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2015 Xmas Gift Guide Part 1: Metallic and Monochrome

Hi lovelies!

Seeing as we're now rushing headlong into Christmas, I've put together a few little gift guides to help you get those final gifts for your favourite people. Whether you're looking for an excuse to get your friends and family hooked on nail polish, or just want to give something a little bit different I hope you can find something here to make someone's Christmas a little more special.

Today I've rounded up some of my favourite metallic and monochrome gifts, and over the next few days I'll be bringing out some colour!

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Cartoons & Comics

Hi lovelies!

I'm super excited about the nails I've done for today! Given I did some comic style nails for the geek prompt I went for the cartoon angle this time and did some nails to honour television's own smart, strong, sensual woman - Tina Belcher!

Image via tinabquotes.tumblr.com

Paint All The Nails Presents: Dry Brush!

Hi lovelies!

It's time again - today we paint all the nails! If you're not familiar, every month some excellent blogger pals and I team up to do some themed nail art. This month, we voted in dry brush which I was super excited about as it's one of my favourite techniques! Let's see the results! 

Thanks for the fab banner Valesha! x

HPB Presents: Monochrome Nail Art

Happy weekend pals!

I'm here with my first of two monochromatic nail art looks for this month's Hobby Polish Bloggers linkup, and bundling this one in with Stamping Saturday (which I never seem to post on time...)

Excuse my not so great pictures - I finally had a proper light tent arrive in the mail this week and I'm not totally happy with my light placement and camera settings just yet but I had to snap these and get out fast as there was a MASSIVE spider in my nail room!

Here's what I started with - three thin coats of Rain Dogs from Scofflaw. This was a limited edition shade from early this year and it's utterly gorgeous.

Scofflaw - Rain Dogs

Powder Perfect - Quest for Paradise Part II

Hi lovelies!

Who's ready for a hot summer? With the heatwave hitting Australia this week I'm scoping out prices of portable air con units and longing for a cool breeze (and an even cooler beverage in my hand)!

While I wish I was blogging from a beachfront balcony, I will console myself with the amazing new collection from Powder Perfect - Quest for Paradise, part II! Full of bold metallic shimmers and some perfect cremes, I'm sure you're going to love what's ahead!

Shades of Phoenix - Shades of Potter Part 2

Hi lovelies!

I can never go for too long without mention of Harry Potter, so today I've got some swatches of the recent additions to the Shades of Phoenix 'Shades of Potter' collection. Back in May Teneil released five gorgeous colours that were very autumn/winter appropriate, and this set of four are perfect spring/summer shades!

My favourite part - they water marble amazingly well!

Moonstone Nail Polish 'Long & Lost' collection

Hi lovelies!

I have some seriously fabulous polishes to show you today! Caitlin from Moonstone Nail Polish has created a gorgeous collection of delicately sparkling shades inspired by Florence and the Machine and I have all six swatched and ready to go on your must-buy list.

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Jobs

Hi lovelies!

For those who noticed, yes, I've been a little absent this week. I've had some health stuff going on that left me a bit low, so I just didn't have the energy to post anything - every time I wrote something it was half hearted and bland so I stuck to painting and editing. Good news is, I'm finally a little ahead with swatches and the drafts folder is getting stacked!

I pulled myself together in time to do something for this week's #40GNAI prompt - my job! 

Stamping Saturday: Femme Fatale Falling Embers

Hi lovelies!

It's been forever since I joined in for Stamping Saturday but I'm making my comeback! Before we get into that though I've gotta let this swatch take a bit of glory. 

This flippin' magical polish is Falling Embers from Femme Fatale Cosmetics, an utterly gorgeous Beautometry exclusive shade. It's a total chameleon - in the bottle it looks positively purple, but on the nail the blend of shifting pigments give it a glowing burnt plum tint that is to die for.

I'd recommend doing a bit of a google image search if you're thinking about grabbing this. I found it hard to get colour accurate shots - my camera just didn't want to pick up the purple at all, yet the swatch on Beautometry shows it as royal purple which is nothing like what I saw on my own nails. Personally I think these swatches are the most colour accurate, but it is definitely a shifty one.

Stamped flakies with ILNP Luna

Hi lovelies!

Oooooh have I got some sweet stamped multichrome flakie goodness today! Seriously my favourite thing right now. You might have seen me stamping over flakies a couple times already and it's my go-to last minute weekend nail art.