I have redone my nails again after ruining the last manicure by cleaning the bathroom!
I did consider using something else other than China Glaze's Emerald Sparkle but only for about 10 seconds :) It's just such a perfect Christmas colour that I just can't not have it on for Christmas day.
This time I put a coat of Sinful Color's All About You over the top and then a coat of China Glaze's Fairy Dust over the top of that. So basically the same as the manicure I did about 3 posts back but this time with Emerald Sparkle instead of Watermelon Rind and plus I added some rhinestones!
Here's how it looks -
Thursday, 24 December 2009
This is just a quick post to show you what I currently have on my nails.
It's another look using China Glaze's Emerald Sparkle -
Tuesday, 22 December 2009
Today I thought I'd show you a couple of manicures I've done this week that didn't really turn out as I expected.
Both times they were meant to be festive manicures but both times they didn't really turn out quite as I had imagined in my head!
The first one was a french manicure using China Glaze's Emerald Sparkle (thank you Judy!), Sinful Colors All About You, CG Fairy Dust and CG Ruby Pumps for the Konad Stamp.
About 2 seconds after I stopped filming Bobo fell off the bed and they both dashed off on a mad gallivant around the house!
Lastly, I saw this video of someone else's cat and it's so cute and funny!!
Friday, 18 December 2009
As some of you may have seen here, Judy from Beauty Judy and I did a swap! It was my first 'official' swap (Niki and I have exchanged stuff but not as part of a proper swap!) and I was so excited to do it!
For the past week or so I have been stalking the postman waiting for him to bring me my package but he's a sneaky one and decided to surprise me by coming at about 7 in the morning yesterday. Luckily I managed to shove Maz out of bed to answer the door and there it was, a package of goodies!
Any hopes Maz had of going back to sleep soon disappeared as he witnessed the squeals coming from me! ( I could insert a rude joke here but I won't lower the tone...*snigger*)
So here's what Judy sent me -
Thursday, 17 December 2009
I was inspired by this post here on Beautopia's blog to do a Christmas tree inspired manicure.
I did this manicure last night and I used China Glaze's Watermelon Rind as I didn't have Emerald Sparkle but then guess what arrived in the post this morning?? My swap package from Beauty Judy containing Emerald Sparkle!! More about that package in a later post. I so wish I'd waited because Emerald Sparkle is so much more a Christmassy green!
Anyway I used CG's Watermelon Rind with a layer of Sinful Color's All About You over the top and then, because I didn't feel it was quite sparkly enough, I added a layer of CG's Fairy Dust as well.
Here's the result -
Tuesday, 8 December 2009
This is another quick post and completely non polish related!
I thought I'd show you my Christmas Tree and other decorations :)
Friday, 4 December 2009
This is a really quick post to show you my nails for the Christmas party I'm going to tonight!
I used Color Club's Electronica (such a gorgeous colour!) with Stargazer's Chrome Silver and konad image plate M65 over the top -
I love how it turned out, although the fact that some of the lines have gone wonky is kind of bugging me but... I don't have time to do it again!
I'm so excited about the party! Turkey dinner and an open bar. Woohoo!
Tuesday, 1 December 2009
I have given up waiting for brighter weather to take photos of my current manicure in! I have a feeling I'd be waiting until next year :)
As I said in my previous post, I am currently wearing Midnight Sky from HJ Manicure and I absolutely LOVE it.
HJ Manicure is a brand I found through Twitter and Helen, the owner, very kindly sent me a couple of her polishes to try!
The first one I put on was Midnight Sky. It's an absolutely gorgeous dark blue with just a hint of purple and sparkle. I have not stopped looking at my nails since putting it on as it's one of those polishes that looks different in different lights.
Here are some pictures -
Isn't it lovely? I just wish there was some sun to take some pictures in because then I might have been able to capture the flash of purple a bit better.
I've had this polish on for several days now thus why the cuticle area doesn't look too great in the pics! My nails grow so fast!
The application was great and only took 2 coats.
Along with the polishes, Helen also sent a shade chart of all the colours available. Lethal in my case as I now want them all!!