Sunday, 18 December 2011

Internet soon....

Just an update to let you all know that I should have Internet from the 20th of December, which hopefully means I'll be back posting soon!

Hope the last rush of Christmas shopping isn't too stressful for you, and remember to buy yourself some treats too!

Bryony x

Friday, 2 December 2011

Moving House!

So today is the big move day!!!! So much to get done, but fingers crossed it will all run as smoothly as possible.

The blog will be quiet until we get the internet sorted, but at least it will give me plenty of time to get some swatching done and testing done! I may even be able to sneak up a couple of posts if I go into work early!

Wish me luck!

Bryony x

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Boots 17 Magnetized Nail Polish - Grey/Gun Metal

So I'm sure you've all seen plenty of magnetic manicures by now, but I really loved mine when I wore it, so thought I would show it to you! 

Boots 17 Magnetized Nail Polish - Silver/Gun Metal

Friday, 25 November 2011

I've got a house!

So I posted a few days ago about house-hunting.  Well we have finally found one, it's all confirmed, and we should be moving in next Friday!  I'm really excited!

So apologies for being quiet, I'll hopefully get a post or two up between now and then!  I'm currently busy looking at and buying stuff for the house. It may also be a few weeks before we get internet at the house - scary!!!  I will try and keep you all up-to-date with what's going on!

Bryony x

Monday, 21 November 2011

Nails Inc - The Wyndham & Kensington

Ahhhhh! I'm currently in the middle of house hunting - and what a nightmare that is!  Everything out this way is so much more expensive than where I'm from.  What would get you a 3 bed-house back home, only gets you a bedsit here - so annoying!

But onto something slightly less stressful....nail varnish!  Today I'm showing you a duo set that I picked up on QVC quite a while ago, but didn't get around to posting about.  It's now been officially released - albeit under a different name, so I figured now would be a good time to show it to you.

This is the Nails Inc duo set of The Wyndham and Kensington.  This is known as the Gossip Girl Blair Collection on the Nails Inc website.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Children in Need 2011

Well it's the main day for Children in Need this year, with lots of fundraising events going on around the country.

My boyfriend's younger sister is having a non-uniform day at school today, as well as taking part in lots of events that her school is holding.  She said she wanted to paint her nails, so I offered to paint them for her in Children in Need style, and below is what I came up with:

I tried to make it match Pudsy's bandanna/bandage, hence all the polka dots!

I don't own a dotting tool, so I actually used spaghetti, and for a first attempt I don't think it came out too bad!

Colours used here are:
Red - China Glaze Ruby Deer
Green - Barry M NP284 Emerald Green
Yellow - Barry M NP134 Yellow
Blue - OPI Swimsuit Nailed It
White - Boots 17 Mini Skirt

Remember, if possible, please donate to Children In Need.  You can do so online, by clicking here

Bryony x

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Boots Botanics - Sensitive Skin Calming Cream

Number 3 from my Boots Botanics shopping trip (from ages ago now) is Boots Botanics Sensitive Skin Calming Cream.

It's £6.12 for a 50ml pot of the cream, which is a bargain on it's own, but when you think that it also comes under the frequent 3 for 2 offers at Boots, then you can grab yourself a real steal!

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Andrea Fulerton - Mischa VS Chanel - Graphite

So I promised a comparison between Andrea Fulerton Mischa and Chanel Graphite and here it is....

Left to Right: Andrea Fulerton Mischa, Chanel Graphite, Andrea Fulerton Mischa, Chanel Graphite

Friday, 11 November 2011

Chanel - Graphite

I'm pretty sure that everyone who loves nail polish, will have seen Chanel Graphite by now, but I wanted to add my backing to this gorgeous colour!

Chanel Graphite
Graphite is my first ever Chanel nail polish, and I was very lucky to be bought it by my boyfriend as a treat - I think me oggling it every time we walked past a Chanel counter was quite a big hint!

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Andrea Fulerton - Mischa

I've previously shown you the Andrea Fulerton Gemstone Overcoat, but I haven't shown you any of the other Andrea Fulerton nail polishes I own.  Today is the turn of Andrea Fulerton - Mischa.

Andrea Fulerton - Mischa

Monday, 7 November 2011

Boots Botanics - Senstive Cleansing Wipes

So, part 2 of working through my six bargain Boots Botanics items!  Today is the turn of the Sensitive Cleansing wipes.

Boots Botanics Sensitive Cleansing Wipes - Packet

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Barry M - Gold Foil

So, today is Barry M Instant Nail Effects Gold Foil day, following on from my post a couple of days ago, showing the silver foil.

Barry M Instant Nail Effects Gold Foil

There are two colours (so far) in the Barry M Instant Nail Effects foil collection - silver and gold.  Priced at £3.99 a bottle they aim to be a cheaper alternative to salon style nail foils (eg Minx).

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Barry M - Silver Foil

My next two blog posts are going to be about two nail varnishes I saw advertised a little while ago, and then had to wait (I hate waiting) for them to come into store!

But as soon as they did, I had them.....and then I forgot about them...until now!  Today I will be showing you Barry M Silver Foil NP 319, and in a couple of days I will show you Barry M Gold Foil NP 320.

Barry M Silver Foil is part of Barry M's Instant Nail Effects range.  This range previously bought us crackle polishes, and now is bringing us foils.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Boots Botanics - Rosewater Toner

I've been house-sitting for a few relatives recently, which was really fun.  It meant I was close enough to work, to be able to walk there and back, faster than catching a bus from my current home, so I got to save some money!

However, I managed to forget my face wash for the second house.  I wear makeup everyday at work, so I knew I had to buy myself one for while I was staying there.  So all-in-all it turned out to be a perfect opportunity for me to try out a new skincare product.

I turned to my trusty local Boots store, and had a wander around.  There were a lot of products that were tempting, but I didn't want to break the bank just because I had forgotten my own face wash!

I ended up getting drawn to the Boots Botanics range as it's very reasonably priced and had a 3 for 2 deal on at the time......well one thing lead to another and I ended up with six things in my basket, but hey two of them were free!

Boots Botanics Rosewater Toner
So that gave me six things to review on here!  The first one I'm going to talk about is the Boots Botanics Rosewater Toner.

Monday, 24 October 2011

New posts soon!!!

It's been so cold down this way recently, and it's obvious with the dark mornings and dark nights that winter has definitely set in.

I love winter, the big coats, jumpers, hot chocolate and snuggling over the duvet.  However, as much as I love winter, it does pose a problem to a blogger like myself.

My posts mainly rely on photos, taken in daylight.  I'm working full time at the moment, so it means it's dark when I leave, and dark when I get back.  All this means it's really difficult to take photos for my blog (in which you can actually see anything), so I'm struggling to keep the posts coming!

Hopefully this will be soon resolved, as I've ordered myself a light tent, so hopefully I'll be able to take pictures at night, and get my blog back on track!!!

So please bear with me through this seasonal change! 

Bryony x

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Illamasqua - Gamma

So this is my first ever Illamasqua Nail Polish, well actually it's my first ever experience with Illamasqua.  To be honest I hadn't even heard of the brand until I started reading other beauty blogs!

But when I saw this colour on another blog I knew I had to buy it!!  Luckily Debenhams online store stocks it, and were offering up free delivery, so next thing I know it's arrived through the post - whoops!!

Illamasqua - Gamma

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Nails Inc Little Miss Collection - Recap

So, I've somewhat intermittently shown the Nails Inc Little Miss Collection.
Nails Inc Little Miss Collection - Copyright Nails Inc

To see the individual posts, please click the links below:

So this post is just a quick swatch picture summary of the four colours...

Nails Inc Little Miss Chatterbox

Nails Inc Little Miss Sunshine

Nails Inc Little Miss Naughty

Nails Inc Little Miss Splendid
I loved all of the colours in the collection and they definitely made welcome additions to my nail polish collection.  The application of all the colours was really easy and had great finishes.  I'm definitely looking forward to wearing all of these colours again!

Just remember that from my experience these colours do not work well with OPI Start to Finish!

All of the colours can be seen, and some still purchased on the Nails Inc website priced at £12 each.

What did you think of the Little Miss Collection? Would you wear any of these colours?

Bryony x

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Nails Inc - Little Miss Splendid

It's time for the last in the series of Nails Inc Little Miss nail polishes!  Now I mentioned previously that minty green is my favourite colour, so that's why I saved this polish until last and I'd definitely say it was worth the wait!

Nails Inc Little Miss Splendid - Copyright Nails Inc

As before for the previous colours, the packing is the same.  The backing card has images of Little Miss Splendid, as does the bottle itself.

Little Miss Splendid thinks that she's the best, and this polish definitely had something a little bit extra than the others!  Nails Inc Little Miss Splendid is a gorgeous mint green colour, but has a stunning blue shimmer to it!

Monday, 17 October 2011

I got a present!!!!

Just a little post really.  My lovely boyfriend gave me this beautiful rose at work a couple of days ago.

He went out on his lunch break to buy it and give it to me.  It really brightened my day.  It's currently in a glass of water, and it makes me smile whenever I catch sight of it.  And it smells just wonderful!!!!

Bryony x

MaxFactor Lipfinity Lasting Lip Tint - 04 Berry Burst

I posted about MaxFactor Lipfinity Lasting Lip Tint in Marshmallow recently.  At the time I picked up two of the lip pens, and this second post is to show the MaxFactor Lipfinity Lasting Lip Tint in 04 Berry Burst.

MaxFactor Lipfinity Lasting Lip Tint - 04 Berry Burst

The pens are all in the same packaging with the felt tip in order to "draw" on the tint.  It has the same application and other benefits of the other pen.

Monday, 3 October 2011


Yet another post about the fact I haven't disappeared!

I'm currently house-sitting for a friend, so internet connection is somewhat sporadic! I hope to have some new posts with you soon.

Sorry for the wait!

Bryony x

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Nails Inc - Little Miss Naughty

Number 3 of 4 in the Nails Inc Little Miss collection is Little Miss Naughty.  I think that out of the Little Miss(s), Little Miss Sunshine and Little Miss Naughty are most probably the most well known.

Little Miss Naughty is exactly that, anything she can do that's even slightly naughty then she will do it.  I think all of us has that mischievous side to us!

Nails Inc Little Miss Naughty - Copyright Nails Inc

As expected, the Little Miss Naughty polish is purple, a bright naughty purple!  The packaging is of course the same as the others in the collection, with images of Little Miss Naughty on the backing card, and one on the front of the bottle.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

It's getting dark.....

Sorry for not posting lately! At the moment, when I go out to work in the morning it's dark, and when I get back after work it's dark! Winter is definitely on it's way!

Basically this means that I haven't had chance to paint my nails, and definitely haven't managed to get any pictures. Hopefully I can play catch up in that respect on Tuesday, my next day off, so sorry for all keeping you waiting!

As I mention on my about me, and about this blog pages, I suffer from ME/CFS. Today on BBC News there is a new article about ME/CFS. Whilst it doesn't offer any more insight into the causes behind ME/CFS, it will hopefully make the general public more aware of what a debilitating condition it is, and I definitely support increased public awareness!

If you get a chance please check out the article and take some time to learn a bit more about ME/CFS.

Bryony x

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Nails Inc - Little Miss Sunshine

Well it's time for the next instalment in the Nails Inc Little Miss collection and this time I've chosen Little Miss Sunshine.

Now Little Miss Sunshine is one of the cheeriest Little Miss and Mr Men characters and this nail polish certainly brightened my day!

Nails Inc Little Miss Sunshine - Copyright Nails Inc

Friday, 16 September 2011

Lanolips - Lemonaid Lip Aid

Having been blown over by the Lanolips 101 ointment, I have since found myself considering trying out other products in the Lanolips range.

When I clicked onto the Lanolips website for a bit of "next purchase" research, I was pleased to see that more Boots stores now stock Lanolips! Even though ordering into store last time wasn't exactly difficult, it being in my local store definitely made my purchase easier.

Boots now seem to stock the Lanolips 101 ointment and the Lanolips Lemonaid Lip Aid.  I'm yet to see the coloured versions in store, but they can be ordered into store.

Having already purchased the Lanolips 101 ointment, I decided to try out the Lanolips Lemonaid Lip Aid.

Lanolips Lemonaid Lip Aid

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Mavala Cuticle Oil - Update

Just a very quick post, as unfortunately one of my rabbits has just died.

You may remember one of my first posts on Mavala Cuticle Oil in which I promised an update.

Well in the end, I found the product to be rather unnecessary. I didn't find it to have particularly amazing results, and just felt that if anything it just added an extra step to my manicure!!! 

I do still use the product however, but not as a cuticle oil! I instead use it to help dry my nail polish when I'm in a hurry, by just letting the brush dot some oil on my nails.  That way it still gets to my cuticles (in case it has some hidden benefit that I'm not aware of) and uses the product up!!!

I love it when I can find another use for something if the official use doesn't work out the way I want it to!  I'm now using a hand moisturiser that seems to be keeping my nails and cuticles in very good condition, so I'm not so worried about having a specific cuticle product anymore.

Will hopefully have a slightly longer post on something new soon.

Bryony x

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Nails Inc - Little Miss Chatterbox - Refreshed!!!

Well after a couple of days of wearing Nails Inc Little Miss Chatterbox, I'd started to get a little bit of tip wear, but I just couldn't bear to change the colour as I loved it, so I decided to refresh it a bit!

I simply took a cotton bud soaked in nail varnish remover and took off any remaining colour on the tips, added a gold edge with W7 Golden Pearl. I thought it worked well with the lilac/chocolate colour.  Then just popped a top-coat over the top.

Nails Inc Little Miss Chatterbox with w7 Golden Pearl tips

Friday, 9 September 2011

Busy bee...

Hi everyone

Just a quick update, to say I haven't forgotten about my blog! Just so busy at work!
Will hopefully get a post written saturday night after work!

Hope you're all well!


Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Nails Inc - Little Miss Chatterbox

I received an email at the end of July that immediately got me excited.  Little Miss (as in Mr. Men and Little Miss) were celebrating there 40th Anniversary and as part of this Nails Inc were producing a collection of 4 polishes to join in with the celebrations.  Needless to say that as soon as they were released I had mine on order!!!!

I've been meaning to wear them for ages, but I just keep forgetting!!!!  So today, having done the extremes of pink and blue, I decided to go for something a little more natural, and chose Little Miss Chatterbox from the collection.

Nails Inc Little Miss Chatterbox - Copyright Nails Inc 

I received mine in really cute packaging! It comes in a plastic box with Little Miss Chatterbox on the front and on a card inside.  The bottle itself is the typical Nails Inc bottle with the silver lid, but has Little Miss Chatterbox on the front.

Now like I've said before, my camera really doesn't cope with blue tones!  Little Miss Chatterbox is what I would call a mushroom colour, with a slightly purple/lilac undertone.  It's a creme polish which was easily opaque in two coats, and posed no application issues!

I haven't got any colours like this in my collection, as I've never really been into the whole "griege/taupe" scene, but I have to say I love this colour.  It's very wearable for work and I can see it being worn a lot!!!  I can't wait to try the rest from this collection!

This colour is currently out of stock, but you can see it on the Nails Inc Website.

Did you buy any polishes from the Little Miss collection? Which Little Miss are you?

Sunday, 4 September 2011

OPI - Flower-to-Flower

So having spent a few days with blue, I decided to go for something a little bit different!!  Now my friends all know that I don't come across as girly, but secretly I am!!! But just to shock them more, I've recently started liking pink!!!

OPI Flower-to-Flower Swatch

This is Flower-to-Flower from OPI's Summer Flutter Collection from 2010.  As far as I can remember, this is the only one I have from that collection.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Essie Smooth Sailing and Andrea Fulerton Gemstone Overcoat

Well I didn't get enough time to do any nail art over the top of Essie Smooth Sailing, but I did have time to kick it up a notch!

I posted a little while ago about the Andrea Fulerton Gemstone Overcoat, where I just wore it layered over itself.  But today I decided that I would actually try it over a colour, and seeings as I was in need of something quick, it was the perfect addition to Essie's Smooth Sailing.

This is just one coat over my previous manicure, and was just as eye catching as when I wore the individual colours on their own!!!!

The picture above shows a bit more of a close-up of the "gemstones" sparkling through red, orange, yellow and green!! I'm definitely in love with both of these colours!!!!!

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Essie Smooth Sailing

I haven't painted my nails for absolutely ages!!! I was nursing a few breaks with patches for a little while, but in the end I gave up and just cut them all short!

I've been waiting to get a little bit of length back on them before I painted them again, but got bored of looking at  plain nails!

In my desperate attempt to cling onto summer - despite being currently in a jumper and shivering because it's so cold, I chose a colour I had been eyeing up for a little while before buying it.  Essie Smooth Sailing is from their summer 2011 Braziliant collection.

Friday, 26 August 2011

Barry M - Raspberry

This is just a quick post to show off a colour I popped on the other day to cheer myself up! I really wanted a nice raspberry colour, as it was a lovely sunny day - rare in England I know!
Barry M - 273 - Raspberry

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Boots No 7 - Calm Skin - Redness Relief Gel/Balm

Until recently I'd never really looked at Boots No 7 skincare, as to be honest I tend to stick with what I know works for my skin (mainly Clarins, although recently Liz Earle).  I have combination skin, that can be very sensitive.  I find that if there is any excuse for my skin to go red then it will, leaving me walking around looking rosy/flushed the majority of the time!

To be honest I can't remember what lead me to this product, all I remember is finding it on the Boots website, and reading almost all of the reviews on it.  That sums me up quite well - I like researching things before I buy them, to make sure I'm not wasting my money!

Boots No. 7 Calm Skin Redness Relief Balm

Boots No 7 Calm Skin Redness Relief Gel (mine says Balm) gets glowing reviews on the website, so I decided that I would pop into store and get one for myself!

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Barry M - Mint Green

Being a natural red-head, I find that green is a colour that really compliments my hair colour and skin colouring.  As a child, I had a favourite green dress, I loved it, and I remember being so sad when I grew out of it!  Now whenever I see anything in the same green I have to buy it!

This was a manicure from during the hectic house move period!  I used Barry M in 304 Mint Green which is pretty damn close to my favourite green!

Saturday, 6 August 2011

MaxFactor Lipfinity Lasting Lip Tint - 05 Marshmallow

I'm slowly working on trying out new lip colours and finding what works for me!  I really liked the idea of a lip stain, as it sounded easy, and hassle free - perfect for me!

MaxFactor Lasting Lip Tint - 05 Marshmallow
MaxFactor Lasting Lip Tint is a stain for lips that comes in 6 different colours.  I picked up two of them in a 3 for 2 offer, number 04 and number 05.  MaxFactor Lasting Lip Tint in 05 Marshmallow, is a pale pink colour with a purple undertone.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

China Glaze - Cowgirl Up

Well I think I have some catching up to do on my posting!  I took a bit of time off to move house, and celebrate my birthday, and work a few more hours! Hopefully things are a little calmer now!

China Glaze - Cowgirl Up

This is a manicure I wore a couple of weeks ago.  It's one I managed to get quite cheap on Ebay (love it or hate it!), and is from the China Glaze Autumn/Fall 2008 collection - so quite an old one!

Saturday, 23 July 2011

I haven't disappeared....

Hey everyone

I haven't disappeared, I promise!

Now I'm not a student anymore, I need a bit more money coming in, so have been jumping at any chance of extra hours at work. I've worked 13 days straight, which means I haven't really had time for my blog.

I'm travelling home this week as it's my birthday on Monday, and hope to get some of the posts I have lined up online!

Service will resume shortly!

Bryony x

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Boots No. 7 - Totally Teal

Apologies for not posting regularly at the moment, but getting settled into the new-house is taking a lot of time.  I've also had to up my hours at work now that I'm not a student, so I'm finding I'm tired a lot more of the time because of my M.E.

Today's post is a nail varnish I have been wearing for a couple of days now. Boots No. 7 Totally Teal.
This normally sells for £7, but I had a £5 off voucher (the kind they give you at the tills) which meant I got it for £2 - bargain!

No. 7 - Totally Teal

Thursday, 7 July 2011

OPI - What's with the Cattitude

It's been a little while since I posted, as I had to move house - which was manic and dramatic all at the same time! I'm so glad it's all over! I'm still trying to settle in, and unpack in my new place, so I thought I would get these pictures up from the other day.

This manicure was done the morning of my house move, and unfortunately it didn't last the day! I managed to chip it like crazy - most probably because I didn't get a top coat on it!
OPI - What's with the cattitude
Inside with shielded lighting
 This is OPI's "What's with the cattitude" which was part of their Shrek Collection.  I've wanted a light blue for ages and had been eyeing up Nails Inc Portobello Road, but as it's a Limited Edition, I had really struggled to find it.  But I figured this looks close enough!

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Bobbi Brown Lip Colour - Roseberry

So my last visit to the Bobbi Brown counter also ended up with me coming away with a new lipstick.  Lipstick is a relatively new thing to me, as I have never really felt confident enough to try and pull off any colour on my lips, so usually just stuck to lip balm.  I've always really wanted to though, so when the assistant suggested that I try a lipstick I jumped at the opportunity, and after trying out a couple of colours, she matched me up to Roseberry.

Bobbi Brown - Roseberry
Roseberry is from Bobbi Brown's Lip Colour collection, so as such offers high coverage, with a creamy texture and a semi-matte finish.  I like it as it's a really easily build-able colour, allowing you to wear it as a stain or a full coverage lip colour.

Monday, 27 June 2011

Bobbi Brown - Burnished

I have several Bobbi Brown Longwear Cream Shadows which I bought when I went for my latest makeup refresh.  However this is the newest addition to my collection.

Bobbi Brown - Longwear Cream Shadow - Burnished

I went to the Bobbi Brown stand looking for a green eyeshadow and tried several.  However whilst talking to the assistant, she mentioned that coppery colours would really suit my complexion and would make my eyes pop.  When she brought over Burnished, I wasn't so sure what it would look like on my eyes, but decided to go with it - it could always be taken off again!

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Andrea Fulerton - Gemstone Overcoat

I spend a fair amount of my free time reading other blogs, and trawling the internet for interesting nail varnishes.  While doing this, I came across a blog entry on Varnish Me, where Olivia uses Golden Rose Scale Effect 06 as an overcoat.  I absolutely fell in love with this look and went on the hunt for Golden Rose nail varnish in the UK.  They have just come to the UK however I believe the scale effect nail polishes have been discontinued as they are not listed in their catalogue.

Whilst hunting, I came across the Andrea Fulerton range.  Seeing that they stock it in Superdrug I decided to pop in and have a personal look at the range. Wow was I impressed!  So many choices to create some brilliant looks!  I had a hard time picking my favourites, and to be honest I came away with a fair few which I will most definitely be showing you as soon as I wear them (one of which matches the Golden Rose style on Varnish Me).

I was looking for something easy to pop on before work this morning, and the Gemstone Overcoat caught my eye - sparkling away in my nail varnish box.

Andrea Fulerton Nail Boutique - Gemstone Overcoat

Friday, 24 June 2011

Ecotools - Sustainable Facial Buffs

Wandering around my local Boots recently (I do this a lot as it is right next to work - so great for killing time) I spotted their new(ish) Ecotools range.  I'm sure I've walked past it before, but never really paid it much attention.  Having a bit of extra time to spare one day I found myself studying every shelf in that shop in detail (amazing what boredom can do to you!).  It was whilst doing this, that I spotted the Ecotools Sustainable Facial Buffs.

At £2.99 I figured they were a pretty reasonable price, and might serve well as a temporary replacement for my somewhat manky old muslin cloths.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Lanolips 101 Ointment

So UK weather still isn't really sure if it's summer yet, but I'm hoping we're at least not going to get any more snow!  Winter for me has always meant really badly cracked lips that split and peel, and anyone who has seen my twitter knows that I was recently moaning about my lips splitting during the night.  Having seen it mentioned on other people's blogs, and having not heard of it before, I decided to do a bit of research into Lanolips 101 ointment.

Lanolips 101 Ointment

Monday, 20 June 2011

Barbara Daly - Tea Rose

Well the last manicure held out, until yesterday when it chipped so I had to take it off.  So for today I decided to go for something a little less "gothic" than last time, which was a bit more "every-day".

Friday, 17 June 2011

First stamping manicure

Today is the day I find out my results for my degree - 4 years of hard work finally coming to an end!  I don't get my results until 4pm, so I've been trying to keep myself distracted this morning.  One of my distraction techniques was to do my nails, and the results are below:

Nails: 17th June 2011
Base: Seche Clear
Colour: Two coats of China Glaze Liquid Leather
Stamp: BM20
Stamping colour: China Glaze Avalanche
Top coat: Seche Vite

I think it matches my logo, what do you think?

PS WISH ME LUCK!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Bobbi Brown - Organizer

I think my boyfriend was in slight despair over the fact that my makeup is usually strewn everywhere, in random collections of bags.  Having just splurged a bit of money on some new makeup (mostly Bobbi Brown), he thought I should have somewhere nice to store the new stuff (meanwhile I can leave the old stuff strewn everywhere!), and so very kindly bought me the Bobbi Brown Organizer.

Organizer - Closed

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Mavala Cuticle Oil

I only bought this a couple of days ago when I was thinking about doing nail varnish swatches for this blog.  Then I actually studied my nails and realised they weren't really in a state to be displayed to the before reaching for gloves to hide them away I figured I should maybe take the slightly less drastic action of looking after them for once!

My hands and nails are pretty neglected.  I have a part-time job as a merchandiser, and as such they are forever getting battered against metal, covered in cleaning products and generally abused with little remorse!
The nail on my left index finger is also a little worse for wear after my boyfriend accidentally shut my finger in the jam of a car door in January, breaking my finger in the process! - OUCH!  Needless to say my nail got more than a little damaged, which I'm still trying to grow out!

Having had a quick study of the nail aisle in my local Boots I decided on the Mavala Cuticle Massage Oil - "For the perfect nail contour".  I bought it because it seemed a reasonable price compared to the others £5.62 (some were over £15) but I figured it was a well known brand, so I decided to trust it.


Well.....having spent years reading other blogs, I finally decided to set up my own!

I designed the header picture myself, so what do you think of it all so far? Colour scheme ok?

Obviously I'm missing my posts, but I'll be starting on them as soon as possible, so keep checking back!

Bryony x
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