Friday, 27 September 2013

The moment when you realise you painted your nails and they exactly match a top you own

Hey guys,

So, first things first, read the title. Yes, this was actually completely accidental, the design I used was actually based on this look by Nail Stories. I actually love this pink, but don't have one anywhere near as nice so that's why I decided to go for a more autumnish colour, dark green. This is the look I came up with:

Then, mum said to me "You have a top like that". Turns out that its like exactly the same colour as this polish, even with a bow.

I'm not sure why I look so brown in the selfie but I think its just because its late at night.
However, as you can hopefully see, the colour is exactly the same, could not believe this.

Let me know what you think anyway - see you next week!

Friday, 20 September 2013

I finally bought some nail art tools!

Hey guys,

As I mentioned in my last post, I recently bought some nail art tools, both dotting tools and brushes, this post is simply showing the tools and not anything using them.
Sorry - i've been so busy lately I literally haven't had anything on my nails, I also was doing my Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award last week which is why I didn't post - again i'm very sorry- but i'm back this week, apologies for no nail art this time!

I bought this set for £12.75 on Amazon with free delivery, it came really quick, I was definitely impressed.
All the brushes come in this easy to wrap up case which has that horrid new plastic smell, but it came with it so its much easier to keep all the brushes in one place and make sure you have them all.

This is an image showing all the brushes in the case, as you can see all of them apart from the fan brushes and dotting tool have a plastic cover to keep the bristles together and there is also a plastic fold over piece at the top. The case simply fastens with two magnetic poppers.
Another image showing just the brushes (and one item which looks like the brushes but is actually more like a dotting tool), I've taken all the plastic bits off here and folded the covering bit over underneath.

There are 15 brushes in total with 5 double sided dotting tools at the end.

An image of just the dotting tools to show you how large the dots are, they differ by quite a lot, although a few of the smaller ones seem to be exactly the same size by my eyesight so i'm not sure what to say.

Once again, sorry there are no actual nails this post, but I hope these interested you anyway!

Friday, 6 September 2013

Will Paint Nails for Food Giveaway

Hey guys,

I just thought I would share with you that Will Paint Nails for Food is currently having a giveaway of two very cute Enchanted Polishes (I love the lilac one!)

You can find her giveaway post here:

Good luck if you enter! :)

Disney Nails!

Hey Guys,

So this week it was back to school so I decided that I could do nothing better than some childish nails, and what brings me back to my childhood you ask? Disney!

I decided that due to the Disney mascot being Mickey Mouse that he would be an ideal candidate. Once again I did not come up with the design myself (I think I need to be more original soon..) but you can find a tutorial of it here.

I did actually do this on both hands again, but for some weird reason I only took a photo of one. 
One thing you may notice about this manicure is that it is quite obviously not done with a cocktail stick, do you know what this means? I have finally bought a set of dotting tools and nail art brushes! I will do a post on them probably next week but I am so excited to test them out more because I am actually in love with my little finger nail!

Let me know what you think, is this suitable for back to school or am I just being a little too childish?

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Liebster Award Nominations!

Hey Guys,

So this is an extra post this week, however it will not be featuring any nails.. the reason for this you may ask? I have been nominated for an award.. twice! I had recently read a post about this award and thought it was a really cool idea, not even two days later I get two nominations on the same day.. just wow!

So first I have to say a really big thank you to I 'Art Nails and The Nail Snail (click the links to be taken to the posts).

The rules for the Liebster award are very simple:
  1. You must link back to the blogger who nominated you. 
  2. Answer the 11 questions given to you by the blogger who nominated you. 
  3. Nominate 11 other bloggers with less than 200 followers.
  4. Go to the blogs you nominated and notify them of your nomination.
  5. Give your nominees 11 questions to answer
However, due to being nominated by two people, I will answer all 22 questions, but then only nominate 11 other bloggers instead of doubling that up too.

So now onto the questions.. I am going to start with I 'Art Nails:
1. If you had 3 wishes, what would they be?
  3 wishes? Wow, that's a big question to answer.. I think I would wish to find success in life, to find true love and that me and those around me are always happy. Bit soppy, but yeah, that's what I would wish for. 
2. What beauty item(s) do you carry around in your bag?
  A Lip Salve / Vaseline - i'm not really that big on make-up
3. What song would be the soundtrack to your life?
  Just one? This is another one I have to sit down and think hard about, mainly because I have certain songs that relate to very specific memories of mine, but I don't have one that particularly stands out as the soundtrack to my life. However, after much iTunes and Spotify listening, I think i'm just going to stick with "Life's a Happy Song" by the Muppets.
4. If you could be any character in any book or film, who would you be?
  Agh, another really tough question.. Probably Hermione from Harry Potter, she may go through a lot but she's clever and rates her friends above almost everything else, and at the end she has a guy and they are happy. 
5. What is your favourite perfume / fragrance?
  Well I only own one so i'm guess i'll say that even though I don't use it that much. Its Fantasy by Britney Spears.
6. What has been your biggest beauty / fashion faux pas?
  I probably make mistakes with beauty stuff all the time and just don't realise it, fashion-wise I love wearing skirts and generally don't check the weather before I go out, its a bad mix, and yet I don't learn..
7. Natural nails or Acrylic nails?
  Natural, easy to answer that one! I have no problems with fake nails and the like, but I think they should only be used at very special occasions like Weddings or the like.
8. If you could have a lifetime supply of make-up, what brand would you want it to be?
  Hmm, due to not wearing much make-up I don't really know my brands that well, however it would definitely have to be one that does good make-up as well as Nail Polish (I'm not living without this!), so i'll go with Rimmel London.
9. If you could have a date with any celebrity, who would it be?
  Far too many hot guys and not enough my age.. hmm.. I am so tempted to go with one of the One Direction guys. But no, i'll go with Jim Chapman the Youtuber, yes I know he has a fiance, but lets face it, i'm not anything special so any celebrity would not want a second date, and Jim seems like an amazing guy who would be really fun to be around and that I would love to meet. So no, not a romantic date, more like a fun day out.
10. If you could invite 5 people to a dinner party (dead or alive), who would it be?
  Damn, now I wish i'd read ahead, well if I haven't already met Jim then him, Liam Payne from 1D, Jessie J, Olly Murs and Tyler Oakley (also a youtuber).
11. Why did you start blogging?
  I thought my friends were probably a bit too bored of seeing pictures of my nails on Facebook or Twitter  but still wanted a place to keep them, therefore a blog seemed like a good idea.

And now for The Nail Snail's questions!
1. What is your favorite nail polish (sorry, I know it's a super hard question)?
  I don't have any special nail polishes only pharmacy/Drugstore ones, and due to the fact that I think I had better give my other polishes a go rather than my pinks, I will go with Barry M - Racing Green. 
2. What other hobbies do you have, besides nail polish?
  Ah.. um.. Playing Facebook games? I seem to spend all my time either doing work, sitting on Facebook or doing my nails. Sorry, i'm really not a very interesting person and am probably classed as a workaholic or something. 
3. In your opinion, what is the best mani you've ever done?
  Easy, this one, its so cute and perfect and both my hands turned out almost perfect!
4. How did you come up with your blog name?
  So, once I decided I was going to start a blog I sat down thought of a really cool name and then tried to make it, found out that the URL for that name had been taken - doh. So after trying and trying and trying, this one sprung to mind, it worked so I stuck with it. Might be a bit embarrassing if I continue this down the line and i'm not such a newbie anymore but oh well, it worked. 
5. What is your favorite flower?
  Probably a Primrose, like these
6. What is the accomplishment you're most proud of?
  Hmm.. one that i'm not willing to say because it will give away too much about me and i'm a little precautious as anyone could read my blog. 
7. Who is your favorite composer?
  Alan Menken, he has composed some amazing Disney Songs, and you've gotta love Disney right?
8. What's your favorite board game?
  Cluedo, hands down, I win every time. I prefer the original board to the new fangled thing with real people as playing pieces and a 3D looking board though, the shut doors are confusing. 
9. What sports do you like to watch/what are your favorite teams?
  I only seem to watch sports when my Brother/Dad too rather than by choice, but i'll watch the Formula 1 (Does this count as a sport), Rugby, and a bit of the X Games. I don't really have a favourite team though, sorry!
10. What would be your idea of a dream vacation?
  One with all my friends where we're all messing about and having loads of fun -  doesn't matter where it is as long as we're enjoying it as much as we can. 
11. Do you like country music? And if you do, do you agree that Blake Shelton has a bit of a monopoly over the country radio stations?
I'm assuming you're American, because over here in the UK we don't really have as much Country Music, and its nothing like the American Country Music, I also have no idea who Blake Shelton is so I cannot answer, sorry!

Now onto the even harder bit, trying to find 11 people who haven't been nominated before.. tough. (If any of you have been nominated before, I am very very sorry!)
1. Fundamentally Flawless
2. Galorious
3. Intense Polish Therapy (Only just less, but the search result in this blog show nothing for 'Liebster')
4. The Daily Nail 
5. Glamified92
6. Cotton Candy Blog
7. Angela's Nail-Time
8. Sabrina's Nail Blog
9.  Nail Candy
10. Nice Nails
11. Fingers Tip Top

Now my questions:
1. Why did you decide to have a blog to represent your designs rather than say a tumblr account or other social media?
2. What is your favourite High Street polish brand?
3. What would you say is the most essential tool (Other than Nail Varnish) for any Nail Artist?
4. What was the last polish you bought?
5. Who is your favourite musician or band?
6. Do you prefer square or round ended nails?
7. Which polish do you find yourself reaching for more than any other?
8. Who is your favourite Blogger? (Doesn't have to be a Nail Art Blog)
9. The one thing you have bought before and regret buying (Can be anything you want)
10. What is your favourite type of fruit?
11. What is your favourite nail art look that you have ever done?

And that's it, I just want to say thank you so much again to I 'Art Nails and The Nail Snail for nominating me and I can't wait to see the replies to my questions! :)