Thursday, 21 April 2016

Favourite 6 manis of the month.. (april)

April nail art designs..

Hi guys, welcome back to my blog. Today's post is a little different in the sense I haven't done one before;) I thought I'd show you my favourite 6 nail designs from April and do it every month. I am always painting my nails and I figured it would be a good way to show you designs that may not have made it to instagram. Lets get into it. 

floral mix and match by @polishedblissfully

This is a design from the 1st of April. For this i used picture polish merge, sunset, gelato and tail feather. The white is opi alpine snow.

Faux watermarble by @polishedblissfully

This is probably my favourite of the bunch. For this design i did a gradient then stamped using the bundle monster and sloteazzy plate. I loathe watermarble so this plate is a life savor.

spotted stamping design by @polishedblissfully

This one is another cheats way ;) fancy that super chic water spotted nails but can't do it? The petla terra plate is your new best friend. Simply double stamped over a gradient of your choice. I used polishes from the opi new orleans collection for mine.

Faux watermarble by @polishedblissfully 

This is another one i did using the bundle monster and sloteazzy plate. Can you tell i love it? This stunner of a polish is fun lacquer eternal love (H) i got it in a valentines day swap on fb.

camo design by @polishedblissfully

This is a design i did for the #clairestelle8april challenge on instagram. I'm so not a fan of green so I was pleasantly surprised with the results and it became a firm favorite of mine. I used the petla happiness plate for the triangle design to give the camouflage design an edge.

Spring floral design by @polishedblissfully 

Lastly we have a design i did today. Can I just start with how much I freaking adore mac st germain polish? I love everything about it which surprised me because I usually don't like pink. The consistency is amazing also. This one is 100% inspired by my bathroom sign. I know it sounds weird but inspiration could be found in the strangest of places if you just look.

Well that's my favorites of April. What's your favourite? Let me know in the comments below.

Thanks for reading guys...
Love khylie xx 

Monday, 18 April 2016

Opi soft shades and new orleans collections 2016

New 2016 releases and swatches..

Opi soft shades collection and new orleans collection by polishedblissfully 

Hi guys welcome back to my blog,

I'm sorry I've been mia but I'm so glad to be back. I'm excited about today's post and I hope you will be also. I have 2 collections to show you from opi. It will be a long one so get comfortable. First I'll show you the swatches of the gorgeous new orleans collection. I only got 6 because if I'm honest I have plenty of dupes of this collection but I couldn't resist picking up a few. All swatches are 2 coats no topcoat. Lets start..

opi new orleans collection 

Take a right on bourbon..

opi take a right on bourbon
Take a right on bourbon is a stunning metallic silver. Opaque in 2 coats. Very easy to apply, and the perfect base for lots of nail art.

swatch of take a right on bourbon..

Spare me a French Quarter..

Spare me a French Quarter is a really pretty vibrant pink. This one could be a one coat but 2 coats will make it pop so much more.

swatch of spare me a French Quarter..

I manicure for beads..

I manicure for beads is a creme purple polish, it's so vibrant and absolutely stunning. Fully opaque in 2 coats.

swatch of i manicure for beads.

Rich girls & po-boys..

Opi Rich girls & po-boys

Rich girls & po-boys is a gorgeous bright blue. It's opaque in 1 coat. It's so smooth in the application which is great. My only flaw is i found this one a bit thin.

Swatch of rich girls & po-boys..

Crawfishin for a compliment..

opi crawfishin for a compliment..

Crawfishin for a compliment is a pretty peach colour. Again fully opaque in 2 thin coats. Also another one for summer.

Swatch of crawfishin for a compliment.

I'm sooo swamped..

Opi I'm sooo swamped..

I'm sooo swamped is a pretty green the name suits it perfect because it really does look like a swampy green. I got this one for doing leaves in my nail art designs.

swatch of I'm sooo swamped.

So here goes with the opi soft shades 2016. These were a bugger to photograph. So light they almost looked white. Lets get into it.

opi soft shades 2016 releases..

Stop it I'm blushing..

opi stop it I'm blushing..

Stop it I'm blushing is gorgeous. It's a dusky pastel pink with a beige undertone. Since these were so light I thought I'd need a few coats but I was pleasantly surprised because 2 coats were all I needed.

swatch of stop it I'm blushing..

One chic chick...

opi one chic chick..

One chic chick is my favourite of the 6, it's a pretty pastel yellow. Again 2 coats is all I needed but 3 would definitely intensify the opacity.

swatch of one chic chick..

This cost me a mint..

opi this cost me a mint..

This cost me a mint is a pastel light green. It's opaque in 3 coats. Another favourite of mine, I think it will be a must have summer shade for me.

It's in the cloud..

it's in the cloud..

It's in the cloud is a cream colour. I actually thought it was white but it's definitely more cream. This one will take 3 coats for full opacity.

swatch of its in the cloud..

It's a boy..

opi it's a boy..

It's a boy is a very pale blue. I love this one. Again fully opaque in 3 coats. Another great shade for spring and summer.

swatch of its a boy..

I am what I amethyst..

opi i am what I amethyst..

Finally last up we have, i am what I amethyst it's a pale lilac polish. Such a soft beautiful colour. Fully opaque in 3 thin coats.

swatch of i am what I amethyst..

So that was hella long... hope you enjoyed today's post. I'm so happy with the polishes in these collections. Like I said above the only one I found a problem with was rich girls & po-boys which was a little thin. If you could only get 1 I'd suggest that you get the soft shades because they are fabulous.
Thanks for reading guys, see you in the next one.

Love khylie xx 

Friday, 1 April 2016

Colour alike spring break stamping polish collection

Hi guys welcome back to my blog..

Today's post is all about the newly released colour alike spring break collection. I seriously can't begin to tell you how pretty these are. I ordered direct on their etsy shop. Arrived in under 2 weeks, securely packed and the best bit? Super cheap. Continue on for swatches on black and white. 

spring break 2016 collection by @polishedblissfully 

The collection consists of 6 pastel shades perfect for spring and summer. The bottles are 8ml and are lightly scented.. bonus ;)
Now I will show you the swatches on opi alpine snow and black onyx.

Sweetheart (pastel pink)..

ColourAlike sweetheart by @polishedblissfully 

Ice coffee  (pastel beige)..

ColourAlike ice coffee by @polishedblissfully 

Lavender  (pastel lilac)..

ColourAlike lavender by @polishedblissfully 

Lemonade  (pastel yellow)..

ColourAlike Lemonade by @polishedblissfully 

Blue sky (pastel blue)..

ColourAlike blue sky by @polishedblissfully 

Mint (pastel green)..

ColourAlike mint by @polishedblissfully 

My review and first impressions..

So as you can see the colours are very pretty, opaque and creamy. My fault with them is the fact you have to work very fast to achieve pickup, they dry so quickly that if you don't rush they are dry before you stamp. I would suggest you use a firmer stamper. I'm going to play around a bit more with these before I fully decide.

Available from.. direct-here, UK-here

Hope you enjoyed today's post. Thanks for reading..

Love khylie xx