Polka Dot Nails!

Cream and rose gold polka dot

I am lucky that in my job I do not need to have ‘professional’ looking nails!

I used Nails Inc Clerkenwell Leather effect polish as the base and Nails Inc Kings Road Foil effect polish for the polka dots.

Polka dot nails is one of the easiest nail art designs yet looks professional!

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NOTD: Flower Power Nails!

Flower Power nails

Credit for this design goes to MissJenFabulous!

I have watched her YouTube videos for a couple of years and am always inspired by her designs.

I used:

-NailsInc Black Taxi (Black)

-OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls (Off White)

– NailsInc Notting Hill Carnival (Yellow)

– NailsInc Royal Botanical Gardens (Blue)

– NailsInc Hyde Park Square (Pink)

This took me only an hour from start to finish! A really easy nail design for the summer!

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Favourite spring polishes

Spring nail polish favourites 2014

From L – R

NAILS INC ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS | This is a beautiful minty blue colour with a cream finish and was from their 2013 spring collection

OPI YOU CALLIN ME A LYRE? | This is a beautiful pale pink colour with a semi sheer finish. This was from OPI’s New York City Ballet collection. This gives the nails a beautiful healthy and natural look

NAILS INC NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL | This is a true bright yellow colour with an opaque finish. I am not sure which collection this was from

NAILS INC HOLLAND PARK GARDENS | This is a beautiful pale green with a cream finish. This was from their garden party collection and is simply beautiful

OPI KISS ME I’M BRAZILIAN | This is a new favourite for me which is a hot pink with a slightly nude undertone which makes it much more wearable than  neon. This is from OPI’s latest Brazil collection

ESSIE FIND ME AN OASIS | This is a beautiful pale blue with a  semi sheer finish, however you can make it opaque in 3 coats. This is from Essie’s Resort Fling collection which is spot on trend

NAILS INC MAYFAIR LANE GEL EFFECT | This is a pale pink in a gel effect finish. This is a beautiful all year round colour with a fantastic high-gloss finish

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A very naughty haul!

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I went a bit shopping mad this past week and ended up with this little lot!

First of all the scarf…….. I love the contrast of the grey and bright pink…….. absolutely perfect for spring! I picked this up in Primark for £4!

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Next up is this beautiful nude lipstick. I have been looking for the perfect nude lip but all the ones I have tried haven’t hit the mark, whereas this colour is perfect. This is from L’Oreal Paris’ Color Riche Collection Privee in the colour Doutzen’s Nude. It is the perfect nude that is not too brown but not too pink!

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Boots had 3 for 2 so I also picked up this Maybelline Colossal Go Extreme Mascara! I accidentally picked up the waterproof version and I am so disappointed with this mascara. After I had applied two coats my lashes barely looked different to having no mascara on. Maybe the non-waterproof one would be better!

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The last item I picked up from Boots 3 for 2 offer was this L’Oreal Paris Lumi Magique concealer in Light. I didn’t think that this concealer had very good coverage but I like it for applying over another concealer to highlight the under-eye.

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I have always wanted to try Physicians Formula but it is not normally available in the UK. However, I discovered this in TKMaxx. It was the only product they had by this brand but I am so glad that I found it. The bronzer is lovely and surprisingly it isn’t too orange for my pale skin and the blusher is a lovely coral colour. This product also has the added benefit of having a mirror and small brush underneath. I am definitely looking forward to trying more products from this brand!

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I picked up some more Invisibobble hair bands. I have these in the yellow and they are amazing. They do not dent your hair and they prevent getting tight hairs when your hair is up! If you wear your hair up often then definitely check these out!

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Beautybay had an extra 10% off over easter weekend so I picked up these two summer colours. The pink is from the Brazil Collection and is ‘Kiss Me I’m Brazilian’. The purple is ‘You’re such a Budapest’ from the Euro Centrale collection! These are both must have colours for spring/summer and have a fantastic formula!

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Last but definitely not least, Nails Inc had an 8 piece special collection for only £20……. I couldn’t resist!

From L – R (Top) : Hay Hill, Weighhouse Street, Providence Court, Adam’s Row

From L – R (Bottom) : Palace Gate, Beaufort Street, Kensington Square, St Catherine’s Dock

There is not one colour in this collection that I am not in love with! They are all beautiful colours with fantastic formulas so keep your eyes peeled for some NOTD’s using these beauties!

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Nails Inc in InStyle!

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May’s issue of InStyle magazine came out today only costing £2.50 at Tesco. The free gift with the magazine is a Nails Inc nail polish. There are three different colours so naturally I bought all three!

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From L – R: Copacabana Coral, Sao Paolo Streets, Sugarloaf Sunset.

Copacabana is a red coral colour. It would be perfect for toes in the summer but I’m not really a fan of it.

Sao Paolo Streets is a grey toned nude colour. This is a beautiful colour but is very similar to Colville Mews.

Sugarloaf Sunset is a beautiful neon pink colour. It is almost identical to OPI’s Kiss Me I’m Brazilian so save yourself some money and buy the magazine rather than buying the OPI colour for £11.95!

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The magazine also comes with a code for 25% off at NailsInc.com.

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Nails Inc Floral Effect

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Nails Inc recently launched their Floral effect polish for spring. This is a clear based glitter polish with large flower pieces in it. This colour is called Chelsea Embankment Gardens and has pale pink and white glitter particles with pink, yellow and blue flowers.

This was difficult to apply as the brush doesn’t always pick up a flower but the effect is lovely for spring and really brightens up a manicure.

I would definitely recommend picking one of their floral effect polishes up as I have not seen any other polish like it on the market! Good job Nails Inc!!

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NOTD Nails Inc Park West and Highbury

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I paired Park West and Highbury by Nails Inc which were from my latest purchase from Nails Inc

I could not take a photo that did this manicure justice

Highbury is a beautiful glitter top coat made up of white, gold and pale pink glitters

It gives a beautiful feminine edge to the manicure without being too over the top glittery

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