Friday, 18 February 2011

Matchy Matchy!!

Inspired by my All Sorts mani I thought I'd match up my eye makeup. I always love yellow and black when I see it on others but never really wear it myself, so I thought I'd give it a try...

So whadduyathink huh??

I used NYX Jumbo pencil in Milk as a base, along with the white, yellows, blacks and grey from the Sleek Acid and Circus palettes.

Excuse the messy brows...every time I try to change the shape a bit they just end up all over the place :S I've still got sore eyes too, hopefully they don't effect the look too much!!

Speak soon xx

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

It takes All Sorts...

Hey y'all!! Another quick mani post for you today. I'll have lot's of them coming up as I prepare for the salon launch...SO EXCITED!! I will try to contain myself and mix it up a bit with some makeup looks too though :D
For todays look I've used a number of Nails Inc products (no surprises there), but what maybe is surprising is that I persevered with the NYX polishes!! I haven't changed my mind much about the White yet, but I actually really like the Hot Blue cream now...funny!! This time when I used it it applied smoothly and evenly and I only had to use two coats. Work that out?? Anyway, I really liked my mani, it cheered up a gloomy day and made everyone smile :D

The original idea came from Wah Nails, but I altered it a bit to make it my own. Colours used were Nails Inc Brompton Place (pale pink) Walton Street (dark pink for dotting) The Serpentine (dark blue for dotting) and Aubrey Walk (black/blue for large dots). I also used NYX White and Hot Blue along with a couple of Rio Nail art pens in blue, pink, yellow and black. I'm a couple of days in to the mani now and the NYX White is not wearing well :( Gonna have to find another solution. Anyone got any suggestions?

Soooo anyway hope you like the mani :D Speak soon xx

Friday, 11 February 2011

Seeing spots...

Hey everyone!! Hope your all well. I was going to do a makeup look today, but my eyes are really sore and I don't want to mess around with them so I guess I'll just have to show you my mani instead. I think I've said before that I'm a massive fan of Nails Inc polishes. I know they're a little pricey, but they have an amazing consitency and a good range of colours so they tend to be my go to polishes. Sadly they don't do a pure opaque white though and a lot of the mani's I've wanted to do lately need one, so I decided to try NYX. I think NYX products are really good value for money, the shadows and blushers and lip products I've tried have good colour pay off and an excellent price point, so I though I'd give the polishes a go...sadly I'm not impressed!! Admittedly I haven't tried all of the polishes that I bought yet, but the couple I have tried aren't winning me over. I got a couple of creams, some pearls and some jellies with glitter in. The two I've tested so far are both creams, one is a mid blue colour and the other is the white. Neither apply evenly and both colours took four coats (I could have kept going to be honest) to get anything near to an even opaque finish. Also, In terms of wear, I found that because I had so many layers of colour on my nail the slightest chip actually meant the whole nail peeled of in one sheet!! Sorry NYX, I love your other products but it's going to take something special to win me over on the polish front. Nails Inc pleeeeaaasssse bring out an opaque white!!

Anyway here's the mani...

For this look I used Nails Inc Kensington Caviar base coat with NYX white for the background. The dots were done with a dotting tool using Nails Inc Haymarket (duckegg blue) Dover Street (lilac) Drury Lane (coral) Brompton Place (pink) and Carnaby Street (yellow). This was all followed with a top coat of Seche Vite.

Have any of you guys tried NYX polishes? How have you found them? Do I need to give them another go?

Anyhoo, hope you like it :D Speak soon xx

Monday, 7 February 2011

Tweet Meeeee

Yup!! It's another quick look with some shadows from Mac's Peacocky range. I swear you'll be sick of them soon :D

Still loving these shadows. Todays look is done with Odalisque, Spectacle of Yourself and Tweet Me.

Speak soon xx

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Go on, make a spectacle of yourself!!

Just a quick look with some of the shadows I got from Mac's Peacocky range...

I'm wearing Spectacle of Yourself, Paparazz-she and Tweet Me

I thought it was the perfect excuse to break out the old Illamasqua birthday lashes too :D

Aww they make me so happy!! Silly I know, but they do...

The liner is Urban Decay 24/7 in Zero

I LOVE these shadows!! I've been patiently waiting for what seems like forever, and I'm not disappointed let me tell you. Even though the shades are not particularly unique and are very similar to ones I already have, the quality is fantastic and definitely makes them worth purchasing. Smooth creamy texture, rich pigmentation, blendable beyond belief...and they're MA-HOOSIVE!! What more could you ask for?

Is anybody else loving this range? Speak soon xx

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Don't be cocky...Peacocky!!

Can't wait for Mac to launch Peacocky!! I'm so excited, so in homage to the launch I've created my own interpretation of the their promo shot for the line. Hope you like it...

I'm really looking forward to the Mega metal eye shadows, what about you? Did anyone get or is anyone getting anything from the range?
Speak soon xx

Pssssstttttt!! I'm back....

It's been a while!! Hope your all doing well. Lots of things have happened while I've been away, I've been a busy bee :D First off it was my birthday, admittedly this was a while ago now though, but I had the best time. I got lots of lovely prezzies including...

The Urban Decay NYC Palette...

some beautiful roses...

a copy of Alex Box by Rankin

Tickets to a Kirsty Meakin workshop, aaaand lots of other things. It was fab! I saw all my family and friends over the weekend, but on my actual birthday I got to stay in bed. Heaven!!

If only my bed was actually like this...

And I got cake so I was a happy girl (not this cake, but cakes cake right!) :D


I met Alex Box...Eeeeeeeeee!! Which was incredible. It's not the first time I've met her, but I tend to get a bit star struck so I didn't really speak last time, I just stared in awe. This time though I was a bit more composed and managed to actually get a few words out. She's so incredibly talented, but what amazes me most is how down to earth and genuine she is. I talked to her about getting into the makeup industry and she gave me some really honest but encouraging advice, then Alex signed my book, which made me so happy :D

After this I was contacted about a blog feature!! The beautiful and very talented Madi over at The M Face interviewed me and did a post about my blog :O I was so flattered, not to mention really shocked. I love Madi's blog, we seem to share a love of feathers, glitter and a touch of the dramatic so there's no surprises there really. If you haven't checked out Madi's blog please do, she's one talented cookie, I guarantee you'll like what you see.

Then, oh yes theres more, I decided to stop playing at being a nail tech and go for broke (hopefully not though ay!!) . I've acually taken the plunge and set up my own business. I've ditched the security blanket a.k.a my full time job, and have set up my business operating out of a very busy Salon in a town near where I live. I launch in two weeks and I'm a nervous wreck :S I work really hard though and I've got a lot of great support behind me so I know I'll do well. Fingers crossed though all the same. I actually hide my hands every time I tell someone I'm a nail tech at the min cos I have no nails left :S

So thats where I'm at and what I've been up to. Hope your all having lots of exciting adventures of your own. Coming up I've got some new makeup looks and designs for nail art so keep checking in. Speak soon xx

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