Friday, 9 December 2016

Geek Fuel November 2016

I feel like I am running super late getting all the subs up on the blog, I've already had a tracking email for the December Loot Pets and I haven't posted that yet, time always gets away from me in December, I feel like I am constantly on the go but never moving.

Anywhoooooooo, lets take a look at the November Geek Fuel!

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Espionage Cosmetics Geek Icons Nail Wraps

Eeeeeep, These are the Geek Icons nail wraps from Espionage Cosmetics and I am in love with them. My experience with the application went way better than last time and I was finished in max 45 minutes. I had no bits sticking out at the sides. The only bit I still need to master is filing the excess off, I can't quite get the angle right and I took off a little too much on some nails, any tips for square nails??? 

I also need to get a non quick dry top coat, I got a little bit of shrinkage from the cuticle line even though I went over the edge of the wrap. 

I decided to play around with the photos for these wraps, they have lots of stuff on there that I like but gaming is obviously a major one of them, but I went with tabletop instead of vidya games. Here I am lovingly caressing my pink and purple die set.

Here I am playing Pokemon UNO. I barely trimmed any of the wraps around the sides and cuticles this time and I really wanted this design on my nails somewhere so I popped it on my thumb, I ended up with 2 of this pattern and 2 of the other pattern left over so I can smash them into another mani.

Here they are in action in a game of Netrunner, which I still actually suck at, like proper suck. I much prefer proper board games to LCG's, which do you prefer?

I'm looking forward to using my next set, the hardest part is choosing which ones. They have a HUGE sale going on at the moment over on Espionage Cosmetics with wraps as low as $2, so pop over now to get all the bargains!!!

Use my codes above to get money off your order, but remember that they can only be used once per customer and can't be combined with other offers.


Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Loot Crate: Magical

The November theme for Loot Crate was Magical, celebrating mystical incantations and arcane adventures! I fully believe in magic, I have to, it's what keeps me going! Maybe not necessarily in Disney magic or movie magic but I believe that magic is everywhere, in the everyday, in the kindness we show other people, in laughter, in music, in food, in science and medicine and many, many other things, magic is all around you if you look for it. 

'And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.' - Roald Dahl

Lets have a look at the magical items in the crate.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Toon Link Inspired Nails

These are close to being Christmassy because of the colours and I even had someone mistake them for Christmas nails today too, so I'm still in the festive mood. But it's been a while since I nerded up my nails, so when I received an embellishment wheel from Born Pretty Store and I saw triangle studs, I knew straight away what had to be done, I expect most gamers would instantly think Triforce when they see gold triangles, because obviously! I went for Toon Link on this nail art, purely because his colours are brighter and I also had an idea for his belt.

The stud wheel actually comes with 12 different stud/embellishment style, all in a pretty gold colour. The amount you get differs for each shape and you get more of the smaller studs. The holo triangles, circles and diamonds look flimsy but they are all pretty sturdy and don't bend to a shape so if your nails are quite curved like mine, you will get bits sticking up but they cover well with a coat or two of Seche and they seem to hold well.

So I used the 3 triangle studs for the Triforce nail and for the belt I used one of the holo circles and one of the small round studs, I pushed the stud to one side of the circle to mimic the swirl shape on Link's belt buckle, then I added black nail polish to the space. 

The base colour is Barry M Spring Green, for the hearts on the thumb I stamped from Moyou Geek 07 using Moyou White Knight, then coloured the hearts in using Ciate red Hot Chilli. For my index finger I stamped from that huge Warcraft plate I bought from AliExpress using Barry M Silver Foil and the blue is A-England Order of the Garter. Middle finger the v-neck is Barry M Key Lime, with Barry M Mushroom for the belt. And on the pinkie, I used a selection of reds from Barry M and Ciate and I attempted to use the method from Chalkboards Nails to do the Rupee, although I do kind of wish I had just stuck with one colour.

Overall I love this mani, even if it is a little bit too green. The studs are great and have done well, so far they have been through a hot bath, the gym and lots of catching fingers and scuffing. They have not started coming off, nor have they lost their colour.

You can find this wheel here for £1.78/$2.53 and don't forget when you shop on Born Pretty Store, you can use code CBAQ10 for 10% of all non sale items.


Monday, 5 December 2016

NOEL nails

Yay! My first Christmas nails of 2016. I love Christmas so much, the sparkle everywhere, the bustle, the extra kindness that everyone feels (they better *shakes fist*) family together and joy and of course the presents don't hurt, although I do prefer giving presents.

For this NOEL nail art I used this Harunouta L014 Stamping plate from Born Pretty Store. This plate has the whole alphabet on it all with fab vines or leaves or flowers around or coming off them. The lettering is quite a good size and should fit on most nail sizes, even shorties. The images are well etched and pick up straight away with every stamper I tried.

The base polish is two coats Ciate Red Hot Chilli, then I stamped with Moyou Black Knight and Colors By LLarowe Sparkling Diamonds, then topped it all with a coat of Seche. 

You can find this plate here for £2.10/$2.99 and don't forget to use code CBAQ10 for 10% off all non sale items.

What Christmas/Festive nails have you got planned for this month?