Saturday 29 March 2014

Fire and Flames

Water Marble Nails

Hey all, so today for my normal Saturday Manicure I'm doing another water marble. This time I will be sharing how I do it on my nails, unlike my previous water marble posts. So lets get to it..
First off I already painted my nail with two coats of Jess French White.

I cut 20 strips of masking tape, two for each finger. I tape all fingers on my left hand as I do this hand first, being right handed I find this easier for me. But when I do my right hand I tape each finger as I water marble, it, as I find it hard to pick the lids of the polish up with tape around my fingers. Bottled water at room temperature in a paper cup, about an inch away from the top, polishes open and orange stick at the ready, lets start..

I did all my fingers apart from one, which I videoed to show how I got the flame design in the water, and finger placement over the pattern. I again apologise for the quality of the video, and I will show photos at the end..

And for the photos, all cleaned up and topcoated :)

Hope you enjoy reading this post. I'm not one for yellow polish against my skin tone, however I think as this has the other colours and not just yellow, it look ok. I like it anyway lol, what do you think?

Stay safe and much love..

Thursday 27 March 2014

Autism Awareness

Blue Nails

Hello again lovely people! I'm here with another awareness post, this time for Autism. Again there's an event on facebook for Blue Nails for Autism Awareness. My post this time will be totally different to my normal ones, as blue is my favourite colour. So I will share my blue manicures, possibly plain or with some nail art. The first one is Perfect Holographic in H4. An awesome blue holo polish...The cheapest holo I have, but that doesn't show in the holographic quality :)

Next up is an untried polish that I got for my birthday. Revlon Royal. A wicked blue with a gelly like quality. I love this shade of blue, and the finish (without a topcoat) is super shiny.

Next up is another untried and birthday gift. My one and only Opi polish! Reflecting Pool. Such a beautiful polish with gold and silver sparkles.

Then the sun made a quick appearance, so I quickly stamped with Gosh Holographic and Konad plate m78.

The next mani I used two blue polishes. Silly of me, but when I sorted all the blue polishes out for this week, it didn't occur to me that apart from the Perfect Holographic, the rest were all untried polishes! So anyway I used Barry M Silk in Mist and Barry M Gelly in Blue Grape. I also used my Princess Moyou plate for the first time too :) Take a look..

Ok so were at the last blue mani for the cause, again another new polish, and another cheap one. Pretty by Quest Blue Denim Look polish. I knew I had left this polish last for a reason.....but not a bad one. What an awesome polish! One coater, lovely to apply and dries quickly to a matte finish.

Now although I like the finish to this polish, I wanted to see what it would look like with a topcoat. And I wasn't disappointed! Take a look...

It would be hard for me to choose a favourite from all these blue manicures I have done, as I like them all! As I've said though blue is my fav colour, and I have enjoyed doing this post for Autism Awareness :) Here are all the polishes together...

Perfect H4, Revlon Royal, Opi Reflecting Pool, Barry M Mist, Barry M Blue Grape and Pretty Blue Denim. 
I hope you enjoy reading this, and I will be back on Saturday with a final water marbled design that I'm hoping to video on my nails and not on false ha ha, so till then take care and much love....

Saturday 22 March 2014

TMI Tag!

TMI Tag!

Hello again! Wow what a busy day with three posts, although the mega water marble one was continued from last night. Anyway I have been tagged by the lovely Dawn from Sassy Little Nails to to this TMI Tag. TMI meaning Too Much Information.

I hope you enjoy reading this and here are my answers to the questions....

1) What are you wearing?
My blue track suit that I wear when I paint my nails.

2) Ever been in love?
Yes and still am with my Hubby.

3) Ever had a terrible breakup?
Only when I was younger when I found out the boy I was seeing starting seeing someone else, but I knocked him out to make myself feel better lol.

4) How tall are you? 
5ft 10

5) How much do you weigh?
About 9 stone, not too sure ;)

6) Any tattoos?
Yes three.
Right Arm
Left arm
They tell a story, for me anyway. The Rose for My Mum, the burning heart is how I felt when she died, and the butterfly as she is now free of pain :)
7) Any piercings?
Just my ears pierced twice.

8) OTP? 
No idea what this means lol.

9) Favourite show?
Mr Selfridge.

10) Favourite bands?
I like too many to name!!

11) Something you miss?
My Mum and our cat Tilly

12) Favourite song? 
Right now Enrique I'm a Freak.

13) How old are you?

14)Zodiac sign?

15) Quality you look for in a partner?
Good sense of humor and loyalty. 

16) Favorite quote?
God made man first, then had a better idea!

17) Favorite actor?
Jason Statham.

18) Favorite colour?

19) Loud music or soft?
Loud, but does depend on the music.

20) Where do you go when you’re sad?
In the kitchen and put my headphones on, listen to music. 
21) How long does it take you to shower?
About 30 mins.

22) How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
Just under an hour.

23) Ever been in a physical fight?
I can honestly say I haven't.

24) Turn on?
Enrique Iglesias :D 

25) Turn off? 
Not well groomed...
26) The reason I started blogging?
Was getting good feedback on my manicures.

27) Fears?
Snakes and frogs, anything else I can handle.

28) Last thing that made you cry?
Watching DIY SOS!

29) Last time you said you loved someone?
Hubby this morning.

30) Meaning behind your blog name?
I bit my nails for over 30 years and nothing I did made me stop. So when I just did on day, the name bite no more was perfect as I now love my long nails :)

31) Last book you read? 
Crossing Over by John Edwards.

32) The book you’re currently reading?
Not reading anything atm.

34) Last person you talked to?
My son Lewis, he just asked to go on the pc!!

35) The relationship between you and the person you last texted?
My Daughter Jade, she text to tell me her friend had a baby girl :)

36) Favorite food?
Freshly cooked hot donuts...yummy.

37) Place you want to visit?
Sydney Australia to see the Opera House and Bridge.

38) Last place you were?
In the loo ha ha

39) Do you have a crush?
Oh Yes Enrique....swoon...... 

40) Last time you kissed someone?
My youngest Ami.

41) Last time you were insulted?
Can't think really..

42) Favourite flavour of sweet?
Wine Gums.

43) What instruments do you play?
Guitar and keyboard.

44) Favourite piece of jewellery?
Besides my wedding rings, I have my Mum's wedding and engagement rings.

45) Last sport you played?
Running up the stairs lol.

46) Last song you sang?
Say Something A great Big World.

47) Favourite chat up line?
Don't really have one.

48) Have you ever used it?

49) Last time you hung out with anyone?
My son Lewis and daughter Jade when we went to the college.

50) Who should answer these questions next?

Those who have been tagged just copy and paste the questions, can't wait to read your answers! I've enjoyed doing this tag and If I've not tagged you and you want to do the tag, please join in! leave links to posts in my comments please, I'd love to read everyone's answers!
That's all for today I promise :)

Purple Nails

Purple for Epilepsy Awareness

Hi lovely people. For today's nails I'm joining in with an event on facebook for Epilepsy Awareness, and the theme is purple nails. Epilepsy affects more than 500,000 people in the UK. This means almost 1 in 100 people has the condition. although I personally don't know anyone who suffers with epilepsy. It usually begins during childhood, although it can start at any age. Seizures are the most common symptom of epilepsy, although many people can have a seizure during their lifetime without developing epilepsy. 
I was more than happy to join in and do a purple manicure to raise awareness. 

I've done a few water marble's just lately, that I went back to just painting my nails! I wanted a nice spring coloured purple, and Candy Coated by Sinful Colors was the perfect one.

Two coats no topcoat..

Such a beautiful cream polish. For something different aswell I used purple flower water decals. Something quick and easy today after the week I've had! Here they are...

I think the darker shade of purple flowers against the Candy Coated polish goes so well together, and the added butterflies on the decals just finish this manicure perfectly. What do you think?
Till next time stay safe and much love...

Water Marbling

Water Marbling...what polishes?

Hey all, hope you are all well. We have a new internet provider now :) working much better. This is going to be a very big photo and video post showing what polishes I use to water marble. Also showing how well and bad each one works in the water. I used false nails, just because I was testing 13 different brands of polish, and this was quicker. But the process is the same when doing it on your own nail, apart from taping each finger to save on clean up when you're done. But as for placing the nail in the part of the design you like its all the same. You will see in some videos when the polish doesn't seem to spread well, I use my orange stick in the water to make it spread, this tip can also be used when you need or want to clean the surface of the water. You drip in one drop of polish, use the orange stick to pull the polish to the outside of the cup, wait for it to dry (you can blow on it to speed it up) the remove with a cotton bud (that's what I use). Also once you have dipped your finger into the water and cleaned the excess polish from the surface, if you slowly take your finger out the water it reduces bubbles forming in the polish.
As I've said this is a heavy photo and video post, I'll show the photo's of the polishes and then the video of the water marble with them. I also apologize for the quality of the video as it's only a cheap camcorder.

So are you ready?..........
Let's start..
Beauty UK (Wildchild Collection) Pink, Purple and Yellow.

166A Red, 341 Orange and 677 Black.

Green and Blue

Ultra Magenta, Black and White.

Pink, Purple and Blue

Hello Sailor, Pure Red and Ebony.

Candy Coated, Pistache, Cotton Candy, Cinderella.

Peach Beach, Blue it and Twisted Pink.

Bold Blue, Bright Coral and Lush Lilac.

Crush, Wild Thing, Party Dress and Girls Night Out.

Purple Pulse and Lavender Cloud.

Candy Purple, Purple and Denim Chrome.

Shrinking Violet, Preview Pink and Electric pink.

The End ha ha

Here is a better picture of each nail....

Left to right: Revlon, Wet n Wild, Sinful Colors, Sally Hansen Salon Manicure, Jesse's Girl, Pride of London.

MNY, Beauty UK, Chit Chat, Collection 2000, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear, MUA, La Femme.

As you can see all of these polishes work well, the Pride of London nail was an error on my part for not making the design big enough for the nail! I hope this helps, was a hard post to do, but enjoyed doing it :) Ask me anything if you need to and I'll try my best to help. 
Thanks for stopping by and till next time, stay safe and much love....