Monday 2 January 2017

New Year...New Blog?

I'll be the first to admit it.. this blog has been neglected TOO much.

It's a new year, and what better time than to start afresh. 

Please go and check out my new blog: Michelle Allan, I would be extremely grateful! I want to really put my all in to blogging again! And of course there will be some nail related posts going up in the near future!

Monday 30 March 2015

Spring has sprung!

Well, now its officially spring in the UK, I decided to update my nails in to more of a spring look. I really like how simple this mani is, it took me about 10 minutes to do and it looks so pretty!

I used Revlon - Lime Basil (which the Boots website says has been discontinuted, but I know for sure is still in stores?!) as a base, and then created flowers using the Barry M Nail Art Pen in White, which you can purchase here. I then used my Orly Dotter Duo and Barry M Silver to do a small dot in the middle of the flowers. I, of course, used Sally Hansens Double Duty bottom coat as this is by far the best one I have found. And I finished the look off with Seche Vite.

Do you have any favourite bottom or top coats that I should try? 

Monday 6 October 2014


Well, I think it's certainly safe to say I've failed at blogging. But hey, I tried...and everyone loves a trier.. right? right?! On the plus side, I've received a promotion at work and I'm working a lot longer hours and I just can't find enough time in the day to fit it all in!! 
Autumn, however, has well and truly arrived in England. The mornings are slowly getting darker and the nights are beginning much earlier. I'm unsure how I feel about Autumn. Much like the weather, my feelings towards the crisper season are ever changing. In a bid to make myself feel more positive I'm going to do my Top 3 things I love about Autumn!

1. Firstly, I much prefer darker toned nail polishes. Not necessarily dark, but darker. My favourite Autumn shades are Essie - Bahama Mama, OPI - 4 in the morning and OPI - Love. Angel. Music. Baby. I think a darker red is a colour that works on pretty much everybody.

2. All the crispy leaves on the ground make such a satisfying noise when you walk through them.. okay so maybe I'm 5 but leaves are fun!

3. Wrapping up warm! I think we are now past the stage of waking up and it's freezing cold and layering up, to then get to work and its 22 degrees! I now feel like I can safely go and purchase some gloves or some autumn clothing and it wont be sat in my wardrobe for another 2 months. I like knowing where I stand with weather, at the start of Autumn you're never really sure, but the deeper in you get, the more convincing it its that it's going to be cold!  

What do you love most about Autumn? Leave a comment below and try and make me feel more positive about this season!

Friday 25 July 2014

Week in pictures!

So, I thought I'd do another of these sorts of posts as I am lacking inspiration on the nail side of things at the minute. I've had a lovely week and done so much that I would like to share with you (which is amazing considering I've worked for most of it!).

It was my birthday last week and I received this enormous box of maltesers from a girl at work. She knows how to make me happy!

This little guy was waiting outside my front door for me when I got home one evening! He was very scared but so cute!

I went to Rutland Water nature reserve last weekend. It was so nice to just have a walk around in the sunshine and I adore being next to the water :)

I work in a pre-school so saying goodbye to my little ones was difficult! Made easier by the copious amounts of chocolate their parents gave me though! I'd never seen these before but they are delicious!

Another shot from Rutland Water of some striped caterpillars.

Me and my housemate's had strawberries and cream in the garden one evening as the weather is so nice, it was lovely!

The sky looked incredible!

What have you been up to this week?

Sunday 20 July 2014

It's Summer!!

Hey guys, been a while again! I have decided to share my summer nails with you. They aren't really very different to last years 'standard' summer nails, and I definitely need to begin to branch out when it comes to thinking of new designs. 

I love this colour, however. It's a scented Revlon shade that smells like mango's. And funnily enough is named "Mad About Mango". 

If any of you could link me to some fun summer nail designs then comment below!!

Wednesday 16 July 2014

Simple Dotticure

Okay, okay, I know it's been over a month since I posted AGAIN! I'm really going to make an effort to post every week from now on, at least once.

Essie - Fashion Playground, Essie - Blanc

I used my Orly Dotter Dup to create different sized dots. I love this mani, it's so quick and easy to do! 

Is there anything you would like to see me blog about?

Saturday 10 May 2014

The girliest nails I have ever seen...

So last night, I decided that I was going to re-do my nails. I haven't done anything other than plain nails in a long time, mainly due to my contracted hours at work being increased I just don't have the time any more. But, as it was a Friday night (I know how to live, right?!), I decided to go wild and do something different. 

One of the children at the Nursery I work in requested I do "pink with diamonds", and while I didn't have any diamonds kicking around to stick on my nails, I went for the next best thing - pink glitter. 

Essie - Blanc, Essie - Romper Room, Seche Vite top coat.

Do excuse the state of my cuticles, they have been subject to a lot of cleaning lately and they really do not enjoy it!

What do your nails look like this weekend?