Monday, 27 March 2017

Espionage Cosmetics Masks Blue & Red Wraps

I think we can all benefit from a superhero in our pockets at one time or another, I know I definitely could. Who would you have in your pocket? 

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Inspired by Loot Wear:TMNT Pizza Nails

Normally with Loot Crate inspired nails, I try to make my nails look more like the item than anything else, but rather than do my nails as just one massive pizza slice like the Loot Wear bag, I wanted to do a TMNT theme but with pizza included! 

Let me tell you now, those tiny masks were an absolute bitch to do and I had to redo them a good few times, for numerous reasons but mostly topcoat smears and of course, none of the redos were as good as the first time. 

Apart from the pizza, this was all freehand using a variety of polishes including NYC Lexington Yellow, Barry M Spring Green, Barry M Raspberry, Barry M Mango, Barry M Damson, Barry M Turbo Charged and Barry M Cotton. The pizzas were from Moyou Cook Book 05, I stamped them in Moyou White Knight and then roughly coloured in over the top. I topped everything with Seche and then added a coat of Barry M Matte topcoat.

I haven't been doing many nerdy nails lately and it's annoying me because I have bought all these awesome stamping plates and I could do so much but I feel like my motivation for doing anything creative is right down. What nerdy nails would you like to see? Or even normal nails! 


Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Loot Gaming: WILD

The February Loot Gaming theme was WILD, exploring the wilderness with exclusive loot from some of our favourite franchises. So lets have a look at the items we got!

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Loot Pets: Build

As usual, this month's Loot Pets follows the same theme as Loot Crate, which was BUILD. 

If you read my Loot Pets posts, you'll know that I was really happy with the items we got in the December and January crates and even though there were some blips with the treats, I thought that the boxes were curated well, they had a good balance of item types. You can probably guess where this post is going, I am not happy with this month's crate at all, the balance of item types is off and the quality of one item is really bad. I really hope the March crate goes back to the previous format and it would be nice to see the t-shirts come back too, Kylo's wardrobe is looking a little sparse still. In my opinion, the crate should have one toy, one functional item, treats, a t-shirt and a collar charm, that's the perfect, balanced crate. But lets see if you have the same opinion as me, lets check out the items.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Loot Wear: Loot for Her: Build

Loot Wear this month followed the BUILD theme and this item is definitely one of the best things to build, I'm sure most of you will agree. I kind of spoilered this month for myself, I knew it was going to be a Ninja Turtles item and my love for the Turtles is strong so when the email came through from Loot Wear marked with spoiler alerts I just had to scroll down, I'm weak.

The worst thing is, because I knew what it was and because I really wanted it, it took bloody ages to arrive, so long in fact, that I thought it was lost or stuck at Customs, so I contacted Customs and they wouldn't help but then it turned up next day, yay!

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Loot Crate: Build

The February theme for Loot Crate was BUILD, and it was another solid month from Loot Crate in my opinion. I kind of love that the magazine includes recipes now, especially when it is desserts, nom. And yes, I am once again posting these quite a bit later than normal because I have been a slacker of a blogger lately and have barely been posting. How do you get motivation back when you have lost it? 

Forget that anyway, lets get on and have a look at what was in the crate.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Nerd Made! Ghostbuster Tested!

Today's notd is Ectoplasm from Espionage Cosmetics. These slimey nail wraps really got the Ghostbusters riled right up, I'm pretty sure Venkman is whispering sweet nothings to the slime to see if he can get it to back off a bit.

Looking at them in their packet, I thought the wraps were white with green slime but the white was the backing, they are actually see through and I was a little disappointed at first, but rather than waste the prep and the wrap I had just peeled off, I decided to embrace the naked nail look. It was weird at first and I'm pretty sure people were judging me for having naked nails in public but the slime took their attention away from the nakedness, and so, I have grown to like this look just a little and as usual I have a few wraps left over so they will definitely be utilised at Halloween.

You can't have Ectoplasm nails without thinking of or adding a touch of Ghostbusters, so I stamped the Ghostbusters logo using MyOnlineShop MJXLII and Colors By Llarowe The Heart Bleeds which is holo, so extra fun!

These wraps again felt different, almost thicker but were actually easier to apply and they applied really well, I only had one little bump on one nails that was a bit of a dick to keep down. As you can see, being see through, they show all the air bubbles I trapped from my mediocre application skills but they kind of work, you'll see why I think so in a min. It definitely looks like I cracked it with the topcoat sitch, same as last time, one coat of Barry M Plumpy and one coat of Seche before the Plumpy has fully dried. I had no problem with it and the wraps lasted a good few days no problem.

Speaking of extra fun, these also glow in the dark, and really brightly too. The glow kind of bounces off the air bubbles making them glow too and gives a really cool effect. Plus you can still kind of see the no-ghosts logo too.

You can still buy these wraps here, they are sold out atm but look like they are going to be coming back into stock, so keep watch. Don't forget, if you haven't used it already then you can use my code NMA15KAPOW for 15% off any orders over $25. Oh and check out the Boom!Box and NEXUS subs, if you want to join up to these then you can use my code BBKAPOWNX for $3 off any new sub.

Stay awesome nerds and nailies!


Friday, 10 March 2017

Polished By Leanne is Coming Back!!!

Most of you would have heard this news already and some of you may be wondering what I mean because you all read Leanne's blog and she hasn't gone anywhere but what I mean is Polished By Leanne, the UK indie nail polish brand is coming back soon and I am super excited. I am super excited for Leanne as I know she loved making polishes and it was a tough decision for her to cease doing so but also because Leanne asked me to swatch these two lovely polishes from her first collection called 'Lets go to the beach'! 

Monday, 6 March 2017

Geek Fuel Feb 2017

This cover is great, anyone else get the switch? What do you think of it? If you didn't, do you have any interest in it or even what do you think of it from afar?

 It was another good month for Geek Fuel in my opinion, so let's jump in straight away and see if you agree with me.

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Wikkid Polish GITDs Yellowellow and Uh Oh Orange

Gah! I wanted to get this put up last night but I was so freakin tired, I just couldn't push myself the last bit of the way, but it's up now and you can enjoy these pretties.

This is the second half of the Wikkid Polish GITD Neons that are going up for sale at 6pm tonight when the shop re-opens, So lets get into it and check out these gorgeous polishes, it's a pretty photo heavy post so click the jump to see the rest.

First up is Yellowellow. Like all neons, they are much brighter in real life and they show my skin as a weird colour in most photos.