Sunday, 29 September 2013

Shoutout Sunday

What time is it? The best time of the week is what! Let's check out these awesome features, don't forget to share the love ;) xx

Rainbowsssss, are these not just amazing!! Perfect 

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Instagram - Nailsbyvaish

The cutest nail art ever!! Baby love for Humphrey's corner.

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Instagram - Charsnails

I am in love with jewellery shots, these nails and matching jewellery are just pure gorgeous!!

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Instagram - NailsbyKathi

My love of all things pink! Nails and art are perfect!!! 

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Instagram - NailClawArt

Some beautiful funk going on! I adore this mani to much!! 

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Instagram - ManisandMakeovers
Blog - ManisandMakesovers

Just admire this for a second, how amazing!!! Cleopatra nail art all using nail polish! My good gosh :O

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Instagram - Chiaranailart
Facebook - Chiaranailart

ahh, I cant give enough love to all of our features every week! So many amazing artists around. Don't forget to go check them all out on Instagram!
Please hashtag your pics on instagram to #TANDTFEAT to be featured for Shoutout Sunday! ;)

enjoy all,
Lou xx

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Another real life attempt, Tiger style!

Hey loves,
Phew! Today's nail art was something I worked on last night, I posted a sneak peek on my Instagram (tipsandtopcoat) where I got so much positive comments! Thank you. 
This took me nearly an hour to do, purely because I really wanted to work hard on ' nailing it' haha. 

Here is my little fella next to my inspiration, I have some hmmm's on certain bits of mine but overall I love it! I have slacked on nail art due to personal stuff but I am glad to come back & do something I am proud of lol.

Here's some bottle shots :) 

I didn't know what to do on the other nails, I wanted the tiger to be centre of attention. I used a base colour of W7 Black topped with a franken mix. 

I hope you all enjoy this piece, any thoughts are appreciated! :)
Lou xx

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Pastel Galaxy Nails

Today I tried something different with my photos, and I thought this design went perfect!
I have always envied those nail girls with jewellery props instead of polish bottles all the time, so took a chance on having a go! I'm no pro but I love these shots!

For this I was inspired by The Nailasaurus. She did this design & I instantly fell in love ;) I had to recreate them :D 
So for my pastel galaxy I used a base colour of Sally Hansen Lavender Cloud and then Face Of Australia Boys 'N' Berries, After Dinner Mint & Have Your Cupcake & Eat It Too along with Sation Love At First Lavender for the galaxy. 

I hope you enjoy this design & the different pictures ;) please let me know if you liked this & if you'd like to see more jewellery shots! 
I would love my viewers thoughts :)

Lou xxx

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Birds Cherry Blossom Nail Art

Evening loves,
I have a cute 'vintage' type nail art to share today, I came across this image on google & thought 'yep! I am going to do that' lol.

I really had a tough time on the background colour, so I frankened my own. Even though it's not the colour I wanted; I think it sits well with this art :) 

Enough photos? Lol! 
I used acrylic paints for the design, all topped of with matte topcoat for the extra cuteness :)

Enjoy all,
Lou xx

Monday, 23 September 2013

Nails Inspire The Jellies Collection; Swatches and Review

Woooot, finally this post is going up! I swatched these babies around a week ago & have been itching to share! 

Heads up for all us UK nail addicts, Nails Inspire is a new indie brand to launch! This first collection is amazing!! 

I'll pop all details at the end, but let's start with the first of 5! ;)

Kiwi Jellie; this one is my favourite! It truly reminds me of a kiwi :O! 
This is a gorgeous soft golden green full of small black hexes & larger matte white hexes. I used 2 coats for full coverage, amazing application!

Blueberry Jellie is a gorgeous rich blue based polish full of small & medium blue hexes. I love this! 2 coats.

Blackcurrent Jellie is a gorgeous metallic purple full of small red, purple & silver glitters. Shown is 2 coats.

Lemon & Lime Jellie is a metallic yellow'y green packed with small silver hexes, small aqua holographic hexes & fine holographic dust lol. 2 coats.

Strawberry Jellie is a gorgeousss hot pink base with the most stunning blue reflection. Full of fine scattered holo. This one needed 3 coats :) 


How amazing is this first collection by Nails Inspire. I love all of them!
Nails Inspire is 3-Free & come in 10ML sized bottles, priced at £5 each.
She only ships to the United Kingdom, shipping is £2.60.

Please go ahead an check out her shop, along with following her on Instagram for new releases etc.

Enjoy all,
Lou xx

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Shoutout Sunday

Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you're all enjoying your weekend.
Let's all show some love for today's features xx

I fell in love when I saw these, perfect nails and the art is just incredible!! 

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Instagram - NailClawArt
Blog - NailClaw

Leopard print and done in such a perfect way, in love!

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Instagram - Crisalvarado17

I adore these nails & the most amazing part is this is entirely done with nail polish! I've tried art with polish & it irritates me! Perfect skill 

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Instagram - ChiaraNailArt
Facebook - ChiaraNailArt

Wow wow wow! These nails are just gorgeous, I love how she got them perfectly connected. Amaze!

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Instagram - Keratin_Canvas

Scooby Dooby Doooooo! I fricking adore these! I love the cartoon & these are perfectly spot on! 

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Instagram - Me_Payo

This art, these nails?! Heaven right there!! 

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Instagram - LexstasyNails
Facebook - LexstasyNails

I hope you all enjoyed this weeks shoutouts, don't forget to check them all out. :)
Please tag your nail art on Instagram using #TANDTFEAT for your chance to get featured! 

Lou xx

Saturday, 21 September 2013

A little bit of one stroke nail art :)

Hi loves, 
Today I am sharing this nail art I did a week or so ago, I had no idea what or where I was going with this mani. It kind of fell into place.

I have many favourite colour combos, red and black being one. :)

This is the matte version, If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen I couldn't decide between matte or shiny. :O

An here it is with topcoat. ;) I love how it really pops when shiny :).
Such a reminder of leaves, perfect for fall right? 

Enjoy loves,
Lou xx

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

SpaRitual Share Collection; Swatches and Review

Hi loves, 
Finally getting to share this, even more annoying but through the iPhone app. Blogger online just don't want to play ball at the moment, anyone else experiencing issues?

Anyway today I have 2 of 6 lovely polishes from the new SpaRitual Share Collection. The two I have for you are Midnight Stroll and Reminisce.


Midnight Stroll is a gorgeous blurple creme, this was super hard to capture.. There is more of a purple hue IRL. Flawless application with only 2 coats.


Reminisce is one strange colour, it's like a beige nude shimmer. Which played havoc with my camera! I am not a big fan of this colour it does not sit well on me :(. It is also a little sheer side, I needed 3 coats with the last coat being a little thicker.

I love SpaRitual and even though I'm not huge on Reminisce I still adore all their polishes. I have had no issues on any application etc.

The Share Collection along with many others can be bought -
UK Website HERE
US Website HERE.

I hope you enjoy :)
Lou xx

Monday, 16 September 2013

Halloween Inspired Nail Art ;)

Is it to early for the halloween'y manis? I hope not :O
I really loved this image when I came across it on FB, decided I'd try my luck at doing it! I am rather loving the outcome, I hope you all like it too! 

First up is the shiny image;

I used W7 black on both middle & ring fingers; on index & pinky is Zoya Storm (matted).

Now for the full matte version;

I love the little heart they make, all though this isn't all out scary, it has such an edgy Halloween feel. Lets hope I am not alone on this lol!! 

Let me know your thoughts below, would you mind more Halloween nails early?

Lots of love,
Lou xx

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Shoutout Sunday

Ooo that time again, let show some love for this weeks features! Enjoy all <3

I am in love with these nails! Textured nail art and the most perfect shorties ever. Gorgeous.

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Instagram - @McPolish

Clifford nail art!! EEEK! I used to love watching this show when I was younger. Beautiful art.

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Instagram - @NailsByAlexiz

These have to be one of the coolest nails I have ever seen! Just wow!

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Instagram - @LunaLovesChocolate

LOL! This mani just makes me chuckle, I love a good sense of humour with nail art. Perfection!!

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Instagram - @Perpetualfunk
Blog - Perpertualfunk


How lovely are this weeks features! Make sure you show them some love.
Don't forget to hashtag #TANDTFEAT on instagram for your chance to be featured! ;)

Enjoy all ,
Lou xx