30 December 2010

Review: Dotting Tool



I ordered these from eBay a while ago and have had plenty of time to try them out. I really like them because they give a much more precise dot than the sharpened pencil I was using before. Very cheap at £1.39 for frive including P&P and the different sizes are good too, doesnt make that much of a difference though.

*edit*
Thought I ought to post some photos showing what you can do with these. You dont have to just do dots though, you can use it for moving the polish around on the nail in to other patterns.


29 December 2010

Nails: Glitter Matte Plum


This is a little nicer I think than the version without the glitter on. Much more suitable for this time of year as well!
ELF - Plum Polish
ELF - Matte Polish
ELF - Purple Party Polish

28 December 2010

Nails: Seasonal Crackle

And as a bonus these were some other nails I did for Christmas.


Nails: Festive Snowflakes



This is something I attempted on my sister on Christmas eve. I think it worked nicely!
Was really quite strange doing nail art on someone else's hands, although it was so much more easier than doing it on yourself.

Nails: Festive Bloopers!

 


So these three, pudding, present and snowman are all more bloopers really! Didn't turn out too well! But as they say practice makes perfect!

26 December 2010

Nails: Festive Snowmen and Glitter



I thought I would attempt something free handed again, I painted all of my nails with ELF's Metal Madness other than my two ring fingers. The design on my right ring finger is clearly more simple because I am not so good with my left hand. Perhaps practice as they say makes perfect?

25 December 2010

Eye of the Day - Festive Purples

If your reading this on actual christmas day, happy christmas!

I am more of a yule person myself and thought I would just post my eye of the day make up I did for the 21st.

So I used shades 7 and 8 for this eye look from the Primark Saint or Sinner palette below. Not usually one for sparkle, which is why I ended up getting a super cheap one! Seeing as it is the festive season I threw caution to the wind!
I also used:
ELF - Cream Liner in Black
17 - Wild Curls Mascara
ELF - Luscious Lipstick - Ruby Slipper

23 December 2010

Nails: Festive Dots



Not the tidiest of jobs but I will sort that out when I go in the shower. Quite festive I think.

Review: Aussie - 3 Minute Miracle Luscious Long Deep Treatment

Okay girls there is something I have came across in my hunt for a holy grail deep hair conditioner and that is with the following Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Conditioners...
So I am around 99% sure that both of these conditioners are actually the same product in different packaging.
The ingredients are above and although some of them are in different order they are actually the same. Now I am not saying anything particularly good or bad about this other than the fact it is a little bit false advertising.

What do you think?

22 December 2010

Nails: Festive Reindeer




I hope you like these, they didn't turn out perfect by any means but hopefully you can see what I was aiming for with the earring that was my inspiration!

21 December 2010

Happy Festivities!


I will be celebrating Yule, hope that you all have fun celebrating whatever you celebrate!

Love and Light
xx
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Oh did anyone else see the lunar eclipse this morning? I saw some of it but then the sky clouded over.

Review: Nail Wheel

So after having a blond moment as to what the point in a nail wheel was I thought I would bite the bullet and buy some. Having painted it with my polishes it is already helping me select the right colours and making sure I dont forget about some colours!


I got them from eBay and it was £1.99 inc P&P so nice and cheap! 

20 December 2010

Tutorial: Nail Quills

Having seen the Illamasqua Nail Quills I quite liked the look, something a little bit different for the festive season. However £35 for two false nails is well out of my budget. Luckily Klaire de Lys has done a tutorial and now I have my very own set of Nail Quills for parties over the festive season.

I got two false nails and cut them so they fit my thumb nails exactly

Mark on the nails where if you had short nails they would come to, also mark the centre at the tip

Cut the angles

Paint the edges

Once you have painted a couple of coats of black and waited for that to dry then you need to stick some sticky tape on to create the silver shape

Paint a couple of coats of silver and once its dried remove the tape

All you have to do is wear them now!



What I like about doing it yourself is not only is it a lot cheaper they also fit your thumb nails exactly where as the Illamasqua ones might not do. Besides if you get a little tipsy and loose one you wont mind so much!
Make sure you visit Klaire de Lys!

19 December 2010

Nails: Festive Snowmen



My first attempt at painting false nails! I think that they do need tidying up a little but my nail art pens are still in the post. I had some time on my hands and thought I would do it. Quite cute I think!

18 December 2010

Review: ELF - Black Bandit Shimmer Pencil




 


They say ~ Apply to the lash line alone, under or over eyeshadow as desired. Create a special occasion smoky eye by lining both upper and lower lash lines, blending and smudging out for a colourful, trendy eye look.

I say ~ I really like how this pencil has an in built sharpener as I always find to not find one when I need it the most! Its also really nice how it is built in too. It is exceptionally creamy and goes on without dragging at all which is good for something so close to your eye. Its quite thick as well which means when it is smudged out it still is quite intense. The glitter is a nice silver colour, and isn't too intense very subtle.

£1.50 - 14g
Eyes Lips Face

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