2 Sep 2015

Black & White & Geo


So.. I'm still catching up on reading all of the blog posts I missed during my week offline (my gosh, I never realized my Bloglovin' feed moves so quick!) and was scrolling through my "must reads" folder when I spotted this post by Very Emily. I love the contrast between the black and white combined with the geometric stamping! 

I used: Chloe & Bella - White Out* / Chloe & Bella - Black Out* / Essence - Stamp Me! polish in Black / Essence - Stamp Me! polish in White / Born Pretty Store BP-L-003 stamping plate 

More after the jump! 

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30 Aug 2015

Squeaky News #10 (Cadillacquer, Glam Polish, Uber Chic Beauty & Mentality Nail Polish)

Hi everyone,

My little blogging break unintentionally turned into a mini hiatus (thank you, internet provider, for deciding I didn't need internet for a full week!) but I am back today and ready to get back into the swing of things here on Squeaky Nails. To help myself catch up to everything that has happened in the last two weeks I've got the tenth edition of Squeaky News to share with you today, featuring some of the most exciting indie releases and, unfortunately, a bit of indie polish drama. 

 Follow the jump for all of the details! 

11 Aug 2015

Summer Manicure Musthaves


I thought I'd do something different today, and share my current hand- and nailcare favourites. I tend to switch up the products I use every once in a while and I'm really liking my current team.

First up is Endless Glove by Soap and Glory. This hand cream contains macadamia and grapeseed oils, as well as pomegranate and shea butter and is marketed as a 2-in-1 hand cream & moisture mask. I'm not a huge fan of the harsh fruity scent (yuzu, orange oil, green fig and pomelo) but it does its job well. It sinks in quite quickly when you use a small amount but you can build it up to use in combination with cotton gloves to really lock in that moisture.

Something rather new to my routine are these mani fizzies by Polish Alcoholic. Like mini bath bombs, these guys fizz away in warm water and contain a nourishing blend of oils to pamper your hands. These are made to order and available in a variety of scents and colours. The vanilla fizzies are my favourite! 

Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter by Lush is such staple product. This citrus  scented (some find it overpowering, I adore it!) butter is one of the best cuticle products I've ever tried. I always use this at night, to give it the time it needs to sink in and apply a generous amount on my hands, focusing on the cuticle area. 

And of course, my mini manicure set by Mont Bleu. I always have this in my make-up bag on the go and have lost count of how many times it has come in handy. This really is a must-have for me.  

Have you tried any of these? What products do you consider manicure must-haves? Tell me in a comment down below! :D 

8 Aug 2015

Lace Island


With the summer holiday in full swing I haven't been doing much with my nails (using nail polish when it's all gloopy from the warmth outside can be such a pain!) so I hope you'll excuse my absence this past week :) For today I've got a stamped look with the beautiful Pleasure Island by Nire's Desire (find that swatch here) to share. I used one of the stamping plates Born Pretty Store sent me a little while ago - this one being the only one I hadn't tried yet. It features 14 full sized detail lace images and a few smaller border images and I went with the floral cut-out design for this look. 

As always, you can use my code "QNAILG10" for a 10% discount on your order over at Born Pretty Store if you want to try some of their plates for yourself! 

I used: Nire's Desire - Pleasure Island / Born Pretty Store - BPL020* stamping plate / Essence - Stamp Me! polish in Black 

 *Press sample. Please read my full disclosure policy here 

31 Jul 2015

Around the World with Bundle Monster - France


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* 

More after the jump! 

23 Jul 2015

Swatch - Nire's Desire: Pleasure Island


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

More after the jump! 

18 Jul 2015

Watercolours with Bundle Monster


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

More after the jump!  

12 Jul 2015

Snapshot - Lagoon


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