Thursday, 23 February 2017

NOTD: Juicy Oranges

I wore these nails over a month ago but it was before the launch of all of these products so I never got around to putting a blog post up....!  

 
The colours I used were: CND Shellac in Mambo Beat and Shells In The Sand as well as Lecente Glimente in Quest and MoYou London Enchanted Plate 14.

 

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My Work: Lush Lilac

Bethan came to get her nails done for the first time.  Her nails are short at the moment due to a dodgy nail tech experience involving a drill and her "Shellac" removal last month.  She wanted something on her nails that was fun but didn't stand out as she said that doesn't really fit the way she is.  The one thing she was certain of though was that she fancied purple so we worked with that.

 
I used:

CND Shellac in Wisteria Haze & Alluring Amthyst as well as the new Lecente Glimente Glitter in "Reign" and MoYou London Sailor Plate 06.

 
I'm excited to see Bethan's nails strengthen with the protection of CND Shellac and correct removals but for the time being, these are pretty cute.  

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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

New Releases: Lecente Spring 2017

I say this every time because it's totally true, I'm always honoured to do Lecente's new collection videos - it's definitely not something I take lightly.  Seeing their Spring 2017 Collection all together I was just mind blown, they never disappoint. 

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I'll run through the collection and then I'll link the video I did for them at the end so that you can dribble over them all!

The collection consists of:
  • Six Glimente Glitters - Envy, Fable, Charmed, Quest, Oracle & Reign.
  • Two holographic Glitters - Olive Green & Juniper
  • Chrome Powders - Bronze & Rose Gold
  • Chameleon Chrome Powders - Pink & Green.
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Here's the video that I created for Lecente's You Tube Channel:

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Sunday, 19 February 2017

Slim Down Sunday 2017: Week 7 & 8

How am I honestly doing?  I'm fed up.  It's only with myself, when I lost my five stone it was because I was chosing to slim Down more than I was choosing food. Clearly at the moment my head says that food is want I was more although the reality I am feeling very uncomfortable and back feeling under confident about how I look.

 
Although the first week I was busy doing other things, this week having known I would be doing a fortnightly weigh in.  I suppose I knew that that I had two choices, make an excuse and not do it or own up to the fact I knew I had put on weight.  Every day this week I've had the argument with myself on whether I'm going to carry on cramming my face full of food or if I'm doing something about it.


I weighed this morning and naturally I assume the absolute worst.  It's not good, I'm back to my starting weight at the start of January but, I weighed.  I've achieved something - I didn't ignore it.  I shall make no promises for this next fortnight, my birthday is the 3rd March so we shall see.


  • Every day we have a choice, it's a fresh start and the most important part from any healthy eating plan is to just try and make as many days, good ones.
  • Losing a pound a week is still over three and a half stone in a year.
  • If you're feeling particularly down about your weight, remember that if you stick to a balanced diet then by this time next week you could have dropped quite a few pounds, just the kick start you need to get going!  Even just by cutting down on treats you could make a difference, how good would that feel?!
Why not come and be my friend on the My Fitness Pal app - search for 'liverpoollashes'
If you have a FitBit then why not be my friend on that and send me a challenge? click here.
 
If you want to read my previous Slim Down Sunday posts - click here.
If you want to read my explanation of Slimming World - click here.
If you want to read my explanation of calorie counting and basic weight loss methods - click here.

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My facebook page is always updated latest information, tutorials and reviews - click here.
If you want to see more videos from me, my You Tube Channel is here.
CND Five Point Polish Method (for CND Shellac & Vinylux) - click here
To see more of My Work click here and my Nail Of The Day - click here
If you want to read my 'Focusing On' blog posts - click here
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Friday, 10 February 2017

CND Rhythm and Heat Collection Shellac and Vinylux

It's always so exciting to have a new CND release, isn't it?  There's always that scepticism that a colour looks like another colour.  I have to be totally honest though, I get a little bit bored of when people say that the colours on a never anything new, I mean, are people expecting for CND to invent a colour that doesn't exist in the world already?!  Of course not but I'm sure they wish they could!

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I would say whenever a client has been after a certain colour from me I've always been able to give them an option, that's pretty good going!  There are of course those clients who are a little like Goldilocks to me, you know, the ones that are trying to match something and "oh no, that's too pink but that's too orange..." etc and that's why we need to fill in the blanks with a complete shade range and all of those in between ones too.

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CND are always working a season ahead so course this collection is technically this summer collection.  The names are:
  • Palm deco
  • Ripe Guava
  • Shells In The Sand 
  • Sugarcane 
  • Mambo Beat 
  • Shimmering Shores (Shellac Only)
  • Splash Of Teal (Vinylux Only)
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CND Rhythm & Heat Shellac
As usual I have made my comparison video with the existing collection with a few very interesting comparisons.  See the video at the end of this post to watch it!

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CND Rhythm & Heat Vinylux


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Sunday, 5 February 2017

Slim Down Sunday 2017: Week 5 & 6

This post is for the previous two weeks.  I make no excuses, last weekend I knew I was going to pick up my beloved cats from up north and bring them to my new home in South Wales.  As I was up north for Sunday morning I used that as an excuse to eat what I like thinking I could pull it back for this week but of course, I didn't.

 
This past fortnight has been virtually a 24 hour buffet. Nothing has been off limits so I've eaten Burger King, chicken korma and also been out for a Chinese.  I knew I was back feeling heavy and bloated and I knew of course that the scales would reflect that.


It was therefore no surprise that I've put on 4lbs in a fortnight in fact, I feel like I've gotten off lightly (no pun intended!) Of course I hope for a better week this week, I hope that I can once again return to 16 stone 9 so I can then get back down to the numbers I was seeing last year. I promise nothing at the moment other than I will continue to weigh and happily make my weight public so that I can eventually be happy with it at a much lower number.

 
  • Every day we have a choice, it's a fresh start and the most important part from any healthy eating plan is to just try and make as many days, good ones.
  • Losing a pound a week is still over three and a half stone in a year.
  • If you're feeling particularly down about your weight, remember that if you stick to a balanced diet then by this time next week you could have dropped quite a few pounds, just the kick start you need to get going!  Even just by cutting down on treats you could make a difference, how good would that feel?!
Why not come and be my friend on the My Fitness Pal app - search for 'liverpoollashes'
If you have a FitBit then why not be my friend on that and send me a challenge? click here.
 
If you want to read my previous Slim Down Sunday posts - click here.
If you want to read my explanation of Slimming World - click here.
If you want to read my explanation of calorie counting and basic weight loss methods - click here.

Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter & Pinterest - search for 'liverpoollashes'  
My facebook page is always updated latest information, tutorials and reviews - click here.
If you want to see more videos from me, my You Tube Channel is here.
CND Five Point Polish Method (for CND Shellac & Vinylux) - click here
To see more of My Work click here and my Nail Of The Day - click here
If you want to read my 'Focusing On' blog posts - click here
Want to see more using Lecente glitter? - click here

Saturday, 4 February 2017

NOTD: When Your Cat Inspires Your Nails

Brace yourselves but there's a part of me that has lost interest in doing my nails.  I don't know if it's just the way I'm feeling about life in general or whether it's just that at the moment, I am really enjoying being an Independent Scentsy Consultant and guiding my team as well as being creative with that.  Either way, I'll hold my hands up and admit that I couldn't be bothered to do my nails.  


One thing that has inspired me however is finally bringing my beloved cats Henry and Poppy from Liverpool to live with us in South Wales.  Now since I got Henry from Cats Protection League back in 2009 I've had a thing for grey...! 

  
I used:

  • CND Shellac in Tartan Punk & Asphalt
  • Lecente Hot Lips Multi Glitz Glitter (ring finger) and Pewter Ulta Fine Glitter (index finger)
 
Is it the most exciting nails I've ever done?  Probably not but they match my cat pretty well...!

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CND Five Point Polish Method (for CND Shellac & Vinylux) - click here
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Friday, 3 February 2017

For Sale: Backwash, Hairdressing Chair, Mirror & Other Bits

Wow who would have known that a single post could hurt me so much, I'm sat here crying my eyes out.  As you all know, I separated from my husband last years and left our home that we shared.  In the last few years I had the garage converted into a mini hair salon by my amazing dad and I loved it with all of my heart.  Unfortunately this house will be sold and I'm not in a position to bring my furniture to be fitted in my current house in South Wales so I am looking to sell what I have for a good price.  

 

Hairdressing is not something I do often so these are all used only occasionally therefore you're looking at almost new items without damage to any of it.  The backwash is currently plumbed in so serious buyers are welcome to come and view it working if you wish and my dad will unplumb it, ready for collection.  What I will say is seriously, this is the most comfiest backwash I have ever sat in and my clients told me that themselves both in the seat and the way it fits around the neck and shoulders.



Here are the items for sale with the price I paid for them.  Please contact me to make me an offer for the item or items you'd like.

Samba Backwash - £500

Hairdressing Chair - unknown

Trolley - £69

REM Miranda Mobile Hood Dryer - £220

Mirror - £100

Ikea Large New York Frame - £50?

Yellow Brabantia Bin - £60
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01M0ADYQD/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_rJhLybAPVSEB1

The only item that is not perfect is the New York frame as this has a slight burn mark from a floor lamp that was too close to it however you can't really notice it because the print is black.

The Miranda hood dryer has literally only been used once or twice.  I bought it from salon services and as I'm not with it up north I can't confirm that that's definitely the model I have but it looks like the website link.

My heart is broken into a thousands pieces at the moment having to sell everything from my lovely little salon but I know in time it will be mended.  I can arrange for my parents to let you into the house if you'd like to view any of the items.

Collection will be from my house which is close to Hale Village / Liverpool Airport area.  Anyone not local can contact a "man with a van" (typically on eBay) for a quote which I've done before and had things brought to me from London...!

If you are interested please contact me on my Facebook page Facebook.com/liverpoollasheskaren or email liverpoollashes@yahoo.co.uk

Thanks so much for your support, Karen x