Sunday, 26 May 2013

To Boldly Go.... Galaxy Nail Art Part 2

So yesterday I decided to try out galaxy inspired nail art and gave you guys some tips on how to create the look as best you can...

As the day went on and the sunlight began to fade I noticed the shading becoming less and less noticeable, and by the end of the day when I was just in artificial light you couldn't even see the detail any more :(

I thought I could just deal with it but when I woke up this morning I just wasn't happy with the results and decided to follow my own advice from yesterday to redo my nails properly! Quite aptly watching Star Trek VI: Undiscovered Country, I went ahead and did my nails again, this time using lighter and more shimmer shades, as well as adding large glitter "stars".

Here are the results...

Saturday, 25 May 2013

To infinity and beyond! Galaxy nail art...

Yeah so I said I wasn't going to be doing any more nail art until after my exams... but it's just too tempting! It's Spring Bank holiday so I have until Thursday before I'm on a hospital ward again, and I thought what better way to spend a revision break than painting my nails? Et voila - galaxy nails!

Now with added sparkle...

Intrigued? Find out more... :)

Friday, 24 May 2013

Exam eyes? A little additional advice.

Quick update in relation to my review of Simple's new revitalising eye roll-on. I forgot to add that products like these aren't the only solution to the hang-ups of exam stress! 

Make sure you drink plenty of water, take short breaks away from computer screens, eat properly, and try to get around 6-7 hours sleep a night if you can. (The 8 hours thing is a fallacy: studies have shown that the body needs around 6-7 hours a night to maximise life-span and improve daily functioning. Any more or less actually has negative consequences in the long-run.) 

Exam eyes? A solution... Simple 'Kind To Eyes Revitalising Roll-on' review.

You with the sad eyes...

Don't be discouraged, oh I realise it's hard to have fresh eyes in a world full of revision, you can lose sight of it all... 

Cheesy paraphrased lyrics aside, I'm sure I'm not the only one out there feeling the exam stress, and with that, the bad skin and tired eyes that come with it. Whether its GCSEs, A levels, or university exams, it's very easy to let yourself go at this time of year and the one thing I've noticed I suffer from the worst is tired eyes. 

Eye strain from staring at computer screens all day, trawling through lecture notes, and not getting enough sleep can make you feel pretty rubbish and can cause horrible tension headaches/migraines. But why should we have to suffer? I found a quick and easy solution for when my eyes are feeling the pressure...

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Ombre nails... another success!

It's been almost 2 weeks since my first success with water marbling and it lasted beautifully for a full week without chipping! Unfortunately I was back on the wards for placement on Tuesday so I had to reluctantly remove it. However, I have until Tuesday to enjoy my nails again so last night I thought, riding on the success of my last nail art adventure, that I'd give ombre nails a go!

I've tried ombre nails before with zero success. This attempt was tricky but once I got the hang of it I managed to make it work! Like last time I want to give you some tips based on what I learnt from my experiences, so you can get it right first time without the hassle!

Intrigued? Find out more... :)

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Lippy Review - Revlon's Just Bitten Kissable Lip Balm Stain in 'Crush'

Welcome to number 2 of my series on purple shades! I was going to to MAC's 'Hang Up' as promised in my review of Limecrime's 'Poisonberry' but I got a bit too excited about today's product.... so here it is! Its quite a mouthful but today I will be reviewing...

Revlon's Just Bitten Kissable Lip Balm Stain in 'Crush'

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Water marbling... My first triumph!


Ahem... But seriously after numerous failed (and very messy) attempts, when I finally got it right I felt like master of the universe! 

I'm sure I'm not the only one out there who's looked at all the beautifully crafted marble-art nails on Blogger and Youtube and thought "that doesn't look so hard", only to be horribly surprised by how badly it can go wrong. I'm sure I'm also not the only one who has been massively disheartened when it  did go wrong and written water marbling off as one of those things only doable by artistic gods.


With a little bit of patience and a few tips I picked up along the way I finally cracked it! Now there's already a load of tutorials out there so I'm not going to add to them, but what I will do is show you the results of my attempt followed by the tips that helped me succeed :)

Monday, 6 May 2013

May Day Summer Tunes

Hey lovelies!

I'm being pretty quiet on here because it's coming up to exam season so if I'm not working I'm uber chilling. I will however take the time to do some posts and come June when I am free I'll be back to regular posts as before!

In the meantime, those of you in the UK right now will I'm sure be enjoying the sunshine, and whether you're revising for exams or chilling with a beer here's a few songs for your ultimate summer chill out :)