Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Pretty nails of the year past

Ok so I thought perhaps I would load up some pictures of previous manis I have done in the last year, to make up for those mangled naked nail shots in the last post!

So here's a selection of my manis and some nail art from 2011.

Sam

Time to grow these nubby nails!

Hi everyone,

I've been so busy with Christmas preparations I've hardly had time to think of my poor old little blog!

So I've been wearing fake glue on nails for about 2 years now. My nails have always been weak and thin, as I bit them often as a child. Lately though they had gotten worse and breaking off under the fake nails when I remove them! Awful!

So I've purchased a bottle of OPI Nail Envy and removed my fakes!

The goal is to have no fakes until New Years Eve, then pop some on then as a special treat... Then off again and more nail envy!

It's rather depressing having super short nails but I have to put up with it if I ever want them to improve!

It's a bit gross but I'll put some pics up here to track the progress over time :)

Until next time, happy holidays!

Sam

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Music Tuesday! Blind Guardian - Wheel of Time

Hi everyone!

Here's a quick post to show you one of my favourite bands and songs!

This week it is Wheel Of Time by Blind Guardian.

Blind Guardian are from Germany, and fall into the genre of power metal.
I had the pleasure of seeing them play live here in Melbourne, Australia last month and I have to say it was probably the BEST concert I have been to! They have been around a long time (they formed in 1984), and they are still amazing live! Hansi's voice is PERFECT. They put on a great show and played so many of my favourite songs! My only regret was not making it to their second show the next night, because they played all my other favourite shows that night!

Their music is heavily based around fantasy and often many of their songs are based on real fantasy novels, such as Lord of The Rings and other stories from J R R Tolkien and Robert Jordan.

This song is from their latest album, At The Edge of Time and the song is based on one of my favourite series of novels, The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan.

If you like the Fantasy genre, I would really recommend these novels! I am only about half way through and loving it! I read really fast, so a nice long series like this suits me really well. I first tried reading it when I was starting out in the fantasy genre when I was about 16 years old, but I HATED it and couldn't finish the first one.
Since then my reading style and enjoyment of Fantasy has matured and grown and now I really appreciate the detail and intricacies of the story! But to be perfectly honest, depsite a good friend, my boyfriend (who hates reading, except for these) and his brother all telling me to give the books another shot, it was this song that made me try again. It makes it sound so epic and exciting! And it is!

Enioy!


Monday, 14 November 2011

September Anniversary and Worn Wild Markets


It's been a while since I meant to update this guys!

Sorry about that! I've been having some issues with blogger.
Mainly photo issues, so sorry about my photos not being clickable, and looking the wrong size!
If you have suggestions on what I am doing wrong please leave a comment!

Anyway, in September it was my 1 year anniversary of dating my boyfriend Ian. :)

To celebrate we stayed one night in the Hilton Hotel in the city, and the second night in a cheaper hotel elsewhere in the city. It was great fun relaxing at the Hilton and we had an amazing view down the river that runs along side the city of Melbourne.

On the Saturday during the day after an epic breakfast of chocolate pancakes, we got to go to one of my favourite events, Worn Wild Markets.

Worn Wild is an alternative designers market run several times a year in both Melbourne and Sydney, Australia. It features all local Australian designers of alternative clothing and accesories!


Ian and I met up with 2 of my friends and one of Ians friends, and we headed in. It was held at a pub over 2 levels, so we left the guys in the courtyard with beers and headed in to shop.

I picked up a few awesome accessories on the day, PLUS a custom fitted corset I had ordered!

First up are these super cute and gory 'serial killer' bows from Candy Coated Sinner Gore Glam Deluxe.

These were 2 for 10 dollars at the market and I just could not say no!
They have little silver butcher cleavers in the middle, they also had ones with knives in the middle.




The blood is a little darker than the photos as I had to use flash.

Next up is the awesome-ly cute stuff from Toxic Cupcake Accessories

There was so many things I wanted to buy from here. She casts the pieces of resin herself and then makes them all into the cutest accessories!

I got two pieces from her, firstly, this awesome heart hair bow. I love it because of the fact that, it is a real human heart, plus overall its super cute and a great statement piece!





Second I picked up this AWESOME... UNICORN necklace! It is SO super girly, and kind of not my style, but I love it! I like to wear it with dark and gothy clothing! The chain is quite long, it sits around my boobs.


The true colour is slightly brighter than here.

The last piece I picked up from the market was by the amazing Jubly Umph.

She designs and draws the art and then turns it all into amazing tattoo style jewelry!
Her stuff was a little more pricey, and I agonised over what to choose as really I could only afford one. However I think I settled on an excellent choice...


The quality is great and I get compliments every time I wear it!

As I mentioned at the start of the post, I also picked up a new corset. Even though I've had this for ages I don't really have a great photo of it yet!

I plan to do a review post of the corset with more info, but for now have one photo I do have hanging around of it..


Yes! It has spikes!


Until next time!




Monday, 29 August 2011

The beginning!

Hi!

So I've decided to start a blog, partly so I can easily support and follow a whole bunch of other blogs I love, but also so I have a place to update about all the things I love! Nail polish, make up, accessories, clothing and music.

A little about me...

I'm Sam, 24 years old living in Melbourne, Australia. I'm into metal music, as well as a variety of other musicians and styles. I love nail polish and bright and crazy make up, corsets, metal and pin up style clothing, high heels and spending way too much of my money on these things! I work full time for a publishing company and spend my weekends with my boyfriend and my friends, generally having a good time.

Hopefully I will get some more interesting posts up soon!