Supernova…

So I’ve finally broken my ‘no buy January/February’ by purchasing 3 polishes from Primark. They were so cheap at £1.50 each, really only equating to the price 1 ‘good’ polish and we are now in to May almost June so I think I’ve done pretty darn well. I’ve enjoyed not buying, I feel like I’ve broken the habit (or addiction, whatever you’d like to call it) and it feels good! However, I am feeling a slight relapse coming on as I’m getting a little bit bored of my current supplies – my fingers are twitching at the keyboard, eager to start scrolling through BPS again. Maybe that’s why I ended up buying some new polishes actually!

Anyway, the first polish I tried was ‘Supernova’ which is a metallic pink pink according to the bottle, however on the nail it comes out a sort of lilac pink. It applied wonderfully smooth, it didn’t steak quite as badly as Models Own metallics can, and it didn’t smell horrible either. (Please excuse the two sort of scuff marks, I managed to bump my nails whilst they were still drying)

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That was way to boring to leave the house with so I added a quick splash of glitter! In reality, I think the pink glitter helps to lift the polish a bit more in to the pink side and out of the purple side of the spectrum.

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BornPrettyStore: Colourful Diamond Glitter…

So I think glitter placement is a must do nail design for this time of year – it just screams ‘festive night out’ to me. Although after wearing them for a few days, it’s actually starting to scream ‘any day or night will do as it’s totally fabulous to wear’.

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This tub of ‘Diamond Glitter‘* was sent to me by BornPrettyStore. It’s absolutely jam packed with the stuff and I advise care upon opening. I had a little look at all the different colours included (blues, pinks, gold, black, silver) and thought it would be perfect to a pink gradient and a blue gradient with them.

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That tub looks like hell to sift through for the specific colours, but I used my life changing picker gel that I bought a few months ago. (Look how much of it I still have left, you only need a tiny amount and its very ‘reusable’ – I just take it off the toothpick, squidge it around a bit and it’s good to go again!) It makes the job so much easier. I tip the tub out, use the picker in one hand and a normal toothpick in the opposite: the picker picks up the glitter/gem and the toothpick in your other hand helps remove it from the gel.

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So after painting a base coat and applying some slow drying top coat, it’s now time to stick on some of the glitter! Do one nail at a time, obviously, and I use my picker gel for this too. Because it’s malleable you can get it to a really fine point making the small shapes easy to pick up. All I can say is wowza – look at that glittery goodness! (If you’re not following me on Instagram then you should be as I’ll soon be posting videos of just how shiny they are.)

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I’m not the neatest as these kind of placements clearly, I mean they look fine until you take a close up picture like this and you notice all the squint ones… Below you can see a photo with the flash on, weirdly the light pink is coming up gold and the whole colour scheme looks a lot uglier. Fortunately the photos without the flash have been dead true with showing up the real colours.

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I made sure to double top coat them to seal them all in. No one wants catchy nails *shudders*. Although the diamonds are small enough to almost curve around your nail. I photographed my ring finger as, along with my pinky, it’s my most curved nail meaning that if they were to stick up it would certainly be on that nail – but they don’t!

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The colours included in the tub work fantastically together, as here’s another gradient except in blue. This one was a little trickier to photograph, as the grey looking ones are actually brilliant silver.  If I’m being honest, I think I prefer the blue. Maybe because it’s winter just now or maybe it’s because I’m not really a ‘pink’ girl. Which do you prefer?

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Remember the Diamond Glitter doesn’t have to be used like this, if you click on the link and go to ‘customer images’ there’s a heap of photos to help inspire you (the same with any item from BornPrettyStore actually). I’ve sometimes found it handy for things that I’ve liked the look of but had no idea what to do with them.

Right now, 27/11/2015, you would be able to get the glitter for $1.34 as it’s on sale. (Remember postage is free.) If you order products that are not on sale, you can use my code ‘AZYW10’ to get 10% off.

OMD3 – Day 20 Jewels…

So I loved this design! It’s so not me, but I enjoyed it so much.

I used a BornPrettyStore NFC White LED chip, meaning the bling blinged when my hand was holding my phone, neat huh! I’ve used a blue LED before here. If you order from BornPrettyStore, use my code ‘AZYW10’ to get 10% off full priced items at the check-out.

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Citrus Fizz…

I was experimenting with my glitters again, I don’t know if I personally like this combination. Too garish? Quite fresh, more of a Summer look I’d say.
I really need to get a set of glitters though as I only have a few colours. (I know what some of my next wage is getting spent on!…)

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Gradient Glitter…

This was my first attempt at trying to use glitter in a gradient! It turned out okay. I added a little gem, just because I can’t seem to leave anything too plain. They are honestly so glossy and glittery; I heaped top coat onto them seeing as the glitter absorbs it so much and also to make them smooth  to the touch. (It’s a shame the photo doesn’t convey it well.)
P.s My index finger as it is disgustingly short. As you can see I managed to pull it into the quick when I broke it. Yuck!

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