Thursday, 29 August 2013

New Nail Art Tutorial!

Hey guys!

I'm sorry I haven't posted in a while, to make it up to you, I have a new video for you guys!

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Love you guys!
- M

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Tutorial Number 2!

Hey guys!

My second tutorial is up on YouTube now, please make sure you check it out!

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Wednesday, 14 August 2013

OohLaLa Magazine Launch Party!

Hey guys!

So last night I went to the OohLaLa Magazine launch party/blog awards and let me just start off by saying it was an amazing night! They had someone over from Tropical Popical to do our nails, some make up artists from the LA Creative Acadamy, an incredible DJ and a showcase of Penney's Autumn/Winter Collection.

I, of course, legged it to the Tropical Popical stand first, where I got my nails done by the lovely Clodagh. I chose to get my nails painted a neon yellow and asked Clodagh to do a bit of nail art and she didn't disappoint! Thanks Clodagh!

I took my sister along and she went to get her make up done. The lovely ladies from LA Creative not only did her make-up for her, but also taught her how to create a smoky eye look as she requested. Unfortunetly I don't have a picture of the finished look.

As the whole event was sponsered by Penneys, we were also treated with a runway show featuring the gorgeous Penney's AW 2013 collection. Since the place was so crowded though, most people couldn't see that well, and those of us that could still weren't all able to take great pictures.

I also got the chance to meet some great people and other fashion/beauty bloggers, including the gorgeous Olayemi Alaba who was so incredibly nice and has such an incredible blog!

We were also given some cool goodie bags upon arrival, which contained stuff like perfume samples, nail polish, a copy of the magazine, a Penney's gift card and loads of other stuff, all courtesy of Cara Pharmacy. Thank you Cara Pharmacy!

All in all, it was a great event and I'm so glad I went. I made some great new friends and just had a lot of fun there! A big thanks to Penney's, Cara Pharmacy and of course, everyone at OohLaLa!

- M

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Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Polish Collection Part 1

Hey everyone!

Today I want to share my polish collection with all of you. Between my sisters and I, we have a LOT of nail polish in our house. This post will focus on my own personal collection, including where I got each polish, the price (where I can remember) and if it's still available.

Brand: Mixed

From left to right: Essie's 'Matte About You', GOSH 'Holographic Hero' and 17 'Magnatized Nail Polish'. I got all three of these from England, but they're all available here too. The Essie polish is available in McCabes Pharmacy for €10.99, whereas I got it for £8.99 in England (which is €10.40, not a huge price difference). The GOSH polish is also available in McCabes, but I don't know how much it costs. The 17 polish is available in Boots for roughly €9.

Brand: Collection
From Left to Right: Hoola Hoop, Retro! and Fruit Salad.
All available in Boots for somewhere between €3 and €4

Brand: Inglot
From Left to Right: O2M Polishes in 663, 664 and 672.
€13 each in Inglot (Dundrum and Jervis Centre). The 3for2 deal is still on so if you're thinking of getting some of these, now is the time!

Brand: Essence
From Left to Right: Nail Art Peel Off Base Coat, Stampy (Black) and Stampy (White).
These are available in most Pennys stores. The base coat is €2.89 and I'm sorry but I can't remember how much the stamping polishes were. I'm pretty sure they were cheaper than the base coat, around €1.79 maybe? I'm not sure.

Brand: LA Colors
Left to Right: Blood Orange, White, Hot Pink, Aqua, Black, Vibrant and Silver Glitter
All available in McCabes for €1.99 each.

Brand: New York Color
Left to Right: Taxi Yellow Creme, Starry Silver Glitter, Demon Glow Top Coat, Gramercy Glitz, Classy Glassy, City Blackout, Pinstripe White and High Line Green.
The yellow and silver glitter polish I got from America, but I think they are available here too. I know for a fact that the silver glitter is. High Line Green cost me €1.29 and the others were €1.99 each.

Brand: Barry M
From Left to Right: Instant Nail Effects Foil - Gold, Chameleon Colour Change Nail Polish - Blue, Hi-Shine Gel Effect Nail Polish - Greenberry,  Chameleon Colour Change Nail Polish - Pink and Instant Nail Effects Foil - Silver.
Available in Boots for €5.99 each. The chameleon polishes aren't great, so if this is an effect you want to try, I'd advise you to try a cheaper brand.
From Left to Right: Black Multi-Glitter, Gold Glitter, Teal, Magenta Glitter and Aqua Glitter.
Available in Boots for €4.59 each. (Please excuse the mess that is the black, one of my polishes leaked all over it)
From Left to Right: Acid Yellow, Cyan, Superdrug Limited Edition Pink, Yellow, Pink Flamingo.
The Cyan, Yellow and Pink Flamingo are available in Boots for €4.59, the Acid Yellow was bought in Topshop Oxford Street in London for £1.49 so I'm not sure if it's available here (not a huge loss honestly). The LE Pink is a Superdrug exclusive, but the colour is quite similar to the Pink Flamingo.
From Left to Right: Retro Blue, Retro Pink and Retro Red, with the Silver Nail Art Pen lying in front.
I don't think the Retro Collection is available anymore. I got the blue last summer, it was a free gift with the purchase of a certain number of Barry M polishes. The other two I got in Topshop Oxford Street this year for £1 each. The nail art pen is available in Boots for €7.49 (I got mine in London for £4.99, which is about €5.76)

Brand: O.P.I
From Left to Right: Mariah Carey Liquid Sand Mini Collection (The Impossible, Stay the Night, Get Your Number, Can't Let Go), Green-Wich Village, Outrageous Neons Minis Collection (Riotously Pink, Formidably Orange, Top Coat, Base Coat, Seriously Purple, Ridiculously Yellow).
The Mariah collection was €12.99 in TK Maxx. Green-Wich Village was a gift from my aunt in America, and I got the neon collection for £9.99

Brand: Ciate
Mini Caviar Set. This was a magazine freebie.

Brand: Revlon
From Left to Right: Silver Screen, Steel-her Heart, Frankly Scarlet and Pineapple Fizz.
These were all gifts from America.

Brand: China Glaze
From Left to Right: Ruby Pumps and Lemon Fizz.
Both gifts from America. If you ever come across the Ruby Pumps, buy it! It's one of my favourite polishes of all time.

Brand: Color Club
From Left to Right: Sky Blue, Pastel Pink and Mint
All gifts from America!

Well that's my collection done. It's still small, but it's growing really rapidly. This time last year, I think I had about 10-12 bottles of nail polish!

Stay tuned for part 2!


Thursday, 1 August 2013

First Nail Art Tutorial!

Hey everyone!

I would like to officially present:


This nail art design is a recreation of Dara's nail art in the 'Falling in Love' Music Video. My eyes were instantly drawn to Dara's nails when I first saw the music video and I have to admit, I kept going back and pausing the video whenever they showed a close up of her nails. So I decided that for my first tutorial I absolutely had to recreate the design.

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Thanks guys,