Sinful Colors Envy and Pretty Graffiti Effect

Hi guys :)

Sinful Colors Envy is a dark forest green jelly polish. It’s not a sheer polish, (like most jelly’s), because I got full coverage with two coats, but it still has that lovely squishy finish that make jelly’s so fun.

Pretty is a brand of polishes I’ve posted about before. They are sold in the UK and Ireland in Poundland and Dealz and alot of them are very pretty and cheap! Graffiti Effect is a multi-coloured glitter that looks like fireworks! I loved it. My Pretty collection grows every time I’m in Dealz, but the smell! They really do stink, but when I’m in the shop looking at the lovely sparkly bottles, I always forget about that. Then I open the bottle and immediately have to open the window!

Here they are together; both had great formulas. I used two coats of Envy, one coat of Graffiti Effect and Essie Good To Go Topcoat.

360 Sinful Colors Envy and Pretty Graffiti Effect

Thanks for looking :)

 

-Eleobel

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Pretty Concrete Effect and Barry M Diamond Glitter

Hi Everyone :)

I was in Dealz last week and decided to try some of their nail polish. Dealz is the Irish version of Poundland and they have some great nail polishes all priced at e1.49. I was hesitant to try them because I’ve tried Penny’s, (the Irish version of Primark), nail polishes and they were lovely on but stank to high heaven! The smell would knock you out!

The polishes in Dealz look really nice too, and they are cheap, so I bought a couple. I’m not sorry I did because I really love how they look but, they do really smell! You’ve been warned!

Here’s the Pretty Concrete Effect on it’s own, no topcoat. It’s a green/teal matte polish with silver glitter through it.

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Again, I was really happy with this. It had a great formula, great colour and was complete matte when dry. All for e1.49. The smell did fade quite a bit when the polish dried, but I’m just saying, paint your nails with the window open with this one. :)

Then I added two coats of Barry M Diamond Glitter. This is a silver holographic glitter in a clear base. This pic was taken in the shade to show off the holographic effect, so the colour looks a bit darker here.

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and finally, a pic of the bottles :)

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Have you tried any Pretty nail polishes? Did you like them?

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