Yellow and grey nail art Nails Inc Seven Dials Smith & Cult Subnormal nails nail art mani

Yellow and Grey Nail Art // Nails Inc Seven Dials and Smith & Cult Subnormal

Hey guys?  How are you?  Hope you’re having a good day!  If you’re not, take some time to do a bit of self-care.  Maybe have a nice bath, eat some good chocolate (Dairy Milk counts!) or do your nails.  That’s what I did today 🙂 (Note from future-Katie: I was too ill to finish off this post the same day, so by now the nails have all chipped haha!)  I haven’t had the energy to make much effort with my nails recently.  However, I got this super bright yellow nail polish in my Pink Parcel box and it was calling to me to use it!  So I decided to do a bit of yellow and grey nail art using Nails Inc Seven Dials* (yellow) and Smith & Cult Subnormal nail polishes.

Yellow and grey nail art Nails Inc Seven Dials Smith & Cult Subnormal

Nails Inc Seven Dials and Smith & Cult Subnormal

I have to be honest, I’d seen a preview of the three Nails Inc shades you could receive in the August Pink Parcel and literally thought, “oh god, I hope I don’t get that yellow one”.  Yellow just isn’t a colour I wear or particularly like.  But I swatched it on a piece of paper and was impressed with how opaque it was in one coat.  Plus I like how vibrant and bright it is, so decided to branch out and give it a go!

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Nails of the day NOTD Soigne Petale De Rose and Essence Holo Shimmer in Pixie Dust swatches

Nails of the Day // Soigne Petale De Rose & Essence Pixie Dust Holo!

[Umm – hey!  Soooo it looks like I wrote this and then never posted it, for some reason.  I have no idea why, and it was about 2 months ago, oops!  But thought I’d post it anyway].  Hi guys!  In a return to my usual schedule, I’m back to bright summer nails… Just had a little neutral-nails break there for a minute!  I think I might have shown this nail polish on the blog before.  I wear it a lot as it’s one of my favourite shades, but also it’s really long-lasting.  Introducing… Soigne Petale De Rose!

Nails of the day NOTD Soigne Petale De Rose and Essence Holo Shimmer in Pixie Dust swatches

Soigne – Petale De Rose & Essence Holo Shimmer in Pixie Dust

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Tanya Burr Duvet Day Nail Polish Review and Swatches Blue Grey Nail Varnish

Tanya Burr Duvet Day Nail Polish // Review!

Hola mi amigos!  Welcome back to the blog 🙂  If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know I love trying lots of different nail polish brands, finishes and colours.  I’m pretty much a nail polish addict!  When I set my eyes on Tanya Burr Duvet Day, I immediately knew I HAD to have it!  It’s one of the most beautiful coloured polishes I’ve ever seen.

It’s hard to describe, but the colour is sort of a gentle blue-grey.  It is muted but still so pretty.  This shade is so on-trend at the moment, but it’s also quite classic and could be worn to work.

Tanya Burr Duvet Day Nail Polish Review and Swatches Blue Grey Nail Varnish

Tanya Burr – Duvet Day Nail Polish

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Barry M Copper Mine Molten Metal Nail Paint Review and Swatches

Barry M Copper Mine Nail Polish // Review

Hey guys!  This isn’t so much of a nails of the day post as a review.  I’ve got pictures of the polish on my nails but obviously I haven’t done anything fancy with them!  This Barry M Copper Mine nail polish is just so stunning, I had to share it with you!

Barry M Copper Mine Molten Metal Nail Paint Review and Swatches

Barry M – Molten Metal Nail Paint in Copper Mine


Barry M Molten Metal Nail Paint Range

The Barry M Copper Mine nail polish is part of their fairly new Molten Metal range.  You can also get bronze, silver and gold.  

Barry M say: “Molten Metals give your nails show-stopping style and an instant luxe look. Each of the four chrome effect shades have a mirror-shine foil finish that will glisten for days. Metallic nails are big news for 2016, try one coat for a sheer finish or build up for a stronger look”.  I personally wouldn’t use it sheer, as it just looks like you haven’t finished your nails properly!  But each to their own.

Each nail polish costs £3.99, which is a great price.  Barry M are a fairly budget brand, but they are actually really good quality.  They really know how to do nail polish well!

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Flower Nail art - Essie Urban Jungle, MUA Pistachio Ice Cream

Nails of the Day // Summer Flower Nail Art!

Hey guys!  Another week, another nails of the day post 🙂  I like sharing my nails with you as it forces me to experiment and be a bit more creative.  It’s all too easy to fall back on the same old favourites otherwise!  Bear in mind that my nail art is never going to be amazing, as I have really shaky hands from my M.E.  But I still have fun doing them, so I don’t mind if you don’t?  I decided to try a bit of summery flower nail art today!

Flower Nail art - Essie Urban Jungle, MUA Pistachio Ice Cream

Flower Nail Art – Essie Urban Jungle, MUA Pistachio Ice Cream + Orange & Purple Polishes

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Captain America Nails Marvel Superhero Nails Series Nail Art

Superhero Nails Series // Marvel – Captain America Nails!

Hey guys!  I hope you’re having a great day.  It’s been a long, long time, but I’m finally back with the next part of my Superhero Nails Series!  This time, since I recently saw Captain America Civil War, it had to be Captain America nails!  

These nails actually took a long time… as I’ve mentioned before, I have very shaky hands and often have little tremors.  This makes doing nail art a bit tricky, so I know they’re not the best.  But I enjoyed doing them and wanted to share them with you!

Captain America Nails Marvel Superhero Nails Series Nail Art

Nails Inc – Alexa Lace; Barry M – Blue Grape; Essie – Urban Jungle; Essie – Shall We Chalet & Mini White Polish

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Nails of the Day Barry M Sunset Nails Dark Side of the Shroom and Primark Nail Polish Nude Taupe Nails

Nails of the Day // Barry M Sunset Nails // Dark Side of The Shroom!

Happy Friday guys!  It’s been a little while since my last nails of the day post, so it seemed like time!  My nails have been a bit of a state recently – they’re really weak and keep peeling and breaking.  I’ve been trying to paint them less and use some nail oil to try and get them sorted out.  But sometimes you just need pretty nails, so I went ahead and painted them recently with this gorgeous neutral shade from the Barry M Sunset Nails range!  

I’ve been wearing a LOT of pastels and bright colours since spring/summer started, so it felt like time for a little change.  Cue Barry M Sunset Nails in Dark Side of The Shroom (yep, the Sunset Nails range all have rather amusing names)!

Nails of the Day Barry M Sunset Nails Dark Side of the Shroom and Primark Nail Polish Nude Taupe Nails

Nails of the Day: Barry M Sunset Nails in Dark Side of the Shroom & Primark Nail Polish

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