Friday, 19 December 2014

Nire's Desire - A Year in 2 Polishes

Hi Goddesses


Nire's Desire is an indie brand I discovered this year which a lot of you have taken to heart.  My swatches of Erin's polishes have been some of your favourites, and here, she gives us a glimpse of the 2 polishes which made her year.


Best Selling Polish

 

Prana



Favourite Polish You've Released This Year


Either Bums and Tums (above) or No Blurping Way (below)

 

Wanna follow Nire's Desire?


Gotta Buy Nire's




 

25 Days of Bloggers - The Nailasaurus

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Do you follow The Nailasaurus?   If you don't, you really should, and here's why -

- such a beautiful, elegant blog

- fabulous tutorials

- proof you don't need whopping claws to make good nail art

- precision and perfection

- the ability to make the simple look utterly magnificent


Here's Sammi, in her own words - 

 I started my blog in 2010 as a way to share my experiences with stamping nail art, which was about all I could do back then. In the years since, I’ve tried my best to keep up with the ever expanding world of nail art and really hone my own skills as a nail artist.
Nail art is my covered topic and I think that’s why most of my readers have joined me for the ride. I’m a minimalist at heart which really shines through in my nail art and that also seems to be something that really resonates with the awesome bunch of people who read and engage with my blog.

Ok, you must already follow The Nailasaurus, surely?   She was one of the first few blogs I ever followed, and I'm going to be honest, I fell out of love a little with her blog last year.   To me (and this is just my opinion) I felt like she'd lost her place in a changing world, but this year, I really feel she's had a resurgence, making her one of my Top 3 blogs again.


As someone who does nail art, I aspire to be as good as Sammi.  I lack that perfection gene, but I am oh so envious of her immaculate blog layout, precise tape manis, and oh so short and perfect videos.  Welcome back, my love.

 Remembrance Day Nail Art

Tribal Nail Art // Freehand

Turquoise Nail Art with piCture pOlish Fool's Gold

Watercolour Gradient Nail Art

Abstract Flames Nail Art // The Nailasaurus

Galaxy Nail Art


 piCture pOlish Fool's Gold by The Nailasaurus Swatch

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Thursday, 18 December 2014

25 Days of Bloggers - Nail Polish Society

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Do you follow Nail Polish Society?   If you don't, you really should, and here's why -

- tasteful, grown-up nail art

- great skittles

- bright and funky

- always different


Here's Emiline, in her own words - 

 I began Nail Polish Society with the idea of mostly posting swatches of what I thought was a sizable collection. I quickly got sucked into nail art and that's where my passion really ignited. I would have never guessed how much I would enjoy expressing myself artistically through nail polish. I haven't set out to be the master of any one type of nail art because I've had too much fun experimenting with any technique I can be somewhat successful with. I try to provide my readers with inspiration, encouragement, humor, combined with information and good photos. 

Nail Polish Society is a blog that has just got better and better as the year has gone on.  I love Emiline's use of colour, and her combination of patterns.

 


 

 


 





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Digital Nails - A Year In 2 Polishes

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Digital Nails is a brand I have lusted after for a long time, but one which has only just taken the leap and started international shipping.   Here Raphaelle gives us a glimpse of the 2 polishes which made her year.


Best Selling Polish

 

Our best selling polish this year is a tough one to answer! One of our staples, Pandorica, which is a black jelly holographic polish came in the lead (above), but our silver holographic glitter topper Supernova (below) was a close second, and may overtake the all time #1spot for us soon.

 

Favourite Polish You've Released This Year

 Pale Blue Dots, a navy jelly loaded with blue circle glitters and gold holographic microglitter, inspired by Carl Sagan, by Digital Nails

I think the the one we've heard the most about is probably Pale Blue Dots, inspired by Carl Sagan's speech, Pale Blue Dot. I really like connecting such an emotional moment to something that is tangible, something I can wear and look at, that will remind me that there is so much out there that we don't know, and that reminder to be compassionate and kind, to look at the big picture and know that every fleeting moment is something that should be savored. Nail polish, while pretty and sparkly and fun to wear and look at can also be a great teaching tool, and a really fun way to wear my geek-heart on my sleeve, (or nails!) haha!



Wanna follow Digital Nails?

I am really getting into instagram right now, so if you're into that, you can find us @digital_nails, or check out #digitalnails, or #digitaldarlings 

Gotta Buy Digital




Wednesday, 17 December 2014

25 Days of Bloggers - The Polishaholic

Hi Goddesses



Do you follow The Polishaholic?   If you don't, you really should, and here's why -

- awesome swatches

- a polish lover and expert - Jen still buys a LOT of polish herself

- those fabulous in the shade, and in normal sunlight photos

- in a sea of imitators, Jen still shines brightest


Here's Jen, in her own words - 

Ah, well yes, not Jen, still me,  If you follow Jen you know she has been busy buying a new home and poshing up her pad.  But did you know she started buying herself polish as a reward for ending years of being a chronic nail biter?


The Polishaholic has always been my swatch blog of choice.  Everything that's relevant is there, and covered honestly, fairly and consistently.  You know exactly what to expect in a Polishaholic post.   Jen herself remains lovely, and how she maintains her cool in a world where she has so many imitators (some of whom have even adopted variations of her name) is beyond me.  She's worked hard to build that brand, and that's why she's the best, and STILL my go-to Swatch Blog.








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Pahlish - A Year In 2 Polishes

Hi Goddesses



Pahlish has long been one of my favourite indies, but this year Shannon has taken it to another level.  Gorgeous rich colours, and new polishes every month, Pahlish has been a brand to watch.  Here, Shannon gives us a glimpse of the 2 polishes which made her year.


Best Selling Polish

 

Definitely La Belle Endormie.



Favourite Polish You've Released This Year

Image of Winter - Dark Chocolate Cherries 

Currently Dark Chocolate Cherries from our Winter Collection.



Wanna follow Pahlish?

www.facebook.com/pahlish instagram: @pahlish

Gotta Buy Pahlish






Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Elevation Polish - A Year In 2 Polishes

Hi Goddesses



Elevation Polish is probably the brand I've bought most of this year, tragically led astray by the swatching of Pointless Cafe.  Sadly, I haven't gotten round to wearing many, but that will change in 2015.

Holos, shimmers, interesting compositions, pure cremes - and all at a really reasonable price, Elevation has something for all.  Here, Lulu gives us a glimpse of the 2 polishes which made her year.


Best Selling Polish


Haleakala



Favourite Polish You've Released This Year

 

Tre Cime di Lavaredo


Most successful launch was: Hawaiian Punch Collection, Nov 2014


Wanna follow Elevation Polish?


Gotta Buy Elevation






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