Friday, 31 January 2014

Week 5 manicure challenge

This week my inspiration came from my boyfriend oddly. He showed me a picture someone had posted on Facebook of their Scrabble manicure. As soon as I saw it I had to replicate.

I used a models own mini polish in a light brown shade as the base and a black Sharpie to draw on the letters. Then I topped it off with my Rimmel matte top coat.

This is my first attempt, and you can tell! They look pretty shabby. It is so hard to write (neatly) on your own nails, especially with your wrong hand. Plus, on the "love" hand I went in too soon with my top coat and smudged the Sharpie. Bad times.

I will practice these more in the future and hopefully be able to show you a neater version one day.

Week 4 manicure challenge

This week I have rediscovered my Rimmel matte polish. I have gone for multi-coloured nails with a jewel effect design on the ring fingers using my nail dotting tools.  

I was inspired by this look on Pinterest, but mine look no where near as classy. Nevermind though as I enjoyed trying something different.

Week 3 manicure challenge

My week 3 manicure challenge using Barry M's magnetic nail polish in blue.

Love this nail varnish as it's really easy to use and dries pretty quickly too, which is a great combination for doing on a work night.

Any colour requests for week 4?

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

January 2014 favourites

L-R: Tangle teezer, Lush popcorn lip scrub, Rimmel Match Perfection foundation, MUA Undress Me Too palette, L'occitane cherry blossom body lotion.

Tangle teezer 
My hair is pretty long these days so this makes it a whole lot easier to brush my hair after washing or when getting up in the morning. I do kind of wish it had a handle though.

Lush popcorn lip scrub
Perfect invention for dry winter lips, and I think it tastes yummy.

Rimmel Match Perfection foundation
Love the coverage and staying power of this.

MUA Undress me too palette
Great versitility for day and night with these great colours.

L'occitane cherry blossom body lotion
Smells great and keeps your skin feeling wonderfully moisturised.

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Week 2 manicure challenge

For my week 2 manicure challenge I have done a black base with ombré glitter.

This is my first ever attempt at ombré glitter, so I was pretty happy with how it went. I used this video as a guide.

I used my black Nails Inc by Kate Spade that I got free with Glamour mag last month for the base colour. For the ombré glitter I used a Barry Ms shade 239 lavender glitter polish. 

Friday, 3 January 2014

Week 1 manicure challenge

In a bid to blog more often, I have decided to challenge myself to blog about one manicure per week for the whole year. That's 52 manicures right there.

My week 1 manicure is using this Artstix duo by Model's Own in the colour SnowMix.

These usually retail at £6, but are on sale here on ASOS at the mo for only £4.

Definitely worth a try, they have some great colour combinations. My only gripe is the drying time seems to be quite slow.

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