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Saturday, 18 October 2014

The Return Of Mimi

Well hello my sweets! Yes it really is me...Mimi....remember me? I am still alive and kicking!    See here I am!!!

It has been a looooong time right, well to cut a very very long story short, I kinda lost my mojo a little (ok, a lot) Some might remember my beautiful mum was quite poorly the last time we spoke, and its been an onward thing ever since.  We are now in the beginning stages of her having a lung transplant.  This my dearests is why I have been absent for ages, I just couldn't focus my time on my blog like I used to.......

I am trying my best to get back into something I adore doing....nails, as I have had a lot of time feeling pretty sad...I need some sunshine and nails makes me smile lol.

So here I am saying hello to my lovely friends I made on here and making a promise you will see more of me lol.  Could I ask my lovely loyal followers to pop over to this link and like my new page on facebook, it would mean the world to me ;) You will see me within a few days with hopefully an awesome Mimi Halloween comeback https://www.facebook.com/mimimanicures13

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Red Carpet Manicure Only In Hollywood

Hello my sweeties! I am hoping you guys are all well and good, I know I'm feeling good today, the sun Is shining here in the UK and I've got pretty nails!



I wanted to show you Only In Hollywood by Red carpet Manicure....a brand I am really liking at the moment!

This is a super glam vibrant red that is seriously va va voom!  It is made even more beautiful by the stunning micro glitter in the base....seriously lovely!! 

I think my shots speak for themselves...utter loveliness even if I do say so myself!  I thought these were just to nice not to add extra glam factor so I added a little gem on my ring fingers...loving this!  Have an awesome weekend my friends! xxx

Friday, 28 February 2014

Shellac Tropix and Additives mix

Another quickie for you.  I thought I would pop on some CND Shellac in Tropix.  As you can see this is a really pretty colour, a beautiful vibrant coral, which I adore.....I am loving coral at the moment!!


But me being me, I needed to spice things up a bit, sooooooo I decided to have a little play with my additives.  I am loving this so much, its fun and funky. 

I used for the design additves in bright red, medium green, midnight tide, black and haute pink.  These are all CND.  Once I top coated I added a very thin layer of china Glaze fairy dust for added sparkle.

Random nail art, snake skin....ish? IBD Fancy Fingers

I thought I would show you a bit of an accident manicure I did.  I went to the professional beauty show in London last weekend and wanted to jazz my nails up a bit. 

Well this wasn't exactly the thing I wanted to do at all but the more I played the more annoyed I was getting so I decided to just abandon ship and go to bed.

As it turned out they wernt to bad, some people at the show even thought they were nail wraps so I guess they were OK.  This isn't a design I would do again on myself though, its a bit 'out there' for me to wear as a whole manicure lol. I used for this manicure IBD Gel Polish in Fancy fingers and for the art I used OPI Eurso Euro and the black was just a regular nail art pen!

Thursday, 20 February 2014

French Dotty Madness done in gel polish

I know....twice in one day, im good arnt I?! lol


So my polish collection is ever growing and as stated I want to branch out with gel polish.  I am kind of a self confessed newbie to gels but I must admit I am loving them....but maaaan I miss doing my nail art like I used to do.

Whilst this is not on the same par as the detailed work I have done with acrylic paints, this is a doable design I can offer to clients and its done using gel polish.

I was asked to do a funky design and this is where the manicure ended up.  These pictures were taken almost one week after I did them and as you can see they are still perfect, this pleases me!!

I used for this manicure....Red Carpet Manicure, I simply love your nails, Red Carpet Manicure Black Stretch Limo and Gellux Purely White.

Red Carpet Manicure....And The Winner is......

Hello my lovelies!!  Hope this Thursday morning sees you all well and good.  Today I am showing you my manicure I did with the new love of my life, Red Carpet Manicure gel polish.


I am wearing, And The Winner Is?.... and yep, I can confirm it is indeed a winner.  I bloody love this polish, it is so flattering and pretty, even on a crappy cloudy miserable day like today I have had no trouble capturing the sparkle that encases this polish!


It is stunning rich teal in colour with a beautiful added shimmer to add depth to the colour.  Love it!

I used 3 coats for these shots, and whilst I don't mind a slight VNL for those wanting complete coverage might want to layer this over a black base...also I'm guessing that would add even more depth to this polish as well as stretching the bottle a bit further.

I will also add these pictures have been taken after SEVEN days of wear...see I have no lifting, no chipping, no tip wear and they are still smooth and shiny!  I really am in love with this brand.....my only criticism is I wish the bottles were bigger and our retailers here had more colours in stock! 

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Upcoming Floral Nails Inc collection

Annnd hot off the press I have a sneaky pic of the new Nails Inc floral collection. 
The colour line up is from left to right: Daisy Lane, Floral Street Mews, Queensgate Gardens and Richmond Gardens.


I must say I have my beady eyes on at least, let me see....all of these!!! I am pretty excited to see something a little different sneaking its way onto the market as I am kind of over the whole texture sands and usual boring seasonal colours I end up with every year purely because they are new, then I have dupes all over the show!

These will be hitting the shops in early April and will be £12 each...best get me saving!