Friday, 29 November 2013

Everything You Need To Know About Painting Your Nails

So here we go...

All my friends know I am the nail polish queen. I am a firm believer that you can never have enough nail polishes.

Three brush strokes is all you ever need when painting your nails. So that means that a decent-size bead of polish is needed at the edge of your brush. The polish is there to make your life easier. The newer polishes are more liquid and can move with the brush much easier. The brush is just the guide that moves your polish bead into place on the nail. Start at the base of your nail and stroke to the left, to the right and finally down the center.

I know this sounds trivial, but it makes all the difference.

Wow, my hands look crazy! Haha

A base coat is vital. A base coat gives the coloured polish something to stick too Nd makes your manicure last a couple more days. And also stops staining of your nails. If your are someone like me who wears polish all the time, this is a bonus to stop your nails going yellow.

TIP: If you are planning a neon colour for a crazy night out at a UV party then always use a base coat of a light colour maybe white or nude, never clear. This is because neon colours tend to be sheer and it makes them seem thicker.

Avoid quick drying nail polish. They tend to be dehydrating on your nails.

Cuticle oil is vital to keep nails feeling and looking healthy. Use its every time you apply polish. Applying it over your entire nail also helps preventing chipping when they are accidentally hit. Cuticle oil also hydrates the nail and helps keep your nails strong and inevitably preventing breaking. So it's a win win!!

Cold water helps them dry faster. So holding your fingers in a bowl of iced water or under a cold running tap can help the drying process.

Storing your polish in a cool, dark place such as the fridge can help keep them fresh and allows the formula to last longer. Never shake your polishes, this can form air bubbles. Roll the bottle backwards and forwards in your hands, this motion is more then enough to mix the contents.

When you file your nails, always go in one direction. Never go back and forth, this can cause jagged edges, and no one wants that.

If you are the type of girl to go for the glitter, then you will know what a horror it is to remove. Therefore, here i am to help you when you need to remove them. Use a cotton ball to help remove nail glitter. Soaking the cotton ball in remover, forming the cotton ball over each glittered nail and allowing them to sit on top of the nail for a few minutes can help. Then, gently apply some pressure and wipe off with the cotton ball... The glitter should just lift off!

And always use a top coat!!!!

Now you have all the tips you need to have super pretty nails for christmas!

Here are a few christmas themed nails for inspiration.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Victoria Secret Fashion show 2013

It's that time of year again.... When all the angels in the world arrived to New York to prance down the glittered runway in only the best undies. Although the show went on minus one of my favourites Miranda Kerr who hung up her wings last year, it was one fab show.

The 10million dollar bra worn by Candice Swanepoel, made with diamonds and rubies and lots of lace. The south african blonde bombshell was the perfect model to wear this, the red balanced fabulously with her hair colour.

I love this behind the scene photo of Candice in her pre-runway prep.

The segments of the show were;
Birds Of Paradise
The British Invasion
Snow Angels
Parisian Nights
PINK Network.

This years show has had the most angels walking the runway then ever seen before.

Jourdan Dunn looks like she belonged in middle of a three ring circus.

Love this punk look on Lily Aldridge.

Karlie Kross, who has said that every inch of her body was measured before the show, walked down the runway in this amazing multicoloured outfit and a matching pink and red undies. She walked down with Fall Out Boy rocking it out in the background.

The model of the moment, Cara Delevingne was only one of a few british models who walked the VS runway.

I love this queen pearl look on Adriana Lima, this Brazilian beauty said she eat whatever she wanted in the run up to this years show, and look at that body.

Alessandra Ambrosio as part of the birds of paradise segment. These dainty feather wings are stunning in this section.

Behati Prinsloo, who recently engaged her Maroon 5 frontman, walked the runway as part of the shipwrecked section.

This look is amazing on Lily, she literally looks like she was washed ashore from a shipwreck.

Izabel Goultard wore this lacey two piece with stunning red killer heels. She definitely made the papers when she gave everyone a peak of her pert bottom, for which she is known for.

This look on Cara is amazing but those gloves remind me of the yellow marigolds my granny would use for the washing up.

Doutzen Krous wowed the audience in every one of her outfits, this was only one of the three which she strutted her stuff in.

Erin Heatherton looks fabulous in this outfit. Pink certainly is her colour.

Dancing with Taylor Swift, another one of the acts at the show... She sang twice, once with Fall Out Boy during the British Invasion segment and once again shown here during the Snow Angels segment.

And we can certainly see Taylor enjoyed the show.

Behind the scenes photos...

Looks like the angels had even more fun this year then last year, and they sure partied it up afterwards and you can be sure they looked just as fabulous.

Hope you enjoyed this blog post
Now to watch the show all over again!

Love Ali