Monday, 28 June 2010


I can't seem to get on the Models Own website, I have been trying for almost a week now! Is anyone else having problems?

Monday, 21 June 2010

Viva La Nails - My Freebie

I read about Viva La Nails from Nihrida.

They were offering all Nail Bloggers a free Product Sample Pack unfortunately it is out of stock now but you can put yourself on their waiting list.

Anyway, I ordered mine and it arrived within a few days. It was a lovely surprise as I didn't know what to expect. I got a whole lot of stuff, it is amazing.

I haven't used anything yet, but my manicure day is looming and will be sure to use something then.

Monday, 14 June 2010

HELP - Makeup/Nail Ideas for Prom

My daughter's prom is in a few weeks, July the 1st to be exact, and I was wondering if anyone had any prom nails or make-up ideas to go with this dress.

Any ideas or suggestions welcome. it'll take a little bit of pressure off of me.
Many thanks, :)

Yellow Comparison

I have two yellows and thought I would do a comparison.

The two charged are China Glaze - Lemon Fizz and OPI - Banana Bandanna.
In the bottle they look quite alike, but on the nail there is quite a difference.

First the application, CG LF was opaque in one coat whereas OPI BB was on the watery side and applied sheer in one coat.

I applied two coats of CH LF and THREE of OPI BB to get a nice coverage.

CG LF is a cleaner brighter yellow whereas the OPI BB is a bit deeper.
I have to say that the CG LF is my preference, what about you?
I also learnt how to make a personal watermark in PSP10, what do you think. If anyone wants to know how let me know.

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Orange Manicure - Update

I did this manicure earlier in the week and decided to update it a little.

I have loads of craft scissors (I did a lot of card making up until about a year ago - then I started my job and no more time :o( ). Anyway I used these scissors on normal address labels but they did not cut too well and also they stuck on the nail and took polish off as well. But then, as I was surfing my blogs I came across this by Dollface.
Here in the UK we call it "sticky back plastic" and it comes in a roll. I had loads and thought I would give it a try. And guess what? It works a treat. It stuck to the nail easily but the best thing, it peeled off perfectly without leaving any tacky glue behind. To contrast the Organe, I used China Glaze - Blue Sparrow (neon).

Misa - Style Street

Saturday 5 June 2010

This is one of my new polishes from my VenusNailSupply haul. It is Misa - Street Style.

I wore it last week. It was lovely to apply. I think it is meant to be a sheer colour, but I applied rather thickly to get an opaque finish. This is two coats.

It is lovely grey shimmer in one respect and then if you look from a different angle it is a lovely pink/purple colour. This manicure is a bit worse for wear! I spent an hour or so sowing my Sunflower seeds! But nonetheless this is a lovely.

Friday, 11 June 2010

Orange Comparison

I have Loads of Oranges, I love this colour on nails.

I thought I would pick the ones that looked similar and these are the ones, in the bottle, that looked alike.
I have painted each colour on one nail each and as you can just see, that Don't socra-tease me is a shimmery colour and much deeper. The ones on the index and middle finger are the two that look quite alike. The ring finger, CG, is much lighter and not so bright, and the little finger is different all together.
The application for all was good, although the CG was a little runny so could have done with 3 coats (I applied 2 coats on all nails). I loved these colours on and can't wait to do a proper manicure with each one.

England World Cup Manicure

We had another mufty day at school today. The theme was Football kits or country colours to go with the Football World Cup starting today.

I of course had to do England. I went in wearing my red jeans and red top with a white cardigan and white pumps. I also did a matching manicure.

My "not often seen" Right hand
I used OPI All the Berry Best (red) and OPI Alpine Snow (white).

Friday, 4 June 2010

Naked Nails for a Day

Sunday 23 May.
As you may have read, last week when I wore the Gosh Pink Rose shade, the kids at school did not believe that they were my own nails. To prove to them, I went in with ..... yes..... NAKED NAILS. Well almost, I had my nail envy on.

<.......Left hand not so good.

Right hand looking good........>

But Monday evening they had to be dressed. I had a few weeks earlier got my Nail polish and stuff haul from TransDesign. And amongst the haul was my long sought after OPI Greenwich Village. My daughter chose this to be the colour for the week.

Nice application ofcourse, not a colour I normally wear but I just had to have it, it really reminds me of summer, lush green grass, oh and hayfever. Can't win them all.

Gosh - Pink Rose

Sunday 16 May 2010

Got myself a new pink shade in the week. It is by Gosh and it is a lovely coral/pink creme shade. Application was lovely and opaque in two.

This made my nails look really long, and I was asked by the kids at school if they were my real nails? I said yes but was not believed. What do you think.

French Manicure - Michael Bublé Concert

My daughter and I went to see Michael Bublé at the O2 in London on 15th May. We had great seats, and the concert was superb. Boy can he croon.

Anyway, I thought I would change my manicure. I did a French Manicure and it turned out ok, if I do say so myself. It looked refreshing and for once I was glad not to be wearing any colour.

What do you think? Of the manicure, not MB!

China Glaze Prize Winning Mare

Sunday 9 May 2010

My nails at a few weeks growth. Not bad, I have been using OPI Avoplex oil every night and it is great for my nails and cuticles.

Anyway, on with my manicure this weekend. This week I chose China Glaze, Prize Winning Mare. In the bottle it does not look too good. A browish copper kind of colour. I was beginning to wonder why I had bought it in the first place! Anyway since I had, I thought I may as well try it on. Again, it was easy to apply and was opaque in two coats. And to be honest it didn’t look too bad. It has a micro glitter/shimmer to it which is always a good thing.

A few days later, I got bored so applied my new Gosh Rainbow and voila, a new manicure, Nice.

China Glaze - Stroll

2 May 2010 NOTW

What a lovely colour this was. It was a dream to apply, a red jelly with glitter. I was a little hasty, hence it not being too even on some nails. But nonetheless, it was still a lovely manicure.

It was opaque in two coats and dried fairly quickly too. I loved this colour on.

What do you think?

China Glaze and Misa Haul

Wow, talk about fast. Look what the postie delivered today.

I placed an order with venusnailsupplies Wednesday night. I got China Glaze and some Misa polishes. Yesterday I had an email about some items out of stock, I replaced them, and they shipped it out.

This morning I got my parcel, really well packaged. Before I even had breakfast I had to look at them (with my daughter).

This is what I got:

China Glaze

Up All Night, Blue Sparrow, Rain Storm, Frostbite, Beauty And The Beach, Moody Blue

Adore, Passion In The Pacific, Turned Up Turquoise (Neon), He’s Going In Circles

Agent Lavender, Black Diamond

Lubu Heels, Visions Of Grandeur, Spitfire, Sunrise, Bad Landing, Passion

Evening Seduction, Harmony, Tantalize Me, Who’s Wearing What, Make An Entrance, Great Barrier Beige

Hope Chest, Sophistication, White On White


I Will Survive, Dying Love, Wishing On A Star, A Sin Worth Committing, Fatal Affair

High Waist Hue, Street Style, Fashionista

I would recommend Venus, good prices and fast delivery. Now, Which colour shall I put on first?