Sunday, 30 August 2009
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Finally here is the giveaway post :)
There is only one rule - you must be a follower of this blog and leave a comment below.
Monday, 24 August 2009
I am back from my pet sitting duties. The animals were all so cute! I will show you some pictures at some point :)
I didn't get anytime whilst I was there to do my nails as the puppies in particular were very demanding of attention!
So the following is a np I wore a couple of weeks ago.
This is Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Platinum Frost mixed with Benefit's Curtain Call. Curtain Call is one of my favourite pigments to use as an eyeliner so I thought I'd see what it looked like as a nail polish.
It's actually a lot more purple in real life but I just couldn't capture it!
I'm thinking of making a konad order this week... I really want some more image plates and different colour special polishes... I'm meant to be saving though..... ;)
I mentioned a contest a while ago to celebrate me hitting 50 followers. Well I will finally be putting it up in the next couple of days! I hope you guys like it and all enter :)
I am taking Barnaby for his jabs tonight. Poor little guy doesn't know what's coming!
It's only 18 days until my birthday!! Yayayayayayayaya! I don't know if I've mentioned that it's coming up.... if I haven't then it's a miracle.. I tend to get rather excited..to put it mildly. I think I've been counting down for about 2 months now... I must drive Maz mad!
Friday, 21 August 2009
I woke up this morning with the migraine from hell. I thought my head was going to explode and would probably have been quite grateful if it had. I get migraine's quite a lot but this one was a real humdinger! I burrowed under my duvet and managed to sleep most of the day so I feel a lot better now thank goodness.
Anyway, moan over :)
This is Boots 17 in Peacock -
Posted by Glittermillie at 01:07
Wednesday, 19 August 2009
I wasn't going to put this nail art attempt on here but in the end I thought maybe it was better to put it on so that when I improve I can look back at this!
To be honest it's not as bad as I'm making it out. It's just not perfect and I'm a bit of a perfectionist...
I saw a similar design in a nail book I was reading so thought I'd try it as it's so simple.
I used Hot Looks Dynasty for the whole nail, BarryM Fuchsia for the petals and Konad white polish for the middle dots.
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
For those of you who don't already follow MagicXMaid check out this post. She has come up with a fantastic idea for us all to do a nail polish secret santa exchange!
Basically we all sign up to a group she's set up on Elfster and then Elfster does the rest of it! You can either send 2 bottles of nail polish or whatever you can get for $20 (£12.50) and then of course you get something in return. You can even make a wish list on Elfster that your secret santa can see and you are able to ask questions to whoever you're buying for.
Deadline for sign up is Monday 14th September.
So everyone go sign up! :)
Posted by Glittermillie at 21:09
Monday, 17 August 2009
Helen did this tag and tagged anyone who wanted to do it so I thought I would give it a go and also take the opportunity to tell you more about me!
In no particular order, my 11 happy things -
1. Maz, my boyfriend.
This is a picture taken on holiday. We were about to go to the beach thus I have no makeup on. I don't know why I feel the need to defend my naked face, I just do ;) I chose this picture because I love him in it!
We've been together nearly 3 years now and would get married tomorrow if we could :)
Completely off the subject - look at my nails! They're bare... this was before the obsession began!
2. My cats, Bobo and Barnaby.
To say I love these guys would be an understatement. I adore them and spoil them rotten. Bobo is 2 and a half and Barnaby is 3 months.
3. My family and friends.
I'm not going to put any pics on of them as I'm unsure how they'd feel about me putting them out there like that! I have an amazing family who I've come to appreciate more and more in the last few years and my friends are fantastic too!
I love to read. I've been known to read about 10 books a week before(thank goodness for libraries). I could read all day and all night. My favourite authors are Harlen Coben and Nicci French.
5. Ghost Whisperer.
It's my favourite program. I absolutely love it. I couldn't tell you why. I just do.
6. Urban Decay.
About 3 years ago I went to London and one of my friends told me to check out Urban Decay in Selfridges. It was love at first sight and I've been addicted ever since.
This is a picture of some of my eyeshadow -
How predictable hey! I almost didn't include this but then thought 'who am I kidding'! There's not much I can say about this. I LOVE CHOCOLATE!
8. Nail polish.
My addiction grows by the day. At least it's less expensive than my makeup addiction though! I love trying all the different colours and love that I have to keep upgrading my storage to bigger things!
9. The blogging community.
Ever since starting my blog I have loved getting to know everyone. I love looking at everyone else's blogs and I love getting comments on mine. My first port of call when I turn on my laptop is always my dashboard! I tried YouTube for a while but it wasn't for me at all. This is so much nicer and friendlier. I hope to carry on making new friends and learning new things!
10. My hometown.
I know it's sad but I really love my hometown of Newbury! I grew up there and lived there until Dec 07. When I lived there I didn't appreciate it but now I live in Manchester I really miss it! Going back for visits to see friends and family is my favourite thing to do. I am definitely a small town girl. I am happy where we are at the moment but it's not permanent and we will be back in Newbury within the next 3 years. I want my children to grow up there too :)
I couldn't not have it could I! :) People think I'm joking but I do love glitter! I would bathe in it if I could. Wherever I go glitter seems to follow. I leave it everywhere even when I don't think I've used any! One of my friends has ocd over it and hates it being everywhere so I try really hard when going to hers not to have any on my anywhere... she still finds some. I think I sneeze it.
That's it! I hope you've liked reading some stuff about me that isn't really np related!
I tag anyone who wants to do it!
Sunday, 16 August 2009
This is the first of the Hot Looks that I have to show you. It's called Ninja and is a shade of green I wouldn't usually go for but I thought I'd give it a go!
I wasn't at my photo taking best yesterday so I don't really have that many good ones to show you!
2 coats, no top coat. As usual I LOVE the brush that comes with Hot Looks. It's still the best I've used.
The 2 of them playing. Barnaby looks as big as Bobo here but it's just the angle! He's tiny in real life :)
Saturday, 15 August 2009
Yesterday Maz left to go to see his family for the weekend so after dropping him at the station I went to Tescos to get a few treats and discovered they do Collection 2000 now (probably have for a while but I haven't been to Tescos for ages!) so of course I had to buy a few :) Also I got a base coat and a curved nail file. I'm a sucker for things like the nail file. Anything new and I want to try it!
So here's what I got -
and a close up of the colours -
Next is a quick konad I did. I'd like to say before you look at the photo that I plan on doing lots of swatching/konad etc today so everything is going on fast and coming off fast so please ignore my horrible cuticles!!! I usually tidy up alot more before taking pictures but I'll won't get much done if I have to do that everytime today :)
This was inspired by a look I saw on neglelakkmani's blog a while ago. Her's is a MILLION times better but I still quite like this. I wish I had the same butterfly stamp as her though! The white polish is a maybelline one meant for doing french tips but it's the only white I have.
Also you may have noticed I put the stamps on upside down.... duh! Lets just say I'm having one of those days! Disappearing diet coke, turning the oven on and then forgetting about it, tripping over cats... I could go on! Maybe it's the vast amounts of chocolate raisins I've eaten going to my head?!
Friday, 14 August 2009
I was meaning to put Barry M Cyan on again today to show you guys but I have been extremely lazy and somehow time just got away from me!
So instead, here are some pictures of Barry M Silver Cascade that I tried a while a go but hadn't got round to posting.
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
I am very nearly at 50 followers! Woohoo! Doesn't seem like that long ago that Nicole was my only one :)
Anyway I was thinking that I may have a giveaway when I hit 50 (or very soon afterwards).
It wouldn't be a massive giveaway I'm afraid as I'm very low on spondoolies at the moment but I'm sure I could put something together...
I was going to post pictures of BarryM Cyan today but I peeled it all off in the bath before I took any daylight pictures.... ooopsie! I just couldn't resist... It's the first time a BarryM has done that but I did think when I was putting it on that I was doing it too thickly! Never mind, I'll put it on again later and take some pics :)
Off to the cinema tonight (got to love 2for1 Orange Wednesdays!). Unfortunately it's Maz's choice though and he wants to see Bruno...... I've heard good and bad things about it but I know I found Borat a bit uncomfortable to watch in parts and this is meant to be worse so we shall see!
Posted by Glittermillie at 16:23
Tuesday, 11 August 2009
I was tagged to do this by Helen at Helen and Sheenie's Nice Things.
1. Open your 1st photo folder
2. Scroll down to the 10th photo
3. Post that photo and story on your blog.
4. Tag 5 or more people.
I'm laughing at the picture this turned out to be! I almost cheated and put the next one along on but that would be missing the point hey :)
This picture was taken a few years ago. It was a works leaving do back in my hometown. In fact the guy in the black t-shirt in the picture is whose leaving do it was!
It was a Thursday night and we all had work the next day....lets just say it was a very quiet day that Friday ;)
We were in a club called Liquid here... It's a very classy club... (Helen don't tell them the truth!!!)
It was a really good night and it's still talked about now! We had a guy out with us from Germany who took photos all night and it's him that took this one of me. I was dancing when it was taken. I have no idea who I was giving that look!!!
I think a lot of people have been tagged already so if you've already done this ignore me!
Posted by Glittermillie at 13:15
Sunday, 9 August 2009
Whilst I was away I changed my nail polish a few times but I only remembered to take photos of one of those times!
I used Collection 2ooo Hot Looks - Show Off with CG City Lights over the top.
I thought I'd show you the most recent additions to my collection. All have been bought or have arrived in the past couple of weeks.
First off, these 3 beauties arrived from the US thanks to MagicXMaid! My jaw dropped at all the sparkliness (you all know by now how I'm partial to a bit of sparkle!) I have been adding the middle one to EVERYTHING!!!
L-R Sinful Colors Show me the way, Cover Girl City Lights and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Strobe Light.
Next a few randoms -
L-R BarryM Silver Cascade, Boots 17 Peacock, Rimmel 60 Seconds Blue Me Away, Technic shade 32 (no name) - comes with glitter to add over the top!
Some Hot Looks -
Hello Everyone! Long time no blog :)
This is just a quick blog about my girl's weekend in London before I do a nail post.
So I had an absolutely fantastic time! We had so much fun and we laughed and laughed until we cried :) Seriously, we had stomach aches we laughed so much! I won't bore you with any of the funny stories because most of them are 'you had to be there' ones! I will say though that one of them involved me apologising very sincerely to a photographer in Madame Tussauds for getting in her way and then realising that she wasn't real ;)
The weekend was jam packed and we were on the go constantly. So much so that it's taken me the rest of this week to recover. I was so exhausted! All worth it though.
We went to Madame Tussauds, London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Harrods, Portabello Market, Notting Hill, 2 musicals (Grease and Thriller) and a Salsa club!
Unfortunately we didn't have time to go anywhere that I could get some nail polish, maybe next time!
We were proper little tourists :)
I have to say that I do not recommend taking a suitcase on the underground! We had to get them up and down so many stairs! Plus when we got to our hotel we discovered our rooms were on the top floor (5 flights) and there was no lift! It nearly killed us.
Here are a few pics we took -
Hanna outside Buckingham Palace
Posted by Glittermillie at 15:08