I’ve been thinking about changing this blog for awhile because I just wasn’t really interested in it anymore & wanted change the direction I’d origanally started out in it was hard to start with the name on the blog being what it was so I decided to start from scratch so from now on this blog has officially ended and will be continued in the form of Canary Fayre my new fashion/beauty/everything blog…
For some stupid unfathomable reason wordpress has shut down my Confessions Of A Nail Polish Addict site! I’m extremely upset about this as I have no idea why but I have sent an email inquiring but for now you can find all my posts on my temporary blogger website at.
thank you xxx
I have been such a sucky blogger on here lately the majority of the time I post mainly on Confessions Of A Nail Polish Addict which is very naughty of me as this blog was here first & I do actually have a lot of things i could post about such as my carmine box’s, shopping hauls, trips away, My ebay & Pinterest addiction (although I keep calling it pininterest) etc… etc…
But for now I’m going to show you my 2 of my absolute favourite purchases from this month.
First up is my favourite purchase of the 2. This is something you may remember from way back in my August In my monthly must haves post. This has also been in my wishlist for god knows how long & I never thought I’d manage to get it as they stopped selling them in october…Enter Ebay! I finally figured out Paypal (yea I’m pretty slow) & low & behold there was my coat…. an unwanted Christmas present brand new with tags. It shall be mine!!! I became a little obssevive checking my bids on my breaks staring at it through the screen as though I could will it into my possesion but in the end my stalking payed off and this little beauty is finally mine!
I bought it for £46 the RRP is £90 from River island & I freaking love it! I’m off to Amsterdam at the end off the month & this will be great as its just sooo cosy
The 2nd are these
UGG boots! Yay I’m finally a legitimate member of the UGG tribe these were £200 (it scares me a little when I say it out loud) but they are sooo worth it they are the comfiest boots I have ever worn & again these will be perfect for walking around Amsterdam
& Heres me all snuggly in them …
If you read my last post then You’ll know I plan to do a weekly or should I say weekendly post about my nails & the patterns & designs I do on them. Nail varnish is not allowed where I work so I paint them every friday & then remove it every Sunday (or Monday because I usually forget) I’ts sometimes annoying especially when I really like how they look but it does give me plenty of practice trying new patterns and designs out. Here are few I’ve had over Christmas & New year….
This the pattern I had on for Christmas it’s sort of a Candy Cane theme (I Love Candy Canes)
These were my New Year Eve nails I’d just received my dotting tools & wanted to try them out
These are just what I did last weekend I’m still not sure whether I like them or not, & I definatly need to invest in a new topcoat as the one I have keeps leaving bubbles
Here are my natural non-painted nail aren’t they UGLY! I hate them at the minute. This will be sort of a weekly update for me to see how my nails are coming along because as much as I love nails & nail varnish I’m shocking at looking after mine & they aren’t in the best shape as I’m a nail biter :’( I keep trying to stop but it’s sooooo hard! & I’ve recently had acrylic nails on which I loved! But they weakend my nails alot so it’s going to be awhile before I can grow them to any sort of length because the ends are so weak & brittle.
I had planned in this post to try out my new stamps but I did’nt get round to painting them yesterday & today was one of my Christmas presents from my lovely boyfriend it was a spa day so I’ve spent the entire day relaxing and being pampered & one of my treatments was a manicure & as soon as I saw this colour I knew I HAD HAD HAD to have it is’nt it gorgeous….
The picture doesn’t really do it justice so I’ll take another in natural light tommorow but it’s amazing so deep & shiny this has 2 coats & a top coat on but it didn’t really need that it was opaque & shiny after just 1 coat. The colour is Midnight Moonlight by Jessica. I’d never heard of Jessica before but the consistency of this one (not to mention the price) has me thinking it must be a good one. It cost me £9.75 the same as online which makes it my most expensive Nail polish to date but it is definatly worth it.
So what do you think? Have you any Jessica polish’s? How ugly are my natural nails! Have you painted yours this weekend?
I also promise next weekends nails will be done by yours truly only they won’t look as neat lol
I have an addiction I think it’s terminal & my obssesion is Nail Varnish. I love painting my nails trying different colours & patterns & my collection has been steadily growing over the last year right now I’m up to around 80 nail vanish including nail art striping brushes & pens.
This was my collection back in August last year I had 45 polishs then
This is my collection now I have 106 polishes although a few of them are not shown here as they are multiples. I don’t actually have favourite nail varnish brand & I don’t spend a fortunes on expensive product as I find the majority of the cheaper brands work just as good as the more expensive brands but I woul love at least one of each of the following brands to add to my collection Essie, Nfu-oh, OPI & China Glaze.
I currently store them in these storage draws, I bought them from Morrisons a while ago although I think they still do them they were about £5.
I prefer to store my nail varnish’s by colour I find it easier e.g. Draw 1 – Blacks, whites, greys & silvers, Draw 2 – Reds & Pinks, Draw 3 – Blues & Purples Draw 4 – Yellows, Oranges, Browns, Golds & Greens.
I really want a nail varnish rack but they are pretty expensive around £20/£30 for a rack that stores 30 & I’d need at least three so I plan on making one eventually (Or trying at least). Here the gist of what I want it to look like….
Lately I’ve been trying out different patterns & designs I bought some dotting tools & I’ve recently heard of Konad Nail Stamps (I know I’m way behind lol) The reason I love the idea of these plates so much is the fact I can’t wear nail varnish at work so I only get to wear it friday till sunday & this way I can get a professional(ish) looking manicure at home & I don’t have waste money going to salons. So I just had to get some and try them out so here is what I’ve been trying out lately….
I loved the Zebra design which is why I chose plate M57. I definatly want to invest in more Konad plates & polishes but they are pretty expensive at £5+ for plate & £3.20+ for the special stamping polishes although I definatly recommend buying this special polish as they show up much better than regular polish’s. I also bought the Bundlemonster stamping plates.
These were £16.99 for 25 an absolute bargain from Amazon & so far the ones I’ve tried work just as well as the Konad plate for a fraction of the price.
So what do you think? Have You tried Konad? Do you prefer another brand? How do store your nail polishes? Also tune in tommorow for my new weekly post Fancy Fingers (obviously about my nails lol)
Well I woke up saturday morning slightly hungover/still drunk having no other plans than to stay in bed & play sims all day or so I thought………but instead I sat staring around my room wondering what the hell I could do with it beacause A) It was a MESS! & B) I had nothing better to do so I got out my tape measure & did some measuring the proceded to give my room a clearout & a new look heres the before…..
This is how my wardrobes looked before I sorted them out…..
So after about 12 hours over 2 days of tidying because beleive me I had alot of crap to sort from my wardrobes and draws & I mean ALOT ! Heres what it looks like now…..
Ignore the extra now lol & here my wardrobes….
Lastly here are the little corners of my room I’ve numbered them & will write about them at a later date but if you want to know anything then feel free to ask in the comment section
As you can see I haven’t currently got a specific colour theme it used to be purple but I’m decorating my room soon my theme will be black, white & turqouise which is why I have alot of black & white accesories & boxes around….
If you’ve done a room tour feel free to link it
Ok so awhile ago I heard about something called a Birchbox. If you’ve never heard of a Birchbox it’s a company where you pay a monthly subscription (I think it’s $10) and they send you out a little package filled with sample goodies of different make-up/hair & beauty brands for you to try & reveiw. They looked sooo cute I really wanted one but they don’t ship internationally so I had a mini strop & gave up on it for awhile. But then the other day I was youtubing & came across a lot of reveiws for something called a Glossy Box, so I had a nosy & found a whole new world I was missing out on! I was all OMG! I HAVE to subscribe right now! The Glossy box is basically like a Birchbox but is for the UK market, I was practically sold already but then I stupidly veiwed another billion videos (I have no life lol) & found out about loads of others which totally confused me but today I finally made my decision & chose the Carmine Box.
These are some of the ones I’ve looked at and I’ll be rating these on Packaging, Contents & brands, & Price & then give an overall score. Here are my favourites in order of which I like least to best…
Packaging – 5/10 – Nothing special normal deleivery box just in pink
Contents & brands – 6/10 – These are everyday brands that I buy most of the time, Im not saying thats bad I just fancy trying something different.
Price - 7.5/10 – I can’t really give it just one price as they have some fantastic deals & others seem abit tight so I’m unsure. prices start at £1 & up for samples.
Overall – 18.5/30
Although I’ve scored this the lowest of the 5 I do think it has a certain appeal as you can choose which sample you would like e.g. you’ve seen a moisturiser but you don’t want to buy a full bottle incase you don’t like it they can send you a satchet to try. But what I am looking forward to is the element of surprise
Packaging & Presentation – 7.5/10 – I do prefer this box to the Glossy box but they are pretty much exactly the same, pale pink & black but the presentation is good
Brands & Contents – 7.5/10 – This I probably the one box where I knew the least of the brands & products & the majority don’t look like things I’d be interested in anyway but they do have some good brands on there
Price – 7.5/10 – £10 + p+p £2.95 – £12.95
Overall – 22.5/30
There are things I like and dislike about this box but I may try it out eventually
Packaging & Presentation- 7/10 – All in all this is a very pretty box and great presentation, I guess the only reason I’ve marked it down really is they colour (I’m not a big fan of pale pink)
Contents & Brands – 8/10 – To be perfectly honest I don’t really know any of the brands this box contains, which is quite good if you like try new things (which I do) & also the brands are quite High End & expensive which is also nice if like me you can’t afford the full item, Overall though the contents seem good quality
Price – 8/10 – It currently sells at £10 + p+p which is about £2.95 - £12.95
Overall - 23/30
I may try this box at a later date just to see what its like as it does seem like a good box & has good contents
Packaging & Presentation- 9/10 – As you may know by now I’m not really a girly girl & this box is perfect I know its still black & pink but it’s black with hot pink highlight rather than pale pink with black highlight (lowlights?) I also really like how it opens up.
Brands & Contents – 8/10 – From what I’ve seen the contents look good & they give you a fair few samples to try out in good sizes
Price – 10/10 £9.95 pcm Free worldwide delivery – This is the cheapest of all the boxes a fantastic price.
Overall – 27/10
It was actually neck & neck between this & the Carmine Box, The main reason it won out is because of the contents. I’m seriously considering quitting the gym & just subscribing to both of these lol.
Packaging & Presentation - 9/10 – Again as you know I’m not the biggest fan of pink & this box has just the right touch of being girly without loads of pink Infact theres no pink whatsoever which I think is great.
Brands & Contents – 9/10 – the contents in the picture above are the November box contents which will be the first box I receive & the Dainty doll eyeliner retails at around £10 so the box has basically paid for itself already. Im excited to try all the products in this box & intrigued to see what I’ll be receiving next month.
Price – 9/10 £10 + p+p £2.75 – £12.75 -One of the more expensive boxes but the products make it well worth it
Overall – 27/10
This box won out mainly because of the brands and products but also based on reveiws I’ve heard I am really excited to try out all the products I’ll be receiving & will do a reveiw on the box & the products when I receive them.
So do any of you subscribe to any of these? maybe you subscribe to a different one or your thinking of subscribing? Let me know in the comments section
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Ok I officially have issues…. Last week I couldn’t decide which dress to buy so I bought both this week its shoes again I was stuck between 2 gorgeous pairs so I did the only thing a self confessed shopping addict would do…….. I bought them both.
I showed you my new purchase’s in my last post now heres the outfits put together I’ll be wearing One of them tonight & will post pictures of me wearing it on my next post…
Peach Lace River Island Dress
Black & Gold Sequinned Topshop Dress
After the dress choice it’s which shoes? lol I love them both & they are sooo comfy
Which outfits do you like best?
Did a spot of shopping today, It was supposed to be Christmas shopping but I got more stuff for me than anyone else lol heres what I bought…
The purse is actually a birthday present for my mum it’s her birthday on the 2nd but I may invest in one for myself. The bag is beautiful and has a gorgeous black & white striped interior. I absolutely LOVE both of these shoes and I can’t decide which to wear tommorow so I may wear one of each and call it a fashion statement (I’m so cool & hip like that). I also can’t decide which dress so I may have to go in the nuddy pants :0