Sunday, 17 February 2013

Lent and massage

Just a quick post, having chatted with some of the Brit Bloggers, I decided to give up buying polish for lent. #gasp
Yesterday, I was in Tesco and by habit I went to the Rimmel stand and nearly bought a polish. I did stop myself, which is good, though it remains to be seen how long I will last, obviously I hope til 30th March.
I've been doing some massage work recently, which means no polish and stubbies. :-( luckily I've taken pics my manis from the past few weeks, so I'll be able to post some Pretties in the meantime.
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday x

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Gong Hei Fat Choi

Happy New Year my lovelies! This year is the year of the snake - mine and DH's year. Tonight I'll be going out for big meal with my family in our favourite local Chinese resto, Mandarin Palace. We usually order off menu and the owner is lovely lady.

So in honour of Chinese New Year, I painted my nails red with gold and black accents. These pics are the first ones I've posted, using my new light box set up. What do you think?

Base Coat: Duri Rejuvacote
Base Colour: Nails Inc Victoria and Albert
Gold Accent: Barry M Foil Effects 320
Left Ring Finger: OPI Liquid Sand The Impossible from the Mariah Carey Collection
Left Index Finger and Right Ring Finger: 2mm black rhinestones from Born Pretty
Top Coat: Seche Vite

Left Hand

Right Hand
rhinestones feel fun
I really like the texture of the rhinestones on my index finger :D

Unfortunately, the star on my left ring finger came off last night - not unusual with a matte finish polish. So I reapplied The Impossible, fishing out a couple of stars. Then I added a coat of Gelous, followed by OPI Man with the Golden Gun and Seche Vite. This smoothed out the sand effect of The Impossible, but see how pretty it is? And who doesn't like a bit of 18k gold on their finger? ;)

sparkly goodness
And here is this week's Best of British round up:
British Nail Bloggers

Emma has completed the 31 day challenge on time over at Emma's Little Corner

It's been 'Gleeq Week' over on Glitter Tips this week! Five days of nail art using Born Pretty Store Glequins!

Wendy at Wendy's Delights has been blinging up her nails with some gorgeous 3D Floral Nail Stickers. Go check them out and if you like them you can buy them with 10% off!!

Ruth used some inspiration to make some fun Animal Print Hearts on her nails this week.

Sam at Polished Art finally attempted a sugar spun manicure! Take a look how it turned out :)

Nada has started the new 31 day challenge for all us lazy people!! Black and White is the first day so check it out!

Claire at nuthin' but a nail thing and Lyndsay from Pie's Eyes teamed up this week to do a joint post using some of there Kiko stash... Have a look at Claire's dry water marbling and Lyndsay's gradient and stamping!

Lou has been treating herself to a Chanel Polish from the Spring 2013 line plus she has a few dupes/comparisons to share over at Painted Nails & Baking Scales