31 Day Challenge – Day 25

Almost done! I know I haven’t been on top form recently, well, for a few weeks now, but I’m determined to get back on track with my blogging. The blogging community is so great, and I’ve had so much support from you guys during this time s thank you all!

Back to the challenge with ‘Inspired by FASHION’

I really love fashion and for this challenge I wanted to pick up on a trend that is such a classic and so simple to recreate!


Colour blocking is a style that is always on trend, it never goes out of fashion!


The reason I love colour blocking, especially for nail art because its simple and you can chose any colours you want! I love picking colours that don’t normally go, the ones I’ve chosen for this mani are three Strictly Come Dancing polishes ‘Feisty’ (pink), ‘Sophistication’ (brown) and ‘Judged’ (green). I wouldn’t normally put these colours together but the addition of the white acrylic paint really makes the manicure pop!


I just wanted to show you what has happened to my acrylic paint, it started off fairly smooth as you can see in the first picture, but as it dried you can see it cracked a lot and started peeling. I was reluctant to put top coat on it because I didn’t want to drag the paint across my nails. Has anyone got any tips for stopping acrylic cracking?

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31 Day Challenge – Day 23 and 24

I have to admit to you guys that I’ve really been putting off doing these days of the challenge because I find it really hard to think of inspiration for this stuff. I apologize for the lack of posts as well, I’ve been having a hard time with some personal issues lately not to mention uni coursework, but I’m going to try and blog my way through it from now on. Continue reading

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My Instagram Manicures

About a month ago I jumped on the Instagram bandwagon and I have to admit that I am slightly addicted!

Instead of a full manicure post today I thought I’d do something a little different and show you some of the mani’s I post on Instagram, that you might not have seen on my blog!

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My posts range from my favorite mani’s from my blog, experimental mani’s and simple swatches!

Here are my favourite instagram manicures..

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I post general stuff from my life too, like my dogs and the things I’m wearing, but as you can see I do post a lot of pictures of my nails and often there are sneak previews and manicures never seen before!

If you’re interested, follow me on Instagram @sophbabesss!

Regular posting will resume tomorrow, I’m just super busy with my coursework deadline approaching, sorry guys!

Soph xx

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Guest Post #2 – Brijit’s Digits

Hey everyone!

So I’ve invited the lovely Brijit from Brijit’s Digits to write a guest post for me this week as I’ve been in and out of uni trying to get my last piece of coursework finished before I leave!

She’s been an absolute life saver and written me a great tutorial that you should all try out (I’m going to try this as soon as I finish the 31 day challenge!) Enjoy! Continue reading

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31 Day Challenge – Day 22

Before I start this post I’d just like to show you all the state of my nails at the moment. 

I got to a stage where my nails were really long, you can see them at their longest on the water marble post, and although I adored them they were too impractical for me. I’m sure those of you with touch screen phones understand what I’m saying, I was finding it so hard to even type let alone do anything else because I was too afraid of breaking my nails. 

So I had to make the heart breaking decision to cut them 😦 BUT I also love my short nails and short nails are very in fashion at the moment, seen on celebrities the likes of Megan Fox, Anne Hathaway and Kim Kardashian! I had to trim them again today because a couple of my nails had grown super long again, which you can see on the picture below..

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31 Day Challenge – Day 21

The first of the ‘Inspired by..’ days. Some of these are really tough, especially this one ‘Inspired by a Colour’.

I kind of just assumed that I can do anything for this, so I was inspired by the neon theme which seems to be occurring a lot in manicures at the moment.


The polish I used is a Colour Unlimited un-named polish, but its a neon coral type colour which doesn’t really show on these photos. After 2 coats I painted a houndstooth pattern using black acrylic paint.



My first attempt at houndstooth and using acrylic paint and I’m pretty pleased with it, I think I just need some more practice!

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Return of the 31 Day Challenge – Day 20

So after my hectic week of forgetting my camera and stressing about my life in general, its back to normal business!


I really like water marble and I’ve done quite a few in my nail art time, but they are by no means easy or clean!

This is not the cleanest of manicures I have ever done, but I love the colours and the messiness did wear off after the next day!


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Guest Post – Pocket Money Polishes

Hey everyone!

As you may already know I have been having some issues this week regarding a camera that I don’t have so I can’t take photos of my manicures, BIG problem! Thankfully, Charlotte from Pocket Money Polishes has written me a wonderful guest post!

Normal blogging will resume shortly, but for now, here’s Charlotte’s post!

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Camera-less and needy..

While I’m recruiting the troop to help me in this battle to keep blogging while I have no camera I will be posting my nail pictures on my Instagram account.

So if you wish to see what I’m wearing and my NOTD just check out instagram.com/sophbabesss !!

Once again, if anybody wants to help a girl out, please comment below or email me at sophiebanner94@hotmail.co.uk thanks!! 🙂

xx Soph xx


I moved back into my uni flat today thinking that I’d packed everything I needed for the next week, only to realise that I have left my camera at home..

This doesn’t sound like too much of a disaster, however it means I can’t take good quality photos of my manicures this week, AH!

This is why I need your help. I need somebody who can write a guest post for my blog this week. It’s very short notice I know, but you’ll really be helping me out and you can use your post to advertise your own blog! If I get a few offers I will include them all as guest blog posts. 

If you want to help a fellow blogger out, or you just want to advertise your own blog (perfectly understandable) email me at sophiebanner94@hotmail.co.uk with your ideas and a link to your blog and I’ll check it out and get back to you!

Thanks for your help guys, looking forward to hearing from you!

xx Soph xx

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