Friday, 7 October 2011

Halloween Nail Art o(゚▽゚o)


Yay! I was able to complete my Halloween nail art today 

I had just stripes yesterday,
so I added some hand painted Halloween designs on top!

I mixed black and gold acrylic paint,
so it kind of sparkles in the sun 
Can you see it??

How do you think??
I'm going to do lots more Halloween nail art this month!
I hope you don't mind, hehehe!!

Thank you very much for visiting!!
Have a wonderful day~(^3^)/xox

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Inside My Bag.

A little peek at what I take around with me most days. The bag is from Aldo, quite a while ago, although I think they still have a similar one in different colours. It's quite small for me and looks like something the Queen would carry but it's one I use quite often.

Raybans; eye drops; MAC lipstick; Topshop lipgloss; comb; Jurlique hand gel; Avene Thermal Water; Jurlique lip balm; ASOS purse; iPod Touch, No7 makeup bag; keys & a hairbrush (I don't think I've ever used this, I rarely brush my hair).

I often throw in a few more lip products, a book, my phone charger, a few pens & a million receipts.

Halloween Nail Art Preparation┏(゚ロ゚;)┛


Today was a super crazy day for me!
There were so many things I needed to get done for my work,
and I could spend only 20 mins for my nails...

At least I finished everything I needed to do, hehe (゚ー゚;A

because I didn't have much time
I just painted my nails and gave them some stripes 
 I wanted to draw pumpkins and bats and
other Halloween stuff to complete!!

I'll try finishing it tomorrow!!

I'm sorry for my short posts lately m(u_u)m

Thank you for visiting~(^3^)/xox

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

☆ Permanent French Nails ☆


It's going to be a quick post!!
I'm sorry!!

These are my current nails 

These are not manicured, but made with acrylics.
This method is called Permanent French Nails
which doesn't require nail tips 

Sorry for such a short post!
I'll try posting some nail art tomorrow!!

Thank you very much for visiting~(^3^)/xox

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

☆ Masking Sheets for Nail Art ☆

It's Tutorial Tuesday today!!
Well, I haven't been able to do a real proper tutorial yet but
I'm gonna get there...!!!

I got a request from Anastacia yesterday,
when I was wondering what I should talk about today.

Her request was about Masking Sheets 

Masking sheets are used just like sticky tape
when we do stripes on our nails.
But I'd say they are less sticky and thicker than sticky tapes.

They also vary in sizes,
so you can create your own shapes very easily.

You can find them in hobby stores which have
plastic models or figures of robots and airplanes.
Because these sheets are very useful when maniac people like me
want to do the painting job yourself, hehehe 

Did this post help you Anastacia??

If you have a request for me to write about 
nail art technique or products I use,
please let me know~!!

Thank you for visiting!!

Monday, 3 October 2011

Office Nail Art ('-'*)♪

How are you??

To improve my quiet nails from yesterday,
I've added some hand painted tiaras on the half moon areas 

And then I used gold glitter nail polish 
to draw over the original lines.

I think I was able to improve a you think so too??

I'm sorry the shape of my thumbnail is really bad 
because its top left hand side corner cracked and came off a few days ago!! 
and I haven't fixed it yet becuz I'm lazy (;^ω^)
The rest of my nails are square, but only my thumbnail is
kind of like a half oval lol!!

I'm expecting to do some video shooting for acrylic nails tomorrow,
so I'll lose all of my natural free edges...!!
I'll talk more about this on Wed!

Tomorrow is Tutorial Tuesday!
I wonder what I should talk about???

Thank you very much for visiting!!
  Have a good night~(^3^)/xox

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Dermalogica mediBac Clearing Kit.

A few months ago I was sent this Dermalogica mediBac Clearing breakout treatment kit, if you've followed my blog for a while you'll know that my skin is on the oily side and I'm prone to blemishes. Dermalogica is a company that everyone raves about but not something I had tried before. At the time, my skin was awful so I jumped at the chance to review something that might help.

The kit contains the following:
1x Clearing Skin Wash 50ml 
1x Clearing Mattifier 15ml
1x Overnight Clearing Gel 15ml
1x Concealing Spot Treatment 3ml
1x Sebum Clearing Masque 22ml

(It also contains a small sample of the Oil Control Lotion which I'm yet to try).

They're all great trial sizes, and the wide range means you can find what works best for you. I used the Clearing Skin Wash twice a week as products like this can be quite drying if used regularly, which means your skin may produce more oil to combat the dryness. I found this wash wasn't as drying as most of the others I've tried before, it seems quite gentle as I didn't get that "tight", uncomfortable feeling afterwards which you get with most washes for blemish-prone skin.
It took a few days for my skin to show any improvement, but I've noticed now a few weeks after I've stopped using it (as I've finished the bottle) that my skin is returning to its old ways, so I'm actually thinking about repurchasing this. I think as far as treatment washes go, this is one of the most gentle ones I've used but it also worked well to clear up my skin.

The Clearing Mattifying is my favourite product from the range, you apply it to the oilier areas of your skin (I used this as a primer) and it absorbs excess oil which means skin is given a matte look. I find my T-Zone gets quite oily over the day, especially in warm weather, so this has become my most used product. It also contains salicylic acid, green tea and camomile to help prevent future blemishes and calm redness.
If you're looking for something to keep oil at bay, as well as helping blemishes then this is definitely something to invest in.

The Overnight Clearing Gel is another product which got a lot of use, most nights I will use this last to help clear away blemishes. I always use an overnight gel like this, they work wonders. Most can be very drying, and if used too much they can leave the skin flaky and dehydrated. I use this most nights and never see signs of my skin getting dry at all. It clears up the skin a bit quicker and helps to prevent further blemishes.

Of all the products, the Concealing Spot Treatment was the one I was most looking forward to trying. I'd heard great things about it, as well as seeing it in a magazine recently. It aims to help clear up the skin whilst also concealing it during the day. It sounds great, something I'd use a lot, however it wasn't actually something I found useful. I know a lot of people really love this, but I found it was a bit thin for me. It's a liquid and I found it was a bit hard to apply and it didn't really give much coverage/colour. Although it did help the skin, and took away the redness, I still needed to apply a concealer afterwards.

Lastly, the Sebum Clearing Mask is such a great product for helping control oily skin. I used this once a week to help clear up my oily areas it made my skin feel very fresh and clean and helped to reduce the size of the blemishes. Considering its a mask, this has lasted me a while as you only need a thin layer. The clay draws out impurities and really makes a difference to my skin.

What are your thoughts on the Dermalogica products? I want to try some of the washes from their other ranges, for normal/combination skin.