Tuesday, 22 December 2009

China Glaze's Emerald Sparkle and a couple of dodgy manicures!


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.

This didn't stay on long because it just didn't look quite right to me... I think I need to get a better red for konading!

Next I tried a manicure using pretty much the same polishes again apart from Fairy Dust -

(China Glaze Emerald Sparkle and Ruby Pumps with Sinful Colors All About You)

Again, this just didn't quite work for me! Rather than look festive I think it looks more like a flag of some sort!

So not much success for me there! Before I did either of those though I did try out Emerald Sparkle on it's own -

SUCH a gorgeous green! Absolutely love it.

The snow here is so bad at the moment! I wished for snow so much but it's a classic case of be careful what you wish for! It'd be ok if we didn't need to go out but we don't have the turkey yet!!! I hope it slows down enough for us to go get it tomorrow.

Lastly here are a couple of really short videos for you. The first one is my 2 cats, Bobo and Barnaby, doing their favourite thing - wrestling!

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!!


Anonymous said...

My son loved the video of you kitties! He's been talking about them ever since he saw it, and he keeps saying "can I hear meows of them" lol (he's 3). Very cute manis, and very cute kittys

PowerLifterChick said...

Great minds think alike!!!

These are all awesome!!!

Brooke said...

first of all, your cats are adorable! when mine do that, it normally ends in one biting the other and them both running off looking furious, lol. Also, the video of the cat on the Roomba is HILARIOUS! I just forwarded that to a few ppl - it is great. Thanks for sharing. I wish my cats would ride my Roomba! Instead they all go into hiding.

As for your nails, I love the green tips!! so cute!

Mighty Lambchop said...

I think these all came out great. I love the funky french!

gildedangel said...

Those manis are so cute!

rijaH said...

haha so cute :D Both nails and cats and dog! :P

auroragyps said...

Your cats are really cute. Poor Bobo, I can totally picture him falling off the bed, since his butt is almost off the edge at the end.

I'm a big fan of Sharky the Pit Bull & Max Arthur the cat.. so much so, I've been subscribed to "their" channel for quite a while (it's really their "mom's"). Sharky is the mellowest Pit Bull ever.

Nicole said...

Ahhh, you didn't like them? I think they're both pretty, but my fave is the second one, it's so festive and over the top pretty. But I know how that is,and I'm sure it came off immediately because you didn't like it! Haha.
Emerald Sparkle is awesome, though! :D

Glittermillie said...

Ange-Marie - Awww that's so cute that he was still talking about them! I will have to post some more videos of them for him to see :)

PowerLifterChick - Thanks!

Brooke - thank you, they are adorable but not when they decide to do that in the middle of the night and get my feet involved!

Mighty Lambchop, RijaH and gildedangel - thank you!

auroragyps - Bobo is actually a girl. We thought she was a boy when we first got her thus the more masculine name!!
I'll have to subscribe to that channel too I think! They are SO cute!

Niki - Thanks! I did kind of like them but they just weren't what I had in mind if you know what I mean. I am so in love with Emerald Sparkle! It's such a gorgeous green.

Lucy said...

Love your manicures. Emerald Sparkle is so gorgeous that I can't bear to do anything but leave it on it's on.