Friday, 2 December 2016

Indie Spotlight: Paint Box Polish

I'm going to be participating in an Indie Spotlight, which will be a monthly post showing some love for favorite indie brands. This month, we're featuring Paint Box Polish. Pam makes some of my favorite polishes ever. I LOVE her holographic glitters! They have the best and longest lasting formula around. I also really, really love her cuticle oil brush pens! With this post, I'll show you a polish I haven't posted previously and some of my favorite manicures I've done with PBP.

Haleiwa Town

Waimea Waters with a matte top coat

Winter Is Coming with squiggly swirls

 Urban Decay Cosmetics Mrs Mia Wallace with The Night Is Dark And Full Of Terrors,
 Much More Muchier (Dracarys is pretty much the same color), Gold Shall Be Their Crowns, 
A Dragon Is Not A Slave & Poppin Bubbles

Fizzing Whizbees, Acid Pops, Sugar Spun Quills and The Knight Bus with a matte top coat

Much More Muchier

A Dragon Is Not a Slave

Much More Muchier, A Dragon Is Not A Slave, 
Fight the Fairies and Love's Keen Sting with matte top coat

The Westerosi Collection and then put a thick coat of
 Illamasqua Boosh over that and engraved some imprecise lines

The Westerosi Collection.

Friday, 4 November 2016

Indie Spotlight: 6 Harts Polish

I'm going to be participating in an Indie Spotlight, which will be a montlhy post showing some love for favorite indie brands. This month, we're featuring 6 Harts Polish. I've known Courtney for a while now and she's the nicest person around! When I lost both of my grandfathers in the space for 28 days, she made me a custom polish called A Grandparent's Love. It was one of the sweetest things to do for me while I was grieving.

A Grandparent's Love.

Blow Me... A Raspberry 2, Carnal Intent 
and A Grandparent's Love.
(By far my favorite mani with 6 Harts Polishes!)

I'd highly recommend any and all of her polishes. I actually see some in the shop now that I'm eager to try! 

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Spring Haul 2016

Long time no blog post! Just in case you didn't know, I'm mostly posting on Facebook and Instagram and not really doing too many blog posts. But I just got a package in the mail yesterday from Ashley over at Ashley is PolishAddicted and I was so excited about it, I thought I'd post! Sometimes Ashley collects a bunch of orders for me and sends them over to save on the shipping (postage prices for packages to the UK start at around $10!).

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Bunny Paige Mini Paved Heart in Intergalactic.
I couldn't capture how beautiful this is.
It's definitely more purple than this picture shows. 

Nuff Nuff Toys Felt Totoros!

Nuff Nuff Toys Dia de los Muertos Axolotl.

Little Lazies Cupig the Lovehog and Easter Puggy!

Fossil Vintage Glitz Linear Dot Drop Earrings and Five Bar Necklace.

Paint Box Polish Fight the Fairies, The Leaky Cauldron, Love's Keen Sting
and some mani fizzies. 

Serum No 5 Single's Awareness Day, Lacquer Lust Unloved Unicorn,
Cirque Colors Karma Sutra and Takko Lacquer Kitsch.

Sea Lore Polish Amusing Andrina and Cherry Cordial Coast.

Hourglass Icon and Maybelline Color Tattoo Seashore Frosts.
This eyeshadow is my go-to eyeshadow and I'm nearly out 
and this was LE, so I ordered three :)

Being an American in the UK, I miss some weird things :D

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Purple For Angie with Girly Bits Purple Potion and Sally Hansen Deep Purple

After not posting on here since March, I have a very special post for Epilepsy Awareness Month that is dedicated to Angie. Every day she kicks epilepsy's ass. She's one of the strongest people that you'll ever meet and she's only 13 years old. She's an amazing young lady and she never complains about her multitude of seizures that she has daily.  Here is Angie:

You can just tell by that picture that she's super sassy! :)

For this mani, I used Girly Bits Purple Potion over Sally Hansen Deep Purple. I'm a little late to posting today but I'll try to share all the other posts over on my Facebook page or try searching for the tag #PurpleForAngie. 

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Small Wicked Weekend Haul

It's the 3rd of March and it's time for my first post of the year! YAY! Today I have a small haul post for you. On Friday, I went to see Wicked in London with my sister-in-law, my niece, a friend of my niece and her mother. Wicked was awesome! And I was proud of myself for not getting lost in London because I have zero sense of direction and find train and tube stations really confusing. On Saturday, we went to Bluewater shopping centre. Which was very different to the way I normally shop because this involved two 8 year old girls and they don't really want to go into the same stores I do :)

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The stage. With the Time Dragon and a map of Oz.

Took these on my wander around before the show.

Westminster Cathedral.

Dragon on a pillar at Bluewater.

I loved this statue and dome!

On Thursday, I posted this on my page.
It's Deborah Lippmann One Short Day.

Here's a close up of the necklace from Dusty Pixie Designs.

Programme from the show.

An Oz keychain without the chain.

Glinda's bubble necklace!

Toothless from Build-a-Bear!!

Some headbands from Claire's Accessories.
Kinda disappointed with the top headband that already looks
crappy and I've only worn it for less than an hour.

These last couple of things I received in the mail this weekend.

Kate Spade bag that I got off ebay.

Pahlish Bespoke Batch Boo Give Love! and Midnight at the Majestic.

Hope you had a great weekend and have a great week! I'll try to post a little more often but there's no telling what's going to happen ♥

Sunday, 21 September 2014

New York Summer Haul 2014

I was in NY for nearly two months. I don't usually go over in the summer time because of the price of the plane tickets but I went over to look after my grandparents. I did some shopping, of course, so here's a haul for you! Lots of pictures ahead! Let's start with the polish.

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Enchanted Polish December 2013, January 2014, February 2014,
May 2014, June 2014 and July 2014.

Enchanted Polish Octopus's Garden, Once Upon A Cloud and Mercy

Island Girl Tropical Paradise, Marc Jacobs Oui! 
and Elianto Red Gossip (which is a Malaysian brand)

Paint Box Polish Abigail Leigh, Elevation Polish SBP Red Sea
and some dotting tools from ebay.

Wet n Wild Palettes

Jack Black Shea Butter lip balm, Wet n Wild Balm Stain in Rico Mauve,
L'Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga mascara, Milani Lip Intense in Red Extreme,
Physician's Formula mascara and Milani Lip Intense in Pink Rave.

Hourglass minis from a Sephora perk.

Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black and DKNY MYNY

New York necklace from Kris Nations.

Juicy Couture snowflake charms, Bunny Paige mini paved volcano heart
on a Spiffing Jewelry chain and a long circle chain from TJ Maxx.

I got this chain mostly to match my Betsey Johnson watch haha

Kate Spade bow earrings,Silver Forest Earrings, 
Fossil Key and Heart Earrings and earrings from a little store in New Paltz.  

Halloween headband and earrings from Kohls
Nail stickers from Five Below

Oscar de la Renta sunglasses from TJ Maxx

Seltzer Goods cosmetic bag

Hayden Harnett Conrad bag

Rebecca Minkoff hologram Mini MAC

Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC from an amazing group of ladies!! ♥

Malaysia coin purse from a friend and a cute bulldog key chain

Squishable Corgi and Grumpy Cat. 
Grumpy Cat looks like he thinks the corgi is awful hahaha

Funko POP Rick Grimes from The Walking Dead and a cross stitch that Jen 
from Jen's Nail Files made for me.

Despicable Me Duck Tape and Magnets 
from Five Below.

All of the following mugs are from Starbucks.
I have an issue.

Kuala Lumpur mug from a friend and Boston mug from my sister.

Kuala Lumpur mug from a friend and Boston mug from my sister.

Boston and Cambridge mugs from my sister.

Arizona mug from my BFF and I purchased the Canada mug.

Washington DC and The Hamptons mugs from my sister.

Washington DC and The Hamptons mugs from my sister.

Starbucks Mermaid Tail mug from my sister and Mermaid Eye
I purchased at the airport to get an hour of internet for free.

Hawaii mugs from a friend.

L&M Studio bud vase and travel tumbler that I'll just use at home.

Yes, I did bring ALL those mugs back with me in one trip. I did have to pay for another suitcase for the flight back in order to bring them all but whatever :) Some of the stuff here (such as the snowflake charms) are things that have been at my mom's house for a long time and I only got when I arrived there in July. I'm sure there are things that I've put away already that I've forgotten about but this is enough to prove that I have a shopping problem hahaha