Thursday, 15 September 2011

Nail Polish Swatch Wheels

Hi all! 

I just want to quickly show you my nail wheels today, I got these as a present from Karin over at Rins Nail Files and I had loads of fun painting them!





Shatters/Blacks/White/Greys and Holos


I hope you liked seeing them, as my collection grows so will my nail wheels and I will seperate into colours on their own, I am also thinking about putting them by brand too...hmmm I don't know, we wil see :D

Until next time...
Loves and Hugs

Shel xx

Monday, 12 September 2011

My 5 Fave Iphone/Ipod Touch Apps!

Today as the title suggests I am going to let you know my 5 favourite apps for my Ipod Touch. If anyone knows me they know that my Ipod is my pride and joy I never leave home without it...I would go back and get it if I forget it lol!

1. Facebook...this goes without saying this is my addiction! I am on it from I wake til I go to sleep everyday, its the first thing I look at it in the morning and the last at night! sheesh...addict much ;)
2. Tiny Tower...I don't know why but I love this little game, basically you build a tower of shops/apartments etc and keep building lol! nothing exciting but I play everyday hehe!
3. Words With Friends...this is just like Scrabble, I have the free version and its great, I play all the time, you can connect to your Facebook and Twitter friends and play games with them.
4. Iperiod...this is the most helpful app I have and I love it. Its basically a period tracker but its very dicreet and awesome. It calculates your due dates and ovulation times, cycle length and all that, its really good for me because mine are all over the place lately so can keep track here and not forget which I do easily as my body loves to play tricks!
5. all know about this one I am sure, its a camera app with loads of little settings and changes you can make to your pics, loads of fun to play around with and you can get some amazing shots from this app!

Well thats my top 5 folks, I hope you liked them! Leave recommendations in a comment below for me as I am always looking for more greatness :D

Until next time
Loves and Hugs 
Shel xx

Sunday, 11 September 2011

How I tame the beasts AKA...eyebrows!


Today I am going to run through how I shape/tame my eyebrows, I have quite thick natural eyebrows but they have a good shape to them so I generally just tidy them up...
Heres what I use...
Wax Strips, Spatula, Tweezers, Scissors, Spoolie, Boiling Water (for the wax) Wax, Cleanser, Cotton Pad


After Close Up
I am by no means an expert at shaping my brows, nor do I claim to be, I just wanted to share what I do.

Heres what I do...
  1. Warm the wax in hot water, I leave it in for about 5-10 mins
  2. Wax in between my 2 brows and tweeze any stubborn hairs that don't want to move
  3. I always do my left brow first...I wax above my eyebrow first, I know you aren't suppose to but I always have a big bushy part there that isn't in shape with the rest of my brows
  4. Wax underneath my brow following the natural curvature
  5. tweeze any strays from both above and below
  6. Next I take my spoolie brush and brush all the hairs upwards so they are all pointing up, then I take my small scissors and trim the hairs if they go above the natural line. This way if my brows do get messed up they still look in shape as you can't see any bushy hairs sticking out of place  ;)
  7. Repeat for the right eye.

Thats all I do for it, nothing special and nothing professional but at least it tidies them up, saves me a few pounds and keeps them maintained!

Any questions pop me a comment below and I will be happy to answer

Until next time...
Loves and Hugs

Shel xx

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Nail Polish Storage


Today I am showing you all my nail polish storage and kitbag just so you can all have a wee nosy I love seeing how others store all their bits and pieces and thought you all might enjoy it too :D

This is on top of my 3 drawer trolley which I got from Argos. So on top I have a Poundland cleaning caddy which holds all my nail art stripers on the left side, the little square box holds all my stamping stuff. On the right hand side I have 3 laundry tablet boxes which hold, my nail wheels, foils, containers, sponges, dotting tools, rhinestones etc...

Top Drawer - Barry M's and China Glaze, these are my 2 favourite brands so I like to keep them seperate cos I am weird :D

Middle Drawer - This holds all my polish that I have 2 or more of. Collection 2000, Wetnwild, LA Girl, Milani, Ciate, Avon, Revlon, Stargazer, Sinful Colors, Nails Inc, OPI and Jessica

Bottom Drawer - Holds all my random lonely polishes. Hard Candy, LA Splash, Misa, Dr Remedy, Borghese, Miss Sporty etc...

This is my kit bag which I got with a ton of supplies when doing my Nail Technician Course
Inside the bag, it holds quite a lot and still remains streamlined and easy to carry about when taking it anywhere. In this at the minute I have all my basic manicure stuff, files, base/top coats, bruses, cuticle creams, buffers, clippers and so on...

I hope you liked to see inside my storage and sort of a mini collection also...
Until next time...
Loves and Hugs
Shel xx

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

NOTD featuring Revlon Gold Coin and OPI Extravagence

Hi All!

Today I am back in the land of the living and not feeling so zombiefied with my new routine, I won't go into it too much here but basically I wake at 5.30 leave house at 6.30 train is at 7.30 get there at 8.30 work 9-5, train at 5.15 back in Edinburgh 6.15 and back in house after a bus journey at 7pm so yeah fun times! I am moving to Glasgow soon though so this is only temporary thankfully!!! is my back to work mani, every single person I met complimented my nails that includes the 9 boys in my class!!!

I used my OPI Extravagence with my new Revlon Gold Coin on thumb and ring, and added freehand leopard print onto the gold! I love it have had it on since Sunday and don't want to take it off lol! I may try to get a 3rd day out of it or I might redo something tonight not sure yet, will see how I feel after dinner!!!

Until next time...

Loves and Hugs
Shel xx

Monday, 5 September 2011

Just a quickie!


just a quickie post tonight, as some of you know I started back at work today, I am pretty exhausted was out of the house from 6am to 9pm tomorrow will be better and I will post then! 

Don't forget to enter my contest I got my first entry today YAY!!! 

I will be back tomorrow with something more productive, I am home 50mins and going to bed 

Loves and Hugs

Shel xx

Sunday, 4 September 2011

NOTD featuring Barry M Blue Moon


This was a forerunner for my Back to Work mani but I decided it was too plain and I needed something with a bit more pizazz :D 

Barry M Blue Moon, this is 3 coats and its still a little sheer, I think formula wise this is very thin compared to other Barry M's I have

Then of course because I couldn't leave well enough alone here it is stamped...

I used Barry M Navy for the stamping

What I used
  • Barry M Blue Moon
  • Barry M Navy 
  • Bundle Monster BM208
Thats it lovelies, very plain and simple :D Hope you like it! I will show what I chose for my back to work mani soon!

Until next time...

Loves and Hugs
Shel xx

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Naked Nails!


Today you are going to get to see some naked nails! NOT!! 

They really arent pretty at the minute, some are stained and they are all different lengths...

The reason for showing my naked nails is because I have started using the Color Club Vitabase Nutrient Nail Strengthener today. It says within 2 weeks you can see/feel a difference in your nails so I have decided to try it and see what happens in 2 weeks, so here you have it my naked nails and I can look back in 2 weeks and see if there is a change!

The instructions for the Strengthener are simple
  1. Apply as your base coat, then use your normal polish on top
  2. Reapply 2-3 times a week, this will work fine for me as I change my polish every other day so I am going to reapply every other day :D
  3. After 2 weeks you will notice a difference in strength
 So we will see if it does work, I am hoping it does as my nails are a lot more brittle these days compared to say a year ago! After the two weeks I am hoping for some good growth and to see less splitting then I will take my nails down to all the same length from there!

Sorry I didn't post yesterday guys I just wasn't feeling it lol!
Until next time...
Loves and Hugs
Shel xx

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner...

Hiya lovelies!

As you all know I recently won PaintingRainbows giveaway and it came yesterday all gorgeously packaged up cute and carefully :D

I loved the big fat bubble wrap and the cute note waiting on me as soon as I opened it! and you can see an EOS lipbalm peeking at me so now I have a backup yippeeee! I love that stuff!

Here is everything I got I swear I played with this all for about an hour after taking it out of the box and unwrapping lol! SO many new polish brands I have never tried before eeep :D

This is what I got -
  • Pixy Stix polishes in grape, blueberry and cherry
  • Glass nail file
  • Milani Meltdown
  • Borghere Tutti Gelati
  • Sally Hansen Problem Child
  • Essie Showstopper
  • Finger Paints My Favorite Girl
  • EOS Balm
  • Handmade bath salts that Megan made herself 
  • Color Club nail strengthener
  • A bottle of Zoya remove+
  • And lastly a Victoria's Secret bag! 
The bag is amazing and its already holding my on the go makeup! I can't wait to try all my polishes especially the new to me brands and also try the strengthener and the remove+ as I have heard so many good things about them!

I will be sure to let you all know what I think and of course share NOTD's with you all when I use these polishes :D

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

NOTD featuring Barry M Mushroom and Matt White

Today I am showing you another Barry M mani, China Glaze and Barry M are my 2 faves for nail polish so you will probably see a lot of them :) 

Right Hand

Left Hand

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

FOTD featuring Sleek


Today I decided to play with my makeup palettes from Sleek, normally I stick to what I know and don't venture to far from though I played with black and yellows! I have to say so myself I love it!
(and it was my school colours hehe)

Open eye close up

Closed eye close up (bottom left of this pic you can see all my nail polish storage!)

Open eyes full face. I didnt apply much other makeup as I wasn't going anywhere just light foundation and a gloss. 

The Sleek palettes I used were - The Original and Sparkle (the limited edition Christmas one)

I hope you like it, I think I am going to play more with the black and along with other colours to see what I come up with :D

Loves and Hugs
Shel xx

Monday, 29 August 2011

NOTD featuring Barry M


Today's post is quite an achievement for me lol! I done my first proper water marble and it came out ok (ish) some nails arent perfect but I like it :D

(sorry the pictures are so washed out, its a lot brighter in real life!)

I used all Barry M's for this
  • Matt White
  • Bright Pink
  • Lemon Icecream
  • Berry Icecream
  • Blueberry Icecream
What do you all think? success or fail?
Loves and Hugs 
Shel xx

Sunday, 28 August 2011

NOTD featuring Cupcakes!

Hi my lovelies!
Todays mani was suggested by my good friend Sarah, she suggested a pink gradient with cupcakes and even named the BM plate I should use :D

Right hand with mini fail on ring finger, at least I tried to fix it though hehe!

The enigmatic left hand ;)

Close up arty shot and you can see the awesomeness of the glitter topcoat!

What I used...
  •  Stargazer topcoat as base and top cos am a dunce!
  • Poundland Starshine as the base colour (seriously the best fricking silver ever!)
  • Then I sponged 17 Fairycake from about a 2/3's of the nail down to the tip
  • Next I took 2True in Shade 1 and sponged that from the last 3rd to the tip
  • Stamped cupcakes on ring fingers and thumb using BM13 and Konad Black
  • Lastly coated every nail with the amazing WetnWild Kaleidoscope, I love this polish so sparkly and eyecatching :D
Thats it folks, thanks for all the lovely comments & new followers lately, I appreciate everysingle one of you! 
Until next time...

Loves and Hugs 
Shel xx

Saturday, 27 August 2011

DIY...Hair Donut

Today I have something different for you all, a little easy DIY project!

This is so simple and you only need 2 things

  1. Pair of old tights
  2. Scissors

Step 1 - Cut the toes and crotch/waist part off leaving you with the two leg parts

Step 2 - Roll the tights in on themselves, I rolled about an inch thick, keep rolling until you can't roll no more, it will look like this...

And thats it! 1 hair donut from one leg of tights, so each pair will make 2, I know have 4 hehe!!! 
Here is what my hair looks like with it in, I like my hair to look a bit messy when its in buns etc so yes its supposed to look like this, you can obviously have yours very sleek if you wanted to :D

Hope you all enjoyed this little bit of different here on my bloggy wog :D

Tomorrows post will be nail related

Loves and Hugs 
Shel xx

Friday, 26 August 2011

Final Part of Nail Art Series plus Special Announcement!!!


Here is the final installment of my Nail Art Series inspired by Blogging friends. Every single girl I have done this for has been so so gracious and really got a kick out of it and that makes me all warm and gooey inside!
This one kinda decided it wanted to be a fail mani but I still think it turned out cute :D

This one was inspired by Jennifer over at TheExoticLacquer who is such a sweetie, go check her out if you haven't already!

I decided to use feathers and peacocks for this one and silver and purple polish to give the exotic feeling to it! The purple Jen may recognise as she gave it to me in a swap!

I used 
  • Sinful Colors Fiji
  • Poundland Silver (thee best silver I have ever tried!)
  • Konad White
  • Konad Black
  • BM15
Onto the mega second super duper part (well I think it is anyway...)

I am close approaching 300 followers and didnt want to do another giveaway for that, I wanted something my readers could properly participate in, this series just gave me the proper idea for it.

I am going to hold a contest now following on from this, a NAIL ART contest and the theme is my blog name...yes a little gratitous but hey ho I may as well saying as I had so much fun getting inspired by other blog names lol!

There will be a prize for this including 
  • Revlon Facets of Fuchsia (Deborah Lippman Bad Romance Dupe)
  • Colleen Green Eyeshadow Palette (a NEW one, I have showed a look done with this quad before)
  • Mini Benefit Benetint
  • Assortment of Sweeties
  • And maybe more depending on funds
The rules are as follows
  • Closes 30th September so just over 4weeks to get your entry in
  • Must be your theme inspiration to my blog name, quite a broad range that you could do really ;) 
  • Stamping/Freehand etc is allowed
  • Entries must be emailed to me with your blogname, full name and pictures of the mani, can be one handed or two I don't mind. EMAIL address at Contact tab at top!
  • You must have a valid email address for me to respond to so I can confirm you are in the contest and that I have received your pictures ok
  • On the 30th when the contest closes, I will make a post with all the entries and open it to public voting for 1 week. I will add a poll so everyone can vote anonymously for their faves!
That's it guys I really hope you all enter and have fun doing so! I know I did when doing this series!
Loves and Hugs
Shel xx
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