The Coveted Blizzard!

Monday 31 December 2012

I am a huge fan of the Models Own Wonderland Collection, I wanted them all! I quickly had four of them in my possesion but Blizzard eluded me time and time again... Always out of stock! Finally this Christmas Santa was good to me and a bottle of sparkly joy was mine. So, as I have used all the others in posts recently I decided my final post of the year should be this beauty; just two coats over a black base and I am a happy girl! Happy New Year everyone! 31 Day Challenge commences tomorrow!!!


For this look I used:
  • Barry M - 3 in 1 Clear Hardener, Basecoat & Topcoat
  • Barry M - Black
  • Models Own - Blizzard


Apologies for the slightly dodgy photography, getting used to my new gadget! :)

MissLanage x

December Haul

Ok... So I didn't manage the three or so posts between Xmas and now lol... A little optimistic me thinks! But I have enjoyed the festive period and am now suitably rested to get stuck back into my blog which I love :) This evening I have two posts, this first one is my haul for December... I think I have been better behaved than last month and kept spending to a minimum; two or three bits were gifts from my other half so I have been good! I am still waiting on a package of 20 polishes to be delivered from my mum... So they will end up in Jan's haul now...


I am also excited to have a new Samsung Galaxy SIII, upgraded from my iPhone 4 - the camera is a zillion times better! Happy snapping! Last post of the year to come shortly...

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday 25 December 2012

Merry Christmas one and all! I hope everyone has had a day filled with love and good food as I have... I apologise to all those who have checked out my page in recent days and found nothing new! Every day I have intended to get something done and failed... I even tried to rush a couple of mani's in order to put something up but those failed too due to the haste! If the madness of Christmas isn't a good enough excuse I don't know what is :) I plan to get at least three out before new year and then comes the 31 day challenge in January which will more than make up for my recent absence.... 

MissLanage x

Christmas Puds!

Wednesday 19 December 2012

So the last of my planned festive posts to do is Christmas Puddings! Look great, taste awful! This was a really easy look to do, took me all of 10-15 mins. Skipped a basecoat today and started with two coats of the blue which dries super quick, then added the brown pudding balls to my tips using the standard brush. Once dry I added the white icing, again just using the standard brush in the bottle; quickly added on some holly leaves with a dotting tool, cleaned and dipped in the red to add the berries... Finished off with a sparkly topcoat just because it needed a little something :) Like these better than the Snowmen but Santa was by far my fave!


For this look I used:
  • Barry M - Blue Moon
  • Barry M - Cappucino
  • NYC - Madison Avenue
  • Sally Hansen - Resolution
  • Rimmel - Discoball
  • Boots Natural Collection - Nail Tip Whitener


MissLanage x

Snowman Fun

Tuesday 18 December 2012

So continuing with my festive themes here is my snowman mani... Not one of my favourites I must say lol :) Was quick and simple to do; basecoat followed by two coats of white, once dry I used a blue on the tips for scarves. Next I used black and a small dotting tool to add the buttons on the thumb and eyes/mouths on the fingers. I then used a small striping brush and a bright orange to add their carrot noses and finished with adding black stripes to the scarves with the same brush. Didn't bother topcoating as it'll be off in no time ready for my next one :)

snowmen nail art designs

For this look I used:
  • Barry M - 3 in 1 Clear Hardener, Basecoat & Topcoat
  • Barry M - Cyan Blue
  • Barry M - Black
  • NYC - Spring Street
  • Boots Natural Collection - Nail Tip Whitener
  • Small Striping Brush & Dotting Tool

snowmen nail art tools

MissLanage x

Sat-ART-day: Christmassy

Saturday 15 December 2012

Todays Sat-ART-day brief was anything christmassy which ties in nicely with the posts I've planned :) So here are my Santa Nails! Was so much fun to do... Started with my clear basecoat followed by painting on the red hats, once dry I used white and the dotting tool to add the white bobble and the fur to the hat; next was the beard for which I used the brush in the bottle. Finished off by dotting on the eyes with black and the nose in pink... For the body on the thumb was just a base and one coat of red, black and the dotting tool for the buttons, small striper brush for the belt and the same striper brush dipped in gold for the buckle. Simples! I really like them... Maybe even more than Rudolph!


For this look I used:
  • Barry M - 3 in 1 Clear Hardener, Basecoat & Topcoat
  • Barry M - Black
  • Barry M - Gold
  • Barry M - Strawberry Icecream
  • NYC - Madison Avenue
  • Boots Natural Collection - Nail Tip Whitener
  • Small Striper Brush and Small Dotting Tool


MissLanage x

Rudolph's In Town

Thursday 13 December 2012

Feeling super festive today so decided to do some Christmassy nails! I have rudolph, xmas pudding, snowman and santa to do... First up is Rudolph :) This design just makes me smile, seen a few different takes on it and this is what I went with... My only wish is that I'd had a bronze to do my reindeer in... Next time lol... Did my basecoat followed by two thin coats of the white. I then used the light brown to paint on the reindeer, adding ears with a small square nail art brush. Next was the antlers painted with black and a small striper brush; then eyes using the white then black and a small dotting tool. Finally finished up with a big red blob for a nose and a topcoat :) Cute! Please excuse the cut on my thumb :(


For this look I used:
  • Barry M - 3 in 1 Clear Hardener, Basecoat & Topcoat
  • Barry M - Black
  • Barry M - Mushroom
  • NYC - Madison Avenue
  • Boots Natural Collection - Nail Tip Whitener
  • Small Dotting Tool
  • Small Striping and Square Nail Art Brushes

nail polishes

MissLanage x

Ruby Glitter!

Tuesday 11 December 2012

Missed out on MSMD again yesterday!!! It's a shame because I like doing that post :( Must make the next couple before the 31 Day Challenge in January :) looking forward to taking part in that with the other Crumpets! Anyway, back to today's mani, it was just a quick one... I wanted to try the Barry M Ruby Glitter out - Did a Base followed by one coat of the Grey and then two of the Ruby Glitter. I just love grey mani's and it seemed an ideal base for this glitter. Likey :) The pink really 'pops!'


For this look I used:
  • Barry M - 3 in 1 Clear Hardener, Basecoat & Topcoat
  • Barry M - Grey
  • Barry M - Ruby Glitter


Was pleased to see Tunisia appear in my audience list for the first time today - Aslemma - Nitcharrfou :)

MissLanage x

Sat-ART-day: Colour Blocking

Saturday 8 December 2012

Today is another Sat-ART-day challenge - Colour Blocking... I like things to be in three's and five's so went for a tri-colour design. I picked out a light and dark pink then couldn't decide between grey, black or purple for my third colour?! My other half decided on the purple for me :) Good choice I think! I did my Clear Basecoat then two of the Light Pink; taped off diagonally then just one coat of the Dark Pink. Finished off by taping again at a different angle and doing one coat of the Deep Purple. I really quite like it!

colour blocking nail art

For this look I used:
  • Barry M - 3 in 1 Clear Hardener, Basecoat & Topcoat
  • Barry M - Strawberry Icecream
  • Barry M - Shocking Pink
  • Barry M - Vivid Purple
  • Blue Decorators Tape

barry m nail polish

MissLanage x

W7 Top Ten Collection

Thursday 6 December 2012

Today I went to my local TK Maxx to finish off my Christmas Shopping and came across a vast choice of W7, Sally Hansen, Colour Club and Nails Inc Collections at AMAZING prices :) I am a very happy shopper indeed! I chose the W7 Top Ten Collection as right now I'm in need of neons!!!

W7 Top Ten Collection

This set contains six pearlescent neons (yellow, green, blue, orange, pink, purple) a bright orange, bright red, bright pink and lastly a deep purple! All 15ml. RRP of £69.50 (they say, I have seen this set for around £40) Paid £19.99. Whoop! Lolol! Think I'll wrap this up and give it to myself for Xmas! :) I will be keeping an eye on the TK Maxx shelves from now on!!! Could have bought loads but I was supposed to be shopping for others hahaha, was a good girl and only got this set! What to try first??? Perhaps a neon splatter mani! :)

Liebster Award!

Wednesday 5 December 2012

This morning I was chuffed to find out from Christine @ Christine's Nail Blog that she had nominated me in the Liebster Awards - Thank You!

This Award is given to help raise the profile of new bloggers with less than 200 followers :) What a lovely way to support and share your favourite up and coming bloggers!

The process is as follows: Post 11 random facts about yourself, Answer the 11 questions the blogger who nominated you posted, Ask 11 of your own questions for your 11 nominees and Post the links to those 11 nominees :)

So here goes...

11 Random Facts About Me
  • I love pussycats :)
  • I'm scared of crabs and lobsters... (shudder)
  • I will not eat fish, celery or lamb - gross!
  • I am lucky enough to have found my soulmate
  • My inner child is very much out lol
  • Tunisia is my favourite country in the world!!! I speak a little Tunisian Arabic too :)
  • I like watching football (soccer to my american friends)
  • My other hobbies include sketching, painting and decoupage
  • I have kept a diary for 14 years
  • I'm interested in politics, science and astronomy
  • I am super excited about xmas this year!

The 11 Questions Christine asked me

1. What was the happiest moment of your life? The saddest?
The happiest was finding my soulmate when I least expected to and the saddest was during a period of depression.
2. What are the most important lessons you’ve learned in life?
Count your blessings every day! Fall seven times and stand up eight! (chinese proverb)
3. Why nails?
I love drawing and painting and my nails are little canvasses I can take everywhere :)
4. Where did you grow up?
Windsor & Maidenhead UK.
5. Did you have a nickname? How’d you get it?
My dad calls me Rebsy or Rabbit (my name is Rebecca) not sure why?!
6. Do you believe in love at first sight?
I truly didn't until it happened to me...!
7. What do you do for a living?
Medical Secretary in a Hospital
8. What is your ethnic background?
White, British... Bit of German and Swede in me though lol.
9. What's your favorite movie and why?
Disney's Up. I love animations and Up shows all the good, bad, happy and sad in people/life.
10. What nail brand do you not like? why?
Ummm... I honestly haven't come across one yet!
11. Last movie you saw in theater? 

The 11 Questions for my nominees

1. Where in the world are you?
2. What is your favourite holiday destination?
3. Do you have a nail tech qualification?
4. How many polishes do you own?
5. Do you have any other hobbies?
6. Do you speak any other languages?
7. Why did you start blogging?
8. Do you have any pets?
9. What kind of music do you like most?
10. What is your favourite book?
11. How was your day today?

My 11 nominees

Mas Nail Art
Pie's, Eyes & Other Sparkly Stories
The Teenage Shopaholic
Nuthin But a Nail Thing
Pretty Kitty Claws
Pushing Polish
Horcrux Nails
My Nail Journey
Beauty & Fashion On A Budget
Nail Polish Creations

MissLanage x

Golden Snowflakes

Tuesday 4 December 2012

Missed Monkey See Monkey Do Monday yesterday... Next week! Lol! I had a long weekend away which is a reasonable excuse in my opinion! Anyways... Today I just wanted a quick job as I had Christmas Tree shopping and decorating to do :) I chose two polishes I haven't used yet; one being Peach Melba from Barry M and the other being Snowflakes from the Models Own Wonderland Collection. Applied a Basecoat, two coats of the Peach Melba and then two coats of the Snowflakes. The flakes have lovely gold/pink/turquoise tones that remind me of mother of pearl... Pretty. Must try it over some different colours!... Just not today :p lol

gold flakes nail art

For this look I used:

  • Barry M - 3 in 1 Clear Hardener, Basecoat & Topcoat
  • Barry M - Peach Melba
  • Models Own - Snowflakes

models own snowflakes

MissLanage x

Sat-ART-day: Winter Scarves/Outfits

Saturday 1 December 2012

Today I'm taking part in my first Sat-ART-day! The theme is Winter Scarves or Outfits and I decided to go with the red & white winter jumper look I've seen a lot of recently. I was convinced I'd make a complete hash of it but in fact I was pretty pleased with the end result. That's what's great about taking part in these 'challenges', you try things you wouldn't normally think of or dare to do :)

winter jumper nail art

For this look I used:
  • Barry M - 3 in 1 Clear Hardener, Basecoat & Topcoat
  • NYC - Madison Avenue
  • Boots Natural Collection - Nail Tip Whitener
  • Small Striper & Square Tip Nail Art Brushes

nyc nail polish

MissLanage x

November Haul...!!!

Friday 30 November 2012

Ok so here is my first haul post; after buying many, many polishes in October, I said I would cut down... This is a snap of my November purchases...

nail polish hauls

...I don't think I succeeded do you?! Lol! True addict when it comes to colourful, shiny bottles!!! Probably more than enough for one every day of the month! My favourites are the Models Own Wonderland Collection polishes, I only have one left to get to complete the set but Boots don't seem to have stock at the moment... On the Xmas list hahaha! I haven't had a chance to try all of these yet so look out for them in future posts!

MissLanage x

Caviar Anyone???

Thursday 29 November 2012

I've seen soooo many mani's around using the Caviar balls... Been keeping my eyes peeled for some in the stores and woohoo!! Superdrug and Claire's Accessories answered my prayers :) Both stores do a pretty good range, Superdrugs' being introduced by Mua. I imagined this to be very, very fiddly and time consuming but no! Sprinkled them on over my wet Mystic Mauve and patted them down gently with the flat end of a pencil. A couple of spots I missed so dabbed in some clear polish and sprinkled again. Perfecto! Really pleased with them and looking forward to trying the other three I bought lol!

caviar nail art

For this look I used:
  • Barry M - 3 in 1 Clear Hardener, Basecoat & Topcoat
  • Models Own - Mystic Mauve
  • Mua - Constellation Caviar - Pisces

mua constellations

This week has been great for polish shopping! Boots have an offer where you buy two Models Own Products and get a Gold Polish & Black Nail Art Pen Set FREE! Yes please! Then Superdrug are still running their 3 for 2 on cosmetics and when I wandered into £ Land looking for a tupperware box I found Rimmel Lycra Pro & Sally Hansen HD Polishes!!! Bargain!!!! I found 5 I wanted hahaha! Can you tell I've shopped a lot this week?!?!

MissLanage x

The Princess And The Frog

Monday 26 November 2012

Todays post is the first of my Monkey See Monkey Do Monday designs :) I saw this mani this morning whilst browsing through my likers on Instagram and fell in love! Thanks to @mathildaweinmer for the inspiration :) Did my usual Basecoat and a coat of Bright Pink on all nails. I then used a Small Squared Off Nail Art Brush and Nail Tip White to paint out the shape of the crown, followed by Yellow. Next I mixed the Green and Yellow together to make a nice bright green and used the same brush to paint on the lil frog, adding the White touches for his eyes and tummy. Finished up the details and outline with a Medium Nail Striping Brush and Black Acrylic Paint. I haven't freehanded a design for a while and really enjoyed it! I think it's really cute too :)

Bought some Caviars, Rhinestones and Polishes today - including a Matte Topcoat at last!! :) Happy Me!

the princess and the frog nail art

For this look I used:

  • Barry M - 3 in 1 Clear Hardener, Basecoat & Topcoat
  • Barry M - Bright Pink
  • Barry M - Yellow
  • Barry M - Spring Green
  • Boots Natural Collection - Nail Tip Whitener
  • System 3 Acrylic Paint - Black
  • Small Square Nail Brush & Medium Striper Nail Brush

barry m nail polishes

MissLanage x

Hot Stuff!

Sunday 25 November 2012

So... The last of my Mirrorballs... Hot Stuff! Decided on a Black base for this beautiful Pink Glitter polish, I wanted to show it at its best :) As with the previous two mani's -  a Basecoat followed by one coat of the base - in this case Black, but just two coats of the glitter this time instead of three; this polish was packed with particles!  Finished up as always with a Topcoat... As with liking yesterdays mani more than the day befores, I like this one more than yesterdays! The pink, turquoise and silver particles seem to jump from the black :)

For this look I used:

  • Barry M - 3 in 1 Clear Hardener, Basecoat & Topcoat
  • Barry M - Black
  • Models Own - (Mirrorball Collection) Hot Stuff!

MissLanage x

I'm Having A Freak Out!

Saturday 24 November 2012

Decided as I only have two more of the Models Own Mirrorballs to try on their own, I would do one today and one tomorrow to round off the week of glitteryness, first - Freak Out! :) This mani was the same routine as yesterday: Basecoat, one coat of Silver and then three of the Freak Out, finished of with a Topcoat... Like it even more than yesterdays' I think :)

As a new member of the group 'Crumpets Nail Tarts' I'm planning to join in with 'Monkey See Monkey Do Mondays' from next week... AND the Sat-ART-day club, should be fun! Looking forward to taking part in some challenges with the 'British Nail Bloggers' group too :)

glitterbomb manicure

models own freak out manicure

For this look I used:

  • Barry M - 3 in 1 Clear Hardener, Basecoat & Topcoat
  • Barry M - Silver Foil Effect
  • Models Own - (Mirrorball Collection) Freak Out!

models own freak out

MissLanage x

Golden Dancing Queen

Friday 23 November 2012

After a failed attempt at water marbling earlier, I decided to continue with my glitter theme :) 'Tis the season after all! I wanted to give the Models Own Mirrorballs a go on their own... I chose Dancing Queen first - it is Friday :) There is a mix of coloured glitter pieces and shards - pale blue, dark blue, gold and green. I decided to pick out the gold for my base colour. After a Basecoat and one coat of Gold; I did three coats of the Dancing Queen and sealed with a Topcoat. I rather like it, reminds me of the sea.

mirrorball nail art designs

mirrorball manicures

For this look I used:
  • Barry M - 3 in 1 Clear Hardener, Basecoat & Topcoat
  • Barry M - Gold Foil Effect
  • Models Own - (Mirrorball Collection) Dancing Queen

models own dancing queen

MissLanage x

Mister Jack Frost

Wednesday 21 November 2012

As mentioned in my previous post I had the Models Own Jack frost to test out and quite frankly, I couldn't wait to try it... I'm all over glitter polishes at the mo :) I love this Wonderland Collection, I have three of the five and by the weekend they will all be in my stash lol... Lovely little shimmers of blue, green and purple in this one so decided on a pale blue base. Two coats of the Blue Moon over my clear 3 in 1 and then just one coat of the Jack Frost - two or more would be lush I'm sure! No need for a topcoat... I think it's really quite pretty :)

models own jack frost manicure

pretty glitter manicure

For this look I used:

  • Barry M - 3 in 1 Clear Hardener, Basecoat & Topcoat
  • Barry M - Blue Moon
  • Models Own -Jack Frost

models own jack frost nail polish

MissLanage x

Pretty Southern Lights

Monday 19 November 2012

Well over the weekend I did go to buy the Models Own Southern Lights and a couple of others of course lol! Same as with the Northern Lights, I just did a Basecoat, two coats of the glittery gorgeousness and a Topcoat - I LOVE it :) Great coverage and a smooth, super sparkly result! Now I have two favourite polishes...

For this look I used:

  • Barry M - 3 in 1 Clear Hardener, Basecoat and Topcoat
  • Models Own - (Wonderland Collection) Southern Lights

MissLanage x

Disco Mixing

Saturday 17 November 2012

Just a quick one this eve, wanted to try out another of my Models Own glitter polishes I hadn't tried yet - Disco Mix. I just did a quick basecoat and one coat of Rimmel Lycra Pro in Urban Purple which is almost a fuschia shade in my opinion... I do love the maxi brushes on the Rimmel :) Such good application and finish, they looked candy shiny! I then did one coat of the Disco Mix over half of my nail and a further coat over the whole nail trying to graduate the thickness of the glitter. Finished off with a topcoat and done, 10 minute job. They look lovely - picture's don't quite capture either polish in their true glory - must try the Disco Mix on its own... Returned to the old post style :) I think I prefer it...

 For this look I used:
  • Barry M -  3 in 1 Hardener, Basecoat & Topcoat
  • Rimmel - Lycra Pro Urban Purple
  • Models Own - Disco Mix 

MissLanage x

Holographic Hero

Friday 16 November 2012

Todays mani was inspired by me seeing a fellow blogger using a polish I had bought last weekend and been meaning to try! The GOSH Holographic Hero! Been dying to get my hands on a holo polish and this is the first I'd come across in stores.. I really like it but it's quite subtle in most lights; it did go on very smoothly and took just two coats to become opaque . I went for a squiggly design CH16 from my Vibrant Collection Cheeky Nail Art Plates because it just seemed too fit and chose my Barry M Black to stamp with. I am pleased with the result but am afraid to say this has not satisfied my need for holo - I must find a more illustrious one... The UK really needs to catch up with the US!!!

Have a new kind of layout for my post today - is this better?? I can't decide...

holographic nail polish

gosh holographic nail polish

cheeky nail art plates

MissLanage x

Strictly Stripes

Thursday 15 November 2012

I couldn't bare to say goodbye to the lush glitter on my fingers today; instead I added to it! Got out the Masking Tape and trimmed with scissors as I currently have no striping tape. Placed the strips across the nail in a few different ways until I decided on this design; then picked out a complimenting colour from my untried polishes, a gorgeous Deep Purple. One coat of this over the whole nail was adequate, removed the tape when touch dry and finished off with a Topcoat. Really pleased with the result :)

straiped nail art designs

For this look I used:
  • Barry M - 3 in 1 Clear Hardener, Basecoat & Topcoat
  • Models Own - (Wonderland Collection) Northern Lights
  • Barry M - Vivid Purple
  • Masking Tape & Scissors

british nail polish brands

MissLanage x

Pretty Northern Lights

Wednesday 14 November 2012

I LOVE THIS POLISH! I bought it a week or so ago and just had to try it out, Thank You Models Own - This is my new favourite :) It covers in two smooth coats, dries super quick and unlike some of my other Models Own Glitter polishes - does not smell like glue! Perfect for the party season and a pick me up on a drab old UK day!! I literally did a Basecoat, two coats of this sparkly lovely and a Topcoat - 15 mins start to finish - Will be heading out to buy the Southern Lights polish this weekend for sure...  I won't be held responsible if  some other Wonderland Collection polish comes home with me too lol ;)

glittery nail art designs

For this look I used:
  • Barry M - 3 in 1 Clear hardener, Basecoat & Topcoat
  • Models Own - (Wonderland Collection) Northern Lights

models own northern lights

MissLanage x

Frosty Florals

Monday 12 November 2012

Inspired by the frosty mornings of late I did a glittery floral design using my stamps today... Did a basecoat and then just a single coat of the Grey; once dry I used Silver and a large floral design from my Nail Art Plates to stamp with and finished off with a single coat of the Glitter - this was another of my new NYC polishes, from the Expert Last collection this time, I just love it and have another of their glitters to try too... Will save that for another day :) No need for a Topcoat because the finish was so smooth and shiny!

glitter nail art design

For this look I used:

  • Barry M - 3 in 1 Clear Hardener, Basecoat & Topcoat
  • Barry M - Grey
  • Barry M - Silver Foil Effect
  • NYC - Expert Last Lights, Camera, Glitter
  • Cheeky Nail Art Plate CH14 from the Vibrant Collection

nail polish brands

cheeky nail art stamping plates

MissLanage x

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