Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Espionage Cosmetics Nail Mail Monthly: Tea Party

Espionage Cosmetics Nail Mail Monthly Tea Party July 2019

In case you didn't work it out from my teapot, the July Nail Mail Monthly from Espionage Cosmetics theme was Tea Party and had some stunning nail wraps as usual. Check them out in closer detail after the jump.

Monday, 26 August 2019

Milk Bath Nails

Milk Bath Nails Charlies Nail Art

Have you seen the Milk Bath trend floating around lately? All the nails I have seen with this on have looked absolutely beautiful, so I wanted to give it a go.

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Koldtec Ice Towel

Ok, lets start this post by saying that my photos of this are terrible but I did my best! And this is a fairly long post. Also, I bought this myself, this is not a sponsored post, nor has any of this been gifted.

By now, you may have seen me moaning about the heat, and I have not been as active during the Summer because the heat really knocked me for 6. In the UK, our houses are built to keep the heat in, not out, and we have no air conditioning, just fans that in the heat we've had are pretty ineffective. We just aren't made for or used to this heat and can't cope. That's us Brits in general. Now add Multiple Sclerosis into the mix, with Uhthoff's Phenomenon and it can be, for lack of a better word, shit.

Tomorrow is my official diagnosis anniversary. It's the day, 4 years ago, that I got the results of my lumbar puncture confirming that I did, in fact, have Multiple Sclerosis. I learned from Eliz of The Sparkled Life, that you should reward yourself, even in a tiny way, to help get you through what can often be a fairly depressing part of your year. So when Koldtec put up a fantastic deal at the beginning of the month, I jumped on it.

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Born Pretty Summer Series Stamping Polish- AC06 Ariel Mermaid

Born Pretty Store Summer Series Stamping Polish AC06 Ariel Mermaid

I know what you're thinking, "the inspiration is right in the name of this polish, and you do a flowery, leafy thingy!" Well, yeah. Although called Ariel Mermaid, this polish is more turquoise leaning than the shade of Ariel's tail, so it didn't feel right. Any true Disney fan would understand. You understand, right? Oh no! Have I made a terrible mistake.
No! I stand by it. This is definitely a flowery, leafy colour. Bahahahaha.

As you may have gathered. Today I have this beautiful turquoise green stamping polish from the Born Pretty Summer Series of stamping polishes. And I have done some flowery, leafy nail art to show you that today.

Saturday, 17 August 2019

Espionage Cosmetics Archie Gang

Espionage Cosmetics Archie Gang Riverdale Nail Wraps Plus10Kapow

I watch a lot of TV! It's one of the "perks" of being chronically ill, it means a lot of downtime with nothing to do, because I'm not capable of doing stuff. Before I got ill, I used to fill my spare time by reading books, but believe it or not, in my downtime these days, even reading a book is super difficult, and I need something to distract me from soul crushing moments of despair, so TV works for me.

Right now, I have gone back to Riverdale on Netflix. I watched season 1 a while ago and enjoyed it but something else distracted me from moving on to season 2 and I just never went back to it. Until now, when I couldn't think of what to watch after my last binge, this was on my list already and was easy to get back into.

So that's why I have decided to wear these absolutely adorable Archie Gang nail wraps from Espionage Cosmetics. Yes, I know I am talking about watching Riverdale on TV and my post title image is of my hand with the Riverdale comic, but I tried to take a photo with my hand in front of Archie's face on TV and...

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Born Pretty Store Melody Series Stamping Polish- Scenery

Marvel's HULK nails Nerdy Nails Plus10Kapow

I am so happy that the weather is much cooler now. It meas that I can finally be a slightly functioning human again. And I am doing my best to do so, starting with Scenery from Born Pretty Store.

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Primark PS Mermaid Magic Nail Polishes in Coral and Aquamarine

Primark PS Mermaid Magic Nail Polish Aquamarine and Coral Swatches

I have no idea if Primark even still sell these polishes, I bought them a while ago and they have been sat on my desk, waiting to be swatched, and I just got round to it. These are honestly my very first Primark polishes and I definitely think I picked the right ones to start with.

Both polishes are sheer, jelly like polishes with a shimmer. Both looked great with 2 coats although still had visible nail line so if you want it to be more opaque a third coat would be best. All photos are 2 coats with no topcoat.

Saturday, 10 August 2019

Espionage Cosmetics Buddy Block

Espionage Cosmetics Nail Mail Monthly Buddy Block Nail Wraps nerdy nails companion cube portal

"Hello and, again, welcome to the Aperture Science computer-aided enrichment centre. We hope your brief detention in the relaxation vault has been a pleasant one. Your specimen has been processed and we are now ready to begin the test proper. Before we start, however, keep in mind that, although fun and learning are the primary goals of all enrichment centre activities, serious injuries may occur. For your own safety, and the safety of others, please refrain from — *static* Por favor bordón de fallar Muchos gracias de fallar gracias *static* Stand back. The portal will open in 3, 2, 1..."
These Portal inspired wraps from the Espionage Cosmetics Nail Mail Monthly have been sat on my desk since they arrived, beckoning me to wear them. Now that the weather has finally cooled down enough for me to even attempt normal humaning, I decided to put them on and they are amazing!!!

Monday, 5 August 2019

Korres Gel Effect Nail Colour Watermelon and Royal Red

Korres Gel Effect Nail Colour Watermelon and Royal Red Swatches Sparkle PR
It has taken me way to long to get swatches done for these beautiful Korres polishes, kindly sent over by Sparkle PR. But now that we are having more British Summer like days (rain) I can sort of get things done here and there and wanted to get started with these first.