Barry M Gelly Hi Shine- Lychee Swatch

I have been dying for a nice nude/beige, one that is almost skin coloured. I have wanted to buy OPI- My Vampire Is Buff since it came out this spring. Its likely that i still will but i’m definitely happy with Lychee as a cheap alternative! For the price i think it’s great! Goes on smoother than some of the OPI’s i own.

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This is on its own with no top coat! Look at the shiiiine!

I love the Barry M Gelly’s. I’ve already swatched Blue Grape, and have a few more to add to show you guys! I would love to own the entire collection as the formula is great!

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Barry M and Taras Talons Block Mani

I thought i would try a block mani using some new Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Shades i picked up, along with some gold striping tape from Taras Talons ( you can find it here: http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Tarastalons?section_id=14011786 ). This was pretty tricky and i still don’t think it really came out right! But i spent so long on it, that i thought i really should show you guys my hard efforts :P. I also used one Essie shade and a white by Sinful Colors underneath to make the colours brighter.

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The Green is Essie- Navigate Her, the Blue is Barry M- Blue Grape, the nude is Barry M- Lychee and the Pink is Barry M- Grapefruit.

I rarely attempt nail art which explains why it isnt great! I hope you like it none the less!

 

Sally Hansen with I Love Nail Polish- Don’t Trample My Roses Swatch

First of all, i apologise for the quality of this picture. It doesnt accurately show the glitter in Don’t Trample My Roses which i’m very pleased with! I really like it over black, a combo i wouldn’t usually have thought of :). It’s so pretty! Maybes me want to layer all of my glitter top coats over black! In case you’re wondering, the black base is Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Onyx.

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Barry M Gelly Hi Shine- Plum Swatch with Taras Talons Nail Art

The second Barry M Gelly polish i tried out was Plum. I’m not quite sure if i like this colour on me but i did like the formula and i’m sure i will find a way to use it again! I used some cute little glue-on pearls from Taras Talons who do nail art supplies now! ( check it out here: http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Tarastalons?section_id=14011746)

I love what they add to a boring mani ( which to me, is a mani without glitter!)

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My camera didn’t capture the colour very well. It is much more purple than shown and not quite as dark. Hope you like 🙂

Barry M Gelly Hi Shine- Blue Grape Swatch

Hello! I decided to go out and buy a few of the much raved about Barry M Gelly polishes! The first one i tried was Blue Grape, i have been dying for a bright electric blue polish for months now and i love this one so much! The picture shown is with no top coat…yup thats the polish all on its own!

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For some reason my camera decided that, actually, it’s purple :(. This is a lot more blue in real life. Ignore the Asos box in the background 😀

I was curious so i tried it with white polka dots:

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I may have gone overboard with the polka dots 😛

So there you have it 🙂

The Nail ‘Shrine’

I thought i would show my followers what i refer to as ‘the shrine’ also known as…where i keep my nail supplies!

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Could do with some fairy lights i think 🙂 i love my framed art print of a bottle of OPI. I bought this on Etsy by an artist called Claire Wilson here:  http://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/151894977/i-heart-opi-art-print-5×7?ref=shop_home_active

Here are some of my polishes there are some missing, it just looks like such a small collection in my eyes. My boyfriend disagrees…

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I obsessively order these. L-R: Salon and Retail Brands, Minis, Indie Brands.

So there you go 🙂

Taras Talons New Mini’s

Hello! As of midnight this morning Taras Talons have added mini nail polishes to the mix. These are 5ml polishes selling at £3.50 ea or a custom made mini at £5.50. I was lucky enough to be able to provided two mini polishes designed with me in mind by Tara herself! I love the little bottles and they remind me so much of the ones used by Pocket Money Polishes ( if you haven’t checked them out already do so here: http://www.pocketmoneypolishes.co.uk/Retail.htm) . Today i am going to show you one of these mini polishes i was provided which i really love!

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Here is a picture of the bottle alongside the other polish ( which i will swatch shortly).

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And lastly, a size comparison with a regular Taras Talons nail polish ( Toy Train if you’re wondering, i believe it is still in Tara’s store 🙂 )

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I love the price tag on these and will maybe definitely be taking advantage!

Tara has also added a ton of nail art supplies to her store so be sure to take a good look around!

http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Tarastalons

Creating/Selling Nail Polish

I’m considering making my own nail polish as a fun thing to do, and might in the future start selling on Etsy. Before that though as i get the swing of it i will be making them purely for my own fun haha however i may sell a few within the UK to anyone who is interested! If any of you think you might be interested let me know!