Wednesday, 25 January 2012

NOTD: Polka Dots

What do you do when you're behind on your coursework? Spend 90 minutes doing your nails of course!

I've always played it safe and stuck with a block colour, but since joining the blogging community a few moons ago, I've noticed that all of you seem to go a little wild with your nails. And why not? If you're creative and have a steady hand, then go for it! They add a cute little touch to your every day looks :)

Today I attempted a blue base with white polka dots, creating the dots with the tip of a bobby pin :)

Here are the products I used for the full manicure - nailscissors, cuticle cutter, nail file, nail buffer, conditioning cuticle oil, a base/top coat, Barry M "Blue Moon" nail polish and a white polish for the polka dots.

I started off with filing and buffing my nails, trimming my cuticles and applying a conditioning cuticle oil (pictured above -available from Superdrug)

Then I applied two layers of Barry M "Blue Moon" nailpolish.

Finally, I placed some white nail polish on a piece of paper, dipped the bobby pin into the paper and dotted my finger nails. I had to apply to two layers of white polka dots to make sure that they truly contrasted from the blue. 


Hooray! I love them :D Of course my left hand turned out a lot better than my right hand haha! But with a bit of practice I'm sure I can do better in by subsequent attempts :)

Do you want to be more adventurous with your nails? 

:) X

Friday, 20 January 2012

FOTD: Pretty in Pink

Another day, another essay completed! Somehow I've managed to write over 7500 words this week, only another 5000 to go and then I'm FREE!...for about a week or so.

Even if I'm not going anywhere fancy (or anywhere at all!) I just don't feel complete without makeup. So a little FOTD for you today girlies - how to look fabulous when you're crying in your room over your 389457459738905 word essays !

A heavy cover foundation (necessary for all girls like me who have shit skin), a thin line of kohl eyeliner and a quick flick of mascara, a little rosy cheek with some deep pink blush, and a pink lipstick with lipbalm. VOILA!

I've decided to give lipstains another chance. After hating the first Maybelline one I bought, I decided to buy two more (logic??) from NYC. Everytime I tested them in the shop, they glided so effortlessly onto my lips and they looked great, but when I brought them home and tried them again, they were dry and didn't produce any colour. I bought more to try and apply them in other ways in case I was applying them wrong? Do you have to wet the tips before application? I apply lipbalm ontop instead of underneath so that the nib of the pen doesn't get too sticky. Any other suggestions? This NYC one works quite well but "16Hours" is a bit of an exaggeration!

Products Used
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Santa Fe
Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Concealer 
Nars Blush in Orgasm
Bourjois Volume Glamour Ultra Black Mascara
Arcancil Ideal Sourcil eyebrow pencil in Blonde Fonse
Arcancil Kohl Star Liner
Hema Clear brow gel
Nivea HydroCare Lip Balm
NYC Smoochproof Lipstain in Persistent Pink

It was so exciting :D 

:) X