Saturday, 30 April 2011

Bad Nail Day

Do you ever have one of those days where everything you do to your nails comes out absolutely pants? Because today I've had one of those days. I've done my nails like 4 times and hated every single one. First time it was too dark for spring, then the colour combination didn't work, then the crackle nail polish didn't go the way I wanted... I could go on forever! I've spend HOURS doing my nails and now I'm thoroughly annoyed and have given up for the night. Hopefully tomorrow goes better nail-wise.

I was going to post a few pictures of my nail disasters but they depressed me too much, so here's an old picture where I actually like my nails, ha!

Check out the calculator in the left hand corner, what a nerd!

Thursday, 28 April 2011

I can haz Konad?

So I ordered some Konad stuff and it came today! I was so excited I wanted to hug the postman, and if I wasn't holding one of my doggys at the time nothing would have stopped me! I wish they came a day or two later though, because I am so in love with my Wednesday nails that I don't want to remove them just yet and there is no way I could fit some Konad into my mani! I had a go on some cardboard but it just wasn't the same as nails, I might try and convince my mum or sister to let me try on them.

White, blue and red, perfect timing for the royal wedding or what?!

M2 and M3, so cute!

I can tell a lot of my money is going to go on Konad and Fauxnads now, sorry bank account!

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Another Pink Wednesday!

So as my fimo canes arrived yesterday, my pink Wednesday obviously had to involve them!! It took me forever to decide which canes to choose, way to many choices and I am so indecisive! Eventually I managed to pick a few, like after an hour! Here's a little pic of all the cute cut up fimo canes on some cardboard (as I didn't want to ruin my desk):

So here's my nails:

Aren't the little dragonflies so cute? It's such a nightmare trying to photograph glitter, I have very little sunlight in my room so I had to stick my hand out my window and position my camera at a strange angle. Very awkward! 

For this mani I used Revlon Bubblegum (which is scented and actually smells of bubblegum!!), then for the glitter I used this Bourjois polish, which has a label all in French so that's all I know about it, haha, and some boring topcoat. 

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Fimo Canes!!!

My delivery of fimo canes arrived today (a whole day early!!) and I am so, so, so excited for them! I've got so many ideas of how to decorate my nails, but most of those will probably have to wait a month until my exams are finished, booo! I'm going to try them out this evening but I've got so many choices I haven't decided what to do, I'm think pink, glitter and flowers. So without further ado here are some pics of my fimo canes:

All of them together.

There are my 8 favourite ones.

Isn't the bear the cutest thing EVER?!

Monday, 25 April 2011

Tape Mani

So I thought I'd give a tape mani a go, it turned out okay, not the best but good for a first time. It's so fiddly though, almost had to ask my sister to do my left hand. I used some random brown nail polish and cyan Barry M, which has to be my fav shade of blue I have (and I have like 15 blue nail polishes!) then it's topped off with my beloved matte top coat.

Sorry it's a bit scruffy. For the middle finger I switched the colours around, didn't give the effect I hoped for though. Oh well, you live, you learn. 

Friday, 22 April 2011

Marbling Fail

So I attempted marbling today and it went TERRIBLY. Why do youtube tutorials make things seem soooo easy when they're actually really hard?! Although I suspect the nail polish I was using was the main reason it didn't turn out well. Here's a pic anyway, I gave up after 3 failed attempts.

Sorry for the flash.

I also decided to add white shatter tips to my nails and here are the results, I'm pretty happy with it.

They look quite eastery, don't you think? 

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Shatter, Shatter, Shatter!

Today I brought the blue and white Barry M shatters. Finally my collection is complete! Super happy to finally find them in a shop and not them being sold out, as per usual. Whoop whoop.

Aren't they so pretty?!

So of course I just had to try them out as soon as I got home and here's the pink over some blue polish, with a matte topcoat, as I luuurve the matte.

I'm really tempted to put the white shatter on top, might do tomorrow or Saturday.

Silver Obsessed

So I just found these 2 pictures on my SD card, why I didn't move them accross to my lappytop is a mystery, but since they look pretty darn good I though I'd post them.

I love love LOVE silver with black shatter, it has to be my fav look to do with the black shatter. I could wear it all day everyday and never get bored of it, that's how much I love it!

Awkward hand pose is awkward. 

So I don't normally buy models own nail polish, but I'm a sucker for glittah and just had to have it. Unfortunately the picture doesn't do the nail polish justice, but in real life it's mega sparkly and I love it.

I'm planning on trying the marbling effect on my nails today, need to buy some fake nails first though to practice on! I really hope it works out well and looks super cool as I am sooooo excited about trying the technique!!!

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Pink Wednesday!

So I survived the treacherous journey home without any damage to my nails, go me! Major accomplishment! I've put the top coat on and tidied up my nails a bit from my 3am preview and here is the end result:

They shine killer in the sun, but there is a lack of sun shinning into my room and I felt like a bit of a wolly trying to take pictures of my nails while standing at the window, especially as my neighbours are having a big BBQ and can see directly into my window. 

Also, in between exams and trains I managed to find some time for some cheeky nail polish shopping and got the FAB Barry M pink Shatter which I've had my eye on for a while, but all the shops were sold out of it... until today!! 

Check it out! I was so excited by the nail polish I just had to take a pic of it before I even unpacked, as you can see by my bag in the background, HA! Can't wait to try that beauty out.

Quick Preview

I was just so excited about my nails I had to take a quick crappy pic on my webcam, at 3am, so the whole world could see! They're not finished yet and still a bit messy, but oh well, you get the general idea on how they'll turn out. I'll finish them tomorrow after my exam and make the 220 mile journey back home, I hope I don't ruin any of them on the journey, but with my heavy bag I just might. Fingers crosses! 

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

First Post!

So I thought it was about time I made a nail blog, seeing as I am completely obsessed with nail polish. I think I might even have more nail polishes then shoes, which is a shocker! 

Seeing as this is a nail blog I thought I'd start things off with a cheeky pic of my nails from last week. I'd show you a pic of my nails right now but they are complete crapo seeing as I've been too busy revising to do my nails. So anyway, I think this effect looks AMAZE, but my darling mother thought they were ugly (she must be blind). Basically I did a pink coat (BarryM, my fav brand for nail polish), then a sneaky coat of the new 17 crackle nail polish, then some BarryM black shatter on top. I think it looks pretty cool. I also put a matte topcoat on top (I am OBSESSED with matte atm) and this is the end result! 

P.S. I never know how to place my hands when taking pictures of my nails, however I place my hands just looks super awkward!