Friday, 30 November 2012

Thought Bubble Outfit

Apart from my hands you don't really actually see a lot of me on my blog so this will be a change from the norm!

Two weeks ago there was a comic book convention in Leeds called Thought Bubble which I've attended for the last few years. I'm not majorly into comics but I like going for the atmosphere and seeing friends and they have a lot of stalls selling some great art.

So here's what I wore

Thought Bubble Outfit

Outfit Rundown
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Dress and Headbow ~ Baby The Stars Shine Bright (L'oiseau Bleu)
Blouse ~ Dream V
Shoes ~ Bodyline
Wig ~ Cyperous
Tights ~ Primark

If you're not familiar with the style it's a Japanese fashion called Lolita ~ "based on Victorian-era clothing as well as costumes from the Rococo period" ~ although some it has strayed pretty far from those influences now! You can read more about it here if you're interested www.lolitafashion.org/

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Nails: Pink Panther

A few months ago I bought my very first indie polishes from Lush Lacquer on Etsy. One of these was Pink Panther ~ pink, white and black matte glitters in a clear base.

Pink Panther Bottles

I've used it in this mani along with W7 Black and e.l.f. Gum Pink

Pink Panther

Sadly I've actually lost my little Pink Panther bottle since taking these pictures. I made the mistake of leaving it downstairs unsupervised and I guess it looked like a fun thing to play with for the cats! Spent ages looking for it under sofas, kitchen appliances and other furniture but no luck :( We did however find the bathroom sink plug under one sofa which had gone missing the week before, little devils!! Keeping my fingers crossed still that it will turn up unexpectedly one day, lesson learnt though at least, no more polishes left downstairs!

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Meet the Kitties

Back in July Me and Mat adopted these two gorgeous girls from Cats Protection. They had been found by someone in a garage, born to a feral mum. When we went to meet them at their foster home they were both so small and timid, Lupercal especially, it took a while before we could even approach her without her hissing at us but we fell in love and decided to take these two home.

Well in no time at all they had settled in and realised that they now had two very dedicated cat slaves to look after them! Now they are both 6 months old and doing great.

Lupercal

This is Lupercal, Loopy for short. As you can see she's good at posing for photos :D a typical aloof cat although she does secretly enjoy a bit of attention, on her terms of course!

Cake

And this is Cake, the attention seeking missile. She's just a little fluffy ball of cuddles and loves nothing more than spending an entire evening sat on one of ours laps, especially if it means she can distract us from whatever we're trying to do. Sometimes we think she's actually a dog as she follows us around everywhere!

They can both be little terrors sometimes, Cake loves to chew everything and Lupercal is a climber and a clawer, but we love them both to bits and wouldn't change them for the world <3

Friday, 16 November 2012

Nails: Half Moon Owl

Owls are so in right now. What's that all about? Everywhere you look, owls. Not that I'm complaining, owls are great :D I spotted this tutorial for owl nails on pinterest and thought it looked easy enough to give a go. I'm not very good at free hand nail art as I do not have steady hands but these were no problem! And sooooo adorable.

Owl Nails

I can't remember all the polishes I used but the base and dark brown are both from elf. And the belly brown too I think. I like their polishes but they seem to take a really long time to dry fully.

Are you going to give these a go or are you fed up of seeing owls everywhere? *hoot hoot*

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Nails: Angelica ~ Brit Pop

Ok, first thing's first, I apologise for being total fail and going m.i.a. for months! Just got totally swamped with real life, kittens especially can be very distracting :D

Anyway, let's just get straight back to business. So a while ago I saw this new brand Angelica in Primark, I'm not sure if it's exclusive to/made by them but I haven't seen it anywhere else? They seemed a bit pricey for Primark at £2.50 but in the grand scheme of things not expensive. They had some interesting new colours when I went in last month so I decided to take the plunge and try a couple.

Angelica Brit Pop

And this is the first of these - Brit Pop. A multi coloured, densely packed glitter in a clear base. I have swatched two coats of Angelica Brit Pop it over a Barry M, Cobalt Blue I think?

Angelica Brit Pop Closeup

For the price I am incredibly pleased! Cheap glitter polishes tend to be really sparse but this wasn't a problem here.

Angelica Brit Pop Manicure

I'm going to make an effort to get back into my blogging, I have a fancy new camera so no excuses now! And soooo many new polishes to swatch, I think I might be a little bit addicted XD If you're already a follower thanks for sticking with me and if you're new here thanks for visiting