Sunday 21 January 2018

Domestic violence

I guys long time no post I know. I’ve not really got time to do nail art these days. Anyway my niece has made a short film about domestic violence and I would love it if you would watch it and share. It’s really good. It has been entered into a competition too so I don’t think it is just my bias XD

Tuesday 21 July 2015

Mermaid nails

My client wanted something summery and something with a little shimmer so we used IBD just gel polish in Sargasso Sea with an accent nail using translucent glitter sequins
Stacie xoxo

Monday 20 July 2015

Mix up rose gold and pastel gel polish nails


I wanted something fresh and summery with a little touch of bright so I decided to do this.

Using IBD Just Gel Polish with a base of Whipped Cream and Full Bruum (blue), Hot Springs (green) and Sweet Melody (watermelon pink) sponged onto the base. Then striped Gelish in Oh What a Knight (rose gold) and That's Amore (bright pink) in different directions.
Stacie xoxo

Friday 17 July 2015

Neon with dots and a Disney accent nail

My client was getting ready to jet off to florida and wanted a subtle Disney themed nail art design. We used IBD Just Gel in Flowerful with whipped cream dots and a Mickey Mouse silhouette using China Glaze Gelaze in Liquid Leather. 

Thursday 16 July 2015

Moroccan inspired nails

I found a really nice pedicure design on Pinterest and I used the design for this manicure. I changed the colours very slightly but the idea was all theirs - 

I used IBD just gel polish in dockside diva on the ring, index and thumb and lucky red for the pinky and middle fingers. I then used gel paint in assorted colours with dotting tools of various sizes to create the design 
Thanks for reading 
Stacie xoxoxo 

Saturday 7 March 2015

Rose Gold Nail Art

Latest nail art design using Gelish Oh What a Knight and black gel paint

Get in touch if you would like to book in for a gel polish service 
Stacie xoxox

Wednesday 23 July 2014

Summer poppy fields

Lovely ibd just gell in rococo which is a lovely sunny yellow with pink and orange accent flowers

These nails are £30 and last up to 3 weeks email for an appointment 
Stacie xoxo 

Sunday 20 July 2014

Summer blue and white

Pretty floral blue and white design in navy, white and lilac. Ibd just gel so lasts up to 3 weeks. 

Saturday 19 July 2014

Summer swirls

Hi everyone 
I did some pretty nails for a client using ibd just gel in whipped cream as a base and the hot springs and she's blushing dragged and cured. 
These nails are available for £30 and as it is gel polish it can last up to 3 weeks. Email for appointments
Stacie xoxo

Thursday 13 March 2014


I've not tried this new eyelash growth serum yet but the discount code i've been given for you to use runs out on 20th March 2014 so I just wanted to let you know about that and if you were thinking about buying it you can get it 30% discount. The code is stacie30 so instead of paying £49 you can buy it for £34.20. 
Here's a before and after shot they sent me to use  - therefore i can't comment on if you can expect the same results ;-) They do look impressive though. It says you see results after 1-2 months and full results in 3-4 months. The packages says the liquid lasts 4 months using 1 thin line per day. 

Here's a link to their website if your interested in Maylash is here which shows you a video and has a comprehensive questions and answers section. 
As I said i haven't tried it yet but I will be trialing it shortly and I will report back if it works for me with my before and after pictures :D I'm excited I hope i get such good results. I am pretty blessed in that department so it might not be as dramatic 
Anyway thanks for reading
Stacie xoxo

Saturday 1 March 2014

Wear Teal in March for Ovacome

Barry M are giving 50% of the £2.99 it cost to buy their teal polish number 334, modeled by Terri Dwyer below, that is bought online in march.

Ovarian cancer is called the silent killer because the symptoms are vague and not always picked up by GPs. I had problems for about 2 years with stomach aches they put down to IBS, when I was 25 i saw a different doctor and she thought I may have ovarian cysts she sent me for an ultrasound and they found 2 cysts 7cm in diameter each. They were concerned about their appearance and i was sent to the rapid access clinic, this is where you go if they suspect ovarian cancer, they did blood tests which luckily indicated it probably wasn't cancer and they scheduled surgery to get them removed ASAP. It was a hard surgery which took me a long time to recover from because they couldn't remove them via keyhole. Anyway, the point is look after yourself, if your not happy with your diagnosis keep going to different doctors until you find someone who listens. As with all cancer the earlier you get treated the better your chances
If you're worried about ovarian cancer symptoms check out the link below

Monday 2 September 2013

Watercolour nail art

These nails are done using a mixture of gel polishes then sweeping a fan brush over before curing to give this effect. I framed the nails with smokey plum and also dragged a little of this over the nail to tie it all in
Thanks for reading
Stacie xoxo

Tuesday 13 August 2013

ibd just gel semi precious stone effect with 24K gold leaf

I used a base of ibd just gel in turtle bay layered with Sargasso blue. I then used viking winter to create texture and added some gold leaf to the sticky layer before sealing with the top coat.

Monday 12 August 2013

ibd just gel pastel summer stripes

Fun way to wear all my summer colours at once I used Rocco (yellow), Jupiter Blue (green), She's Blushing (corally colour), Raindrops (purple) and My Babe (lilac)

Sunday 11 August 2013

ibd just gel neon tribal nail art

Bright nails I did on myself there are black pyramid studs and all my super neon ibd just gel polishes.
They are custom blend purple on my thumb, infinitely curious, parasol, solar rays and custom blend green (the pink and green are more vibrant in person)

I can't wear neons too well because of my skin tone but adding the black made them much more wearable for me :D

Saturday 10 August 2013

IBD just gel Bridal Nails

This is a nail trial I did for a client.She wanted a french manicure with some sparkle but not rhinestones as they would take away from her beautiful engagement ring. We used a white iridescent glitter on the tips to make them pop and the effect was so pretty - I'm not sure the picture really captures it. 

Friday 9 August 2013

IBD just gel vintage roses

This design is a favorite with my clients I've done it twice this week alone :D It is perfect because it's so pretty and looks great. 

I used ibd just gel in Hot Springs for the base colour and Juliette and Gerber Daisy for the roses and Jupiter Blue for the leaves which you probably can't see. 
Everyone always says they get a lot of compliments on their nails when they have this which is so lovely :D

Thursday 8 August 2013

ibd just gel

 It's so hard to find swatches of ibd just gel online I thought i would put this one on for my fellow techs so they can spy the colours :D It's also a fun way to wear colours when you can't just pick one.

Pinkies - Rocco
Ring - She's Blushing
Middle - Raindrops
index - My Babe
Thumb - Jupiter blue

She's blushing, Raindrops and Jupiter are probably the most requested colours I have (parasol could add to that in the summer)

Friday 31 May 2013

Polka dots

starting at yellow the colours are Rocco, Hot Springs, Jupiter Blue, Juliette, My Babe, Raindrops, She's Blushing, Gerber Daisy, Con-fush-ion, HRH, All Heart, Segasso Sea, Blue Maven, Turtle Bay, Mango Mischief, Bing Cherries, Viking Winter, Black Lava

Monday 20 May 2013

Nail art sample - animal print and pastel gradient

Applied one layer of ibd just gel whipped cream then sponged over gerber daisy (pink) she's blushing (peach) mango mischief (orange) rocco (yellow) hot springs (mint green) and raindrops (blue purple) then I painted the animal print in black lava.

Saturday 18 May 2013

neon skittles

ibd just gel polish in whipped cream, black slate and solar rays for the main parts and I used cashmere blush and viking grey to do the distressed look on the thumb and pinkie fingers

Friday 17 May 2013

Neon french manicure

This is an ibd just gel manicure after 2 weeks :D as you can see it grows out well and keeps it's shine.
I thought this was a good way to wear the neon yellow if your not too keen on the whole nail. The colours are ibd just gel black lava and solar rays. Just gel polish can last up to 3 weeks if cared for correctly (i.e. you don't grate them with a cheese grater no polish can withstand that :D)
I charge £22 for this manicure which includes free removal after 3 weeks


Saturday 10 November 2012

Purple Glitter rockstar nails

I love having gel polish to do my own nails. As much as I love painting nails it is so great to not have to worry for 2-3 weeks about them. Another great thing about gel polish is that you can scrub glitter into the inhibition layer to get this
So pretty! I can't stop looking at my nails :D I have got lots of compliments too while out and about which is always nice.
I didn't realise until the day there was a purple nail noh8 campaign on nail blogs so I'm glad I accidentally joined in. 
Stacie xoxox

Thursday 11 October 2012

Unicorn Nail Art

If you follow my instagram you have seen these nails a few weeks *ahem months ahem* ago. 
I was totally inspired by several images I had seen on intrinsically florrie and some other bits which can be found on my pinterest nail art inspiration board.

I love the carousel horse and unicorn! They are so pretty and I loved wearing these nails. The little finger is a Rockstar nail (glitter and gel polish) with AB crystals attached. Index is Barielle Princess base colour, middle is Boots 17 Mint Choc Chip, the ring finger base colour is China Glaze Light as Air and the thumb base coat is Barielle Love. The designs were made up of a mixture of those polishes and acrylic paints. These aren't my natural nails I have got ibd gel enhancements on.
I hope you enjoy those and don't forget to check my pinterest boards for inspiration
Love Stacie xx

Wednesday 10 October 2012

Dotty tribal design

I hope you are still with me! I'm sorry I don't post art too much these days but I am working really hard on my business and I still have a job so it is hard to fit it all in.
I did these nails a while back when the sun was still shining! I can't remember what polishes I used for definite I think Models Own concrete mixer and the pink is sophies pink also by Models own and I used acrylic paints for the dots. 

The whole design is made of a series of dots. It is so easy to do just plot your design and go for it. I used a dotting tool for most of it and a striping brush for the few straight lines.
 Anyway I hope you enjoy this and it gives you some ideas for your own dotty manicures 
Love Stacie x

Monday 24 September 2012

Layla Holographic Polishes - UK Stockist found!!

Have you been wishing you can get the Layla Holographics from Italy? Well today at Olympia I met the UK stockist of Layla 

You can get them from where the lovely Bryony will be more than happy to help you THIS is the page to order and THIS is the instructions page.
Not only does she do the amazing holographics they also stock the Layla mirror and magnetic polishes 

and the Konad Nail Art plates and sets

They also do soft touch polishes which are like matt effect but not so drab looking I think
You can get these hereJust so you know I have not received anything for writing this post I just thought you guys would appreciate knowing where you can get hold of this awesome holographic goodness in the UK and Bryony is so lovely. 
Free postage on orders over £21 at the moment so go wild!! 
Nail art will be posted soon.. hopefully.. probably?... definitely XD
Stacie xoxox

Monday 6 August 2012