Gosh Holographic Hero and BornPrettyStore Houndstooth Water Decals

Hi :)

This is the new version of the infamous Gosh holographic nail polish. It’s fabulous in the sun, obvs!, but it does chip really easily and quickly. It does say on the lid that it’s “For One Night Only”, and they mean it! it’s a chippy mess by day two.

Advertising a holographic polish for use at night time is really silly! It’s only holographic in the sun! It really should say for one day only? It doesn’t sound as glamourous but at least it makes sense! :P

I used BornPrettyStore water decals on my ring finger, I love houndstooth! These water decals are so easy to use, I’m wearing them more and more. Such a great alternative to stamping! (I practice and practice but still end up with polish everywhere but my nails!) These just glide on!

Gosh Holographic Hero and BornPrettyStore Water Decals:

364 Gosh Holographic Hero and BPS Houndstooth Water Decals

 

This is what the packet of water decals looks like:

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Don’t forget to use this code to get 10% off your BornPrettyStore.com purchase. They also do free worldwide shipping so the water decals are just o.90 cent! Beat that with a stick! :D

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Thanks for looking! :)

-Eleobel

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Sinful Colors Cream Pink

Hi :)

Sinful Colors Cream Pink looks dark pink in the bottle but when you put it on your nails, it’s actually a light, neon pink! When I put it on, it dried slightly matte, and I thought maybe it was meant to be a matte polish, like Savage, but when I walked by the window I realised it was neon!

It’s not eye searingly bright, it’s a little neon, a baby neon. If you think neon is too much for you but you want to dip your toe in the neon water, then this might be perfect for you. It also has beautiful gold shimmer. This would be perfect with a tan and it was so pretty that I wore it alone.

Sinful Colors Cream Pink:

363.1 Sinful Colors Cream Pink

 

You can just about see the gold shimmer in the bottle:

363.2 Sinful Colors Cream Pink

 

Thanks for looking!

 

-Eleobel <3

#NAILlinkup

Hi :)

I love #NAILlinkup! I’m trying to do all of the themes this month. It’s so much fun and because you can attempt each challenge at any time during the month, it’s really relaxed. There’s no pressure! (And, ok, I’m not the worlds greatest nail artist, but it’s fun to try new ideas!)

You can read all about it on CraftyNail’s blog here.

These are April’s challenge prompts:

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I’ve already posted one for Easter and Pastels and today’s nails are April Showers :)

April here is hit and miss. One day the Sun is scorching and the next day it’s pouring rain. So that’s exactly what I put on my nails. Rain clouds and rainbows! (That’s what they’re supposed to be anyway.)

#NAILlinkup April Showers:

 

 

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Here are the polishes I used:

Grey – Essence Got a Secret

Black – Nail Art Pen

Blue – NYC Raindrop

Purple – Model’s Own Lilac Dream

Pink – Sinful Colors Pink Forever

Peach – Nails Inc You’re a Peach

Yellow – China Glaze Lemon Fizz

White – Nail Art Pen

I used this cute pink nail art brush from Penny’s to do the rainbow, and even though my lines are terrible, the brush was great! Not a bad little set for E2.50! :D

348.3 Penny's Brush Set

Click HERE to see all the April Shower nails from everyone who participated in the challenge! :)

 

Thanks for looking!

 

-Eleobel <3

 

 

Maybelline Purple Dazzle

Hi :)

Maybelline Purple Dazzle is a purple jelly polish with pastel pink, purple and blue glitter and tiny pink and green glitter. It’s so colourful! It’s looks like you put the worlds prettiest sprinkles inside a bowl of jelly. So sparkly and squishy! :D

I posted the blue version of this last week, Skyline Blue, I love them both. (Ok I love the purple one a bit more, OK a lot more! But shhhhh! Don’t let the blue one know, it’ll hurt his feelings.)

I loooove jelly polishes with glitter! Actually I’ve posted a bunch of them, like this one, or this one, or this one, or this one or this one and I love them all! (Not equally though…shhhh!)

Maybelline Purple Dazzle:

361 Maybelline Purple Dazzle

What’s your favourite jelly polish with glitter?

Thanks for looking!

 

-Eleobel <3

Ciate Candy Cane

Hi :)

I got one of those Ciate Tree Trinkets for Christmas. It’s a lovely little gift. It’s a clear plastic bauble that you can hang on the Christmas tree and it has a mini nail polish inside. It’s made for polish lovers right?

Except that Ciate apparently stole a nail polish blogger’s original idea. Then sold it as their own and sent legal paperwork to the bloggers who created or used the nail idea which ordered them to stop posting said nail idea, because it now belonged to Ciate. You can read more about it here, here and here, if you’re interested in the details. :/

There was a widespread boycott of all Ciate products because of this. I have enjoyed a few free mini polishes that were given away with magazines but I never purchased one because they really went too far.

This all happened long before I was a blogger, and although I have very few original ideas, (damn you Pinterest!), if I did have one then I would be reeeeallly upset to have a huge nail polish company take it and order me to stop doing it! and then make a huge profit off my idea!

So I love my gift and the polish is really pretty but I just can’t purchase any Ciate products. They just went. too. far.

Ciate Candy Cane:

360 Ciate Candy Cane

Thanks for looking!

 

-Eleobel <3

Sinful Colors Savage and L.A. Colors Confetti!

Hi :)

 

EDIT: Thanks to the girls on reddit! The name of the glitter is L.A. Colors Confetti :D

 

I need your help today! I don’t know the name of the glitter I used below, and I’m hoping one of you lovelies might recognize it :)

I bought a bottle of glitter, I think it was an american brand like Wet n Wild, and I dropped it and the bottle broke! I always keep an empty bottle of basecoat/topcoat in my dresser for just such an emergency, (a tip I picked up on MUA), and I poured what I could save into the empty OPI bottle and binned the broken bottle without checking the name!

Now I can’t remember the name or the brand! I was so busy trying to clean it up that I never wrote it down. :/ (P.s. there’s still a circle of glitter on my carpet – I kinda like it though! :)

The other polish is Sinful Colors Savage, one of polishes I hauled from Dealz, and it’s a really pretty green and it dried matte to my surprise! :)

Sinful Colors Savage (without topcoat):

359.1 Sinful Colors Savage

 

Sinful Colors Savage and L.A. Colors Confetti :)

359.2 Sinful Colors Savage and glitter

Here’s a pic of the glitter, not in it’s original bottle, (it’s definitely not OPI), anyone? Any guesses? :)

It’s got red, gold, pink, silver and green glitter (the same colour as Savage.)

359.3 Sinful Colors Savage and glitter

 

Thanks for looking! :D

 

-Eleobel <3

Orly Beach Cruiser and Born Pretty Store Neon Pink Glitter

Hi :)

Now that we finally have some sunshine here, I want to wear neon! I love neon nails, they look so vivid in the sun. Do you wear neon in the Summer? I get a lot of comments when I wear neon, not all of it positive! (So rude!)

I put on two coats of Sinful Colors Snow Me White, the best white nail polish I have ever used, then put striping tape down the middle of my nail and added a thick coat of Orly Beach Cruiser on one side.

Beach Cruiser photographed a bit darker than it is in person but it’s so difficult to capture neon, especially in the Sun. The camera reacts like my cat when I’m trying to give it medicine, “No! NO! NO!“.

Then I added some round neon pink glitter from BornPrettyStore.com. The glitter is 1.68 euro and they do free worldwide shipping AND this code will get you a further 10% off, which makes it a bargain in any language! :)

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Orly Beach Cruiser, Sinful Colors Snow Me White and BornPrettyStore Neon Pink Glitter:

358.1 Orly Beach Cruiser Sinful Colors Snow Me White BPS Glitter

 

 

 

Hope you’re enjoying the Sun wherever you are :)

Thanks for looking!

-Eleobel <3

Maybelline Skyline Blue

Hi :)

Maybelline Skyline Blue is really gorgeous in person, but quite hard to photograph, the colour is so vibrant and the glitter so reflective; but that doesn’t translate to the pictures.

It’s a blue jelly polish with lots of blue, silver and tiny pink glitter.

It looks like a clear blue sea with sparkling gems at the bottom. I really enjoyed wearing it, it sparkled something fierce in the sun :)

This is two coats of Skyline Blue and two coats of NYC Grand Central Station topcoat.

 

Maybelline Skyline Blue:

357 Maybelline Skyline Blue

 

Thanks for looking!

 

-Eleobel <3

Essence Who is Mr Brown? and Gold Foil

Happy Easter!

Hope you all enjoyed the long weekend, we got some sun here finally and it was so nice. :)

I was trying to think of an Easter themed mani all weekend because I’m trying to follow the prompts on the #NAILLINKUP, (and because it’s Easter :P),

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but I couldn’t think of anything! Then, yesterday, I was eating my chocolate Easter egg and playing with the gold foil and thinking how nice the foil would be on my nails and I realised I have nail foil! So at the last minute I had this idea to do chocolate colored nails and then put some gold nail foil over it :)

Nail foils are so pretty but they are temporary because they either go dull, wrinkle or just wear away almost immediately. I took these pics straight after I put on the foil but they were wrinkled about an hour later and had half of my jumper stuck to them by dinner time. (Because of the glue you use to adhere the foil to your nails – it’s very sticky! :)

Anyway! Here are my Easter nails a.k.a. a gold foil covered chocolate Easter egg!

Essence Who is Mr Brown?

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Essence Who is Mr Brown under Rio Professional Gold Nail Foil:

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 Click this button to see all the #NAILLINKUP Easter nails: (they are really amazing!)

 

Thanks for looking!

-Eleobel <3

Binky Gold Rush

Hi :)

This is Binky Gold Rush, a lovely pale gold texture polish. I already posted the pink and purple texture polishes from Binky and said how much I like the formula, that the polishes are really pretty and that they are a great price at four euro.

However, while wearing this pretty polish today, it did not hold up well. I spent about an hour cleaning and about half the polish came off. I was really disappointed because I planned on collecting all the Binky’s but I think I may leave the rest of them on the shelf.

Because I change my polish at least twice a week, wear time isn’t high on my priority list, but I need to be able to wash the dishes! If the polish can’t last that long then it really isn’t worth wearing at all. It’s a shame because I really do like the polish!

Binky Gold Rush:

355 Binky Gold Rush

I hope you’re having a great weekend! Thanks for looking!

-Eleobel <3