Nails Inc Emerald Street and Essence The Most Wonderful Tree

Hi :)

This is why I love Nails Inc.! Perfect formula, rich colour and a beautiful finish. Nails Inc. make some of the dreamiest polishes ever made!

(I’m trying so hard not to mention the free nail polishes that they give away with promotions, they are terrible! I got one free with toothpaste last week and didn’t post it because it bubbled so much.)

This is a glowy, deep, rich green and the perfect polish for St Patrick’s Day! Even the name is perfect for it, Emerald Street. :)

Nails Inc Emerald Street:

343.1 Nails Inc Emerald Street and Jamberry Wrap

I added two coats of Essence The Most Wonderful Tree the next day. I got this polish at Christmas because it looks like you shredded a beautiful green, sparkly Christmas tree and then used it to paint your nails. I’m not making it sound as great as it looks. It has lots of deep green and holographic glitter of different sizes.

Essence The Most Wonderful Tree over Nails Inc Emerald Street:

343.2 Nails Inc Emerald Street and Essence The Most Wonderful Tree

P.s. This is the free sample of the Jamberry Nails nail wrap in Black&White Stripe after wearing it for a week. It has a tiny bit of tip wear and it came away from the cuticle a tiny bit, but it was like that when I applied it because I didn’t run a cuticle stick over it to smooth it down like the instructions said. I’m a rebel!

343.3 Jamberry Wrap trial after a week

 

Overall I’m really impressed with the wear on these! I removed it after taking the pic but it would have lasted longer. I hope they become available internationally soon, I’ve been drooling over Jamberry for years! Now that I’ve had this free sample, I only want them more! :)

 

Thanks for looking!

-Eleobel <3

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Jamberry Nails Black & White Stripe, Hard Candy Birthday Bash and Essie Licorice

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A couple of weeks ago I was catching up on my blogs and I saw this beautiful set of Jamberry nail wraps being reviewed by somedaysunny.com. I really thought they were gorgeous on her and couldn’t believe my eyes when she said that I could get my own free sample by filling out the form attached!

Of course I filled that thing out faster than the speed of light and shortly after I got this beautiful card in the post, with not just one, but two free samples of Jamberry Nail Wraps! (Enough to do four nails.) Thanks Kami! :D

341.3 Jamberry Wrap Sample and Card

 

The girl that sent me the free samples is Kami Lingren, shes’s an advanced consultant for Jamberry Nails and she’s also offering the first 30 people that fill out THIS FORM a free sample of Jamberry nail wraps too!

However, this offer is only available to people that live in the U.S., Guam, Puerto Rico and Canada.

Sorry to everyone else! Jamberry is only available there. :(

I do recommend getting the free sample, these nail wraps are amazing! They are the best and easiest ones I have ever used and I am heartbroken that I can’t buy them here! I’m really hoping they go international soon because I already have a wish list of patterns I want to try! Don’t look at the website unless you live in the countries listed above, you’ll only want to buy them! You’ve been warned! :)

Oh! and Kami is currently having a Mystery Hostess party on Instagram – this means that since there’s no set hostess, that anyone who makes a purchase is entered into a draw to win ALL of the party hostess rewards (which equals FREE stuff!).  Just click here to follow! :)

 

Here is the Black and White Stripe nail wrap in action with Hard Candy Birthday Bash and Essie Licorice:

341.1 Hard Candy Birthday Bash Essie Licorice and Jamberry Black and White Stripe

A wonkier but better picture of the wrap, (my pinkie is so much shorter than my other nails that it’s never in focus!):

341.2 Hard Candy Birthday Bash Essie Licorice and Jamberry Black and White Stripe

You can see that it’s perfectly smooth and has a great shine, I love the look of the perfectly crisp stripes!

The nail wrap was so easy to use! You heat the back of it for a second with a hairdrier, it becomes maluable, you place it on the nail. End of! There was no tearing or wrinkling! I just left it as it was and I’ve been wearing it now for four days and it looks perfect! Couldn’t be simplier. :)

I also have to tell you about the polishes. Essie Licorice, a perfect one coater black polish, a dream in a bottle! Essie is a more expensive brand but the quality is also a lot higher. Licorice is a quality polish. No regrets shelling out for this one.

Hard Candy Birthday Bash is a blue jelly with blue, black and silver glitter. The larger silver glitter were like tiny mirrors! It was beautifully dazzling! This is two coats and my fingers were jam packed with glitter. I love these Hard Candy polishes! Well worth trying if you spot them in Dealz/Poundland like I did! :)

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TL;DR – The first 30 people to fill in the form above will get a free sample of Jamberry Nail Wraps! (If you live in U.S., Canada, Guam, or Puerto Rico.)

Thanks for looking!

-Eleobel <3

Wet n Wild 2% Milk

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This is my third time in a row to wear this polish, I just keep taking it off and then putting it back on again!

I love it so much!

If, like me, you struggle to find the perfect nude polish, if you can never achieve the fabled “Mannequin Hands”, if you want to look like you are not wearing nail polish, but simply have beautiful healthy shiny nails, then this is the one for you! I implore you! Buy this! Buy it now! *Hypnotoad says buy this now*

It’s a nude polish but it has just a hint of pink, not enough to mistake it for a pink polish, but just enough so that your hands look like they belong to a real human. (Zombie hands is something I get with most nudes, but I prefer them to look human, don’t you?)

If you wear it with just one or two coats you get the “my nails but better” look, but I used four coats because I wanted an opaque background for my neon glitter.

Bornprettystore.com sent me this glitter as a free sample. It is eye-searingly bright. It’s the most neon of all things neon! I love it of course!

What’s not to love?

Glitter? Check!

Round? Check!

NEON? Check!

Plus it only costs E1.67 and if you use my discount code, AZHW10, then it’s only E1.50 and they deliver worldwide for free. So for the change in your purse will can buy a tiny pot of happiness! :D

Wet n Wild 2% Milk:

340.1 Wet n Wild 2% Milk

 

Wet n Wild 2% Milk and bornprettystore neon glitter:

340.2 Wet n Wild 2% Milk and BPS Glitter

Tiny pot of happiness! :D (This is it’s real colour! It’s that colour! It’s the brightest thing I’ve ever owned!)

340.4 BPS Glitter

 

Thanks for looking!

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-Eleobel <3

Holographic nail polish! Hits Hefesto, Nails Inc Electric Lane Holographic Topcoat and Model’s Own Juicy Jules.

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A few days ago, a girl posted a manicure that was all of her holographic nail polishes all at once on reddit and it was ammmA-zing! So of course I had to try it too!

(I can’t find the post now but if you see this please message me and I’ll link to you and give you credit!).

As a base I used a couple of coats of Wet n Wild 2% Milk. It is the most beautiful, flattering sheer nude polish but I forgot to take pictures of it, so I’ll do another post on just that polish at a later date.

Then I added two coats of Hits Hefesto which is a holographic topcoat. (Hits re-released this polish with a new, better, formula and you can buy it here.) Video below!

Then I added two coats of Nails Inc Electric Lane Holographic Topcoat, which is a super fine silver/holographic glitter. Video below!

Then I added a coat of Model’s Own Juicy Jules just on the bottom half of my nails, because I didn’t want to drown out the other, finer polishes. All the holographics! :D Video below!

This was so much fun!

Hits Hefesto, Nails Inc Electric Lane and Model’s Own Juice Jules:

451.2 Model's Own Juicy Jules over Nails Inc Electric Lane over Hits Hefesto

This is two coats of Hits Hefesto over Wet n Wild 2% Milk:

451.1 Hits Hefesto over Wet n Wild 2% Milk

 

The bottles! (Artificial light on my new blanket cosy blanket)

451.3 Holo

 

The videooooos! :D (So proud of my technology skills! I can make moving pictures!)

 

Thanks for looking! :D

 

-Eleobel <3

Barry M Rockstar

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Today I have the most gorgeous grey nail polish ever! It’s called Barry M Rockstar and it’s a grey metallic polish with, not just holographic glitter, but iridescent glitter! So many colours! So much fun! It had a great finish in every single type of light! I wiggled my fingers all over the County with this one :)

The formula was a bit thick but when I opened my new bottle at home, I realized someone had already opened it in the shop, and gunked the whole neck. (Don’t do that!) (Do not gunk the bottle!) (Now it’s my gunky bottle and it’s your fault!). So it may have been because it was opened and not because of the formula, but I’m telling you anyway!

It was, of course, terribly, horribly, snow leopard sighting-ly difficult to capture all the types and colours of glitter but I finally joined Instagram and made a lil video to show off all the sparkles so you can watch that below!

Or just look at this pic :)

 

Barry M Rockstar:

448.1 Barry M Rockstar

 

My first video! Hurray for Instagram! :)

 

 

 

Paw of the Day! =.=

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Thanks for looking! :D

 

-Eleobel <3

Binky London Pink Crystal

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Do you guys watch Made in Chelsea? You know Binky? Well she has her own cosmetics line! I only know about it because when MiC started first, I followed her on YouTube where she does make up tutorials, and she mentioned the launch of her first collection of petrol, (duochrome), nail polishes. I never saw any of her products here in Ireland..until now!

I picked up this gorgeous pink glitter nail polish and was surprised to find out it was a texture! She’s up to date with the trends, is Binky! To be honest I wasn’t expecting much but then I tried it and I was really surprised by how great the quality was; and it was only 4 euro. A very reasonable price for any brand.

It gave complete coverage in one coat, (although I used two here), and the colour and texture effect were really pretty! Well done Binks! Great products at a great price. Who knew she had such good business sense? I’ll definitely be trying out more of her stuff.

I added round holo glitter from Essence to the moons, just for some extra pizzazz, because if glitter is good then more glitter is better! :)

Binky London Pink Crystal:

 

 

445.1 Binky London Pink Crystal

Binky London Pink Crystal (with topcoat):

 

445.2 Binky London Pink Crystal

 

Have you seen or tried any of the Binky cosmetics? What do you think of them?

 

Thanks for looking!

 

-Eleobel <3

 

(P.s. Booooooo Spencer!)

NYC Ruby Queen (Crystal Couture)

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I loved yesterday’s checker water decals so much I didn’t take them off! I’ve never kept polish on one nail and changed the others but it’s such a cute design, I couldn’t dissolve it! I’ll never be able to recreate those little squares so perfectly ever again. I’m hoarding the rest of the packet like the ring of Mordor. :)

The red polish is NYC Ruby Queen. I’ve gushed over my love of the Crystal Couture collection here and here and I’m going to gush again! I LOVE this collection! It’s a set of jelly polishes packed with glitter and they are so bright and sparkly and squishy! I looove them so hard! You must try them, you won’t be disappointed.

This one is red and pink glitter in a jelly base, the glitter glowed within the jelly. Then I wanted to make it more Valentine-y so I added the word “Love”, shakily. See why I can’t ever recreate the little squares? :) But then the single bitter side of me poked it’s little head out and I added “Hate” to my pinkie and then I just drew squiggles for funsies. :)

NYC Ruby Queen (Crystal Couture) and bornprettystore.com water decals:

446.1 NYC Ruby Queen (Crystal Couture)

 

Pay no attention to the bitter, lonely pinkie finger.

446.2 NYC Ruby Queen (Crystal Couture)

 

Then I added Essie Matte About You:

446.3 NYC Ruby Queen (Crystal Couture)

 

Are you going to try any Valentine’s nail art? :)

Thanks for looking!

 

-Eleobel <3

Wet N Wild Under Your Spell

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I wanted to do an Anti-Valentines day mani for all us single girls, who may or may not, get really bloody annoyed at seeing pink love hearts everywhere! Everywhere! :)

I thought this polish would be perfect. It’s a sheer black polish with lots of dark red, almost burgundy, shimmer. It gives full coverage after three coats, which is what I used. Even the name is perfect! :)

Wet n Wild Under Your Spell:

444.1 Wet n Wild Under Your Spell

Then I used my No.2 Born Pretty Store brush, (that I reviewed here), to make a negative space heart. (For the empty heart shaped hole where love should live but it doesn’t! It’s empty!) (Bitter? Moi?)

444.2 Wet n Wild Under Your Spell

I was reluctant to try negative space manis because I can’t bear the thought of having naked nails, even partially naked! I added topcoat just to have some polish over the heart, I know it’s weird. I’m a nail NeverNude.

So I panicked and used the dotting tool on the bottom of the brush to put glitter inside the heart. (The way I put chocolate in my real heart, to fill the gap.) (Emotional eater? Moi?)

Wet n Wild Under Your Spell and Catrice The Huntsman:

444.3 Wet n Wild Under Your Spell and Catrice The Hunstman

 

At this stage the girly, sparkly side of me came flooding out when I filled the little heart with glitter and I put glitter on everything! (There’s a metaphor in there somewhere..)

444.4 Wet n Wild Under Your Spell and Catrice The Hunstman

So there’s my confused mani! It doesn’t know whether it’s a sparkly Valentine’s day mani or a dark, empty Anti-Valentine’s day mani.

#Conflicted #NeverNude

Which look are you going to wear for the big day? :D

Thanks for looking!

 

-Eleobel <3

 

P.s. Don’t forget you can use this code to get 10% off your purchases at BornPrettyStore.com. AZHW10.

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Wet n Wild Party of Five Glitters

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I love this glitter! It’s so colourful and sooo reflective – it really is a party in a bottle. I’m definitely going to recreate this mani for my B-day. :)

I first used two coats of NYC Carrie’d Away as a nude base and then simply painted one coat of glitter the usual way, then the second coat I started about a third of the way down the nail and for the last coat I just painted the bottom third of my nail. The end result is a graduated look.

The glitter looks like it’s falling down my nails! *Squee* It’s so cute!

Plus, it was so easy to do! (It’s the same method I used for my syrup mani.)

I hope you like it and I urge you to try it, it’s so easy to do and it gives a great effect! :)

Wet n Wild Party of Five Glitters (over NYC Carrie’d Away):

440.1 Wet n Wild Party of Five Glitters and NYC Carrie'd Away

Thanks for looking!

 

-Eleobel <3

Hard Candy Jubilee

Hi :)

Jubilee is a green jelly nail polish with tiny and large black glitter, silver hex and orange bar glitter. The formula was a bit thick, the bar glitter stuck out everywhere and the colour was patchy, but it’s the perfect look for a Halloween mani!

The colour reminded me of when they slime someone at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards. Anyone else used to love that? :)

I added drippy’s using my Model’s Own Nail Art Pen for Halloween in January! :)

Hard Candy Jubilee:

441 Hard Candy  Jubilee

Why says you can only do Halloween nails at Halloween? :)

Thanks for looking!

 

-Eleobel <3