Tuesday, 20 September 2016

NOTD: Autumn Inspired Nails

As soon as September hits I start thinking about Autumn.  Of course it's nice to have the light mornings and the sunny evenings but I actually crave autumn where it cools down and I can wear long sleeves and snuggle up, it's my favourite season.  I think you can tell immediately when autumn hits and it takes me back to my school days and singing this song (click here.)
 

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Anyway, if you follow me on Snapchat you'll know that I really brainstormed my colour scheme for what I wanted (snapchat is liverpoollashes.)  I pulled out all of my most autumnal shades both in CND Shellac and Lecente glitter and played around with combinations until I was happy.  In the end I chose CND Shellac in Faux Fur, Burnt Romance, Fine Vermilion and Grand Gala (limited edition) and paired two of the new Lecente holographic shades in Caramel and Orange with it. 
 
Grand Gala is on my thumb and ring finger, Burnt Romance on my index finger, Faux Fur on my middle finger and Fine Vermilion on my little finger.  I then used the Lecente Orange glitter for a halo effect around my index finger and faded up from the tip of my ring finger and used the Caramel glitter to fade into around the cuticle area.

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Although these aren't necessarily the colours I would choose I do really like their autumnal effect and it's really getting me in the mood for the cooler months. 
 
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Monday, 19 September 2016

My Work: Elegant Gold Nails

It seems weird to do a blog post with just two products but you know what?  Sometimes the simplest ideas gives the best results.  

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Val is a huge fan of having CND Shellac in Beau and then some glitter at the free edge.  It means that you can't really see the growth of her nails and they still look fresh until it's time to remove them for a new set.  I suggested to her the Lecenté Glimente collection is all of the shades apart from Impact have completely full coverage so they're perfect over any shade but cover the tips.  She chose Fierce,  they looked absolutely stunning and to be honest this literally took me no time at all to complete them as Glimente is so easy to work with.

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Slim Down Sunday: Week 70 & 71

Finally I have made a breakthrough and I actually feel like I'm getting somewhere again!  For so long these blog posts have been a frustration for me as I knew I wasn't getting anywhere and I was pubically either staying the same or gaining weight.  Of course that's my business and I know that but I made my battle with my weight public so that I was accountable.

Thankfully for whatever reason I woke up on Tuesday and knew that I could do this again.  I weighed myself on my boyfriend's Weight Watcher scales and got straight back onto the wagon.  It's so crazy as within two days I felt so much better, a bit lighter and more comfortable again.  I absolutely love the feeling it gives me so I have no idea why I don't continue.

I have tried to make myself a little motivation collage on my home screen of my phone.  This has photos of me at my lowest weight last year, of my new found waist and if my gorgeous coat that doesn't currently fit.  I do think the visuals are helping.

So anyway, I am pleased to say that I lost 4lbs this week!  Onwards and downstairs back to where I was and beyond!

Sunday, 18 September 2016

NOTD: Black, Nude and Fierce.

It feels really weird to write this blog post as I actually had these nails on literally a month ago but as I had chosen one of Lecente's new release glitters before the launch date I couldn't blog about it.

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These are the nails that I wore for Sweet Squared's 10th birthday party in Leeds.  Being the typical female I am, I wasn't sure what to wear so I chose some staple shades and figured I would make it work.  The colours I chose were CND Shellac in Black Pool, Bare Chemise and Sugared Spice.  I also used a Yours stamping plate for my ring finger and Lecente Glimente glitter in Fierce.

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I actually really enjoyed these nails but you can't truly appreciate them on this photo.  I mixed up the other hand so that it was a variation of this one because u was in the mood to not match...!

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