Monday, 30 November 2015

Loot Crate: Combat

I was really excited for this months crate because they said Blizzard items, I have genuine love for Blizzard and their games, like last Rolo kind of love! Yeah you know what I am talking about, we all have that one game or franchise or company like that. Loot Crate is one of mine too, and they have been pretty awesome these last few weeks, subscribers were given the chance to give a few friends/family their first crate for free and we were given a chance to get our first LVLUP at a discounted price, which I did, because I obviously need to try it, though a little too late for this month but I went for the accessories LVLUP, so I can't wait for that next month, especially since I now know that the theme is Galaxy!

Anyway, this month's theme was Combat and it was full of awesome goodies, so lets have a look at them.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Danglefoot Nail Polish Star Wars Collection

At the moment I'm not sure which one I am more excited for, Star Wars of Christmas, Star Wars or Christmas, Star Wars or Christmas? It's probably just over the edge Star Wars, just because I know that it's closer than Christmas, plus all the awesome merch. One of the best things about such epicness, nail polish collections. When Hayley of Danglefoot Nail Polish asked me to swatch her upcoming Star Wars Collection, my tiny nerd self squeed. This is a pretty hefty photo filled post, just be warned.

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Stick to Stigu Planner: Plan Hard, Play Hard, Rest Hard!

I am not an organised person, in fact, since brain fog became a part of my life I would honestly put myself at the worst end of disorganised. I forget everything unless I write it down, I never plan and split my day up in an effective way and I never get things done when they need to be done.

Stick to Stigu is a new planner with a look-after-yourself twist and when I stumbled across them on twitter I knew I had to try it out, it seems like the perfect thing for me.  It's about the size of a Gen 1 iPad and has a spiral binding with lots of pages in it. I can have it sat open on my desk and comfortably carry it around with me in my bag.

Friday, 20 November 2015

Get Party Ready Feet: Cuplex Hard Skin File and Heel Repair Cream

I'll be honest, I really don't look after my feet as often as I should and I really should because I am very prone to hard skin which sometimes gets so bad that it becomes painful, which is usually when I'll give my feet a bit of love. Don't worry, I'll spare you the sight of my feet or the aftermath of my foot love but I have given these two items a good test to let you know what they are like.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Troop Du Jour

Star Wars Battlefront is out today in the UK and I obviously had to do another Star Wars related mani! The original Battlefront and Battlefront II on PS2 were the first games that me and the man really bonded on, we spent hours on them. 

I didn't manage to get the beta working on the laptop but I did try a game or 2 on the PS4 to see how it played and although I have been super excited for this game, I am not quite sure my eyes or brain function well enough for me to play shooter games to a satisfactory level any more. That doesn't mean I am not going to give it a good go when we manage to get it, it just means I will get incredibly frustrated because I am no longer a boss ass bitch, hahaha!

Who liked my title? No-one? Oh, sad face! I was trying to be clever, you know a play on the whole 'nail of the day' 'soup of the day' soup du jour' thing mixed in with a Stormtrooper.

Anywhoo, back to the mani. The base is Barry M Gelly Cotton and I stamped both images using the MyOnlineShop MJXLII and Konad Black. 

I love this wallpaper style image, although I do wish there was a little more detail on the left side of the image because it just looks like a bit too blobbed for my liking, but look how cute the mini trooper is. I also wish I had managed to stamp the image right to the edges but it's the price I pay for trying to get it as straight as possible. Can't have wonky Stormtroopers now can we?

So who already has the game, who is getting it and who has no interest?


Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Barry M Glitter Gelly Swatches

Look at me, being productive again, wooo. I decided that there was no better way to do something than with glitter, so here are swatches for the Barry M Glitter Gelly polishes. These have been out a little while now and I have had them basically since release.

 I was ecstatic to see glitter polishes come to the Gelly range but a tad disappointed that there were only two shades, hopefully in the future more of these are released.

The glitter in them is a fine glitter so not only does it look fab and give the polish a beautiful layered depth to it but it means they are easy to apply, easy to remove and still have the high shine that the Gelly cremes have. They also have the wide, rounded brushes that we saw in the Speedy nail paints which makes it even easier to get neatly up to the cuticle but not on it and cover the nail in less brush strokes.

Sparkling Ruby

Sparkling Ruby is a ruby red with gold glitter flecks.

It is a perfect Christmassy polish and in some lighting I have noticed and orange shift which makes it look like embers.

In the shade it looks like a deep wine red and you can still see the glitter.

Sparkling Amethyst

Sparkling Amethyst is a deep, dark purple with blue and purpley pink glitter flecks.

This one is my favourite of the two and has an incredibly beautiful depth to it.

In the shade it maintains it's dark purple shade and the glitter looks more pink than anything.

All photos are two coats of each with no topcoat, yes, that is the shine of the polish alone. The formula on these polishes are pretty great, as I mentioned before, the glitter isn't the 'use all your spoons scrubbing it off' type of glitter, meaning if you want a quick and easy bit of sparkle these are definitely my recommended go to (aside from holo obvs) and just like previous Gelly polishes, the dry quickly too.

Both polishes are slight stainers, more so the purple, so make sure to use a good base coat with them and be wary that they are a bit of a pain to clean up from around cuticles if you twitch and flood them as I often do.

These are available exclusively to Superdrug and are £3.99 each, so if you are looking for a bit of sparkle for the holiday season grab them now, especially since they are currently on the 3for2 offer.

Is it too early to put Christmas decs up? I am getting in the spirit already. Are you?


Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Autumnal Leaves Mani with LadyQueen Water Decals

I did it! I managed to actually do an Autumnal mani, with the help of these LadyQueen autumn leaf water decals. There are around 75 individual decals on this sheet, with different colours and different sizes of leaves and one large decal (top left) with multiple leaves in it. 

Each leaf is individually cut so that when you are applying it to the nail, there isn't a load of pesky extra decal bits and it means that you can easily place and stack the decals to build your nail art.

Once dipped in the water, I did find it a bit of a pain to get the decal off the backing, they really were a pain to budge without smooshing it up or ripping it, so I recommend leaving it in the water for a little longer than recommended on the packaging. 

They clung to the nail well once positioned and when I applied the topcoat, there was no lifting, curling of colour bleed. Speaking of the colours, they are vibrant and stand out nicely against a white base. Clean up was easy and any excess decal removed with a brush dipped in acetone remover.

You can find this decal sheet here for £1.13/$1.76 and don't forget to use code LGGT15 for 15% off your order.

Did you notice that I also managed to do a semi decent gradient? Polishes used for the gradient are Danglefoot Nail Polish Cast a Spell, Danglefoot Nail Polish True of Heart and Freckles Polish He's Been! He's Been!. Doesn't the gradient remind you of the old school Rosy Apple sweets/lollipops, omnomnom.


Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Infinity Crate: Plague

The October Infinity Crates theme was Plague, think zombies, infections, undead, that sort of thing and this months crate wasn't really that bad tbh.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Dumbledore's Army hehe 034 Stamping Plate from

Today I have another fun Harry Potter themed stamping plate, this plate is hehe 034 from LadyQueen. LadyQueen is a website which is very similar to Born Pretty Store, they have a large selection of products including a fab selection of nail products.

This nail art is loosely based on a Dumbledore's Army bag that I saw online, it comes in two colours, Khaki and Black. I wanted to do it based on the khaki one but I don't own a single green that is even close to khaki, or I at least couldn't find one this morning, so I used the amazing A-England Ascalon as the base.

I stamped using Konad white and the images picked up quite well although there were some patches in the design but overall the plate is pretty good quality. I will mention that I don't think this is an official Aiyoohehe plate as there is no card backing, it is just bare metal and there do seem to be a few small discrepancies in the images.

I tried a double stamp on the thumb with the Griffin image in red and yellow, then I stamped over that with the white D.A image. It didn't really come out as I planned, it was supposed to look kind of phoenix like and it was supposed to really stand out under the D.A, it still looks kinda cool though.

You can buy this plate here for £1.92/$2.99 and if you use my code LGGT15 to get 15% off your order amount. Now remember, this may take 4-6 weeks to arrive depending on where in the world you are but it is free shipping which is a bonus.