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!