The Digit-al Dozen Does Mythical Creatures - Day One

Monday, 19 February 2018


It's Digit-al Dozen week again!  This week's theme is Mythical Creatures.  To be honest, this is one of my least favourite themes that we will be doing this year.  I actually wanted to skip it, particularly because I am not a big fan of theme but also because I am in a little bit of a nail funk at the moment.  I am definitely lacking the motivation to paint my nails, let alone do nail art.  Anyway, I'll be pushing through this week and hopefully finding my motivation again.

I thought dragons were a great place to start with this week's theme.  I absolutely love this dragon scale image from Powder Perfect's Kings & Castles 1 plate.  I love the extra detail in it.  For my base I used OPI Just Spotted The Lizard and stamped using Hit The Bottle's As Black As Night.






I'm so excited to see the other girls manis.  I just know there is going to be some amazing manis coming out of this week.



26 Great Nail Art Ideas: Love But No Pink Or Red

Friday, 16 February 2018


Life has been really busy for me these last couple of weeks, so much so nails have had to take a bit of a backseat.  After the crazy days, I really just can't be bothered painting my nails.  Hopefully I will be back into a bit more of a regular posting schedule soon.  Anyway, today it is time for another 26 Great Nail Art Ideas mani.  The theme is Love But No Pink Or Red.  

For this mani I used Pretty Serious Cosmetics Presence and stamped using Hit The Bottle's Blueberry Dewdrops and Iced Mauve-ijito.  Stamping image is from Uberchic Love & Marriage 04.






Emily de Molly Valentine’s Day Trio - Swatches & Review

Wednesday, 14 February 2018


Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Unless you are like me and don’t celebrate/care for Valentine’s Day then Happy Wednesday! I hope your week is going well so far. I’ve been busy trying to clean out and organise my daughter’s bedroom and toy room. It’s definitely something that is taking a lot longer than I had originally planned. Anyway, I’m getting side tracked here. Today I have Emily de Molly’s Valentine’s Trio to share with you. 


Memory Maker is a dark raspberry red with blue shimmer and copper flakes. Can lean more purple depending on lighting and number of coats worn.  This is definitely my favourite of the three. I think it is such a stunner colour and I love that it looks slightly different depending on the lighting. I don’t think my pictures do it the justice it deserves. For me swatch I used two coats. 

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken outdoors in shade

Picture taken in direct sunlight

Picture taken in direct sunlight
Streams Of Gold is a light pink foil holo with gold to green shifting shimmer.  Another favourite of mine. Such a pretty colour with a great formula. Again my swatch shows two coats. 

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Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in overcast sunlight

Picture taken in overcast sunlight
Timeless Feelings is a dusty pink with green to pink shifting shimmer.  Now this one I am a little in the fence about. I really like it in the bottle, but I am not sure if I like it so much on me. The formula is good and is opaque in two coats.

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Picture taken in direct sunlight
Overall I really like this trio. I can see me getting a lot of use out of Memory Maker and Streams Of Gold. 

The Valentine’s Day Trio is available now from Emily de Molly's Australian site and their international site

What's Up Nails B024 Love Is Everywhere Stamping Plate - Swatches & Review

Sunday, 11 February 2018


I was recently shopping on the Hit The Bottle website (they have some new pastel stamping polishes that I needed in my collection - I will be doing swatches and a review of the collection very soon) when I thought I would have a quick look at some of the stamping plates.  Luckily for my wallet, a lot of what is available I already one, however there was the new Love Is Everywhere stamping plate by What's Up Nails available so I grabbed it.  

Image from What's Up Nails
When it comes to heart images you just need to use pink polish (well you don't have to but I like to).  For my base I sponged on three pinks from OPI - Pink Friday, Shorts Story and Apartment For Two.  I then stamped using Powder Perfect's White Stamping Polish.


I really like this next design.  It's so unique and interesting.  I just wanted to go for something simple with it and I am so glad I did.  I have actually been wearing this mani for the last couple of days.  Polishes used are Emily de Molly Streams Of Gold and Hit The Bottle As Black As Night.


Overall, I really like this plate.  I think there are some really great images on this plate and they stamp beautifully.  If you are in the market for a girly plate this is one that you should pop on your wishlist.

The Love Is Everywhere stamping plate is available now from What's Up Nails and Hit The Bottle.

Emily de Molly February Releases - Swatches & Review

Wednesday, 7 February 2018


I have mentioned in a few posts now that I have some exciting new things being released this month and that I will have a lot of Emily de Molly posts....well today I get to share with you guys the new releases for February.  These polishes are awesome and I really struggled to narrow down my favourites but I have managed to (just!).  Before we get into the swatches and review I should warn you that this post is very picture heavy.  You can't have too much of a good thing though can you?


Art Of Structure is a honeycomb orange/yellow holo with silver micro glitters.  The formula of this one is fantastic and it is opaque in two coats.  In terms of the colour, it's not my personal taste but I am sure there are many of you that will probably love it.  My swatch shows two coats.

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Picture taken in direct sunlight
Change Of Pace is a very pale pink with strong violet shimmer, silver micro glitter and copper flakes.  I love this one!  It's so pretty and interesting.  In different lights it looks different.  This one is definitely better in person than in my pictures.  The formula does apply a little unevenly and I needed three coats for even coverage.

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Embellished Response is a bright pink with gold shimmer and gold flakes.  Huge fan of this one - I mean it is pink after all and I am a sucker for pinks!  The formula is awesome on this one too!  You could easily get away with one coat.  I did use two coats for my swatch. 

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Picture taken in direct sunlight
Jaded Visions is a dark teal blue (cold) to light teal green (warm) thermal with copper shimmer and green to purple iridescent flakes.  Now I am going to apologize for my lack of pictures of this polish in its cold state.  It has been so hot here that I really struggled to get it to stay cold.  I can promise you that it does transition though.  Both colours are great and so is the formula.  My swatch shows two coats.

Picture taken in light box (warm)

Picture taken outdoors in shade (warm)

Picture taken outdoors in shade (warm)

Picture taken in direct sunlight (warm)

Picture taken in direct sunlight (warm)

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Linked Irony is a silver holo with gold/pink/green iridescent flakes and black micro glitter.  I am obsessed with this  polish!  I think it is so interesting and looks awesome.  The formula applies evenly and is easy to use.  I did find it a little on the sheer side for my personal taste so I used three coats for my swatch (although I am sure most people will stop at two coats).

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Picture taken in light box

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Picture taken outdoors in shade

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Picture taken in direct sunlight
Little Whispers is a grey leaning purple with gold to green shifting shimmer and silver holo micro glitter.  Such a gorgeous colour and so sparkly.  The formula is awesome and applies evenly.  I used two coats for my swatch.

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Picture taken in direct sunlight
Modern Muse is a red (cold) to pale pink (warm) thermal with turquoise shimmer and blue chrome flakes.  This is such an interesting and unique polish.  I don't know what it is about it but this polish gives me Halloween vibes.  I'll definitely be breaking it out again in October for some nail art.  Anyway, the formula is great and easy to use.  I used two coats for my swatch.

Picture taken in light box (cold)

Picture taken in light box (cold)

Picture taken in direct sunlight (cold)

Picture taken in direct sunlight (transition)

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Picture taken in light box (warm)

Picture taken in light box (warm)

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Picture taken in direct sunlight (warm)
Ruined Cities is a red based plum with green to pink shifting shimmer, copper micro glitters and gold flakes.  I really like the added gold flakes in this polish.  It gives it that little extra something.  I am a big fan of the colour and shimmer as well.  The formula is fantastic and is opaque in two coats.

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Picture taken in light box

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Picture taken in direct sunlight
I told you there was a lot of pictures but how gorgeous are these polishes?  With the except of Art Of Structure (and only because it isn't my type of colour) I am a huge fan of all of these polishes.  My favourites of favourites would have to be Linked Irony and Change Of Pace, closely followed by Ruined Cities and Little Whispers.

The February releases will be available on Saturday 10th at 10am AEDT on Emily de Molly's Australian site and on Friday 9th at 6pm EST on their International site.