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Morgan Taylor Perfect Landing | Sweetheart Squadron Collection

Here’s another polish from the Sweetheart Squadron collection. This is Morgan Taylor Perfect Landing. It’s a coral creme. It’s darker than Up In The Air-Heart, but has the same sort of tone. I think they’d look good gradiented together.

This is another fabulous colour. It’s quite muted and understated for a coral, but I think that really gives it some class.

Morgan Taylor Perfect Landing
Morgan Taylor Perfect Landing

I have absolutely adored this collection. And it has really elevated Morgan Taylor polishes for me. This, like the others, painted on perfectly, dried quickly and lasted really well. Morgan Taylor polishes are very good quality. I would put them on a par with OPI. Actually, no, I would place them above OPI as OPI are often too runny and pool in the cuticles.

Morgan Taylor Perfect Landing
Morgan Taylor Perfect Landing

The polishes in the Sweetheart Squadron collection are:

 

Morgan Taylor Sweetheart Squadron Collection for Autumn 2016
Morgan Taylor Sweetheart Squadron Collection for Autumn 2016

If you’re in the UK, then you can purchase Morgan Taylor nail polish at Sally’s stores – or online at www.sallyexpress.com. They are £10.99 each.

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of Morgan Taylor Perfect Landing
  • Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
Morgan Taylor Perfect Landing was sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

 

 

Mardi Gras nails

I bet you wonder why I’m posting some Mardi Gras nails in December! We don’t even celebrate Mardi Gras in the UK. (Well, we have Pancake Day, but that’s about the closest we get).

My son’s school holds a charity fundraising ball every year, and I’m on the committee that helps to organise it. This year, the theme was Mardi Gras.

I had designed some posters and artwork for the event and had created a three-colour harlequin pattern as a border. I didn’t know much about Mardi Gras at first, but after researching things a little, I  found out that the traditional colours for (New Orleans) Mardi Gras are purple, green and gold. So I chose to replicate the coloured harlequin pattern on my nails too.

Mardi Gras nails
Mardi Gras nails

For the colours, I chose: Nella Milano A Royal Affair (purple), George Buttercup Shine (yellow/gold), and Barry M Spring Green (green).

I wasn’t sure of the best way to accomplish the design, especially since my freehand isn’t the greatest. So I settled on making some decals on a silicone mat. I painted some lines of adjoining diamonds in purple and in green using back to back zigzag vinyls placed on the mat. Then I top coated that and allowed it to dry. Then I cut away the top coat from one side of each of the purple and green lines of diamonds. I then slotted them together on the mat so that the green and purple diamonds were touching and added another coat of top coat.

Mardi Gras nails
Mardi Gras nails

Finally, I laid my decals onto a base of the yellow polish. I did do a little bit of freehand work, by painting in the side diamonds in green and purple by hand.

For the glitter polish, I used FUN Lacquer Million Dollar Dream. It is a gold glittery polish with holographic glitters that reflect in green and red. There’s no purple, but the colours are similar to the Mardi Gras colour scheme.

The ball was a great success. However, apart from a few of my committee colleagues, no-one noticed my Mardi Gras nails, unfortunately.

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Harlequin colours: three coats of George Buttercup Shine (base), Nella Milano A Royal Affair, and Barry M Spring Green
  • Glitter: three coats of FUN Lacquer Million Dollar Dream
  • Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
Nella Milano A Royal Affair was previously sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

 

 

 

Morgan Taylor Looking For A Wingman | Sweetheart Squadron Collection

Morgan Taylor Looking For A Wingman is a burgundy creme.

It’s another very pretty polish from the Sweetheart Squadron Collection for autumn.

It’s not a classic maroon or mahogany burgundy. Instead, it leans to the pinker side of burgundy. This means it has a berry look … once again, a perfect autumn colour.

Morgan Taylor Looking For A Wingman
Morgan Taylor Looking For A Wingman

This needed two coats for complete opacity, but one thick coat would probably have worked too. It painted on like a dream too.

Morgan Taylor Looking For A Wingman
Morgan Taylor Looking For A Wingman

The polishes in the Sweetheart Squadron collection are:

 

Morgan Taylor Sweetheart Squadron Collection for Autumn 2016
Morgan Taylor Sweetheart Squadron Collection for Autumn 2016

Morgan Taylor polishes are available to buy at Sally’s stores in the UK – or online at www.sallyexpress.com. They are £10.99 each. Although they are at the upper end of the polish price list, they are absolutely worth it and are comparable in quality – if not superior – to OPI polishes.

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of Morgan Taylor Looking For A Wingman
  • Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
Morgan Taylor Looking For a Wingman was sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

 

 

Morgan Taylor Rule The Runway | Sweetheart Squadron Collection

Morgan Taylor Rule The Runway is another polish from the Sweetheart Squadron collection for Autumn 2016.

Of the six polishes, this is the third one that I have reviewed so far. And just like the others, it does not disappoint.

Rule the Runway is a light grey that has a slight warm lavender tone to it. I hesitate to call it a greige, because technically that’s a mix of grey and beige. But others might call it a greige.

Morgan Taylor Rule The Runway
Morgan Taylor Rule The Runway

It painted on smoothly and evenly and then dried nice and quickly too. Just like the others, the longevity has been superb. I wore it for about four or five days in the end I think. And for me to wear a polish that long means that it didn’t chip in that time, because I always re-paint at the first sign of a chip.

This collection has so far been an absolute delight. Look out for my reviews of the berry burgundy, the sage green and the coral polishes, which are all coming up in the next week or so.

Morgan Taylor Rule The Runway
Morgan Taylor Rule The Runway

Once again, here are the six polishes from the Sweetheart Squadron collection:

 

Morgan Taylor Sweetheart Squadron Collection for Autumn 2016
Morgan Taylor Sweetheart Squadron Collection for Autumn 2016

In the UK you can buy Morgan Taylor nail polishes in Sally’s stores – or online at www.sallyexpress.com. They cost £10.99 each. I really feel these polishes are good value for that because they really last well.

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of Morgan Taylor Rule The Runway
  • Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
Morgan Taylor Rule The Runway was sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

 

 

 

Pastel Halloween Pumpkin Faces | Halloween In The Wrong Colours | 26 Great Nail Art Ideas

Don’t these pastel Halloween pumpkin faces look weird? It’s not right to see Halloween done in the wrong colours! But that’s the theme for this week’s 26 Great Nail Art Ideas group.

My Facebook feed has been filled with similar things – pumpkins and graveyards and bats and witches … but done in pinks and pastels and neons! The nails look so wrong, but it’s a great idea for a theme.

Pastel Halloween pumpkin faces for "Halloween in the wrong colours"
Pastel Halloween pumpkin faces for “Halloween in the wrong colours”

I tried to think of the least Halloweeny colours I could. Pastel pinky-peach and pinky-lilac in a gradient was just perfect.

The first colour in the gradient, the peachy colour, is China Glaze Pack Lightly. This comes from the Spring 2015 Road Trip collection. It has a subtle gold shimmer to it that I could only see well under artificial light. It hasn’t come out in my photos at all. What was more surprising is that this technically a neon polish. It glows under UV light. So, that is very apt for Halloween.

Pastel Halloween pumpkin faces for "Halloween in the wrong colours"

The other gradient colour is Barry M Fondant. Also from a Spring 2015 collection, this is a pinky-lilac shade.

After that, I added some Halloween pumpkin faces. Traditionally these would be black, so to turn Halloween on its head, I used white. The pumpkin faces were created using nail vinyls from She Sells Seashells. I bought these last year, but didn’t get around to using them.

What do you think of these then? I can’t see this being a trend that catches on, but it’s fun to see. Have a look at all the “Halloween in the wrong colours” manicure below.

 

 

26 Great Nail Art Ideas #26GNAI

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Gradient colours: China Glaze Pack Lightly and Barry M Fondant
  • Nail Vinyls: She Sells Seashells Halloween pumpkin faces
  • Pumpkin faces: Barry M Cotton
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.

 

 

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