Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Ombre nails!

I've been loving all the ombre looks Sonja at Happily Polished has posted and really wanted to give it ago, so here's my go at it, I think her ombre looks turned out better than mine though.

Then in the evening, as my nails were looking worse for wear, I put Models Own Smash-Up Silver, which shatters no where near as good as Barry M, so disappointing. 

Colours from thumb to little finger:
Blue Moon - Barry M
Blueberry Ice Cream - Barry M
Cyan Blue - Barry M
Cobalt Blue - Barry M
Navy - Barry M
Then I put Maybelline Express Finish Diamonds - Flash Cosmic (which gives the weird blue glow) then topped it off with a matte topcoat. 

How ugly are my nails now they're short?! I had to take off my fake nails as unpacking with them was just annoying! 3 days and I'm no where near finished! So depressing. 

Monday, 30 May 2011


Unpacking is the most depressing thing ever, I have 4 big black bags filled with shoes and clothes I don't wear any more, my wardrobe is full and I have a whole suitcase left to unpack, how do I have so much stuff?! I have 3 big boxes and 3 smaller boxes left to unpack too, basically my room is a complete tip, BUT all my nail polish, make up and jewellery is all unpacked, as it was the first thing I did, haha! Anyway, enough of me moaning about my packing woes, today's nails are Aztec from Accessorize, which are a cool green/purple in some lights.

There are some bronze hints to it as well, but I couldn't manage capture that. This kind of polish is hard to show in pictures!

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Ruby Sparkle

So today was moving day, my dad was a bit horrified by the amount of stuff I had accumulated over the school year, the car filled to the brim with my stuff! I told my dad to bring the van instead, but my dad is a speed freak and the van doesn't go as fast as the car. My nails survived pretty well, so here's some pics: 

Middle and index finger had the most damage.

The nail polish is Ruby Sparkle from Accessorize, which is a gorgeous purple glitter with a hit of pink in the sunlight, no sunlight in my pictures though, boo! The only bad thing about this polish is that it eats the topcoat! I just couldn't get a smooth, glossy and I just hate a bumpy finish!  

Friday, 27 May 2011

Another Weekly Haul.

I've brought far to much this week, so I've decided I'm going not buy anything nail related for like 6 weeks, although knowing me I'll probably crack way before then! So here's all the nail polishes I've brought this week:

These Missy Sporty nail polishes were 2 for £1.99 in Superdrug, so I just had to a few, they were practically free!! In real life the yellow doesn't look like that, blame the flash. My favourite of the 4 is the middle pink one, soooo cute! For some annoying they don't name the nail colours, so I can't tell you want they're called.

Of course I had to buy Barry M and they were 2 for £4.99 in Superdrug! So another bargain there! The pink is called Pink Flamingo and it's a bit coraly. The purple is Berry Ice Cream.

These were another bargain (I was all over the bargains this week!), the purple is called Prince Street (bit of a weird name) and the peachy glitter is Gramercy Glitz, which I'm tempted to use to make a franken.

I seemed to have brought a lot of purples this week, weird. So now onto the Accessorize polishes, the purple glitter is called Ruby Sparkle, which is a bit of a misleading name I think, ruby means red and there's no red! The orange is called Orange Flash, and was another one of my bargains as it was half price! Now the middle one is amazing, although it looks pretty crap with the flash. Here's it without the flash:

Aztec is like this greeny glitter which shines purple in the light. Now I'm not a big fan of green but I love this.

This is a pretty boring group, needed a new topcoat and as these were also on offer (another BARGAIN) for 2 for £6.99 I brought the blue too, which is called Aqua Cool.

I ordered this Konad nail polish online, I think it's called back pearl or something, pretty boring stuff.

My Bundle Monster arrived!!! Yaaaaaaaay! Pretty excited about this, can't wait to try them out. Although because my nails are long the full nail images are to small. How do you bloggers with long nails get around this?


I brought some new nails files too as I thought they looked cute and they match my nails.

Ok, so I'm done with the show and tell. That was EXHAUSTING to write up. I won't be posting much in the next few days as I'll be busy packing, which sucks as I really want to do my nails again but they'd just get ruined by the packing :( I so want to try out all my new stamps and nail polishes, oh well impatient me will have to wait until next week, booo!

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Leopard Pink Wednesday!

So another Pink Wednesday is upon us, I thought I'd give a stab at leopard print, and for my first try I think I did a pretty darn good job! I even managed to do my right hand, and I think it turned out better than my left hand even though I'm right handed! I have a confession to make though... my nails aren't exactly pink, they're more of a coral pink, but I think they're pink enough to classify.

 Left hand.

Right hand.

With flash to show the pink! 

The coral pink colour is 2true shade 3 and it gave me the WORST migraine! I can tell you now I won't be using that nail polish again in a hurry. The purple is Miss Sporty which appears to not have a name, and the grey is Barry M Grey. To do the purple and grey splodges I used a bobby pin as a dotting tool, creative huh? Hope you guys like it :)

Sunday, 22 May 2011

The Handwriting Tag

I'm procrastinating (again) and saw this blog post and thought why not! It's always fun to show off my less than stellar handwriting.

Just answer these questions in your own writing, take a pic and post! Easy peasy!

1. What is your name? And your blog name?
2. Blog URL
3. Write: the brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.
4. Favourite quote
5. Favourite song
6. Favourite band/singers
7. What was the last movie you saw?
8. Favourite tv shows?
9. Say anything!
10. Pass it along to a few bloggers

So, as I've tagged EVERYONE, at least one of you better do it or I'll cry! And once you post it (which you better) put a link in my comments so I can see! 

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Make Up Haul

So I think I might have brought a little to much this week, I'm blaming exam stress though and the fact maths is REALLY depressing. So here's what I brought:

I ran out of my matte top coat, so I brought another one. I've wanted a yellow since my last one dried all up and went horrible and I've finally got around to buying a new one, it's called Sunshine, how cute! My friends ALWAYS moan that I don't have any green nail polish as I hate green (I swear they're only friends with me so I'll paint their nails) so I finally caved and brought this cheapo one with a great name... it's called NINJA. Best. Name. Ever. I've also wanted a coral for a while so got the 2true shade 3 (creative name, I know) although I've never tried any 2true polishes before, so don't know how well it applies and I find the bottle weird looking.

Next I brought some new blushes, I'm kind of obsessed with blush atm, and a brush (just a superdrug home brand one) as the brush I was using had seen better days. The Natural Collection is called Pink Cloud, Collection 2000 is called Breathless (cheesy name or what!) and the NYC is Pink Cheek Glow. I've been after some more day time blushes, as the ones I have now are more night out and these are perfect for the day.

Now on to lips. The lip gloss is Natural Collection Cherry Drop, you can't see in the picture but it's glittery. The lipstick in the blue is 17 Belle and it's just a standard day lipstick, nothing really that special about it. Now the lipstick in the purple, I am in LOVE! It's Rimmel Lily Extase (what the hell does extase mean?!) and it looks amazing!! It's replaced my Rimmel Red Fever as my new fav lipstick.

  It even matches my nails!

I told you I brought a lot, haha! Next up is Max Factor Smoky Eye Effect Eyeshadow in Bronze Haze. So I never normally wear eyeshadow as without my glasses on I'm pretty much blind, it's a struggle just to put on mascara! Without my glasses my eyes just look like grey blurs and I can't even see the mascara stick! How I manage to not get it all over my face is a mircile. Anyway, I really love the smoky eye effect, but because of the blindness I could never do it... until now! I can totes do the smoky eye with this, even though I can't see what I'm doing! Yes!

Ok, that's it for now, I actually brought quite a bit more but I'm to lazy to post the rest. Sorry for another long post! I hope you all are enjoying today and that the whole rapture/impending doom isn't putting a dampener on things. :p

Friday, 20 May 2011

Pink Stripes.

This mani is a result of procrastination...

I used Barry M Strawberry Icecream and Shocking Pink. Some of the lines are a bit messy, but oh well. 

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Pink Wednesday - You Can't Join Mathletes, It's Social Suicide!

I'm pretty proud I've managed to do every Pink Wednesday since I started this blog, go me! So this week I decided to use some of the new nail polishes I brought; Gosh Wild Lilac and Accessorize Pink Spice

 I think they look quite tiger-ish, don't you think?

A short and sweet post as I have an exam today, wish me luck! 

Monday, 16 May 2011

Major Shopping Spree!

I'm just going to apologise in advance, there is a lot of writing and pictures in this post! I've had very little human contact in the past week (thanks to revision) so I have a major case of verbal diarrhoea! Haha, oh dear!

You have no idea how good this cookie was.

As I've been revising so hard for my exams (and by revising I mean putting colourful post-it notes on my work and highlighting things for fun) I thought some nail polish shopping was in order! Because I deserve a treat, right? Maths has to be the most draining subject EVER! If you don't have a death wish, don't do a maths degree, that's all I'm saying. Anyway, so I splurged and brought 5 nail polishes (and cookies)!

I tried to take a pic of these in sunlight, but it's raining... boo! 

Here's them in a different light. 

As you can tell by the label they're Accessorize nail polishes, the one to the left is called Pink Spice and it's pink with gold and orange tones in the sun. The one to the right is called Bronze and it looked better in the shop, it looks kinda gross now, hopefully it'll look better on my nails.

I LOVE this one, I've been after a purple this shade forever, but I haven't been that successful in my search. It's Gosh Wild Lilac.

A nail polish haul just isn't complete without the Barry M. Words cannot describe my love for Barry M. Anyway, the one on the left is called Peach Melba and it just reminds me of holidays to Spain, if I was going on holiday this year this is deffo the polish I would wear. The one on the right is called Strawberry Ice Cream. 

All of them together!

I also brought Max Factor Lipfinity Lasting Lip Tint. Not really sure why, just thought it looked cool and I needed something else to buy as it was 3 for 2 in Boots. LOVE IT. 

I wasn't to sure what to expect with this, but I tried it out and it smells nice and it's super fun to apply, it's like colouring in your lips with a sharpie! I brought in it shade 03, whatever that means... 

But wait, there's more still...

I brought some black shoes today also (my bank account is crying after today) because I don't really like the plain black shoes I have now and these are SO MUCH CUTER! 

They're from Dorothy Perkins if anyone was wondering... 

I also brought a pink stapler (won't show you a pic of this though, unless you want me to, haha) and some pressed power from Collection 2000 in Ivory, because my Natural Collection one makes me look ORANGE, not that that's a challenge though as I'm as pale as can be, which is a shame as I love the Natural Collection one. Hopefully the Collection 2000 is just as good and doesn't make me look orange...

This is the last pic, I swear!

If anyone has read all of this incredible long, boring post I am truly sorry for writing so much and I love you for reading it all.  

Friday, 13 May 2011

Yummy Watermelons

So blogger being down, for what seemed like FOREVER, was annoying huh? My last post was deleted but hopefully it'll be back up soon...

Anyway, I was going to do fimo watermelon nails, but I'm kind of traumatised from the last time I tried to cut up fimo canes, so I went with the more literal approach, haha.

Can you tell I did the green and white lines free hand? So messy!

I didn't really have any nail polishes which were watermelon colour, so I did 2 coats of Barry M Bright Red then a thin coat of Rimmel Magenta Magic. The white stripe in Konad Special Nail Polish and the green is Calvin Klein Emerald Green (which is the only green I own!) and then the black is Barry M. 

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Glitter In The Air

I've been wanting to use one of my glitter polishes for a while, but that much glitter is a nightmare to take off so I don't often wear it, but yesterday I saw this post so I thought I'd glitter up my nails and try it out! Hopefully it works! I used this Barry M blue glitter, which I absolutely LOVE! I have their red too, they're both easily in my top 10 fav nail polishes.

Such bad shrinkage though!! 

Does anyone have a way to stop the annoying shrinkage? 

P-P-Pink Wednesday

For this mani I got inspiration from a pair of socks I found (random much?) which were orange with big pink spots on them, so I thought hey, if they look good in sock for they'd look good on nails, right? Erm, no. I did Barry M Pink Shatter over orange but as I didn't like them I thought GLITTER, glitter will make everything better. Wrong again. Anyway, these are my nails:

I'm also hating how short my nails are atm, I want to go back to my fakies but they're too time consuming for uni, so I'll just have to wait 3 weeks until I've finished. Then I can have glorious long fake nails all summer long!