29 Sep 2014

Swatches - Starrily: The Headless Horseman & Sleepy Hollow


Hi,

I have two polishes from a new-to-me brand to show you today; Starrily. I've been following them on Instagram and Twitter for quite some time so it was very exciting to be asked if I was interesting in swatching for them! I received two shades from the Halloween 2014 collection, The Headless Horseman and Sleepy Hollow. I already loved the names so let's just dive right in and see if the polishes are as awesome! 

On the left is The Headless Horseman, on the right Sleepy Hollow



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26 Sep 2014

Birthday Gems!


Hi,

It's my birthday! 

Now, I don't really care all that much for birthdays, but I did feel like I had to do something fun with my nails. I decided to recreate the Precious Gems nails Chalkboard Nails did, see the tutorial here. I have wanted to recreate these since I saw her post earlier this year and figured today was as good as any to wear these :) 
Since I don't have an opaque white polish to blend my own colours with, I dug up 20 different shades (seriously, I don't have white polish but can find 20 different shades of polish to create these? I have problems) instead. I'll list them all behind the jump to not clog up this post. Anyway, I'm off to the zoo today (that's what people do on their 25th birthday, right? ha!) so I'll see you all again over the weekend with some exciting indie swatches.



Follow the jump for a full list of colours used! 

24 Sep 2014

Spell x Shimmer


Hi,

I'd like to interrupt my week of Spell Polish swatches for something (only slightly) different! While wearing Eluding the Cloud (full post here, in case you missed it) I thought it'd make a perfect base for some Shimmer Polish glitter and so I picked up Shimmer Polish Jenny, a clear glitter top coat with turquoise, purple, silver, green, red, orange, gold, and blue glitter. It sounds like it would be way too much, but the multicoloured glitter and a cool shade like Eluding the Cloud with a matte top coat turned out to be a gorgeous pair. 

I used: Spell Polish - Eluding the Cloud* / Shimmer Polish - Jenny* / Hema - Top Coat Matt




More after the jump!

22 Sep 2014

Swatch - Spell Polish: No Place Like Home


Hi,

I'm back with more Spell Polish Magichrome magic! The one I'm sharing today reminds me of the first duochrome/multichrome polishes I remember seeing (like Catrice's Genius in the Bottle) a few years ago, but unlike those first few polishes, Spell Polish's No Place Like Home is actually opaque and totally wearable on its own. 

This is Spell Polish - No Place Like Home (two coats, no top coat)



More after the jump!

21 Sep 2014

Swatch - Spell Polish: Eluding the Cloud


Hi,

Ooh, I've got something magical today. Spell Polish recently released their new Magichromes™ Magic Happens collection - a collection of 11 intense multichrome polishes with the most amazing colour shift I have ever seen. I was sent four of these beauties and I can't wait to show them all to you. I think they each deserve a seperate post so I think this post marks the beginning of Spell Polish week here on Squeaky Nails ;)

This is Spell Polish - Eluding the Cloud (three thin coats, no top coat)




More after the jump! 

18 Sep 2014

Holo & Stars (Bundle Monster BM-503)


Hi,

I've got some more Bundle Monster Sun Kissed nail art for you today. I am loving this collection of plates (missed my review? find it here), there are just so many possibilities.
I kept it simple for today's look, just two colours and one all-over pattern. Since both of the polishes I used here have a matte finish I didn't want to top coat it!

I used: Hema - Holographic Purple / Essence - Stamp Me! polish in black / Bundle Monster BM-503* stamping plate 



More after the jump! 

16 Sep 2014

Review - Northern Star: Cuticle Oil in Twisted Poppy


Hi,

I've got a cuticle oil review for you today! Since discovering the magic of cuticle oil about a year ago it has become on of my hand- and nailcare essentials. I've had this particular cuticle oil from Northern Star for a few months now (whoops) but on the plus side that means I can definitely give you a thorough review. 



Lots of information after the jump!

13 Sep 2014

Quatrefoil Nails


Hi,

Quatrefoil Nails? What? Yeah, I didn't know how this style was called either up until a week or so ago when I saw this post by Cubbiful. It's done by creating a symmetrical pattern of outlines and filling those in with a second colour. Anyway, I checked out the tutorial Cubbiful linked and I thought it'd be the perfect pattern to tackle with the brush set Bundle Monster sent me! I'll show you some photos of the brush set in this post, too.

I used: Catrice - ASHley / Essence - Let's Get Lost / Spell Polish - Jump Up Jump and Get Down* / Bundle Monster brush set* (I used two dotting tools and a detailing brush) / Essence - Better Than Gel Nails Top Sealer / Hema - Top Coat Matt 



More after the jump

10 Sep 2014

Review - Bundle Monster Sun Kissed 2014 Collection


Hi,

Those of you who follow me on Instagram might have already seen me show a teaser pic of this collection, but for those of you who don't - I've got the brand new Bundle Monster Sun Kissed collection to show you today!
I was so excited to receive these and play with them and I can't wait to show you all of the new plates in detail and what you can do with them.

Released on September 3rd, the Bundle Monster Sun Kissed collection features 10 stamping plates inspired by the ocean. The 10 plates contain images of mermaids, creatures of the deep sea, sea shells, palmtrees, and so much more. 


After the jump you will find scans of all the plates and some nail art! 

9 Sep 2014

Mermaid Nails


Hi,

Some nail polishes are just perfect to use for a certain style of nail art, and I felt Lagoon by piCture pOlish was made to be used as a backdrop for an over the top sparkly mermaid manicure! Inspired by this tutorial blogger PiggieLuv posted a while ago I set off with my nail art pen and a whole bunch of studs, pearls and rhinestones. 

I used: piCture pOlish - Lagoon* / Essence - Nail Art Tattoo Pen / Various rhinestones, studs and faux pearls (bought on Ebay) / Essence - Better Than Gel Nails Top Sealer / Gold leaf flakes



More photos after the jump!