Friday, 26 July 2013


Hey guys,

So, with my exchange we took the train down to Cambridge for the day. She took a long time in Boots looking at make-up, and guess whats right next to the make-up.. Nail Varnish. Cue spending on things I didn't really need. Oopsie.

But anyway, I had a few other things i've picked up that I wanted to show you anyway, hopefully posts trying them out soon!

Firstly, the polishes...
From left to right these are:
  • Rimmel Cocktail colour - 140 Hawaiian Punch
  • Barry M - 349 Rose Quartz Glitter
  • Barry M - 273 Raspberry
  • Seventeen - Off the wall graffiti nail effects - Bluetone

Now for some nail decoration things. I actually got these from Poundland but have since seen some of these butterflies in smaller more expensive packs in Topshop such as this. It contains exactly the same purple butterflies and is just the brand and shop that makes it different, definitely a bargain! Just gotta try them out now!

They each seem to come in 3 slightly different sizes as you can see here, I also put them next to a ruler just incase you wanted to see exactly how big they are.

Now, the next thing may come to regular followers of the blog as very different, but these were on offer in Paperchase of all places. But anyway I wanted to try something else other than cocktail sticks.
 Yes, its a little set of two Nail Art pens!
A pink and a silver, no I don't think I have enough pink obviously...
As you can see in the second picture, the pen is split into 3 sections, one with jewels in, one like a normal polish with a polish brush, and finally the pen piece on the top.
As you can also see in the second picture a little bit, I have actually tried out the pen - it was too tempting! The post about that will hopefully be comming soon!

So I hope you liked me updating you on my shopping! I certainly can't wait to show you what I get up to with these. 

Friday, 19 July 2013


Hey guys,

So, in case you hadn't realised by the title, I went to see Monster's University this week - it is amazing by the way, even if the short movie at the start called 'The Blue Umbrella' is a little odd. But seriously - go see it! You may not believe me, but the movie is just as great as the first and the story is written so well!
  I apologise already for not cleaning these up very well.. again. In my defense, I did do these in the morning of the day I went to see the movie and didn't have much time for it, but yeah, sorry!

The left-right hand comparison! 
I actually think they're quite similar today, practice definitely makes perfect when you're using the wrong hand. Unfortunately I still spend a lot longer on the right than the left, but when they look this identical, I think it's definitely worth it!

Once again, sorry that I didn't have time to clean these up. 

I think if I had to pick a favourite finger, it would be the little one, but only because I tried out something and wasn't sure if it would work, and it did! Basically, i'm not sure if you can see it, but it is actually textured. I actually own only 1 textured polish, and its pink not blue. 
So, my idea? To try and paint a thin layer of blue over the pink then put purple dots over. I wasn't sure if I could get the polish over thin enough so that you could still see the texture, but you can!
Just in case you were wondering, the first finger is meant to be a Sully head. I took inspiration for all of these nails from the internet, I just combined a number of different designs I like and this one I really did not do justice, the only nail I don't really like!

Finally the polishes used:
White: Sally Hansen - Natural White 1
Blue (on thumb): Collection 2000 - 23 Show Off
Black: Rimmel I ❤ lasting finish - 080 Black Cab
Blue (everywhere else): Barry M - 306 Blueberry
Purple: Barry M - 308 Berry
Pink texture under: Barry M - TNP 3 Kingsland Road
Green (main finger): Manhattan Rock Topia - Rock the Green
Green (eyeball): Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure - 450 Fairy Teal
Blue details on Sully Face: Acrylic Paint

Let me know what you think and i've you've seen the movie!

Friday, 12 July 2013

Dotty with a pattern

Hey Guys,

Wasn't really sure what to call this because I wasn't really that impressed with it to be honest. I did it in a rush and managed to smudge it after - quite annoying!

The colours used were:
  • Barry M Gelly Nail Paint - Papaya
  • Ruby polishes - Red
  • Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure - Ion
  • Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure - Gilded Lily

I also am not sure what is wrong with my skin on my first finger - one day it just went really really dry and started to crack! After a lot of moisturising its back to normal now though.

Hopefully i'll have more inspiration next week! I think everyone has an off-week and I think this has just been mine.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013


I'm sure you would have heard of Lacquerheads of Oz, but if you haven't go check it out here. It is a massive community group blog and it has several very cool things posted.

At the moment however, they have a giveaway running which I wanted to share with you guys, it consists of  6 Arcane Lacquers, including one exclusive, unreleased shade. Just incase you were wondering - the giveaway is international too!

So now you have no reason not to enter, you can find the giveaway post here! Don't forget to let me know if you do enter! 

Friday, 5 July 2013

England Nails!

Hey guys,

So, today these hands you may notice are not mine, this is because I had an exchange student staying with me this week and she knows I like nails so wanted me to paint hers. This was the result:

In case you're wondering why the first nails may seem a little similar its because I based it on a design done by 10 Blank Canvases which can be found here.
Once again it was all done with cocktail sticks, but I feel these are a lot easier to use on myself due to the fact that I know when i'm going to move so don't get paint accidentally in places I didn't want it because I move. I think it will be a while before I paint someone else's nails again, its harder than it looks!

The colours used in this were:
- Purple base: Rimmel ❤ lasting finish - 193 Black Cherries
- Gold paint on first hand: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure - 310 Gilty Pleasure
- Gold Glitter used for gradient on second hand: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure - Gilded Lily

So, I hope you like them, I know she did!