Snowmen, Snowflakes & Southampton

For the weekend, I did some more Christmas nail art. I’m a little obsessed, and I’ve had my Christmas Day nail art planned for a few days! I didn’t want to do anything too fancy, so I went for a snowman accent finger, and snowflakes. I used Barry M Silver foil effects, Models Own Snow White, Models Own white nail art pen, and acrylic paint for the snowman.

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On Saturday, I had a 4.30am wake up, followed by a 6 hour bus journey to Southampton, St. Mary’s being the 39th football stadium I’ve visited. Always nice to tick off a new one, even if it is 300 miles away!

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Thankfully, the long journey was worth it, and Sunderland won 1-0, with another goal for Steven Fletcher!

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They were a very important 3 points for us, especially with some of the games we have coming up. It also meant we could have a bit of a Christmas party on the bus home, plenty of drinks and food, and songs!

Tomorrow I’m going to catch up with the remaining days of the Mini Mani Month, then relax for Christmas, I can’t wait!

Lyndsey ๐Ÿ™‚

Amethyst

A few months ago, Barry M released their Jewel Glitter Collection, Amethyst was the one I wanted to try the most, and when I eventually found it, it didn’t disappoint!

Amethyst is packed with purple, pink, turquoise, gold and black hex glitter, and it is like a party on your nails. If you’re looking for a Christmas nail polish, this is perfect! The glitter is so dense it was fully opaque in three coats, and dried really quickly. The only problem I found was that I had to have a lot on the brush to actually cover an area of the nail. As with most glitter polishes it dries with the bumpy texture, fixed with a layer of topcoat.

From left to right: one coat, two coats, three coats, three coats.




As you can see from the last picture, my cuticles are looking horrible and dry, so I’ve ordered some Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Creme to try and solve this problem, being out in the cold at football at the time probably isn’t helping!

Over the last few days I’ve been at two football matches. On Sunday I went to London for Fulham v Sunderland. This meant a 4.30am wake up call, after only managing to get four hours sleep, leaving the house at 6.30am. The only benefit of being out of the house this early was the beautiful twilight sky (shame about the lamp post and road sign!)

We stopped off at Woodall services, which meant one thing, Starbucks Christmas cups! I’d just fallen asleep before we stopped so I wasn’t thrilled about going out in the cold!

Once we made it to London, we went straight round to the pub we usually visit when we play Fulham, The Crabtree, which is just a short walk from Craven Cottage, and whilst we were there, a guy came round with the FA Cup which you could have your picture taken with. It was a lot heavier than I expected! I’ve now been able to hold the FA Cup, the European Cup, and the Division One trophy ๐Ÿ˜€

On to the game, we were in row 4, not the best seats, I like being at the front, but at Craven Cottage the first few rows are virtually pitch level, so it’s very hard to see what’s going on, especially if you have tall people in front ๐Ÿ™

But that didn’t spoil anything too much, Sunderland won 3-1! With goals from Steven Fletcher, Carlos Cuellar, and a beauty from Stephane Sessegnon.

Yesterday I was back at the Stadium of Light for the U21s derby against Newcastle, which ended 2-2; Sunderland were 2-1 down but a late equaliser from Craig Lynch sealed the draw.

After Sunday, I can’t wait to get to get back to the Stadium of Light on Saturday, when Sunderland take on West Bromwich Albion, and I’m feeling positive for once. We haven’t had the best start to the season, and I still can’t believe we scored three goals, and had three different goalscorers!

Lyndsey ๐Ÿ™‚