Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Nails du jour

Models Own Pastel Pink; Barry M Pink Iridescent (264); Ring - Miss Selfridge

Monday, 13 September 2010

We've Got Obsessions...

Barry M Blueberry Ice Cream (306); Models Own Snow White; Barry M 3in1 Nail Paint; Ring - Accessorize

To crudely quote Marina & the Diamonds, we have indeed got obsessions. My personal obsession is... my nails.

I don't consider myself a shallow bimbo incapable of thinking of anything other than nail art but I think it's the fact that I am doing quite a serious (aka dull-as-dishwater) degree that I need a release from the frequent boredom of university life. So nails it is!

I think I'm going to start doing a 'nails of the week' feature as I try to change them as often as possible, within reason.

For this week's nails, I wanted something really different... Animal print are everywhere at the moment but I've never seen polka dots (although I'm sure they exist) and I am so into the kind of Cath Kidston-y look and polka dots are just fabulous in general so here we are - Cath Kidston-inspired nails.

I 'got the look' (how pretensious!) by painting two coats of Barry M Blueberry Ice Cream (306) (I'm always on the hunt for a lighter, cornflower-y blue, if anyone knows of a good one - not tested on animals - please let me know) and polka dotting on Models Own Snow White then keeping it all in place with a standard clear varnish.

The overall effect is not quite as neat as I had hoped for but the nature of nails - and my rather wobbly hands! - means that it's pretty difficult to achieve a perfect look, but there we are - 'rustic' nails!

♥ Saskatoon

Ps. Answer my poll on the last post s'il vous plait - would hugely appreciate it, thanks loves!

Sunday, 12 September 2010


I'm not dead, I'm just a busy bee!

Lately, I have been insanely busy busy busy...

I've been interning at the Times which was... interesting but I definitely don't want to work in a newspaper office. I'm sure the reporting side is thrilling but I just spent days on end on the phone and getting emailed with 'do this now'. So not for me.
I want to be out and about on the road somewhere new every day, meeting people, asking questions etc etc. That's definitely my dream. I think I was just born to ramble on in front of a television camera!

I've also been to Madrid and whilst Spain has never been my first choice of places to go (sorry any Spanish people who may be reading this), it was actually great fun. Lots of eating (dodgy) tapas (not a great country food-wise for vegetarians like me, but then I suppose nowhere in Europe is really!), a lot of mojito drinking, bingo (I know, but it seems to be a sort of Madridian (?!) tradition) and, of course, some shopping. I got three fabulous skirts from Zara which I will photograph when my camera isn't buggered.

So pretty busy but also abandoning-tastic. I am a disgrace. I really want this blog to be a success and now the bad weather (boo) is on its way, it seems like the ideal time. I have no desire to skip around fields in little dresses or shorts so I'm going to get cracking on making this blog a readable, enjoyable little thing that people actually want to have a gander at.

SO, I need your help dear readers, what do you like most in your favourite blogs? Let me know via the poll and I'll make sure it fulfills your deepest desires - in blog terms, obviously!

♥ Saskatoon

Ps. Say hi in the comments - would be fabulous to know you haven't given up on me completely, although I do deserve it - thanks!