Friday, 22 July 2011

Gogo Philip.

Hello everybody!
I do believe I've mentioned Gogo Philip in a previous post when I purchased something from there but I've been looking at some of their jewellery online and I really love it and felt the need to share! Some of it's simple and classic and other pieces are much edgier. Some of the items are a little pricey but they stock the jewellery at Topshop so if you have a student card you can get a discount. Also, the Gogo Philip concession stand in Westfield also often has good discounts and deals on. You can also buy their jewellery from their website, but as I said it's a little pricier.
Here are my favourite...

1. Skull Ring ~ £4
2. Cross Ring ~ £4
3. Gold Pope Ring ~ £5.50 - This was the ring I bought and featured a while ago, however I got it for £3.50 from the Westfield concession stand.

I think that Gogo Philip's rings are my favourite piece of jewellery they make. Not only are they adjustable, so they fit anyone and you can wear them on pretty much any finger depending on the day but they are also relatively reasonable compared to many high street shops rings! AND THEY'RE PRETTY! :)

Moving on to some of the more simple, classic pieces...

4. Gold Bangles ~ £17 - Yes, very pricey but I can so see myself wearing these in years to come both during the day AND in the evening!
5. Gold plated Chain Bracelet ~ £6 - Again a bit of a classic and also a bargain for that price if you get a lot of use out of it!

6. Gold Plated Chain Linked Stud ~ £7

I hope you like my selections. Anybody bought anything from Gogo Philip?
What do you think of them?

Jamilah X

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Newspaper Nails.

So I tried something new and exciting with my nails and I got quite a few compliments so I though I'd share. I came across a picture of them and thought I HAD to try it out.

Mine are a little messy but as you can see I have just used a pale background colour which is Mint Green by Barry M so that the writing on top shows up.

What you need:
-  Pale coloured nail varnish
- Surgical spirit ( known as rubbing alcohol in America, I got a massive bottle for about £4 from amazon), you can also use vodka
- Base coat and top coat

How To Do This:

1. Apply a base coat to protect your nails and then paint your nails a pale colour.
2. Cut up 10 small pieces of newspaper, big enough to cover your nail.
2. Fill small pot ( I filled the lid of the bottle) with surgical spirit (or other).
3. When nails are COMPLETELY dry insert first nail into pot of surgical spirit (or other) for about 5 seconds.
4. Remove nail and hold down piece of newspaper onto nail for about 15 seconds.
5. Remove newspaper and repeat on all nails.
6. It is very important to apply a base coat so that it doesn't rub off!

And there you go, newspaper nails!

Just a tip, definitely wait till your nails are 100% dry because I didn't and the nail polish peeled off.

What do you think?

Jamilah X