Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Charlies Nail Art ~ Spaceman Glitter Mix


If you have a scroll down my blog, you'll see that I have been trying out the wonderful new glitter mixes by Charlies Nail Art! In addition to being absolutely beautiful - and a bargain at 75p each - they're also mixed in-house, so you won't find them anywhere else.

Most recently I have been experimenting with the Spaceman glitter mix. Spaceman consists of a very sparkly blue glitter with rainbow glitter mixed in, plus strand glitter and larger star and circle pieces. I do keep saying this every time I try a new glitter mix, but this is definitely one of my favourites.

I've done two manicures using Spaceman! This first one is a glitter gradient over a very deep blue, inspired by Star Trek: Voyager which I've begun rewatching...

...and the second one uses Spaceman as an accent nail in a blue manicure complete with flower water decal!

I really hope you love this glitter mix as much as I do! I still have more to show you as well ^_^

As I'm an ambassador for Charlies Nail Art you can get 15% off everything with my coupon code, GNAF15. I bought this glitter myself.


Lisa xx

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Charlies Nail Art ~ Arabian Nights Gitter Mix


I'm back with another of the new glitter mixes by Charlies Nail Art! All the glitters are special because they're mixed in-house and so are unique, but Arabian Nights is extra-special because it was named by followers on social media!

I bought most of the glitter mixes myself but this one was given to me as a freebie because, at the time I ordered, it hadn't been released on the site yet. It's on there now for 75p ^_^

Arabian Nights consists of a sparkling royal purple glitter with bigger gold pieces mixed in. It is truly opulent! I wanted to try it as a glitter tips mani first so I started with one coat of sheer lilac polish, Hubby For Dessert by Essie, and dipped my nails in the glitter sachet!

I hope you're as wowed by this as I am! It's so rich and luxurious and I bet it'll look just as good as a full glitter mani. I will of course post a photo on the blog when I try it out.

As a Brand Ambassador for Charlies Nail Art, my followers get 15% off everything with my coupon code: GNAF15. The glitters are a bargain to begin with at 75p each!

I shall be back soon with a new glitter mix mani ^_^


Lisa xx

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Charlies Nail Art ~ Princess Glitter Mix ~ Post 2!


On Thursday I showed you a manicure using one of the new Charlies Nail Art glitter mixes called Princess!

I used it in a "glitter tips" manicure, but I also really wanted to see how it looked as a full mani. So I painted on a pale pink - Rose Hip by Barry M - plus top coat, and while that was still wet I dipped my nails in the Princess glitter mix. I was overjoyed with the result!

You can really see all the different glitters and how special the mix is. Those larger glitters offset the finer ones wonderfully. I love wearing this but I'm also dying to try out the next glitter mix - I have my eye on the purple Arabian Nights...

All the mixes are 75p each and you can get 15% off everything with my coupon code, GNAF15. I bought this glitter myself ^_^


Lisa xx

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Charlie's Nail Art ~ Princess Glitter Mix


I have another of the new Charlies Nail Art glitter mixes to show you! Yesterday I posted about Queen of Hearts, and today I am showing off Princess.

Princess is a shimmering, pink-tinted glitter with larger diamond, flower and star glitters mixed in. I thought it would look really pretty in a glitter tip manicure so I applied one coat of the sheer Essie Mademoiselle and dipped my nails in the mix! I'm super pleased with the result...

How lovely does that look?! All credit to the glitter of course! Now I want to see how it looks as a full glitter manicure, over pale pink. That will be my next manicure ^_^

These Charlies Nail Art glitter mixes are truly special because they are mixed in-house - you won't find them anywhere else. And they are only 75p per sachet! You can also get an extra 15% off everything with my coupon code, GNAF15 xx


Lisa xx

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Charlies Nail Art ~ Queen of Hearts


My order of the six new Charlies Nail Art glitter mixes arrived today!!! These glitters are truly special because they're mixed in-house - you won't find them anywhere else.

I bought four for 75p each and Charlie kindly sent me the other two so that I would have the full set: Queen of Hearts, Princess, Spaceman, Flowers in Bloom, Magic Dust and a purple mix that is about to be named and released. The one that jumped out at me to try first was Queen of Hearts!

Queen of Hearts is a deep green, almost black, holo sparkle glitter mixed with red pieces and larger circles and hearts. It certainly gives off Alice in Wonderland vibes! I applied it over a dark green, Black Pistachio by Barry M, to match its depth. I finished with plenty of top coat to give it a smooth shine.

I love this glitter mix so much! It's the depth of holo sparkle with the added "treats" of the larger glitters that does it for me ^_^

As a (very proud) Brand Ambassador, I have a 15% off coupon code for all my readers: GNAF15

I will be back very soon with the next glitter mix!


Lisa xx

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Charlies Nail Art ~ Galaxy Glitter Mix


Today I am very excited because I've ordered the new Charlie Nail Art glitter mixes and they just shipped! They will sit alongside the four existing mixes that I already own. In anticipation I decided to wear the Galaxy glitter mix ^_^

I painted one coat of sheer lilac, Hubby For Dessert by Essie, then added top coat and dipped my nails in the glitter mix. Two extra coats of top coat gave my mani a smooth shine!

I really can't wait to see the new glitters. I think I'm most looking forward to seeing Spaceman. If you're buying them for yourself, get 15% off with my coupon code GNAF15.


Lisa xx

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Charlies Nail Art ~ Glitter Mixes


As I've written about before I am a proud Brand Ambassador for Charlies Nail Art! Right now Charlie has some amazing glitters on the site, and I bought some of the special glitter mixes for myself. They're all 75p per pack and you can get an extra 15% off everything with my checkout code, GNAF15.

Today I'm showing you the Mermaid, Romance, Galaxy and Unicorn Glitter Mixes. I applied them all as glitter gradients, sponging clear polish onto my nail tips and dipping them in the mixes  ^_^

Mermaid Glitter Mix:

I adore the marine colours of this one. Stunning, sparkly, utterly beautiful.

Romance Glitter Mix:

I was NOT expecting how much I would love this glitter!! The mix is amazing and, applied over black, looks like smouldering embers. You can see the hearts and shards in the photo.

Galaxy Glitter Mix:

I've already shown you this but I wanted to put all the mixes in one post! This glitter has a lovely, ethereal purple tint to it with moons and stars to live up to its name.

Unicorn Glitter Mix:

What I would call the most subtle of the glitter mixes, this is a shimmering glitter with stars and special pieces mixed in. This could top any polish and look beautiful.

I really hope there are more Glitter Mixes launched in the future!


Lisa xx

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Charlies Nail Art ~ Glitter and Emojis!


Sorry for the absence - I've had another period of being sleepy a lot. To make up for it, I will show you two manicures today! Both are from my latest order with Charlies Nail Art.

First up we have a Galaxy glitter mix! This is a very fine pale purple glitter with ethereal sparkle and larger pieces mixed in, like stars! I love having glitter tips so I sponged some clear polish over a coat of Essie Mademoiselle and dipped the tips in glitter.

And today I am wearing emoji water decals! These are making me SO cheerful. They applied super easily over a pale pink.

Not only are these goodies cheap to begin with - the glitter is 75p per pack and the emojis are £1 per sheet - but you also get 15% off everything because I'm a Brand Ambassador! Just use code GNAF15 at checkout xx


Lisa xx

Friday, 17 March 2017

Floral Inspiration ~ Nail Machine


Today's manicure was inspired by Nail Machine on Instagram! Her mani was a hand-painted blue rose pattern with a gold-lined accent nail - just my style, and absolutely gorgeous.

I have found out through many attempts that, unfortunately, painting designs by hand with nail art brushes just isn't my talent. It always ends up looking thick and clumsy! Luckily I have many stamping plates with designs to compensate for this, and my MoYou Pro 17 plate had a rose pattern that would do the trick.

I started with the gold accent on my ring fingernail: using French tip guide stickers and Chrome Olive by Models Own I painted a thin, curved line. Then above that line and on the whole of my other nails I used an off-white, Cream Soda by Barry M, as my base colour. I then used my MoYou stamping mat to make decals, stamping the rose pattern in Cream Soda and colouring it in with three shades of blue.

Cream Soda isn't quite opaque so the roses ended up pretty undefined, but I am still happy with the floral look I ended up with. Apologies for the poor lighting - I'm still very tired all the time so it's been difficult to take photos at the ideal time of day.

Thanks to Nail Machine for the inspiration!


Lisa xx

Monday, 13 March 2017

Charlies Nail Art ~ Treble Clef Decals

This post contains products which were sent to me for review :-)


Today I have an item from Charlies Nail Art to show you: treble clef nail decals! Part of being an ambassador means I get to try out nail products that I haven't tried before, and these kinds of decals are one of them.

The treble clefs are small, wafer-thin plastic motifs which are copper-coloured on one side and black on the other; you can choose which colour you'd like to show on your nails. I used them by first painting my nails - with Barry M Pearl, in this case - then applying the decals with tweezers onto a layer of wet top coat. I used both points of the tweezers to keep the decal pushed down as the polish dried. I then added more top coat to seal them in!

What I've found trying these decals for the first time is that they're fun to use and (at least I think!) they look good on the nail. I especially liked this treble clef design. A disadvantage is that they can be hard to keep flat, and I ended up getting a little polish over the decals as I pushed them down. I would try them again.

Check out my sidebar button for 15% off your entire Charlies Nail Art order - the discount code is GNAF15!


Lisa xx