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.

Office Nails (*゚ー゚)


I'm sorry for my craziness yesterday, hehehe (;´Д`A
But thank you very much for your understanding!

This is a photo of my nails today 

Very simple, almost invisible, really hard to see...
a little bit boring for me, haha (゚ー゚;A
But the colours I used might be okay as an office nail art??!

Well! I'll add something on top of this as usual 
So that they look less boring!!

Thank you very much for visiting!
I hope you're having a wonderful weekend~(^3^)/xxx

Saturday, 1 October 2011

(*^0゚)v Geelong CATS won the Premiership (゚-^v)


The Australian Football Team that I follow
won the Premiership today~!!!


Unfortunately, I live in a different state from where the stadium is,
so I watched it on TV, BUT!!! But but but!!!

A girl who asked me to make this set of nail tips was there!!
The nail tips I made were there in the stadium with her! On her fingernails!!!!!

I'm sorry I'm out of control at the moment!!!!!
I just want to SCREEAMMM how happy I am!!!!!!

This is the coach and the captain of Geelong Football Club 
I wanna be in THAT CUP!!!!

And these beautiful cheerful boys are the players!!!!!!
:・'゚☆。.::・'゚★。.::・'゚☆Congratulations guuuyyyyssssss!!!!:・'゚☆。.::・'゚★。.::・'゚☆

I'm screaming too much and almost fainting...
I can't sleep tonight! Hehehehehehehehe!!!

Okay, I should quiet down now!
Thank you very much for visiting~!!!!!



Friday, 30 September 2011

Japanese Citrus Nails (゚ー゚;A

It's Friday~!! Yay 

To improve my dinosaur egg nails from yesterday,
I've added some hand painted designs 

I don't know about this either, but 
I think they now look like a kind of tropical fruity design??

I wanted to see some sparkles too,
so I added some gold swiping lines in between.

They kind of look like a Japanese kimono design...
that's what I'd like to hope, hehehe!!

I hope you'll have a wonderful weekend!!
Thank you very much for visiting~(^3^)/xxx

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Currently Loving #06.

01. I was going to turn this post into a "must have in your collection" for beauty products, but I also have a bit of news to share!
The products above are all ones I truly believe that no girl (or guy, we don't discriminate here at should ever live without. Of course, you will have heard of the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, it really does live up to the hype. A beautiful, natural creamy cleanser which will remove every trace of makeup and really deep cleanse for lovely fresh skin. A favourite of mine, I use this every day, twice a day!

Now, Sudocrem isn't the most glamourous of products but it really does heal all. I can't live without this stuff, and I know it's loved by all (even Cheryl Cole who apparently uses it on her spots overnight). It's antiseptic properties mean it's great for blemishes, sores, eczema, dry skin... definitely something you should have in your collection at all times.

Another product which has a lot of hype surrounding it is the NARS Orgasm Powder Blush which is definitely my favourite blush ever (which is saying something as my collection is huge!). It gives you such a lovely peachy glow which a slight shimmer.

Next up is Models Own nail polishes, the one pictured is the ever popular Juicy Jules but I have a fair few of their polishes now and I love them. They're a good price and great quality, they don't go gloopy over time, dry quickly and last well. Other favourite shades of mine include Jade Stone, Coral Reef, Fuzzy Peach and Bloo Boo.

MACs Studio Fix Fluid foundation is my "go to" foundation, I reach for it most days and if I do decide to try something different, I always end up coming back to this. It's a natural finish but great coverage which lasts all day.

Finally, Soap and Glorys Breakfast Scrub is my all time favourite body exfoliator. It smells amazing, truly incredible! This is an abrasive scrub which is great to give your body a good cleanse (and also very good for removing fake tan). I've had this since Christmas, and use it rather a lot so it's well worth the money.

02. Finally my moving day has come. I'm nervously waiting to get going, I feel sad about leaving Leeds as I do love this city, and I'm moving even further away from Scotland but I'm so excited about the opportunities London will bring.

03. is going global! You can now "like" the facebook page! I decided to set up a page to branch out a bit, and see where it takes me. Please like and spread the word!

Dinosaur mistake(゚ー゚;

It's now over the hump of the week!
The weekend is coming closer and closer...
Am I sounding desperate for weekends?? Hehehe, I like weekends 

This is a photo of my nails today 
I sponged a lime green colour on the banana yellow base.

And then...
I wanted to add very soft orange pom poms(?)
scattered around the nails, but...

The orange I used was too bright and 
now they look like dinosaurs ∑(゚□゚;)

Oh, well.
I need to fix them somehow tomorrow r(^ω^*)

Thank you for visiting!!

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

ミ★ My Website ★彡


Today, I'd like to talk about my website

Did you know that I have a website???

Well, I don't make the website itself
because it's too difficult for me like html coding and stuff...@_@

But I provide lots of nail related tutorials and information
...and then...yes, I ask someone to put them together
so that people can see them!

I also design the images on the website
such as the seasonal designs etc.

Recently I've added Halloween designs on 
What's New and the advertisement part too!

The little character on the What's New part is Charming (my cockatiel) 

Do you like it??
or...can you see it (too small??)??? Hehehe...

The tutorials can be for beginners and also
for professionals too!

So please check it out if you get a chance!
I'll be very happy~

If there are any questions about my website or things on the website,
please ask me anytime!!
Of course your requests and opinions are 
more than welcome too~(*^▽^*)

Thank you very much for visiting!!
Have a wonderful day~

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

new news.

I recently bought some Topshop studded loafers and a pair of Primark teal brogues, both of which are so "me" and I've really got my moneys worth out of them recently.
The teal brogues are really... sturdy, and by that I mean they seem perfect for the winter months.

I also got my Boudoir Prive box, which was a bit late this month (although I believe that was to do with the recent Hurricane in America, but I could be wrong).
I'm still really undecided on this box, I'm contemplating ending my subscription as I already subscribe to Glossybox and I find that is more suited to me.
There are some lovely things in this months Boudoir Prive box, I'm really excited to try the Macadamia Oil but other than that, nothing really excited me.

Last week I was at home in Scotland, which was amazing. I met up with my best friends in Edinburgh, and had such a good time.
On Thursday I am moving to London, which is so scary/exciting! To be fair, I'm pretty used to making big moves on my own, but London is a whole other story. I'm going to be interning at a beauty PR company! I'm really really excited (can you tell?) but also very sad to be leaving Leeds as I've lived here for a year now and I love the city. Time to move on though!
So with that, my blog posts will be sporadic while I get used to crazy city life!

Wish me luck!

Nail Repair with Silk Wrap ♪

It's tutorial Tuesday~ 

Today I'd like to briefly show you 
how to repair a cracked fingernail using Silk Wrap.
Because I had a request from nicelyvarnished the other day. 
Thank you for asking!

These are the things we need...
1. Small scissors
2. Silk Wrap
3. Filler powder (clear)
4. Nail glue
5. An emery board (nail file)
6. Buffer/shiner

When the cracking happens on the nail bed (the pink part of your nail) like this,
it will be very painful to try removing the loose free edge.
But you can't leave it until the crack moves up 
because it could get caught on hair and fabrics!!! Ouch! 
So we need this treatment 

Step1. To stop the nail from cracking any further apply nail glue
on top of the crack. Allow it to dry thoroughly.

Step2. Apply a piece of Silk Wrap covering the entire width of the nail.

Step3. Let the silk absorb the glue and allow it to dry thoroughly.

Step4. Apply another coat of glue and sprinkle the Filler on top.
Once the glue is dried, dust off any excess filler with a piece of paper towel
and repeat this step 2 to 3 times.

Step5. When the nail becomes thick enough to support the crack,
file to contour and buff to shine 

That's it!
Were you able to understand with this short explanation??
If there is any questions please ask me 

Thank you for visiting~!!

Monday, 26 September 2011

More Chocolate on Nails(ノ゚▽゚)ノ☆彡

Good evening~!!
How are you~??

I added more choc sauce on my nails from yesterday

Wooo~!! I just LOVE Lots of chocolates!!!

I'm sorry for not mentioning what I used for this design yesterday,
I used OH SO GLAM! from OPI for the milky base,
and then drew lines and drips with a combination of
dark brown and gold acrylic paint 

I hope you like them!!

I've decided to do a short tutorial every Tuesday
(easy to remember as "T"utorial "T"uesday, hehe)

 I don't know how deep I can explain things on one post,
but if my tutorials make you more interested in doing nails
I'll be very happy

Oops, it's getting long!
Thank you very much for visiting~