Friday, 2 March 2012

In Bloom!

Hey! Don't know about where you all live, but the weather here has been amazing for the last few days and it's really cheered me up! So to celebrate the onset of spring I did a little mani inspired by the beautiful cherry blossoms that will hopefully soon be in bloom outside my window...

It made me smile all day when I had this on my nails! I'm so glad I've actually found a decent white polish too! I was really beginning to lose hope when I found 'On The Rocks' by Jessica. The formula is great to apply and the polish is nice and opaque, it dries really quickly and it lasts a good while too. I'll definitely have to get myself some more of these! Anyway...

Speak Soon xx

Saturday, 11 February 2012

My Take On Tux!

HeyHey! Back from Venice with some great ideas for a new series, but until then here's a mani to tide you over...

I'm loving monochrome mani's at the minute! Can't get enough...and I think the tuxedo theme is just too cute!

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Shellac Nail Art: Valentines In Venice!

Hey Hey Lovelies!! Off to Venice in the morning so I just thought I'd leave you with my Shellac mani for the week. I don't really do Valentines, so it's not your traditional hearts and kisses type thing! Hope you like it all the same :)

It's Carnivale whilst I'm there so I'm hoping to come back MAJORLY inspired to create some new looks!

Speak Soon xx

Friday, 3 February 2012

Pigments And Palettes Blogger Of The Month!!

What an honor! I'm so so happy to be featured this month on one of my all time favourite blogs Pigments and Palettes. Please stop by and check it out! There's an interview with moi, and I also designed a look for Meredith's Palette Challenge. I'll leave you with a cheeky peek...

Speak Soon xx

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Makeup For Your Alter Ego: Part Five

Aaaaghhhh!!  So here it is, the fifth and final look in the Alter Ego Series.  Dun dun dunnnn...Mine! I've been f-reaking out about posting this for ages now!  The bloggers that have collaborated with me on this series have all produced some incredible looks so I've really been feeling the pressure haha.  I think you'll all agree it's been an amazing series and I'm really grateful to everyone who's created a look for it!  Thank you so so much ladies <3 

Right!  Rather than babble on nervously for about an hour, I'm just gonna post my look and let my pictures do the talking!  So, here it is...

The concept for my look was about an alternate personality burning away inside Alter E-Glow if you will haha (sorry I couldn't resist that) coursing through my veins.

On the outside I'm generally VERY reserved. My hair, my makeup, my mannerisms, anything to avoid drawing unnecessary attention to myself. But inside I have all this crazy shhh going on! I'm just incredibly conscious of how I come across to others and sometimes this makes me afraid to let go. Don't get me wrong I'm not contrived, just weirdly shy and very self conscious. So to me, my Alter Ego is the person inside I wish I was brave enough to be!

It really took a lot for me to post this look. Those of you that know me or have followed me for some time will know, I NEVER post full face shots of myself! But this time I couldn't wuss out!

I really liked the idea of the normal, reserved look juxtaposed with the bubbling eruption of the alter ego, and I also wanted to challenge my own strange obsession with symmetry. Hence the half and half approach to the look.  

So there you have it! My Alter Ego! Hope y'all like it!

Speak Soon xx

Monday, 30 January 2012

Makeup For Your Alter Ego: Part Four

So I'm really excited to be bringing you another look from the Alter Ego Series today. It's from someone whom you may recognise from many of my own previous some love to Hoz, my baby sister (in-law)!! As well as being both a very beautiful and entertaining model for me, Hoz is also incredibly talented with a makeup brush herself! She's created some absolutely stunning looks in the past, and has now decided to start a blog of her own to showcase them. Please stop by and check her out over at Beauty_Spot. You wont be disappointed!

Anyway, less blab! Here's some pictures of Holly's Alter Ego...

If you've already stopped by and checked out Holly's blog (which I know by now you have, right?) you'll know what an amazing job she's done with this look. It's so far removed from her everyday persona! Ordinarily she rocks a rather stunning, and not to mention VERY perfect vintage pin-up style look that I have to admit I'm a teensy bit jealous of haha. This is always accompanied by an enormous smile, so to see her like this is a complete transformation!

Here's what Holly had to say about this look herself..."Hmmm, here's a toughie! What is my Alter Ego Natalie asks me...? Well my personally traits are quite simple (like me hahaha) if I were to describe myself it would be that I laugh pretty much at anything including myself! My mum says I have an opera laugh! I am REALLY laid back and easy going and I am never phased by anything. Any attitude or what I would call worrying things in general life go straight over my head. I never really get upset or angry, so for my look I decided to create the complete opposite of how I look at life. I wanted to go for a worried, sad and upset look with loads of tears, I also included colours which I HATE to wear on my eyes just to represent how un-like me this really is."

Thankfully this last pic is much more like the Holly I know and love! Anyways, hope you guys all like this look as much as me. Stay tuned for the final's mine!

Speak Soon xx

Monday, 23 January 2012

Makeup For Your Alter Ego: Part Three

So so so excited to be bringing you the next post in the Alter Ego Collaboration Series today! The next blogger is someone whom I absolutely love! She's witty, intelligent, incredibly talented and has one of my all time favourite blogs. I have an enormous amount of respect and admiration for this blogger. She is someone who's words have been of huge encouragement to me, and it's an absolute honor to have her posting on my blog today! So, without further ado, I give you...

The Meredith Jessica from!

What an amazing Alter Ego look!  Here's what Meredith had to say about it..."Eventually, I decided that my alter-ego wasn't necessarily a different persona. I started to think of it as the fiery force you feel when you're at your most confident, your most unshakably awesome. I knew it had to be bold and bright, because that's how I feel when I'm at my best. That's it, I thought. My best me. My beast me! My inner beauty beast! Behold! Pull back the skin and reveal the beast within a.k.a. "The Beauty is A Beast" ...

For fear of over-explaining it and coming across as cliche, I'm going to try and let the images speak for themselves. There isn't a lot of explanation for what I did anyways, I just did what felt right. It's an allusion to my inner animal, my rainbow of personalities, etc. But if you want to get literal, my alter ego is a really gay zebra. Brilliant."

Merediths looks are always a pleasure to behold and this is nooooo exception. It's INCREDIBLE!! And totally appeals to all my senses. The drama, the vibrant colour! Not that I would ever put myself on a par with such greatness, but it does freak me out a little, just how similar our makeup mindsets can be at times haha. I know you'll all love this look as much as me, and I hope your all enjoying the series so far.  Stay tuned for the next installment...

Speak Soon xx

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