5.12.10

(Last) Week in pictures!

Morning Cherubs!

I've had this saved for the last couple of days and have been adding bits to it in between uni work! Just a collection of pics of stuff I did last week :)

Firstly, I bought Topshop's Lead nail polish which I think is not unlike Mac's limited edition Disney villain one, Mean & Green. There's also a Mac Formidable dupe in the current Topshop nail polish collection. I rather liked it, but it looks much more impressive under bright lights (ie. at work) I think the cool effect would be somewhat lost on a night out. In dull light, it just looks like a blacky purple. Still cool for £6 though!



Then snow happened (oh how I miss it!) Alex and I went for a midnight walk in it. It was amazing :) Snow is so much more fun when you have gloves on. You can throw snowballs without catching hypothermia!



Then we went to see if the Morrissey graffiti someone did a couple of months ago (definitely wasn't my boyf..!) was still there... Morrissey was going strong, and loving the snow!



Us looking very snowy, and my Primark hat looking more like a tea cosy than ever!



Here are the nails I wore to the night out with work. I used Models Own Nude Beige and my Models Own/Wah nail art pen, which is AWESOME by the way.

When we got to the restaurant, I unleashed my secret weapon (ooh, it's an accidental tuesday tip!) I'd brought my own booze in a water bottle and was buying soft drinks all night! Cheapie Malibu was my drink of choice.


I forgot to tell Brendon about this, but we spiked his beer with Malibu to see if he'd notice! But he didn't.


Me and two of my Topshop faves, Leanne and Rosie!


This pic of me and Leanne in the bog is the closest I got to an outfit photo, but it was pretty much exactly the same as the other day's outfit.


Rosie wanted leopard nails so despite my tipsiness, I obliged. I mucked one up, so she ended up with one naked leopard nail (I had my trusty nail polish remover wipes on me)!



Word spread and management caught wind of the impromptu drunken nail art and wanted in! Here's Hannah's hand, followed by Anna's, who wasn't wearing a base colour but didn't let that get in the way of leopard love.





We put our christmas tree up! It's the shoddiest plastic Wilkinson's offering, and Alex and I always fall out about what should go on it (he'll put random pieces of string and those sticky bow things for presents on it)! I'm going to go classy decs shopping at some point this week, so he can enjoy the tree of tat while it lasts...



Our blingy bookcase!




It was a fun week, but I now have just under a week until I hand in my huge perfume project I've been working on. I have quite a lot still to do so don't expect much activity on here... Will do my best though. I do always have a second or two to tweet, so feel free to follow me on Twitter if you miss me!

Gotta go get ready for work now. Hope you have a lovely Tuesday!

50 comments:

  1. I long for the patience, steady hand and nice-enough-nails so that I could do all the fantastic nail art on my nails that you do on yours.

    Red lipstick REALLY suits you, by the way. Love the post!

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  2. Hahaha at the tacky tree my housemmates put an irn bru can on the top of my classy tree :/. Well it's an angle made out of a can it looks shit anyway xxx

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  3. Angel* sigh. Can't spell. Xxxxx

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  4. Ah the old clear alcohol in a water bottle trick, I did that a lot in my uni days! My friends mum also does it for family occasions, weddings, christenings etc!

    Penny x

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  6. Ah the old alcohol in a water bottle. Always a classic. :)

    Loving the leopard print nail production line you've got going on.

    xx

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  7. Ahh the water bottle trick, I've never thought to do that on a night out. So simple and will save loads over the Christmas/new year lacking money period!

    Your Christmas tree looks lovely, very festive! Love the book shelf lights too, I think lights are necessary all year round (At least this excuse wont make me seem lazy when I don't take them down for months!). Hope your project goes well!! x x

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  8. I love the snow too, but it's got ridiculous in Glasgow - no public transport operating today at all. Stranded at home - what a shame!

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  9. I love your nails! This post just proves once more than Gem Fa-talon salons need to be set up! The snow looks beautiful. We had bugger all but I'm glad. I'm also absolutely loving that Morrissey graffiti. Ah, I'm glad I'm not the only one that does the sneaky plastic bottle trick. I do it with the small bottles you can buy. I also once hid a crate of cider under a table at prom. I'm a classy bird. You're looking gorgeous as ever and I love your tree! Have a lovely / productive week.

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  10. Oooh I'm getting all excited for Christmas now!

    Did you do any Christmas shopping yet?

    x x x

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  11. I love the first nail varnish x

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  12. I love the way you do your leopard spots, they're well good!
    Nice pictures too, the lipstick you wore to your work night out looks AMAZE, I love a good red lip + dark hair combo! Fiiiiiit xx

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  13. Love that topshop polish, I sense a trip there coming on!

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  14. haha loved 'the tree of tat' :) Be sure to post the classy tree when your deadline has past, can't wait for you to come back to a regular posting schedule lol xx

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  15. haha drunken nail art. and bringing your own liquor in a water bottle is always classy :)

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  16. I cant believe you did all those nails whilst tipsy! haha I dont even think id do that well sober :p really want to get one of the WAH pens for christmas, so I shall be writing david a list and hopefully he will put on in my stocking :)

    Loving your little peter pan collar dress miss, I had to go into town this morning for a change of clothes (got stranded and had to hotel it up for the evening) and for the love of me i could not find ANYTHING to wear! I didnt go down the road as far as topshop, but primark and new look were hopeless :( Typical when youre looking for something that you need there and then.

    Enjoying the banksy-esque morrisey graffiti! :) and your tree is cute, not tat at all haha! I need more decorations for mines I think. or maybe some housey decorations - still feels a bit bare. Anyways I'm rambling now gal, hope your weeks going okay :) LU TWINNIE! xx

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  17. Xmas tree looks gorge and i am loving your nails xx

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  18. Love the lead, looks like a great colour. I did say no more nail varnish this term but maybe i'll have to rescind that... x

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  19. your leopard print nails are my fave thing ever!

    i love the different colours you use!

    i gave it a go with pink and blue ... i did a post on it actually a while ago, check it out if you want!


    xx

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  20. aww great post! love your fur coat and you must be skilled to do leopard nails whilst tipsy! i find it hard enough sober....

    xxx

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  21. Aww, your christmas tree looks very pretty! Glad you had fun in the snow!

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  22. Clear bottle trick, oh how I have used this, did it last new year when I was amazingly broke, worked a friggin treat!! Loving the nails and the fact that you can still do a great job whilst typsy, you should open your own nail bar lols. Hoping your well and have a fab Christmas xx

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  23. that looks like an awsome week, love the snow pictures! and those nails are lush :) xxx

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  24. You look FAB! Love the outfit and you hair looks a little different ?

    I need to ask for these pens for my crimbo! They work a treat.

    ha ha @ the random BB boots in the xmas tree pic.

    Peace n Love xxx

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  25. I love these pictures! Fab tree and you have a very steady tipsy hand!! All the nails look fab x

    Kittenish Behaviour Blog

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  26. I wish I had the patience to do the leopard print on my nails! I'm also really glad that you do the 'magic' bottle of water trick too x

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  27. The snow looks crazy! But I love your leopard collar dress!

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  28. Man, I wish I had your mad nail painting skills....I can barely just paint mine one colour, let alone leopard print them! They look amazing.

    Was so peeved I was working for the best of the snow and now there's not a flake left. Was so pretty while it lasted.

    Hurray another tacksville xmas tree! I want to post pics of mine but it's still light-less at the mo....and needs more garish tinsel!

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  29. wow, everytime you do your nails they ever look so beautiful, your talented!
    xx

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  30. That dress looks so lovely on you - it fitted me really strangely.
    I'm friends with Rosie and she won't stop talking about her awesome leopard nails! xx

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  31. wow you must have the patience of a saint to do all those nails whilst you were out! but they all look great
    margief
    x
    www.margieheartsclothes.blogspot.com

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  32. i love a bit of christmas tree snobbery. i'm with you, classy all the way. but yours is def not looking too shabby! loving the little legs/base!
    and the nail action is awesome! especially when inebriated! X

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  33. Leanne's hair is lush!
    Love the Mozza graffiti
    x

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  34. You pull off red lips so well, how very festive!

    www.ameliais.blogspot.com

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  35. great post and love the nails xx

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  36. Morrisey graffiti! How awesome is that? I like the blingy bookcase look too...might have to invest in some fairy lights of my own.

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  37. love your nails, as always :) and perfume project??? sounds exciting!!

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  38. FIERCE nails! Love 'em! Looks like a fab night out - you deserve it! Vicky x

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  39. Looks like you had great fun with your friends and i bet they loved having their nails done. I love the beige leopard print and the first nail vanish is amazing ! Oh your tree is so cute I love the Christmas stocking at the bottom, my son has wrecked our tree so we are going to have to take it down :(
    Hope your studies are going well kitten xxxx

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  40. Nail Polish remover wipes? I NEED THESE IN MY LIFE! cute post Gemster x

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  41. pretty post! :) and sweet too :) XXX

    http://theglamorousmess.blogspot.com

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  42. Nice photos! As a resident of Manchester, I especially love the Morrissey stencil.

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  43. for deffs buying that polish now! lovely post :)

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  44. Love I'm looking the leopard print and the tacky tree!

    xXx

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  45. Hahahaha bring your own booze. Sneaky :) I love doing the leopard print with nail pens cos it actually looks better with a shaky hand :)
    It would be mine

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  46. Hey Gem i love your blog, i havnt been able get on the computer has often thats why i havnt been commenting much but i always read your blog posts id never miss one, your blog is the best. It looks like you had a nice time in the snow :) the nails you did look great, your so good at doing nails.Im goin to try to grow my nails over christmas, going to put my sally hanson maximum nail growth on i find it the best thing to get your nails to grow, providing i stop biting them.Because at christmas i like to make my nails christmasy! like to do little holly leaves on them with nail art pens.and red nail vanish with barry m red glitter on top, gives a lovely effect.Oh and your tree looks nice, i love christmas.merry christmas. Gem xx

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  47. Everytime you post a picture of your nails, I break out my varnish and try to recreate any kind of nail art and FAIL.
    Miserably.

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  48. What red lipstick are you wearing? I'm pale with dark hair too and I've been dying to find a bright red lipstick. Thanks!

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