Tuesday, 31 January 2012

My Guest Post Over At Nail Addict!

For info on what I used head over to Nail Addict. Or click the pic :]

I really need to try this with Models Own - Pinky Brown & a grey creme maybe! Also, If anyone would like to know where I get my 3mm Pyramid studs let me know :]

Guest Post From Esme Over At Nail Addict!

So today I have my very first guest post for you :] I hope you enjoy! :]


Hey everyone! today Jenni and I agreed on doing guest post on each others blogs! So I want to thank her, shes so sweet for having me over! Id also like to mention that sometime in March, she and I will doing a spring challenge (stay tuned for that). Now onto my mani! I was inspired by these fishnet tights . I did the base to be a sort of a bronzed/tanned skin tone! Enjoy! 

-Seche Retain
-Petites: Sand Dune
-The Color Workshop: No name (a nude iridescent with a gray undertone) 
-The Color Workshop: No name (a gold shimmer) 
-Konad: M57
-Wet n Wild: Black Creme 
-Sally Hansen: Anti-Chip Top Coat  

*Dont forget to visit my blog Nail Addict, to see what Jenni did for her guest post!!

I love the combo of the nude colours and shimmers!! Hope everyone's having a good Tuesday!

Monday, 30 January 2012

I Love Your Blog Award!

I got this last week I think, from three impressive ladies, Amieeus at Persistently Glittery, Kelly at Polish Enthusiast, and last but not least, Holly over at Hooked! So thanks ladies, it means a lot! :]


Add the logo of your award to your blog.
Add a link to the person who awarded it to you.
Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
Add links to those blogs on your blog.
Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.


1. What is your favourite fashion magazine?
I don't have one; I can't even remember the last time I bought a magazine :P

2. Who is your favourite singer/band?
I honeslty can't pick one, I go through phases with the bands/artists I like where I listen to them obsessively and then not at all! Recently I've been in a singing along mood so it's mainly been female artists in my playlist xD

3. Who is your favourite YouTube guru?
I don't watch much youtube anymore - but I used to love watching Nikkie Tutorials

4. What is your favourite makeup product?
I love my Mascara! Maybelline - One By One

5. Where would you like to live?
Honestly I don't know.. All I know is I couldn't stand to actually live in a city.

6. What is your favourite film?
Honestly I couldn't pick again, I'm such a fickle creature :P

7. How many pairs of shoes do you own?
I'm not sure, not more than 20.

8. What is your favourite colour?
Purple & Teal

Passed to:

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Plate Ending In 7 - We Stamp On Sundays

Third challenge for the Adventures In Stamping! This time the challenge was to use an image plate ending in 7, I had a few to chose from, I think it would've been five, two from the first set of Bundle Monster, two from the second set, and Konad M57.

I really struggled in picking a plate to use, I was going to use a tips plate, but recently cut my nails down, so the ratio was a bit off ;(

Anyhoo I spent a good hour thinking of ideas, and then the toothache kicked in (Thursday) so I decided on good ol' leopard print :P

Of course I couldn't help doing some sponging.. And adding flakies! I started with my favourite yellow, sponged on an orange with gorgeous glass flecks in it, added some Nubar flakies, and then stamped with my trusty BYS black :]

Base Coat: Nail RX - Stuck On You
Base Colour: Manhattan - Lemonade
Sponged Colour: Deborah - Sunset Cocktail
Flakies: Nubar - 2010 G188
Stamp Colour: BYS - Black Satin
Image Plate: Konad M57
Top Coat: Models Own - 3 In 1
 Again, no real lobster hands! Just very cold when I did these!

Was really quite hard to capture all the flakies, but in real life they really did shine their way through the space they had :]

Hope everyone's had a good weekend!

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Models Own - Golden Green & Konad

Just a quickie post today, as I feel like sticking on a film and playing with some ideas for Valentines nails :]

There is a lot of pics as I was trying to capture all the colour shifts xD
Base Coat: Nail RX - Stuck On You
Base Colour: Models Own - Golden Green
Stamp Colour: BYS - Black Satin
Image Plate: Konad M73
Top Coat: Models Own - 3 in 1

Friday, 27 January 2012

An Apology! & A Tooth Extraction.

Okay, so first off I feel like I haven't contributed anything new and recent to this blog this week, I've missed a few days of my reading list too which I can not stand! So I will have to back-track and get up to date with all the lovely posts, sorry! I've had a lot of free time this week and have just done nothing with it, due to toothache which interrupted my nice and new Wii Fit/Blogging routine ¬_¬

On Tuesday I had a massive filling done, and since then I had pain. Tuesday night I was in bed at 8:30 crying. I don't like to admit it, but I was. It was a horrible electric shock pain that made me jump, and happened probably every minute or so, and made my mouth water so so much. Wednesday I was okay, my jaw hurt and was aching, but I thought that was just because of the procedure itself. I tried to exercise but there was a pressure that made me just give up after yoga.

11 Questions!

I've been tagged a few times recently. I got this from Ingie over at fyeahilovenails. Which is awesome, as I love her blog :D

Rules for this tag:
  • You must post these rules.
  • Each person must post 11 things about themselves on their blog.
  • Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
  • You have to choose 11 people to tag and link them on the post.
  • Go to their page and tell them you have linked him or her.
  • No tag backs.
  • No stuff in the tagging section about 'you are tagged if you are reading this'. You legitimately have to tag 11 people.

11 things about me:
  1. I'm a natural blonde! I used to be bleach blonde a few years ago but made the switch, I don't regret it, but I miss having colourful pieces in my hair. I especially miss the Teal chunk I mainly used to sport.
  2. I'm the baby of the family, I have two brothers, two half brothers, and a half sister.
  3. I've always wanted big brown eyes. And have eye envy of those who have proper doe eyes!
  4. My room used to be painted like I was under the sea. The biggest wall had a mural painted by my mother with whales, turtles, clown fish, and even a sunken ship - just to name a few things. It was mental, and awesome.
  5. I'm recently addicted to The Biggest Loser, It's so good, and motivating too.
  6. I've never been on a plane, and I know I will freak myself out when that day comes. 
  7. The fact I've never been on a plane sucks, as there's so many places I want to visit. Maybe one day if I win the lottery I'll make a list; and go experience the world.
  8. I love all Next Top Model series, I've been watching them since, I dunno I was 14? And will continue to.. Forever and ever :P
  9. I think this is all I can think of... Sorry ;(

And now the 11 questions Ingie gave the people she tagged:

If you knew the world was going to end tomorrow, what would you do in your last living hours?
Really.. I would probably chill or party with Scott & friends.

How do you see yourself in 10 years?
Hopefully all set up, own home, happy, kids. The whole shebang.

What brings back childhood memories?
Spring in the garden, sitting by the pond playing with all the new froggies :]

What is your favorite nail polish brand and what color from that brand?
I've not tried all the brands I've wanted to, but I'm impressed with all the cremes that Models Own put out. Favourite colour is Utopia, It's such an odd colour, I love it!

What country would you like to visit?
I really couldn't pick one to put here, Canada & Mexico, Japan..

When you're alone, do you sing and pretend you can actually sing?
Usually yeah xD

Do you have a guilty pleasure? If so, what is it?
Hmm I don't think I do.

Do you have weird habits?
I couldn't think of any so I asked Scott, and he reminded me that I like to hide from him. I think my favourite time was where I hid under the covers when he'd went to go do something, and when he came back I could hear him looking for me in my other usual hidey spots xD It took him a while to find me :D Ah; I'm so weird!

Have you ever done something that you later regret?
A lot of stuff yeah, but who hasn't? I don't regret anything now though, cause I mightnot be where I am right now without all those mistakes

Do you have a favorite perfume?
No, no favourite just yet :(

How would you like to spend your most relaxing day?
If I didn't have to pay for it, spa treatments for the win, maybe finally experience a manicure :O

Here are my 11 questions for the people I tag:
  1. What was your favourite band when you were younger?
  2. If you could be any film character who would you be?
  3. What super powers would you have if you were a Superhero & what would your name be?
  4. What would you rather go without, Polished nails for a week, or makeup?
  5. If you could have three items on a desert island what would they be?
  6. Zombie virus.. Would you fight to survive, or just give up?
  7. If you could only have one type of polish (creme, glitter etc..) for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  8. Do you have any weird habits? (Stealing Ingie's question here!)
  9. What's your favourite season?
  10. What's your go-to comfort food when you're ill?
  11. What was your favourite game as a kid? (board games, video games - anything!)

The 11 people I tag:
  1. Amandalandish
  2. Geez...
  3. Enigmatic Rambles
  4. Pixie Polish
  5. Dressed Up Digits
  6. Nail Addict
  7. Hooked!
  8. Nail Newbie
  9. Polished Casual
  10. Nail Stories
  11. I'm Feeling Nail-Venturous

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

My NYE Mani!

I'm not sure how I'm only posting this now, on the 24th! I really didn't know what to wear on my nails for New Years Eve, like at all. I thought about going glitter crazy and just super bling, but then I thought of all the effort of removal ;( So I settled for a new polish, some star stamping :]

Base Coat: Nail RX - Stuck On You
Base Colour: Models Own - Emerald Black
Stamp Colour: Miss Sporty - Electric Beige
Image Plate: BM21
Top Coat: China Glaze - No Chip Top Coat

Not totally ipressed with Emerald Black. It's a pretty colour, and the opacity's great, but it's not as impressive as the likes of Pinky Brown or Purple Blue. As the shift's not strong it was hard to get photos, but in artificial warm lighting this just looks green. So it was nice and festive for the night.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Stars - We Stamp On Sundays

Time for my second stamping challenge from Adventures In Stamping. This week's theme was stars, and at first I didn't really know what to do, what plates to use, what colours. It was a rather sunny day, so I decided on white, and Tie-Dye stars, using large stars, and some small stars to fill up some of the empty spaces.

Base Coat: Nail RX - Stuck On You
Base Colour: Sally Hansen - White On
Stamping Colours: Clubworks - Pink
                              Clubworks - Orange
                              P2 - Passion
                              Collection 2000 - Bongo Beat
Image Plates: BM05, BM14
Top Coat: Models Own - 3 in 1
Plates used, Sorry for the bad pic!
Right hand; I think it colours worked out better here because I didn't use as much P2 - Passion
Turned out alright I think :D! I think I made a mistake using P2 - Passion next to Collection 2000 - Bongo Beat, as It looks quite red. Maybe It was just because the opacity was different.

Anyhoo! Happy Sunday and I hope you enjoyed this mani :]

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Models Own - Purple Blue Swatch

Just some swatch photos for you guys today and then Stamping Sunday tomorrow, and the theme is stars! Not overly sure if I'm happy with what I've got ready for it, so I might do a different design later :P

Onto the swatches :]


I really love this bad boy, like really really love it, I love the base colour when you can't see the shift too; which is just a plus. Yeah, this flashes purple and blue hence the name, and slightly pink and there's some teal that pops out too. It's awesome :D

Hope everyone is having a grand Saturday :]]

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Models Own - Pinky Brown & OPI - Excuse Moi - Pic Heavy!

I took, so, so many photos of this, but I was apparently having one of those days where nothing I get is sharp enough ¬_¬ Anyhoo... Models Own - Pinky Brown is so stunning, It's one of my favourites from the Beetlejuice collection. I have no idea how to describe the formula though, foil flecks? I'm not sure if anyone knows please tell me!

The swatches are all three thin coats, and the gradient glitter was just brushed on :]

Base Coat: Nail RX - Stuck On You
Base Colour: Models Own - Pinky Brown
Glitter: OPI - Excuse Moi
Top Coat: Models Own - 3 in 1

With Flash
I think this is the picture that best shows the colour shift, and how damn shiny smooth this polish is!

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

China Glaze - Frostbite Blue & Black Zebra

I was totally stunned by this colour when I first got it, and clearly still like it now. It's so bright, and so shimmery. but it really comes alive when a top coat's applied. These photos really don't do it justice as it was a blah day out. And my nails look longer here, because they're from a week back :]
Base Coat: Nail RX - Stuck On You
Base Colour: China Glaze - Frostbite
Stamp Colour: BYS - Black Satin
Image Plate: BM223
Top Coat: China Glaze - No Chip Top Coat

Two coats

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Under The Sea - We Stamp On Sundays

Recently I joined Adventures In Stamping on Facebook, and wasn't sure if I'd join the the weekly challenges. This was mainly because I'm slightly lazy, and I've never given any challenges a go so I'm not sure if I'll be very good with posting when I need to.

However, seeing as I have loads of free time I figured what the heck :] I missed the first challenge, which was to use green, but joined as "Under The Sea" theme was decided.

So here it is :]

Base Coat: Nail RX - Stuck On You
Base Colour: George - Cloudless Sky
Sponged With: George - Under The Sea
                      Clubworks - Neon Green
                      Models Own - Golden Green
                      Models Own - Emerald Black
                      Cutex - Sweet Pea
                      O.P.I. - Warm & Fozzie
                      China Glaze - Frostbite
                      Rimmel - Disco Ball
Stam Colours: Konad - Special White

                      George - Meteorite
                      Miss Sporty - Electric Beige
                      Models Own - Emerald Black
Image Plates Used: BM03, BM04, BM05, BM08, BM12
Top Coat: China Glaze - No Chip Top Coat

I think I maybe did a little too much sponging and layering I went a little wild with the amount of polishes I used too this is going to be a nightmare to label! I wanted the skelly Fish to be sponged over, but I forgot to do a top coat before stamping Electric Beige so it took on a rough kind of texture.
After this I added a Matte Top Coat, and it helped bring the stamping out a little bit, especially the bronze colour, but the light had just ran away and I don't want to get out of bed to go take photos now, and delay the whole process even more. But mainly.. bed is warm!

The polishes used, Minus George - Under The Sea, Konad White, and Top & Base Coats
Plates Used
And last picture.. While doing my nails I turned around to find my cat Pickle sleeping like this....
I have no idea if that could even be comfortable for her!