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Posted in: Blue / Glitter / Gradient / Green / Illamasqua / Nail art
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A VHTF Illamasqua gradient – ‘Destiny’ and ‘Propaganda’

I’ve been dying to show this manicure, but PR commitments have gotten in the way a little (I’m not complaining), but in the spirit of my post in which I explained my desire to blog for myself and myself alone, I’m posting this now because I’m sick of looking at it in my backlog! I have already posted about Illamasqua’s Australian exclusive ‘Destiny‘, and when I picked up a discontinued colour called ‘Propaganda’ I knew a gradient would be happening.

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Posted in: Blue / Glitter / Gradient / Green / Illamasqua / Nail art
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Barry M & TICKR promotional nail art on pollypolish.com
Posted in: Barry M / Nail art / Promotion / Tickr / Valentines
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Barry M & TICKR online dating nail art

Barry M & TICKR promotional nail art on pollypolish.com

Sometimes being a nail blogger gets you all sorts of random connections. This is a great example about how the world of nail polish and nail art overlaps with all manner of other industries. Barry M are currently offering a discount on their products for new signups on a brand new online dating site called TICKR.

www.trustyourtickr.com is currently in Beta release, which means that with their early bird promotion and never pay any fees. The premise of their site is that you can trust your potential dates more easily because every profile is created with a video, so none of those awkward scenarios where your date looks exactly like their profile photo…plus a decade and a beer belly.

Without too many personal details, I have first hand experience of online dating, so I know that it can be nerve wracking even without worrying about how honest your date might be about their appearance, age or, erm, strange proclivities. Knowing that every other user has made a video specifically for Tickr and can’t just pull out their better looking mate’s profile picture has got to be reassuring.

When I was asked to flex my sadly underused nail art skills to create some fun designs for Tickr I jumped at the chance. Their bright and clean branding, and the romantic nature of their business provided tonnes of inspiration.

Picture heavy

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Posted in: Barry M / Nail art / Promotion / Tickr / Valentines
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Chanel 'Rouge Carat' nail polish on pollypolish.com
Posted in: Chanel / Nail art / Red
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Chanel Week: ‘Rouge Carat’

Chanel 'Rouge Carat' nail polish on pollypolish.com

Day three of Chanel week, and today you guessed it, another red! But with the bonus of some cute daisy nail art to prevent boredom.

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Posted in: Chanel / Nail art / Red
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Stephen Arnold Swarovski nail crystals

Stephen Arnold Swarovski crystals on Cheeky 'Flamin-go' via pollypolish.com

Stephen Arnold Swarovski crystals on Cheeky ‘Flamin-go’

I’ve got some lovely flat backed clear Swarovski crystals to show you today.

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Posted in: Nail art / Stephen Arnold / Swarovski
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Swatch & Review: Picture Polish ‘Electric Dream’

piCture pOlish 'Electric Dream' nail polish on pollypolish.com

piCture pOlish ‘Electric Dream’

Time is running away from me today, while my to-do list pays no mind and continues to grow at an ever increasing rate, hence this post will be sparing in words! This is the lovely ‘Electric Dream’, a piCture pOlish collaboration by Michaela of Nail Polish Anon.

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Posted in: Nail art / piCture pOlish / Pink / Shimmer / Silver / Stamping / Studs
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More valentines hearts with Barry M Matte

Drag marble hearts with Barry M Matte 'Vanilla' and 'Crush' nail polish on pollypolish.com

Drag marble hearts with Barry M Matte ‘Vanilla’ and ‘Crush’

What’s this, two posts in one day? Yes!

Because I loved my drag marble nails with candy pinks and reds on white, I thought I’d try a more sophisticated version with Barry M Matte nail paints.

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Posted in: Barry M / Beige / Hearts / Matte / Nail art / Red / Valentines
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Valentines drag marble hearts: Models Own Hyper Gel

Drag marble hearts on Models Own Hyper Gel 'White Light' nail polish on pollypolish.com

Drag marble hearts on Models Own Hyper Gel ‘White Light’

If you’ve managed to miss the Models Own 50% off sale, well, I don’t know where you’ve been! With a minimum pre-discount spend of £25, that means you can get 5 polishes for £12.50 +pp. That’s a pretty good deal, especially as it includes the brand new Hyper Gels like this one ‘White Light’. I had one of those moments where you lie in bed, almost asleep, and have a sudden thought that demands you turn the light back on and scribble an illegible note for yourself in the morning a week or so ago and knew this was the polish I wanted to try it with.

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Posted in: Hearts / Model's Own / Nail art / Nails Inc / Red / White
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31DC2013 Inspired by a book

31 Day Challenge 2013 Inspired by a Book - Penguin Classics. Nail polish on pollypolish.com

31 Day Challenge 2013 Inspired by a Book – Penguin Classics

I’ve mentioned Jane Eyre a few times on this blog, and while that’s the cover design (albeit on a mug) I’ve used in the photos what I really wanted to do was honour the amazing Penguin Classics range. I love the timeless design of these book covers, and one day I’d like a big row of them all on my bookshelf all lined up in a pretty orange row.

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Posted in: 31DC2013 / Barry M / Nail art / Nails Inc
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