Friday, 30 November 2012

Laser Mani

I am not very good at using striping tape, I somehow can't manage to get it to stick properly and sometimes peel it too early and smudge the top polish. I was determined to keep at it though and having bought the new Barry M amethyst glitter decided to do a laser mani. I find this polish too bold to wear everyday so the black on top really helped tone it down. 

I really liked the final look of this mani and will keep at it with the striping tape. How do you guys use your striping tape?

Green, Pink and Gold Hexagonal Glitter

I was walking past Claire's last week and noticed a 3 for 2 offer across their nail products, so I picked up a few bottles. I found this pretty glitter with light pink, green and gold hexagonal glitters and bits of small silver glitter. I decided to play around with placing the glitter rather than just brush it on. The glitter was a bit small and the patterns would have probably looked better with some of the 'glequins' from the born pretty store, will be adding that to my wish list.

Indoor light:

And here is the polish

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Barry M Ruby Glitter

I wasn't supposed to by any polishes this month (strict orders from my sister, although she did buy me some caviar type polish n beads recently). I couldn't help myself though when I went into Boots and they were doing buy one get one half price across all the make up. I picked up Barry M Ruby glitter and Amethyst glitter. I layered it over white first and was told it looked like a doughnut with icing and sprinkles, mmmm doughnuts! I then used it in a jelly sandwich, the black glitter showed up really well, the red not so much unless under bright lights to pick up some reflection. 

I currently take my photos using my iPhone just because it is so easy to sync everything up between devices, it's not so good however to get close up shots so I am beginning to contemplate whether I should use a 'proper' camera. What do you guys think? 

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Call of Duty Black Ops 2

As you may have gathered I am a gamer girl and you can usually find me playing one of the call of duty games, which also obviously inspired my blog name. With the release of the new black ops yesterday, I thought it only right to do a mani to mark the occasion. I painted it all free hand, and I have just realised how difficult painting a circle is! 

Again apologies for the short post and lack of posts recently, once I get all the gaming out of my system I will be back with regular updates again  :)

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Assassin's Creed III

Please excuse my absence, the new Assassin's creed game came out last week and I have been playing it since. I loved the previous ones so I was really looking forward to this latest one even though they have introduced a new assassin. So far I have mixed feelings towards it, I like the new little things you can do in it like hunt and climb cliffs and although the story has had some twists some have been quite predictable.  Anyway on to the nails, I thought it only right to mark the occasion with some inspired nails. 

The thumb is a tomahawk, then the colonial flag, the assassin symbol, then the British flag, and then lastly Roman numeral three. I painted it all free hand, the assassin symbol was really difficult to get right, I had about three attempts before getting fed up and thought this would have to do. The British flag was actually the easiest to paint so will have to try that again.

Oh and here is a picture of my game with some freebies I got from going to the midnight launch at Game, I know what a geek queueing up at midnight, but it was pretty cool they had a bunch of people in costume dressed as guards with muskets and all. 

Any other Assassin's creed fans out there? What do you think of the game? Also the new black ops coming out next week so just a heads up if I go missing again :)