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Showing posts from November, 2014

"Where did all my money go!?"

What's this- an extra post!? I told you it would happen!

Before we get started, please note that other titles for this post were considered, including "Bye bye student loan", "Nails over Food" and also "Oh poo, now I'm skint"

So basically, one night...I went shopping. I have only one regret, and that is how much money I spent! In total, I got 6 parcels within 2 or 3 weeks, consisting of 19 polishes, 1 "Bling it On" kit, 1 set of nail strips, 1 eyeshadow palette, 7 stamping plates, 1 nail-studs wheel, 1 pack of nail stickers, 6 packs of water decals, 1 (tiny) pack of nail-studs and finally, 2 rolls of nail foils!

Fridail: Glossybox No. 3!

Hey everyone!
Well this is the first 'proper' post there's been in just over a week! Where did the time go?

Anyway, today I have my third Glossybox to share with you! This month's was a bit of an odd one I think, all of the items seemed to be quite small (which is fine cause quality over quantity of course!), but they also just seemed a little random. Let's dive in!

Life, Feedback and Plan of Action...

Hello dearies! :)

So, as you are probably aware, the giveaway has now ended, and the winners announced- so congrats to those two! The giveaway helped to collect lots of feedback on the site, including the things you guys like most, and those which you'd like to see- so thanks everyone for doing that!

Wail: OMG Nail Strips!*

*This post contains items which were supplied for review. In this post, these items are "OMG Nail Strips"

Hey everyone!
Today I have some super cool 'nail polish strips' to show you by in the designs "Love me" and "Rain Storm".

They come in a little cardboard fold-around in a plastic pack of 14 nail strips (that's individual nail strips), and each one has a little measurement on it so you can measure your nail and find which will fit best without trying to scrunch it around your nail before hand. There are some application instructions on the back of the pack too, so there's no need to go hunting them out! Plus, I made a tutorial for you guys anyway!

First of all, here's a pic of my first attempt a these nail strips- I used the design "Love me" here, and a 'nail girls' topcoat.

Mail: Nicole by OPI "I'm a Pool for Love"

Happy Monday everyone! Just a quick warning here that I'm listening to Christmas songs whilst writing this post, so there may be the odd random Christmas word in there...

Anyway! Today's post is looking at a polish I bought the other week- "I'm a Pool for Love"!
I love OPI's and Nicole by OPI's polish names with their play on words. As you may have guessed, "I'm a Pool for Love" is a blue based polish, though it's darker than you may have thought of. It's more like the colour of those mystical pools you see where fairies are drawn and stuff. :)

Into the Make-Up World... Part 2!

Hello everyone!
Today we're stepping back into my make-up stash, and finishing off by showing you my lovely lip products! I actually do own a few more than this, but they're at home, so here's the ones I have with me!

Left to Right (back row, lipsticks): MaxFactor Colour Elixir "Mulberry"; MaxFactor Colour Elixir "Ruby Tuesday"; Maybelline Color Sensational "Galactic Mauve"; Maybelline Color Sensational "Midnight Plum"; Rimmel Kate "19"; Rimmel Moisture Renew "Heather Shimmer"; Bare Minerals Moxie "Light It Up" In front- Rimmel Apocalips in "Galaxy", Bare Minerals Lip Liner in "Energized"

Into the Make-Up World... Part 1

Helloooo everyone! I hope you're all well, and have entered the giveaway (or are at least considering it!)
For today's post, we're going to follow Alice's example from when she fell into the rabbit hole, and go on a little exploration journey... of my collection of make-up items that made it to Uni with me. Exciting, right!?

1.5 Year Giveaway!!

Hello everyone!
As you may, or may not, have seen, it was Nail Parade's official 1.5 Year Blogiversary on Wednesday! So to celebrate, you're getting the chance to win a whole load of naily goodness.

Giveaway Prize Info!

You heard it- I'm having another Giveaway! And this time... it's a lot bigger!

There are two prizes up for grabs this time round- yes, two! One of them is a 'full' prize to celebrate a year of blogging, whilst the other is a 'half' prize, to add up for that extra 6 months.
(Please note that prizes have been ordered but not all have been received as of 9th Nov. As soon as they arrive I will update this post and add images!)

Fridail: Barry M "Rockstar"

Hey everyone! Today I gave another of Barry M's Glitterati polishes- you know, the ones that are super duper sparkly! It's also the last post with my nails as this shape for a while, since I snapped my pinkie nail and had to trim them all down. Sad times! :(


Oh my days, what is this day!?
It's... One year... and 6 months since Nail Parade began? Really? Wow, time has flown!

As I miraculously missed the one year blogiversary back in May, it just seems right to make a huge celebration of this and reminisce back on some older posts. So let's go and travel through this super cheesy post and...

(Yes, the Dr. Who gifs have been released... It is a special occasion, after all)

Mail: OPI Russian Navy Swatch!

Hey everyone!
I hope you all had a nice week off if you were off-school or work for the half term! And also a nice week off from reading my ramblings over here!
Today I'm kicking off November's posts with one of my favourite OPI's ever. Say hello to "Russian Navy"!