Here are some bracelets that I have handmade. Bracelets are my favourite kind of jewellery and I don’t normally leave the house without at least 1 bracelet on each arm.
I wanted to do a different kind of blog post today because I am curious on what people’s opinions are of long distance relationships.
Do people believe they can work?
Do people believe they are as valid as a ‘normal’ relationship?
Is there anyone who visits my blog who is also in a long distance relationship themselves, and do you have any thoughts to share?
Some of you may have seen my recent blog post for the ‘message peg’ that I made for my boyfriend. Well I am actually in a long distance relationship myself. I know when our relationship first started it was quite an unusual thing and not many people believe they can work. I wonder about whether the general opinions are still the same as this today.
Well, we got engaged on the 19th of October and I have recently been thinking about sharing my story. My reasons for this are mainly to be a support for other people who are going through a similar situation and to also share my experiences and thoughts about my long distance relationship. However I would like to save all the details until I post my story.
I also have a craft gift project for him that I have planned and feel that if I were to do a blog post on it, then it would make more sense to visitors of my blog if I were to share my story first. This way you will see the reasons behind the gift.
Please reply, even if you would normally not post a comment on a blog post. However please be considerate. I have no problems with negative opinions, as I hope to get opinions from both sides. As long as they are kept civil and non-aggressive I do not mind. Basically I don’t want this post to end up in a flame war lol. Thanks!
So here is the last of the Chameleon nail paints from Barry M that I have tested out.
This one is a dark pink shade that turns to a dark purple shade wherever you use the top coat.
My favourite thing about these nail paints is that they make doing designs less messy, especially when using your less dominant hand. This is because when trying to do detail you can end up getting it on your skin in the process. However it is not that noticeable if the colour you are using is clear. Another thing I love is that they have a metallic finish to them.
What I don’t like about these nail paints though is that they are less durable. This is because you can’t use a topcoat over the whole design to prolong its life because obviously that would change the whole design to the same colour. Also you could say that you are restricted to the colours that these nail paints come in.
What are other people’s thoughts on these nail paints. Do you love them or not see the need for them?
I just wanted to show you some pictures of this stunning candle holder my Mom bought for me recently.
The holder has holes cut out on it which let the light shine through in certain places only, which creates a great atmosphere.
This holder is personalised so as well as the holes creating a flower type pattern, they also create my name.
The holder came with a vanilla scented tea light candle to give off a light fragrance. After it is done I plan to use other scented candles in it. Most likely the Pineapple Palm scented Yankee candles, as these are currently my favourite scented candle at the moment.
I’m quite a fan of scented candles, so for me it was a great gift to receive. Who else loves scented candles?
I really love how these nails came out. For the base colour they use the blue nail paint from Barry M’s retro collection that they released for their 30th Birthday earlier this year. This is a bright bold blue with a very fine shimmer in it that you can see sometimes depending on the lighting.
For the glitter I used the new jewel nail paint from Barry M called Amethyst Glitter. This is a clear base containing medium sized glitter in blue, purple, gold, black and burgundy from what I can see. It also has a smaller blue glitter mixed in with it also.
These nails were created using one of Barry M’s new glitter nail paints. This shade is called Gold mine glitter, which I assume is because it looks like flecks of gold in the walls of a dark gold mine.
This shade is a black base with medium sized flakes of gold glitter. All the glitter is the same size. In these pictures I used 2 coats, but a third coat would probably be best.
I would say that 2 coats is the minimum you would use as 1 coat looked too grey, see through and streaky. For this look I decided to use a matte top cat on my ring fingers just to add a bit of variance to the whole thing.
One thing that I like about the fact that the glitter is mixed in with the base colour, is that it varies the shades you can see in the glitter. This helps to make everything look a bit more unique as the glitter that is further under the base colour with sparkle through less than the rest.
Also as you would expect this shade is very durable. I’m not sure how easy it will be to remove because like other glitters I expect that it will be quite difficult. I do think this is the kind of shade you can easily get to work with many different outfits however.