Sep 012014 Tagged with , , , 8 Responses


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.


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.


May 182014 Tagged with , 11 Responses

Mint malarky

I did expect to use my Sally Hansen nail strips whilst doing my assignments, but I didn’t need to; major yay as my sanity was saved.

mint mani

This nail shape seems pretty great at the moment. My nails seem to be stronger, and look less witchy as they grow longer. None of them file perfectly, which bugs me  as I can file my sisters this shape perfect. On that note she had them done at the college she works at and they were not good at all. It was a major mix of pointy and rounded….

Saira gave me this green texture for my birthday, so I decided a green manicure was needed her being the girl with the green nails. The other green is Tara’s talons glory, along with hashtag party a beloved glitter from Tara.

Thank you.

Apr 142014 Tagged with , , , 3 Responses


Hello there loveys,

I’m a bit behind with my blogging. I usually blog as I do my nails, but studying has got in the way. Luckily my dissertation has been handed in and I only have 3 assignments left, but sadly no motivation.

zeus shimmerYes you are seeing sinful colors Zeus. My very first lemming I may add. Its stunning with all that shimmer….and mine ALLLL mine. Thank you PM for making my dreams come true.

I decided to pair it with tarastalons holosphere from the fan collaboration collection. The formula was an issue for me, but I’ve added a bit of thinner in since. Frankly it’s a beautiful gentle holographic infused duochrome, and I love the colour! In my adventures to get better at stamping I used my new MM bird plate, and a england lady of the lake to stamp it with.

sinful colors zeusNow on another note I’m exhausted mentally lately, so I might ramble on because lets face it this is my slice of the net. I need a holiday!

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.

Mar 182014 Tagged with , , 4 Responses

How many candles?

Haven’t had birthday candles since I was 18, and thinking about it the more you add the more likely I am to have a clumsy moment…..and no one wants a fire.

Tomorrow is my birthday and I’m pretty what ever about it now, but my nails have to be right for the day. What this idea of ‘right’ is I have no clue, but I already removed an ok manicure late last night. I’m also posting early as it’s a busy day tomorrow.

IMG_4545NPersonally cuticle oil on photo’s was niggly area for me until I no longer had time to moisturise often…..oops. My cuticles are terribly dry.

IMG_4548ZI am loving #party from the Tara emporium it is gorgeous!

IMG_4549AOn my accent finger I stamped a few things that I personally like. There are keys, birdcages, birds, music notes, and a heart on my other hand.

IMG_45A51The base is Essie smooth sailing which I only brought for it’s similarity to picture polish denim. The formula on this Essie is good, so I don’t understand why it’s so hit and miss for me with others from Essie.

IAAAMG_4552So not sure on the long nails, but to be honest cutting them down and filing them is a time consuming task that I don’t really have time for lately. Feel like I’m being stretched thin lately between uni,2 different lots of volunteering, and running the shop; I will persevere though!!!! It won’t beat me *do the running man*, and now I’m rambling.

Thank you!

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