Wednesday, 31 December 2014

2015 Already?

Hi everyone,
So with today being New Years Eve I thought I'd do a little round up of 2014, I cannot believe how quick this year has gone! This year has been pretty hectic for me, both blog-wise and in my personal life. Sufficed to say I started this year with good blogging intentions, however over the last few months I've been a bad blogger. I've stopped commenting on blogs and posting as often. The truth is university has just been so hectic that I've hardly had time to just sit and read blog posts! - it's a terrible excuse but my plan is to keep on top of everything in 2015 and comment on blogs more regularly like I used to!
Anyway, onto the round-up!
Follower-wise my blog has:

684 Facebook likes (2014 goal - 40)
417 followers on Instagram (2014 goal - 75)
304 Tumblr Followers (2014 goal - 250)
147 Twitter followers
112 Members (2014 goal - 100)
118 Bloglovin' followers (2014 goal - 100)
48 followers on Google + (2014 goal - 100)

By comparing this to Last Year's Round-up you can see I have increase in followers, especially on Facebook! I think the only goal I haven't met is Google +.

I think the progression of my nail art from 2013 to 2014 can best be viewed from my Tribal Pop Art Series, which I started in 2013:

As you can see the style has not only progressed by the the nail art as well, the lines are a lot cleaner.
In 2014 I did take on the mammoth task which was the 31 Day Nail Art Challenge. This has definitely improved my nail art skills but also encouraged my to push myself nail art-wise something which I wanted to achieve in 2014. I also became a member of the Polish Party - which I really enjoy, however I've been slacking on, and need to take part in again as of 2015. I also took part in the Lacquer Legion, which made me think outside the box a lot for nail art. 

Here is a round of my favourite nail art designs from 2014:

I'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who follows me, comments and reads my blog. I would also like to say a big thank you to those of you in the blogging community who guest posted for my in the summer (see the round up here)!  - it meant that I could concentrate on my a levels and get to into the university I wanted! - I am forever in your debt Robin, Grace, Emma, Jo, Emily and Cherelle!

Overall I think 2014 has been a pretty good year! I'm not going to set myself any goals this year, instead I'm just gonna let the nail art do the talking and focus on my blog content, nail art and commenting a lot more on other blogs! 
I hope you all have a great New Years Eve!

What is your favourite design of mine?
Let me know what you think

Monday, 29 December 2014

Barry M Persian

Hi everyone,
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to the New Year!
Anyway, today I thought I'd show you a nail polish which I received for Christmas! Now you all know how much I love purple, duochromes and metallic nail polishes so as you can imagine as soon as Barry M added Persian to their Aquarium collection it immediately went on my wishlist! Luckily one of my friends bought it for me as a Christmas present, and I couldn't resist testing it out!

This nail polish is available from the Barry M website, Boots and Superdrug for £3.99

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Christmas Nails!

Hi everyone,
So I am back home for Christmas! I got back from university over the weekend but as soon as I got back I had to start work! To say the least it's been pretty busy for me the past few days and I doubt it'll be any quieter over Christmas!
 Anyway it's Christmas Eve! Today I thought I'd show you the nail art which I'm going to wear for Christmas Day (tomorrow!). Here's my design:

I used Models Own HyperGel Sundress, Maybelline Color Show Urban Turquoise, Rimmel I Love Lasting Finish Your Majesty, Revlon Gold Coin and Sinful Colors Snow Me White

Monday, 15 December 2014

Festive wreath nails

Hi everyone,
So today's nails are a lot more festive than the ones I have previously posted this month. For some reason I'm not fully in the festive mood yet, maybe because I'm still at university until Friday or maybe I'm just waiting for the snow! Anyway, so for today's design I decided to do a festive wreath accent nail.
Here is the design I came up with:

I used No7 Sing the Blues, Models Own Pink Fizz, Barry M Gelly Coconut and Mint London Epic

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Christmas Party Nails

Hi everyone,
So today I thought I'd show you the nails I wore to my work Christmas Party last weekend. I teamed these nails with a black lace skater dress, making the nails stand out.
Here is my design:

I used Rimmel Salon Pro Britpop and Revlon Gold Coin

Monday, 8 December 2014

Clothes Show Live 2014

Hi everyone,
So today I thought I'd post about Clothes Show Live, which I was lucky to go to with my best friend yesterday! To be honest I was surprised how much I managed to restrict myself, nail-polish wise, but obviously there was some goody-bags which I couldn't resist!

So for those of you who haven't heard of Clothes Show Live before, it's basically a massive exhibition of clothes, make-up, haircare and other products which are all sold with discounted prices and lots of free gifts. It's at the NEC in Birmingham and is a yearly event every December. This was the second time I've been to Clothes Show now and I can definitely say it didn't disappoint! As you can see I didn't leave empty handed!:

Monday, 1 December 2014

Half Tribal Pop Art

Hi everyone,
It's the 1st of December! I cannot believe how quick this year has gone! Anyway so with it being December I'm sure you'd expect there to be some festive nail art on the blog, but you might have to wait a little longer for that! Sadly today's design isn't festive, but the next nail art post I do will be! - I already have lots of ideas floating around for Christmas nail art!
Anyway so for today's design I decided to revisit my tribal pop art nails, as I haven't done those in a while.
This time I decided to do a sort of half and half design, here's what I came up with:

I used Maybelline Color Show Urban Turquoise, Sinful Colors Snow Me White and Avon Naillwear Pro+ in Licorice
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