Monday, July 2, 2012

Summer So Far & Cheery NOTD

I was looking through my camera, and I found loads of photographs I took with the intention of blogging about them. I thought I'd post a few up here, and if anyone wants to know more, I can do some posts with recipes, etc.

Also, given that we're now into July, I thought I'd show you a little of my summer so far.


Hot Air Balloons:

May I stress: this was as close as I got to it. 
Learning new Recipes:

Veggie lasagne - this was SO delicious.

Spicy Chicken Wings - also delicious.

Strawberry Dessert - all kinds of delicious.

Garlic Growing:

Cross Stitching:


And, as usual, nail painting - that rain picture up there was taken today, so I decided to cheer myself up by doing a bright pastel manicure. I always feel daft typing the word manicure, it's more of a messing session, but here it is anyway - first up was the Zooey Deschanel lemon manicure as spotted over on DOLLY ROUGE - I didn't have a wee bow, so I used a little pearl flower. I used Barry M lemon ice-cream and a white nail art striper.

Next up I did a pastel skittles one with these polishes:

L-R: Essence 'Dress for a Moment'; Essence 'You Belong To Me'; Barry M
'Lemon Ice Cream'; Revlon 'Dreamer' and W7 'Baby Pink'

I'm on a complete pastel kick at the minute, to the point where I've bought China Glaze 'For Audrey' again even though I've already owned and swapped it. What's the definition of madness again?...
I was dying for an excuse to try out that Revlon polish, the gorgeous Esther at Fab Fingertips sent it to me a little while ago along with Revlon Red, which is a fabulous (and dare I say, nicer) replacement for my beloved gloopy GOSH Lambada. They were my first Revlon polishes, and they apply like a dream.

I actually don't have a picture of the plain polish on my nails, because as usual, it wasn't on five minutes but I wanted to play. I dug the stamping stuff out and did this with a random white no-name polish:

And even THAT didn't satisfy me, so I did this with a black nail art pen:

And now I want to take it all off and paint them purple. Sigh.

As a final note, I discovered this blog yesterday - and it is an absolutely hilarious account of living with a nail polish-obsessed wife. If you've ever been asked questions like "but why do you have so many? Can you sell them?" or "but you have blue, why do you need that blue?" - then you'll love this blog, it had me in stitches.

Until next time,

S xx


  1. I love For Audrey, new favourite!!!

  2. oooh your mani is fab!! Jeez you need to post more with those skills.x
    And that johnny depp is frickin amazing!

  3. Oh your nails are fab! And that veggie lasange really looks yum!

  4. @Scarie It's gorgeous, the first time I had it I didn't get what all the fuss was about but I've regretted swapping it ever since! x

    @CC - Thank you! I will post more, it's keeping me sane at the minute ;-) x

    @MM - The lasagne was fab, brilliant way to use up courgettes and spinach too! x

  5. I LOVE your yellow manicure!!


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