Picture Polish Lollipop

Hello lovely ladies. Today was the tragic day of the Sydney siege, which I think has shaken the world and reminded us how precious every single seemingly ‘normal’ day really is. Of course, my thoughts are with all those affected by the incident.

On a happier note now, by random chance, today I am wearing Australian nail polish brand ‘Picture Polish’. They recently released a new set of nail polishes, and if you have been reading my blog for a while (or following my Instagram) you will know what a Picture Polish devotee I have become! I limited myself to three of the new collection, so today I have ‘Lollipop’ to show you. Which I LOVE, by the way!

Picture Polish Lollipop
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Stellar Christmas Collection – Indie Nail Polish

Hello everyone! I have been sent another lot of the lovely Stellar Nail Polishes by my amazing friend Ruth, to review. You may have seen them on my blog before, and this time, I have the new Christmas collection to review! I think these are probably my absolute favourites so far – they are so Christmassy and attractive!

Stellar O Holy Night indie nail polish
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Picture Polish Bette

Hey there! Today I have a very pretty nail polish to show you. It’s another Picture Polish shade (if you follow me on Instagram, you will know how much I adore Picture Polish!), which I got back in the late summer when they launched 8 or so new shades. This one was part of a collection of four which were ‘re-releases’ (or very similar) of shades originally sold under Ozotic, which, from what I gather, was a sister brand of Picture Polish.

So ‘Bette’ is meant to be a remake of Ozotic 617. They’re pretty much the same in my eyes, although if you want to see for yourself More Nail Polish did a great comparison here.

Picture Polish Bette
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Barry M Twilight – Tesco Christmas Limited Edition 2014

Hey there lovely ladies and gents! Sorry I’ve been so sporadic lately – I signed up for Amazon Instant Video and now I’m marathoning my way through One Tree Hill because they are ALL on there! (Who’s with me?!). But I thought I’d better tear my eyes away for a little while to update you all with another Barry M.

For the last 3 years or so, Barry M have released Christmas limited edition Nail Paints exclusive to both Boots and Superdrug (you can see this year’s Boots ones here) – well this year, they have added Tesco to their repertoire. And since there aren’t all that many Tescos that stock Barry M, this one proves a little tricky to get hold of! I actually bought mine from somebody else who was reselling it.

Barry M Twilight Christmas Limited Edition Tesco 2014
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HJ Manicure Vintage Bronze & Peach Blossom Review and Swatches

Hello! Firstly, I have to apologise for taking so long to post this – I’ve had yet another bout of tonsillitis and have been out of action for a little while! The other week I showed you two of the new HJ Manicure nail polishes (Thunder Storm and Midnight Sky), and the lovely ladies at HJ Manicure kindly sent me two more polishes to review, so now I have two more to post! I think I’m even more excited about these two than I was with the other two.

HJ Manicure Vintage Bronze
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HJ Manicure Midnight Sky & Thunder Storm Review and Swatches

Hey there :) the other day I was lucky enough to be sent a couple of HJ Manicure nail polishes. This is a new brand which has just very recently launched – they are cruelty free, vegan friendly and 5-free (which means they are free from Camphor, Toluene, DBP, Formaldehyde and Formaldehyde Resin), so if you are looking for a non-toxic, safe, ethical brand then here you have it! They currently have 16 shades, plus four Autumn/Winter shimmers to choose from. They are all designed by a lady called Helen J (hence the ‘HJ’ in the name!) and I have to say, they have a great selection of beautiful unique colours.

I was lucky enough to be sent a few to try (I have two to show you today, and there will be two more at some point in the next week or so!). Today I have one from the core line (Thunder Storm) and one from the Autumn/Winter Shimmer Collection (Midnight Sky).

HJ Manicure Midnight Sky
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China Glaze Apocalypse of Colour Collection Halloween 2014 – Review & Swatches

Hello! I know, I know… I’m a bit late with this one but better late than never I think! China Glaze, as per usual, have brought out a fab collection for Halloween. I ended up getting all 5 of the shades from the ‘Apocalypse of Color’ collection, as they all look so interesting!

Halloween is my favourite time of year, I love the so-called ‘dark’ and ‘sinister’ spirits (obviously without the negative connotations!) and so I always enjoy a good bit of Halloween festivity, and the fun ideas that many brands come up with for the occasion. China Glaze have long been one of those brands!

China Glaze Apocalypse of Colour Halloween 2014 Collection
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Halloween Nails

Hey there! :) So I realise I am a day late; every year I intend to do a ‘Halloween Nail Art’ post to show you all before Halloween actually occurs, but by nature I am always LATE! So I decided this year, late is better than never (and since it’s the weekend, a lot of you will still have Halloween celebrations to be going to, no?). I am also pretty happy with this year’s offering, so wanted to share with you!

Halloween Nail Art nails
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MoYou Nails – Stamping Plates 125 & 132, Persian Turquoise Nail Polish Review

Hello everyone! I was lucky enough to be sent a couple of stamping plates and a ‘special nail polish’ by MoYou Nails to review. First of all, I have a confession to make. I have never even attempted stamping before this review, so not only did this provide me with some inspiration for a blogpost, but also with the opportunity to try stamping out for the first time! Exciting stuff. I feel like this is a sacrilege to be written on a nail blog, but there we go!

Moyou Stamping Plates

On the left we have Stamping Plate 125, and on right, Stamping Plate 132.
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Hare Polish For the Love of Lisa

Since I’ve been posting a fair few mainstream nail polishes lately, I felt like it was time to show you all another indie from one of my favourite makers – Hare Polish :). I know this one isn’t exactly season-appropriate, but hey, rules were made to be broken ;). I believe the inspiration behind this nail polish is Lisa Frank, an artist who uses very bright, colourful media in her pieces.

As usual, Nikole (the lady behind Hare Polish) has created a small masterpiece – this nail polish is just stunning.

Hare Polish For the Love of Lisa
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