Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Review | Rio Beauty Nail Artist Starter Kit*

Good Evening my nail buddies! Apologies for my absence as of late but I've had a lot of things going on with work, the baby, lots of nail breakage and of course the hubby ended up being rushed into hospital so I'm a wee bit late with my posts.

I've got this Nail Artist Starter Kit for you today from the lovely peeps at Rio Beauty. I had so much fun using this!

What's in the box?
  1. White Polish (Opaque in 2 coats)
  2. Red Polish (Opaque in 2 coats)
  3. 4 Different Loose Glitters
  4. Double Ended Dotting Tool
  5. Fan Brush
  6. Detail Brush
  7. Flat Angle Brush
  8. Assorted Nail Gems
  9. Black Nail Art Pen
  10. Booklet & DVD

The DVD has step-by-step tutorials on nail art designs and techniques. It takes you through basic techniques using nail art brushes and then onto more difficult techniques like water marbling for when you're feeling braver and ready to move on and try new techniques. You also get a little booklet with the kit too which also shows you how to do some nail art designs, it shows you what brushes create which strokes and shapes and also has lots of nailspiration in there too.

Here's a couple of pages from the booklet showing some of the techniques......

Here's the swatches of the loose glitter. As you all know I've used loose glitter before. It's fun and can get a bit messy so make sure you have a try under you and something to catch your glitter in so you don't waste any of it.

Look how beautiful and shiny it is!! I absolutely LOVE that purple!! Unfortunately I only had enough swatch sticks to do a few designs. I wanted to try it out on my own nails but my nails are far from photo worthy yet. So please don't give up on me just yet.

Oh and I'm really sorry for some of the pictures being blurry I'm trying to get used to my new camera! I used every brush just to show the kinds of designs you can achieve with them. The sparkly purple zebra is my fave design. I'm also very pleased with the cats too using the detail brush! My new fave brush and friend! 

Overall, this kit has everything a nail art newbie needs and is really easy to use and has loads of inspiration with the DVD and booklet. 

This kit really does get the nailspiration juices flowing! I can't wait to do manicures on my own nails using this. 

This kit is available from Rio Beauty Now for £19.99. A must have for any nail art newbie!

Until Next Time, Keep Polishing.

    *Sample sent to me for review

    Sunday, 10 August 2014

    Twinsies With Roz Nail-Scapades

    Good Morning and Happy Sunday lovelies!!

    Today's post was originally supposed to go out almost 2 weeks ago but with the baby being poorly then myself I didn't have time. Then it was supposed to go out on Friday but it didn't so I'm finally getting it out today! It's fairly late but I'm sure you can forgive me!

    So the Lovely Roz from Nail-Scapades was looking to do twinsie nails and I've seen loads about and wanted to have a go myself so I suggested we give it a go and we originally started doing a triplets mani but that will come later on so we carried on emailing back and forth with suggestions and so I came up with a water spotted mani.

    I've never done one before and seen loads of videos and blog posts and thought it would be fun to learn a new technique. I had in mind the colours and how I wanted it to look and thankfully Roz was happy with this too. 

    This was also my first attempt so I'm really pleased with how it turned out and will definitely do more of these as I must practise finger placement a little more. I used 2 coats of Models Own Jade Stone as my base colour. Then using a screwed up plastic sandwich bag I dabbed on Barry M LE 2012 Christmas Gold polish.

    Lastly I used Models Own Black Magic. I started off using 2 rings of the polish like a normal water marble mani then I sprayed some of the OH's aftershave to break it up and give the cracked effect dipped in my finger et voila it was finished.

    Thank You Roz for doing this with me. If you haven't already please stop by Roz's Blog and check her out. If you would like to see a tutorial or would like to take part in a mani swap then please feel free to leave a comment or get in touch via one of my social media buttons in the side bar 

    Until Next Time, Keep Polishing.
    For This Manicure I Used:
    OPI Original Nail Envy
    Models Own in Jade Stone 
    Barry M LE 2012 in Christmas Gold
    Models Own in Black Magic
    Seche Vite Top Coat
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    Monday, 4 August 2014

    Manicure Swap With Pinkglow's Pretty Polish

    Hiya lovelies!!

    I'm about a week or 2 behind on blog posts so you will have to bare with me I've had a lot going on over the last couple of weeks and I've fallen behind yet again!!

    I asked the lovely Aimee from Pinkglow's Pretty Polish if she'd like to do either a twin nails or a manicure swap with me and after a bit of chatting and discussing we decided that it would be fun doing a manicure swap. 

    I love Aimee's designs and knew straight away which manicure of hers I would like to do and Aimee chose one of mine. Then all that was left was to get some serious painting done.

    I chose to do the beautiful Pastel Ombre with glitter design. Luckily I had all the same polishes Aimee had used and I do love a good ombre and this one was just right up my street. 

    Unfortunately not only was I feeling poorly when I did these but I had to do them on little nubblins because my nails had gone all weak and broke. But I still love how this turned out.

    Here they are together. I'm pretty impressed with how well they look. And don't forget to check out Aimee's take on my Butterfly Mani.
    This was so much fun! And something I would love to do again! What do you guys think??

    Until Next Time, Keep Polishing.

    For This Manicure I Used:
    OPI Original Nail Envy
    Avon Nailwear Pro+ in Star
    Models Own in Lemon Meringue
    Models Own in Fuzzy Peach
    Models Own in Beth's Blue
    Models Own in Pastel Pink
    Models Own in Jade Stone
    Seche Vite Top Coat

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