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

Barry M Prickly Pear, Essence Cinderella The Glass Slipper and Bornprettystore.com pastel studs

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One of the free samples Bornprettystore sent me was this fab little pot of different size studs. The colours are so pretty, they’re a mix of neon and pastel. I thought when I saw them on the website that they were all neon, but when I got them and saw that half of them were pastel, I knew I had to do a look for the #NAILLINKUP. (Click the image to go to CraftyNail’s website where you can find out more :)

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I used Barry M Prickly Pear, one of the Gelly polishes, and the new Essence Cinderella glitter topper called The Glass Slipper.

The Essence is jam packed with pink/purple glassfleck and silver glitter and it’s soo freakin pretty. In the bottle the polish looks green too but that doesn’t show up on the nail.

Then I added a few of the pastel pink studs at the cuticle. I love adding one stud to the top of the nail, it’s so simple but completely changes the entire look.

Barry M Prickly Pear, Essence The Glass Slipper (Cinderella) and Bornprettystore studs:

354.1 Barry M Prickly Pear, Essence The Glass Slipper and BPS Studs

 

The bottles and some of the studs:

 

354.2 Barry M Prickly Pear, Essence The Glass Slipper and BPS Studs

 

When you look into the bottle you can see this green light, it’s so pretty :)

 

354.3 Essence The Glass Slipper

 

If you’re going to order anything from Bornprettystore then you can use this code to get 10% off :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks for looking! Have a Happy Easter :)

-Eleobel <3

 

 

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

Hi :)

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

Wet n Wild Party of Five Glitters

Hi :)

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

Rimmel Moon Walking (Space Dust Collection)

Hi :)

I went absolutely ga-ga over the Rimmel Space Dust Collection. I bought the only two I could find and they both quickly became my favourite silver and nude polishes. They are the best textures ever because they are sparkly and matte at the same time, very pigmented and they look texturised but never snag on anything.

When I came across the entire Space Dust collection in a pound shop, I bought them all, including a spare silver and nude!

This purple Space Dust is called Moon Walking and it has a much richer colour than you see in the bottle and tiny purple glitter that catches alll the light, and larger hex glitter for extra sparkle. I absolutely loved it and didn’t make the mistake of adding anything to it! :)

Rimmel Moon Walking:

432 Rimmel Moon Walking (Space Dust)

 

In case you missed my previous posts about the Space Dust collection; here’s the nude one, Aurora:

 

 

 

 

 

 

240.1 Rimmel Aurora (EN)

 

and the silver one, called Shooting Star, as an accent to Essence The Boy Next Door:

202.11 Essence The Boy Next Door and Rimmel Shooting Star (EN)

 

Thanks for looking!

 

-Eleobel :)

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 :)

 

Oh My Gosh Cobalt Blue and 17 Silver (Holo)

428.1 Oh My Gosh Cobalt Blue and 17 Silver (Holo) 428.2 Oh My Gosh Cobalt Blue and 17 Silver (Holo)

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

 

428.3 Oh My Gosh Cobalt Blue and 17 Silver (Holo)

 

Thanks for looking!

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

 

-Eleobel :)

Wet n Wild I Need A Refresh-Mint

Hi :)

I’m having lots of fun experimenting with nail art but it’s so scary because it’s very difficult to make it look like it does on Pinterest! Those girls are professionals! (Nail Technicians, not the other kind of professional. ;)

Today I thought, “Why try one nail art effect, when you can try them all?” and I ended up with dots, stripes, chevrons and (always) glitter!

– I used NYC Frozen Metal (silver) under Wet n Wild I Need A Refresh-Mint (green) for the stripes on my index finger.

– My Middle finger is two coats of No7 Snow Wash over I Need A Refresh-Mint.

– Ring finger is Rimmel Disco Fever, hand placed, over NYC Frozen Metal.

– Pinkie is Deborah Lippman Amazing Grace over I Need A Refresh-Mint.

My version of Pinterest nails:

427 Wet n Wild I Need a Refresh-Mint NYC Frozen Metal No7 Snow Wash Rimmel Disco Fever

 

Thanks for looking!

 

-Eleobel

Nails Inc Maida Vale

Hi everyone :)

Nails Inc released three pastel glitters in 2012. You can see them here. This is the pastel blue/silver one called Maida Vale. I grabbed this in TK Maxx because I cannot resist any Nails Inc Glitter, they do the absolute best glitters ever, anywhere, ever! :)

I used two coats, yes only two! For full coverage and total sparkle-tastic-ness! Then I used one thick coat of Seche Vite to seal it all in and smooth it all out.

Nails Inc Maida Vale

400 Nails Inc Maida Vale

 

Have you tried any Nails Inc glitters?

Thanks for looking!

 

-Eleobel

OPI Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous

Hi everyone :)

I cannot explain to you how much I wanted this nail polish, and for how long, before I finally shelled out FULL PRICE for it. I tried every discount shop and nail polish sale with no luck and I couldn’t wait any longer.

Of course once I bought it I had to wait a bit longer to wear it, with a polish as beautiful as this, you need a special occasion. A reason to pull out the weighty bottle, beautifully emblazoned with the letters, O,P and I.

And after all this, did I remember to take a million pictures in the best light with my camera? I did not! I took this one terrible picture with my phone and then completely forgot all about it! Ack.

Here it is, my one measly picture of the most longed for nail polish ever!

OPI Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous

395 OPI Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous

Thanks for looking!

 

-Eleobel <3

Catrice I’m so aNude and H+M Jo is in the House

Hi everyone :)

The pale pink is the Catrice and the silver/holo glitter is the H+M polish. (The best silver/holo polish ever!)

I used two coats of each polish and the formulas of both were great. I’ve never had a complaint about a Catrice polish, they are amazing, especially when you look at the pricetag.

This pale pink had a delicate white glassfleck that made it slightly prettier than Apropos Coco and so of course I had to try it!

I used my middle finger as the accent because I dented the polish on that finger and glitter is a great way to hide all kinds of polish sins :)

Catrice Apropos Coco and H+M Jo is in the House.

369.1 Catrice Apropos Coco and H+M Jo Is In The House EN 369.2 Catrice Apropos Coco and H+M Jo is in the House EN

 

Thanks for looking!

 

-Eleobel <3