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Models Own Sweet Shop: Liquorice Allsorts

Models Own Sweet Shop: Liquorice Allsorts

Liquorice Allsorts divide opinion. Either you like them, or you don’t. If you don’t like them, then this polish is definitely not for you. However, if you do, then you will LOVE the smell of Models Own Sweet Shop Liquorice Allsorts. It’s by far the strongest of the collection, and continues to smell for many, many hours after you’ve applied it. It’s also one of the thickest, gloopiest, bestest black polishes I’ve come across in a long while.

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31 Day Challenge 2014 Day 6: Violet Nails

31 Day Challenge 2014 Day 6: Violet Nails

Posting a day late! I was super busy yesterday, but I did have the photos taken! I just didn’t have time to edit and post them. I like these nails. 🙂

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31 Day Challenge 2014 Day 2: Orange Nails

31 Day Challenge 2014 Day 2: Orange Nails

Not got time to babble today – off to see Kate Bush this evening! Here are my orange nails.

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Lily Allen Week: The Emanuel Ungaro Shirt and Leggings

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Lily Allen Week: The Emanuel Ungaro Shirt and Leggings

Today I am mostly excited because Michelle Humphrey herself tweeted at me to say she liked my design yesterday! I’m such a fangirl of her designs that this was lovely! If you still have no idea why I’m posting about Lily Allen then start here. For the June edition of Glamour Magazine, cover starlet Lily Allen did a shoot in all kinds of crazy clothes and every day this week I’m posting a design based on something in that shoot. Now we’re into the latter half of the week I’m posting the complicated designs that took me aaages and look very effective (in my humble opinion).  Today I’ve gone all monochrome to match this strangely circus-like shirt and leggings combo by Emanuel Ungaro.

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Life in Lacquer Nail Art Challenge: Inspired By Another Blogger

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Life in Lacquer Nail Art Challenge: Inspired By Another Blogger

I haven’t managed to join in with all of the prompts in this challenge, but I really like this one! My favourite blogger is far and away Alice of One Nail To Rule Them All. I used a handful of her tutorials at the South West Blogger Meet to paint other people’s nails and now I’ve finally had a chance to do one for myself!

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These Are A Few… July Favourites

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These Are A Few… July Favourites

I buy SO much polish these days it’s embarrassing. I have to confess I rarely seem to get through them all and there are many, too many polishes sitting in a box because I haven’t got around to wearing them. And to top it off, I still have favourites. Despite having enough polish for a different colour every day ALL YEAR I still reach for the same ones when I’m refreshing my mani! So I thought I’d let you in on what has mostly been on my nails this month.

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Spring Flowers + Julep Contest

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Spring Flowers + Julep Contest

Please vote for this design in Grazia’s Manicure Monday competition this week!

A double post day – I’ve got so many great designs to share with you that if I don’t double post I’ll never get through them all. Be sure to keep reading for news of a Spring Nail Art Competition that might interest you!

Today is another spring inspired design. A few weeks ago, One Nail To Rule Them All posted about a special sale of Ciate at Vente-Privee. I went to have a look and was really chuffed to pick up a nail art set called Bada Bloom. It has dried flowers in it and they look so pretty! I paid £7 for the set and the retail price is £18… that’s a lot of money for a few dried flowers. (And a Ciate polish, admittedly. But I am cheap.)

So in order to save you money, I scoured the internet looking for dried flowers. As it turns out, they’re not difficult to find. I picked up a little wheel of them on eBay for £1.99. That’s a saving of £16.01 if you don’t really want a Ciate polish to go with them, and I promise you they look just as good.

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