18 Apr 2014
I recently received a lovely blogger package from Aly's Dream Polish with three beautiful holo-bombs. Aly's Dream Polish is probably best known for making holographic polish in every shade imaginable, and I'm totally dreaming about having a full rainbow line-up! I'm excited to show you the first of them today :)
This is two coats of Aly's Dream Polish - Ocean
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16 Apr 2014
Here's a quick snapshot of something I wore this week, the beautiful Motherboy by Happy Hands (sadly discontinued) over my trusty Grey-t To Be Here by Essence. Motherboy features a brilliant mix of pastel pink, blue, lime and purple hex glitter in a clear base, and I've yet to find a base colour it didn't look great on. So glad I got this when I still could!
13 Apr 2014
Okay, this might be a bit unfair, showing you all something that's no longer available. I only just discovered its magic myself, and I just had to share. Don't hate me! Power Girl was part of the Essence Superheroes limited edition collection that came out in February. It being a duochrome, I wasn't expecting it to be as pretty as it showed in the bottle. Well..
This is one coat of Essence - Power Girl over one coat of Essence - Date in the Moonlight.
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11 Apr 2014
I've got some funky water decals by Nailed Kit to show you today! Nailed Kit's water slide decals were recently revamped and improved and I'm very happy I got to try them.
I used the Nailed Kit - Blue Daisy Decals* over two coats of Aly's Dream Polish - Electric Violet*, finished off with a coat of Hema - Top Coat Matt.
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8 Apr 2014
Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while probably know how much I love quirky (matte) glitter, right? So I was really happy to find an alternative to the gorgeous Speckled polishes Illamasqua released a while ago at Flormar. The effect is less subtle, but the idea is the same - dark, matte glitter in a light coloured base. Sounds perfect!
This is Flormar - Black Dot BD01 (two coats)
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6 Apr 2014
Even though the weather here is anything but springy, I thought I'd show you some of my spring/summer nail polish picks today. I personally don't really care about wearing darker colours in the autumn/winter season and pastels and brights in the spring and summer, but I do find myself reaching for shades with a brighter glow or sparkle now that they're finally visibible to the naked eye without my camera's flash :)
From left to right, top to bottom:
Models Own - Lime Green
Catrice - Mint Me Up
Flormar - Black Dot BD05
Foxy Paws - Baby Come Home
Liquid Sky Lacquer - Thinking of You*
Polish Alcoholic - Sweet Cotton Candy*
Catrice - Call me Princess
Essence - Oh My Glitter!
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3 Apr 2014
I can't be the only nail blogger out there with a hard time choosing what to wear on my nails, right? I don't mean to brag, but my stash has grown a lot this past year, and it's getting difficult to settle on something! One glitter top coat I've grabbed numerous times before and I'm still not tired of is PolisHaus' Illusion. The sort of subtle mix of matte, holographic and iridescent glitter works great on lots of different base colours, and it's looking to become my go-to glitter topper. Illusion is my new flakies, yo.
I used: Gosh - Wild Lilac (two coats) / PolisHaus - Illusion* (one coat)
31 Mar 2014
I really want to make an effort to start using brighter colours here on Squeaky Nails. When I was looking through my Instagram account a few days ago, I noticed how nearly everything I post uses dusty, cool tones. Now, there's nothing wrong with that (I mean, it is what I wear most of the time) but with so many photos in the same colour scheme it can start to look a bit dull.
So! Here's a bright colour to start off with :)
This is Essence - Galactic Glam (two coats)
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29 Mar 2014
27 Mar 2014
Yep, I've got another snapshot to show today. I've been really enjoying my Black Sheep Lacquer polishes, and took a quick pic when I wore Surf's Up. Surf's Up is a grey/off-white crelly polish filled with teal, gold, bronze, white and holographic glitter. It sounds like a strange combo, but it actually really works, it's like a beach in a bottle! I'm starting to love crellies more and more, I love how the semi-sheer base adds so much depth. What's your favourite finish?
I used three thin, easy coats of Black Sheep Lacquer - Surf's Up* / Essence - Quick Dry Top Coat