Sunday, 10 August 2014

Polaroid Pictures

Now, I as a teenage girl conforming to the stereo types of our society love instagram, and I mean love.
 I spend way to many hours of my day scrolling through it and wondering why i can't take good photos.

The only thing I find wrong with my favourite social media platform is I feel like my photos just sit there, never to be looked at.... But then i discovered polaroid printing. This is the best way to get the photos into hard copy.

The company I use to print my polaroids is called I  really researched this and I found this was the cheapest way to print polaroid photos online. And they are great quality too!

These little pocket pictures are a brilliant way to decorate and are really diverse in the ways you can use them. My favourite ways to use these little photos are as follows.....

1. Stick em on your wall
This simple way of displaying them is not to be over looked, especially when you have loads of them printed.

2. Use them as cards
These are great to send as cards and to capture a special memory.

3. Hang them from string
This one takes a bit longer and uses a bit of glue and patience but the effect is stunning

I hope you like these idea! tell me if you use any of them.

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Phoebe x

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Brilliant Barry M

The time has come to talk about the Barry M hi shine Gel effect nail varnishes, these are not a really new product but they are gaining more and more attention recently with the fab new colours they are dishing out. 

These Nail varnishes must have been one of the first proper nail varnishes I brought, and a good choice they were too, (if i do say so myself) Of course that was a long time ago now but they seem to have got better over time with more and more colours being released (And me feeling like i have to have them all)

I have lost count of the number of times people have mistaken my nails for fakes or asked where i get my gels done when wearing this nail varnish and its not surprising! the shine they give of is quite amazing. Another good point about these nail varnishes is the staying power. They don't advertise how long they last but they really should, with them normally lasting at least a week on my nails without chipping and with only 2 coats.

These nail varnishes really are worth buying at only £3.99 each they are a bargain compared to many other gel effects out there like Nails Inc  gel effect at £14.00.

The colours range for wearable neutrals to pastels to neons and they are constantly adding new ones.

My favourite colours have got to be 

Lychee for a nude, which is beautiful on most skin tones.

Rose hip for a pastel which is the perfect pale pink.

And Passion Fruit for a vibrant colour which is an amazing orange-red.


Passion Fruit

Rose Hip
Tell me if there are any shades you like!

Phoebe x