Evening chicks! How are y'all doing? Hmmm really wanted to make the title of this post a tad more jazzy-fied but it would appear that me brain is going through a bit of a retarded phase...not much change there then. I blame it on Monday! I really do think I'm allergic as I always seem to break out in a rash on this ghastly day! I shouldn't be too harsh though, as Monday is often a good un & allows an extra long weekend here & there with bank holidays of course! (Next week woo!) Anyhoo I first thought 'Strawberry Shizzle' sounded kinda funky but actually quite rude & hey I ain't no Snoop Dogg! Then I thought oooooooh 'Strawberry Vajazzle' sounds jolly funny...didn't register to me till later & click in my ickle brain what a vajazzle actually was...cough! :/ *blushes* So out went that title! Didn't want y'all getting the wrong idea & thinking I was getting adventurous with what I'm posting on my blog! Bwhaha!
So in the end I decided simple was the way to go with 'Strawberry's & Bling' :) *sigh* such tribulations huh? lol! Anyhoo darls, I found myself having a major craving for strawberry's recently but wasn't completely satisfied with the punnet(?) I'd picked up from Sainsbury's so decided to chuck em on me nails too!
What do ya think? Not making ya hungry like it did me is it?? ;) I got the idea from the fab Radiant Makeup's blog, she really does some gorguz nail art designs that are not only pretty but simple too, perfick for eejits like yours truly to attempt!! So thanks for the inspiration hun! I used my usual Barry M 3 in 1 for basecoat, then for the 1st step painted the whole nail in a lovely polish from the 'Wet n Wild Wild Shine' range in Red Red. I got this polish from my gorguz girl Vonnie in our recent makeup swap! Big hugs & kisses to ya my lovely blogger pal-y from the windy city! :D I am totally loving these Wet n Wild polishes, application is an absolute dream with a great brush applicator, plus it dries pronto! Am thinking I need more of these for sure :)
After the nails were an apt shade of red reminiscent to that of lovely ripe strawberry's, next step was some white dots for the seeds. For this I just used a simple white polish from the Natural Collection range at Boots that cost me a bank breaking £1.89!! ;) Plus an ickle bobby pins tip to dot on some seeds!
I think I may do the dots a tad smaller next time though as my lovely Uncle commented on them & asked why my strawberry's had mould on them, was I trying to create a realistic effect???.......MEN! *rolls eyes* Someone even thought they looked like toadstools which I guess they kinda do! lol!
Finally to add a little greenery to my strawberry's I used a Barry M nail paint in Spring Green which is a really lovely, vibrant creamy green.
Just place 3 dots on the tips & use the brush to create leaves & bobs your uncle you're done! The element of bling came in the form of Barry M's awesome Hologram polish on the ring fingers. I finally managed to nab one of these after my inner magpie had been lusting for it big time but was sold out everywhere! But it found its way to moi :)
Hologram is a clear polish jam packed with lovely, big, chunky holographic glitters! Disco! I only applied two coats which looking at the pics now don't think was enough, three'd about do it! I only stuck with two though because I anticipated that as pretty as the holo is, it would be a bit of an arse to remove which was true! Had to scrub scrub scrub away at it rather, but it hasn't put me off though! Still love! So hope you like the Strawberry Bling NOTD lovelies!
I am of course talking about the fabulous new Deborah Lippmann polishes which I first stumbled across, only recently, on the lovely May Loves Makeup blog, since then its been lust at first sight. They are all just stunning & I want them all! Sadly however, I suffered a near seizure when I saw the price tag that went with these little gems....starting at £16!! Oh my! Now I'm someone who feels they're being super extravagant & really pushing the boat out when spending a tenner on nail polishes! I dunno, am I being a major el cheapo?? But to me that is a hefty price for a bottle of polish *sob!* So am currently having major debates with myself as to whether I should take that step & purchase...the halo-ed angel on my right shoulder chants 'save, save, save!' whilst the cheeky pitchforked devil on my left says 'pisht! Sod saving you pansy & BUY!!' So that explains the slight strain on my left hand side these past few weeks :/ I think I know who's winning. But judging from all the lovely swatches I've seen, I'm sure they won't disappoint, so next time I'm in London town (just so happens to be next week, coinciding quite nicely with pay day actually...) I may just find myself leaving with if not all, then at least one of these baby's!
Have you tried Deborah Lippmann polishes? Which ones your favorite? What are y'all wearing on your nails at the mo? Thanks for reading me lovelies! Until next time, ciao bellas!