NOTD: Simple Nail Art

pol4This week I decided to do some nail art using the leftover falsies which I had from before. I did a simple design for both my (big) toes which turned out pretty well. Sad to say, the falsies were very uncomfortable so they lasted only a few hours. I’ll try harder next time..

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The polishes that I used (in order of the picture) were a Top Coat by Ruby Kisses, Black Nail Art paint by Hurricane, Grape Going! by Sally Hansen and Toscano Spice by Borghese Nail Lacquer.

The Toscano Spice was used as my main colour. It’s very creamy and lovely- I think those are the words for it. One coat could really get the job done right.

I then did a sort of triangle in the corner with the Grape Going!. This is another great colour, and probably one of my favourites. (I love purples and blues). I then followed with a simple three-flirty-strokes design and then covered with a clear coat for protection. Then.. voilà..

My falsies were transformed into art.

I hope to take step-by-step photos next time.

Don’t forget to tell me what you think..

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Guest Post: Mimi

Go to a place where you can rest your feet. Just drop what you’re doing. Today I have a guest post from Mimi of Mimi Manicures. Since I’ve stumbled upon Mimi’s blog, I’ve been in love and you’ll soon see why..(I promise you.)  

And now, before I ramble on here’s Mimi:

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Hello there my lovelies.  Allow me to introduce myself to you, my name is Mimi from http://mimimanicures.blogspot.co.uk/ and I am really really excited to do this guest post for the amazing Soul Shakedown Party.  Now firstly I have to address something….I LOVE this blogs name, as soon as I saw it it made me smile very much….in my own head I am having a maaahooosive soul party, with soul legends singing to me….ahhhhh!

Oops I digress, im sorry lol.  So I was approached by the lovely Soul Shakedown to do a guest post.  Of course this is a no brainer for me, it was such an honour to be asked.

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I decided to to a simple design for this post which actually turned out pretty cool, I love the effect of the white on the blue base.mimi1

The base is an amazing beautiful blue by Different Dimesion called Homeboy.  I have to say, if you love a good blue polish then this is really one you need in your collection, it is bright, beautiful and holographic…what more can you ask?!  I used my Models Own nail art pens for the black and white design and finished it off with a coat of Seche Vite.mimi4

The base is an amazing beautiful blue by Different Dimesion called Homeboy.  I have to say, if you love a good blue polish then this is really one you need in your collection, it is bright, beautiful and holographic…what more can you ask?!  I used my Models Own nail art pens for the black and white design and finished it off with a coat of Seche Vite.

So I thank you all for listening to my ramblings and I would like to extend my thank you’s to the lovely Soul shakedown Party once again for asking me to do this.  I really hope you liked my design.  Now off you pop to have your own soul party….im off to mine lol.  Lots of polish love Mimi xxxx

 

Revlon TOP SPEED 730 Royal Review

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I’m in love. First of all, I got this Royal nail polish by Revlon a few months ago, but I was very hesitant to use it. Medium to dark shades of blue are my favourite when it comes to nail polish (and I only have about two left now), so I’m holding on to them for as long as I could. I fell in love with this Royal blue as soon as I saw it and kept waiting for the perfect event to wear it to.  Well, one finally popped up.

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I had cut all my nails off on impulse some days before so I bought some falsies, cut them down to the normal length of my nails and used the polish along with Celeb City by Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Colour. Celeb City is also one of the best nail polish I’ve ever used but I’m planning to review it separately later on.

The Royal was very thick so I applied only one coat. I didn’t mind however because two coats made it overly dark- which I didn’t want. I wish it came with a thicker brush though… I had to take care so that it didn’t look ‘too chunky‘ in certain areas when it dried. I probably should have changed the brush myself. It would also probably take a looong time to dry- like I said, it’s very thick. It didn’t chip, (but then I had on falsies after all).

I wore them for like four days until they all fell off.

I may probably reuse these sometime in the future. My nails are back to normal length and I’ve worn the polish on my natural nails since then  for about two days only. I had no problems with it on my natural nail either. This is a polish I would actually hunt for and buy again if it ever dried out. I looove the colour. The polish quality is nice also. I just wish I had a thicker brush for it.

 

Nail Polish: Heartthrob

Today I tried Heartthrob by CONFETTI nail colour. I’m more into bright colours but I decided to try this ‘nude’ shade and I loved it.

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Heartthrob was much darker than my other nude colours but it blended perfectly with my complexion. The colour actually has a more pinkish hue to it than it appears in my photos. Oops..

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The other nudes which I have (and I really love these also) are Peachful Breeze by Sally Hansen and Air Sign by jane nail polish.

I remember working at this place once where they didn’t allow long nails and brightly coloured nails from female workers- which is understandable, so I wore no polish at all. I wish I had this Heartthrob by Confetti back then. My natural nail is extra dull pink so I consider a great nude colour a must a my collection. The polish provides the added shine and consistency, while still looking natural.

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Heartthrob PROS (3): The polish has the right consistency, not too thick-not too thin. The colour has a natural look plus shine without a top coat. The polish does not chip as easily as some others would.

Heartthrob CONS (1): It may actually take more than two coats if you are trying to achieve the exact look of the bottle. I used only two coats as I never go beyond two. My end result was still a few shades lighter than the actual colour of the polish.

Who would I recommend it to? If you love the colour, great. If you’re looking for a perfect nude shade and you know that this colour would match your skin tone thereby creating the perfect nude look, even better. Try It.