Monday, 26 March 2012

Rolo Cookies

I'm all settled in my house now, it's great, I finally have space to bake again! I have numerous boards on Pinterest of things I want to try out so this weekend I picked these Rolo Cookies. When I went to take pictures I found that my camera was out of juice so I thought I'd have a go with instagram on my phone instead.


These were pretty easy to make, it was fun rolling them into balls with the rolo in the middle and they taste great too! I was also going to make some cinnamon cookies yesterday but ended up not having time so they're next on my to do list.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Nails: Technic Holo

Being on a bit of a tight budget at the moment and not currently owning any holos I was pretty excited when I saw this Technic Holographic polish pop up in my local Bodycare a few weeks ago. I've seen a pretty bad review for it online which I really don't think it deserves. Sure, compared to pictures of other holos I've seen it's not amazing but for the price you do get a nice bit of holo effect, albeit more subtle.

TechnicHolo2

I've done an absolutely terrible job of capturing it in these photos, it is so much better in real life, especially in the sunshine. I actually almost missed my stop on the bus the first morning I was wearing it as the sun was streaming in through the window and I was so mesmerised looking at it! D'oh XD

TechnicHolo1

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Monday, 19 March 2012

Nails: Poisoned Peacock

Another old mani for you here from a couple of months ago, my first attempt at half moons. When I first saw half moon nails cropping up I wasn't really all that keen on how they looked but the style slowly grew on me and after trying it out myself I actually really like it now.

17 Lasting Finish Peacock

I started off with a couple of coats of Boots 17 Lasting Finish in Peacock which I've photographed on it's own here as a cheeky swatch. Such a pretty, vibrant colour!

Poisoned Peacock

Then I used one of the W7 Planets polishes (sorry, I can't remember which one?!) and some of those little sticky hole punch re-enforcing circles to mask out the half moon section.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Nails: Wocka Wocka With Extra Sparkle

I'm finally back! Mostly set up in my new home now although I've got a lot of decorating to do. And my nails are back to some kind of not awful condition. All the cleaning I had to do before I moved totally killed my hands but I've been trying hard to moisturise lots and take better care of them now.

First off though I've got a couple of old manis to share with you. This one is using Wocka Wocka from the Muppets O.P.I collection. I finally got to see this movie last month, it took so long to come out over here in the U.K, I absolutely loved it, so much LOLs and great songs from Bret McKenzie.

Wocka Wocka

My photos do really not do this polish justice. It's a beautiful deep, vibrant red with a really subtle pink shimmer. After a days wear I decided to jazz it up a bit with some gold stripes and glitter, can't beat a bit of glitter.

Gold Wocka

Here's what I used
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Sally Hansen Hard as Nails
O.P.I. Muppets ~ Wocka Wocka
Barry M Foil Effects ~ Gold
e.l.f ~ Golden Goddess
Sally Hansen Mega Shine