OPI Black Onyx

I recently bought a flakie polish that I'm dying to try out and I decided that a black creme would be the best choice for me to get the full effect. So with that in mind I chose OPI Black Onyx!

One coat of Revlon Calcium Gel Nail Hardener and then a single coat of Black Onyx. I applied a thick coat of Seche Vite Dry Fast top coat and then used Sally Hansen Insta-Dri speed dry drops.

Once my manicure was dry I took these photo's in artificial light that night.

 OPI Black Onyx in Artificial Light

OPI Black Onyx in Artificial Light

The following day I bravely ventured into the 40°C heat to take photo's in the blistering sun.

 OPI Black Onyx in Natural Light

 OPI Black Onyx in Natural Light

Well what can I say? Black! Creme! Perfection! I would advise using two thin coats when applying Black Onyx because there were slight areas of balding that weren't easily covered with one coat. It also makes it difficult to fill in those small balding sections because the nail polish dries quickly so it didn't meld together for an even coat. This has definitely become my go-to black creme nail polish!
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A-England - St George


I have another polish from the new "The Legends collection" by A-England to show you! And it's St George, a gorgeous dark teal with holographic particles!

Final verdict: This color is so deep we can nearly lose ourselves in it! It's a really deep and dark teal with hologrpahic particles. The holo effect is not very strong, you can only see it in full sun or under a strong light but I think its function in this polish is not to display a rainbow on your nails but rather to create a trimdimentional and complex shade. This dark teal reminds me so much of medieval dresses made of green velvet (cf picture below). I've always dreamt of wearing such a gorgeous dress and when I wear St George, I have the impression I'm wearing such a elegant costume! St George is super pigmented. You will need only 1 coat to get full opacitiy and its application is flawless. It dries quite glossy!

This is what this elegant polish reminds me of!

Purchase info:
A-England polishes can be purchased from A-England website. It is interesting to note that shipping is free worldwide. You can visit A-England on Facebook.  The Legends are not on the site yet but you can order them by sending an email to Adina, the creator of A-England, at hello@a-england.co.uk and tell her the colors you want! You can visit A-England on Facebook.
A-England polishes can also be puchased from Llarowe. This is the US stockist for Glitter Gal, Ozotic, A England, Hits, Lynnderella and Ludurana polishes. They sell internationally (except Italy) and have an awesome customer service. You can visit Llarowe on Facebook.

 *Product in this post was sent by the company/PR for my honest review*
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Glam Polish 500 Follower Giveaway! China Glaze Colors From The Capitol (Hunger Games) Collection

Glam Polish is having a giveaway in honour of reaching 500 Followers!!

The a-freaking-mazing prize is your choice of 6 polishes from the new China Glaze Colours From The Capitol (Hunger Games) Collection

The prize from this giveaway can only be sent to an address in Australia or the mainland USA. The giveaway ends 1st March 2012. 

So to get entering click HERE!
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Nail Polish Tag

I was tagged by Charlotte from Charlottes-Nails for The Nail Polish Tag . THANK YOU! I suggest you check out her blog if you aren't already following :)

Answer the questions
Tag 5 other bloggers
Let the bloggers know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their page

1. How many nail polishes do you have?
Erm about 230ish? I think. But that number changes frequently O.o

2. What is your favourite brand of nail polish?
Hmm I don't really have a favourite brand - most of my stash is China Glaze, Color Club, Essie, OPI, Revlon and Maybelline

3. Do you like crackle polish or do you hate it?
I LOVE crackle nail polish. I'm a fan of wearing a nail colour for 2 days and then changing it up in some way and wearing it for another two days. Crackle nail polish is one of my favourite ways to do this.

4. What was your first nail polish brand?
The first nail polish I ever wore was Constance Carroll Diamond Gloss - a shimmery purple that matched my year 7  graduation dress! And yes, I still have the bottle O.o

5. If you are going to have a nail polish line, what are you going to name it?
I have absolutely no freaking idea! I've never thought about it.

6. What nail polish colours do not compliment you?
Reds - but that doesn't stop me from wearing them! Since I'm so fair most dark colours really stand out but that doesn't bother me since black/darks make up much of my wardrobe

7.What nail polish colours do compliment you?
Lighter colours - pretty much anything that isn't black or a very dark colour.

8. Name two of your best nail art friends?
My sister-in-law and Google :P

9. What was the best nail polish gift you ever received?
When my parents got back from visiting Hong Kong! My mum had bought me so many nail polishes that I can't easily get my hands on. My mum = THE BEST :)

10. Make a speech thanking the blogger who gave you this tag
See above!

11.What is your second favourite nail polish company?
I don't really have favourites but I suppose for quality Zoya would be my favourite and then China Glaze would be my second favourite because they make amazing nail polish that I can get my hands on for cheap :)

12. Glitter or no glitter?
Do you really need to ask? GLITTER ALL THE WAY!

13. OPI, China Glaze or Essie?
I have all three brands! Each has their own unique qualities - I can't choose, love them all :)

14. When do you change your nail polish?
I wear a colour plain for 2 days then change it up in some way and wear it for another 2. So usually I wear one colour for about 4 days.

15. What's your favourite colour on your nails?
Hmm never thought about it. I just grab whatever colour grabs my attention at the time.

16. Darks or brights?
Both - depends on what I feel like wearing. I use to always wear darks then I bought and wore Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow and decided I love bright colours too!

17. What are you wearing on your nails right this moment?
Lol! You asked for it! Right now I am wearing a skittle mani with different glitters on top so...... China Glaze Happy Go Lucky, China Glaze Four Leaf Clover, China Glaze High Hopes, Zoya Mira, Zoya Breezi and on top of them BYS Pot of Gold, BYS Glitter Dazzling, BYS Kinky Pink, BYS Silver Moon, BYS Out of the Blue. Phew!

18. Matte nails -in or out?
In! Matte nails are gorgeous!

19. French manicure?
I like traditional French manicures but I especially like a French tip with a Konad stamped design across the bottom of it.

20. Favourite winter colour?
No favourite - just whatever is calling to me at the time.

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Step By Step: Glittery Blue Gradient with Geometic Design

This is my Step By Step for the glittery gradient with geometric design manicure I did yesterday.

What you will need:

  • Nail Polish - dark blue - Maybelline Denim Dash
  • Nail Polish - pastel blue - Maybelline Party Blue
  • Nail Polish - glitter topcoat - BYS Starlette
  • Nail Polish - White for stamping - Konad Special Polish White
  • Top Coat - Seche Vite Dry Fast top coat
  • Nail Polish Remover
  • Stamper
  • Scraper
  • Konad Image Plate - M24
  • Sponges
  • Cotton Wipes

Step 1: Apply your base coat and then the pastel blue nail polish. I used two thin coats of Maybelline Party Blue.

Step 2: Once your base colour is completely dry sponge your dark blue onto the top half of each of your nails. I used Maybelline Denim Dash.

Step 3: Then when the sponged nail polish is dry stamp the geometric design up the middle of each of your nails. I used the geometric design on Konad image plate M24.

Unfortunately I only took photo's of my index finger and this happened to be the one where I stuffed up the design!

Step 4: Ensure the stamped design is dry and then apply a glitter top coat to the top 2/3 of each of your nails. I used BYS Starlette for my glitter coat.


Step 5: Clean up any mess you made and from the painting, sponging and stamping.


Step 6: Finally apply a thick top coat to your nails. I used Seche Vite Dry Fast top coat.

And there you have it, a glittery gradient with a geometric design. You can alternate the colours you choose as well as the design you stamp.
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This Giveaway is TOO GOOD Not to Share!!!

There is an amazing giveaway going on at the moment! Wait for it....Dandy-Nails is having a China Glaze Prismatic Giveaway!

Just look at these pretties!

Prizes include:
  •  China Glaze Liquid Crystal
  •  China Glaze Full Spectrum
  • China Glaze Optical Illusion

One VERY lucky winner will recieve all three of the above nail polishes!!!

This giveaway is international and will end at 12:0AM EST on Valentine's Day 2/14/12. Good luck and get entering HERE!!

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Ozotic 507


I've got another multichrome to show you today. It's Ozotic 507!
507 is described as a multichrome polish that shifts from golden yellow to khaki green with a metallic shimmer.

Final verdict: I love the colors in this polish! It shifts from a golden yellow to a light yellow green, olive, and, at extrem angles, to a deep forest green The multichrome effects is well present, you do not have to search for it. Here I applied 3 coats to reach full opacity (so I didn't use a black base). I really love this polish but I was really disappointed with its application. The formula is too airy and this creates a lot of bubbles! You really have to be careful and wait between the different coats to avoid this problem. Maybe it would be easier to layer 1 thin coat of 507 over a black base. That's what I will do next time I'll use it because otherwise it's too troublesome.

Purchase info 
Ozotic polishes can be purchased from Llarowe. This is the US stockist for Glitter Gal, Ozotic, Picture Polish, A-England, Hits, Ludurana, and Lynnderella polishes. They sell internationally (except Italy) and have an awesome customer service. You can visit Llarowe on Facebook. Ozotic polishes are $17,50 for 15 mL
You can also purchase Ozotic polishes from Harlow&Co, the Canadian stockist for Glitter Gal, Nubar, Models Own, Nerd Lacquer, Ozotic, and Scotch Naturals! They also ship worldwide! Finally you can also buy them directly from Picture Polish online shop. Stephanie from Packer Lacquer is also an US stockist for Picture Polish and Ozotics polishes. 

 *Product in this post was sent  for my honest review*
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Maybelline Party Blue Glittery Gradient with Geometic Design

So this was the final design I ended up with after using my Maybelline Party Blue manicure and the gradient that followed.

Using the simple gradient design I stamped the geometric design from Konad Image Plate M25 in Konad Special Polish White don the centre of each nail. Wanting something glittery I used BYS Starlette applied to the top 2/3 of the nail and then added a nice thick coat of Seche Vite Dry Fast top coat.

Unfortunately I only have photo's of this in artificial light.


I really love this design! I know there's a lot going on but every part of it calls to me. I love the blues, the glitter, even the geometric stamp that you can just see! If I was to do this design again I would use a three colours gradient as the base and then apply the glitter to the entire nail.
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Beauty of Milani

Hi guys! Here are some swatches and nail art that I made this past week. I love my new milani nail polish and nail art plate! ( thanks hubby for that). he likes the color of the bolting blue, (suites my skin tone). I also tried the garnet gems, neon lites, feisty flames and blackberry baby.. I like them a lot. 3 more to go.. :)
materials used:
milani "bolting blue"
china glaze "sci-fi"
konad white s.p
A-59 image plate
avon top coat
I also made a nail art for my cousin in law last chinese new year, before she went back to Swindon... (miss you ate grace).
thank you for all the comments, tags and to my new followers... if you want me to follow back just post a comment on my comment box.. thank you!
stay tuned♡
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