Sunday, 30 June 2013

We have a winner!!

Hi Goddesses


Are you feeling lucky?


Firstly, from all the British Nail Bloggers who participated, thank you for entering the Giveaway and following us.  We hope you'll stick around for a long time :)


We have 3 second prize winners, who each win a $50 voucher to a nail polish e-tailer of their choice.

Congratulations to .....
* Nina Wilson
* Courtney Beck
* Kris Wilson


and the BIIIIIIIIG winner of a $100 voucher to a nail polish e-tailer is .......

Lena Payne !!!


Congratulations to all of you - please email crumpet@the-crumpet.com, before the end of Wednesday 3rd July, to organise your prize!


Thank you xx :)

NOTD: Maybelline - Polka Dots

Hello lovelies!

The high street bands are continuing to hop on the indie band wagon with some impressive results.



Today I've got Maybelline Polka Dots:-
Rain Forest Canopy
Shooting Stars
Speckled Pink

Apart from my regular basecoat of Nail Envy I didn't use any undies. 2-3 thin coats achieved perfect opacity.  Also they didn't feel bumpy or like bits of glitter were sticking up which was a bonus!



I think Shooting Stars was my favourite but that's probably cuz I love blues =)

Saturday, 29 June 2013

NOTD: Barry M - Superdrug Limited Edition Pink and Treasures By Tan -Oasis

Hello lovelies!

Have you been enjoying the sunny weather?  Perfect excuse to whip out the neons and holographics =D





Polishes Used:
Barry M - Superdrug Limited Edition Pink
Treasures By Tan - Oasis



Oasis just makes all polishes look lush!!

Friday, 28 June 2013

31 DC Week 17 - Half Moon

Hello lovelies!!

This is my second and much better if not more subtle attempt at a half moon mani. 


Polishes used:
Barry M - Guava
Collection - Glittersweet


For starters how amazing is the name Glittersweet!
This makes me happy that I've improved =)

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Tri-Polish Challenge - Week 16

Hello lovelies!

Well here we are in the final week of June, which means my birthday is coming up soon =)


Colours for June:
Red
Pink
Purple


Polishes Used:
Barry M - Passion Fruit
Nails Inc - Notting Hill Gate
Golden Rose Paris - 55


I've done a slap-dash chevron here.

Disney Nail Art Challenge - A Bug's Life

Hello lovelies!

Today's mani is a movie of minute proportions - A Bug's Life.  Flik tires of the ants bowing and scraping to the grasshoppers each season so decides to take off on his own, along the way meeting a medley of circus misfits.

I've tried to recreate some of the characters here.


Polishes used:
Heimlich
China Glaze - Def Defying
OPI - Did It On 'Em
Orly - Unlawful
Francis
Orly - Unlawful
Orly - Faint of Heart
Flik
OPI - You're Such A Budapest
Slim
Milani - Fench Toast
Dot
China Glaze - Sweet Hook
Details
Essence - Camouflage
Models Own Nail Art Pens - Black/White/Blue/Lilac/Pastel Blue/Pastel Green


I think they look rather mad here, their antennae look like angry eyebrows lol, maybe the hoppers are invading??

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

NOTD: Barry M - Blue Grape and Models Own - Sunset Chillout

Hello lovelies!

I've got a Barry M Gelly in Blue Grape for you today. For those of you familiar with Nails Inc its quite similar to Baker Street though it doesn't quite offer that same "pop". All in all however it's a stunning colour!! And was perfect in 2 coats. 



Models Own Sunset Chillout is a clear base saturated with glitter. Predominantly blue hexes and gold bars, but as a subtext there are green, pink, orange, blue, gold and red glitters. So much in fact that this was only 1 coat of this fun top coat. 



These pics don't quite do this combo justice the way the blue pops and the glitter sparkles. It really does have to be seen to be believed! 


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Time Periods - 1980s

Hello lovelies!

Back to the 80s!!  The decade I was born =D

I've kept this plain and simple however.... I've a fair few ideas so I think I may do an 80s week sometime soon?  Thoughts?



Polishes used:
365 Days of Color - Flirting with the Life Guard
365 Days of Color - Itty Bitty Bikini



Aren't these fabulous!  I highly recommend you go straight here to purchase them!

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

NOTD: Confetti topped Barry M

Hello lovelies!

Quick wee post showcasing the lovely new Limited Edition Neon Green Barry M from Superdrug.


Topped with the new L'Oréal Confettis.


Gorgeous!

Following with Bloglovin'

Hello lovelies!

Well D-Day is almost here, apparently google reader will be no more.  So myself and other bloggers are encouraging you to follow us with Bloglovin' 

Follow on Bloglovin

If you look to the right you will see the above icon, if you're already a user it's as simple as clicking follow, if not you can register with facebook. 

Also if you act now, with the click of a button you can import ALL the blogs you follow without any faffing.

Thanks for reading xo

Tri-Polish Challenge - Week 15

Hello lovelies!

I realised that the pink and red from this challenge create a stunning sunset gradient so here's my attempt at some silhouettes.


Colours for June:
Red
Pink 
Purple

Polishes Used:
Barry M - Passion Fruit
Nails Inc - Notting Hill Gate
Golden Rose Paris - 55


This mani made me think of holidays. I've only been home 3 weeks and it's 13 weeks til I go again but it can't come soon enough!! xo

Monday, 24 June 2013

NOTD: China Glaze - Mediterranean Crush

Hello lovelies!

A few weeks ago I went to see Hairspray the Musical in Belfast's Grand Opera House.  Being me I had to "dress to impress" so I grabbed an appropriate dress from my wardrobe and matched my make-up accordingly.  Next came the nails.


In the bottle Mediterranean Crush looked quite pink but when applied it was the perfect shade of red to match my dress =)



Anyway the show was fabulous and we had front row centre seats so I managed to snap a sneaky picture at the final curtain call.  I highly recommend you go see the show and I sincerely hope it comes back to Belfast in the future.


Disney Nail Art Challenge - Finding Nemo

Hello lovelies!

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming!!

I love Finding Nemo and Dory is one of the sweetest characters EVER which is why this post is more or less dedicated to her.


Polishes Used:
365 Days of Color - Sparkly Flip Flops
Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
Color Club - Almost Famous
Color Club - Wham! Pow!
Models Own - Black Nail Art Pen


Did you know that in 2015 there is going to be a "Finding Dory" Movie??  I squeeed slightly when I found out =D


And remember...

Just keep swimming!


Sunday, 23 June 2013

NOTD: Nails Inc - Cherry Road

Hello lovelies!

Just a quick post today that I had prepared before the Nails Inc/QVC  autodelivery debacle.


Here is Cherry Road, a lilac creme polish full of silver and blue matte glitters.


It has a really pretty finish.


However it was a bitch to remove!

NOTD: Nails Inc - Leopard Print

Hello lovelies!

Today I've got 2 of the Nails Inc Summer Collection for you. 


Chelsea Psychic Garden is a pale pastel blue. It's a lot lighter than most pastel blues I have. It's spot on for the summer. 


Kensington Palace Gardens is a bright soft pink if that makes any sense? It's beautiful!!


Put both of these beauties together and you're onto a sure winner. I went with an oldie but a goodie - leopard print. 


Perfect for summer!

Saturday, 22 June 2013

NOTD: Despicable Me 2

Hello lovelies!

Well I went to see Despicable Me 2 this evening so couldn't resist doing my nails to match =D


Polishes used:
OPI - Candelight 
Sally Hansen HD - DVD
Essence - Miss Universe
Sinful Colors - Snow Me White


Dave was my fave minion!


Fun for all the family! xo

NOTD: Barry M Gellies and Decals

Hello lovelies!

I'm sure you've seen by now that Barry M have released some new "summer fun" gellies. 


Here we have:
Passion Fruit
Key Lime
Mango


As with previous gellies, the formula on these was lovely. 2 coats for perfection. Lovely shiny finish though I do always follow with Seche Vite. 


As gorgeous as these colours are I decided to pop some fun decals on. And what I didn't realise until I went to bed was they they were glow in the dark!! They scared the heart out of me as I really wasn't expecting to see this in the pitch dark lol. 

 


*as you can see my jamberry nails are going strong after 3 days wear.