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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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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Nails Inc mini pastel nail polishes Eton Avenue Lancaster Grove Lodge Road Belsize Lane

Summer Pastel Nails // Nails Inc Mini Nail Polishes // Review and Swatches!

Hey guys!  I’ve been really enjoying pretty, pastel nails recently.  Along with the sun which has been finally showing its face in England, they’re making me feel very spring/summery!  I got these mini 4ml Nails Inc polishes from Love Me Beauty.  You may remember I used to subscribe to their beauty boxes – I don’t anymore, but I do keep an eye out to see if they have anything exciting, and occasionally buy a one-off box.

Nails Inc Power Pastels mini pastel nail polishes Eton Avenue Lancaster Grove Lodge Road Belsize Lane

Nails Inc Power Pastels nail polishes in Eton Avenue, Lancaster Grove, Lodge Road & Belsize Lane

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Nails of the Day (NOTD): Gelish – ‘Rockin The Reef’ with Rose Gold Glitter!

Hi there!  How are you doing today?  I’ve got another Nails of the Day for you but this time, I didn’t do them myself!

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I was lucky enough to receive a voucher for my birthday to have my nails done at my local salon, Pastille in Leeds.  I love Pastille and it is the only place I would go to have my nails done now.  If I could afford it, I would always go there but sadly I have to do my own more often than not, to save money.

Olivia did my nails – you can see her amazing nail creations on her Instagram.  She’s really creative, talented and works super fast!  I chose Gelish gel nail polish in Rockin The Reef, with a rose gold glitter fade at the cuticles.

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What do you think?  Do you like such bright colours, or do you prefer something more subtle?  Let me know in the comments box or follow me on social media!