Friday, 30 September 2016

HPB Presents: Glitter toppers

I'm getting back into a weekly routine here, which will fit very well with the ABC challenge which is picking up again next Friday! We'll be continuing where we left off, with the letter R. This week, I have a design that's part of a different link-up - this is hosted by Hobby Polish Bloggers, a friendly Facebook group for nail bloggers. HPB hosts a link-up every month with a different theme, and for September the theme is Glitter Toppers.

Taupe and pink geometric nail art design by polilish
Bottle: Lacquer Lust 'Hop To It' glitter topper
Read on for more details and photos!

Friday, 23 September 2016

Dotticure with Meebox polishes (Aug 2016)

Hello and welcome back! This week I've done something fairly simple, using the polishes that came in last month's Boho-themed MeeBox.

Meebox August 2016 Boho box - radial dotticure | polilish
Bottle: Barry M 'Green Berry'
MeeBox is a monthly subscription box for nail polish and nail art products, but you can choose to skip any month if the theme doesn't appeal to you. The three polishes from the Boho box - Cuccio 'Prince I've Been Gone' (deep green), Barry M 'Green Berry', and Zoya 'Aggie' (gold) - go really well together, so I've combined them in this 'dotticure' (dots + manicure).

More photos and details in the full post, plus the video tutorial!

Saturday, 17 September 2016

'Mani Swap Circle': Double-stamped ornate design

This week, as part of a collaboration on Instagram called the 'mani swap circle', I've recreated (as closely as I could) a design by Gen of @vernimage.

This collaboration is run every two weeks by @glacewing and @natasha_dauncey, who put all of the participants into a circular list, and pick a colour theme. Each person recreates a design done by the person after them in the list, switching up the colours to the chosen theme. This round, the theme was light grey/silver, which is why my recreation on the left is much less colourful than the original!

Mani swap circle | polilish

Check out the full post for more details and photos.

Friday, 9 September 2016

Negative space stamping with Glam Polish

It's been a while since I've done nail art that wasn't for a nail art challenge or review! So while the ABC challenge is currently on hold for the month of September, I'm back to thinking up designs solely based on polishes or patterns that I feel like trying out. Here's what I've come up with this week.

Butterfly nails with Glam Polish 'Lanikai Dreaming' | polilish
Bottle: Glam Polish 'Lanikai Dreaming'
Read on for more details and photos!

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Review: Stamping supplies from Born Pretty Store

Born Pretty Store clear jelly stamper review
Press sample [?]: These items were sent to me by Born Pretty Store for my honest review.
Today I have two products from Born Pretty Store to share my thoughts on - a short handle clear stamper and a stamping plate. I've used them both for a floral lace nail design, featuring both regular and reverse stamping. Check out the full post to see the design, the video tutorial, and of course the review.

(Don't forget. you can use my code 'LILIW10' to get 10% off full-priced items at Born Pretty Store!)