Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Gamer at Heart Shirt from Prophecy Girl

I have bought a few things from Prophecy Girl before but never posted about them on the blog because I'm pretty rubbish at clothing posts and have no idea how to do proper outfit photos or how to review clothing. But I bought this shirt and it is so awesome that I really wanted to share it with as many people as I could. We did try to do a proper ootd photoshoot style thing but I absolutely hated all the photos so I ended up just going with Snapchat selfies and yes, they are back to front because that's how Snapchat rolls and they looked a bit weird when I flipped them but I think they show the shirt off really well.

These are the 3 ways that I have been and will be wearing this shirt. The first image I am wearing another Prophecy Girl item, their 'I Rebel' tank with the shirt open for quite a casual look. The second I have the bottom of the shirt knotted at my waist and am wearing a pair of black, high waist jeans with it, I have it done up all the way and am wearing a PS1 controller necklace under the collar for a kind of gamer/preppy look. And the third look I am wearing the shirt underneath a t-shirt, with just the collar showing and a pin badge at the top button.

I am so not used to wearing shirts, I normally just live in t-shirts and leggings or joggers, so it did feel weird and buttons are a little tricky for my faffy fingers but I loved wearing it and made me feel like I got properly dressed for once.

The shirt arrived wrapped in tissue paper and then in plastic. The sizing was spot on with the sizing chart on Prophecy Girl, I choose a size 2xl because I am a UK 16. The sizes go up to 4xl! The sleeves are a raglan sleeve that gives room for lots of arm movement. It is made from a super soft polyester and feels great, it washes easily, no stains so far, and it dries really quick. Bonus, it doesn't wrinkle, so no ironing, yay!

It is covered in a cute, repeating, 8-bit heart design reminiscent of old school game health bars! It makes me wish I worked in an office environment because Prophecy Girl has 5 other nerdy but smart shirts available and I would buy them all so that I had a different shirt for every day of the work week. This shirt would look great with a high waist pencil skirt and looks great tucked in or out of trousers or jeans. They also sell scarves, pins and tank tops, all of which are awesome.

Kirsty who owns and runs Prophecy Girl is super nice, super creative and a massive nerd so you should definitely follow here on social media which I will link to below.

This shirt was £38 with postage of £3.50 so it's a great price for what it is and it will definitely last a long time. Oh, and they ship worldwide too so all you nerdy gals and guys can get in on the action!

How'd I do? Haha, I feel like I'm proper stepping out of my comfort zone doing clothing posts on here instead of just on Instagram. let me know if I missed out anything you would want to know about this shirt.

Where to find Prophecy Girl: Shop | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest


Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Plug Me In!

Today's notd takes colour combo inspiration from the Ready Player One movie poster, to show you this beautiful purple holo polish from Beauty Big Bang.

This polish looks best with 2 thin coats and has a strong linear holo. It does have a full rainbow as shown in the bottle but the red really shows through crazy strong against the purple. It dries really quickly and to a smooth, semi-matte finish. It's easy to clean up and easy to remove. It does stamp but is quite light and shows up best over white. Photos show 2 thin coats with a coat of Seche.

Items used for stamping: Moyou Geek 05, Lina Hippster, Geek or Chic and Barry M Blue Moon.

You can find this polish here for £4.94/$6.99 or as part of the 6 polish collection for £25.42/$35.99 and don't forget that you can use code PLUS10 for 10% off your Beauty Big Bang order.

Where to find Beauty Big Bang: Shop | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter


Monday, 26 March 2018

Espionage Cosmetics OASIS

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Ready Player One releases in the UK this week and I couldn't been more excited. The story is packed full of references that I both know and love and I do love a bit of good sci-fi. So I was super excited to see these Oasis nail wraps in the February Espionage Cosmetics NEXUS booster pack and I have been saving them for this week.

I definitely recommend reading the book before watching the movie, especially if you love popular culture of decades past and because I personally thought the book was awesome. Plus, it'll be good to see the contrast between the book and movie, hopefully they don't mess it up but it seems like good things are being said about it so far. 

I'm in love with how the above photo turned out. We did it on a whim an it turned out to be my favourite photo out of all of the photos. Thank gawd we had the PSVR otherwise the photos would have been pretty boring.

Friday, 23 March 2018

Can someone pointer me in the right direction?

Another day, another gorgeous holo polish from Beauty Big Bang! This beauty is the golden polish from their holo collection.

This is a 2 coater and it has a strong linear holo, although not as strong as the silver and black. It dries quickly to a semi-matte finish and stamps but just barely and only really shows up over black. It's easy to clean up and a breeze to remove. Photo shows 2 thin coats with a coat of Seche Vite.

Items used for stamping: Moyou Geek 04 stamping plate and Moyou Black Knight.

You can find this polish here for £4.95/$6.99 or as part of the 6 polish collection for £25.70/$35.99 and don't forget that you can use code PLUS10 for 10% off your Beauty Big Bang order.

Have an awesome weekend!

Where to find Beauty Big Bang: Shop | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter


Thursday, 22 March 2018

On the Silver Screen

Today's notd is centred around another gorgeous holo polish from Beauty Big Bang, this silver polish from their own brand holo collection.

This polish has a phenomenal, strong, linear holo that even has a smidge of rainbow visible in the dullest of lights. But in bright lights, with and without topcoat, the polish shows a full rainbow of blue, green, yellow, orange, red, pink and purple and it is just absolutely stunning.

It took 3 thin coats to be this opaque but the coats do dry really quickly. It dries to a semi-matte, smooth finish, is a breeze to clean up and is easy to remove. It does stamp kind of, but really only slightly shows up over black. Considering the Black holo polish from them was a one coater, I kind of hoped this would be too. Photos show 3 thin coats with a coat of Seche.

Items used for stamping: Born Pretty Store L043 stamping plate and Moyou Black Knight.

You can find this polish here for £4.95/$6.99 or you can find it as part of the 6 polish collection here for £25.70/$35.99 and don't forget to use my code PLUS10 for 10% off your Beauty Big Bang order.

Where to find Beauty Big Bang: Shop | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter


Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Star Wars Galactic Necklace from ThinkGeek

This is the Star Wars Galactic Necklace from ThinkGeek and it is the necklace of my dreams! As soon as I saw this I knew I had to own it and then it went on sale!!! That's a sign, right?

This was my first order ever from ThinkGeek and because it was already over the £15 no customs charge limit, I added the adorable Cache backpack by Pixelle because that too was on sale and it worked out at about £3.20, so why not?!

Shipping was $18.78/£13.35 and the order arrived by UPS only 7 days later, so I was pleasantly surprised. Until the UPS driver told me the Customs charge was £21! I didn't have enough cash! I had to wait another day for my goodies! But it was worth it.

The necklace has 9 celestial bodies from the Star Wars universe, along with the Death Star,an X-Wing, a Tie Fighter and an asteroid belt which all sit on a 3-tier, 17 inch, silver-plated chain.

The planets are all made of gemstones, as is the asteroid belt. The gemstones used are:
  • Coruscant: Hematite
  • Alderaan: Phoenix stone
  • Yavin 4: Malaysian jade
  • Tatooine: Yellow agate
  • Asteroid Belt: White turquoise & Tiger eye
  • Sullust: Faceted red agate
  • Dagobah: Phoenix lapis
  • Hoth: White turquoise
  • Endor: Alge stone
  • Bespin: Orange agate
The Death Star, Tie Fighter and X-Wing are all made from silver plated surgical stainless steel.

It comes in a thick, branded box and on the inside lid there is a planet key, identifying all the planets on the necklace. The inner that the necklace is attached too (as shown in the photo) gives you the names of the planets next to their respective gemstones, meaning you can have them memorised in no time so that you can instantly identify them to interested parties.

The necklace sits nicely when being worn and is weight balanced quite nicely so it doesn't shift around. The chain is 17 inches but it does have a 3 inch extender making it 20 inches in total but I have noticed that the looser I wear it, the more likely it is to get tangled on the 2 bottom strands when I move around. It is absolutely stunning though and (force) grabs the attention of anyone that sees it. I really want to keep this as a "nice place" necklace but I don't go anywhere nice so I am just wearing it to appointments and stuff because I see no reason that I cannot be fancy at the hospital.

Here is a terrible quality phone-photo of me wearing the necklace. I found out that it's tough to take a decent photo of yourself on a dslr, so this is the best I can do, but it works to show how it sits. This is on the tightest chain setting.

So if you are a Star Wars nerd then I highly recommend this necklace. It is stunning, it's a talking piece, it can be dressed up or down and it's very spacey, so if you like space then it's a good bet that you'll love it. It is currently priced at $39.99/£28.43 and it is definitely worth the price.

May the force be with you!

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Nails

Today I want to show you this gorgeous, black, holo polish from Beauty Big Bang and I decided to add a little bit of nerdy nail art to it, because who can resist a Harry Potter mani.

This polish is a perfect one coaster with a strong liner holo that even has a slight rainbow visible in dull, natural light. Being a one coater, it also stamps really well with the holo still visible in the stamped image.

It dries very fast and to a smooth, semi-matte finish. It is easy to clean up and easy to remove and did not stain my nails. My photos show one coat with a coat of Seche.

Items used for stamping: Barry M Silver Foil and My Online Shop Jr-31 stamping plate.

You can find this polish here for £4.99/$6.99 or you can find the set of 6 for £25.70/$35.99 and don't forget that you can use my code PLUS10 for 10% off your order.

Where to find Beauty Big Bang: Shop | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter


Monday, 19 March 2018

Loot Crate: Protect

Ok, Ok, I know this is super late and we should be getting the March Crate pretty soon but here is what we got in the February Loot Crate!

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Espionage Cosmetics Freeze on Contact

Brrrr, so the Beast from the East is back again for round 2 and I went for appropriate nails again for today's notd. I decided to take a little break from the blog again this week, all thanks to fatigue and pain levels but I do have some things lined up for this week, mostly swatches but all really pretty!

But anyway, these stunning wraps are the Freeze on Contact wraps from the Espionage Cosmetics December 2017 BOOM!Box. They are  glossy and glittery and a dream to apply. I topped them with the Barry M Plumpy Topcoat.

These aren't available anymore but there are plenty more pretties available, pop over to the shop to check them out and don't forget to use code PLUS10KAPOW (once per customer) to get 15% off an order of $25 or more.

Where to find Espionage Cosmetics: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Tumblr 

Stay warm!

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Espionage Cosmetics Neverland Fairies

I don't know about you, but when I think of Tinkerbell, I don't think of the animated Disney Tinkerbell, I think of the Tinkerbell from Hook. It's one of my favourite movies from childhood and I often go back to watch it now that I am a fully grown woman-child. BANGARAAAAAAANG! Proud member of the Lost Girls here!

Who is your favourite Tink?

Today's notd are these adorable Espionage Cosmetics Neverland Fairies wraps from the January Court of Fairies round of NEXUS. They are glossy with glitter accents on the flowery wraps and the dress wraps. I struggled to capture it in photos but the glitter is super sparkly and pretty.

These are not available to buy but, they are now a part of the mystery wrap packs, along with tons of other gorgeous wraps, pop here if you fancy a mystery.

Don't forget that you can use code PLUS10KAPOW for 15% off a $25 or more order, just pop the code in at checkout (can be used once per customer)

Hope you are having a chilled out Sunday ready to start the week.


Friday, 9 March 2018

Wikkid Polish Air and Vespera

So, as part of my 'getting back to indie's' quest I recently purchased these two beauties from Wikkid Polish. It's definitely hard to choose just one or two polishes to buy from the Wikkid Polish shop because they are all so pretty but I managed to narrow it down to Air and Vespera. Lets take a look at the polishes individually.

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Geek Fuel February 2018

Ok, so it's been a while since I actually post one of the nerd subs but I am trying to get back into posting it and yes, I am still posting them fairly late but better late than never.

The February Geek Fuel was a pretty good month and tbh, Geek Fuel has been my favourite overall lately because they have been seriously killing it. Even though they don't have themes to their boxes, the curation level is on fire and their pins just got even better starting this month. But let's have a look and let me know what you think about this month's goodies.

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Espionage Cosmetics Mad Man with a Box with some extra added sparkle!

I wore these before my nails broke and was considering not putting them up yet but this mani is too pretty to not put up.

These are the Mad Man with a Box nail wraps from Espionage Cosmetics which are a galaxy style, glossy wrap set with the Tardis on some of the wraps and they are pretty, but I love my space nails to be sparkly and I am really loving Wikkid Polish Spacedust at the moment, so I added a coat of that to each nail.

 Most of the wraps that fit on my nails didn't have the Tardis on (except my ring finger, can you spot it?) But the one on my thumb had a pretty big Tardis which you can't see in the main photo so here it is all on it's on. I didn't add any sparkle to it so that it really stood out.

And to make them even cooler, the galaxy clouds glow in the dark and look so pretty!

These are from the January NEXUS OP which is sadly closed now but there are loads of other awesome wraps available in the shop right now, pop over here to take a look. Don't frget that you can use code PLUS10Kapow for 15% off a $25 or more spend. (once per customer)

And if you want to get exclusive wraps only available to subscribers then you can check out BOOM!Box and NEXUS subs and don''t forget to keep an eye on the Espionage Cosmetics social media pages for more awesome, random, NEXUS OP spawns!

Where to find Espionage Cosmetics: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Tumblr 


Thursday, 1 March 2018

Dialling Abydos

Stargate SG-1 nerdy nails Abydos Glyphs

Stargate: origins has got me so hyped! I absolutely love the Stargate universe and Stargate SG-1 is definitely one of my top, all-time, favourite tv shows and I am really hoping this will open up the Stargate franchise to new things. There definitely needs to be more merch because I would love loads of homeware stuff. I am still sore about missing out on those badass coasters. Maybe QMx will make some more of them now, fingers crossed. And I would loooove a Diablo style Stargate game, that would be awesome af!!!

Anyway, I really wanted to do some new Stargate nails and I wanted them to be galaxy, so I decided to do a gate address. I definitely wanted to have Earth as the point of origin and why not do the planet we see first and most- Abydos.

I used Polished by Leanne The Unknown for the base, then I sponged on some Barry M Cotton right the way across the nails. Then I used Polished By Leanne The Milky Way, Neptune and Boys are from Mars to create the galaxy clouds. I also sponged on a bit of Wikkid Polish Stardust here and there to give it a little extra sparkle.

For the glyphs, I freehanded them using a brush and Born Pretty Store Gold stamping polish and then I lined some shadows in with the same brush and Barry M Black Forest.

Then I topped it all with a coat of Seche Vite.

For the Earth point of origin on my finger, i just painted this on using Barry M Black Forest but honestly, I really like it there and am seriously considering getting it tattooed on. Although I do not have any tattoos and I am phobic of needles so I'm not sure how good an idea that is.

When i was about halfway through this mani, I honestly thought it looked shit and was close to just removing it but I am glad I kept going because I really love it.

Who else is hyped for the return of the Stargate franchise?