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Barbie Juice and Fimo Flowers?!


posted by Sara ♥

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Hey all!


So I got rid of my Hello Kitty Mani yesterday because my thumb and index fingernail decided to chip really badly while I was washing the dishes! I don't know why but I never wear gloves while doing the dishes =/ They just annoy me! 


Anyway so I re-painted my nails and used Rimmel's Pop Rose which to me is a colour that looks like as if Rimmel kidnapped a load of Barbies and then shoved them into a blender and poured them into bottles =P 




Barbie Juice. =] Oh btw did I mention that this was ONE coat of polish?! =O


Next I went and raided my nail art drawer and found a bunch of fimo canes that i'v had since forever lol but only used them once =S 
So I thought why not use one today? =] I found a cute little pink flower one that matched this polish perfectly and decided to slice it up. Here's what my nails looked like once I had completed the design:







I took a slice of fimo flower, attached it to my nail and then added a pink rhinestone in the middle of it, all done using ordinary topcoat. Then using a dotting tool I made three dots just above the lil flowers. Then I coated the whole thing in topcoat and I was done! =]


I hope you liked this mani? =] And have you lot ever used fimo canes for nail art? What do you think of them?


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Rebecca, I ♥ you forever!!! But maybe I ♥ Hello Kitty more....??!! =P


posted by Sara ♥

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Some of you may be wondering what the heck the title is all about, so I shall explain =]


On Wednesday I logged into blogger as usual, and saw a comment on my blog from the brill Laura from Clothes, Cosmetics and Chat telling me about her Hello Kitty stamped mani she kept failing at, since the kitty never seems to want to stamp perfectly in line on every nail! I replied agreeing with her at how I'v also tried doing a Hello Kitty mani many times but just given up too!
Then a little later on that same day, I looked at my dashboard, started scrolling down and suddenly saw THIS post, so I went ahead and clicked on it.... and then just about died.
=P
Lol it was like God just listened to us and served up this!
The brilliant Rebecca from Rebecca Likes Nails created the most awesome Hello Kitty mani i've ever seen! So I just had to recreate it on my own nails =]
If you guys scroll down her post till you get to the comments you'l see that I asked if I could basically steal the idea and create the design myself, and guess what??? She said I could! =D Woo! =P
Lol so Rebecca, THANK YOU! And Laura, PROBLEM SOLVED! =P


Alright, so here's how my version started out; two coats of MEMEME's Platinum which is a super foily, high shine silver:






Next, I used three different polishes to stamp the cute lil' Hello Kitties onto my nails =] I used a fauxnad plate with the Hello Kitty image and a purple, hot pink and black polish. I'l show you exactly which polishes I used at the end.







AAAGGGHHHHHH all I can say is that i'm ♥'in this look! How cute do those kitties look??!! =P I tried to make it suit my personal style, which is girly but with an added edgy twist =] 


I love staring at my nails from far away.... they look so shiny and blingy in real life and almost like foil! So here's a pic I captured from afar to show to effect:



Oh and I also took a super close-up snap of my thumb nail, which is my fave since it turned out so perfect!


Haha are you sick of Hello Kitty yet?! =P Lol 

Before I go, a re-cap of everything I used =] MEMEME Platinum, Models Own Purple Pearl, L'oreal Perfection Dusky Rose, Colour Club Where's the Soiree and of course the fauxnad Hello Kitty plate:


Do you notice anything different about the pic above?? I'v got a brand new window sill!!! Lol my old one with all my childhood memories and scratches and polish splashes is gone! It was replaced last week and this new one looks soo shiny and odd =P

So that's all for today peeps =] Phew, that was a heck of a load of pics! I think I'm going to keep this mani on for as long as possible lol =]
I'd love to know what you all think of this?

Take care everyone and have a fabby weekend!!! =)

♥♥♥



The Google Game =]


posted by Sara ♥

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Ok so er the picture above was me attempting to save the Google logo as a picture and then upload it... and uhm this is what it turned out as?! Oh well... I like it =]


Anyway last week I was on some girls fashion blog and ended up looking at posts uploaded by her during 2009. I'm soooo sorry I can't remember who's blog it was but if I ever remember i'l be sure to link it here =]
While scrolling down the posts I saw she had been tagged  to do this Google Game and it looked like so much fun I though I'd also do it!


The rules were something like this:
- Thank the person who tagged you 
- Complete the Google Game, where [name] = your own name
- You must choose the FIRST thing as the answer, not the answer you like best =P
- Pass on to some people =]


Alrighty-o, lets play! =P




1. Type in "[name] needs" in Google Search:


"Sara needs... a loving, playful home... "


(Yep totally... er =S)


2. Type in "[name] looks like" in Google Search:


"Sara looks like trouble just waiting to happen." 


(Well that might just be true.... =P)


3. Type in "[name] hates" in Google Search:


"Sara hates me."


(Yes I really do. *evil look*)
(Lol only kidding =P Ya'll know I love you really!)


4. Type in "[name] goes" OR "[name] has gone" in Google Search:


"Sara goes to Deutschland."


(Uhm ok.... I'v never been but maybe in my dreams i'v visited a few times...)


5. Type in "[name] loves" in Google Search:


"Sara loves balls."


(All I can say is I'm on the floor laughing hysterically right now and am on the verge of wetting myself)


6. Type in "[name] eats" in Google Search:


"Sara eats fermented shark."


(Bits of shark, a side of fries with a glass of coke... mmm... Best. Meal. Ever.)


7. Type in "[name] has" in Google Search:


"Sara has conceived."


(This wasn't the first thing that came up.... results before this were all for Sarah. But yea anyway... uhm how come no ones congratulated me yet?!)


8. Type in "[name] works" in Google Search:


"Sara works like a computer scanner that recognizes text, translates it into speech and then reads the....."


(Well wow I had no idea I could do any of that! Nobody's ever told me that before =/)


9. Type in "[name] lives" in Google Search:


"Sara lives in Montreal, Quebec, and New York, NY."


(Cool.... =S)


10. Type in "[name] died" in Google Search:


"Hello, I would just like to know if Sara died in CSI last night...."


(Lol well the answer to that would be no she did not. =P)


11. Type in "[name] does" in Google Search:


"I hope Sara does not return! - CSI"


(Well tough.)
(Funny how the answers to #10 and #11 turned out!)


12. Type in "[name] will" in Google Search:


"Sara will make intense eye contact + Alligator"


(Seriously but what?! The only thing i'm making intense eye contact with is this answer)


13. Type in "[name] knows" in Google Search:


"Sara knows it's not Thursday"


(Well er naawh..! Its Friday.
Its Friday, Friday, Gotta get down on Friday, Everybody's looking forward to the weekend, weekend, Friday, Friday, Gettin down on Friday... ) (Sorry... =P)


14. Type in "[name] isn't" in Google Search:


"Sara isn't allowed to read mysteries"


(But why???)


15. Type in "[name] is" in Google Search:


"Sara is smiling."


(I am now =])


16. Type in [name] in Google Images Search:




(Wonderful...)


Lol ok so that was pretty funny! 


I now want to tag some people to do this game =] I hope you guys will enjoy it =]


Mini Nail Blog
Ivana Thinks Pink
Little Miss Sparkles
Beauty Shades
Clothes, Cosmetics and Chat
Frazzle and Aniploish
Rebecca Likes Nails 
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And I apologize for the Friday thingy =P So here's a little something to make up for it =]










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Dannii is HOT!!!


posted by Sara ♥

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Lol yes she is but could this Dannii be even better???!!







This is two perfect coats of Zoya's amazing polish Dannii from their Intimate collection. I have shown this polish before but this time I wanted the colour to show off properly without being covered up in other polishes/patterns etc. 
But I couldn't leave it completely plain now could I?! =P So I added some lil gems which I bought from ebay =]


Dannii is a gorgeous velvety polish that glimmers with gold and silver micro-particles. In my photos above all the pictures were taken with the camera's flash on and the gold shimmer really stands out, but I wanted to show the silver glow which is also a part of this polish, so I took this photo without the flash:






So what do you think of this polish? I know there's some people who don't really think much of this colour, but I LOVE it!


Tomorrow I'l have a fun post for you all =] If you like playing games make sure you drop by! 


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Random polish swatches =]


posted by Sara ♥

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I have a HUGE horrid headache right now so I have no idea why I'm still in the mood for blogging.... but I just am lol =P


For the past 11 hours I'v been stuck downstairs in the kitchen. 


Uhm it's ok I'm not injured or anything like that.... upstairs we had builders over who destroyed the whole upper part of our house (yes yes I know they weren't ruining anything... quite the opposite in fact =P) and because of that I couldn't go anywhere apart from being locked up downstairs with the rest of my family! I couldn't even leave the house and escape because if the front door opened, the dude on the ladder directly outside would have got knocked over and half my house would have come crashing down.... or at least that's what my dad told me. =S


Lol so yea I'v been sitting in front of the TV watching rubbish daytime programmes all day and now I have the fattest headache of all time =(
I had no idea Man vs Food could do that to me.....


Anyway I feel like cheering myself up now so i'm going to show you lovelies some pretty pictures of random polishes that I wore recently. I intending on wearing each as a full mani but neither of these lasted more than half an hour since I ended up killing them with my "experimental" ideas....


And sorry, no i'm not showing how these wonderful ideas turned out because I removed them instantly and didn't even think about taking pictures until after it was all gone!








So first up is Collection 2000's Boho which is a beautiful duck-egg blue with a silver sheen and super fine green particles. It slightly shifts colour depending on how you look at it, going from blue to silver to blueish green. 






And here's China Glaze's Jet Stream which is sooo pretty! Its pink with blue/purple flecks that shimmer soo much in real life. I was so sad to take this off after i'd destroyed it!






This is Rimmel Bling that looks like an odd creamy colour in the bottle and only when you apply it does the shiny, blingy gold shimmer come through! I layered this over a dull silver/grey colour and it came out slightly bubbly probably because the base wasn't fully dry before I added the gold. Oh well next time I use it i'l stamp over it =]






And finally here we have a super ooooold Collection 2000 polish with no name! Its labelled as frosted nail colour.... Its a sheer but gorgeous shade of pearly lilac with pink and silver shimmer. I don't really mind VNL so I only did 3 coats.


So that's all for today. I hope you all had a much better day than me today! =]


I'm off to launch myself in bed now.


=)


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Blog awards and some pants nail art =P


posted by Sara ♥

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Hey peeps =]


So I haven't posted in what seems like absolutely ages and i'm really sorry about that but there's a lot of work going on round my house at the moment and my entire bedroom is stacked away up in the loft lol! Literally! We'r getting the house's windows replaced and mine and my brother's bedroom re-done with a new paint job, carpet and bed too. So that means everything in my room has been stripped bare and I'v got lots of stuff to do with helping getting everything sorted out.


Anyway I will still do my best to post as regularly as I can =] Hope you guys understand =]


Okies so in the past few days I'v been away I got a couple of messages from two lovelies telling me that they'd passed on blog awards to me =] So I'd like to say a HUGE thank you to Laura form Clothes, Cosmetics and Chat and AmandaLee from Far More Than Diamonds for these two blog awards they gave me =]


The first one is this Sunshine Award which Laura passed on to me. Thanks so much to her once again =]




The rules of this award are:


*Thank the person who gave you this award
*Write a post about it
*Pass it on to 10 bloggers you think really deserve it and send them a message to let them know



And here's the other award from AmandaLee. Thanks so much, again =]






The rules of this award are:


*Link back to the person who passed you the award!
*Complete the below form
*Share 7 random things about yourself!
*Award 15 blogs.
*Drop them a line and tell them about it! 

Here's the form to be completed:




Name your favourite color: 
Pink =] (But does the rainbow count..?!)

Name your favourite song: 
Oh man... there's so many! Hmm Ok at the minute I'm loving Teenage Dream by Katy Perry (but i'm addicted to the Glee Warblers version!) and Vanity by Lady Gaga. ♥

Name your fav dessert: 
Mint choc chip ice cream! Yummmy!

What makes you mad? 
Rumors and lies


When you're upset, you... 
Chuck things and slam doors =P Or I just sit there and hug my pillow

Your favourite pet: 
Uhm I'v never had any pets! My mum can't stand the mess they make lol. But when I went on holiday years back to visit my parents family in Pakistan my uncle bought me and my brother three fish. Two were twins which were called 7Up and Pepsi (er one was brown and one was white =P) and one was the most beautiful metallic hot pink which I honestly can't remember what I named (probably something totally original like Pinki...) and that was my fave little thing ever =]


Black or White? 
Both but I tend to wear black more

Your biggest fear is...: 
Getting buried when I die but then waking up. =S I'm pretty claustrophobic. 


Your best feature is...: 
Um... my nails..... I hope!


Everyday attitude: 
Calm and happy

What is perfection? 
Everything is perfect in its own wonderful way. Anything created by God is perfection =]

Guilty pleasure: 
Come Dine With Me. =P

7 random things about myself now...


  1. I used to wear braces (got removed 2 years ago =]) and before I got them I had to wear these nasty plastic retainers 24/7 which had huge blocks in them so that I couldn't shut my mouth. And I had to eat while wearing them. Ugh =S I have nooo idea how I managed to survive without getting teased during high school! 
  2. I used to HATE Lady Gaga when I first heard of her and I avoided listening to/watching anything and everything about her. But then I saw her perform at the Royal Variety and suddenly the next day I downloaded her entire album!
  3. I'm 19 years old. I don't believe i'v ever told any of you that until now!
  4. I love magic! I'm not that great at doing tricks myself but I love watching it and finding out the secrets behind them. My dad however is a great magician and he has this HUGE box filled with amazing magical props and cards and things that lives in the loft, and every time I go up there I'l sit there for hours going through it all! One of my dreams is to go to Vegas and see Penn and Teller live =]
  5. My bedroom is like outer space.... it's got 3D glow in the dark stars hanging from the ceiling, dark walls, a rug with star and moon shapes, beaded curtains on the entrance of my door like the ones shrinks typically have and accessories that resemble planets =] Kinda all looks very boyish because of how blue and dark it is... until you notice the dressing table covered in lipglosses! =P
  6. When I was little I went through a phase where I refused to eat anything unless it was a pizza!
  7. I'm texting my best friend Sonia as i'm writing this =] 
Now i'm going to pass both of these awards on to these amazing bloggers, in no particular order: =]



Right so that's the awards done! Now time for the nails! They'r pants... which is funny because they remind me of actual knickers =P


Im seriously not loving these.... so i'm just gonna get on with the pictures and let you guys decide, yay or nay??






This was two coats of Rimmels Orange Bliss and yet again my camera SUCKED at capturing its true neon goodness. So I messed around with my camera's settings and took this picture which shows the coral neon-ness wayy better, but of course not as great as it looked IRL!



Now comes the pants part ;) 





 Ugh. 


I love orange nails so I think I should have left them alone... 
My mum however really liked them!


Have you ever created something that everyone else loves but you just can't bring yourself to like it at all??

Oh and before you guys go... you may remember me telling you just a short while ago (above in this post =P) that I'm loving the Glee cover of Teenage Dream...? Well here's a lil video which I can't stop watching =]







=]


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Pretty pink flowers


posted by Sara ♥

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Morning everyone!


Today I'l be showing you all my stamped mani which was incredibly difficult to photograph as the colour of the polish kept coming out wrong!


The polish is Rimmel's Sky High and is an incredible teal colour in real life with wayy more green visible in it than in these pics =]






This last picture was taken under artificial light and I've also edited it to bring out the true colour of this polish. This is the closest I could get the colour to look as it actually is. 


After I painted on this amazing polish, I stamped over it using the cute tiny floral image from my giant plate. I used a hot neon pink ebay striper polish to do the stamping with =] Worked okay I think..






Looking at these pictures is kinda giving me a headache! The colours are too bright here and I can't get my eyes to focus on the design on my nails =/ I'd encourage you to click on and enlarge the photos to get a better look at the stamp work =]


Here's a pic of the the polishes I used:




So what do you think? Its funny because I just realised that I'v never used these ebay striper polishes for striping with! Lol may need to do that some time soon... =P


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