Today’s Mani: Pink Zanfandel

Hi Beauties

First off I’d like to say, I’m sorry for not being around much recently, my work hours are changing and I really don’t have much time to post at the moment.

So sorry and big hugs from me 🙂

My mani today features a shade that I haven’t worn for a while, ‘Pink Zinfandel’ from Rimmel is a stunning vintage pink shade with a rose gold shimmer.

  

For me it’s the perfect transition shade to spring, and the formula is amazing, it glides on, drys quickly and lasts for up to a week without chipping, perfect.

 

Without flash

 

With flash, here you can really see the Rose gold shimmer, love it.

Forgive the state of my wonkie, broken nail, I broke it at work,  I filed and shaped it the best I could for this mani but it still doesn’t look fantastic.

Thanks for reading Beauties, if you can recommend anything that will help my nails become strong and in better condition please let me know, I’m so tired of them breaking all the time.

Love, Hugs And Glossy Kisses,

Aurora xxx 

Today’s mani 

Hi Beauties 

Sorry I haven’t been around again, ive been in and out of hospital 😦 and yes I have yet another cold, all I want is to stay well for more than a week.

My mani today Is called ‘Seashell’ it’s a stunning Metallic shade from a cheaper and lesser known brand called Technic.



I got mine from a shop called ‘Body Care’ last year but never wore it as I often think cheaper polished are streaky and take time to dry, however with Technic I couldn’t be more wrong.

‘Seashell’ is opaque in one coat (I always use two for good measure), it drys super super quickly, faster than Sally Hansen’s ‘InstaDry’ formula.

I love it I’ll defiantly be hauling a lot more of these in the future.

Love, Hugs and Glossy Kisses,

Aurora xxx 

Todays Mani And Thank You :)

HiBeauties 

I’m finally beginning to feel better, I was going to post a picture of myself, but I don’t look as well as I thought I did :).

Today’s mani is Sinful Colors ‘Winter Berry’ which is a purple based brown shade with a silver shimmer to it, it’s super pretty, I just wish I would have used it sooner. I’ve had ‘Winter Berry’ since November last year and this is the first time it’s been opened, as you can probably tell I’m loving grey and brown toned polishes which is  strange for me I’d normally go for red or pink.



A huge thank you to Project Swatch for the stunningly beautiful… Swatches.

Since spring is upon us (most of us) I thought I’d jazz up my mani a little, for this I used I glitter top coat from London Girl.



It’s a lovely polish with both hex and circle shaped glitters, combined with green and sliver micro glitters, it really makes my mani pop.



Please excuse the Shockley horrible nails I’m in the process of growing them out again.

I hope you enjoyed this post Beauties  and thank you so much for all of your lovely ‘get well soon’ messages they really do help.

Love, Hugs And Glossy Kisses,

Aurora xxx

Today’s mani

Hi Beauties

I hope your all doing well, I’m off work today so I have a little bit of me time which has been nice.

So I thought I’d spend some of it on today’s mani, it’s ‘All That Jazz’ from Collection 2000 (which is now discontinued) it’s a lovely slate grey shade that has a very pretty silver shimmer when the light hits it.

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It’s the first time ive worn this polish and I really do like it, it’s opaque in one coat and it’s very quick drying.

After taking the pics I used my ‘P.S’ matte top coat on my middle fingers and this polish still looks fantastic.

I hope you enjoyed this post, I’m sorry it was a little short but I’ll hopefully be posting tomorrow and king an updated polish collection post when I get paid next month.

Until tomorrow…

Love, Hugs And Glossy Kisses,

Aurora xxx

Polish In December

Hi Beauties

Now that January is here, I can do a polish in December post. These are the polished I wore throughout the month of December, it was pretty busy for me so there aren’t as many as I would have liked, but here goes…

The first polish was ‘Star Watch’ from Revlon, it’s a magnetic polish with a deep brown based purple undertone to it, the magnetic effect this polish gives is really quite lovely, thank you to rougebeauty for the perfect swatches.

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My second polish to adorns nails in December was Rimmel’s ‘Cupcake Pink’it’s quite a sheer baby pink shade with very good lasting power.

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‘Full Metal Jacket’ from NYC is one of my all time fave metallic polishes, it’s cheap and has such an amazing shine. A huge thank you to kittynoir for the stunning swatches.

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‘Ginger Melon’ from Revlon is another fave of mine, some people might say it’s purely a spring/ summer colour but I wear it on my nails all year round, it’s a very bright orange based pink that smells lovely once it’s dried, although the scent didn’t stay on my nails for as long as it normally does, I dunno why :@, a huge thank you to kickarseredlips for the lovely swatches.

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The finale polish I wore in 2014 was another one by Revlon, it’s such a fantastic brand I love love love their formulae, unlike NYC’s ‘Full Metal Jacket’ which has a very subtle rose gold tint to it, ‘Silver Dollar’ is a true silver shade with a pretty shimmer finish, a big thank you to macyxmakeup for the beautiful swatches.

And a massive thank you to all of my Beauties who read and support my blog, you really don’t know what it means to me. I hope you enjoyed this post, they’ll be plenty more for 2015 :).

Love, Hugs And Glossy Kisses,

Aurora xxx

Revlon’s Star Attraction

Hi Beauties

Sorry I haven’t posted for a while I’ve been super busy preparing for Christmas and net connection issues haven’t helped my cause either :(.

But I’m back :), my last mani was Revlon’s ‘Star Watch’ I loved it so much that I feel inspired to do a post about the complete Revlon ‘Star Attraction’ magnetic nail polish line, so here goes…

Firstly there’s ‘Reality Star’ it’s a stunning emerald green shade and by far my favourite of the collection, yes all of my Beauties know I have an unhealthy obsession with green nail polish and red polish and pink polish…

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Pic from the lovely polishinsomniac thanks lovely 🙂

Next there’s ‘Pop Star’ which is a cool metallic toned blue shade, I actually quite like it regardless of it being a blue, this shade is one that would really compliment the super icy cold weather most of us are having at the moment.

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Swatch curtesy of the lovely kalynlord 🙂

Next we have ‘Starry Eyed’ which is a very vibrant rich purple laced with super pretty flecks of bright pink and gold micro glitter, in my opinion this polish looks Devine and it looks even better thanks to the beautiful swatches from the lovely VampyVarnish this is a polish that would be perfect to ring in the new gear whilst still sticking to the dark and often romantic feel that winter brings.

‘Star Watch’ is the only one from the ‘Star Attraction’ collection that I own, it’s a very deep purple, so deep in fact that in some lights the polish itself can have a coffee brown tone to it. Never the less as you can see from the swatchit is a beautiful polish that is made to stand out even more by the lovely ‘star’ effect the magnet makes.

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And finally ‘Star Crush’ is a very pretty copper shade, with very small flecks of gold micro glitter, the combination of copper and gold isn’t very star like but very beautiful all the same.

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The amazing swatch above is from itsallprettytomethanks again lovely. 🙂

I love this collection so much I think if I were to buy more I’d purchase ‘Reality Star’ and ‘Star Crush’. But they’re all stunningly eye catching polishes perfect to add that little glint of something extra special to your mani this holiday season.

Love, Hugs And Glossy Kisses,

Aurora xxx

Nail Art: Must Love Pugs

Hi Beauties

I was out shopping today and I saw the cutest pug ever it looked super awesome with its funny little tail and squished face 🙂

I thought I’d go online and look for pug nail decals and I came across some really pretty pug themed nail art that other nail polish bloggers had created,

Here’s a few of my faves…

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super cute decals

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cute pug decals

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this one is by far my fave design and super creative

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super cute

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love these
pug life

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i love the different pugs on these they’re super cute

I hope you enjoyed this post Beauties, which is your favourite pug themed nail art? comment below.

Love, Hugs And Glossy Kisses,

Aurora xxx

Orly Smoke Collection

Hi Beauties

I hope your pleased with last nights ‘One lovely blog award’ nominations, they were very hard nominations to make.

This morning I was browsing tumblr and I came across a lovely polish by Orly that was from the ‘Smoky Collection’, so i wanted to give you my throughs on the collection as a whole.

The first is ‘Smoked Out’ the name is quite deceiving as it brings to mind a black or grey toned polish, but ‘Smoked Out’ Is something else altogether, it is the most stunning deep green I have ever seen, in my opinion it’s still second to Revlon’s ‘Rain Forest’ but it is still an amazing colour, the metallic micro glitters give it a very mysterious look, like something out of a fairy tale.

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‘Highlight’ is a pale grey shade that is perfect for the ultimate nude manicure, but in other respects it is a very basic shade, one to be worn with jeans, a T-shirt and your converse.

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‘Darkest Shadow’ is another stunning polish, it has a deep base with copper and red glitters running throughout it. This polish is definitely different, to me this is the perfect shade for bonfire night it reminds me of the blazing orange bonfire against the smoky black night sky, love it.

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Orly’s ‘Brush It On’ is to me a shade that is perfect for Halloween, ‘Brush It On’ is the perfect fall burnt orange shade it has a stunning orange base with burnt orange and silver glitter within it. I did a post on burnt autunm oranges with this polish would fit perfectly into, it looks like I’ve found my go to orange polish for fall 2015.

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‘Edgy’ is again a pretty polish that couldn’t be better suited to the colder months, it has beautiful bronze and silver glitters that sit so perfectly on a deep brown toned base, ‘Edgy’ is perfect for both autumn and winter and for some reason reminds me of a snow covered wood.

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‘Blend’ is a brown based purple shade, again this is one that reminds me of bonfire night but this time of the morning after when fog hangs thick in the air and everything appears to be covered in a faint purple haze, this is such a basic polish yet it is beautiful in its own right.

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Thanks for reading Beauties I hope you enjoyed this post, I know I enjoyed writing it the ‘Smoke Collection’ has to be one of my all time favourites from Orly, come back soon for more,

Love, Hugs And Glossy Kisses,

Aurora xxx

O.P.I Majestic Mustangs

Hi Beauties

I was playing on ‘Forza Horizon 2’ last night and as I was driving around to world looking for my next barn find a group of Ford Mustangs passed me, which got me thinking yet again about blog post ideas.

It was O.P.I’s ‘Mustang Collection’ (obv) sprung to mind, not only does the collection have an awesome theme and lovely packaging it also has some amazing colours to choose from.

The first polish that caught my eye in this collection was ‘Angel With A Lead Foot’ not only does the name describe me perfectly when it comes to driving (one reason I don’t) but it’s such a beautiful crisp clean shade, it looks as classy on the nails as it does on the car.

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‘Girls Love Ponies’ is a very vibrant bright pink shade, I couldn’t really imagine this looking good on any kind of Mustang, but it makes a pretty eye catching manicure.

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‘Queen Of The Road’ is the darkest shade of the collection, it is a beautiful moody black shade with a shimmery finish and silver micro glitter add a touch of elegance to your already stunningly moody mani.

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’50 Years Of Style’ to me is a shade that screams 1920s sophistication, it is a beautiful gold polish with a gloss finish, it would look perfect with a sleek white gown, for that o so sophisticated dinner party.

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‘Red Race’, although the name of this polish leaves little to the imagination, it is in fact a very vibrant red, it has an orange base which is what gives it such a bright tone, in my opinion this polish would look fantastic paired with a lovely golden tan or even on the high way, how says your manicure can’t match your Mustang.

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For me ‘the Sky’s The Limit’ is a bit of a dud, I’m not that keen on blue polishes as some of you may know, but this ocean, sky blue shade is not one that I would associate with a powerful american muscle car, or a horse for that matter, this shade belongs on a Citroen or even a Toyota not on a Ford Mustang and nowhere near my nails.

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I hope you all enjoyed reading this post beauties and there’s plenty more to come,

Love, Hugs And Glossy Kisses,

Aurora xxx

Winter With Sally Hansen

Hi Beauties

Well I’m ill again, no surprises there, I’m back on antibiotics and I’m unable to eat solid foods the joys of having a dental abscess that just won’t quit.

For this post I thought I’d visit a brand that’s a trusted favourite of mine, Sally Hansen has a lovely selection of different polishes to choose from but time and time again I go back to the ‘Complete Manicure’ line. This list is going to feature my fave winter shades from the Sally Hansen ‘Complete Manicure Collection’.

‘Shell We Dance’ is such i pretty milky white shade that not only reminds me of fallen snow but I think it would look lovely as a base for ‘Bling Tastic’ which is a beautiful vibrant blue from Hansen’s ‘Gem Crush collection’, the two shades would go beautifully together to create the perfect winter manicure.

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‘Shoot The Moon’ is a very deep silver shade with a pretty wintery metallic finish to it, it’s a colour that I’ve always considered a staple in my collection and is my go to metallic polish for the colder months.

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‘Plum Luck’ is a very deep plum shade when it is in the bottle, but I would say it becomes more of a wine shade when applied to the nails, it’s a beautiful colour and would make the perfect dark winter mani for when black is a little too black.

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‘Midnight In NY’ is a black that is just a little more than basic black, it has stunning copper and gold micro glitters which give it a very uniquely magical finish, for me this is a true inter shades.

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And finally ‘Golden Rule’ is a very pretty golden glitter too coat. That I. My opinion would look stunning over ‘Blue Blood’ or ‘Chain Mail’ which are both very dark shades from the ‘Xtreme Wear Collection’ which would compliment to eye catching sparkle of ‘Golden Rule’ beautifully.

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Even though this post wasn’t about an up and coming collection I still hope you enjoyed it, they’ll be more pretty polish updates tomorrow, but until then…

Love, Hugs And Glossy Kisses,

Aurora xxx