Manicures Galore: Diva Nails!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Manicures Galore:
Diva Nails!

Hello Beauties!
I thought I would do a manicure post this week. I absolutely love wearing nail polish and I actually feel quite naked if my nails are bare. I love painting my nails as it relaxes me and puts me in a good mood. I tend to do one manicure a week and alternate different nail colours and designs. I hardly ever blog about my weekly manicures so I thought I would do one big post every month about my diva creations. Now I am in no way a nail art expert or manicure guru. Most of the time I just experiment and freestyle in the hopes that my manicures will turn out good. I still have a lot to learn and need to improve my techniques drastically. I am getting there slowly. One thing I do need to invest in is a big nail art brush kit. I have a few brushes but not enough to create more dramatic looks. If you have any suggestions on where i can purchase more nail art brushes and accessories let me know below!

My top nail polish brands that I swear by are Tip Top and Sally Hansen. I tend to gravitate to these brands the most as they have excellent colour choices and top quality nail varnishes. Their polishes do not chip easily and are very versatile to work with when doing nail art. Sally Hansen has the best top and base coats. They keep my nails strong and my manicures last for ages. I really love them and haven't used any other top and base coats since I discovered hoe awesome Sally Hansen's ones are. I have also been using more nails Inc, Mavala and Revlon polishes. Some have been awesome and some quite disappointing. I will elaborate more about that below. I love to shop at R5 stores too as I get all my nail art stickers from there. Nail art stickers are always fun to use and brightens up any manicure.

My recent manicures from left to right:

Prada Purple: 
Revlon Top Speed in Grape. Love this nail polish and has great staying power
Pink and Gold:

Black Rock Chic:  
Revlon in Sparkle Aplenty. Added extra sparkles with Mavala in Sparkling Silver. The Revlon nail polish can look messy if the sparkles are not applied correctly on top of the manicure. It is good but not the best ensemble. That's why I added the silver Mavala sparkles for a more glam look.

Royal Affair: 
Tip Top Cha Cha Cha and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Strobe Light. I really loved this manicure. It looked very pretty and regal. It would be great to wear to a wedding with a similar teal coloured dress. Both nail polishes are fantastic in pigmentation and lasts really long on the nails.

Red Sparkles:  
Nails Inc in Marylebone. This is such a pretty red glitter nail polish and would be great to wear during Christmas time.

Garden Green: 
One of my favourite manicures by far. I used Tip Top As the Beat Goes On with nail art stickers I bought at a R5 store. You can read my full review here.

Pink and Yellow: 
I love wearing bright nail polishes by Tip Top. These are Walking on Sunshine which is beautiful bright yellow and Sexy Bikini a bright hot pink. This manicure is great for summer time.

Blue Sparkles: 
This is a blue glitter nail polish from H&M. It is such a fun manicure to wear all year round.

Silver Foil: 
Nails Inc Foil Effect in Kings Road. I really wanted to love this nail polish but ended up hating it as it chipped with in less than a day. What a disappointment! You can read my full review here.

First attempt using nail art brushes: 

Tip Top Sexy Bikini; Tip Top Gold Digger; Tip Top Cream Puff; H&M Hot Pink Nail Art Brushes

While I was overseas I bought my first mini set of nail art brushes at H&M. They came in hot pink so I just had to purchase them. It came with a nail file, and three nail art brush tools. Below is my first attempt with the nail art brushes. I think it came out good. As I said I really need to practice and steady my shaky left hand. :-)

Have a fabulous week.

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  1. Love the Prada Purple, Royal Affair and Red Sparkles. They look so pretty. Thanks, Diva Desle! :D

  2. Amazing! The pink Manicure looks so gorgeous ,great Work :)

    big Hugs

  3. I love seeing your manicures on Instagram it inspires me to have fun with my nails, I also feel bare without my nails being painted lol

    1. Thanks Natalie! I have been trying to be more adventurous with my nails:-) Lots of love. xoxo

  4. Yeah for gorgeous nails Desle. I love all the colours and nail art... Beyond amazing !

    1. Thank you sweetheart. You inspire me!;-))

  5. Love this!!! U did amazing with the brushes...they look so difficult!
    Love the revlon black too ^^



    1. Thanks Ileana. I must say the first attempt was difficult for me. ;-)

  6. Lady these nails are absolutely fantastic! You are inspiring me to start working on my nail painting skills again - I am a mess truly...
    Lots of love!

    1. Thank you for our support Sarah! Your sweet comments mean the world to me. xxx


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