I'm back! It's been TWO WEEKS since I was able to get online at home, and I'm so excited to be back - isn't that ridiculous? I bought a new laptop (my old one died of coffee/milk/sugar poisoning, caused by cat) - and by the way I am NOT a fan of Widows 8! - but still couldn't get online for another week because my ISP had to send me a new router, as the old one wasn't compatible with Widows 8! So anyway, here I am, and normal service will be resumed asap.
I still can't edit photos properly - I've downloaded Gimp and Picasa, but I'm not convinced by either yet. I obviously need to spend a lot of time working on them - I can't get used to how complicated Gimp is! (Can anyone advise easily how you can save a pic there as a JPEG?) and Picasa isn't as useful as my old Photoshop Elements was (also not compatible with this computer!) So I apologise for the photos here.
While I was offline, here are some of the nails I wore:
Butter London The Black Knight. This is two coats over a coat of Rimmel Black Out.
I have to say, I was a bit disappointed with The Black Knight. It wasn't as sparkly or as amazing as I hoped it would be. Application was nice, it was smooth and dried fine (although the finish was gritty, it does need topcoat) but it just wasn't as awesome as I thought it should be.
I also did more snooker nails - the yellow and blue is the setting of the snooker World Champs this year (they had a blue carpet and a yellow side wall, with arches cut out at the bottom), the thumb is obviously the triangle of reds, and the accent nail is my attempt at the World Championship trophy using a Barry M Silver nail art pen. The other colours are Barry M - Cobalt Blue, Yellow, Spring Green and Red.