Thursday 31 May 2018

New Kitty

So we've been letting Tibby have the run of the house when Rosie has gone off to a room to sleep, he's presently asleep under the sofa :)

He was very meowy very early this morning and he is loud! So it looks like I've got another meowy boy.

Tonight we will introduce them via his room doorway, he's very chilled and easy to pick up.

I think he's going to work out very well.

No nails today quite up to doing them.

Wednesday 30 May 2018

Zoya Jack


Well I had plans to do some stamping but someone decided that he liked my chair rather than the rug so just had time to do one coat of Zoya Jack with a coat of Nadia and Leisel over my middle fingers.
The shimmer stands out much more in person.

Name - Jack
Year - 2018
Number - ZP950
Coats - 1
Finish - Creme
Colour - Nude
Collection - Sunshine 2018
Topcoat - None

Tuesday 29 May 2018

Sally Hansen Insta Dry in Racey Rouge

Good afternoon

Today I have Sally Hansen Insta Dry in Racy Rouge to share with you today, this is a jelly red, I did 2 coats, you can still see my nail line in the photos but its not as noticeable in real life.

The brush on the insta drys is very wide, its as wide as my little finger so I have to use it sideways.

New kitty is settling in nicely, we've changed his name to Tiberius,  Tibby or Ty for short :)

Monday 28 May 2018

Zoya Rocky and Saldana

Good morning

I didnt get a chance to post these yesterday, time got away from me.

Todays nails are the beautiful Rocky a pale  but bright dusty blue, this was almost opaque in one coat and I think with use it could become a one coater, I like to do a thin first coat of polish then a thicker second coat, I find that its easier for me to control the second thicker coat when its being layered over itself.

I used Saldana from this years summer collection, which is called Sunshine, which is a bit of a pain in the ass because Zoya already did a summer collection called Sunshine way back in 2011 and you can still buy those polishes, so be prepared for confusion.

I did add topcoat over Saldana as the glitters were a little bumpy but Rocky is eu natural :)

Name - Rocky
Number - ZP668
Coats - 2
Finish - Creme
Collection - Stunning

Year - 2013
Colour - Blue
Topcoat - None

Name - Saldana
Number - ZP940
Coats - 1
Finish - Shimmer
Collection - Sunshine 2018

Yeara - 2018
Colour - Blue sparkle
Topcoat - Love Angeline

First pic is one coat, then Rocky on its own, then with Saldana over my middle fingers, plus bottle and swatch shots. The bottle shot for Rocky is the most colour accurate. 

Sunday 27 May 2018

Thunder Storm


Well its been quite a last 24 hours, we were woken up at just before 4am by the rain hammering it down and then lots of thunder rumbles and lightning flashes.

I was also going to post todays nails but we have another thunder storm over us right now and my phone is charging. I love a good thunder storm sadly we dont get a lot of them in South Derbyshire I think because we're under the Peak District and it tends to miss us.

The Formula One race was from Monaco this week and it was a pretty good race, weirdly we didnt have any safety car moments though! which is almost unheard of, Max Verstappen did a great job starting from the back of the grid, I wont put up who won incase you havent watched the race yet.

We're going to see a rescue cat tomoro to hopefully add to our family, his name is Trigger, not sure he'll be keeping that name though, he is a long haired tabby and aged 7, the pic is from the rescue and he sure doesnt look happy poor boy but i love his eyes :) a beautiful jade green :)

Saturday 26 May 2018

A bit about me

Good morning

Its a bit damp and cloudy outside today and I havent done a new manicure, I thought I'd tell you a bit about me instead.

My blog name is TGG which stands for TheGoodbyeGirl a 1979 comedy staring Marsha Mason and Richard Dreyfuss, its very funny and well worth a watch if you can find it on TV. The Eighteen Oh Four just tripped off the tongue in a nice way as I didnt want 2 or 3,  TGG was born in the early days of the internet when my first screen name was KittyCat which wasnt very original and quite a few people had cat names and then I happened to re-watch the film one night and thought oh no-one will have that as a name and I can get an email address easily.

The first thing people say on first meeting me is where are you from or are you American, Canadian, Australian, this is because I grew up in Northern Ireland in the 70's with a strong accent, I then moved to South Shields and found no-one had a clue what I was saying, so my accent mutated, after 2 years I moved to London working in South London on the East London Bus Garage which was to be used for the 2012 Olympics.

I've always liked nail polish as I could paint it on and if I made a mistake I just had to wait a while and I could pick the bits on my skin off, bad I know but I didnt know any better, this was the 90's lol.

2010 was the break through year for nail polish for me when I started to get back into it after a long time of not wearing it, I'd also moved to South Derbyshire to be with my boy friend (now husband)

Then I discovered youtube, JessFace90 and her Zoya collection and the obsession with that brand was born, I have the smallest hands ever and my wedding rings are size *i* for India so I really liked the small Zoya brush plus its not as long as a China Glaze brush and its easy for me to manipulate, I'm much better at painting my nails and use a clean up brush when needed.

I also suffer from chronic migraine, I'd had migraine since I was 15 but they turned chronic in 2009, I've tried lots of preventatives and abortives and I'm now having botox, it hasn't helped yet but I still have 2 more sessions to go before we give up on that avenue.  Life with migraine is not fun, I always describe it as your worse hangover with your worst feelings of being drunk plus a nice dose of food poisoning, its most definitely not just a headache and it wont go away with 2 paracetamol, invisible pain is still pain, just because you cant see it doesnt mean its not there. /steps off soapbox.

Heres a picture of my darling Rosie cat crashed out on me this morning :)

My real first name is Jac (queline) ;)

Friday 25 May 2018

Stamping Friday

Happy Friday

Today I have some stamping to show you, I started with a base of Beep Me 07743 from Virago Varnish, this was opaque in 2 easy coats, I do love Virago Varnish the polishes are so versatile as they also stamp, I purchased the Virago Varnish from Nail Artisan by Alex.

I then used Blueberry Bleak and Aquaholic to stamp. The plate I used was
Bundle Monster BM-XL212 using the dolphins, mermaids and scales images.

I use the Big Bling stamper from Clear Jelly, its very easy to use and as its clear you can see what you're placing the stamps. My scraper of choice at the moment is one from Nail Artisan by Alex which is a e-tailer here in the UK.

I then top coated with Topped With Love by Love Angeline also from Nail Artisan by Alex, I then put matte topcoat from Zoya over the nails with stamping.

Thursday 24 May 2018

Zoya Tinsley


Today I have Zoya Tinsley to share with you, this is a super sparkly peachy pink with gold shimmer, the base is pink but the gold shimmer is making it appear peachy coral in the pics. This has a good formula it doesnt run or pool, clean up is a little tricky as those sparkles like to stick to the skin.

Tinsley is from the Irresistible collection from summer 2013.

A Zoya a Day
Name - Tinsley
Number - ZP671
Coats - 2
Finish - Metallic
Collection - Irresistible
Colour - Pink
Topcoat - None

Wednesday 23 May 2018

New Blog

I decided to create a blog for all my nail polish swatches and the odd cat picture.