Purple flicks

Hi, guys!

So I haven’t really had a lot of time to do my nails recently so I have been generally going for just a plain polish , but today I decided to add a little something extra to make them stand out but that can be done in seconds!

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I just did this on one nail, but as you can see its just a series of flicks in black, white, and bright neon pink.

I bought the trio of striper polishes from Penneys (Primark in the UK) and the Purple Nail polish is 132-Break through from Essence. 

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Finally got Instagram!

Hey girls, 

So I finally caved and made an Instagram account . I don’t usually post any work that I do professionally on here because I like to keep it to simple , easy nail looks  that everyone can try or to just show you what kind of brands or colour polish / trends i’m loving.

I’ve just started my account so there is very limited amount of pictures on it (I think like …8…!!!) but i will definitely keep adding more. The majority of the images that will be uploaded will be of gel or shellac nails but I might throw in a few random ones on natural nails every now and then .

Here’s my link to go follow me : 

http://instagram.com/nailsbynaomi01 

Thank you , 

Naomi .x

Ombré nails !

Hmmm  , I havn’t written here in ages! 

So I decided to do these pink ombré nails today . It gets gradually darker towards the tip of the nail.

You can use any colour combination you like . I did a base coat of white and chose 4 colours for the gradient effect:

  • Wet n’ Wild -French White cream (for the base)

Starting at the cuticle colour, working towards the tip :

  • No.7 (stay perfect) – cheeky chops
  • Maxfactor (glossfinity) – forever glam
  • Essence (Multi-dimension) – Hot stuff
  • NYC – Manhattan

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How to :

  • I first painted a coat of white polish on all my nails and allowed it to dry thoroughly.
  • Next, I took a makeup wedge sponge and soaked it with water .
  • I then took each colour and painted it onto the sponge in stripes , making sure to overlap each colour slightly.

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  • When you have that done you just press it into your nails and wait for it to dry. I did this about 3 times for each nail as I thought it wasn’t opaque enough. 
  • Seal it with a top coat and your all done! (you can also add a sparkle if you like)

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Rimmel Grey matter & glitter

One of my favourite all year round colours is Rimmel ‘Grey matter’. For this Look I painted my nails with a base coat and two coats of Grey matter . To finish it off I used a silver , glittery top coat from the brand 17 , starting from the cuticle and sweeping it up towards the free edge creating a fading effect . 

It can be done with any colours you like . Here’s mine :

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7 Deadly Sins Tag!

Wrath: What item do you have a strong love/hate relationship with?
I love the new 17 highlighter but only if my makeup has been done under a certain light or else I look like my whole face is sparkling!

Gluttony: What brand takes up most of your collection?
I think rimmel and 17 take up the majority of my make up collection.

Sloth: What product do you ignore the most due to laziness?
hmm Im really bad at sticking to a skin care routine so sometimes if I’m lazy ill just take my makeup off with a face wipe before bed. 

Pride: Which product gives you the most confidence?
Foundation , personally the max factor Facefinity, all day flawless because it is a primer,concealer and foundation all in one, and Its full coverage without looking cakey . It covers all blemishes, dark circles and redness and I generally dont leave the house unless I have at least foundation on.

Lust: What item is at the top of your list?
Id love to try bobbi brown shimmer brick in bronze just to compare it to my 17 one that looks the EXACT same as it.But otherwise Id love every O.P.I. nail varnish ever created!

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17 shimmer brick (above)

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Bobbi Brown shimmer brick (above)

 

Envy: Which makeup product/look looks great on others but not on you?
Red lipstick , I love it on others but I think it looks cheap and tacky on me !

 

I tag you all, Enjoy!!!,

Naomi.x

Sunshine Blogger award!

So ive been nominated by rubyangel711 for the sunshine blogger award .yay!!!

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11 Facts about me :

1. I love animals , id love more pets.

2.I cant cook for my life, but I love baking!

3. I cant walk anywhere without my earphones.

4. I want to learn how to play an instrument,

5. I very rarely wear jewellery.

6. Im not a morning person, in fact im pretty sure im nocturnal!

7. I love travelling

8. Im very OCD when it comes to taking my makeup off.

9. My dream is to see The red hot chili peppers live.

10.I was born on hallowe’en

11. Christmas is my favourite time of the year.

Questions for me :

1.  My makeup mantra is:
A.  ”Less is more.”
B.  ”Find the happy medium.”
C.  ”Bring it on!

B! not too much , but not full on crazy!

2.  Who is your celebrity icon?

I love nicole richie the way she mixes her boho style but is still quite chic.

3.  What is your favorite style of Halloween costume? 

Anything thats not simple a bunny tail and ears on a tiny black dress , claiming to be dressed as a bunny…no! so Id say B
A.  Anything goes! You’ve been everything from Disney Princesses to Roadkill!
B. You love costumes that are simple, cute, and often composed from things in your closet.  Cowgirls and cheerleaders are tons of fun.
C. This is your day to sparkle and shine – you love fun and flamboyant costumes like fairies, angels, and royalty!
D. Your costumes are the kind that usually must be explained but are always clever and excellently detailed.

4.  You’re invited to a cocktail event last minute. Whatever will you do with your hair?

curl it with my babyliss curling wand.

5.  If you could only bring one beauty product with you on a 3-day vacation, what would it be?

moisturizer

6.  What is your current favorite item of clothing/accessory right now?

I live in jeans and got 2 new pairs from FOREVER 21 not so long ago so probably those.

7. Packing your skincare products for a weekend getaway is…
A.  Easy as one-two-three — cleanse, moisturize, and protect.
B.  Torture. How can I choose among all my must-have lotions and potions?
C.  Non-negotiable. I’ve been loyal to products for years and I’ll never sacrifice perfect skin for a smaller suitcase.

Im going with A . Im pretty simple like that.

8. How often do you wear your hair in its natural texture?

Absolutely never , not even going to bed. so C

A.  At least a few days a week. I love waves and curls!
B.  It depends on my outfit and where I’m off to.
C.  Never — I only like my hair straight and sleek.

9. When applying blush, which of the following are you looking to achieve:
A.  a pretty flush
B.  a healthy glow for my pale complexion
C.  great cheekbones

A bit of A and C

10.  What is your time-sapping makeup mishap?
A.  a smudge that takes time to remove — I never have remover on hand!
B.  runny mascara
C.  foundation that is anything less than flawless

A -every time.

11. What is your all-time favourite book?

I dont have a favourite Ive read so many!

My questions for my nominees are :

1. what is your all time favourite make up brand?

2. if you could only pick one, would you choose foundation or concealer?

3. What is your favourite place in the world?

4. What beauty Item can you not live without?

5. What is your Go-to nail polish colour?

6. Orange juice or apple juice?

7. Whats your favourite band / musician ?

8. Who influences you most in life?

9. Do you have any pets?

10. do you prefer waterproof or non waterproof mascara?

11. Whats the one product that you will continue to buy over and over again ?

Enjoy! Thank you !

My nominees are (drum roll please!…)

1.izziekiki

2.nailmattic

3.kittnoir

4.misshappysbeautyblog

5.thisjenngirl

Leibster award

HI Guys i’ve been nominated by the lovely gingerlovesmakeup for the Leibster award!

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The Official Rules Of The Liebster Award

If you have been nominated for The Liebster Award AND YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT, write a blog post about the Liebster award in which you:

1. thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.
2. display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”.
(Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post.)
3. answer 11 questions about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.
4. provide 11 random facts about yourself.
5. nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 1000 followers.
(Note that you can always ask the blog owner this since not all blogs display a widget that lets the readers know this
information!)
6. create a list of questions for the blogger to answer.
7. list these rules in your post. (You can copy and paste them from here.)
Once you have written your post, and published it, you then have to:
8. Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award
and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it (they might not have ever heard of it!)
I would like to add that you can nominate someone who already has been given this award, as long as
they have less than 1000 followers/subscribers. The idea behind this award is to recognize new bloggers and
help promote them! The benefit is that you get from doing this is that you get some promotion, too!

Questions for myself and my nominees:

11 Random facts about me :
1. I’m addicted to Haribo jellies.(im eating them right now!)
2. I haven’t eaten a banana in 2 years because my brother ate one like corn on the cob and really freaked me out
3. I’ve never seen any Harry Potter films.
4. I still prefer to buy albums rather than download music
5. The Red Hot Chili peppers are my all time favourite band
6. I’m 18 years old!
7. I own a dog , her names Daisy and shes a cocker spaniel
8.  I hate cats but I love kittens (if that even makes sense!)
9. I don’t like when Other people make me sandwiches and cut them into rectangles .Triangles all the way!
10. I find it absolutely impossible to save money
11. I straighten my hair everyday

11 questions for me and my nominees to answer:
1. What is your favorite time of year?
Summer, more relaxed better weather (even though I live in Ireland)
2.What’s your favorite type of nail polish?
Anything a bit out there-yellows , greens
3. What are your favorite TV show and movie of all time?
Movie: My girl, show: right now its Two Broke Girls
4. Who or what inspires you the most?
friends ,family
5. In your free time, what is your favorite thing to do?
does sleep count?! em , probably watch a movie or catch up on tv series online
6. What is your favorite color to wear year-round?
Cant go wrong with pink . neon for summer , berry/ darker shades for winter
7. How often do you normally change your nail polish?
Every other day if I have the time , every 3-4 days if im lazy
8. What’s your favorite thing to eat?
Haribo jellies
9. Name three things in your purse right now.
Boring: A deck of cards (very random), tissues, hairbrush
10. What is one beauty product you cannot live without?
Definitely Foundation
11. And lastly, what made you start your blog?
watching youtube videos on nail art and then seeing other peoples blog about nail art 

Nominees are :

1.adornedclaw.

2.paint-me-pretty

3.makingmeblushblog.

4.rubyangel711

5.thebubblybrunette

Please answer the same questions that I answered. Thank you!
And make sure to check out these blogs . There’s some serious talent and passion on to be seen!

I look forward to seeing your posts .xxx