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Sep 012014 Tagged with , , , 8 Responses

Mermicorn

This manicure has a bit of a back story. When I was making the unicorn stencils me and Vicki got onto the subject of mermicorns and how awesome they would be, then lanipopnails on instagram freehanded an amazing mermicorn!!! So I decided to create a kind of mermicorn.

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mermicorn 3Tada!!! My ring finger is a Tara’s talons polish (forgot the name). The purple is no.7 thunderstorm (i think), and the holographic topcoat is iconic effect. I wish iconic effect would reopen!!

Thank you.

 

Jan 122014 Tagged with , , , 2 Responses

Golden peacock

to get my nails painted. I’ve had two different nail shapes on each hand since Tuesday. Only to have sorted them out last night. I was going square again, but I wasn’t feeling them so I shaped one hand round and never got round to the other. Onto the manicure. I decided to do a ruffian with a vintage Sally Hansen Han got me for Christmas, and no7 galaxy from part of my present off my MIL and grandparents. sassy  frost ruffianTaboo dupe you are MINE muhahaha! Can you see the shimmer? peacock embellishment ruffianShimmmmmmer. Okay I will stop now. The weirdest thing happened last night I wanted to apply a coat of butter london’s hard wear topcoat before SV, and it was dissolving galaxy off the tips of my nail. It wasn’t shrinking it, but eating it O.o say whattt? Confused wasn’t the word for how I was feeling about it. glaxy shimmer As soon as I saw the peacock feather eyes I knew I needed them. Peacocks are gorgeous, and I even dressed up as one with a big fan on my back for my 18th, and a 6 year olds birthday. I really need to change the collar and back fan to hook and eyes, as the velcro is very restricting. I think they are a work  of art. Pure magical. The colours draw me in instantly every time. I’ve even dreamed about owning one if my house had enough land in the future. A whole load of them can you imagine it. Sadly that won’t ever be a reality my fiancé is scared of them, so is his sister too. They apparently look evil. They also make a lot of noise. Reminds me of screeching. Anyway back to the nails. The embellishments bend, and this time I did actually bend them. Don’t ask haha. There are a two on my right hand I didn’t bend enough but oh well. Two coats of topcoat sealed mine in completely. *personal blabbering coming up*   horsesI came across this picture on my memory card whilst getting the posts images off it. This was taken 6 weeks after my back operation in 2012. There was many stops along the way to Newquay, as I could only sit for long before I needed to walk. These gorgeous horses happened to be opposite the parking lot. The photo actually made me reflect about whats happened since, and in some ways I’ve shocked myself. 1) I’m still at uni, which I dislike passionately, but I’ve started it so I’m determined to finish it. 2) I’m more resilient than I thought I was emotionally. 3) My determination has doubled, and I’ve weathered some huge storms in my personal life. These storms we all have affect us all, but it’s how we overcome and deal with them that matters. Sorry to get all personal, but this week has been an odd one ,and I’m not complaining. I’ve put in over 50 hours work into the shop this week, and I’m so proud of what me and my fiancé have achieved. It makes me so happy to see people creating things with products we sell, and talking to the customers is so much fun. I wish so much that the shop could be my full-time job after university. ughhh dreaded uni, I really really don’t want to go back. I’m sure I will be fine once I’m back. We finish the degree in May, so I will plod on until then. Its rather scary as I will done with education for a good while. Higher education at a degree level anyway. Thank you for reading :).

Dec 282013 Tagged with , , , , , , , , , 6 Responses

Ho Ho Haulin

Pretty sure I robbed that title off Inky whiskers. I got treated this Christmas a lot, and I’m very VERY thankful to those who did the treating! Now get ready for picture spam.

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From my parents I got some a-englands: Elaine, Dragone, Galahad. A nails inc set including: Knightsbridge green, Draycott place, Jermyn street, Walton place, Westminster, Royal mews. An O.P.I: my favourite ornament.

IMG_4252 They also got me O.P.I pure. YAYYYYYY especially after I regretted not getting the man with the golden gun last year. Can’t wait to crack this baby open!

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One of my best friends got me ciates: The Hampton’s and jewellery box. The lovely Margaret sent me Jindie nails rave (& Timtams can’t be forgetting those). My neighbour (more like an aunty to me) got me some urban outfitters polishes: Neptune and bandeau to name a few, and the L.A. colors strippers which I actually really like.

IMG_4247 An aunty and uncle brought me the Rio nails foil set which I’m really loving. Came at the right time I was considering ordering some foils last week. Freaky or what?!

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My fiancé got me this butter London set. The colour included is HRH. I do enjoy Butter London polishes, but they are on the pricey side. So YAY to this too.

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I got VINTAGES!!! Hannah surprised me with Sally Hansen sassy frost, Revlon drab and Revlon Hollywood crème. All shades that are beautiful.

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My aunty and uncle in-laws and the gorgeous doggy Fleur got me the O.P.I. I keep picturing those colours with pure *le sigh*. Now for the shocker I actually asked for some textured polishes which weren’t zoya from my fiancé, so I’m looking forward to trying alactraz…rocks.

Nan and granddad in law do me, my fiancé, and sister-in-law stockings with little bits in every year. The scarf in the background came out of it, and I love it. They hear all too often how I’m cold haha. Me and my SIL got a set of glitter polishes.

IMG_4244I got a big Nails inc set off my fiance’s dad including: royal botanical gardens (been admiring it from afar since summer), ladbroke square, upper regent street, westbourne grove, Fitzroy square, Connaught square, Bloomsbury square, lumley street, Sloane square, and boltons place (my SIL had some sets too, and had two so she kindly gave me one).

My mom in law and grandparents got me No7 galaxy and paradise love as part of my present.

My fiance got me some of the Barry M textures in duchess, countess and lady. They look beautiful on everyone I’ve seen in the bloggy world. Naturally I felt I needed them ;). He also go me the Rio nail studio set up. I can’t get it to fit in the box again so no picture. It will help my back a tonne when doing mine and others nails.

I also have a present of Saira which will appear in the next blog post.

As I said earlier I’m very thankful to everyone that was kind enough to get me a gift. Now to crack on using them!!

Thank you for reading :).

Jun 102013 Tagged with , , , , , 19 Responses

Polish Days – To boldly go

After reading the polish days email for this month and seeing spacey words everywhere my mind jumped to MIB. Men in black 1, 2 and 3 are all films I could sit and watch repeatedly. All I could think about were the worm guys and frank. Now even my OH even agreed if I had attempted the worms they would have looked like sticks; maybe even dodgy trees. Frank was a no go with my amount of skill. Thankfully Susan and Casey helped me out with the idea of Orion’s belt and the black suits.

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🙁 My suit nails are a mess. Don’t know what was going on with my painting skills at all yesterday. The suits and ties where all done using bits of tape. Clean up was terrible I  ended up with 3 beaten up cuticles. From afar the suits don’t look too bad.

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For my galaxy nails I started with a-englands bridal veil. The scattered holo is perfect to represent millions of stars. Then I added a bit of nail foil which is a blue and green gradient foil. My gosh I love the stuff, it gives the galaxy so much depth.

To make it look like more than just nail foil I sponged on O.P.I. Catch me in your net, an unknown purple Yes Love, and China glaze fairy dust. Then I just dotted on Orion’s belt. In some pictures it showed the stars dead on straight, but on others the middle dot was slightly off centre. I went with slightly off centre.

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On my left I dotted Orion’s belt on the wrong way oops. I really enjoyed this challenge. It got me trying new things, and me moving out of my comfort zone (hate wearing plain black with no sparkle or shimmer). As I said previously from afar they aren’t too bad and I can live with that.

Thank you 🙂

May 172013 Tagged with , , 6 Responses

A mixed bunch

Sigh the last couple of months have been crazy with university assignments, but I have been doing my nails when I can.

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I quickly slapped on OPI French quarter from a pack of mini’s I have. It was worn alone for 5 days before it started a bit scraggy. Then I got Sally Hansen in night light, and put it on top on my index and ring finger. Then the day after I had some free time, and played with a stamping plate I had yet to use. Messy, but it had to do. Funnily enough I had a lot of compliments on this manicure.

Thank you.

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