Friday, 23 June 2017

26 Great Nail Art Idea's- Holiday

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Welcome back lovelies, it's Friday!! Woohoo, the end of yet another week. I actually went to see Lexi's school the other day, it so hard to believe that she is nearly old enough to start nursery. Where did my little girl go, time is just going way too fast. Today's post is another prompt for the Crumpets Nail Tart's 26 Great Nail Art Idea's challenge.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Whats Up Nails Magic Shifting Powders- Swatch & Review

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Welcome back lovelies, I hope you have had a really nice weekend, I can safely say I am melting here. The weather has reached all-time high temperatures and my flat is like a sauna right now, no fresh air and the fan isn't helping at all. I need air conditioning! OK, enough of my moaning let's get into some nail goodies. 

Friday, 16 June 2017

New What's Up Nails B012 Plushie Pals Stamping Plate- Swatch & Review

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Happy Friday people's, I hope you have all had a really lovely week. I have been suffering from a constant migraine this week so not much has been accomplished on my end. Starting to come out the other side now, so fingers crossed I will be able to get back to swatching soon. Today's post is super exciting for me, recently I was contacted by the nail art company What's Up Nails and asked if I would like to review some of their products. Of course, I jumped at the chance, I was sent plenty of goodies to review for you guys so keep your eyes peeled for them either on the blog or my social media. 

Monday, 12 June 2017

Itsy Nails London Summer Shades- Swatch & Review

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Happy Monday everyone, I hope all had a really nice weekend. Mine was action packed, I went to Drayton Manor theme park yesterday for my cousin's belated 18th Birthday. It is fair to say my body is making me pay for that today, can barely hold my eye's open. But I wanted to share these beautiful summer shades with you sent to me by the lovely people at Itsy Nails London. 

Friday, 9 June 2017

26 Great Nail Art Idea's- Water

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Here we are at the end of another week, mine has been going quite slow as I have been transitioning Lexi from a cot into a big girls bed. Let's just say I have not had as much time as I would have liked to get my nails done. I did manage to get these water inspired nails put together in between reading a story and telling her to get back in her bed LOL. Today's post is another Crumpets Nail Tart's prompt, this time it was water I had wanted to do a watermarble but as I said time has been short. 

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

IZ Beauty of London Nail Decals- Swatch & Review

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Good Afternoon my lovelies, I hope this week has been treating you well so far. Nice to know we are half way through, just 2 more days until the weekend, woohoo! I am off to Drayton Manor theme park this weekend so I can imagine I will be completely exhausted next week. At the moment Lexi is changing from a cot to a big bed, so there is a lot less time for me to do my nails.  Fingers crossed it won't take too long to get used to it. Anyway let's get into today's post, I was recently sent some lovely nail decals from IZ Beauty of London, so I wanted to share those with you today. 


The nail decals that were sent to me were perfect for Spring or Summer, they applied so easily to the nail and there were so many different flowers and butterflies to choose from. 


There are over 30 different decals on one sheet because the images come in different sizes they are good for both short and long nails. You can create plenty of different nail art looks with these decals and they are so simple to apply. 


To create this nail art look I used two polishes from the Sparklea Nail Polish Carnival Collection, I have full swatches of this beautiful neon collection in my previous post. Once all of my nails were top coated and dry I applied each of the decals onto the nail to create different designs. This is such a simple way to create some beautiful looking nails in a short amount of time. 

I was quite pleased with how these turned out and would definitely recommend these decals if you're looking for some quick easy nail art products. IZ Beauty of London sells many different sets full of designs to create many different manicures. Each set costs £4 and because you receive so many decals on one sheet I definitely feel it is worth the money. I will leave links to IZ Beauty of London shop and social media below so you can go check them out they also sell nail polish as well as various other nail art goodies. 


Would love to know your thoughts, have you ever tried any of these quick nail art decals? Let me know down below. 

Have a fabulous nail day everyone and I will chat to all you wonderful people again soon.

Monday, 5 June 2017

Sparklea Nail Polish Carnival Collection- Swatch & Review

Welcome back everyone, I hope you all had a really nice weekend and enjoyed relaxing. Mine, as usual, was pretty uneventful, just the usual Sunday roast and family get together. So we are now in June those sunglasses and shorts are starting to come out of the cupboard and we are stocking up on sun lotion. That can only mean one thing, time to bust out those gorgeous neon polishes, today I have a beautiful summer collection from Sparklea Nail Polish to share with you. 

Friday, 2 June 2017

May 2017 Nail Art Round-Up

Hi my lovelies, welcome back to the madness that is my blog. Today's post is another quick monthly nail art round-up, it is hard to believe we are starting June already. It honestly feels like just yesterday that we had Christmas, this year is definitely one of those that if you blink you will miss it. So let's take a look at how many mani's I managed to pop together in May.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Born Pretty Store Holographic Stickers & Odorless Latex Cuticle Guard- Swatch & Review

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Hello my lovelies, hope you are all having a really nice week. I know it wasn't long ago that I was complaining about the rain here, but me and the sun don't get along very well either LOL. Have been feeling so energy less and tired this past week, so everything is being done at a snails pace. Today I have the last of the items sent to me from the Born Pretty Store to share with you. 


Monday, 29 May 2017

May 2017 Meebox Lost City- Unboxing & Review

Happy bank holiday Monday lovelies, I hope you are all having a really nice relaxing long weekend. I wasn't even aware it was a bank holiday until someone pointed it out the other day, as you can tell I am totally on the ball LOL. As we near the end of another month it is time for some more surprise nail mail, which can only mean one thing a Meebox unboxing. 

Friday, 26 May 2017

26 Great Nail Art Idea's- Lilac, Pink and Gold

Welcome back lovelies, I hope you have all had a nice week all has been quite chilled here. Today's post is another addition to the Crumpets Nail Tart's 26 Great Nail Art Idea's challenge, I am loving doing this nail art challenge this year, makes me try techniques and colour combinations I wouldn't have thought of by myself. 

Monday, 22 May 2017

The Nail Emporium Pigment Powders- Swatch & Review

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Welcome back everyone, I hope you all had a really lovely weekend. Mine didn't exactly go as planned, Drayton manor had to be postponed for a few weeks. So instead of going on loads of rides, I had one of my nans gorgeous roast dinners, so still a great day. For today's post I have two pigment powders from a new UK business called The Nail Emporium, these were sent to me for review a few weeks back, once my black gel polish arrived I got straight to playing with these. 

Friday, 19 May 2017

Princess Nail Lacquer Barbie and Ken Limited Edition Duo- Swatch & Review

Hello my lovelies, another week has been and gone in the blink of an eye. I am really excited for this weekend's activities, popping to town with my mum tomorrow and then the whole family are going to Drayton Manor theme park for my cousin's 18th Birthday. I can not wait to see Lexi's little face when she goes on all the rides for the first time. So let's get into what we are all here for, polish! Today I have a beautiful duo from UK indie Princess Nail Lacquer to share with you. 

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Born Pretty Store BP-L059- Swatch & Review

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We are halfway through the week again, and it is absolutely pouring with rain. I don't think the UK has got the memo that it is supposed to be Spring. I did have plans to go out for a walk and pick up some fruit, don't think that will be happening unless I want to come home looking like a drowned rat. So enough of my moaning, let's get into today's post, I have another beautiful Born Pretty Store plate to show you.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Cupcake Polish Lei Me Down and Tiki To My Heart- Swatch & Review

Welcome back my lovelies, I hope you all had a really great weekend. We were celebrating my Mum's 50th Birthday so I am officially exhausted today. For today's post, I have some gorgeous Cupcake Polishes to share with you. I picked these beauties up in a recent Rainbow Connection haul, they had been on my wish list for quite a while so I was so pleased to finally get to try them. 

Friday, 12 May 2017

26 Great Nail Art Idea's- Yellow and One Bold Colour

Welcome back guys, woohoo! It's Friday again, another week been and gone. I must admit this week did fly by for me, tomorrow is my Mum's 50th Birthday and next weekend is my cousin's 18th. Definitely going to be a busy few weeks around here. For today's post, I have another mani to show you for the Crumpet's Nail Tarts 26 Great Nail Art Ideas challenge. So let's see what I came up with.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Born Pretty Store Harunouta L015 Stamping Plate- Swatch & Review

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Woohoo, we are half way through another week, so far this week is flying by for me. I am hoping that continues as my Nan and Gramps have now gone away for 10 days, which means no Sunday Roast (I Swear I don't love food that much LOL). So, unfortunately, I don't have another addition to the Alphabet Swatchathon today, but I do have a lovely stamping plate from the Born Pretty Store. So let's take a closer look. 

Monday, 8 May 2017

Pretty Serious Pastel Pet Names Collection- Swatch & Review

Welcome back my lovelies, I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. I had my usual Sunday Roast and thoroughly enjoyed it, not much else went on this weekend mostly just household chores and some swatching. Today's post is long overdue, I have had these polishes for nearly a year and they have been sitting in my Helmer unswatched. As we are now in Spring I wanted to make sure I got these swatched this year, so let's take a look at the Pretty Serious Pastel Pet Names collection. 

Friday, 5 May 2017

April's Nail Art 2017 Round-Up

Another month has come and gone so it is time for my nail art round up, I was hoping to get this posted on Wednesday but it was a nightmare of a day so nothing got done. Things seem to be looking up now thankfully, so let's take a look at the mani's I managed to get done last month. 

Sunday, 30 April 2017

April 2017 Meebox Soft Scoop- Unboxing & Review

Welcome back guys, hope you all had a lovely weekend. My nan was back so we had our lovely Sunday roast and family catch up. I can not believe that today is May 1st, that just seems totally bonkers to me. I really wish time would slow down slightly, I'll be sending Lexi off to school before I can even blink at this rate. So as we are at the end of another month, it's time to open another Meebox. So let's just jump straight in.


Friday, 28 April 2017

26 Great Nail Art Idea's- Work Appropriate Nail Art

Welcome back peeps, TGIF, this week has dragged so much. I'm not completely sure why but time has been going at a snail's pace this week. The weather here in the UK has no clue what it is doing, one day it's sunny and hot next it's snowing, really wish it would make its mind up. So for today's post, we have another addition to the Crumpet's Nail Tarts 26 Great Nail Art Idea's challenge. This time the prompt was Work Appropriate Nail Art so let's take a look.

Monday, 24 April 2017

Pretty Perfect Polish Spring Down The Rabbit Hole- Swatch & Review

Monday again, this weekend went so fast considering I had nothing to do when it started. I caught up with my best friend yesterday which was lovely, went for some lunch and the minute we sat down Lexi was ordering a cake (so much like her mum LOL). Today I have a really beautiful Spring collection from UK indie Pretty Perfect Polish to show you inspired by the fabulous Alice In Wonderland.

Friday, 21 April 2017

Sparklea Nail Polish Harry Potter Collection- Swatch & Review

Woohoo, Friday again! Welcome back peeps, I hope you have had a lovely week and are feeling those weekend vibes already. Not much going on here, my nan has gone on an unexpected visit to Ireland which means no Sunday roast, boo hoo. For today's post, I have another fabulous UK indie brand to share with you. So let's have a look-see. 

Monday, 17 April 2017

Princess Nail Lacquer I Wanna Be A Care Bear Collection- Swatch & Review

Welcome back everyone, I hope you have all been having a lovely Easter weekend. Lexi had plenty of eggs to keep her occupied, I think I will probably have a hyperactive toddler for the next few months. Today's post is a Spring collection from UK indie Princess Nail Lacquer, this collection is called I wanna be a care bear. It has four beautiful creme polishes that are perfect for Spring.

Friday, 14 April 2017

26 Great Nail Art Idea's- Pastel To Bold Gradient With Something On Top

Woohoo, it's Friday again! I love the weekend's plenty of time spent with family and my usual roast dinner on Sunday. It will be Easter this Sunday, so keep your eyes peeled for a couple Easter mani's that will be posted on my Instagram over the weekend. Today's post is another instalment for the Crumpets Nail Tart's 26 Great Nail Art Idea's challenge. So let's see what I came up with.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Hollywood UK Indie Box- Unboxing & Review

Hey, everyone, I hope you all had a really lovely weekend. Again I am a day late in posting, unfortunately, I am still suffering from this migraine so doing anything computer related has been tough lately. I have had to write this post in bits and pieces as looking at a computer screen for too long is not a possibility at the moment. I have a really fun post for you though, so I hope that will make up for it. I have 4 gorgeous polishes from 4 fabulous UK indie brands, so let's take a closer look. 

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Occasionail- Swatch & Review

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Hello my lovelies, as you can probably see I am a day late in getting this post up. The last few day's I've been suffering from a massive migraine so looking at a computer screen was not at the top my list. However today I have a brand new UK indie brand to show you, so hopefully, that will make up for my lateness. So let's jump in and take a look.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Opulent Essences- Swatch & Review

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Happy hump day everyone, we are on that downward slide towards the weekend yet again. Normally I would be posting a polish from my Alphabet Swatchathon today, but I have these beautiful polishes from UK indie Opulent Essences which I really wanted to show to you. My swatchathon will continue next week, I promise. 

Monday, 3 April 2017

March Nail Art 2017 Round Up

Happy Monday everyone, I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I felt like a drained battery all weekend so not much going on here. I have been receiving some awesome nail mail over the last couple days, so really looking forward to sharing that with you. For today's post I have my monthly nail art round-up, so let's take a look. 

Friday, 31 March 2017

26 Great Nail Art Idea's- Green Freestyle

Woohoo! It's Friday again, another week out of the way and tomorrow we will be officially in April. I know I probably say this at the end of every month, but this year is going far too fast for me. Today's post is going to be short and sweet as I can't stare at my computer screen too long, major headache today. It's another prompt from Crumpets Nail Tart's 26 Great Nail Art Ideas, this is the nail art challenge I have accepted for this year. So far I have managed to complete all the prompts, today's theme is Green Freestyle. 

Monday, 27 March 2017

March 2017 Miami Nice Meebox- Unboxing & Review

Welcome back lovelies, I hope you all had a really nice weekend and a wonderful Mother's day to all those yummy mummy's out there. We are not coming close to the end of yet another month, which means it is that time again. Meebox! March's theme was Miami Nice, so as you can imagine a beautiful collection of some bright summery polishes. So let's open up the box and take a look. 

Friday, 24 March 2017

For Your Nails Only Bring On Spring Collection- Swatch & Review

Another week out of the way, I can't believe we are nearly at Easter already. Only feels like yesterday we had Christmas, I hope this year starts to slow down a bit going far too fast for my liking. I hope you have all had a really good week, my plans for the weekend is to bake some cookies and cupcakes for Mother's Day. On the blog today I have the brand new spring collection from For Your Nails Only, so let's jump to it!

Monday, 20 March 2017

Born Pretty Store Holographic polish and Plate- Swatch & Review

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Welcome back everyone, well that weekend went far too fast for me. The two days just seemed to blend into each other, most of my time was spent doing housework (major yawn). But I did have my Sunday roast yesterday so that definitely perked me up a little bit. For today's post, I have some more beautiful goodies from Born Pretty Store to share with you. So let's see what we have. 

Saturday, 18 March 2017

26 Great Nail Art Idea's- Spring Animals

Hey Everyone, first let me apologise I am a day late posting this next addition to the Crumpets Nail Tart's 26 Great Nail Art Idea's challenge. There were a few reasons, one because it was St Patricks Day and I had already uploaded a mani for that, it's on Instagram if you would like to see it. The Second reason was that my little Lexi had a bad tummy, so there were serious mummy huggles needed. So enough of me going on a tangent let's jump straight in.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Alphabet Swatchathon- Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

Good afternoon my awesome readers, it that day of the week again, Hump Day! We are on the downwards slope to the weekend. If you are an avid reader of my blog you will know that Wednesday is the day I continue my Alphabet Swatchathon. This is my series showing you all the untried polishes I have from indie brands from A-Z. So let's see who is in the spotlight today.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Danglefoot Nail Polish Once Upon A Time Duo, Belle and Rumple- Swatch & Review

Hello Dearies, now you might be thinking I sound like I am from another time with that intro. But today I have another Danglefoot Once Upon A Time duo to share with you. This time it is in collaboration with my good friend Becca from A Certain Becca Nails. She chose to join up with Hayley the creator of Danglefoot Nail Polish, to create the Rumbelle duo. For those of you who don't speak Once Upon a Time that is Belle and Rumple. So let's take a closer look!

Friday, 10 March 2017

Pretty Serious Bad Reputation Trio- Swatch & Review

Woohoo it's Friday! Hello my awesome readers, we are at the end of the week and I am so glad that we are. This week has been so awful at the FairyTalesNails household, first, my Auntie got ill and was taken into hospital and then the next day my Mum got taken in. My Auntie is now resting at home whilst my Mum is still in hospital having more tests, fingers crossed she will be home tonight. Let's just say it has been one roller coaster of a week. Anyway enough ranting from me, today I have the beautiful Pretty Serious Bad Reputation Trio to show you. So let's jump in!

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Alphabet Swatchathon- Bear Pawlish

Hello again peeps, we have hit that day of the week again Hump Day which means it's time to continue the Alphabet Swatchathon. I didn't have any more untried polishes from brands beginning with A so we are moving onto B. The brand I have to show you today is Bear Pawlish, they are an American indie brand, this is my first impression of this brand so let's take a look at the polish.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Nailing Mental Health Awareness Mani

Hello, lovely people, we are at the start of another week and that means most of you are probably feeling those Monday blues. When Lexi woke me up at half 7 this morning, I know I definitely felt that Monday Morning feeling. Today's post is going to be about an upcoming nail event taking place in London in April. So let's get started!

Friday, 3 March 2017

26 Great Nail Art Idea's- Mixed Tape Mani

Yippee! It's Friday, not much planned for the weekend but I am hoping I might get a small lie in as the other half has a day off tomorrow, so fingers crossed. I am here today with a really fun mani and to make it even better its a triplet mani with Bethany from B Nailed To Perfection and Becca from A Certain Becca Nails. The nail community is a lovely place and I have made plenty of friends since I've been a part of it. I am so pleased I met these two lovely ladies and have really enjoyed doing our triplet mani.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

February 2017 Nail Art Round-Up

Good afternoon my beauties, it is that time of the week again. Hump day! LOL we are half way through yet another week and have entered into a new month. How on earth is it March already, this year is just going far too fast. Normally on a Wednesday, I would be doing my Alphabet Swatchathon, but instead, I'm going to use this post to reflect on all the nail art looks I achieved in February.

Monday, 27 February 2017

February 2017 Gatsby Meebox- Unboxing & Review

Welcome back my lovely readers, I hope you all had a nice weekend relaxing or partying. I received quite a bit of nail mail on Friday so spent quite a lot of time playing with those. Among that nail mail, was February's Meebox, the theme for this months box was Gatsby. So let's jump in and take a closer look!


Friday, 24 February 2017

Wikkid polish- Swatch & Review

Hello, my lovely readers, it's Friday! Another week behind us again, mine has been a bit up and down I was poorly at the start of the week but have ended the week on a high note. Managed to lose a bit of weight and had some beautiful nail mail to finish my week off nicely. Plenty of awesome posts coming your way peeps. For today's post. I have another UK indie brand called Wikkid polish, this is my first time trying these polishes so let's jump in!

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Alphabet Swatchathon- Anchor & Heart

Hello, my lovely readers, hope you are all having a nice week so far. Hump day is here which means it's time for another Alphabet swatchathon post. Today we have the American indie brand Anchor & Heart, I picked a few of these up last year when my mum went to visit our cousin in Kentucky. Instead of just doing the one polish I decided I would do 2 as these both came in a duo set. So let's jump in and take a closer look.

Monday, 20 February 2017

All Gels Gel Polish- Swatch & Review

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Hello, my lovely readers, that weekend went way too fast for me. There was no Sunday roast this time, so I am going through withdrawals at the moment LOL. I hope you all had a nice relaxing weekend. Today's post is a first for me, I was recently contacted by a company called All Gels to try some of their gel polishes. I have never actually used Gel polish before, so this was a great learning experience. Let's jump in and take a look!

Friday, 17 February 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas- Blue Floral

Hello, my lovely readers, here we are at the end of yet another week. It is totally bonkers to think we are already half way through February, where is this year going. I hope you've all had a nice week and I am super pumped to see how many of you are enjoying my Alphabet Swatchathon. Today's post is another prompt for the Crumpets Nail Tart's 26 Great Nail Art Ideas, this time it was blue floral. So let's jump in and see what I came up with.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Alphabet Swatchathon- Above The Curve Fallen Angel 2.0

Hello, my lovelies, I hope you have all been having a good week so far. We have hit hump day again which means another Alphabet Swatchathon post. This time we have Above The Curve, I recently picked this polish up in a destash. So let's take a closer look!