Saturday, 11 June 2011

a FOTD and some recent nails

I've finally caught up on replying to comments! Woooo! My Makeup Critic rant took quite a while because all of you guys were great and had really good things to say :)

Here's a simple FOTD from a little while back. I know my lipstick is Topshop's Brighton Rock which is a fantastic coraly-pinky colour. It reminds me of Barry M Flamingo Pink polish. Other than that it's just some black eyeliner, mascara and some sort of pink blush. I need to start making little lists of what I'm wearing when I take photos!                                   


I have wet hair, which is why it looks so weird. I can't explain the mental look in my eyes though :P

And now for some nice manicures I've done recently. I have terrible looking nails because I have a nervous habit of ripping off my cuticles and the skin around my nails. I'm trying to keep my nails polished at all times because it means I'm less likely to do it and ruin my polish!

This is 2 coats of Barry M Fuschia and then about a million coats of Barry M Once Upon a Time. It was incredibly irritating as the glitter polish seemed to take hours to dry so I kept smudging, but it was oh so worth it!



This is 3 coats of Accessorize Pink Spice polish (it only needed 2 to be opaque but I added an extra 
layer just because) it's an amazing red/copper/pink metallic multichrome colour. You can see a bit of tipwear but these photos were taken after 4 days of wear and there was no chipping :) I tried my best to get good photos of the colour shift, but it's much more beautiful in real life.

This is 3 coats of China Glaze Light as Air (again it only really needed 2 coats) and 1 coat of Barry M  Lavender Hexograms. I applied this one horribly, you can see a huge dent in one nail :P

And finally this is 2 coats of Sinful Colours Let's Meet, 1 coat of China Glaze Lighthouse and 1 coat of China Glaze Crackle Glaze in Fault Line. I love crackle polish, it's such a quick and lazy way to get an interesting and arty looking manicure :P

What are you wearing on your nails at the moment?

I want to start a hosiery blog because I own so so many pairs of tights and stockings and socks and never get round to wearing the vast majority of them. I thought a blog would be a good incentive for me to wear more of them. I can't think of a good punny name though, so far people have suggested:
Stocking Filler, Funny Face Lovely Legs, Tight Spot and just Lillian's Lovely Legs 
do you have any ideas? :)
Do my work for me so I don't  have to do anything crazy like make my own decisions!


  1. Can't you just post hosiery on THIS blog? You could cue way in advance if you did one pair of tights in the context of the outfit as a whole.

    Even if you did a comparison post with 3 or 4 pairs you'd probably quickly build up a backlog.

    Oh, please DO it because I love hosiery and it's amazing how few people will try anything other than black opaques. Call themselves 'fashionistas?! Ha!

  2. I love your style so I'm intrigued to see what cool tights you have and what you'd put them with :D Hmmm.. names.... Something to do with spiders? cause they have a lot of legs!
    'Stacks of Stockings' 'Lillian's Ladder Of Tights' oh I don't know...!

    I really like the look of that accessorize polish, really beautiful. The last yellow and purple is very cool too, for some reason it reminds me of Grace Jones.. pretty obscure!

  3. I love Maya's suggestion, Lillian's Ladder of Tights! That sounds like so much fun :)

  4. The nails are fantabulous!
    I love the makeup and I really want a Lillian dolly to put on my doll shelf! Tell Claire to get to work on that! XD (Do a poll a "Funny Face" doll would go over huge and not in a creepy way)

    P.S. I notice some growth in those lovely nails...go you!

  5. Ooooh! That lipstick looks great on you! As for the tights blog, I agree with the first commenter. Post 'em here! =D

  6. Love the simple look! The lipstick is beautiful! And so many fun manis! Love all of them!

  7. I love how you did your nails! I'm obsessed with nail polish and stuff. I'm exactly like you in that I always would pick on my nails/cuticles. It was gross, most of the time my fingers were gross, scabby, infected messes. Wearing nail polish has definitely helped with the picking. But I still do it, and not just on my fingers.

    Oh, and you have the most beautiful skin ever! I just wanted to say that. :)

  8. LOL err I'm not good with coming up with punny things. I love the crackle nail things though!

  9. I wear nail polish obsessively in order to stop myself picking at my cuticles, it's really helped. I love that purple crackle!

  10. So many pretty nail pictures! I love Pink Spice, I need it, it's too pretty :) I really like the yellow and purple too!
    I'd love to see some hosiery posts :) x

  11. Love the lips in your look, and awesome nails. I'd love seeing hosery anywhere :)

  12. Pink spice is NEVER there when I go to look for it! I love the purple and gold crackle, it looks very circussy.

  13. I would love a tights blog, all those names are great, I love tights. Good plan.

  14. love the color of the lipstick! It looks very flattering on your fair skin. Crackle polishes are such a popular trend now

  15. Your makeup looks so pretty and sweet, I love it! And all those nail polishes look great, that's one area I'm sorely lacking in. :( Hmm, a name for a hosiery blog...Sexy Stockings for Luscious Legs. Okay, that sounds a bit porno. Sorry, I suck at these things, haha.

  16. Hmm...Funny Face's Fancy Feet?

  17. Awwh man, you always manage to make lipstick, blush, liner and mascara look so good, and so different - I look the same whenever I do it, whether I'm wearing a purple or orange lipstick!

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  19. Love all the names, but I agree with the first comment, you can also put it here, I would enjoy reading it :)

  20. You look so pretty! Love all the nail looks!

  21. Ooooooh I love that Accessorize polish! Holy crap, is it ever awesome! You should put some hoisery posts on this blog, I love tights and I'd love to see what you've got! My favourite name suggestion was "Funny Face, Lovely Legs".

  22. jaljen:
    Well see I could, but I've been thinking of doing it for ages and just haven't got around to it. I think if I had a specific blog for hosiery it would force me to make the effort or otherwise the blog would be empty and pointless :P Also this blog is already a bit of a hodge podge of mostly makeup with some outfits and personal stuff chucked in occaisionally so I think it could do without me adding yet more kinds of posts to it! However lots of people have agreed with you so I'll have to think on it further!
    I've got a ridiculous number of tights. It must be well over 100 pairs anyway. And then even more with stockings and socks. Shame on me!

    Thank you! I've got tonnes of stupid tights! I LOVE Stacks of Stockings! :D
    The Accessorixe Illusion polishes are all stunning, they're amazing dupes for higher end polishes but only about £4! AND they're not limited edition! :D And I can see what you mean about Grace Jones, it's a really 80s look anyway!

    Jade Carver:
    Thank you!

    Evil Angel:
    :D Thank you! I actually made a Lillian puppet once:
    I could make you something similar if you were serious! XD
    And I have let my nails grow a little bit, I've stopped biting them and now file them down to size. They're a lot healthier and prettier. Now I just need to stop biting the skin around them :/

    Thank you! :)

    The Peach:
    Thanks! It's a great lipstick, most pinks I have lean towards a blue tone but this is yellowish and so so bright!

    Jessi M:
    I've gotten obsessed with nail polish too! I used to only have about 10 polishes, now I have well over 100. I'm definately getting better with the cuticles but don't think I'll ever stop fully. Still it's amazing the difference, I used to gouge big chunks of flesh out of my thumbs and things :(

    And thank you! My skin actually used to be a lot nicer! It's still alright now but it used to be genuinely flawless grrrr aging!

  23. Y:
    I'm not good at puns either :P Thank you! I looove crackle polishes.

    That's what I'm doing too! If I have polish on it really stops me attacking my poor little fingers. It's a gorgeous crackle, I love that it's shimmery :D

    Thank you! Pink Spice is gorgeous, I couldn't stop looking at my nails :D

    Thank you! :)

    Aww no, if you still can't get it I can pick it up for you, the Superdrug in Kingston always has it! And yaaaay thanks for that, I always strive to look circusy! :D

    Thank you! I'm obsessed with tights, I have far far too many! :)

    Thank you, it's a beautiful lipstick! I know, lots of people are really bored of the crackles but I say keep em coming! :D

    Lemon Bunny/Mandy:
    Thank you! I used to never really care about my nails because I bit them horribly so they always looked awful, but I've realised that if I wear polish I actually treat them better! Ha ha no worries, I'm useless at the sort of thing too. And it's a very easy thing to get a bit porno sounding :P

    Good one! I like the Illiteration :D

    Aww you're so nice! I don't know how it looks different on me, I think I've just got a bit of a weird face so doing tiny variations on lip shape or eyeliner or whatever makes it look really different! And you always look gorgeous so there :P

    Thank you! I just think it would be more of an incentive for me to post if I had a separate blog to run.

    Red lips, Black hair:
    Thank you so much :)

    Thank you! It was really cheap too! If you like I could do a CP for you? :) Funny Face Lovely Legs is one of my favourite names too.


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