Festive Fun!

I had my work Christmas night out on Friday in Edinburgh which was great fun! I wanted to have a Christmassy feel to my outfit so I went for a dark red top, a black pencil skirt and a gold belt (hopefully I didn’t look quite as much like Mrs Clause as you are probably imagining right now!!)

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The sheer sleeves of this ASOS top (similar here) give it at dressy evening feel, and the colour is red enough to be festive without looking like you live at the North Pole!

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I matched my gold belt (gifted) with a gold statement necklace, from Dorothy Perkins, for a bit of glitz.

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As we were going to be on a bar crawl in Edinburgh in the freezing cold month of December, I finished off with cosy black tights and low heeled suede Chelsea boots from Clarks.

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For my make-up, I went with a smoky eye, which I achieved using L’Oreal Color Appeal eye shadow in 150 ‘Real Silver‘ and L’Oreal Chrome Intensity eye shadow in 182 ‘Blue Jean‘. I used Collection 2000 liquid eyeliner on my top lid and my new metallic Stay Perfect eye pencil on my lower lid.

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Now onto my nails. In a previous post I said I was considering wearing one of my new No 7 Stay Perfect berry-colour polishes on my nails, but when it came to it, I felt the red and purple shades I had bought were a bit too matchy-matchy with my top. I decided to go for a complete contrast and painted many nails a bright sparkly blue! To keep with the Christmas theme, I added a burst of gold sparkle on each nail.

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To achieve this effect I used Max Factor Max Effect Mini Nail Polish in ‘Odyssey Blue’ and Model’s Own Hed Kandi polish in ‘Disco Heaven’.

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Oh and don’t worry about those No 7 polishes, they will be put to good use soon!

Have a great time if you still have a work Christmas night out to come!

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Like A Rhinestone Nail Girl

I recently bought some coloured nail rhinestones on eBay and couldn’t wait to try them out! I thought they would be very fiddly and I that would make a bit a of a mess with them but I am actually pretty pleased with the result:

My method for these nails was to apply one coat of base coat and allow to dry, followed by two coats of a shimmery pink polish. While the second coat of pink polish was still slightly tacky, I carefully applied two rhinestones to the side of each nail using a cocktail stick dipped in topcoat. I then finished with a good layer of topcoat to keep the rhinestones secure. I added a fresh topcoat every couple of days and my nails lasted for a week!

A simple idea which is really effective and gives you very pretty nails! I got lots of compliments on these and think they would be perfect for a special occasion!

What do you think of these nails? Where would you wear them? Let me know in the comments below!