Monday, 6 January 2014

Introducing Fievel...

Hey guys, hope you are all well. I thought I would do a wee post about the newest member of our family. This is Fievel...

He is a beautiful Siberian Forest cat. He was born in June and we finally got to take him home in September.
I always said I could never get another cat after we lost our old boy Zaza, who passed away in 2009 aged 19. My Mum kept asking me and time passed and I just softened. The problem was I am really quite allergic to cats, so I looked into this and Siberians are said to be better for people with cat allergies. We finally found a breeder, Claire, and she was just wonderful. She asked us lots of questions and answered any we might have until she agreed to put us on the waiting list. We were so thrilled when we finally picked our wee boy. We had to wait until he was 12 weeks old before we could go and collect him. We drove to Liverpool to get him and he cried the whole way home. It took a few days for him to settle in but now it's like we've always had him, I just couldn't be without him.

We decided to call him Fievel as he's Siberian and in An American Tail the wee Russian mouse is called Fievel. I know ironic being how he's a cat! lol.
He's now seven months old and I can hardly believe where the time as gone. It actually hurts how quick it has went. So Fievel will be a new feature of my blog because I couldn't be a Crazy Cat Lady without him. lol.

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Nails, Nails, Nails!

OK, so I just sang that title in my head to the tune of Boys, Boys, Boys by Sabrina. Totally random. Anyway, hope you all had a good new year. I was working again, which didn't really bother me as I had 5 days off at Christmas, but when you have had no sleep because of your bloody neighbour playing the entire back catalogue of the Bonkers CDs it's a different matter.

Just a wee post to show the nails that I've had over the past few months. I'm actually quite proud of myself as I've tried a lot of different looks for me and definitely upped my freehand game. They're still not brilliant but at least I'm giving it a good go. Practice, practice, practice!

Oh and all these pictures are shady iPhone pictures and rubbish clean up so apologies for that.

These were the nails I done for going to Disneyland in the summer, which was awesome! Was trying to pick up the black glitter hence the blurry picture. I shall maybe post some holiday pictures in time.
These nails I had on holiday, didn't I do well? Just kidding they're false! I love them though and just look at that difference in light just by being in another country. lol

These were the first freehands that I tried. Love that Barry M nail art pen!
Inspired by CutePolish these were the nails I had for Halloween. I went to the Hydro in Glasgow to see the music of Danny Elfman, which was AMAAAAZING! Danny Elfman was even there doing the singing parts from Nightmare Before Christmas! *dies*  So I obviously had to do Jack Skellington nails. Really proud of those stripes as I have the wonkiest hands ever!
I had these nails to go to Disneyland Paris at the start of December. I wanted something wintery but also Disney and this is totally the colour of Cinderella's park dress! Totally different for me but I absolutely loved it, although those stars were a total health and safety issue. The amount of times I cut myself or ripped my tights. lol
I had to do something quick as I arrived back from Disney and had my Christmas night out with the girls the next day. I loved the last nails so much that I decided to do it again only more Christmassy.
These wee penguins were inspired by ones I saw by MissJenFABULOUS (yes I know the controversy but I'm not getting into that). I stamped my snowflakes instead of freehand just for time sake. Oh and these nails were featured on HelloGiggles which I was so super excited by!!
My Christmas tree nails were inspired by ones I had seen by Meliney and thought it would be a bit much to do on all nails, so decided on accents. Plus it allowed me to try my first Deborah Lippman, yes you heard that right, which I got for the super bargainous price of £12 for 3 out of TK Maxx! Love you TK Maxx!
Another mani inspired by MissJenFABULOUS. I was really, really proud of these nails and got a lot of compliments on them. People kept asking where I had them done and couldn't believe I done them myself.
These were inspired by the above Rudolphs and suggested by one of the girls at work. A robin for Robyn? Although one of my friends thought they were reindeers. lol
Another one inspired by CutePolish, although mines are glitzier. These were the ones I had for Christmas day and I really liked these ones and was sad to take them off.
Last but not least my Fantasia nails. I went to see Fantasia at the Hydro and wanted to do a mani to match so decided to go for the Sorceror's Apprentice. Poor Mickey. I really love these ones and have had them on for a whopping 9 days and still no tip wear or chips, everyone thinks they're gel. Bonus fact: did you know the sorcerer's name is Yensid? Look what that spells backwards. :-)
Anyway, that's most of the nails I've had in my absence. You will notice that a lot of them are inspired by other manis. I'm not very good at coming up with ideas but there are so many great ones out there already that I just am wanting try a lot of them to help get me better.
What's your favourite?