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Apr 202014 Tagged with , , , 4 Responses

Mini egg nails

I have had a lovely easter sunday. As per tradition we go down to my Nan and granddad’s (in-laws). There was some great food and deserts, and then some crazy puzzling with my sister-in-law, aunty, and Nan.

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I swear it’s my last bunny manicure for a while. 3 in a row is a lot, but look at the cuteness. On my nails I have models own in swan, and on my ring finger I have a free nails inc unknown shade and the bunny decals from she sells seashells. Then I used a chevron decal to look like the cracked shell of the mini egg partially covering the bunny.

Thank you.

Apr 112014 Tagged with , , , , , , , , , , , , , 8 Responses

Birthday present’s and a little bit of hauling

You guys know I like to slip in the odd haul posts here and there, and I thought I would share my birthday things with you all. This year I was incredibly lucky and very spoiled by my friends and family; not that they will see this, but another thank you to you all.

box of goodiesMy box of nail related presents in all its glory! One of the girls at university got me a mini soap & glory hand food, as she knows I’m so obsessed with my nails.

present from sSaira got me what I like to call the spring package ;). She got me the mint green texture from m&s we had chatted about before, which is perfect because I love the colour and I’m a recent texture lover. MM17 with all its glorious ladybirds and dragonflies. When I was a kid I used to love seeing dragonflies hovering over the water. Saira also got me swan form the new models own collection. Now I don’t know whether to use it or keep it for easter Sunday, as it’s a big deal we all go to my grandparents (in-laws) for the afternoon and dinner. Thank you Saira!

present from h

Hannah killed a huge lemming of mine with Illamasqua facet as you already know, and frankly it’s making me want more from the range. The formula from them is so easy to use. Look at that SHIMMMMMMMMER. Thank you Hannah!

presents from j Now my PM sent me a box full of blue polish, and killed 2 MAJOR lemmings with a splash of purple. Jenna sent me paint shop polish white christmas, and a sallys mini. Lets get this glow on the road like my PM. Sea-ing stars from Sally Hansen, and 2 the lady varnishes polish. I was super excited about those two, as I’m always seeing the indie line pop up on Jenna’s blog. Pestering peeves is a thermal, and I am loving it. us polishBOOOOM, splat and kapooow,  because yes you are looking at sinful colors treasure chest and Zeus. Zeus has been on my wish list since I made one. Now I’m incredibly lucky because she gave me these out of her own stash. That right there is love. Probably doesn’t help that I always want unobtainable.

The milani will be in action to help make decals of my own once I buy a mat. PM swears by it for making her own decals. I also received Finger paints colorful dream flakie, and I have to say I really like the bottles. The lid is a perfect fit for my hand. Now that sounds a bit crazy, but it is.

Thank you PM.

Now onto the things I’ve hauled myself.

IMG_4612Messy Mansion plates have been on my wish list for a while, and with a little help from Saira I got some.

presents to meIn my task to get a back up of #party from Tara I snuck in glory as its a mint shimmer, and you know I have to own that. From her fan collab collection I got holosphere which is a metallic lilac scattered holographic. It’s unique within my collection.

Rainbow Connections had a money off code, and well me and Saira together happened. That should say it all haha. Ocean tears was another wish lister, and after the storm was too pretty to resist.

present from m &d My mom and dad surprised me with this O.P.I holder. Frankly I think it’s super cool.

Thank you for reading.

Jun 012013 Tagged with , , , , 7 Responses

Weekend getaway

Somehow I forgot to post this way back when, and I only noticed thanks to the wordpress app.

For my birthday I went to London for the weekend 😀 I adore London!!!! I wanted to do some nail art, but ran out of time my fault for leaving packing till the last minute.

London birthday nails

Also ran out of time to take a photo at home, so I took a sneaky picture in a restaurant. The blurple is China glaze fancy pants. The pink shimmer in it won me over. It’s an unique blue/purple compared to others I own. On my ring is Shepard street by nails inc.

sight seeing

Look where I went. It wasn’t as great as I thought it would be. I think in my head I built it up a bit. I didn’t end up buying anything as I only wanted a couple of things, and boots had them on 3 for 2. Off we went to Boots (it was right opposite the bottle shop)  and got these:

london haul

They had a Sinful colors stand :O!!! I have a majority of colours that I like that were on the stand, so I got the others I liked. Within reason I didn’t want to go crazy, even if I love Sinful colors.


Feb 252013 Tagged with 2 Responses

A change in formula

When my Models own champagne collection had been ordered I was going to keep the champagne colour for my giveaway stash as I already own the colour. When it came I tried them all. It wasn’t until after I realized that I had forgetten I owned the champagne shade, but the thing is I’m pretty good at remembering colours. So I had to do a comparison to make sure I wasn’t seeing things.

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The newer version is on the left, and the older version is on the right.

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models own champagne comparsion

The difference isn’t substantial, but the left shade appears more copper.

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As soon as the first coat had dried I noticed the difference dramatically. The formula on the right is the better of the two by miles.

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The older formula is on the left this time. Seen as it’s opened now, I think it will be a stamping polish only as I’ve had success with mystic mauve from the this collection with stamping.



Feb 172013 Tagged with , , , , 7 Responses


Valentines day is not my thing, but for some reason I felt compelled to do a valentines manicure and whats more appropriate than a heart?!


Confession time. The heart is meant to be in the centre…….no clue how it ended up there. It looked central when I stuck the tape down. Due to the fact I’ve only just learnt how to make hearts with my dotting tool I thought it would be best to make the big heart another way. To make the big heart I folded a piece of masking tape in half then cut half a heart into it. Pull it apart and voila perfect heart.


On my middle finger I dotted two small hearts underneath the big one. My original plan was just to have one heart, but I messed that up. The dots just seemed an obvious choice for me. I’m shocked they actually look like dots, because this is my right hand, and being a righty it ends up disastrous usually.


These were the polishes I used Nails inc in glamour glitter, China gaze in merry berry, and Models own in raspberry crush.


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