NOTD - Neon Splodge Manicure

Ell ello sweetpeas, hope you're all having a lovely Sunday!

Have your shades at the ready lovelies as I've got some super bright neon goodness coming your way today with this insanely bright mani which I have creatively titled “neon splodge nails”...unique huh?

This is the mani I wore for my trip to Brighton last week, I wanted something cheerful & vibrant & what better polishes to use than the fab Polish For Tans collection by Models Own which I used in my Psychedelic Floral mani not long ago & am still loving!

This collection of polishes consisting of five bright neon cremes are simply made for summer & I couldn't just pick one so decided to use ALL five shades to create this fun arty “splodge” manicure!

The design itself also could not be easier! To create this design I started off with painting all my nails white as my base & of course white helps really make those neon colours POP!

Then using one shade at a time, I added about three 'splodges' to each nail , making sure the brush is not completely loaded with too much polish otherwise you'll end up with large blobs of polish puddles everywhere ;) after using the first shade, I then went in with second & so on until I had filled up the whole nail using all five shades.

If you see any bits of white still peeping through then simply dot over those with the last shade. Finish with a nice thick coat of top coat & that's it! This is such a fun nail design, I absolutely loved the finished result & cannot wait to try it again!:D

Hope you liked the bright nails my lovelies! You can remove the shades now. Thanks for reading & catch up soon!

Lotsa love to ya!


NOTD - Cute Disney Alien Nails!

Well helloooo there lovelies!

So looks like Summer's finally found us in the UK, hurrah! But with it seems to have also bought the occasional lightening rainstorm! It does make dressing rather problematic no? But the glorious weather could not have come at a better time with my partner in crime Ram & I hot footing it down to Brighton for a mini holiday this week was which was just incredible. It was our first time visiting & we have fallen in love with the place so much we're already planning on going back before summer is through! :)

Got a fun little mani to share with you today darlings featuring those cheeky little alien cuties from a certain Disney Pixar movie I'm sure you are all familiar with...here's a clue...”The Claaaaaaaaaaaw!”

Hehe whatchya think? Sometimes its nice to have some random fun on your nails ;) To create this mani I used two lovely pretties from Zoya, Muse & Tilda...

First lets just enjoy the stunning sparkly prettiness that is Zoya Muse please? Part of the Summer 2014 Bubbly Collection isn't it a BEAUT? Described by Zoya as a 'blue raspberry holographic fizz with a subtle vein of gold”...well...I won't even bother describing it further as that's pretty much spot on, I adore it!

For the aliens I used Zoya Tilda from the Summer 2014 Tickled collection. Its definitely an intriguing shade & not one I'd normally reach for but the bright creamy avocado green immediately brought to mind those cute little aliens from Toy Story so naturally...I couldn't resist whacking those little buggers on mah nails!

To create the aliens I just applied Tilda in a half moon on to the tips, before going in with a fine nail art brush & dotting tool dipped into the same polish to add the ears & antennas (is that what one would call those?!) For the eyes I used my Barry M nail art pens in white & black. Sealing it all with topcoat & that's it!

Hope you liked the mani lovelies! Enjoy your weekends & catch up soon!

Lotsa love to ya! 

Disclaimer - product featured was sent to me for my consideration. I am not affiliated with the brand nor paid for this post, this review has been as always my 100% honest opinion! :)


NOTD - Map Print With New Digitally Customised ArtPro Nails!

Happy Sunday lovely readers, hope you are all having a nice weekend!

Okay, so I'm pretty excited about today's post about my favorite topic...nails! I'm sure it comes as no surprise when I say that polish is my first love, however a new innovation in the nail salon world has come to my attention recently...digitally customized nails. Have you ever seen a print that you adore, a favorite dress or a piece of art, & thought “Ooh, I'd love that on my nails!”?, I know I have & now this can actually be possible thanks to the ArtPro Nail Printers, which are slowly finding their way in to nail salons all over the UK!

This fab system, which can digitally print any image onto natural or synthetic nails, first came to my attention via Twitter, were I found myself chatting with the lovely Wendy of Inailz, who are the distributors of the digital printers in Ireland. I was intrigued by the concept of them & so when Wendy kindly offered to send some customized nails for me to try...how could I refuse?! When it came to picking what image I wanted, I had a hard time selecting however I find myself a bit obsessed with vintage map prints at the moment, I just love them, so I browsed Google Images for a print I liked, sent it to Wendy & voila....hello pretty Map Print nails!

Seriously, how bloomin fab do they look?! I could not stop staring at them, the design is stunningly eye catching & I was simply blown away by the gorgeous detail! I think its safe to say I was excited...

The nail kit contains a set of 20 artificial nails printed with your chosen design in various sizes, step by step instructions, a nail file, nail glue & stick on pads as well in case you don't wish to glue on the nails.

I love how the nails themselves are of a nice natural length that would not make everyday tasks hugely problematic. There are a range of sizes so finding a fit to your nail is very easy, you simply snap off the nail & stick or glue the nail onto the nail bed. Naturally when I finally had my nails on I went a bit snap happy...

What do you think? I am seriously obsessed with these, I cannot get enough & already want more! The nails themselves are very comfortable & can easily be filed down ,which I did after a few days to prolong the wear as I simply did not want to take them off! Topcoat can also be applied to preserve the design & add shine!

The ArtPro nail printers will hopefully be popping into many nail salons gradually, I honestly think they would do so well! However Inailz in Ireland, also offer these nail kits with your chosen design on their website. But fret not UK lovelies as ArtProNail now have a UK based website where you will also be able to order your own customized nails very soon! So definitely keep an eye out, I know I will be!

Thanks for reading lovelies! If you could have your own customized nails, what print would you choose?

Lotsa love to ya!

Disclaimer - * product featured was sent to me for my consideration. I am not affiliated with the brand nor paid for this post, this review has been as always my 100% honest opinion! :)


What I Wore...Posies & Paisley OOTD

Ello ello sweetpeas & a happy weekend to you!

Boy am I glad to see it too, this week has been all kinds of cray at work, yet I did manage to grab a wee break on Thursday by popping in to the big city for the Pegasus PR event in Mayfair which was lovely. A fab time was had getting my hair did as well as catching up & grabbing a delicious bubble tea with my blogger pal Jo. Also looking forward to next week which will be delightfully shortened as my chum Ram & I will be taking a wee road trip down to Brighton! Its my first time visiting & I cannot wait after hearing lots of great things!

A quick little outfit post on the ol' blogaroony today dears featuring two of my favourite prints all in one delightful dress ...posies & paisley!

Isn't the print simply swoon worthy? I found this little gem tucked away in the New Look sale rack for a most bargainous £7, the colours & design of the print drawing me to it like a moth to flame & because it was such a steal I didn't even feel a smidgen of guilt at adding yet another dress to my worryingly overflowing wardrobe!

The kitten slingbacks were an M&S purchase donkeys ago, I always make sure whenever M&S have a sale on, to have a quick browsy at their shoes as I've found some lovely finds in the past!

One thing I'm loving at the mo is hair accessorising. I'm extremely boring when it comes to my hair, usually just straightening the locks so I love looking for other ways to jazz it up. Now as much as I love those floral crown doodads, I fear they simply make me look a bit silly on account of my midge head! However I'm still able to get my floral fix thanks to this glorious headpiece designed by my super talented friend Jene Stefaniak...

I mean I'm not being biased at all ;) but damn is this girl talented! Jene is currently living the life & following her dream in NYC as a fashion designer & specializes in bespoke couture & detailed handmade garments like this beautiful headband she custom designed for me which not only features florals but a bit of lace for a gothic edge which is right up my street...J'ADORE!

Thank you my darling friend! I'm telling ya, this girl is going places. Thanks for stopping by lovelies, enjoy your Saturdays!

Lotsa love to ya!