14.11.10

Talons and trinkets...



Eurgh, where the hell has my nail mojo gone? It took me no less than sixty years to complete my nails, and they still look a bit crap. I was going for a minty matte Krispy Kreme homage, after I noticed their cute minty polka dot wallpaper (and website) the other day. It was my white Barry M varnish that kept mucking everything up. I seriously hate those polishes. Models Own all the way! Plus I'm not sure if I like matte topcoat on anything other than black? Hmm.

(17 Mint Choc Chip, shitty white Barry M, Rimmel matte topcoat)


On a brighter note, I'm wearing this pretty little parisian charm bracelet sent to me by a very sweet jewellery company, Wallpaper Rose. Louise Gibbs is the clever lady behind all of the designs on the website, including the VERY exciting new addition of peter pan collar t-shirts! They come in grey, black and navy at the mo, and burgundy is on the way - all for a tenner! I think this a rather shrewd (and highly cute) move to set Wallpaper Rose apart from the sea of jewellery companies out there, just in case her bling wasn't enough. Bravo and thank you, Louise! Here is the lady herself in one of her new tees:

*EDIT: Forgot to mention, Louise is offering all of us 10% off orders until 14th December, using the code GEMFATALE!! (I've never had my 'name' in a discount code before! Eep!)*



Hope you've had a lovely weekend, folks? Mine has been nice. I got lots of uni work done today. Am going to try and do a bit a day for the next few weeks and then hopefully I won't end up having a breakdown at the last minute like usual!

33 comments:

  1. I personally think your nails look great! I'd neverrrr be able to paint mine like that, it's always plain red for me!

    xoxo.

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  2. I saw those tees too! Uber cute! Burgundy is my face. Your nails look fine silly! I know what you mean about the matte topcoat though. I like dark and bottle green (Eyeko Military polish) with matte and I think that's it! I did it over leopard once - not a pretty sight x

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  3. love your nails! i wish i had the patients to do that. I lvoe the tees too but i don't think they have burgundy in stock :( or i am just stupid and couldn't find it on the website! i might ask for some stuff for my stocking from wallpaper rose, it's lovely!

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  4. Wow that tee is such a cool idea, I love how the collar looks like a doily. Plus I think your nails look fab, I haven't tried out any nail art yet but am pretty sure they'd be a lot dodgier.

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  5. Wow that's a really cute bracelet. I'll definitely be having a look at her Louises beautiful trinkets. I bloody love that peter pan collar tee too! x

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  6. Thank you so much for such a lovely post Gem! And as everyone says, your nails look lovely! (I'm useless at doing anything other than a basic plain colour!)

    I don't know if anyone will see this, but the burgundy peter pan tee's will hopefully be in stock in the next week or so, sorry for the delay!

    Lou xx

    www.wallpaperrose.co.uk
    www.wallpaperrose.blogspot.com

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  7. Oh nah, your nails look great! I will have to try out the ring finger bling manicure (sooo made that up).
    Does look great though!

    Also love the bracelet.

    Fee x

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  8. I love the mint green colour and the matt effect looks great. The bracelet is gorgeous thank you for introducing me to a fab new designer x

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  9. love that purple tee
    love your nails always!

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  10. Why thankyou for these lovely comments! I feel better about my nails now!

    milkteef - Ooh will have to give matte military a go!

    Rose - They'll be in stock within the week!

    Kb - Trust me I am shit at nail art, I just spent a LOT of time cleaning up the mistakes afterwards. And have too much time on my hands. Literally.

    Makeup Savvy - Haha love the new term!

    Purdey - My pleasure!

    x

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  11. Your nails look beautiful - loving the Krispy Kreme homage! Those Peter Pan collared t-shirts are beautiful! Well done on the motivation with the uni work. My weekend has been nice. Next weekend with the boyfriend will be a million times better though.

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  12. i too think your manicure looks splendid. absolutely in love with the color and little polka dot design :)
    & your bracelet!

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  13. I've been debating over the navy all day but I'm glad I've held out, burgandy looks so nice!

    Gorgeous nails. I'm missing doing funky things with mine :( working full time sucks! x

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  14. Oh Dear Lord i am heading over to that website right now!!! How immense. You make me laugh. xx

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  15. I think the nails look fab! Though I can imagine the pains of trying to get those spots perfect. Never heard anyone complain of Barry M before - i personally love it but then again have never tried models own...maybe I'll be a convert?!

    Danni
    xxx

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  16. love those nails, they look fine to me. I think the matte works well on pastels. Love those tshirts too :) x

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  17. your nails look great! never seen mine ending up like that haha, massive fail!
    definately gonna check that website out, love the bracelet x
    x

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  18. Your nails look great, I will admit to being very pleased when I realised that I have that 17 mint choc chip polish! Not that I could do the polka dots.

    I got lots of uni work done this weekend too, shame it's actually neverending!

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  19. Krispy kreme inspired nails?? amazing. I really need to get some of that Matte top coat!
    Those T-shirts are so cute, gonna have a browse now!
    Kyrie x

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  20. I was just looking at that bracelet online! Ah, I love it! There is a similar necklace version I might just have to buy! And I LOVE those tees - maybe I should hold out and wait for the burgundy one...

    X

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  21. Doughnut inspired nail art....nom nom nom

    Fran

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  22. you've done a much better job on those nails than I ever do on mine!

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  23. your nails look great! is the matte top coat Rimmel? must invest in some. and agreed, Model's Own is by far the best polish.
    jenn.x

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  24. Hey Gem, I made good use of your discount code today! Louise has so many pretty things on her site and it's my ladies birthday is coming up :)

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  25. Oh Gem, stop putting down your nail art skills! They look amazing (I have a bit of a thing for green and white patterns) and the matte coat really works on pastels.

    The extreme cuteness of those tshirts is getting to me! I must not spend any more money. Must. Not.

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  26. Ooh, those tshirts sound good... Like the doughnut themed nails too! x

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  27. I went through a nailvarnish addiction and bought loads of Barry M and I can honesly say I could count on one hand the colours that are somewhat decent they're terrible appliers I'll stick to OPI :) x


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  28. very cute bracelet, and cute pokadots ^^ xxx

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  29. Yr nails do look amazing!
    And love the bracelet, very cute.
    X

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  30. ooohhh we love your nails.
    you are inspiring the girls in the office to try something new that we can have a go at in our lunch hours !x

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  31. I love your nails!
    also in the last picture where did you get the Peter pan collar dress/top from? I adore the colour of it :) x

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  32. I your colour nails!
    By the way where is your Peter pan collar top/dress from? I love it! Such a lovely colour. :) xx

    http://throughtheeyesoflaura.blogspot.com/

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