Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Christmas Nails: Christmas Wreath

Happy Christmas Eve!

I am so excited. Honestly cannot remember the last time I was looking forward to Christmas as much as I am this year. I have already had some fantastic meals out with friends, been to family parties and exchanged beautiful gifts but still have so much more planned. Today I have to work but only until 1pm and then Mr LiPP and the puppies are coming to pick me up and we are off on a Festive Dog Walk with my little sis and her dogs and my mum and her dogs. Chaotic but Fun!

What could be more festive than gold sparkle, red sparkle and Christmas wreaths?!

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Christmas Nails: Christmas Trees

Happy Saturday loves!

I am still under the weather but determind to not let it stop me from any of my exciting Christmas plans. Last night I went out for a Christmas meal with a group of girl friends and we exchanged Secret Santa gifts. I was a very lucky girl and got two goody bags full of lovely gifts such as owl salt and pepper shakers, 6 handmade owl wine charms, an owl necklace (can you spot the theme!) and five lovely colour OPI crackle polishes to use for jewellery making. Thank you Jamie :-)

On the night I wore a very sparkly deep red dress that was covered in sequins, Here are the nails I designed to compliment...

Friday, 20 December 2013

Clothes Show Nails: Inspired by my dress

Good evening lovelies

A little break from Christmas nails... tonight I will show you the nails I wore at the Clothes Show a few weekends ago and also a picture of all the lovely goodies I treated myself too :-)

I started with a polish from Barry M that I believe is called Burgundy. Unfortunately this particular bottle has no label on the bottom so I hope I have got my online research correct :-)

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Christmas Nails: Christmas Jumper Fair Isle Print

Good evening lovelies

These are some of my most favourite Christmas nails ever! I have really gotten into the Christmas spirit this year and even purchased my first ever Christmas jumper! Its just a simple grey with a white snowflake print but its a good start and I am sure I will go all out next year :-)

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Christmas Nails: Mittens

Good evening lovelies

Another busy evening ahead for me. Tonight I have two gel nail clients both looking for Christmas designs which will be lots of fun for me to do. After that I am hoping to colour my hair ready for the final pre-Christmas week and maybe fit in a quick change of nail polish too :-)

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Swatch: Velvet Goth: Valerian

Tuesday already!

My least favourite day of the week however tonight is our departmental Christmas meal so at least I have something to look forward to. I am very lucky as I work with my little sister who just so happens to be my best friend and also several of my really good friends. All of this means that when we are forced out on team nights at least I am amongst people I want to be with :-)

Here is a quick swatch for you...

Monday, 16 December 2013

Christmas Nails: Snowflakes

Happy Monday

Tonight is the only time between now and Christmas Day that I do not have any plans so I am going to make the most of it and just take the opportunity to pamper myself a little and then chill out with hubs.

Here is how I wore the swatch of Obsidian I posted yesterday...

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Swatch: Velvet Goth: Obsidian

Happy Sunday lovelies

We just got home from a fantastic Christmas lunch at Loch Fyne. Mr LiPP and I were with six of our really good friends for a Christmas gathering and had a fantastic time. We ate loads, drunk a little and exchanged presents so lucky me came home with gift bags laden with goodies (one of wish has a beautiful Brocade polish in - thanks FH)

Time for another beautiful polish from the Models Own Velvet Goth collection...

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Christmas Nails: Reindeer and Hearts

Hey loves

Tonight I have my first Christmas meal out, only another seven to go!  Seriously I have so much eating to do I really must invest in some exercise equipment or some elasticated pants at the very least :-).

Tonight I have some glitzy nails to show you...

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Swatch: Velvet Goth: Amethyst

Good evening lovelies

Tonight I have yet another stunning polish from the Models Own Velvet Goth collection to show you. This one is called Amethyst...

Monday, 9 December 2013

Christmas Nails: Baubles

Good evening lovelies

Time for installment two of... Christmas Nails! I love doing themed nail art and there really is no better theme than Christmas!

Yesterday I showed you just the swatch of Absinthe, the gorgeous green from the Velvet Goth collection, and today I will show you just perfect it is as a base for baubles :-)

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Swatch: Velvet Goth: Absinthe

Hey lovelies

I just cant resist a green and glitter combination so when Mr LiPP bought me this stunning green from the Velvet Goth collection I couldn't wait to try it out.

This is Absinthe...

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Christmas Nails: Rudolph

Oh yes you read the caption correctly... I finally started my Christmas Nails!!

This beautiful red just lends itself so nicely to Christmas Nail Art and what could be cuter than a Rudolph accent nail?

Which do you like best... Shiny or Matte?

Friday, 6 December 2013

Swatch: Velvet Goth: Sardonyx

Happy Friday loves!

I've got an exciting weekend ahead. Little Sis and I are off to the Clothes Show Live first thing tomorrow morning and we cannot wait. We have talked of nothing else for months (literally) and we have been saving our hard earned pennies so we can have a real splurge when we get there :-).

Beautiful swatch for you today...

Two coats no top coat

Do you like this stunning polish as it comes (above) or with shiny top coat (below) ?

Two coats with Seche Vite top coat

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

White and Neon Nails

I promised you I would brighten up these white nails and there was no better way to do that than break out the neon nail polishes. It seems strange to use them in winter but I wanted to see how well they would stamp and show up on such a clean white background...

Monday, 2 December 2013

Swatch: Orly Dayglow

Wow... December already!

It will soon be time for some fun and festive Christmas nail art but until then I will show you, quite possibly, the plainest nails you will ever see on this blog!

Introducing white nails...

The polish is called Dayglow and it a recent purchase of mine. I was impressed with the formula and what you see in these pictures is three thin coats with Seche Vite top coat. 

As always with me I could not leave these nails alone so check back soon to see how I 'jazzed' them up :-)

Lou xx

Friday, 29 November 2013

Swatch: Orly Sparkling Garbage

Good evening :-)

I have been so excited to try out this polish so when I finally got my hands on it at the weekend I just knew it would jump to the top of my swatch queue :-)

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Orange with Pink Circles

Good evening!

Tonight I am going to share a pretty pink and orange combo. I really love these two colours together.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Swatch: Orly Orange Sorbet

Good evening lovelies

How has your day been? I have had one of those days that I am glad to forget about! Luckily for me my evening will involve relaxing in my comfies while I swatch some new polish :-). A great way to unwind. Here is my swatch of Orange Sorbet...

Monday, 25 November 2013

Neutral and Texture Combination nails

Happy Monday

A quick post from me tonight as I just got back from Sister Monday at Yo Sushi and I am so full up that I need to lay down! We tried lots of new dishes tonight and we still have not found one that we dont like!

Here are my pretty but simple nails of the day...

Friday, 22 November 2013

Sequins and Polka Dot Nails

Happy Friday!

I am so looking forward to this weekend... Yes I know I always say that but that's because I always am. I love spending quality time with loved ones and this weekend will be no exception. Mr LiPP is planning a nice meal for us tonight so I can just relax with my feet up and really unwind after a long week :-)

Here is how I wore the beautifully textured Eva...

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Swatch: 2True Sequins: Eva Blue

Hey lovelies

Just a quick but very beautiful swatch post for you tonight. This textured polish is called Eva and is one of the prettiest polishes I have swatched for a long time.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Pink, Green and Gold nails

Good evening lovelies

Tonight I am showing you a manicure I designed to co-ordinate with a new dress and bag I wore over the weekend. Any regular followers will know that I am a sucker for any combination of pink and green so when I wore my brightest of bright green new dress for a night out I just knew I would reach for my favourite bright pink clutch :-)

Monday, 18 November 2013

Order of the Garter with Accents

Good evening lovelies

I hope you all had fantastic weekends? I had an evening with my sister on Saturday, we ate olives, drank wine and watched Vampire Diaries on DVD. I have seen the whole series before but I am loving the chance to watch it again from scratch with my little sis. On Sunday I had a whole day and evening with Mr LiPP. We had a lazy morning, then went in the city for a touch of shopping before an evening on the sofa with several films and some yummy chocolate.

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Swatch: Barry M Textured: Majesty

Happy Saturday

I had such a good time at the beauty party last night. My final nail polish purchase count is a little embarrassing but I will share it anyway... 25 Orlys, 4 IBDs, 1 Seche Base Coat as well as a Kaeso Facial Kit, Matrix Exquisite Oil and a selection of files. Ouch... poor bank account ;-)

Today I am sharing with you my swatch of a beautiful textured polish called Majesty...

Friday, 15 November 2013

Pink and Green Filigree: Favourite Nails

Happy Friday!

Its the weekend and I cannot wait. I mentioned earlier in the week that I have a lot planned and I am really looking forward to being busy in such great company. Tonight I am going to a beauty party with my sister and our best friends. There is no doubt I will enjoy an evening of testing out the latest make up samples, catching up with friends and hopefully getting a sneaky peek of any new polish collections that are yet to hit the shelves :-)

Here are my nails for the night which just so happen to be some of my favourites for a while...

Thursday, 14 November 2013

I love Blue and Copper nails

Good evening lovelies

I dont know if I can find the words to tell you how much I love these colours together. I feel like I never want to take this polish off and I will certainly be using these colours together in lots more manicures over the coming weeks :-)

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Bright Green on Metallic Green Nails

Happy Wednesday!

Can you believe its the middle of the week already? Another busy week for me so time will fly by and I am glad as I have lots to look forward to at the weekend. A beauty party with all my girlfriends, a marathon DVD and sleep over night with my sister and as much time with my lovely husband as is possible to fit into one weekend!

Here is how I wore my beautiful metallic green polish from last nights swatch pictures...

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Swatch: 2True Metallica Aglaia

Good evening my lovelies

How are you all doing? I had such a lovely busy weekend that I just did not have any time for blogging but I hope to make up for it this week :-). Regular followers will know that I had lots of lovely plans for the weekend including tickets to see Scouting for Girls on Sunday night. I think this is the fourth time I have seen them live but they are always so fun that I really would go a fifth time if I could :-).

Here is a quick swatch post for tonight but check back tomorrow to see how I dressed these up!

Picture taken with flash on

This is a beautiful metallic green polish that applies perfectly in one coat and will be just perfect for stamping too :-)

Lou xx

Friday, 8 November 2013

Patterned Nails with Glitter Accent

Happy Friday lovelies

I am so looking forward to this weekend. Tonight is Date Night, Saturday we are out for my brother in laws welcome back drinks as he has just completed 7 months in Afghan and Sunday I am seeing Scouting for Girls with my little sis!

Here is the finished mani I created over my matte Vanilla base...

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Swatch: Barry M Matte Vanilla

Super quick swatch post tonight. Another pretty from the new Barry M Matte collection. This one is called Vanilla.

Taken with the flash on
Are you enjoying the current trend of matte nail polishes?

Check back tomorrow to see the nail art I created over the top of this simple matte base.

Lou xx

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

To Matte or Not To Matte?

A quick voting opportunity... Do you prefer this finished nails art Glossy or Matte?

Would love to know your thoughts :-)

Take care

Lou xx

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Saint George - Quick and Easy

Good evening lovelies

Oh my gosh can you believe its November already? In fact I just heard on the radio its only 50 days until Christmas... what?!

Whenever I am in a hurry to do my nails and I need a one coat polish that dries quickly but looks stunning, there is only one choice... Saint George from a-England.

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Happy Halloween: Spiders and Cobweb Nails

Happy Halloween

I have so enjoyed working on my Halloween themed nails. I think I have saved the best until last and I would hope that you agree...

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Halloween Nails: Gag Me With A Spoon

Happy Wednesday lovelies

Tonight I am very excited to be sharing another of my beautiful new Indie polishes with you.

This neon green goodness is called Gag Me With A Spoon and is made by Dollish Polish

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Halloween Nails: R.I.P Neon

Good evening lovelies

Today my little sis and I were on our usual road trip to work out of our second office. We are not long back and I am about to rush out the door again so this is a quick post to show you my third set of Halloween nails...

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Pink Thermal Polish Nails

Happy Sunday

Have you all had lovely weekends? I suddenly realised that I had not posted this years Breast Cancer Awareness nails so I am squeezing this post in tonight. I've got something exciting to share with you about this manicure... I used my first ever thermal polish!

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Halloween Nails: Purple and Pumpkins

Happy Saturday lovelies

Ok so now I made a start on the Halloween theme I cant stop! What is it with me a theme? I just get carried away :-). Yesterday I thought it was to soon, today I could not wait to stamp pumpkins!

Friday, 25 October 2013

Halloween Nails: Orange and Black

Good morning lovelies

Is it too early for Halloween posts? It feels like it is to me, especially as these pictures were taken in full on sunshine. We had a really sunny and warm day yesterday so I took full advantage of the chance to take outdoor pictures!

Monday, 21 October 2013

Feathers that Loves Me Not

Happy Monday loves

I do hope you all had fantastic weekends? Little sis and I went to the most amazing wine and tapas bar on Saturday, we ordered a bottle of stunning Sauvignon and as many tapas dishes as we could name and sat for hours putting the world to rights! Perfect :-).

Whilst this may not be the most detailed or complicated nail art I have ever done... I cannot tell you how much I LOVE it! My favourite polish, with my favourite holo top coat and one of my most favourite stamps!

Friday, 18 October 2013

Green and Gold Nails

Whoop whoop!

Friday at about this time is always cause for celebration... its the weekend! No more work, no more stress and no more recruitment drama. It will not long until I have a nice cold glass of Pinot in my hands and I will be sitting down to enjoy a nicely cooked meal (always better when someone else is cooking!) and as many episodes as I can handle of my favourite DVD boxset.

Onto my nails of the day (and possibly the weekend as I love them)...

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Jazzed up Texture and Matte Nails

Happy Hump day

Tonight I am going to show you how different this manicure looked once I added some simple top coat! You may have noticed that I am loving my Barry M Textured Effect polishes recently and this little pretty is certainly no exception!

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Diamonds and Glitter

Tonight I am showing you a manicure where I think I went a little too far with the colours and patterns I picked but then I thought what the hell... every now and then its good to have something different to show you all :-)