Christmas Gift Guide

Hello my lovelies,

I am pretty excited to show you my picks for Christmas this year. How did I choose these goodies?? Well I decided to pick some of my favorites from this year and some that I am dying to try out. This is a gift guide designed for nail art fanatics so please share with your specials to make sure they know what to get you.

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  1. Sweet Almond Oil Nail Polish Remover – R 110.00 at The Body Shop
  2. Colour Crush Nail Polish in “Green” – R 65.00 at The Body Shop
  3. Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter – R 105.00 at LUSH 
  4. Tiny Hands Massage Bar – R 85.00 at LUSH 
  5. Merry Xmas Tree Jewels – R 25.00 at Nail Candi
  6. China Glaze “Chillin’ With My Snow-mies” – 😦 Not available in SA yet but you can query its arrival with Nail Candi &/or Maskscara (Or if you can’t wait, try ebay)
  7. Morgan Taylor “Rare as Rubies” – R 109.95 at RubyBox
  8. Morgan Taylor “Glitter & Gold” – R 109.95 at RubyBox
  9. Handy Gurugu Hand Cream – R 120.00 at LUSH
  10. TOY by Maaji “Burgundy Waves” R 99.00 at TOY Style (ppst… See polish swatch here)
  11. TOY Dark Colors Remover Pot – R 99.00 at TOY Style

Which of these are on your list?

Remember to share this list if you want any of these beauties.

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31DC2014: Day 22-Inspired by “a song”

Good Morning 😀

Today is Inspired by a Song… I thought about it for a whole of 5 seconds and I knew exactly what song I wanted.

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Its sort of a depro song but man is it stunning! Its called “Black Roses” sung by Claire Bowen aka Scarlett O’Conner from Nashville (The TV Series).

You can see the video here.

Now my only problem was how to paint friggen black roses without just having black blobs on my nails…

 

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I  used the following polishes:

  • Essence Colour & Go “Grey-t To Be Here”
  • L.A. Colors Art Deco Nail Art Liner “Bright Green”
  • Cina Black Nail Art Pen
  • China Glaze “Glistening Snow”

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I’m not so great at painting roses, so I just drew them.

What do you think?

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31DC2014: Day 19-Galaxies

Good Morning Lovelies,

Today is Galaxies. Woopeee hehe, I love doing these, no matter if you think you messed it up it just always works out!

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I have done a few Galaxy Mani’s see here & here.

And I have wanted to do a pastel galaxy mani for ever!

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  • China Glaze “Glistening Snow”
  • China Glaze ” Tart-y For The Party”
  • China Glaze “Don’t Be A Luna-Tic”
  • Essence Colour & Go “Free Hugs”
  • Essence Colour & Go “Absolutely Blue”
  • SinfulColors “Snow Me White”
  • SinfulColors “Unicorn”
  • SinfulColors “Lagon”
  • Seche Vite

Everything was just sponged on at random over the white sponging. I used “Absolutely Blue” as the base colour.

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It was loads of fun! And absolutely my Fav one ever!!!

What do you think?

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31DC2014: Day 17-Glitter

Happy Happy middle of the week 😀

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We are almost at the end of the Styles section. I normally manage to get this far, I struggle when it comes to the “Inspired by” section. Eeek its so close.

Anyway so today is Glitter, so lets get “Sparkly”

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I used:

  • China Glaze “Glistening Snow”
  • TOY “Lila”
  • L.A. Colors Art Deco Nail Art Liner “Vibrant”
  • Born Pretty Store Glitter Kit 

As with glitter, I always struggle to capture how it looks in real life on camera. So I did the usual flash and no flash

Below is with Flash

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And without flash.

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This challenge is starting to get tough, its difficult to be inspired every single day. But I am going to trudge on and finish this challenge!

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31DC2014: Day 11-Polka Dots

Happy Happy Thursday everyone :D,

Day 11 has arrived and it brings forth one of my favorite Nail art techniques… Dotting ❤

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I have more dotting tools than I do nailart brushes… I have a spare set just in case I loose one.

So for today’s Nail art I wanted to do something different. I decided on Matte Nails 😀

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I used the following polishes:

  • China Glaze “Flip Flop Fantasy”
  • Essence Colour & Go “Black is Black”
  • Essence Nail Art Special Effect! Topper (matte) “Soft Touch”
  • Essence Nail Art Special Effect! Topper “Hello Holo”

I started with a base of “Black is Back” and then added 2 coats of “Soft Touch”. Then I dotted on some holo and neon dots and Tah-Dah!

Its a Dotticure.

 

 

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What do you think? This mani is super easy to do.

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31DC2014: Day 10-Gradient Nails

Hello Lovelies,

Today is day 10, I cant believe how fast this is going!

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I decided I wanted to do something bright and fun.

So I used the following polishes:

  • SinfulColors “Snow Me White”
  • China Glaze “Flip Flop Fantasy”
  • Tip Top “Purple Bow Peep”
  • Tip Top “Sunkissed”
  • Tip Top “Get The Party Started”

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I used Snow Me White as the base colour and then sponged on the gradient.

I feel like this is so incomplete but Nail Art is getting so crazy and busy I decided to keep it simple and leave it as is.

What do you think?

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31DC2014: Day 9-Rainbow Nails

Hello my dears,

I hope you are all ready for a new day, today is Rainbows 😀

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I love Rainbows! LOVE!

I didn’t want to paint a rainbow, so I decided on Rainbow Glitter. Let me just say this now… This mani took me a good 2 hours to do. I put a movie on while I did this… The movie finished before I did lol.

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I used the following:

  • China Glaze “Strap On Your Moon Boots”
  • Born Pretty Store Glitter Kit (Get it Here)

I know what you are thinking… 2 hours for glitter… Yup, but its so relaxing!

I took multiple photo’s because I seriously struggled to capture its rainbowness effectively!

So this on is No Flash.

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Flash (At Angle)

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Flash (Dead on)

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How did you interpret the Rainbows?

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