30 November 2013

Stamping Plate: Bundle Monster 206 (BM206)

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This stamping plate is from the second Bundle Monster set, from 2011. It is backed with branded lining to stop it from being sharp. This is useful, without it it is easy to slice open your fingers and palms which I have been known to do accidentally in the past with other branded plates. Then again I am very clumsy.

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Another stamping plate with six images, two are full nail and the other four are single images. I found all of these images to stamp really well, my only issue is with the symbol. I would like to know what it means before using it in nail art.

29 November 2013

33 Day Nail Challenge: Same Pattern, Different Colours

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Base Polish: ELF - Innocent
Stamping Polishes: 
Thumb: Kleancolor - Metallic Red 161
Forefinger: Kleancolor - Metallic Black 168
Middle Finger: Kleancolor - Metallic Sapphire 165
Ring Finger: Kleancolor - Metallic Fuchsia 166
Little Finger: Kleancolor - Metallic Green 163
Stamping Plate: Bundle Monster 319

28 November 2013

Swatch: Essie - Leading Lady

This was from a set which I got for Christmas last year, along with Snap Happy and Beyond Cozy.

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Colour: Red standard glitter in a red base
Opacity: Two coats were used in photos
Brush Type: Flat and very wide, wider than OPI
How Much? 5ml

27 November 2013

33 Day Nail Challenge: Favourite Pattern

I just had to use this image for Movember when I saw it. I like to stamp and I am going to say that stamping is a pattern.

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Polish: Nails Inc / Kate Spade - New York Noir
Ring Finger: Jade - Magia Negra
Stamping Polish: Stargazer - Silver Chrome
Stamping Plate: Bundle Monster 402

25 November 2013

33 Day Nail Challenge: Lines

I'm not really keen on these nails, I think the dots make it all look a bit messy.

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La Femme - Jupiter 84
Black Acrylic Paint

23 November 2013

Stamping Plate: Bundle Monster 204 (BM204)

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This stamping plate is from the second Bundle Monster set, from 2011. It is backed with branded lining to stop it from being sharp. This is useful, without it it is easy to slice open your fingers and palms which I have been known to do accidentally in the past with other branded plates. Then again I am very clumsy.

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This stamping plate has six images, four of these are full nail images and the other two are single images. All of these stamped well other than the bottom right fan image. This is another one which I think would stamp better if I scraped the polish off with a more gentle scrape.

22 November 2013

33 Day Nail Challenge: Three Patterns

The three patterns I tried to do was dots, stripes and a criss cross pattern

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Sinful Colors - Verbena
Stamping Plate: Bundle Monster 417

21 November 2013

Swatch: ELF - Dark Glitter Purple

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Colour: Deep Inky Purple
Finish: More of a glass flecked look than a full glitter
Opacity: Two coats
Brush Type: Standard
How Much? 10ml

ELF UK

20 November 2013

33 Day Challenge: Something from Pintrest

I saw a photo of Pintrest and thought I would try my hand at it, and these nails are the outcome of that attempt.

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19 November 2013

Review: Lush - Lord of Misrule

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This bath bomb, named after the ruler of the Pagan Feast of Fools, has a strange and magnificent fragrance created by Gorilla Perfumer Simon Constantine. This bomb will slowly dissolve to reveal a wine coloured centre, with the added sweetness of the world’s first fair trade vanilla absolute, perfectly balanced by the earthy scents of black pepper and patchouli oil - Lush.co.uk

This bath ballistic is from the Christmas 2013 Collection, it is new for this year. The first thing I noticed about this was the colour, a very green colour with random yellow and pink dots. There is a giant star shape on the top of this as well.

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Another point which I think makes this quite unique is the amount of time it took to fizz away, it was well over ten minutes before this stopped fizzing around the bath. Also there is no bits in this one so you can use it without having to put it in a sock to save on the clean up.

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First you get a green colour, then it breaks down and the centre which is a pink / red colour begins to spurt out of it. Then things start to get even weirder, there is popping candy inside and you can hear the crackling from that in the water for around five minutes.

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The water ends up a grey / brown colour and with the earthy scents and crackling noises you being to feel as if you are sitting in a witches cauldron.

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The scent of this bath ballistic is quite an earthy one (not a dirty soil smell though), the main scent is patchouli, some spiciness but there is definitely a softer side to that which I imagine is the vanilla. The scent does linger on your skin for a good couple of hours afterwards. 

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This is quite a visually interesting bath ballistic, and it does take a good amount of time to fizz away to nothing and as such it something you will want to have a fair amount of time to watch and to use.

I would get this again, I hope that Lush bring this back again next year.

£3.30 - Lush

Nails: Black and Gold

For some reason when doing these nails I got a certain set of lyrics stuck in my head;

"'Cause if you're not really here
Then the stars don't even matter
Now I'm filled to the top with fear
That it's all just a bunch of matter
'Cause if you're not really there
I don't wanna be either
I wanna be, next to you
Black and gold, black and gold, black and gold"

 Sam Sparro

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W7 - Black
Models Own - Gold Rush
Bundle Monster 208