Thursday, 30 August 2012

Black and White

31 Day Nails Challenge - Black and White - Day 7

Black and white is 100% on trend at the moment with the stripped tops and shorts.. Everywhere I look in TopShop is anotherr white and back top. So for today I thought i would have a look on line at some outfits to see if I could get any inspiration.

Here is what I found and loved.

Now for the nails. I didn't just want to keep them as stripes so I thought I would try a few diff rent things. Here is what I ended up with.....

31 Day Nail Challenge - Violet - Day 6

So after having a busy busy say I needed to do something that was going to take less the 10 mins to do.

So I come up with this simple half and half effect, simple, easy and look amazing.

It's A Rainy Day!

31 Day Nail Challenge - Blue - Day 5

Everyone loves the colour blue! it comes in so many different shaped for bright blue, greeny blue, purple like blue, Its one of my fave colours to design with.

Going around my mind today was trying a design to do with the ocean or the sky with some stars. But as I was sat there painting over my chipped nails I starts adding layers and layer of glitter getting carried away watching beauty and the beast ( one of my all time faves).

Half hour later when I looked at my nails I was shocked with the out come......

Yes they too ages to dry and yes they could have been classed as a little tacky but I was in love with them 100%! They were so spur of the moment and so easy I just had to keep them on.

It some how also manged to brighten up the rainy day we had... going to do them in all different colours now! :)

Bird's And The Bee's

Okay I know I have been rather slack these last few days and it's through no fault but my own that I have become behind on my posts. I would like to say that I have been rather busy with work and an amazing social lift but I'm afraid that's no the case. I have just been pure lazy!

So I want to say sorry and it wont happen again!

31 Day Nail Challenge - Green - Day 4

I wanted to try something I have never done today so i came up with this Little idea. It a little black been with a track of where he is going to fly over some grass.

Its so cute I love it :)

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Trend Setter :/

So as you all know I have been doing my own nails for a while now and of course been showing them off as much as I can, basically to anyone that will give me the time of day! My friends always love to see what my nails are like as they are forever changing...

It was when me and my friend Jodie went to London that she go inspired to do her own nails. I would love to take the credit for it all but I think I just gave her a little nudge to try it herself.

Jodie is calm and collective but knows whats she wants in life and to be honest its an inspiration. She always keeps up with the lastest trends and is willing to show them off at any time and I believe this is going to start showing in her nails too.

At the moment she is all about the glitter but I think its an amazing place to start..... Take a look for yourselves :)

Girls Night

Okay so me and a few of the girls planned a girls night in, with a come dine with me style. As the evening drew closers the girls started asking me if I could do their nails. Of course I said that it was fine even knowing I would spend the whole night doing nails while they drink etc...

While we were at work I asked them to send me some pictures of the thing they would like so I knew if i had the right stuff. They all sent me email after email with all different kinds of designs on them from water Mellon's to cute and fluffy Bunny's.

So this is what my night consisted of.

April's nails - Crazy, Loud and Sweet

So we ended up going for this style of leopard print. It not only shows her crazy and loud side by being these bright colours but it also shows her sweet side that she doesn't show as much! She is the kind of girl that is the life and soul of the party!

Helen - Innocent, Flirty and bubbly

Helz is the girl that everyone loves, she is always someone to make you smile when you are feeling a little down, comes out with the funny comments when you don't expect them. She is so sweet to everyone but we know her well enough now to know that she has a wild side! She is all loved up at the moment with her long term boyfriend so I hoped these would show that! :)

She also wanted a surprise design on her feet, I love doing this design at the moment so went with this...

Sophie - Funny, Strange and Lovable

Soph is the funniest person I have ever met, she not only knows how to have a good time with the girls but when we are out she is the one we all watch because we know something funny is going to happen ( after she has had 1 too many). She is always the one we can count on too to be there if we need a good chat or just a cuddle to cheer us up. Despite her ridiculous eating habits we would not change her for the world!

This is going to become a weekly thing so I'm sure there are a lot more picture too follow over the next month! :)

Friday, 24 August 2012

My Kity Kit

I am going to take the time to dedicate this whole post to the kit that I have..

I going to show you all my polishes, brushes and other tools I love. I have hardly found any post where people let us know what their kit contains, so I'm going to show you mine.

My kit consists of things that I have gathered over the year and recent months.

where to start.....

My polishes - I don't really stick to one kind of brand I like to use all different kinds from dead cheap to expensive (which I class as like O.P.I) Here is all the polishes I own and use for my designs.

As you can see I have a good few and have resulted in need a box to keep them all in.

So next is all my brushes and bit and bobs...

My brushes where from eBay for a few pounds and they are as good as the 4 I paid £10 for so i was more than impressed with them. When they do get a little gammy I will just buy some new ones! :)

This stamping set I was so excited to use, now its here I just cant get used to it! I haven't even been able to do one design using it and have just given up!

Striping tape = A must have!

Everything else that I use - The rubbish stuff! :)

Mellow Yellow

31 Day Nail Challenge - Yellow - Day 3

I love the colour yellow at the moment, it is such a nice colour to wear on your talons! Although it would look a lot better with a tan... but with my skin tone that will never happen unless it comes from a bottle. So I have been looking forward to this day in the challenge from that start!

I had so many cool ideas to try, but today I bought a Rimmel Matte top coat varnish so I was itching to use it. I painted my nails with mellow yellow polish and them covered them with my new matte top cost. The results were amazing it was like a Velvet finish! :)

I though I would leave them like that as i was happy with them but then as I was sorting my kit out i came across my gold striping tape. So I used this to do a little simple design on top...


31 Day Nail Challenge - Day 2 - Orange

When it comes to the colour orange not a lot sprung to mind, you could maybe think of ice lollies, the sun or the obvious 'an orange' :) As much as I do love all these ideas I just wasn't feeling doing those designs. It was like I had hit a Brick wall, I couldn't think of anything... but when I was looking through fabrics I came up with a design......

Simple and easy!

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

JolieBox 2

'July's Jolie Box'

well it feels like it was only yesterday that I was posting about May issue of the JolieBox and i have heard for a few people that is the case. I was one of the lucky ones that managed to get theres on time. I have been surprisingly impressed with the customer services that they offer and was kept informed about all delays on a daily basis.

The July box was all about summer or shall I say the summer essentials and getting your skin prepared for and future sun. the thing I love the most about getting these boxes is that you get to try out the more smaller/ boutique brand that you wouldn't normally come across in your normal super store!

So what was in July's Box.....

Jane Iredale Tantasia - Self Tanner

When it comes to fake tan I am always a little worried.. this product seemed to give the most subtle bronze sheen which was really nice. I have only been applying to my face and neck due to the small amount but I have nothing bad at all to say about this one!

Nailgirls - Medal Collection Nail Polish

You can never go wrong with metallic or shimmery polishes they can make any outfit look $100! I loved that you go two shades (Bronze and Gold) perfect for the current London Olympics.

Wen - Sweet Almond and Mint Cleansing Conditioner

so I am saving this product for when/if I go on holiday as it is the Perfect travelling size. I will let you know how it goes.

Nail Separators

I am always looking for these somehow I buy them and the next day they are gone... so these where a god send.

Etat Pur Miomimetique - Express Purifying Mask

My skin is so sensitive I was a little hesitant to use this product. It was nice and soothing when I applied and left my skin feeling fresh and clean although I did not see any improvement to my normal skin routine.

KMS California - Free Shape

this is a heat protection spray I have been using  for a few weeks now, it leaves my hair so soft and shiny. I will be buying this again! :)

So far I have not revived any bad products for JolieBox, I guess I have been lucky that I am willing to try new products and give them a chance. JolieBox are definitely my favourite beauty box and I am counting down the seconds for the next one!