glitter nails

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Sexy Bikini

Published December 13, 2014 by clairestelle8

Sorry one been atop for a few days. I have a stinking cold but if you don’t get too close to your screen I’m sure you’re safe to keep reading! 😁

Okay I’ll be honest the real name of this gorgeous KB Shimmer polish is Hexy Bikini but it’s one heck of a sexy glitter! And although it may have a rather summery name I thought it was perfect for a glittery festive mani too! Yep I love to twist things to my advantage!

Hexy Bikini is a textured glitter polish and there’s a lot going on in this little bottle! It is jam packed with holo glitters in silver, teal and pink. I would say that it is best worn alone as it has a thickish consistency that is perfectly opaque in two coats. But of course sponged on or applied carefully and thinly I think it could still work as a topper and in a glitter gradient.

I decided it would be fun to pair it with some straight vinyls and black polish to accentuate the sparkle. I started with two coats of Nails Inc Black Taxi – a perfect patent black. When that was dry I added some straight vinyls and applied Hexy Bikini over the top. And then finished with a couple of coats of top coat to seal it all together.

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I was really pleased with the result and excitingly we had sun. Very rare in the English winter so I could capture this glitter in all its sparkly glory!

Remember with vinyls to wait until your base polish is completely dry. Possibly even wait for a few hours, as it is still slightly soft the sticky vinyls will lift up the base, and always remove the vinyls while your topper polish is still wet.

Visit the KB Shimmer website to find details of your local stockist at https://www.kbshimmer.com/ and follow them on IG for all the latest updates on new collections at http://instagram.com/kbshimmer
I bought my straight vinyls at http://nail vinyls.com and follow their IG at http://instagram.com/teismom

If you have enjoyed reading please do comment and come and find me on IG at http://instagram.com/clairestelle8

Thank you for reading! 🙂 xxx

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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!

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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!

Go to Laquercious shop here to find out stockists in your country: http://www.laquerlicious.com/bigcartel and follow Michelle on IG at http://instagram.com/creativenailchick for news of all new collections!

If you have enjoyed reading this please do comment and come find me at http://instagram.com/clairestelle8

Thanks for reading! 🙂

Forget Me Not and Snowflakes

Published December 4, 2014 by clairestelle8

So I did warn you snowflakes would be a regular feature this month and today they take centre stage! I started with a base of Picture Polish Forget Me Not. This is a collaboration shade with Kate the fabulous nail blogger otherwise known as Lacquertude. Read more about her inspiration for the shade here: http://lacquertude.com/2014/08/23/forget-me-not-by-picture-polish-x-lacquertude/

Forget Me Not is the most glorious electric blue with a subtle scatter holo and a fine silver shimmer. The formula was perfect. Opaque for me in two generous coats with top coat.

Well, as it is the Christmas season I couldn’t resist adding some snowflake decals. I felt they set the stunning colour off beautifully. What do you think?

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What do you think of Picture Polish? I am quickly becoming an addict! There really is something quite special about each one! If you have enjoyed reading this please do comment and come and find me on IG at http://instagram.com/clairestelle8

Go to The Picture Polish website to find details of stockists in your country at http://www.picturepolish.com.au and follow them on IG for news of new shades and great swatches! http://instagram.com/picturepolish

Thank you for reading! 🙂