Nail Art

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Summer is coming!!!

Hi guys!
We can actually feel Summer arriving. It's getting warmer day by day, which means that we can show off a bit of our bodies now hehe! ;)
Personally, I prefer not to expose myself too much as my skin should only be on display for myself and my other half. Also, my daddy doesn't like me wearing skimpy clothes!!
I have recently gone out on a Starbucks date with my auntie and had a lovely catch up! I haven't seen her since November, so thought it would be nice to go out. The fact that she's the same age as me is even better :) We had so much to talk about!! I experienced the weirdest thing that day. Some random foreign exchange student started hitting on me! I have never been hit on in public before! I thought it was the strangest thing ever haha! It must have been Kate looking extra grown up that day ;)
I ordered a Mango and Passion Fruit Iced drink because I was out of breath and the weather was so warm! Kate ordered a camomile tea, which was also quite nice and refreshing.
I will definitely be taking Kieran out on a little Starbucks date as he's never had one before!! Shocker!!!!
I wanted to get my nails done at a salon for a long time now, but it's so expensive and I'm saving up so I had to hold back with splashing on getting French tip acrylics and opted for my own French mani! I used my Nailene set and that's the outcome:
Lots of love,
Maya xo

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Recent Purchases

Hey guys! 
I thought I'm going to do a tiny little post on some of instagram pictures, because I've been so busy eith my upcoming exams and I have been just stressing out waaaay too much! I will try and post more, however I will have to organise a new schedule for revision, homework, work, social life and blogging! :O

Maya xo

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Barry M Nail Paint Review

Hiya dolls!
My nails needed doing so badly! This time I have used Barry M Gelly Nail Paint in the shade Lychee and Barry M Glitter Effect Nail Paint im the shade Amethyst.
I've never actually uses any of Barry M's products, so I was quite excited about trying their nail varnishes for the first time :) I must say, I am very pleased with the quality of the nail paints and will definitely increase my nail varnish collection by adding many more colours!

The Packaging: I really like the packaging of those nail varnishes as they are big, bold and stand out from other bottles. The font on the glass bottles is really cute and girly. I love it! 
The caps differ on the type of the nail paint. If it's limited edition or an effect one then the cap will stand out from others. Here you can see that the Gelly Nail Paint has a shiny silver cap, and the glitter effect has a plain matte black cap.

The Application: The Gelly Nail Paint was very easy to apply and I only needed to use one coat to get the full coverage on the nail. The texture was very thick and smooth almost jelly-like. There isn't a lot I can say about this nail varnish as it's just so perfect that I have no words to describe it. It's also such good value for money at £3.99 per item!!

Lots of love,
Maya xo

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Nail Caviar review

As every other girl, I love having cool nails, so I thought I will try out the 'caviar effect' in black and blue.
I don't know why, but I feel like a better person who takes care of themselves when I have nice and neat nails haha. First of all, I wanted to experiment with the new creation and I also wondered how hard it would be to apply the beads onto the nail.

The packaging: The beads were in a cute little bottle which had a funnel to make the application easier. It was see through and you could see the colourful and shiny beads inside it. Personally, I liked the packaging due to it's transparency as it allowed me to see what the beads are like, unlike other nail caviar bottles which only say the colour of the beads instead of actually allowing you to see them.

The application: The application was quite tricky. I had to hold my hand over a bowl so the beads wouldn't go everywhere. The funnel made the application a bit easier, however I had to be quick with the application as the top coat on my nail was drying quite fast. I had to reapply the top coat a few times so the beads would stay in place. I guess you need to be patient to do your nails perfectly, sadly this is something I am not :(

How long did it last?: I used an anti-chip nail varnish for my base which stays on without chipping for about 4-5 days. The top coat I have used makes every nail varnish last about 2 days longer (6-7 days now, yay!) and then the bead did not fall off until I accidentally peeled the layer off! This means that the beads last even longer, however you must always use a top coat if you want your nails varnish to last longer!

Here's a pretty bad picture of the final look of my nail:

This picture had been taken at night so it was a bit dark and my shadow was covering half of my hand! My phone's camera is a bit dodgy, so excuse the bad photo!

Lots of love,
Maya xo
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