Here are the nails to match last weeks outfit!
Start by painting a white base coat, it might take a few coats to get a solid finish. Once it’s dried for a few moments paint one colour at a time with a diagonal stroke across the top of the nail. Add gems if you like
Posted by gettingontheladder on November 28, 2013
If your like me this seasons use of pink as an accent colour sends shivers down your spine. Don’t worry, I’m not a pink person either, I have a solution.
This combination combines a classic white blouse and leather pencil skirt with a pink accent using a statement necklace.
On a side note I am in no small way obsessed with my new booties, which were
retail therapy a necessity even on my student budget.
Not sure if a fashion college on Oxford street is some kind of conspiracy…
Posted by gettingontheladder on November 14, 2013
Sorry for the wait I have been über (allowed to say that without judgment, I’m half German) busy with Uni life! There are a lot of nail posts coming your way so hopefully it will be worth the wait!
I thought I would start with my Halloween mani (again sorry it’s late) which literally took me 5 minutes.
The idea here is that it looks like blood in my nails, maybe due to gauging victims…I haven’t perfected the back story but I’m sure you can think of something that fits with your costume.
I used a natural colour for the base and simply dabbed red varnish onto the tips of the nail using a sponge. For real gore use a straw to splatter more red on, or even some bits of tissue paper in the mix to add some texture.
However graphic you want to be this is a super easy, quick and effective mani for this spooky season!
Posted by gettingontheladder on November 3, 2013
I’m normally not a fan of black and pink together but I love the warmth this blush glitter gives the stiletto black nails in this mani.
Just paint on the base colour across the entire nail, wait for it to dry properly then take a thin brush to add the glitter. I find dabbing works better than painting with glitter to get a nice coverage.
Posted by gettingontheladder on October 17, 2013
Goodbye BB cream! Could I really mean it? Surely I’m now talking about CC cream then, or some other alliterative acronym cream. Nope. Quite by mistake I stumbled across this little beauty.
At £5.99 in boots it’s worth a try even if your happy with your current quick completion fix.
The great thing about this, other than the price, is the airbrushed finish it leaves, and the fact that it lasts, like actually. I
could have put this on at the beginning of the day and not had to touch up or de-shine before going out that evening. With my new commuter status this is highly desirable.
No only that, it covers, not cakes, not layers, just plain covers in one quick easy sweep. You can put this on without a mirror, brush, sponge, in the dark, in a park or any other location you please and still get a flawless result that stays.
The only advice I would give with this product is less is more. As a mousse a little goes much further than a liquid based cream. Additionally I would only use it with other mousse or powder products as applying a liquid on top of a mousse = rubbing the mousse off.
A must have in your emergency makeup bag.
Posted by gettingontheladder on October 12, 2013
As promised here is another outfit including tartan.
The skirt has actually be home made by my grandmother but you can easily recreate this look with any tartan pencil skirt.
This is a great workwear to evening wear the pencil skirt blouse combo is sexy but sophisticated.
I do love the blue tartan is a fresh take on an old classic, I find tartan can look quite wintery and serious, this bright blue seems to lift it and make it a bit more playful.
Posted by gettingontheladder on October 5, 2013
What with all the tartan about I figured why not try it out on my nails!
I went for grey, white, black and pink.
I would recommend doing colours that contrast with each other so your pattern stands out for all to see
Just start by painting a solid base colour. Wait for it to be touch dry (do this between all stages to avoid colours mixing/smudging). Then paint a thick cross on the nail with a different colour. Then outline this cross on either side with thinner lines, and put one line in the middle too. Finally add a dashed cross in a different colour over a different part of the nail.
I will be trying more tartan looks (in clothes and nails) so stay tuned!
Posted by gettingontheladder on October 2, 2013
Yes. This is somewhat late. There is a reason for this, in fact there are two. Firstly this week has been my first week of Uni at LCF and so I have been busy with freshers madness. Secondly the outfit I wore to LFWend was snapped by Levi for a street style segment in Elle and I figured wouldn’t it be cool to wait until the article is online and put a link. Long story short either I am as incompetent with computers as I fear and can’t find it or it’s still not up and or has been scrapped due to my relentless inability to look half decent in photos.
What I wore:
The shoes got quite a lot of attention from various designers at pop up stores (vintage handmedowns from my nan).
And now for this seasons key trends!
Loving the oversized tailoring making casual chic an easy go to no matted what the occasion.
Posted by gettingontheladder on September 27, 2013
Yesterday I went into Uni (LCF) for and enrolment “day” which started at 9am, the result was me racing around to get there in time after missing my train (watching it leave the platform as I fumbled for my ticket). After a sweaty affair in the underground I made it just about on time, ironically this “day” which lasted all of 20 minutes was a much more casual arrive whenever sort of event rendering my flustering pointless. What’s worse I had made some hurried wardrobe choices the most disastrous of which was a pair of Charles Jourdan heels…with bare feet.
This would of been fine had it not been for the walking tour of London I then embarked upon culminating in a semi successful LFW sneak in attempt.
Oh and did I mention it poured it down for which I was fully unprepared.
Anyway I’ll stop rambling now, here is what I wore, and I advise everybody to wear when attempting a break in (minus blister birthing heels of-course).
The leather look trousers allow much more movement that actual leather trousers and if you find yourself perspiring in them you can go to the toilette without fear that you will find yourself in this situation.
The comfy jumper is just that, comfy.
The earrings dress this ensemble up a bit, it is fashion week after all.
Whatever you do don’t be one of those people who dresses edgy with some obscure haircut and lingers in doorways posing, unless you are a genuine celebrity you look ridiculous. This outfit got me photographed despite my drowned limping appearance!
Posted by gettingontheladder on September 18, 2013
Recently I have been trying out various nail shapes other than my usual squoval, let me know what you think
I really love this orange but I find the very bright colours always look better on softer shorter nail shapes.
I got inspired by the muller yogurt ad for these! Just add a pearl topcoat on top of a nude base and then a few bits of glitz if you like.
These look really freaky without polish but then with polish I quite like them. Be warned, however, they are sharp I have caught myself a few times!
I love the holo polish (although it looks silver here :/ ) and the glitter is soo pretty in the light the whole thing just sparkles! (Both models own)
Posted by gettingontheladder on September 16, 2013