This may be the girliest mani I’ve ever done! These Born Pretty Barbie decals have seven different images, all Barbie pink of course!
I’m a big fan of water decals, they’re simple to use and can create some beautiful nail art. And of course you can even design your own, like I did for the Capital One Cup Final.
I used Barry M Strawberry Ice Cream, and Butter London Fairy Cake, along with a few rhinestones.
Don’t forget to use the code YDL91 for 10% off!
Born Pretty recently sent me some items for review, all views are my own.
I’ve really been looking forward to the blue prompt for this challenge! If you’ve followed my blog for a while you’ll probably know I love blue polish.
I went for a look I found on Pinterest, the credit on the photo was @naildecor, but I can’t find a blog or anything to link to!
I used Nails Inc Baker Street for the blue, which is still one of, if not my favourite polishes. Rather than having a white base I decided to use Nails Inc Sao Paolo Streets, which was part of the Brazil inspired trio that were from June’s InStyle magazine, and I used Butter London Fairy Cake for some sparkly holo-y goodness, all topped off with a coat of HK Girl.
Sorry for the picture spam, but I was sat outside in the sun and ended up snapping about 40 pictures on my iPhone, it was just so sparkly!
Make sure you check out the other British Nail Bloggers’ blue nails!
This mani was inspired by a picture I saw on Instagram, by cutepolish. I decided to change the order around a little, and I also chose to have another go at a fishtail on my ring finger, rather than the pattern on the thumb. The fishtail was not easy with a thick white polish! It was a lot easier with the silver I used last time.
For this mani I used Barry M Matt White, Nails Inc Brompton Place, Butter London Rosie Lee and OPI Kiss Me On My Tulips. I also used the pink and white Barry M nail art pens for the stripes, polka dots and part of the leopard print.
A few days ago I managed to break my SD card somehow, it works in my camera, but not in my MacBook, or even in my old laptop, so trying to get the photos off was a right pain. I had to install the software for my camera, and search for the USB cable! So, while I wait for my new SD card to arrive (it’s sooo much easier just to stick it in and copy and paste, yes I’m that lazy!) I can get through a few old swatches that I’ve been meaning to post for ages.
First up, The Black Knight, from butter LONDON, which was part of the ‘Sparkle, Sparkle’ Holiday Collection that I got back in November.
The Black Knight is a black polish, packed with glitter, which is mainly pink and blue. It was a little sheer, and took 3 coats to get it opaque, but it was worth it, its so pretty! I think it would be easiest using a normal black polish first, then a couple of coats of The Black Knight on top.
Pictures show three coats with top coat.
Also, the last week or so I’ve barely put my Kindle down! Two of my favourite authors, Sophie Kinsella and Paige Toon released their new books, Wedding Night and The Longest Holiday on the same day, so I quickly made my way through them! The Longest Holiday was my favourite of the two, such a roller coaster of emotions! I still haven’t forgiven Paige Toon for the heartbreak I went through whilst reading Chasing Daisy! Even though I finished The Longest Holiday a day ago, I can’t get it out of my head, I’m suffering from Post Book Depression! I’d definitely recommend all of Paige Toon’s books. I’m just glad I already have Billy and Me by Giovanna Fletcher to help ease me through the pain! (McFly just came of my iTunes shuffle whilst I was writing that, weird! If you don’t know, Giovanna is Tom Fletcher’s wife!)
Rosie Lee is another polish from Butter London’s Sparkle, Sparkle Holiday Collection. It’s a full coverage pink glitter that only needs two coats, but it isn’t an in-your-face-barbie-pink, it’s more of a rose gold colour. Rosie Lee dries quickly, but as usual with glitters, it needs a top coat to get rid of the gritty texture.
I popped into Boots earlier, only for some eye spray, but obviously couldn’t come out without buying more nail polish… but I’m totally blaming Barry M for this one. When you spend £6 on Barry M products in Boots or Superdrug, you get a free limited edition nail polish, and there’s a choice of four, two in Boots and two in Superdrug. I chose the gold, but it took a while to decide between that and the pink! I love the glitter one too.
Has anyone else got any of the limited edition nail paints? Which is your favourite?
Tomorrow means one thing. It’s the first one December, and I can open the first door of my Mini Mani Month advent calender! Also, the Mini Mani Month is back in stock at Ciate´! Go and get it quick!
Last week, Amazon had a week of Black Friday deals, one of which was the Butter London ‘Sparkle, Sparkle’ Holiday Collection, which was £21, reduced from £30, and includes Rosie Lee, Fairy Cake, and The Black Knight. I’ve wanted The Black Knight for ages so I thought I’d go for the trio, and as Butter London polishes are £12 each, I got 3 for less than the cost of buying 2 individually.
The first one I tried out was Fairy Cake. Fairy Cake is a mixture of tiny grey/silver glitter, and slightly larger silver and holo glitter. It’s very pretty, more fairy dust than fairy cake! It applied nicely, needing three coats to be opaque, and top coat to get rid of the gritty texture. Now I want to make some fairy cakes!