Thursday, 19 September 2013

Facebook! Tumblr!

Did you know... I have a Facebook page? Zero likes so far, so start liking! Also, if you have your own nail art to share, please do!

Did you know... I also have a tumblr? Like my Facebook, it is a work in progress. But start liking, start sharing, let's make this another fun place to find nail art inspiration for the busy, clumsy, or just lazy.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Super Easy Nail Art: China Glaze Shape Shifter

Today I bring you another polish I acquired through a beauty swap on Facebook. It's the magnificent China Glaze Shape Shifter. It is one of their Tranzitions polishes. I had been looking for it online, decided not to buy and then just a few days later it popped up on a swap list. So it was just meant to be =)
You can see the difference in colour between my thumb and the other fingers. My thumb is without top coat, the others with. This causes the change in colour - or tranzition, I suppose.

Check out this pic from Polish Insomniac that really does the polish more justice:

I really love both colours, and it is my only China Glaze polish so far, so I'm pleased.

Friday, 13 September 2013

Photobombing Cats

Friday the 13th today, OH NOES. Friday the 13th means (black) cats. So let's talk about cats.

Nobody ever warned me how much of an influence having a cat would have on my blog. Not just because of the cat mani's (here and here) and the cat hairs that magically appear on my tacky polish and ruin the entire mani, but also THE PHOTOBOMBING.

So far, I've showed you these gems:

And here is the latest one.
And if you're wondering: yes, this set will be making an appearance on this blog soon ;-)

Ezio is so interested in my polishes, my Geek once said I should consider using him as a photo prop rather than Queen Bee. I tried this once, just for fun =) He was a real trooper!
To think the poor thing was pretty scared of my fingers as a kitten whenever I wore white polish!

Now, don't go feeling sorry for him. Obviously, I am not holding onto him tightly. Hello, he's a cat. Cats don't put up with nonsense. Let alone one named after an Assassin.
Oh, and the polishes are one coat of a nameless Daily Lacquer (it was a gift) over Rimmel Rain Rain Go Away.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Matte Nude Neon Metallic Madness!

Another Nails of the Day =)

I love love love this combo. It's Rimmel Rain, Rain Go Away, Miss Sporty Matte top coat, followed by striped Nails Inc Cambridge Terrace and Urban Decay Woodstock. Le sigh.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

NOTD: Geometric Black & White

My lovely readers,

As you can see, I'm still not quite up to posting regularly. I am doing my nails more often now though, so I thought I'd just post those for inspiration and not talk too much. Keep it simple! =) So you will be seeing more posts, yay!

I just *had* to add this picture because STORKS! BLACK AND WHITE!

Thursday, 15 August 2013

A Leopard and his Spots


slowly but surely I am finding my way back to blogging. Thank you so much for sticking by me. I'm planning a giveaway as soon as I'm really back to business!

For this mani I finally used my OPI Black Spotted that I got in the Sephora clear out. I had been struggling to find a good use for it. Now, inspired by the cat stickers that I got from Etsy, a leopard print came to mind! Nothing too spectacular. But I'm getting there =)

 I have no idea what happened to the Black Spotted on my index finger. Weird.
I used: Essence A Piece of Forever, OPI Black Spotted, vinyl sticker

Monday, 12 August 2013

The Weakest Link, erm, nail.

Do you have a nail that's weaker than the others? How do you work around that?

I have one nail that always breaks. Always. Since I've been using OPI Nail Envy for some time now, my nails have improved immensely. They are strong, the tips are close to white and they don't tear or chip anymore.

Except for this one nail. I don't even understand, because it's on my left hand! So not my dominant hand.
It's always the same 'corner' that chips, too. As soon as it has grown back to some length, it just gives up! I'm always trying to hide this in my pictures, did anyone notice? =)

My ripped nail, ouch.
My nail looks a bit dirty in the picture as there is still some adhesive from the band aid on it. Sorry!

I am at a loss at what to do about this. So far, Nail Envy is the only product that has improved my nails significantly so what more can I do?

If any of you have any suggestion, let me know!