Sunday, December 22, 2013

Essie Watermarble

If you follow me on instagram you'll have seen that I recently got a few Essie polishes, two which I purchased and another two that my best friend got me for Christmas. So I thought it would be a good idea to do some watermarbling with them because they were so new and would work so well.

I've just realised my skin tone is different in those photos but oh well. The nail polish colours are similar enough that you get the idea. The colours used were: Geranium, Avenue Maintain and Bond with Whomever.

Sorry for the lack of posting lately! I've still just been so uninspired and apathetic, and I've been trying to finish getting Christmas presents sorted and what not so I just haven't had a lot of time to actually sit down and do some nail art. My nails have grown a lot in the past two weeks as well and I was going to file them down due to curling but they seem to have fixed themselves for now so hopefully they continue to grow as good as they have been!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Pink and Orange Watercolour

Okay, so it's no secret that I freakin' love watercolour nail art. And when I combine it with a Matte topcoat, it becomes my ultimate favourite mani. I love this so much and I wish I hadn't taken it off for work today. You'll probably see at least one watercolour mani every month because I'm only just getting started with the colour combos. Let me know if you get sick of them though!

The pink is Hot Spring - Ulta3, which is a deep, dark pink normally, almost purple. I've never actually used it before except to test it when my mum bought it for me ages ago. I had never been a big fan of it until the other day when I picked it out and under the light I use to do my nails, it looked absolutely amazing, so now I'm a massive fan of it. The orange is Mock Snob - Revlon, which is also quickly becoming a favourite of mine. 

I've got another post planned for Friday or Saturday so look out for that! I've decided I won't be doing another Christmas mani this week, I might save them for Christmas week!

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Christmas Nail Art

Just a quick post tonight before I completely forget about these nails! I wore this design to my work Christmas party on Friday night and I rushed them because my original plan to do some candy cane inspired watermarbling didn't turn out how I wanted, so I quickly did these before I had to get ready.

If you wish to know what colours, let me know, I've since packed everything away and considering it's Sunday night I'm feeling too lazy to get up and find them haha, but I'll gladly let you know if you want to find out what a particular polish is. 

(Sorry the picture is slightly blurry, I was in the worst mood when I took the photos, hence only the one angle.)

I've got a few things planned for during the week, so I'm starting to feel like I'm back on track with this whole blog thing! Look for some posts during the next week. Hope everyone's had a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

NOTD: L'Oreal - Metropolitan

L'Oreal have stolen my heart again with this amazing colour. I'm a big fan of gray nail polish and have been on a never ending search to find the perfect gray and I think I've done it. Metropolitan is the most amazing shade of gray I've ever come across. It's light enough so that it doesn't look too gloomy but it's also dark enough to not come across as a silver or light blue. This photo is without a top coat as well so it's very shiny on it's own. I'm in love with it.

I used French Riviera - L'Oreal and the cling wrap method in the photo below and I like how it turned out! French Riviera has some small blue specks in it that I forgot to get a photo of, but I'll eventually swatch that colour by itself and show you all. 

You may notice I filed my nails down a bit and rounded them off more, I love this length and shape a lot more than I thought I loved long square ones. They just kept breaking too often.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Nails for my Nana (+ some updates)

Over the weekend I visited my nana to help celebrate her 80th birthday, so I did my nails for her and she loved them. She was really excited about them actually. I posted these on instagram on Saturday night and completely forgot to do this post when I got home on Sunday, so here it is.

The colours I used for the watermarble were Liberty - W7 and No.5 - Miki (Bright Nails collection) the base for the numbers is Misty Jade - Rimmel.

The numbers weren't the neatest and I'm not sure I loved the watermarble on my pinky, but I did really love this mani. My nana means a lot to me and I'm really glad she liked it. 

As you may be aware, I'm very slack at updating this blog. Lately I've just felt really apathetic and uninspired, I've also been getting more headaches and migraines than normal so I'm not in the mood to be inhaling chemicals when I've got one, so I'm really sorry about how slack and absent I am. 

But despite all that I really am going to try make December a good mani month. Even though November was technically my 'no-buy month' I ended up buying about six or seven nail polishes and one nail care item. I honestly couldn't resist all the good deals at Priceline. So I'm hoping to resist buying anything in December, I think I'll be able to do it this time.

And finally, anyone who knows me well will know that I'm not a huge fan of Christmas, the only thing I like about it really is the candy canes. I don't know why I don't like it that much but I can just never get into the Christmas spirit. However, I am going to try to do at least one Christmas mani a week until Christmas day. I do have some ideas in mind, so hopefully that'll be the push I need to become a Christmas fan by the time it rolls around. I'm aiming to do at least two manis a week, one Christmas, one normal. I also sometimes do NOTD swatches on my instagram so be sure to follow me there for some extra stuff.

Let me know any ideas for Christmas designs you'd like to see or other designs in general! I need all the inspiration I can get this month. Hope everyone is having a good week!