Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Notd - Nubar Gelicure - Maroon with Accent nail and 3d Acrylic Nail Art

Todays Nail of the day is the nail style of the moment "accent nail". This design has been seen on many celebs and many blogsites too.
The idea is to 
paint one nail (usually the ring finger) in either a contrasting colour or a glitter or just a dash of nail art on one finger.I think this is a good idea as sometimes too much nail art can look ott at work. (not my office tho ;) )
also its a timesaver only having to bling up two nails.

Nubar accent nail

I started off by appling two coats of Gelicure by Nubar Maroon to all my nails and curing them under a UV lamp. I then appiled a third coat to my ring finger and dipped it in Nubar Jewels glitter slices in pink, cured it and applied the Gelicure topcoat cured it and filed out all the bumps from the chunky glitter and applied the final UV topcoat.
I then used dark pink acrylic powder to make a little bow and then added a little detail with a rose pink nail art pen.
As you can see from the picture I have trimmed all my nails as I broke the nail on my little finger. But I think this style can be used on any nail length (thankfully!)

For this mani I used the super Nubar nail art jewels they are only £4.20 and are super glittery and come in loads of colours and different glitter sizes from glitter dust to the chunky ones I used. As they are made of high quality glitter the colour does not run when you used them with polish or gel like cheap glitter does.
They are available from and in the UK and in the usa.
So will you be sporting the Accent nail? let me know what you think and which colour combos you have gone for.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

NOTD- Mixed Colour Gradient with stamping nail art.

Nail of the day today is a bit special it is my first attempt at Nail stamping and also colour gradient nails . To start I applied my favourite base coat at the moment - Nubar Foundation base coat. Then two coats of Aqua baby by China Glaze. Aqua baby is a strong blue colour, but I did find that it was a little gloopy as I have noticed in most of the China Glaze blue colours.
I then sponged on some Beauty and the beach by China Glaze using a latex make up sponge. I applied this to half of the nail to give it a nice teal shimmer.

I then did the same with Nubars Absolute which is a sparkle/holo blue. This time I only added it to a third of the nail. Then I used the super Holo OMG by China Glaze to add a silver shimmer to the tips of the nails.
I then sealed it with Diamont Seal and shine topcoat by Nubar. Finally I used a Konad White stamping paint and a non Konad stamp to apply flowers just to the first finger and the ring finger. I could have gone mad and applied them to all the nails but I wanted to keep them a little subdued as I have my brothers wedding to go to on Saturday and wedding photos last almost a lifetime :) .

Aqua Baby is not a current colour in the China Glaze collection but there are some very similar colours such as "towel boy toyboy" and OMG is also a discontinued but very sort after colour so if you spot it snap it up!

China Glaze is available from for £4.47 a bottle.
Konad stamps and nail stamping plates are available for various prices on ebay and are very easy to use :)
Nubar products are available from and

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

The Pamper Proof Amazing UK Giveaway!!!

So this will be the first giveaway I have hosted so I have decided to make it a Bumper Big Super, Smashing, Great giveaway!

The first Giveaway will be summer themed and it will include everything you need to get ready for the summer sun :)
The giveaway includes:

Wella Lifetex Sun Hair and Body Shampoo.

This moisturising shampoo protects your hair from the negative influences of the sun, sea and chlorinated water. Lifetex Sun Hair and Body shampoo contains a complex of nutrients giving your sun-stressed hair and body sufficient moisture whilst gently cleansing your hair.

Wella Lifetex Sun Colour Preserve Cream 150ml

Wella Lifetex Sun Colour Preserve Cream with UV protection will protect your hair against colour fade caused by sun exposure, sea and chlorinated water. Shine is enhanced while the intensity of coloured hair is protected for longer.

Wella Lifetex Sun Shimmer Splash
Wella Lifetex Sun Shimmer Splash is water resistant and has a SPF of 15. With its sun protection complex of nutrients plus macadamia nut oil, your hair and body will be fully nourished and protected from drying out.

Salon System Boholash Vintage
Whether your inspiration's 60s psychedelia or Glastonbury festival chic, now you can give eyes the Boho look with these reusable strip lashes from Salon System.

Australian Gold Moisture Lock After Sun Moisturiser with Tan Extender

For after the sunny days slap this on, because cared-for and hydrated skin stays tanned longer! The Australian Gold Moisture Lock products with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E prevent your skin from drying out or feeling stiff. Moisture Lock  Forever Glowing with Shea Butter immediately gives the skin a more intense tan and a healthy, radiant glow.

Mavala Volcanic Orange Nail Polish            
This polish will look great with your tan and last all your holiday week.
Mavala Volcanic Orange nail polish is hard wearing, long lasting and provides an even, professional glossy finish.

Maybelline Define A Lash Mascara
Another fantastic mascara from Maybelline New York, DEFINE-A-LASH instantly lengthens the appearance of lashes, and the flexibility of the brush is great for reaching each individual lash. This mascara is perfect for giving instant definition without any clumping. Separating the lashes so that they can look sexy and sophisticated. Stop panda eyes with this waterproof formula, for when your in the pool or at a foam party!

How to enter:
To enter the competition you must follow @galaxyhappyman on twitter tweet the following text: Wow @galaxyhappyman  is giving away a Summer bumper prize pack!  #PamperProofGiveaway

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Extra entries can be gained by posting a link to my giveaway on your blog (please leave me a comment with a link to your blog)

Closing date is 12th August @ 12noon

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Notd -Nubar Gelicure blue hydrangea plus Orly Instant nail artist nail art.

Today's Nail of the day is part 2 of my previous post : Wah Nails style leopard print.
I started off with a base of Nubars Gelicure Blue Hydrangea. I then used the new orly instant nail artist acrylic nail paints and a dotter to add splotches to the nail.Then again using the dotting tool I drew unconnected semi circles around the dots, plus a few commas and dashes.

On the thumb and ring finger I applied geliure in 3 colours and used a pin to drag the colours to create a colour fade. I have this handy diagram which hopefully explains how I achieved this :
3 colour gel polish fade

Gelicure nail art

I finished it off with some tiger strips with Orly's instant artist nail art paints. I am really beginning to love these water base acrylic paints.

Orly Instant artist pens are available from