Thursday, 23 June 2011

Eyeko Nailpolishes - Review

l-r: nude, vintage, rain, chi chi

As previously mentioned in this post, I took advantage of the Groupon deal for the Eyeko voucher a little while ago and I planned to pick four nailpolishes to try out.

The colours I (eventually) decided on were:

Vintage Polish
Nude Polish
Rain Polish
Chi Chi Polish

I was eager to try them out, hence the multicoloured nails this morning. I think Chi Chi is adorable and not too rough without a top coat, which is a plus for me when it comes to glitter nails. Rain is very quickly a favourite, I think the bluey grey colour would probably go with just about everything in my pastel wardrobe. Vintage is a beautiful pale green but for some reason I found it very hard to apply, it took around 3 coats for me to get it looking right, but it's a really gorgeous colour. And lastly, nude, which is brilliant in my opinion. It's a pale shimmery nude that gives you a nail 'colour' without standing out too much, definitely a winner at work for me.

I wouldn't say they took too long to dry, and so far no chips, so we'll see how that goes ;)

In the next post, I'm going to *finally* get around to writing up a collective review of a few make-up pieces I mentioned in this post.

Hope you're all well :D

Fiona x

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Back Home

After a rather busy week in Cardiff, we arrived back home very late thursday night. It was generally a good trip, with some sadnesses inbetween. Things I'll never go into on here.

I sadly didn't take many photos, I'm awful ;) I tried taking a photo of the moon the other night, it was amazing, but my photos failed..

Anyway, I'm very busy at the moment, but I do have posts lined up, so I'll be back properly soon :)

Fiona x

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Little Holiday

View from my old Cardiff bedroom

I won't be around for about a week or so, as we're off to Cardiff to stay with my Dad :)

I have so much planned for the week, and so much organising etc to do, so I'll be super busy.

Normal posting will resume after the 17th June. I still have plans for some make-up reviews, I'll be working on my Etsy store and hopefully I'll be creating more pretty jewels.

I may have some photos of my trip to show, but knowing me, I'll never have my camera on me ;)

Hope you guys have a fabulous week, and I'll see you next Saturday! :D

Fiona x

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Off Topic // A Levitating Pussycat!

This is not normally something I'd talk about, for obvious reasons ;) but once I saw this I knew I had to share it with you :D

My Dad is staying overnight in Lincoln for Adrian's charity bike ride tomorrow, it was him that captured the miracle floating cat ;) when he showed me this I nearly peed myself with laughter...


Then he zoomed out to show this image..

This cat was perched on the glass, at the top of my Dad's conservatory, staring down at our cat sitting on the sofa, she was understandably shaken by the image of a cat above her head.

I have absolutely no idea how the cat got up there, or why he/she felt that was a comfortable position...

But hey, it made me laugh ;)

Fiona x

Monday, 6 June 2011

Sparklerose Jewellery + Eyeko Nailpolishes

I got my sparkly beads out the other day and created this little beauty. It's a summery version of my Mauve Elegance Charm Bracelet, which featured mauve roses and delicate pink beads, and proved quite popular around the wintery months.

I'm thinking I should call it something summery :) any suggestions?

I'm slowly beginning to make new pieces for an Etsy store I'm in the process of creating, so I'm using bits of free time to get some stock together. Adrian is working late tonight, so I'm pottering around the flat getting little jobs done, hopefully some more jewellery will get made ;)

On another note, I took advantage of the Eyeko deal on Groupon the other day, which was a £20 voucher for just £8. I noticed the deal mentioned by Charlene at Dainty Dresses, and I quickly jumped at the chance to grab one of these vouchers, as I've been after some of their nailpolishes for a while.

I've heard so many great things about Eyeko nailpolishes, and seen so many lovely looking swatches too. My plan was to pick 4 nailpolish colours to fulfil the £20 voucher, making them a bargain at £2 each. But I'm totally spoilt for choice!

My faves are:

This looks like a really neutral tan in swatches I've seen.

This one looks like a greyish blue, also very neutral.
I love this colour, but I'm pretty sure I already have a colour similar...
I love the colour in the bottle, but wonder how easy it is to apply...
This is a gorgeous dark shade with red flecks of glitter, I really do love this, although it isn't practical for everyday use for me.
This is the perfect nude colour to me.
Two words: Pink, Glitter :D

Do you own any of these shades? Which one/ones would you pick? :)

Fiona x

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Latest Loves ♥

A little place for me to share various things I'm loving at the moment. I realised I had nowhere to jot things like this down, so here's a new blog feature dedicated to it :)

This week, Adrian managed to find the Leap Year dvd for me, sitting on the Asda dvd shelves. I was delighted by this, as I watched the film a few months ago and really enjoyed it. It's an adorable romantic comedy starring Amy Adams and Matthew Goode. In my own words, it's about a woman that decides to propose to her boyfriend, based on the Irish tradition of Leap Year, but the journey she goes on is hilarious and sweet. I definitely recommend this film (and some cupcakes & popcorn to go with it).

♥ Eating
I cannot get enough of strawberries the past couple of weeks. I remember reading a long time ago that a handful of strawberries a day can give you a huge nutrient-boost, so I've been following this and having a few every morning with my breakfast. I think we're coming close to strawberry picking season, too!

♥ Wearing
My nail polish of the moment is by Rimmel, from their 60 second range. The colour is called Twinkle, and it really does twinkle! It's a basic pink shimmer with lots of tiny flecks of sparkly clear glitter. I find it has a dull finish, so I usually make it shiny with a topcoat filled with tiny flecks of gold glitter.

♥ Blogs
I'm always looking out for more blogs to add to my dashboard. I find I can spend hours reading other people's posts, and it can end up making up my 'reading' time, the time I would spend reading a book. Here's a few blogs I've stumbled upon recently:

Go check them out :)

What are your latest loves? :)

Fiona x

Friday, 3 June 2011

Ooh Pretty Nails! (002)

The second installment of gorgeously pretty nails :)
Bit of a mixed selection of nailart today...

These beautiful strawberry polkadot nails are yummy! They're ideal for wearing in this summer weather (well, when it arrives!). I love the way how the ring finger is a fuller strawberry too, designing the ring finger slightly different seems to be a trend lately.

I've never quite seen anything like this, and when I found them on Pinterest, I was intrigued as to how they were created. Thankfully for us, Passion Nail Art have provided a tutorial, just click the link above :)

These are such a cute design, easily created with green, white, pink and black nailpolish. Do visit the link above, My Sweet Nail Art has plenty of absolutely gorgeous nail art inspiration, she's bookmarked in my favourites :)

Such a dainty girly design, with miniature flowers and rhinestone crystals. I really love the pastel colours used in this look :) I can't help wondering how they managed to create such small yet detailed flowers..

I'm considering altering this feature to show my own nailart, to encourage myself to get creative :)

Fiona x

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

FEATURED: Flonightingale

I'm excited to be writing this feature, as I absolutely love Emma's jewellery. Emma is the creative brain behind Flonightingales, quirky and adorable handmade jewellery.

As a big fan of charms, and a love for all things sparkly, Flonightingales offers plenty of both. Her Dino earrings are so cute, contrasting with the hippie look of her Violet Flower necklace, and the whimsical nature of her Birdcage Vignette necklace. You'll find all kinds of treasures at her store.

I recently purchased her Sparkle Bow Earrings, and as soon as they arrived, I fell instantly in love. I knew I had to share them with you all and talk about Emma's jewellery.

They arrived beautifully packaged with an adorable business card, pretty organza bag and the earrings were attached to a lovely dragonfly cut card. Her jewellery would make an amazing gift, if you can get yourself to part with the pieces ;)

The AB glass beads sparkle vibrantly in the light, and the glass adds a nice comfortable weight to the earrings. The antiqued bronze bows look distressed and have that vintage look. They look adorable with my floral dresses.

Please excuse the lack of make-up, I do try to give my skin a break on days off 
Nails: Rimmel 60 Seconds in Twinkle

Go grab yourself a pair of these prettyful earrings from Emma's Etsy store here, or click here to view them directly. There is also a necklace that could match, which is extremely tempting ;)

I'm also especially loving this gorgeous necklace:

Loveheart Sparkle Necklace - £7.00

And these beautiful studs from her Misi store:

Button Sparkle Earrings - £3.50

In a previous life, I was, most definitely, a magpie ;)

See what Emma's upto on her Facebook here.

What are your fave Flonightingale pieces? :)

Fiona x

PS: Stay tuned for a joint giveaway coming v.soon, where you could win some jewellery pieces from Flonightingale & from Sparklerose :)
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