Thursday, April 26, 2012

When this is posted, I will be on a plane crossing the Atlantic on the way to the old world.
As part of my  goal to post more I'll be queuing  posts to keep a slightly more regular schedule.

One of my new years resolutions this fine year was to finally put a stop to biting my nails, for good. I managed to stop for the two months I was in Australia last year, but then restarted the habit once I got home. Since, for now, I am not working in a kitchen I wanted to fully enjoy long nails and delightful varnishes!
Here are a few 'manicures' I've given myself in 2012. Please excuse my horrid cuticles and red skin around my nail. I'm having a little more trouble discontinuing picking at them and actually letting them grow in so I can properly deal with them. I'm working on it, but I suppose it's hard to give up all ones nervous habits at once, no?

Sally Hansen InstaDri 'Brisk Blue'

Sephora for OPI 'Break A Leg-Warmer'

Nicole by OPI 'Disco Dolls'

Matt├ęsse NYC 'Neon Thunderbolt' with a matte topcoat.

GOSH 'Avant Garde' (this is one of my three favourite varnishes ever)

Revlon 'Plum Attraction'

Sally Hansen InstaDri 'Co-Bolt Blue'

Revlon ColorStay 'Red Carpet' (this is another my my top three)

GOSH ' Silky Mint'

Nail Polish by H&M 'Silver'

The only one from my 3 favourite varnishes is Essie 'Meet Me At Sunset'.
It's the most charming orange, red enough to not be yellow at all but still a true orange. I'm sure it's going to be my go-to colour for the summer months!

Saturday, April 21, 2012


Oh, as always I've not posted in ages. But, to be fair, my life hasn't been terribly thrilling recently. Hopefully this summer will have a bit more happening and come August I will, obviously, be posting all about my new life. Everything that happens will seem amazing, since I have have never lived on my own before, have never lived in a major city, and have only a minimal grasp of the, very, foreign language.

On Wednesday I'm taking an aikido test, for the rank of 2nd kyu. (in aikido you start at 6th kyu and work your way up to 1st, you then get your 1st degree black belt.)
I'm pretty nervous, but I know I'm ready for it.

And on Thursday evening I'm leaving for London, England for 10 days. 3 days of aikido and then a week's vacation since I don't get to spend much time in one of my favourite cities. I don't think I'll be taking a laptop with me, but I will be journaling and taking heaps of photos so there will be a detailing post when I come back, I promise! Even though I have technically lived there and have definitely been there many times, I've never have a proper chance to do touristy things. Plus a member of my dojo will be there as well and he's never been, so I want to show him around since it's a wonderful place to be.
So I'm planning on going to the Tower, on the London Eye, to the Natural History Museum & Tate Modern, walks in the park, and Portobello & Camden Markets.

Two of my friends from Bermuda are in school just outside the city, so hopefully I'll be able to see them. Along with a friend I met when I was in Brisbane who lives in Liverpool but says she'll come see me! I haven't seen her in a little over a year, so it'd be delightful so see her.
Plus I have various friends and family around; I'm going to be crazy busy.

I hope you're all doing swimmingly, and to end this here's a smattering of photos from my Instagram (feel free to follow me @signeconstable) since I manage to document everything with it!