Sunday, 29 April 2018

Espionage Cosmetics Tabletop

Espionage Cosmetics Tabletop board gamer nerdy nails Wil Wheaton

I have been saving these wraps for Tabletop Day, so I finally got to wear them yesterday and forgot to put this post up. hmpfh! 

But these are the Tabletop wraps from Espionage Cosmetics. They are officially licensed and Wil Wheaton approved and have the Tabletop logo on them. 

If you haven't heard of tabletop, it is a webseries where Wil Wheaton and a host of celebrity guest gather to play their favourite board games. It's one of my favourite webseries ever and the episodes are great fun. If you love board games I highly recommend it and if you don't but do like Wil Wheaton, it's still a great watch.

Espionage Cosmetics Tabletop board gamer nerdy nails glow in the dark

And of course they grow in the dark because they are all the way awesome. Plus, these are available still and they are currently on sale for $5 so grab them while you can, pop here to get them.

Plus, the pre-sale is still going on so you can grab the new and awesome wraps and make sure you don't miss out on any of the ones you want. Don't forget that if you haven't already, you can use code PLUS10KAPOW for 15% off an order of $25 or more.

Stay awesome!


Thursday, 26 April 2018

Geek Fuel March 2018

I thought maybe it was about time I posted the March Geek Fuel, because, you know, it's April and also because April will be our last ever Geek Fuel, I'll explain why at the end of this post but I really think Geek Fuel have been doing really well lately and have loved most of what has been in the boxes each month. So, here is March...

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

My Prism Polish Goodies

I told you a little while ago about a Prism Polish giveaway that I had won. The giveaway was over on Instagram and the prize was the bestseller from each of their ranges. That meant I won 7 stunning polishes. I did also win some little chocolates that had the Prism Polish logo on the top but me and Kian guzzled them before I even thought about taking photos, they were delicious!

It's taking me a little bit of time to get these swatches up because I wanted to get a good wear out of each polish before I changed it up to the next one and let me tell you, they all wear very, very well. So let's take a look at them. It's a pretty photo heavy post!

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Kylo: Diary of a Toy Killer- Flying Tiger Chicken

I promised I'd be back with more Diary of a Toy Killer posts, so here we are! Dad went to Bath on a shopping trip and went into a store called Tiger (Flying Tiger but for some reason only has Tiger on the storefront) It's a cool shop with really colourful knick knacks and stationery for really good prices. Anyway he found this fun toy for me and I set about destroying it immediately.

Toy: Blue Glow in the Dark Chicken
Price: £1 from Flying Tiger
Squeaker: One of those tubes that make the weird duck noise when air is pushed into it
Time it took to destroy: 2 hours to put a hole in it so the squeaker didn't work, 27 hours to rip at the neck completely
Level of Destruction: Headless

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Espionage Cosmetics Veiled Paradise

OK, I know a lot of you will have really loved the weather these last few days but I have not. I've said it before and I'll say it again, the only thing the bright, hot, sunny days are good for, is hanging out the washing. I am honestly looking forward to the rain coming agai but then, I have never been a fan of the heat and MS has made my dislike much stronger.

BUT, that doesn't mean I am not a fan of sandy beaches, the sound of crashing waves and the cool sea breeze. My favourite beach to go to is Dawlish, I think it's beautiful and have had some of my favourite times there.

Anyway, these Veiled Paradise wraps from the March Hidden Treasures round of NEXUS really caught my eye today, especially the wraps on my thumb and index finger, my gawd it's such gorgeous detailing. And, these wraps won the vote too so they're available to buy now, pop over here to grab these beauties.

While you're at it, don't forget to pop over to the presale to check out the massive pile of awesome and don't forget to use code PLUS10KAPOW on your basket of preciouses, and you can get 15% off an order of $25 or more (once per customer). Treat yourself, you deserve it!

And right as I was writing this post, we got a lovely thunderstorm, I'm in my happy place :)

Have a great night!

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Loot Crate: Playback

Yup, super late posting this again but in my defence I had already uploaded the photos, they've just been sitting in my drafts folder for 2 weeks. The March crate was not half bad and I really liked what was in it so I thought it was still worth posting.

Loot crate have changed things up again in the way that they deliver information about the products. There is no magazine anymore, we are back to a card with just the bare minimum info and there is no theme art on it. Hopefully they decide to include some theme art again in the near future because I really like the art they come up with. I have been begging for them to include the theme art as a poster or print each month for ages, so fingers crossed.

So let's jump in for a closer look then.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Feeling a little blue!

I have been feeling a little blue recently, as in, blue has been present in most of my nail polish and nail art choices lately and I have really been feeling it. Today's nail art is to show off this gorgeous blue holo nail polish from Beauty Big Bang.

This polish is from their holo range (you can see my other swatches here), it looks best with 2 coats and just like the others in the range, it has a super strong, linear holo. It dries fast to a semi-matte finish, is easy to clean up and remove and does not stain. Photo shows 2 coats with a coat of Seche Vite.

Items used for nail art: Moyou London Comics 06 stamping plate, Moyou London Black Knight, Barry M Blue Moon, Barry M Malibu, Barry M Blue Grape, Barry M Dead Heat and Colors By Llarowe Turq'd.

I used the reverse stamping method to fill in the image from Moyou Comics 06 plate, then applied to the nail and coated with a coat of Seche Vite.

You can find this beaut of a holo here for £3.83/$5.49 or as part of the 6 colour holo set for £20.93/$29.99 and don't forget that you can use code PLUS10 for 10% of your order.


Monday, 16 April 2018

Espionage Cosmetics Nostalgic Nightmare

Starting the week off with some fun and bright nails courtesy of Espionage Cosmetics Nostalgic Nightmare because in real life stuff I have been dealing with a vomiting child which is no fun at all.

These wraps have unicorns, rainbow hearts and pandas but with the added twist of knives, saw blades, blood and poop! In a weird way, these kind of make me think of Deadpool and I think that Deadpool might, sort of, think these are awesome too!

The bonus is that these wraps are available to buy right now, pop here because you know full well that you are going to, nay NEED TO rock these! Also check out the rest of the shop, including the presale which has some awesome wraps and has been extended and don't forget to use code PLUS10KAPOW for 15% off an order of $25 or more (once per customer)
Stay awesome!

Friday, 13 April 2018

My First Proper Attempt At Fluid Nail Art

I have seen loads of people doing fluid nail art and fluid art and resin dirty pours and I am OBSESSED! They are absolutely stunning and I love the effect you get from it. Then I also saw the Sinful Colors transforming top coat polishes and was intrigued, so I bought Rebel Rebel.

The method I used was pour out lines onto my nail art mat, doing the same with other polishes over the top of each other, then I poured on Rebel Rebel, it didn't really do anything so I gently touched it with my stamper a few times and cells started appearing. Then I lifted my mat and tip the polish every which way and once it was all dry I attached it to my nails and applied a coat of Seche.

The colour went super weird on these photos, my camera clearly hates all the blues.

On my thumb I tried the method it says to use on the bottle, so I applied a coat of Barry M Strawberry Ice Cream and added a few dots of blue polishes and while it was still wet I applied Rebel Rebel, this worked quite well too and the cells started appearing almost immediately.

I really like these polishes and am definitely going to keep an eye out for the others available in the range and I am absolutely going to try fluid nail art a little bit more.

Have you tried fluid nail art? What method did you use?


Thursday, 12 April 2018

Dial the Gate!

I am always on the look out for quality Stargate stuffs and in the past it has been pretty hard to find anything. A while ago I bought two Stargate Chevron pins )one orange, one blue) from Prophecy Girl and they were both awesome and glittery, you can see them in one of the photos below, and I thought that was probably my lot for Stargate stuff for now.

Monday, 9 April 2018

Espionage Cosmetics Faerie Lace

OK, so Monday has started the week off with the dreary rain, so I think cute nails is a must today and what could be cuter than mint green, unicorn pee (because it's National Unicorn Day) and some gorge nail wraps from Espionage Cosmetics.

These wraps are from the January Court of Faeries round of the NEXUS. They are transparent with black details all over them, and...

...they glow in the dark! The gitd effect goes over pretty much every line on the wraps and is super bright. Rather than using my UV torch to charge these for the photos I used the flashlight on my iPhone and they are still as bright as when I use my UV torch.

Other items used in this mani: Opi nail Envy, Barry M Mint Green, KBShimmer You Dew You and Barry M Plumpy topcoat.

These aren't available at the moment but there are loads of other awesome wraps available in the shop, including a load of new wrap sets ready for pre-order, check them all out here, there are even 2 new sets of Sonic wraps!!! Don't forget, if you haven't used it already, you can use code PLUS10KAPOW for 15% off an order of $25 or more! And don't forget that you can get exclusive nail wraps like these by entering the NEXUS!

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


Thursday, 5 April 2018

I've Got Game

Yesterday I went to see Ready Player One with Kian and it was awesome, and although I borrowed one too many spoons from today and am seriously feeling it, we both really enjoyed it. It was the first time I have been to the cinema since Pirates of the Caribbean 2, it was noisier than I remember.

But holo makes everything a little bit better and so here is the gorgeous fuchsia polish from the Beauty Big Bang holo range.

This beauty is a bright pink with a strong linear holo. It looks best with 2 thin coats, dries quickly and to a smooth, semi-matte finish. It is easy to clean up and easy to remove. Photo shows 2 thin coats with a coat of Seche Vite.

Items used for stamping: Moyou Black Knight, Barry M Cotton, My Online Shop JR-31 stamping plate and Uberchic Geek Love 01

You can find this polish here for £4.99/$6.99 or as part of the 6 colour set for £25.66/$35.99 and don't forget to use code PLUS10 for 10% off your order.

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


Monday, 2 April 2018

Prism Polish UK Holo-tta Love and Cosmic Confetti

Next on my 'buy some more indies' journey are these beautiful polishes from a new-to-me UK indie, Prism Polish. It was really hard to decide which ones to buy, there are so many beautiful polishes on there. I did try to buy one different to my usual taste but I ended up buying 2 polishes very similar to ones already in my drawer but equally as lush.