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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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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Essie Virgin Snow Nail Polish

Nails of the Day // Essie – Virgin Snow // Pale Pastel Lilac!

Hellooooo!  How are you keeping?  It’s Friday!  Hope you all have a lovely weekend.  I’ve got another gorgeous springtime nail polish to share with you!  This is Essie’s ‘Virgin Snow’ (although I’d personally be a bit worried if newly laid snow was pale lilac…. but nevermind!)  I’m really enjoying my pale, pastel colours at the moment; a bit of a change for me as I definitely opt for bright, bold colours most of the time!  

Essie Virgin Snow Nail Polish Review and Swatches

Essie – ‘Virgin Snow’ Nail Polish

Isn’t ‘Virgin Snow’ a pretty, delicate shade?  This is one of Essie’s mini polishes, from a previous set, but it is available to buy as a full sized one.  As with most Essie nail polishes, it is pretty opaque within the first coat, but definitely needed a second coat to even out any brush-stroke lines.  It has a nice consistency, bordering on being quite thick but not so much that it’s difficult to apply.  I always use a top coat with my nail varnish to try and persuade it to last a bit longer (!) but this leaves a lovely, glossy finish so looks fine without, if you prefer not to use one.

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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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