Liebster Award!

Surprise! Another post! Today’s post is very different to my normal nail post. I was nominated to receive the Liebster award by MissLozzieLoves so thank you so much to her! You can take a look at her fab blog here!

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Like many new bloggers, I wasn’t aware of this award previously but it is actually a brilliant system. The Liebster award is awarded to bloggers with under 200 followers to try to promote their blog a little and also bring together a community of bloggers. The instructions seem a little complicated and long but it’s actually quite fun.
The rules of the competition are as follows:
1. The nominated user must provide a link back to the person who nominated them. In my case MissLozzieLoves
2. Provide 11 facts about yourself
3. Answer 11 questions set by the person who nominated you
4. Choose 11 more people with under 200 followers and ask them 11 questions!

So, now it’s time for 11 random facts about me! 🙂 And they are very random…


1. I have always used nail polish but, I have been interested in and doing nail art for about 5 years.

2. The first design that I learnt was a simple ‘flick’ design which I was taught in a beauty after school class

3. My favourite colour is sky/aqua blue

4. I am obsessed with anything French or Parisian! I love learning the French language and I hope to become a fluent French speaker in the future. I’ve been to Disneyland Paris which is amazing but I’d love to go to Paris and see the Eiffel Tower.

5. My favourite film is Frozen! I love Olaf and Sven, they are soooo cute! I also really like the film ‘The Internship’ which is about Google HQ. 

6. My favourite nail polish brands are No7 and OPI.

7. I really like stand up comedy. Peter Kay is a complete genius and I love Russell Howard.

8. I’m currently studying for my GCSE’s and I’ve recently completed my GCSE in art and design.

9. My favourite shop is probably boots or anywhere that sells nail polish 😉

10. I decided to start a blog to share and try out nail art ideas with the World! I attended an evening class where I learnt how to write basic html code and started my WordPress blog! (Thanks to my tutor, Dave! 🙂 )

11. My favourite quote is ‘C’est la vie’ which means ‘such is life/that’s life’  – I basically live by that quote.

Now I will be answering the 11 Questions set by MissLozzieLoves!

How did you come up with your blog name?

I wanted to include ‘nail art’ in my blog name somewhere so people can understand what my blog is about and find it easily without reading any posts. I then thought that I am obsessed with nail designs and addicted to creativity! So that’s where the ‘oholic’ part came from. The Adventures of a Nail Artoholic was then formed 🙂 

Favourite magazine?
I don’t really read magazines that much. I like the Boots monthly magazine though and I get quite excited when there is a page or section on nail art!
What three words would you use to best describe yourself?
Creative, enthusiastic, organised.
Favourite season?
Summer!
How long have you been blogging for?
Since November 2013 –  just over 5 months now!
Favourite perfume?
I LOVE the Sephora Cinderella perfume but it’s not available any more 😦
Sweet or Savoury?
Savoury. I love food. End of.
Favourite make up product ever?
NAIL POLISH!!
Where did you get your inspiration to start blogging?
I loved looking at nail designs and blogs. I would sit and browse Pinterest for ages and I would end up clicking on a nail design and reading the blog post attached.  I started to try out more and more designs and I took photos of my nail designs. One day in the summer holiday, I had what I thought was an amazing idea- start my very own blog and share my designs and reviews! I feel that my designs have improved a lot over the past year and I hope that my blog and nail art ideas continue to grow and develop! I really admired (and still admire!) Sammy’s blog- http://www.thenailasaurus.com so she was my main blogger inspiration.
Ideal week away?
A visit to Paris including all of the monuments and attractions with my family or my best friend.
Ideal week at home?

No revision, no homework, no stress. Just nail painting and blogging 😉 

 

End of my questions! Now, It’s time to reveal who I nominate for this award…

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I have checked the blogs to see if there are any posts about the Liebster award and I couldn’t find anything. Apologies if you have already received the award, you can always do it again to receive the green Liebster award! I didn’t count twitter followers, I used bloglovin’ or WordPress follower counts only, to choose my nominations and ensure that they had under 200 followers. I love these blogs so, without further ado, my nominees are….

Julia- http://nailartinc.blogspot.co.uk/

Rebecca- http://flailsandnails.blogspot.co.uk/

Sarah Louise – http://www.saramlouise.blogspot.co.uk/

Nikki- http://nikatnails.wordpress.com/

Gemma – http://adventuresinnails.wordpress.com/

Katherine – http://aworkofnailart.wordpress.com/

Vennie – http://vennixie.wordpress.com/

Cyan – http://bluetapeandnails.blogspot.co.uk/

Catherine- http://thiskittenhasklaws.wordpress.com/

Caroline- http://nailsbycarolineblog.blogspot.co.uk/

PolishYourDay- http://polish-your-day.blogspot.co.uk/

And now for this mega-long post, all that is left to do is set the questions for my nominees! If I have nominated you in the list above, answer these questions on your Liebster Award post!

1. What’s your favourite beauty product brand?

2. Favourite song right now?

3. Why did you start blogging?

4. Favourite post that you have ever written (add a link!)?

5. Favourite quote?

6. What have you learnt since you started blogging and would you do anything differently if you were to start your blog again?

7. Biggest blog achievement?

8. Food that you couldn’t live without?

9.  If you could meet anybody, who would you meet?

10. Dream holiday?

11. What do you aim to do in the World of blogging in the future?

That is all for today! Thank you so much again to MissLozzieLoves for the nomination! If I have nominated you, please let me know when you have posted your Liebster award post because I would love to read your responses!

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Christmas presents!

I’m back and ready to show you all some brand new nail designs this year! I will be regularly posting new tips, trends and things to try throughout this brand new year of 2014. Be sure to sign up for emails notifying you of new posts, or alternatively, you can follow me via your WordPress reader. All can be found in the side bar (to the right if using desktop, bottom of the page for mobile page)! Thank you to all of you that have already signed up!

Without further ado, today I will be showing you some brand new polishes and materials that have been added to my collection! I’ve gathered together all of the nail art related things that I have received this Christmas so a big thanks to all of my family and friends who bought them for me ❤ You know me too well 😉

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As you can see, Santa has been very kind in the nail department this year! On the left in the image you can see my new nail art book which I would really recommend for nail art lovers like me. It’s full of inspiration, origins of nail art and even nail art in the fashion industry.

Below the book I have my two new Avon Colour Attract polishes in ‘Rose Flash’ which is orange/bronze with silver and also ‘Blue attraction’ which is a navy and silver colour. They are both Magnetic polishes which I love. Magnet nails are so quick and simple but look amazing! I also had a variety of magnet sticks to go with these polishes. These are not in the picture, however, I will be showing you some swatches and the detail of all of the magnetic effects very soon!

Next up I have my ‘Birthday Babe’ polish by OPI and my mini San Francisco collection from my best friend 😉 You can see the swatches of these polishes in my previous post here.

Below those OPI’s I have a selection of nail files and orange sticks! A girl can never have to many believe me. I also got some new nail buffers which I may just review soon.

Finally, I’ve saved one of the best until last. On the right in the picture, you can see my Nails inc. Polish diary! This set is amazing!! It features 12 polishes, one for each month. So each month I will be showing you a new polish in detail and ideas for each one! Some of the polishes are new releases, some are graffiti, textures etc… You name the polish- this set has it! I’m very excited to try all of these out!

As always, I decided to treat myself to a few new additions too. I found quite the bargain in TK Maxx as I scooped up two full size Orly polishes for just £4 in total! I will be showing you these very soon in my next design! I also bought myself a brand new top coat based on recommendations of other nail art lovers. I decided to order the Seche Vite fast drying top coat which I am also looking forward to trying. Another thing to look out for soon is my review on my top coats! I just can’t wait to share my rant of Sally Hansen’s ‘No Chip’ acrylic topcoat because guess what? It chips… Anyway, saving that for another day! Finally I decided to buy the second edition of the WAH book of nails. I loved the designs in the other book which is why I decided to purchase the ‘Downtown Girls’ book by WAH. This edition features interviews and tips of some of the World’s leading nail artists and businesses as well as some new designs so be sure to check it out.

That is all for today. I cannot wait to start reviewing, showing and providing you with tutorials! Watch this space…