Tuesday, 26 April 2011

NOTD - Ding Dong The Bells Are Gonna Chime!

With the royal wedding happening on Friday and inspired by FleurDeForce's YouTube tutorial on this manicure, I am celebrating using my favourite accessory, nail varnish!

I used Jessica Majesty Blue, of course the name is perfect, for the main colour then I striped the Union Jack using the white WAH and Models Own nail art pen and Nails Inc Aspen.

I wanted it to have some sparkle and I knew glitter would be extremely difficult to work with! It was hard enough with out adding glitter to the mix! I have to say from a distance it looks good but the perfectionist in me isn't happy with the wobbly lines on the flag. 

Majesty Blue is such a gorgeous colour! I actually couldn't decide between blues and lined up many for the task. I matched the sparkly-ness of the blue with an equally sparkly Aspen but I also needed a colour that was opaque in one swipe, no room for second coats here! The opacity of the white nail art pen was a problem for me, I needed a second coat and that made it look a little messy however I'm not sure I could have done it without the very fine tip of the art brush.

Are you planning a royal wedding manicure?


Sunday, 10 April 2011

Etsy Jewellery +

I recently treated myself to some new bling!

I really love the jewels that Lorraine, TheCurrentCustom wears and sells, however they are a little out of my price range despite them being amazing!

I love big chunky bangles and rings but I also love very simple classic jewellery too. I really wanted to get myself a gold necklace, something that is completely lacking in my jewellery box.

I chose this very simple gold disc necklace. It has a slight hammered texture to it which just gives it a little detail. I love the length and that it sits just in between my collar bones. It's gold fill as opposed to solid gold which is available but obviously it was much more expensive. I absolutely adore it!

I also chose a couple of bracelets. I really love dainty bracelets and again I wanted a gold one as have my silver bangle that I got for my birthday last year.

I just thought these were both really cute. I love the delicate peace sign, always a good ethos to promote and of course I was drawn in like a magpie to the sparkly crystals on the evil eye. Evil eye bracelets have become very fashionable recently with celebs like Kim Kardashian sporting one. As well as being trendy I like to think its watching over me too!

I bought these from Classic Designs on Etsy a seller I was initially linked to through Lollipop26 as this is where she purchased her sideways cross necklace. I love many more items in her store and with postage being so reasonable I know I'll be purchasing again. It particular the Circle De Soleil necklace. 


Saturday, 9 April 2011

NOTD - Neutral Leopard Print

Now you know I love a bit of a leopard print nail and I have been experimenting with different colours. So I tried a less blinged out version with my newest polish purchase, Essie's Sand Tropez.

I used my trusty Models Own nail art pen for the black detail and Nails Inc Cadogan Square for the brown spots. 

I'm really happy with it and I'm sure I'll be doing this again soon!!

Whaddya think?!


Saturday, 2 April 2011

Pick 'N' Mix Polishes!

These will be the polishes I'll be reaching for over the coming months.

I love the pastels and the primary colours! It looks like a bag of sweets to me!

Pictured are,

Nails Inc - Spitalfields
Nails Inc - Carnaby Street
Nails Inc - Portobello Market
China Glaze - Peachy Keen
Essie - Haute As Hello
Essie - Tart Deco
Jessica -Enchantress
OPI - Hot and Spicy
OPI - On The Same Paige
OPI - Y'all Come Back Ya Hear
Nails Inc - Brook Street
Nails Inc - Hollywood
Essie - Nice is Nice
Essie - Sand Tropez
Essie - Mint Candy Apple
Nails Inc - Portobello Road
H&M - U Must Have This
China Glaze - First Mate
MAC - Spirit Of Truth
Nails Inc - Grosvenor Green
Essie - Pretty Edgy

I made a little video if you'd like to hear me babble on about the colours!

What are you wearing this spring?


NOTD - Nails Inc Spitalfields

A polish that had previously gone un-loved in my collection has now become a firm fave for this spring and summer!

Spitalfields is a gorgeous pastel yellow that makes me dream of delicate flowers and sunny days! Purchased a couple of years ago in a four piece Pastel Collection, I dismissed this colour as one that my fair skin would not suit however it compliments me perfectly.

 Although I 'm sure this would be quite difficult to get hold of now, Nails Inc have just brought out a Rainbow Collection with a colour that looks very similar and of course China Glaze Lemon Fizz would be a possible dupe.