Week Eight

Just like to say 4 weeks today it will be Christmas day!!!!!!! Have you bought your presents yet? Have you written or posted any cards? the answer to these questions for me me is NO , i better get a wiggle on haven’t a clue what to buy people, I have been searching the Internet for inspiration but still have no ideas, why are men/boys harder to buy for than women/girls?

Anyways onto my week, quite an uneventful week really, spent most of it in work lots of overtime, I bought some more yes you guessed nail polishes, I also got two parcels one from Glossy box and one from America from a lovely girl called Amanda who has a nail lacquer business on Esty called Nerdlacquer,  a combination of my two favourite things Science fiction and Nail polish pure heaven. Check it out the polishes are fab trust me. Heres a pic of what I received and also someone hitched a ride with them, what a lovely touch.

I am going to swatch these later for my other blog Northern Nails they are very glittery.

Onto my next parcel, I received my November Glossy box this week, after reading everyones negative views I was a bit worried but I needn’t have been below is a review of what I received.

Leopard print Nail Wraps, Arbonne FC5 Hand creme, Monu Recovery balm, Dead Sea Salts, 2 Surge Lutens perfume samples.

These are Nail Rock Nail wraps , I probably wouldn’t go out and buy these as I like to paint my nails but I suppose that is the whole point of Glossybox, I received the Leopard print ones I will try these out on my nails and put a post up on my nail blog Northern Nails. These are meant to stay on your nails for 7 days on nails and 8 weeks on toes and won’t chip or stain the nail no drying time required.

Arbonne FC5 ultra hydrating hand creme, I can’t wait to use this, it smells yummy, it is meant to moisturize your hands leaving them smooth and refreshing.

This next item makes the box worth while on it’s own it retails at £16.95 full size and I got a full size one. It is meant to provide immediate relief to all skin types especially sensitive or stressed, I have very sensitive skin so i am intrigued by this statement watch out for another review after I have used it.

Dead Sea Spa Magik, dead sea salts, 2011 Beauty awards winner is a natural exfoliant that relieves dry skin, I will be using these as my pedicure routine as i am prone to dry skin on my toes, another review when I have tried them.

Last but not least

Suttens Lutens  : L’eau serge lutens and Vitriol d’Oeillet , I love getting perfume samples , i don’t go in to shops very often and the last thing I do is ask for samples and as most perfumes I smell make me sneeze it is great to be able to try them in my home, anyways saying that the Vitriol d’Oeillet was very strong too strong for me but the L’eau Serge Lutens was lovely and subtle both of theses scents are unisex.

Thats my week done time for a restful Sunday before another week of work and fun!


Week Seven

The week that saw ,a birthday,Films,nail polish blogging,and charity fun.

Spent a bit of money this week first up was a family get together for my brothers birthday, last year in his 30’s, We went to an American diner Buddies in Bispham it reminded me of a smaller version of Planet Hollywood the food was great, but I need to take my glasses next time, as I ended up ordering a platter for two my it was huge and needless to say I went home with a doggy bag. He is gonna kill me for this next photo but worth it he was cute once.

Happy Birthday John

Next up I decided to take the alien to the cinema to see Immortals but when we got there it was a 15,  really need to start reading with my glasses on, so we ended up going to see Johnny English Reborn, now this isn’t a film I would go and see at the cinema but I was pleasantly surprised at how funny it was, Sorry to the cleaners at Blackpool Odeon they had a bit of popcorn to clean up. Here is a preview for you if you haven’t seen it yet!

I decide this week to separate my Year 41 blog from my nail polish addiction, because it would over shadow what else I have been up to this year ,so if your interested in nail polish  I have a separate blog called Northern Nails and a page on my facebook and it is on twitter too, just click on the names to check them out or you could just add me. I did some extra special nails for children in need this week they can be seen at any of the previous  links.


*At last but very far from least the muchly anticipated film of the year, the penultimate episode in the Twilight series Breaking Dawn Part 1, Well first of all it was Fantastic, that being said I was disappointed that Jacobs story was cut, maybe they will do flashbacks in the final film, and the scene when Bella changes was far too short they could have elaborated  on the torment she endured while she was changing, not just Edward commenting on how still she was, but I will reserve my final judgment for  when it is all over for now I will just bask in what is a truly an enjoyable film.* Here is a trailer for those who haven’t seen it.

Another trailer

Week Six

Post Halloween blues, I hate the fact that it’s all over in one day maybe next year I will have an All Hallows week!  Anyways I needed something to cheer myself up so I went on a spending spree my nail polish collection had a bit of a boost, I bought China Glaze Ruby Pumps as I wanted a glitter red and my Avon polishes came too. I can’t wait to try the Ruby Pumps so I might have to have a new mani for work tomorrow they think I have gone mad with me changing my nails everyday or so.

From the left China Glaze Ruby Pumps and Avons Sateen,Viva Pink,Real Red,Twilight Blue and Midnight plum.

Next  my OPI Muppettes mini collection review.

Well what can I say I loved them all Lets start with my least favourite and the only reason for this was that it stained my nails, I must remember on my next spree to get some CND sticky. Anyways here is a picture of  Wocka Wocka with excuse moi over the top it, it went on lovely and was opaque in two coats, I forgot to get a picture of it on it’s own I will try and remember next time I wear it.

Wocka Wocka with excuse moi over the top

Next up is Designer………. the better this is a beautiful foil not quite pure silver as it has specks of brown in it, this teamed up well with Warm and fozzie which I wore on my ring finger they both went on like a dream and were opaque after two coats . Warm and Fozzie is a warm bronze flakey shimmer with a duochrome effect it is a gorgeous colour and perfect for autumn. Here are some pictures of them both.

Designer ...the better and Warm and Fozzie on the ring finger

Excuse my pinky it had a bad accident and decided to fall off and the picture was taken three days after application so showing some wear on the tip but I was impressed with the length of time they all lasted.

Designer .... the better

My camera had a fit with this polish.

Warm and Fozzie

Close up of Warm and Fozzie whats that a chip?

I couldn’t get a close up picture of Designer……the better as my camera kept going crazy!

Last in the collection is simply delicious sorry I love it , it applied like a dream just two coats for full opaque and it lasted a week it was also easy to take of with the foil trick anyway here are some pictures of this wonderful pink glitter. I think the glitters are every colour of the rainbow which are set in a pink jelly base.Ring finger is Wocka Wocka with excuse moi applied over it I think its a great match, what do you think?

Excuse Moi

Close up of Excuse Moi

Can you see all the different colours just a lovely polish.  This is a lovely collection of polishes and for £10 not a bad price they complement each other beautifully and I think I might be persuaded to buy them all at full size.  I am also going to buy a couple of the glitters from the collection but not made my mind up as of yet.

lemony Flutter

My last buy this week was from Lush I love this store if you haven’t heard of them check them, out here LUSH .I have been using Lush products for a year now thanks to my daughter, and I find them very unique and of a reasonable price,  after all the acetone and scrubbing of my hands and nails I decided I needed a good cuticle cream so I popped along to our local Lush and purchased this little gem I just wish the last picture had scratch and sniff it is lemon but smells like the sherbet lemons I use to buy as a kid the cream leaves your hands and cuticles very soft and smelling of lemons and leaves no sticky or greasy residue. Here is a picture of my naked nails smeared in it.


Week Five

A week full of Ghouls, witches and Ghosts and thats before the Halloween festivities, I also bought some more nail polish to add to my ever growing hoard.

Anyways I hope you all had a fantastic All Hallows Eve we in the Proctor house had a fabulous time below are a selection of photographs from the night

So there it is Halloween over for another year !

Also this week I have buying Nail polish again oh yes I managed to get the OPI Muppet’s collection miniatures in Wocka Wocka, Excuse Moi!, designer ……the better and Warm and Fozzie. I bought the miniatures as I couldn’t decide on the ones I liked, so after a bit of research I found the miniatures on offer at Amazon which contained the ones I liked the best, then if I love any of them I guess I will buy them all if needs be. I also found in our local Superdrug a magnetize collection by fashionista they are the Saturdays collection, I bought Mollies and Una’s shades which are green and purple, unlike Nails Inc the magnet doesn’t come with the polish but at £3  and £6 for the polish I thought it was worth a try, I have yet to try these new  buys but will let you know what I think and show some pics when I do.

And last but not least my very first review and it is with China Glaze’s, It’s Alive Nail polish from the Halloween 2011 collection.

I love everything about this nail polish from the colour which is a rich olive green with plenty of sparkle,and the ease to which it applied to the nail  with only two applications to achieve an opaque look as seen in the pictures. I also use Rimmels super pro top coat to finish of my nails.

Excuse my nails having a bad nail week

The base is jelly with an olive green tone, the glitters are different shades of green maybe limes which shine when the light hits them and it makes for a gorgeous contrast in colours the pictures do not do this polish any justice. The glitter is made up of small pieces and some larger hexagonal pieces which can be seen in the macro shot of my thumb again please excuse the state of my nails been a busy few crafty weeks running up to Halloween and not had time to pamper them.

Heres another shot my thumb felt left out!

The pictures were taken on day 3 of me applying the polish to my nails as you can see it is durable, I am the pan washer in the family so it was worked to the maximum it did start to peel however, but on day 5. This is one polish I will enjoy wearing on a regular basis. Now for the macro of my thumb you can see the pieces of glitter more clearly. All the pictures were taken indoors with a flash light.

Macro of thumb with It's Alive polish


Theme Parks, Nail Polish, Glossy box and Halloween.

It has been a very busy week this week, that busy I am late with the blog but lets crack on!

The weekend was fabulous we stayed at the Premier Inn York, which for the price was very plush didn’t think to take a photo but would recommend it the food was excellent too. We were in York visiting our good friends Emma , Misty and Jared love you guys!Flamingo Land was great too but I can’t handle the rides anymore the kids loved them and even the Alien went a one !

Here are some pics of the weekend.

The kids on the spinner

Flamingo land from the ferris wheel

close up of York Minster

Wish I'd bought these now !

I have also bought my first China Glaze polish It’s from the Halloween 2011 collection I will do a swatch of it when my nails have grown out a bit but here is a pic of the bottle can’t wait to wear it on All Hallows Eve.

It's Alive

And finally I have just subscribed to glossy box, Every month, I  receive a  wrapped GLOSSYBOX filled with carefully selected beauty miniatures. But here is the thing it doesn’t just contain miniatures, in this months glossy box I got a full style nail polish and eyeliner from named brands I will do a special blog about my box when I have tried all the products but the Leighton Denny Nail polish in Babydoll pink looks yummy!

Pumpkin Update: Well it’s official all my home grown pumpkins are dead 😦 but fortunately I have backups just got to finish them now, even Asda has a poor selection I put it down to the really bad summer we have had again.

Week Three

This week I have had my hair cut short, made fancy dress costumes for a work colleagues children and started to finish my pumpkins for Halloween and also listed my first sell on ebay!

Before I go on I took the Alien to see Real Steel this week what a great film it made me want to jump up and shout for the robot Atom (secret boxing fan) here is a trailer for the film.

I have just finished my first week at work, I used to work 25 hours over 3 days (weekends) now I do the same over 5 days leaving my weekends free to do as I please and this weekend I am going to York to visit friends with a friend and the kids, can’t wait as we will be visiting Flamingo Land too, but thats a story for next week. I made the decision to have my hair cut shorter I will try and get a pic put up, the only problem with the cut it needs styling everyday, which gave me a great excuse ( didn’t really need one) too buy some GHD’s, Wow they are fantastic I purchased the ghd Iconic Eras Boho Chic Limited Edition Gold Styler Hair Straightener  from Amazon.

I have been very creative this week too, I mentioned to work colleague that I was decorating the house for a haunt at Halloween when she asked if I did fancy dress costumes, Oh Yes I love to make things from trash, the theme was Alice in Wonderland which was really easy, then she mentioned she would need 4 costumes hmmmmm the playing cards that would be the easy way out and here are the finished results I would have been happier if they had been a uniform size but I could only get certain sized boxes anyways with the help from another artistic work colleague we managed to finish these costumes in a few days.

       And below are a few pictures I promised to take of my pumpkins they are just waiting to be painted with there last coat then they will be ready for the patch

The larger one will be the head for my pumpkin patch scarecrow which I have yet to build a base for, I have all the equipment I just need the motivation to finish it.

And finally I have put some things on ebay, I have a dress I wore last Christmas and some ski wear that my boy only wore for 5 days check them out here

Week Two

Week Two

You may or may not have noticed I have moved my blog as I found Google blogger really hard to navigate so hence the move so without any further ado on with the blogging!

I have discovered make-up again,I don’t remember it being so difficult to choose, there are so many colours and shades, for different skin types there are powders, liquids, minerals and then what to prime your skin with? Because I have mature textured skin I can’t wear just any foundation or concealer and don’t forget he dark circles phew!
So I decided I needed a bit of help, after hours of searching I finally found a lady that makes it sound all too easy ( I suspect it won’t be), but at least she explains what you do and don’t need and what you do and don’t do in the world of make-up. Lisa Eldridge is one of the UK’s top make-up artists here is the link to her blog www.lisaeldridge.com she also has step by step videos for applying the make-up too.

Like I said earlier the only time the paint comes out is twice a year and I have used the same techniques and tools for nearly 10 years, so I took a huge step to changing that this week and bought some, I know it may not seem a huge deal to most women but if you hadn’t noticed I am not most women!
Here is a list of what I have bought so far;

I have also bought some nail polish by Rimmel I love lasting finish No 195 Perfect Plum and No 260 Green Grass this is the first time my nails will get a make over as they don’t usually grow long enough but there must be something in the water as they are quite long now.


Week One

In week one of the 41st year, I have yet to wear any woollies or wellies, I have had my second hangover of the year the last one being January 1st, I have done lots of overtime, spent minimal time on the PC (Facebook) and more time doing physical exercise and I have at last got another two baby pumpkins which I have carefully concealed from any lifeforms that would like to procure it.

The UK does not have a climate it has weather and what very strange weather we have had 29 degrees on my birthday, it was great to wear shorts and a t-shirt on my birthday without having to travel halfway across the world to wear it, although by the end of the week temperatures are set to drop to the low teens, back to normal then!

At the moment I am in the process of preparing for my favourite holiday Muhahahaha yep! Halloween, I have pumpkins that I have to paint, these were made last Halloween but I ran out of time so thought they would make a great addition this year. I will take some photos of them as i go along, the idea for the pumpkins is not my own I would like to take credit for that but alas i can’t Stolloween has that honour click on his name to see some of his amazing work.

My first outing of the year, first you say! oh yes you heard me right! I can only manage drinking twice a year as I seem to have the inability to control my consumption of alcohol, and I don’t mean I can’t handle the alcohol which I probably can’t, what I mean is that I don’t know when enough is enough the result being that I spend the following 3 days either bed bound or talking to a higher being for hours then going for a mind spin on a merry-go-round. So my birthday and New years eve are generally the only times I really drink alcohol. Anyway I had a fabulous night with my friends and people I met on the night, whom I suppose equate to strangers, I inevitably drank too much and danced far too long and now sport two lovely blue bruises on my heels which are painful too.

Even with all the excess alcohol squishing around my system I managed to get in some overtime working for the boss chops while he went to see the muppet show at Manchester, that is while he went to watch the muppets that are trying to run the country, I think I was right the first time I think!

As I mentioned earlier I have taken up physical exercise I know! I thought I was allergic to it too, but it seems I have found a way to exercise without my body and mind realising what I’m doing. Zumba what a fantastic idea my favourite dancing and music all rolled into an exercise routine, at the moment I have only managed to use the Wii game but in time I am hoping to join a class. Because of the blue heels I have neglected my usual nightly date with the Wii and Zumba so in the meantime I will have to make do with my bike.

Finally about a month ago I noticed my first two pumpkins emerging, but a few days later they disappeared apparently the local squirrels are partial to a pumpkin and decided to grab a free meal, so I was leaving the pumpkin patch to die back and I was going to use it as a prop for my Haunt, I had a look today and found another two growing so, I have made them wildlife proof and hopefully I will eventually have my own homegrown ones sadly not in time for the Halloween season.

     Giggle of the Week!