Sunday, 31 May 2015

MAC Morange Lipstick - Wash & Dry Collection

MAC Morange Lipstick - Wash & Dry Collection - Swatch and Review

Finally, I am the proud owner of a MAC - Morange lipstick! I've been lusting after this bright orange shade for about a year, and when I found out that MAC had released a special edition as part of the Wash & Dry collection, I decided it was time to take the plunge.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Lottie London Nail Polishes - Swatches and Review

Lottie London Nail Polish Swatch and Review - www.hairnailsetc.com

If you've been into Superdrug recently, or even had a browse on their website, you might have noticed a new brand has arrived called Lottie London. Their range of nail polish, nail tools and make up brushes has really caught my attention, mainly because the packaging and branding is really cute - 'Selfie Ready Beauty' - I'm probably too old for that but I was sucked in anyway!

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Models Own - Polish for Tans 2 Collection

Models Own - Polish for Tans 2 Collection Summer 2015 - Swatches and Review - www.hairnailsetc.com

When Models Own announced they were adding 5 new shades to the Polish for Tans collection I was more than a little excited. The original Polish for Tans range that was released last summer was my favourite collection of 2014 and I'm still a huge fan of neon colours so this new launch looked perfect for me.

Monday, 11 May 2015

My First Pay Day Haul

Payday Haul: Makeup Haul, Nail Polish, Skincare, Shoes - hairnailsetc.com

I'm really sorry because I feel like I've been going on about this for ages, but in case you missed it, I recently started my first 'proper' job since graduating university last summer.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Purple Ombré Nail Art with Silver Glitter Stripes

Glitter Stripe and Lilac Ombre Nail Art with Barry M Prickly Pear - hairnailsetc.blogspot.co.uk

Another bit of stripy nail art today - what can I say? At least I'm consistent! This particular design was heavily inspired by one of my most favourite nail artists on Instagram, Jessie K, aka @nailsofjessiek.


Sunday, 12 April 2015

Danglefoot Nail Polish - Celebration Collection

Danglefoot Nail Polish - Celebration Collection - Swatches and Review - www.hairnailsetc.blogspot.co.uk / instagram.com/amyforsythe

It's been a very exciting week for me; starting my first 'proper' job, my first mani swap, and now my first indie polish swatches! This fun little collection is from Danglefoot Nail Polish and they're all handmade by Hayley at her home in Norfolk.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Mani Swap with My Mint Nails



I'm so excited to write this post because this is my first ever Mani Swap! The lovely Sarah from My Mint Nails has recreated one of my nail art designs, and I've had a go at one of hers.

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Rimmel 60 Seconds Super Shine Nail Polish by Rita Ora for Spring 2015

Rimmel 60 Seconds Super Shine Nail Polish Collection by Rita Ora Swatches and Review - hairnailsetc.blogspot.co.uk / instagram.com/amyforsythe

So Rimmel have once again collaborated with Rita Ora and released a second collection of nail polishes all inspired by summer days and fun festival fashion.

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Rimmel New 60 Seconds Super Shine Nail Polish

Rimmel New 60 Seconds Super Shine Nail Polish in Chin Up Buttercup and Wedge of Lime Swatches and Review - hairnailsetc.blogspot.co.uk / instagram.com/amyforsythe

If you've been into Boots or Superdrug recently, you may have noticed that Rimmel have not only added some new Spring/Summer collections but they've also completely revamped their whole nail polish line!


Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Leighton Denny - Welcome to the Funfair Collection SS15

Leighton Denny Spring Summer 2015 'Ticket to Thrill' Nail Polish Swatches - www.hairnailsetc.blogspot.co.uk / instagram.com/amyforsythe

Last week I participated in a competition hosted by Leighton Denny on Instagram and was fortunate enough to win the complete Welcome to the Funfair collection: six brand new, vibrant polishes for Spring/Summer 2015.


Saturday, 21 March 2015

Matte Pastel Nail Art with Glitter Stripes using Barry M Nail Paints

Matte Pastel Nail art with Glitter Stripes using all Barry M Nail Paints - www.hairnailsetc.blogspot.co.uk / instagram.com/amyforsythe

A bit more nail art today, feel like I'm on a roll at the moment. With the start of a new season and lots of new products being released comes added nail inspiration, which is great for me as I try to distract myself from spending too much money!

Friday, 13 March 2015

The Iconic Chevron Manicure

Chevron Nail Art with Neon Pink and Silver Glitter using Models Own Juicy Jules - www.hairnailsetc.blogspot.co.uk

Whether you're a nail art fanatic like me, or you've just done a google search for inspiration for your next salon visit, chances are you recognise this manicure. It's been everywhere!

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Free Nails Inc 'Fashion' Nail Polish with Marie Claire April 2015

Swatches and Review of the Free Nails Inc 'Fashion' Lilac Nail Polish with Marie Claire April 2015 Magazine - hairnailsetc.blogspot.co.uk / ig@amyforsythe

This month Marie Claire are offering a free Nails Inc nail polish with their magazine. There are four different creme colours to choose from, I went for this lovely lilac called 'Fashion'.


Saturday, 7 March 2015

Bright and Simple Negative Space Nail Art

Bright Spring Colours Negative Space Nail Art using Barry M Gelly Damson, Greenberry and Key Lime and Kiko Yellow - www.hairnailsetc.blogspot.co.uk / ig@amyforsythe

Negative space. Again! It's one of my favourite styles at the moment. This was totally inspired by a manicure I saw on instagram by @twi_star.


Thursday, 5 March 2015

Rainbow Glitter Gradient Nail Art with L'Oreal Polishes

Rainbow Glitter Gradient Nail Art with L'Oreal Color Nail Polish in Macaron Noisette and Sequin Explosion - www.hairnailsetc.blogspot.co.uk / ig@amyforsythe

Today is a relatively exciting day for me because my broken nail has finally grown back! Cue the fireworks! Not exactly life-changing but I thought I'd celebrate the occasion with a bit of rainbow glitter.

Friday, 27 February 2015

Glitter Stripes Nail Art with Color Club


Some more stripy nail art today. Stripes are so simple to create with a bit of tape but I think they give a great effect. I've been wearing this mani for a few days now and I really love it, plus it involves my favourite polish brand, Color Club.

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Nautical Nail Art - A First Attempt

Nautical nail art with stripes, using Rimmel White Hot Love nail polish - www.hairnailsetc.blogspot.co.uk / ig@amyforsythe

As a lover of bold colours and stripes, nautical themed nail art seems an obvious choice for me. I'm quite surprised I haven't tried it before now. And since I've recently acquired a few red nail polishes, here was a good chance to try them out.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Negative Space Nail Art with Models Own Colour Chromes

Negative Space Nail Art with Models Own Colour Chromes: Gold, Silver and Rose - www.hairnailsetc.blogspot.co.uk | instagram.com/amyforsythe

I knew when I first tried the Colour Chrome polishes that I wanted to use them together for nail art. Since 'negative space' seems to be having a bit of a moment right now, I thought it would be a good opportunity to combine the two trends for a modern and grown up manicure.

Monday, 16 February 2015

5 Shades of Grey

5 Shades of Grey Nail Polish - hairnailsetc.blogspot.co.uk / ig@amyforsythe

It seems impossible to get away from 50 Shades of Grey mania at the moment. I'm not exactly a fan, I'm just too much of a prude! However it did give me a great idea for a little blog post, so here's my favourite grey nail polishes.

Friday, 13 February 2015

Simple Pink Gradient Nail Art for Valentines Day

Pink Gradient Nail Art with Glitter - hairnailsetc.blogspot.co.uk / ig@amyforsythe

Happy Friday 13th everyone, hopefully nothing unlucky has happened! Just a quick post today to show you this pretty pink gradient manicure, quite seasonally appropriate as it's Valentine's Day tomorrow...

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Models Own Colour Chrome - Gold, Silver and Rose

Models Own Colour Chrome Collection Swatches and Review

It's always nice when a beauty product surprises you, and these new Colour Chrome polishes from Models Own have blown me away. There are 10 different metallic colours in this new collection and I have 3 to show you. Click the jump for lots of shiny pictures!

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Collective Boots Beauty Haul

Boots UK Beauty Haul - My Current Picks from the Drugstore

Another haul post. I know, I know, but with all the sales and promotions it was just too hard to resist! My only excuse is that it didn't all happen at once, some were gifts and my makeup bag was in need of a refresh.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

HEMA Holographic Nail Polish - 52 Copper and 53 Blue

Hema, holographic, nail polish, 52, holographic copper, 53, holographic blue, swatches and review

Long story short - I've found some amazing holographic polishes. In a real shop. In London. Oh and they cost £3.75 each. I kid you not! Click for a holo picture frenzy...

Monday, 2 February 2015

Favourite Polishes of 2014

nail polish, 2014, Barry M, Models Own, OPI, NOPI, Rimmel, Kiko, Sally Hansen, Burt's Bees

My nail polish collection seemed to expand rapidly over the last year, and whilst the beauty market (and us shoppers) take a break over January, I thought it was a good chance to look back at some of my highlights of 2014...

Friday, 30 January 2015

Boots Haircare Haul


January isn't typically known as a good month for shopping, and after such a lovely Christmas with so many beautiful gifts I haven't felt the need to either. However if there's one thing that needs constant care and maintenance it's my hair...