Monday, 30 June 2014

Freckles Polish Holiday Destinations Collection | Swatches and Review x2

Hi loves,
I hope you're all well!
Today is a super late post as my phone went crazy on the update :/ I ended up having to boot it after nearly 2 hours on waiting for the load bar to budge ugh! 

Today though I am sharing 2 beautiful polishes from Freckles Polish, one being the cutest topper ever! I love and may well use one of my macro shots as a background, it's just adorable! Let's jump in :) 

Aloha! | This one is just beautiful, I love love love the mix. Described as a dark green crelly with different sized neon pink hex & squares and a sprinkle of iridescent hex. 
Shown is 2 coats.


Flowers From Holland | Just look at how adorable this topper is, the choice of glitters are perfection. Full of flower glitters in light and dark pink and purple, tiny green dots, lots of different pink, red & green hexes and squares.
Shown is one coat and some dabbing for flowers :).

Beautiful, formula on both was perfection no issues at all. I did have to fish a little for the flowers but nothing I was bothered by, I prefer to be able to place them where I'd like :) 

The Holiday Destinations Collection is out now so be sure to copy/paste links to see these & more :) 
Website -
Facebook -

Lou xx

Friday, 27 June 2014

Pink, Mini Leopard Print & Crystals | Girly Nail Art

Hi loves,
I managed to do a little art today instead of swatching, it's been a heck of a while right! :O 

I went with my love, mini leopard print. I haven't got the time atm to do more detailed art, but hey... Who doesn't love some mini print! 
I decided to pair this with some AB crystals, I never really add gems etc to my nails but I am atm in a huge AB crystal faze LOL! 

I used Face Of Australia Have Your Cupcake & Eat It Too along with Jacava Vanilla Slice for the mini print aswell as black paint. 
On my pinkie I did 2 thin coats of Spectraflair (holo) topcoat just as a little base for the gems.

I also have changed my shape slightly, I'm just bored of the same old so yep lol. They look better IRL which is so annoying, I'm currently growing them out so I can have some little claws ;) 

I hope you all like this mani,
Lou xx

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Colors by Llarowe Summer 2014 x3 | Swatches & Review

Hi loves,
I have to start with letting you all know I will be blogging from my phone for a while, my laptop screen broke again! I'm so upset but I guess blogging this way is better over not at all! 
All links will be below but you will have to copy & paste, sorry but I've no other choice atm :( 

Today I have 3 more CBLs to share, all of which are gorgeous as ever!! ;) 

Independence Day | A stunning deep royal blue jelly with holo micro glitters, this reminds me of The Mighty Red Baron.
Shown 2 coats. 


Mystery & Mayhem | The uberrrr gorgeous teal jelly with holo micro glitters. This little beauty had me happy, so unique and just wow! 
Shown 2 coats.


Alternate Universe | Oooooh my goodness, do I even need to say a thing. It's pure love! 
Stunnnnning turquoise with green shimmer, pure perfection.
Shown 2 coats.

I don't even need to state my overall opinion really, because these are nothing but perfection. ;) 
Llarowe have small restocks today, go check the website for what's available and also keep an eye on the Facebook as a bigger restock is coming soon.

Find Colors by Llarowe - 

Again so sorry about the link situation :( 
Lou xx

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Colors by Llarowe Strawberry Wine | Swatch and Review

Hi loves,
I have another lovely CBL to share with you today, this is again from the new Summer 2014 Collection, you can find all these on the Llarowe website but keep up to date on the facebook pages for the next sale which is really soon!

I couldn't wait to wear this one and decided to pair it with some circle sequin glitters, I went with what I believe is called the 'pond' mani? Where firstly I did a thin coat of SW followed by some glitters, another coat of SW, more glitter and a final coat of SW to finish.
I really love the outcome anyhow and the macros obv caught the most fun!

Strawberry Wine | A truly gorgeous deep magenta squishy jelly. I just love it! I really am not a fan of the VNL but just look at this beauty! No issues with formula, this applied beautifully.
Shown is 3 thin coats.

Don't the macro shots just really show so much! I went with the little accent on my pinkie this time, I actually love the way it looks and it's always nice to switch it up.

Are you a jelly fan?

Find Colors by Llarowe -
- Website
- Llarowe FB
- CBL Instagram

Lou xx

Friday, 20 June 2014

Colors by Llarowe x2 | Cut Out Mani & Review

Hi loves,
I hope you are all good? Who is enjoying the World Cup? I actually am, I am not a fan of football but when I do watch it I get really into it lol! Mind I get really stressed when I see stupid mistakes being made lol hmm.
Anyway on to today's beautiful mani, I really love this and the combo of both polishes, before I begin I want to give full credit to Nailartbyjen on Instagram, I fell in love with her neon cut out mani I had to recreate it asap!
I chose to do this using Candy is Dandy and Beautiful Disaster, these two are just beautiful together IMO ;)

Candy is Dandy | A beautiful lavender orchid crelly, shown is 3 thin coats. I just adore this polish, it is stunning!

Beautiful Disaster | A beautiful topper which can be worn alone (as shown) full of micro glitters some being holo. Shown here is 2 thin coats, you can still see some VNL but a third would probably cover that fully ;)

I just adore the above macro shot, can I just take macros forever? Sooo much fun!

Overall these 2 are gorgeous and work amazingly together, I really love both! Formula on each was brilliant, no issues at all.
I used white paint for the tribal cut out.
Both are from the Summer 2014 Collection, please keep an eye on the FB pages for updates.
Find Colors by Llarowe -
Lou xx

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Colors by Llarowe x2 | Simple Mixed Mani & Review

Hi loves,
Today I have 2 more Colors by Llarowe polishes to share, I decided to pair these up for one cute mani!
I love how well these go together and how simple the mani looks but with that added touch.
For this I used Smokin' In The Boys Room and Aliens & Outlaws, both of these are from the Summer 2014 Collection.
I did have some fun with the camera today but this mani is toooo gorgeous not to have a fair amount of snaps of ;)

Smokin' In The Boys Room | A stunning smokey charcoal grey jelly, I used only 2 coats for my mani.
Aliens & Outlaws | A stunning silver linear holo base with assorted holo micro glitter and tiny black hexes. I used 2 coats.

I love the pair of these alone and as a mani together. Formula on both of these were fab, no problems. I just adore Aliens & Outlaws, the added black adds that amazing touch.
Find Colors by Llarowe -
Lou xx

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Shimmer Polish x3 | Swatches and Review

Hi loves,
I hope you are all doing well?
Today I have three more from Shimmer Polish to share with you and they are just gorgeous, absolutely love each of them.
I have shown all 3 with one coat over black. I decided it would be fun to swatch with a black base once in a while and these look lovely this way.

Carmen | A stunning coppery orange glitter with hexes and squares in a few sizes, along with some super fine dusting and holo glitter too!


Sarah | A stunning teal blue glitter with blue, gold and purple glitters along with turquoise/teal, purple and pink tiny glitter.


Wendy | A stunning little rainbow kind of mix, I just love this one! As you can see more from the macro shots, this one is full of fun!

All three are fabulous! Formula was perfect on each of them and the glitter pay off was amazing! I love the creations again like all Shimmer Polishes I have tried so far, can't fault them at all.
Find Shimmer Polish -
Lou xx