Friday, 30 December 2016

2017 Nail Resolutions

Hello, my lovely readers, I hope you all have been having a nice relaxing festive break. As we now approach the end of yet another year I wanted to take a look back at the nail resolutions I set at the beginning of 2016 and set some new ones for 2017. So let's try and keep this short and sweet and jump straight in!


Wednesday, 28 December 2016

December Meebox No Place Like Home- Unboxing & Review

Hello, my lovely readers, I hope you all had a really great Christmas. Here at the FairyTalesNails household, we enjoyed a nice relaxing family holiday. Plenty of presents for Lexi to drive us mad with and lots of food to enjoy over the last few days. I can't believe yet another Christmas has come and gone, soon we will be saying hello to 2017! But for today's post I have Decembers Meebox for you, so lets jump in and see what was in the box!


Friday, 23 December 2016

26 Great Nail Art Ideas Challenge- Pastel Christmas

Hello, my lovely readers, I hope you have all had a lovely week and are all prepared for Christmas. I can not believe how fast it has crept up on us, it doesn't seem real that tomorrow is Christmas Eve. The boyfriend and I have a little tradition of ordering take out and watching movies on Christmas eve, so I am really looking forward to that. Today's post is another Crumpet's Nail Tarts 26 Great Nail Art Ideas Challenge, so let's jump in!

Monday, 19 December 2016

Level Up Lacquer A Villainous Christmas Collection- Swatch & Review

Hello, my lovely readers, I hope you all had a really great weekend. I can't believe we are now less than a week away from Christmas. December just seems to have flown by, there were so many mani ideas I had for this month and I don't think I'm going to have enough time to get them all done. Today's post is one of my bargain buys from Black Friday, this is a new to me indie brand called Level Up Lacquer. When I saw her villainous Christmas collection I just knew that I had to have them, so lets jump in!

Friday, 16 December 2016

Barry M Superdrug Limited Editions- Swatch & Review

Hello, my lovely readers, I hope you have all had a really nice week. I am off to my brothers for a get-together and nibbles tonight, so that should be fun. I can now officially say I am all set for Christmas, house decorated. tree up and all presents have been purchased and delivered. For today's post, I have two limited edition polishes from Barry M, these were recently released in Superdrug. Let's jump straight in!



Monday, 12 December 2016

Born Pretty Store Stamper & Plate- Swatch & Review

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Hello, my lovely readers, I hope you all had a great weekend. My Nan is finally back from Ireland we had a lovely roast dinner and catch up yesterday. It had been three weeks since I had my last one, I think it was safe to say I was going through withdrawal (LOL) Today's post is another press sample post from Born Pretty Store, the lovely people recently sent me that Chameleon polish which I reviewed last month. Plus a beautiful stamping plate and their short clear stamper. So let's jump in! 

Friday, 9 December 2016

26 Great Nail Art Ideas Challenge- Christmas Preparations

Hello, lovely readers, I hope you have all had a great week. Nothing eventful happening in the FairyTalesNails household, our Christmas tree is still standing thankfully and Lexi is getting more and more excited to see Santa Claus. Today's post is another mani for the Crumpet's Nail Tart's 26 Great Nail Art Ideas challenge. This time the prompt was Christmas Preparations, so I thought the best way to show this in a manicure is to do a Christmas tree bauble mani.

Monday, 5 December 2016

Princess Nail Lacquer Winter Trio- Swatch & Review

Hello, my lovely readers, I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. We put up our brand new Christmas tree this weekend, all red, white and silver. It definitely has me excited for the holidays, Lexi loves it and has not managed to tip it over yet. In the UK our temperatures have plummeted and my woolly Minnie Mouse onesie has been pulled out of the wardrobe. So for today's post; I thought I would do a winter collection, these beautiful polishes are from Princess Nail Lacquer. So let's take a closer look at her winter creme trio!

Friday, 2 December 2016

November Meebox All That Glitters- Unboxing & Review

Hello, my lovely readers, it's so hard to believe we are now in December. I will be throwing plenty of Christmas mani's your way this month, both on the blog and Instagram. However for today's post I have another lush Meebox to share with you. So let's jump straight in!

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

November Nail Art Round-up

Hello, my lovely readers, we are now at the end of yet another month this year is going way too fast for my liking. Through November I have been posting extra nail art looks to Instagram and Facebook, so I wanted to do a quick round-up post here. I am going to try and make this a monthly thing, so that if you don't follow me on my social media platforms you can still see the nail art I have been posting. So let's jump in!

Monday, 28 November 2016

Vegan Beauty Cosmetics Swatch Box- Swatch & Review

Hello, my lovely readers, I hope you all have had a really lovely weekend. I am happy to say my search for warm Christmas jumper's went well, and I have plenty to keep me going throughout the next few wintry months. As you probably know 3 days ago was black Friday and let's just say I have plenty of nail mail on its way to me. Speaking of nail mail, I recently purchased a swatch box from Vegan Beauty Cosmetics a brand new UK indie brand on the block. So let's take a closer look at the seven polishes she sent me (warning this post is quite picture heavy.)

Friday, 25 November 2016

26 Great Nail Art Idea's Challenge- Winter Warmth

Hello, my lovely readers, I can not believe we are at the end of another week and soon we will be going into December. This year really is just flying by, today's post is another Crumpet's Nail tarts 26 Great Nail Art Idea's Challenge. This week the prompt is winter warmth, there are two things that keep me warm when the temperatures take a turn for the worse. Hot chocolate and a woolly soft Christmas Jumper. I am hoping to go purchase some more this weekend to accompany my fluffy penguin and minion ones I have in my wardrobe. Let's take a look at what I came up with for this week!

Monday, 21 November 2016

Born Pretty Store Chameleon Polish- Swatch & Review

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Hello, my lovely readers, I hope you have all had a nice relaxing weekend. Not much to report my end really, my dog Biscuit recently had an emergency trip to the vet as he has an infected claw. So now he is going around with a cone on his head, or as Lexi likes to call it a bubble. For today's post, I would like to share with you some of the most recent goodies sent to me by Born Pretty Store. In my most recent package I received one of their Chameleon polishes #27745, so let's have a closer look.

Friday, 18 November 2016

Twinkled T Glamour Mat Review

Hello, my lovely readers, I hope you have all had a lovely week. We had Lexi's two-year assessment yesterday and I am very pleased and proud to say she passed with flying colours. Every day I am more and more amazed at how much she is learning and changing. So for today's post I have a quick review of the Twinkled T Glamour Mat, I managed to pick one of these up when Alex from Nail Artisan did a group buy for some of us UK ladies. I have owned quite a few of the nail art mat's that are on the market, and I truly believe this is one of the best ones I have come across. So let's jump into the review!

Monday, 14 November 2016

IZ Beauty of London Movember Mani

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Hello, my lovely readers, I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. As I mentioned it was Lexi's second birthday on Saturday she had an amazing day and was spoilt rotten. For today's post. I have my Movember mani, I recently was contacted and sent a few things from IZ Beauty of London to create this look. Their packaging was absolutely stunning everything came in a black box with pink paper worms and had a ribbon with their name on keeping all the contents safe. 


Friday, 11 November 2016

26 Great Nail Art Idea's Challenge- Black Base

Hello, my lovely readers, I hope you have all had a nice week and are looking forward to a relaxing fun filled weekend. Tomorrow is Lexi's second Birthday, it's hard to believe she is turning 2 already. Feels like yesterday she was born, I still remember being in the hospital and having no idea what I was doing but doing it anyway. My weekend is full of baking, cooking and buying plenty of balloons, as long as my baby girl likes it I don't mind.Today's post is another prompt for the Crumpet's Nail Tarts 26 Great Nail Art Idea's Challenge. This time the prompt was to use a black base, so let's take a look at what I put together.

Monday, 7 November 2016

Pretty Serious Absensce and Pumpkin Head- Swatch & Review

Hello, my lovely readers, I hope you have all had a nice relaxing weekend. Over here in the UK Saturday was Bonfire night, a holiday where we celebrate a man failing to blow up the Houses of Parliment. We do this by having bonfires and fireworks. whilst being wrapped up with our gloves and scarves. There is normally a hot dog or burger thrown in the mix too. Because Lexi is only just coming up to two and I hate the cold we stayed home in the warm and watched from the window. So for today's post I have two Pretty Serious polishes to show you, so let's take a look!


Friday, 4 November 2016

October Meebox Sugar Skulls- Unboxing & Review

Hello, my lovely readers, I hope you have all had a nice week and had a spooky fun Halloween. I was super happy to be living in a flat as I didn't have the issue of trick or treaters banging on the door. I love trick or treaters but not when its past Lexi's bedtime and any little sound can wake her up. Today's post is a very late Meebox unboxing, I did get the October Meebox a few weeks ago but with all the Halloween mani's going on I didn't get the chance to have a play. So let's take a look at the goodies we received last month.


Monday, 31 October 2016

Trick Or Treat Mani Using Pretty Serious Pet Names

Hello, my lovely readers, I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Unfortunately, mine was spent with a poorly Lexi, on the plus side there was Sunday roast dinner at my nan's for the first time in over a month. So I can truly say I thoroughly enjoyed every mouthful. We are now at the end of October which means no more Halloween mani's. I am really sad about this because I had so many more ideas, I guess they will all have to wait for next year. As today is Halloween I thought I would do a Trick Or Treat mani, I was inspired by one of the Seasonal Bundle Monster plates I picked up last year. So let's take a closer look!

Friday, 28 October 2016

26 Great Nail Art Ideas Challenge- Halloween In The Wrong Colours

Hello, my lovely readers, I hope you have all had a fabulous week. Not much going on in the FairytalesNails household; I did get to move my desk into the living room so I know have a lovely area to do my nails. Today's post will be a quick one showing you what I came up for, for this week's prompt for the Crumpets Nail Tarts 26 Great Nail Art Ideas Challenge, so let's take a look!

Monday, 24 October 2016

New To Me Brand Moo Moo's Signatures Swatch & Review

Hello, my lovely readers, I hope you have all had a lovely relaxing weekend. I have been busy de-cluttering the flat and sorting through Lexi's old clothes. I am super excited as my boyfriend has agreed I can move my nail area into the living room so I can use my desk, so soon my lovely nail station will be on display for all to see. Today's post is a new to me indie brand, I have been eyeing Moo Moo Signatures polishes for quite some time. So when nail artisan became an official UK supplier for the brand, I swooped at the chance to pick some up. So let's jump in and see which polishes I chose for my first Moo Moo's!


Friday, 21 October 2016

Pretty Serious Princess Plutonium Pinktober Mani

Hello, my lovely readers, I hope you have all been having a good week. I can not believe we only have a week of October left. I have not been able to fit in nearly as many Halloween manicures as I had wanted, thanks to the flu infecting our home. Luckily we are all beginning to feel better now, for today's post I wanted to make sure I had at least one Pinktober mani. October is not only the month of Halloween but it is also Breast Cancer Awareness month. Let's take a look at what I came up with.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Uber Chic Halloween 01- Swatch & Review

Hello, my lovely readers, I hope you have all had a great weekend. Unfortunately, Lexi is still poorly so mine has spent at my Mum's house with sleepless nights and lots of cuddles. For today's post, I have a swatch and review of the Uber Chic Halloween 01 stamping plate. I picked this plate up last year and am still in love with it now just as much as I was then. Let's jump in and see what I created with this spookylicious plate.

Friday, 14 October 2016

Crumpet's Nail Tarts 26 Great Nail Art Ideas Challenges- Blue & Silver mani

Hello, my lovely readers, I can't believe we are at the end of yet another week. This week has been an exhausting week and now my poor little Lexi is ill too, so plenty of cuddles and kisses. Today's post it a really special one, as I am starting my first nail art challenge. I recently was invited to join the Crumpet Nail Tarts 26 Great Nail Art Ideas challenge, by fellow blogger Bethany from B Nailed To Perfection. This is a bi-weekly nail art challenge that will last for a whole year, the first prompt is Blue and Silver, so let's take a look at what I came up with.


Monday, 10 October 2016

The Edge Nails Annika Nail Colour- Swatch & Review

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Hello, my lovely readers, I hope you have all had a great relaxing weekend. I was still trying to recover from the sickness bug that I had recently picked up, so not much fun for me. Today's post is about Annika Nail Colour from the Edge Nails, these were sent to me for review recently. The Edge Nails is a professional nail care brand that sells many different nail supplies, they primarily sell to wholesalers, salons, and nail technicians. Let's take a closer look at these polishes!

Friday, 7 October 2016

Born Pretty Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Review

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Hello, my lovely readers, I hope you have all had a great week. Mine has mostly been spent at home with a warm cup of tea and cuddles with my baby girl. I have had a sickness bug for the last 4 days, can not wait to get rid of it. Today's post is a quick review of the Born Pretty Manicure Saver Cotton Claw, they sent this to me recently for review and I am so pleased with this product. Let's take a closer look!

Monday, 3 October 2016

September Meebox Pumpkin Spice- Swatch & Review

Hello, my lovely readers, I hope you all had a great weekend. Not much going on here just the usual trip into town on the Saturday and a quick pop to TKMaxx on Sunday. There is no Sunday roast for a whole month now as my Gramps and Nan are away, I am still coming to grips with this news LOL. Today's blog post will be the swatch and review for Septembers Meebox, the theme for last month's box was pumpkin spice. So let's jump in!


Friday, 30 September 2016

Born Pretty Watermarble Stamping Plate- Swatch & Review

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Hello, my lovely readers, we are at the end of yet another week and nearly into that spooky but so much fun month October. I have all of my Halloween stamping plates out on top of my desk ready to go, can you tell I am a tad excited. For today's post. I have another Born Pretty stamping plate to review for you, this was recently sent to me and I must admit it was so much fun trying to create manicures using this one. This plate is a watermarble themed plate, it can create the look of a watermarble without the mess. Let's jump in!

Monday, 26 September 2016

Danglefoot Nail Polish Love You Berry Much & Angel of Music- Swatch & Review

Hello, my lovely readers; I hope you have all had a wonderful relaxing weekend. I received a little bit of nail mail over this weekend so keep your eyes peeled for some exciting and fun posts coming your way. This past week I felt compelled to bust out some of my untried Danglefoot nail polishes, it has been way too long since I have worn a Danglefoot polish, and these two definitely didn't disappoint. So let's jump in and take a closer look.

Friday, 23 September 2016

Born Pretty Stamping plate BP91- Swatch & Review

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Hello, my lovely readers, I can not believe we are already near the end of yet another month; this year is just going way too fast for me. The lovely people at Born Pretty Store have sent me some more goodies to test out and show you all. I couldn't resist picking up plate BP91, it has lots of really cute images and I had loads of ideas just looking at the plate on their website. So let's jump straight in!

Monday, 19 September 2016

My Collection & Setup (1 Year Blogiversary)

Hello, my lovely readers, I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. This post is really special to me as yesterday 18th of September 2016 I have officially been blogging for 1 whole year. I am so shocked and happy that we have come this far, I could not have gotten here without all of you! All of your support and kindness has made this journey so enjoyable and fun for me. I love blogging, it is such a nice feeling having somewhere I can share all my thoughts and nail addiction madness with other people that love polish as much as myself. So for today's Blogiversary post I thought I would give you a little sneak peek behind the scenes and show you my nail polish collection and set up. So let us jump in! 


Friday, 16 September 2016

Itsy Nails London- Swatch & Review

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Hello, my lovely readers, I hope you have all had a wonderful week. Mine was rather busy as my Mum was off work so we have spent a few days out, one at the butterfly farm and another at the zoo. Lexi absolutely loved the zoo her favourite were the monkeys, horses and goats. She wasn't as keen of the Butterfly farm just kept saying oh no when they flew too close. I am now officially exhausted and can barely move but it was totally worth it to see her having so much fun. Now that I have babbled on enough about my day to day life, let us get into what you are all here for. The nail polish! Today I have a post of some of the DuraPro Gel effect polishes from the lovely people at Itsy Nails London. These were sent to me for review, so let's jump straight in!

Monday, 12 September 2016

25th Birthday Mani Using Wicked Polish Drunk In Public

Hello, my lovely readers, I hope you all had a nice weekend. I took Lexi shopping she is not even 2 yet and she was picking out her own clothes and going ewww to ones she didn't like. It is official my baby girl is growing up way too fast! Of course our shopping trip wouldn't be complete without picking up some balloons to bring home. It was just over a week ago that I celebrated my 25th Birthday, so for today's post I wanted to show you the mani I wore to celebrate. So let's jump in!

Friday, 9 September 2016

Harley Quinn Nail Art

Hello, my lovely readers, I hope you have all had a great week. I had some good news for once so it has been a highly beneficial week for me. Today's post is a nail art look that I have been wanting to do for quite some time. For my birthday I was given a really cute Harley Quinn soft toy, my sweet cousin won it for me when she went on holiday. I knew the minute that I saw it, I wanted to try and do nails to match her. So let's jump in!

Monday, 5 September 2016

Polish Me Royalty Worst Heroes Ever- Swatch & Review

Hello, my lovely readers; I hope you have all had a lovely weekend. I can not believe we are now in September, this year has been going so fast. August was a very up and down month for me due to many different personal circumstances. One of the highs of August was seeing the Suicide Squad movie, I am a huge comic book fan and I have loved the Batman universe since playing the Arkham gaming series. Harley Quinn is my all time favourite character from the DC universe along with the Joker. So to see them in a movie was a dream come true. So for today's post I have four polishes from Polish Me Royalty inspired by the Suicide Squad movie. This is another UK indie brand who came out with a set of polishes based on the Suicide Squad. So let's jump in!

Friday, 2 September 2016

Boho Meebox Mani

Hello, my lovely readers, I hope you have all had a good work week. It has been an interesting week here at the FairyTalesNails household, my little Lexi has been going round with her new stethoscope giving all her toys a check-up. It seems my little girl has dreams of becoming the next Doc Mcstuffins, I must admit it is very cute and I am glad she is aiming high. Today's post is my Boho nail art using all of my goodies from Augusts Meebox, so let's jump straight in!

Monday, 29 August 2016

August Meebox- Boho Unboxing & Review (Birthday Box)

Hello, my lovely readers, I hope you have all had a lovely weekend. It was my Birthday yesterday, so my nanny took me out to lunch and Lexi gave me the best present of all. A lie in! Unfortunately, she is not old enough to make me breakfast in bed quite yet, but I am sure we will get there eventually. As we are now at the end of yet another month (where is this year going.) It is that time again for all of us UK nail addicts to dive into our Meebox's, this month Meebox turned 1 years old and the theme they choose was Boho. So let's jump in and see what we have!


Friday, 26 August 2016

Ejiubas Nail Vinyls- Swatch & Review

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Hello, my lovely readers; I hope you have had a good week with minimal nail breaks. My week hasn't been hugely eventful, I have however broken a nail (major sad face). Not to worry it was not on my swatch hand, thankfully. But now my poor cindie hand is down to nubs again, so much length gone thanks to a very mean car door. Today's post is a rare one for me, I used nail vinyls! I was recently sent some Ejiubas nail vinyls to review so I sat down and gave it my best shot, let's jump in.

Monday, 22 August 2016

Ard As Nails Hashtag Collection- Swatch & Review

Hello, my lovely readers, I hope you have all had a lovely relaxing weekend. Mine was spent with family as per usual, can not start another week without having a Sunday roast at my Nan's house. For today's post I have a recent collection released by the UK indie brand called 'Ard As Nails, I did feature some of these polishes in my recent Born Pretty stamping mani's. But now it is time for these beauties to shine all on their own, so let's jump in!

Friday, 19 August 2016

Zoya Aurora- Swatch & Review

Hello, my lovely readers, I hope you have all had a nice week. Mine has been quite uneventful activity wise but I have been receiving lots of lovely nail mail so plenty of brand new posts coming your way soon. Today's post is just going to be a very quick one of a Zoya lemming I have been after for quite some time.


Monday, 15 August 2016

PiCture POlish Spring Shades- Swatch & Review

Hello, my lovely readers, I hope you all had a lovely weekend. After an emotionally draining week, I spent most of my weekend relaxing and with family. We had a fiasco with Lexi and some balloons from McDonalds, my daughter is now obsessed with balloons or as she likes to call them baloo's. For today's post, I have a new to me brand PiCture POlish, I have used some of these shades in some recent nail art in this post. But now is the time for these beauties to shine all by themselves, so let's jump in.

Friday, 12 August 2016

New Opulent Essences Shades- Swatch & Review

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Hello my lovely readers, I hope you have all had a great week. My week has not been an easy one unfortunately, yesterday we said our final goodbye's to my great Auntie. It was an emotional and draining day, so I am spending today recuperating. I had some fabulous nail mail delivered to me this morning which definitely brought a smile to my face. You will be seeing some swatches of these Nine Zero beauties popping up on the blog shortly. For today's post, I have some brand new shades from the lovely Sharon & Zoe over at Opulent Essences. They sent me three of their newest shades to review for you, so let's jump in.

Monday, 8 August 2016

Born Pretty Store New Square Stamping Plates- Swatch & Review

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Hello, my lovely readers, I hope you all had a nice relaxing weekend. I spent my Sunday with family which was lovely, a nice Sunday roast to bring us all together. Today's post is another Born Pretty stamping plate swatch and review. The lovely people over at Born Pretty sent me four of their new Square shaped plates for free in exchange for my review. So let's jump in.

Friday, 5 August 2016

1000 Instagram Followers Mani Using Cupcake Polish Berry Good Looking

Hello my lovely readers, unfortunately this week has not been a good one for me and my family. My great Aunty Ann passed away on Wednesday, it was expected but still not easy to deal with. The sooner a cure is found for Alzheimer's the better, I really hope you have all had a better week than myself. On the more positive side of things last weekend I hit 1000 followers on Instagram, I was over the moon and still am. So for my 1000 follower mani I broke out a highly sought and talked about polish Cupcake Polish Berry Good Looking. I have been dying to try this polish ever since hearing all of the hype last year. Let's get into it and see if it was worth the wait.

Monday, 1 August 2016

Rio Meebox Mani

Hello, my lovely readers, I hope you all had a lovely relaxing weekend. I just wanted to say a massive thank you to all those amazing people following me on Instagram. Over the weekend I hit 1000 followers and I am over the moon to know that there are so many amazing people out there who like my nail art. Today's post is a brand new nail technique to me, the dry brush method. So let's jump in.

Friday, 29 July 2016

July Meebox- Rio Unboxing & Review

Hello, my lovely readers, I hope you have all had a nice week and have been enjoying the sunshine. The highlight of my week was having a dance with my little girl, she has really gotten into listening to music and having a good boogie. Her idea of dancing is shaking her hands and jumping up and down, it is a very funny site to behold. As we are now near the end of the month it is Meebox time again, this month the theme was Rio. So let's jump straight in.

Monday, 25 July 2016

Sharing The Love For Ane Li

Hello, my lovely readers, I hope you all had a lovely relaxing weekend. I am going to keep today's post short and sweet, the mani I did today is in tribute to a lovely young nail artist that chose to join the angels on July 11th 2016. Ane Li was a very talented nail artist so in tribute to her, the nail art community has been recreating her manicures and sharing them on social media today. This is my contribution.

Friday, 22 July 2016

Dixie Girl Stamping Plate DP02- Swatch & Review

Hello, my lovely readers, this week has been scorching hot and me and heat do not mix well together. I almost didn't manage to get this post up as I have not been feeling good at all, really can not wait for winter. Today's post is all about a brand new stamping plate brand from Dixie Girl a Blogger and Youtuber. She recently came out with 3 plates that she designed herself, luckily she has a UK supplier so I was able to get my hands on one of her new plates.

Monday, 18 July 2016

Cuter Cuticles Review

Hello, my lovely readers, I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. It is scorching hot here at the moment, a bit unbearable for me as me and heat don't mix. Lexi has been loving the hot weather, lots of paddling pool time and playing in my Nan's and Mum's garden. It is definitely times like this that I wish we had our own garden to play in. Fingers crossed we will have our own little house soon, then Lexi can have her own garden and lots of fun. Today's blog post is all about Cuter Cuticles, so let's jump in.

Friday, 15 July 2016

Pantone 2016 Mani

Hello my lovely readers, well we are at the end of yet another week. I hope you have all had a good one, I've been suffering from yet another bug so not the best week for me. I am just so happy that even when feeling like I can not move a muscle I have special Lexi huggles to keep me going. So today's post is a short one but I loved wearing this mani, two of my favorite colours all combined on one nail.