31 October 2011

I love Halloween, it's my favourite time of year. I really wanted to decorate the front of the house this year for some reason so I painted and drew on glass jar's and light them with candle's positioning all the way up the path, and scattered a few pumpkin's in the garden.

I couldn't decorate everything but my nail's could I?
My 'pumpkin's went a teeny bit wrong but nevermind, I know the 'shattered nail's' trend has come and gone but I wanted to break it up a bit but still tie in the colour's. 

Thumbs: Claires black polish (very old!)

'Pumpkins': Nails Inc atomic
Crackle polishes: Both Barry M

Happy Halloween everybody!


22 October 2011

happy birthday to me!

I am now officially 17!

Yesterday was my birthday, and I had my very first driving lesson- I was fine up until the hour before where nerves took over me & I wouldn't stop pacing the room, apologies for anyone following me on twitter I did tweet alot in that hour from being so nervous!
My lesson was late in the evening, it was quite dark outside, but once i was in the driver's seat It really made no difference, I had light's of course and it was easier to see thing's in the dark then i thought it would be.
When doing a 3 point turn I just couldn't get the hang of how to do the wheel... pull with one hand and pass through the other, my hand's just had mind's of their own, the "dinner plate" way as people call it. But i mastered it after 20 minutes and i drove back, apparently i wasn't too bad which made me so happy, I still can't believe i drove a car, I was so excited and even more to be driving again next week!

I baked my own birthday cake, i love baking but I had one of them day's when nothing went right, so it didn't come out how i imagined but it tasted nice.

Thank you to all the lovely ladies wishing me happy birthday yesterday!

Also, I have my little Handpicked Community badge on my sidebar, very exciting!

lots'a love, x 


16 October 2011

newspaper nails / notd

After having a week of very sparkly nails thanks to Models Own's Juicy Jules I decided to have something different, newspaper nails!
I can now read the paper on the go ;)

Firstly you'll need to paint your nails any colour you wish, i went for a nude. For this I used my favourite by Orly... the name has rubbed off but i think it's called "sheer nude" is what it says, but when layered it looks amazing.

Next up you need either; vodka, surgical spirit or rubbing alcohol. I'm not sure whether rubbing alcohol is the american version of our surgical spirit, i think it has another chemical in but nevermind.
You can get surgical spirit in Boot's (its what you use to clean piercings) however be aware it may be tricky to get hold of- I had trouble finding some last year.

Cut strips of newspaper ready so you can just grab them, you need quite a wide width so it covers the whole nail. Dip your finger in the surgical spirit- no longer then 5 second's, I did wrap tape around the sides on my left hand but then realised it won't hurt my skin, all it does is disinfect etc, don't worry! then immediately place the paper over it, the best way to get the writing clear is to press and role, then peel off slowly. Keep going until you do all the nails, for my thumb i placed the little "sun" box that is on every page of the paper as a cute touch, obviously it's backward's but it still look's cute!
Surgical spirit mattifies the nail so you will need a top coat, unless you like a matte nail- it does give it a lovely effect!
My recent all time favourite is O.P.I's "rosy future" it's a beautiful clear colour but has a hint to it, so when in the light it turns a lovely pink, it look's perfect on french nails!

Word of warning... wait a good 30minutes or longer until adding a top coat, the print will run and blur... trust me! I had to re-do a few nails. If this does happen just take the tiniest amount of varnish remover on a  Q-tip and lightly rub away the ink and give a fresh coat of polish and repeat.

I tweeted on twitter saying I used the Orly polish and Orly responded, which i didn't expect at all, made my evening!


10 October 2011

Mrs.Whippy... don't go!

Lush have decided to dis-continue Mrs.Whippy :(
I've only fallen in love with it recently so i'm quite sad it's going, it's always the way... finding a product you love then shortly after it dis-appearing from our shelves.
When I popped in the Lush store the other day I picked up two, but they're dis-appearing fast so if any of you love mrs.whippy now's the time to stock up. 

Mrs.Whippy makes your skin smell lovely and so soft, mm!
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