Saturday, 29 January 2011

You've got it Wah Wah Wah WOW

All of my friends know how obsessed I am with having my nails nice and smart, my mate Rachel once asked me if I was having a bit of a rough time cos she'd never seen me with chipped nails before (personally I think that's a bit of an exaggerate but you know...) Usually they're short, square and dark because I think that looks more chic but last week my friend Nancy posted me a link to this Tumblr Wah Nails and I became super obsessed with their designs, after not so much research I found out they sell 'nail pens' in Urban Outfitters and literally (yes i'm tres sad) sprinted through Liverpool Street halfway through my lunch hour to pick one up.
They had one black one left in the shop in a battered up box and I'm not gonna lie, I had very little hope that I'd be able to recreate anything like the nails on their site because my artistic skills leave little to be desired, and whilst I can paint my nails with my left hand, anything more than that is a bit ambitious.

The pen comes with a long super thin brush on one end and a tiny pen on the other. The brush is a bit long for my liking, I think it would be better designed to be more like a dippable felt tip liner rather than an actual brush so you could have more control, and the polish from the pen came out a bit too quickly and easily.

The pen was amazingly easy to use and in spite of everything this is probably the best nail product that i've bought all year. My only real gripe with it is that even after waiting over an hour for it to thoroughly dry before I put top coat on, the black still feathered a bit like it was wet.

So here's what I did using Elf Polish in Blush and the Model's Own pen and a free thursday evening

P.s. I did see the vid that did about doing animal nails with eyeliner pens but the majority of the inspiration came from the WAH site. Still, credit where it's due.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Currently coveting.

I know we're all meant to love little ladylike boxbags at the mo and they are lovely and i will probs succumb at some point but all I really want is a really vintage looking leather backpack that i can fit everything in.


Luckily, it's payday next week and this is the only thing on my shopping list!

Friday, 21 January 2011

Hating what you Love.

Before I got a job and had to look vaguely smart all week, I used to love work-wear, my wardrobe is full of (plastic) chiffon blouses and structured skirts, brogues and tapered trousers.
It took about 3 weeks of wearing this stuff day in-day out before i realised how much i think i might hate it.
So having gone from a nice shirt and trousers my current work wardrobe is basically a mish-mash of stripy jersey shirts tucked into my old faithful Asos skirt:
I've never really been into wearing casual wear, except for that whole awkward teenage thing where you wouldn't believe how baggy my jeans were. Probably created a denim shortage around the world, but I think having to appear a bit more smart rather than just wanting to has made me regress, so currently these are my most favouritest jeans ever, they're just so comfy and scruff, I love them even though i know how tragic pre-ripped jeans are...

Anyways, the point of this post I guess is how easy it is to get bored of stuff you love once it feels like you're no longer doing it for yourself, but definitely another side of hating my smart wear at the mo is much simpler, now its a bit colder, i really cant work out what shoes to wear with all my slightly cropped trousers. brogues appear too masculine, and its too cold to wear loafers without socks (which just looks whack) and i still, at almost 23, can't actually walk in heels so im resigned to wearing my same boring black skirt for the rest of my days i think.