Wednesday, 29 May 2013

My Current Reads


This is the first time I have ever put what I am reading on my blog but I thought it might be a nice change from the norm.

I found these 2 books in my local library, this might not seem a big thing but it's not often that I find books like this in my library and I was quite surprised to see them.

This post has quite a few pictures in it so click the jump to see a bit more of the books.

Monday, 27 May 2013

Models Own Fruit Pastel Banana Split and Apple Pie Swatches and Review


Models Own Fruit Pastels are a range of Pastel polishes, each with their own fruity scent once the polish has dried. Initially, I intended to buy the whole range of these, I thought it was such a novel idea, and you know I'm a sniffer so I really wanted to have them in my collection.

I'm glad I went into the store to get them though, and also glad they had these cute, retro scratch and sniff panels on the lids.


These panels do just what they are supposed to, you scratch the panel with your nail, then sniff and you get a whiff of the scent. I did this with all the Fruit Pastel Polishes and I didn't much like the rest of them but Banana Split and Apple Pie were lush.



Banana Split is a truly pastel Yellow. It's a very subtle colour and has a gorgeous finish to it. The smell once dry is not as strong as it was on the panel but it is still noticeable. This is my favourite of the two both for the colour and the smell.


Apple Pie is a mint green with a very, very subtle scent to it. It doesn't smell like Apples or Apple Pie but it is a nice, sweet smell. 

Both of these polishes took 3 coats to be opaque. Coats 1 and 2 were very streaky but dry time was quite quick so it wasn't too bad. The finish is smooth and shiny and they were easy to remove.

I think these are definitely a novelty type item and although I like having these 2 in my collection, I'm not sure if I would go out and buy loads of different ones. Now if only they can somehow use this technology to rid us of the initial polish smell, that would be something, wouldn't it?

The Banana Split was definitely the strongest scent and the most pleasant smell in my opinion but all the colours in the range are very pretty and perfect for spring.

These 2 and the rest of the range are available from the Models Own Website for £5 each  or all 5 for £20  (click the prices to be taken to the page) or you can get the from Boots for £5 each or they currently have 3 for 2 on all Models Own Cosmetics

:)x




Wednesday, 22 May 2013

My May 2013 Lust List



It's a bit late in the month for me to do the lust list, but I have quite a few things that I have wanted this month so it has been a little hard to whittle them down for the post.

As you can see, it kind of has a comic book theme this month, and I didn't even notice that until I went to sort the items out, so I used that to make it into this fun theme.

Key Lime, Mango, Blue Grape, Passion Fruit and Guava.

First up is the new Barry M Summer Gelly Collection. I have been really impressed with the Gelly's that have been released so far and have most of the previous releases, which you can see here and here. The pre-release swatches of the Summer Collection look gorgeous and I really love the look of  Mango, blue Grape and Guava, so I think if I can't have them all, I will at least buy those 3.


These are due for release in Superdrug on June 5th and Boots from June 12th and will be priced @ £3.99, but they are currently available straight from the Barry M Website.

To see some gorgeous pre-release swatches of these, check out Allie's post over @Brit Nails.


Now, you know I love eBay, well, I don't know if any of you do this, but sometimes, I just sit on eBay browsing for hours. I was browsing the Nail Art section the other day and I came across these absolute beauties. These Vintage Bird Full Nail water decals are priced @ £1.99 with free postage, bargain. These will be in my possession soon, I hope.

Here is a link to the listing for these, just in case you have fallen in love with them too- Decals eBay listing.



This is the Holy Grail of Batman Jewellery in my opinion. this Batman ring is an Official DC Comics double finger, adjustable ring. It's slightly pricier than I normally go for @ £16.99 from this seller on Play.com but it is so amazing that I just won't be able to help myself.


Cheryl by Chockers

OMGosh, *fans oneself with nearest fan appropriate object* These shoes are so unbelievably gorgeous. These are the sexiest shoes I have ever come across in my life. I stumbled upon these on eBay but there was only one pair on there and I have never seen them before. Sadly, I got outbid on them in the last second, BUT, and yes it does require a big but, I found the original place selling them and they still have them in stock. These incredible shoes are available form Chockers.com (click the link to view them) and are priced @ £29.99 reduced down from £45, which is pretty cheap for such art. Hubby is going to be hearing about these every minute of every day forever until he buys them for me. Either that or the Shoe Fairy gots to gets her ass in gear and drop them in my lap.

They also do a normal court shoe platform called Whoosh, with the same print and spikes, which you can find here at the same price of £29.99, just in case the ankle boot type isn't your thing.

Tank Tops from We Love Fine

I recently started reading an amazing blog called Fashion Tips from Comic Strips for obvious reasons, you should check it out if you like this sort of thing too. Betty Felon from the blog, posts about gorgeous fashion inspired by Comic Strips and has been making me incredibly jealous since I started reading. That is how I came across We Love Fine and I have spent quite a few imaginary pennies on there, being poor is in no way kickass. :(

It is an American website and they have loads more on there that are desirable but these are just my first picks. The prices aren't that bad at all, most of the tops are priced @ $29 excluding tax, which works out at about £19.22. They do ship all over the world, but I'm not sure how much postage would cost.

Item links (from left to right in image):


The Supergirl and Robin Tank tops do say that they are sleep tops but I would wear them during the day with no shame what-so-ever.

I would love to know if there are any UK websites selling anything similar to these, so if you know of any, sound off in the comments.


And lastly, up until a few weeks ago, I had no idea that we had a Comic Con in London. How could I not know that? We would love to go to Comic Con but with it being so close, and Hubby going to Rezzed in June, we just wouldn't have enough mullah this year. So we have decided, providing it still happens next year, we will go then, and maybe bring Ki with us as well.

You can get tickets here and they range from £12 to £29.50 depending on which day you go.

Well, I hope you liked this month's Lust List, as always, let me know if this has inspired you to buy any of the items on my list, apart from the Shoes, never tell me about the shoes, knowing others own them will only make me cry uncontrollably.

:)x






Monday, 20 May 2013

Wonder Woman NOTD


I have been playing Injustice: Gods Among Us quite a bit lately, and just in case you couldn't tell, Wonder Woman is my favourite superhero. This is when I realised that I haven't done superhero nails, let alone any Wonder Woman nails, so it's about time I started.

I have also done a review of Injustice:Gods Among Us for Gert lush Gaming, so please take a mosey on over and have a little read- click here.

If you're not very familiar with Wonder Woman, I'll explain what each finger is just to give you an idea. 
So, the index finger is her golden tiara with the red star in the middle and black hair at the top. 
Middle finger is her red corset/bodice with the Wonder Woman logo sticking up from the bottom. 
Ring finger is her spangly knickers/ skirt/ trousers, depending on which representation you look at, with her gold belt at the top.
 The pinkie finger is her red boots that have the white line down the front. 
The thumb was a last minute decision, I honestly had no idea what to do on this one and I'd pretty much covered the whole outfit on the other four fingers, so I just went with a comic book POW! which ended up looking really cute.

Polishes used: Barry M Matt White, Barry M Black, Barry M Gold Foil, Barry M Retro Blue, Barry M Silver Foil, Barry m Black Nail Art Pen, NYC Lexington Yellow and Nails Inc St.James.

Hope you all had a lovely weekend and a good start to the week.
:)x

Friday, 17 May 2013

What's in my May GlossyBox? 2nd Birthday Edition.


My GlossyBox was a little late this month because of an issue with my Paypal payments and because of this, I broke my own cardinal rule when it comes to GlossyBoxes, don't find out what other people get before you have received your box. My friend who lives round the corner is a subscriber too, and normally, she isn't allowed to tell me what she got until I have had mine, but this month I asked her, and oh I wish I hadn't, her box was amazing, the products were so good and she got full sizes that were quite high priced. So I got excited. Then my box turned up and I got disappointed. Not because my box was rubbish, my box was actually pretty good but because I was expecting something different. I have got over it now but I recommend not breaking this rule, EVER.

So, this months box is to celebrate the 2nd birthday of GlossyBox UK. They have done really well since starting up and I'm really glad that I joined them, yes, we do get disappointing months but its personal preference and lets face it, you can't keep everyone happy, and I would never have got to try some of the amazing products I have if I never signed up.

Because of the significance of this month, I was really hoping that we would have another limited design box but they stayed with the normal baby pink box and instead changed the ribbon and tissue paper. I love the colour of the ribbon, its a bright neon pink, which hasn't really come through quite as bright on camera.


The tissue paper is a cute 'treat' theme.


The info sheet is the same as usual as well. See that little blue box on the right? That box is to tell us that if you had been subscribed for over a year, you were getting and extra treat in your box, why didn't I hear about GlossyBox earlier than I did. :( I'd be interested to find out what long time subscribers got as this extra treat.

Click after the jump and we'll get onto the items I did get.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Polish Days- The number 5



This Polish Days seems to have come round really quickly, and tbh, Hannah (from Polly Polish, that runs Polish Days) seems to have a knack for picking themes that proper stump me. This months theme of The Number 5 is no exception.

Unfortunately, the number 5 has no significance to me at all, which I found quite strange. Apart from a few 5's in my phone numbers, that's it. So, thinking of a mani for it was quite difficult. Yes, there are loads of things out there in the big bad world that have relevance but I couldn't think of anything to do with them.

Apart from one thing that kept sticking in my head, 5 Gold Rings. Yes, it's a little bit out of season but don't worry, I didn't go for a Christmas theme. I kind of loosely used it, so the mani I came up with ended up a bit of a mish of 2 things.

Before we get to the pictures, I'll explain how I decided on this particular mani. So, 5 gold rings, gold rings, one gold ring, one ring, one ring to rule them all, I have 5 fingers, so, 5 gold rings to rule them all.

And this is it.

Direct Sunlight
I had recently bought some cute decals which had the text from the ring in LOTR, or so I assume, it could say anything for all I know. I used a base of Barry M Gold Foil (the only non-glitter gold polish I own), topped with 3 coats of Barry M Gold Glitter, added the decals and topped with Seche Vite, which took 2 coats because of the glitter and decals.

I love the effect of old, dirty gold it gives in direct sunlight.

Natural light-shade

This is the mani in natural shaded light, you can see a few crinkles in the decals but it doesn't ruin it. 

I'm very interested to see what everyone else has done for this month, I love that everyone else's interpretation will be different.

So don't forget to check out all the other lovelies taking part to see what they have done, they are listed below. And if you want to take part in next months Polish Days, you can get all the details here.

:)x





Saturday, 4 May 2013

May the fun be with you!

As it is Star Wars day I wanted to post one of my favourite videos to give you a smile. I know this is technically 2 posts in one day but don't get used to it, you know how bad I am with it.

Anyway, enjoy! :)x


               


May the 4th be with you!


Yes, today is Star Wars day, so I decided to do these cute Stormtrooper nails that have been floating around for a while. This was my first ever attempt at them, and i made the mistake of going in thinking these would be easy as pie and quick, I was wrong. Mainly because I had hand tremors at the time so it was impossible to freehand anything neatly, but the outcome was cute as hell and they got the approval of my 6 year old, so job done.

I used Barry M Matt White and Barry M Black Nail Art Pen for the details topped with a coat of Seche Vite.

We like Star Wars in this house and have crap loads of Star Wars memorabilia. I did try to take some pictures of some of it for you but my camera ran out of battery and I have no more in the house (you wouldn't want me going out in the rain would you?) Maybe that can be a post for another day.

We have 2 FX lightsabers, some mini collectable lightsaber hilts, film cells, old collectable figures, newer figures, original soundtrack LP's, clothes, jewellery, teddies. The list could go on and on, we even have inflatable lightsabers and the Star Wars posters that we had on the walls of our first flat together.

Sadly, in our town, there isn't a lotta love for Star Wars and so there are no celebrations going on anywhere near us so we are gonna chill out with a Star Wars movie marathon.

Did you know that today is also Free Comic Book Day? You can have a look at the website here to find out more about it and see if you have a store near you that is participating. Again, we miss out because our little town sucks and is nowhere near anyone who is participating. Let me know if you do anything fun for either Star Wars Day or Free Comic Book Day.

Now go and relax you will.
 (yeah, I know, that was lame, don't be judgey)

:)x