Sunday, 25 December 2016

what i got for christmas 2016

Hi guys, merry Christmas. I hope you all had a great day. I thought while I had a minute spare id show you my haul from Christmas. Before we get into it just a quick disclaimer I know this is a lot but please be aware I'm not bragging, I don't have kids so its just me and my other half. I also have a large family so Christmas is always a huge deal for us since we don't celebrate birthdays or other holidays. so now that's out of the way lets get into it. I will split it into sections to make it easier. I also haven't added links because they are gifts and I think it's a bit rude to look everything up.

Blogging items-

Gifts from my family..

So first up from my mum and stepdad I received a gratis lightbox it's plastic and compact so I can sit it on top of my helmer drawers. It has built in led lights and a hole in the top so I can put my hand in. Also from my mum and stepdad I got a canon 60mm macro lens. I swear I screamed like a kid when I opened this. I've been talking about buying one for ages so this is a huge surprise. I also got a new tripod and remote for my camera. The fact that they listened to me and bought me these means a lot to me.

House items..

Pineapples ;)

From my friend i got the most adorable rose gold pineapple candle and pineapple trinket. Seriously the woman knows me too well these are right up my street. From my bf I got this cute little owl ornament and a canvas print with polish on it. I love little trinkets like these and owls are my favourite. 

Beauty items-

So I must say that I got a fair bit when it comes to beauty items but in my defence they all know how much I enjoy shower items and perfumes. So from my mum i got a soap and glory gift set, this is one item I receive every year and love it so much. Also from my mum and stepdad I got a simple skin set and a no7 sensitive skin set. The perfumes I received are burberry weekend this is my favourite perfume of all time my mum gets me one every year. Beyonce pulse ny from my cousin and her daughter, Jimmy choo from my sister, dkny perfume from my nieces and nephew and finally Michael kors perfume from my aunt. Lastly also from my bf I got the scholl diamond foot pedi, more soap and glory sets and bath sets from my cousin and aunt.

Dvds & sweets...

Inside my stocking I got 3 dvds, the bfg, kick boxer 2 and now you see me 2. Plus lots of sweets because my family still think I'm 5 ;)
Not that I mind christmas isn't christmas without some chocolate and cheesy dvds.

Pamper hamper..

So my aunt really spoiled me. As well as everything already mentioned she also did me this pamper hamper filled with face, bath and shower products. It's got shampoo, deodorant, soap, candles and other goodies. It also had the Michael kors perfume in it. I was so over the moon when I opened this. 

Nail items...

Now onto the magic stuff ;) I don't know if you're aware but my name is khylie and I'm a nail polish addict... My amazing bf made me up a box of nail goodies. He filled it with various polishes by virago Varnish, cirque, no7, polish my life, gel polish, stamping bits and some lime crime lip gloss. My mum also got me a new led nail lamp and protective gloves.


Pics by polishedblissfully

Finally we have the last bits. My bf got me 2 large Yankee candles in fireside treats and vanilla which comes in a gorgeous box with a wick trimmer and one to distinguish the flame. My amazing mum also got me a wax burner and some wax melts.

So I was totally spoiled. My family really thought of me this year and I'm over the moon with everything. I hope you enjoyed my Christmas haul. I wish you all a very merry christmas and happy blessed new year. See you in 2017 x

Love khylie xx

Friday, 16 December 2016

Christmas mani extravaganza

Who's ready for christmas ???

Hi guys welcome back to my blog. Today I'm sharing with a few christmas designs I've done this month. I decided instead of doing individual posts on each design, I'd do a longer post combining them all. So let's get into them.

1- snowflakes stamping version.

So first up we have a subtle snowflake design. For this mani I used a base of kbshimmer what are you wading for. This is a gorgeous periwinkle holo opaque in 2 gorgeous coats. I stamped the snowflakes using born pretty store plate BP-L006.

2- freehand snowman and snowflakes. 

For this mani I used a base of ella&mila beach resort blue. It's a gorgeous light blue creme. Opacity is again 2 coats. I then used acrylic paint for all the details and paired it with a glitter accent nail using ilnp shoreline. 

3- Disney inspired xmas nails. 

For this one i took my inspiration from bambi on ice. I did a blue base using the drag marble technique. All polishes used in this design are byou picture polish. For the base I used forget me not, bluebird and freyas cats and heavy metal for the glitter accent nail. 

4- ugly Christmas sweater nails.

For this mani I used my all time favourite stamping plate which is uberchicbeauty christmas 01. I made decals for all fingers except the middle which I did a dry brush and made a decals of a reindeer. I then added a border of gunmetal grey glitter pieces for added bling. 

5- santa suit nails. 

Again for this mani I used the uberchicbeauty christmas 01 plate. Which is seriously full of pretty awesome designs. So I've used it often 😁.  For this I painted black bands across the nail and added gold square studs. The base is enchanted polish November 2015.

6- candy cane nails. 

For this one I used red , white and gold. I made a drag marble decal for the middle finger and added candy can stripes. For the added bling I used a candy cane charm from Charlie's nail art.

So I really hope you found some festive inspiration for your nails. I hope you all have a safe and happy Christmas. I'll see you in the next one. 

Love khylie xx

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

How to repair a broken nail that lasts...

Sad right ? 

Hi guys welcome back. Today I'm sharing with you how I repair a broken nail (that I've destroyed in a bid to appease my sweet tooth, damn asda racks). I like many of you look to fellow nail nerds for information I'm unsure of , but what always strikes me is that 90% of the tutorials discuss ways to fix them with professional only products. Even worse is the other 10% use the teabag method ??? Well I'm British and no teabags shall be harmed in my company , it's like blasphemy :0

HOLY SHEET . . look away I'm nkd..

Abracadabra..... see like magic it's healed by the miracle of... well OK it's a long ass process but it's definitely worth the added time spent in surgery because it looks awesome and NO poor teabags were hurt in the process ;) I'll also show you a routine I've been using to help keep my nails and hands in good shape this winter.

So let's see how it happened.

Now let's talk products .

My nail care routine is fairly simple and has stayed the same for a long time. Granted the products change bit the method is the same.

For removing the cuticles I use Cnd cuticle Away. For the price you really get a lot of product, even better it's amazing. As for the tools well let's just say they are epic. The set has an array of pushers, knives and everything you'll need to have lovely cuticles. The set available here is currently on sale. it's a more experienced kit but for the price it's designed great and the tools are sturdy. it comes packed in a sleek case also which is great for storage purposes.

For nail repair it gets a bit more complicated. I'm not bashing other peoples methods I'm simply stating for me I'd rather go a bit extra for a better outcome than settle for something because it's popular.
The resin is just as cheap as nail glue but with a bit more welly. I buy my resin and silk wraps from the edge nails. I've found with this brand it's extremely good but also fairly priced. plus it's ready available to everyone but is professional in its performance if that makes sense? You can buy a full trial size here this has everything you need to repair a nail but if you want to go the extra step keep reading. The gel base and topcoat I use for added durability is a professional only product but gel base and topcoat plus the primer are readily available everywhere. Once you have a brand in mind you won't regret your decision to go that little bit extra. I just find it helps give your nail that little bit more protection and puts a barrier between the break and daily life. I've found it lasts for around 2 weeks before nail growth means a change up. 2 weeks is a long time in nail growth so only 2 changes before it grows out.

I really hope this helps a bit. It's so much easier than it looks but means you can enjoy your nail art and not need to trim everything down.

Thanksfor reading .
Love khylie xx

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Aztec stamping with a pop of pink

Aztec stamping 

Hi guys, welcome back to my blog . Today I'm sharing with you a rather out of season mani. With so many Christmas nails around already i opted to rebel and go in the opposite direction and go pink. You can't blame me I'm afraid how fast December is creeping on us . Let's get into how I did this.

Picture polish bardot , hjmanicure subzero 

So I started by picking a soft pink and none is prettier than picture polish bardot. With its subtle baby pink jelly base in all its squishy goodness to the beautiful scatter holo. it's a perfect polish in 2 coats. So with this beauty i decided grey was the way to go. Note to self.. baby pink and dark grey is hella HOT. This little cutie is none other than hjmanicure subzero. Seriously the best grey I have ever found, confession time 🙈 I have 3 backups ;) this is also magic in 1 coat although I'm a sucker for 2 every time . Now onto the stamping . ..
Well I obviously used my ever trusted clear jelly stamper from rainbow connection. I love that little bugger, white stamping polish by mundo de unas, the star of the show being the born pretty store plate.
BP-L010 is a gorgeous plate chock full of native American type images. Pick up is flawless , never had issues . Then to top it all off I used a generous amount of seche vite .
Image from bps BP-L010

Not bad for 15 minutes right ?
Hope you enjoy today's post.
Thanks for reading
Love khylie xx

Opi natural basecoat.
Picture polish bardot .
Hjmanicure subzero.
Bps stamping plate