Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Nail Art: Hime Gyaru

Hime Gyaru nails are a trend in japan which consists of lots of 3D nail beads, pearls, bows, cartoon characters etc. I personally only do Gyaru nails with flat back pearls and ball bearings as anything more would just be a hassle to my daily life haha!

Gyaru nails always look more effort than they actually entail, it really does consist of splodging on clear topcoat and then whatever 3D nail bit you have and is a really easy way to impress everyone. 

I used a base of Models Own Hypergel: Lilac Sheen and Barry M Gelly: Dragon Fruit and a good layer of Seche Vite on top to secure everything 

Benefit They're Real Push Up Liner: Drugstore Dupe

There's a lot of hype in the blog/YouTube world for the new Benefit eyeliner, basically a gel eyeliner stored in a wind up pen with an angled nib to make the chore of cat flicking a lot easier for you. However long before the Benefit product was talked about I randomly came across the Maybelline Lasting Drama Black Shock Gel Liner which looks exactly the same as the benefit one and seems to apply the same too but with a cheaper price tag.

I'll admit that I'm an eyeliner n00b and I rarely actually used it beforehand, only rarely for nights out. Eyeliners always smudged and faded on me but the Maybelline one lasts a long time and also needs a bit of a heavy hand to remove. If you want to try the Benefit hype without the price tag the try the Maybelline version! Click here to purchase from ASOS!

Monday, 19 May 2014

Remember me?


It's been a long time since I last posted, I know.

 I was really busy with uni, and I didn't have much time to do nail art anymore, and I guess I started seeing blogging as a bit of a "chore" and found it easier to post plain nails on instagram rather than write a whole blogpost. I dunno, I'm not really sure why I stopped blogging in all honesty.

But now that I'm FINALLY finished university for good (not got my results yet though haha...dear God...), I hopefully have more time to start up my nail art again, and possibly start up my nail shop too. Now that there's other social networks than facebook to promo on (by that I just mean instagram), it seems like it might be easier than previously to have an Etsy. I'll admit that very few people in my "real" life know about my blog and my shop, thanks to an unsupportive friend that basically made me embarrassed to have a blog let alone an Etsy...But hopefully I'll now be able to put more time and effort into something I enjoy doing, and hopefully you guys will enjoy it too.

I'll still carry on doing the odd high street haul, although they'll never be as good as the likes of people on youtube haha..

Hopefully talk sooner than later!