Saturday, 24 April 2010

Colour me Summer


With their first birthday coming round the corner nailgirls are certainly painting their little corner of Angel coral, yellow, aqua and green. Why these colours you might ask? These are the latest additions to their colour spectrum – the High Summer 2010 collection. 
Drawing inspiration from Christopher Kane and Burberry Prorsum SS10 amongst others, Lynda-Louise and Joanna, sisters and founders of nailgirls created a new palette of colours that they believe captures the essence of spring and summer months this year. The peachy coral is my favourite hue, but then again that’s a colour I would naturally gravitate towards. I also really liked the aqua, infact of all the colours the only one I can’t imagine wearing is the grassy-green colour #3 polish.
The launch at their boutique spa on Cross Street (off Upper Street) was cheesy twists, seafood canap├ęs and mini-manis galore. To my disappointment we couldn’t actually sample the new colours (the volcanic ash meant a delay in deliveries in time for the launch) and so we had to settle with some of their other own-brand colours. I chose a pretty light blue, a similar shade to the aqua #1 from the summer collection and, although I think it might be quite a bright shade for my skin tone, the more I look at it, the more I like it.
Lynda-Louise and Joanna Burrell 
My manicure - the light aqua blue is the same shade as my wall at home!
Goody bag with nail essentials
The collection officially launches in June 2010 and will be available to buy for £10 each at nailgirls – in the spa or online at www.nailgirls.co.uk 
Nailgirls spa and boutique
50 Cross Street, Islington, London N1 2BA
020 7359 2772

Monday, 19 April 2010

Hideaway Love by Natsuki Otani



Hello lovely people, it's been ages hasn't it? Quickie blog post, you know the illustrator Natsuki Otani? Of course you do! She did the banner for MHIINYC . Well she recently did a collaboration with Urban Outfitters and now you can buy her colourful artwork as prints of skins for you laptop or iPod/iPhone.

Hope you've been enjoying the sunshine recently (at least over the weekend). I have two interviews lined up soon for MHIINYC so look out for those too.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Absence makes the Heart grow fonder

How I have neglected thee. It's not because I have forgotten about MHIINYC but it was the Easter weekend and then my parents flew in plus I started my new job Tuesday right after the Easter weekend and then I'm also gearing up for a training session at church that I'm helping to organise (for our new Multimedia members) as well as a shoot on Sunday (that I'm still not even sure I'll be able to make) *sighs*. I'm thinking I might need to get back on coffee to keep my awake half the time - I have missed having my daily (ok twice-daily) caramel macchiato from Starbucks.

Will post again soon x