Pictures aren’t of the best quality, but I’m going to do a review on these two products. 

I’m in the middle of moving house, and everything is packed away, however I decided to treat myself to three new colours, and the hard as nails by Sally Hansen. I left my job and now my nails are looking fabulous!! So I decided to try these out on my natural new improved nails, as there’s no reason to use fake nails any more. I’m so skeptical, and really critical of nail varnishes. I don’t buy nail varnishes over £4, so they’re never the best quality, and probably why I’ve never been very impressed before. I decided to buy the hard as nails as I want to keep my natural nails as long and nice as possible, and so far it’s amazing. I used it as a base coat, then used two coats of the black sparkle, and then another coat of the hardener. I don’t think it’s meant for a top coat, and if you were using it over a design it would probably smudge, but for this it has worked wonders!! I can not express enough how bloody brilliant these two are. The glitter is so difficult to take off with nail varnish remover, you need to scrub it off, but that’s a good point in my eyes. It hasn’t chipped, it hasn’t snagged, it hasn’t dented, it’s just been absolutely fantastic. It’s slightly faded at the edges, but that’s just wear. It’s lasting a hell of a lot better then my shellac, my shellac was a very unenjoyable experience. I can’t wait to take it all off and reapply it, as I just did a quick messy job of it. I didn’t think it would last long at all.

Honestly, I can’t rave about this combo more! I suggest you go buy these and try them out for yourself. The black glitter is just perfect any ways, in love.

Pictures aren’t of the best quality, but I’m going to do a review on these two products.

I’m in the middle of moving house, and everything is packed away, however I decided to treat myself to three new colours, and the hard as nails by Sally Hansen. I left my job and now my nails are looking fabulous!! So I decided to try these out on my natural new improved nails, as there’s no reason to use fake nails any more. I’m so skeptical, and really critical of nail varnishes. I don’t buy nail varnishes over £4, so they’re never the best quality, and probably why I’ve never been very impressed before. I decided to buy the hard as nails as I want to keep my natural nails as long and nice as possible, and so far it’s amazing. I used it as a base coat, then used two coats of the black sparkle, and then another coat of the hardener. I don’t think it’s meant for a top coat, and if you were using it over a design it would probably smudge, but for this it has worked wonders!! I can not express enough how bloody brilliant these two are. The glitter is so difficult to take off with nail varnish remover, you need to scrub it off, but that’s a good point in my eyes. It hasn’t chipped, it hasn’t snagged, it hasn’t dented, it’s just been absolutely fantastic. It’s slightly faded at the edges, but that’s just wear. It’s lasting a hell of a lot better then my shellac, my shellac was a very unenjoyable experience. I can’t wait to take it all off and reapply it, as I just did a quick messy job of it. I didn’t think it would last long at all.

Honestly, I can’t rave about this combo more! I suggest you go buy these and try them out for yourself. The black glitter is just perfect any ways, in love.

Bit of fun for my uni portfolio. All hand painted by moi. I’m in love with this look to be honest. 


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Bit of fun for my uni portfolio. All hand painted by moi. I’m in love with this look to be honest.


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Hey guys!! Heres some marbled nails for you. 

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Hey guys!! Heres some marbled nails for you.

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Perfect Pin Stripe.

I’ve tried free handing pin stripes so many times, and it just comes out awful. I do not have a steady hand at all when it comes to it, so this is great for me. Try it out, it’s so easy to do and it looks great. I wore these out last night and got so many compliments.

What you’ll need:

- Two colours of your choice and a top coat

- Striping tape

- Scissors


What you need to do:

- Paint your base coat (one or two coats) 

- Let it dry for at least a good hour or two. 

- Start applying the striping tape. 

- Once you’ve finished with the striping tape, paint over it all in your second colour of choice. Lighter colours usually take two coats.

- Once the second coat is dry, remove the striping tape. 

- Apply top coat, and your done. 


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Perfect Pin Stripe.

I’ve tried free handing pin stripes so many times, and it just comes out awful. I do not have a steady hand at all when it comes to it, so this is great for me. Try it out, it’s so easy to do and it looks great. I wore these out last night and got so many compliments.

What you’ll need:

- Two colours of your choice and a top coat

- Striping tape

- Scissors


What you need to do:

- Paint your base coat (one or two coats)

- Let it dry for at least a good hour or two.

- Start applying the striping tape.

- Once you’ve finished with the striping tape, paint over it all in your second colour of choice. Lighter colours usually take two coats.

- Once the second coat is dry, remove the striping tape.

- Apply top coat, and your done.


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1st of December nails. Lots of glitter, and Christmassy colours to get us in the mood. My tree went up today! Let the count down to Christmas begin!!

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1st of December nails. Lots of glitter, and Christmassy colours to get us in the mood. My tree went up today! Let the count down to Christmas begin!!

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Something a little different for me. I’d class these as smart classy nails ha. 

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Something a little different for me. I’d class these as smart classy nails ha.

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Well, I haven’t done any nail art for a long long time. So here’s a quick little Jack Skellington set I’ve done just to get me back into it. I’ve seen so many amazing ones out there this one seems so inadequate. 

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Well, I haven’t done any nail art for a long long time. So here’s a quick little Jack Skellington set I’ve done just to get me back into it. I’ve seen so many amazing ones out there this one seems so inadequate.

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Gradient nail tutorial!

What you will need:

- Coloured base coat

- Another colour, that works well with the base

- Clear top coat

- Bath sponge

- Scrap paper/mixing pallet

1. Paint your base coat. I find two thin layers works well. 

2. Wait about half an hour in between both coats, as you don’t want your colours mixing. 

3. Drop some polish onto the paper, and dip a corner of your sponge into the polish. 

4. Dab off excess polish. 

5. Create the gradient by starting a thicker layer at the top of the nail, then dap thinner and lighter working your way to about three quarters down the nail. 

6. Wait for the colour to dry.

7. Finally add one or two top coats of clear top coat. 


There you have it, a real simple and easy effect to create. It looks really cool. It’ll take a few times to perfect, and getting colours right. I’m not 100% keen on these two colours, but I’m going out and these colours match my outfit :) Enjoy!!

Gradient nail tutorial!

What you will need:

- Coloured base coat

- Another colour, that works well with the base

- Clear top coat

- Bath sponge

- Scrap paper/mixing pallet

1. Paint your base coat. I find two thin layers works well.

2. Wait about half an hour in between both coats, as you don’t want your colours mixing.

3. Drop some polish onto the paper, and dip a corner of your sponge into the polish.

4. Dab off excess polish.

5. Create the gradient by starting a thicker layer at the top of the nail, then dap thinner and lighter working your way to about three quarters down the nail.

6. Wait for the colour to dry.

7. Finally add one or two top coats of clear top coat.


There you have it, a real simple and easy effect to create. It looks really cool. It’ll take a few times to perfect, and getting colours right. I’m not 100% keen on these two colours, but I’m going out and these colours match my outfit :) Enjoy!!

Just an instagram photo, but here’s some nails I’ve been working on recently.

(stuck on with bluetac which is why they look odd, will have a better photo up soon.)

Just an instagram photo, but here’s some nails I’ve been working on recently.

(stuck on with bluetac which is why they look odd, will have a better photo up soon.)

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So after I created my Galaxy nails the other night, a lot of people asked me how I created this look. I decided to do a step by step tutorial so everyone can learn. This is something I still need to improve on as I haven’t got it 100% myself, but I’m practising quite a lot.

Here’s what you’ll…

Here’s my Galaxy nail tutorial! Have a go yourself!