Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Current Hand and Nail Care favourites.

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Today's post is an update on my favourite hand care products and hand care routine.  I will be covering my daily care and my weekly care.

Monday, 28 July 2014

British Nail Bloggers Colour Me Crazy: Green

"Purple and green should never be seen... except on an idiot!" a line I remember from my childhood.  Well I decided for Colour Me Crazy's green theme to go with the idiot combo. 

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Mentality Regal

I realised I haven't done a simple swatch for months, so here are some simple swatch photos of Mentality Regal, probably my most favourite of purple polishes.


Thursday, 24 July 2014

Barry M Pastel Skittlette / Dots

**Press Sample**

I have been loving skittlette nails and studs of late, today's pastel dots replaced my neon mini leopard print previously posted after four days wear.  Fundamentally the same idea, just toned down colours and dots rather than leopard print.

The studs were previously provided by Born Pretty Store for review, polishes purchased by me.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

British Nail Bloggers Colour Me Crazy : Yellow

For Colour Me Crazy yellow week I had wanted to recreate Elanor's nails from red week using textures.  Then I came across Intagram user Nina_D.83's yellow mani and felt that this had to be done!

Monday, 21 July 2014

Two Fingers Up

Another post, three in three days?!  This is my two fingers up post - following on from my earlier post about internet trolls, I decided to recreate the dots on the thumbnail in one of the manis which was trolled.  They had been my favourite colour combo and something I wanted to recreate. 

After this I have my Colour Me Crazy post tomorrow, then will fall back into my every other day "happy" routine.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Z-Shaped Vinyls with Neons.

Today's post was one of the ideas I got at a random point during the day and had to email myself to ensure I remembered!  The neon polishes and studs are seriously bright, highlighter pen yellow, pink and orange, yet the camera plays them down. 

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Two Fingers Up to the Internet Trolls

Ok, so before we get into this post, I feel I ought to warn you that there is strong language ahead!  If you are easily offended, leave this post now and come back for my next post!

Friday, 18 July 2014

Skittlette with double gradient feature nail.

Another skittlette, this one has a feature nail of a double gradient, I loved the way this turned out!

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Barry M Vanilla with China Glaze For Audrey

**press sample**

This skittlette was a fairly simple idea, one I wore for two days as I loved the simplicity of it and the way the colours worked together.

Monday, 14 July 2014

British Nail Bloggers Colour Me Crazy Orange

Today is my second post for the British Nail Bloggers Colour Me Crazy challenge, the colour theme this week is orange.  As soon as I started toying with orange I started to think of Literary references such as "Oranges are not the only Fruit" and "A Clockwork Orange."  I went with A Clockwork Orange, trying a simple accent nail to match an image I found on Google.

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Lilac / Cream Skittlette

Photos were taken after 24 wear, apologies for them seeming very  bright, the sun was shining in the back door at the time I took the photo and there was no way of blocking it!

I love this colour combo and have done just the studs previously.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

British Nail Bloggers Colour Me Crazy Challenge: Red.

I don't have a good history with challenges,but this one from the British Nail Blogger Facebook page caught my eye. One post a week, any day you choose.

Prompt one is red, mine is red themed as I hate red!!

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Mini Neon Leopard Skittlette

The idea for today's nails was one of the random moment ones, on a break at work I could envisage it and grabbed my mobile to email myself so I didn't forget!!  I had my neon dots on and then wondered how a mini leopard in neons would look.    

These are even bright IRL!

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Neons with Leather Dots

The nails today were an "ashes of empires" creation.  I sat down and did my nails with a cracking idea, but in reality it just looked shit (see the last photo) so my replacement came in the form of neons with textured dots.  I was going to do zigzag chevrons with the leather polish but just didn't have the patience to wait for Seche to work it's magic and so I decided to go with leather dots.

This photo was taken at 9pm at night, no flash, no lighting other than what was coming in the window, this is so bright!!

Friday, 4 July 2014

Udderly Shocking Pink Winners

The winners are....
  a Rafflecopter giveaway

I have emailed the winners, you can still enter for a chance to win the yoomoo Ibiza competition which had it's closing date extended to a week today :)

The one which should have had Mermaid's Tears....

This Skittlette was meant to have OPI Mermaid's Tears in it, but somewhere along the way the two green nails got cleaned off and replaced with Barry M Gelly in Mango, and then suddenly there was no Mermaid's Tears anywhere!

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Dark Metal Lacquer Allure of the Earth with R&R Romanov

Today's post is a simple paring of two colours, orange and black with some holo goodness.