Sunday, 25 March 2012

Uh Oh! I Did My Nails Again! painted my nails again last night BUT it was only because I wanted to try out this nail glitter by GOSH Cosmetics which I bought yesterday. So there I was just casually hanging out in Superdrug, as you do, having a browse of the make up and what not when my eyes latched onto this new GOSH product. It's basically a tiny pot with loose glitter in & all you have to do is paint a clear coat of polish on your nail & while it's still wet you put it in the glitter pot so that the glitter sticks to it & then brush off any excess.

This, I figured, seemed simple enough and I love glitter so I was pretty much down with that. However, even though it's fairly simple, I don't know if I could be bothered to do it on all my nails because it is a bit of a hassle. I found that my nail was a bit too long, so I couldn't position it properly in the glitter for it to cover the whole nail so I was having to flick it about & basically it got a bit messy/fiddly. The glitter does tend to go everywhere so you do need to make sure you do it over some paper or kitchen roll or something. The effect does look great though and just one nail I can probably cope with but doing all my nails would probably have destroyed me a little bit because I can totally see myself getting all in a glittery mess with it.

Here's how it looks though (apologies for camera quality again):
The glitter effect is on my ring finger, just, you know, FYI & all that.
 I couldn't be bothered to do the glitter on my other hand (look, I'm lazy, ok?!), so instead I did a stripey patterned design on my ring finger because I'm sad AWESOME. So here you go:

I wonder how long I last before I feel the need to paint my nails again? I give it 48 hours!

Friday, 23 March 2012

Happy Hunger Games!

In honour of The Hunger Games being released today, I have gone for a Hunger Games-esque nail design. Basically, they're kind of 'girl on fire' inspired nails, so here's how they're looking:

Yeah, so my webcam photo's aren't great but basically, I've gone for a black nail varnish as my base colour and then I used an orange nail varnish to draw fire/a flame on the nails and then added some yellow to the centre of the flame and then some more orange, just to make it look super fiery. I then used a gold nail polish and painted on French tips and put on a light glitter top coat to give them a subtle sparkle.

Yes, I know, I spend way too much time painting my nails but I am also currently doing my dissertation so this is a great way to procrastinate/not actually do any work.

I just need to go see The Hunger Games now, although I have to wait until next weekend because I have too much work on at the moment, my life basically consists of eat, sleep and go to the library, oh yeah, and watch Pretty Little Liars (but let's keep that one on the DL, ok?)!

Anyway, Happy Hunger Games and may the odds be ever in your favour! (that sounded a lot cooler in my head *sigh*).

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Hey, Guess What? I'm 22 And I Still Miss My Cat

Today marks six months since my cat passed away and I honestly can't believe how long it's been. Some people may not get it, most likely people who have never had a pet, but I have found it pretty hard getting over the loss of my cat.

I got her when I was seven just coming up to eight and she was a part of my childhood, teen years and early adulthood, she was a huge chapter of my life. Unfortunately all chapters have to come to an end and that's probably the hardest part because deep down we convince ourselves that the chapter will never end but sadly, the end is inevitable.

I don't want to make this post too sad because there's no need for it to be. I know that I will never forget Dasher, she was my first ever cat, my first ever proper pet, she was there for me when school was too much, friends were being mean and my parents were annoyed at me, she was my constant - and I'll always miss that.

She was also ridiculously cute with the most amazingly quirky personality, from having her 'crazy episodes', where for no reason she would just start randomly running up and down the stairs, to working out how to open doors, no big deal but she was kind of a genius. She wasn't the most affectionate cat and definitely not a lap cat, she was born a stray so it wasn't really in her nature but it just meant that when she did show affection, it counted more to me. I remember last summer when I was feeling particularly down after a difficult day and it was completely out of character for her but she jumped up next to me on the sofa and snuggled up against my leg and fell asleep, she did this two nights in a row, two nights when I'd been feeling rubbish. Another time was when I came home from uni and I'd been feeling quite homesick that week and she jumped up on the sofa again and fell asleep against me with her paw over me. It's little things like that which mean more when they don't normally happen.

Anyway, I may be 22 and expected to act all mature and stuff but honestly? I miss my cat a lot and I don't think I'll ever stop missing her. I'm just thankful that she was my family's cat and that I got to have her in my life. She was, quite simply, the best cat ever.

Pope Cat. I was bored. She was unimpressed.


Sleeping like a people. How is that even comfortable?

Best cat ever? I THINK SO!

Nails For This Week

And my nails for this week are looking like this:



Yes, I still haven't got round to buying a decent camera yet but trust me I'm working on it, but for now the webcam will just have to do!

Thursday, 15 March 2012

More Nails Folks!

I normally tend to only paint my nails once a week but due to being massively bored tonight & with the prospect of uni work just seeming too much hassle for a Thursday night, I decided to crack out some nail art!

Here's the transfers which I created:

Before being cut out!

Ready for application!
And here's how they turned out (I took all these pics on my webcam which is why the images aren't great quality as I don't have a camera BUT I plan on buying one very soon, so sit tight!):



The blue glitter paint splodge design is my favourite I think, but the tiny hearts are equally as cute, so I would say that this was a relative success. I now just need to wait for them to fully dry so I can go to bed. Why must I always paint my nails late at night?! 

One last thing - a man working in Tesco today was complimenting me on my Pac-Man nail design (click here to see my Pac-Man nail design blog post) which was nice, he seemed to know a lot about nail technicians which was....unexpected. Either way, he was clearly a fan of nail art.....or Pac-Man? I'm still not quite sure which one!  

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Things That I Want, Which Means I Need Them Right?

Why is it that whenever you have no money that you ALWAYS end up finding things that you really want and need (even though deep down on a more rational level, you are very much aware that you don't actually need them as such, they're just super pretty!).

Anyway here's what my irrational brain is telling me that I need at the moment:

I'm loving this purple/gold/orange colour block dress at the moment. It's the perfect length, not too short and not too long, it has a little cut out section in the middle, but only a tiny one, it's very simple and understated which is exactly what I like in a dress. Colour block is still very much in as well, so that's always good to know!

Bralets are still a key look at the moment hence why I can't get enough of this wet look/faux leather (pleather?) bralet. It would really look cute paired with a maxi skirt, I would probably avoid wearing it with a mini/bodycon skirt because you could end up in slightly tacky territory, but you could probably get away wearing it with some vintage Levi 501 cut off jean shorts and a plaid shirt wacked on top. So it'd be a winning combination with either a maxi skirt or high waisted jean shorts. I'm in!

The wedge high-top trainers are probably my favourite style of shoe that I've seen in a long time. They would look great with some leggings, a plain tee and a blazer, perfect for a laid back yet fun and quirky look.

I can't get enough of tees with rolled up sleeves and I'm a sucker for a slogan, they look great with leggings, skirts, shorts, anything! This particular one has a dinosaur 'painting-by-numbers' image on it & on the back it says 'Do you think he Saurus...?' - a t-shirt & a joke all in one? I'M SOLD.

Finally, the blue and white floral dress is a great all-rounder. You can dress up it for a night out or special event or keep it casual and wear it during the day. It's a perfect summer dress and you can never go wrong with a skater dress, that is the truth for suuuure.

So now that I've picked my favourite items around at the moment I just need to work on a way to find some money so that I can actually buy them because no matter what anyone says, I do NEED them........just not quite as much as I need to buy food for example, but they're certainly in close competition right now!

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Pac-Man Nails

So I literally just deleted this blog post by accident because I am ridiculously smooth and have had to write it all again. Anyway, I'll try my best to rewrite what was written whilst I continue to cry over the forever deleted orignal version of this post.

I LOVE these Pac-Man style nails, I was always scared of the Pac-Man ghosts when I was younger, I would be playing the game on the family computer and have to quit it the moment the ghosts started to chase me. In case you were wondering - I hated being chased back then. However, I decided to get over this childhood Pac-Man ghost phobia of mine by creating these Pac-Man inspired nails, and I have to say, if anything? The ghosts look kind of cute..................although I have tested myself by playing Pac-Man just a minute ago and I still can't play it for very long, turns out I still don't like being chased very much.....even if it's on a retro arcade game!

I actually got a compliment from a man working in Tesco's when I was sporting these nails which was bizarre because he really did not seem like the kind of guy to notice or be in to nail art but he was pretty knowledgeable about it all, which just goes to show that you should never judge a book by it's cover, I guess.

Anyway, this nail art may not have fixed my irrational Pac-Man ghost phobia but at least they look quirky enough to get the odd compliment which, for now, will just have to do!


Wednesday, 7 March 2012

More Nails

So this is how my nails have been looking over the last couple of weeks:



Yep, in case you were wondering I am definitely addicted to nail art. But I'm ok with that as long as it means my nails look pretty.

When People Bug You

So, what do you do when certain people in your life start to bug you? Whether you've just met them or have known them for years, whether they're friends or family, everyone has had to deal with someone who just gets on their nerves. For me, I can't stand people who talk down to me, patronise me, talk about themselves non stop, who are condescending, who copy me (and by this I mean those who nick your ideas and make out like they're their own), want to be involved in everything, talk over me and shout me down, make fun of me but in a nasty way (which believe me, happens an awful lot because I never say anything back because for some bizarre reason I'm worried about hurting THEIR feelings when they haven't given a second thought to hurting mine. Ironic, huh?), people who make you feel like rubbish just to feel a bit better about themselves, people who are bitchy, people who are uncomfortably competitive - life isn't a competition FYI and to be quite honest I could go on but I won't because let's face it we all know people who have these characteristics, I for one can attest to the fact that each one of these annoying characteristics I have discovered from my own personal experience of some semblance of a social life. Wow that was a very long sentence. And.....breathe.

Normally I can let things go and most of the time I do, but the truth is life is short and I can't help but wonder what is the point of continuing to pursue relationships with these people if all they ever do is make me feel rubbish, stress me out and bring me down? And the most logical answer is, that there is no point and logically speaking I should probably cut them out of my life. However, despite acknowledging this, I know I won't and I can't explain why, perhaps a part of me thinks that one day maybe they'll change and grow out of it, who knows? All I can do right now is focus on those in my life who make me happy and who I can laugh with, those are the ones I feel lucky to know, those are the ones who keep me sane when the other ones try so hard to make me insane. Those are the ones for keeps.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Look At Me Mum! I Have A Sock In My Bun!

Believe it or not, there is a sock in that bun. Yep. A sock.

I came across the sock bun idea on a feature on HelloGiggles and basically it is pretty much the best thing ever. It's cheap, it's quick and it looks flippin' great.

In fact, I loved the idea so much that I tweeted HelloGiggles who went on to retweet me which made me even more happy!

Here is the link to the HelloGiggles article which I stumbled upon and which has consequently change my life for the better -

So to sum up, socks were obviously invented for your hair & not your feet. Bet you feel pretty stupid now. Just sayin'.