Saturday, 31 January 2015

31DC2015 - Day 31 - Your Signature Style

Hi Goddesses

OMG it's the final day of the challenge!  And do you know, I'm not sure I'm ready for this to end?  This has been my favourite 31DC without a doubt, and I can honestly say I didn't hit the wall at any point - yay.

So the final day is all about the individual bloggers taking part, and our signature style.  Well, I think I'm known for purple, dotting and splodging - so here come 2 of those 3!

I deliberately used some of my very VERY favouritest bestest purples for this mani -

- on base, Barry M Blackberry
- OPI DS Original
- Literary Lacquers Rebecca, Always Rebecca
- OPI Planks A Lot
- Sally Hansen Delphinium
- Powder Perfect Lorelei

The key here was to pick purples which complemented each other but still popped, and I think this combination works really well.

I'd like to say a massive thank you to all the amazing bloggers in Crumpet's Nai Tarts who made this such an amazing adventure - we'll see you at the next one!

Friday, 30 January 2015

31DC2015 Day 30 - Something You've Never Tried Before

Hi Goddesses

Ok, here we go, more messy decal madness!

As you may know if you follow this blog, me and watermarbling don't get along.  I really struggle to get my polish to spread, however much I yearn for those amazing patterns.

I recently saw THIS tutorial on Betty's Beauty Bombs, and wondered whethered it would be a better option for me.  Basically, you make your watermarble pattern, let it "set" on the water, then pull it out, cut it to the right size (AND pick the bit of the pattern you like) and plonk it on your nail.  So easy.

Yeh.   So again, I'm posting this one as a work in progress, something we can hopefully look back on in a few months when I have perfected it (cough).

2 things strike me - the see through bits in my pattern.  I don't know whether I need to do double rings, but man it annoys me, as does the slightly shaky lines in the water.  Oh and the lumpiness.  Flat it layeth not :/

Secondly oh this was messy.  I think other people may be better at cutting their decals to size - I ended up dissolving the "extra" bits with acetone and then getting all messy.  Yeh, YouTube here I come :)

Polishes used -
Morgan Taylor Sitting Pretty
China Glaze At Vase Value
China Glaze Lotus Begin

Thursday, 29 January 2015

31DC2015 Day 29 - Blue Base - Zoya Song

Hi Goddesses

I've fallen a little out of love with Zoya over the years, driven mainly by the year when they and OPI duped each other, and their price point in the UK, which is just way too prohibitive.

However, there's no denying that when Zoya get it right, they get it SO right, and Zoya Song is one of those legendary polishes for me, and probably my favourite blue polish.  It's definitely one I would replace if I lost it.

It's such an amazing sapphire - rich, yet still bright, and all that amazing shimmer under the surface.  The true genius of this polish is how it holds and refracts the light.  Gorgeous.

Before I stamped, I added a coat of Black Cat Lacquer Bay Harbour Butcher, a polish I owned before I understood its name.  It's a blue and black glitter, and you'll lol in a moment at how many of the black glitters ended up in the "holes" in the stamping pattern.

So, the stamping pattern is from Vivid Lacquer 034 and I used a silver polish to stamp with.

I'm somewhat agog that I managed to get each stamp straight - woah - and I love that it's an ace pattern, but which also allows the base to still demand some attention.

Crumpet Spring Clean - UK Blog Sale !!

Hi Goddesses

I am having a bit of a clearout AGAIN, so many goodies for you if you want them.

Again, up to 4 polishes in an envelope for £2.80 postage.  UK only due to silly postal regs.  If you see something you'd like, please email me on

Ok, here we go -

3 BN OPI Reds, never used, £5 ea - What's Your Point-settia, Red Hot Rio, Cinnamon Sweet

Zoya Farah and Dawn - slightly used, £3 ea, and Roxy and Moxie, BN £5 ea

OPI £5 ea - Puerto Vallarta Violetto (HTF), HooDoo VooDoo (classic), Kiss Me - Or Elf, In The Cable-Carpool Lane

OPI £5 ea - Rainbow Connection, I Snow You Love Me, Love 

Is Hot and Coal, I Carol About You

OPI £5 ea - OPI Scores A Goal, Embarca-dare Ya, I Knead 

Sour Dough, A-Piers To Be Tan. 

Sally Hansen nail pens - £8 incl postage for the 4

Purple Grab Bags - £10 ea plus postage.  4 polishes.

Indie Grab Bags - £20 ea incl postage.  4 polishes.

HOLO Grab Bags - £25 ea incl postage.  4 polishes.

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