Thursday, 31 December 2015

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@EmmaMereta's 2015 Twitter Review



Hands up who loves little fun facts and figures?  I do!!

I was looking for an app to find my best instagram pictures of 2015, because I liked the one I did at the end of last year.  Iconosquare who hosted the 'best of' videos last year aren't doing them this year and in my search I stumbled upon ThinkUp.

ThinkUp is a paid for service, however, you do get a free 14 day trial, which I am using.  It's a lot more fun and interesting than I thought it would be.
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Clatteringshaws Walks & Red Deer Range


Hello, I'm back from an unplanned break from blogging!  I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas...... and a Happy New Year to you all when it comes.
I will be back with some nail art or new nail polish swatches soon.  I was lucky to receive some lovely nail goodies for Christmas, so have plenty to be getting on with!

On Tuesday, I caught up with my oldest friend, Rachel - I've known her since she was born! - and we decided to go and do some touristy things.   We went on a couple of the walks at Clatteringshaws, in the Galloway Forest Park, and we also visited the Red Deer Range.

It was lucky that we went on Tuesday as the weather turned on Wednesday, with the arrival of Storm Frank, and I wouldn't have been able to reach Rachel!


The weather was quite nice for a walk - cool (it did get a bit cooler as the day progressed), and not rainy or too windy - but not too great for pictures, it was a little overcast (I blame Frank).  We went up the Loch View Trail, which took us up above the trees opposite Clatteringhsaws Loch.
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Thursday, 10 December 2015

Thursday's Tunes

Some songs I am loving right now, featuring Grace, Justin Bieber, Jess Glyne, One Direction, Ariana Grande, Sigma/Rita Ora & Jamie Lawson...


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Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Models Own - Diamond Luxe - Marquise Maroon


The Diamond Luxe nail polishes are pretty special because they contain real diamond dust!  I picked up Marquise Maroon which, in my opinion, looks nicer on the nails than in the bottle.  In the bottle it has quite a brownish tint to it, however, it was definitely more maroon once it was on my nails!  I was really impressed with the drying time of this polish.
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Monday, 7 December 2015

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12 Days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge - Dec 2 - Snow Day


As well as the 30 Days of Colour Dec '15 Challenge, I am going to try and participate in the 12 Days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge which is hosted by Challenge Your Nail Art Facebook page (run by Jessica from Be Happy & Buy Polish).  I am going to try and do as many from both the challenges as possible... 

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Sunday, 6 December 2015

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Friday, 27 November 2015

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Nail Mail/Haul


What's better than mail?  Nail Mail!  And last week, the Postman delivered some!  On the same day, I took a trip to TK Maxx, and headed straight to the nail polish section.  It's pretty small, but there was still a lot of choice.  Here's what I got:
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Wednesday, 25 November 2015

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Galaxy Nails


It is quite a relief to know (via a couple of Facebook Groups) that I am not the only person who sometimes goes out with just one hand painted, when needs must.  It is quite a rarity, when I am in blog mode that I have all ten nails painted, let alone exactly the same.  Well, today I had all of my nails painted with the same design!

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Monday, 23 November 2015

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Tuesday, 10 November 2015

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Tuesday's Tunes

In no particular order.... the five songs which I have been enjoying singing along to recently are...

*dramatic pause*


This song just makes me instantly happy, and think of Christmas. I can just picture Little Mix in Christmas outfits next to a Christmas Tree, with fake snow falling in the background. This song would make a great soundtrack for a Christmas advert.




I'm still trying to get all the words to this song, but I do enjoy belting out the chorus! HELLO FROM THE OTHER SIIIIIDE...



I love Sam Smith. I think his voice is so beautiful, but I wasn't a huge fan of this song the first time I heard it. Each time I hear this song, however, I like it more and more!
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Sunday, 8 November 2015

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Born Pretty Holo Polish #3 & #9

Here is Born Pretty Holo Polish #9 - three coats, no base or top coat.  This polish was quite sheer, however, it built up nicely with a few coats.  The holographic-ness is gorgeous.


Using some nail vinyls which I purchased from Polisholic on Ebay, I created an accent nail using Born Pretty Holo Polish #3.  This polish was slightly more opaque than #9 but it is quite difficult to see it on my nail over the purple after one coat.

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Saturday, 7 November 2015

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It's Christmas Advert Time!

It's that time of year again, when brands and companies go all out to produce moving, uplifting, different and fresh Christmas Adverts. The ones that get me the most are usually the moving ones, which more often than not have a message within them.
Here are some of the Christmas ads that I have enjoyed so far:










Which Christmas adverts have you liked?
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Saturday, 31 October 2015

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30 Days of Colour October '15 Challenge - Day 31 - Hallowe'en

First things first... HAPPY HALLOWE'EN!


Work has been a bit hectic so I haven't felt like painting my nails and therefore have not managed to take part in this month's 30 days of challenge... until now.  I am back in the game for the final prompt: Hallowe'en.

I used the watercolour technique again this time with purple (cherimoya - metallic violet), orange (sinful colours - courtney orange) and black (rimmel - black cab).  I used some new nail decals which I received recently (Nail Mail).

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Friday, 30 October 2015

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Paradise Nail Decals

Guess what?  Here's some more watercolour nails as a base for some more nail decals which were part of my nail mail package.


I used Nails inc - Copacabana Coral, Primark Nail Polish (Orange) and Jess - Playmate.


Now, I know how to use nail decals, which is a good job because these instructions were... interesting!



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Thursday, 29 October 2015

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Watercolour Nails

The weather has turned recently, and it has started to feel rather chilly, dark and autumnal (even wintery!).  So to celebrate having a day off, and to make myself feel a little cheerier and warmer I decided to do a watercolour, in nice summery colours.



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Friday, 16 October 2015

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Tuesday, 29 September 2015

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30 Days of Colour Sept '15 Challenge - Day 29 - Your Favourite Colour

So, my favourite colour is actually blue, however, while looking through the polishes in my blue purple drawer, I came across this polish and was reminded how much I love it!  My favourite colour of nail polish changes regularly, but for now, this is it - Metallic Violet by Cherimoya.  The pictures show one coat... ONE COAT! ♥



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Monday, 28 September 2015

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[Not So] Super Blood Moon

I was crazy interested enough to stay up until 3.30am last night in order to see the Super Blood Moon.  Although it was very misty outside, it was initially looking promising as I could see the moon slowly disappearing.  But as soon as the moon eclipsed, it just went pitch black, and the red glow of the moon never made it through the mistiness.  So here is a picture of the moon through the mist, about half way to eclipse.


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Starlings?

Here are a couple of pictures I took recently in my garden.  This bird was a member of a larger group, and it was sitting at the top of a very tall tree, so the pictures are very zoomed in.  I am 90% sure that it is a Starling, but I was confused by the grey appearance of the head as I thought that starlings were all black, however, I think that this Starling may be one of the juveniles which were born earlier in the year!

If I am wrong, please let me know!



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Sunday, 27 September 2015

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30 Days of Colour Sept '15 Challenge - Day 27 - Colour Of Your Eyes

My eyes are green, with a bit of gold in the middle(?!).  But I went for green as that is the dominant and true colour of my eyes.  I didn't have a green the exact same colour as my eyes, but when I was looking through my green drawer, I found two polishes which I thought looked quite similar, so decided I would do a comparison post about these two greens for todays 'Colour Of Your Eyes' prompt.

Rimmel - Green With Envy // Sally Hansen - Pixel Party.

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Saturday, 26 September 2015

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30 Days of Colour Sept '15 Challenge - Day 26 - Colour Of Your Shirt

 Here are my nails to match the colour of my shirt...

I have used Rimmel 'Azure', and I think it goes quite well with my shirt.  The shirt is that of the football (soccer) team I support, Queen of the South FC.  Queen of the South are a Scottish club who play in the SPFL Championship.


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Friday, 25 September 2015

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Thursday's Tunes - Random Mix / Advert Music!

Two chart tunes I have been loving....




Snippets of songs in adverts always leave me either a) wondering what the song was or b) if I know the song, getting the song stuck in my head. Here are a few songs from recent TV adverts!


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Wednesday, 23 September 2015