Happy 2016! Have a manicure 

Hey team! 

Welcome to 2016.. I know, I know, I almost missed January completely! Quick update: new job, new house, new outlook. Things are really great but really busy. 

I have been painting my nails on a very regular basis though. Just because I don’t post doesn’t mean I’m not painting my nails or rockin a perfect manicure out on them streets. 

This weekend was a long weekend in Wellington and I used the opportunity to rock more than one manicure and do a little revisit to an old fave by a Kiwi indie maker called Nail Juice. I’ve had this manicure on all weekend and it hasn’t failed to bring a smile to my face. I layered Chibi from the Sailor Moon collection over Butter London in Trout Pout. 

Enjoy the cuteness! 



Easy Floral Nail Art

Hello darlings!

More nail art for you today, yaaaaaay! I have been loving the YouTube tutorials by Hello Maphie and tried out
this very, very easy one for roses/flowers. This would be the easiest way to get pretty flowers on your nails in my opinion. If you’re just starting out I would recommend this method since it’s pretty much fail proof.

I started off with two coats of Butter London Lady Muck and used Essie Lights and OPI Pink Friday for the flowers. One I used the cotton bud/ q-tip to create the marbled flowers I used a deep green (Revlon Emerald) to paint the leaves with a nail art brush (can use a toothpick though) and used a lighter green (OPI Gargantuan Green Grape) to create dimension. To finish it off I used OPI My Vampire is Buff to paint tiny dots in the middle of the flower.

Pretty, pretty, pretty!



Peacock Feather Nail Art


I took a cue from this YouTube video by JessicaLee422 for this manicure. I absolutely love this manicure and it definitely got me some comments while I was out when wearing it. For this mani I used the following polishes:

Sinful Colors show me the way
Ciate ladylike luxe
OPI purple with a purpose
Butter London blagger

Along with a black striper for the main feather outline. It’s definitely not as good as the one in the video but hey I think it might have turned out better if I had a nail art pen rather than a striper and I’m still happy with it!

Well, I don’t have much else to say along with this except hope everyone had a great weekend!

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Neon coral with leopard print manicure


Rawr! Leopard print anybody? Yes please! It’s been a while since I have rocked leopard print on my nails and today I wore my leopard print jeans to work (hey, it’s casual Friday y’all!) so I found the inspiration quite easily.

I used Butter London Trout Pout as a base colour then used Butter London Lady Muck as the spot colours and used a black striper to outline the spots. I decided to go with a slanted look instead of putting the leopard print over the whole nail and I quite like it!

Well, TGIF and all that jazz my dears! Have a good weekend!

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Swatch: Butter London Dahling


A while back I managed to score some Butter London polishes for a really good price. They were originally $30.95 each then went down to $20.00 then further reduced to $15.00 then another 30% off. Score!

This is one of the colours that I managed to pick up called Dahling, which is a dusky rose type colour. On the nail I feel like maybe it’s more brown than pink, I’m not the biggest fan. I decided to do an accent nail in black and white stripes just to keep it interesting.

Well happy Friday eve everyone!



Hot Pink with Glitter Tips


I feel like it’s been a while! Well it’s been one helluva week, I must say! My boyfriends birthday was on Thursday and I planned a surprise party for Saturday night which went off without a hitch! He really had no idea that it was coming so I succeeded! Woo! I’ve also been in training this week (and for the next couple of weeks coming up too) so I’m actually more exhausted than when I’m just doing my regular job. Oh the life of a public servant aye?

Any who, onto the pretty manicure which is just so pink and glittery and girlie it just makes my insides leap out and sing! Hehehe! I started off which two generous coats of Butter London Primrose Hill Picnic which is a brilliant hot pink that I got for valentines day this year and went over the tips with Sally Hansen Gem Crush in Lady Luck. This is a pretty compacted magenta glitter with some bigger silver hex glitters. It gives good coverage, as you can probably see on the accent nail.

I really love this look I’m always a fan of glitter and pink so together I’m pretty much in nail polish heaven. Ahhh some pleasures in life are so simple.



Union Jack Nails


How fitting is it that for this manicure I used a Butter London polish! Hehehe. I used Blagger which is a great blue cream finish polish that I’m pretty in love with at the moment. It’s a one coater so, what’s not to love about that? I decided to have an accent nail too and I used my Zoya polish in Sooki for that.

I pretty much followed this cute polish YouTube tutorial to the letter. I don’t think it’s a look I’ll rock very often but I do like the way it looks on the nails. Such an iconic image! It was really easy using a white polish for the thicker cross then a striper for the smaller lines on the diagonal plus a red striper for the thinner lines. Very easy!




Valentines present: Butter London


Well I hope you all had a wonderful valentines day (whether you celebrate or not). I had a great day just in case you were wondering. I had work from 9 to 5 (funny that..) and my boyfriend had a red rose, a balloon and a soft toy delivered to my office. The toy was a Mike Wizowski plush from Monsters Inc! So cool!! After work we exchanged presents at home then went and had a picnic in the late afternoon sun at the botanical gardens.

He got me three Butter London polishes: Keeker, Primrose Hill Picnic and Blagger. Keeker is a great colour but can be a little streaky, I find I need to do three coats which is a little disappointing. Primrose Hill Picnic is a great hot pink which I love, if you know me I love my pink polishes! The third polish, Blagger, is a great blue polish! Seriously it’s a one coater. I am in love with this one. These three are my very first Butter London polishes and I’m pretty stoked with them, I feel very lucky that these were my v-day present! And he chose the colours all by himself, what a good boy. Haha!

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