Archive | August, 2012
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Topshop’s Amazing Floral Blouse

21 Aug

Topshop's Amazing Floral Blouse

I have been on a massive shopping spree and bought some amazing clothes for Autumn/Winter 2012 already and I couldn’t wait to bring you my new haul since it included this gorgeous floral blouse which I am really excited about.
Wow, long sentence. Bad bad.

I love the floral print on this. Topshop have a newer version of this floral blouse which I also loved but made my sister buy it since I couldn’t justify spending a total of £80 on two blouses that are the same but with a slightly different print for myself.

I love the whole floral design and the black panel in the middle covering the buttons. The fabric is breathable and is perfect for all four seasons and anything in between, it’s so light and flowy I can feel the quality. What’s more, I can do so so so so sooooo much with it in terms of styling.

I’ve tried it on with a few stuff and it is so much more versatile than I thought. I won’t go into it now since I am planning a ‘Wear it More than Once’ blog post on it.

This was meant to be just a few quick words and my mac’s messy photobooth photo to summarise this blouse’s amazingness, but I seem to have got carried away. I have a feeling I will be posting quick photos on my blog for more things like this so I might set up a category for it though I don’t know what I should name it. Any ideas?

Musical Notes Nails

20 Aug

 

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I haven’t posted in ages for being so busy with things and thought that the best way to start was with a good old nail art post. This is one of my clear coated nail art designs. I am soon to categorise all my nail art designs since I have been doing so many more than expected on a regular basis and this will be categorised in the ‘clear coated’ section, so look out for it if you’re loving my simple designs.

I have used…

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I have used Topshop’s nail art pen in NightRider, and No7’s So Bright nail brightener as a top coat. I ave shown all other items and tools for inspiration if you haven’t access to these two.

That’s right, only two things needed for this simple design.

I simply googled ‘musical notes’ and will show you what pictures I worked with. I did not use a base coat as I find my nail art pen works best directly on the nail and since it’s a small design it won’t stain my nails as much.

Step 1: Draw a circle (one circle for single notes and two for double notes) and as I always say, don’t worry about it being neat and round, or any of it really. The best part of my nail art deigns is having fun and not worrying about messing it up because if you do, you will mess it up.

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Step 2: Draw the vertical line/s needed and then continue on to the horizontal stem or stop and take a breath for doing such a straight line and then do your horizontal stem.

Step 3: After it’s super-fast dry go over it with a coat of tinted clear nail polish. I used my all time favourite No7 Nail Brightener. Nude tints look good too, like Elf’s ‘Innocent’ pictured in the ‘I used’ section.

And you are done! That’s it, just three steps!

I ended up not continuing with my forefinger and went straight for the trickier note…

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As this is such a close shot you can see that this trickier note was pretty tricky to do as the lines are not pristine straight, but from a normal distant everything looks perfect…

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Hope you too have fun trying out any of my clear coated nail designs or better yet, THIS one and show me how it goes.

 

Topshop Nail Art Pen

1 Aug

I’ve always been using brushes for my nail art while always on the lookout for a good nail art pen. After receiving faulty/damaged nail art tools or ones that just don’t work well enough I wanted to be careful with the nail art pen I bought. Since I have heard a lot of good things about Topshop’s Nail Art pens I decided to purchase one AND they happened to have free shipping that day.

ImageThis is in black and called Nightrider, and I am thinking of purchasing some other colours.

Excited about the free shipping of course I bought other things, among them was this really exciting green shade. I’ve never seen a green like this and it is just the same colour as the picture on the website. I say ‘exciting’ because it really does excite me, there’s something about the vibrance of it.

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I’m really excited about everything I purchased nail wise, and I am looking forward to doodling on my nails and sharing them with you. Expect to see some more nail art!

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