22 Sep 2014

Swatch - Spell Polish: No Place Like Home


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


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)


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


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


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


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


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!

7 Sep 2014

Microglitter Gradient (Renaissance Cosmetics Hera x Phoebe)


So you might have seen my latest Renaissance Cosmetics swatch post, but one thing I didn't mention in that post is that these microglitter bombs are fantastic to use in glitter gradients! They are opaque enough to provide a smooth gradient effect and it's super easy to do :) I'd love a whole range of these polishes in more colours!

I used: Renaissance Cosmetics - Phoebe* / Renaissance Cosmetics - Hera* / Essence - Better Than Gel Nails Top Sealer

More after the jump

5 Sep 2014

Swatches - Renaissance Cosmetics: Wanderlust, Phoebe & Hera (+ Discount Code)


I'm back again today with three new polishes from Renaissance Cosmetics! Renaissance Cosmetics have recently released six new polishes, three of which I have showed you last week (you can find those here). The three I will be showing you today are some super sparkly microglitter-bombs. There's a discount code at the end of the post too, so do read on!

These are, from left to right: Wanderlust, Phoebe and Hera

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3 Sep 2014

Jewel Toned


I am so glad the autumn/winter collections have started popping up everywhere! I always love this season's darker, sparkly releases in interesting finishes and I thought I'd dig up a few favourites from my own stash to show you. Are you ready and excited for autumn's colours?

Clockwise from top left: Renaissance Cosmetics - Wanderlust / piCture pOlish - Lagoon / Tip Tip - Astronaut / Kiko - 626 / Happy Hands - Metal Heart / China Glaze - Cowgirl Up / Spell Polish - Ignoramus / Renaissance Cosmetics - Hera