Whenever I've opted for a gradient manicure, I tend to choose colour combinations that compliment each other well such as blues, yellows, pinks, etc. I realised that I usually go for a 'pretty' transition where I've either used bright sunset colours or soft pastel shades. Therefore this time I thought let's go vamp!

I saw a nude to black dyed dress in last months Bazaar magazine (completely forgot to take a picture and now I can't seem to find it) and I thought these shades might actually make a great pair.
The finished look with Sally Hansen Diamond Flash Top Coat.
Gradient created using Kiko 319 and LA Colors - Black Velvet.

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Happy Easter everyone! How many of you have indulged in easter eggs for breakfast? I can glady say I haven't had a single one yet, but I'm sure that's likely to change during the course of the day. 
Here's a special bunny manicure for you all. Hope you have a fab bank holiday :) 
The finished look with Sally Hansen Diamond Flash Top Coat.
Colours used: BeautyUk - Hope, Astor - Yellow Buttercup, NYC - Raindrop and No7 - Spring Meadow.
I used a nail striper brush and dotting tool to create this bunny design.
Finished with top coat.

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Holi known as the 'festival of colours' is celebrated across India to bring in the harvest/Spring season and signifies unity and brotherhood. It's an opportunity to forget all differences and indulge in the colourful fun. It has traditionally been celebrated in high spirit without any distinction of cast, gender, status or race.

On this day, dry colours (gulal) or coloured water are thrown at each other illuminating any discrimination, as everyone will look the same when covered in colours. 

Without it turning into a history lesson - the main reason for this festival is to celebrate the destruction of Holika (demoness) and that good will always prevail over evil.

So in light of this festival (for which I wish I could be in India for) here's a crazy, colourful, splatter manicure.
The finished look with Sally Hansen Diamond Flash Top Coat.
Two coats of Natural Collection - White
Various colours used to create a splattered multicoloured effect.

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It's the first day of Spring so I felt like a flower manicure was simply inevitable (even though all my recent posts seem to all be florals as well!) Here's a simple yet effective design created using one of my favourite floral stamping plates - MoYou Kaleidoscope collection 03.
The finished look with Sally Hansen Diamond Flash Top Coat.
Two coats of Astor - Yellow Buttercup. (This formula is a little streaky and it works best with 3 coats, however as I was covering most the nail with a stamp I didn't mind leaving it streaky).
Stamped using NYC - Manhattan and MoYou Kaleidoscope Collection 03. Impatient me didn't wait long enough for it to dry before applying the top coat so apologies for the slight smudges :(
The finished look.

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Happy St. Patrick's Day to all those celebrating today. The weather in London could not be more perfect for a trip down the pub for a cheeky pint or some gin! We're one day closer to the weekend, the sun's shining bright and Easter holidays are only a week away...what's not to celebrate?
The finished look with Sally Hansen Diamond Flash Top Coat.
Created using Sally Hansen - Kiwi Bikini and Natural Collection - White
I stamped the accent nail using MoYou Kitty Plate 03
Using a striper brush, I used OPI Gold Shatter to add a line of sparkle to the manicure tip. 
Finished with Top coat.

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Today I have a special review post for you guys featuring some gorgeous metal studs from Lady Queen. They have a massive collection online of some amazing nail art supplies at very affordable prices. This is my first time using their products so I'm excited to share my first thoughts with you all.

If you've read my previous posts you'll know that I only ever wear rhinestones, studs and gems when I'm getting my nails done for a one day occasion as I feel they'll get ruined after everyday wear and tear and eventually just fall off. However looking at the collection they had online I couldn't resist choosing this metallic stud wheel and I decided to create this look that was different to all my other nail art posts. 
The finished look.
Two coats of LA Colors - Plum Wine 
I mattified this using Rimmel - Matte Finish Top Coat.
I used a mixture of gold and silver studs from the wheel to create this look. 
I applied another layer of top coat to secure them in place.
I was very impressed that my manicure lasted me 5 whole days without a single stone falling off. I can't wait to experiment with more of these.
When I run out of ideas on what colour I should experiment with next, I seem to always gravitate towards a blue shade. This nails inc shade is one of my favourite bright blue shades and even though I've used this stamp recently, I'm still in love with this Born Pretty plate.
The finished look with Sally Hansen Diamond Flash Top coat.
Two coats of Nails Inc - Baker Street
Stamped using BP-L 008 plate and LA Colors - Solar Gold.
Finished with Top coat.

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Hello bloggers!

I know I've been a little MIA recently and I apologise for not getting any posts up in the last two weeks, but I'm back and hopefully here to stay! :)
Life has been very busy these past few weeks and working weekends hasn't helped with giving me any time to do my nails. 
Now that Spring has arrived, it will definitely make it easier to do more evening posts since we'll still have more daylight hours to work with.

Today's post is a Spring and Mother's day special feature. It's time to welcome in the florals and pastels and this manicure was inspired by the cover of Timeout that came out on 1st March. I'd also like to wish all the beautiful mothers out there a very Happy Mother's Day :)
The finished look with Sally Hansen Top coat.
I used Natural Collection - French White as a base coat.
The cover of Timeout for March 1st.

Happy polishing until next time..
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