Friday, 14 December 2012

Tutorial ~ How to apply Full Nail Water Decals


I have been a bit brave and made a video! It shows how to apply fiddly-yet-beautiful full nail water decals. It was only filmed on my poor Samsung Galaxy Ace, but hopefully the commentary guides you through!

The decals in the tutorial can be bought at YR Nails for £1.50; I bought them and am a happy customer!

Hope it helps,

Lisa xx

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Liebster Award!


I was very kindly nominated for the Liebster Award by Tara of Tara'sTalons! The award seems to be a sweet way of sharing and spreading the love of smaller blogs, which makes me smile and can only be a good thing! Copied from Tara, the way it works is that you:

- post 11 random facts about yourself
- answer 11 questions the person who nominated you has asked 
- ask 11 questions, and 
- link 11 blogs with less than 200 followers (not including the blogger who nominated you).

So here goes!

11 Random Facts about myself

  1. I just left my job yesterday; I'm very sad but it had to be done.
  2. Today I received some full nail decals from YRNails in the post, and can't wait to try them.
  3. My family has a beautiful white tortoiseshell cat, officially named Vienna, unofficially called anything but!
  4. I love the Sims 2; currently, Sim-Lisa is waiting for her husband to die so she can move on, start a business and become a White Witch!!!
  5. I love watching Masterchef but do not cook at all.
  6. I am 24 but have a Hello Kitty advent calendar, oh yes!
  7. I have met Dita Von Teese twice; she is very kind and polite - she took the time to remember my name and photo before meeting me - and of course she is a great performer!
  8. I lived just south of Paris for 9 months as part of my uni course.
  9. I used to be a goth; I still love the lacy, romantic side, but can't stand skulls and spikes anymore.
  10. My bedroom is an Absolute Tip.
  11. I have very bad depression but am currently doing well and learning how to help myself; it definitely gets better!

11 Questions asked by my Nominator, Tara (thank you!)

  1. Where did you grow up?
    Right here in Gateshead, North-East England!
  2. What is the best thing about where you grew up?
    We're paired with Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and together we have an amazing culture, lots of history and the perfect mix of old and new.
  3. If you could only use one range of polishes for a whole year, which brand would you choose?
    Barry M! They have a great range and are always coming out with new on-trend collections.
  4. What is your party trick?
    I do origami and can make Inflatable Bunnies and a really cute bird.
  5. Why do you blog?
    Well I've been pretty bad at it recently (sorry!), but mostly I love all things pretty and being enthusiastic about brands I've bought and loved.
  6. What is your favourite animal?
    Cats! =^.^=
  7. If you had to live in another country, where would you choose?
    Probably France because I speak the language and it would be good practise to live there again :-)
  8. What blog is your favourite/gives you the most inspiration?
    I couldn't possibly choose because it's the pick-and-mix of everyone's amazing ideas that gives me inspiration!
  9. What three famous/well known people (living or dead) would you invite to a dinner party and why?
    Marilyn Manson, because he's funny and clever. Prof. Brian Cox, because he has the same childlike wonder and enthusiam for science as I do. Jesus, to get his thoughts on negativity in the name of Christianity.
  10. How did you get interested in nails?
    My mam bought me my first polish from the local pharmacy when I was very young! Somewhere between the ages of 6 and 9. It was a very "fake" pink by Laura Paige.
  11. What is your favourite TV programme?
    At the moment it's Fringe, packed with intrigue, suspense and weird science!

11 Question for my Nominees

  1. What do you have on your nails right now?
  2. If you could choose a zoo animal as a pet, which would it be?
  3. What did you want to be growing up?
  4. What was the coolest thing you ever learnt/did in school?
  5. If you could learn any language, what would it be?
  6. Are you interested in makeup/fashion in general?
  7. What is the best thing about your hometown?
  8. What is the worst thing about your hometown?
  9. What do you think the new Royal baby should be named (sorry if you hate the Royals!!)?
  10. If you could only eat one thing for a week, what would it be?
  11. If you could design a signature nail polish representing you, what would it look like?

And, my nominees!


Lisa xx