Wednesday, 30 March 2011

#64 -- More nail art goodies!

Yesterday I got yet more nail art goodies when I went shopping at the Metro Center!
I went to a makeup stand which sells a lot of brands such as benefit, urban decay, rimmel etc. for cheaply and discovered they also did some nail art pens so I got three, a silver, pink and gold glitter. 
The silver one was £1.59 and the other two were 99p. Bargain!
I also got a pack of 100 nail tips purely for practicing nail art on!
These were only £2.99 as you can see from the sticker I left on! That was a great bargain, you also get nail glue with them although I'm unsure as to whether it will be any good or not!

I also went to Superdrug and came across some nail art pens I had never seen before, so I got some.

They are really beautiful colours a bright green and pink and a gorgeous dark blue! They also came with some stencils to use in the pack too! I cannot wait to try these out. I'm pretty sure they were around £7.00 but I got my student discount on them :).


#63 -- Day 26 and Day 27...

Day 26 of the 30 day photo challenge.
Day 26: A picture of something that mean a lot to you...
Love, in any shape, way, means or form.
The love of my family. The love of my friends. The love of my boyfriend, even the love of my dog :).

Day 27: A picture of you and a family member...
Hmm, I don't even have a picture of me and my family members, that's rather stupid of me :).

Monday, 28 March 2011

#62 -- Rachels Nailtopia Competition!

Head over too Life of a Sweetaholic's blog to enter a fab Nailtopia competition!


#61 -- Nail Art Workshop!

Today was my Nail Art workshop at College and I thoroughly enjoyed myself!
I took a picture of the nail art designs I did, we each did 12 on nail tips!
We used a load of nail art stuff such as striping tape, nail art pens, paints, transfers, glitter, marbelling and gems!!
What a fun day :).
Then we got to do each others nails, these are the ones I did on Nicola, who I worked with.
They are the same as the top left one on the first picture.

And these are the ones she done on me.

#60 -- Day 25...

Day 25 of the 30 day photo challenge! 

Day 25: A picture of your day...

Today was my nail art workshop and this is what I came up with :)

Sunday, 27 March 2011

#59 -- Nail Haul and Nail Art Collection!

Nail Haul! 
Yesterday was a rare whole day out for me and the boyfriend so off we went into Newcastle, we wandered around for a while, went to order him some wallpaper samples in John Lewis (posh haha) and went for dinner in Frankie and Benny's mmmmm! And along the way I got some new nail art pens from Sally's!
They are new out apparently and they look amazing, they are sort of like the Nailene french tip pen but in different colours!

At the minute they only come in 5 colours and the boyfriend bought me all of them! They were on 3 for 2 so technically got one free and also 20% off :).
I love the look of the purple so far! And love that they have little pictures of nails with nail art examples on them in the bottom corner!
I opened the red one on the way home in the car because I was too excited too wait!!

As you can see they look just like felt tips and come with full instructions on the back! 
The pictures will make them go bigger if you click them :).
I decided to have a go at a french tip and heart design to try it out on my little finger!
It will be better with more practice obviously :).
The magazine we got free when going into the store had pictures of the examples of nail art you could create on them and some look fab!

I'm excited to try them out properly!!

Nail Art!
I am going to show you my ever growing nail art collection, just because I want too really :).
As you can see from the picture I have quite a lot of stickers, some nail art pens, the ones along the bottoms are from Claire's Accessories, the others are from Argos and my new ones are from Sally's as said above! I also have some glitter, dried flowers, and some rhinestones and sequiny bits in my pill box, yes a pill box, it works really well for what I hold in it :).

These are my nail canes, I am going to use them to do a 3D nail wheel of nail art when I have a spare few hours. I got a pack of 100 assorted nail canes and the blade to slice them from Ebay for £3.99, they are from Hong Kong and I thoroughly recommend getting your nail art stuff from there as the quality is great and they are usually a lot cheaper! I am definately excited to use these along with my other goodies! 

#58 -- Day 23 and Day 24...

Day 23 of the 30 day photo challenge!
Day 23: A picture of your favourite book(s).

The Twilight Saga!! Particularly Eclipse, it's definitely my favourite one!

Day 24 of the 30 day photo challenge!
Day 24: A picture of something your wish you could change.

My insecurities with myself!

Friday, 25 March 2011

#57 -- Day 21 and Day 22...

Day 21 of the 30 day photo challenge!
Day 21: A picture of something your wish you could forget...
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Nothing :). Everything I have been through has made me the person I am today!

Day 22: A picture of something you wish you could be better at!
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I wish could be better at believing in myself and having self confidence.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

#56 -- Nail Tag!

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Nail Tag!

1) How many polishes do you have in your stash?
About 100 normal polishes and 10 nail art pens!

2) Which brand do you own the most of?
e.l.f -

3) What colours do you own the most of?
It varies, a lot!

4) Do you have a colour/texture you do not own?
Matte! I'd love some though.

5) Whats the one polish you always pick up to lift your spirits?
Models Own - Sophie's Pink. 
Fearne Cotton - Silver.
e.l.f - Gum Pink :)

6) What is the nail polish you wear most frequently?
See above! Silver usually with Barry M Instant Effects.

7) What polish do you keep looking at and wondering why you haven't gotten rid of it yet?
None :)

8) Go to base coat?
Barry M 3in1 Base coat, top coat and nail hardener.

9) Go to top coat?
Barry M 3in1 Base coat, top coat and nail hardener.

10) Stamping vs. Freehand?
Freehand! More fun :)

11) Bling me, baby? or No bling for me please?
Depends on the mood! Minimal bling though, not loads!

12) I consider my nails naked if they don't have some kind of design?
Nah, as long as they have colour on they are good.

13) My favourite plate?
I don't use plates.

14) What was the last nail related thing you bought?
Some nail stickers and tweezers for picking up rhinestones etc.

15) How many nail polishes have you bought in the last 7 days?

#55 -- Day 19 & Day 20...

Day 19 of the 30 day photo challenge!
Day 19: A picture and letter.
I had no idea what it meant by this so I have wrote a letter to someone I love and miss dearly and included a picture of them.

Dear Grandad Doc,
It's been a long time since you went, I was only young about 6 or 7, there's still not a day goes by where I don't think about you. I wish you could be here to help my Granny get through things and to keep her company when she's lonely. I wish you could be here to tell us how proud you are of us and how you will always love us no matter what. I was always a Grandaddy's girl as a child and you used to give me sweets, crisps and money when you bashed on the floor with your walking stick, for me to come and see you. We all miss you, Granny especially! I wish you were here when we all just needed a big cuddle! The world definitely always takes the best people first. I will see you again one day :).
I love you and miss you so much!
Loads of hugs and love, your Gran-daughter, Natalie xxxxxx.

Day 20 of the 30 day photo challenge!
Day 20: A picture of somewhere you would like to travel.

New York City!!
"I wanna go where dreams are made of, there's nothing you can't be, now your in New York"


Monday, 21 March 2011

#54 -- Makeup Wish List

My current Makeup Wish List!

Ubran Decay - Naked Palette.

Max Factory Lip Tint.

Max Factor Smokey Eye Effect Eyeshadows.

L'Oreal Studio Secrets HD Smoothing Foundation.

Just a few bits :). If anyone has tried and tested any of these things opinions would be fabulous :D


#53 -- Minx Nails

Minx Nails is most possibly my new most favourite thing ever!
I was lucky enough today to do a workshop on Minx nails with my Beauty course and get a certificate to say I am trained in them. I got a set done by me by a lady on my course and I did a set on her! They are definitely not as hard as they first seem, so much fun! 

 This is the design I chose, we didn't have very many to choose from but this one caught my eye more so than the rest of them. I love the finished outcome and have already had a couple of people asking me about them in Superdrug.

I love them! <3

I did a set on my friend Kara who did mine before me. Hers also looked very nice!

I was interested in doing the Minx nails workshop as they looked amazing and its definitely a good thing to be qualified in when you are going for interviews/jobs in Salons. They are hugely popular at the moment!
Celebrities are CRAZY for them!
They are widely used on the likes of the Dancing On Ice contestants, Katy Perry who often has customized ones made, Rhianna and Lady Gaga, amongst more!

Next Monday: Nail Art Workshop! A full day of Nail Art! What more could one girl ask for :)

#52 -- Day 18

Day 18 of the 30 day photo challenge.

Day 18: A picture of your biggest insecurity.
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I am extremely self conscious! About my weight especially...I do not like myself one little bit.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

#51 -- And the winner is...

The Mini Hello Kitty Giveaway has now ended!
A reminder of the prize: 
 A Hello Kitty compact mirror provided by the Internet Gift Store worth £6.99.

 How I picked my winner:
I used a fruit machine app online to pick my winner, I added all the names into the machine the right amount of times for the entries they made and the winner is...


Well done! I will e-mail you shortly for your address :).

Thank you to everyone who entered!!

#50 -- Nailtopia Nail Art!

I was told about this wonderful website by my good friend and fellow blogger Rachel Crawford!

What they say...
"Easy-to-use, professional quality nail stickers plus nail art rhinestones, paint, glitter, flat gems, stripers, Toma nail polish, top coats, dotters, tools, ceramics and more - all with FREE UK shipping"
All you want for nails and nail art in one website!

There is hundreds of things to choose from on this website all with low prices. The current offers such as the Easter Collection are stated on the home page of the website! Most stickers are made exclusively for them in Japan, ensuring the best quality.

What catches my eye...
Alice in Wonderland stickers!
£2.90 (excluding tax).
These are fab to me as I am a huge fan of all things Alice in Wonderland <3.

Gold Leopard Spots!
£2.90 (excluding tax).
These look fab and are also available in Pink and Silver!!

Gold Leopard Strips!
£2.90 (excluding tax).
Perfect for a hint of leopard across the nail!!

#49 -- Day 16 and 17...

Day 16 and 17 of the 30 day photo challenge. 
Both together as I wasn't on the laptop yesterday where I keep my blog stuff.

Day 16: A picture of something that inspires you.
(originally someone, but nobody necessarily inspires me so I've chosen something that does instead of a person.
All things to do with nails! Whether it be buying and using nail polish, nail art, manicures at college, blogs with nail art one, learning new skills!
All of it inspires me to better my skills and become something I enjoy being in the future!

Day 17: A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently.
Animal Cruelty!
Ever since we adopted our dog I have wondered why people could be so cruel to animals, actually I have always wondered it but more so now! I have been watching a lot of Animal Cops Houston (sad, yes) on tv and it makes me want to try and help animals, they don't have a voice and it's so sad the way some people can treat them!

Friday, 18 March 2011

#48 -- Day 15...

Day 15 of the 30 day photo challenge!

Day 15: A picture of something you want to do before you die!

Image taken from Google Images. 
Go to Disneyland Florida!!
For me it would be like living the dream!

Thursday, 17 March 2011

#47 -- Day 14...

Day 14 of the 30 day photo challenge!

Day 14: A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without.

My Granny <3
I know one day I will have to be without her in my life but for now I could not imagine my life without her! She's always been one of the people who has constantly been there for me, loved me and been proud of everything I have/haven't achieved! 
She's the strongest person I know and I wouldn't change her for the world!


#46 -- Love Handbags?...Take a look at these ones...

I am definitely a bag girl! I have a suitcase full of handbags in my room! Most of them are black and a few are other colours. For me handbags are the ultimate accessory to make any outfit complete!

If you too are a lover of handbags then why don't you head over to Secret Handbag for a beautiful selection of handbags, purses and accessories, there's something that everyone will fall in love with.

They are exclusive stockists of the Mischa Barton handbag range. These bags are stunning and range in price from £19.99 to £59.99, which to me is a brilliant price for a beautiful celebrity designed bag! 

My top picks from the Mischa Barton range:

Mischa Barton Birkin Bag in Grey.
RRP: £59.99, Now: £57.99.
Available here.

 Mischa Barton Black Brooklyn Tote (Also available in Tan).
RRP: £55.00, Now: £53.99
Available here.

 Mischa Barton Harris Small Across Body Bag in Purple (Also available in Pink)
WAS: £32.99, Now: £19.99.
Available here.