Sunday, 29 April 2012

Daughters comp make-up :)

I have been a bit absent from here this last week...been a bit of a crazy time. But thought I would blog my daughters make-up for her competition that she went to today. :)

I will catch up with everyone's posts and messages very soon. Just been a stressful week.

She did very well at her comp...and came 4th in the under 10's pairs comp, she had a recall for her solo, and the team came 2nd over all. :) 

Monday, 23 April 2012

Massage training...progress and aching!

Yesterday I did a back neck and shoulders massage on my friend C, the friend who made my amazing nest and eggs pendant. I am always so scared of doing these things on people I know!! It's so much easier to do treatments on people you do not know. 

Think it must be performance anxiety!

But anyway, it went well, I remembered the sequence and the pressure has got better. In the past, my pressure has been off. Apparently I was too gentle. So the past couple of massages, I have put all my weight into it. The 'clients' are giving me much better feedback.

The downfall...Now I need a massage!! My poor muscles!! Guys...there really is a good reason why massage treatments are so expensive. My muscles are close to leaping off my body and running away!! x

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Glittery infills. :)

Hi everyone. Thought I would show my infills that I did today. They aren't perfect as I am still training, but they were close to growing out completely, beyond the point of infilling.

I tried to be clever and give myself a glitter tip...which I now regret, as I will keep having to fuss with the smile line. *Roll eyes*.

So here is the before and after pics.

This one of the less grown out nails. :)

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Just playing!

Just playing whilst having a lazy morning! :)

The products used were : OPI Senorita rose-alita, China Glaze Electric Beats, Tree hugger, OPI Rosy future and a high street yellow polish.

Night sky :)

I am having a lazy morning playing with nails! :D

For this design, I used a purple varnish from Avon, and Alpine snow for the stars, with stars in my eyes on top of that. Both by OPI. :)

Monday, 16 April 2012

The start of another blog hop! :D

It's time for another blog hop!

Blog Love Therapy frequently set up a blog hop, where you enter your details, which puts your blog up on their blog lists. It is a brilliant way to get your blog seen by fellow bloggers, and you find so many interesting blogs to follow.

Click here to find out more: BlogLoveTherapy

Most definitely worth doing, just follow the rules and requirements, and your away! :D

My arty crafty friend is the best!!

Look what my friend made me! :D 

She is such a arty crafty person! She knows how much I love birds, and decided to make this for absolutely no reason. She is definitely the best friend anyone could ever have!!

It is a nest pendant with pearl eggs nestled in between the 'twigs'. LOVE IT!!!

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Konadilicious amazing giveaway...3000 followers!

Oh my goodness. Everyone needs to read this woman's blog!! I am already addicted. She has amazing
nail designs on there, and I am loving her look. I have not been subscribed for long, but am already taken.

So...onto business. She has reached 3000 followers!! Which is quite an achievement. To celebrate this, she

is doing a fantastic giveaway, which is really quite something.

Take a look for yourselves!!

Click here to see her blog and giveaway!

Sleek Palettes

As I mentioned in my previous post, I do not own any high end make -up products. Simply due to the fact that there hasn't been such a high demand for make-up treatments in the salon where I work.

So here I will rave about some palettes that I think are absolutely amazing, especially for the price!! They retail for around £6.00 for the entire palette, which at times can be a warning sign of  a product lacking in quality. Not with these.

They are super pigmented, and they really do have lasting power. Although I am not able to compare these to much more expensive brands, I can say that they are on Parr, if not rival, the likes of Maybelline. 

My only issue with these palettes, is the lack of matt colours. They are all shimmers, which is a real shame, as some skin types, especially more mature skins, cannot pull of the shine.

But maybe they will release more matts the more popular they become.

 This is their 'Bad Girl' palette.
 This is their 'Storm' palette. I have over used this one!!
 This is their 'Original' palette.
This is their 'Sunset' palette.

Purple eye shadow using Sleek pallettes I am putting up pictures of my eyeshadow of the day. I do not own any high end make-up products as of yet. This is simply due to the fact that my bread and butter in the salon appears to be more on the nail side of things, and also waxing.

BUT...I have made do with some high street products that really do the job nicely. My absolute favourite at this moment in time, are the eye shadow palettes by 'Sleek'. They really are fantastic. I will be doing a review on them in my next post, but here I would like to just show you my eyes for today. :)

 See the brown splodge contrasting the blue of my eyes. Why the universe couldn't have gone the whole hog and blessed me with brown eyes I do not know. It was in a taunting mood on that day I suspect.

 I used the bright purple on the outer wing which I blended with the deeper purple.
 The dark purple in the centre was used as the contouring which was also blended with the brighter purple.
These 2 colours were combined for the upper lid. I then used the creamier colour on the right for the inner corners of my eyes.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

My daughters nails.

My daughter wanted a girly I did her nails. She is very happy with them...and it was a good chance to play with my new colours! :D

I used China Glazes Ruby pumps, Electric beat and Tree Hugger.

Mini China Glaze haul...RUBY PUMPS!!!!

I am so excited! I have needed a light blue and green varnish for a long off I traipsed to my local Sally's beauty supply. I picked up my chosen 2, which I will name in a moment. Whilst locating a large bottle of my favourite top coat, a red sparkle caught my eye. And there it was...a bottle of Ruby Pumps!! I squealed 'Ruby pumps!!!' with delight, and practically ran to the check out!

I have wanted this varnish for SO LONG!!

So the green varnish is China Glaze 'Tree Hugger', the blue varnish is 'Electric Beat'...and of course Ruby Pumps.


Ruby Pumps tips...with China Glaze Ice Cap.

Friday, 13 April 2012

Versatile Blogger award!! :D

I would like to say a great big thank you to xxmakeupbyhollyx and nailsmydreams for nominating me for the versatile blogger award!! I am very thank full. I love blogging and this has given me an extra boost!! :D are the rules.

1. Nominate 10 fellow bloggers who are new to blogging
2. Let them know you have nominated them
3. Share 7 random facts about yourself 
4. Thank the bloggers who have nominated you in your post
5. Add the versatile blogger picture to your post!

I have decided to nominate these brilliant bloggers:

The glow down
Canadian beauty reviews
Lavender Blush Beauty
Plasma speedo
presh polish
Color me silly
call of beauty

And finally here are my 7 facts! :)

  • I am a single parent to 2 crazy children!
  • I own 2 equally crazy cats, who are half Siamese.
  • I enjoy drawing, and can do it quite well...although I have no imagination.
  • My guilty pleasure is listening to my daughters camp rock CD's!! *The shame!*
  • My trade mark dance move is a strange boob pop jump combo. Very embarrassing.
  • I prefer animals to humans, and am a vegetarian. People can be mean!!
  • I regularly participate in pyjama days...whenever possible!
Thank you again guys!! xxx

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Nail nemesis

My sister has the most appalling nails. Truly disgusting. She is a chronic nail biter. She has been growing them for about 2 weeks and asked me to do a mini manicure. I did my very best. I just hope that she actually sticks to breaking the biting habit this time!!

I have removed the excess cuticle and buffed the nails so that they are even, (she also 'peels' the top layer of nail when there is no more nail to bite!!) and painted them with OPI. I put a lot of cuticle oil...and am now crossing my fingers and hoping for the best!!!

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Favorite nail design!

I did a nice set of nails yesterday at work, and did my favourite nail art!! :D Nice, easy and effective!!

I used a long thin nail art brush, and also my dotting tool. I will take pictures of both tomorrow for everyone to see. The swooping lines were done using OPI Senorita Rose-Arita, and the dots were OPI Alpine snow. 

Monday, 9 April 2012

Blog hop!!

Well this is worth a go in my opinion. I have never heard of a 'blog hop', but looking forward to blog mingling! :D

All you have to do is click on this : 

Have fun! ;D

Burgundy nail art :)

Today's nails are an old design that I used last year. I absolutely love this design. I messed up on the middle finger by making the edge of one of my swoopy lines a bit too blunt. But hey get the idea! :)

Very annoying that I am forced into constructing fake nails to create the illusion of normal sized nails! *looks away sulking.* Not only do I have teeny eyes, I am also blessed with teeny nail beds to. *Pouts bottom lip at the injustice of it all.*

I used a burgundy  Orly varnish (Very similar to Rockin Rocket...but I do not have the bottom label), with OPI Alpine snow and black acrylic paint by 'dream' for the detailing.

Children nail art : Glitter tastic!

I love doing childrens nails. Glitter and sparkles!! :D

I have done a couple of children pamper parties, and they are always so chuffed!

My daughter wearing my nail designs! :D She loves it.x

Nail design practise.x

Here is a handful of nail art that I did when practising last year. Most of these were copied from designs that I found on the Internet.