Monday, 31 December 2012
Sunday, 30 December 2012
|nails inc. Bling It On Tan Leather & Skulls £19|
I love the skull embellishments so much, they are seriously cute I really can't stop looking at them. The only problem I found was that they seem really big, so the only nail they really fit on is my thumb, not that I mind too much, its just good to have options! The varnish itself dries very textured, the only way I can seem to describe it is like the effect you get when you dab a sponge on top of the wet nails to create that bobbled feel. The instructions do say to not use a topcoat which is probably a good idea, as I think this may get rid of the whole 'leather' effect.
Have you tried this set? What do you think? ♥
Sunday, 23 December 2012
So this is my last Christmas themed Sunday nails. I have enjoyed doing these so much and will definitely be doing monthly themes or something again in the future. I can't actually believe tomorrow is Christmas eve, seriously December has just flown. To me, as this is the last one, I had to do the most Christmassy nails that I could think of and obviously ol' Father Christmas had to be included. I started with him and then I added a few of his friends and the design just grew from there :)
|Colours used: Nails inc. 'Lanesborough Place' (Gold), Nails inc. 'The Boltons' (Red), Nails inc. 'Culross Street' (Green), Nails inc. 'Elizabeth Street' (Pink), 17 Fast Finish 'Tigers Eye' (Brown), 17 Fast Finish 'Mini Skirt' (White), 17 Fast Finish 'Nightshade' Black|
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
This is seriously the most Christmassy nail varnish I have ever seen! Sorry about the boldness I was just too excited ha! I was looking through my nail varnishes earlier and actually forgot I had this colour, how naughty! I was looking for a Christmas colour and 'Piccadilly Arcade' stuck out straight away, its like Christmas trees, tinsel, and lights all rolled into one!
|Nails inc. Nail Jewellery - Piccadilly Arcade £11|
If you want a striking colour this Christmas then Piccadilly Arcade is definitely for you.
Monday, 17 December 2012
Now I love a glitter nail varnish as I have mentioned before and Christmas is the ultimate time to wear glitter! At the minute Barry M has an amazing range of glitters out, if you love glitter as much as me they are really worth checking out! Today I have a varnish called 'Amethyst Glitter' to show you, this varnish is made up of gold, red, blue, purple and black flecks of glitter which together create a lovely rainbow effect.
Sunday, 16 December 2012
If you follow me on instagram, you would already have seen this nail art! (Sorry for spoiling the surprise) I just couldn't contain my excitement after I finished it, that I shared it straight away. I knew this week I wanted to do something Santa themed and spent a while racking my brains to come up with an idea and here it is..
|Jacket - nails inc. 'The Boltons'|
Fur - 17 lasting fix 'Mini Skirt'
Buckle - nails inc 'Lanesborough Place'
Details - Models Own Nail Art Pen 'Black Night'
Topcoat - Barry M All In One Nail Paint
Saturday, 15 December 2012
So last week was works Christmas party which definitely meant that I needed a new lipstick! ;) I have had such good experiences with the rouge Caresse lipsticks that this was my go to product at such short notice (lunch break purchase!). You can read about the other colours I have tried here! I wanted a bold colour but not something too over the top, so I chose Rock 'n Mauve.
The colour itself is perfect, an in-between pinky and purple, although it does lean slightly more towards the purple. It is nice and vibrant and perfect for a night out, very moisturising too!
Are you a fan of this colour? ♥
Sunday, 9 December 2012
I have been slightly MIA this week, everything has just been so hectic and its safe to say the stressy Christmas shoppers are out in force, which means by the time I get home I just want to sleep haha. I hope this explains my lack of blogging recently and hopefully I can find some of my motivation. Unfortunately I'm going to keep this post short too, as I have works Christmas party tonight! Yay!! so keeping up with the Christmas theme I have decided to attempt to paint Rudolph on my nails!
Sunday, 2 December 2012
As its now my favourite month of the year, Christmas festivities are now well and truly under way! The tree went up today whilst I was at work much to my annoyance, I have eaten about 100 mince pies already and have been praying for snow. Which means that this weeks Sunday nails had to have some sort of Christmas theme, obviously! Like I said I have been praying for snow, so here is my take on a snowy scene!
|Base - 17 Lasting Fix 'Mini Skirt'|
Details - Models Own Nail Art Pen 'Black Night' although I drew on the details with a few different nail art brushes.
Topcoat - Barry M 'All in one Nail Paint'
I have decided throughout the month of December, every Sunday Nails is going to be Christmas themed..yippee!
What does everyone think of my christmassy nails? ♥
Saturday, 1 December 2012
I mentioned before how much I love Christmas, so when pay day came yesterday I went slightly crazy with shopping. My original motive was to get most of my present shopping done, which I did..although most of the presents were for myself. I couldn't resist, every shop I went in there just seemed to be more items I fell in love with. I saw this jumper and I actually couldn't walk away from it, its the kind of jumper that even in May I will try to be wearing!
Christmas Pudding Jumper - River Island
DC Trainers - Schuh
I have wanted these DC's for a while now. I went through a stage of wearing trainers all of the time, to never wearing them at all. But in my heart the comfiness of skate trainers has always been there and lets face it they are the prettiest trainers ever!
Has anyone else ditched the Christmas shopping to treat themselves, or am I the only one? ♥
Sunday, 25 November 2012
I have actually been so excited to try these out since I got them and I knew they had to be part of this weeks Sunday nails. I love the look of Caviar manicures as they are so unusual and wanted to attempt one myself. I chose Accessorize 4D nails 'Stardom' a set which includes a silver varnish, with a pot of blue, silver and black bobbles. To start with I was a bit unsure of how well it was going to work, but it was literally the easiest thing I have ever done. Just paint, tip the bobbles on and add a layer of topcoat, hey presto!
Base - Accessorize 4D 'Stardom'
Ring Finger - Bobbles included in set
Topcoat - Barry M 'All in One'
I only opted for one nail as I knew by the time I finished work half of the bobbles would be missing, which would drive me insane and result in me picking the whole lot off haha! The effect reminds me of the little sweeties that you get in Liquorice Allsorts and when I have a day off, I will do every nail and sit there like a princess not touching anything!
This set is available to buy from Accessorize here!
What do you think? Are you a fan of Caviar nails?
Saturday, 24 November 2012
I have always been a fan of Lush Cosmetics, but have never had a chance to try their makeup range. For me, I always just seem to get sidetracked by the bath bombs and soaps, so never really venture over to the makeup section. My lovely friend brought me an eyeshadow from Lush when I got engaged, It was part of a beautiful parcel and she said 'Happiness' was the right choice for the occasion! (cute right?!)
Lush Cream Eyeshadow 'Happiness' £14.50
Happiness is a nice, glowing golden eyeshadow which is perfect for autumn. The colour is so metallic it reminds me of liquid metal.
On its own this eyeshadow is a bit too pale for me, I definitely need a darker colour between my eye and a lighter eyeshadow so this is how I wore it...
I love the colour and I will definitely try another cream eyeshadow from Lush. What do you think? ♥
Sunday, 18 November 2012
Following on from last weeks stripe themed Sunday nails, the next obvious step for me was spots! I haven't really had a lot of spare time this week, hence not blogging too much but it was nice to actually sit down and do my nails properly. For this I used a dotting tool to do the dots obviously, ;) over 2 coats of nails inc. 'Shoreditch' and randomly scattered some dots all over the nails.
Base - nails inc. 'Shoreditch'
Dots - nails inc. 'Albert Place' and nails inc. 'Seven Dials'
Topcoat - Barry M 'All in one Nail Paint'
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