Essence

Sep 022014 Tagged with , , , , 1 Response

down feather duvet

I’m slowly catching up on blog post. This manicure was from around the 16th of July and I only remember that because I was trying to make my nails look cool for the kiddies where I volunteer. One little asks me every week what I’ve got on. A las they did not turn out well.

essence splash

 

essence splash stampingStamping hasn’t really been on my radar for a while. 1) I don’t have time for it. 2) Testing out shop products is more important. Which is why I got really annoyed with all this smudging. Never have I had this problem before, and it wasn’t the stamping either so frankly I don’t know!

The base for this was essence splash which nail loopy sent me. She is totally attuned to my favourite polish colours.

Weird title for a blog post I know but plain old feathers is pants. Plus I love my bed therefor I love my duvet….maybe a little too much.

Thank you.

 

Aug 162014 Tagged with , , , 3 Responses

should have left it alone

When I heard chubby owl polish was shutting down I had a bit of NOOOO moment. I love her milky bases, so I proceeded to buy whatever took my fancy in her closing down sale.

uni pink neon jellyPink paloma is gorgeous…then I went over board adding things. Like that china glaze orange that insists on forty thousand coats, and therefore looks thick.

pink an orange uniOh well no doubt I will go ott again.

Thank you.

 

 

 

Sep 122013 Tagged with , , , , , 2 Responses

Shells

After counting out the She Sells Seashells stock I managed to nab 2 left over shells for my nails. After months of searching I finally got my hands on these beloved shells I’ve been drooling over.

saran mani with shell accent

I decided it was time to revisit the Saran wrap/cling film manicure. Such a simple technique for such a pretty look. For the base I used essence skyscraper which is a gorgeous stoney grey. Topped it off with Sephora by O.P.I gold leaf topcoat. Then used Jessies girls mermaids lagoon.

mermaids lagoon saran wrap maniThe shell is stuck with a little dab of Seche Vite, and then top coated with Seche Vite.

essence skyscraper saran maniThere is some shrinkage from the SV, but considering I have 8 layers of nail polish and 3 of those are SV its isn’t a shocker.

Thank you 🙂

 

 

Jun 072013 Tagged with 6 Responses

I’m the boss

Still on my untrieds band wagon. This time we have Essence I’m the boss which I had for my birthday. Loving this polish. The slate grey doesn’t hate my skin tone either :O what is happening! Greys seem to be a favourite of mine although I don’t own huge amounts of them.

im the boss

No nail art, because there was a huge issue of spillage….which is hidden by a rug until I get some crazy strength cleaner.

A nice surprise with this polish was the little flakes, as well as the glitter.

essence im the boss

Unfortunately this didn’t last more than 24 hours. It got completely wrecked whilst I was at volunteering. Me and some PVA glue got into a fight 😉

Thank you

 

Apr 282013 Tagged with , , , , 3 Responses

Birthday haul

Better late than never right? Honestly I got spoiled on my birthday a hell of a lot. I wasn’t bothered about my 21st birthday at all, then everyone went and spoiled me! Not that I’m complaining.

bday presents

These were my first lot of early presents from Skeeter. I’m a Sinful color lover through and through, maybe its the quality for the price, or the wide amount of colours with gorgeous shimmers in. I’m not sure, but I love em!!

birthday presents

My second early present was off Inky. Essence, Sinful colors and Whimsical ideas by Pam are all brands I can’t get hold of in the UK. Sally Hansen also hasn’t released mermaids tale here, and I’m not sure if they will. That baby was on my wish list for its awesome dupeness of Deborah Lippmanns across the universe. Skeeter and Inky attacked my wish list amazingly, but they are amazing supportive ladies anyway. It sucks that I’m not in the same country as these two ladies :(. Thank you, you pair!!! Love you.

my nieces haul

These are from niece and Tiggy the cat. Yes new glass nail file! That copper glitter is calling to me, seriously its begging me to use it. I’ve already started on the crystal suede’s. Now my niece knows I got problems she questioned me on do I really need another polish? She’s 8!

seventeen haul

Technically these aren’t presents, but my other half insisted buying them when I picked them up. So I’m classing these as presents, because it was on my birthday that I got them. 17 colours have appealed to me a lot lately. Thanks to everyone who spoiled me and made me feel very special on my birthday!!!

Thank you.

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