Sunday, 27 March 2016

Easter Chick & Spring Flower Nail Art Tutorial

Happy Easter everyone! To celebrate the Easter weekend I have created this Easter chick and spring flower nail art.

Easter Chick & Spring Flower Nail Art Tutorial

What will you need?
To create this look you will need polishes in white, pastel green, pastel blue, pastel pink, yellow, orange, green, purple, pink and black. You will also need a dotting tool to help create the smaller designs.
The polishes I used were L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche L'Huile in Blanc De Lune (white), Dimanche Apres-Moi (pastel pink), Violet Vendome (purple) and Nymph (pink); Avon Sprightly Mint (pastel green), Rain Washed (pastel blue), Lemon Sugar (yellow), Orange Crush (orange), Emerald City (green) and Matte Black (black).

Step-By-Step Tutorial

Easter Chick & Spring Flower Nail Art Tutorial

Step 1: Begin by taking the pastel shades and painting each nail a different shade. Keep the ring finger nail yellow for the chick.
Step 2: Next taking various shades onto a dotting tool, create the flower petals and add a dot to the centre of each flower.
Step 3: Using the orange polish create two feet and a beak towards the bottom half of the nail. Then taking the black and white polishes create two eyes.
Step 4: Once everything is dry, add a topcoat to each nail to seal everything into place.

And there you have your easter chick and spring flower nail art!

Easter Nail Art

What are you up to for easter? Do you have any easter nail art plans?

Sam x

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Art Deco Ribbon Nail Art Tutorial

Ribbon nail art designs are one of my favourites to create as they look super detailed but are so easy to achieve!

Art Deco Ribbon Nail Art


All you need to create a ribbon nail art look is some striping tape, a selection of your favourite polishes and a dotting tool.
The polishes I used in this look were Avon 'Tender' (nude base), Illamasqua 'Boosh' (black), Essie 'Bahama Mama' (maroon) and Essie 'Leggy Legend' (gold).

Step By Step Tutorial:

Art Deco Ribbon Nail Art Tutorial


Step 1: Begin by painting all nails in the nude polish and leave to dry completely.

Step 2: Take some striping tape and place diagonally across the nails to create the ribbon design.

Step 3: Take the maroon, black and gold polishes in turn and fill in the gaps between the tape.

Step 4: Peel off the tape to reveal your design and paint a layer of top coat onto each nail to seal everything into place.

And there you have your ribbon nail art!

Ribbon Nail Art Tutorial



What are your favourite nail art designs to create?

Happy Nail Art-ing!
Sam x

Sunday, 13 March 2016

L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche L'Huile Collection Review & Nail Art Tutorial

L'Oreal Paris have just launched a new nail varnish collection, Colour Riche L'Huile*, and as a nail lover I was so excited to try the range out! The collection is made up of 22 shades all bottled up in stunning glass packaging with a quilted finish, making them stand out from all the other polishes in my collection. Along with the prestige packaging, the formula is infused with precious oils and intense pigments, leaving the nails with an opaque glossy finish in just one coat. 

L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche L'Huile

Along with standard red and pastel pink shades, Colour Riche L'Huile features a great range of on-trend nude and grey polishes, which are a great addition. 21/22 of the polishes have a gloss finish with 1 metallic shade completing the collection. The polishes are all super pigmented making them great for nail art as you will see in my look below. 


The wand on each polish is also unique. The 3 ridges down the length of the wand mean the polish is drip resistant and the fan shaped brush, with over 400 bristles, allows for a precise application. I found one coat of polish to dry in about 2 mins (pretty good!). At just £4.99 I would definitely recommend these polishes for anyone looking to update their nail varnish collection.


So onto the nail art look I created with the collection...

pink nail art

Step-By-Step Tutorial:

pink nail art tutorial

Step 1: To begin I took the Colour Riche L'Huile in 112 'Blanc De Lune' (white) and added one coat all over the nails and left to dry completely.

Step 2: Next, taking some tape, I placed two pieces horizontally and 2 pieces vertically on each nail to create a crisscross/checked design.

Step 3: Taking 222 'Jardin Des Roses', 226 'Nymphea' and 332 'Violet Vendome', I added a small amount of each polish in turn onto a makeup sponge and lightly pressed over the nail to create a tie dye/galaxy effect. As the polishes are so pigmented you only need a small amount to achieve a fantastic pigment.

Step 4: Peel off the tape to reveal your design and paint a layer of top coat onto each nail to seal in the design.



To check out the full collection head over to the L'Oreal Paris Website here.

What shades do you like the look of in this collection?

Sam x

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

The One Pair of Lashes I Can't Live Without

If you follow me on Instagram @insamazement you will know that my signature look for a night out is a golden/bronze smokey eye paired with a wispy lash. I always get people asking me what lashes I have on, so I thought I would share with you the one pair of lashes I can't live without.

False Lashes

The 'House Of GlamDolls #4 WispyDoll Lashes' have a perfect mix of long and short lashes, which as the name suggests, allows you to enhance your natural lashes to give a wispy effect. 

Although these lashes add a dramatic finish to any eye makeup (which I love), the thin band allows you to place the lashes close to the natural lash and doesn't leave your eyes looking or feeling too heavy. 

House Of GlamDoll Lashes

Another bonus of these lashes is that they have a purse friendly price tag at just  £5 a pair. Although cheap, the quality is amazing and each pair can be used multiple times (I think I am on my 5th use of my current WispyDoll Lashes and they are still going strong). 

If dramatic lashes aren't for you, House Of GlamDolls offer a range of other styles including FlutterDoll Lashes #3 which is a slightly more subtle lash in the same style as the WispyDoll lashes and the Dollmix Lashes #7 which are great to add volume to the outer lash and leave the inner eye looking more natural.


Have you ever tried anything from House Of GlamDolls before? I would also highly recommend their GlamBase Wheel for contouring. 

What are you favourite lashes?

Sam x

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Triangle Glitter Nail Art Tutorial

If you have a party or special event coming up, this glitter nail art design will be sure to sparkle on the dance floor! Keep reading to find out how I created this look...

Glitter Nail Art


What Will You Need?
To create this look you will need a dark lilac polish and 3 different shades of glitter nail varnish. You will also need some striping tape and a dotting tool.
The polishes I used in this look was Ciate 'Pillow Fight' (purple base) and Avon Magic Effects in 'Rose Quartz' (pink glitter), 'Turquoise' (blue glitter) and 'Pearl' (golden glitter).

Step By Step Tutorial:

Glitter Nail Art Tutorial


Step 1: Begin by painting two coats of the deep lilac base onto each nail and leave to dry completely.

Step 2: Take the striping tape and add this both diagonally and horizontally to create the outline for the triangle design.

Step 3: Take each glitter polish in turn and full in the gaps between the tape.

Step 4: Peel all the tape off to reveal your design.

And there you have your glitter triangle manicure!




What are you favourite glitter polishes?

Happy Nail Art-ing!
Sam x

Marble Nail Art Tutorial

It has been a little while since I last posted; the manic month of February meant my nails have been lacking nail art and insamazement.co.uk has been a bit quiet. But I am back and today's nail art tutorial is something a bit trendy. Marble interiors are all over Instagram, so I thought I would jump on the craze and marble up my mani. This look was inspired by the super talented Alice at One Nail To Rule Them All.

Marble Nail Art

What Will You Need?
All you will need to create this look in a pale pink, white and black polish, a sponge, striping tape and some nail art gems.
The polishes I used were Essie 'Fiji' (pale pink), Illamasqua 'Boosh' (black) and Illamasqua 'Scorch' (white). The gems/studs are from the Avon nail art gem assortment wheel.

Step-By-Step Tutorial:

Marble Nail Art Tutorial

Step 1: Begin by painting all nails in a few coats of the pale pink shade and leave to dry completely. To speed up drying time get your hands on a quick dry top coat, I used Seche Vite.

Step 2: Taking a piece of striping tape, place this just below the centre of each nail.

Step 3: Paint the space below the striping tape in a coat of black polish. Once this is almost dry, take the white polish onto a sponge and carefully press this over the tip to create the marble effect.

Step 4: Remove the tape, paint a layer of top coat onto each nail and carefully place a gem/stud in the centre.

And there you have your marble mani!


What other trends have you spotted? Let me know in the comments below and I will try and create a nail art design to match!

Happy Nail Art-ing!
Sam x

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Valentines Nail Art Tutorial

Valentines day is just around the corner, so I thought I would spread a little love with a valentines themed nail art look.

Valentines Nail Art

What will you need?
To create a similar look yourself, you will need red, white, pink & pink glitter polishes, a dotting tool and some top coat.
The shades I used were Illamasqua Throb (red), OPI's new Hello Kitty Super Cute in Pink (pink), Avon Matte white polish and Essie Fashion Flares (pink glitter). 

Step-By-Step Tutorial:

Valentines Nail Art Tutorial

Step 1: Begin by painting all nails in the pink polish.

Step 2: Next, first taking white onto a dotting tool, create a heart on the ring finger nail. After this has dried, take the red polish onto a dotting tool and fill in the centre of the heart, leaving a thin edge of white.

Step 3: Onto a dotting tool take the white and red polishes in turn and create dot-to-dot lines horizontally along the little and index finger nails. Place the pink glitter polish onto the middle finger nail.

Step 4: Once everything is dry, add a layer of topcoat to each nail to seal everything into place.

And there you have your manicure all ready for Valentines day!

Heart Nail Art


Do you have any plans for Valentines day?

Happy Nail Art-ing!
Sam x