How do you feel about New Year’s Resolutions? Every year, January 1st comes around and I feel like I’m bombarded with social media messages urging me to make a New Year’s Resolution and if I don’t, undoubtedly I will feel guilty about it. So, like many others I usually attempt to make some mediocre ‘diet’ or ‘weight-loss’ related resolutions. Ultimately, I then fail to adhere…

Zoya Matte Velvet Collection

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Matte, matte and more matte – this is the buzz word in the beauty world right now. If you can include anything matte in your regular beauty regime, then you’ll fit in with the cool kids! From temporary hair colour to lipstick to eye makeup, matte is definitely on trend. Matte nails has been around for a little while. With the handy dandy invention of a matte…

The Beauty Buffs: Textured Polish

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Another edition of The Beauty Buffs and today we’re talking about texture! I think I have a love hate relationship with textured polish. I hate the feel (I like a nice smooth finish) but I love the look of some textured polish. Today I created two different textured polishes, to see if I could change my perception at all. Pink and Silver Diva Polishes Used: Drip…

Bright Vs Dark for #omd2nails Nail Art

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The OMD2 nail art challenge has almost been live for 1 week – only 3 more to go! I’ve already seen so many fantastic designs, it’s truly inspiring. Today’s post is combining the last two days of prompts, “bright” and “dark” as I think they go together quite nicely. Bright This nail art design was created using an ombre sponging technique over a white base (see…

Valentine’s Day Nail Art – Mix and Match

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Today’s nails were not planned at all (very unlike me usual Type A personality). When I paint my nails, I usually have an exact idea of what I’m going to do before I even sit down. Today’s original idea (Louis Vuitton nail art) did not pan out as planned. And by not panning out, I realised that my small brush skills are not as great…

Sparkly Chevron Nail Art featuring Zoya Carter

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Who says Mondays in freezing cold and icy weather have to be blah? To improve my Monday mood today, I’ve treated myself to multiple hot chocolates, bathed my dry and cold fingies in pumpkin spice cuticle oil (Glisten & Glow has my favourite scented cuticle oils) and am planning on a hot bubble bath with my favourite book in a few hours. I did a…

My First Zoya Polish – Zoya “Hunter”

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  I’ve heard a lot of great things about Zoya polish, but I haven’t had the chance to try it yet…until now. I decided that my first color would be something off my usual beaten track ( pinks, purples and blues) and tried something totally different for me – Zoya “Hunter” which is a creamy forest green color. Zoya Hunter is a cream base which…