Celestial Cosmetics – Nail Art

Celestial Cosmetics is the reason for my love of holographic polishes.
The first holo I owned was Celestial’s ‘Birth Of A Star’ (no longer available) a bonus with one of the first orders I made.
Since then my love has only grown!
Celestial Cosmetics holos never cease to amaze me.

I recently ordered their silver linear holo ‘Opie’
Absolutely stunning!
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Here I’ve used 2 coats and a top coat.

I thought it would be fun to add even more holo as you can never have too much 😉
I chose a bright green and bright pink holo Celestial’s Adrenalin & Pink Posy.
I really enjoy using striping tape and love the crisp lines it achieves so decided a tape mani would be a good idea!

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Leopard Print & Stripes Over Nude Gradient Ulta3 Nail Art

I love nude gradients and I also love leopard print so I thought I may aswell mix the two 🙂

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Colours used – Ulta3
• Lily White • Cloud Nine • Gingerbread •
• Party Shoes • Black Satin •
Base & Top Coat from Glisten & Glow

Here is how I did it.

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1, Apply a base coat & paint the whole nail white. I used Ulta3 Lily White.
2, Paint 3 nude colours overlapping just a little onto a makeup sponge. I use the wedge ones. Some people dampen their sponge but I just use it dry.
3, Apply your first layer and wait for it to dry.
4, Apply more polish to your sponge and apply to nail in a dabbing motion. Repeat until you achieve desired opacity.

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5, Apply topcoat. I use G&G HK Girl.
6, Once dry apply 4 lines of striping tape. I get my striping tape from ebay.
7, Paint pink polish ( Ulta3 Party Shoes ) in the center space keeping between the two inner tape lines.

8, Paint black ( Ulta3 Black satin ) along the side strips between the inner and outer tape.

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9, Remove the tape as quickly as possible to achieve clean lines.
10, Take a dotting tool and place random pink spots for the leopard print on either side of the black lines.
11, Again with a dotting tool use black polish to outline your spots.
12, Wait for the print to dry a bit before applying topcoat to avoid smudging.

Love the way these look!
Hope the tutorial is helpful.
Brooke x

Ulta3 Colour Game Collection Review & Nail Art

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I only recently completed this collection a couple of weeks ago when I finally found Emerald Inten-City!

Now that I have them all I thought I’d do a little review and some nail art for you.

PSX_20140610_113357 Colours in the Colour Game Collection are as follows –

(Blue) Block It Out – A stunning bright blue with a beautiful eye-catching shimmer.

(Orange) Bright Me – A straight up in your face orange. This also has a beautiful shimmer.

(Green) Emerald Inten-City – A lovely emerald green. One of my favorite colours in the collection! Also has a slight shimmer.

(Pink) Tone It Up – This colour is just wonderful. It is a deep and bright

watermelon colour pink.

(Purple) Palette Play – The perfect purple. Not too bright and too dark. A very versatile purple.

I wanted to use all the colours in one nail art look.

I went for a half moon, striping tape mani.

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□ Apply base coat. I used G&G Stuck on blu!

□ Apply a white base colour.

□ Apply fast drying topcoat to all nails. I used HK Girl Topcoat.

□ Once dry, apply a half moon nail vinyl. I used @teismom vinyls.

□ Apply four lines of striping tape making 5 even spaces.

□ Fill each of the spaces with different colours.

□ Immediately remove your striping tape and nail vinyls. Make sure you do this when the polish is still wet to achieve clean lines.

□ Clean up any excess polish on or around the cuticle.

□ Wait for the colours to dry a bit before applying topcoat to avoid smudging.

It looks like lollies!

PicsArt_1402357596848   I would say this is a must have collection for all nail polish enthusiasts!

Brooke x

Fun Striping Tape Mani

I thought I’d have a play around with some striping tape!
This mani was pretty fiddly. All that tape! Lol
It was well worth it in the end though!

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Colours – Ulta3 Corsican Rose & Snazzle
Base & Topcoat by Glisten & Glow.

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Here is a pictorial 🙂

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□ Apply base coat. I used G&G Stuck on blu!
□ Apply 3 coats of chosen colour.
□ Add a glitter coat to pointer and pinky.
□ Apply fast drying topcoat to all nails. I used HK Girl Topcoat.
□ Once dry, use two pieces of striping tape to make a cross on your nail. Then add more tape making smaller triangles in each of the four corners.
□ Apply silver polish over the whole nail covering all of the tape.
□ Immediately remove your striping tape. Make sure you do this when the polish is still wet.
□ Clean up any excess polish on or around the cuticle.
□ Wait for the silver to dry a bit before applying topcoat to avoid smudging.

Hope you guys enjoy and give it a go!

Fun & Bright Tape Mani

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A bit retro, a bit sparkly and very cool.

I thought of this design while trying to fall asleep one night.

I love working with striping tape, you can do an amazing amount of different designs with it. You can do just one simple stripe or you can create a beautiful intricate pattern.

I used all @ulta3 polishes and Glisten & Glow Base & Topcoat.

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Here’s a tutorial 🙂

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– Apply base coat. I used G&G Stuck On Blu!

– Apply 3 coats of chosen colour.

– Paint a thick strip of glitter across your nail.

– Apply fast drying topcoat. I use HK Girl top coat.

– Once dry use two pieces of striping tape to outline your glitter. Then another few pieces for your coloured lines.

– Apply black polish on both sides of your glitter strips, covering the small tape lines.

– Immediately remove your striping tape. Make sure you do this when the polish is still wet!

– Clean up any excess polish on or around the cuticle area.

– Wait for the black to dry a bit before applying topcoat to avoid smudging.

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Hope you enjoy and that the tutorial is helpful 🙂

Brooke x