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Goodbye Naileymabob

01 January 2015

Hey guys.

As of today I've decided to put Naileymabob on a permanent hiatus. Although I still love nail polish, my life has gotten so busy that I just don't have enough time to make beautiful nail art anymore. I've also gotten really lazy with blogging, taking photographs of my nails (not really easy with only a Samsung Mobile Phone).

I've really enjoyed my Naileymabob experience and the people it's got me talking to and I wish you all an amazing 2015.

P.S if you want to see what I'm up to in the future, please follow my team page Riot City Ravens and if we're at a game near you, please come and say hi! 

All the best wishes! xxx

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Pretty Quirky: Milky Joe

22 July 2014

I saw Milky Joe being modelled by Saz one day on instagram.  Around that time, I had lost a similar looking polish from Nail Lacquer UK and was in mourning.  Saz, who is absolutely brilliant, has gifted me the polish.

Milky Joe is made by the indie brand Pretty Quirky.  It's a white jelly polish with neon circular glitter in it.  The polish itself applies easily and smoothly but I did find it quite hard to get glitter pieces on to my nail.  I had to dig deep and shake the bottle each time I applied a coat (and sometimes I had to give it a big shake for each finger too).  Even after that, I still had to a lot more digging to place the glitter pieces on my nails.

I'm pretty pleased with the look of this manicure once it was finished and I got good coverage with three coats.  I topped it off with a coat of Glisten & Glow by HK girl.

I love neon colours and neon glitters, especially in the summer and I'm looking forward to using this in some new combinations.

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BFF Friday: Fishscale Nails

18 July 2014

Hi all,

Ooops I've just seen that the last blog post I made before this one was on the 20th June.  That's really bad of me.  Although I've been doing my nails, I haven't really had time to sit down and write about them, which is such a shame.

I've recently discovered Nail Vinyls sold by She Sells Seashells and a lot of my manicures recently have been using these vinyls.  Saz from My Mint Nails has also been using them and we discovered that we had both bought the fishscale vinyl stencils from the store so it made sense that our next BFF Friday manicure was based on these.

The vinyls are quite fiddly - it took me forever to poke the scales out of the stencil.  But once I got that sorted, the stencil stuck down firmly and was really effective and easy to use.

I used Fijian Paradise from Freckles Polish & BiFrost from Smitten Polish (which I bought from Rainbow Connection).  The Fijian Paradise was a base for my accent nail, which I planned to use the stencil over.

The best way to use the stencils is to apply your base colour then use a quick dry top coat.  I usually give it at least 20 minutes then to make sure the nail is completely dry before apply the vinyl.  You have to be so so careful so that you don't pull up the base colour.

Once this is done I apply the top colour.  It's best to use a polish that is quite opaque and applies well with only one coat.  Try not to apply too thick a layer as this can cause the polish to run into the pattern.  Once you've applied the top colour, use a pair of tweezers to remove the stencil.  Follow this up with a top coat once the nail has dried to seal in the design.

Anyway, enough of my blabbing.  Here are my nails:

I cannot wait to see what Saz has come up with, make sure you check out her blog.

Also, I know I'm rubbish at posting here but I still keep my instagram account updated regularly.  My life is pretty hectic so I don't always get time to sit down and write about my nails once I've done them, but I always share them!  Find me @Naileymabob
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