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Hi & Welcome to my blog. im Kerri. Busy mommy to Alex & Wynter, Nail varnish addict, Nail art lover, Complusive hoarder of Make up, Bargin Hunter, eBay shoppaholic, Mostly eccentric with a little bit of crazy thrown in for good measure... Come say Hi and thank you for viewing my blog!!!

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Make Up Tag - Mermaid

Whilst on twitter I noticed a few of the beauty blogger girls talking about the weekly Make Up Tag.
Me being the nosey person I am decided to find out more information about it.
It is run by a friendly lady called Aqeela author of Aqeela's Blog.

Every week a different look is decided on and pictures are then put on Aqeela's blog and everyone is free to join in. I instantly felt welcomed by Aqeela and the other beauty bloggers who take part, so much so I decided to give it a bash.

This weeks look is Mermaid inspired.

It was so nice to be a bit more creative than the normal day to day make up routine without fear of ridicule or judgement.

If you want to check out all the other designs featured on Aqeela's blog follow the link here

Next weeks look is 1960's inspired.

If you wish to get involved in the weekly make up tag contact Aqeela for more information on twitter @Aqeela_k

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NOTD - Halloween Nails

This is my first attempt at Halloween nails.

On the feature nail I used Models Own Buff Pink as the base coat and Snow White sponged onto the tip of the nail.
Whilst that was still drying I sponged loose glitter onto the white.
Using a stripper brush and black acrylic paint I painted on the web design.Finally applying a thin coat of silver glitter and a top coat to seal it in.

For the rest of my nails I used 2 coats Models Own Mushroom, when that was dry I used 2 coats of Models Own Beetle Juice Pinky Brown over the top.
Finished off with a coat of Top Coat.
Unfortunately the picture doesn't do it justice(damn camera phone!!).

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Monday, 8 October 2012

Laine Blogger Award

I have been nominated for the Laine Blogger Award courtesy of  Jenny author of the fab blog Beauty And The Biryani.

The rules are easy.
  • Tag the blogger who awarded you
  • Answer the five questions below
  • Award 5 more bloggers the Laine blogger award. 

What is your current beauty obsession?

As always my obsession is nails and nail art, but the latest obsession to grip me is eyebrows.Plucking them, shaping them, shading them. Its amazing how many tips I have picked up lately.

Which one beauty item you wished you owed? 

I would really like a Konad Nail Stamping Set, I have purchased a cheap version and was very disappointed with it.

What is your favourite post to read and write?

It has to be nail art posts, I find the subject fascinating and there are some truly talented people out there.
My attempts just don't comp[are to some designs

What inspired you to become a blogger?

The main reason was boredom. being a mom of 2 small children I needed to allocate some time for myself.

Which nail polish are you wearing now?

I am wearing  Models Own Naked Shimmer on my finger nails with Disco Mix glitter tips, and Models Own Grace Green on my toe nails with OPI Save Me Holographic Glitter.

My 5 nominations for the Laine Blogger Award are:

unwritten hollywood 

the treasure chest 

the nailasaurus 

Tales of knit & nails 

paint potted 

Friday, 5 October 2012

October Buys So Far

This is a collective haul of my purchases from October so far...

Leopard Print Jeggings
Heart Jumper
Casual Slub Top
All from George

MUA Lipsticks
Shade 1 & Shade 9

From left to right - 
Models Own Tweezers.
Magenta Divine, Red Alert, Disco Mix, Blooming Pink, Mushroom, Purple Haze, Buff Pink.
Snow White, Naked Shimmer, Mini Beetle Juice Collection, Mixed Up, Grace Green.


 Peace, Love & Rainbows from Piper Polish
OPI Save Me


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Just a quick NOTD post from my experimenting with my new delivery of Models Own nail polishes.

I used Models Own Grace Green as the main colour, then I used OPI Save Me which us a holographic glitter with long glitter strands in to do a feature nail on my big toe nail.

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Thursday, 4 October 2012

Book of the Moment

Portrait Of A Killer
Jack The Ripper - Case Closed
Patricia Cornwell
Published 2002
Genre: True Crime

This book is based upon the Jack The Ripper Murders that took place between August and November 1888.
At the time of the murders no suspect was ever convicted of the crimes and remains one of the greatest unsolved cases the world has ever seen.
Many names fell into the spotlight of possible suspects from police men, doctors even royalty.

Throughout this book Patricia Cornwall uses her formidable range of forensic and technical skills she has required as a crime reporter in her early years, Chief Medical Examiner of Virginia USA and working closely as a volunteer for Richmond Police Department USA to apply the rigorous discipline of 21st century police investigations and the latest in forensic techniques that were unknown to the hard working police of 1888 to present hard evidence to unmask the identity of the man self named Jack The Ripper.

This self financed project was to search for evidence to support her theory that painter Walter Sickert was indeed guilty of 7 known brutal murders of ladies of the night. Although with lack of actual DNA of Sickert or any surviving family member, Cornwell called on a host of experts known to her to analyse finger prints, letters written under the pseudo Jack The Ripper and intense scrutiny of Sickert's artwork.

This novel has gripped me with fascination although not for a weak stomach as the graphic nature of the crimes is laid out bare with descriptions and photographs of actual crime scenes.Also included are the eerie works of art produced by Sickert that mirror many aspects of the murders.

Patricia Cornwell has come under fire from the British art world and certain "Ripperologist" due to the controversial nature of her theory although certain prices of evidence can't be denied.

As Sickert died in 1942 there no longer remains anyone to be held accountable for the tragic murders of Mary Anne Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddows, Mary Kelly and possibly many more...

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New Feature - Book Of The Moment

I will be introducing a new feature to my blog which will be Book Of The Moment.

My passions in life not only include make up and Nail Art but I am also an avid reader.

My book collection is my pride and joy.
Give me a good book (a real book not one of these silly kindle thingy mabobs) and I will escape to a land of dreams and wonder for a very long time.

I will read pretty much any genre but I prefer Sci-Fi, Crime, True Crime and Horror.
My favourite authors are a mixed bunch from Agatha Christy, Elizabeth Moon, Laurell K Hamilton, Stephen King, James Herbert, Dean Koontz and many many more.

I am always on the look out for books to add to my collection so you are more than free to reccomend titles to me, and not necessarily top of the chart books as I rarely buy anything current as I read what I like not what Im told to read.

Thank you for reading.