Saturday, 30 March 2013

Easter Nails!!!

So after watching CutePolish's easter egg and chick nail art video on You Tube
my creative juices started flowing and I HAD to do my own!

And we begin: 
 The Tools of the trade. i.e - shit you'll need
Clear Nail polishes - plain and glitter.  Gel pens - you can use a striper if you have one

 My Trusty Matte Claires Nailpolish set
(you don't have to use matte I just LOVE these coulors)
And some nail art glitter - this is an optional extra - it's seriously frustrating!
 Paint your nails in attractive coulors - the middle finger is going to be the chick.  Once dry start CAREFULLY drawing your design onto your nail - either with a gel pen or with a nail striper.

 Draw a jagged line and fill in - for the half shell.
 Glue on nail art glitter if using.  Draw two eyes and a beak on the chick.
Clean up any nailpolish mistakes - the tip of my thumb nails a bit wonky.
Clean up any polish around the nail and cuticle.
Paint the egg nails with glitter polish and the chicks with clear polish
  Right and Left hands.  
  And it's as easy as that!!!

Ok, it was'nt the easiest nail art ever - but if you go slow and don't have super shaky hands you'll do fine.
I've already eaten far too much chocolate - I'm off for a run >:)
♥  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Is nail art naff?

I don't care!!!

Now gaze upon my nail art - done be meee!

 These were my contribution to Valentines Shtick.
 Looking sharp in green and silver ;-)
 Mint!!!  Plus white and silver.
 These are my two favorite colors.
 The stars are tricky little beggars - one minute they're there, next the on the floor!
 Matte Nails ala Claires
What I'm rocking as I type this - next up Easter themed nails!

I ran them all through Instagram for added effect
You can follow me if you like @crimsonking1984

Next I gotta take my nails here.

The new Chanel Nail bar in Covent Garden London

My sister Ange and I have booked ourself a 'Floral' high tea - can get out nails done after!


 Oh and p.s. these are my natural nails - They've been growing like weeds since I stopped covering them in cake batter and icing ;-)

So... is nail art naff? 

Wednesday, 27 March 2013


So I had a totes brill idea today for a regular post to take place on a Tuesday.
                                   #clears_throat:  Shoes on a Tuesday = Shoesday!!!

DO we hate it?  Or do we aime it?  #French.  Whatever your feelings - it's happening RIGHT NOW!!!

 Balenciaga - I am mad for these shoes - even though they're seasons old. Via
 Aldo insane-awesomeness via J's everyday fashion
 J.  Crew Fabulousness...
Sofia Webster - protege of Nicholas Kirkwood - via Alex @Matter of Style

What did we think of Shoesday?
What other ridiculous things can I do to the English language?

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Monday, 25 March 2013

Sister time in London!

SO whats better than sister time?  Sister time + SHOPPING.  

First things first - Sustenance

Princi For Breakfast - Italian Bakery/Pizza House

Sweet threads at Banana Republic
NECKLACE FETISH: I've already shown you guys these necklaces - but damn they pretty!

Necklace from New Look - 3 Pound peeps!
How amazing is this Aldo necklace - had to wait in line for this bad boy.
Need to do an outfit post to really show you this sucka.
MORE NECKLACES, Cutest bag ever and a nice red newsboy cap - I'm loving hats at the mo...
Stay tuned for more hat posts!  My BF's always asking me to wear this hat - he liiiikes it.
This bag is Birken-esque (esque because it didn't cost me tens of thousands of dollars!)
Isn't this guy insanely cool?

And now for... LUNCH!
 Champagne and cheese - in a little place in Covent Garden called "Champagne Fromage"
Also in Covent Garden.... LAUDEREE MACAROONS!!!

 "Levitating" is the new thing apparently.

I love London - there is something unique to find every time you go back there!

And I AM going back - on Weds 3rd :-O  #totesexcite

Watch this space...

Sunday, 24 March 2013


Anyone for CAKE?

I was looking through my Dropbox and came across some photos that I had forgotten all about and thought might tickle you ;-)
I made these for my nieces 14th birthday - My sister alerted me to the idea with some pictures on my Facebook wall.  Gotta love that Flake heel ;-)
67th Birthday cake I made for Dad - Because he's the king of the castle (we let him think)
 Farewell cake for Lewis "I'm not Mooo-ving far" geddit?
For my Bestie Jacqui - who is a nurse - A medical themed CAKE
Complete with: Stethoscope, band-aids, A pill bottle that says "take one with food"
and a SANITARY PAD - cause that's how I roll.  BTW it was a delicious cake ;-)
I painted this to donate to a charity auction - The Waikato where I'm from in New Zealand is cow farming Country - so I thought this was fitting subject matter!  That's the Waikato river running past behind the cow and Hamilton - my home town - in the background.

My latest picture - just finished it today, paint is wet.  Just did this for fun.

Hope you like the random pictures.