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Feb 132014 Tagged with 7 Responses

Rawr says the dinosaur

You know when your up late and knackered, but yet you still stay up doing nothing product. Well thats what led me to make it stick designs on IG. Luckily for me there was a 50% off code, so I headed off to esty.

moms bday coloursI got me some dinosaurs in grey!!! Naturally they had to be paired with orange, as it was my moms birthday the next day and her favourite colour is orange.

dinosaur manicureRedid my index finger 3 times until I was happy with it.

orange and greyThey are so adorable!!

dinosaur skitletteI had to show mr t-rex even with the touch up jobby. He got wounded doing my friends nails. Sadly this started to chip all too soon.

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Jan 012014 Tagged with , , , , , , 2 Responses

Trying new things

Everything in this post is new to me, as they were all presents, but I wanted to talk about my new topcoat. Topcoat talk will be at the bottom of the post.

bIMG_4278Lacquer lust aquamarine is the polish that wasn’t included in my Christmas present haul post. Saira picked well didn’t she?! Aquamarine is my birthstone, and I gravitate to blue a lot. Thank you Saira! To be all sentimental on new years day I have to say I’ve created some great friendships this year, and getting to see Saira the last 2 times I have been in London has been great. Lets face it anytime I’m down there I will try and see her. This year I hope to meet up with 3 other ladies that are amazing. I really wish I could meet up with my American friends, but I can’t see that happening anytime soon :(. Totally off subject but has anyone got bored of flying as they have gotten older? I flew to Florida when I was 18, and although it was a bit meh and I got horrid jet lag it was fine. Fast forward to this year a 3 hour flight drove me bonkers!!! I was SO bored, and just wanted to be there already. Pretty sure I bugged the hell out of my fiance.

sIMG_4280You know I said I disliked textures well it turns out I don’t. Barry M’s were on my Christmas list, and I have to say I’m loving Lady. There wasn’t any issues with dry time like I had with the Zoya that swiftly left my collection. It took 3 coats for full coverage, and I was skeptical on how thick it would look on my nail. Thankfully it isn’t thick at all, and better yet when I added the dots they seem to have absorbed into the texture leaving no blobs…….kinda want the other 2 from the collection. Must resist though.

I used O.P.I my favourite ornament on my thumb and pinky finger (ohmagawd I love it. The pale gold is gorgeous). No issues with application. Lets face it O.P.I will always be a love of mine, and I’m still hankering for the man with the golden gun.

O.P.I was last years (sounds weird 2013) gold/silver leaf topper, and it applied fine. No fishing was needed all I had to do was rearrange them on my nail with some dabbing. Funny thing happened yesterday. Me and one of the ladies in sally’s got talking about the gold leaf topcoat. She said she hated the man with the golden gun, and promptly said I’m buying pure when I showed it her on my nail. She felt the man with the golden was mustardy looking.

You probably can’t see it but there is some stamping on my middle finger. I stamped with a Sally Hansen chrome, and it didn’t work to great. Unfortunately my new topcoat smudged and dragged the stamping -_-.

pIMG_4279Lets talk topcoat. Now you all know I’m a Seche Vite lover through and through even when its being a pain in the bum. In my Butter London set I got a base and topcoat. The fast drying topcoat intrigued me. Would it dry as fast as SV? I didn’t actually time it, but it was fast drying. Not as fast as SV, but nothing to moan about either. So yes I could use it regularly. It isn’t as glossy as SV which makes me a bit sad and slightly OCD, as I doubt anyone else in the house would have noticed that. Glitters are such topcoat eaters and usually after a coat or 2 of SV all is smooth. Not the case for Butter London P.D quick topcoat. After 2 coats on the glitter it still isn’t anywhere near as smooth to touch as it would have been with SV. Personally I feel I would avoid the topcoat when stamping as it started dragging the stamped polish down my nail.

All in all I will use it may not create the gel look I’m often complimented on, but it does the job well. So thumbs up to Butter London on that one.

Hope you all had fun last night, and have a great new years day!!

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Dec 222013 Tagged with , , , , , , , 6 Responses

What I want for Christmas

is  a new body or some new insides. Seriously its exhausting having a body as crap as mine. You would think having a major back operation would give me a get out of illness card or something, but nooo. Ok ok so I’m feeling sorry for myself, but I don’t care. I  handed my last assignment in on Tuesday and officially broke up for winter. Yet I still haven’t had my chill day to watch the jungle book I purchased for myself in Sept/Oct. These nails I will eventually show you should have been posted thursday night until…..I found a smidge of cat pee on my bottom sheet grrr. Everything snowballed from there. My niece ended up pretty ill and I spent the better half of the day with my niece and sister at the hospital getting her rehydrated. Damn chest infection, at least she won’t horribly on xmas now. Anyway being up for the majority of the night then being at the hospital I was lazy. Got on with the rest of the day, and eventually chilled with my sister watching american horror story and reshaped her nails almondy. The shape suits her rather well too. All of a sudden I start feeling sick which I thought was related to a health issue I have. Turns out it was a sickness bug……seven glorious hours of it. It didn’t end either. Yesterday was spent sleeping feeling crappy like I had the flu, and well today I’m not feeling as sick so I’m rehydrating myself. All the well laid plans to get rid of the presents were ruined.

These nails were for the christmas party in the class I volunteer with once a week. They all had a total blast seeing santa!

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They didn’t turn out fabulous, but hey ho. I attempted to copy  miaonoirnails (ig) design on my index finger. I saran wrapped it with 2 greens to look like a tree, then a coat of a sinful glitter which in hindsight I shouldn’t have done. Then I quickly slapped the dots on. Should have taken more care with the dots as it doesn’t really translate the design well.

I actually was a huge lazy bum. My nails were at a ridiculously long length, and they curve as they grow. I didn’t have it in me to file then down, so I chopped them off instead. Ooopsy.

Thank you listening to my moaning.

Mar 062013 Tagged with , , , , , , 6 Responses

A skittlette pick me up

You know I’m a big nail polish recycler , so after the funeral I thought I would try and cheer myself up a bit; Skittlette mani style!

blue kitchen sink mani

In keeping with the gold I taped a cross on my index finger. Well I hope it resembles a cross anyway. For my middle finger I decided a bit glitter was needed. There’s been a lack of glitter around here lately, but that should be all fixed now that I have my pva glue in a bottle. Waiting for an empty to arise took ages. I have no idea why my index finger nail looks so rounded with the gold on top.

Products used: Sally Hansen double duty, Essence in Jacobs protection, a-england in lady of shallot, Nails inc in Sloane gardens, Avon nail wear pro in gold vision, born pretty 2mm gold square studs, and seche vite.

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