Thursday, 24 January 2013

A England - Order of the Garter

Todays polish is oh my.. one of the best blues imo, A England's Order of the Garter. 
This one for me was quite sheer for the first coat and a bit streaky when applied but by the second coat it had evened up nicely. I did 3 coats for good measure. 

OOTG is a spectacular deep blue with pretty glass flecks through out. Sublime, this had been a wish of mine for a while. 

Do you have a favourite A England? It's hard to choose but I think Galahad and Saint George are mine ;)

Enjoy! x

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Best of British 20/01/13

This week Lyndsay at Pie's Eyes has created a beautiful Feather Manicure using her stamping plates.

31 day challenge still going strong over at Emma's Little Corner with this watercolour mani and this stamping over a gradient.

Wendy at Wendy's Delights found a gem of a very old untried Saffron polish which is super sparklicious!!.

Sam at Polished Art was inspired by all the Christmas chocolate she's still munching away on to create this Ferrero Rocher manicure!

This week The Teenage Shopaholic has been... trying out furry nails! She swatched and reviewed MUA Fur Effects and was pleasantly surprised!

Susan at Lacquerland has been trying the 3 day oil & naked nail challenge here and was very happy with the results!

JustTalkNails has swatches of A Englands Dragon one of the best scattered holo greens!

This week Nada tried her hands at some flocking she couldnt resist her furry nails! check it out!

Mimi tries her hand at tribal eye nails and LOVES them!

Simple Star Stamping this week for the ABC Challenge on Enigmatic Rambles

Tara at TarasTalons took her basic flock mani up a notch! Chick it out here :D Why wait until Easter!

Claire at nuthin' but a nail thing has been doing some nail art with incorporating her latest Lush Lacquer haul. This one's a blue fishtail manicure with Dreamsicle.... sparkles!

Ruth hasn't had the chance to post since New Year's, but why not look at her New Year nails until she has the time to some more fun posts!

Steph at Never Mind Suzi is getting to grips with stamping after all, practice makes perfect.

Vic is finally back (and already has posts scheduled to the end of February, just in case she runs out). One of her faves from this week is Song of the Black Swan.

PrettyKittyClaws is trying out the new Enchanted Polish Care Bear collection with Daydream Surprise. So sparkly and pretty!

Pish Posh and Polish's Kerrie has been working on her 31 day challenge this week, but a simple swatch of ORLY's It's Not Rocket Science is her favourite post of the week and may be her top green polish of all time!

Danielle created a purple skittle manicure using a-England and Zoya favourites over at Totally Nailed and also swatched some new Zoya purchases this week!

Lou has been having lots of fun with Illamasqua polishes this week starting with the Raindrops reissue and then the lovely Glitterati. This may be the beginning of a beautiful love affair

CrisCros has been rocking penguin and snowflake nails finally letting her use her Models Own Wonderland flakie polish Go pick up a penguin!

Saturday, 19 January 2013

A England - Princess Tears

Finally my purchase second purchase from the A England sale arrived yesterday! They are so beautiful, all 3 of them! I decided to try out Princess Tears first and I love it. 

Princess Tears is a lovely silver/lilac mauve colour with a pretty holographic effect, you can't go wrong with holo's they are so pretty. 

This applies beautifully and is fully opauqe in two coats, I can't fault the application. Another great A England   in my collection. 

Enjoy! x

Monday, 14 January 2013

A England - Dragon

Today I have a polish that has been on my wishlist for so long, and a gorgeous green! Yes sorry I realise it's another green but it's A England Dragon! A England had a fantastic £6 sale to celebrate their second anniversary and although I wasn't meant to be getting any polish this month I could not resist Dragon nor Saint George, Order of the Garter and Princess Tears that came along with it ;)

Dragon is.. what can I say, perfection. Glides on like butter and is opaque in one coat which the picture spam below shows. It is a lovely mossy green I'd say, and a lovely scattered holo (I believe is the right term) which I tried to get but England is not very kind with the sun lol

I can't fault A England, I love these polishes and colours and my collection is steadily growing :3

Enjoy! x

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Best of British 13/01/13

Lyndsay at Pie's Eyes has created a Houndstooth Manicure this week, head over and check it out.

Over at Emma's Little Corner the 31day challenge is still going strong, saran wrap, geometric and this splatter mani have been in amongst this weeks challenges.

Kerrie from PishPosh and Polish is still juggling the 31 Day Challenge with her Digit-al Does does Art week. She has done Pop Art, Street Art, Banksy inspired but her favourite is Tribal Nails!

Alyssia from Rose Tint My Nails brings you the second Sister Saturdaythis week the girls take on flocking powder. Also Alyssia finally sorts out her collection and finds some decent nail polish storage!So check it out!

Futurama's Bender Nails were attempted by Enigmatic Rambles this week.

Fancy 10% Off at Born Pretty? Then head over to Wendy's Delights for the code!

Anna of Anna's Polish Addiction has entered The Crumpet's Amateur Nail Art Contest, to see her entry and details about voting see here. She's also posted OPI Liquid Sand polish Stay the Night.

Lou has her one of the Christmas Polishes to show you over on Painted Nails and Baking Scales. What polishes did Father Christmas put in your stocking?

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Avon - Painted Peonies

Today is a swatch of another of my 3 new Avon shimmers, this one is Painted Peony a soft apricot with shimmers of gold in the light. It is a lovely delicate shade and I loved it but it's not as to my tastes as something more bright lol 

It applies smoothly but sheer, this was 3 coats.

Enjoy! x

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Best of British 6/01/13

Emma shows leather and holo finishes together for a rocking new year's eve mani and is currently taking on the 31 day challenge

and particularly proud of day 5 over at Emma's Little Corner

Nada tried her hands at the magnetic gradient effect. What do you think!?

Over at Pie's Eyes, Lyndsay has some new stamping plates to show off the Princess collection and the Fairy collection , both from GALS

Q themed manicure? Q is for Quackers! Hardest ABC Challenge yet!

Beccy's been making the most of the christmas holidays and has nails in Blue and Pink at Two Days Slow

Alyssia has made some New Years Resolutions for her blog Rose Tint My Nails! As well as swatching Miss Sporty Metal Flip Polish! Check it out!

Kerry at JustTalkNails is really loving this new Garden Green from Avon, a lovely forest type green.

Lou was busy this week, playing with a new glitter polishe that will have stars in your eyes as well as on your nails

Anna of Anna's Polish Addiction has been enjoying Debbie Crumpet's 31 Day Challenge, her favourite mani so far being her first attempt at using microbeads on the purple day. She's also posted Revlon Facets of Fuschia.

Just a heads up , Jo at Northern Nails hasn't gone AWOL. her nails are super nibbins and not good for swatching , so shes hasn't been much with the posts this week , But Happy New Year and Welcome 2013 and here's hoping has a fantastic year!

Wendy at Wendy's Delights is showing us her fave nail polish effect Pink Magnetic with Circular Magnet go check it out!

The Crumpet began another 31 Day Challenge this month. Click here to see her amazing pink splatterfest for Day 4.

Friday, 4 January 2013

The Liebster Award

Hi everyone, I was nominated twice in December or the Liebster Award, my 3rd time but I never got around to it due to the season and I apologize to Catsclawspolish and Trendytips1116 but I've finally got around to it, I will do both in the same post if that's ok :)

For those who don't know the Liebster award is for those blogs who have less than 200 followers :)

Each person must post 11 random things about themselves
Answer the questions that the nominator set for you, plus create 11 questions for the people you nominate to answer.
Choose 11 people and link them in your post.
Go to their page and tell them.
No tag backs!

OK so 11 random facts about me:

1. I collect mugs mainly Tigger.
2. I ate a 360g tub of flying saucers over Christmas.
3. I love playing Pocket Frogs on the Ipod.
4. I have 7 birds, 4 budgies, 2 cockatiels and 1 canary, I would like 2 more budgies.
5. I own 20 tubes of hand cream.
6. My favourite fish are neons and oranders.
7. My collection of nail polish has hit 119 in 8 months.
8. 42 of those are Barry M.
9. I hate the smell and taste of honey, it's awful.
10. I don't have a favourite music artist. 
11. I am reading the Hunger Games. 

Questions from Catsclaws
1.  What is one thing you'd tell new bloggers to always remember?
Hmm I'd just say to enjoy what you do, don't take it to seriously it's just fun :)
2.  For my nail polish blogger friends, if money was no object, what lemming would you buy first?  For non polish bloggers, if money was no object, what is the first thing you'd buy?
That's tough but if I could find Nerd Lacquer All of Time and Space then that.3.  If you could have/make up any animal you wanted for a pet, what would it look like/be?
I'd make up a large pink fluffy ball with 2 eyes and 2 little feet, and little pink antennas lol or just a penguin. 
4.  Who was your first celebrity crush?
Ack ok Mulder from the X Files :o
5.  Who is your current celebrity crush?
Honestly can't think of one, Christopher Dean I  guess shhhh :P
6.  If you could live in any fictional place you knew of, where would it be?
Oz  or Hogwarts :D
7.  If the world does in fact end on December 21, what is the one thing you want to be sure you've done by then?
Well I'm glad it didn't but to have spoke to all my family.
8.  Nail bloggers, name your five favorite nail polishes.  Non nail blogger, or anyone else, name your five favorite things.
Barry M Blueberry Ice Cream, China Glaze Stella, A England Galahad, Jade Energy and Nails Inc Devonshire Place.
9.  Who is your hero?
My mother :)
10.  Name one blogger you think everyone should check out.
11.  It's the zombie apocalypse...what is your weapon of choice?!
A sword :P

Questions from Trendytips1116

1. What is your favorite nail polish?
Barry M Blueberry Ice Cream.
2. Do you/did you ever play sports? If so, which ones?
Never I don't like sports.
3. Name your favorite singer/band.
I don't have a particular favourite.
4. What are your hobbies besides nails?
Crafting, painting, my pets.
5.  What is your favorite book? (or author)
I have lots, Harry Potter, Twilight, Vampire Academy and Morganville Vampires. 
6. What is one accessory you cannot live without?
I don't have a lot, probably a hat because I get cold ears lol
7. What is your favorite thing about blogging?
Seeing other bloggers posts, sharing my own :)
8.Do you know another language? (besides your native language, that is)
I'm afraid not. 
9.What is the last movie you went to see? Was it good?
Breaking Dawn Part 2 at midnight, and it was :D
10. Favorite Christmas tradition? (if you celebrate it)
Baking food on Christmas Eve for Christmas Day. 
11. Do you have pets? (yes, I know I stole this question from Sarah, but I really liked it; pictures make it better!! :)

I do, ok this could take a while bare with me ;)
My 2 cockatiels Luna (yellow) and Ginny (grey)

My 4 budgies Edward, Chilli, Hadley and Sookie. 

Peaches my canary

My geckos Cookie and Lolly

My guinea pig Pumpkin

My rabbits (there's 6)



Rosie (who is Lily's daughter accidental from a mis sex of Pepper who was not a girl!)

Pepper this is when we got him... as a girl!

and Frosty a complete fluff ball often compared to as a llama these days lol

and who doesn't appreciate babies!! This is an old photo from 6 years ago, the little tiny black bunny is Casper at 5 weeks, yes that Casper above lol the little black bunny stuck in the middle is his sister Cleo and the little white fluff ball is his other sister Poppy both who are sadly not with us any more <3

My 11 questions are:
1. How many nail polish do you buy a month?
2. How big is your collection?
3. Do you collect anything?
4. What movie are you looking forward to for 2013?
5. Any New Years resolutions?
6. Favourite meal?
7. What nail polish is next on your buy list?
8. What is your favourite finish?
9. What is your favourite polish colour?
10. What's your favourite TV programme?
11. What are you reading currently?

and finally my 11 tags!

Enjoy! x

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Avon - Garden Green

I apologise that this is another green after I just did one last week but hey I love my greens, this one I forgot I even ordered. I ordered 3 of the new Avon nail wear pro+ polishes, in Garden Green, Blue Water Lillies and Painted Peony. They arrived today and I had to try Garden Green right away. 

It applied great with 2 even coats making it opaque. It is quite like a garden grass green, quite dark from Barry M Spring green. It is more a lovely olive like green with a subtle shimmer that's hard to catch. 

Picture overload below ;)

Enjoy! x

The Versatile Blogger Award!

Hi everyone and Happy New Year! I have been nominated for the Versatile Blogger award by TarasTalons, thank you Tara. This is my second blog away, exciting!

The rules of the award (copied from TarasTalons)

Thank the blogger which awarded you
Share 7 random facts about yourself
Nominate 7 fellow bloggers
Let the nominated bloggers know that they have been awarded
Add the Versatile Blogger badge to your blog

My 7 random facts

1. I only like ketchup if it's from Mc Donalds tubs
2. I adore owls and would love to have a barn owl as a pet
3. I love pink but not as much on polish 
4. I hate green but I am addicted to green polish
5. I have nearly 100 different sample chapters on my kindle
6. I have over 30 flavoured lip glosses from Christmas

7. I am terrible at these fact things

My nominees for VBA

Check out these wonderful blogs and happy 2013 to you all :)

Enjoy! x