Friday, 24 August 2012

.Model's Own Mirrorball Collection.

OH. MY. GOODNESS. Just look at these polishes!!!

They've woken up the magpie inside of me with a massive jolt, just look at how sparkly they are! I have to have them ALL. They are the new collection from Model's Own that they released on their Facebook page earlier and i predict riots when these hit the shelves.

There are four colours:
Gold - 'Disco Inferno, a glittery gold disco bomb'
Pink - 'Hot Stuff, a mix of pink and gold sparkles'
Blue - 'Freak Out, a mix of bold blue and purple'
Green - ' Dancing Queen, fabulous flecks of emerals, blue and gold'
Purple - 'Boogie Nights, a mix of purple, pink and blue'

Each has hand cut glitter that glides on and gives a frosting finish and the bottles have metallic coloured caps (exciting for nail polish geeks like me!).

These are released in the Models Own Bottleshop on the 6th of September, on the Models Own website from the 10th of September and in boots stores from the 3rd of October! Calm yourself ladies and get ready to run!

Will you be buying this collection? Which is your favourite?

Tweet me at @xameliax #mirrorball


.Miu Miu Inspired Swallow Print Nails.

At the weekend i picked up a bottle of Model’s Own Utopia as a nice light summery colour and i absolutely love it all on it’s own. But when my new swallow water decals turned up i knew this manicure had to happen asap!

I’d never used water decals before but they look great and are really easy to apply. Just cut them to size, dip them in water for 15secs and press onto your nails. Add a few 3D pearls and you’ve got a really simple but beautiful manicure in less than an hour - i’ll definitely be investing in more water decals for the future, they’re great fun! And as for Utopia, everyone needs to go out and buy this colour now, it’s just beautiful.

Have you used water decals before? Who sells the best designs?

Tweet me @xameliax #miumiunails


.Blue & Gold Leopard Print Manicure.

So the other week i swatched one of my favourite colours from Essie’s Summer Collection - Bikini So Teeny* but in my excitement to try it out i didn’t get chance to do a lot with it. So today i sat down and incorporated it into one of my proper manicures and came up with this! I just love these colours together and the little gold studs are just so versatile, they’re great!

Polish: Barry M Gold Foil, Essie Bikini So Teeny*, a black nail art pen and some little gold studs* from the Born Pretty Store!

Don’t forget to take a look at my new etsy store, i can paint you a set of these in no time to wear whenever you like - just request a custom item down the left hand side!

Have you tried hand painting leopard spots yet?


Saturday, 11 August 2012

.Gold Grass stud Gradients.

Tonight is date night and i’m wearing this gorgeous dress* that Madam Rage sent me (outfit post to follow!). So i figured this was a good opportunity to paint my nails to match.

I really wanted to try out this grass design on Bundle Monster’s new plate 312* and these new larger gold studs* that Born Pretty Store sent through. So i mixed them up with the smaller ones from my Vintage Iced Frappe Manicure a few weeks back to create a stud gradient on my accent nail.

Polish: Essie Master Plan, Essie Matte About You, Barry M Gold Foil & N07 I’m Exquisite.

You can grab a bag of these studs at Born Pretty Store HERE and HERE! Don’t forget to use the code AMYJ61 for 7% off your order!

Have you tried Bundle Monster’s new plates yet? What do you think?


.Burgundy Velvet Manicure.

I went to a wedding this weekend and brought some gorgeous burgundy wedges to wear so of course my nails had to match! Goldleaf sent through a packet of their Burgundy Flocking Powder* and Burgundy Glitter Flocking Powder* the other week so i figured this was the perfect opportunity to give them both a go!

I used my tea strainer technique to apply these again and it worked really well even with the glitter - they’re just so fuzzy! I’m loving the glitter in my two accent nails, it just sparkles through beautifully and adds a bit more to the manicure. I used a coat of Rimmel Black Cherries underneath and it was a pretty good match so any wear at the edges didn’t show up too badly.

You can grab a bag of this beautiful flocking powder from Goldleaf HERE for just £1.99 - keep an eye out for that glitter flock coming soon!

Have you tried the flocking craze yet?