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30.7.12

NOTW(E) - Peacock Gradient

Hi Everyone,

I hope you all had a lovely weekend! I mentioned on Friday that I was going to visit a friend, and I had a lot of fun there. A couple of friends were celebrating their birthdays and there was a fancy dress theme: Ibiza Zoo Project. If you haven't heard of Zoo Project, it's a club night in Ibiza that involves animal fancy dress which is generally just face and body paint! 

Now face painting, makeup, etc are not my thing. I can do nails, but anything involving my face is really not my forte! Luckily, one of my mummy friends is a professional makeup artist and she jumped at the chance to do my makeup. We settled on peacock makeup and had a trial on Friday. Then Saturday morning she did the real thing, sealed it with fixing spray and off I went!

But I couldn't NOT do my nails to match! I wanted to try another gradient, so I chose Rimmel Sky High, which is a bright turquoise colour, and Models Own Gold Rush, which is a gold foil with a glass fleck appearance. I used my normal method (the Nailasaurus method) and I was really happy with the result! Cleanup was a nightmare for this, it took me about two hours to clean up and I still wasn't happy with it, but it was 2:30am and I needed sleep before going out!

One of my followers on Instagram suggested putting Vaseline on my fingers before doing my gradient to minimise how much polish goes onto my fingers. She also suggested taping them beforehand. Has anybody else used these methods? Do they work?

Here it is! After I did the gradient I had to dab on a bit of extra gold because the two polishes I used weren't equal in terms of coverage. I also put on two very thick layers of Seche Vite to even out the texture. Please mind the messy cuticles!

Beautiful gradient!

Just in case you were wondering, here's what my makeup looked like all finished! Kellie did an amazing job! After my trial I got complimented in Superdrug by the sales assistant, and then on Saturday a lady stopped and told me how nice it looked! A lot of people stared though, I guess it's not every day they see a girl walking around with a huge peacock feather drawn on her face!

Me! Look how well my nails match!

If you're thinking that my outfit looks familiar, that's the playsuit I featured in my £100 ASOS Blogger Challenge post. I have a lot of time for ASOS, and this playsuit only cost £18, how could I turn it down?!

I hope you liked my latest gradient. They're making me so happy at the moment, all I can think of is what colours I can put together next!

Don't forget about my giveaway! If you haven't entered already, you can do so here. You still have 18 days to enter, by which time I think the Olympics will be finished (I have no idea...!) but I want to make sure people have enough time to enter!

See you back here tomorrow, when it'll be time for my second edition of Five Favourites!