Wednesday, 26 September 2012

3 Nail Challenge - Soft

Phew, almost caught up!
We're on to the home straight with 3 Nail Challenge. This post is based around "Soft". I HAD to pick clouds because I just love sitting in my garden with the weather is good picking out cloud shapes, and of course the Care Bears live in Care A Lot which is in the clouds.
I used NYC Water Street Blue, NYC Lemon Cream and a white nail art pen
Catch up with the other participants here
Taya (Starts later)
Deja (A bit differently)

3 Nail Challenge - Favourite Emotion

Hello my lovlies. When I saw favourite emotion in the challenge list I knew what I would do straight away


The Care Bears were a massive part of my childhood. I still have my original Good Luck Bear from the 80s and I also bought the new release version! I didn't choose him for this mani though. I picked Cheer Bear, Bedtime Bear, Grumpy Bear and Love a Lot Bear

Bedtime Bear is a very sleepy bear. He helps everyone get a good night's sleep and have sweet dreams and often talks with a yawning voice. He is aqua blue and his symbol is a blue, sleeping crescent moon with a yellow hanging star.

Cheer Bear is a very happy and perky bear, who helps everyone be their happiest and cheer up those who are unhappy.She is pink and her tummy symbol is a rainbow.

Grumpy Bear shows that while it's okay to be grumpy sometimes, it is also silly to let grumpiness go too far. He is blue with a raincloud with raindrops and hearts as his symbol.

Love-a-Lot Bear is a bear who helps spread love and help it along wherever she goes. Her tummy symbol is a red heart with a pink outline and a pink heart with a yellow outline intertwined

I'll be honest, these looked better in my head than they turned out. I am definitely going to invest in some acrylic paint because I think that would have been much easier to manipulate. The polish took so long to dry!

All tummies are ELF white, eyes are ELF Black.
Bedtime bear is NYC Water Side Blue
Cheer Bear is Fearne Cotton for Boots Pink, the rainbow is Collection 2000 Red, NYC Orange, NYC Yellow, Yashali Green, NYC Water Street Blue
Grumpy Bear is Rimmel Azure
Love a Lot Bear is Collection 2000 Hot Pink

Check out the other girls here
Taya (Starts later)
Deja (A bit differently)

3 Nail Challenge - Favourite Book

Reading is probably my favourite thing in the world. To be able to escape to another place is just amazing.
For this challenge I had so many ideas! In the end I picked the books I've beenbreading with my niece.
Here we have Little Miss Giggles, Mr Tickle, Little Miss Naughty and Mr Greedy.
I used ELF Nude as a base and any black is also ELF
Little Miss Gigles is NYC Water Street Blue and Collection 2000 Hot Looks Red. Her Bows and Nose are NYC Lemon Cream
Mr Tickle is Barry M Tangerine and Water Street Blue for his hat
Little Miss Naughty is Collection 2000 Parma Violets mixed with ELF White to make the lilac colour. Her bow is yashali Green
Mr Greedy is a white base covered with Primark Neon Pink 
Check out the other fab ladies here
Taya (Starts later)
Deja (A bit differently)
I'm pretty much caught up now! Hurrah!

Friday, 21 September 2012


Ladies I'm so pleased that after some TLC this week my nails are in a decent shape! So I will be working my way through the 3 Nail challenge this weekend :)

Monday, 17 September 2012


Hello lovelies,

I've not forgotten about 3 Nail Challenge from Saturday, I have been away (again!) and while away managed to snap 3 nails!! This week I shall not be painting them just trying to get them back into a bit of shape so 3 Nail challenge is paused for now.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

3 Nail Challenge - Favourite Song

I love music. If you look at my ipod it is completely varied, from really modern music to movie soundtracks.  However I don't have ONE favourite song which meant this was a pretty tough choice, so I cheated. Instead of a favourite song, I decided on my favourite artist.

Monday, 10 September 2012

3 Nail Challenge - Futuristic

Apologies for this being late, I've been away for the weekend.
For this one I worked completely outside of the box!
Futurama is created by Matt Groening of The Simpsons and follows Fry who wakes up in the 31st Century after being cryogenically frozen. I love Leela, mostly because I always wanted purple hair but also because she stands up to the boys! Bender the robot is also very funny and that's why I chose these two characters to keep Fry company on my nails. My pinkie and thumb are kinda what the title card looks like.
For this look I used:
2true base coat
ELF nude
ELF Black
ELF White
For Fry's hair NYC Orange
For Leela's hair Collection 2000 Purple Rain
For Leela's lips ELF Fluro pink
For Bender Color Club Lumin-Icent
Thumb/Pinkie Wet n Wild Denim Chrome & a blue striper pen
Collection 2000 Top Coat
I am so pleased with how Leela turned out! Fry not so much, I think I made his head too wide!
I hope you've enjoyed these, more from the 3 Nail Challenge tomorrow, don't forget to check out the other bloggers taking part.

W7 Metallic Crimson Magnetic Magic Polish Review

I was lucky enough this weekend to be sent a bottle of the new W7 magnetic polish* to play with and review. I've never used a magnetic polish so was really excited to try it out. The colour, metallic crimson, is absolutely gorgeous, perfect for (dare I say it) the upcoming Christmas party season.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

My first ever award!

I am honored to have been given an award by Patchwork Polish

3 Nail Challenge - Ultra Modern

I'm not gonna lie, I found this theme super challenging until I stumbled across this ring online. 
I was drawn to the simplicity which is what reminds me of ultra modern interior decor too.

So using after a base coat I used a coat of silver from my Fearne Cotton for Boots set (which has made a lot of appearances lately ha). On top of that 2 coats of Hedy's Manishma holographic in blaster. When that was all dry I added in the blue striping tape and then made silver tips.

My hands look so dry in these pics, they aren't that bad in real life :/ Plenty of hand cream ( Soap and Glory Hand food) tonight.

The next theme is futuristic and if I can get it right this could be very cool!

Don't forget to check out the other super talented participants 

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Nail mail!

Ahhh I was so excited for these packages! I finally got some nail art brushes and another polish from OPI's Muppet collection
Excuse Moi is a pink base polish jam packed with glitter. I'm not one for usually wearing a full glitter bomb across all 10 fingers but this was too amazing to resist!
I can't believe how amazing this collection is!
Both of these came cheaply from ebay which is where I get most of my bargains. Have you got any exciting nail mail lately?

Monday, 3 September 2012

W7 Magnetic Nail Polish - Press Release

Hello everybody! Just a quickie tonight as I've had a hectic day (more about that later in the week). Here's the latest news from W7

Magnetic Magic Nail Polish

Inject some metal into your makeup bag with W7’s Magnetic Magic Nail Polish. With three shades and three different magnet designs, your nails are sure to sparkle even through the dullest winter days.

How does it work? The liquid polish contains minute iron filings that group together once the magnet is placed over the nail, giving a darker appearance, which creates a two-tone pattern.
In three different colours: Metallic Blue, Metallic Crimson and Metallic Grey, this nail polish is sure to be an Autumn/Winter hit.

The three magnet designs: Stripe, Wave and Star give different patterns on your nails. They give the illusion of two nail varnishes used to create either a delicious swirl or rigid lines; this is the next generation of nail varnish.
How to apply:
Step 1: Apply one coat of magnetic polish to all 10 nails and let it dry.
Step 2: Working with one nail at a time, apply a generous amount of magnetic polish and immediately hold the magnet completely still over the nail, as close as possible without touching the polish, for at least 10 seconds. The longer you hold, the more defined the shape, so we recommend between 20-30 seconds.
Step 3: Allow the magnetic polish to dry completely and apply a clear top coat.
W7 Magnetic Nail Varnish - £4.95
W7 is available within selected New Look & Peacocks and various online stores

I really like the silver polish. I've never used a magnetic before so I'm tempted to try and get my hands on these! 

On the blog this week I'll have some ELF makeup swatches (since I've found my camera lead) and round two and three of 3 Nail Challenge so keep your eye out for those

Sunday, 2 September 2012

50th post!

Wow! It's my 50th post. I thought it would take me a lot longer to get here. Thanks to each and every one of  you who reads these posts and for all your lovely comments.

After the decadence of my 3 Nail Challenge mani today I have something a little simpler.

Here are the tools I used.

After a base coat I used two layers of Wet n Wild's 54321 which is a gorgeous metallic teal. BUT I decided to use ELF's matte top coat to give a less shiny look. Then using a dotter and silver from Fearne Cotton for Boots  I created the flowers. A dot of top coat in the centre helps the rhinestones stick.

Needs a bit of a clean up to finish the look

Nice and simple for a Sunday evening. 
Again I want to say thanks to everyone who reads and subscribes. It's a pleasure to share my ideas with you  all

Saturday, 1 September 2012

First day of 3 Nail Challenge

Today being the 1st of September (ALREADY?!?) marks the first challenge of the 3 Nail Challenge with the theme of antique.
When I read the themes I had a little idea of what I would want to do for today 

This brooch is usually found on the collar of my blazer. As much as I'd like to call it antique it isn't really.
Click to find out how I did