A England – Tudoresque collection

The new Tudoresque collection from A England. As usual Adina has done a fabulous collection. This one surprised me as it's 8 beautiful new shades. In almost 3 years now as a stockist I haven't seen such a large release all in one go although quite a lot of shades have been discontinued recently so … Continue reading A England – Tudoresque collection

Bliss Kiss nail oil - my nail saviour!

How to: refill your Bliss Kiss nail oil pen

I'm currently trying to keep my nails in perfect condition as I'm awaiting a new A England collection and need them long and beautiful to show off the swatches. My main way of doing this is to use lots of Bliss Kiss nail oil on them (check out my review here) and I've been meaning … Continue reading How to: refill your Bliss Kiss nail oil pen

Finally I used a Models Own nail art pen to draw the black outlines on for the stained glass window. This helped make the rose look a bit more rose like

Beauty and the Beast

I've been excited but also anxious about the live action version of Beauty and the Beast. I went to see it today and had to have nails to match it. Anyone who loves the original Disney carton definitely needs to go and see this film, it was amazing. So true to it and the additions … Continue reading Beauty and the Beast

Wear the lilac and speak his name 2017

12th March 2015 - the year we lost my favourite author Sir Terry Pratchett. In one of his books his characters pay tribute every year to a disaster that happened by "wearing the lilac", something akin to wearing a poppy every year to remember World War 1. So fans of the Discworld series now "wear … Continue reading Wear the lilac and speak his name 2017

Spring ladybirds!

Spring Ladybirds

I loved my ladybirds when I did them for the 31 day challenge so I had to recreate them at some point. These were a fresher, more springlike feel with the french dotticure on the rest of the nails and I'm still very happy with how the ladybird turned out. Mayfair Market is a gorgeous … Continue reading Spring Ladybirds

Final shot, love this picture too. Such a perfect rose and these were my two best nails as well

Valentines nails 2017

I don't actually celebrate Valentines but oh well, sometimes you just have to go with the flow and do the nails anyway. Plus I got caught on my way to work by our local BBC radio "out on the streets" guy and did a 30 second interview in exchange for a rose which was the … Continue reading Valentines nails 2017

I've become a huge fan of a gradient recently and I still love combining it with a clean stripe too so I did a full A England based one a little while ago.

Green A England Gradient

Ok so my clean up here wasn't great. I think I got my liquid latex on the nail a bit and then just failed with sponging on the gradient too but never mind. The colours are gorgeous I think and I really loved this manicure. I applied Excalibur Renaissance first over a base coat then … Continue reading Green A England Gradient