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Tuesday, 25 January 2011

NOTD: Models Own Purple Grey

Models Own - Purple Grey.
This is a truly gorgeous colour, which has a lot of warm purple tones that warms my pale skin tone. The grey is more evident in darker lights, and it can even start to look brown. 

Opaque in 2 thin coats, with a layer of Seche Vite to seal it, this was so easy to work with.

A gorgeous colour from a great nail polish maker - what do you think?

Are there any other colours I need to try?

Saturday, 22 January 2011

New Year, New Me

I'm sure mine is a typical story, the same as thousands of people across the country!

I started Uni 4 and a half years ago, a fairly healthy, active 18yr old who wasn't a totally great weight for my height, starting weight of 11st 5lbs which for my height of 5ft 9 isnt too bad, and I was very active so carried a lot of muscle in my legs.

Uni stopped me being as sporty as I was, and I discovered alcohol, and the general drinking culture and I piled on the weight, all the way up to a very unhealthy weight of 14st 3lbs.

Over 4 years, I ignored the fact that my body was changing to something I hated. I ignored the fact I couldn't fit into my clothes, I could just buy more in a bigger size. I ignored the fact that when I go out with my boyfriend, I look awful, he says he loves me but I can't love myself.

I didn't want to make a resolution at new years as I will give up in no , so I made it last week, I will regain my body, slowly but surely! To do this I am going to:

  • Get into a routine with my eating habits - not binging when I need to because I'm so hungry from not eating
  • Actually use my gym and get back to the classes I love
  • Start taking Ballet lessons again, I love to dance, and this will be something for me!
  • Starting blogging about it!
I'll keep writing on here how I make changes but I will do a weekly post on how I'm doing, more for therapy for myself then anything else! Don't worry, nail polish will not disapper, if anything more will happen as I need a distraction from eating!

Sorry for the essay! Hope your having a good week! xx

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Its all Navy

Here's just a quick Sunday night post but I wanted to show you a picture of a gorgeous colour! This is Models Own - In the Navy! 

This colour has been driving me mad to photograph - I've tried with my camera, my IPhone, my boyfriends camera - everything! And I can't seem to get a good picture - I will try again tomorrow in the daylight, see if that makes a difference!

I love everything about Models Own nail polishes - the colours, the application, the finish, the wear...literally everything! This polish is no exception - a real true navy blue.

Models Own is available from Boots stores, online at as well as at Each bottle retails at £5 a bottle and you get a lot of polish for your money 14ml to be exact!

I love this colour - what do you think of it?

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Barry M - Indigo

It seems like it has been ages since I wore nail polish, as well as writing anything about it! I sort of became bored of what I had in my stash, and so went on the look for something new to make me feel better about it being dark - and this is exactly what I found when I wandered into my local Boots, sitting there, looking up at me with its inky colour!

Apologise for the state of my paint job, I still need to clean up my cuticles - however isn't this colour gorgeous! The photo's don't pick up the true gorgeousness of the colour - its more of a inky blue but its still a great colour!

I think this is a colour that would suit most skin tones as it is such a deep colour. I was able to get it opaque in one coat, however I like to add a second, just out of habit more then necessity.

Barry M is a UK cosmetics company which is stocked in both Boots and Superdrug as well as online at and retails for £2.99 per bottle for 10ml

A good colour for the remaining months of winter, and one I will wear for quite a while!