Friday, 30 December 2016

Fantasy Premier League: Week 18


With both Costa and Kante suspended for this gameweek I decided to transfer out Kante,  but kept Costa as he is one of my best players!  For Kante, I bought in Fletcher - he'll be mainly on the bench, but will hopefully be decent (and cheap) back up.
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Wednesday, 28 December 2016

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#NOTD: Turquoise / Snowflake


For these nails, I used all gel polish.
Base Coat: gdi Base Coat
Green: Elite 99 Spring Green - three coats
Silver: RS Nails 289 - two coats
White: Bluesky Snow White - three coats
Top Coat: Candy Coat Super Shiny No Wipe Top Coat

For the snowflake I used a nail art brush and used only one coat of the green polish. and then added a little of the silver polish.

In real life, the polish looked slightly more similar to the image below.  You can see that a little clearer on the snowflake.  If anyone knows of a polish which is super close to the colour of the outside edge of the wheel rim, please let me know!


Yes, this is a wheel rim.  It is one from Lewis Hamilton's car during the 2014 F1 World Championship (the year he won his .  I still can't believe that J bought this!  You may or may not know that we have very different views on Lewis Hamilton... he's J's favourite driver, whereas I'm not a fan!  Even though I'm not a fan of Hamilton, I'm strangely enthusiastic about this wheel rim!  It's pretty awesome that it is from one of his actual cars he used during the season, and there aren't too many of these about.
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Saturday, 24 December 2016

Fantasy Premier League: Week 17


Having taken first place in the £15 Super League all for myself in week 16, now it's time for me to try and create a little gap - and hope my captain choices are good ones!  Let's see what happened in Gameweek 17...
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Wednesday, 21 December 2016

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F1 Nails - Felipe Massa

Today I have some more Formula One inspired nail art. Another driver retiring at the end of the 2016 (or so we thought!) was Felipe Massa.  Like Jenson Button (nail art here) Massa is also one of the nice guys in the world of F1.

Massa has had a long Formula One career, beginning at the 2002 Australian Grand Prix.  He missed out on the driver's championship in 2008 by one point to Lewis Hamilton, with Massa actually in first place in the drivers standings when he crossed the line, but during the final lap Hamilton overtook Timo Glock and took the title.

In 2009 during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix, Massa was struck on the head (through his helmet) by a spring that had come off Rubens Barrichello's Brawn, and then crashed head first into a tyre barrier.  Massa was flown straight to hospital and had surgery on his injury.  Initially his condition was described as life-threatening but stable, but luckily it improved quickly.  He subsequently had to have a plate fitted into his head to protect his skull.  After rehabilitation and tests, he was allowed back racing.  Towards the end of the 2016 season, Massa announced his retirement from Formula One.  Sadly, he crashed out of his final home Grand Prix, which took place in very wet conditions and featured multiple safety cars and red flags.  On his walk back to the pit though, he got to savour the crowd and all the mechanics came out of their pit garages and it was such a lovely moment.


From left to right:
Index Finger: The red and yellow reminded me of the Ferrari colours - a team Massa spent 8 years with
Middle Finger:  Brazilian Flag - Massa's nationality
Ring Finger: Light blue, red, black and white like the livery on the Williams
Little Finger: 19 - Massa's racing number.

With Nico Rosberg's immediate and sudden retirement after winning the 2016 driver's championship, there is a seat available at Mercedes.  Massa's teammate from Williams, Valteri Bottas is the favourite to take the seat leaving the door open for a possible return for Massa for the 2017 season...
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Friday, 16 December 2016

Fantasy Premier League: Week 16


Week 15 was great, I reached the summit of the £15 Super League.  The only problem now is, it's pretty much only downhill from there...  Could I stay there after week 16 or would I start to slide down the table?  Let's take a look...

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Monday, 12 December 2016

Fantasy Premier League: Week 15


With Week 14 really giving me a boost, I was looking forward to Week 15 and seeing if I could close the gap on first place in the £15 Super League a little more.  Read on to see if I was successful in this or not...
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Sunday, 11 December 2016

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#NOTD: Nails Inc - Gatwick


Today's nails are courtesy of Nails Inc via Poundland!  I was pretty excited to find Nails Inc polishes on my trip to Poundland, so snapped up four different ones to try.  The first one I tried is 'Gatwick' a glorious matte red.
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Thursday, 8 December 2016

F1 Nails - Jenson Button

At the end of the 2016 season, there were a few big name retirements - Jenson Button was one of these.  Here is my nail art tribute to his Formula One Career:

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Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Fantasy Premier League: Week 14


I made one transfer and two changes to my team this week... Let's take a look at how that worked out for me:


With Coutinho being a key player in my team, I felt with him being out for a few weeks it was worth transferring him out and bringing someone else in to (hopefully) score some points.  I decided to bring in Eriksen.  Out of the starting line up went Williams and Coutinho, and in came Lovren and Eriksen.


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Sunday, 4 December 2016

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#NOTD: Red Holo Gel


How gorgeous is this red holographic gel nail polish?

I have been after a red holo polish since I purchased my born pretty holos a while ago, but the red one was always sold out.
I found these holographic gel polishes on eBay and was so happy to get a red one! I also purchased a pink one, which I haven't tried out just yet.
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