Saturday, 13 April 2013

I Went AWOL! Update!

Hi everyone! How've you all been? I've not posted in almost a month and I'm super sorry! Work's been incredibly busy (we're short staffed at the moment), my camera broke and just little things have been keeping me busy and away from the blog! BUT, I've finally got an iPhone 5 to replace my 4s which was stolen on Christmas Eve! Yay! So anyway, here's just a little post to keep you updated with what I've been up to and a few of my favourite manis I've done in the past month! All of them are on Instagram anyway, so if you follow me on there, you've probably already seen them (sorry)!
This was a gradient using two polish's I received in some nail mail from Aus. The green is BC - Shade 16? and the blue Boe - #3 topped with some Fairy Dust. 
This mani excited me A LOT! Not only was it my Good Friday manicure (I love Good Friday), it was done using my first Sinful Colors polishes! I'm not sure of the exact date, but I think it was the 20th March that they were launched in the UK and so far I love the brand! £1.99 a bottle, great colours and great formula! What more can you ask for?! I used Barry M - Black, Barry M - White, Sinful Colors - Boogie Nights and All About You (middle finger).
Now this was the day I got my iPhone 5!!! ARGH I5!!! This was inspired by a mani of Chalkboard Nails' and I really loved it! For this I used Lime Crime - Once In A Blue Mousse, Parfait Day and Crema De Limon.
Another Fairy Dust gradient and more Sinful Colors! 
Last but not least, the mani I have on right now! I know it's not super neat or anything, but this was my first attempt at using acrylic paints for nail art and I think I did quite well! It's a lot easier to use than I thought and yeah, LOVE! 
Woohoo! Hope you all enjoyed my quick update! Considering the fact I seem to be getting rather unreliable with my blog at the moment (I'll get better, promise!), follow me on Instagram! @arianaangel :)

Thanks for reading everyone!
Ariana xo

Monday, 18 March 2013

For Audrey and Navigate Her

Hi everyone!
Here's a quick mani I did last week which I really liked! 
China Glaze - For Audrey and Essie - Navigate Her finally came in the post and I used them both! I absolutely love both the colours, especially Navigate Her. It's such a beautiful shade of green, perfect for spring!

Hope you all liked it guys, have a nice day :)
Ariana xo

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Hurrah For Saturdays!

Hey everyone!
So sorry I've not posted for so long, I've had the most horribly busy past two weeks! 
Yesterday, I finally had a day off so I did some nail art! I love love love this manicure, gradient dotticures are definitely a favourite of mine!
For the base I used Barry M - White(?) and for the dots China Glaze - Papaya Punch, O.P.I - A Roll In The Hague and Essie - Fishnet Stockings. I really couldn't decide wether to do this orange to red gradient or a green one, looking back now I should have probably gone for the green with it being St Paddy's Day today and all that jazz! Oh well! 

Hope you've all had a fab weekend!
Ariana xo

Tuesday, 5 March 2013


Hey guys, hope you're all well!

Sorry I've not posted in so long! I'm feeling so uninspired at the moment :( I'm thinking it's something to do with the fact I've ran out of Seche Vite and every single manicure I do I ruin pretty much straight away, ARGH! It may sound stupid but it's so upsetting, haha. 

So here's a purple chevron mani I did recently, it was pretty.
For this manicure I used China Glaze - Creative Fantasy for the base and top layer and Lime Crime - Lavendery for the chevron. The colour of Creative Fantasy came out differently on each layer, obviously because one was over just a base coat and the other was over Lavendery, but I liked the way it turned out anyway! The colours smudged on my middle finger cos Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Top Coat sucks. 


Have a lovely evening guys.
Ariana xo

Monday, 25 February 2013


It's no secret that I love all kinds of purple... And it's also no secret that O.P.I's Don't Pretzel My Buttons is one of my favourite nudes! So, whilst lusting over You're Such A Budapest from O.P.I's Spring 2013 Euro Centrale Collection through teary eyes, I though 'Hello lilac!'
Hello lilac indeed... I used Barry M - Prickly Pear and O.P.I - Don't Pretzel My Buttons. I think I need to get off gradients, I'm so obsessed lately.

Ariana xo

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Lime Crime Goodness!

Hey everyone! Hope you're all well and have had a fab weekend!

Got a little special something to show you all tonight! What is it, you ask? 
What can I say? I loved this manicure so much, the whole time it was on all I could think of were unicorns, merry-go-rounds and rainbows falling from the sky. Doot doot, I love LC!
So, this is what I started off with! A lovely pastel skittle mani which once done I reeeally didn't want to do anything to. It was too perfect! Lime Crime polishes are so amazing, they apply like a dream and the colours are so unique (to my collection, at least). They're all pastel shades that're also slightly neon, it's really cool! The only possible downside - they thicken a little too quickly for my liking, which is nothing a little polish thinner can't fix!   

Anyway, I eventually plucked up the courage to set to work on this beautiful base and produced these babies! 
They were an absolute bitch to photograph, but hey, I dont care! I LOVED THIS MANICURE! If I could, I'd marry it and make it my life. Be mine, Lime Crime. All I need now is violet hair and a tea party.

Thanks for reading!
Ariana xo

Tuesday, 19 February 2013


Good afternoon!

I've got a little bling to show to today, which is weird for me as I never do bling! A girl at work the other day asked me to do black and gold nails for our net shift together, I was slightly dubious at first as I never usually like this combination on me... Suffice to say, I did it, and here is the outcome!
It's a beautiful, sunny day here in Manchester, for once. Even Oberon ventured outside to take pictures with me! He's too cute.
I totally took myself by surprise and liked today's mani! Hope you all did too! 
Ariana xo