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Wiki’d Nails Challenge: Tattoo Nail Art

Hey everyone! So you may have noticed lately that I’ve been posting a lot of press sample-based reviews – mainly because I’ve been inundated and the whole process takes quite a while so when I finally finish one, I don’t necessarily want to jump in and write another post ‘for myself’ if that makes sense. But of course that’s ended up that I haven’t done many ‘myself’ posts lately, so I’ve jumped onto a challenge run by my wonderful friendx Charlie (of Pocket Money Polishes) and Lisa (of Starfish Nails). Unfortunately I am already nearly 2 weeks late – oops – but better late than never I suppose!

This challenge is called the ‘Wiki’d Nails Challenge’, where basically the theme is randomly chosen from Wikipedia. Each week, you have to create some nail art based around the theme of that week. So this week is tattoos – a subject I think about endlessly so tattoo nail art was a great starting point for me!

I don’t actually have any tattoos myself (mainly due to my indecisiveness) but I am forever planning what I think I’d like in the future. This week, I based my nail look on one of my favourite styles – black linework. If you want to check out an artist I really like, look at ‘DotstoLines‘ by Chaim MachlevΒ – his workΒ was on Buzzfeed a while ago and it’s pretty cool! Anyway – enough waffling…!

Tattoo Nail Art
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Rimmel Sweetie Heart Matte Collection

Hello everyone! Hope you’ve had a happy Easter, or bank holiday weekend, or whatever you celebrate/don’t celebrate πŸ˜€ I received these new Sweetie Heart nail polishes from Rimmel a couple of weeks ago (unfortunately I’ve been so busy job-hunting, I have got a little behind with my schedule!) and I’ve been trying them out. They seem so perfect for spring, I hope you’ll agree πŸ™‚

The Sweetie Heart collection is an all-matte collection, consisting of 5 pastel-type shades. I think the theme is based on the ‘Love Hearts’ sweeties made by Swizzels Matlow – the ones with phrases like ‘kiss me’ on them πŸ™‚

Rimmel Sweetie Heart Cheeky Girl Matte
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Essence Latex Matt Effect – The Black Cat 32

Hey everyone! I have an Essence nail polish to show you today. Essence isn’t a brand I’ve tried much before – for a long time they weren’t available in the UK and since they launched in Wilko I haven’t really been into one to see what they have to offer.

Essence kindly sent me a few of their nail polishes to review, so I’ll be showing you the first of these today! This is Essence The Black Cat, which is a ‘latex matt effect’ nail polish. I’ve been needing a black nail polish so this is kinda handy for me!

Essence Latex Matt Effect The Black Cat
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Barry M Summer Matte Collection

Hello everyone! An exciting package arrived in the post on Friday – I wasn’t expecting anything so I was super happy to see that Barry M had sent me the new Summer Matte collection to show you all! They sent me some other bits and bobs which I’ll be showing you in the coming days so keep an eye out! πŸ˜‰

I’m the first to admit that I wasn’t a massive fan of the first Matte collection by Barry M, as the neutral-ish colours were very clashy with my skin tone (with the exception of Vanilla) and I found them all to be very thick. So I was intrigued to try these to see if the formula would be better… and if they would look nicer on me! So – grab a tea or coffee for this one, there are six shades and I’ve included two comparisons too πŸ™‚

Barry M Matte Nail Paint Collection
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Seventeen Deconstructed Suede Effect

Hello lovelies! Another 3 for 2 victim today – those deals ALWAYS get me! Let me know in the comments what tempts you in the sales πŸ™‚ I mostly get drawn by new products or whatever is in the featured section of the stand I’m at. In this instance, along with Seventeen Diamond in the Rough, it was this Deconstructed Suede Effect. Suede is essentially a fancy way of saying ‘matte shimmer’, as seen a few years ago with OPI’s Suede Effect. However it’s been a while since a matte shimmer has been released and the grungy colour of this polish really drew me in. My favourite thing about ‘suede effect’ polishes is that they can be worn two ways – they look amazing with and without topcoat but almost like totally different polishes.

Seventeen Deconstructed Suede Effect Nail polish matte satin brown grey shimmer gold dark rock shabby chic grunge blog review uk swatch swatches

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