Saturday, 16 September 2017

Charlies Nail Art ~ Autumn Stroll Glitter Mix

Hello!

I am back this chilly September night with a nail art goodie that I am absolutely enraptured with: Autumn Stroll, a new glitter mix exclusive to Charlies Nail Art!

Autumn Stroll joins Charlie's amazing collection of glitters that are designed and mixed in-house (you can see my pics of the others here). I am a raving fan of all of them, but this is one I can't stop looking at. It has a copper and glimmering gold fine glitter base, with larger pieces of autumnally-coloured glitters that perfectly evoke fallen leaves on a woodland floor. Here it is with top coat...


This mix is a real treasure trove; each time I dipped my nails into the sachet I found myself excited to see what glitter pieces I would end up with. I hope my photo fully conveys how amazing it is! Right now I have two more of the new mixes to try and I cannot wait.

Autumn Stroll is 75p per sachet, plus you can get 15% off everything with my Ambassador's coupon code: GNAF15

Hugs,

Lisa xx

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Flowers, Glitters and Tattoos!

Hello!

First of all, I'm sorry for the month-long absence! I haven't been doing my nails as often due to a mixture of depression, tiredness and being caught up in my cross-stitching hobby (scroll down for pics!). However, I'm here to make it up with four manicures featuring floral nail wraps, fine glitters and temporary tattoos.

All the wraps and glitters are from Charlies Nail Art and I happen to have a 15% off Ambassador's coupon code for you: GNAF15 . I'll include links to where to find the nail art goodies as I write ^_^

1. Summer Dream Manicure


Summer Dream water decal wraps with Ocean Blue fine glitter, finished with a diamond tattoo from Claire's Accessories.


2. Summer Bloom Manicure


Summer Bloom water decal wraps alternated with Nicole by OPI's Sweet Surrender, finished with Flower Power tattoos by MoYou London.


3. Indian Summer Manicure


Indian Summer water decal wraps finished off with another MoYou Flower Power Tattoo.


4. Yellow Blossom Manicure


Yellow Blossom water decal wraps with an accent nail of Holographic Silver fine glitter.


I hope you like these manis! I love my Charlies water decals: they're super easy to apply and look beautiful. And, if you're interested, here are two cross stitches I've been working on - Flower Teapots!



Hugs, 

Lisa xx

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Barry M ~ Cashmere and Frost

Hello!

I noticed that Barry M had a few new shades in my local Boots store, so I treated myself to a couple!

Cashmere is a gorgeous pale pink. Here are two coats:


Frost is a lovely frosted white. Here are three coats:


I like both but Cashmere is definitely my favourite - I'm sure I'll be wearing it a lot! Which do you prefer?

Hugs,

Lisa xx

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Cloudy Skies and Summers Day Manicures!

Hello!

It's been oscillating between cloudy and sunny here in the North East, so I've done two manicures to suit both! A "cloudy skies" look and a super-bright neon.

I used clingfilm to get the effect for my cloudy skies mani! I started by painting my nails with Barry M Earl Grey and letting them dry completely. I then painted a coat of white on top and, while it was still wet, I dabbed at it with scrunched-up clingfilm. This was the result:


For my neon mani I used Bubblegum by Models Own with matte top coat. This is such a bright polish that it's impossible to capture 100% in a photograph, but I tried my best:


Do you prefer one manicure over the other? Let me know!

Hugs,

Lisa xx

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Manicures and Tattoos!

Hello!

I've done three manicures recently featuring some of my MoYou hand tattoos. The first one was a feathers manicure which you can find here, and the other two are in this post!

First we have what I dubbed a "Magical Manicure" ~ a glitter gradient of my Princess glitter mix from Charlies Nail Art, with some unicorn and dinosaur tattoos from my Origami tattoo pack:


Secondly we have a sparkling flower manicure - a floral pattern from Born Pretty stamping plate BP-L015, coloured in with Echarpe de Seda by Jade. The flower tattoo is from my Tropical tattoo pack:


What do you think?! I've asked for more MoYou tattoos for my birthday so, if I'm lucky, I will have more to play around with soon.

I also have two discount codes for you to buy the glitter and stamping plate I used in these manicures! Get 15% off at Charlies Nail Art using code GNAF15, and get 10% off at Born Pretty Store using code CMBQ10.

Hugs,

Lisa xx

Saturday, 10 June 2017

All About Me!

Hello!

I had the idea to write a little bit about myself, in a question format that other bloggers can copy if they want! 5 questions about yourself, 5 questions about your nails. There's a manicure at the end ^_^

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1. What is your name?

Lisa, nice to e-meet you!

2. Where do you live?

With my family in North East England. It's where I get my blog name - people from where I live are called Geordies!

3. Do you have any pets?

We have a cat called Vienna. We adopted her from a shelter in 2010, and she's about 10 years old now. We love her to pieces and she is spoilt rotten.

4. What are your other hobbies or passions?

Cross stitching, knitting, playing The Sims 2 and watching Masterchef Australia and Star Trek! I'm a big fan of Zachary Quinto and Miles McMillan.

5. Have you travelled?

I've been to France a few times and even lived there for a year. I've also been to Lake Garda in Italy, Bruges in Belgium and Barcelona in Spain. I would like to go to New York and back to France.

6. How did you get into doing your nails?

I tried my hand at nail art when I was a teenager but gave it up for a while. Then, 6 years ago, I noticed the display of Seventeen nail polishes in a local Boots store. The colours were beautiful and I fell in love again!

7. How did you get into nail blogging?

I bought my first holographic nail polish - Blue by Glitter Gal - and I was so in love with it that I wanted to tell the world! I set up my blog, calling it Happy Nails. I was naïve about blogging and didn't think to check the name, which was already taken. A while later I wised up and went for the more original Geordie Nails :-)

8. What is your favourite nail polish shade?

I love pale, pale blues. Blueberry Muffin by Models Own and In De-Nile by Color Club are just beautiful.

9. What is your favourite nail art technique?

Stamping. I'm not talented at freehand nail art and get really antsy when my nails aren't perfect, so stamping is great for getting a precise pattern or image onto my nails. I also love having glitter tips and using water decals!

10. What has been your proudest nail blogger moment?

Being named a Brand Ambassador for Charlies Nail Art is up there. I was a happy customer to begin with and they're a fantastic, genuine UK nail art shop that I'm very proud to support. Also having 3000 followers on Instagram makes me feel like I'm doing a tiny little thing right in my life.

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OK, now for the manicure! We just had our General Election here in the UK and Labour did much better than expected. I support them so, as celebration, I did a red rose manicure!

P.S. Supporters of other parties are most welcome on my page, no hard feelings here ^_^


Hugs,

Lisa xx

Friday, 9 June 2017

Feathers Manicure

Hello!

This manicure combines nail art with temporary tattoos, something I haven't really done in a while!

I was digging through my box of water decals and found some lovely sheets of feather decals (I think I bought them from Born Pretty Store), so I chose a sheet and applied the different colours over Barry M Pearl with an added layer of opalescent polish. I then took a couple of my MoYou hand tattoos and applied them to my ring finger and palm!


I love the idea of complementing nail art with skin art, and I've asked for some more tattoos for my birthday ^_^

Hugs,

Lisa xx

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Charlies Nail Art ~ Jewels in the Sand Glitter Mix

This post contains products which were sent to me for review :-)

Hello!

I am lucky enough to own the full collection of Charlies Nail Art glitter mixes! They are beautiful in their own right but extra-special because they're mixed in-house: you won't find them anywhere else. Most of them I bought myself, but I was sent Jewels in the Sand as a gift ^_^

Jewels in the Sand lives up to its name by being a fine, sparkling gold glitter with opulent pieces of larger purple glitters mixed in. I thought it would look wonderful as glitter tips...


It makes me think of the seashore in a faraway exotic land!

The glitter mixes only cost 75p each, plus you get 15% off with my coupon code, GNAF15

Hugs,

Lisa xx

Monday, 29 May 2017

Two Nail Charm Manicures!

Hello!

I hope you're having a nice Bank Holiday Monday! The weather has cooled down a little in the North East and personally I am very relieved. I don't handle the heat too well!

Two of my latest manicures have used metal nail charms, so I thought I'd show you them together ^_^

The first manicure is a butterfly design! For this once I used my "Summer's Day" water decals and butterfly charm from Charlies Nail Art. I cut the decals to make three French tips and one full nail as an accent. I glued the butterfly to my middle fingernail.


The second manicure was heavily inspired by metellitsa on Instagram! I switched up the index nail by painting it white and adding my charm, but everything else is the same design. My feathers are from Born Pretty stamping plate BP-75 and the charm is from Poundland. Any guesses as to what this little critter is - a fox, maybe? A raccoon? Answers in the comments, please!


Do you prefer one manicure over the other? Let me know!

Hugs,

Lisa xx

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Charlies Nail Art ~ Floral Water Decals

Hello!

I just ordered some new water decals from Charlies Nail Art last week, so I thought I'd show you some that I've used so far! All three are full-nail floral designs and they were bought by me ^_^

Here is Bold Blossom - a red base with blossom flowers which makes me think of kimonos...


Next is Oriental Blossom - a blue design with white and lilac blossoms which reminds me of some origami paper I own...


And finally we have Wild Pansy - gorgeous watercolour-effect flowers...


I seriously love floral water decals and I ordered more, so they will be coming up on the blog!

They were all just 89p each for a sheet of 10, and you get an extra 15% off with my coupon code GNAF15 ^_^

Hugs,

Lisa xx