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A blog about nailart, creativity and life in general! :)


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Wedding Hair First Salon Visit

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Today was my first salon appointment. I went in last week and spoke to the head colourist and explained what I wanted for my wedding. She was great! Today I got low and high lights, a hair cut and hair styling. I really love how it turned out.

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I was originally going to pull pieces back from my face but I think that would take away from the effect. I might put a decorative pin on the left side above my ear, I’m not sure yet. I have two or three more visits between now and the wedding so I can play around with it some more. I’m really happy with the colour though!

After my hair appointment I wandered around the farmer’s market in my city, bought delicious chocolate for me, Greg, and my chocolate addicted brother. Then, had a great pub lunch with my mam. Love days like this!

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Barry M’s Papaya and really late St. Patrick’s Day manicure :)

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Barry M polish is growing on me. I’m not hugely impressed with how thick it can be, or how streaky. I think it’s definitely better that some Sally Hansen polishes. This polish is Papaya, it’s a really creamy coral shade. It took two coats and even after drying it was very easily dented. I really like the softness of the colour, but wish application was easier.

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I spent St. Patrick’s Day at home sick in bed. But I was determined to try a themed manicure! When I felt better I broke out these nail jewels, aren’t they cute?! I bought them with St. Patrick’s Day in mind. Really glad I got to use them.

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The clovers are so shiny it’s hard to get a good close up focused picture.

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Milani Shady Gray and Tainted In Red

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These are my Milani polishes combined to make a gritty look! The red/orange colour is called 901 Tainted In Red and the Grey is called 906 Shady Gray. I like this look but this is not my favourite colour combo! My polish collection is really limited these days. I have a big box full of polishes on it’s way here from Korea, can’t wait! Until then I’m just working with what I have. It’s ok but it makes nail art a little more difficult!

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In other exciting news, I’m flying to D.C. on Monday to see Greg for two weeks!!!! (and Mika and Pickle!) Can’t wait!!! It’s only been a month apart but it’s so great to be going over! I’m gonna cuddle my pets so hard!! 🙂 (and Greg!) 🙂

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What do you think of the colour combo?


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Milani Nail Lacquer

 

 

 

 

First off, sorry for not blogging in a while. I was really sick with the flu last weekend and as soon as I got better I had to go straight back to work. But I’m back now and feeling healthy and I can’t wait to share more nail art with you! 🙂

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I’ve been really  wanting to try these Milani polishes for ages but I couldn’t find them in Ireland. Luckily, my favorite Texan girl sent me some in a polish swap! Thanks Julie from Short and Sweet in Texas. I tried this one out first. It so cool! I thought it would kind of have a leathery feel to it since that’s what it looks like in pictures but actually it’s just really really gritty! I will use my Modi Peel Off Base Coat under it in future!

 

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It’s really easy to apply. Dries super fast and doesn’t feel annoyingly gritty, it’s fine not too coarse  I love how it looks!

 

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Have you tried these polishes? Did you like them?

 

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Barry M’s Greenberry

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This is Barry M’s Greenberry. I bought it because I love these kinds of colors, they remind me summer is coming and they are bright and cheerful. This was no exception. I thought it might have been a bit dark when I applied it but I shouldn’t have worried! The color POPS off my nails, fabulous! (if I do say so myself) The polish was a bit streaky and I ran into the usual problem with streaky polishes, I put on too many thick layers and then it dents before it dries, anyone else do that?

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Since I knew I was gonna swatch them I HAD to do something with this polish! So I used OPI’s The Man With The Golden Gun. I think this is my most expensive polish!! And I’ve only used it twice, my mam loves it, she’s amazed that it has 18 carat gold in it. Hmm, maybe she likes it a little TOO much, better keep it away from her! Anyway, I think it looks pretty smart with that top coat.

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Finished day two of my job at the hospital! Tomorrow I only have a short day, it’s been great so far, staff are so lovely and the patients are fun and in good spirits! It’s really hard physical work but it’s rewarding and the time flies and I feel really useful which is great!! No hanging around the house for me!! I do miss not wearing nail polish though! It’s prob a good break for my nails.


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Japanese Cherry Blossoms

Guess what? I came second in Mommy Loves Nail Polish‘s  nail art competition! I never win anything so this is really great. 🙂 This is the picture that I entered. Congrats to the first place Eva from flight of whimsy with her amazing nails!

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This picture was my inspiration.

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I really love that people like this manicure because it was one of the first that I did. It’s special to me. 🙂 I remember how happy I was when I managed to get it right! Here’s the original post from way back when.

Tomorrow I start a part-time job. It means I may not be able to blog as frequently. But I will REALLY try my best! Wish me luck! (first day nerves!)