Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Primark Nail Beads Review

I picked this up in my local Primark last week after debating over getting the black version or the pink one ! As you can see the black won ! 
I was quite sceptical about this as it was so cheap at only £2.50 thats less than i normally pay for just one nail varnish never mind a nail bead set ! 
In the box you get a black nail varnish, the beads, a little funnel and a little plastic tray which i thought was a great idea ! 
I was really surprised at how simple it was i just painted my nail with two coats of black varnish (which i must say is the thickest and darkest black varnish i have ever used ) and whilst holding my nail over the little tray sprinkled on the beads. They tray caught the stray beads and i just fed them back into the bottle through the funnel ! On the box it says it takes 15 - 20 minutes to dry i would say it took about half an hour before i felt they where secure enough. 
I did this yesterday and can say that quite a few have fallen off since then :/ 
Overall i think this is great for a night out or a special occasion but its just not very practical for day to day wear as I'm constantly digging around my bag and rummaging through draws and thats probably contributed to the beads falling off ! 
But for only £2.50 i can't complain and i would definitely use it again and will probably buy the pink one as well :) 
Have you tried any of these types of manicures ? How did you find them ? 

P.S in other news my Etsy shop is now open :) There is only one item at the mo but stop by and have a look and let me know what you think :) 

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Insta-Update :)

1. This week i went into Liverpool shopping with my auntie who was home from Singapore and the rest of the family. I love that all the christmas decorations are up ! Those reindeers light up in the night as well :) 

2. Whilst out we went for lunch at Jamie Oliver's Italian. I had wild rabbit taglioni which was the first time i had ever had rabbit and it was quite nice. 

3. Getting slightly obsessed with Temple Run ! Me and my boyfriend are having a competition on scores which i can happily say I'm winning :) 

4. Got my boyfriend to buy me this giant cheshire cat from the disney store as one of my christmas presents ! I absolutely love alice in wonderland and the cheshire cat is one of my favourite characters. 

5. Believe it or not this is my first ever purchase from Lush ! After reading so many reviews raving about this product i decided to go try it myself. And i am so glad i did i am in love with this shower gel ! And am definitely going to invest in a lot more before it goes off sale ! 

6. Me and my friend Lauren decided to do halloween presents instead of christmas presents but only got the chance to meet up last week ! She got me this Harry Potter necklace which i must say i haven't took off i love it ! Along with a very creepy blank witchcraft journal which i am too scared to write in ! 

7. I have carried on drawing and have took to doodling on the train ! This was inspired by the movie Moonrise Kingdom .

8. Finally got my collar clips i ordered from Ebay ! ( you can get them here )I really love them ! And got loads of compliments on them which is always a nice thing :) 

9. Another tattoo ! I was unsure weather to do a whole post on this as i don't know if you are interested in my tattoo's ! This is a map of the world across my feet. Its also my 5th tattoo overall ! ( if you are interested on a post about this or all of my tattoos let me know )

This is basically everything i have been up to lately ! I got some lovely nail varnishes as well this week including a Primark version of the caviar manicure which i will review this week :) 

What have you done this week ? 

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Sneak Peak !

I mentioned in my last post i was getting back into drawing. Well for some time i have wanted to start an Etsy shop but have been at a loss as what to sell. After some browsing on Etsy i found people selling  hand painted Russian Dolls and i really loved the idea ! So i ordered a blank set to try out and this is what i decided on ! A Gingerbread family :) I haven't quite finished as they need varnishing but all the art is done ! I really love them. So hopefully i will have an Etsy shop set up within the week :) 

Friday, 2 November 2012

Catch up !

I haven't been the best blogger as of late. I do apologise ! It seems the longer i left it the harder it seemed to start a post ! but here i am posting again :) and for the time i have missed i am doing a little catch up :) 

1. Me trying to get to grips with Instagram and fiddling about with all the filters :) it is quickly becoming my favourite app :) 

2. In the cinema ! I don't know if i have mentioned this on here before but my boyfriend pays for unlimited cinema passes for Cineworld ! Its £15 each a month and you can go as many times as you want. I don't really talk about it a lot on here but i absolutely love films and probably watch at least one a day ! So i really love the cinema. In the last two weeks alone we have been to see Paranormal Activity 4 ( not amazing ), Skyfall ( also not amazing ) and Perks of being a wallflower ( really loved it ).

3. We have this really amazing sweet shop not far from where i live that sells american candy and every now and then we go there and because its been halloween they had Candycorn which is always mentioned on american tv shows and films so i had to buy some and try it out ! It was really nice though i still can't figure out quite what it tastes similar to. 

4. My boyfriends mum runs a cake making business ( and she is really amazing ) and has been wanting business cards for quite a while now so i decided to design some and get them made for her :) I think they turned out really well and she loves them ! 

5. This is truly the most amazing thing ever ! I am a bit of a Star Wars fan ( ridiculously excited at the news of a new film ) and i seen this advent calendar on Firebox where instead of chocolate its Star Wars lego pieces ! i told my boyfriend and he got me it ! he is keeping it at his till the first of December in case i get too tempted and open it all haha.

6. Not the best photo but its of my new black velvet skater dress from Simply Be ! I really love having a shop in Liverpool. I really love this dress because i can make it all christmasy or dress it really witchy which i love ! 

7. Really missing my design lessons from college now as all my university work seems to be essays so i have started drawing again :) not amazing but its something i really love to do ! 

8. Posing again ! Im trying to start wearing lipstick ! Its taken a few goes going out and about in it to make me feel confident wearing it but i really don't mind now ! I used to feel that it made me look really odd but I'm starting to really like it ! Especially the Beguiled Lipstick from Topshop. 

9. Last picture is from mine and my boyfriends date night :) we where both too busy at the start of the month to celebrate our four and a half year anniversary ( yes we celebrate halfs haha ) so we went out to our favourite posh Thai restaurant and splashed out a bit :) He even treated me to a nice champagne cocktail ! 

So hopefully getting back to regular posting from here out :)