Archive for October, 2012

Review: Look Nail Pop Plum

Posted on: October 31st, 2012 by shewhodoesnails  No Comments

I really need to start posting more often. Wedding planning is taking over my life! Anyway, sorry for the delay but I should have quite a few posts for you over the next few days.

I will start by saying that I have decided that this is my new favourite nail polish. It’s official. This might have something to do with how good it looks with my engagement ring (check out the picture, I couldn’t resist!).

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I wore this nail polish for pretty much the whole week after I got engaged so that really says everything. The colour is so glossy and amazing, and the consistency is a dream.

I got so many comments from people on what a lovely colour is was, and one of my friends actually went out and bought it on my recommendation which was cool.

You get lots of photos of this beauty because I love it and because I wanted to spend some time playing with my awesome new light tent! It’s just so much more convenient now the nights are drawing in and I can still take pictures late at night! Woop woop!

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  • Revlon – Quick Dry Base Coat
  • Look Nail Pop – Plum
  • Revlon – Quick Dry Top Coat

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Scion Flight Insipred Manicure

Posted on: October 24th, 2012 by shewhodoesnails  2 Comments

I’ve recently gone a little mad over Pinterest. This could be due to currently planning a wedding but I seem to be living on it, and one of my favourites things to find and look at are patterns. So I’ve decided to do a series on patterns. All patterns and any patterns that I find on Pinterest.

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This was one of my favourite patterns on the list. I love how simple it is and reminds me of a summer’s day at the beach where my parents live. Plus, I was quite confident that it wouldn’t be too tricky to paint for my first attempt. It’s actually a wallpaper pattern too, and you can click on the photo to be taken to John Lewis’s website to purchase it.

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I started my painting my nails with Barry M Blueberry Ice Cream which I think is my only light blue. I really need some more light blues. I used a really tiny paint brush to paint white birds on my nails with Barry M Matt White and then used the same paint brush to accent a few of those birds with No7 – Sing the Blues.

I can’t believe how easy it was to create such a cool effect! i’m also using my snazzy new light tent for these photos which is why they look so much better than the old ones! Woop!

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  • OPI Nail Envy
  • Barry M – Blueberry Ice Cream
  • Barry M – Matt White
  • No7 – Sing the Blues
  • Seche Vite Quick Dry Topcoat

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I GOT ENGAGED!

Posted on: October 22nd, 2012 by shewhodoesnails  2 Comments

First off, I am soooooo sorry for not posting for ages! The last few weeks have been full of excitement and illness, so I haven’t had a chance to make any new posts until now.

The exciting news is…I’M ENGAGED! My boyfriend proposed just over a week ago now on the 12th of October and it was pretty much the best night of my life. Queue soppy post…

Jack had asked me a few weeks ago if I fancied going into London for dinner and to see the Lion King, which I was definitely up for, so he booked the tickets. On the day, we decided to go to Chiquito in Leicester Square which is an amazing mexican restaurant where we had some delicious food and some snazzy cocktails.

After we had finished, we walked back along the river and took a wander down to Somerset House which was a place Jack had mentioned that he wanted to show me. When we got there, it was all beautifully lit up with all the fountains on.

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This is where the magic happened! We walked down into the courtyard and stood over by one of the pillars watching the fountains when Jack got down on one knee and asked my to marry him!

Obviously the first word to come out of my mouth was ‘Yes!’ but not too many words followed. I think this was one of the few times in my life I’ve actually been speechless. The ring is absolutely beautiful – 18K yellow gold and covered in diamonds. I’ve been wearing it now for about ten days and I still cannot stop staring at it!

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After the proposal, we walked along to where the theatre was and Jack had found a small martini bar where we could have some champagne so we popped in there for a glass before the show. He then spilled the whole (very organised!) plan to me and told me how he’d asked my parents. We called our families and they’re all over the moon too!

The show was brilliant (although I think I spent more time looking at my ring than I did at the stage) and just made the evening even more special. After the show we walked down to Waterloo station to catch the train home and managed to take some lovely pictures of us on one of the bridges over the Thames.

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All in all, it couldn’t have been more perfect! I can’t believe that I am engaged and that I have a fiance and that I’m going to be Mrs Robson….it’s mad, but very exciting! Now comes all the planning, so I’ll try and keep you all updated on our progress :)

Models Own Wonderland Collection Swatches: Part 1

Posted on: October 6th, 2012 by shewhodoesnails  4 Comments

So if you’re a follower of Models Own on Facebook (and you should be) you might have seen the announcement they made yesterday about their new Wonderland polishes! Well today I managed to pop into Boots and as disappointed as I was to find out that they didn’t have the whole collection in stock, I still managed to pick up three of them and thought I woul swatch them for you :)

Northern Lights is described as “a fine holographic multi-tonal glitter in a pink finish” and that is certainly a good description, although I really don’t think that the picture that Models Own has released is very accurate to true life. It took three coats to get full coverage of the glitter and it has a really lovely pick tinge to it that it just so beautiful which the bling of the holographic glitter.

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Southern Lights is described as “an opaque holographic multi-tonal glitter in a lilac finish” and is a really gorgeous polish. It’s almost a bluey-lilac in closer and has a subtle holographic-ness to it that isn’t as intense as in Northern Lights. Again, this took three coats to get full coverage but I think it would look pretty and snowy as one coat over white.

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Finally we have Blizzard. Blizzard is described as “a dense mix of hand cut glitters to give a silver day-night sparkle” and I LOVE THIS POLISH. In the bottle, I wasn’t really very enamoured by it, but once I had layered it over a coat of black polish it looked like I was wearing diamonds on my nails! It’s quite amazing how this glitter sparkles different colours under different lights and it’s so chunky and lovely it is perfect!

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I absolutely love everything about this collection. Give me some glitter and a bit of holographic sparkle and I’m sold. The most annoying thing at the moment though, is that I can’t get hold of the two other polishes in the collection (Jack Frost and Snowflake)! Hopefully I’ll be able to find them some time in the next week though.

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You can find the Models Own Wonderland Collection in Boots stores and in the Models Own Bottleshop at Westfield shopping centre right now, or if you’re patient enough, they’ll be available on the Models Own website from the 12th October. They’re £5 each or you’ll be able to get them in a box set for £20! Plus, Boots currently have a 3 for 2 offer on if you get down there quick!
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