Thursday, October 30, 2014

Grace-full Nail Polish O Holy Night and The White Rider

For today's look I combined two of my polishes, the black jelly is O Holy night and on my ring finger is The White Rider. I love them together and added a stamp of a fairy from Moyou Fairytale collection plate 01.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wave of Polish _ Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.

Today is our last day of doing Awareness nails. A huge thank you to all who joined in.

In this design the blue is OPI What's With the Cattitude, the pink is China Glaze In a Lilly bit and the glitter is Powder Perfect The Stars Are Brightly Shining.

Hope you all join in again next year Tx

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Review by Tracy on Grace-full Nail Polish new polishes

Hello everyone,

I can't review my own polishes for you so I asked one of my gorgeous swatchers to do a write up for you all. No money or polish (lol) other than what was provided for review was exchanged for this review and as the lovely Tracy is only on Instagram she didn't have a blog to place it on. It gives you an insight into how the polishes performed and how they applied. I can promise that I worked hard to have the formula on all the polishes just how I would like it if I had purchased them. It takes 3 coats on some jellies to become opaque but I wanted the glitter to shine through easily so a slow build up of colour worked best for that. Consider this a testimonial and more reviews will start appearing on other blogs soon.

Hi guys, I’m Tracy (or @oliviajade19 over Instagram).  I was lucky enough to be asked by Theresa to not only test out her some of her polishes for Grace-full Nail Polish, but to also swatch some for her as well. And *spoiler alert* OMG they are all amazing!  I have fallen in love with them all so much that I went and purchased the remaining polishes for my collection.

First up from the Fellowship Collection is Gandalf’s Fireworks.

 Now this is probably my favourite that I own from this collection.  I used three coats for my swatch, and each coat applied so easily.  It applied evenly and was jam packed full of glittery goodness. It’s so sparkly and amazing. I love that can be worn on its own or layered over other polishes to give it a different look.  I definitely plan on playing with this polish more.

Next up we have Lady Of The Woods.

 This polish is super easy to use, opaque in two coats (as shown in my swatch) and has a generous amount of glitter.  I love that this polish looks like a cream and gold polish at night (well at least it did under my lights), and that the true magic of it comes through during the day.

The Fellowship Cloak is opaque in two coats, and again really easy to use.

 I applied it like I was applying a crème (no fishing or dabbing needed) and the glitter payoff was great.  It’s definitely not too glitter heavy or light.  And the colour combination is completely unique in my collection.

The White Rider, now how I can describe this in one word?

Awesome? Amazing? I don’t think I have the right word to describe my love for this one.  This one is on the thicker side because it is jam packed with holo glitter.  I thought it might be difficult to use but I was so surprised at how easy it was to apply.  I think this is nearly a one coat polish but I couldn’t tell with my lighting (I was blinded by all the sparkly) so I did a second coat to be on the safe side.

You Have My Bow is yet another gorgeous polish from the Fellowship Collection.

 I used three coats for my swatch to achieve opaqueness.  I love the mix of glitter in here and how easy the shapes came out without having to fish for them.  I used the dabbing method to apply this polish.

Next up is the Christmas collection.  I was lucky enough to receive three of the four polishes from this collection.  First up is Oh Holy Night.

  Now this polish isn’t your typical Christmas polish, which I love.  It can be worn any time of the year.  This polish applies really nicely, and the glitter payoff is fantastic.  It’s definitely not over packed or too light in that department.  My swatch shows two coats.  

Merry definitely screams Christmas polish to me.

 It’s incredibly sparkly, easy to apply and is opaque in two coats. Love it.  I can see myself using it a lot with nail art over Christmas.

The final polish I received from the Christmas collection is Sugar Plum Fairy.

  I was definitely worried about this one given the amount of large glitters in there.  I normally have such trouble getting them out.  But not with this one.  I didn’t have go fishing for anything and the colour was opaque in two coats.

Nail That Accent is definitely the collection that I am most excited about.  I loved the idea of it when Theresa first mentioned it to me and these polishes did not disappoint at all.  Multi Jewel is probably my favourite from this collection (maybe – it’s definitely really hard to decide).

It’s incredibly sparkly, applies easily and is opaque in two coats.  I couldn’t stop staring at my nails when I wore this.  Pics just don’t do it justice.

Navy is definitely another one of those polishes that pics just don’t do it justice.

It’s so sparkly and has this glow about it, which I absolutely love.  I did one coat over OPI Dating A Royal and it was amazing to work with.  The formula feels on the thicker side but is so easy to apply and the glitter pay off is amazing. I’m guessing this one will probably need two to three coats to be fully opaque.

Passion Pink is similar to Navy.

 It has the same thicker formula that is easy to apply, great amount of glitter payoff, and has so much sparkle.  Again pics just don’t do this polish the justice that it deserves.  I used one coat over OPI Dim Sum Plum for my swatch, although I think in two to three coats this polish could be opaque.
And last, but certainly not least, is Violet.  This happened to be the very first polish from Grace-Full that I ever tried and fell in love with.  Like Passion Pink and Navy, the formula is on the thicker side but it applies like a dream with great glitter payoff.  I used one coat over OPI Do You Lilac It?
Overall, I love all of the Grace-full polishes that I have tried. There is such a great mix of polishes that there is definitely something for everyone.  I can’t wait until I receive the remaining polishes to complete my collection.

Monday, October 27, 2014

AN Monday - Halloween free for all

I don't usually do Halloween nails but I wanted to join in this week and try out the new nail vinyls from Celestial Cosmetics. I'm not a big fan on having a vinyl decal on my nail so I cut out the background and used that as a template to paint the shapes on my nails. It worked beautifully and the shapes came out crisp and clear. For the orange in this design I used OPI Toucan Do It If You Try, the purple is OPI Vant To Bite My Neck? and the glitter is Celestial Cosmetics End of Days.

I might not do them but I am looking forward to seeing all the Halloween nails :) Tx

Ann -  @annvsv
Astrid - @lovessweetas
Briana - @briemmara
Carly - @_makeupbycarly - blog coming soon so watch this space!
Christinemay - @xtinemayyy or Nails at 2am
Elissa -@tenlittlenubs and Ten Little Nubs
Erin Wu -  @erinzi and Erin Zi’s Nails
Holly - @nails_by_holly
Jasmyn- @jasmsb or Jas's Blingtastic Nails
Jennifer @jennlojko
Julia - Fancy Nails and Cups of Tea
Kate - Pimped Out Nails
Kate R - @katersnails
Kelly - @kellyskolors and Kelly's Kolors!
Lily Jinks - @lilyandjinks
Loz - @polish_patterns and
Tamie - @misstamie73
Tracy - @oliviajade19
Naomi - @nadeekay and Nananaisnails
Natalia - @cats_n_nails
Nicki - @celestialcosmetics
Relle - @lazylacquerista or Lazy Lacquerista
Sarah Claire - @shattermeclaire or Shatter me Claire
Sylvie - @smudgedpolish
Tara - @lokislacquer or Loki’s Lacquer
Tash Birch - @tashisdead
Theresa - @itsallaboutpolish or It's All About the Polish

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Geometric nail design

I'm wearing a geometric design today, just a little something different. I used Zoya Dove on my middle two fingers. I taped up sections to do the diamond and painted that with Powder Perfect Raspberry Whorl and again taped up for the mini rectangle. On my index and pinkie is Grace-full Nail Polish Passion Pink. I really quite like this one :)

Have a fabulous weekend, Tx

Friday, October 24, 2014

Grace-full Christmas Collection 2014

I didn't want to do just traditional Christmas polishes so I had a bit of fun and came up with these, hopefully most of them can get some wear all year around. They will be released tomorrow night at my Grace-full Nail Polish store.

O Holy Night is a black jelly full of tiny holo stars, opal flakes and tiny silver holo pieces. I am wearing two coats with top coat

Sugarplum Fairy –  I based this one on the Nutcracker. It’s a musky pink crelly base packed with pastel and bright matte glitter with violet and silver holographic dots.

This is Holly Jolly Christmas and meant to be a fun Christmas polish.  It has a bright green jelly base with green, gold and fuchsia glitters in dots and hexes.

The photos show 2 coats with a top coat. I would recommend using a base colour.

Merry – is a microglitter in gold, red and emerald and intended to be a polish from the Nail That Accent! range.

an idea of how you can use Merry in nail art

Grace-full Nail Polish Nail That Accent! collection

 You've seen me post a few of these over the last few weeks. There is 6 in this collection with at least another 5 to add to it in the next month. Available from 7pm tomorrow at my etsy store Grace-full Nail Polish

Nail That Accent! is a collection for accent nails. I made this collection as I know as a nail art addict just how hard it can be to find that perfect glitter to use as an accent nail. The majority are solid colour glitters and there are some colourful microglitters as well. They are made to be used with undies/base colours, as I wanted to add the pop of glitter to a nail design without adding the bulkiness it can take to get a fully opaque glitter nail. As you will see below they can still look fab as a mani on their own as well. The sparkle a lot more than photos show.

First up is Passion Pink, it contains three sizes of fuchsia holo glitter. I am wearing it over Zoya Reagan and added two thin coats.

This is Violet and it contains three sizes of violet holo glitter. I am wearing it over OPI You're Such a Budapest. I used two thin coats.

This is Light Pink a dusty pink with three sizes of holo glitter. I am wearing it over OPI Sparrow me the Drama and used two thin coats.

This is Multi Jewels. This glitter has blue, red, pink, green, lavender and purple in it. Photos show 2 coats and it's opaque so there is no need for a base colour with this accent polish

for the above look I teamed it with Zoya Belinda

Here is Turquoise I love this colour!! Turquoise is made from different sizes of holo glitter. I am wearing it over Zoya Wednesday and used two thin coats,

This is Navy - It's a cross between a navy and a royal blue, if you wear a navy base colour it looks more navy or with a royal blue the lighter shade shows. Again it is made from different size glitter and I have used two thin coats. I used OPI Keeping Suzi at Bay as a base colour.

Above base colour OPI Dating a Royal

That's it for now, a huge thank you to my other swatchers Eboni from @ladybirdlacquer and Tracy from @oliviajade19 on Instagram. 


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