25 Jan 2015

Mint Dream


Another dainty, minty look from me today :) I received some more goodies from Born Pretty Store a while ago and these delicate gold triangle studs (item #16677) were among those goodies! I had been looking for these specific studs for ages but couldn't find them anywhere so I'm glad Born Pretty had them in stock. 

I used: Catrice - Mint Me Up / Renaissance Cosmetics - Porcelain Dream* / Essence - Better Than Gel Nails Top Sealer / Born Pretty Store gold triangle studs

More info after the jump!

20 Jan 2015

Alice & Jade


I wanted to show another of the gorgeous Shimmer Polishes I received last year and picked one of my favourites - Alice. Alice has a clear base and tons of silver and holographic glitter, as well as some tiny glitter shaped stars! I don't know how Shimmer does it, but their glitter polish is flawless. The formula is always smooth and the brush picks up just the right amount of glitter. I know I've said it before, but creating a custom Shimmer is high up on my wishlist! 

I used: piCture pOlish - Jade (two coats)* / Shimmer Polish - Alice* / Essence - Better Than Gel Nails Top Sealer 

Glitter gradient with piCture pOlish Jade and Shimmer Polish Alice | Squeaky Nails

More after the jump! 

17 Jan 2015

Delicate Skittle Stamping


So all of a sudden a whole week has passed without me writing a blog post! I (finally) found and started a new job this week and getting used to that and me coming home quite late left me with little time to do my nails. To get back into the swing of blogging, I picked out four stamping images I hadn't tried before to create a stamped skittle manicure. I also discovered my new favourite stamping image! 

I used: Catrice - LOVEnder (from the Celtica collection) / Essence - Stamp Me! polish in black / Bundle Monster - BM-404, BM-618, BM-H13*, BM-606 stamping plates. 

More after the jump!

10 Jan 2015

Snapshot - Ornate Astronaut


Just a quick snapshot post for today! I recently tried out a new plate from Born Pretty Store with two of my favourite shades of blue and wanted to share a photo of the outcome. I'll be doing a full review on this stamping plate soon! 

I used: Black Dahlia Lacquer - African Violets* / Tip Top - Astronaut* / Born Pretty Store QA88 stamping plate*

*Press Samples. Please read my full disclosure policy here

8 Jan 2015

Squeaky News #3 (Glam Polish, The Sparkly Shop, Alchemy Lacquers)


A new month (year, even) means a new Squeaky News post! There are lots of collections coming out this time of year and I've found some awesome ones to highlight today. Expect another news post soon though!

Continued after the jump! 

6 Jan 2015

Swatch - Spell Polish: White Knight


I'm back again today with another shade from the Spell Polish The Good and the Evil collection. This is one of the iridescent toppers from this collection and I thought it went really well with Spell Polish Dark Horse (find that post here if you missed it). I always like iridescent (glitter) toppers because they can totally transform the polish you're wearing. They usually have a very different effect on different base colours, so I will have to start experimenting with this one! 

This is Spell Polish - White Knight (one coat) over Spell Polish - Dark Horse

Spell Polish White Knight | Squeaky Nails

More after the jump! 

3 Jan 2015

Swatch - Spell Polish: Dark Horse


First of all - I hope everyone had a great new year's eve and 2015 has been treating you well so far! 
I'm back today with a gorgeous new shade by Spell Polish :) This one is part of the new The Good and the Evil collection, a 10-piece collection featuring matte cremes with hidden shimmer and iridescent toppers. I've got four of these new beauties so I'll be sure to share them all with you soon.

This is Spell Polish - Dark Horse (three thin coats)

Spell Polish Dark Horse | Squeaky Nails

Continued after the jump!

30 Dec 2014

My Favourite Nail Polish of 2014


I showed you my personal favourite nail art looks of this year (find that post here) but now it's time for the hard part. My favourite polishes of 2014. 
I've been jotting down names on post-it notes for a few weeks now, trying to narrow it down and I finally settled on twelve shades that really stood out for me.

Find out which ones made the cut after the jump!