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halloween purple bat nail art

Purple Hallowe’en Nail Art

This year I decided to have a little fun and try out some spooky nail art, after being set a challenge by UK nail polish brand, Maggie Anne! Award-winning and 6 toxin-free, their polishes are high quality gel-effect in a range of vibrant colours. If you want to see how I created my purple Hallowe'en nail art, read on below.... Purple Hallowe'en Nail Art Ombre Base For the base of the nail art, I opted for an ombre effect. I thought this would be a cool backdrop for my flying bats and Hallowe'en silhouettes. To do this, I first painted two [...]
Zoya Jolene pink nail polish

Perfect Pink Nails ft. Zoya Jolene

For the girls out there that like a good bright pink nail, then you might like this little pink number from Zoya. I had to refrain myself from likening it to Barbie's trademark sugary sweet shade, but that is Zoya's Jolene summed up in one word. My apologies to anyone that slightly cringed at the mention of wearing Barbie nails, I kinda did too, but I do believe it is possible to wear this colour without looking like Elle from Legally Blonde :) Colour Swatch The Zoya website describes Jolene as a "summery and bold cool toned girly pink cream" which sounds [...]
Zoya Maya

Tangerine-Coral Spring Nails ft. Zoya Maya

Yaaayy for spring (I'm still celebrating the end of what may have been the longest winter in forever!). The amazing sunshine that has been gracing my dear little part of England over Easter has got me in the mood to get ready for the warmer seasons, and also begin wearing more bright spring-time colours. I've already brought out my coral and strawberry lipsticks, so now it's onto nails! I picked up the Zoya's Maya not long ago and decided to add a little sparkle for an added twist :) Colour Swatch According to the Zoya description, the Maya polish is a "soft [...]
Mavala Twilight Diamonds Duo

Twilight And Diamond Nails

Last month I happened to see this little set at my TKMaxx (always a good green beauty bargain to be found there!) - including two beautiful blue shades from Mavala. I'm still a relative newbie with 'greener' nail polishes, I'm not sure why I always seem to forget to keep a look out for some pretty polishes when browsing online so I was keen to give this cute duo a go! I formed some kind of love for Mavala polishes after finding another of their sets, a trio of neutral shades which I couldn't stop wearing for several weeks. Sadly, they [...]
Autumn nail art with pink sweethearts

Pretty Pink Sweethearts Nail Art

On my last shopping trip to Carlisle, I spied this rather sweet Mavala nail polish set in TK Maxx. It wasn't until after getting home and tearing into all my purchases, did I notice that these polishes are 3-free! These big '3' being toluene, formaldehyde, and phthalates (DBP). Rather impressively Mavala polishes also exclude collophane, parabens, camphor, animal ingredients and heavy metals from their ingredients list. (Side note: the shades in this trio don't contain carmine though some of their other red shades do including Black Cherry). How I did my nails: To protect my nails I first applied Orly [...]