More nail art


Nail art

Hello my loveys! I thought I’d show you some of the nail art that I’ve done. I got a lot of the designs from  people and websites online, such as LOVE4NAILS on Youtube, Schmuckneagel and Nails Porn. Some of the designs I blatantly copied, some I changed colours, or placements of the design, and some I changed completely. To all the wonderful people who were my inspirations, thank you! I have a lot of nail art, so I won’t be showing it all in one go. I hope you all enjoy it! Please bear in mind that I’m not a good artist. Some of these I did again, and again and again before I was semi-satisfied with how it looked. I’m sure the air around me was blue because I swore so much! Let me know what you think, I love constructive critisism, just don’t be cruel, please!

Small haul from Ulta and Walgreens

Hello lovelies!

Here’s the small haul I got yesterday from Ulta and Walgreens. I love ’em all apart from the Borghese, that one was an epic fail. It dries matte! Totally not what I expected. Anyway, without further ado, here’s a list of  np’s I got:

Ulta Pro – Blue For You

Ulta Pro – Green With Envy

China Glaze – Ahoy!

China Glaze – Cha Cha Cha

China Glaze – Bogie

Sinful Colors – Ciao Bella!

Sinful Colors – Happy Ending (a back up, I love this colour!)

Sally Hansen Complete Manicure – Problem Child

Borghese – Mediterraneo Sea (the epic fail….so disappointed)

Sinful Colors Nail Art – Sour Grapes.

Hope you enjoyed my little haul. I’ll see you all next time! xoxoxo


ABC’s Tag

Hello my lovelies!

I’ve seen this game played by quite a few other bloggers, and I thought I should give it a try myself. It also gives you, my dear readers, the opportunity to find out some boring, mundane stuff about me. So, are you ready? Here we go!

A. Age –  I’m 39, I turn 40 on 20th March 2012.

B. Bed size – I sleep in a king sized bed. Loads of room!

C. Chore you hate – I’d have to say cleaning the bath out is the one I detest most.

D. Day – My favourite day is Friday. Don’t ask me why, I have no idea!

E. Essential start to your day – Checking Tpf, and smoking a cigarette.

F. Favourite Colour – I don’t just have one…go figure! I love Blue, green, pink, black and purple.

G. Gold or silver – Well, I love both, but gold is my favourite.

H. Height – I’m 5’6 1/2″

I. Instruments – I used to play the recorder(lol!) and the clarinet.

J. Job title – Homemaker

K.  Kids – I have a son called Sam. He’ll be 17 on July 4th.

L. Live – I live in Virginia, USA, But I’m from England. I came the the states 11 years ago.

M. Mum’s name – Jacky, full name Jacqueline.

N. Nickname – My full name is Penelope, but I’m called Pennie or Pen.

O. Overnight hospital stays – I had way too many to count!

P. Pet Peeve –  People who don’t use their turn signals, people who run late.

Q. Quote from a movie – Samual L. Jackson in Pulp fiction, starts off with “The path of the righteous man….”

R. Right or left handed – I’m a leftie!

S. Siblings – I have a sister, Nicola and a brother, Jimmy.

T. Time you wake up – It depends, somewhere between 7am and 9:30am.

U. Underwear – Bikini knickers!

V. Vegetables you dislike – Butter beans and broad beens.

W. What makes you run late – Nothing. I’m always either early, or on time.

X. X-Rays you’ve had – Too many to count!

Y. Yummy food you make – Shepherds pie, ropa vieja, potato soup, curry, sausage casserole, rhubarb and strawberry icecream.

Z. Zoo – The last zoo I visited was San Diego zoo with my husband, sister in law and mother in law.


One stroke painting.

Hi everyone, happy Friday! I’ve been interested in the one stroke painting technique for quite a while now, because when I one day become a nail tech, I’d like to be able to use this technique when I’m doing nail art. I finally decided to get my arse in gear and give it a go. I got some books by Donna Dewberry on the subject, and started learing how to paint two days ago. Unfortunately for me I’m not a natural artist, and I’m also a leftie, which means I have to do everything backwards….not easy when you have no coordination! Anyway, here’s a pic of roses I’ve done so far. Please don’t laugh, I know they’re pretty bad, lol!

Hello, the world!

Hi all! Let me introduce myself and tell you a bit about me. I’m Pennie, a 39 year old English woman who has lived in the States for 11 years now. I’m married to a wonderful man called Steve, who also happens to be a Gunny in the USMC….gotta love those cami’s!

I left school way too young, and I’m now studying for my high school dip0loma. After I’ve finished with that I plan to go to school to become a nail tech.

I’m passionate about a lot of things. Travel, reading,  and I love shopping to my poor husbands dismay. But my number one passion is nails. Anything and everything to do with them. Nail polish, nail art, water marble, sponging, water decals, rhinestones, striping tape, nail pearls, fimo cane, 3D flowers. Basically if it has anything to do with nails, then I love it!  Now I know you’re probably thinking “groan, not another nail blog”,  and I do understand. Nail blogs are two a penny these days. But I’m doing this because it’s something I love, and it’s a way I can express myself.


Unicorn Pee

Well, I recently started swapping on MUA and I was lucky enough to get a hold of the much fabled Clarins 230, AKA Unicorn Pee!  I’m sure you can imagine how happy I was to get this np, without paying a penny for it other than cosmetics I no longer use and postage. I couldn’t believe the sheer beauty of it when I received it. I immediately set out to do some swatching. I promise to add a pic as soon as I have one!