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  • Buff & Polish - Femme Fatale Scoops Ahoy HHC, OCT 2018 polish swatch

    31DC2015 Day 01: Red – Love / Hate

    Red is the colour associated with Love. So this inspired my first entry for this year’s 31 Day Challenge. I guess with Love, the other extreme is Hate so I drew some inspiration from vintage tattoo art and settled on a Love / Hate hand set.   I painted with OPI’s Red Hot Rio as the base, stamping some lips

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  • Buff & Polish - Femme Fatale Scoops Ahoy HHC, OCT 2018 polish swatch

    Behold the 31 Day Challenge for 2015!

    After a year riddled with bumps and speed-humps,  I really wasn’t sure if I would get a chance to participate in this year’s 31 Day Challenge, but I am going to at least make an attempt.  So here’s cheers to that time of the year. Finger’s crossed I finish, as many of you who have done it before will know

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  • Buff & Polish - Femme Fatale Scoops Ahoy HHC, OCT 2018 polish swatch

    Buff & Polish is now on YouTube!

      Yeahh!! Stop whatever you’re doing! The world might end if you don’t hear the news. Said no manicurist ever. But anyhoo, a short and to the point update post to let you know that I a) fixed the “no internet” issue I’ve been dealing with of late, and b) am finally up on YouTube. Of course there is not

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  • Buff & Polish - Femme Fatale Scoops Ahoy HHC, OCT 2018 polish swatch

    Explorer of Creepy Worlds – MoYou Challenge

    So I decided to enter the MoYou London video contest for something to do and because I finally had a working light and camera… and no internet, thanks to the Trolls of Misfortune. Those pesky little shits have wreaked havoc on everything in the last two weeks. Not exactly what I had needed to cap off an already under-average year, but alas…they were determined. It was a good excuse to get creative. The goal was to create a 60 second or less video as explained below…

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  • Buff & Polish - Femme Fatale Scoops Ahoy HHC, OCT 2018 polish swatch

    Christmas in July?

    So it’s a beautiful Summer in the Northern hemisphere and a freezing cold Winter in the South.

    Yes, a winter that is breaking a few records, thanks to El Niño and the polar vortex that keeps gracing our coast. I mean it´s great for the snowfields, sure, but um… for those of us that can’t go anywhere it makes life a little less comfortable. Dont get me wrong – I love mountains and snow as much as the next snow bunny, but at least you are prepared for it in those climates.

    I though it would be colder this year but even that exceeded my expectations. It’s also knocked me sideways and I’ve spent much of it not-very-well, so you’ll excuse my tardiness in terms of posting pretty pictures. It’s hard enough typing in this weather. Seriously it’s like trying to type with fish-sticks for fingers. Cold and clunky! …

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  • Buff & Polish - Femme Fatale Scoops Ahoy HHC, OCT 2018 polish swatch

    Nail Art Design Planning Templates

    First Freebies I have for you are these downloadable nail art templates. I put them together for ease of planning out manis and nail art ideas one night when I couldn’t sleep a couple of years back and thought I’d make them available to my lovely readers and the general public. You can download and print them out for personal

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  • Buff & Polish - Femme Fatale Scoops Ahoy HHC, OCT 2018 polish swatch

    Doctor Lacquer – Betalain Holo

    Today we have a polish swatch from US indie brand Doctor Lacquer. This is the Betain Holo. There is also a jelly version without holo, but I opted for the sparkle 😉 A video posted by Buff & Polish (@buffandpolish) on Apr 23, 2015 at 10:43pm PDT Firstly I should apologise for the lack of cobwebs and tumbleweeds that have

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  • Buff & Polish - Femme Fatale Scoops Ahoy HHC, OCT 2018 polish swatch

    Zoya – Yuna, Swatch and Review

    Fantastic for Fall. Awesome for Autumn! This is Zoya Yuna, from the Fall 2014 Ignite Collection. It’s dark and moody and loads of fun! Before I continue, I should excuse my slight absence. I haven’t been in the best of health, and had many things crop up; ergo I am way, way behind in planned posts and painting. Openings and whatnot. Hopefully

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  • Buff & Polish - Femme Fatale Scoops Ahoy HHC, OCT 2018 polish swatch

    Funky Leopard Nails in White and Gold

    It’s been at least several months since I donned any animal print nail art, so after some deliberation I decided to run with Leopard print nails. I wanted to try out this white shade of Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy – Sure Thing, so that was the base of this art. I wanted something more bold and opted for a golden bronze

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  • Buff & Polish - Femme Fatale Scoops Ahoy HHC, OCT 2018 polish swatch

    Quick Mani Monday – Kit Glitter Topper Testing

    Just a quick road test of one of several glitterlicious glitter top coats I got for Xmas. I have quite the pile of untrieds screaming out to be worn, so now that I can wear polish again (YAY!) I will be making my way through them. Today’s glitter topper test run contained a combination of small hex glitter in orange, red, pink

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  • Buff & Polish - Femme Fatale Scoops Ahoy HHC, OCT 2018 polish swatch

    OPI – Life Gave Me Lemons Swatch

    This polish is shown here over a stark pure white base as intended to be worn. THE RUNDOWN: Name: Life Gave Me Lemons Brand: OPI Collection: Neons by OPI. Summer 2014 (mid-year) Colour (or family): Green-toned Lemon Type & Finish: ‎Crème, Neon Size: 15ml / 0.5oz Formula & Application notes: It dries quickly and slightly matte being a neon, so you might wish

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  • Buff & Polish - Femme Fatale Scoops Ahoy HHC, OCT 2018 polish swatch

    Purple Pythagorean Nails – Quick Post

    Just a quick post today. Look away now if you have an aversion to feet. As purple toes with triangle glitters is the nail art du jour – or rather the toe-nail art. After wearing sparkles over the Festive season, matte glitter seemed like a great option. In fact I love triangles – and have done long before they were re-purposed

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