Sunday, September 9, 2012

OPI Black spotted!

Hello! Look what I got!! OPI Black Spotted! HOORAY!!!

I put this over a load of different neons which I can't remember right now. The thing I found about this is that it's best to do really REALLY thin coats. And by thing I mean REALLY thin! Like there's almost nothing on the brush thin, which is difficult because the formula is really watery so it's easy to get too much. This was my first go with it and I really love it. I like it much better than crackles which I've always been  a wee bit meh about.

Anyway: Pictures!

Oohhh! Ahhh! Isn't it cool. It reminds me of something Will Smith might have worn in the early 90's :) Tres De La Soul! :)

Anyway, sorry this is so short. I start my new course tomorrow and I'm bogged down with all the pre-course reading. Plus I'm having some personal issues at the moment so I'm sorry I am not posting as much. I hope you guys are all ok!

Aimee x

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Festival Water Marble

Hello there! How are you? I'm off the EOTR Festival in like... A MINUTE! I'm so excited. I wanted to do some lovely nails for it, so I attempted a water marble again. I think it was mildly more successful than last time I did it... I really should have remembered to do a white base coat though.

The polishes I used for the marble were:
China Glaze - Shower Together
Barry M - Pink Flamingo
China Glaze - White on White

and then the accent nail is Dandy Nails - Wonderwall which was yet another lovely gift from one of the ladies in my Birthday club layered over P&K - Bad Romance.  I love wonderwall. It's SOOOO pretty! And I love Bad Romance too. P&K is seriously one of my favourite indie polish makers... they're so professional and their colours are just great. I like the indies that focus on glitters, but I really like an indie polish maker who does creams and jellies too.  And P&K's are all so innovative. You can check out P&K's etsy store here. Ohh I've just looked and they have new colours... oh dear! I MUST NOT BUY THEM!

Ta da!

What do you think? Thanks for checking out my post and have a lovely weekend.

Aimee x

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Neon Ruffian with stars!

Hallo lovelies. How are you all? I'm good. I'm going to End of the Road festival in TWO DAYS and I'm SERIOUSLY excited :)

All of the polishes in this mani were a birthday gift from one of the lovely ladies in my Birthday club group. I love being in a birthday group! It's so much fun. I used Sonia Kashuk - Smoke and Ashes for the base - this is seriously the COOLEST silver I own. It's so shimmery and is kind of like a foil but is made up of teeny tiny microparticles that make it shimmer and glisten like no one's business. Then I did a coat of Sinful Colors - Dream On which my camera has utterly failed to capture. It's a lot more pinkish and a hell of a lot more neon that it looks here. Over the top of that I used Wet and Wild - Hollywood Walk of Fame which is different coloured stars, bar glitter and very sparse square glitter in a clear base. This was a bit of a PITA to be honest, but it's always the way with polishes with big glitter like this, right? The stars are a nightmare to get out and the ends poke up so I ended up scratching myself with my nails. Still, they look pretty right? :)

I really, really like ruffians! I hated them when I first saw them. I thought they looked weird but then I did one and on my own nails I was like... ahhwww yeah this is awesome! Has that ever happened to you? You hated something until you tried it? I love it anyway :)

Thanks for looking
Aimee x

Monday, August 20, 2012

Shameless (awesome) friend promotion - Creatures! And shoes!!!

Hello! Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I've had a seriously busy couple of weeks. What with children and gigs and pre-course reading. Gosh! So yeah, sorry about that. I've got some lovely posts to make it up to you though. And I've reached 403 followers! Do you know what that means? I'll tell you what it means. It means A GIVEAWAY! Hurrah!



Before that. My friend who I have posted about before. My favourite person in the world ever. He paints shoes and canvases and creatures and he is having a giveaway. So to help promote it I did some of his creatures on my nails. BEHOLD!

Now unfortunately, they are a teeny tiny bit chipped, especially my pointy finger because I had a TERRIBLE accident (and by terrible I mean mild) where I fell over, like an idiot, into my bedroom, hurt my hand, carpet burned my foot and felt like a tool. But I really liked these nails and I did them for a purpose and I wanted to show you guys and help out my friend, so hopefully you'll forgive the chip. I used loads of different polishes for this. The colours from left to right are Models Own - Peach Sherbert with Illamasqua - jo'mina, the finger is Illamasqua - Load with China Glaze - Make Some Noize, The middle is Barry m - Strawberry Icecream with Models Own Peach Sherbert dots and the creature is Sinful Colors - Why Not with the black accents in a-england - Bridal Veil and finally the pointy finger is The Hungry Asian - Mint Condition with China Glaze - White on White. Phew!
You can see photos of the inspirations for these nails on his facebook page Here. And here are my shoes that he did for me.  YEAH!

SO! What can you win and how? Well firstly the prize is THREE canvases. You can enter by going to his facebook page: and clicking on the picture of the canvas and following the instructions. Please also check out his blog: with more instructions and extra entries and also the etsy page: where you can peruse pre-painted shoes or order custom shoes and canvases. They're super lovely, super reasonable and one of a kind! I wouldn't lie to you :) Not ever. Here is the picture of the first canvas.

So go to the facebook page and enter the giveaway. and keep your eyes peeled for a giveaway on here soon. I really appreciate all my followers and I'm so excited to get to 400! Look out for more posts now I'm less busy too!

Have a lovely day!

Aimee x

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Barefoot Clothing: 3 Original Canvas GIVEAWAY EXTRAVAGANZA!

This is my friend. He makes shoes and does pictures. They are awesome :) Please enter his giveaway! :D loveyouguys x

Barefoot Clothing: 3 Original Canvas GIVEAWAY EXTRAVAGANZA!: It's GIVEAWAY TIME! You lucky people have a chance to win 1 of 3 hand painted original canvases worth up to £35 EACH! Here is one of the p...

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Holo crazy!!

Hello lovelies!

I went a bit crazy with this mani! I got a package from Llarowe and another from Rainbow Honey and I couldn't decide what polish to wear so ... I wore all of them :) Hooray!

I used Jade Holographic Nail Polish - Mystic Gold on my thumb, first finger and little finger and then did two layers of Rainbow Honey - A Little Kindness from their equestria collection. I LOVE this combo. A lot. Mystic gold is a beautiful gold holo with a lot of green going on in there and it suits the pink and gold tones of ALK really nicely. I love the way the holo shows through the glitter. On the other fingers I used Enchanted Polish - Magic Mirror which is a beautiful lavender holo with little silver shards in. I couldn't get the shards to show up in the polish though. Next time I wear it I'll give the bottle a really good shake to see if I can get those shy little shards to show up. I stamped with Barry M Gold Foil and did some dots with Orly - Purple Pleather. You can see the gorgeous scattered holo in both of these polishes in the last two pictures. Nom.

Mughhrrrr I love holos. I wish the sun would come out again so I can utilise my holo collection to its fullest extent. Come on sun!

I hope you're having a lovely day!

Aimee x

Monday, August 6, 2012

Pretty and Polished Sand Art!

Hello! Sorry I've been so rubbish at posting recently. I've been super busy. :)Today I'm going to show you a mani I did with Pretty and Polished Sand Art which I have wanted for AGGGESSS!!! It's quite similar to Nailventurous - Floam, but it has pink purple and orange matte glitters in which make it look just like that sand art you get when you go on holiday :) I really REALLY love it. Here I've layered two coats over Illamasqua - Nomad. For the other nails I used Cult Nails - Untamed from the Cult Nails Coco Collection. Untamed is a beautiful bubblegum pink jelly with teeny tiny holo glitter. I have to say the formula on this is awesome. Normally I have trouble with jellies. I'm not really patient enough for them but this one is a dream. For the dots I used Orly - Frisky, Orly - Snowcone and Zoya - Lotus and the heart is China Glaze -White on White.

Thanks for looking!

Aimee x

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

SUNSHINE!!!! China Glaze Sun Worshipper with Cover Band Connect the Dots

There is no camera in the world that can capture the super bright neon of China Glaze Sun Worshipper. NONE! It's SO bright that it makes my hands look weird... like my fingertips are glowing or something. Especially in the sun. It's amazing!!! I got this colour as a birthday gift from one of the lovely girls in my Birthday Group - The gorgeous Spencer. She's just started her own blog which you can find here - make sure you check her out! She needs some new lovely followers to go with her lovely nails :D

I tried this colour alone first, but the formula was a pain in the bum and after three coats it was still streaky and the green staining from a colour I wore last week (ack!) still showed through, so I ended up layering it over two coats of China Glaze - White on White which sorted out all the formula issues and make it POP even more than it did before. I definitely recommend layering all China Glaze neons over white. It dries matte like most neons so you need a topcoat to make it shiny. Over the top of that I put one coat of Cover Band - Sticks and Stones. I have this on my toes at the moment too over Cult Nails - Evil Queen. I would show you but I am loathe to post pictures of toes uninvited. I think my toes are quite cute, but I know some people have feet issues so I will spare you my feets :)

Sticks and stones is SO COOL! When I bought this I never ever thought I'd like it as much as I do. I like glitters, that much is true, but normally I like to stamp them with something or just use them on a couple of nails but this one is awesome enough to stand up as nail art on its own. I think I like it more than Connect the Dots - it's just cleaner, a bit sparser and better put together I think. The only annoying thing was that the bar glitter lifts up occasionally and I get annoyed with it and bite it off... as you can see on my fourth finger there's a dent where a bit of bar glitter lifted and it bugged me so off it came.


ARGGHHH IT'S SO BRIGHT! And look! Sunshine! It's so hot here right now and I'm SO HAPPY about it! After months of grim rain and rubbishness it's finally brightened up and just in time for a festival this weekend and my birthday on Monday! YAY!

I hope you're all having an excellent summer.

Aimee x

Cult Nails - I Got Distracted with stamping

Hello my lovelies! Sorry I haven't posted all week. I've been enjoying the sunshine and the summer holidays :)

I got my Cult Nails Coco Collection! YAYYYY!!! They are all super amazing and I LOVE THEM ALL! Arg. My boyfriend would tell me off for using so many exclamation marks, but I think these polishes deserve them.

Cult Nails - I Got Distracted is a beauuutiifullll blackened jelly base with lots of lovely green and holo glitter. YUM! It's so beautiful and my photos don't do it justice. This is two coats stamped with Barry M Silver Foil.

A zillion photos to follow:

How beautiful! You can see the holo in some of the photos but not too well. I loveeeee this polish. It's so sexy and beautiful. I actually wore it as part of a 'costume' (ahem) for my friend's birthday. He wanted to go out dressed as Battle Royale characters so I ended up dressing as a schoolgirl and getting covered in sticky red sugar syrup which was meant to be blood. I thought this colour was nice and vampy enough to go with the whole bloody schoolgirl ensemble. I am way too old to be going out dressed as a schoolgirl. Here's a photo to show how little dignity I have. Haha :) I'm on the left looking bewildered.

Oh. Dear.

Thanks for reading! I hope you're all enjoying the sun! I AM!

Aimee x

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Glittery blue and purple stamping with Cult Nails Happy Ending and

Hello everyone! Before I show you this I just wanted to say thankyou ever so much for reading my blog and commenting on my posts. I have, at the moment of writing, 390 followers... which is AMAZING!! Thankyou so much. Watch out for another giveaway soon to say thankyou. I really appreciate it. :) 

So I ordered Cult Nails Fairy tale collection as soon as I saw swatches of it because quite frankly, it's AWESOME. In this mani I've used Cult Nails - Happy Ending which is an amazing shredded glitter with a zillion different colours in - mostly blue, gold, pink, red and purple. I used two coats of Happy Ending over two coats of A-england - Guinevere - a stunning dusty purple cream, and one coat of P&K - Enchanted which is a super beautiful purple-based microshimmer which I love! P&K polishes are one of my favourite brands and you can buy them here. A lot of indie polish makers are known for their glitters and whilst P&Ks glitters are awesome, it's their creams I really love! Check them out, you won't regret it. And they ship internationally! HURRAH!

So on the two accent nails I did the same combo of Guinevere and Enchanted, but instead of Happy Ending I stamped the blue swirls in and the bow image, both from Konad plate M56. I borrowed this idea from this tutorial - I don't know how she got the white lines in between the stamps! I think hers is prettier than mine :)

I wish the sun would come out so I could take better pictures. Does anyone have any advice on how to take pictures without sufficient sun? A lightbox maybe? I don't know. 

What do you think?

Thanks so much for looking and have a lovely day.

Aimee x

Friday, July 13, 2012

W7 Mosaic and stars and stripes stamping!

Hi there! How are you? 

Today I'm gonna show you a mani I did using w7 - Mosaic which is a super cool blue jelly with all oodles of matte yellow, green and blue hex glitter. This was three coats and it's so squishy and fun. I love it!

I also used Rimmel - Strawberry which is a scented polish that smells like sweeties, stamped with stripes from my Dashica SDP B Big plate and stars from the Charming Nails Q1 plate by Konad.

My left hand actually turned out loads better but I cannot for the life of me take pictures of my left hand so you're stuck with the slightly less crisp right hand I'm afraid. It's much clearer if you squint. :)


What do you think? I hope you're enjoying your day!

Aimee x

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Hungry Asian Sneeze Breeze and some stripes!

Good afternoon lovelies! Today I'm gonna show you a mani I did with the other polish I ordered from The Hungry Asian and one of my biggest lemmings - Sneeze Breeze! 

I HEART this polish. It's that sort of matte glitter, similar to Floam that I just love. It has teeny black and blue hex glitter and it's super dense. I really love it. I layered it over Sinful Colors - Why Not? which I got as a birthday gift from the lovely Carolina from colores de carol. Check out her blog if you haven't already. Her nail art is amazing!

I also got OPI - I Vant to be Alone Star in the same package from Carolina. I wanted this for AGES!!!! I am a total sucker for shimmery greys and I just love this one. I did two layers of IVTBAS and then used sticky note labels to mask off sections and used Sinful Colors - Amethyst to create stripes. Finally I added some little bows from a Hello Kitty nail sticker set I got from ebay. A lot of coats of Seche later (and for sneeze breeze that was A LOT! And it was still bumpy - but it's beautiful so it doesn't matter :)) and voila.


Don't you hate when your camera shows up tiny polish bubbles? They freak me out 'cos they look like holes. I remember seeing a nail art tutorial for making decals that look like little rocks in a stream and one of the comments mentioned that it looked like holes and that they were freaked out by holes in the skin - those little bubbles freak me out for the same reason. Is that weird? Probably :)

What do you think??

I hope you're having a lovely day, whether it's raining and you're tucked up inside or it's blazing hot and you're out enjoying it - or something in between.

Thanks for looking.

Aimee x