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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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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 !!

Once again, if anybody wants to help a girl out, please comment below or email me at 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 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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The Liebster Award

Its taken me a long time to get this post done, but here it is!

I have been nominated twice for The Liebster Award, once by My Adventures in Nail Art and once by Jayme at Varnished Reputation so thank you so much ladies, its such an honour to receive awards from such talented nail artists!


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31 Day Challenge – Day 18


Half-moons are one of the most classic and classy manicures around. You see so many celebrities wearing this look from Lauren Conrad to Dita Von Teese!

What I love about the half moon mani is that you can chose any colours you want, its such a versatile look!



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31 Day Challenge – Day 14


I’ve done quite a few flower/floral manicures now which you can see here, here and here (Air hostess style)! 😉

This is a bit different for my as its very cute and kitsch which is a bit different but I actually love it!


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31 Day Challenge – Day 11


There are so many ways of doing polka dots and I took inspiration from my Day 1 – Red challenge and taped of areas of the nail that I wanted to keep plain.


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