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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Maggie Anne Nail Polish in Sophie

Nails of the Day (NOTD) // Maggie Anne Gel Effect (Toxin Free) Nail Polish in ‘Sophie’ // Bright Violet!

Hi guys!  I’m back with a gorgeous Maggie Anne nail polish to share with you!  Sorry my posts are a little further apart than usual lately – as you of course know I have chronic illnesses; well I’m struggling at the moment and unfortunately just haven’t been well enough to blog as often.  

Maggie Anne Nail Polish (Gel Effect) in Sophie

Now THIS little beauty is a totally new brand to me.  Maggie Anne approached me and asked if I would like to try one of their nail polishes.  After having a look, I chose this gorgeous vivid violet shade called Sophie.  The photos on the website don’t quite do it justice, it’s SO bright and eye-catching in person.  It is actually described on the site as a ‘cool toned lavender’ but is much more vivid in person.  Although I was given this nail polish to try free of charge, this post is not sponsored and all opinions are my own.

Maggie Anne Nail Polish in Sophie

Maggie Anne Nail Polish in Sophie

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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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Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nail Polish in Fondant and MUA Nail Varnish in Pistachio Ice Cream

Nails of the Day (NOTD) // Ice-Cream Pastels // BARRY M AND MUA!

Hey guys

I hope you’re all okay, and my UK readers are enjoying the sunshine we’re getting!  I’ve got a few longer posts in the making, but I’ve had a lot of medical appointments this week so unfortunately today’s post is a shorter one.

The sunny UK weather has inspired this nails of the day, in these gorgeous pastel ice-cream inspired colours!

Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nail Polish in Fondant and MUA Nail Varnish in Pistachio Ice Cream

Barry M Gelly Hi Shine in Fondant and MUA in Pistachio Ice Cream

I used my usual Nails Inc Kensington Caviar base coat.  I then used two coats of Barry M Fondant on all but my ring fingers.  On my ring fingers, I used two coats of MUA Pistachio Ice Cream.  I topped all my nails with a coat of Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Diamond Top Coat.  They’re a bit messy round the edges, as I was in a rush before a hospital appointment, sorry!!

Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nail Polish in Fondant and MUA Nail Varnish in Pistachio Ice Cream

Barry M Gelly Hi Shine in Fondant and MUA in Pistachio Ice Cream

I absolutely love these two pretty pastel shades – they are perfect for Spring!  Both polishes have a lovely, creamy consistency and are opaque in two coats.  From past experience, the MUA one doesn’t last too well before chipping, which is why I used that one on the ring fingers instead of the majority of nails.

Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nail Polish in Fondant and MUA Nail Varnish in Pistachio Ice Cream

Barry M Gelly Hi Shine in Fondant and MUA in Pistachio Ice Cream

Too much exposure on this photo – oops, sorry!  What do you think of my ice-cream themed nails?  Are you craving a mint choc chip or strawberry ice cream? 😀

You can find the Barry M polish here and the MUA one here (only £1!!).

Essie Leggy Legend and Essie Frock n Roll Fall 2015 Collection Nail Polishes

Nails of the Day (NOTD) // Essie Leggy Legend (Bronze) and Frock ‘n Roll (Black)

Hi guys!

It’s been a while since my last nails of the day post, hasn’t it?  I was doing them once a week up until recently!  I haven’t been too well and have been concentrating on hospital appointments etc, so my nails have gone a bit by the wayside (ie chipped or plain!)

Since I hadn’t worn any polish for a little bit, I decided to come back with a bang and choose two strong colours.  They might seem a strange choice for Spring, but here in the UK it’s still really cold and we’re even having the odd bit of snow, so my bright varnishes are on hold until it warms back up!

Essie Leggy Legend and Essie Frock n Roll Fall 2015 Collection Nail Polishes

Essie – Leggy Legend and Frock ‘n Roll

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