Friday, 22 February 2013

The Easiest Way To Clean Nail Art Brushes

I'm often asked how I clean my nail art brushes, so I've made a video showing you how.

When I first started nail art I wanted to use the easiest, laziest way to clean the polish off my brushes and started using this method...




How do you clean your brushes?  I'd love to hear any other methods, especially if they're easier to do!

Arcadia  x

Friday, 15 February 2013

Indie Spotlight - Happy Hands Nail Polish

Today's Indie Spotlight video is all about Happy Hands Nail Polish.  I had the chance to swatch and review 4 of their polishes, called Afternoon Thunderstorms, Flowers on the Highway, For You My Love and The Worst is Over.

Happy Hands Nail Polish Swatches

Below are the photos taken of all the polishes, to see them swatched and to learn more about them check out the video at the end of the blog post!

Happy Hands Afternoon Thunderstorms Swatch
Happy Hands Nail Polish - Afternoon Thunderstorms

Happy Hands Flowers On The Highway Swatch
Happy Hands Nail Polish - Flowers On The Highway

Happy Hands For You My Love Swatch
Happy Hands Nail Polish - For You My Love

Happy Hands The Worst Is Over Swatch
Happy Hands Nail Polish - The Worst Is Over

And here is the video in which I swatch and review them all - 




Happy Hands Nail Polish is available at their website, HERE, and also at harlowandco.org.  I received these polishes for free for review purposes, but all the opinions are my own and are always honest.

Arcadia   x


Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Easy Polka Dot Hearts Nail Art Tutorial

Hi everyone!  To celebrate Valentine's Day I worked with another Youtube channel called BeautifulYouTV to bring you a combined nail art and make-up look.

Polka Dot Hearts Nail Art

My part of the collaboration was a simple heart collage design, inspired by nail wraps and a lamp shade I saw in Ikea!

If you don't have the time you can do the design on your ring fingers, and paint all of your other nails red.

It's very easy to do, just follow the steps in the video below -




I used -

Sally Hansen InstaDry 'Whirlwind White' (one coat)
then China Glaze 'Frosty' (one coat)

The hearts were made with red and white acrylic paints from FolkArt and DecoArt.

Arcadia   x