Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Music Update

Music is my life, well listening to it anyway. I used to play the flute at school, but let's not get into that. There is not a day that passes where I don't listen to music, it's the drug that keeps me sane.  

So here is what I'm loving right now: 

P-Holla - Do It For Love 
It's not new (2011) but I just found out about it. It's such a happy, up-beat song that I seem to have on repeat. "love, love, love, love, love" 

Connor Maynard- R U Crazy 
I have always been a fan of Connor Maynard and recently my friend Sarah and I have an increasing attraction to him, but it's alright because we're the same age as him haha. This song is so good for pre-drinks to get you in a party mood. 

DVBBS & Borgeous - Tsunami
So I heard this on a night out a while back and it is only this week I have managed to find out what it is after a lot of youtube and DJ stalking. The video is slightly bizarre but then most are these days. The beat is so good, whenever I hear it I just want to party. 

Miley Cyrus- Rooting For My Baby
I don't care what anyone says I love Miley and I always will, let her do what she wants, just because she's in the public eye doesn't mean she can't be herself. "Leave Miley alone" (Chris Crocker voice). This is a nice song to relax or chill to. I'm rooting for you Miley. 

Touch Sensitive- Pizza Guy
Any song that has 'pizza' in the title is a winner. It helps that I actually like the song just as much as I like the name. This is perfect for when I'm just hanging around the flat and for those mornings after the night before.  

I have so many songs I'm loving at the moment but I won't bore you with them all, if you want to know anymore of my 'recently added' just comment below. What song's are you obsessed with? 

Enjoy the vibes, 

Monday, 14 October 2013

Nailed It

So anyone that really knows me knows how much I love to do nails. I am by no means a professional but think of it more as a hobby. I'm always doing my friends nails and making them fancy sets of fake nails (see instagram for evidence). Glitter, diamonds, fimo shapes, leopard print I love it all.

I like getting them done for me too; gel tips are my go-to salon preference, but this don't come cheap and as a student money is tight/spent on other things i.e. going out.

I've been eyeing up all of the things I need to do UV gel nails at home for a while now on ebay and  I finally gave in and bought it all.
  • UV lamp 
  • Base & Top coat
  • Favourite coloured polish 
  • Buffers 
  • Wipe-off gel remover (& lint-free wipes)

Naturally I chose the pink UV lamp. It has a 120 second timer, or it can be set to permanent. It cost £14.15 with free P&P. It is a 36W lamp and came with the four, 9W bulbs needed. 

So to do your gel nails you'll need the right base and top coats. I bought these two as a pair, which was cheaper than buying them individually plus I need them both anyway, £7.99 also with free P&P.
After a little deliberation between the 'Crystal- G' brand and 'Bluesky' I chose the Crystal-G make as the polishes seemed cheaper and more readily available. It is recommended that for the best results you use all the same brand products (base, colour & top).


I chose a classic red (S30) although it looked darker on the web, I have tried it out on my toes and it is a gorgeous candy apple red which I absolutely love. I was also obsessed with the fact that I could get a glittery, colour changing polish too, so obviously I had to get one! I chose TH24, it is purple most of the time, when it's colder, and turns a pale pink when it is warm. It is so amazing, you could say I'm quite easily amused. The red was £4.20 and the glittery was slightly more extravagant at £5.99 but who could say no, both with free delivery. 

Here is a little collage of the colour changing, glittery magic. The top right is the deep purple the colour is normally, then the other two pictures show when I run them under warm water, it turns a light pink.