Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Katy Perry & Rihanna Wear Kiss & Broadway Nails

Known for their chart-topping singles and signature styles Katy Perry and Rihanna both wore Broadway 2-Step Natural Nails at the MTV Video Music Awards. Celebrity manicurist Kimmie Kyees applied Kiss 2-Step nails as a base underneath their favorite design/polish.

In lieu of glue, Kyees secured the nails to Katy and Rihanna using the Kiss Mega Hold Tabs – a short-term alternative to nail glue.

Katy wore her 2-Step Nails to give her the nail length in order to pay tribute to her fiancé Russell Brand, while Rihanna opted for a neutral, full-length at the Award ceremony.

Broadway 2-Step Nail Kit is available at Boots, http://www.boots.co.uk/ for £6.99

Kiss Mega Hold Tabs are available at Boots and SuperDrug for £2.99

* Pictures and words sent to me by PR

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Fireworks NOTD


This is just a quick post to show you my Guy Fawkes manicure -

The vision in my head looked a lot more like fireworks!

I used Eyeko's Indigo as the base and just sprinkled on various nail art glitters on top.

All pics are clickable.

Although it didn't turn out quite as I'd imagined, I still loved it and it was so sparkly!

Also, to finish here are a couple of pictures of the fireworks we went to see -

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Glitter Gal Enchanted


It's been far too long since my last post. Life has been manic to put it mildly. Everytime I thought I'd get some time to do some blogging, something else happened! But things are fairly quiet now so fingers crossed I'll get back to doing some regular posting.

First off, I want to show you all a Glitter Gal polish I was sent to try a few weeks ago from R8Beauty (yes, I'm really behind in reviews!). For those of you that haven't already heard of them, go take a look at R8Beauty's facebook page for chances to win and review new and exciting products.

I have been drooling over Glitter Gal holographic polishes since I first started to see them pop up on various blogs but getting them shipped from Australia is a bit beyond my 'saving for a wedding' budget at the moment so I was very excited to be offered a chance to try one.

I was sent Enchanted (GGNP719) which is a very pretty pink holographic shade. On my nails it kind of makes me think of salmon pink.

The first 2 shots were taken in natural light -

The next 2 were taken under artificial light to try and show you the holographic effect (I live in the UK, at this time of year sunshine is rarer than Paris Hilton spending a quiet night at home)

(click on pics to get full holo effect!)

Those of you who are regular readers will know that it's quite unusual for me to wear pink so I wasn't sure how much I'd like this but I have to say that I do really like it! This was helped by the fact that it applies like a dream and has one of the best brushes I've used for a while. These pictures were taken after wearing it for nearly 3 days. No topcoat.

I am now even more desperate to buy some more Glitter Gal Holographic polishes, I am especially in lust with Marine Blue! Maybe I can persuade Maz that nail polish is a wedding essential?!

Hope everyone is doing well, I have more reviews coming up!


Monday, 16 August 2010

Gosh Holographic Konadicure and The Google Game


I hope everyone had a good weekend. Mine was pretty quiet but I did go to a party on Saturday night so I did my nails for the occasion.

I finally bought Gosh's Holographic so thought I'd give that a go topped with Konad black polish using image plate M70.

I really loved the result -

Excuse the cuticle area... I've been picking!

I got lots of comments on this manicure, always a good sign :)

I absolutely love Gosh Holographic, I don't know why I put off getting it for so long.

Lastly, I saw the Google game on several people's blogs and thought I'd give it a go. It made me laugh a lot!

My life according to Google - Type in the following and choose from the first description found.... Be honest, don't just pick one out to be funny!

1: Type in "[name] needs" in the Google search:

Sarah needs your manly vote... (yes, a manly vote, a vote that is manly, that is what I need)

2: Type in "[name] looks like" in Google search:

Sarah looks like fuckin nicole richie in this picture... (ahhhh yes, I'm always being compared to that f*ckin Nicole Richie)

3: Type in "[name] hates" in Google search:

Sarah hates your movie... (apparently I'm a film critic in my spare time)

4: Type in "[name] goes" OR "[name] has gone" in Google search:

Sarah goes down... (*snort* how did that get online?! hehe! This one made me giggle! The worrying thing is it was a link to an article about Blue Peter...that's a UK childrens's programme to all you non Brits!)

5: Type in "[name] loves" in Google search:

Sarah loves chicken poop... (my secret's out, what can I say, it's really an acquired taste)

6: Type in "[name] eats" in Google search:

(Ex-Sex Slave) Sarah Eats Sushi... (this was a link to a youtube video... I didn't watch it but I have all sorts of things running through my head!)

7: Type in "[name] has" in Google search:

Sarah had a jolly good moan... (is it me or do I sense a theme here?! This was actually the 2nd link, the first was - Woman has 200 orgasms a day. Sarah Carmen suffers from Permanent ... but wasn't sure if that counted... strangely the 2 links seem to be linked ;)

8: Type in "[name] works" in Google search:

Sarah works as a consultant... (finally something innocent!)

9: Type in"[name] lives" in Google search:

Sarah lives in Germany... (I do??)

10: Type in "[name] died" in Google search:

Sarah died needlessly in 'tent on wheels'... (what's a tent on wheels?!)

11.Type in "[name] does" in Google search:

Sarah does not eat humans... (why would someone need to ever say this!?!)

12: Type in "[name] will" in Google search:

Police doubt 'Sarah's Law' will cause vigilante attacks... (no links with Sarah will came up at all)

13.Type in "[name] is" in Google search:

SARAH IS BEAUTIFUL Sarah is beautiful inside and out, She's the most beautiful girl, When I'm dancing with Sarah and the stars are out, I am on top of the... (my stalker's been online again)

Let me know if you have a go at this game, I love reading other people's!

Friday, 13 August 2010

A Franken NOTD


Earlier in the week I realised that my bottle of Cover Girl's City Lights was running very low and it was beginning to be difficult to use so I decided to use the rest of it for a franken. I mixed it with some of Nubar's Night Sparkles.

Here's how it turned out -

The first few shots show the true colour of the franken but the darker shots show the sparkliness! It looks best in the sun but of course there was no sun when I was taking pictures!

I love the result and will be wearing it a lot!

I went to Superdrug's yesterday and Gosh is 3 for 2 at the moment so I got some more sparkly things -

Gosh's extreme eyeliner number 26 and holographic silver eyedust. I also got the holographic nail polish but didn't take a photo of it for some reason.

Don't forget all these pictures are clickable and you can definitely see the full sparkle effect more in the big pictures!

Lastly, look what Tescos are selling now -


Sunday, 8 August 2010

My Bling!


Just a quickie post to show those of you who have asked, and are not on twitter, my engagement ring!

Here it is -

I love it so much. Maz chose it all on his own and he couldn't have chosen anything more perfect.

I'll show you what I was wearing on my nails that day because, this is, of course, a nail blog!

The pictures were taken several days into the manicure though so there's alot of tip wear.

Also, for some reason I didn't take very many pics so these aren't the best -

The base is OPI's Absolutely Alice with Stargazer's silver chrome printed on the top with konad image plate M60.

I've chopped my nails off today to as short as they'll go because they're in such bad condition. Think I might go naked for a couple of weeks to try and give them a break... bet I don't last more than a couple of days!

Hope everyone's doing great! Sorry about my appauling lack of responding to comments... I will really try to catch up!

Friday, 23 July 2010

Hormonal Balance (boys beware), a NOTD and some news!

Hi! I can't believe how long it's been since I've posted anything. I am truly a slacker. In my defence I have had a lot going on and still do so posts will continue to be a bit sporadic!

Firstly for those of you who don't follow me on Twitter or aren't friends with me on Facebook - I got engaged! I am very, very, very happy, gobsmacked and excited and I will do a proper post all about it at some point.

Secondly, and this is completely un-nail related but something I had to tell you all about, I started taking Seven Seas Hormonal Balance tablets a few months ago and they have literally changed my (and Maz's!!)life.
I don't know if I've mentioned it before but I have PCOS (polycystic ovaries). PCOS effects women in different ways but one of the ways it effects me is I have very irregular periods. When I do get a period they're very painful and my hormones go COMPLETELY crazy turning me into an irrational mad woman. Even if I don't get the actual period, my hormones go crazy once a month without fail and I used to take it all out on Maz.
After one particularly bad 'pyscho' month I decided to try to find some sort of supplement to try and keep my hormones more under control and came across Seven Seas Hormonal Balance -

"Contains an effective combination of the minerals magnesium and zinc and the key nutrient Vitamin B6, which helps you maintain a healthy hormonal balance so that you feel like yourself, every day of the month."

I bought some, started taking it and WOW! It really works. Like really, really, really works. Not only has it balanced out my hormones so that I don't have the mood swings I was having, I also don't get nearly as irrational as I used to, I don't wake up wanting to kill someone (well not as often anyway!) and I don't overreact as much as I used to.
On top of that, when I get my actual period, there's no pain! Well the odd twinge but nothing compared to what it was like before.
I can't believe it. I was hoping it would help but I had no idea just how much it would. As I said, it has changed my life and made Maz's life far calmer ;)
I had to tell you all about it in the hopes that it can help someone else too. Obviously though everyone's different and it will work to different degrees on people.

I get it from Tescos and it costs £3.99 for 30 tablets (1 a day).
I can't recommend enough for anyone with hormone issues to go out and give this a try! If anyone does try it let me know how you get on.

Lastly, couldn't do a post without any nails at all so here's a NOTD -

Photos were taken after me having worn it for a few days thus the tip wear!
I used OPI's DS Extravagance with konad black special polish and image plate M79.

That's it for this post! Post about my engagement to follow in a few days!

Hope everyone's well and have a great weekend!

Friday, 4 June 2010

KOTD - Color Club Wild at Heart


I recently ordered 2 of my biggest lemmings - Color Club's Wild at Heart and Revvvolution. I realise how far behind I am on these but I always been a 'I'll do it in my own time' type of girl :)

So, even though I know you've probably all seen Wild at Heart a million times already I couldn't not show you the konadicure I did over it!

I used Color Club's Wild at Heart as the base and China Glaze's IDK for the stamping with image plate M35 -

Make sure you click on these pictures for full holo effect!

Ignore my shortie index nail! It broke and I haven't evened them all up yet.

The first 6 pictures are in full sunlight (yes, we do get it occasionally here) but the last one is taken indoors to show the konading a bit more clearly.

I love it! I'm so glad I finally got Wild at Heart.

Lastly, for those of you who haven't already seen this on twitter, my pillow last night was a bit lumpy and uncomfortable...

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Color Club Love 'Em Leave 'Em Konadicure


This is a very quick post to show you what's currently on my nails -

Click on the pictures to see the full holographic effect!

I used 2 coats of Color Club's Love 'Em Leave 'Em with Konad black polish and image plate M65.

I don't usually buy colours like this but I surprised myself by absolutely loving it! So I will be buying more like this in the future :)

Oh and just because it's been a while, here are some Bobo and Barnaby pics -

Both sleeping in the airing cupboard on the nice clean towels.

Sometimes I worry that he can't relax... ;)

My beautiful girl!