MoYou nails: Stamp on Nail Art

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At a beauty event in London recently, I watched a nail art demonstration and was completely blown away. In a matter of seconds, plainly polished nails looked delicately hand painted with intricate floral detail. I’d never of known the designs were created using a stamp if I hadn’t just witnessed it. DIY nail art can be so much fun, but the thought of getting brushes and dotting tools out (as well as needing a spare couple of hours!) can be off putting. So, although utterly impressed, at the time I was sceptical. Would I be able to  grasp this new technique and recreate the lovely look?

YES! Having played around with my new MoYou nails sets for a few days, I can honestly say the brand – which successfully launched internationally this year – is beyond amazing. The website has such an wonderful range of adorable nail plates, polishes and sets, each with their own charm and character. This has been one of the most fun at-home beauty reviews I’ve ever done and I’m looking forward to building upon my little collection.

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Premium set & Kitty set from MoYou nails

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Kitty set

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How to use:

Step 1  Choose the design you want from the plate and apply nail polish over the image.

Step 2  Use the MoYou scrapper to remove excess polish. IMPORTANT: Hold at a 45 degree angle with the ‘MoYou’ logo facing up. Be careful not to apply too much pressure (I’m quite heavy handed so this took me a while to realise the gentler the swipe the better the print).

Step 3 Softly roll the MoYou stamp over the image (just once) and it will pick up the design.

Step 4  Roll the stamp thoroughly from side to side.

Step 5  Apply a top coat for a long lasting shiny finish and add rhinestones as you like.

It’s as simple as that!!

Beautiful, easy, quick, long lasting and affordable! MoYou nails is my new beauty hero!
The pictures in this post don’t even do the end results justice. When look down at my nails (even as I write this post) I can’t believe I did them myself. Love ’em!

Premium set is 44.99 Includes; 5 nail polishes, 1 top coat, 6 image plates, 1 stamp, 1 scraper, 1 rhinestones pack and 1 corrector pen.

Kitty set  is £24.99 Includes; 1 nail polish (black, 1 stamp, 2 image plates, 1 stamp, 1 scraper

Nail polishes & Accessories Start from £3.75

All available at www.moyounails.com

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Avon calling!

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Spread the word, Avon is officially hot! Even though Avon brochures have been floating around for 128 years, now is the first time I actually think of Avon as a reputably chic brand. I guess the whole door-to-door beauty buying thing has always had the stigma (to me at least) of a community of older women buying ‘smellies’. Please don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Avon! Getting inexpensive quality makeup, hair products and skincare goodies delivered right to your door? Why the hell have I always considered Avon a guilty pleasure?!… Not anymore. A girl in my building recently became an ‘Avon lady’ and (although she didn’t use the infamous catchphrase) she handed me the latest book. Enter my new Avon addiction. I’d forgotten how fun it is flicking through the pretty pages of (affordable) new cosmetics, and hearing the knock on your door when they arrive. I literally sprinted from my front room. For my first order (since being a pre-teen ordering via my lovely mum) I was surprisingly very… no VERY restrained. I picked up four Gel Finish nail enamels, in Sheer Love, Creme brûlée, Dazzle and Sterling. – This might sound a little odd but I swear whatever outfit I’m wearing when I shop for nail polishes, it sub-consciously influences my decision. It was most definitely a pale sweater when I ordered these.

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So, here’s the verdict…

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Sterling
This one’s by far my favourite. I love cool metal colour,alone and multi mixed with the pink shades. It’s got a slightly dull shine, but in a good way.

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Dazzle

This is a great girlie shade of pink without being too close to the million pink polishes I already have. It’s super shiny even without top coat (as pictured). It took two coats to get the right colour consistency.

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Crème Brûlée

I chose this one as it looks like it would go with pretty much anything (clothes and other nail polishes). The first coat looked pretty uneven and transparent, although the second coat did the trick! It looks quite elegant and simplistic when worn alone.

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Sheer Love

They got the name right! I really adore the soft nude/pale pink hue. Although, like real love, it took loads of effort and time to get it right! The first two coats were far from opaque. But, with a steady hand and a light third and final coat I got the look I wanted!

These generously sized pots are just £3.50 each for 12ml. I can’t wait to order some more colours!
Which one’s (if any) do you like?

Find out more at www.Avon.uk.com

I’d love to hear what you lovely lot think of Avon!

Happy (look) Good Friday!

 

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No work on any Friday, let alone Good Friday, could only mean one thing for me this morning… grooming!

I’ve gone for teal and gold look for an early dinner with the boyf…

Nails

I actually get excited when I realise I’ve got a nail polish stashed away that perfectly matches an outfit. It’s the first time I’ve worn this marina hued teal polish from a M&S set (they do some really cute sets all year round). I slicked a coat of Rimmel clear top and base coat polish to for shine.

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Hair

This was surprisingly quick and easy! I blow dried it (after using my go to styling products) then used my Andrew Barton I Love Curls curling iron to roll it up and loosely pin with bobby pins. I gave it a light spritz with Superdrug‘s own hairspray and allowed to cool (about 15mins). Then released and ran my fingers, not through it, but over it, then spritzed again with hairspray. Voila!

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Makeup

I mixed Estee Lauder Double Wear in Ivory with Rimmel Lating Finish 25 hour foundation in beige to get the right colour match and coverage (this stuff’s gotta last today!). My favourite concealer when I’m feeling a bit puffy eyes is always Garnier Tinted Eye Roll On. For a rosy cheek I applied Rimmel Stay Blushed in Sunkissed Cherry to the fleshy part of the cheeks. It gives a nice dewy finish that that most powder blushes don’t. I based my lips with a really tiny blob of concealer then used Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Caramel Daisey.

 

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Outfit

This is my bargain buy dress from MissGuided Sweat Deal section. They have some fantastic discounts on allover Easter weekend by the way girls! I love the deep teal colour and comfy yet clingy fabric. I paired it with an asymmetric gold ring and necklace from good old Primani – gotta high five Primark for costume jewellery. With the sun shining I can finally welcome my New Look wedges back into my life (I picked them up last summer but think they’re pretty timeless as far as wedges go).

Perfume

With such a low cost look it’s nice to linger in the sophisticated scent of Jimmy Choo! This stuff smells like class and going the extra mile when used with the Jimmy Choo body lotion. A christmas gift from my lovely fella : )

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Have a fantastic Friday and a lovely Easter weekend beauts!