Nail Of The Day – Nail Art Challenge #9 Rainbow Nails

Hi there! Today’s post is about a mani I did recently. It’s also another mani that counts toward the 31 Days Nail Art Challenge. And this rather chaotic mani is my attempt at challenge #9 Rainbow Nails.

Before I tell you which products I used, let me tell you how I ended up with this mani… one of my friend’s daughters celebrated her 11th birthday over the Easter weekend. I’m not good at baking or decorating, so I offered my friend to give her daughter a manicure.

I had lots of different nail colours and glitter toppers with me when I came to my friend’s house on Good Friday, so it wasn’t surprising that the young lady couldn’t decide which nail colour she liked best.

I suggested to paint her nails in different colours – and she agreed! The young lady opted for (more or less) pastel shades – light blue, orange, lilac, yellow and light green. And she chose a super cute glitter topper to complete the look.

When I got home I painted my nails in the same colours:
MakeUp Revolution True Blue (pinky),
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure 844 On The Mango (ring finger),
NYC Expert Last 255 Late Night Lilac (middle finger),
P2 240 Joyful (index finger),
Rimmel 60 Seconds 816 Green-Eyed Monster (thumb),
Jess Rainbow (glitter topper).
The only difference was that I used a peel-off base coat (for easy removal) on my friend’s daughter’s nails, whilst I used a regular base coat on my own nails. 🙂

Nail Of The Day – Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Magenta Moves & Stamping With Pueen 74

Sally Hansen Magenta Moves Pueen 74Hi there! I’ve got a nail post for you today. 🙂

For this mani I painted my nails with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Magenta Moves (2 coats).

I love this polish. It’s almost a one-coater, it dries really fast, and the colour pops!

Initially I wanted to do a glitter mani, but then I opted for stamping.

I chose a remotely floral image from Pueen’s 74 plate (which is part of Pueen’s Buffet Leisure collection).

The white polish I stamped with is Essence’s fantastic white stamping polish (they call it stampy polish).

I think this mani looks quite nice. Sure, I could have taken a little more care to ensure the images would go on perfectly. But these little flaws are only visible in the photo. In real life no one noticed. 🙂

Feel free to comment if you want to. And thanks for reading!

Nail Of The Day – Sally Hansen X-treme Wear Time To Shine & Stamping With Pueen 44 / Nail Art Challenge #8 Metallic Nails

upload-2Hi there! I’ve got another nail post for you today. This mani is my attempt at #8 Metallic Nails for the 31 Days Nail Art Challenge (which I’m doing as a lifetime challenge).

For this mani I painted my nails with Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Time To Shine, a pale gold with a metallic finish.

The star images I opted for are featured on Pueen’s 44 plate (which is part of Pueen’s Love Elements collection). And the black polish I stamped with is NYC In A Minute 001 Evil.

I like how this mani turned out. It’s got gold and stars, and I think it’s perfect as a pre-Christmas mani.

Feel free to let me know what you think. And thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Nail Of The Day – Halloween Nails Featuring NYC, Revlon, Sally Hansen, Essence & Bundle Monster / Nail Art Challenge #2 Orange Nails

upload-2Hi there! Today’s nail of the day post is another Halloween-themed mani. And it’s also my attempt at #2 Orange nails for the Nail Art Challenge. I think this mani is really spooky – do you agree?

I painted my nails with NYC In A Minute 001 Evil (pinky and index fingers, two coats) and Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure 844 On The Mango (ring and middle fingers, thumbs, two coats).

I chose images from 5 different stamping plates: No-name plates M94 (Konad dupe) and A13 (bats), No-name plate JQ-L18 (tree), Bundle Monster BM-224 (spooky mansion) and Bundle Monster BM-222 (pumpkin).

The two polishes I used to stamp on the image were my white Essence Stampy Polish and Revlon Colorstay 270 Stiletto (black).

I do like this mani. I could have paid more attention when I did the middle and index fingers, but I think the pinky and the ring finger look great. Feel free to let me know what you think. And thanks for reading!

Just in case you missed my last Halloween nail idea – cat nails – you can find the post here. And don’t forget to check out my monster slime & bats and my blood spatter manis. 🙂

22 New Products – Home Bargains, Poundworld, Poundland & Asda Beauty Haul

Hi there! If you read my blog, and if you remember this post – you know I’d like to get away from being a beauty and toiletries hoarder. However, I simply can’t resist a bargain when I see one. Now let’s have a look at the new stuff that’s going to be stashed away somewhere at my place…
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I found these NSPA shower gels at Home Bargains – for 79p each. These are 500ml and they’re normally £3 at Asda. I think these ones are going to be discontinued. 😦 By the way, all NSPA products are made in the UK.
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Home Bargains also had a few nice and cheap body mists. From left to right: Anovia Fragranced Body Mist With Fruit Extracts Sensual Argan & Marula 150ml, Anovia Fragranced Body Mist With Fruit Extracts Light & Refreshing Passion Fruit & Pineapple 150ml, Dolly’s Mixtures Peach Melba ‘Just Peachy’ Body Mist100ml, NSPA Luscious Fresh Clementine Body Mist 200ml.

The Dolly’s Mixtures Body Mist was 49p (usually £2 at Asda), the other three body mists were 79p each. I’ve never seen the brand Anovia anywhere before today, so I can’t comment on what their products cost elsewhere, but the NSPA fragrances are usually £3 at Asda. Oh, and all these body mists were made in the UK!
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Up next we’ve got Alberto Balsam Stunning Shine shampoo & conditioner. They’re 300ml each and they were £1 each (special offer) at Asda. The next item is NSPA’s Cherry Body Scrub – also from Home Bargains. The 225ml scrub set me back 79p (instead of £3 at Asda). The eyeshadow brush is from Poundworld – of course it was £1.
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And here’s the actual beauty stuff – 2 Barry M eyeshadows (£1 for the pack of 2), 2 Sally Hansen nail polishes, 2 Max Factor eyeshadows, 2 Max Factor nail polishes, 2 L’Oréal nail polishes and 1 Rimmel nail polish which is a backup. Some of these products came from Poundland, some from Poundworld. All in all I paid £10 in total for all these eyeshadows and nail polishes.

Yes, I stocked up on stuff I didn’t really need. But everything was so cheap. In fact I only paid £19.02 for everything! I live for bargains, you know. Bargain hunting might actually be ma raison d’être. 🙂 Have you done any shopping recently? Any hauls you’d like to tell me about? Feel free to let me know in the comments. And thanks for reading!

Nail Of The Day – Astor Fashion Studio 220 Lagoon Lace, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri 30 Man-Go Team & Stamping With Flowers 01

Sally Hansen Man-go TeamHi there! Today’s post is another nail of the day post.

For this mani I painted my nails with Astor Fashion Studio 220 Lagoon Lace (two coats). I really like this green shade. It’s so fresh!

Then I picked up my Flowers 01 stamping plate (one of my biggest and cheapest stamping plates), I selected a few random floral images, and then I stamped away.

The yellow(ish) polish I used to stamp on the images is Sally Hansen Insta-Dri 30 Man-go Team!

Whilst Man-go Team! isn’t a ‘real’ stamping polish, it stamps nicely (like the majority of the Insta-Dri polishes). £1 well spent on this polish! 🙂

I’m happy with how the mani turned out. Sure, if you look closely, it’s not perfect. But in real life no one gets this close to my nails, and from one foot away it actually looks flawless. 😉

What do you think of this green and yellow combo? Feel free to let me know your thoughts. And thanks for stopping by!

Nail Of The Day – Revlon 799 Plum Night & Sally Hansen Color Frenzy 320 Splattered

Revlon Plum Night Sally Hansen SplatteredHi there! Today’s post is another NOTD. The base colour is Revlon 799 Plum Night. It’s a deep, dark purple – it’s almost black.

I love dark purples because they usually look amazing under glitter toppers – especially gold toppers.

I then picked one of my favourite toppers – Sally Hansen Color Frenzy 320 Splattered. I love this topper because it’s got gold flakes and flecks, black and pink hex glitter and tiny coral glitter strands.

I think this mani is both cute and elegant – it’s like an explosion of jewels and gems on purple velvet! 🙂 I really love this combo, but please let me know what you think!