Art Deco Nails

Hi Beauties

How are you all?

I’m feeling slightly better myself today, not as achy or dizzy, plus me and a friend have started talking again after nearly a month. I’m in work later so I’ve got a feeling that today will be s good day :), and I hope yours is too.

Now as you may or may not know I’m obsessed with New York, I’d love to go one day it’d be a dream come true, I’d love to see the Chrysler Building that would be amazing.

The Chrysler Building is done in an Art Deco style which I love so I thought I’d share some of my fave Art Deco nail art with you.

The first mani is done is shades of brown and gold which look so beautiful together, the brown kind of reminds me of those old photographs from the 1930’s. This design is simply beautiful.

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Thank you sonailicious for the lovely nail art.

To me the next mani totally reminds me of the movie ‘The Great Gatsby’, the geometric shapes coupled with the gold and black colour scheme screams 1920’s America. Absolutely perfect.

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A big thank you to the The Fashion Brewery for making such stunning nail art.

Again this beautiful manicure has the black and gold colour scheme, but instead of 1920’s America, this piece brings to mind Ancient Egypt, not only do the lines remind me of pyramids but in the design on the ring finger, I see a pharaoh wearing a crown, cute 🙂

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I found pics of this lovely design on pintrest .

The next piece of nail art, I feel it a very modern take on an Art Deco design. This piece still has the geometric patterns but the Tiffany blue and white colour scheme are what give this design a lovely modern edge.

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A big thank you to beautylish for the lovely nail art.

So I’m sorry this post was quite short Beauties, but I’m quite particular when it comes to anything Art Deco. Thanks for reading and I’ll post again soon.

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

Winter Essentials 2014 Tag

Hi Beauties

I don’t normally do tags, but it’s Christmas so this time I thought why not?😚, I was tagged by the lovely The World Of Cos you can check out her Winter Essentials 2014 Tag here 🙂.

So let’s get started…

1) What is your ultimate party season lip product?

Now this is a tough one, but I’d have to say MUA’s Lipstick in ‘Wild Berry’, it’s my perfect winter shade, it’s a blue based red that goes beautifully with my skin tone, it’s a shimmer finish which means it isn’t too drying on my lips and is super cheap at only £1.

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2) What is your winter Essential Product?

I’d have to say my ultimate product for winter, the one I never leave the house without Is my hand cream, my hands get so dry during the winter months, my go to hand cream this year is Doves ‘Indulgent Nourishing Hand Cream with Shea Butter’. It works so well it makes my skin super soft, it doesn’t smell funny and it doesn’t feel greasy on my skin either, I love this stuff.

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3) What are you most hoping to see under the Christmas Tree?

I’ve had my eye on a beautiful ruby ring for quite sometime so I’m hoping to find it under the tree this year, but If not I suppose there’s always my birthday.

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4) Name one beauty essential that is never missing from your bag during colder months

Another beauty product I never leave the house without in the winter months are my ‘Applelicious Glossy Lip Balms’ by NYC, I currently have two of them ‘ Apple Blossom’ and ‘Apple Blueberry Pie’ they are so lovely they leave my lips so soft and hydrated and they have a super lovely scent to them as well, I’d defiantly recommend them.

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5) What are your winter weather skincare saviors?

For this question I only have one product as my skin doesn’t really change all that much in the winter. My chosen product is the ‘Visibly Clear 2 in 1 Mask and Wash’ from Neutrogena. I love this stuff it works perfectly well as a wash, taking away dead skin cells, getting rid of makeup and oils, but if I want a deeper clean the face mask really does the job, I leave it on for 15 minutes and when I take it off my skin feels lovely and soft and looks sparkling clean.

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6) What is winter going to smell like this year?

I rarely drink but I have a soft spot for ‘Southern Comfort Cherry’, I love ‘Southern Comfort’ and cherries on their own, so when my boyfriend bought me ‘Cherry Southern Comfort’ I was in heaven I could wait until Christmas Day and had to open it their and then :).

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7) Is the Berry eye the new Berry lip?

No, I love berry lips there’s something so classy and elegant about them, in my opinion berry lips will never go out of style and berry eyes? I don’t think they’ll stick around for long.

8) What are you greatest winter indulgences?

Mmm this is a tricky one, I’d have to say run balls are one of my fave treats that I can only seem to find in shops at Christmas time, I can literally sit and eat and entire packet, lucky for me their super cheap and ultra delicious.

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9) Lush Christmas? Your top pick?

I don’t really use Lush products, but I’ve seen some of my Beauties blogging bout them and it’s got me wanting to try the Christmas Kisses’ bubble bar, I think I’m drawn to this one most of all because it looks like a huge Hershey’s kiss, and I’m a sucker for Hershey’s chocolate.

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10) Name one (or more) random winter essential.

My final winter essential has to be my ‘Glorious Mud’ face mask, it’s a clay based face mask and does wonders to my pores, I love applying it whilst in a nice relaxing bubble bath with candles burning and a good book.

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Time to tag my beauties, but only do the tag if you want too.

1) Ruth http://adornedclaw.com

2) the beautified blogger https://thebeautifiedblogger.wordpress.com/about-2/

3) Elektra King
http://elektraking.com

4) and finally Kerry http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com

Thanks so much for reading this post beauties, they’ll be reviews, swatches, updates and maybe even a Christmas haul to come.

Love, Hugs And Glossy Kisses,

Aurora xxx

Overview: My Polish Collection

Hi Beauties

I’m back, it’s seemed strange not posting for the past two weeks but I really did enjoy my boyfriend being at home he really cheers me up 🙂

I thought I’d start my first post after my little break by showing you an overview of my polish collection now that it is out of storage and has claimed its rightful place in my vanity table.

Blues

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Greys

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Browns

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Reds

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Greens

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Purples

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Pinks

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Metallics

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Blacks

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Clears

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White

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Oranges

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Thanks for taking a look at my newest post beauties, sorry about the picture quality I know it sucks :(, if your would like to know names or shade numbers of specific polishes they’ll all be in a post that will be coming soon.

Love, Hugs And Glossy Kisses,

Aurora xxx

New Additions

Hi Beauties

So I went nail polish shopping again, since I lost my job oops..I can now wear polish whenever I like so I thought I’d treat myself to some new ones.

The first is Revlon’s ”Cafe Pink’ it’s one that’s been one my wish list for a while and now I finally have it, yay 🙂

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The second was a bit of an impulse buy, it’s NYC’s ‘Prospect Park Pink’ and I decided to get it purely because I liked the colour.

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The third is from the new Makeup Revolution’ range which had just come to my local superdrug, I picked up a beautiful light blue shade called ‘Cool Days’ I haven’t tried it out yet but I’m sure I will pretty soon.

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The last polish I picked up is from the new line by MUA, which I love it’s a beautiful pinky purple colour called ‘Orchid’.

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Updates, reviews and swatches of each of these polishes will be coming soon. Thanks for reading beauties,

Love, Hugs And Glossy Kisses,

Aurora xxx

Gorgeous Greens

Hi Beauties

I hope you are all well, unlike me I’ve been tired and in pain for the past few days so I thought I’d take it easy today seen as I’m working all weekend again starting tomorrow,

In order to pep me up a little I thought I’d post about some of my favourite green polishes,

The first is Revlon’s ‘Rain Forest’ I know I’ve mentioned this one in posts before but it really is my at time favourite polish. It has a green base with stunning gold and metallic flecks of micro glitter which together make this polish look Devine, when I wear it I can’t stop looking at my nails 🙂

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The second is ‘Last Chance’ from Sinful Colors which to me although it’s a lovely colour it is a very basic colour block green which would look lovely in autumn.

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The third polish to feature in this post Is another by Sinful Colors, ‘San Francisco’ is a much lighter more shimmery shade than ‘Last Change’ because of this it is more of a spring green not an autumn one, this is defiantly a polish I’d want to add to my collection in 2015.

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‘Emerald Sparkle’ from China Glaze is very similar to Revlon’s ‘Rain Forest’, they both have a beautiful green base with metallic micro glitters, although ‘Emerald Sparkle’ is a lighter shade which makes it an all year round colour, in my opinion it just doesn’t have that same sunning mesmerising look that ‘Rain Forest’ does.

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The fifth polish is ‘Going Incognito’ by the o so famous Essie, it’s more of a grey based green which gives it a spring time look, it’s still a very pretty colour even though it’s not one I’d wear all year round.

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Essie’s ‘Stylenomics’ is another fave of mine when it comes to green polish, it is a very deep almost black green which in my opinion makes this shade perfect for the winter months.

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‘Flat Iron Green’ from NYC is a very rich racing style green and has become a new fave of mine to wear on more casual days.

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And finally a lighter shade of green is Revlon’s ‘Jaded Night’ it has more of a blue undertone which gives it a uniquely beautiful finish.

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Thank you beauties for taking the time to have a read through this post, which are your favourite green polish shades? And which brand are they by?

Love, Hugs And Glossy Kisses,

Aurora xxx

New additions

Hi Beauties,

So after almost three weeks of not buying any polish, I thought I’d treat myself to a few new bottles.

Barry M- Watermelon

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New York Color- Fine Red Wine

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And finally…

Barry M- Dragon

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I hoped you like my new additions, out of these three colours what should my next manicure be?

Love, Hugs And Glossy Kisses

Aurora xxx