Oh My Gosh Cobalt Blue and 17 Silver (Holo)

Hi :)

I have two gorgeous polishes on today and zero pictures that capture that beauty! (I tried my best!)

Oh My Gosh Cobalt Blue is the Holy Grail of blues for me. I’ve always wanted a polish that is dark blue but not to the point that it just looks like I’m wearing black polish. It has to be dark and also blue, and this is! (Am I making sense? or is this crazy nail polish talk?)

17 came out with a holographic polish some years ago and it’s simply called Silver. (Do you remember seeing it in every Boots ad, in every magazine, coming up to Christmas and then checking the 17 stand in Boots every week only to never find it there? …Just me? Ok. Maybe that was just me.) Anyway…*cough* I found it! I went to Dublin for some xmas shopping and found quite a few wishlist polishes and this was one of the best!

It looks like a plain, dull, white silver in the shade but in the sun it comes alive! You get that gorgeous rainbow effect. I love it. So much fun to wear when you’re going anywhere. (Holographic polish has to be worn to the beach in the Summer!)

Here are the best pics I could take of it :)

 

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This is what it looks like in the shade, it’s definitely an outside polish! :)

 

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Thanks for looking!

Do you own any holographic polishes? What’s your favourite?

 

-Eleobel :)

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NYC Jam and Nap and Barry M Pink Sapphire

Hi everyone :)

Jam and Nap is a lovely creme lavender colour from NYC. It’s a little too dark to be pastel but too light to be called purple. NYC is another great low priced brand that always delivers great colours and formulas. This applied like butta :)

Of course I added glitter! This is one layer of Barry M Pink Sapphire, which is a pink hex and holo bar glitter mix. I loved it!

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Thanks for looking :)

 

– Eleobel  <3

Essence Here’s My Number

Hi Everyone :)

I’m wearing Essence Here’s My Number today, this is a Sparkle Sand effect polish a.k.a. a texture polish. This was another polish I put off wearing because I thought I wouldn’t like it on but I loved it!

It’s a gunmetal grey base with lots of fine silver glitter and holographic glitter. It wasn’t as gritty or matte as some texture polishes but the contrast between the rainbow colors and sparkle of the glitter and the dark grey was lovely.

I love grey polishes so this is an automatic favourite for me and the holo glitter put it right at the top of the list. Don’t judge this one by the bottle. It’s fab on :)

I found it hard to capture the holo glitter in this pic but I added one of the bottle which shows it a little. It’s alot nicer in real life. This is two coats and no topcoat.

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Thanks for looking :)

 

-Eleobel

Nails Inc South Kensington & H+M Jo Is In The House

Hi Everyone! :)

I wasn’t kidding when I said I’d probably still be wearing the Nails Inc Foil Effect polish! I couldn’t take it off – it is just so shiny! :)

However, I wanted to show you guys something new, so I added H+M Jo Is In The House. This is the prettiest silver holo glitter I have ever seen – if you’re going to get one silver glitter – definitely make it this one. I’ve been stalking my H+M for this polish since I saw it on TheNailasaurus a while ago. So, so glad I did! (Ok..I know I go on a bit, but these are really great polishes!)

Also, I was disappointed with my last striping tape tutorial and did another one – so keep reading if you’d like to see it.

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1. To begin, cut off ten pieces of striping tape. Then, using a tweezers, place two pieces on your nail in the shape of an X.

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2.(1) Then take two more pieces, and place them parallel to one side of the X, to make a smaller V shape.

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2.(2)

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3. Repeat this step on all four sides to get this design.

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4. Then paint over the striping tape with one coat of polish (Collection 2000 All That Jazz).

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5. Quickly, using tweezers, remove all pieces of tape and this is the end result! :)

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Hopefully you guys liked my mini tutorial (even though I forgot to add topcoat!), let me know what you think in the comments.

 

Thanks for looking! :)

– Eleobel

Sally Hansen Wild Life

Hi Everyone :)

I have another Anti-Valentines mani today and I’m going to show you how I did it too. When I posted the Revlon Tanzanite striping tape mani, the lovely Ting asked for a tutorial, so here it is!

I have to mention that I had no power or water yesterday, because of the terrible weather, so the quality of the pictures and the mani itself isn’t great. I decided to still post it because, it still shows how I achieved the look – but please forgive the bubbles and weird lighting :)

First step: I applied base coat. At the moment I’m using Essie Millionails. (It’s really good if you’re thinking about trying a new base coat, I have zero complaints).

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Then I applied two coats of Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in Wild Life. (Again, sorry for the bubbles.)

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I then cut off 12 long pieces of striping tape and stuck them to the lid of my topcoat. (Catrice Quick Dry and High Shine Top Coat – a new favourite.) It’s easier to remove the tape if you use long pieces, and easier to handle when applying.

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This next step is the key to getting the particular pattern I used in the Revlon Tanzanite mani. I used my tweezers to stick one piece of tape from the bottom corner of my nail, to the opposite top corner.

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Then I added two more pieces, above and parallel to this piece of tape.

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The next step is to stick a piece of tape to the other bottom corner of the nail and only bring it as far as the very first piece of tape.

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Then add two more pieces, one either side.

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This is the completed pattern. Now all you have to do is paint over it in black (Essie Licorice) and remove the pieces of tape immediately using a tweezers.

Tips: If you slowly pull the tape from one side to the other, you’ll get a cleaner line. Use a thin coat of polish and again, remove immediately. (I didn’t remove immediately because I was taking pictures and that’s why the lines are a bit crooked)

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I repeated this on my pinkie and this is how it looks so far.

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I wanted to cover the pink nails because they bubbled so I decided to make it an Anti-Valentines mani and add a black striped heart and a black glitter heart.

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Finally, I want to show you this polish I got in Dealz (the Irish version of Poundland) – it’s called Pretty Metallic Nail Polish and I love it! It does smell awful though.

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What do you think?

Thanks for looking!

-Eleobel

 

 

 

Sinful Colors Beverly Hills

Hi Everyone!

This is my first Valentines mani – I wanted to do a mix and match mani in something appropriate but not pink, so I went with purple. Here’s what I used:

My pinkie is some caviar beads from an assorted pack I bought in Claires, over Sinful Colors Beverly Hills.

My ring finger is Sinful Colors Beverly Hills, again, with some loose, no name glitter dabbed over it while still wet.

My index finger is a let down here because you can’t tell that it’s very fine purple and holo glitter – it is amazing in the sun!

Finally, my middle finger is Deborah Lippman Amazing Grace with a striped heart using Sinful Colors Beverly Hills.

I think the heart is mainly what makes it Valentine-y. I just wanted to have fun with some different purple polishes because they were new! :)

P.s. Has anyone noticed how cute the polishes and nail art stuff is in Claire’s lately? I’m spending too much time queueing behind toddlers (and buying the same things as them!) :D

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What do you think of my mix and match Valentines mani?

Thanks for looking! :)

Bourjois Bleu Fabuleux

Hi everyone! :)

I have the most gorgeous blue polish to show you today! I wanted this colour for aggges! I finally got my hands on it when I saw it half price on Asos.com. (A girl has to live on a budget ya know!) It dried to a satin finish, so I couldn’t wait to see it in the sun, because if a polish dries matte, then it’s usually neon. It wasn’t neon but it is nice and bright.

I used two coats of polish and a coat of NYC Grand Central Station, but had sheet marks the next morning, (after letting it dry for an hour), so I then topped it off with Nails Inc Kensington Caviar Gel Effect Plumping Topcoat. The Nails Inc topcoat has a slight blue tint, which annoyed me when I used it over OPI I Think In Pink, because I used a couple of coats over a few days, and it did cool the pink colour slightly. However, over this blue polish, I think the topcoat looked amazing.

Finally I want to say that the glitter is from a pack I bought in Claire’s and the glitter placement design is copied form polishallthenails.com. I was coping her using this type of glitter but in this way. I looooovvvee her blog! You should definitely check it out, especially if, like me, you love glitter, holo or neon polish! :)

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Hope you like it and thanks for looking! :)