Sunday, 13 April 2014

Ciate - Feather Manicure


Another quick Ciate nail post. Well I was really lusting after the Ciate feather manicure set because I thought it looked really cool. I finally plucked up the courage to spend the money on it! £18 when I bought it if I remember rightly. So you do get the whole kit and the kit includes:

  • Feathers
  • Nail scissors
  • 2 hard file sponged
  • Top coat
  • Mini white colour
This manicure is definitely fiddly! And for a person with OCD for things like this I actually found it rather stressful at times because some of the feathers were not sitting how I wanted them too! Then when it came to filing around once you had cut the feathers it was difficult to get the smooth finish I was after. However once finished I did think the effect looked really unusual and nice! It just depends on if you have the time and patience to go through with it!

Here is what my finished nails looked like in the end. I placed them on the box purely for Instagram purposes! 

Have you tried this manicure before? What do you think of the end result?


Ciate ~ Pocket Money Nail Polish

Beautiful Nails, 

In my Feb GlossyBox I received the Ciate ~ Pocket Money Nail Polish and I instantly fell in love! I LOVE NUDES!!! 

The Ciate website describes it as 'The ultimate in understated luxury, this creamy fudge nude is a sweet treat for fingers and the perfect girly indulgence. Break open your piggy bank and splash out on some me time.' 

I thought I would put it to good use and do a simple design. I simply used diamontes and placed them in a cross shape. It was a little fiddly but I would say it is a easy design to do and looks very classy. 

Simple Cross Design

~Katie x

Barbie Hen Do - Survival Bags


So I have been super busy at the minute because one of my best friends are getting married and she asked me to be Maid of Honour! Which I am completely chuffed about! This means that I am in charge of making sure the Hen do is totally and utterly AMAZING!

We are going to Benidorm for 4 days one of the hen and stag capitals! She decided she wanted it to be Barbie themed! So very pink and for one of the nights everyone dresses as a type of Barbie. I have decided I am going to be police woman Barbie. I thought this would fit rather well considering I will have a whistle and need to organise 22 chicks! Deary me!

The first thing I have created are Alice's Hen Do bags....I took this from the survival kit ideas that are floating around. I had to make 22 so this took quite a while.

The Bag's for Alice's Hen Do 

I got some plain pink paper bags from Ebay. I made a name label for each bag and tided it on with ribbon. I also made some Barbie stickers for the front.On to the contents of the bags. I chose some items to go into the bags and then attached tags to each item saying something about this item. In the bags there were:
  • Barbie Toothbrush - 'For your death breath the morning after'
  • Pre Packed Pink Shot - 'You know what to do with this'
  • Willy Straw- 'To help you drink like a lady'
  • Grips - 'Get a grip'
  • Wine - ' To get you started'
  • Glass - ' Keep this topped up'
  • Hair Bobble - ' So nobody has to hold your hair back' 
  • Candy Love Hearts - 'To spread the love' 
  • Candy Necklace - 'Something a little sweet' 
  • Dare Card - 'I dare you'
  • Plasters - 'For those party feet'
  • Paracetamol - ' For your headache'
Here's a photo of the bags themselves
The finished bag

Hope you like them

~Katie x