Tuesday, 28 August 2012

The hard to describe colour of Antique...

Have you ever had a polish that you just can't describe?

Well, this is a polish I have in my untrieds, it's called Antique by mien for Marks And Spencer.


This is a gorgeous colour. It's a metallic.... ummm.... tbh, I don't really know! lol! It's a kind of plummy, bronzey, goldy, silvery, pink.... :O
When I asked around the family, I got, 'a coppery pink!' and 'a mauvey brown' and even 'candied aubergine'.... bless. I have no idea how to describe this but whatever it is, it's lovely.
And just because it's sooooooooooo gorgeous, I decided to plaster Sally Hansen's Hidden Treasure over it. It's what I do. 

This actually turned out quite nice too. Above are some different angled shots of SH/HT. You can see the different colours shimmer through.

If anyone out there has Antique, how would you describe it?

Also, yes, I have changed the shape of my nails but I will explain why in another soon to come post :)

Hope you enjoyed,

Wednesday, 22 August 2012


I know people have done this mani loads but I don't have the stamps (or any stamps for that matter) so I decided to try and do it free~hand.

In this mani I used, a base coat of Beauty UK - Turquoise Shimmer (which is a gorgeous creme) with a coat of Sally Hansen's HD in Spectrum over this. I then used my black nail art pen to draw the wing shapes and a butterfly on the accent nails (I painted a blue wing on top of the white (ridge filler!!) to show the wing on the accent nails). I finished of with white nail pen dots on all nails. I didn't wait long enough to finish off with a topcoat as the white was dragged into the black in some nails. Ah well... lol.

I didn't want to do wing overkill so I gave each hand a butterfly accent nail.

Blurred to show the flecks in Spectrum
Hope you liked
Til next time

Pixie~Nails x

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Autumn nails!


I know it's a few weeks away yet but I thought I'd show my frankenfall polish simply called Autumn :D

Close up of bottle
The large slice glitter in this is a holographic brown which flashes all colours.
Getting photographs of this that showed all the colours, that didn't glare or blur was quite difficult!
On one hand, I layered the whole nail with Autumn.

Layered on top of brown

On it's own
This was made by mixing alot of orange glitter in a clear base with a very small amount (2/3 drops) of the brown i wore underneath this. I also bought some gorgeous loose glitter from ebay and mixed loads in. I'm not sure why it looks so dark in the bottle because you can see that it's super sheer on the nail wheel sample above!
The gorgeous brown and glitter used
On the other hand I placed loose glitter on top of wet top coat to make them stick, then covered in another topcoat. This was also difficult to photograph.

The bottom few pics showed the colour flashes best but irl this is stunning. If you look at the bottom couple of pics you can see that the glitter is different colours in each shot with greens and oranges and reds and blues. This is the kind of polish/glitter mani that needs a video! maybe next time :) If anyone is interested, I will post the link to the glitter on ebay.

til next time
Pixie~Nails x

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Franken - Midnight Kisses

Hi guys! :)

Today, I'm showing you another franken I made, called Midnight Kisses.
This was made by mixing a lot of black with some drops of red and a good helping of purple/pink glitter. It came out very dark in the pics but IRL, it's not so dark, you can make out more of a reddy tinge in sunlight (something we are not having much of lately!)
bottle in bathroom

indoors, no flash

indoors with no flash
This was a terrible picture post! haha! I really need to make some kind of light box to take my pictures but I'm not sure how to. If I get some decent photos of this, because it is lovely, I will repost them.

Til next time
Pixie~Nails x

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Sally Hansen - HD - Laser

WOW! What a stunning colour!

This is Sally Hansen's laser from the HD Collection

Isn't she gorgeous!! It has the most beautiful blue/purple glass fleck thing going on!
Just look at it in the bottle:

The  next few pics show the purple duochrome effect this polish has:

This is one stunning colour and I love it! Do you own this or any of the others? I got this one and many more from cosmeticsfairy. This is a site where you can buy loads of beauty products for bargain prices! I think I got this polish for £1 or something equally ridiculous! Plus, if you spend over £10, shipping is free for UK!!

Til next time
Pixie~Nails x

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Add a pinch of glitter

Hi everyone :)

As you probably know, if you read all my posts, I get bored easy with my manis and feel the urge to add something to it a day or 2 after doing one.

So, for people that are expecting it, I won't be letting you down... :)

For this is my last mani with a lafemme cosmos top coat.

I added glitter!
This didn't photograph too well, so I decided to be a bit arty farty about it...

Bokeh in the bathroom and looking very pinky

Another Bokeh shot to capture the glitter

This is colour accurate - bokeh style!

Polishes used.
I love layering glitter, all sorts of glitter, but there is something about layering similar colours of glitter to the polish I'm wearing, that I love.

Sorry for the Blurry post but some things are hard to capture on my camera :(

Til next time
Pixie~Nails x

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Purple goodness

Hi everyone :)

This is a post on Barry M - Vivid Purple. I had this stashed in my picture vault and think it's time to get it out and post it.

I LOVE this polish!

It's slightly darker than in the bottle but I don't mind. It goes on sooo smooth and in one coat (I always wear at least 2) and it's such a beautiful colour. It's a solid purple with no flash or in day light, but add a flash or incandescent light and watch the magic....

Gorgeous regal purple, no flash

Close up of the bottle

Pink shimmer with flash

Blue shimmer with flash

Yummy! Every time I wear this, I just sit and stare at it... people think I'm mad....
Do you own this polish? What do you think of it?

Til next time
Pixie~Nails x

Monday, 6 August 2012

My 3 Awards

Hi everyone :)

Ok, so I have been awarded 3 blog awards in the space of a week and instead of doing all 3 separate, I'll do them together so I don't spam you with them :)

I got the first one from LuckyLoveNails who nominated me for a Versatile Blogger Award. So Thank you very much :)

The Rules Are:
1. Nominate 15 fellow bloggers who are relatively new to blogging.
2. Let them know that you have nominated them.
3. Share 7 random facts about yourself.
4. Thank the bloggers who have nominated you.
5. Add the Versatile Blogger Award picture to your post.

7 Random facts about ME:
1. I love horror films
2. I am ambidextrous
3. I bit my nails (disgusting, I know) until I was 31
4. I love listening to crime/thriller/horror audio books on my ipod
5. I went to art college
6. I love Indian food
7. I have green eyes
I Nominate:
All my followers! (except those who nom'd me, of course!)

The next award was sent to me by Klutzy Hands Nails and Crimsonsoulfire, This means 'favorite' so thank you very much ladies :)

The rules of it are:

1. Each person tagged must post 11 things about themselves.
2. They must also answer the 11 questions the 'tagger' has set for them.
3. They must create 11 more questions to ask bloggers they have decided to tag.
4. They must then choose 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers and tag them in their post.
5. These lucky bloggers must then be told.
6. There's no tag backs.

Well, seeing I've already posted 7 above, I will just add 4 extra.

1. I am 32 years old
2. I am coming up to my 1 years wedding anniversary.
3. I have 2 kids and 1 stepson
4. I cut my hair into a pixie 2 weeks before I started this blog, hence the name :)

First questions from crimsonsoulfire:
1. City girl or Country girl?
at heart definitely a city girl
2. What is your favorite color?
purple, no question
3. What is your favorite scent?
at the mo, its ed hardy born wild
4. What is your favorite sound?
walking on fresh snow, love that crunching sound
5. If you won one million dollars, what would you do with the money?
share with my family and close friends first then give to charities and people who i know need it.
6. What is your favorite wild animal, and why?
oooh, a tiger i think, because it was the first animal i painted.
7. Briefly describe one of your favorite memories?
my wedding day. i married my best friend... awww. lol
8. If you could pick one language that you were fluent in, what would it be and why?
Hindi, my brother-in-law is Indian and i would love to be able to converse with him and his family in their own language
9. If you won a trip for two to Floston Paradise, would you go?
Ha ha! yes, I do need a tan!
10. Who do you consider to be your hero, and why?
my hubby, he always goes for what he wants and doesn't let anything stand in his way. wish i was more like him.
11. What is your favorite architectural style?
Gothic, love the old creepy castle look.

Now from klutzy:
1. What started your nail polish obsession?
seeing my nails grow after biting them for so long, i wanted to keep them that way.
2. What is the manicure you are most proud of and post a picture of it, please.
probably my wave mani because to me, it wasn't a copy/idea from another person, i decided to do it myself just from inspiration from the name of the polish, moonlit ocean.

3. What mythical creature do you most identify with, and why?
a dragon... I've a bit of a hot temper! lol
4. What did you want to be when you were kid?
a nurse
5. If you had to give up one of the five senses, which one would you give up and why?
taste. i'd probably lose some weight then! lol!
6. What song would you choose to sing at Karaoke?
roxettes, listen to your heart. love my rock ballads
7. If you could jump into a movie or book, where would you go?
oz, i think its the vivid colours
8. What is your super power?
if i could choose... telekinesis
9. What tattoo do you have or wish you could get?
i have a small heart and tribal on my back... tramp stamp style lol
10. What is your favorite tongue twister?
betty bought a bit of bitter butter
then she bought a bit of better butter
to make the bitter butter better!
11.What supposedly cute thing do you find really creepy?
sunflowers, they are like giant faces to me lol
My 11 questions to you are:
1. horror or comedy?
2. are you an early bird or night owl?
3. laptop or pc?
4. have you made a franken, which is your fav?
5. do you prefer to watch a film or read a book?
6. who is your fav actor/actress?
7. best comfort food?
8. veggie or meat eater?
9. have you ever won money on the lottery?
10. describe your style
11. is there anything you hate about your nails?

Again, I nominate all my followers except the ones who nom'd me :)

AAAANNNNDDDDD..... for my final award.....

This was sent to me by crimsonsoulfire

Now for the rules:

1. Thank the person that nominated you and link to their blog.
Thankyou to crimson and if you haven't been to her blog, then shame on you! Get over there now to crimsonsoulfire she is the first person I go to when I log on, definitely worth a look :)

2. Tell us how the idea of making a blog popped up and what makes you continue it?
I was painting my nails and started to get some pretty interesting looks going on so started to photograph them. I then uploaded them to my laptop not planning on doing anything with them only saving them for myself as my husband certainly wasn't interested in nails and nail art! lol! I then thought who could I show these to? Someone who would appreciate them? Then I remembered the world of nail bloggers... so glad I did, I have met some wonderful people on here :)

3. Describe a usual day in your life.
No 2 days in my life are the same... I have 2 young children and with it being summer, well, if you have kids, you'll know! But mostly, it'll consist of getting up, VERY early making food, food and more food! My kids seem to have hollow legs! lol! Then entertaining them til they get bored, making even more food and bed as soon as the clock strikes 8, so I can relax and get some blogging done! :)

4. The best collaboration with a blogger.
Tbh, I'm that much of a noob, I'm not even sure what this means! lol!

5. The worst collaboration with a blogger.
See above!

6. Describe what having a blog means to you.
To me, it means I have somewhere to post my many pictures of nails that I know other people will want to look at rather than showing my husband and saying 'look at these nails' and him kind of going, 'yeah, nice' without even looking. Bless him, he does try to be interested but I must drive him crazy, it would be like him showing me his new football boots and saying 'look look, aren't these great' lol!

7. Nominate other bloggers.
you know the drill now ladies :)

If you managed to get through this whole post then thank you so much, you really are a sweetie <3 forgive any spelling mistakes, I've taken ages to type this out and its very late where i am... must sleep...

For my followers who actually want to do this, you can choose to do all 3 or just choose one it's up to you. And, it's ok, you don't have to to this, I'll understand :D

Pixie~nails x