It’s that time of year again. Valentine’s Day. Wonderful. A time where tacky love heart covered paraphernalia is everywhere and glitter is in abundance. Can you tell I’m not wildly sold on the idea of the Hallmark holiday? This is not because I am bitter, mind you, not at all. I have no Bridget Jones style I-hate-love plans for Thursday night, rather I will be spending a nice quiet evening in with my man. I actually have quite nice memories of Valentine’s Day from 1996 where my “boyfriend” at the time gave me a love heart shaped balloon and a gorilla holding a pillow that said “I love you”. We were only an item as we were friends and in the same class at school, and the furthest we ever went was holding hands – hence the ” “.
As I am not V-Day’s number 1 fan I decided to steer clear of love hearts and glitter and go for something slightly more obscure. Typical.
So I have eyes all over my nails. Get it? I only have eyes for you. And there’s a little wink in there too.
What better way to spend a Monday night than by tucking up in bed with a cuppa, some Netflix and nail polish. Perfect.
Lately life has been pretty hectic and after a long day at the office my box of nail polish was calling for me. I got comfortable, shut myself off from the world and entered my little bubble where only the smell of nail polish accompanies me.
This design took a really long time, but it was totally worth it.
Happy New Year fellow nail-enthusiasts (and those of you who view my blog purely out of obligation).
What a year 2012 was. Big changes in my life, namely packing up my entire life for the 2nd year in a row and moving across the pond to London. I can say, without a shred of doubt, it was the best thing I’ve ever done. And I’ve done some pretty good things.
2013 is shaping up to be an amazing year. And what better way to start the year than with some leopard print nails. After nursing a NYE hangover and post-holiday-in-Ireland exhaustion – not to mention getting-back -to-reality January blues – I didn’t feel like spending more than 30 mins on my nails, but as always with leopard print designs I am tremendously happy with them, and with the little addition to the design - the love heart – there’s a lot of love around at the moment and I feel like this could be the theme for the year.
I hope your New Years resolutions include saying no to chipped nail polish, and making sure you put aside a bit of time for yourself to treat your nails every once in a while.
Big design being planned for next week, stay tuned!
p.s. And no, I didn’t do any NYE nails, I ran out of time!
Merry (almost) Christmas! This will be my last post before New Years.
I have officially been defeated by Christmas jumpers. I wanted to buy one for the first time this year and was totally overwhelmed by the selection and not being able to find the kind I wanted, and then my grand plans for Christmas jumper nails were crushed when, after an intensely stressful day of packing and finalising things for the year, my inspiration was lost and I just couldn’t get them how I wanted them. But I LOVE my Christmas lights. I’m disappointed that the photo doesn’t show how glittery they are – this is one of the only times of year I like to have glittery nails – but trust me, they are sparkle-central.
I’m all ready for my work Christmas lunch today with my nails done and my green dress on, so finally feeling a bit Christmassy. It’s been a busy year and I am really looking forward to taking these nails to Ireland for the first time tomorrow morning!
Have a great Christmas everyone and I’ll see you before New Years for some party nails to ring in 2013!
My bid to spread Christmas cheer has begun! I was attempting to con my friend into loving Christmas like I do. I got as far as doing her nails, we didn’t quite get to the point where I revealed by extremely amazing Christmas playlist with 45 of the most incredible holiday themed songs of all time. I think we might have to ease into that…
I decided a bit of mix ‘n’ match Christmassy-goodness was in order, and I feel like it might’ve worked a little bit. Perhaps she’ll write a blog post about how I am enforcing the joys of Christmas on her? Let’s all watch out for that shall we? You can read about her hilarious escapades here: http://lollyjones.blogspot.co.uk I promise you that you will laugh and laugh until your sides hurt.
Ok people, T-minus 3 days until I endeavor on my Christmas jumper themed nails! I already have so many ideas for designs floating around in my head I’m starting to feel a bit overwhelmed, but I have a good feeling about it. See you all on Thursday! xx
Halloween is almost here and this year I don’t have major plans for a costume or a big party like last year, so I decided to put all my effort into my nails, and here they are. Spooky and scary. I love them. And they took forever but I think they’re worth it. Now I just have to figure out what my fall back costume will be if I actually happen to drag myself out tomorrow night. I’m thinking an outfit that consists entirely of leopard print. I can just raid my cupboard. Piece of cake!
For the next week and a half my boyfriend is in Egypt for work, and during one of our conversations where I was attempting not to sulk about it (not very convincingly, I’m sure), he brought up the idea of doing some Egyptian themed nails while he was away. Brilliant idea. A) gave me something relaxing and time consuming to do on Tuesday night while watching The Great British Bake Off, B) allowed me to remove my chipped birthday nails that I had been consistently picking at all day Monday that was driving me a bit batty, and C) looks awesome. Winning all round.
Egyptian images are right up my alley in the style department. Great colours, consistent use of metallics, simple yet effective designs. I don’t suppose I would’ve thought of it myself if he wasn’t going to Egypt, and it’s something totally different that I haven’t seen before on the other nail blogs I follow.
Tune in next week for some…wait for it…nautical nails! I am going to a nautical themed party on Saturday which means I can FINALLY sort myself out with some killer sailor-lady-themed nails. Now I just need an outfit. Can I wear leopard print to a nautical themed party…?
Life just keeps getting better and better. 28 is definitely working for me.
Do you find my entry name confusing? Sorry about that. Let me break it down for you.
These hands belong to my dear friend Jess. You may remember her hands from the flower nails a couple of weeks back. Well the lovely Jess is jetting off tomorrow, leaving London to go back to Toronto. I’m trying not to be all sooky about it but I can’t help but worry about whose nails I’m going to do, who I will spend time in Hampstead Heath with, and who I will drink wine and talk about Made In Chelsea with…sigh.
For Jess’ triumphant return to Toronto after a delightful summer (if you could call it that) in London, she wanted nails based on her favourite china pattern, Royal Copenhagen. Lucky for me she was thrilled with the result, and she looks amazing with white nail polish.This design made me think of how inspired you can get from something as simple as a plate design. I think I’m going to look into that some more.
It’s been a good week for nails and my blog. After realising that someone at MTV Style actually liked one of my designs, and wrote about it, my mind continues to remain blown. It’s times like these you feel the need to celebrate with some Charbonnel & Walker Buck Fizz Truffles, delicious (what Jess is holding). The Queen shops at Charbonnel & Walker you know…I have it on good authority that the violet creams are her favourite, which is cool because they’re my favourite too. Good on you Liz.