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

Thursday, 25 August 2011

FOTD featuring Glamour Doll Eyes/Review

Hi All! 

Today I have a FOTD to show you all featuring my latest purchase, after always looking and admiring Glamour Doll Eyes shadows I finally ordered a Grab Bag with 20 samples in it (more at the end of the post)

Firstly here is today's look :D

Full Face

Eyes Closed


Open Close Up

What I used
  • Collection 2000 Natural Matt Foundation in "3-Natural Beige"
  • 17 Pressed Powder in "Delicate Beige
  • Soap & Glory Trick and Treatment Concealer
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion in "Original"
  • Beauty UK Blusher Bronzer pot
  • Collection 2000 Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Eyeliner in "Black"
  • Maxfactor Masterpiece HD Mascara in "Rich Black"
  • Avon Supershock Mascara in "Black"
  • 17 Lasting Fix Lipstick in "Balmy Beige"
  • MUA Eyeshadow in Pearl 1
  • Glamour Doll Eyes Shadows in "Brown Eyed Girl" "Tabloid" and "After Prom"
 For anyone that doesnt know you can buy Glamour Doll Eyes from here.
I purchased the 20 Sample Baggie Grab Bag which cost $22.50 roughly £14 and the shipping was reasonable.
WIth every Glamour Doll Eyes purchase you get 2 free samples so I was expecting 22 I got 23! The colours I got are all amazing expect more looks soon :D 
I also got some cute cards and stickers.

My samples came in baggies, I depotted the 3 I wanted to use today in Jars. There is a lot in the baggies enough to use each shadow various times! Vee also sells sample jars too.

I will definitely be buying more and think I will buy the jars next time as it saves money in the long run :D
 Overall I am really impressed with these and glad I eventually purchased lol!
Tomorrows post will be the final part of my nail art series and a special announcent.

Until then...

Loves and Hugs
Shel xx

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

New Nailart Series - Inspired by Bloggers! Pt4


Today as promised I am showing you all Part 4 of my series, this one again may not be guessed straight away but I had a lot of fun doing it. 2 years ago I don't think I could have imagined I would be wearing spiders,witches and webs on my nails lol!

Anyone got it? This is inspired by my good friend Sarah over at 

Obviously my inspiration came from the Spell part and I automatically think of Haloween when I think of her blog name :D

For this mani I used 
  • Seche Clear basecoat
  • China Glaze Life Perserver
  • Konad Black
  • Bundle Monster Plate BM13
  • Stargazer topcoat
Thats all for today folks, tomorrow's post will be a makeup post
Loves and Hugs
Shel xx

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Perfume Collection


Today I just have a super quick post to show you as I havent been feeling the best today so havent got up to too much

Here is my perfume collection, I don't have a lot but what I do have I love and use frequently...

From Clockwise L to R
  • Ed Hardy Original
  • Sex and the City Lust
  • Alex by Alex Curran 
  • Sex and the City Love
  • Boots body splash in Samphire and Sea Minerals
  • Monsoon
  • Perles de Lalique
  • FCUK Pure
  • Fergie Outspoken
I love using the body splashes in the warmer weather when I don't want something heavy on my skin :D

Thats it for today guys, tomorrow I will doing part 4 of my nail series, I have naked nails today as I was defrosting the freezer and didnt want to ruin anything lol!

Loves and Hugs
Shel xx

Monday, 22 August 2011

Faces of me! Photo Dump

Hi everyone! 

I was having a random look through my camera roll and decided to show you all some old face pics of me they are all so different lol! Some of these are as old as last November!

I decided tojust show these here as on the poll some have asked to see makeup so here is some styles I regularly wear. The first pic aint too attractive but I wanted to see what my hair looked like in the sunlight as it was shortly after I dyed it hehe!!!

Hope you like them, any questions leave a comment and I will be sure to reply

Loves and Hugs 
Shel xx

Sunday, 21 August 2011

New Nailart Series - Inspired by Bloggers! Pt3

Hiya! Here is part 3 of this weeks Nailart Series! I really enjoyed doing this one as I got to play with my new Bundle Monster plates hehe!

This one might be a bit harder to guess but when I see her blog this is more what I think of lol!

Any guesses?

This one is inspired by Neeka over at IntheLifeofaMILF!

Might not be obvious to all but this is my interpretation of a milf hehe, Princess crowns, killer heels, diamonds, kisses and bling!!!

For this look I used China Glaze Limbo Bimbo, stamped with Bundle Monster plates in Konad Black and White and for the pinky I used SallyGirl Silver Glitter

If you all want to know what plate numbers these are just leave a comment below and I will let you know :)

I have 2 more of these to do and I am loving every minute of doing them! When I show the last one I will be announcing something special so keep your eyes peeled for that ;) 

Loves and Hugs
Shel xx

Sunday Swag #2

Hi All!

Today is a collective post with all this weeks goodies, I did get some other things aswell that I will list at the bottom.

First up was a super awesome gift from Karin over at RinsNailFiles I recently helped her with some blog stuff and she sent all this as a thankyou I was so shocked I actually cried!

Nailwheels as I had been saying they were hard for me to find here, a gorgeous card, tic tacs, OPI hand lotion and 3 China Glaze polishes (OMG) She gave me Dorothy Who, Bad Kitty and Cosmic which were all on my wishlist!
 The rest of this was all stuff I bought and paid for myself with a bit of money I used to treat myself with to cheer myself up hehe!

 I got Bullions beads, Konad Black, Konad White, Konad Stamper/Scraper set, Bundle Monster Stamping plates, both sets.
And Bundle Monster 34piece brush set, no longer do I only have 2 makeup brushes to my name lol! these brushes are really good quality and so pretty the handles are a lovely burgendy glittery colour. I will do a proper review on these soon.
I also got a few things that I havent pictured, Nails tips and glue for a project I am working on and a Blackberry blinged out case for my little sister who recently got a Blackberry so I treated her too!

I hope you like these posts I have a few more bits to come, GlamourDoll Eyeshadows being one of the packages :D 

Next post I do will be Part 3 of my special Nailart Series, I should get that up tonight

Loves and Hugs
Shel xx

Friday, 19 August 2011

New Nailart Series - Inspired by Bloggers! Pt 2

Hi girlies! 

I got an awesome response to the 1st part of this series yesterday I was so happy! I was really excited to start my second inspired mani so I got cracking straight away this morning hehe!!!

Ok this one should be fairly easy to guess! 

Got it yet?

Its inspired by good friend Megans blog! Painting Rainbows!!! I hope you like it Megan!!!

Heres another quick look at this mani, on the thumb I painted a brush with some paint dots, please excuse the brush I am poop at freehand lol! On my fingers I painted my base then used 2/3 blobs of each colour paint and a toothpick to flick out the edges of the blobs...yes highly technical here in my wee blog ;)

For this mani I used the following 
  • Barry M Matt White
  • Barry M Mushroom
  • Art Club Striper in Black for the bristles and brush stripes
  • LA Girl Flare
  • Collection 2000 Hip Hop
  • Collection 2000 Sherbet Lemons
  • Collection 2000 Ninja
  • Dr Remedy Baby Blue
  • Sinful Colors Fiji
I hope you all like it especially Megan!
Loves and Hugs
Shel xx

Thursday, 18 August 2011

New Nailart Series - Inspired by Bloggers! Pt1

Hi all!

I had an idea this morning while painting swatch wheels about a new mini nail art series I wanted to do!!! I am super excited about this as it includes some of my awesome blogging friends :D

The idea I had was to do a nailart series based on blognames! I have picked 5 bloggers who have names which I can easily make nailart designs for and right now you can see the first one!!!

Let's see if any of you can guess who it is ;)

Hmm let's see...a nice midnight blue colour, stars and galaxies...hmmmm

Anyone got it yet???

This design has been inspired by none other than Midnightmanicures!
Everyone please go and check Jeanie out, she is awesome and one of the sweetest people I have "met" in the blogging world <3

I used Barry M Navy, SallyGirl Silver Glitter, random silver glitter striper for the shooting star tail and little iridescent stars.

I have 4 more posts like this coming up and everyone is going to be a surprise! I really hope you enjoy them and please comment and let me know what you think :D

Loves and Hugs 
Shel xx


Hi girlies! 

I was inspired by the 50's style this morning for some reason unknown lol! Here is my hair and makeup for today, the front of my hair wont hold up in the loops as I only used my fringe so there isnt much hair there lol!

What I used
  • Collection 2000 Natural Matt Foundation in "3-Natural Beige"
  • 17 Pressed Powder in "Delicate Beige"
  • Soap & Glory Trick and Treatment Concealer
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion in "Original"
  • Beauty UK Blusher Bronzer pot (top left of pic)
  • WetnWild Coloricon Palette in "Walking on Eggshells" (thankyou Carla!)
  • Collection 2000 Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Eyeliner in "Black"
  • Maxfactor Masterpiece HD Mascara in "Rich Black"
  • Avon Supershock Mascara in "Black"
  • 17 Lasting Fix Lipstick in "Mulled Wine"
Hope you all like it :D 
Loves and Hugs 
Shel xx

Wednesday, 17 August 2011



Some of you may have noticed I have been making a few adjustments here and there with my blog, now that I have free time on my hands I have been getting it just how I want. 

I am looking for some opinions on what else could be added to make it what you guys wanna see? I am going to add a poll to the left sidebar, I would really appreciate your input. Also how does the layout and everything look? I have added pages at the top, giveaways to the sidebar etc etc I am going to be going back over all my old posts and adding labels to the older ones as I never did that back then!

All feedback is welcome as long as it's constructive :D

Loves and Hugs 
Shel xx
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