31 July 2014

GOT: Glitter

Golden Oldie Thursday is here again and today the prompt was glitter, I chose Barry M's Jewel Britannia which I got during August 2012. I think it was something to do with the Queen's Jubilee. This is a glitter gradient over a black base.


Jess - Midnight
Barry M - Jewel Britannia


30 July 2014

Review: Lush - The Christmas Penguin


"P-P-P Pop in a Penguin! This fun bubble bar is modelled on Little Penguins found on Philip Island, Australia – they’re the smallest penguins in the world! With orange flower absolute and mandarin oil this cheerful chap will create refreshing and uplifting bubbles" - Lush

Another of the Lush treats I got for Christmas, this little bubble bar is small and while I tried to use half of it I didn't find it to work out, so I ended up using the whole penguin in one bath.

The penguin was very cute and I was reluctant to use him because of this! He wasn't too hard and I managed to easily crumble it up with one hand.


This turned the water a baby blur shade and the smell was very fresh and quite invigorating. Not a bath I would want to experience if I was about to go to bed, or trying to relax in. That said it did wake me up and stop me from feeling so lethargic.

There was no glitter, shimmer and it had no bits in which was a good thing. It wasn't moisturising which meant the clean up of the bath afterwards was quick and easy.

Similar to Pop in the Bath and Dorothy from Lush. This didn't leave a scent on my skin afterwards either. Visually the bubble bar was cute and it made a good amount of bubbles.


29 July 2014

Nails: Wedding Guest

I went to a wedding during the summer as a guest and these are the nails I wore for it:



And what would a wedding post be without this gorgeous flower bride's bouquet.
She made it herself too!



28 July 2014

Nails: Blue Confetti

These were very nearly the nails I wore for my birthday, but they weren't me enough so I changed them. Those will be up at some point.

I started these nails off by using two blue polishes using the 'bag dab' / saran wrap / cling film method which was very effective but then I used L'Oreal's Confetti top coat over the top which made the base not show up so it was a waste of effort!


Perumbra - Blue
Models Own - True Blue
L'Oreal - Confetti Top Coat


27 July 2014

SIMPLES: Dots Within Dots

The Crumpet has a challenge going, to help teach nail art from the simple to the master. 

So week 8 and the task to master is dots within dots, which looks like circles. Here are my examples:

China Glaze - Grape Pop
Jade - Fascinio Violeta

[Details Here]


Sunday Stamping: Global Tiger Day

Global Tiger Day is 29th July.

Base Polishes
Nails Inc - New York Noir
Barry M - Mango

Stamping Polish: MoYou Nails - Special Nail Polish - Black
Stamping Plate: Bundle Monster 223


Swatch: Leighton Denny - Be My Berry


Colour: Red
Finish: Metallic
Opacity: Two Coats
Brush Type: Standard
How Much? 12ml
Anything Else? Perfect Festive Polish