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walsall, United Kingdom
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!!!

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

FBLBloggers Challenge

The lovely people over at @FBLBloggers have organised a monthly blogger challenge with a different theme every month. This months theme is Nautical. The idea of the challenge is to allow all types of bloggers i.e beauty, fashion and lifestyle to express themselves in their own particular genre.

I chose to base my nautical theme on nail art, easy right...yeah I thought so too.lol

I battled for 3 hours applying and reapplying different designs till I finally found ones I was happy with, until I applied the top coat which spread the blue nail polish all over the gold (face-palm).

I used Royal Blue, Red and Gold nail polish plus white and blue acrylic paint.

The tools I used was a stripper brush and doting tool.

Look out for future FBLBlogger challenges and themes.

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Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Oh My Days...

...seriously think the heat had got to the staff at my local George by Asda today as I managed to bag myself some seriously ridiculously cheap bargains.

Now I'm not sure what the original price of these camouflage kitten heel shoes were as they had no tags on but I image they probably retailed at £12 but I didn't care at all as I picked them up for just £1. 
That's right I did just say £1!!!

My second bargain was this denim jacket .Ive been wanting a denim jacket for a while now and today just fell perfect as I bagged this one for £2 reduced from £18. Get in me!!!

All in all that is a possible saving of £27 for just the 2 items.

I also managed to pick up a top and a dress for my daughter saving a total of £9.50 on the 2 items.I don't think I've ever got bargains this good, 4 items for £7.50.

I can say hand on heart today has probably been the best day I've had in a long time....saving money always makes me smile!!

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Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Love My Vouchers Collaberation

I have the pleasure of being in collaberation with  love my vouchers to offer my readers the chance to use the latest discount and voucher codes for retail stores around the UK.

Love My Vouchers currently have 32 catergories to choose from, including Food & Drink, Shopping & Retail, Home & Garden and Fashion so there is lots of voucher offers avaliable. My current favourite voucher code is 15% off Summer Essential at BooHoo.com

You will now able to find the Love My Vouchers widget bar on the left hand side of my blog.Simply find a code that takes your fancy,click on the link and it takes you directly to the store of your choice.

If this is something you feel you would like to collaberate with Love My Vouchers on, follow the link to sign-up with Red League Media here. Simply fill in the contact form and pop my blog details into the referal box - girls-addiction2013.blogspot.com

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Monday, 22 July 2013

things i love - Adobe Photoshop Elements first attempt

I have always wanted to find out how to put together a photo collage but didn't have a clue where to start, what programme to use etc.

So I found a truly fab tutorial on google, a beautiful mess a blog by Elsie + Emma using the Adobe Photoshop Elements programme. Ive used the full version of photoshop before and this probably the simplest version i have used so far, yes it takes time to get your head around certain steps but its definitely usable.

It took me about 2 hours to pull this together all in all, and that included walking away for a cup of tea as my brain was hurting.

Yes, I know its no where as cool and pin point sharp as the tutorial , but for my first attempt I'm actually quite happy with the results.....Just need practise, patience and a heap load of time.

I'm hoping this will become a regular slot on my blog, time allowing of course.

...things i love links...

One. Skull Planter

Two. Vintage Orange Teacup With Saucer 

Three. Grey and Beige IKat Pillow Cover

What do you think of my first attempt??

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Saturday, 20 July 2013

Flipping heck...

So to say I've had a bad day is a major understatement. My little boy has been a pain all day and night, just when I think it can't get any worse my camera goes and dies on me.

Not happy. Not happy at all....

This disaster leaves me in a rubbish position...back to camera phone pictures until funds become available to buy a new one.

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Thursday, 18 July 2013

NOTD - Stippled Effect

Here is my NOTD for today.
As per usual when I did my nails, the design happened purely by accident.

I chose Maybelline Blackout as a base, then I was going to do Essie No Place Like Chrome fade as an accent nail but it went horribly wrong, so I ended up sponging the 2 colours over each other layering them randomly ending up with a Stippled effect (?) lol. Not very technical I know!

I finished my look with H & M Silver Frost on the accent nail.

I must say I'm really pleased with my repair job, and not ashamed to admit my mistakes as I still have a long way to go regarding my knowledge and patience when it comes to nail art.
Will definitely be trying this design again, maybe experiment with different colour ways. 

Have you had any nail disasters??

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Birthday Nail Treats

Well another year older and probably not any more wiser, but I was lucky to be treated to some lovely nail products for my birthday.

Some wished for and some came as a nice surprise.

Here is a quick run down on what I got...

Nails Inc Express Nail Polish Remover Pot and Corrector Pen.

I will be buying these myself when they run out as they make removing polish quick and easy.
The corrector pen is fab to use with the angled nib making clean up a pleasure not a chore. Plus it comes with 3 extra double ended nibs so should last a while.

Technic Nail Polishes 
From left to right
Siona Island, Mad Alice & Bedazzled

Avon Nailwear Pro+
Artic Waters

Maybelline Colourshow

This polish was on my wish list, and I'm not disappointed.
So glossy without a topcoat and covers well with 2 coats.

Definitely feeling a lucky girl this year.

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Wednesday, 17 July 2013

I Broke My Essie Virginity

Essie is one brand I have longed for from afar, but never seriously considered spending what pennies I do have on as I have always considered it to be over my budget.

Until I found a clearance store, The Original Factory Shop selling last seasons Essie Nail Polish.

The Original Factory Shop was established in 1969. They are one of the fastest growing retailers in the UK with over 180 stores across the country!

They offer a wide variety of goods for all ages and genders including clothing, footwear, cosmetics and fragrance, fashion accessories, electrical goods, housewares, home furnishings and toys.

I picked up No Place Like Chrome, which is a flat metallic silver and Good As Gold which is a flat metallic gold. Both of these polishes coat my nails in just 1 coat. Plus with a flat wide brush, application is smooth and easy.

These 2 nail polishes are rapidly becoming my go to colours at the moment.

Each of these bottles of Essie Nail polish cost £3, saving me around £5 per bottle to what I had seen on Internet stores.
I will definitely be returning back to The Original Factory Shop to pick up a few more bottles for a very good price.

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Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Primark Goodies

Hello All,

Well the suns still shining and I'm feeling happy. Even more so after having these two beauties gifted to me.

Distressed charm ring - crystal, jade triangle & feather charms

Distressed large cross earrings

Both of these pieces of jewellery are from Primark. I particularly love the charm ring. The fit is very good, even though its a large I was slightly apprehensive it would be to small. It has been a pleasure to wear as I didn't notice I had it on at all.

Hope everyone has had a good day.

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The Wayfarer Effect

Well the summer has finally decided to show its face at long last and isn't it gorgeous.

So it's time to choose the right eye wear for this season, as with every summer there are plenty of lovely styles available, we are spoilt for choice as per usual. 

This year I chose to go with the classic but simple Wayfarer sun glasses.

I purchased my pair of Wayfarers from my first go to place eBay, where you can find every colour way and pattern imaginable.

I went with a simple white and clear frame that would go with all of my outfits.

I love them, they are so comfortable stylish and most of all cheap. I paid £4.99 with free p & p.

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