Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Snowfall Nails Tutorial

I'm obsessed with painting my nails (not necessarily good at it) and I decided to stick with Christmas themed nails throughout December. I tried out an easy, snowfall pattern. They were fun to do and this is how I did them:

You will need:
  • Blue nail varnish
  • White nail varnish
  • A top coat
  • Dotting tool
  • A gem/sticker 
Firstly, you will need to add two layers of blue nail varnish. I chose one with glitter so it will look like the snow is glimmering more!

After two layers of blue nail varnish

 Using the dotting tool, dip it in white nail varnish and start dotting in rows across you nails. I chose to do four rows but depending on the size of your nail, you could do more or less.

Make sure to not add too much nail varnish
 to the dotting tool as it would make them messy

 Next, using tweezers, pick up your chosen gem, I chose a silver one with glue already on it because it makes application easier. Then, place it in the center of your nail. I only applied it to one finger because I didn't want my nails to look too over the top.

 And finally add your top coat. I used a glittery one to make them shimmer even more!

And you're done!

Thanks for reading. This is part of my Blogmas posts so therefore I need a song of the day. Today it will be Night Changes by One Direction. Have you painted your nails for the Winter? Let me know in the comments xxx

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Christmas Clothes/Makeup Ideas

Last year I said I would prepare myself for this Winter. However, its absolutely no surprise that this year I'm just as unorganised.

I made a little mental list of things I needed to survive the Winter. But now I'm broke from spending money on Christmas pressies. At least I spent my money on a good cause. But next year I have to remember to start saving a bit earlier to be able to afford these items. 

The first item on my list for next year is a Christmas jumper. Yes, I officially fail at being festive because I don't own one. I hope no one disowns me after finding that out. I'd like one of the classic ones with some sort of picture design on the front. 

This could be us but you playing

I'm also desperate to start a legging collection because I think they're the comfiest clothes ever. I'd obviously love some Christmas patterned leggings to suit the season.

I love anything with these patterns

There is a makeup item that I'm really missing out on this season. Bright red lipstick. I used to have loads but I seem to have lost misplaced them. I just think that really bold, red lip colours automatically make you look like you've made a special effort.

Arrghh this shade is just perfection

And finally by next year I'm hoping to have a pair of Christmas earrings. I've heard you can get really cool Christmas Tree ones that even light up. They definitely seem like an essential to me.

Just look at these cute earrings

Thank you for reading. The song of the day is Let it Snow. Comment below if you have any of the items I've listed, or if you've made your own list of Christmas essentials.