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Hello all, I hope you all enjoyed Valentines Day?
Andy and I just had a lovely sofa evening – my present to him was a magic coin thingy, he’s good at magic tricks so seemed pleased with his present (he knew what I was getting him since he asked for it lol). When I got to his house we went to Tesco and he bought me all the food of my dreams, yum yum! We then went home and had a lovely dinner, then snuggled up to watch ‘The Wolfman’ (very romantic…) at my request. All in all it was a truly perfect evening, as we don’t get much time to just enjoy each others’ company.
I didn’t have all that much time to do my nails as I did them at about 00.30 am on Valentine’s Day and was beginning to drop, hence the messy left hand. The right hand I blame on my left hand not being my dominant hand. Oh to be ambidextrous!
So here are my nails for Valentines Day 🙂 :
In extended celebration of the end of my January exams I have over-indulged. *slaps wrist*. I now have good reason to, I was rejected from Northampton, :(. But anyhoo, before this news, Andy and I went for a wee gander round Oxford, and I dragged him round loads of shoppies 🙂 so one has rather a lot to talk about. I’m going to stage this in blogs, since I don’t want anyone falling asleep from boredom on here.:P
I also had a nail disaster while making brownies for my Chemistry class, as no-one bothered to tell me that plain chocolate is a bugger to break for melting! I somehow managed to bend 7 of my nails past the quick, so now I not only have short yucky nails, I have short broken yucky nails. They are sooooore! 🙁 ah well, I hope they grow out soon.
Firstly here are some Sophy Robson “Eek” inspired nails 🙂
Now for the No.7, I bought this (among others) using a £5 off voucher, so it was a steal for just £2!
For this I used a base of Max Factor Nailfinity in 882 Angel Nails. I love this colour, it’s a really stunning pink-toned silver foil. It doesn’t even show brush strokes! I think I bought this for £5.99 in Superdrug, but it’s around in Boots and Tesco and probably many other stores for the same price. I believe Boots are doing 3 for 2 currently on selected Max Factor products, including the Nailfinity range (irritating – I would have waited!). I am still lusting after their colour “Midnight Plum”, which was swatched in Boots but sold out. I haven’t found it anywhere! 🙁 I will do a swatch of Angel Nails in the near future.
Max Factor also do much smaller bottles (Max Colour Effects) in some lovely colours but something in me just can’t justify spending £3.99 on 4.5ml when Nailfinity is 10ml! Money stealers 🙁
Anyways, before I start rambling off on that tangent any more, I also used 8 Rio Nail Art Pens. These were in blue, red, yellow, silver, metallic pink, green and white (for the dots), and for the black lines I used the black pen. These were given to me ever so kindly by Andy’s family for Christmas, I was so happy to receive them as I love anything arty and it has merely spurred on my nail obsession. These really are good, I find them easy to control and the pen part doesn’t let too much polish out at once. They dry super fast, and they even provide you with a pin to unstick each pen if it gets dried up at the tip! Love these.
So what I did was I just drew the lines in black as neatly as possible (I came a bit of a cropper when it came to doing my right – dominant – hand!). Next, I just did the coloured dots very much in a random order until it looked right.
Ever since I first saw KlairedelysArt’s tutorial for this I was desperate to do it, so I used it as a relaxing few minutes from my revision for each nail. I found her tutorial by searching ‘Tron makeup’ in YouTube. This was because Andy and I went to see it in the Christmas holidays and I fell in love with the film, I think I enjoyed it even more than he did!
I really enjoyed wearing this, it made me feel very colourful and happy every time I looked at my nails.
More blog posts coming up as I have muchos muchos to talk about and many more pics 🙂
Disclaimer: Everything mentioned in this blog post was either bought by myself with my own money, or given to me as a gift from friends/relatives. All opinions expressed here are my own.