Wednesday, 30 September 2015

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

Monday, 21 September 2015

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30 Days of Colour Sept '15 Challenge - Day 21 - Matte

Not being able to wear nail polish daily, and not going shopping very often, my nail polish stash hasn't grown very much over the past few months (apart from my Birthday!)... The other week I treated myself to a couple of Barry M Polishes, Malibu and Pit Stop.  Pit Stop is one of the Speedy Quick Dry polishes in grey, and Malibu is one of the Matte polishes in blue.  Malibu is the polish which I am using today for the Matte prompt.


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Saturday, 19 September 2015

Friday, 18 September 2015

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30 Days of Colour Sept '15 Challenge - Day 18 - Shimmer

Today the prompt is 'shimmer', and I chose a shimmery colour shifting polish called breathless by jess.  The pictures show one coat over two coats of Barry M Malibu.  It was really hard to take a photograph which actually shows the shimmery colour shifting goodness of this polish!!

Trying to capture the shimmer and colour shift!

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Thursday, 17 September 2015

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30 Days of Colour Sept '15 Challenge - Day 17 - Neon

My neon polish for today is an unnamed Cynthia Rowley polish.  I swear it IS neon... it's just very hard to photograph!  It's also very hard to describe... a bright salmony, orangey pink with a hint of red, with a satiny matte finish - that sounds about right?!


Pictures show two coats, no base or top coat.


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Wednesday, 16 September 2015

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Tuesday, 8 September 2015

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30 Days of Colour Sept '15 Challenge - Day 8 - Turquoise

Turquoise is the colour for today's 30 Days of Colour Challenge! I chose a Cynthia Rowley polish with no name, as it's the closest to turquoise I have!  The polish dried a little streaky, but nothing drastic!  I decided to do an accent nail (with a fishtail braid look), to celebrate having two days off work and being able to wear the polish for more than an hour or two!!  For the nail art I used Rimmel Black Cab and Metal Nails in Silver, and the top coat was PS Gel Effect Top Coat.




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Monday, 7 September 2015

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30 Days of Colour Sept '15 Challenge - Day 7 - Blue

I'm back for day seven of the 30 Days of Colour Challenge, and today's prompt is blue.

This is one of my untried polishes, and it is another from Miss Beauty London, and this is number 12 'Beach Party'.  The polish went on really well, an was almost opaque in one coat!  It was pretty quick to dry too, which for me is always a good thing!

Pictures below show three coats, no base or top coat.  (My fingers are a bit dry from work, but I hope that doesn't distract from the nails!!)


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Sunday, 6 September 2015

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Thursday's Tunes - Courteeners Edition!

“What have I been listening to recently?” I hear you ask…

Well, I’m back and here to tell you!

The Courteeners recently announced a tour for this coming November/December, and since I managed to get tickets in the presale for the Glasgow show, I haven’t had the band’s fourth album ‘Concrete Love’ out of the CD player in the car!  It is certainly helping me wake up in the mornings and celebrate hometime in the evenings!!

Currently my favourite song on the album is ‘International’, followed closely by “Small Bones”.

Source



My all time favourite Courteeners song:
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30 Days of Colour Sept '15 Challenge - Day 3 - Pink

The prompt for day 3 of the 30 Days of Colour Challenge is Pink.


This is a new and untried pink for me which I received as part of a gift for my Birthday.  It is Miss Beauty London Gel in Tutti Frutti.  I was so impressed with this polish, as it was almost a one coater!  Here is what it looked like after one coat:

 

And here is the polish after two coats (no base or top coat):


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Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Beautiful Double Rainbow


I was cooking in the kitchen when i saw the beginnings of a rainbow, and when I went outside to take a picture, I could see it forming a full double arc right in front of my eyes!  I tried to take a panorama shot with my camera, but having never used the function before, I must have done it wrong, as the pictures capturing the whole arc in all it's glory didn't work out.
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30 Days of Colour Sept '15 Challenge - Day 1 - Red

I was recently added by Dawn (Sassy Nails) to a group on Facebook called 30 Days of Colour Challenge.  I can't wear nail polish at work, but I will try and participate as much as I can this month!



So let's get started then....

The red I have chosen for Day 1 is 310 Red Carpet by Rimmel London.  As you can see from the bottle, it's not one of my newer polishes, so I thought it would be nice to dust it off for this challenge.  The subtle gold shimmer is lovely, but only properly comes to life when viewed in the sunshine!



Pictures below show two coats with no base or top coats.




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