17 Aug

Guest Post by Eeeek! Nail Polish!

Hey gals!

I am ridiculously excited about today’s post. I’m welcoming my very first guest blogger to the blog and boy is she a good one! If you don’t already follow Jemma’s blog, Eeeek! Nail Polish!, then you are missing out on some of the best nail art out there! I was so excited when she agreed to do a guest post for me. On top of her nail art talents, she is a sweetheart. Now I’ll stop my waffling (did I use that word right Jemma?)and let you see her work her magic.


Hey there fellow Nailinator fans! My name’s Jemma aka Eeeek Nail Polish! and I’m so pleased to be here! When Rachael asked if I’d like to do a guest post for her lovely blog I said yes immediately! Not only are Rach’s manis awesome (if you missed her Van Gogh Starry Night mani for the OMD challenge do it right now as it’s just amazing!) but Rach is one of the most sweetest bloggers I’ve had the good fortune to meet! I asked Rachael if there was any particular theme she would like me to do and she cleverly suggested that as it was her Daughter’s birthday in August perhaps I could do a mani based on one of her favourite things and Rach’s little one loves….ladybugs! Or ladybirds as we call them in the UK – don’t know why as they look nothing like birds lol ?!

Ladybugs for a Little Lady

For this mani I used

  • Essie ‘Hip-anema’ (red base coat) 2 coats
  • O.P.I ‘My Boyfriend Scales Walls’ (white base colour) 2 coats
  • Bundle Monster Stamping plate BM 13 ( ladybug design)
  • BarryM Gelly ‘Blood Orange’ (stamping colour)
  • China Glaze ‘Liquid Leather’ (black detailing)
  • Dotting tool and fine paint brush
  • Seche Vite


First of all I painted my base colours; My Boyfriend Scales walls is probably my favourite off white creme. It only takes 2 coats and isn’t streaky or patchy at all ๐Ÿ™‚ Essie’s Hip-anema (it’s probably just me but I keep reading that as anaemia :-/ …) was pretty much a one-coater, I only did two as there was just the slightest visible nail line after the first coat. I then added a layer of Seche Vite. I did this for two reason, firstly to speed up drying time and secondly to allow me to wipe off any stamping mistakes; if you get a cotton pad with some remover on it and swipe once over the nail it will remove the stamping mishap without taking off the base colour. It won’t be as shiny as before but as you would put more topcoat over the finished stamping it doesn’t matter :-).

The BarryM Gelly Range of polishes are mostly all highly pigmented (there are a couple that aren’t) but this means they are great for stamping! So I used Blood Orange to stamp the ladybugs onto my nails. However this did leave me with a problem; all of the ladybugs were red and were missing their black spots and black antenna and heads. So, using a fine paintbrush and a dotting tool, I added the black details using Liquid Leather . To finish it off I used a dotting tool again and made different sized dots on my index and pinky fingers. Then I added another coat of Seche Vite to seal it all in.

I hope you liked it and big thank you to Rachel for giving me the chance to guest post!

Take care!

EeeekNP x


What did I tell you? I cannot get over how cute these little lady bugs are! Great work Jemma! When my little lady saw them she said “Ooooh! Pahlish nails! Pretty ladybugs. Pretty dot dots (that’s what she calls polka dots).” Then she asked me to do her nails too. Thanks so much Jemma!

You can see much more of Jemma’s brilliant work on her blog or on Facebook.

Have a great weekend!

15 Aug

Guest Post for The Polish Alcoholic

Hi everyone!

I’m back again with another guest post. Today you can come see me over at The Polish Alcoholic.  Sabrina is the genius behind the blog and has some super cute nail art and great swatches! I’m very excited to be on her blog today. Go go go and show her some love!

Click here to see my funky nail art!

I’ve got a teaser shot for you of my base color for the nail art featured on The Polish Alcoholic. You will have to drop by Sabrina’s blog to see what I’ve done to it. ๐Ÿ˜‰ It’s Oh My Golly Citrine. This swatch completes my swatches of their Crystal Sand Collection. LOVE! This is 3 thin coats without topcoat and I would describe this color as a reddish orange. While I’m not a fan of orange on my nails but I can definitely handle this shade. I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again. I love how the Crystal Sand polishes dry so fast. That’s s a BIG plus when you have two children to chase around all day… every day!

I hope you are all having a great week and that you have something fun planned for the weekend!


14 Aug

Guest Post and Tutorial for The Bubbly Brunette

Hi everyone!

Today I’ve got a special treat for you. I’ve done a guest post for Christina, a.k.a. The Bubbly Brunette, and it’s not just any old guest post. I’ve done my very first tutorial for one of my favorite and most complimented designs ever!

You may have already seen the galaxy nails that I featured in my very first blog post. They were such a hit with all my friends and family that I was inspired to take the plunge and start a blog to share my nail art hobby obsession.

Christina commented on my first post way back in January saying that she thought these nails were great and that someday she would try and recreate the look. So I thought doing a simple tutorial for them would be perfect. If you want some some STELLAR (pun absolutely intended) nails too, then the tutorial is just a click away. Please hop on over there and show Christina some love too. She has a ton of great swatches and some adorable nail art.

I would LOVE to see pictures if you decide to recreate these. Please do share them with me via Facebook, Instagram, email, or with a link in the comments.

Have a fantastic day and I’ll see you again soon!


24 Jun

Guest post at Short and Sweet in Texas!

Howdy y’all!

This has been a crazy week here in Nailinatorville. I’ve have had a rough week with several migraines but I made it through by the grace of God and with the help and encouragement of my wonderful family and friends.

I managed to get my act together this week and get a guest post written up for the lovely Julie of Short and Sweet in Texas. I came up with a mani that will I hope will make you think of Texas and I wrote up a novel on nail care tips and tricks. I do hope you will check it out and check out Julie’s blog. She comes up with great looks and has beautiful swatches. 
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