Tuesday, August 4, 2015

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Neon galaxy

So we've all seen regular galaxy nails, and now we've seen pastel galaxy nails, but today I bring you neon galaxy nails.

I guess they just look like random sponged nails, with some glitter and some white dots and star bursts, rather than actually looking like galaxy nails. But either way, they are bright and fun and definitely a lift in this freezing winter weather (and for you lucky ladies in the Summer, they are seasonally an excellent fit).

No prizes for guessing which polishes I used, the Pipedream a Night in Vegas Collection - but I have some other options instead of these polishes coming up, so stay tuned.

Monday, August 3, 2015

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Emily de Molly - Record Keeper and Forever and Ever

I'm going to bed early tonight. Normally I'm an 11.30pm kinda girl, but I feel like it's all catching up with me. So I'm heading to be in 10 mins for a 9.30pm early night! 

Before I head off, here is how I wore a couple of the recent Emily de Molly releases. The gold is Record Keeper and the teal is Forever and Ever. I stamped with Mundo de Unas gold and added green swarovski crystals.

These two shades are part of the six new releases from Emily de Molly that launched last week.

Polishes provided for consideration.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

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Dance Legend Binary 25 with Pretty Top

Another weekend comes to an end and the thought of another Monday looms.  But I have Wednesday off this coming week, so that makes it a pretty easy week to get through. 

Today I have two shades from Dance Legend.  The first one is another addition to the Binary line.  The Dance Legend Binary polishes are a gel like polish that don't require curing.  You apply the special Binary top coat and the polish gets stronger the longer they are worn.  I only worn this mani for one day, but I have previous worn the Binary shades for longer and the wear is great.  This is colour #25 Lilia.

On top of Lilia I applied Pretty Top. Pretty Top has a clear base and if filled with gold and pastel pink holographic glitters in different shapes and sizes.   Its name may not be very creative, but it certainly is accurate. This is one pretty top coat!

Dance Legend  polishes are available from the Dance Legend website - although they are on summer holiday's right now. International shipping is only $10 for up to 10 polishes, but if it's more than 10 polishes then shipping is free!  The website also has details of other international stockists.

Don't forget you can connect with Dance Legend on Facebook and Instagram.

Polishes provided for consideration.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

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3 years ago today...

My super awesome nail polish friend at work sent me an email with this in it today!  It totally made my day.  I don't get to spend as much time talking polish with her as I would like, we used to work very closely but then she changed jobs. Plus she works on the 10th floor and I'm only on the second floor, so of course traveling those eight floors between us doesn't happen often enough.  

Now it was actually 3 years ago on the 28th of July, but hey - close enough.

Lets revisit some of my kryptonie manis from the last three years.

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Vinyls and stamping decals

Every now and then I do a design where I even impress the pants off myself! I pride myself on my nails always looking pretty fine, but this was one time where I told myself, girl - you really nailed this shit today!

This nail art look was a combo of nail vinyls and then stamping decals.  The white base is Face of Australia Miss Congeniality (one coat). I then used the zigzag design nail vinyls from Xroma Polish and Vinyls. While they were drying, I prepared some stamping decals using the butterflies from Messy Mansion Plate MM42. I coloured the decals in using three of the Pipedream ANIVC neons.

Tonight you get two tutorial instavideos!  First one creating the stamping decals and then one showing the vinyls and decal application.  Enjoy.

Monday, July 27, 2015

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Gettin on my neon 80s vibe

I had another huge day at work today, very stressful and very busy.  Yesterday my section upgraded our intranet operating system and migrated all content from one site to another, which was the culmination of about 4 months of work.  Today everyone was back at work and it was the real test as to whether everything was ok or not.  My team was awesome fixing issues straight away, not that there were too many issues. But some things out of our control went wrong, which stressed me out pretty bad and the executives were very reactive about getting us to double and triple check everything.  Anyway, I made it through the day, and hopefully things can only get better from here. I think I might have an early night tonight.

So today I'll leave you with this little gem of a mani.  The combo of neon and this stamping image from on of the Moyou 80's plate definitely gave this mani a retro vibe.  In fact one of my work colleagues checked out this mani when we had a meeting together, and her comment was "hmm, they are very eighties", with a smile and a nod.  I was very impressed that they looked 80's to someone who wasn't a nail polish nutter!

I used Pipedream polish Day of Light, 110 degrees and Happy Hour for the gradient. Mundo de Unas black polish for the stamping and Swarovski crystals on my ring finger over black.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

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Face of Australia - Iconic nail art

I recently got the full Face of Australia ICONIC nail art collection, which is a collaboration with Miss Universe Australia. The collection has 12 polishes, so I'm still working on swatching them all, but I do have some nail art which used three of the colours.

The white base I used here is called Miss Congeniality and I've mentioned it already before, but this is a fantastic one coat white.  Its become my go to white base polish for all my nail art recently and I've put a very good dent in the bottle. The dark pink, slightly coral shade is called Pageant Queen. I also used a the very pale pink called Picture Perfect in the gradient that I sponged over the nail vinyls.

The glitter accent nail is Emily de Molly Stockpile from her latest releases.

 I have an instavideo tutorial too.  I used nail vinyls from Xroma Polish and Vinyls. I love how large these vinyls are because I can cut them in half and they still fit my nails. That means I get twice as many manis out of them.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

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Neon yellow and black gradient

My pictures of this mani really let me down. This looked so awesome in real life.  Sadly I wasn't able to pick up the neon zing from Pipe Dream polish Light of Day.  This was eye searing bright, particularly next to the black gradient.  Maybe it was just awesome on the day I wore it because I matched it with an all black outfit with a double layered tank which showed off a tank this exactly colour under a black one. It gives me a sad when it doesn't look as good here. :(

Oh well, my photos are a let down, but I'm still sharing it.  Have a great day, cause tomorrow is Friday!

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