Emerald City

I first saw this Models Own polish on All Things Gemma, and I knew I had to get it! Emerald City is a gorgeous glitter polish, green with a clear base. This was three coats.

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Yesterday I saw this picture of Una Healy from The Saturdays, looking amazing just a couple of months after the birth of her gorgeous baby Aoife Belle, but I also had shoe envy over her nautical wedges!

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So I took to one of my favourite websites, Shop Style, to see if I could find them, or anything similar, and I was successful! Una’s wedges are from Ravel, and are available at Barratts, Debenhams and Dorothy Perkins, £50 down from £60, so I had to treat myself! They’re also the first pair of wedges I’ll have bought, and I’ll be using them as my ‘sensible shoes,’ those times when I’m going out, and don’t want to wear flats, but also don’t want to wear killer heels (which all of mine are!)

Lyndsey 🙂

Konad

My new Konad tools came in the post last week! I couldn’t wait for them to arrive so I could try them out and see how easy it was. It was easy and I love the finished effects! As soon as I got it I had to try it straight away, so I just used Barry M‘s 312 Indigo over OPI’s Pink Friday that I was already wearing – not bad for a first attempt!

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For anyone that is not familiar with Konad, you get a round image plate, a stamper and a scraper. You paint your chosen colour polish over the image you want on the stamper (I used ordinary polish, but I may get a white Konad special polish), scrape off the excess, and place the stamper over the image, using a sort of rolling motion. The design comes straight out of the image plate, and you stamp the image onto your nail using the same rolling motion.

This is Barry M’s 306 Blueberry Ice Cream, and I used 312 Indigo as the stamp colour.

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I love this! Although I have since found out you can get a lot of image plates on Amazon for a lot less than the price of Konad plates, so I’ll be getting those ones next time.

This was my second full attempt, the first time I used a dark base with white to stamp, but I found the white didn’t show up as much as I’d hope, which is why I’ll probably be buying the Konad white. I can see me using this a lot though, it’s so quick and easy and you get a fab nails!

On Saturday night it was the 2012 British Soap Awards, and I love seeing what all the girls are wearing. A lot of the stars seemed to be flashing as much flesh as possible whilst still wearing floor length dresses! Michelle Keegan was easily the winner of Best Dressed for me, she looked absolutely stunning in a sparkling midnight blue Jexica gown.

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Lyndsey 🙂

I Have A Herring Problem

So with all the new polishes I’ve had lately, I’ve finally made it round to trying out one from the OPI Dutch Treats collection. I Have A Herring Problem is a shimmery blue/grey polish. I’ve read a few other reviews which have said that there was also a teal/green colour to this, but I didn’t see it. Also please ignore my very poorly painted middle finger nail, I’m not sure how I managed to do that!

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My birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks, so I’ve been trying to find a nice dress to wear when I go out, here are some I have to choose from, it’s not going to be an easy decision!

Missguided Chellsea Contrast Bandage Skater Dress. I love this dress. The top is bandage style, with the bottom half being a skater dress. I love bandage dresses, but they don’t suit my body shape, but skater dresses are perfect.

Dorothy Perkins Black Pleat and Fold Dress. This is one I’ve just ordered when DP had their 25% off week, so I haven’t tried it on yet. I love the style of this dress, and the colours. They also have this dress where the colours are reversed, going from orange to black, but I preferred the orange belt, rather than the black belt on the orange dress.

Dorothy Perkins Feverfish Mint Green Tunic Dress. This is another I’m yet to try on, but I LOVE it. I love the colour, the design, everything.

ASOS Tulip Dress in Butterfly Textured Fabric in Surf The Web. I got this dress from the ASOS sale, £40 down to £16! I absolutely love the colour, and the butterfly detail is very cute.

Also as a birthday present to myself, I’m planning on buying the NIKON Coolpix S6300. If anyone has this camera I’d love to know what you think about it!

Lyndsey 🙂

Be A Dahlia Won’t You

After trying out some of the Model’s Own Beetlejuice collection I’m back to the OPI collections I bought, with ‘Be A Dahlia Won’t You’ from the Nice Stems collection. I think this may be one of my favourite pinks now. It’s a very bright magenta, with a shimmering finish. It was slightly sheer at first, but it only took three coats to cover. This would also be a great base for I Lily Love You.

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I had a bit of a shopping spree the other day before I went to see Titanic 3D. A lot of the things I bought featured the Union Jack, because of the Queen’s Jubilee later this year, along with this Bruce Springsteen vest from H&M. I somehow managed to stop myself from buying any more nail polish too!

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Lyndsey 🙂

Aqua Violet

Another from the Model’s Own Beetlejuice Collection. I can definitely say I’m in love with this collection! Aqua Violet has an almost metallic finish, and the colours were absolutely gorgeous. The only problem I had with this polish was that some brushstrokes was visible. As with Indian Ocean I’ve had to take quite a few pictures to show the colours in this polish, although the pictures don’t really show how stunning this polish is.

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I can’t decide whether this or Indian Ocean is my favourite so far from the Beetlejuice Collection, I love both! I still have Purple Blue to try out, and I also want Emerald Black, which the Boots I went to didn’t have.

I discovered this the other day when I was looking around online, Ciate’s Caviar Manicure.

I love the look of this! Especially the rainbow one which looks like hundreds and thousands! Has anyone tried this? I’m very tempted to give it a go once they have them back in stock, but I’m not sure if I’d have the patience, or how long the beads would stay on!

Also, missguided got the better of me the other day!I’m a big fan of their dresses, but this time it was a jumper that got my attention.

This is another I love, but I decided to save it for next time!

One last thing, how stunning is the Michael Kors dress that Lea Michele is wearing? I love everything about it. I’m definitely going to be keeping my eye out for something similar.

Photo credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images For Michael Kors/Wetpaint.com

Lyndsey 🙂

Magenta Divine & Disco Heaven

Firstly, I’d like to say my thoughts are with Aston Villa’s Stiliyan Petrov, who has been diagnosed with acute leukaemia. I hope he makes a full and quick recovery.

For my nails this weekend, I’ve gone for a glitter overload (I’ve gone a bit mad for glitters since discovering the foil removal method!), with my new Model’s Own polishes. I haven’t done the contrasting ring finger for a while, so I decided to do that. I chose Magenta Divine, which is a clear polish packed with bold magenta glitter, and hedkandi Disco Heaven for my ring finger, which is also a clear polish, with gold glitter, along with larger blue/green particles of glitter.

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As with most glitter polishes, you do end up with quite a ‘bumpy’ feel, but a couple of layers of top coat fixes this 🙂

I also bought a gorgeous pair of Steve Madden shoes yesterday, I nearly talked myself out of them, but a girl can never have too many pairs of shoes right?

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I hope everyone has a good weekend, I’m going to Manchester tomorrow for Manchester City v Sunderland. I don’t have too high expectations from this game, but we did manage to beat them at home (even if it was a last minute goal!), but last time we played at City they thumped up 5-0!

Lyndsey 🙂

Save Me

Today I’m waiting for UPS to deliver my new iPad (excited!) Repainted my nails thinking they might have turned up in the middle, but no 🙁 still no iPad!

Today I chose OPI’s Save Me, which is part of the Nicki Minaj collection. This is a glitter polish, made up of a lot of small silver glitter, and holographic strands. This polish might work better as a top coat, but I found that it built up really easily after three coats.

In some lights, this polish just looks like a silver glitter, with a hint of blue strands in, but once it hits the light the strands give it a super sparkly rainbow effect. The photos don’t really do this polish justice!

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I also couldn’t resist this gorgeous skater dress I spotted on ASOS last night!

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Sunderland have a massive game tomorrow which I’m very nervous about, FA Cup Quarter Final away to Everton, we have 6,000 fans going down, so hopefully we’ll get a good result! I can’t imagine what it would be like if we got to Wembley!

I hope everyone has a good weekend!My iPad has just turned up (yay!) so I’m going to go and set it up!

Lyndsey 🙂