Circuit Board Nail Art


Using Miss Sporty in dark green (although it looks VERY blue in the photo), and Models Own nail art pens in silver and gold.

A friend sent me a link to some amazing circuit board nail art and I decided to try my own. Looks far better in real life than it does in the picture. Sigh. I love this nail art and am definitely going to try it again.


YouTube is Made of Awesome

Recently I have been spending an awful lot of time with YouTube. I have been acquainted with YouTube for years, mainly using it for old Donald O’Connor and Morecambe and Wise clips, but this year our relationship has become slightly more serious. I blame my friend Caroline for this (you can see her Tumblr here); she gave me a list of content creators whose videos she thought I might enjoy, and I said I would look them up.

And the rest is history.

I love Meekakitty and Nanalew‘s channels, and BriTANick and TomSka‘s. I am discovering new channels daily. And I am a Nerdfighter. A Peeps-eating, Nerdfighter-Gathering-attending, Accio-Deathly-Hallows-singing Nerdfighter. I am watching the Vlogbrothers videos in order, and am currently spending a lot of time in 2010.

There is no hope for me. I am lost in a sea of sketches, vlogs and music videos. But it’s a hell of a lot of fun, and I plan on dragging as many people as possible down here with me.

So why not give it a try? There is something for everyone here, stuff that will make you laugh, stuff that will make you cry, and, of course, stuff that will make you despair of humanity. But don’t despair for too long, because, look, here’s an introduction to nerdfighting. You will be very welcome in Nerdfighteria and it’s very difficult to despair of humanity when there is so much awesome around.

Best wishes!


Snowman Nail Art


Using Barry M in Blueberry Ice Cream, Models Own in Thunder & Lightning and Snow White, Models Own nail art pens in white and black, and Andrea Fulerton Nail Boutique Stripe & Sparkle in red.

My first Christmas nail art. I’ve seen several people with this design; mine is a little rough around the edges. I quite like the combination of Thunder & Lightning and Blueberry Ice Cream for the sky.


Balloon Santa Claus


I haven’t put up a balloon modelling post for a very long time, mainly because I haven’t done any balloon modelling. But it is Christmas and I had to try to make myself a Santa. It’s actually not too difficult; it just requires a lot of time and a bit of effort.

You will need six balloons: two red, two white, one pink and one black. You will also probably need scissors, and a marker pen.

The video I used was in three parts (around 25 minutes in total) so I’ve added links to them below. As you can see, my finished Santa is slightly different to that in the video. For a start, he is wearing blue boots, as it turns out I can’t tell the difference between blue and black. I have given him a smooth beard, instead of a bubbly one, as I prefer the look of it this way. Finally, he doesn’t have a sack because I don’t have any round balloons.

Have fun and Merry Christmas!

Santa Claus Balloon Twisting Tutorial Part 1

Santa Claus Balloon Twisting Tutorial Part 2

Santa Clause Balloon Twisting Tutorial Part 3