Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Reindeer Gold and Cream

Better late than never, I'm a bit behind and didn't post one of my last Christmas manis, I love the simplicity of this one and creme and gold are always a winner. I used OPI My Vampire is BUff, China Glaze Passion and Grace-full Nail Polish Gold.

I forgot again this year to even take a photo of my Christmas Day nails but think I have Christmas Eve nails around here some place. I hope you all had a wonderful day!!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Grace-full Nail Polish Creme Nail Art

This design includes all 5 colours from the Girls Just Wanna Have Fun creme collection. I'm still feeling festive so I've extended the Grace-full sale for another 24 hours. You can pick up the cremes for $6.40.

It's also a chance for international ladies to pick up some polishes, I am shipping internationally for this sale only.

Hope you're still enjoying the festive season :)

Friday, December 26, 2014

Grace-full Nail Polish Boxing Day Sale

Grace-full Nail Polish Boxing Day Sale
Christmas polishes 50% off
Nail That Accent 40% off
Fellowship collection 30% off
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun 20% off
International shipping available

All while stocks last!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Santa and his Sleigh Nails

I've loved this design on the Moyou plate for ages but wasn't sure how I'd go just using part of the collage plate as I'd never tried before. By just applying polish to the design you want and using the small end of the stamper it was really easy. The background polish is beautiful but a one off I made for special friends this Christmas. The stars are from the same Moyou plate using the same technique and the dits are just with a dotting tool.  I sponged some white on my nails and lightly dabbed an iridescendant  glitter over it to make it glistening snow.

I love the look and loved wearing it :)

Merry Christmas Eve, Tx

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Glitter Placement Bauble and Christmas Tree

I decided to try something I've never done before - glitter placement. I love the final look but take my hat off to those that do full nails and have perfectly straight glitter lines. It wasn't as time consuming as I thought but every bit as fiddly as I imagined. My base colour is OPI You're Such a Budapest.

Have a wonderful day, Tx

Monday, December 22, 2014

AN Monday theme - Santa and/or Reindeer and/or Elves

It's Monday again already and the last one before the fat man visits so he had to feature on my nails. I added Mrs Claus as she always gets left out :). It was a lot of fun to do. I used OPI My Vampire is Buff as the base for Santa and Mrs Clause, the red is OPI All I Want For Christmas is OPI. Mrs Claus's glasses have Essie No Place Like Chrome, her cheeks are Zoya Brigitte and both their noses are Zoya Rue. Rudolph is Zoya Normandi with a England Perceval as his nose and Zoya Codie as antlers. The elf is dark green Don't Mess With Opi and the bright green is butter London Jaded Jack.

Hope everything is going to plan in your house for Christmas Tx

Merry Christmas from Grace-full Nail Polish and Boxing Day Sale News

Tomorrow will be the last shipping day for Grace-full Nail Polish this year. 

There will be a super boxing day sale and international shipping will be on offer on polishes bought within that 24 hr time frame! However postage will not be running again until the 2nd January, hubby does the postage for me so he needs and deserves a little break .

We wish you and your loved ones a safe and happy Christmas. Thank you so much for your support and I'm looking forward to bringing you more new pretties in the new year.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas Dots

Christmas dots that I'm not really sure I like. It's nice first glance but after a day wearing them they were a bit much. I think I just like softer dots on this scale. I used a custom Powder Perfect as a base colour. The dots are gold Zoya Ziv, Green OPI Don't Mess With OPI and the red is a England Perceval. 

I can feel a migraine coming on so I'm off to bed, I'm just pleased I finlly got some gift wrapping done earlier.
Take care, Tx

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Christmas Skittle

Morning everyone! I did a design similar to this last year but I don't remember where I saw the original so sorry to the artist. I do love the combination and I'm so enjoying doing candy cane now the red no longer bleeds with Pretty Serious's awesome top coat. The white is Kester Black French White, the red is Pretty Serious Looks that Kill, the green is China Glaze Emerald Sparkles and the silver glitter is a England Merlin. I stamped with Essie No Place Like Chrome, it's a BM plate but I didn't write down the number.

Hope you enjoy your weekend, Tx

Friday, December 19, 2014

Blue Christmas mani

A sneak peek of a polish joining the Girls Just Wanna Have Fun collection in January. I think it makes the perfect Blue Christmas mani and couldn't resist using it :). I added some silver snowflakes and I'm even more in love with it <3

Hope you're finding the lead up to the sill season not too stressful, take care Tx

Sea Siren Cosmetics - Sealicious Hand, Nail & Foot Skincare Range Review

 Get prepared to take yourself on an Enchanting Journey of the mind, body and spirit with your own at home spa experience with the full size haul of sealicious booty.  Pamper those shipwrecked hands, nails and feet in the comfort of your own home, in your own time, with a powerful combination of natural ingredients from the ocean and earth to promote a wave of change! Walk the Plank, Miss the Boat or Get Onboard!

I've been lucky enough to have been reviewing this collection for a few months. As with any new skin care product I like time to see how it works for me. All of the products are Australian made, not tested on animals and Vegan friendly.You can buy them as a pack, in sets with polish or individually.

First up is the Nail and cuticle oil - I found the container a little hard to use as it didn't allow me to just apply to my cuticles but rather had to place some on my hand and rub in. The oil itself is great, non offensive smell, not too long for soak in time and the most important part was it worked well on keeping my cuticles in great condition.  

This second product is the Hand and Nail cream - this is my favourite from the pack and one I will always be keeping on hand. It has a refreshing but not over powering citrus scent. The pump pack was easy to use and the cream soaked in quickly but still left my hands feeling baby smooth. Definitely my new favourite hand cream and believe me in changing polish everyday these products become very important to the upkeep of hands, cuticles and nails.

Next is the foot and hand mask. I found this product a real treat for both my feet and hands. My feet in particular get the least amount of love so they have improved so much in using these products. This mask really did improve my irritated skin on my feet. It also left my hands feeling gorgeous. The mask tightens as it dries and you leave it on for 10 minutes - absolute heaven for my feet but I found it a little difficult to keep my hands still for 10 minutes. I'm just one of those people that is always fiddling with something. I would recommend this product especially to those whose feet require some TLC as mine did.

This is the hand and foot scrub. It has a spearmint smell and the first time I put it on my hands I was a little worried I'd grabbed a toothpaste instead. May not make sense to most but I do have a toothpaste in my nail care kit as it helps stains. Anyway the particles in the scrub are fine and not large and chunky like so many others. I particularly liked this on my feet as some of the larger scrubs don't feel as nice on the more sensitive areas of your feet. It absolutely did it's job and for me it was great that it was for feet and hands as my hands do receive regular scrubs but it's just not something I get around to doing to my feet. I had horrible dead skin on my feet and this scrub worked well at removing it and leaving both my hands and feet still moisturised. I did have a little issue getting it out of the bottle but found rolling it between my hands to warm it before use made it easier to pour.

Lastly is the foot cream and this comes a very close second to the hand cream for me. I have irritated skin on my feet as I said and this cream was so soothing and heavenly. I found myself using it more regularly than I thought I would. Especially on those days where you have been on your feet all day, a rub with this cream and your feet feel soothed and lovely.

I hope you enjoyed this look at a great range of Australian made products, I recommend spoiling yourself and trying some out for yourself, you won't regret it :)
This product was provided for my honest review.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Traditional Christmas Tree Nails

As much as I love non traditional colours for Christmas I still love traditional too. The green is one I made that has the super holographic glitter in, it never captures on camera but in real life it's just so sparkly. On my ring finger is Powder Perfect Kevin! and I made a Christmas tree with tape and China Glaze Emerald Sparkles.

Have a wonderful day, Tx

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Sweet Sixteen

Yesterday should have been our daughter Grace's 16th birthday. I struggled to make the perfect polish for a sweet 16 and while I like this one it's not as perfect as I'd like. Hopefully she would have liked it :)

Today is 16 years since we lost her so I wanted soft, girly and full of love. I used OPI Mod About You for the pink. The texture is OPI Solitaire and I stamped with a Moyou Princess plate. The half moons have a England Merlin with crystal hearts and pretty pearl studs from Celestial Cosmetics.

It works for me :)

Hug your loved ones today, Tx

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Silver and white Christmas design

I love silver and white together and I adore OPI Push and Shove when you first apply it, so I knew I wanted to add it to a Christmas look. I used China Glaze White on White, Essie No Place Like Chrome for the silver stripes and stamping with a Messy Mansion plate, obviously OPI Push and Shove for my middle finger and a England Merlin on my pinkie. I added some crystals to make a tree shape on my ring finger. It's a more classy look than normal, I just wish Push and Shove looked this good for a longer amount of time.

Have a wonderful day, Tx

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Christmas Minions

I set myself a task for today's design. I decided to put Christmas nails into google and have a go at the first design to come up. @nailingstorm's Christmas minions was the first one so the challenge was set. Mine are no where near as good but I had fun doing them. The base colour yellow is Zoya Darcy, the red is a England Perceval, the white is just one I made and the the black is Zoya Raven as I find it smudges the least. I used Pretty Serious Artiste top coat again and the red and black both didn't budge at all, it's a miracle potion! Minions are just so cute :)

Hope you enjoy your weekend, Tx

Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas Gift Wrap Nails

Hey everyone. Today it was time for some gift wrap, I always have trouble with the bows so used a template this time. Personally I prefer them as show below before the bows and just plain wrapping paper but that could just come from my dislike of doing bows in nail art :). My index is Grace-full Nail Polish Michelle, my middle finger is Pretty Serious Hell on wheels, the white is just one I made and the bright green in butter London Jaded Jack :) I have to sing the praises of Pretty Serious's new top coat Artiste, this is the first time I've done a candy cane nail and not had horrible bleeding from the red. I've used it on the last few designs and love that it stops bleeding and smearing - it's an absolute must have for nail art!!

Have a fantabulous day, Tx

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Christmas Squares 3 Ways nail art

I'm a little indecisive at the moment so this designs ended up with three looks, I'm not even sure which one I like the most :). I do love geometric shapes so love the squares on the accent nails. The bright green is Grace-full Nail Polish Karen, the creme red is Powder Perfect is With My High Heels On and the deeper green is China Glaze Emerald Sparkles. I made the squares with vinyl straights on a dry white base, I then just coloured the squares in with a nail art brush. I use Shany brushes. The next look I added a gold snowflake with diamente from Emily de Molly. Then the last look I added Grace-full Nail Polish Crimson over the red and added some square diamentes to my index and pixie.

I'm still not sure what one is best so you get all three :)

Take care Tx

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Let It Snow Christmas Nails

I absolutely love the Celestial Cosmetics Christmas polish Let It Snow. I used it for inspiration behind this design and am wearing it on my index and pinkie.  My ring finger base is Cate Ruby Sky, the Christmas tree is Zoya Yummy and the dots are Zoya Edie, Zoya Natty and piCture pOlish Sky. The silver is my favourite Zoya Trixie. I love non traditional Christmas colours just as much as traditional, and really nowdays Christmas decorations are no longer just traditional colours.

Hope you have a fab day, Tx

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Christmas Stars and Candy Cane Stripes Nails

I've been waiting to make this polish, I just knew I really wanted one with stars in traditional Christmas colours and now the latest collection is out I had time to make one and I just love it. I love squishy jelly polishes and the mini red, gold and green stars are just right. I do feel bad showing you one off polishes I've made but you can always make a custom order if there is something you must have. I teamed it with a red microglitter and some gold candy cane stripes. I know I'll be using this polish a lot this month :)

Have a wonderful day, Tx

Monday, December 8, 2014

Grace-full Nail Polish Giveaway

I'm having a giveaway for a little Christmas present for someone. I love giving at Christmas time and I'm so thankful to so many for supporting my new little polish line. It will be open internationally and run for a week. Enter below to win the complete 12ml collection of Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Creme Collection

please note

This giveaway is a thank you for those that follow me and have been interested in my polish. I understand that giveaways go onto competition link pages but at least try and find the polish name before you just say the orange one etc. People following the brand would know the names are only a few posts back. Huge thank you to all of those who have taken the time to use the polish name.

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AN Monday - them Christmas Decoration - . Christmas Baubles

I love Baubles and don't think you can ever have too many. I used Zoya Ibiza as a base, Grace-full The one, Jayne and Nicki for the bauble and an as yet unnamed one on my pinkie. The string and tops are Zoya Trixie.

Have a great day, Tx


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