Thursday, 23 June 2011

Comic Book Nails

The other day I was painting my nails and lacking inspiration on how to paint them. I wanted them to be quite bright and then I thought of the written comic book sound effects. I've had quite a few comments on these nails, they didn't even take me that long to do either which is a plus! I managed to paint the nails on both hands, but my left hand hasn't quite mastered the art of taking a photograph. They read pow, zap, bang, zzz, boom, pop, vroom, ooof and two exclamation marks!!

Hows the Weather

Recently I have become so bored of this so called summer in England. It is boring, wet and somewhat depressing. I went out the other day and had to decide between a raincoat or an umbrella, surely it should be sunnies or a hat at this time of the year! It seems that all year we wait for the months of June, July and August predicting that this year is going to be a good one yet disappointment always seems to be lurking round a corner. Fingers crossed its going to improve....
 I need to get my tan on!

Thursday, 16 June 2011

New Nails

Just painted my nails and this is the result. Heres what I used:
17 Nail Xtras Glitter Top Coat (ring finger)
Barry M Black Nail Effects
Barry M Pink Flamingo
17 Supreme Shine Wicked
No7 Coconut Ice
Tantrum Nail Candy Black
Sally Hansen Diamond Shine Base and Top Coat

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Mad as a Hatter

For some reason this year the horse races over England have attracted seemingly a lot more women that usual accompanied by somewhat bizarre and over the top attire. However what has struck me as rather ridiculous is the hats that are now being donned to these public occasions. 

The origin of interesting head gear most likely comes from the queen of pop herself, (aptly named) Lady Gaga who has been seen in a lobster hat, a telephone hat and ladies legs hat... to name a few (not forgetting the raw steak hat). She can pull it off though simply because she is  Lady Gaga but I am not sure this opens the gateway to people wanting to experiment with their head accesories.

The spark of interest around unusual hats does not end at Lady Gaga. Even if you did not watch the Royal Wedding there was no escaping the images of some of the most weird hats worn by celebrities. The most famous being Princess Beatrice who wore some lobster/pretzel ensemble on the front of her head and Tara Palmer-Tomskinson who opted for a blue boat shaped head piece again to the front of her head. Clearly it is a way to get noticed, but even though these hats look ridiculous that hasn't stopped them sparking a hat craze in ladies throughout England.
Typically ladies would be seen in a fancy hat worn on or slightly off centre with a few frills and adornments however that seems to be a thing of the past. Aintree's Ladies Day attracted loud and top heavy ladies in their thousands and was no excuse for missing out on the hats. Interestingly not only are they being used as attention grabbing accesorise but have also become subject to the ever spreading world of advertising. Cleverly one model was dressed clearly identifiable as a walking advert for Krispy Kreme donughts which I'm sure left many of the attendees feeling a little bit peckish with a craving for one of these sweet treats.

And so to Royal Ascot, where it seems the more high profile the event the higher the hat goes. Although the Royal's themselves have kept to a rather demure style (including Beatrice!) it hasn't stopped the other punters jumping on board the craze. Even though it all appears to be done in the name of fun (I hope) I think the ladies may need a little more advice when chosing their hatters next time!

Monday, 13 June 2011

Fun with Makeup

Today I decided to grab the makeup bag and do a little bit of unusual makeup just for fun! Using my Barry M eye shaddows in various colours and lots of glittery products I made up my eyes and lips. These pictures were a couple of the end results.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Lipstick and Bubbles

On Tuesday my friend and I went out in Brighton to celebrate her birthday. It was a fun night and although we ended up a little worse for wear (we probably spent more time getting ready than we did in the club) twas a laugh! Here is Emma putting her lipstick on so stylishly and a small part of what we drank!

Monday, 6 June 2011

My Adele Demo

Today I randomly decided to attempt to learn how to play Adele's Hometown Glory. I don't actually play the piano, I used to play the keyboard but haven't done for a good number of years.  The clip is nothing spectacular but after half and hour or so I could do this...

3 Headed Strawberry

There was once a time where supermarkets wouldn't sell odd shaped fruit or vegetables in the thought that people wouldn't buy them. However, as it is now recognised there is nothing wrong with them and people will use and eat them, you find funny fruit such as this strawberry..

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Summer Vibes

I have been busy busy busy with the move back to Sussex from London which has resulted in a lack of posting. The garden back home at the moment is beautiful and I couldn't resist capturing the colours and the summer vibes they are giving off!