Thursday, 8 November 2012

Festive Nails


Now that Halloween and Bonfire Night have passed, I feel like I can truly get into the festive spirit. This year I'm pleased to report that I have almost finished with the Christmas shopping! I have 4 presents left to buy, I just need to order them.
Thankfully this means I can sit back, relax and enjoy the festivities without getting stressed out - and where better to start than my nails?


I'm not going to lie, Nail posts generally aren't my favourite thing. But I have had a lot of compliments on my nails in the past few days so I thought I'd make an exception this time.

The colours that I am wearing are both by Barry M.

- The red is colour is 'Red Wine' - In the bottle it's a lovely murky red brown colour, however it does come out a little brighter than the bottle. This is 2 coats, so perhaps 3 would darken it some more. 
- The glitter is called 'Yellow Topaz Glitter' - very imaginative I know. It's a gorgeous chunky gold glitter mixed in with fine gold glitter. It looks amazing with just one coat over a polish, but to achieve a slightly more opaque look I used around 4 coats. I wanted to still see dashes of red peeking through so I left it there, but I dare say with another couple of coats it would be completely opaque. 

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Although my nails may look festive, I myself am not feeling so festive.
I have the worst ear/jaw ache that I've ever had in my life, and this is my third day of it - the amount of painkillers I have consumed (after which I am pleased to report that I am still alive) is frankly shocking. I think I deserve shares in Nurofen!

I hope you all had an amazing and safe Bonfire Night <3

Lea
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If you're feeling festive too, don't forget to check out my Christmas Yankee Candle Giveaway which you can find HERE.

29 comments:

  1. Awh I hope you feel better soon! :( xx

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  2. love your nails here. I always love doing my nails and making them look pretty, but i have a really bad habit of picking at my nail polish when i get bored, even without realising im doing it i'll suddenly have chipped polish that ive been picking at. so annoying! i hope you feel better soon, ive been suffering from laryngitis this week but have only just today sat down and had the chance to try and get better because ive been so busy! xx

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    1. Oh god poor you! I hope you feel better soon!
      My friend has a habit of doing that! I find bits of peeled polish all over my house when she's been over! x

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  3. Cute nails! Love the sparkle! Hope you start feeling better soon!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  4. Oooh i love the glitter nail in between, what a simple and fun idea!
    I really really hope you get well soon!!! :)
    XXxx

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    1. It's about as complex as my nail art gets! x

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  5. wow your nails look so good! love abit of glitterrrrr:) but can't believe you've bought most of your xmas pressies already, so prepared! X

    http://shannon-louise.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Haha I get worried that if I don't get them bought I'll run out of money! x

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  6. Oh no! I hope you feel better soon. There's nothing worse than earache! Ugh! On the up side though, you have lovely nails!

    Sending well wishes your way xx

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    1. I know, it's the worst thing ever :( Haha yeah, every cloud! x

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  7. hi hi your blog is amazing :) followed you now :) mind following back? :)http://www.thegirlwiththemujihat.com/ thanks a bunch!!!

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  8. Your nails look amazing, love the glittery colour! You're so organised with your Christmas presents, I haven't bought any yet!xx

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    1. Haha I have to be or I start panicking and that doesn't do my any good! x

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  9. that jaw ache sounds awful - but your nails were really cute

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    1. Every cloud has a silver lining I guess haha x

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  10. Aww, sorry about your jaw/ear ache! Hope that goes soon. But at least your nails look gorgeous in the meantime! I love your accent nail :)
    http://www.prettylittlethings7.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Haha yeah true! It could be worse, I could be ill and look hideous at the same time! Thanks :D x

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  11. Oh Yellow Topaz looks fab! If I'd known how nice it looks on the nails I would have picked up along with the Pink Sapphire Glitter the other day x

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    1. I was tempted by the pink glitter, gutted I didn't get it now! x

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  12. Great post! Love those nails!!!

    Please check out my blog and if you like it maybe we can follow each other?

    xo,
    Deanne
    http://myfashavenue.blogspot.ca

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, sure I'd love to :) x

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  13. Love this nail combo - great colours! X

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