31 Jul 2015

Around the World with Bundle Monster - France


Hi,

I'm back today with another Around the World with Bundle Monster post today! (Find the other posts in this series here, here, here and here) I chose the Parisian Perfection for today's post, paired with a new favourite Essence shade and subtle glitter. I know I will use this macaron image again soon but use the stamping decal technique (find my tutorial here) for a full colour effect!

I used: Essence - Hope for Love / Laquerlicious - Just Married / Essence - Matt About You matte top coat / Chloe & Bella - Crystal Clear* top coat / Essence - Stamp Me! polish in White / Bundle Monster BM-XL153 Parisian Perfection stamping plate* 



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23 Jul 2015

Swatch - Nire's Desire: Pleasure Island


Hi,

I've got a beautiful polish to share with you today! I bought a grab bag of polishes from one of my favourite bloggers' destash a while ago and included was Pleasure Island by Nire's Desire. I've seen Nire's Desire on other blogs before and their polish certainly caught my eye but trying one out for myself has made me obsessed! 
There are some (indie) polishes that just instantly become a new favourite when you wear them and Pleasure Island is definitely one of those. 

This is Nire's Desire - Pleasure Island (two coats, no top coat) 

Nire's Desire Pleasure Island | Squeaky Nails


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18 Jul 2015

Watercolours with Bundle Monster


Hi,

When I said I was slightly obsessed with the Japanese themed plate in Bundle Monster's Around the World collection I wasn't kidding! I've got a third look using this stamping plate for you today. I've also been meaning to use the Stained Glass collection by Laquered Up again and today's design felt like a perfect time to grab those semi-transparent beauties!

I used: Laquered Up - Sunbeam, Rose Colored Glasses, Blue Horizon and Lavender Lunette* (brushed lightly over a base of Gosh's Holographic Hero) / Essence - The Gel Nail Polish Top Coat / Bundle Monster - BM-XL155* stamping plate / Essence - Stamp Me! polish in White



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12 Jul 2015

Snapshot - Lagoon


Hi,

I thought I'd interrupt my Around the World with Bundle Monster series to show you a look I did with a Born Pretty Store stamping plate. I feel like I've said this before, but BPS has really upped their stamping plate game. Their large rectangular stamping plates are easy to work with and there really is a huge variety in images! I like how this particular image allows large glitter to shine through :)

I used: piCture pOlish - Lagoon* / Born Pretty Store - BPL003 stamping plate* / Essence - Stamp Me! polish in Black 



*Press samples. Please read my full disclosure policy here
 
 

5 Jul 2015

Around the World with Bundle Monster - Japan (Part 2)


Hi,

If you saw my earlier Around the World with Bundle Monster post using the Japanese themed plate (you can find it here if you missed it) you might remember me saying I would probably dedicate another post to the plate - well, today's the day! There are just so many gorgeous patterns on that plate, I can't help it! 

I used: Renaissance Cosmetics - The Danforth (two coats) / Essence - Prince Charming (from the Cinderella collection) / Bundle Monster BM-XL155* stamping plate 



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1 Jul 2015

Snapshot - Floral


Hi,

I've got another snapshot post for you today. This is a look I did quite a while ago but I haven't shared it here yet! I tend to share sneak peeks on Instagram from time to time so it has already appeared there :)

In other news, I'm in the process of changing my photo set-up from artificial light and a light box to natural daylight. It might take me some time to get things right so I thought I would let you know. I know a lot of you are bloggers as well, so I'd like to ask - how do you take your photos? Artificial light or daylight?

I used: CANVAS Lacquer - Less Dressed* (two coats) / Bundle Monster - BM-617* stamping plate / Essence - Stamp Me! polish in Black 



*Press samples. Please read my full disclosure policy here  

28 Jun 2015

Squeaky News #9 (Arcane Lacquer, Polished by KPT, Glam Polish, Cirque Colors)


Hi,

It's time for us to check out what's new in the world of indie nail polish again! This edition of Squeaky News features the latest (summer) collections from Arcane Lacquer, Polished by KPT, Glam Polish and Cirque Colors. 



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26 Jun 2015

Around the World with Bundle Monster - Egypt


Hi,

I've got another Around the World with Bundle Monster post to share with you today! The Egyptian themed plate seemed very popular, so I chose one of its full-nail patterns to try out next. 

I used: Catrice - Blue Highway (two coats, from the Hip Trip collection) / Essence - Steel-Ing the Scene (part of the Metal Glam collection) / Bundle Monster - BM-XL152 Pharaoh-est Of All stamping plate* 



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