Saturday, 20 December 2014

Top 5 : Christmas Nail Polish Shades 2014

Just 4 more sleep's until Christmas so today I thought I'd share my Top 5 with you.
I'm not saying you have to own these particular one's, work with what's in your collection!

Nicole by OPIKourt Is Red-y-For A Pedi is from the first Kardashian collection. At Christmas I wear red, white or green so I find red nail's usually go with what I'm wearing. This red is bold but it's easy to apply and it still look's decent after 3 day's. I recommend using a quality top coat. I use Essence Gel-Look or the much talked about Seche Vite.
The next nail polish that's an around Christmas time polish for me is China Glaze: Icicle. It's a very glittery silver polish. I'll wear this over my entire nail if I'm in magpie mode but I also use this polish as a nail tip colour or an accent nail colour. It's one of my fave polishes in my collection. It hasn't had one outing in 2014 so it's probably going to end up on my nail's in the next few day's. It's gorgeous.
If your not into red or silver the next polish is a duo-chrome from OPI Spiderman CollectionJust Spotted The Lizard. I like to wear this any time of the year but seeing as I don't have a completely gold polish I decided to include this one because it's on the gold-but with a hint-of-green. I realise it won't be everyone's cup of tea. This is my only duo-chrome polish so it's unique in my collection.
If your not into any of those three my final choices contain glitter. I like wearing glitter nail polishes and if that's not your thing I completely understand but these have been favourites for a while and it wouldn't be a Christmas Nail Polish post without including these.

Australis Cosmetics: (51089) Fairy Bread is a glitter topcoat but if you want to wear this over your entire nail with nothing underneath which I do. I usually wear this as a nail tip or accent nail and a solid colour underneath. It's perfect for Christmas and New Year and I should have a backup bottle!
The final two are both OPI's from the original Katy Perry Collection. The first one is Teenage Dream which is a clear polish with pink and silver glitter and it's almost on the shade of pink leaning toward's a Rose Gold. If I had a completely Rose Gold nail polish that'd replace this one because I think Rose Gold is beautiful and please don't be surprised if a rose gold polish is included in my Christmas 2015 nail post. The final one is Last Friday Night and it's a clear polish with blue and silver glitter. Both of these Katy Perry's were my very first OPI nail polish purchases back in 2011 and my OPI Collection has grown to around 12 polishes.
Please let me know if you'd like me to write about my Nail Polish Collection in the New Year!

If I was doing a Northern Hemisphere Christmas as I did for about 8 out of 10 year's then my go to polishes would still be a bright red or red wine, plum or black with a touch of glitter on the tip's or as an accent nail. I live back in the Southern Hemisphere again so black nail's would only be worn by me at christmas for a party. Australia and New Zealand Christmas fall's in Summer so I pretty much keep very dark nail colour's to the Autumn and Winter which is start's in July.

My Christmas Day polish this year will be ...
 China Glaze's Icicle with Australis Cosmetics Fairy Bread tip's!

I apologise to matte lover's out there but I'm not a fan of matte nail's. If you have a Matte Christmas nail polish post, or Christmas nail art post, link them below so I can read them.

If you don't wear red, silver or gold polish at Christmas, what colour(s) do you wear?

Thankyou for supporting me in 2014.

Have a Safe and Happy Christmas & New Year!






Wednesday, 17 December 2014

DIY : Repurpose a Candle Jar into a Storage Jar

This is my first DIY post and most of you probably already repurpose but I decided to write a post for those who don't know how, or hadn't thought about repurposing old glass candle jar's into a storage jar (I was doing one this afternoon) so I thought it was a good idea to post about it too. 

I like repurposing jar's because they're usually a good size, I find them handy to use for something else, they look cute in my bathroom or bedroom and I'm up-cycling - giving it a new purpose.

What you'll need for this project

1 stovetop
1 saucepan
1 pair of Oven Mitt's
1 used glass jar candle
1 knife
1 wax/tarte burner

Firstly, get a saucepan and fill it almost 1/2 full of water (depending on how much wax you have to melt). I suggest adding the candle to the pan before you put it on the stovetop. Wait a few minutes for the wax to completely melt - once wax has melted turn off the heat and remove pan from stovetop.

Keep a knife handy because you'll need it to remove wick's once the candle wax melt's.

You'll need oven mitt's to hold the jar whilst removing the wick's once the wax has completely melted.  Once the wick's are removed, use the mitt's to hold the glass and pour the wax into your Wax/Tart Burner straight away, if you leave it the wax will cool and you'll have to go through the process of melting the wax again.
Wait until your old candle jar has cooled and then use warm water and dishwashing liquid to clean it, you might need the knife for stubborn wax inside the jar so keep that handy and then wash the entire container clean, you can keep the label's if you like or soak to remove the label or use your knife.
Once clean, dry with a dishcloth and put the item's in the jar you want to store. I find jar's are good brush holder's (if the brushes don't have super long handle's) or I use them for storing cotton pad's, cotton's bud's, hair clip's, hair ties, small jewellery, staples, paper clip's etc.

I've left the label on this one because it's a nice colour and it's in tact. I filled this jar with cotton round's/pad's and cotton bud's and a small bottle of nail polish remover and a pair of scissor's. I'll keep this in my desk just in case I want to remove my nail polish during the day.

I like repurposing old jar's of sauce or jam as they're tall and you can fit a good 4 to 6 brushes in them. I haven't gone so far as to decorate a jar by spray painting or applying blackboard paint to create a label or add glitter etc but I'm definitely looking at doing it in the New Year.
You can also use old baby formula can's, milo tins etc, remove the label if it's paper, use soap and water to clean it and use cardboard around the can to hide any logo's or writing you don't want to see and then design on the cardboard and glue the cardboard. 

I hope you liked this post, please let me know what you like to repurpose and if you have any repurposing post's you've written, please comment and include the link below.
























Sunday, 7 December 2014

#Vlogmas 2 (07/12/14)

I hope your having a lovely weekend!

In case you missed my previous update, I've decided to do Vlogmas 2014.
My life isn't exciting enough to film everyday so I'll be filming every 2 or 3 day's.

#Vlogmas 1 is here - a quick update filmed on 05/12/14.

I don't want to call these videos Vlogmas Day 2 etc because it's misleading.

I wanted to film a Haul today for Vlogmas 3 but I've lost an important piece of kit. I started looking for it last night to film Vlogmas 2 and then again this morning. 

The photography shop isn't open on a Sunday so I'll go tomorrow and hopefully be able to replace it, I hope they have it in stock so it doesn't delay further Vlogmas videos. Fortunately, it's not an expensive piece of kit but important because I need it to put my camera into it and screw the fitting into the universal tripod mount. I'll update you about Vlogmas 3 tomorrow.

My New Year's Resolution

1) take more care with my possession's

I've created a bigger box to put my filming stuff into it which includes room for my Tripod and I'll put everything into the box once used so I know where everything is for next time.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Should I do #Vlogmas2014? (05/12/14)

A spur-of-the-moment Vlog yesterday afternoon walking home from a meeting.

I filmed with a new setting (I've not used before) it was set to 720p. I forgot to change the setting to 1080p and I also forgot to film with stabilization mode. I apologise for the shakyness.

I'm thinking of starting Vlogmas - yes I know I'm a bit late to the party but I'm thinking a vlog every 2 or 3 day's (my life isn't exciting enough for a vlog everyday), let me know if you'd like me to do #Vlogmas. I uploaded to my main channel because I've more subscriber's there.

I hope your all having a great start to the weekend!

 

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