Thursday, 21 August 2014

BPS Giveaway Winners!

The giveaway has finished and it's time to draw three winners!

I love doing this, and it's even more exciting when I recognise winner's names from their interaction on my page!

So, the winner of the $20 voucher is Rebecca A!

The winner of the $15 voucher is Winda T!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

And the winner of the instagram part (drawn through, the $15 voucher is @franglitz22!

I've sent all the winners an email/message and they'll have seven days to confirm (otherwise I'll have to re-draw). I'll then organise getting their vouchers sent to them.

Thanks to everyone who entered and to Born Pretty Store for sponsoring this! And, of course, congrats to the winners!

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Pastel Bunting Nail Art | Nailpolis 1,000,000 FB fans!

I'm a bit late to the party, but I finally got around to adding some of my work to my Nailpolis profile. In the past I've been a bit iffy about adding more social media sites to my already double-digit list, but I couldn't resist this one! It's so professional, with great content and is very easy to access. Best of all, it's targeted specifically at nail artists, unlike sites like Tumblr or Facebook where it's in no way the main focus. I'm going to add my pictures in bunches when I've got a chance; I've managed to get a dozen or so up now and you can check out my profile (I think I have a grand total of nine followers) here!

Recently Nailpolis started a nail art competition, celebrating 1,000,000 Facebook fans (well, pre-celebrating - they're almost there). It was party-themed, so I decided to go for buntings. I painted them a while ago in this manicure and have wanted to cover my whole hand with them for ages! Here's how they turned out.

I love the pastel colours! The polishes I used were:
Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
Picture Polish - Fairy Floss
Picture Polish - Tiffany
Essie - Bikini so Teeny
Revlon - Black Lingerie
China Glaze - Lemon Fizz
Nicole by OPI - Oh that's just Grape!

Monday, 18 August 2014

Converse Nail Art Tutorial | Nailed It NZ on YouTube

 One of my most popular picture tutorials of all time is this converse one. I swear it must have gotten me at least 10,000 of the 30,000 likes I have on Facebook - it keeps going viral, and thanks to my obsession with watermarking it directs people right back to me!

I decided to finally make a video tutorial for it, as there are some tips you just can't squeeze into one picture.

So here it is! Please subscribe to my channel!

I have a confession to make, though... I currently don't own any pairs of Chucks.
 I used to have quite a collection during high school, but over the years I barely wore them and sold the last two in 2013. I'd love some Hunger Games or Doctor Who themed ones though - bucket list material!

Friday, 15 August 2014

Skittle Owl Nail Art |

A while ago Boohoo contacted me, wanting to send me a little goody bag of polishes. Naturally, I was keen and I decided to make a little nail tutorial out of some of the colours I received! It ended up being a skittle manicure - no nail was the same as another, and I particularly liked the middle and ring fingers!

Here's the tutorial, and please subscribe!

You can buy Model's Own polishes from Boohoo here, and I'm waiting on confirmation from Boohoo as to where you can buy the nail art pens. I'll update that ASAP!

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Advertising now available

Hey guys - just a little break from the norm; back to nail art soon, I promise! As you will know, I've been doing this for a few years now, and while I earn a small amount through advertising it's not exactly enough to make rent. Next year, we'll be moving to the big smoke (Auckland) where my husband will be starting a three year degree - this leaves me financing the both of us! So basically, I'm looking at finding ways to monetise my blog and YouTube channel.

I've been making up a bit of a business plan, and trying to set things in motion that will ensure Nailed It NZ continues to grow. I'd love to teach nail art, create my own supplies and more - it's just making sure these dreams are possible! 

I'm also often asked about advertising on my site, so last weekend I managed to sort it all out. If you're looking to get some publicity for your blog or website, while supporting my blogging endeavours I would love to see you take part.

Thanks for taking the time to read this! I've got some exciting nail art coming up over the next couple of weeks and can't wait to show you ☺.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Review | BPS Silicone Molds & Glittery Acrylic Powder

I recently reviewed some silicone molds and some acrylic powder from Born Pretty Store - and had heaps of fun playing around with them! This is the first review I've done that is with nail tech equipment, instead of "normal" nail art supplies. Exciting!

I took a bunch of photos of everything, so those who were interested can do a proper comparison of the different colours. Here's all the little pots of acrylic powder, which you can buy here.

And the following four pictures show what they turn out like. I was using A-Monomer by Ezflow as my liquid. I adore the blue and gold! And... well, all of them.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Bright Chevron Nail Art Tutorial | Nicole By OPI

I love this bright design! It was one of my first attempts at negative space nail art, and I must say, I'm quite a fan. When I first saw it I thought it was a bit strange, but now I like it - it's unique and classy.

Well, maybe the bright colours mean this particular design is more "out-there" than classy - I'm loving it either way!

Here's the tutorial, and please subscribe to my channel!

I put together this little photo montage of the colours I used in this tutorial. The polishes were:

Nicole by OPI - Sheer Fun
Nicole by OPI - Daffy Dill
Nicole by OPI - Oh That's Just Grape!
Nicole by OPI - Please Red-Cycle
Nicole by OPI - City-Pretty Rose

I just love Daffy Dill, the lime green one.

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