24 Apr 2015

Matte Galaxy (feat. Polish Alcoholic's Andromeda Galaxy)


Like I mentioned in my post about Polish Alcoholic's gorgeous Andromeda Galaxy (find that here) glitter topper, I used it as a base for some simple galaxy art. I used one of my favourite stamping plates and a new favourite matte top coat and I really like how this came out. I can't see myself getting tired of galaxy nail art anytime soon ;)

I used: Chloe & Bella - Blackout* / Polish Alcoholic - Andromeda Galaxy* / Essence - Matt About You! / Nailz Craze NC02 stamping plate / Essence - Stamp me! in silver 

Galaxy nail art with Polish Alcoholic Andromeda Galaxy | Squeaky Nails

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20 Apr 2015

Swatch - Polish Alcoholic - Andromeda Galaxy


If you follow me on Instagram (I'm @squeakynails!) you might have seen me share a photo of some nailmail I got from Polish Alcoholic last week. I ordered a few of her Mani Fizzies and was sent a couple beautiful polishes to swatch, too. Today I want to share the first of the polishes she sent me, Andromeda Galaxy - part of the Galaxy collection. Spoiler alert: it's a stunner.

This is Polish Alcoholic - Andromeda Galaxy (one coat layered over black)

Polish Alcoholic Andromeda Galaxy | Squeaky Nails

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17 Apr 2015

Cascading Floral


I've got a subtle take on floral nail art to share with you today. I recently spotted a new tutorial video by Chalkboard Nails (this one) and decided to recreate it in a brighter colour. I used one of the shades featured in my Spring 2015 Picks post (find that here) and I've got more posts featuring those polishes coming up :)

I used: piCture pOlish - Jade* / Essence - Stamp Me! in White / Dotting Tool

Cascading Floral Nail Art | Squeaky Nails

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14 Apr 2015

Swatches - Cirque Colors: The Awakening Collection


Have you ever been obsessed with a new collection from the moment you saw it? I basically fell in love with the new Awakening collection by Cirque Colors when I saw the press release! When Dutch webshop Pretty Polish contacted me about reviewing some products for them, I jumped at the chance to get my hands on the limited edition Awakening collection. I've ordered things from Pretty Polish before and it's definitely the place to shop if you're based in Europe and looking for (harder to find) indie and international nail polish brands! 

From left to right: Cirque Colors Hatch / New Moon / Gaia / Qi / Love Stone

Cirque Colors Awakening Collection | Squeaky Nails

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12 Apr 2015

Spring 2015 Picks (+ Macros!)


I thought it'd be fun to show you some of my Spring 2015 polish picks! These are the shades I've been wearing lots lately, or see myself wearing more in the coming months. Keeping your comments on my macro post in mind, I will also include some more macro shots of the shimmery/glittery shades featured here.

Clockwise from top left: Kiko - 642 / Tip Top - Melting Marshmallows / piCture pOlish - Jade / Laquered Up - Sunbeam / Happy Hands - Motherboy / Polish Alcoholic - Forget Me Not / CANVAS Lacquer - In Bloom / CANVAS Lacquer - Less Dressed

Squeaky Nails' 2015 Spring Polish Picks

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5 Apr 2015

Squeaky News #6 (Pahlish, Illyrian Polish, Polish 'M, Sincerely Polish & Polish Alcoholic)


I think relaxed Easter Sundays are perfect for reading up on the latest indie news so I've compiled a new edition of Squeaky News that is filled to the brim with the latest Spring collections!

There's news from Pahlish, Illyrian Polish, Polish 'M, Sincerely Polish and Polish Alcoholic so let's dive right in, shall we?

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2 Apr 2015

So I Got A Macro Lens...


So I just got a little macro lens clip-on for my phone, and let me tell you, I am obsessed! I thought it would be fun to share some of the photos I've taken with it so far. It's a bit of a random post but I just love how these macro photos show details that are hard to see with the naked eye! 

Also, would it be fun to include macros in my swatch posts? Or maybe do a macro post every once in a while?

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28 Mar 2015

Swatches - Chloe & Bella 2015 Spring Collection (the Twinkles)


I'm back today with the second half of the Chloe & Bella 2015 Spring/Easter collection. If you missed the first part, with the three cremes, you can find that here. The second half of this collection consists of three pastel glitter toppers that match with the three creme shades. I tried layering these glitters a couple of different ways and decided I would show them to you swatched over a black base. This way, you can really see the glitter mixes well and how versatile they are. 

From left to right: Aubergine Twinkle / Strawberry Twinkle / Tangerine Twinkle 

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