Tuesday, 24 December 2013

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Day 12 - 12 Days of Christmas Mani's

Wow, this is the last of the 12 Days of Christmas Mani's.  I've really enjoyed it, and apart from missing a few, and not being able to upload proper camera pictures too frequently, it's been great. This is another phone post, so after Christmas I will be updating with better quality photos, which hopefully capture the glitter and sparkle better!

My Christmas jumper which I'm wearing tomorrow, has Rudolph on it, so I included him on my nails too. :) this also makes up for me missing Christmas animal prompt day.

I hope you've all enjoyed it as much as me. And hopefully there is another one next year, when i'll hopefully be a bit better at nail art! :)

Have a great Christmas and New Year.

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Sunday, 22 December 2013

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Day 11 - 12 Days of Christmas Manis

Today (well yesterday) is DAY 11. Eek, it's nearly over! The theme is Christmas Trees.  I have seen so many lovely different Christmas tree mani's so had loads of ideas, along with some of my own.  I changed my mind so many times, and in the end decided on these 2. Really pleased with these, apart from the smudging from the top coats.  They look really good from a distance though! 
Camera photos and polish details to come tomorrow!
I may add some decorations to the black/silver/white trees to make them more Christmassy.

 Not sure if I like the added decorations or not..

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Friday, 20 December 2013

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Our Holiday Nails of 2013

Stumbled across this :)

This allows anyone and everyone to share their Holiday Nails of 2013.  There are some amazing nails in the inlinks, so I'm going to look at a few each day and thought it'd be easier to do a blog post so i can find the links quicker.  Also, I'm going to add some of my holiday nails.

If you have some holiday nails you want to share - here are the rules:

Party Details:
  • You can enter as many holiday nails as you like, but they must all go to a specific page, they can’t just go to your home page.
  • Link as many entries as you want.
  • The link party will stay open till shortly after the New Year so any new year’s inspired nails can get added too.
  • Nails must be holiday related one way or the other. Maybe the polish you are wearing for Christmas, or your snowy nail art scene. Any and all are welcome.
  • Video tutorials are OK as well, as long as you can upload an image for the thumbnail.
These were taken from this post, which gives all the details :)

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Day 10 - 12 Days of Christmas Manis

Today we have Santa! My favourite nail is my middle one, quite pleased with his wee face.

I thought I might not get round to posting this post in time before the inlinkz closed, I was panicking, as I thought my electric was going to go off tonight, and I'm already a day late posting this! The rain and wind are pretty bad right now. The football match I was at last Saturday was abandoned after 30mins because of strong gusts of wind, and we lost electricity and mobile signal at home for a while too. The weather hasn't really let up wince then and there was a tree down blocking the road home yesterday. Tomorrow I'm braving the football again, hopefully it's not toooo cold and wet, and hopefully it's not abandoned either! Anyway enough ramble, this is meant to be a nail art post!

I used quite a few polishes for this, including 3 different top/glitter coats. 
Rimmel - Rock Your Colour (Santa Sticker & Santa's Hat)
Rimmel - Matte Finish Top Coat (Santa & Jacket)
Barry M - Crystal Glaze (Little Finger)

The other polishes I used were:
China Glaze - Snow (White)
H&M - Kiss Goodnight (Black with shimmer)
Barry M Gelly Hi Shine - Blood Orange (Red)
An Outdoor Girl Polish (Peach)
Rio Nail Art Pens - Black/Blue/Silver

Check out the other fabulous Santa's using the links below!
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Tuesday, 17 December 2013

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Glasgow World Cup Gymnastics 07.12.13

I had never been to a gymnastics competition before, but I do love sport, so thought I would go along.  I was pleasantly surprised, firstly my friend had got us really good seats, down near the front, and secondly I really enjoyed myself.  This was also the first event held at the Emirates Arena/Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome that I wasn't volunteering at, so it was a little weird being just a spectator.  I was amazed at how strong the gymnasts were, and also how graceful they were - far more graceful that I could ever be!  It was nice adding some more famous (and rising stars) sportspeople to the list of people I have seen 'live'.  I also saw Beth Tweddle, Matt Baker and Dan Keatings who were working for BBC at the event.

There were 8 female and 8 men competing.

Vanessa Ferrari (ITA), Elizabeth Price (USA), Ruby Harrold (GBR), Carlotta Ferlito (ITA), Roxana Popa Nedlecu (ESP), Asuka Teramoto (JPN), Larisa Iordahce (ROU) & Raer Theaker (GBR).

Oleg Verniaiev (UKR), Andrey Likhovitskiy (BLR), Fabian Gonzalez (ESP), Daniel Purvis (GBR) [Team Bronze @ London 2012 Olympic Games], John Orozco (USA), Sam Oldham (GBR) [Team Bronze @ London 2012 Olympic Games], Masayoshi Yamamoto (JPN) & Andreas Toba (GER).

The results were:

1 - Larisa Iordache
2 - Elizabeth Price
3 - Vanessa Ferrari

1 - Oleg Verniaiev
2 - Daniel Purvis
3 - Andrey Likhovitskiy

Here are some photos I took at the event:


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Day 9 - 12 Days of Christmas Manis

This is my favourite mani that I have done for this challenge.  I love my wee snowman, I think he is so cute!

The base is Barry M (Textured Nail Paint) - Atlantic Road.  The snowman is made up of China Glaze - Snow, and Barry M (Royal Textured Glitter Nail Paint) - White Pearl Lady, as are the snowflakes.  I then used 2 nail art pens black & blue, and a dab of Sinful Colors - Courtney Orange for the nose.  I topped all the nails off with Barry M - Crystal Glaze.  I think the topcoat, added with the textured base coat makes the nails look a little icy and definitely crystalised.  I hope the pictures capture it as well as it looks in real life.

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Sunday, 15 December 2013

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Steps 06.04.12

When I was a child, my favourite band was Steps.  I remember going to Woolworths and buying their singles and albums, and the singles used to have dance moves to the choruses in the cd cases, with a bonus feature on the CD with a video on.  It was a dream of mine to see Steps, however, I did not manage to do it.  So when they announced that they were reforming for a tour, I just HAD to be there.  It was overwhelming, being taken straight back to my childhood, and unconsciously remembering all the words to the songs.  It was fantastic.  I was even in seat number 23 (my lucky number) for the concert!

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Courteeners 11.12.13

This is the 4th Courteeners/Liam Fray gig I've been to, and I think it's fair to say that they are definitely my favourite band.  I had never been to Barrowlands before this gig, but it was really good. We were there quite early, so managed to get right at the front - although not at the centre of the stage - we were right in front of the speakers, and my ears were ringing for a couple of days after!

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Friday, 6 December 2013

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Day 4 - 12 Days of Christmas Manis

First off, I'm currently on a coach going to Glasgow to watch some gymnastics at the Emirates Arena. And last night I was out watching a local pantomime. This means I'm writing this on my iPod, so not sure how the layout is or what the format is like, and my pictures aren't good quality, however I'll update this post tomorrow :)

*wifi wouldn't work on the coach, but I'm now just back at home and pretty tired, so going to relax and will improve this post tomorrow*

So, I missed day 3, food *sad face* but I just didn't have time to do those and day 4. I'm not too happy with how these turned out, I should have used tape to get perfect lines, and I have about 6 layers of polish on the triangles/chevrons, which means they're quite fragile (and looks a bit dodgy right at the tips of some of the nails) and I think they'll chip quickly, although they are fine today and I did them Thursday night. - two chipped while I was in Glasgow (oh well, will be doing my nails tomorrow night anyway!).

I love the colours though, especially the plain nails. The red is a Barry M Gelly Shine and the green is a Rimmel (I'll update the names when I get home). The LA Colors glitter topper looks great on those base colours. It's got pink, gold, blue, silver & red glitter in it and is so pretty. 

Not looking forward to removing the glitter though haha!!

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