NOTD - Wicked Inspired Nails Tutorial!

Hey there my lovely readers!

If you caught my last post where I reviewed the Mitty Burns Peel Off Tape Barriers for easy nail art clean up, you'll remember how we left things...with a neon gradient nail base of yellow & green that was begging for some nail art action...

Well I had me some plans for this base & in particular with this colour combo especially. I recently went on a little London adventure with my dearest chum which saw us popping by the Apollo Theatre to finally watch the award winning show Wicked which (no pun intended) we absolutely loved. Honestly we must've been the last humans on earth NOT to have seen it & I'm glad to finally tick it off my list. 


Mitty Flawless Finish Peel Off Mani Tape Review

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When it comes to doing nail art, no one likes a lot of mess. And yup there are a number of techniques that can cause just that, thus putting many people off doing them. Sad times. However nail art has come a long way & now there are lots of ways to make the whole process so much easier with minimal stress & easy cleanup! Happy times!

I'm sure you've heard of the method of using liquid latex as a skin barrier when doing messy nail art such as sponging, stamping, water marbling etc. If not then go have a peek at my post touching on that HERE.

Using liquid latex really has been a game changer for sure, waving goodbye to the days of having to wrap cellotape around your cuticles, praise the gods! 

One little product that caught my eye were these peel off mani tape barriers from Mitty Burns that basically work in the same way except, not only are they latex free which is fab news for those who have skin allergies but also no fiddly bottle or brushes required, or waiting around for the barrier to dry, you simply peel the tape from the sheet, wrap it around the skin, then peel off in one go after you've done you nail art! Nifty! 


KISS Gel Fantasy Press On Nails

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Being the bonafide polish lover, I'm not usually one for falsies. However I can't deny that having some stick on nails on stand by is actually quite handy, a fact proved quite recently when I had a last minute family do to attend & no time to paint the nails!

I was sent the Kiss Gel Fantasy Press On Nails* a while back & as mentioned, as I don't really like to use false nails I honestly did not think I would use them! But thankfully there they were ready to save the day & by doing so, also proved to me that they are actually pretty darn awesome as falsies go! Forgive me for neglecting you so.


NOTD - Pastel Cherry Blossoms

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Cherry Blossoms have to be one of my favourite blooms with their pretty, feminine & elegant presence. Not only do I adore the florals themselves when they come out in all their glory every year but I am a sucker for anything cherry blossom print & especially (surprise surprise) nail art!

I've done a couple of different takes on the design, which you can see HERE & HERE. This time I was in the mood for some soft pastel tones & gradient nails as its been a while since I've done me some good ol sponging & this was the outcome!


Afternoon Tea at The Arch Hunter 486

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More tea and cake reviewing time! So one of my dearest friends & favourite humans celebrated their birthday recently therefore naturally we marked said occasion with my favourite pastime...afternoon tea of course! 

I wanted to try somewhere new so after a bit of browsing, it was the Royal Afternoon Tea at The Arch London which caught my eye, so booked it I did & off we went! FYI I nearly always use the website afternoontea.co.uk as my main port of call when afternoon tea hunting, it really is fantastic as you can book everything online so easily & search for teas in any area of the UK you like. As we were spending the whole day in London, naturally I searched for one in the city.

The Hotel is located round the corner from Marble Arch where a few other hotels are also situated. On our way there my friend went loco as she was certain a famous Bollywood actress walked past us upon exiting one of the hotels...Kareena Kapoor I think? Not exactly being a Bollywood pro I wouldn't have even realised if it wasn't for her hyperventilating! Anyhoo once she had regained her composure we continued to mosy along to our destination.


New Shade From True Brit London - Pillar Box & Royal Guard Nail Art Tutorial

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Every girl needs a signature red polish in her stash. Although in my case lets just say its more likely to be a few dozen, yet I assure you that they are all unique & entirely different tones of red...o_O

But if you are looking for a perfect Pillarbox red then look no further because my friends at True Brit London have got you covered with one of the new additions to their already outstanding nail lacquer collection.


NOTD - Dry Marble Lily Nail Art

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Now I have me my fair share of nail art FAILS. Dreadful & dark times indeed when these events occur let me tell you. Times that are frequenting more of late, mostly (okay entirely) due to a certain cheeky little fluffball...if you follow me on social media (Twitter @aysh_tmb/Instagram @aysh_xox) you'll know that we now have a new addition to the family in the form of Lunar, our new kitten! Needless to say we all miss our beloved Hoshi muchly, so we all needed to have that gaping hole she left behind filled with another sweet soul to cherish & Lunar certainly is that. Even at a young age I can see she is such a character & its been an eventful couple of weeks! Lets just say nail painting when I'm at home is gonna be a whole new challenge!

However, pardon my digression there, I do occasionally have moments when (if I'm not being distracted by a curious little kitty) a design turns out far beyond my expectations & then the world is put to rights again...life is all about balance eh? Though to be fair I could do WITHOUT the fails that see me losing my hair & ageing at a more drastic rate...

Anyhoo mani WINS are much more welcome naturally & such is the case with today's design which features what is becoming one of my favourite nail art techniques...dry marbling. Until the day comes when I find the inner mental & emotional strength to even think about tackling the intimidating task that is water marbling...I shall get all my marble fix needs met this way!