Tuesday, 28 August 2012

BK Matte Violet Purple

I know, I know. I'm blamming them out today. It's not an intentional annoyance. I just wanted to get the swatches of the newest polishes done and out onto the t'interwebs.

This is my first matte polish. I really wanted to try a matte as I think they look really good, so I went on eBay and searched for the cheapest one I could find just in case I didn't take to it, which happened to be this. It is a brand I had never heard of before and it came from Hong Kong. I have been waiting for this bad boy for nearly a month now. I also wanted it so I could try the shiny on matte designs. No, I haven't quite got round to that yet, but yes, I have done some swatches. 

W7 Mosaic

Yes, I erm, went back to the shop a day later, and bought another W7 polish. oops
So, I though I would do a swatch of this to show you why I am so interested in owning these polishes.

W7 Lava Flow

As you have probably guessed, this is just a quick swatch of the W7 polish I bought in my mini haul the other day.

These pictures are looking much better than previous ones, someone fixed my camera for me and now I know what settings to put it on for maximum quality from it.  Bright side is that you can see the glitters now.

I only managed to get 2 good photos before the skies greyed up but you can see the polish well.

Sorry the swatch is not on real nails, but unfortunately mine are still suffering and they keep breaking, so I now have 6 out of 10 nails all at different lengths.

Friday, 24 August 2012

My buys this week.

I have only bought a few little things this week, but I am quite pleased with my mini haul.

I had to venture into town yesterday anyway to have yet more blood taken at the doctors. So I thought, as a new B&M store had opened in town, that we might as well take this opportunity to have a look around it.
I'm glad I did, even though I couldn't spend a fortune, there are loads of things in there that I want to get and all at a really good price.

One thing I was a little disappointed in, was their collection of nail polishes. From a distance, I spotted a massive collection of W7 polishes on a shelf at the bottom of the aisle. Moving quickly towards them, I soon realised that the only polishes they had were the crackle effect. I'm not a big fan of crackle effect tbh. I have the Rimmel silver crackle polish but have only used it once and even then it was only on my toes.

Anyway, moving on to what I came on here to do, show you my lovely little haul from this week.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

My Lust List of Wonders.

My close to failed attempt at a wonderous montage.

Not unlike many women out there, I have a massive list of things that I want, really want, and just never get round to buying or they are way way to high above my price range.

The stuff mixed together is pretty random, but all stuff I have seen along the way, and that I still lust after to this day. I will also be linking to the places I have seen these items for 2 reasons, reason 1: just in case you also fall in lust with these items and wish to purchase one for yourself. Reason 2: as a source for the images I am using in the post. I will not take credit for something that is not mine.

In this post, I have only done a few items as there is quite a lot on my lust list and if I put it all into one post, you would get bored and it would take me days, maybe even weeks to do this one post.

Hope you enjoy.

Monday, 20 August 2012

New name......

I'm sure you will have noticed straight away that i have changed the name of the blog to +10 Kapow. If I'm honest, I didn't really like the name Akasha's Actualities but it was the only thing I could come up with at the time, and I grew to the feeling that it was pretty boring.

+10 Kapow is more ME, and is positive and fun. I haven't yet changed the blog address as I have entered the House of Fraser Blogger Style Challenge Here and I don't want it to get confusing, but once that is over i will change it, i promise.

Also, because i didnt want to steal anyone's images or anything like that, i made my own Blog title image to brighten things up a bit. What do you think? Do you like it?

Annnnd i'm going to try and put a watermark on my photo's, when i finally get back to being able to take photos that is.

With this change in title, i am going to be blogging about more of a range of things, like i promised at the beginning.

Well thats all i popped by to say today. I will be back tomorrow with a new kind of post.

Enjoy your day.


Sunday, 19 August 2012

-10 Kapow!!!

It's been a few days since I was last on here. I know I told myself that I would keep up my blog as much as possible, and I really want to, but my camera has now stopped working. :'(

I tried to do some cute Zombie nails (love zombies) and for my first attempt at proper, full on, freehand nail art, they actually turned out pretty good. I was actually very impressed and I got quite a few compliments on them.

Of course, I wanted to put them up on here and show you all how they looked, so that's when I went to take some pictures, and, that's when I discovered that my camera was no longer with us. Gutted.

I tried taking some pictures with my Blackberry, and even in nearly 200 photos, in different lighting and at different angles, none of them were anywhere near any kind of quality. I'll show you. This was actually the best photo I managed to take.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

What's in my August Glossybox?

Yay. My August Glossybox arrived. And it got here much quicker than last months. I received my dispatched email and the box arrived the next day just before lunch time.

I know this is only my second box but this is definitely my favourite box out of the 2.

Sorry about the really pants pictures. I had set aside today to do pictures but when I woke up, it was torrential rain and really grey, dull skies so no good natural light, and that has lasted all day. I actually don't think it has stopped raining once. Good job I like days like this, isn't it?

So lets find out what I have.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

House of Fraser Blogger Style Challenge

I've seen these Blogger style challenge a few times and thought they might be fun to try. Then I saw this Blogger style challenge, with a chance to win £200 worth of House of Fraser vouchers and had to try it out.

To enter, all you have to do is;

Step 1: Head over to www.houseoffraser.co.uk and pick your favourite new season pieces.

Step 2: Put together your look and post it on your blog. Tell us what you love about the pieces you’ve picked and where you would wear them.

Step 3: Leave a comment below their blog with a link to your post so they can take a look.

Step 4: Check back to see if we choose you as our favourite!

The competition closes on Monday 10th September at 5pm so you have plenty of time.

I haven't been blogging for long and this is my first attempt at this kind of competition thingy, so please, be gentle with me.

I love window shopping, but I am far from professing to have any incredible fashion sense. I pretty much like to stick to simple trends. And so that is what I have done here.

Saturday, 11 August 2012

My buys this week

Left to right: Perlier lip care Honey Miel, stamping plate KD3, Rimmel Princess Pink, Marshmallow Heaven
 and Orange Your Life

My nails are still naked :( and I feel like I am having polish withdrawal. My nails have never ever been in this bad a condition, they are so weak I could look at them and they would break.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

These are a few of my favourite things...............

I've had to take a break from doing my nails, because I think they were dying a little bit and they had gone really weak so I thought I would give them a few polish free days and do a different kind of post, which, since I have only been blogging a short time, may help you get to know me a bit better.

So, as the title suggests, I am going to show you a few of my favourite things.

Monday, 6 August 2012

NOTD: Ciate Bon Bon

Ok, so i didn't add anything to the Barry M Lemon ice cream, I actually loved it so much that I didn't want to remove it. And I am so gutted that I removed it for this.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

NOTD: Barry M Lemon ice cream

I'm starting to really fall in love with Barry M Nail Paints. They apply so 'creamy' and dry pretty quickly.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Viva La nails decals/stickers review

As i mentioned before, I joined Viva La Nails affiliate program for bloggers (which you can find here) and as part of this affiliate program, I was sent a pack of samples (pictured above). This was a mixture of stickers and water decals which I have now tried out and am going to tell you about them.