I buy a lot of polish and associated things from the Facebook group UK Only Polish & Beauty Swaps and Sales. I picked up a load of packets of fimo slices and I’ve been itching to use them for ages. For the yellow nail prompt I borrowed an idea for cocktail nails that I really, really liked from Glowstars last year and came up with these – glasses of fizzy lemonade!
Category Archives: Caviar
Liquorice Allsorts divide opinion. Either you like them, or you don’t. If you don’t like them, then this polish is definitely not for you. However, if you do, then you will LOVE the smell of Models Own Sweet Shop Liquorice Allsorts. It’s by far the strongest of the collection, and continues to smell for many, many hours after you’ve applied it. It’s also one of the thickest, gloopiest, bestest black polishes I’ve come across in a long while.
I’ve had this slightly ridiculous design in my To-Post pile for months and months and I don’t know what’s taken me so long. Without further ado, I bring you SHEEP.
I’m quite partial to Jelly polishes. I really love that squishy, yummy looking finish. That being said, I don’t own very many – it seems they’re generally only made by Indie brands and I can never find them or they’re hideously expensive! So I was pleasantly surprised when this one dropped through my door in a Tara’s Talons Treasure Trove box in January. This is Feeling Festive:
Another prompt, another perhaps unoriginal but whole new to me design. I love an excuse to do something new with caviar – follow the tag to see some of my other hair-brained ideas. When I was trying to come up with a sweet-inspired nail art design my first thought was liquorice allsorts! My favourite ones are the jelly ones covered in little beads of sugar. A nail art match made in heaven!
Welcome to another day of pink nails! This week has been about raising awareness of breast cancer and I’ve been posting little bits of information each day. Today I’d like to point your attention to a few breast cancer charities in the UK. Giving money is a really practical way that you can help combat cancer, because it supports the people doing the research into cure and prevention.
I’ve been getting most of my stats from Breast Cancer Campaign this week. As well as information, their website includes campaigns that you can get involved with and a bunch of cool pink stationery, all of which helps them fund important research. The other charity you may not have heard of – Breakthrough Breast Cancer. I gave money to them every month for several years after I spoke to someone on the street in Bath – they’re less well heard of because they believe in spending more money on research and less on promoting themselves. That’s the kind of charity I tend to get behind. As well as the campaign stuff you can also choose to do something sponsored for them – any budding athletes out there?
I am totally nuts about today’s manicure. Possibly my favourite manicure to date, ever.
Afternoon! Today I bring you some more pink nails inspired by Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
One woman in eight will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, but there’s good news: Over 80% of women with breast cancer are still alive five years after diagnosis. Just 40 years ago, the five year survival rate for breast cancer was around 50 per cent. That’s major! So be breast aware!
Today’s nails are Pink and Punky – who says pink has to be soft and girly? We can be hard and still feminine too!
Recently I’ve joined up to the British Nail Bloggers facebook group and a bunch of us decided that this week we’ll post pink manicures to promote Breast Cancer Awareness month. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer – around 50,000 women and 400 men are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. With our modern technology we’re surrounded by the tools to fix this – but you’ve gotta get to the doctor first! I had a scare last year where I thought I found a lump in my breast. It turns out that as you age your breasts naturally start to get a bit lumpy and that’s particularly true at certain times of the month. Getting mine checked was absolutely the right thing to do – now I know my breasts better. The moral of this story is make sure you know your breasts, so that if something does act up you’ll spot it!
Now for today’s nails: