Thursday, 27 October 2011

Nails: Green Lantern

Geek nails! I didn't really know much about the Green Lantern before the film came out this year, I'm more of an X-Men girl, but I'm always up for a superhero movie and it turns out he's pretty cool.

I tried out some cuticle remover this week too, I don't think it worked that well but I guess I'll give it another go soon. I've always been pretty grossed out by the idea of removing cuticles, especially by those special scraper tools you get for doing it, they look like a torture device to me!


Here's what I used
Sally Hansen Hard as Nails
Barry M ~ 284 Emerald Green
Unbranded White
Sally Hansen Mega Shine

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Nails: Check Mint

I've learned a few things this week. First of all, it pays off to be patient and wait for some natural light to take a photograph. Also, after about 5 years of having this camera I've finally found out that it does have a macro mode, I was just looking in the wrong place for it all this time. And lastly, there is no 'trick' to having neatly painted nails, it's just something I need to practice!

I messed up a little bit on these, I used scotch tape for the design on my ring finger and I didn't realise there was some fluff stuck to the tape residue before I went to put the top coat on. D'oh!

Check Mint

Here's what I used
Sally Hansen Hard as Nails
17 Lasting Fix ~ Mint Choc Chip
W7 ~ Black
Sally Hansen Mega Shine
Konad Plate ~ m56

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Nails: Midnight Silver

Wow, I'm still loving doing my nails. Started reading a whole ton of blogs, seeing all those gorgeous manicures and amazing techniques is really inspirational. Mine look such a mess close up but I suppose that's a good reason to practice

After reading about the new Barry M Foil Effects polish at Forever the ugly duckling, specifically how well it works as a stamping polish, I HAD to buy some. So later the same evening I busted out my Konad stamping stuff for the first time in forever and I totally agree, this stuff works perfectly.


Here's what I used
Sally Hansen Hard as Nails
Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro ~ Midnight Blue
Barry M Nail Effects ~ Silver
Revlon Glitter ~ Star
Sally Hansen Mega Shine
Konad Plate ~ m59

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Back With Pretty Polish

Hi there blog bunnies! Long time no see. I'm afraid I've been pretty fail on the blogging front lately but I feel a come back approaching.

I'm absolutely terrible at going through phases for things. I'll be crazy into something for a while, wanting to digest everything I can get on that subject. And then all of a sudden one day it won't interest me so much any more, I'll forget about it for a while and go through a phase of something else. It doesn't mean that I've forgotten about that thing forever, after a bit of a break I'll remember and start to think about it and the cycle will start all over again.

So this week my three main obsessions are Poupee Girl, nail polish and Pinterest. What about you guys? What can you not get enough of at the moment?

China Glaze Nails

I recently bought some China Glaze nail polish. I've been wanting to try this brand for ages as it's a name that seems to pop up all the time, along with O.P.I. Being the impatient person that I am I had to try it out as soon as it arrived. I can see why it's so popular, the consistency and colour are both really nice. I also tried out a technique that I saw a while ago, applying polish with a sponge. So I did a base coat of China Glaze and then sponged some sparkly No.7 polish on the tips and tried to get it to fade towards the base. I think it turned out pretty well although the effect is a bit more subtle than I anticipated.

I've also bought two more new nail polishes this week that I'm itching to try out. A shimmery dark blue/purple from Stargazer and a silver glitter polish from Revlon.

I think that will do for my first post back, keeping it short and sweet C: I've already got more posts planned though so make sure you visit again soon!