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Brown Pin Marble

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Brown Pin Marble

Here is another brown autumn nail art look, this is really quick and surprisingly easy to do! Rather than me explaining (badly) there are loads of really good tutorials on pin marbling over on youtube!

Some slightly annoying news, my camera has decided that taking photographs is something it no longer wants to do (Gaaaah!) So for the foreseeable future I’m going to have to use my phone camera…

Oh yeah, I have decided to sort out my Instagram account! I’ve actually had one for years, I just haven’t really used it, so do go check it out! ๐Ÿ˜€

Brown Pin Marble

Back to the nails lol I used two polishes for this look Hot For Chocolate from Revlon and Diablos from above the curve.

Hot for chocolate is the brown cream, it’s easy to apply and is almost opaque in one coat. Diablos is a brown/red holographic polish, and for a brown polish I think it’s actually rather pretty!

Brown Pin Marble

I hope that one day a brown polish will come along that I really like, but until then brown nail polish is just not for me!

JORD Ely Wooden Watch Review.

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Jord Wooden Watch Review

Jord Ely Watch

Today I have a wonderful wooden watch that has been kindly sent to me from JORD to share with you!

This is the Ely in black. And I absolutely love it!

You can find the JORD website right here woodwatches.com

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Jord Wooden Watch

JORD wooden watch Box

The wooden box it arrived in is so cute! (I do have a weakness for well designed packaging)

But more importantly. What’s in the box?!

Jord Wooden Watch

JORD Ely Wooden Watch

The Ely watch is on it’s own branded pillow with a little engraved wooden tag, a warranty card and a card with social media information along with a couple of extra links for the strap.

It all arrived carefully packed inside and out with bubble wrap, and made it all the way from America with out a single scratch!

The Ely retails at $129 which is around ยฃ83 and JORD ship internationally.

The Ely is available in four different types of wood, each one a different colour, Black (my one), Cherry (a warm red), Natural Green with Maple (green toned light wood) and Maple (pale honey shade).

Jord Wooden Watch

JORD Ely Wooden Watch in the wild!

The watch itself feels really well made, the wood is very smooth and surprisingly tactile, I keep finding myself stroking it lol.

This is what JORD say about the Ely Watch.

“Ely is produced using a slightly smaller dial and band, with the addition of a date display. The simplicity of this design accentuates the intricacy of the wood grain. The Ely is understated and effortless.”

And the technical details.

  • Deployment Buckle with Push Button
  • Scratch Resistant Mineral
  • Citizen Miyota Quartz Movement (2015 w/Date Display)
  • Case Width: 37mm
  • Case Thickness: 11mm
  • Lug Ends: 45mm
  • Band Length: 200mm
  • Band Thickness: 21mm

Also the clasps are made fromย stainless steel which is great if you have metal allergies.

Jord Wooden Watch

JORD Wooden Watch With wood nails

For my JORD inspired wood grain nails I used

  • Color Club Black-ish
  • Color Club Rebel Spirit
  • Malava Zanzibar
  • Revlon Hot For Chocolate
  • Revlon Stiletto

Starting with a base of Hot For Chocolate I used a thin brush and Stiletto to paint the grain, I decided that a different pattern on each nail as the wood of each link has a different pattern.

With the same thin brush I added Rebel Spirit, Black-ish and Zanzibar to add a little more depth to the wood grain pattern.

Jord Wooden Watch

JORD Wooden Watch

I really love that this watch is unique, it’s light and easy to wear, and because of the lovely neutral colours and classic design it’s really easy to dress up or down. ๐Ÿ˜€

Watches Made From Wood


Christmas Nails!

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I realized that I haven’t done any actual Christmas nail art this year! I have done Snowflakes and some in Red and Gold but nothing really Christmasy!

So here are my Christmas nails!

Christmas Nail tree pudding reindeer candles

Christmas Nails

This is what I used

  • Sinful Colors – Snow Me White
  • Butter London – Come To Bed Red
  • Revlon – Hot For Chocolate
  • Models Own – Sardonyx
  • Color Club – Antiquated
  • OPI – Its All San Andreas’s Fault
  • Color Club – Black-ish
  • Revlon – Emerald City
  • Seche Vite
  • Konad SP Black
  • Stamping Plates HD05 and QA86
  • Nail Studs
  • Striping Tape
christmas nails

Christmas nails

This really took a long time to finish, but most of that was getting all the striping tape lined up.

For the stripy nails I started with Snow Me White, then the striping tape and a couple of coats of Come To Bed Red, it really was quite bumpy so I added two coats of top coat to even it out.

The tree is Emerald City, and some nail studs! The little reindeer is from plate HD05 and the snowflakes are from plate QA86. I did actually double stamp the snowflakes with Antiquated and Konad Black but the gold doesn’t really show up over the stripy background :/

christmas nails

Christmas nails

On my ring and middle fingers I applied two coats of Sardonyx this polish is from the Models Own Velvet Goth collection so it dries matte, I un-matted it with a coat of Seche Vite.

For the candles on my ring finger I used Snow Me White, Antiquated and Black-ish, I painted them with a little paintbrush.

The Christmas Pud on my middle finger is a mixture of Hot For Chocolate, Its All San Andreas’s Fault and Black-ish. I used Its All San Andreas’s Fault for some added texture. For the cream I again used Snow Me White the Holly is Emerald City and Come To Bed Red! I didn’t add any more topcoat over my pudding, so it would keep it’s texture! ๐Ÿ™‚

Christmas nails

Christmas nails

This Christmas Mani took hours but I really like it ๐Ÿ˜€

I hope you have a lovely Christmas! ๐Ÿ˜€

Pick and Mix Challenge

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Pick and Mix Brown and Book

Pick and Mix Brown and Book

The prompts for this weeks pick and mix challenge mani are Brown And Book. I really had a hard time thinking of something to combine the prompts!

I decided on trying illuminated manuscript (it’s close enough to a book)!

An illuminated manuscript is a parchment or book where the page is decorated with silver, gold and other dyes.

If your interested here’s the wikipedia page on illuminated Manuscripts. ๐Ÿ™‚

Pick and Mix Brown and Book

Moyou Gothic 04

The polishes I used are

  • OPI – Tickle My France-y
  • Sally Hansen – Ivory Skull
  • Revlon – Hot For Chocolate
  • Chanel – Dragon
  • Models Own – 25 Catat Gold
  • Konad – Black
  • Seche Vite
  • E.L.F – Matte Finisher

I also used Moyou Gothic Plate 04 and a Permanent ink pen.

Pick and Mix Brown and Book

Pick and Mix Brown and Book

Sleepy Owls – GOT Polish Brown


Sleepy Owls MM38

Sleepy Owls MM38

Here are my brown nails for the final week of the GOT polish challenge.

I’m not a big fan of brown nail polish, so I only have a very limited number of bottles to choose from! The Brown polishes I used are

  • O.P.I – You Don’t Know Jacques!
  • Revlon – Hot For Chocolate
  • Maybelline – Sugar Crystals
  • Seventeen – Moonstruck
  • Out The Door Topcoat
You Don't Know Jacques! And Hot For Chocolate

You Don’t Know Jacques! And Hot For Chocolate

I started off with a couple of coats of the O.P.I polish, then I stared at it for a while I had no inspiration what so ever… so I added the gradient with Hot For Chocolate, after it was all dry, cleaned up and top coated it was still “meh”

I think the phrase that sums this up is “You can’t polish a turd, but you can roll it in glitter!” A thick coat of Sugar Crystals later and it wasn’t looking so nondescript.

The image is from plate MM38 from Messy Mansion, I think the little owls are really cute!

Messy Mansion Plate MM38

Messy Mansion Plate MM38

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