Sunday, 17 July 2016

Slim Down Sunday: Week 61 & 62

The struggle continues, every time I sit down to write this blog I wonder why I put myself through this.  Eventually I remind myself it's because the lack of focus on my weight over the years has amounted to me being huge and struggling with everyday life.  Although I hate to bang on about the same stuff week in, week out, the truth of it is I've totally lost my way with weight loss and I'm waiting to get that kick up the behind to get started again.

I find setting a goal can go two ways, either it works well and you enjoy getting closer and closer to it or it freaks me out and I rebel and give up before I've even tried.  I'm going to a big event soon with many people I know that haven't seen me since I started losing weight and I would love to feel my best there.  On the other hand, I'm trying to not put too much focus on it as I know I'll just binge and self sabotage.

Generally I eat fairly decent meals, it's the desserts and sweets that kill me.  As if that's not bad enough, it's the secret binges.  

Since I'm absolutely useless, I haven't weighed myself this morning.  I think I need to detox, go back to basics as I know within a couple of days I'll start to feel like me again.  I'm absolutely maniac with appointments from Wednesday to Saturday so my plan is to swoop in then as I will have minimal time to even get to the shops, never mind binge eat!

Saturday, 16 July 2016

NOTD: Bright Butterflies

Me and my nails have been an ongoing saga for the past week and a half.  I've liked what I've done with them but I'm turning into some sort of Goldilocks "ooooo they're not Oxblood" "Oxblood is too dark I need something summery" and now the hilarious thing is I've changed them to something bright and season appropriate and it's done nothing but rain to the point where as I haven't been able to take my nail photos outside like I've been doing recently #irony

I wanted to pick two bold shades to go with so I chose CND Shellac in Pink Bikini and Cerulean Sea along with Black Pool, lilac and silver foil, Lecenté Iridescent Glitter in Golden White and their S1 brush.

I applied Pink Bikini to my thumb, index finger and little finger.  I did contemplate doing something with these nails but then I reasoned that I wanted the blue nails to stand out.

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Now I'll confess, the blue nails weren't exactly the effect I was going for as the foil just didn't stand out as much as I wanted.  I cured two layers of Cerulean Sea, crunched up a piece of lilac and a piece of silver foil and then patted it into the areas that I knew the butterfly was going to be in.  This was worth doing for when you look up close but I would pick something bolder if I did it again.  Anyway, I mixed a glitter paste of Lecenté glitter in golden white and Clearly Pink  and draw the wings of the butterfly.  Once that was cured I used the Lecenté S1 brush to paint the detail in black and their D1 brush for tiny detail on the edge of the wings.

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Wednesday, 13 July 2016

When Lecenté Capri Met The CND Craft Culture Collection

Sometimes I'll just sit there and think to myself "I wonder what that and that together will make?" definitely with the Lecenté Iridescent collection of glitters.  Capri is their most popular glitter (if you don't have it you truly are missing out.)  Despite its blue tinge you can apply Capri to any shade and it's going to make something spectacular for you so when curiosity got the better of me I thought I'd throw it over the CND Craft Culture Collection of Shellac shades and see what happens, kind of David Attenborough style.

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The picture below shows the results in the beautiful English sunshine (that was sarcastic if you didn't realise, the sun popped out for a second so I zoomed out with my colour pops!)  It's two coats of Shellac and then one layer of glitter into the sticky later.  Left to right of the photo below they are:
  • Patina Buckle
  • Denim Patch
  • Hand Fired 
  • Oxblood
  • Leather Satchel
  • Brick Knit
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I pretty much adore all of these combinations.  Denim Patch shows Capri pretty much as it looks in the pot, my friend Patina Buckle is looking pretty unique and interesting and actually I adore the Leather Satchel colour pop.  If you take one thing from this post let it be this, your glitter collection isn't complete without Capri.  

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