst & Galaxy
And here's the page from Avon Brochure 1 that lured me in to buy this wonderful set.
If you're an Avon Rep these colours are available in First Look for Campaign 10, in the clearance section at £1.50 each
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Sunday, 16 April 2017

Dandelion Water Decals from Charlies Nail Art

The days are becoming warmer and lighter for longer, we are well and truly into Spring.  And that means everything in the garden is coming to life and starting to grow....including weeds.  The Dandelion with its bright yellow flowers which turn into fluffy seed heads, a puff of wind and they fly into the air like little fairies.  Onto today's mani, using Dandelion Water Decals from Charlies Nail Art over a dusky pink and sky blue gradient base.  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 set up called Wonderful Water Decals.
To the pics!!!!

The 'Dandelion' water decals currently costs £1.00 and will cover 10 nails.  Available at Charlies Nail Art who have an huge range of nail art items.

You can also keep up with all the latest Charlies Nail Art info on FacebookTwitterPinterestInstagramGoogle+ & LinkedIn. Charlies Nail Art is a UK based company and ships worldwide. UK postage starts from £1.25 and is FREE on UK orders over £15.

This product was sent to my for my honest review, have fun with your nails!

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Saturday, 15 April 2017

Red Glitter Heart Nail Stickers from Nail Art UK

Today's mani is a black base with gold flecks, adorned with Red Heart Glitter Nail Stickers from Nail Art UK.  There is a total of 78 glitter heart stickers per pack in 3 different sizes.  All you have to do is peel off from the backing paper, tweezers are handy at this point, apply to your nails and seal with top coat.  Fast, fun & effective, easy to use and highly recommended.  The glitter heart stickers are available in 8 colours, gold, silver, red, light and dark pink, black, white and purple.
And before I leave you with the pics I have a discount code which gets you 10% off nail stickers, water decals and 3D nail decorations at Nail Art UK, simply use WENDY10 at checkout!
To the pics!!!
 78 red glitter heart shaped nail stickers in various sizes per pack
The Red Heart Nail Stickers currently cost £0.99, excellent value when you think you can easily create a full mani or numerous accent manis with these lovely stickers.  Available at Nail Art UK who have an amazing range of nail art items, please feel free to use my code WENDY10 at checkout which gets you 10% off nail stickers, water decals and 3D nail decorations!
You can also keep up with all the latest Nail Art UK info on FacebookTwitterInstagram & Pinterest.  Nail Art UK is a UK based company and ships worldwide. UK postage starts from £0.99 and is FREE on orders over £30.00.

This product was sent to my for my honest review.