All posts tagged crelly

Christmas candy nails!

Published December 4, 2014 by clairestelle8

A treat for you all today! A break from snowflakes! One thing you should know about me is that I have an excessively sweet tooth. I say I love my coffee but if I tell you my signature drink is a Starbucks caramel macchiato with just half a shot of espresso and extra caramel drizzle I think you will get some indication just how extensive my sugar problem is! So I always love the sugary treats of Christmas!

The polish I’m wearing today is called Peppermint Twist and reflects the glorious colors of the red and green candy canes and candy of the season. It is another polish from the fabulous Laquerlicious Christmas collection. Such a fun polish! The base is a white crelly – always my go to finish when I don’t know what polish I fancy – they never disappoint, and it has a subtle red shimmer and micro red and green glitters through it!

Never one to leave things alone I decided to add some freehand (please be kind!) stripes in red and green to reflect the name Peppermint Twist. What do you think? My freehand certainly needs a bit more work but it was fun to try!



The polish was a dream to apply. No fishing required and opaque in two easy coats. I will be using this again through the season and beyond!

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Different Dimension Keep Urchin Up

Published November 13, 2014 by clairestelle8

I have another gorgeous polish to show you today from the DD Summer 2014 collection Sea You on the Other Tide. This is Keep Urchin Up. A beautiful shimmery lilac with lots of micro turquoise and pink glitter. It is so girly and pretty! Just my cup of tea! Formula was great and no fishing was required for the numerous glitters. It was a little sheer but was opaque in three thin coats and one layer of top coat was all that was required to smooth it all out! I’m not keen when it feels too textured!


It was too pretty to remove too quickly so I thought I’d recycle my mani with a bit of faffage! I used some straight vinyls and white polish to create a striped design on two nails and on the others I added some star stickers for a bit of added bling! Remember with vinyls and striping tape that the key is to ensure that the polish is completely dry and the nail is free from oil and grease to ensure the vinyl adheres properly, and then remove the tape quickly while the polish is still wet.


What do you think? I was really pleased with the result!

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Serum No5 Blushed and Flushed

Published October 23, 2014 by clairestelle8

Well I thought it was about time regular pink services were resumed in the Pink Princess kingdom I appear to live in! And this beauty has been sitting untried for far too long! Blushed and Flushed is a delicate and oh so pretty glitter in a pink crelly.


This was opaque in two coats and consistency was fantastic for a glitter crelly. Absolutely no fishing required for the pink and silver glitters which were plentiful but never got clumpy. Only one layer of top coat ( my current favourite KB Shimmer Clearly on Top) was required to make this smooth and glossy. I absolutely love this and intend getting a lot more of their polishes.


I couldn’t resist a bit of an arty faffage with some striping tape and glitter though it’s such a beautiful polish I think it’s best left in its original state!


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Glam Polish In Summer

Published October 18, 2014 by clairestelle8

I fell in love with this polish at first sight! From the Glam Polish collection You’re Never Too Old To Be Young, In Summer was inspired by Olaf’s song in Frozen, one of my favourite Disney films! It’s a beautiful white crelly with small pink, periwinkle, lilac and blue glitter. Unusually for a glitter crelly this applied like a dream. No fishing required and no clumping. Two thin costs and it was opaque and a top coat smoothed it out beautifully! I never wanted to remove this!


And it glowed in direct sunlight which in itself is a rarity in England!



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Picture Polish Pirouette

Published October 18, 2014 by clairestelle8

I’m quite embarrassed to admit this is my first experience of a Picture Polish but I now totally get the excitement about this Australian indie polish brand. Pirouette is a medium pink with a subtle scattered holo through it that has a beautiful glow and sparkle in the sunshine and natural lighting.


The consistency was perfect, application was flawless and it was opaque in two coats.


I couldn’t resist using this beauty with some straight vinyls over Glam Polish In Summer. My aim was to reflect the spinning round of a pirouette in my design!



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