Thursday, 8 November 2012

Reverse french pastel mani!

I've not blogged since May!
A quick Nail art post to resurrect the poor neglected nook!

I used those hole reinforcer stickers to create the curved shape, I also waited a day between base colour & top colour - just to avoid the pure torture of your base colour being pulled up by your sticker/nailguide/tape gaaaaaah! ;)

The colours used are:
Models own 'Lilac dream'
Models own 'Blooboo'
Essie 'she's picture perfect'
Essie 'Pink-a-boo'
Gap 'neon flamingo'

If the photo loads all wonky & silly it's because I'm posting from my phone & we all know how much fun that is....

Big love to anyone who actually reads this! :)


Sunday, 27 May 2012

Long lost friend

Dear Bloggy blog blog,

I've been gone too long :(
I am so unsettled after the big move I just haven't had any blogging mojo to devote to you :(
Soon I will polish you up & give you the redesign I promised you!

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Torrid April 2012

I've been thinking of ways to create posts about fashion that I like but find it frustrating to post one picture at a time, add a link, resize the photo etc etc... Then it struck me - "wait, isn't this the whole point of Polyvore?" & Ta-dah! Here we are!

These are my current favourite picks from
I've never actually shopped with them before as I was living in the U.K. & was terrified by the thought of customs charges!
Now I'm firmly based in Toronto I'm hoping to finally get my paws on a few of these gorgeous pieces! I'm hoping the customs charges won't be as bad over here :)

I've gone for a Spring/Summer theme - floaty Maxi dresses with Kimono sleeve bed jackets, leopard print, cute Pumps & a good dose of edgy accessories.
I love the combination of something super girly paired with tougher accessories with harder lines. 

Hope you enjoy :)

Friday, 13 April 2012

When the doubts creep in - clean out.

Wow, I just wrote an extremely honest & brutal blog post about self-doubt... And just deleted the whole thing.
I'm not sure this is the right place to put it.

I've been tearing myself down this week about every aspect of my life & It's time to stop being my own worst enemy.
If I'm constantly telling myself I'm pointless, worthless, ugly, stupid & un-worthy of people's time, then it's no wonder that I'm feeling so darn horrendous.
If we don't stick up for ourselves & have our own backs, then who will?

I've got a long way to go but I do realise that I need to start giving myself respect if I want to start making things more postive in my life.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Basecoat advice please :)

Since moving to Toronto I've discovered I can't easily buy my favourite basecoat - Leighton Denny 'undercover' so I am on the hunt for a new one.

What is your favourite basecoat?
I'm looking at Orly bonder but would love to hear some personal recommendations :)


Friday, 30 March 2012

New Apartment

I've not had access to my PC so blogging has been put on the back burner as I don't like posting from my phone (as I am right now!)
I find the photos upload the wrong quality & size & it drives me bonkers!

Toronto has been a rollercoaster but I'm concentrating on the positives & it's been a blast :)

I've been taking full advantage of the Subway & exploring the city & all the new shops ;) My nail polish addiction is being fed rather nicely hehe!

I'm hoping to take a bus tour this weekend to get the tourist thing out of the way, should be fun, still so much to learn :)

Hope to get back to posting regularly once our shipment arrives & I get the PC back :)

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

I'm in Toronto!

I'm still alive I swear!
It's been a tough week settling in - only as I type this do I realise that tomorrow will be our 1 week anniversary of arriving in Toronto.
It's been a rollercoaster with a lot of exitement marred by a lot of tears (I fail every day at not being over emotional) but I know it's all part of the process & I will find my feet :)

The shopping possibilities are phenomenal to a UK gal like me!!
I'm temporarily based right opposite the Eaton Centre eeeeeeek!
I dove into Sephora as fast as I could ha! Got some lovely bits today as a cheer-me-up treat & want to do a photo post (hopefully tomorrow) to show all my goodies :)

My current nail polish purchase total since landing on Canadian soil is.... 5 bottles & a set of sally hanson nail wraps.
Oh dear- that's almost 1 nail treat a day! Somebody stop me!
I've already got my eye on some cheapy neons in Claires & some more in Hot Topic opps!

If you are reading this I hope you are having an amazing week with lots of treats :)