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Friday, 30 December 2011

**CLOSED** Don't forget to enter

to win the entire Models Own Beetlejuice Collection. Competition ends 23.59 GMT 31st Dec. Good Luck!

Thursday, 29 December 2011

The Versatile Blogger Award

Hey everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful break and feel refreshed and ready for the new year! I'm still trying to tackle the mountains of work I have to do but I thought I take a moment to thank PtiteMeve over at All Things Meve Love for nominating me for this award. It's very sweet of you and it's nice to know people actually enjoy reading the drivel I produce!

If anyone wants to take part this is what you have to do:
With this award, you thank the person who nominated you, state 7 things about yourself and pass it on to 15 other blogs.

7 things about me

1. I have a few friends on my degree course who know I'm a bit obsessed with nail polish and they too like to make their nails look pretty BUT they don't know I have this blog! I'm too embarrassed to tell them.

2. Since I was a child I've always been into art. I used to draw and still do sometimes and I take pictures. My first degree was in fashion photography. We're not talking Vogue or Mario Testino type shots as I specialised in more fine art. Think Joel Meyerowitz but not as good!

3. At college I was a bit of a metal head. I played the drums in a heavy metal band (we only ever played in my parents' garage). I still listen to 'metal' when I need a bit of motivation but I listen to all sorts. But in case you were wondering Tool is my favourite band.

4. So I mentioned my first degree, well I'm currently in my final year of my second degree which is in diagnostic radiography, that's x-rays, CT, MRI etc etc in case you didn't know. I always argue that radiography is like photography but only taking pictures of the inside!

5. I used to be obsessed with David Duchovny when The X-Files was on. I would walk home from school hoping he would be on my doorstep LOL!!! I'm sure somewhere I still have a folder full of posters and clippings which I couldn't bear to throw when I was over him. HAHA

6. My dream job would be to present a children's art show, like Art Attack or SMART!

7. I'm going to the Maldives next year (fingers crossed) to celebrate finishing my degree and reaching old age LOL ok slight exaggeration.

Bloggers I want to tag:

This is a bit of a cop out but I want to tag all those who have a blog. You all deserve to have an award especially those new to blogging because it's not easy starting out when there are so many blogs out there!
Those who have a blog please post a comment on this post with a link so that I can follow you if I haven't done so already and to my regular reader please show some love by visiting these blogs!
And don't forget to check out PtiteMeve's blog too :-)

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Robin Moses inspired Ribbon Nail Design

Robin Moses is the higher being of nail art. She's flippin amazing at what she does and a real inspiration for those who want to become nail artists or those like me who do it for a bit of fun. Her recent Ribbon video caught my eye because it was something that I felt I could do - on both hands!! Instead of using Red on black I've used gold and black and have missed out the glittered tips. This is the mani which will be on my hands now until 27th Dec! Hope you like it and I hope it lasts!!

**sigh** @ my knobbly fingers !!

And if you fancy having a go, here is her video:


Anna XxX

Topshop - Gypsy Night

So since I picked this polish up last week it's been sat on my desk. I couldn't bear to put it in my drawer as it's so beautiful and needs to be looked at!
Wouldn't you agree?!

Holographic glitter + Flakies = love
Here I have layered one coat over a black polish. If you were to use it straight from the bottle you'd require about 3-4 coats to get good even coverage, the norm for black jelly bases.
The flakies are a bit camera shy. In real life they are a lot more obvious shifting from Orange to green.
Depending on the type of lighting either the holo glitter or flakie will be more prominent.

Where to buy:
UK ladies you can get it from selected stores for £6. It was available on their website but it's gone now!!
International ladies you may need to ask someone to CP this for you as I'm not sure if it's available on international TS sites. If I'm wrong let me know.


So from some of the feedback I have received about my blog I know some of you guys would like me to actually review the polishes I swatch. I totally hear what you are saying and I'm happy to give myself a slap on the wrist for being so slack with my writing but until I get my million of pieces of coursework and dissertation out of the way swatches will have to do. I'm a crap writer (as you can probably tell) and I actually have to think REALLY hard when I write so that's why I can't just churn out a review. Anyway I promise this will change after April. I PROMISE!!!!

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

London ladies

Did you pick up a copy of Metro today? They had a coupon for 20% off
at Colourcopia (aka OPI shop) in Westfields.

What shall I buy?

Sunday, 18 December 2011

half moon mani

my friend is moving to Oz in the new year and i'm just about to head
to his leaving party. to match my black dress i've decided to create a
black and gold half moon mani!

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Christmas Nail Designs

Hello everyone! Today I've been busy creating some festive nail designs for you. This is my first real attempt at painting designs on a nail wheel and I have to say it's a lot harder and less forgiving than doing it on your nails!

(All the designs were created using nail polish rather than acrylics)

My main source of inspiration came from Christmas cards such these ones from Paperchase. They're simple and work very well on nails. I even tried to create a penguin in the same style but you can see it's not as good!

Anyway I hope you like them and will be inspired to have a go yourself. If you would like a tutorial on a particular design then please let me know and I will try my best to do it.
Bye for now!

Friday, 16 December 2011

NY Times - What Nail-Polish Sales Tell Us About the Economy

ASOS - a good deal

***Damn! Sorry folks this is out of stock now!***

At the moment on ASOS you can get a bottle of Models Own Disco Mix and a Black Wah nail art pen for £4. Considering their polishes are normally £5 each and £6 for the pen this is a steal!

I needed a new black striper anyway so needless to say I got this bargainess (I know this isn't a word) duo. Oh UK students don't forget to use your NUS to get 10% off.

The best £3.60 spent today!

Gypsy night

I hate going into central London and usually avoid it like the plague
but this evening I accompanied a friend to Topshop as she wanted some
black skinny jeans. Whilst she was trying them on I snuck off to the
make up section to check out the Topshop nail polishes and found this
little beauty. It's a gorgeous black polish with holographic glitter and flakies!
I will try to swatch this asap to find out whether it looks as good on the nails as it does in the bottle!

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Blogging on the go!

Hey guys I know I've been a bit slack with posts but I haven't really had time to do my nails at all due to the amount of coursework I have.

Though I may have neglected my blog a bit I haven't forgotten about you guys and I still read your comments and blogs when I get a free moment which is usually when I'm on a bus or train! anyway I wanted to try posting via email as I can do this on my phone though my camera is a bit rubbish! So if you're reading this it works!!

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Color Club - Back to Boho Swatches

**Picture Heavy**
So keeping words to a minimum!

Those in the UK will know that Color Club Sets have been popping up in TK Maxx recently for a very reasonable £7.99. Since my last post I managed to find the other set so now that my collection is complete here are the swatches!


Set A
Nomadic Nude
Earthy Angel
New Bohemian
Shabby DrabRad Nomad
Red-ical Gypsy

Set B
Boho Mojo

Nouveau Vintage
Voodoo You DoArtsy CraftyBlue TopiaRebel Spirit