26.9.10

Outfit and nailspiration!


Hey guys! I'm back from my mad weekend of visiting friends and family all over the place. I spent the last couple of days with my friend Hannah, which was lovely. We went to the magical dream land that is Ikea, where I took about 5,000 inspiration photos. And nicked a pencil, obvz.

Here's what I wore to Hannah's yesterday. I wanted to keep it comfy seeing as I had a long train ride. I'm wearing my new h&m snood which I picked up in Brighton for £4.99! It's quite a chunky knit one, and it's so comfy. I'm going to get a bigger snood soon, but this littl'un will do me for Autumn!



(top - h&m, shorts - old gap jeans I mutilated, boots - surgically attached [originally from a charity shop], ring - courtesy of me & zena)



I was wearing my new Rimmel Fruities nail polish in Strawberry Fizz. The idea is that the polish is strawberry scented. It does have a subtle (if slightly chemical) strawberry scent, but I love the colour. It looks a bit neon in this photo, but it has a creamier appearance in real life. It didn't go on too evenly but after a couple of coats, it looked fine, and is lasting quite well. Not the best polish in the world, but the candy colour definitely makes up for it.

Here's my latest nail inspiration. It all seems to have a blue/green theme! I'm going to buy some teeny tiny paint brushes tomorrow and get a few more nail designs in my repertoire. I love how the first girl's nails match my header! I need to do that!







(via fuckyeahprettynails and fuckyeahnailart!)

I'm off to watch the rest of X Factor and then Juno, as I suspect many of you will be! Such a fantastic film. I've got lots of uni work to do this week so am going to enjoy my last night of freedom :)

Hope you've all had a lush weekend!!

x

35 comments:

  1. The notepad nails! Oh my daaaays, amaze x

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  2. Loving your snood so much! (I'm trying to knit one. It will take 50 years at least)
    The notepad nails are too amazing for my little mind.

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  3. OHMYGOSH I love the floral ones, and the notepad ones! I am obsessed with nail art...my friend has a load of nail art polishes which she's never used and is giving me them for free - yesss. :) x

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  4. oooo I love your outfit! I was wondering the other day if it's too late in year to wear shorts with tights, but apparently not cos you look amazing... and cosy! You also reminded me that I need to get started on knitting a circle scarf/snood. I want to make one with the same amount of chunkyness as yours, it's perfect!

    And those looseleaf doodle nails? What a genius idea! Nice picks

    <3<3<3

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  5. amazing nails! i need to start treating mine a lil nicer :P x

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  6. Oh I just love my desert boots. I like how you wear yours with everything, don't think it would work with me.

    I should really be doing my college work as I type this ha!

    - speak soon x

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  7. I love this casual look, and your snood! I want one.

    Ohh and don't even get me started on Ikea.. we don't have one in New Zealand but when I'm in Sydney you can't get me out of it! I still look through the catalogue when I feel the need. LOVE that place.

    X

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  8. Love the nailspiration! I need to get round to prettying mine up, they're getting neglected at the moment. ha :) xx

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  9. notebook nails :D
    great ring btw

    xxx

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  10. Don't you look gorgeously autumnal? I rather fancy a snood now - might try one on next weekend when I hit the shops.

    I absolutely love the notepaper nails. You have to give that a go,

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  11. That notepad one is sooo cute! I love your outfit too :) xo

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  12. the notepad ones are the cutest thing ever!
    I'm going to give that a go!

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  13. Definitely need a snood - I'm currently yearning for anything that looks snuggly as the weather has been CRAP this week in Liverpool!

    I spotted the notepad nails on fuckyeahprettynails a while back - they're too cute. Not sure I've got a steady enough hand to do lines that straight though!
    Have you seen the new Minx-style nail wraps they're selling in Topshop yet? I can't wait to try them! x

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  14. hi there
    bin reading your blog for a few weeks now. really would like my hair in a similar style to yours..just wondered what you asked for when getting that style??
    i hate the hairdressers so much so is a big deal whenever i go!!!

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  15. I love your outfit Gem, the snood is great. I've just got one from H&M too but it's a huuuuge mega long jersey one, you need to wrap it around at least three times so you don't trip over it. I love the Me and Zena ring too, I really want to buy everything from them but must resist!
    The notepad nails are too cute! And I like the flower/stripe set too. Need to grow my nails out so I can get on with the nail art again!

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  16. Blown away by those nails. Wish I could grow mine long enough to have designs like that!

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  17. SO pleased you posted this when you did! I was going to splurge £16 on a snood from Topshop, but it seems the exact same one is available for £4.99! Bee-aaut :D I'm popping to Ikea tomorrow with my housemates to deck out the new pad, so excited to walk down the little route they set out, and steal lots of mini pencils! xxx

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  18. Love the outfit! The nailspiration is genius, I espesh love the notepaper design.
    x x

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  19. I am loving the nail inspiration! Especially the notebook one! I am going to start wearing my snood starting today! It is freeeeezing up here!

    I also think that IKEA is magical!

    Georgie
    xx

    http://styleprincessdiaries.blogspot.com

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  20. J'adore la snood! And I want those notepad nails. Just need to grow mine first... Don't let me down Sally Hansen!

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  21. J'adore la snood! And I want those notepad nails. Just need to grow mine first... Don't let me down Sally Hansen!

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  22. I haven't been nail arting in a while, thanks for inspiring me to get started again! I love snoods, they are perfect for cold weather. I practically lived in my bright pink one last winter!

    Leia

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  23. Love your outfit, I couldn't exist without my snood. I need more in my life. New Look have a fluffy wool pale pink one that I have my eye on.

    Love the nail inspiration. I must try nail art. MUST.

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  24. Those boots of yours are making me want some SO BAD - come onnnnn, student loan!

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  25. Good outfit.
    I think I like the nails that looked like lined paper from an exercise book! I'd have it without the writing though. X

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  26. wow, the notepad nails are soo goood!

    also where did you get the rimmel nail varnish from? i saw it in a magazine and have been looking for it since?

    http://www.beths-gallery.blogspot.com/

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  27. I just wanted to say that you are BEAUTIFUL and I really love your blog, no matter what you blog about, the tone in which you write makes me smile :) xx

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  28. i love the colour of that pink! Ive become a bit obsessed with putting a matte topcoat over everything!
    Juno is the best always make my cry at the end in the hospital when Bleaker gives her a little cuddle WAAAH! xx

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  29. How adorable are the notepad nails? So cute! I love the green with dots though - definitely give them a go!

    Love your snood. So cosy. x

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  30. Hope you had a good time in Brighton! and loving the snood. Might have to pop into H&M tomorrow after college to pick it up!

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  31. Heyy, just found your blog :) I've really enjoyed reading some of the posts. And I love these nail art inspirations, I seem to be constantly on ebay or youtube atm looking at nail art stuff :)

    L x
    Half Dressed

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  32. BEYOND in love with the class work book nails. So unbelieveably cute (and most probably, unattainable) jazzy ♥

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  33. Yaaaaaaaaaaayy pencil nicking!

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  34. I like watching Juno! Ellen Page and Michael Cera are amazing.

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  35. Those notepad nails are beyond amazing!! I need your snood!

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