Tuesday, 18 June 2013

True Blood Nails

True Blood was back on screens on Sunday. Woohoo. I wanted to do these nails on Sunday but my health took a massive nosedive in the last week, again, hence the slight absence. I'm starting to feel a little bit better today so thought I would pull my finger out and get them done.

They didn't quite turn out as awesome as they looked in my head but I still really like them. Are you a True Blood fan?

Polishes used: Rimmel 60 seconds Red Carpet, Barry M Black and Barry M Matt White.


Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Polish Days- To Boldly Go/Sci-Fi- Warehouse 13 Nails

When I received the email telling us what the theme was for this months Polish Days. I squeeeed, honestly, this is a theme close to my heart, I love Sci-Fi and when i read the title, I had hundreds, nay, thousands of different designs I could do running through my head. This is such a fab theme and one I have been waiting for.

After my brain calmed down a little bit, I logically thought about what I should do. My first thought was Star Trek nails because it would be right on target with the new movie in the cinemas, but then I thought, because it's in the cinema and because of the title of the theme (To Boldly Go) that quite a few people would go for that design this month, same with cosmic/space/galaxy nails. SO, those were both off the list. 

Then I thought about my favourite TV shows and one that is on my mind at the moment because of the bad news fans recently got. Warehouse 13- it has recently been revealed that there will only be 6 episodes in the next season and then it will be cancelled. Gutted ;'(. So, because of that, I decided that this months Polish days would be my 'ode' to this awesome show that we will be losing soon.

And this is what I ended up with.

Deciding what to do on each nail was the hardest part, I did originally have an Artie nail in there and a Lena's B&B sign but they didn't quite work.

The Farnsworth was an obvious one that was definitely going to be in there and I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

I've done a little breakdown below to show what each nail is.

The thumb is a Farnsworth- The agents communication device
Index finger is the number 13 from the Warehouse 13 title
Middle finger is a representation of my favourite character Claudia.
Ring finger is the neutralizer goo and the neutralizer bag.
Pinkie is the Eye of Horus- Symbol for the Regents.

Claudia and Pete are my favourite characters but for the life of me i couldn't think of anything Pete specific to do on a nail. Sorry Pete.

Polishes used: Barry M Gold Foil, Barry M Gold Glitter, Barry M Gelly Pomegranate, Barry M Black, Barry M Spring Green, Barry M Silver Foil, Barry M Matt White, Barry M Nail Art Pens Black and White and Rimmel Purple Reign.

I really love this mani and did my other hand to match it, luckily most of the detail wasn't too hard to get the same when using my weak hand. I'm going to wear these for a couple of days now I think.

I highly recommend watching Warehouse 13 if you don't already and are into the quirky scifi shows but SYFY need to get their act together and stop cancelling all these programmes on us.

Hope you like these, don't forget to check out all the other worldy lovelies taking part which will show below.

If you want to take part in next months Polish Days click here to check out the Polish Days page.


Saturday, 8 June 2013

What's in my June GlossyBox?

I am a very happy bunny when it comes to my GlossyBox this month. Not only did I have enough GlossyDots to get this month's box for free, but every item in this box is a full size, and they are great products.

This month, GlossyBox went back to 'normal', the pretty pink box, the black tissue paper and pink ribbon. The theme, as you can see above, is Summer Looks, which is great because we have actually had some some in the UK this last week.

Here is a box shot of all the pretty items in the box this month. Click the jump to see more about them.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Simple Studs and Swirly Stamping

The sun has been out a lot this week here in the UK. I haven't really had the chance to enjoy it but I wanted to put something on my nails which would be perfect for sunny weather. That's where Gosh Holographic Hero came into play. I got this during the colder months and hadn't seen it in it's full sunshiney glory yet, and wowzers is it gorgeous in direct sunlight. My camera didn't want to pick up the holo as strong as it was but its still really pretty.

I wanted to add a bit of a twist to it as well, I'm finding it a struggle to wear just a colour on my nails nowadays and have to do something to it, it's like a compulsion. So I added a black stud from the Born Pretty Store Stud Wheel to each finger except the ring finger, where I stamped a swirley pattern from Cheeky Plate CH52. 

It's simple but its very pretty.

Hope you are enjoying the sun and having a good week so far.


Sunday, 2 June 2013

Iron Man-i

Polishes used: Barry m Gold Foil, Rimmel 60 seconds Red Carpet and Barry M Black and Silver Nail Art Pens. Topped with one coat of Seche Vite.
Today, my little boy Ki turned 7. Doesn't time fly? Especially when you have kids. It seems like only yesterday he was this wrinkled little bundle that slept all day, only waking for feeds. Now he is not wrinkled, not a little bundle and eats all day, only stopping to sleep. I lie. He has his ups and downs but I wouldn't trade him for the world.

He's gone from this................
Lately he has been very into Superheroes, (which makes me very proud) particularly Iron Man, he loves Iron Man. So, his birthday turned into a bit of an Iron Man celebration.
I made him an Iron Man cake, whilst at minimal health, so got to be honest, it wasn't some of my best work, hence no photos of said cake, but luckily, as long as they can recognise it, kids aren't that judgey.

He got plenty of Iron Man goodies including an Iron Man dress up costume and I obviously had to join in the festivities and do an Iron Man-i (Get it? Get it? *nudge nudge*) The mani is based on the MK 47 from Iron Man 3 (Awesome movie btw, I would fangirl all over Tony Stark) and I honestly think this is THE favourite mani I have ever done. The picture doesn't do it justice at all.

to this! My Little Superhero.
He had a fun day and even though the cake didn't look amazing, it tasted bloody gorgeous. Nom.