Thursday, 31 January 2013

BMO Is No Robot

Mixing indie brands here, is that allowed?! Well I think they're a great match. I've used Pretty & Polished - BMO Me Up for the base colour and have Glitzology - Robots In Love on my accent nail.

BMO is no robot

It's really hard to capture the true beauty of these two. BMO Me Up has some incredibly subtle red and blue shimmer and Robots In Love is just packed full of holotastic glitters of all shapes and sizes including stars, diamonds and hearts.

BMO is no robot - blur

Glitzology are actually the newest addition to my indie collection and I have to say I haven't seen any photos that really convey how amazing these polishes look in real life. I have 4 shades from them and they are all soooo sparkly, they really live up to their name.

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Best of British 26/01/2013

British Nail Bloggers

This week Emma was inspired by a game in amongst other 31 Day Challenges over at Emma's Little Corner and textured nails using salt!

Lyndsay at Pie's Eyes has been stamping again Glittery Tiger Stripes are this weeks offering.

Beccy at Two Days Slow has been working on her stamping technique with gold flowers on a purple base

Sue in Lacquerland has been playing with colour this week Lush & Lynnderella

Lou has been whipping out comparisons and dupes for Chanel Malice in the first of an irregular feature over at Painted Nails & Baking Scales

If your a lover of sprinkles check out Accessorize Dragonfly over at Wendy's Delights.

Danielle swatched the new Mariah Carey for OPI Liquid Sand polishes over at Totally Nailed and also took a step back in time and revisited an old mani, creating a new version this week!

Claire at nuthin' but a nail thing has been polka dotting it up with some nail adornments.... Inpractical but CUTE!

Cris Cros has been trying out neddle marbling using her Barry M Gellies as well as trying out various untrieds

Friday, 25 January 2013

Friday Feels ~ 2

I've seen quite a few pastel glitter polishes this week and they're really piquing my interest at the moment. Perfect for spring

Top: Darling Diva Polish ~ Zoey Jane
Bottom: Gloss 'n' Sparkle ~ Unicorn Spawn

Another silly thing, sticking googley eyes on inanimate objects! Also known as eyebombing. Someone in the office I work in actually ordered some eyes so we could do this! Here's a few of ours


Hope everyone has a good weekend, I'm looking forward to a super chilled out one. I've picked up my pokemon cross-stitch again so I'm going to be working on that.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Nails: Gilded Flowers

My nails have been a bit plain lately, trying to get my untrieds and new polishes swatched, but here I've managed to use three untrieds and do some nail art/stamping that I'm happy with, yay!

Gilded Flowers
Polishes/Stamps Used:
Sally Hansen ~ Royal Romance
BYS ~ N66 Astro Gold
Barry M ~ Gold Foil
Pretty & Polished ~ Vampire Sing-a-Long
BM-221 Stamping Plate

I tried stamping with the BYS Astro Gold polish to start with but it was too sheer so swapped to the trusty Barry M Gold Foil. Royal Romance is a really interesting purple with a slight gold undertone which means it pairs really nicely with the rest of the gold in this mani. And I got all my stamp placement spot on for a change, can't wait to try more of my new bundle monster plates now. Going to enjoy this for a few days first though!

Friday, 18 January 2013

Friday Feels

Something totally different today! I've decided that I'm going to try and do a sort of regular feature on a Friday about things that I'm really loving this week.

Funniest thing on the internet, the latest bread based craze, Baguette Me Nots! Basically you replace an everyday object with a baguette and take a photo. Simple :D

Source

The song that is totally stuck in my head at the moment is You Keep Giving Me Love by Jenn D. Jenn used to be in a band called Soft Toy Emergency who I absolutely loved. Unfortunately they went their seperate ways a couple of years ago but now Jenn is going solo. I wasn't really that keen on her last single but I can't get enough of this one!



What's really got your attention this week guys? Let me know :)

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Pretty & Polished ~ Granny Smith

Earlier this month Pretty & Polished were selling some grab bags on their etsy store. Lucky packs/grab bags are one of the things I have a weakness for so I couldn't resist! They actually have some left if you're interested.

I ordered two of the 2 Minis bags, the arrived yesterday and I'm really pleased with what I got - Granny Smith, Martian Salad, Party On My Yacht and Power Cosmic. Greens aren't normally what I'd go for but the two I received are lovely and two glitter polishes, yes!

I liked the look of Granny Smith so much I decided to try that one out first.

Pretty and Polished - Granny Smith

It's a gorgeous metallic-y yellow green and it really does look like apples!

I've bought far too much polish already this month, my untried draw is getting almost as full as my tried so I'm going to try to put myself on a spending ban until I've got through a decent chunk of the untrieds. Hmmm, we'll see how that goes...

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Hits No Olimpo ~ Hermes

I can be a bit stingy when buying polishes sometimes, always checking my local discount shops and drug stores for a bargain, well I want to get the most for my money! But over christmas and in the January sales I splashed out on a few treats and things I wouldn't normally buy.

First of these was some holos from Sally Magpies as she had a sale on new years day. This was my first time ordering from her, it was so nice to be able to buy from a shop based in the UK! I bought Hits No Olimpo - Hermes and Hestia and Layla Hologram Effect - Cloudy Violet and Emerald Divine.

Hits Hermes

I decided to try out Hermes first and boy am I pleased with it! Definitely worth treating myself to this lovely polish.

I took the photo under artificial light. We don't really get the sunshine here in the north of England to show off holos at their best, especially at this time of year! Fortunately it still looks gorgeous even when the holo isn't being brought out. I'd say the golden colour is a touch warmer in real life.

Hits Hermes Bottle

This is one of those polishes where I catch myself checking my nails out all the time because it just looks so lovely. I'm really excited to try out the rest of my new purchases now too. I also bought the two a-england polishes on my wish list, Iseult and Morgan Le Fay, as they have a sale on right now for their second anniversary. Along with my new Bundle Monster stamping plates that just arrived I have a lot of new things to play with!

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Nails: Mathematical!

So happy my Mathematical set from Pretty & Polished finally arrived! I am a massive Adventure Time fan so when I saw these I absolutely couldn't resist. There was no way I could pick just one to try first so I tried five! These are all over one coat of white.

Mathematical

Man, I love these so much. The Young Hero (Finn) is my favourite I think, feel like I will get the most wear out of that one. Here's the bottles, I got the minis.

MathematicalPart1

I've got three left to try, especially looking forward to BMO Me Up, it has a beautiful subtle blue shimmer to it that doesn't come across in any of the photos I've seen.

MathematicalPart2

Who's your favourite Adventure Time character? I love the Ice King! He's so misunderstood, poor guy. And Lemongrab is great too, he makes me laugh!

Best of British 06/01/2013

British Nail Bloggers

Emma shows leather and holo finishes together for a rocking new year's eve mani and is currently taking on the 31 day challenge and particularly proud of day 5 over at Emma's Little Corner

Nada tried her hands at the magnetic gradient effect. What do you think!?

Over at Pie's Eyes, Lyndsay has some new stamping plates to show off the Princess collection and the Fairy collection , both from GALS

Q themed manicure? Q is for Quackers! Hardest ABC Challenge yet!

Beccy's been making the most of the christmas holidays and has nails in Blue and Pink at Two Days Slow

Alyssia has made some New Years Resolutions for her blog Rose Tint My Nails! As well as swatching Miss Sporty Metal Flip Polish! Check it out!

Kerry at JustTalkNails is really loving this new Garden Green from Avon, a lovely forest type green.

Lou was busy this week, playing with a new glitter polishe that will have stars in your eyes as well as on your nails

Anna of Anna's Polish Addiction has been enjoying Debbie Crumpet's 31 Day Challenge, her favourite mani so far being her first attempt at using microbeads on the purple day. She's also posted Revlon Facets of Fuschia.

Just a heads up , Jo at Northern Nails hasn't gone AWOL. her nails are super nibbins and not good for swatching , so shes hasn't been much with the posts this week , But Happy New Year and Welcome 2013 and here's hoping has a fantastic year!

Wendy at Wendy's Delights is showing us her fave nail polish effect Pink Magnetic with Circular Magnet go check it out!

The Crumpet began another 31 Day Challenge this month. Click here to see her amazing pink splatterfest for Day 4.

Saturday, 5 January 2013

The Liebster Award

So I've been nominated for the Liebster Award twice today! Go me :D One nomination from Kerry at Just Talk Nails and one from CrisCros at Naily Perfect.


The Liebster Award is for blogs with less than 200 follower. Here are the rules:

Each person must post 11 random things about themselves
Answer the questions that the nominator set for you, plus create 11 questions for the people you nominate to answer.
Choose 11 people and link them in your post.
Go to their page and tell them.
No tag backs!

Hmmm 11 random things about me, this is going to be hard

1. I love to buy tshirts almost as much as nail polish
2. I've never broken any bones
3. I love to roll katamaris
4. I recently bought spirographs for the office I work in
5. I love going to watch Ice Hockey
6. And roller derby
7. I can sleep just about anywhere
8. Mark Ryden is my favourite artist
9. I call the little orange thing on the Eon adverts Pooty
10. Strawberry creams are absolutely the best Quality Street
11. Dr. Buckles makes me lol. Stephen!!

Next my questions from Kerry

1. How many nail polish do you buy a month?
I have no idea, at least 2-4, more if I can afford it
2. How big is your collection?
I just counted yesterday, I have 90 + the 7 that arrived today
3. Do you collect anything?
Tshirts, nail polish and Lolita
4. What movie are you looking forward to for 2013?
All of the Marvel films, part 2 of the Hobbit
5. Any New Years resolutions?
Nope, I don't do new years resolutions
6. Favourite meal?
Roast dinner
7. What nail polish is next on your buy list?
a-england Isulet
8. What is your favourite finish?
Glitter
9. What is your favourite polish colour?
I don't think I have a favourite colour, I guess it depends on my mood
10. What's your favourite TV programme?
Adventure Time
11. What are you reading currently?
The Neuromancer by Wiliam Gibson

And from CrisCros

1.Where in the world would you most like to visit?
Japan
2. Marmite: love or hate?
Hate
3. How many polishes do you own?
I just counted yesterday, I have 90 + the 7 that arrived today
4. Do you any pets?
Two insane cats - see here
5. What's your favourite book?
The History of the Runestaff by Michael Moorcock
6. What house would you want to be in if you were a student at Hogwarts?
I have zero knowledge of Harry Potter, I'm a lotr girl
7. What's your favourite fruit?
Cherries I guess? I prefer veg
8. Who was your first celebrity crush?
David Boreanaz
9. What are you most afraid of?
Losing my loved ones
10. Are you a cat person or dog person?
Cat
11. What was your most hated subject at school?
Physical Education

My questions for the next lot!

1. Do you take as much care over your non-photo hand nails?
2. Favourite website?
3. If you could be any movie character who would you be?
4. Favourite animal?
5. Favourite word?
6. If animals became zombies, what animal would be the scariest?
7. Favourite tv show as kid?
8. Do you do anything else creative?
9. Sweet or savoury?
10. How often do you paint your nails?
11. Favourite thing about blogging?

And finally, my nominees

1. Economy Nails
2. Nails Noob
3. Glitter Infatuation
4. Lane's Laquers
5. The Teenage Shopaholic
6. Penguins Left Green Polish
7. Nuthin' But A Nail Thing
8. Pie's Eyes & Other Sparkly Stories...
9. Faithfully Polished
10. Polished Art
11. Horcrux Nails

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Two Days Slow on Twitter

I've decided to have another go at twitter, I've never really been able to get into it before. But now I've hooked it up with the Two Days Slow facebook page (so hopefully that will be a bit more active now too) and have a little feed on the blog it seems to make a bit more sense.

If you want to keep up to date with my occasional brain poots then please follow me. Post your twitter name here or tweet me and I'll follow you back :)

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

All Of The Pink

The hardest part of blogging for me - coming up with the titles. Urrgh, why is it so difficult?!

Christmas holidays are nearly over, back to work tomorrow. It's been great to have some time off and more time to chill and do stuff like paint my nails. Life feels like it's been pretty hectic the last couple of months.

Pink Party

This mani was inspired by The Polished Perfectionist, I wish mine looked as flawless as hers! At least I feel like my photography is getting a bit better.

Pinks

Here's what I used
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e.l.f. ~ Fair Pink
Nails Inc ~ Shoreditch
Color Club ~ Hot Couture (I think?)