New Year's Giveaway!

Tuesday 31 December 2013

Woohoo, it's New Year's Eve! I'm very thankful for a great 2013; in which I started my nail tech qualification, won a few nail comps and overhauled my blog's look among so many other non-nail things!... Aaaand I am feeling really positive about 2014!

So to celebrate the new year, my good fortune this year and to say thanks for sticking with me through the last few hit and miss months as far as blog posts go... I am bringing you a nice lil Barry M Polish Giveaway to start off a couple of people's new year with a win!... 

...I promise a much more regular posting schedule and more varied types of post in this coming year!

The giveaway is open to UK Residents Only due to Royal Mail Postage restrictions... to all those international readers, I'm looking into some online polish store vouchers for the next one ;) You can enter from midnight tonight, until midnight on the 8th January. There are two prizes up for grabs (see pictures below) and I will announce the winners later that day. 

Wishing you all a Very Happy New Year! Good Luck!

First Prize - The 2013 A/W Textured Effect Collection - So Gorgeous!!!

Second Prize - Three of my favourite 2013 A/W Matte Effect Polishes - So chic!!!

Each winner will also receive a surprise polish, just because I love surprises!
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MissLanage x

Catch Up - Coming Up!

WOW - I have been awol for some time huh?! In all honesty I just haven't had the energy for it... I've had a hectic few months at my job, had umpteen weeks away from my other half while he has been working and I've really had to pull my finger out as far as my nail tech qualification goes!!! So... I needed a break and it all just fell by the wayside! I haven't even been painting my nails!!!... 

...But this time away was not wasted; I won a nail art comp, have a got a fair bit of my coursework and case studies done, and have been busy planning some more varied posts to share with you guys in the coming year!... I also bought a few bits and relaxed a whole lot and I feel soooo much better!

My mum bought me a years Scratch Magazine subscription as a Christmas pressie and I treated myself to some indies I've lusted over for a wee while lol! Love the magazine and can't wait to use the polishes in some upcoming posts.

 Here are some early crimbo presents from my other half, he knows me so well and was so excited to give them to me I got them a full two weeks early hahaha! I fully recommend the books here. Will be featuring the OPI's soon and I'm sure I will find time to use the lush Nails Inc 3D glitters!

Next up, here are my prizes from the Superdrug/Barry M #NailThatFestiveFeeling competition on Twitter. I won with the blue mani in this post HERE. Totally chuffed :) and as some of them were duplicates of ones I have, they are now up for grabs in my giveaway coming later today so keep your eyes peeled!!!

Just before crimbo I treated myself to some nail tech goodies from my trade supplier with a cheque from my Daddy, some of which is pictured here. Cannot wait to try out the new gel colours on a client... and myself ;) Also excited to try the new Cuccio Veneer Gel Polish, interesting new formula and I'm a huge fan of Cuccio products so am sure I won't be disappointed.

Among the huge amount of gifts from my parents this year (I've no idea why in particuler this year lol) were these lovely lil nail bits. Some interesting brush/tip combo nail art pens and the mini OPI collection.

Throughout Advent and on Christmas Day I woke up to this beauty every morning!... A Tara's Talons UK Indie Polish Advent Calendar! Each day I unwrapped a different mini polish and on Christmas Day got the big one :) I was like a kid again rushing to my calendar each day, it was FAB! Here is my haul come the big day...

Gorgeous right?! Check out my Instagram or Twitter accounts for day by day close ups... I will be doing some posts featuring my faves throughout January so keep an eye out! Check out Tara's Etsy store HERE.

Last up, some more MoYou London plates! I now have 20 and love each and every one! Here I have Fairytale 02, Explorer 10, Explorer 07, Suki 10, Mother Nature 03 and Tourist 05. I have another eight which I semi-recently ordered and haven't got around to using yet so look out for some awesome stamping posts in the next few weeks. As I said, lot's planned!

Hope you've enjoyed catching up on the last few weeks with me and don't forget to check back at 8pm tonight for details of my Barry M Giveaway!

MissLanage x

12 British Blogging Days Of Christmas - Guest Post on The Crumpet!

Saturday 7 December 2013

Hello Lovelies! I was lucky enough to have a guest post over on The Crumpet this week as part of the 12 British Blogging Days Of Christmas! I am super, super excited about it; it's my first guest post ever and it's Christmas themed... I have done Christmas Jumpers!

Check it out HERE!

MissLanage x

Crumpet's 33DC: One Pattern in Different Colours

Monday 2 December 2013

For the second post tonight I reverted to an old favourite of mine for the base - white! It's perfect in all seasons... I went for a nice funky pattern to stamp with, it's full of my favourite things... rabbits, cats, birds, butterflies, cherries; happy stuff basically! Nice and cheerful on these drab old days.


I again did two coats of the base, white; and once dry stamped with a lilac and a bright pink and blue. Still feel so pleased every time I see how well these MoYou plates stamp. I'm a MASSIVE fan. if you love stamping and don't have any... get some! Lol ;)


The Edge - Mont Blanc, Maybelline Colorshow - Superpower Blue, Iced Queen, Bubblicious, Color Club - 3in1, MoYou Princess 13.

MissLanage x

Crumpet's 33DC: Three Patterns

Ok so this and the following post were due to go up on Friday but I went away to visit family this weekend and just didn't have the time!!! Will have to post tonight's mani tomorrow...

First up tonight three patterns; I went for a music/dj theme, inspired by my man who makes beats and puts out music on his own label in his spare time... He's just too clever lol! Loved this mani even if I did get the middle finger a lil squiffy lol :) The base is actually a lovely deep plum but it's difficult to tell in the photo's...


This was simply two coats of the deep purple, which dried in minutes and was stamped with gold using another stunning MoYou Plate. My recent loves are both MoYou plates and Colorshow polishes, the formula is fab, the colours and finishes on offer are fab and they are so reasonably priced! I went a bit nuts for them in the recent Boots 3 for 2 lol!


Maybelline Colorshow - Noite De Gal, Barry M - Gold Foil, Color Club - 3in1, MoYou Roxy 03.

MissLanage x

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