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Sally Hansen Sugar Coats: Dotted Gradient

Hi everyone!

Yesterday I promised you some nail art using by brand new Sally Hansen Sugar Coats and that’s what I have for you today! A simple but pretty dotted gradient.

dotticure gradient sally hansen sugar coat sour apple and razzleberryTa-daaa! Textured polishes are perfect for all sorts of nail art! I started off with 3 coats of Tip Top Nail Chic – Cream Puff and then used 3 different sized dotting tools to apply first Razzleberry and then Sour Apple from the Sally Hansen Sugar Coats. This is super simple nail art but I really like it on my nails!

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Sally Hansen Sugar Coat Swatches

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As you may remember from my last post, I was very excited to find Sally Hansen Sugar Coats in Clicks a few days ago. I love textured nail polish so I couldn’t wait to test it out and I got swatching! There are 8 colours available: Cherry Drop, Razzleberry, Sugar Fix, Cotton Candies, Sour Apple, Bubble Plum, Lick-O-Rich, and Sweetie. I got the first 6 of those – the two I didn’t get are Lick-O-Rich, which is a black texture, and Sweetie, which is yellow. I decided I don’t need another matte black texture since I have Nails Inc’s Leather Effect one and although it’s textured in quite a different way, I doubt I’ll ever use them both up. I also steered clear of the yellow since yellow doesn’t suit my skin tone, but I’m sure some people like it πŸ˜‰

All swatches shown below are two coats, and the colours were pretty consistent. They applied easily and the texture developed as they dried. The white had a slightly thinner formula but it still applied well and looked good after two coats. And here we go:

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Tape Mani Monday

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It’s no secret that I love textured polishes. I also love using striping tape since it has endless possibilities… Today I got to use them both! I also have some exciting news at the end of the post πŸ™‚

textured polish nail art gradient with striping tape opi liquid sandsFirstly, please excuse the glitter all over my fingers, it’s impossible to clean it all off! And secondly, I don’t want to brag, but, well, I LOVE this. Isn’t the texture amazing?

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Prize winnings and my first water decals!

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Today I am excited to show you the prize I won a few weeks ago from Karine’s Vernis Club. I’d like to thank her for the great prize, I was so excited to go pick it up the the post office and play with my goodies πŸ˜€ I was lucky enough to win a $40 voucher to spend at KKCenterHK. There were a few restrictions as to what I could buy but luckily I could choose between a whole host of nail art items!

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Those are my goodies!

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Spring flower stamping

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Since spring has arrived I decided to show you some simple but happy flowers today. I did these nails a few weeks ago so please excuse my cut finger, I don’t even remember how that happened any more.

floral stamp, NYX matte sky blue, revolution chevrolet,BM-306It’s simple but the happy flowers just make me think of spring! It’s great walking around these days and seeing all the lovely flowers, and the trees with their fresh green leaves.

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Blue water marble

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Last night at the end of a relaxing weekend I had fun creating a gradient and water marble so that’s what I’ll be showing you today. Here is the finished product:

water marble - sally hansen hard as nails xtreme wear blizzard blue and black out; nails gradient - sinful colors cinderella; sinful colors fly away; sinful colors neptuneI really like water marbles, they are always so pretty to me! I started off with creating a sponged gradient of three blues: Sinful Colors Cinderella, Fly Away, and Neptune.

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Tip Top Hamper – Swatches and Comparison

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A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate enough to win a hamper from Tip Top Nails South Africa. They have regular competitions on their Facebook Page and I was the lucky winner of one! Tip Top has two ranges – Tip Top Nail Chic and Nail Addict by Tip Top. Since I already owned quite a few of the Nail Chic polishes I thought I would probably receive some duplicates, but to my joy all of the polishes I received were new to me. Here’s what came in the hamper:

hamperFrom left to right, I received Tip Top Miraculous Results! Nail Build, Nail Addict by Tip Top Baby Cheeks, Tip Top Nail ChicΒ Pink Lady, Nail Addict by Tip Top Kingfisher, and Tip Top Quick Dry top coat. Today I’ll be showing you swatches of the 3 colours along with some comparisons to other colours.

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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! πŸ™‚

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31 Day Challenge – DAY 31!!! Honour nails you Love

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I made it! It’s the final day of the 31 day challenge and I DID it! πŸ˜€ Posting every day takes more time than you may think, so I’m pretty proud of myself πŸ˜€

Today’s prompt is to honour nails I love, and it was just about impossible to choose just one thing to do for today. However, there was one design I just kept coming back to as I was deciding. It’s not from within the challenge, but I’ve had a picture saved for weeks, waiting for a chance to try it. And here it is:

tape1This look was inspired by a design by Pinpoint Polish. She did these nails for the piCture pOlish blogfest. I just love them! I didn’t get mine looking as smooth and finished as hers but I was pretty proud of them nonetheless.

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31 Day Challenge – Day 30: Inspired by a tutorial

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Yayyy, it’s the second last day of the challenge! I just have to get out one last design tonight and I’ll have DONE my first ever nail art challenge πŸ˜€

Today’s theme is inspired by a tutorial, and even though there are tons of great tutorials to choose from, there is one I have been waiting to try since the start of the challenge. Adventures in Acetone does great tutorials and she has one for just about every adorable animal under the sun πŸ™‚animals (more…)