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My boyfriend painted my nails…..what do you do when you just can’t decide what colour to paint your nails….. Oh I know ask your boyfriend to choose. Hmmmm I soon as I asked him I suddenly thought “Is this a good idea?”. It was too late I gave him control.

So he didn’t actually paint my nails he just helped this indecisive lady decide what, and how to paint my nails. The first thing he said was” how many can I choose” (oh lord!) “how ever many you want” I told him. “Ok, I choose this one, because my eye was first drawn to it, (the lilac polish), this one because it’s bright like summer (the neon yellow one), and this one because it looks saucy (the berry coloured varnish)” . He totally got involved I rate him for that, but he wasn’t actually done. He then told me what order he wanted me to paint my nails: two lilac, the middle finger should be bright berry colour, then the next two finger and thumb yellow.

So that’s what I did, but me being me I had to put my own twist on it. so I embellished.

  • To create the angled straight lines at the tips of some of my fingers I used the nail foil tapes as guide lines and then peeled them off.
  • I used a sponge to create a stippled effect.
  • To create the dots….. well a dotting tool of course.

bright nail tutorial

On one of my index fingers I used the Mariah carry Gold flakes polish but I thought that this ended up looking like crap, other than that it was bright and fun. Thanks BF you crazy guy.

Products used:

leonard nail choice

Nina pro: Calypso of the heart

China Glaze: Lotus Begin

Seche Vite: Opulent

O.P.I : Pure 18k white gold and silver top coat

I hope you enjoyed

Should I let my boyfriend do other beauty related things for me??

For more tips, tricks, how- to’s and reviews, stay tuned

Tilly xx

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China Glaze Nail Art

I recently purchased some more China Glaze ( I know as if i needed more polish) but this stuff is sooo cool. I thought these two varnishes were just pretty colours with a fine glitter but I was wrong they are so much more than that.

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In the background the different nail polishes I used. From left to right, Inglot 868, seche vite (top coat), china glaze swanky silk, china glaze I’m not Lion, Orly winter wonderland.

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Just a quick nail look.

As I have mentioned before I am in love with China glaze, and I wanted to give my new glitzy polish ago. This is Lux and Lush I bought this because the glitter is so unusual, it’s more like flakes of iridescent orange/green/yellow flecks than actual glitter. I want to discover the best nail varnish to couple this with though.

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Make-up lovessssssssssss China Glaze : I’m not Lion

Not the best pic in the world. but hopefully it still conveys the beauty of this product. It’s a cool gold glitter polish, but it also has flecks of  holographic glitter sparkling in the mix of this lovely nail varnish. Also because it’s not very bright when It was getting chipped you couldn’t really notice it very much, so if your lazy (like me) you can get away with keeping it on for longer with the illusion of perfect nails………. Mwah ha ha! (smug laugh).

I put a top coat of my usual Seche Vite, which really brought out the sparkles.

I totally love this.


I absolutely love this deep fuchsia colour. This is a real bold pink with a purple tone to it.

I am thoroughly impressed by the quality of this brand. I absolutely love it. A must buy colour.

Make-up loves… China glaze in the colour Beach Cruise-R


I recently went to a beauty trade show, where for the first time I purchased some china glaze.

I have been wanting to try out china glaze for a while but it’s not readily available for purchase in shops.

So with out further a do here are my buys. from left to right : Beach Cruise-R, Luxe and Lush, I’m Not Lion, Swanky Silk, No Plain Jane, Ruby Pumps.

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