Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Golden Plums; Nail Striping

I must say, these past few weeks I've been quite uninspired by my nail polish collection. For that reason I kept piCture pOlish's Majesty on for about two weeks before I finally switched out to something different. After a great deal of thought I decided to try out some nail striping. I've done a bit in the past, keeping it very simple, and so I thought I would go for something a little different yet still simple. I'm afraid I only have one picture for you today as I took some snaps and then removed the polish a day or so later to do something new. The problem there, however, was I hadn't checked the shots and, of course, I only had one I was barely happy with. So, yes, just one lonely shot for today:
To create this one I painted all my nails with China Glaze Goldie But Goodie as a base colour. I then arranged my striping tape where I wanted the gold to show through. On my pointer and pinkie fingers I created a criss-cross pattern and on my ring finger and thumb I placed one strip across the nail. I left my middle finger clear. Using China Glaze Purr-fect Plum I then painted a relatively thick coat over each nail, apart from my middle finger, and immediately removed the tape before it could dry. For the ring finger and thumb I painted up to the striping tape without going over onto the other side to create the half and half design. I then applied Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Topcoat to seal everything in and that's it! Once you get the hang of striping tape it's quite simple but to start with it can be super fiddly. 

I've got another nail post coming up soon as well as some photography and a special find so check back over the next few days for those.

Until then...

Monday, 26 May 2014

The Chronicles of Duck Feeding; Photography

It's been such a long time since I last posted some photographs, it makes me somewhat sad. My parents and I took a trip last week to Bempton to see the sea birds on the cliff side with my new 300ml lens in tow. I think in the end I had about 200 pictures to show for our little journey. It was only when I checked through them the other day that I realised most pictures were completely out of focus. I spoke to my Dad about it, showing him the photographs and we both agreed that something wasn't right with the lens. So naturally we're returning it tomorrow in the hope that we can swap it; fingers crossed! So instead of some glorious puffins I bring you another chapter in my mum and I's Mere visits. Follow the jump for more...

Thursday, 1 May 2014

piCture pOlish; Majesty by Sahrish Adeel

It's been so long since my last post went up (bad blogger, I know) but Easter week was packed full for me this year. I went out with my family Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday AND Friday so as you can imagine I had very little time to do any blogging. I did, however, get out with my camera and have some snaps to share in another post. I also couldn't help myself and picked up a few nail polishes while out in Sheffield so I'll be swatching those at a later date. For today I'm bringing you my second piCture pOlish purchase, Majesty. My first was Aurora (which you can see here) and I was absolutely blown away by the quality, colour and long wearing formula (I wore it for two weeks straight with no chipping!) so naturally I was super excited to try Majesty. I finally managed to bring myself to remove Aurora yesterday and boy am I glad I did because this one is another beauty! Click the jump for the pictures!