Friday, 30 May 2014

Beautifully Bright with Flowers and Glitter

Its time for fun Friday nails :-)

I am so excited about this weekend. Tomorrow us ladies are off to Newmarket Races for the day. We will place some small bets, enjoy the friendly competition, have a few drinks and enjoy being dressed up in our finery :-). Then in the evening we are staying to watch James Arthur live in concert before getting the train home. On Sunday we are going to Cooper's 1st birthday party and then spending some real quality time with Dad who has been through the mill a bit recently and needs some TLC.

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Pink and Copper: Glitter Gradient

Good evening lovelies

This week has been all about gel nails for my lovely clients. Tonight is no exception, however the client just so happens to be my little sis :-). We are going to do Laura's nails and then cook ourselves something lovely for tea and chill out with our four doggies and a glass of wine.

Here are my nails of the day... Super simple...

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Neons on Nude

Happy Wednesday

More than half way through the week already! Ive been working on some custom pieces of nail polish jewellery this week. A friend of mine is going to a wedding on Saturday and has treated herself to a pretty pastel dress especially for the big day. I am making a ring to match and also doing her gel nails on Friday night. The ring is taking a while as the drying time in between sponged layers of pastel polish is quite long but it will be totally worth it.

Time for another manicure inspired by the sunny weather we have enjoyed in the past week...

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Purple and Yellow: Summery Accent

Good evening lovelies

At work recently one of the lovely ladies who works for me mentioned that she had bought a bright yellow nail polish and was looking forward to wearing it as her new summer favourite. That got me thinking that I very rarely wear yellow of any kind, I have no items of yellow clothing in my wardrobe, no items of yellow make up in my collection and yellow very rarely features on my nails. Right I thought, that must change...

Monday, 26 May 2014

Blue and White Lace Nails

Happy Monday

My goodness where does time go? It seems like only a few minutes ago this lovely long bank holiday weekend started and now here we are almost at the end of it! The weather has been mostly perfect and I have been a busy little bee. Spending quality time with my sister and our friends, not to mention lots of lovely dog walking some of which I did in my PJ's!

These are the nails I wore to the Beauty UK 2014 show last weekend.

Friday, 23 May 2014

Fun Friday Mani: Purple and Teal Hearts

Good evening my loves

It's time for a super fun Friday mani. I cannot get enough of these two colours together and who doesn't love a bow accent nail? I have so much planned for the next three days and I cannot wait, girly lunches, sister sleepovers, vampire diaries marathon catch up sessions, girly day out on Sunday and brunch on Monday. In between I need to find time to change my nails as often as possible ;-)

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Swatch: Champneys: Raspberry

Good evening loves

Wow Thursday already! What a busy week it has been so far... a mixture of summery evenings spent dog walking, a night out with my sis to see Professor Green and not to mention time to squeeze in my favourite gel nail clients :-)

Just a quick swatch from me tonight...

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Wonderous Star: Which finish?

Happy Hump day!

My goodness time flies... So busy at work each day and then so much fun stuff to cram into each evening. I feel like my feet don't touch the floor at the moment but that's fine by me :-).

Time for a quick vote... do you like this beautifully unusual polish with a glossy finish or a matte finish?

Glossy - Seche Vite top coat

Matte - Essie Matte About You
I know this polish is a little love or hate for most people but I have to say that I love it and am really glad to have it in my collection. It's certainly a unique polish and I like it both glossy and matte.

Lou xx

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Navy Lace and Roses Nails

Good evening

Tonight my sister Laura and I are off to see Professor Green at a venue on the local University campus. We got the tickets almost a year ago so its been a long time coming but we are looking forward to a cheeky week night out :-).

Just time to show you these pretty but simple nails...

Monday, 19 May 2014

Swatch: Hugh Tides by Fearne

Happy Monday loves

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend? The weather was fantastic here in the UK so we dusted off the BBQ for the first time in 2014 and enjoyed peppered steak, salmon soaked in garlic butter and vegetable kebabs. Yummy!

I just have time to show you this beautiful swatch...

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Peacock Nails: Green and Navy

Happy Thursday

So these might be some of my favourite nails... for a long time... maybe even the whole of this year!

I love green, I love feathers and I am a little bit back in love with stamping...

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Swatch; Lime Basil: Revlon Parfumerie

Hi Loves

After my lovely experience with Ginger Melon from the Revlon Parfumerie collection I just had to also try out Lime Basil from the same collection.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Distressed Roses

Good evening loves

Where does time go? I feel like my feet haven't touched the floor in the past few days... Time flies :-)

For my birthday last month my good friend Faye bought me three of the new fabulous Revlon Parfumerie polishes. I have been dying to try these out since I first saw the UK Press Release and I was not disappointed.

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Purple, Teal and a cute bow

Happy weekend loves

How are you all doing? I have had a really lovely day. I woke up super early, made myself a cuppa, fed the dogs then all three of us got back into bed to catch up on Instagram, read my favourite blogs and of course just totally relax as its the weekend and it has been a tough week.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Glossy or Matte

Super quick vote for you tonight :-)

Do you prefer the Barry M Limited Edition polish for Superdrug's 50th Birthday with a glossy finish or a matte finish?

I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below :-)

Lou xx

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Glitter Polka Dots

Good evening lovelies

Many of you will know that one of my favourite colour combinations is green and pink. I turn to it time and time again and never tire of it.. Tonight is no exception :-)

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Textured Blue and Silver: Simple Birthday nails

Hey loves

After my quite extravagant nails from yesterday's post I thought I would share with you the much calmer and simple nails I wore on the day of my birthday (a week ago today). For my birthday this year, my little Sis took me to Yo Sushi for tea on the eve of my birthday. We had a cheeky Prosecco and treated ourselves to the beef and chilli dish from the yellow menu that we had been craving for a while (as well as 9 dishes from the Blue Monday menu). Then on the morning of my birthday Laus arrived with the biggest stash of presents you have ever seen and whisked me off for breakfast and a full day of shopping. I was one happy birthday girl.

Monday, 5 May 2014

Blue and Pink Dry Marble nails

Hey lovelies

I just realised it is about time I share my birthday nails with you (given that we are now a week past the special date). I was very lucky this year and got to celebrate my birthday over several days with some very special people. On the Saturday before my birthday, 9 of my closest friends and I went for a meal at a steak house called Middletons. We ate fantastic food and indulged in a bottle or three of Prosecco. We then moved to a wine bar where we might have got through another three bottles and I might have downed a Limoncello shot! I decided to wear a very bold blue dress so of course my nails needed to be a little something special...

The fabric of my dress is the background in all pictures

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Swatch: Clover by Fearne

Happy Sunday :-)

I just love knowing that it is a bank holiday so I can turn my alarm off for tomorrow morning and stay up a little bit later tonight :-). Today I have been dog sitting for my Mum's beagle, Ben. I managed to successfully take all three dogs on two very nice walks and even as I type Ben is snoring (loudly) next to my feet. Happy and content little doggy pack.

Just a quick but pretty swatch to show you tonight...

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Comparison: Barry M Grapefruit versus Barry M Pink Punch

Happy Saturday loves

Had such a nice day today. We arranged a mother daughter dog walk this morning and once we had built up huge appetites by walking around the old quarry we drove to the Swan Inn at Ringland for deli sharing boards and a glass of wine. It was really good to spend time with both my sis and my mum and catch up on all the latest news and gossip.

As my comparison post from earlier in the week proved popular I hope you dont mind another one...

Barry M Pink Punch (bottle shot) - Index and Ring fingers
Barry M Grapefruit - Middle and Little fingers

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Comparison: Barry M Lychee versus Barry M Almond

Good evening my lovelies

Ever since I first saw the release pictures of the Summer 2014 Gelly's from Barry M I have been reading lots of comments from eager collectors wondering if as polish addicts do we really need both Lychee and Almond in our lives... in short the answer is a resounding YES!

Almond (bottle shot) - Index and Ring Finger
Lychee - Middle and Little Finger