Spring Essentials: Perfect Formula Pink Gel Coat Review 


Winter finally seems to be leaving us, the days feeling a little bit warmer, which means it’s time to refresh my nails! Bitter cold Winter days can be rough on your nails, making them brittle, so sometimes you need a little help bringing them back to life.

I was sent Perfect Formula Pink Gel Coat to review, and I was excited to try out this base coat. I’ve used their Hot Coral Gel Coat Color Polish before & I was really impressed with how strong it made my nails feel! So when given the chance to try out this base coat, I couldn’t wait to see if it would give my nails some new life after a long winter!


Perfect Formula Pink Gel Coat is available to buy at Sephora for $30 It can be worn either on its own, or as a base coat under your manicure. The ingredients are designed to strengthen your nails while simultaneously protecting them from breaks. The pink tinge also brightens the nail, which can cover any discolouration.

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Mani Swap with @PolishedFingernails


I hope you’re excited because Mani Swap week continues with a fun swap I did with Sophie (@polishedfingernails). For this swap, we both went similar directions picking Negative Space designs with line details–Sophie recreated my vampy colour blocking,  & I picked her pretty teal and white design!

For this manicure, the polishes I used were:

  • Base Coat: Perfect Formula Pink Gel Coat
  • Top Coat: Cutex Quick Dry Top Coat
  • Essie Where’s My Chauffeur?
  • OPI By The Light Of The Moon
  • OPI Ce-less-tial Is More
  • Kiss Products Nail Art Striper in White

I’m not going to lie, I love this mani extra amounts because I managed to freehand everything. I’ve been trying to practice my line work, & I’m so happy with how these turned out. Also I kind of improvised the thumb nail, adding my own touch which is kind of cheating, but I didn’t know what the thumb looked like so I gave it my own spin & I think it fits in so well with the design. 

So what do you think of this swap? Thanks to Sophie for joining me in this swap, & you definitely need to check out her Instagram account! She always had such unique designs! 

Mani Swap with @LoveforNails01


Today Im excited to share another mani swap with one of my fellow Instagram nail art girlies. This time I teamed up with Hannah (@lovefornails01)! For this swap, she recreated my recent cactus design, & I recreated her Negative Space deep V tape mani.

For this mani, I used:

  • Base coat: Perfect Formula Pink Gel Coat
  • Top Coat: Cutex Quick Dry Top Coat
  • China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise
  • Sally Hansen Terra Coppa
  • Snail Vinyls Single Deep Chevron nail vinyls
  • Born Pretty Store thick striping tape.

As soon as I saw this design, I knew I had to try & recreate it. I love the combination of the turquoise with the bronze-y colour. I’m a huge fan of Art Deco Tape manis, but I’m been nervous to try them on my own. I was really excited to team up with Hannah so I could give her version a try!

Hope you love this swap as much as I do! I have a few more swaps coming up which I’m really excited for, as well as some Easter designs. 🐥🐰🥕  So stay tuned!

Colour Block Negative Space Chevron Moons

Hey it’s me again! After a busy couple of weeks (between work and moving!) I’m back in the blogging world, and not planning on any extend absences (I hope. 🙏🏻)

I’ve been rocking the blue polishes a lot lately, and loving anything negative space so I came up with some freehand colour block tips/negative space chevron moons (or whatever you would like to call them) using a few blues and a purple Garage polish I hadn’t yet had a chance to wear. This design sort of started as a whim, but I dig the final result–feels kind of Superheroesque to me. 


The polishes I used for this mani were: 

  • China Glaze Rain Dance the Night Away 
  • Garage Clothing unnamed purple polish. 
  • Jordana Cosmetics Pop Art Nail Design in Blue Abstract
  • Essie Gel Setter  


A quick how to on how I achieved this design:

  1. Start by applying your base coat of choice. (I’m currently using a combination of Nailtek 2 and Barielle Nail Rebuilding Protein.)
  2. Once your base coat had dried, use the brush from your lighter colour (China Glaze Rain Dance the Night Away) and paint a straight line from corner to corner. Fill in the tip. If you don’t feel you can paint this freehand, straight nail vinyls can make things easier! After giving it a couple minutes (or longer if you’re using nail vinyls), repeat this step using the darker colour (I used a beautiful Garage clothing unnamed purple polish). Apply however many coats you need to cover up the polish underneath. 
  3. Using your striper (Jordana Cosmetics Pop Art Nail Design in Blue Abstract), apply your lines to the edges. This not only looks cool, but can help hide and mistakes you may have made.  
  4. Wait a couple minutes (so you don’t smear your design), then seal your design in with top coat. 


I really love how these turned out. Colour blocking is just such a easy and fun way to pair colours, and I love the different designs you can come up with. 

What do you think of this mani? What’s your favourite colours to pair together? Let me know in the comments below! 💜 also feel free to suggest any content you’d love to see me post about. I’m dedicating my days off to blogging so I’m open to any suggestions. 

Negative Space Colour Blocking. 

I’m in love with the Spring weather lately. And with all these warm days that means I need Bright colours on my nails. 

I’ve been killing Essie In The Cab-Ana a lot lately…. It’s just such a perfect blue. So I decided to grab it, and ORLY Scenic Route (from their Sprinng 2016 collection) to create a fun negative colour block! 

The polishes I used for this mani were:

  • OPI My Point Exactly
  • ORLY Scenic Route
  • Essie In the Cab-Ana 
  • Art Club Nail Art Duo in Paisley Blue
  • Essie Gel Setter 


This mani turned out even better than I had pictured in my head! I just love when that happens. I always forget how much can I love negative space nails until I wear them again! 

What’s your favourite polish/colour to wear this time of year?