Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Christmas Nails: Christmas Wreath

Happy Christmas Eve!

I am so excited. Honestly cannot remember the last time I was looking forward to Christmas as much as I am this year. I have already had some fantastic meals out with friends, been to family parties and exchanged beautiful gifts but still have so much more planned. Today I have to work but only until 1pm and then Mr LiPP and the puppies are coming to pick me up and we are off on a Festive Dog Walk with my little sis and her dogs and my mum and her dogs. Chaotic but Fun!

What could be more festive than gold sparkle, red sparkle and Christmas wreaths?!

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Christmas Nails: Christmas Trees

Happy Saturday loves!

I am still under the weather but determind to not let it stop me from any of my exciting Christmas plans. Last night I went out for a Christmas meal with a group of girl friends and we exchanged Secret Santa gifts. I was a very lucky girl and got two goody bags full of lovely gifts such as owl salt and pepper shakers, 6 handmade owl wine charms, an owl necklace (can you spot the theme!) and five lovely colour OPI crackle polishes to use for jewellery making. Thank you Jamie :-)

On the night I wore a very sparkly deep red dress that was covered in sequins, Here are the nails I designed to compliment...

Friday, 20 December 2013

Clothes Show Nails: Inspired by my dress

Good evening lovelies

A little break from Christmas nails... tonight I will show you the nails I wore at the Clothes Show a few weekends ago and also a picture of all the lovely goodies I treated myself too :-)

I started with a polish from Barry M that I believe is called Burgundy. Unfortunately this particular bottle has no label on the bottom so I hope I have got my online research correct :-)

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Christmas Nails: Christmas Jumper Fair Isle Print

Good evening lovelies

These are some of my most favourite Christmas nails ever! I have really gotten into the Christmas spirit this year and even purchased my first ever Christmas jumper! Its just a simple grey with a white snowflake print but its a good start and I am sure I will go all out next year :-)

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Christmas Nails: Mittens

Good evening lovelies

Another busy evening ahead for me. Tonight I have two gel nail clients both looking for Christmas designs which will be lots of fun for me to do. After that I am hoping to colour my hair ready for the final pre-Christmas week and maybe fit in a quick change of nail polish too :-)

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Swatch: Velvet Goth: Valerian

Tuesday already!

My least favourite day of the week however tonight is our departmental Christmas meal so at least I have something to look forward to. I am very lucky as I work with my little sister who just so happens to be my best friend and also several of my really good friends. All of this means that when we are forced out on team nights at least I am amongst people I want to be with :-)

Here is a quick swatch for you...

Monday, 16 December 2013

Christmas Nails: Snowflakes

Happy Monday

Tonight is the only time between now and Christmas Day that I do not have any plans so I am going to make the most of it and just take the opportunity to pamper myself a little and then chill out with hubs.

Here is how I wore the swatch of Obsidian I posted yesterday...

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Swatch: Velvet Goth: Obsidian

Happy Sunday lovelies

We just got home from a fantastic Christmas lunch at Loch Fyne. Mr LiPP and I were with six of our really good friends for a Christmas gathering and had a fantastic time. We ate loads, drunk a little and exchanged presents so lucky me came home with gift bags laden with goodies (one of wish has a beautiful Brocade polish in - thanks FH)

Time for another beautiful polish from the Models Own Velvet Goth collection...

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Christmas Nails: Reindeer and Hearts

Hey loves

Tonight I have my first Christmas meal out, only another seven to go!  Seriously I have so much eating to do I really must invest in some exercise equipment or some elasticated pants at the very least :-).

Tonight I have some glitzy nails to show you...

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Swatch: Velvet Goth: Amethyst

Good evening lovelies

Tonight I have yet another stunning polish from the Models Own Velvet Goth collection to show you. This one is called Amethyst...

Monday, 9 December 2013

Christmas Nails: Baubles

Good evening lovelies

Time for installment two of... Christmas Nails! I love doing themed nail art and there really is no better theme than Christmas!

Yesterday I showed you just the swatch of Absinthe, the gorgeous green from the Velvet Goth collection, and today I will show you just perfect it is as a base for baubles :-)

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Swatch: Velvet Goth: Absinthe

Hey lovelies

I just cant resist a green and glitter combination so when Mr LiPP bought me this stunning green from the Velvet Goth collection I couldn't wait to try it out.

This is Absinthe...

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Christmas Nails: Rudolph

Oh yes you read the caption correctly... I finally started my Christmas Nails!!

This beautiful red just lends itself so nicely to Christmas Nail Art and what could be cuter than a Rudolph accent nail?

Which do you like best... Shiny or Matte?

Friday, 6 December 2013

Swatch: Velvet Goth: Sardonyx

Happy Friday loves!

I've got an exciting weekend ahead. Little Sis and I are off to the Clothes Show Live first thing tomorrow morning and we cannot wait. We have talked of nothing else for months (literally) and we have been saving our hard earned pennies so we can have a real splurge when we get there :-).

Beautiful swatch for you today...

Two coats no top coat

Do you like this stunning polish as it comes (above) or with shiny top coat (below) ?

Two coats with Seche Vite top coat

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

White and Neon Nails

I promised you I would brighten up these white nails and there was no better way to do that than break out the neon nail polishes. It seems strange to use them in winter but I wanted to see how well they would stamp and show up on such a clean white background...

Monday, 2 December 2013

Swatch: Orly Dayglow

Wow... December already!

It will soon be time for some fun and festive Christmas nail art but until then I will show you, quite possibly, the plainest nails you will ever see on this blog!

Introducing white nails...

The polish is called Dayglow and it a recent purchase of mine. I was impressed with the formula and what you see in these pictures is three thin coats with Seche Vite top coat. 

As always with me I could not leave these nails alone so check back soon to see how I 'jazzed' them up :-)

Lou xx