Monday, 19 December 2011

Nails: Technic ~ Be Dazzled

My craving for glittery nails led me to buy some more new polishes the other week. I spotted this brand, Technic, in a discount beauty shop. For 99p a bottle I thought it was worth a try.

I got a couple as I couldn't choose make my mind up what colour I wanted. This swatch is 4 coats of Technic - Be Dazzled, a copper coloured glitter in a clear jelly. It could have done with a base coat colour underneath but I don't really have anything that would match.

Technic - Be Dazzled

I don't have a lot of experience with glitter polish but I don't think I could really be disappointed with this at 99 pence! Have you tried any of the other polishes from Technic, do you think they are worth looking at again in future?

Monday, 12 December 2011

Gingerbread House and Castle

~~ Update ~~ You can see my 2012 gingerbread baking here

Here are my gingerbread creations for 2011! I made the icing too runny again, d'oh! So I couldn't do any nice piping. Maybe I'll finally have learnt my lesson next year.

Gingerbread House

I'm really starting to feel festive now and I have a real craving for mince pies. Hopefully I might have some free time next weekend to do some more baking.

Gingerbread Castle

Do you make your own gingerbread house at christmas? I think a lot of people seem daunted by it but it's not as difficult as you'd think, just quite time consuming. It's so rewarding though, it's definitely worth the effort.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Nails: Winter Evening

The idea behind these is that it's supposed to be snow on a winter evening, I love how it came out, so pretty. I've had a real craving for glittery nails lately.

I used some old polish I had from Asda for the base, I really love the colour but you need at least 3 coats to get good coverage, I used 4 here. Add on 2 coats of glitter and a top coat that's a lot of layers, it was a nightmare getting it all off!

Winter Nails

Here's what I used
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Sally Hansen Hard as Nails
Asda George ~ Ultra Violet
e.l.f. ~ Twinkle
Sally Hansen Mega Shine