Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Toadstool Toes!!

Good afternoon!!! Hope everyone is well??? Excuse the toes picture....I normally hate toes and do anything to avoid looking at my own, let alone other people's!!! But after I'd done these, I was quite proud of them, so I thought I'd show you anyway!! Please bear in mind, I was about 26/27 weeks pregnant at the time of doing these, and my bump really got in the way....so that's why it's not perfect and also why my nails and cuticles look pants!! But fear not, within a week I booked a pedicure and now have lovely nails once again!!

I used OPI's Mad as a Hatter from the Alice in Wonderland collection (thank you, eBay!!) on my little toes, and I loved it!! It's so sparkly, and pretty and I just love love love it!! I used a clear base coat on all my nails, as this wouldn't change the appearance of Mad as a Hatter, which is what I wanted. Then on my big toe I used Rimmel Lycra Pro in Posh Trash as the base colour, which goes on lovely and lasts for ages! I'm not too keen on the actual colour as I feel like it makes my skin look a bit weird, but underneath nail art it seems OK. For the 'grass' I used StarGazer nail polish in 154.....I picked this up from a New Look store, but I'm sure I've seen them on eBay. The toadstool stalk and spots on the toadstool was done with Rimmel Nail Tip Whitener, and the red part of the toadstool was Thanks So Muchness! from the OPI Alice in Wonderland Collection. I topped it all off with 17 Glitter Nail Xtras to give it a bit more of a magical feel. Hope you like!!

Big hugs xxx

Monday, 20 September 2010

Shrek Nails!!

I love OPI. I truly do. I love the colours, I love how chip-free it stays for days, I love the names of the polishes, the collections.....everything!! Well...almost everything. I loved the Shrek polishes in the bottles...in the cute little box it came in, but the actual polishes??? I can't love them. Wish I could, but I can't. They're streaky, messy, gloopy and really hard to use!! So thats why my Shrek nails aren't that impressive! I don't know whether I just had a really bad batch or whether I'm just rubbish, but I will only be using these polishes for small, nail art uses and most definately not whole nails!!! :(

Oh, I'd like to say that I thought this idea up by myself, but I actually saw a very nice manicure on http://katrinasnailblog.blogspot.com/ and kinda went along that theme!! If you haven't already, check out her blog cos she's so sweet!!! :)

Pink Butterfly Nails!!

Hello!! Hello!!! Well...I must firstly apologise for the massive gap in between this and my last photo post!! I can assure you that I have been one very busy lady!! But, hopefully *fingers crossed* all is going to settle down now!! I have a few photo posts that I'm going to try to pop on tonight, then I'm off for an early night as I have my DRIVING TEST tomorrow!! So scared!! But anyways.....on to the nails!!!
This has probably been my most 'boring' nails that I've worn for quite a few months! But, I kinda liked it :) I used OPI's Past, Present and Fuchsia on top of a base coat, and of course I used Seche Vite on top!!! But, to jazz it up a little bit I used a fimo nail art slice to decorate the ring finger. The fimo cane was something I had in my craft stash, but you can pick them up really cheap on eBay if your looking for that sort of thing.

I thought this picture came out better, and this was on my phone using the flash. The other picture is off my phone too, but without flash. It was very hard to capture the exact colour of the polish, so you will have to take my word for it that this polish is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Friday, 10 September 2010

I haven't forgotton you!!!

Hey, just wanted to let u kno i'm still alive and well.....just been mega busy and tired of late......and also having a HELL OF ALOT of trouble with OPI's shrek collection....it's a nightmare!!! Speak soon,

Big hugs xxx