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Nails on Show: South West Blog Social 2014

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Nails on Show: South West Blog Social 2014

Warning: this post is VERY picture heavy!

When I heard that Jodie and Albertine were organising a blog social for the South West I was thrilled – I really enjoyed the social I went to last year. Alas, I was the only nail blogger at that event, so I contacted Jodie and asked if I could run a Nail Art Station. The idea was to bring along some polish and some bling and show people what our glorious little world is all about. I recruited help from She Sells Seashells, who sent me some fabulous supplies to play with, and Bita from B-Nails gave me a hefty discount on her fabulous wraps, for those less keen on making their own art. I brought along a decent selection of polishes and my own little trinkets and I set up next to deLush Cosmetics Studio, who were already busy doing Jodie’s make up when I arrived.

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All the essentials: polish, brushes, striping tape, nail wheels, nail files, dried flowers…

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Pots of glitter, wheels of studs, gems and a few bags of other bits (Photo courtesy of South West Blog Social facebook page)

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Wishlist Wednesday: Graffiti Nails

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Wishlist Wednesday: Graffiti Nails

Yes, I know it is Thursday. But Wishlist Thursday doesn’t sound nearly as good, does it? And I would have posted yesterday, but other things got in the way…

I have just heard about a really cool looking new polish company! It’s called Grafitti Nails. It’s a UK-based online vendor for now, only just launched. They have some really lovely looking colours and One Nail To Rule Them All has been raving about them lately. I will point out here that all the photos in this post have been nabbed from her website, all credit for these goes to her and you should definitely check out ALL of her posts. She is amazing.

So here they all are – their range of 13 colours, plus base and top coat in their little bottled glory:

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Manicure Monday: Share the Love

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Manicure Monday: Share the Love

#sharethelove is a hashtag you might have seen around lately. As a result of Gnarly Gnails Sharing Ladder a few weeks ago my Facebook page has shot up from 11 likes to 386! I’ve seen some great new nail art blogs around lately as a result of this sharing meme. I’ve just seen Cult Nails post sharing some manicures that she really likes so I thought I’d do the same – you probably haven’t heard of these blogs but you should check them out, they’re SO good.

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Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery: Chelsea Queen

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Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery: Chelsea Queen

It has been much too long since I posted last. Happy New Year!

To make up for my absence, here are TWO manicures! These are both recreations of Chelsea Queen designs I found on Pinterest. The observant among you may have noticed I posted this first one for Grazia’s Manicure Monday earlier this week. I love both of these designs for their big impact even though they’re pretty simple!

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Wishlist Wednesday: Essie Encrusted Treasure Collection

Wishlist Wednesday: Essie Encrusted Treasure Collection

Whilst searching Nail Polish Direct for W7 polishes on December 1st, I discovered the Essie Encrusted Treasure Collection. Oh the sparkle! Oh the pretty! I looked at them and decided that at £7.99 each, they were lovely but out of my reach. I bought my W7 polishes and thought about them no more.

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Then Cutepolish posted her EPIC Christmas giveaway which includes this entire set, and now I seem to come across them everywhere. Dear Santa, all I want for Christmas is this collection!

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November Gig Nails by Polishious Nails

November Gig Nails by Polishious Nails

I won a set of firework nails from the fabulous Polishious Nails on Twitter last month and instantly earmarked them for my band’s next gig (which happened at The Black Horse in Sidmouth on Saturday 16th November). I love my slightly gothic and glamourous stage alter ego and these were just perfect.

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Wishlist Wednesday: Barry M Classic Matte Collection

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Wishlist Wednesday: Barry M Classic Matte Collection

The observant among you will have noticed that at the time this post goes to press I am still 4 days short of finishing the 31 Day Challenge 2013. I am still working my way through those but I’m starting to branch out my interests a bit. This post is the first in my Wishlist Wednesday series – a post where I can share what pretties I’m currently lusting after!

Barry M was one of the first make up brands I ever really loved – several years ago when it wasn’t cool to be emo, they were the only brand I could get black and purple lipstick and brightly coloured eyeshadows from. Now I’m pining for a different set of their products – the new Classic Matte Nail Paint range.

There are five nail paints in the Classic Matte collection: Caramel, Vanilla, Mocha, Crush and Espresso. nuthin but a nail thing swatched all five on her blog when they came out last week and I want them all!

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