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Review: Pearl White BPS Stamping Polish

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As you know, I am a fan of many of the Born Pretty Store stamping products, and I use their stampers, stamping plates, and stamping polish regularly. They have recently added some pearl colours to their stamping polish lineup, and today I have the pearl white (#54) to share with you.

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The Digital Dozen Does Get to Know Me – Geodes

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It’s time for another Digital Dozen week! This time the theme is ‘get to know me’. At first I was a bit stuck on this theme – after all, you already know what my hobby is. I do nail art! What more can I share? After a little thinking, though, I realised that there are plenty of aspects to my life and likes that can translate well to nail art. I decided to start off with something that is somewhat related to my career. Painted Fingertips | Geodes nail art (more…)

Snowman Water Decals – Born Pretty Store Review

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Merry Christmas! I hope you’ve had a lovely peaceful day. I’m mid-vacation – which is why I haven’t posted over the past week. I really wanted to share these Christmassy, wintery water decals with you today, though. I had to try these lovely snowman scene water decals from Born Pretty Store the moment I saw them!Painted Fingertips | Snowy Scene Water Decals from Born Pretty Store

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The Digital Dozen Does December: Beach Nails

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I’m sure you weren’t expecting this after yesterday’s snowflake nails! I grew up in sunny South Africa and if we were lucky, December might mean going to the beach. We didn’t live near the coast, but we had family near the coast and every couple of years we’d go visit and get to spend a little bit of time in the ocean. I always loved it! So, when I think of December, I think of family vacations at the beach.Painted Fingertips | Beach Nail Art

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My DIY Wedding Decor

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Earlier this week I showed you the nails I wore on my wedding day. Today I am sharing something completely different with you. No nails in this post, but this is something I spent so much of my time on during the past few months that I just had to do a blog post and share it with you. When we decided to get married, I decided that I wanted to make my own flowers from paper. This way, I can keep my bouquet and not worry about it wilting! Of course, it also turned out to be a huge amount of work! I don’t have my official pictures yet so most of these are just quick snaps with my phone, but they’re enough to give you an idea of it. flower-bunch (more…)

Galaxy Nails

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This one is coming from the vault… Back in September, when I was busy with the 31 day challenge, I forgot to copy my galaxy nail pictures from my camera. Not wanting to miss a day, I posted some pre-blog galaxy nails which were never meant to see the light of day. Somehow, I never got around to posting the galaxies I’d actually done for that day… Until now!galaxy nailsI decided to make each nail a different colour, which meant I used a LOT of polishes. I have seen some incredible galaxy nails and these can’t compare, but I was pretty happy with them at the time – perhaps just because I love being colourful!

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Blog awards: Liebster Award and Versatile Blogger Award

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Today’s post is a bit different. While I’ve been busy with the 31 Day Challenge, I’ve received no less than 3 nominations for blog awards. Considering how recently I started this blog, I was overwhelmed, and I just want to say THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart, and I hope you continue to like what you see! Beth from The Polish Influenza nominated me for a Versatile Blogger award, and I got nominations for a Liebster Award from both Aliquid and Nail Art by Divya. Thanks to all 3 of you lovely ladies! I’ve decided to combine all 3 into one post because there is some overlap between them. It’s going to be quite wordy but hopefully it’s interesting for you! 🙂

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31 Day Challenge – Day 8: Metallic Nails

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It’s time for week 2 of the challenge, and first up is metallic nails. I created a simple starburst design in 2 colours:

metallic1The polishes I used for this are both from the Mirror range from Revolution and are called Bentley (the blue) and Chevrolet (the magenta). These polishes are quick-drying, really opaque, super shiny and gorgeous shades, BUT they do streak quite a bit.

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31 Day challenge – Day 5: Blue Nails

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Well, here it seems like spring has sprung. It’s a beautiful, sunny day. But just last week, all the surrounding mountains were covered in snow! So for today’s blue nails, here is a nice snowy mani to say goodbye to winter!
snow4On my ring finger I used 2 coats of Sally Hansen Lustre Shine in Scarab. It was fairly opaque in one coat, but needed a second to cover some bald spots. I then did 3 coats of Essence nail art Special Effect! topper in Cool Breeze. I was hoping the effect would be a little more pronounced, which is why I ended up with 3 coats, but it gave a really beautiful, opalescent effect. It had an extremely strange consistency though, it was very thick and gel-like. It would have been a problem for a normal colour, but since it was a subtle glitter topper it was okay. I stamped the snowman using plate BM-318.

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31 Day challenge – Day 3: Yellow Nails

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Well, today is by far my least favourite challenge day. It’s not that I don’t like yellow, it’s just that I don’t like yellow on me. One day back in high school, I saw a bright yellow t-shirt with a picture of wonder woman on it. I went to try it on, and when I looked in the mirror, my skin looked… green. It was awful. So, yellow REALLY doesn’t suit my skin tone. I only have one yellow polish and that only in case I need a yellow for some nail art.

yellowWith that said, here are today’s nails. As you can see, I managed to make quite a mess of them as well. It was an okay idea but poorly excecuted – I used tape for the black blocks but somehow my lines came out skew and messy anyway. I’m not sure why since I’ve used tape and gotten beautiful crisp lines plenty of times before.

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