Leopard Print

Yes, more leopard print! I think I may be getting a little addicted to leopard print. It’s just so simple, and the colour combinations are endless. I’m going to London for three days tomorrow, so I was looking around for some nail inspiration on Pinterest, and found a great orange and white leopard design, which I decided to do my own spin on. I’ve been wearing Hedonist over the weekend so I didn’t want anything too bright!

I used Nails Inc Chalk Farm, Models Own Snow White, and my Models Own nail art pen.

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Over the weekend, I was so happy to get back to the Stadium of Light for a Premier League game! Our first game against Reading was called off because of a waterlogged pitch, and cup games aren’t the same. We drew 1-1 with Liverpool, with Steven Fletcher scoring the opening goal for us, and Luis Suarez equalising for Liverpool.

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After the game, as we were leaving, I took this shot of the Stadium at sunset.

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I’m really looking forward to going to London tomorrow, it’s not often I get to go as a proper trip, its usually just football, which is a few hours in a pub, the match, then straight home! I’m very excited that Victoria’s Secret finally opened on Bond Street! I plan on trying to get some Christmas shopping done too, and I’m going to try and restrain myself from buying too much nail polish, although with a trip to Selfridges, the OPI, Models Own, and Nails Inc Paint Shop counters might be too hard to resist!

We have a lot crammed into three days, including the Hard Rock Cafe, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, the Tower of London, the London Eye, and the London Zoo. I expect my feet to be dead by Wednesday! The only annoying thing about it is I come home, then a few days later I’m back in London when Sunderland play West Ham! Trying to fit everything in my suitcase is hard too! It’s only a small suitcase (honest!) so it’s a bit of a pain, especially trying to fit more than one pair of shoes in it! The trip home could be interesting if I go on a bit of a crazy shopping spree!

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

Lyndsey đŸ™‚

Purple Sherbet

This month, Marie Claire are giving away Ciate´nail polishes with their magazine, in three shades, Purple Sherbet, Jelly Bean, and Bon Bon. Marie Claire is £3.70, although WHSmith had a 2 for £6 offer on some magazines. Ciate´polishes are usually £9, and there’s also a 25% off discount code in the magazine. I picked up Purple Sherbet and Jelly Bean. Lots of magazine seem to have great freebies this month, Glamour have a choice of 3 benefit products (I got all 3!), and in others I’ve seen Body Shop mascara and eye pencils, Leighton Denny nail polish, Jemma Kidd makeup and even a free Reiss vest, I was very tempted to pick them all up, I think the cashier might have thought I was a bit crazy though!

Purple Sherbet is the first Ciate´polish I’ve tried, although I have been tempted by them for a while, especially their Caviar Manicure, and I’ve seen lots of great reviews. First of all, I love the bottles, the little bow makes them very pretty! The colour is gorgeous too, a lovely creamy lilac, although it was quite sheer, and I needed 3 coats to cover completely.

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I decided to add glitter, and created a reverse gradient glitter, using Rimmel’s Disco Ball.

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Tomorrow I’m going to Liverpool for a tour of Anfield. Although I’m a Sunderland supporter, I’ve been on a few stadium tours (Camp Nou, Old Trafford and Stamford Bridge) and I love seeing parts of the stadium you don’t usually see on a match day, along with the museum parts and all the silverware! I’m definitely looking forward to touching that famous ‘This is Anfield’ sign on the walk down the tunnel!

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Chinatown

Today I was at the Sunderland game against Liverpool. Sunderland won 1-0! Before the game I’d have been happy with a draw, although I’m even happier with the win and taking all three points! We definitely got lucky with the goal though, a shot from Fraizer Campbell which hit the post, bounced off the back of Pepe Reina’s head and hitting the post again before Nicklas Bendter knocked it in!

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We play Everton next weekend in the Quarter Finals of the FA Cup, 90 minutes (although 180 if there’s a replay) from going to Wembley, not often that chance comes around for a Sunderland supporter!

Onto my nails!

I loved how I’ve had my nails for the last couple of days but I still have new colours that I haven’t tried out yet. I’d also appreciate any tips on removing glitter polish. I thought it might have been easier over another polish, but no! So please share your glitter removing tips with me!

Today I went for nails inc’s Chinatown, which is a hot pink. It also has a purple shimmer to it (one of the reasons I decided to buy it, as it made it different from all my other pinks). This polish went on really nicely, and only needed two coats. It also has a lovely glossy finish to it. But once again I’m going to say now amazing I think nails inc’s 45 second top coat is!

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I hope everyone is having a nice weekend!

Lyndsey đŸ™‚