Friday, 31 January 2014

Barry M: New Release News: Silks

Yay new release news from Barry M!!

As you will all know I am a sucker for Barry M and this collection has certainly got me very interested. These little pretties have a matte sheen to them and will be available in Superdrug on Feb 12th and Boots on Feb 19th at £3.99 each.

Picture credit to Barry M Facebook page

I wonder what they will be like to stamp with as they look quite pigmented - like metallics or foils?

I cannot wait for the release date :-)

Lou xx

Red Devil and Fishnets

Happy Friday

Yes the pictures of this finished look are as awful as the name suggests. I am not really sure what I was thinking... I struggle so much with reds. Its like I sit at my nail desk and every good idea I have ever had escapes from my mind. That I am afraid to say means I come up with things like this...

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Swatch: Rudi Red by Fearne

Good evening

I left my least favourite until last. Now in all honesty I have to admit I like these pictures. The colour looks pretty as it has quite an obvious pink undertone which suits me much more and the formula was lovely to work with.

However there is no getting away from the fact that its red... and I dont like red nails!

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Mint Gold Polka Dots

Good evening lovelies

How has your week been so far? Mine has flown by as its busy (but in a good way) at work. Tonight myself and the little sis are at Mums for tea. Its been nice today knowing that I could look forward to being cooked for and that I also get a chance to catch up on proper girly gossip time with Mum and Sis.

Here is my final look for Minty Maggie

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Swatch: Minty Maggie by Fearne

Super quick swatch post for you tonight my lovelies.

This minty madness is another of my Fearne Cotton polishes, Minty Maggie.

Monday, 27 January 2014

Vintage Cream and Black Roses

Good evening lovelies

How was your first day of the working week? Have you got lots planned to keep you busy? Its a pretty quiet one for me however I do have a girls meal out on Friday to look forward to :-).

Tonight I am showing you how I wore Vintage Cream, the nude I showed you in last nights post

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Swatch: Vintage Cream

Good evening my loves

What a fantastic weekend. On Friday night we went to a Spanish themed night at a friends house and ate the most amazing tapas and paella dishes all made from scratch by our hosts Jordan and Faye. On Saturday it was 'Sister Day' so Laus and I meet up with the dogs at midday, went on a lovely walk at the old quarry site and then had a fab lunch with a gin tinnie :-). Saturday evening we had a night of make up and wine. We each picked an extreme make up look and then recreated it. We had such a laugh and the pictures were awesome!

Tonight I am showing you a quick swatch...

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Squared Lola Lavender

Happy Thursday lovelies

Tonight I am going to show you my final look for the gorgeous swatch of Lola Lavender I posted yesterday. I did not want to cover too much of this polish up as the colour is so uniquely beautiful so I ended up with lightly stamped squares...

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Swatch: Lola Lavender

Good evening my lovelies

Tonight's post is a little late as I have been busy in the kitchen tonight rustling up Pork Dim Sum Buns in my new bamboo steamer. Those of you who follow me on Instagram (L_i_P_P) will have seen a few pictures of the final result and I have to say I was mighty pleased with myself :-)

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Attention Seeking Black Flowers

Good evening lovelies

I hope your day went well? I am not a fan of Tuesdays but wearing nails this bright and beautiful certainly helped :-)

Monday, 20 January 2014

Swatch: Attention Seeker

Good evening lovelies

I have the most beautiful swatch to share with you tonight. I recently indulged (read overindulged) in nail polish gift sets from Boots. I just could not resist the fantastic half price promotions and ended up sneaking 6 sets into my shopping bag. I didnt confess to my sister until we had left the store as she would definitely have made me put a few back :-)

Friday, 17 January 2014

Navy Hearts and Glitter

Whoop whoop... Friday!

I am looking forward to this weekend so very much so what could be better than combining two of my favourite colours into a very pretty nail art look :-)

Here we have navy, pink and glitter all in one... LOVE!

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Pink with a Studded Accent

Happy Tuesday lovelies

Tonight I am going to treat myself to an 'all about me' night. As soon as I walk in the door from work I will cook something quick for tea, pour myself a nice cold glass of white and apply a face mask. After tea I am going to spend the whole evening in my nail room, swatching new polishes and trying out new nail art supplies. Excited doesnt even begin to cover it ;-)

As promised here is the final nail art look for the beautiful Cherry Pink...

Monday, 13 January 2014

Swatch: Maybelline Rosy Rosettes

Good evening lovelies

I have something pretty and glittery to show you tonight :-)

This little lovely was a Christmas present from my good friend Faye H and I have been dying to try it out... I was not disappointed as the pictures will show.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Swatch: Models Own Golden Green

Beetle Juice, Beetle Juice, Beetle Juice !!

There I said it... ;-)). This little beauty is called Golden Green and is from the Models Own Beetle Juice collection. Its unusual but I really like it...

Friday, 10 January 2014

Green and Black: Glitter and Stars

Happy Friday!

I hope you all have lots of lovely plans to look forward to this weekend. Tonight we are meeting with friends to finalise our plans for Bulgaria next month. A nice hot chilli and a couple of glasses of wine is just what the doctor ordered :-).

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Coral Base with Pink Hearts

Good evening lovelies

Can you believe it is Wednesday already? I love it when time flies and it gets ever closer to the weekend :-). As always I have lots to look forward too. On Friday night we will meet up with a group of friends to plan our skiing holiday to Bulgaria. We are going in February for my brother-in-laws 30th birthday and I really cannot wait. Lots to talk about and plan as I have only ever been on sunshine holidays before.

Here is my how I wore the swatch of Gilded Coral I showed you yesterday...

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Monday, 6 January 2014

Inspired By: Our table name cards

Good evening lovelies

As well as nail art I also enjoy dabbling in a little art and crafts. For as many years as I can remember I have always made name cards for our Christmas table and although we no longer stay in and cook the main lunch time meal we do still have a bunch of family over in the morning for sausage rolls and bucks fizz. These nails match the name cards almost perfectly.. :-)

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Owl Nail Art

Happy Sunday everyone!

Yesterday I showed you just the swatches of these pretty Orly colours. Today I am sharing with you the finished version of this nail art. I used one of the polish names... Nite Owl... to completely inspire my choices and props :-)

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Swatch: Orly: Nite Owl and Sea Gurl

Happy Saturday!

Did you all have lovely starts to your weekends? We certainly did and I still have lots more to look forward to. Tonight Mr LiPP and I are off to celebrate our friend Samatha's 29+2 Birthday and on Sunday the little sis and I are off to a baby shower.

Today I am showing you two beautiful Orly polishes...

Friday, 3 January 2014

Quick Snip: Pink Bow

Good evening lovelies

Tonight is date night so rather than spend time on my nails I will be enjoying the company of the handsome Mr LiPP. I will just leave you with a quick snap of these bright and fun nails :-)

Have wonderful weekends lovely ladies

Lou xx

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Swatch: Orly Androgynie

Good evening lovelies

Today was my first day back at work since Christmas Eve so I will keep this post a little on the short side as I need the evening to recover from doing my actual day job after so much lovely time off over Christmas :-).

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

New Year nails

Happy New Year everyone!

I hope you all had wonderful New Years Nights? Mr LiPP and I stayed in and cooked steak Japanese style and enjoyed one or two bottles of Prosecco! We also watched the first 10 episodes of Revenge season 3 and I am pleased to say it did not disappoint...!

Here are my New Year nails...