Jubilee Party!


As i mentioned in my last post we've been celebrating the diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth.
Now i am of the Scottish variety of British and we're not quite as well renowned for jumping up and down and camping out all night for the chance of a glimpse of a corgi. But we do love a good party especially when it comes with an extra wee day off :-)

So my effort to join in included lots of tea and cake and a wee glass (or 3!) of Gin and Tonic as i watched the Jubilee Concert, which was lovely. The Set by Madness with the light show on the Palace was EPIC, go google immediately!

Obviously my nails had to join the fun:

Now i did contemplate doing a traditional Union Flag affair but after a couple of tipples it seemed a bit daunting so i went for a more contemporary approach.

These are the colours i used:

(L-R China Glaze-Ruby Pumps, Angelica-Magnetic, Barry M-Navy)

I personally think of the queen as some distant kind of distant old friend of the family that only pops up at Christmas and maybe the odd wedding or funeral. If the fact that she's been plodding along doing a job she didn't exactly sign up for for 60 years doesn't entitle her to a bunch of flowers and box of choccies i don't know what does.

Cheers for the day off Liz!!


Primark Polish...

Now imagine the scene... i was having my usual payday stroll around Primark. I was quite happily wandering around picking up random things (lilac jeans anyone?) and merrily throwing them in the giant basket that always ends up dragging along the floor when all of a sudden my spidey senses were on edge, there was polish nearby, and i had to rescue it from the 7th circle of hell that is the Primark on Argyle street.

The idea of Primark stocking polish is not foreign to me. I have seen those little sets in the makeup bit but there was nothing there that excited me. This stand was new, in my local anyway, it was for the Angelica range.

Priced at £2.50 the stand had obviously seen quite a bit of action before i got there (9.30am!)
I picked up 2. I'd set out that morning thinking of picking up Maybelline 'ceramic blue' but then i set eyes on 'skylar' the absolute perfect pale blue.

I'd also had my eye on China Glaze 'Fairy Dust' so when i saw 'Magnetic' my wallet took a sigh of relief. Tiny glitters in a clear base, perfect.

the resulting love child of these 2 looks like this:

Pale colours can be quite streaky, but 'skylar' was perfectly opaque in 2 coats and 'magnetic' gave just the right amount of sparkle.

I have to say I'm really quite impressed with these so far, its only been 1 day but i have no chipping so far, which for polish this cheap and the treatment i give my nails is quite an accomplishment.
I have to say I'll definitely be back for more. There were some Neons there that were absolutely screaming SUMMER. Lets just hope mother nature obliges bonny Scotland with another heatwave this year.

Available at Primark in the UK and Penneys in Ireland

Have you tried anything from this range?
I'd love to see swatches of other colours!

In other news:

*I bought the mirrored fridge - and now I've stopped eating so much ice cream.

but luckily....

*It Jubilee weekend in the UK and I've had the weekend off to eat a bucket load of cake(handily not kept behind a full length mirror) and drank a gallon of tea :-)

*I may have purchased the Rebel polish from MAC...stay tuned!