Monday, 26 May 2014

Models Own: Summer Updates*

Hello all,

Models Own have done it again, they've gone and added more beautiful polishes to their collection.  The already popular Fruit Pastel collection sees two new additions, Coconut Cream and Peach Melba.  Polka dot lovers will enjoy the addition of Mirco Dots and fans of gel effect nails will adore the new HyperGel Top Coat.


* Press sample - sent to me for review

Monday, 19 May 2014

New Nail Storage and Organisation

Hello all,

I have wanted to sort my polish collection for a while now and having moved fairly recently it seemed like the perfect time to start a project like this.  I got a new storage box for some of my nail things the other week and I have started reorganising my stash.  It's nowhere near finished yet, but it feels good to have made a start at least.

I started off with just one bag for polishes but as my collection grew so did the bags and boxes!  This is what I ended up with before my new storage.


And this is just what fit in the photograph!  I had some other bits in some little drawers along with things like make-up and hair accessories.  I was in serious need of some organisation and thought you might want to see what I have done so far.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Models Own: Hyper Gel Sundress with Nail Tape Tutorial

Hello all,

I have wanted to try a more nail tape designs for a while now so I thought I'd give it a go along with a half moon manicure.  And what better way to test out my new Hyper Gel from Models Own.  Sundress is one of the new pinks from the summer Hyper Gel collection.


To create the half moons I used hole re-enforcers that you can get from stationery shops. Then to add to this and make it a bit more fancy I added some stripes using the nail art tape from my Models Own Nail Art kit. I haven't done a step by step in a while so I thought I'd give a new style picture tutorial a go.  I picked Models Own Bora Bora as my base colour for this design.


1. Paint your base colour and wait for it to dry completely
2. Add hole re-enforcers and nail tape to create your pattern
3. Paint your top colour over the tape
4. Before this coat of polish dries remove the tape
5. Clean up around the edges of your nails, add a top coat and you're done

Sundress is such a pretty deep raspberry pinky red polish.  It was opaque with just one coat making it perfect for my nail tape design.  Lots of people have had concerns about the summer Hyper Gels being similar to the other ones that came out originally, but I think it's difficult to tell from pictures what they are really like.  Here is a comparison between Sundress (on the left) and Cerise Shine (on the right).

I'd love to see more swatches of the other summer Hyper Gels, leave me a link if you have some of them and let me know what you think of my mini tutorial.

Thanks for stopping by
Aimée x

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Models Own: Nail Art Kit Review*

Hello all,

I always wondered why Models Own didn't have a nail art kit because they seem to love nail art as much as we all do, and then the other week I came home from work to find this beauty waiting for me


A brand new Nail Art Kit from Models Own! Fancy that!  Of course I had to take a picture straight away, so this is from my phone, but I was pretty pleased with how it turned out anyway.  Then it was just a case of finding a bit of time to play with it all.

* Press sample - sent to me for review

Monday, 5 May 2014

Jacava: Too Hot To, Red Velvet, and Cherry Brandy*

Hi all,

I have some gorgeous colours from Jacava London to show you today.  These are some of their latests releases and are definitely brilliant additions to the Jacava family.


* Press sample - sent to me for review
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