Have a lovely weekend!
It’s Friiiiiiiiday! Here are this weeks faves:
L-R: The first Jemm Frances Reads post The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton, New compact mirror from Debenhams, Sparkly door hook also from Debenhams, Vanilla Latte (Im branching out!), Bonfire toffee, Love this image of Cheryl in the latest issue of Glamour, A little collection of the Blogs I Love, Pretty blossoms, HUGE chocolate cheese cake topped with choc rolls Aero Snickers M&M’s Mars Bars and Rolos (I didn’t have any), Instead I had a choc muffin and ice cream, Watching some brilliant fireworks, Got in there early this year to make sure I got a good advent calendar you snooze you loose, Latest nails, Find the polish post here, A Christmas praline and cream latte, My #ReadItAndTweet recommendation in the latest Company Magazine, Proud poppy on this Remembrance Day.
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What have you been up to this week?
L-R: Trinket box present all the way from the States, Leopard print dress & leather jacket look for tea out with a friend, A shot of my super long hair, Rice lunch, Nasty cut: beware cardboard shoes boxes kids!, MAC make up haul, MAC Pretty Please, Miss Selfridge top, River Island dress, Topshop necklace, Urban Outfitter polish in Studio 54, New Topshop boots, Nails, Day time make up look, Pretty flowers, Holiday list so I don’t forget to remember, Leopard dress for a shopping day, Hazelnut latte, I want this dress!, The heat in Tenerife I’ll be there next tuesday, New MAC Face & Body foundation in C1, Shirt shorts & blazer combo, Fridays face, My nails latest look, Spag Bol for tea, Doodling stars is what happens when you put a pen in my hand, Wish I had a Megan Fox body for my holidays, Current reading material.
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I’ve been a little disorganised with the blog lately and haven’t had a chance to pop up my Week In Pictures post for the past couple of weeks, so here is my last few weeks in pictures just in case any of you were wondering!
L-R: Recent beauty buys- Models Own Brush bag -Real Techniques shading brush- Topshop Blush -M&S blush -Topshop highlighter, Nails, Birthday month double points Boots voucher, Weetabix and honey my new obsession, Physio time, Pretty prisms, I will be in this holiday destination in 3 weeks time, 50 South African Rand, Frankie & Benny lunch, Hazelnut latte, New top, Ginger ale, Naughty chocolate cake, Moi, Birthday sparkler, Birthday cake :), Cards, Presents, Birthday card from Mamma Smith, Slice of cake and candles, Jean Paul Gaultier Classique, Birthday flowers, Handbag chocolate, Birthday night face/outfit, Reading, Glitter fade nails, Topshop card, Sleeveless biker jacket, Topshop glitter polish, New holiday flip flops, Getting bikini ready, My local pub serves Kangaroo & Wild Boar (wtf?), Current nails, Flowers in the sun, Wearing my bargain flip flops, J K Rowling quote.
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L-R: This week I passed the 500 followers mark on Twitter-Wooho, New nail art brushes from Amazon that I can’t wait to try, Customary Costa Latte, Giant biscuit, This weeks beauty buys: Benefit Porefessional (look for it in Debenhams as they have it at duty free prices)- Barry M Lippy- VO5 Moisture Soak Elixir, Barry M lipstick in 140 & 62 (2 for £7 in Boots), Me this week, Tea time, Relaxing with a big glass of tomato juice, Helping Mamma Smith pick out paint colours, Pretty flowers, Accidentally matching my dress & lipstick to my phone case, Ginger Ale, Cheese and mushroom sarnie, Bright pink lipstick day, Getting ready to go out, Lighting up the candles, Does anything beat fresh bedding?, Friday night curry.
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Since we are in the midst of such glorious weather (wonder how long it will last?) I decided to fashion up my fingers with something a little more summery. And what says sunshine and summer better than some brightly coloured florals and candy stripes.
Here is how I achieved this nail design.
L-R: Essie Nourishing Base Coat, Essie Sand Tropez, Models Own Bubblegum, Topshop Gone Fishing, Models Own White Nail Art Pen, Rimmel London Pro Matte Finish Top Coat and Models Own Black Nail Art Pen. Dotting Tool.
I began by giving my nails a base coat, I then painted on two coats of Essie Sand Tropez.
Using the fine brush end of the white Models Own nail pen I painted three evenly spaced stripes on each nail. Start at the base of the nail and carefully bring the brush to the tip.
Wanting my nails to look quite summery I chose a neon pink (Models Own Bubblegum) for my florals. Once the stripes have dried (about 5 minutes) I then blobbed on the pink polish in a circular shape. I put two flowers on my thumb and ring fingers. Using the dotting tool I then flicked on some green leaves (Topshop Gone Fishing) next to my flowers. Again leave for a couple of minutes to dry.
Then using my Models Own black pen I went around the outside of my pink florals and added a few lines and dots to the insides to really define them as flowers and make them stand out.
To finish off I added top coat, this time instead of using a shiny top coat I opted for a matte finish, to give them a bit of a different look.
Ta-Da! Stripy, summery, flowery nails!