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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Hey - i am 26 years old and i live in the Uk. I discovered Konad around October 2010 , and my bank balance has yet to recover. i have since collected a very large collection of fauxnads and Konads. the goal for this blog is simple - (1) Further explore the world of nail art stamping. (2) To keep a record of all my experiments with stamping. (3) To show you the potential each stamp has. (4) To show you that you don't have to be a 'Konading' expert to have fun! =)

Sunday, 29 January 2012

SdP 57 + ' Doe a deer - A female Deer ! '

Hey guys

After Fridays fail manicure - I needed a Holo pick me up!.

This weeks 'Adventures In Stamping' challenge was to stamp with a plate - that 
ended in the number seven. I decided to use the lovely deer Image 
on plate SdP 57.

For this manicure I used:

- Milani -  Cyberspace.
- Beauty UK - Lilac Girl.
- Konad Special Black Polish.
- A selection of Green fraulein 38 Nail Art Liners.
- SdP 57.

I love how this turned out - The purple background adds a nightly feel this Manicure =D.

To create the base ( See Below) of my manicure I used:

- Two coats of Beauty UK's Lilac Girl.
- I then applied One coat of Milani's Cyberspace.

Here is the deer close up.

Here is a picture of the SdP 57 image plate that i used to 
create my manicure. It can be purchased from Here.

Thank you for stopping By!



Friday, 27 January 2012

Big SdP N + A bit of a Fail '

Hey Guys

Thank god its Friday!!! =D.

Unfortunately, this is not one of my best manicures - However you're never learn if 
you don't make mistakes and learn from them!

Anyway onto the manicure:

For this Manicure I used:

- Ciate - My Fair Lady.
- Fab Ur Nails Stamping Polish - Pink , Yellow , Avocado Green ,
 Bubble Blue & Lavender.
- Big SdP N.

What I hate about this manicure:

- I cannot fault the Image plate and stamping polishes that I used to create 
this manicure with - However, I just feel that this manicure 'looks' washed out.
- I HATE how streaky the base colour looks -  I didn't have a problem when I
 used it for this manicure - This will teach me NOT to 
paint my nails with bad lighting.

Anyway runs away from my negative comments....
Here's a close up of the gorgeous pattern =D .

Big SdP N Can be purchased from here.

Thanks fir stopping by!



Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Swap + ' Goodies from Croatia! '

Hey Guys!

 I recently did a swap with the lovely Fairy_Ana - If your not already 
following her blog - then check it out immediately =).

Look at the lovelies she sent me! =)).

This was Fairy Ana's first swap! - I'm sure I've now got her addicted to swapping lol.
Read her post about the goodies I sent her here.

Lets all say hello to my new essence plate - and welcome it to my collection =).

I love essence's image plate's - I just wish they were more widely available =-/.

On Friday I posted a Review for Born Pretty, of their GCOCL Stamping Nail Art Polishes.
I had a nightmare posting it , so for all those that missed it - Please click Here.

Manicures soon to follow =).

Thanks for stopping by!



Friday, 20 January 2012

Review for Born Pretty + GCOCL Stamping Nail Art Paints

Hey Guys

I have done 2 recent reviews for Born Pretty - Here & Here.

Born Pretty contacted me again recently, to ask if i would like to review another product 
for them - I immediately replied Yes! and selected a product I'd been keen to try for a while.

I have had a lot of emails asking if i have tried GCOCL Stamping Nail Art Polishes.
Ive always been on the fence about buying non konad stamping polishes - 
So i was glad to be given the opportunity to have a play with them.

The following is contained in the box:

- Red Stamping Polish.
- Yellow Stamping Polish.
- Black Stamping Polish..
- White Stamping Polish.
- Green Stamping Polish.
- Blue Stamping Polish and one Clear Top Coat.

 Each bottle contains 10ml of polish.

I decided the only way to show how well a stamping polish will preform, is 
to use Black and White paper!

The stamp I chose to use for these swatches was the 
Cocktail glass from the Designer Plate 2 - Food and Drink.


*P.s the pictures where taken in different places to capture 
the light better- so I'm sorry if you see the light differing from picture to picture*

Overall thoughts :

Product  8/10
Opacity 7/10
Packaging 7/10

I would like to add that i was particularly particularly happy 
with the Yellow and Blue stamping against 
a dark color! - This defiantly got my Thumbs up

The link for this product is Here

If you place an order on the Born Pretty Store website you can use this 
code to get 10% OFF: SSJ61 . 
I placed a banner to the BPS website on the left side of my blog with the code. 
Also not unimportant, they have worldwide Free Shipping.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, 19 January 2012

How SOPA/PIPA will/could affect your beauty blog

Hey guys

I'm sure you will have all read about  SOPA and PIPA  - and if you haven't?!?
- Then where have you been hiding?

I found a good article about it Here - Showing how SOPA/PIPA 
will affect your beauty blog/ or blogs you enjoy reading - If passed.

Please don't just sit back - And think *Oh well this wont affect me*.. Because
 it COULD, if the law is passed!

Information on what you can do to voice your anger is
 attached to the bottom of the link above

Thanks for stopping by!



Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Happy Birthday Spellbinding Nails

Hey Guys

Spellbinding Nails celebrated it's First birthday on Sunday.

 So i decided to :
1) Do a manicure for the occasion (Like i need a excuse lol).
2) Buy a present to celebrate - My own Domain!

My blog is now

I've been meaning to purchase my blogs domain for some time.
However, now that I've done it - I'm extremely 
happy, it was defiantly the right move forward for me.

Anyway onto the Manicure. 
* Sorry in advance for the lobster hands... I blame the yellow polish *

For this Manicure I used :

- Models Own - Lemon Meringue.
- Beauty UK's - Lilac Girl , Go Green & Blue.
- Konad Special Black Polish.
- Dotting Tools.

I used a funky , balloon full image design from Image plate Big SdP M -
to create these celebration nails.

This Image plate can be purchased from Here.

I hope your all having a fab week!



Sunday, 15 January 2012

HB45 + ' Under the Sea! '

Hey Guys

This is my second 'stamping challenge manicure ' - I have created since
 joining a Facebook group called
 'Adventures In Stamping' .

This weeks stamping theme was ' Under the Sea ' .
Here is the manicure I created using Image plate HB45:

For this Manicure I used:

-  La Femme Beauty - Ice Blue Cream.
- Fab Ur Nails Stamping Polish -Lavender , Pink , Orange &
Avocado Green.
- Konad Special Orange Polish.
-  Green fraulein 38 Nail Art Liners.
- Beauty UK -Yellow Peril.
Dotting Tools.
- HB45.

I love how bright and colourful this manicure looks.

Here is the HB45 image plate that I used for this Manicure.

Thanks for Stopping by!



Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Big SdP M + ' Silver Hearts! '

Hey Guys

Here's a quick post from me tonight to show you a 
manicure I created with my new Big SdP M plate.

For this Manicure I used:

- Barry M Nail Paint - Bright Red & Foil.
- Kleancolor - Chunky Holo Poppy.
- Rimmel London -Matte Finish.

I really like how this manicure turned out
The image is so cute and simple!.

To create the base ( See Below) of my manicure i used:

- Two coats of Barry M Nail Paint - Bright Red ( Above ).
- One coat of Kleancolor's Chunky Holo Poppy.
- One coat of Rimmel London - Matte Finish.

Here is the Big SdP M image that I used for this manicure.
It can be purchased from Here.

Thanks for stopping by!



Sunday, 8 January 2012

SdP 54 + ' A funky Monkey! '

Hey Guys

This is my first 'stamping challenge manicure ' - I created this manicure
 for a group that i joined on Facebook called
 'Adventures In Stamping' .

If you want to join, just click Here - The group is a great place to 
discuss stamping ideas, problems and traumas and also
 to gain great tips and support with stamping!

For this Manicure I used :

- Barry M - Spring Green.
- Nails Inc polish - Jermyn Street nail polish.
- Konad Special Black Polish.
- Some Green and a Yellow -  Fraulein 38 Nail Art Liners.
SdP 54.

I tried to sit the monkey on a log surrounded by grass....But if you look
 close enough ... (Oops) the monkey is hovering above the Log.
 /Bonk! - Oh well i tried!.

 Adventures In Stamping's first Sunday challenge included the colour green.
I used this challenge as an excuse to dig out my favourite green of all time.
I love everything about Barry Ms Spring Green - Its my favourite polish of all time.

Here's a close up picture of The monkey image that i used.

Here is the SdP 54 Plate that i used to create 
this manicure. This plate is available from Here.

Thanks for stopping by!



Saturday, 7 January 2012

RA116 +' Golden Leaves! '

Hey Guys

I recently received my red angel plates!

I was getting so fed up of seeing them swatched on blogs - feeling mine 
would never reach me =-/ .
I brought my plates in November- However, they were initially lost in the post - So the
 company were kind enough to re-post a set to me.

Before i start rambling on I'll move onto the manicure:

For this Manicure I used:

- Nail Pop - Hotpants
- Beauty UK Midnight Minx's Green.
- Konad Special White Polish.
- RA116
- Dotting Tools.

This polish is Nail Pops colour no.15. 
It is from New Looks new make up range - Available in superdrug 
stores (For UK readers only I'm afraid)!

This shade is called Hotpants ... I'm in love with this shade!

I only needed to apply one coat! - I love one coat polishes!
 I just love its metallic colour and texture!.. I'm defiantly getting more polish from this brand!

Before setting with this image plate (below) I used RA103 - but 
found the designs to be too deep to use =(.
I'm currently trying to resolve this with the 
company - Needless to say they are being brilliant about the situation.

Here is the image plate that I did however use =).

Anyway back to the ramble lol.

I got these red angel plates shortly after Christmas.  
Whilst looking through the plates - to ensure that none were missing. I noticed that
 plates RA111 and RA113 had wingless fairies =-/.
 I also had 4 other plates with bad etched marks on them. 
I immediately contacted the company for advise.

They came back to me again promptly - I love it when companies do this!

They advised me that: 

We are sorry about the problem. The reason that the fairies are without wings for your reshipment is because we changed our designs in the beginning of the December. The reshipment for your new package was sent on 12/21/2011 with the new designs. 

However -  They also advised me they would look for replacement plates
 with wings as my order was made in November - They also replaced
the 4 plates that had etchings on the designs.

The new plates arrived today - see the comparisons 

I'm glad i was able to get my hands on the correct plates =) .

However, if you ordered them after they changed their designs - then
 check out what my lovely friend Caitlin has discovered.

Thanks for stopping by!



Wednesday, 4 January 2012

C02 + ' Wellies on a wet Day! '

Hey Guys

Its been raining since 2012 started - which has put me in such a happy mood!

So i thought I'd delicate my manicure to the first raindrops of
 2012 ( I swear i haven't gone crazy - nor am i drunk whilst writing this - I 
just simply love it when it rains <3 ).

(Picture with Flash).

For this manicure I used :

- Barry M - Black and Cyan Blue.
- Nail Pop - Pearl Effect.
- Rimmel London -Matte Finish.
- Fab Ur Nails Stamping Polish - Yellow.
- Dotting Tools.
- Konad CO2.

(Picture with Flash).

To create the base ( See Below) of my manicure i used:

- Two Coats of Barry M's Black.
- One Coat of Nail Pop's Pearl Effect.
- One Coat of Rimmel London -Matte Finish.

(Picture with Flash).

These wellies are so super cute! I love that these plates are soo super cute.

I really hope Konad start making more adventurous designs this year... I'm so bored of flowers and butterflies from them =-/.

Here is the C06 plate that i used to create this manicure =).

Thanks for stopping by!


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