Wednesday, 29 February 2012


Woow, thankyou for all the lovely comments on my last post, I am thinking of doing a tutorial for you, if you want?
Anyway seeing as mother nature is hiding the sun from us, I decided to wear some sun on my nails in the form of essie shorty pants !
I've mentioned before that I'm not a big fan of yellow polish, but I think it was a case of finding the right yellow polish, because I love this polish, I've worn it 3 times already and thinking of getting a backup !
Anyway I also wanted to try out my milani jewel fx in gold which I got from Karen so I used them for the accent nails
Needless to say I got a tonne of comments on these nails at school ! hehe !

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Sunday, 26 February 2012


I have soo many mani's to show you, for the past 3 weeks I've been changing my mani every single day but haven't had a chance to post regular notd, so my nails will probably be different lengths in these posts !
I'll try to start from the beginning...

Yep here are jelly beans, on my nails, 
I painted all my nails white as a base coat and then using various polishes ( I can't remember but if you desperately need to know just ask !) and a dotting tool I painted on these jelly beans !

What do you think? do you like them ?


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Saturday, 25 February 2012


WELCOME to all my new followers I hope you stick around and enjoy my blog : )

Sorry my posts have been a bit irregular recently, but my cat is ill and so we've been busy with him, this 1st bit is all cat related so skip ahead if you don't want to read it .

This is our cat, Skippy, he really is the best cat, he has never scratched or bitten any of us and he even cleans his paws on the mat before coming into the house ! Anyway a couple of weeks ago he went missing and no one had seen him, (we've had him for about 6 yrs and he's never disappeared for more than 3 days ) after about a week and a half we were getting really worried, but then one day when I entered the drive I saw him there coming towards me lookin surprisingly skinny but I was so happy to see him I didn't pay much attention, then he came into the house and it was only then when I was stroking him I noticed his tail, it was swollen and brushing the floor, he couldn't lift his tail and just sat in one room, so the day after we took him to the vets and it turned out he'd been hit by a car and just left there, so he wasn't able to come back home, and as a result he'd lost all sensation in his tail and they were going to have to cut it, they had him under observation in the hope he would recover but no he didn't so they had to shave half his fur and cut off most of his tail.
He's still at the vets having injections and medicine and hopefully his fur should grow back quickly but it's soo sad, I know these things happen all the time but this cat is another member of our family, he was always there when we went through some really hard times, and even when we had to leave him for a few days and couldn't feed him when we came back he was always there even when we couldn't be for him, so the thought that anything could happen to him really upset me but like my mum said I should be grateful he wasn't hit anywhere else and he's still with us !

Anyway now I've got that off my chest let's talk nails, there's nothing like nail mail to cheer you up, especially when it's super super early and your not expecting it !

Anyway, I've really been dying to get my hands on some essence polishes, It's soo ridiculous they aren't available in the uk : (  Anyway I knew Ivana wanted a china glaze polish I could get for her and we agreed to swap, and I think this was back in November? loll A long time ago but we both had delays but anyway we finally managed to get our parcels out and I got mine yesterday and I wasn't expecting it until Friday !

Anyway here's what she sent me  ! : )

Essence colour and go - got a secret, blue addicted, lime up 

Essence nail art twins - chuck, bella, edward

look at the gorgeous sparkles in edward ! *drool*

essence nail art magnetics, vampires love- the dawn is broken, waking up in vegas topcoat 

essence - high waist pink, piggy polish - confetti ! 

Oh and I also got an essence gel liner in black, I've tried it and it is amazing !!! : ) 
I've already worn 3 of these colours as full mani's so will have those pictures up for you soon and in the meantime if you want to see any polish in particular leave a comment : ) 


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Monday, 20 February 2012


Yes, you read that right, it is indeed giveaway time, well this giveaway is for reaching 100 followers, then 150 followers and my first blogoversary ! It's verry delayed but better late than never right ?
Ok I had planned a much bigger giveaway but ... well you know, after this giveaway I plan to do regular smaller giveaways !

Anyway I hope you like the prizes, this'll be my first giveaway so please forgive any mistakes I make or if I miss out any info or anything.
1 person will win all these prizes

Beauty uk - wild child set 

Nicole by opi holo's - holiday's glaze, holly pop red (there is some evaporation in holly pop red, if you don't want it let me know )

Not only is holiday glaze a holo it's also a subtle duochrome, can you see the green in this picture?

BYS - kinky pink, mosaic plum, Models Own - fuzzy peach, Zoya - Reva

Stamping plate m31 

Ok, all you have to do is follow this blog and fill out the raffle copter thingy below 'simples' !
This giveaway will close on March  31st, it is open internationally, good luck and thankyou for following : )

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Friday, 17 February 2012


*sigh* it sucks being sooo skint ! 
Anyway, I'm sure you all saw this layering combo by Scrangie, well it was gorgeous right.

Anyway I really wanted tart with a heart but after my recent cash flow crisis I wasn't able to but the other day whilst attempting to organise my stash I came across this really old thick polish  
It looks all yucky in the bottle now but irl, it's a real pretty colour with loads of holographic sparkles and I thought it reminded me slightly of tart with a heart, so since I was already wearing my black knight franken I thought why not and slapped it on

 well I was kind of blown away, no it doesn't look like Scrangie's layering but it still looked pretty amazing ! 

The base colour wasn't black anymore it was more a duochromy plummy now and it has a tonne of sparkles in it which shine like crazy ! it doesn't look as awesome in the photos as what it does irl though ! 

holographic sparkles !!! 

here I tried to capture the colour shift 

So, what do you think? unfortunately this polish is a really old one from superdrug, some of you British ladies might recognise the old long rectangular bottles, so I'm sorry if you want this polish now, but I guess the morale of this story is erm... never underestimate old manky polishes because they may just surprise you ; )

Oh and another thing Nail Loopy is now on twitter !! 
So come and follow me by clicking on the button in the right hand column ! : )

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Thursday, 16 February 2012


Remember I got sally hansen rockstar pink in my swap with Karen a while ago, well I set to work straight away and started  making my franken

I had this black nail polish from Loreal which was really thick so I added some thinner, there was just under 1/3 of black polish left in the bottle and then I started adding the glitter I think I added the same amount of rockstar pink as there was black and lo and behold this beautiful polish was born ! 

I really like the black knight and if I hadn't found this quick and cheap franken I would have bought the original, anyway you'll have seen the same recipe on loads of blogs already but I wanted to share mine with you because I loovvee it ! : )

Oh, I also added some loose blue glitter which you can see on the middle finger, looking at it now, it might have been better to use a smaller finer glitter, but you can't tell irl !

Wow, is that just not beautiful?
 I love the person who came up with this recipe and shared it, they saved me a lot of money, thankyou ! 
Anyway's as if this wasn't enough tune in tomorrow to see what I layered over this baby ! 

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Tuesday, 14 February 2012


Urgh, that Olly Murs song is in my head ! (I love the song but I've listened to it too  many times !)
Anyway this is my final valentines mani for you all 
I hope you like it 

For the black today, I couldn't find any of my normal black polishes so I had to use nocturnelle by mac, this reason I don't use this is because you need 2 coats to get opacity ! but anyway omg, this was as shiny as heck, I really liked the shine, I only put seche vite on this to smooth out my dodgy lines ! but the black was shinier than a jelly ! 
Anyway hope you like this mani, have a nice day ladies, take care xxx

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Monday, 13 February 2012


Not an awful lot to say here but I trimmed all my nails down to nubbins and then this idea hit me and again it didn't work out anywhere as good as i'd hoped ! (notice a pattern here ; P )   

It's supposed to be a man/woman  a person blowing kisses and hearts and stuff, but it didn't turn out right, firstly look at the size of the nose on that !!, So I concluded that this was supposed to inspired by the film Roxanne with Steve Martin, have you seen it?

Anyway's I have one more Valentine's mani to show you and I'll probably show you that tomorrow if I get a chance !
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Saturday, 11 February 2012


I had such high hopes for this mani, but this turned into one of the biggest fails ever ! 

You may remember I got some stamping plates from born pretty a while ago and I only got round to trying them out the other day, I decided the use the hearts french tip stamp, now this is my first time stamping and I don't think it could have gone any worse ! 

I thought I'd stamp the pattern to cover my whole nail in all different pinks and reds etc, so I painted all my nails with a pale pastel pink franken and then started stamping with zoya renee, sometimes it went ok other times I just wanted to cry ! anyway I carried on with different colours and then in an attempt to hide the hideous stamping I started layering different polishes over it 

pinky - Teenage dream, Ring - I lilly love you (it smudged so badly !), Middle - clear with a red heart rhinestone, Pointy - nubar 2010

This was my favourite finger out of them all , but it was still a shambles ! loll look at my horrific stamping, I completely missed the side of the nails ! : o 

Anyways I hope your Ok after that, do you have any stamping tips for me ?
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Friday, 10 February 2012


I'm feeling much better now, and to help me was this amazing package I got the other day in the post ! 
I really wanted the wet n wild ice baby glitters and Karen was able to get me them, anyway our swap quickly went bigger and bigger and she ended up sending me 18 bottles ! holy moly ! and I love every single one, I wasn't expecting this parcel until the weekend but it came in 4 working days from USA !!! 
Anyway enjoy the pictures ...

L-R, diamond in the rough, believe me it's real, back alley deals, rockin' rubies, cost is no issue

finger paints flakies ! L-R, motley, flashy, asylum, flecked, twisted

L-R, Emberstone, Androgynie

L-R, Milani jewel fx gold, Cyberspace

L-R, Spoiled jewelry heist, Sally hansen rockstar pink (for my black night franken), Pure Ice Spitfire, Nopi Disco Dolls 

Aren't all of these amazing, Thankyou Karen, I'll send your polishes out v.soon, if any of you have any requests let me know in the comments ; )
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Wednesday, 8 February 2012


Sorry guy's I don't feel much like posting or talking, but I have to show these mani's before 

I have a few more to show you, but they'll probable be wordless posts, I hope I get my mojo back soon :' ( 
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Sunday, 5 February 2012


Yep Ladies, I got these awards ages ago, but better late than never right?

First up is the Cute Blog Award from Ashesela


Thankyouuu girl : ) 

For this award you:

1. Link back to the person who awarded you
2. Answer the award questions
3. Tell something about yourself that you haven't told anyone on your blog yet
4. Award as many blogs as you think are worthy of this award
5. Make sure to let those you gave this award to know that you awarded them.

The Award Questions:
1)  What is your go to makeup product?
      My eyeliner (gel) and mascara and bronzer, but I don't do my makeup daily ! 

2) What was your favourite fashion trend of 2011? 
     Oh gosh, I can't think of anything now ! Probably the floral trend that came out in spring/summer 

3) What is your favourite dessert? 
     I think I've said this before but I'm not really a dessert person, but I guess it'd probably be profiteroles (it changes a lot ; )

4) Favourite colour? 
     Green !! and blue 

5) What is your middle name ? 
     Next Question please ...

6) What was the last song that you listened to ?
     Lego House by Ed Sheeran (I looove that song )

7) Cats or Dogs? 
     Cats ! In fact our cat ran away and disappeared for a week and we were so worried because noone had seen here, but she came back 2 days ago and the poor thing must have been trapped somewhere because she had lost a lot of weight and I think her tail was trapped aswell because it was all swollen and she couldn't lift it up and the poor thing just looked so upset, but she's on the mend 

8) Something about myself that you don't know 

     There's probably a lot you don't know about me but my mind's gone blank !?!? 
     (OK, I'll come back to this and edit it ! )

And I have far too many blogs to award this too, so if your reading this, consider yourself tagged ! : )

Ok and the 2nd award is from Heather
Thankyou Heather : ) 

- Copy & Paste the award on your blog
- Thank the giver & link back to them on your blog
- Reveal your top 5 picks & let them know by leaving a comment on their blog

Oh gosh, It's hard to pick 5, ok I award this to 

and if you want to try this too consider yourself tagged ! : )

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Saturday, 4 February 2012


Today I have a different kind of post for you, agess ago my friend made me some rainbow buns and I was sooo impressed (I'm a big kid at heart) I had to try it myself, but I only got round to it yesterday (a year later!) ! 
I enlisted the help of my brothers and it was quite fun making them and I thought I'd share the recipe with you, in case any of you want to try it ! 
They didn't turn out as well as I'd hoped and by the end of it we were just dumping in any colour because we'd made toooo much mixture, so there were a few funky ones ! loll
And what inspired me to make these is my nails, whilst feeling really low in inspiration a couple of days ago I thought I'd try create the buns on my nails and I loved it on my nails, but I thought I'd wait until I'd made some so I could share the recipe with you too. 
Wow enough talking let's get cracking ! 

Disclaimer : I am pretty hopeless at baking and presentation isn't one of my biggest concerns loll, so please excuse the crappy presentation and pictures, and Amy Grace if your reading this post please don't be appalled by my shocking baking abilities, (seriously guys, have you seen the cakes she makes, they look too good to eat !)

This is going to be a really long post so click to see the recipe and nails after the jump ! : ) 

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