Friday, 28 April 2017

NOTW 26: International Astronomy Day

Today is International Astronomy Day and I absolutely LOVE things to do with astronomy and space and all that sort of stuff, so I was super excited to see this day come up on the quirky calendar. I thought it would be a really pretty idea to come up with some star and constellation ideas.

I started off using Miss Sporty's Metal Flip polish called 'Fiery Blaze'. It's an duochrome polish so I thought it would work great to create the look of a galaxy and depth. Then, using a large dotting tool and Sally Hansen's 'White On' I applied some dots to create a pattern. Using a small striper brush and the same white, I then connected the dots together to create some different constellation designs. Once the polish had dried I applied Barry M's Diamond Glitter over all of my nails to create some smaller star like detail. To finish it off I applied Barry M's Wet Set Quick drying top coat, and then it was complete!

I don't think they turned out as well as I had hoped, the lines weren't as small as I wanted but it still created the look of stars and constellations, so I was still happy with the final result! Have you created any constellation nail designs? What are your nails like this week? Let me know!

Until next time...

TheDarkeowl
xox

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Primark P.S. Pro Oval Face Brush Review

So I know I'm a little late to this hype (incredibly late), but better late than never ay! To be honest, it took a while for these types of brushes to come to a store near me, and I finally found some in Primark a couple of months ago! (Well a lot of months ago, I've had it myself for a few months now...) I didn't want to spend too much on one because I didn't know if I'd like it, but for £3 I couldn't complain and gave it a shot! Here's what I thought of it...


Friday, 21 April 2017

Favourite Lipsticks for Spring!

Although I'm a sucker for crazy lip colours, there are still colours that I tend to prefer at different times of the year. Spring is a great time for pink, more natural colours, so I thought that I would share my favourite lipsticks for this season with you!

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Look Incredible April 2017

Another Look Incredible box has arrived (yaay!). Meaning its time to share what I got in this months box with you! I have actually stopped my subscription for a while so that I can actually use up some of the products I have, but I'm glad that I ended up with some goodies this month!

Friday, 14 April 2017

NOTW 25: Easter Chick Nails

Easter is a great time to get some cute nail designs created! Since I bought China Glaze's Whip It Good I wondered what Easter design I could create, and I think I cracked it... (hehe)























I started off with 2 base coats of Whip It Good. I really like the formula of this product but I just find the brush SUPER small so it takes a little more time to get them looking good. Once my nails were opaque and dried I applied Sally Hansen's White On to the top half of my nail. I then used a small dotting tool and added some cracked egg edges. For the little chick eyes I used Barry M's Black and a slightly larger dotting tool.
Because the yellow and the white are so light in colour, I decided to define the edges of the egg using the small dotting tool again and the Barry M black. I finished off with my Barry M Wet Set top coat and that's it!
Have you created any Easter manis? Let me know!

Speak to you soon!

TheDarkeowl
xox

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

His Bloody Project | Book Review

I received this book for Christmas just gone after I saw it in Waterstones and thought it look really interesting. His Bloody Project is a book of documents that relate to the Roderick Macrae case from 1869....

Friday, 7 April 2017

NOTW 24: National Beer Day Nails!

It is NATIONAL BEER DAY today! Who wouldn't love that?! I thought this would be a great, fun day to design some simple nails. Trust me, these were a doddle. Well, if you're sober they should be!

I started off with Collection's Sherbet Lemons' as a base, which is a really bright yellow colour. This is started to get a little difficult to work with, I've had it quite a while and it took 3 coats to become opaque because it was pretty streaky, but it ended up ok! I then used a large dotting tool and Sally Hansen's White On to create the head of the beer! I then finished off with my Barry M Wet Set top coat and that was it! I wish I had some yellow toned glitter as I think this would have been a great addition to create the look of bubbles! The look still works though and it was so so simple to create!

Are you a fan of beer?! Are you celebrating this day?! Let me know (in as clear writing as you can manage, haha!)

Speak to you soon!

TheDarkeowl
xox

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Favourite Nail Polishes for Spring!

So spring is almost here and I'm super excited! I'm so glad to get out of winter and (hopefully) get some more sun and warmth! One thing I love about spring is the colours and flowers. Here are my favourite nail polishes for spring time!