Tuesday, 31 January 2012

50 Follower Giveaway Winner Update

Hello everyone :) Just a quick update on the winner of my 50 follower giveaway. Unfortunately I had to draw a new winner as the previous winner didn't respond to my email within 24 hours :( so the new winner is Arielle Stephenson :) congratulations and please email me back within 24 hours to claim your prize :) again thanks to everyone that entered and don't forget about my 100 follower giveaway :) also keep a. Eye out this week for a special post about my sons birthday (he's two tomorrow!!) as I have a great mani planned ;p Thanks for reading :) Charlotte xxx

Monday, 30 January 2012

50 Follower Giveaway Winner!

Hello everyone,
I'm here to announce the winner of my 50 Follower Giveaway!!
it's already displayed on the Rafflecopter entry form for the giveaway but I thought I'd post it here too!!

So without further ado, the winner is...

Precious Pearl! :D
Congratulations, I'll be contacting the winner by email to make here selection of polishes :)
The winner will have 24 hours to reply to my email and after that I will pick another winner.

Thanks so much to everyone that entered and don't forget to enter my 100 follower giveaway that ends next weekend :)

Thanks for reading,]
Charlotte xxx

Sunday, 29 January 2012

52 Week Challenge - Week 5

Hello everyone :)
It's week 5 of the 52 week challenge! It's going so quickly! But I'm really enjoying this challenge. This week we had to do a newspaper manicure. I've wanted to try this out since I first saw it a couple of months back but never had the time so I'm so glad it came up in the challenge, so here's how I did...

I really loved the whole idea of this weeks mani and was so excited to try it out, however I was rather disappointed :( The print on my nails was so faint you could barely see it unless you got really close to it, which most people don't :P

I used 3 coats of OPI Mermaids Tears, which I have been lemming for a while and finally got my hands on! :) I then dipped my finger in vodka (maybe this is why it didn't work so well? You're supposed to use rubbing alcohol) and covered my nail with a strip of newspaper for about 15-30 seconds depending on how long I could wait :P 
This picture is more an accurate representation of the colour of Mermaids Tears, it's a beautiful muted green :)
I'm really glad I got to try out a newspaper mani finally :P But I wanted a very bold print on my nails compared to this :( Have any of you done a successful newspaper mani? If so let me know what you did in the comments, I really want to try this again until I get the results I want :)
Also don't forget to enter my 50 and 100 follower giveaways :D

Thanks for reading :)
Charlotte xxx

Saturday, 28 January 2012

11 Questions Tag

Hello everyone,
I've been tagged in the 11 questions tag by A Girl And Her Polish, Check out her blog, it's amazing! :)

Here are the rules to this particular tag:
Each person must post 11 things about themselves on their blog
Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
You have to choose 11 people to tag and link them on the post.
Go to their page and tell them you have linked him or her.
No tag backs.
No stuff in the tagging section about "You are tagged if you're reading this" You actually have to tag 11 people.

11 Things about me:
1. I would much rather read a good book than watch tv
2. I don't think I could function without a computer or mobile phone in my life.
3. I have a weird fear about talking on the phone to people I don't know.
4. I have a lot of people judge me because I'm blonde :P
5. I'm a lot smarter than people give me credit for 
6. I love being creative, whether that's nail art or decorating or drawing or anything :)
7. I enjoy being the best at things
8. I'm really competitive in a lot of things
9. My two biggest passions since I was little are singing and dancing
10. I have a huge love for all animals :)
11. I like meeting new people :)

Questions I answered:
1.What polish and colour do you use the most?
I use OPI polishes more than any other brand and I don't have one most used colour by a brand but I tend to wear pink more often than any other colour. 
2.What polish is number one on your wishlist?
OPI Mad As A Hatter
3. If you could meet any celebrity who would it be?
Nicki Minaj!!
4. What is your biggest goal in life?
To be successful as a community dance teacher and also to raise my son to be a wonderful man :)
5. What is your favourite piece of clothing?
Any of the many dresses I own :P
6. What is your favourite store to shop at?
For clothes, topshop :)
7. What is your favourite book?
I couldn't possibly just pick one, I have so many!!
8. Who has been the best mentor in your life?
All of my family and friends and also my FiancĂ© :)
9. Who would play you in a movie about your life?
I have no idea :P
10.What is your favourite candy?
Any haribo's :P
11. What is the first thing you would buy if you won a million dollars?
A house :)

My questions to you:
1. How many nail polishes do you own?
2. Which colour nail polish do you have the most of?
3. What is your favourite brand of polish?
4. What is your favourite film?
5. What hobbies do you enjoy in your spare time?
6. What do you hope to accomplish in the next 5 years?
7. What is the best thing about blogging in your opinion?
8. What is your favourite time of the year?
9. What kind of music do you enjoy listening to?
10. How often do you change your nails?
11. Which genre of books do you enjoy reading the most?

11 people I've tagged:

Check out the above blogs, they're all amazing :)
Thanks for reading :)
Charlotte xxx

100 Follower Giveaway

Hello again everyone :P
As you all know I reached 100 followers yesterday and am rather rapidly gaining more :P I can't thank every single one of you enough. I'm so shocked that this many people care about what I have to say about nails :P So to show my appreciation to you all I'm doing another giveaway :) So the prize this time is two A-England Polishes of your choice :) I hope this is a suitable prize that everyone will want to win :P Also, it's open internationally because I don;t want to leave anyone out :) So enter below...

I Love Your Blog Award

Hello everyone,
The lovely Kirsten over at Geeky Owl has given my the I Love Your Blog Award. Thanks so much Kirsten, it means a lot to me that people think I deserve such wonderful awards :)

Anyway I have some questions to answer...

1. What is your favorite fashion magazine?
When I read fashion magazines it's always vogue :P

2. Who is your favorite singer/band?
I honestly couldn't pick just one out of the hundreds of awesome bands and singers I like :)

3. Who is your favorite YouTube guru?
I don't really watch beauty/make up/nails tutorials on YouTube, I prefer simple step by step tutorials on blogs :P

4. What is your favorite make up product?
Does nail polish count? :P

5. Where would you like to live?
Ideally, New York or anywhere in America :P

6. What is your favorite film?
I'd have to say Dirty Dancing :)

7. How many pairs of shoes do you own?
Way more than enough :P I don't know the exact number.

8. What is your favorite colour?
This is such a hard question! I suppose it would have to be pink, in any shade.

There are no rules on how many people you have to tag in this post so I'm just going to pick 5 :)
1. http://little-nails.blogspot.com/
2. http://jenney-rubyrednails.blogspot.com/
3. http://lacquerdreams.blogspot.com/
4. http://agirlandherpolish.blogspot.com/
5. http://fyeahilovenails.blogspot.com/

Make sure to check out these girls blogs, they're all wonderful ladies with such talent :)
Keep an eye out for my 100 follower giveaway, I'll be posting it soon ;)
Thanks for reading,
Charlotte xxx

Friday, 27 January 2012

Five Friday Favorites And 100 Followers!!

Hello everyone :)
it;s time again for another Five Friday Favorites :) I really love being able to share some of my favorites mani's with all my lovely followers :) I hope you all enjoy this feature too, let me know in the comments with anything else you want to add :P
Anyway onto the nails...

1. These Aztec print nails are so colourful and creative, this look will be great for summer - http://little-nails.blogspot.com/

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2. This ninja nails are simple but so very cute!! - http://daily-nail.blogspot.com/

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3. I love sugar skull designs so these are right up my street :) - youtube.com/pixiepolish

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4. Everybody loves a holo polish! And the stamped bow is super cute :) - http://cacanails.blogspot.com/

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5. I love this creative tape mani, I love how the glitter just pokes through - http://www.nailpolishwars.com/

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Make sure to check out all the ladies I've linked to above, they're all so creative :)

Also, you may have noticed I've reached 100 followers today. This is an amazing achievement for me, when I started this blog I never thought people would be interested in my nails or what I had to say. So the fact there are over 100 of you following me is wonderful so thanks to all of you :) Now, I want to host another giveaway to show you how much I appreciate every single one of you but I cant think of any awesome prizes :P So if you think you know something that you would love as a prize from the UK then let me know in the comments and I'll pick some and post the giveaway later tonight :) So keep an eye out for that :P

Thanks for reading,
Charlotte xxx

Nail Polish Tag

Hello everyone :)
Shally over at Polished & Not Quite Put Together has tagged me in the Nail Polish Tag - Thank You !! :D Check out her blog if you haven't already :)
Answer the questions
Tag 5 other bloggers
Let the bloggers know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their page

1. How many nail polishes do you have?
Around 130ish, so not that many compared to some :P

2. What is your favorite brand of nail polish?
I like most brands of nail polish but I have more OPI, China Glaze and Color Club polishes in my stash.

3. Do you like crackle polish or do you hate it?
It depends, sometimes I really like it but other times I don't.

4. What was your first nail polish brand?
I honestly can't remember that it was years ago :P

5. If you are going to have a nail polish line, what are you going to name it?
I have no idea, I've never even thought about starting my own nail polish line.

6. What nail polish colours do not compliment you?
Really dark/blackened colours because I'm so pale. Colours like purple or red that are almost black with just a hint of colour.

7.What nail polish colours do compliment you?
Pastel colours. Both warm and cold toned polishes. Most colours really as long as they're not overally dark.

8. Name two of your best nail art friends?
There are two girls at Uni that I talk to lots about nail art and just nail stuff in general so I'd say them :) I'm not going to name them though :P

9. What was the best nail polish gift you ever received?
Secret Santa last year !! I got some awesome polishes in that package.

10. make a speech thanking the blogger who gave you this tag?
I already have at the top :)

11.What is your second favorite nail polish company?
I couldn't possibly pick favorites.

12. Glitter or no glitter?
Glitter. I LOVE glitter !!

13. OPI, China Glaze or Essie?
I have some of all 3, they're all great polishes :)

14. When do you change your nail polish?
Every couple of days as I get bored it quickly :p

15. What's your favorite colour on your nails?

16. Darks or brights?
Both, depends on what mood I'm in.

17. What are you wearing on your nails right this moment?
OPI Guy Meets Gal-Veston with China Glaze Dynasty layered on top.

18. Matte nails -in or out?
In, I adore matte nails :)

19. French manicure?
I don't really like traditional french manicures but for some occasions they are perfect.

20. Favorite winter colour?
Whatever I feel like wearing :P

Bloggers I tag:
5. http://ibleedpolish.blogspot.com/

Check out all the blogs posted above, they are awesome :)
In other news, I'm nearly at 100 followers!! Look out for my 100 follower giveaway real soon :D
And I'll be posting my Five Friday Favorites later on today so keep an eye out for that :)
Thanks for reading,
Charlotte xxx

Monday, 23 January 2012

52 Week Challenge Week 4 - Plaid

Hello everyone :)
This weeks 52 week challenge was Plaid. Now I'm not a big fan of plaid nails. They just seem a bit weird to me :P I don't know why but anyway I had some new polishes arrive this week and wanted to use one for the base colour so here's what I came up with...
I used 4-5 coats of OPI Guy Meets Gal-Veston as the base. I've never used any of Sorbet finishes before but I really loved this polish it's such a gorgeous colour that builds really well, this would be perfect for a jelly sandwich :) I then used Models Own Black Nail Art Pen for the black stripes and OPI Alpine snow for the white blocks. I'm not happy with how messy this looks but I never have steady enough hands :P
I'm really enjoying this challenge so far, it's making me try things that I would never normally try and I'm learning a lot of new skills in the process. Also, I've added a page especially for the challenge at the top of my blog, it's got the full list of the challenge and the other girls who are participating so it saves me from keep  posting it every week :P
Hope you enjoyed reading this weeks post :)
Charlotte xxx

Sunday, 22 January 2012

A Rather Late Five Friday Favorites

Hello everyone :)
This week has been manic and I woke up this morning and remembered I hadn't done Five Friday Favorites this week :( So I've decided from now on that if I know I have a lot of work to do or whatever then I will schedule my blog posts so I don't fall behind. So I apologise for the late post this week but here we go...

1. I love how cute these birthday cupcake and bunting nails are :) - http://neverlandnailblog.blogspot.com
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2. I'm a lover of all things pokemon so this nail art really caught my eye - http://animalscrosshere.deviantart.com
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3. This is how I wish my colour block mani had turned out :P - http://chloesnails.blogspot.com/
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4. These giraffe inspired nails are beautiful and look so fun :) - http://adventuresinacetone.blogspot.com/
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5.  And Finally... Hamburger nails !! Amazing. - http://www.nailnerd.com/
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Again, be sure to check out all these amazing blogs :)
Thanks for reading and make sure to check back for Week 4 of the 52 week challenge tomorrow :)
Charlotte xxx

Thursday, 19 January 2012

My Stash & January Haul

Hello everyone :)
Sorry for posting so late in the week, classes at Uni have really killed me this week :p Anyway, a lot of you who entered my giveaway said you'd like to see my stash and more haul posts so I thought I'd combine the two this week.
So my stash is still rather small at the minute I have roughly 150 polishes, I need to count soon :p I just keep them in my bed side table at the minute for storage purposes. So here's a look at my stash...
In my top drawer I keep my OPI's, as I have more of them than any other brand of polish. I also keep my China Glaze, Models Own, Nails Inc, Revlons, NOPI's, some Barry M, Essies and base/top coats in this drawer. 

In the second draw are my nail polish collections such as Color Club and China Glaze. Also my less used polishes such as collection 2000, Hot Looks, Wet N Wild, W7 and some Barry M Crackles. Also my finger paints flakies are in here as they don't fit in the first drawer :P

Also in the second drawer I keep this box. It contains brushes, files, cuticle remover/oil, nail glue, stamping plates and tools, nail art pens, gems etc... This just keeps all the smaller things together so I know exactly where they are when I need them.
Here's my haul this month so far. Looking at it it seems a lot of polish to me, I think my addiction is getting worse :P So here we have, OPI nail envy and rapidry duo, Finger Paints Special Effects Collection, OPI Nicki Minaj Collection, 10 new OPI's from lena White sale, Random China Glaze from Ebay, Technic holographic polish, Berry Love polish from H&M, 2 Essie Polishes (1 from Ebay, 1 from my boyfriend) and a China Glaze collection. I'm quite impressed with this haul to be honest :P I got alot of polishes I've been dying to get my hands on, I cant wait to try them all out, maybe I'll do some more swatches, as many of you wanted to see more on my blog, let me know in the comments :)

Also, I got another new camera :P This ones a DSLR so let me know what you think tot the quality of my pictures etc in the comments as I want to know what others think of the quality, colour etc..

Thanks for reading :)
Charlotte xxx

Sunday, 15 January 2012

52 week challenge - week 3 colour block mani

Hello everyone :)
Today I have my colour blocking mani from the 52 week challenge to show you. Now, when I read it was colour blocking I had to google it as I had no idea what it was :P I looked at lots of mani's that people had done with this theme and they all seemed centred on clothing and patterns, I thought I'd base mine more on colours so I went searching and found this picture..

This shows different colour schemes and I thought I'd use one of these and incorporate some patterns into my mani. So after lots of debating I picked my colours and set out to work.

I decided to use OPI Alpine Snow, OPI Pink Friday, OPI DS Coronation, Barry M Grey and Revlon Lunar as my colours. I started off by painting my nails in alternating colours as the base and then just adding stripes/blocks of colour as I pleased, it was all a bit random this mani :P

Here's a picture of my nails in the sun to show you the scattered holo effect of the DS I used. I only got a few pictures of this mani as I really don't like how it turned out or how it looks. I really like the colour combination but the whole idea of colour blocking isn't something I really like and don't think I'll be repeating any time soon.

What do you think of colour block mani's? What colours and patterns would you use? let me know in the comments, I love reading comments from everyone :) Also, don't forget to enter my 50 follower giveaway :)

Thanks for reading,
Charlotte xxx

50 follower giveaway

Hello everyone :)
I've reached 50 followers! I'm so excited, thank you to every single one of you that has liked my blog enough to follow :P I'm so grateful o all of you so I'm going to hold a giveaway :)
My giveaway is to win 2 models own polishes of your choice and 2 Barry m polishes of your choice :) I think they're pretty good prizes :) Also, it's open to all my followers old and new (but you MUST be a follower!! :P) and internationally too :) So you can check out the websites for both brands to see what polishes you want to win ;P

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Nicki Minaj Collection Swatches

Hello everyone :)
Today I have for you swatches of the recently released Nicki Minaj collection from OPI. I pre-ordered the whole collection as I loved all the promo shots of the colours and having a small obsession with Nicki Minaj obviously helped :P Anyway onto the swatches...
Here's a shot of all the bottles together, from left to right - Pink Friday, Did It On 'Em, Fly, Metallic 4 Life, Save Me and Super Bass Shatter. Now I originally thought that Did It On 'Em would be the same as Who The Shrek Are You? from the Shrek Forever After collection but it's not, Did It On 'Em is more of a yellow green than Who The Shrek Are You?. I also thought that Fly would be similar to Ogre The Top Blue from the same collection but Fly is turquoise where as Ogre The Top Blue is true bright blue.
Here's swatches of Pink Friday (Index and pinky finger) Super Bass Shatter (middle finger over Pink Friday) and Metallic 4 Life (Ring finger). Pink Friday is such a beautiful pink creme. Two coats gave me perfect coverage and it applies really well. it's a true barbie pink I felt so girly with this colour on and adding Metallic 4 Life and Super Bass Shatter give it a little more edge :) I used two coats of Metallic 4 Life and that also covered very well, it's such a beautiful combination of colour and glitter, I love it. I really didn't like shatter polishes when they first came out but the colour and shatter pattern of Super Bass Shatter really changed my mind, I can see this getting a lot of use in the summer months. 

I used two coats for both Fly and Did It On 'Em and again they applied like a dream, not streaky at all. This picture isn't very colour accurate for Did It On 'Em though, it's a little more yellow that it shows. However, Fly is a true colour representation and I am in love with this colour, I've been searching for the perfect turquoise forever and I think this might be it :)
I then applied Save Me over both Fly and Did It On 'Em. I LOVE THIS POLISH!!! It's so beautiful, it's silver glitter and holographic bar glitter in a clear base, but one coat covers very well, it's best use is probably as a layering polish as I've used it but it could also be used on it's own with a few more coats, this is beautiful! :)

So there are my swatches, let me know what you think of my first swatching post :) I actually really enjoyed showing you these polishes :)
Thanks for reading,
Charlotte xxx

My First Breakage :(

Hello everyone :)
This is a bit of a side tracking post today. i received my OPI Nicki Minaj collection polishes yesterday and was so excited that they were finally here :) I pre ordered them from a local nail supply store that's close to my house, so I was so excited when they arrived. As soon as I got them inside I could smell polish and I almost cried :P I tore open the package very carefully so I could see what had happened and take photos to send to the store. Here's what I saw...

This is the first thing I saw when I got the bubble wrap off, I was gutted as Save Me was the polish I was most looking forward to trying out. So at this point I ran to get an empty polish bottle thinking that maybe I could decant what was left into another bottle...

So I opened the box to see what the real damage was and I almost cried :P This is one of the most distressing things I have seen. Not only did save me break, it leaked everywhere, all over the other bottles of polishes and it ruined most of the name stickers too :(

It took me forever to get the polish off the other bottles and in the process I managed to ruin my mani too :( The polish was everywhere, it even got into the little gap between the bottle and the lids. So I cleaned all the polish away as best as I could. Fly wasn't in this picture as it didn't get much polish on so I didn't want to put it with the others and possibly get more polish on it :P

And here's a bottle shot to show you the damage, the neck of the bottle snapped off cleanly with the lid and every single drop of polish was gone :( Even the ball bearings had gone. I emailed the pictures to the store where I bought them from and she apologized and has sent me a new bottle, yay for great customer service! :) So I should have a new bottle of Save Me arrive today!!

I was planning on doing a swatch post (which will be my first!!) when these arrived yesterday. So as soon as my new bottle of Save Me arrives I'll get on to doing my swatches and post them up here :)
Have any of you got the Nicki Minaj collection polishes? If so which is your favorite? Let me know in the comments :)

Thanks for reading :)
Charlotte xxx

Friday, 13 January 2012

Five Friday Favorites

Hello everyone :)
It's time for Five Friday Favorites, I've been looking forward to this all week. I've been on pinterest browsing many nail art photo's in awe at what some of the ladies on there are capable of, it's amazing :)
So here's another five of my favorite looks this week...

1. This super cute funky coloured french tip mani is beautiful, really need to try something like this out soon - Chloe's Nails

2. This beautiful french mani is brightened up by the sparkly tips :) - http://www.gemsinabottle.net/

3. My son is obsessed with Finding Nemo at the moment so I was looking for ways to incorporate the characters on my nails. This looks like what I'm going to attempt :P - http://wackylaki.blogspot.com/

4. I love how this mani uses simple colours and an intricate design, it really works well together and catches the eye - http://rainbowcreativity.blogspot.com/

5. I love lace nails and although I am not very good at them I will try this :P - http://attackedastorianails.blogspot.com/

make sure to check out these amazing blogs and nails, they're amazing !!
Thanks for reading,
Charlotte xxx

Kreativ Blogger Award

hello everyone :)
Today I'e been awarded the Kreativ Blogger Award from The Dragon Lady. Thanks for this award :)

Here are the rules you have to follow when receiving this award:
1. Link back to the person who gave you this award
2. Complete the form below
3. Award 10 other blogs and let them know in a comment or email
4. Share 7 random things about yourself

1. Name your favorite song.
This is such a hard question, I can never choose just one song because I have so many favorites, currently my favorite has to be Super Bass- Nicki Minaj. I Love Her !!!

2. Name your favorite dessert.
Any kind of cheesecake :P

3. What ticks me off.
Ungrateful people. Rude people etc... Anything where you do something nice for someone and they don't appreciate it or don't even acknowledge that you've gone out of your way to do something for them. Amongst lots of other things :P

4.When I'm upset I...
Stop talking and sit staring into space

5. What's your favorite pet.
Cats :)

6.Black or white?

7. Biggest fear.
Spiders and clowns.

8. Every day attitude.
I'm usually quite positive and happy.

9. What is perfection?
My family :) My boyfriend and son :)

10. Guilty pleasure?
Reading my favorite books and eating chocolate :P

7 random facts about me:
1. I have a big obsession with tattoo's and piercings.
2. I want silver hair, it's currently white/light grey with some silvery bits :p Here's a picture, this is as accurate as it's going to get, although the front of my fringe and the other side is tinged slightly purple from silver shampoo :p

3. I am in love with leopards and all things leopard print.
4. I surprise everyone by my musical tastes.
5. I did my A Levels in Musical Theatre.
6. My biggest love is dancing.
7. I try and be nice to everyone I meet :)

Ten other blogs I pass this award to:

Make sure to check out all the amazing blogs I've listed :)
Thanks for reading and check back later for Five Friday Favorites :)
Charlotte xxx

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Swatching Day

Sorry for the lack of posting, I've had a lot of uni work to get through this week, but now I'm back! :) My new nail wheels arrived today so I had a bit of a swatch-a-thon :P I thought I'd show you all how I've spent my day...
Here's my first nail wheel. This once contains all my blue polishes, although some of them look green in the lighting :p Blue is one of the most prominent colours in my collection of nail polish.
I don't own many yellow, orange or red polishes as I am very pale and don't think they suit me so I grouped them all together on one wheel.
Green is another one of my favorite polish colours, I really love how greens look on my nails. There is yet a green that I've not liked :)
Most of my polish collection is pink :P I love everything pink so I have this obsession with having all polishes I find that are pink.
I don't have many purples even though it is one of my favorite colours. I think I need to make a conscious decision to buy more purple polish :P
This is my second pink wheel as I forgot about my color club sets :P
My small selection of whites,blacks, silvers and greys :P
These are the glitters/topcoats that I felt didn't fit with any of the other colour schemes :P
Here's a picture to show you all my nail wheels together :) My collection is rather small compared to some other nail bloggers. However, I went from owning around 10 polishes in May last year to over 100 :P And obviously it's still growing. My Nicki Minaj collection is being delivered tomorrow and I've ordered ten new OPI's from Lena White. I'm so excited for when these arrive :)

I hope you've enjoyed looking at my small collection :) Remember to come back tomorrow for Five Friday Favorites :)
Thanks for reading :)
Charlotte xxx

Sunday, 8 January 2012

52 Week Challenge - Week 2

Hello everyone :)
So it's Sunday again, which means only one thing... a new mani for the 52 week challenge ! :) I'm so excited to check out what everyone else has done with their nails, that's one of the best things about doing a challenge like this, you get to see how others interpret the themes. Anyway it's week 2 which is listed as a french tip mani, now I'm not a big fan of french tip mani's as they're very delicate and have to be perfect or they don't look too great. They look beautiful on some people but I don't really like them on myself. So originally I was going to do a funky tape french mani, but then I changed my mind :P I got a couple of ideas in my head that got a bit ambitious :P Then I decided I'd keep it to a simple french with classic colours but jazz it up a little bit, so here's what I came up with...
I really loved how this turned out. I used two coats of Rimmel French Rose which is a very sheer pale pink polish. I then layered one coat of OPI Princesses Rule over the top to give a beautiful shimmery effect, which I really love :) I freehanded the white tips with OPI Alpine Snow and then used OPI Glow Up Already along the edge to hide any imperfections. I then used my Models Own black nail art pen to draw a lace pattern onto my ring finger and thumb nails to make them more interesting to look at and added a heart from NOPI Step To The Beat Of My <3 onto the corner of the accent nails.
Here's a close up of my thumb so you can see the lace design better. I really love how all the polishes together and the designs came together to make it look just enough, so it's not too over the top and didn't load down the nail with too many designs/colours.
I really love this challenge already. It's making me try different things that I never would have tried if I wasn't taking part in this challenge. As I said at the start of this post I really don't like french mani's and this has changed my mind. I love how this look turned out, it's simple and cute but the accent nails make it pop just enough to make it interesting without being too much. I'm so excited to see what the others have come up with.

Here's a list of the other girls taking part:

Thanks for reading :)
Charlotte xxx


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