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New website Wednesday, May 27, 2009

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If you are interested in any of my work as a make-up artist and stylist, my website is now live at http://www.maddcow.co.uk

Hence why I’ve been a bit busy lately, so sorry again for the lack of posts. Lost of shiny goodness coming soon though!

New posts coming soon! Tuesday, May 26, 2009

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I know, I know, I’m very bad….

Unfortunately a lot of projects have kept me away from the keys for a while. However, I now have some free time on my hands and, thanks to the imminent arrival of my Cherry Culture NYX 50% off haul, lots of new goodies to show you.

In the meantime, here is an (old) pic of my current mani – Zoya Kotori. This one is really a three coater (this was two thick coats, I believe, so a little bit patchy) but could easily be layered over a blue, navy or green cream.

Your Blog Is Fabulous! Friday, April 3, 2009

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I was really happy to get this award from the lovely ladies at The Edge Of Sanity

blogfab   In order to participate in the Your Blog Is Fabulous awards, here are the rules:

  Put the logo on your blog or post.

  Nominate at least 10 blogs which you think are fabulous.

  Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.

  Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blogs.

  Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.
   

 Here are my favourite blogs – I’ll be commenting ASAP :)

 XSparkage
Scrangie
The Crystal Files
Steph’s Closet
Vampy Varnish
A Stroke Of Colour
Casual Lavish
Dr Frankenpolish
Polish Addict
Polish Pixie 
The Nailphile 

Angry Manicure Wednesday, April 1, 2009

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Just a quick post to show off this manicure I did the other week. I was in a foul mood, so the lovely Siobhan recommended that I did a manicure to show off that fact. Voila! The Angry Manicure was born.

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The middle finger is China Glaze Ruby Pumps, a solid red glitter, whilst the other fingers are China Glaze LuBu Heels – black with red sparkles. Both are available at many good etailers including Head2Toe, Transdesign, and 8ty8Beauty.

New Summer Colours From Barry M Tuesday, March 31, 2009

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Barry M, home of the wonderful Dazzle Dusts, has done it again with their latest collection of summer polishes. Never one to ignore a trend (grey, turquoise and racing green were all added to their colour palette last year), they’ve brought out five new colours to match this year’s spring/summer palette.

new-barry-m

(l-r) Mint Green, Bright Purple, Fuchsia, Block Orange, Acid Yellow

Retailing at £2.95 each, Barry M are available from most Superdrug and larger Boots stores, and online at http://www.barrym.com.

Summer Days Are Coming Friday, March 20, 2009

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Just a quick post to share three of the polishes I’ve pawed from the latest collection by China Glaze, entitled Summer Days.

The collection contains 6 of their famous ‘glass flecked’ polishes, which give a beautiful glittering effect especially in sunlight. Somewhat like the effect of sunshine on the water. These three were the ones that caught my eye, but they also have an orange, a red, and another deep pink/red.

I will be swatching these soon, but in the meantime swatches of the whole collection can be seen here:

http://www.scrangie.com/2009/02/china-glaze-summer-days-summer-2009.html

They’re available to buy from my favourite etailers – Head2Toe Beauty, 8ty8 Beauty, and Transdesign.

Aromaleigh Does Twilight Friday, March 6, 2009

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I haven’t tried these powders myself, but as a big Twilight fan, I had to post!
Miss K at Aromaleigh has designed three body powders to allow you to mimic the ‘sparkling diamonds’ skin effect that the beautiful vampires in the series have.
Personally I have no idea how they’d work on me – in winter rather than being ‘pale and interesting’ I tend to go more of a ‘winter porridge grey’, but the effects sound beautiful, and I imagine they’d be great on a night out. Click the pic to jump to the full post on the Aromaleigh blog.

Quick Archetype Cosmetics Update Friday, March 6, 2009

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I’ve had a few messages from people asking me how I’ve gotten on with Archetype cosmetics. Some time back there was a big blow up about how it was taking months to ship orders, orders didn’t arrive etc etc.
After this, Holly took on a lady named Kelli to help fill orders and keep up with emails and things got better – on 1st January they were supposedly down to a two and a half week backlog, and turnaround time was due to be down to 1 week.
However – there have been no more updates since then.

My advice? Trust your own instinct. If you want to place an order, email them first to ask about turnaround time so you have a definite answer from them, and be prepared to keep in contact if need be.

Personally, I love the colours I have from them – the texture is nice, they are well pigmented and the sparklies are dense and vibrant (nothing worse than getting a sparkly colour that doesn’t sparkle!). The price is also so low that I am willing to wait for them to turn up. However, that’s my personal opinion – it you don’t want to wait, you may be better off not ordering.

Ciao for now kitty-cats x

A trip to Berlin Thursday, March 5, 2009

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Whilst I write some more nail and makeup related posts, I thought I’d share the spoils of my lastest photoshoot, inspired by the book Goodbye to Berlin.

Hayley T was the model. All photographs are copyrighted, so no cat burglary!

More pictures after the jump!

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I’m a bad Kitty… Thursday, March 5, 2009

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Once again, sorry to everyone for not posting for so long. Christmas came and went along with a whole heap of work, and I’ve only just got back on a blogging roll. However, I am promising to be a regular poster now! New posts will be going up tomorrow, and I will be updating my Blogroll to introduct you to some of my favourite places!

Till tomorrow, kittycats!

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