Thursday, 20 April 2017

Nail-artisan haul | uberchicbeauty giveaway

Nail-Artisan haul 

Hey polish fiends..

  Welcome back to my blog. If I told you polishedblissfully turned one recently you'd probably think I was crazy right? Well it's true. It really feels like yesterday that I spoke to other polish bloggers about actually starting my own blogging journey. As some of you may be aware I suffer from major depression and bipolar type 2. My life can be lonely so blogging and nails are my way of expressing myself and doing something that keeps my mind occupied. I never thought I'd meet so many awesome people. Ladies with such fun personalities and amazing talent. It's you lot that have made this such a great experience. So thank you very much for reading my posts and supporting me in my hobby. Let's now delve into the new goodies.

So today's haul is new goodies by uberchic beauty. I got mines from Nail-Artisan. I must add Alex the owner really makes your shopping experience a blast. She is without a doubt the most lovely woman ever. I love supporting UK small businesses but when your actually treated like a valued customer then it makes it all the more pleasant. Nail-Artisan can be found on Instagram and Facebook. Delivery is rapid and she ships worldwide. So with that said let me tell you what I got. Pictured above is the new stamping plates uberchic beauty has just released. Collection 16, 17, unicorn love which is a single plate and finally the texture-licious 02 plate. I really love uberchic plates, the images are large enough for long nails but still have enough design to make short nails just as pretty.

Most exciting bit is the ubermat has been pimped up big time. They have added seriously cute icons and letters that can be filled with nail polish or glitter to make simple and seriously adorable decals. They also added a ruler so struggling to fit images is a thing of the past. Like the older mat it's stain proof and acetone friendly.

Lastly I also got the glorious tiffany stamper. This is seriously cute, it's got bling, the 2 heads are xl squishy firm. You also get a scraper and a presentation box. I also got a few scrapers. Love them. So that's all for my little haul but stay tuned for something a bit exciting. I explain in the video below.

So as you know I'll be giving away uberchic beauty collection 17 and the new ubermat. These prizes were bought with my own money. I want to give these away to a deserving winner. Read on to find out how you can win.

Giveaway rules..

1- follow this blog and my YouTube channel @polishedblissfully. 

2- (Q) What is your favourite nail polish and why? (A) Leave in the comment section of the video below.  Think of a good answer ;)

3- share on any social media platforms my links are in the description box or on this blog.

4- don't follow to unfollow I use an app to know ;) you will be blocked from future giveaways. 

5- winner will be selected from the likes and shares. Try to interact with me also as I will only give these prizes to a winner who isn't only here for the prize.

6- giveaway will run for 2 weeks. End date is 4/5/17 9pm GMT. winner will be contacted by me via social media. The person has 24 hours to reply or another winner will be chosen. 

7- must be 18 or have parents permission as I will require a valid address. 

So good luck and thanks again x 

Hope you enjoyed today's post. Thanks for stopping by. See you next time. 

Love khylie xx 

Monday, 17 April 2017

Aliexpress 3d carving gel review and demo

Hey polish fiends...

Welcome back to my blog. Today I'm sharing a great lil find I bought from aliexpress. I was looking for a cheap 3d gel to practice with because let's be real before embarrassing myself on video I wanted a rough idea of what direction I was doing.  The honest shock I got when I realised not only were these gel pastes bright, easy to work with but they actually stayed true to colour once cured. I tried various designs and tools to find a technique that worked best for me. I found I preferred a silicone tool for smoothing the sides of the gel, a metal cuticle pusher to pick up the pea sized amounts and surprisingly my fingers it was so easier to soften the paste with the heat from my fingers.

I got these gels for £1.41 each. They come in 12 shades from brights to dark purples, reds and green. The only thing required for these is some alcohol and a dotting tool with a needle point tip.

Overall I'm so happy with how they performed. I only bought 7 but have since ordered the rest. I've tried them on gel, regular polish, chromes. I've also painted on them. They dry in 30 seconds in an led or just a bit over a minute in a uv lamp. They kept their shape once I added topcoat. Crystals adhere well to they while wet and dry to a rock hard finish, they won't budge.
The only fault is delivery time, as with most China post they take around a month and a half to arrive. I'm impatient so for me it's a royal pain waiting but the product definitely makes up for it. This is without a doubt worth the money guys. I'd highly recommend. 

Check out the demo here...

I really hope you enjoyed today's post. I can't thank you enough for stopping by.  See you next time.

Love khylie xx

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

3d floral gel design | diy nail charms

Hey polish fiends..

Welcome back to my blog. Hope all is blissful in your polish world? ;) Today's nail design is so far out of my comfort zone. I thought go big or go home. So I recently bought some 3d gel paste stuff from Aliexpress, I'll be honest and say I only bought it to practice with. The fact I loved it was completely crazy but hell yeah for saving polish money. So with a little frustration on with practicing I went, 5 hours later a crap load of pop sticks I was ok with trying on my human fingers. I was so chuffed with the results. Let's take a closer look.

I started with a mint and lilac theme. I thought spring in my head and just went with it. I really love going into a design with surprise as the idea, well after some awesome glitter popped spring in your head lol. So for the mint and 3d floral nail I used butterfly by gellux and white 3d paste. For the flowers detail I used glitter pieces from a gorgeous mix by nail kandy charms. I have a video on my YouTube channel if you want to check out that haul.

For the diy 3d charm on the ring finger, I started the nail with a lilac base, once dried and the surface shine removed I applied the circle frame to the top half. For the actual jewellery inside that I made from the nail kandy charms glitter mix, this mix seriously is beautiful it's called mojito it's a stunning blend of matte gold, lilac, purple and mint green. It was literally the bases of my whole look. I also used a generic holo glitter I found in the bottom of my everything and more nail art drawer (First world problem). I used the same holo as a glitter accent for the pinky. I was so chuffed with this one. I hope you like them also.

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Tutorial part 1-

So that's all for this post. I really hope you enjoyed it. I'm loving experimenting with different forms of nail art and I hope you guys will join me in making art for everyone. 
Thanks so much for stopping by. See you next time. 

Love khylie xx