Sunday, 13 March 2011

Day #1 - Your Favourite Eyeliner

My favourite eyeliner has to be my Avon Glimmerstick Luxe in Emerald. 

It goes on so well, is superfast to apply and will go with most eyeshadows, colours and looks. It's rather versatile and can go from a subtle look to full on WOW. Also, it winds up which is super useful, clean and easy rather than the whole mess of sharpening.

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What's your favourite eyeliner?

Back with a Bang!

Ok, so I neglected the blog. Badly, but I'm back. And I know I'm all about the nails but I'm going to be doing some more beauty related postings too.

So, I'll kick things off with the Luuux 30 Day Beauty Challenge:
Day 01 — Your favorite eyeliner
Day 02 — Your favorite bag that you own
Day 03 — Your favorite brush
Day 04 — Your favorite foundation
Day 05 — Your favorite thing to do
Day 06 — Anything Hello Kitty
Day 07 — Your Favorite animal
Day 08 — A photo that makes you laugh
Day 09 — Your favorite pair of shoes
Day 10 — Current fashion/style you like
Day 11 — Bag you want to have
Day 12 — Your Favorite color
Day 13 — Photo of your fashion/style icon
Day 14 — Photo of a hairstyle/haircut you'd like to have
Day 15 — Photo of your favorite bracelet
Day 16 — Music you like
Day 17 — Fashion Pieces that's on your to-buy list
Day 18 — Your favorite beauty guru
Day 19 — Your favorite look from a beauty guru
Day 20 — Your favorite mascara
Day 21 — Your favorite lip stick
Day 22 — What makes you happy
Day 23 — Place where you want to live
Day 24 — Your favorite food
Day 25 — What do you want to get from luux
Day 26 — An Item from your wishlist
Day 27 — Your favorite skincare product
Day 28 — Your favorite drink
Day 29 — Photo of something that makes you go awww
Day 30 — Your favorite nail polish

Any requests for nail or beauty looks will also be taken. Have a happy day folkies (:

Friday, 17 September 2010

Rainbow Gem TIEMZ! Any requests? Drop me a buzzword!

Sorry it's been so long, weighed under with college work but here are some recent nails, I have more to upload over the next few days so stay tuned!

I used my dotting tool to create the rainbow finger, there's a sort of half moon mani going on there, and then used my awesome new gems and created a rainbow out of some of the shades and put them on in that order. It doesn't look as random as I'd have liked but oh well- it attracted quite a few compliments!

Send ideas or requests by commenting or messaging, inparticular I'd love some ideas for a christening I'm going to. Buzz words also cool!

Sunday, 12 September 2010

New Beginnings Blossom: In Bloom

With just starting college I haven't yet had chance to post my blossom nails. They were quite subtle and sweet, I used Sally Hansen Hard as Nails that I found in the local Poundland for (you've guessed it) £1. I mixed my neew black MUA polish with some Technic Lemon Sorbet to soften the colour and then dotted on some old white polish with a rather stiff eyeshadow brush... TAH DAH!

There we go! I've just finished some rainbowy gem nails which will be with you another day. Happy Sunday!

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Money Saving Haul!

As you may be aware I have little cash to spend on nail goods and so far Nail Delights has been a dream in the money saving department. So has ebay, I bought 11,000 gems for £8 from Hong Kong. They came in 6 wheels and varying colours and designs... (pictures as promised!)
The six wheels with my sliced Fimo cane.
Oval type shapes.
Classic circular shape
Then, up town I found some nice colours to add to the collection seeing as I lack in the more unusual ones, I bought a yellow, green and black. Each bottle was only £1; I've heard good things about MUA and have used technic before and they last pretty well too, not to mention the superb application.
MUA Shade 2, Technic Lemon Sorbet, Tehcnic Kool Kiwi
Pretty much it for now, I will be spamming you with pictures of my new blossom mani tomorrow most likely.
Have a good Wednesday!

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Birthday Candles!

For a joint birthday shindig at Pizza Hut for two of my friends I decided a new mani was required. Also, as a sucker for a theme and a reason to put something unusual on my nails I decided that I'd make each nail into a piece of cake inspired by The Daily Nail but with my own little twist on it.

So there you go folks; I'm currently working on something kind of oriental with blossoms... let's see how it works out. Have a good Tuesday!

Thursday, 2 September 2010


Something fast to cover my nails after removing my heavily smudged pigs. I used some of the awesome new stencils I got from Nail Delights as well as my super duper new dotting tool!

Sorry, pics back to usual blurriness. Better ones when I have chance I promise.

I put a cat playing with a dangling fish on each thumg, which looks much more clear in real life (stupid camera).

Ooh, also, my delivery of 11,000 gems came from China today. 6 wheels, each containing several colours of 6 different patterns. I'll upload them later too, that's all for now folks :D

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Oinking Space Pig!

I did something different, inspired by (copied as best I could) Preposterously's Nail Blog I put pigs on my nails. I changed the colour to silver because I didn't have a pinky/red that I was happy with and thus made them: SPACE PIGS!

They're a little smudged and chipped with a few days wear (only just got my mits on a camera since I lost mine, must say it is better than mine). I'm in love with them even though they're a bit shoddy.

Also, I forgot to add a pic of my toesies for the wedding last week, so here is how they look now, a week on; not their best.

Friday, 27 August 2010

Sands of Crystal

So, going to a wedding tomorrow and am wearing a 20's style flapper fringed dress in a creamy/beige/goldish colour. I matched everything up including my nails and decided to do something more girly for me.

I used 2 different colours to get here, 2 coats Rimmel Sands of Time and 1 coat of a goldy sheer colour thats label has rubbed off.

Excuse the deformed bump on my middle finger, it's from writing.

They need a little clean up but I'm gonna wait for everything to set.

Also, I tried marbling for the first time the other day and this was the outcome...
Blurry pic, but it's the best I could get at night. I got rid of the mani in about an hour because I didn't like how it worked out.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Update and Enquiries...

So, results... 7 A's 3 B's and a Distinction* :D

Now onto the other stuff.. I've found a little site called Nail Delights which sells all manner of nail supplies for prices that I see as wholly reasonable and rather cheap to be honest - has anyone had any dealings with them?

Also, I was looking into getting some clay canes
  • how are they to use?
  • are they worth the time? 
  • And is the special blade necessary to cut them or can I use one that I have at home?
  • I picked the 50pence lucky dip option and am excited to see what I receive.

Water Decals
Presumably simple to use but if anyone has any objections I've love for them to be voiced! 

As you were ladies, some new nails coming soon. I can feel an experiment coming on..