Sunday, 22 June 2014

Monday, 16 June 2014

Nail Catch Up Part 1: Aug-Dec '13

Like I said in my previous post it's been a long year and even though I've not been blogging I've still been playing with my nails! So here's catch-up Part 1: a round-up of what I did throughout August to December 2013...

1. Matte crazy...

Last summer I finally invested in a matte top coat in the form of China Glaze 'Matte Magic' and naturally I went matte crazy! This is just a sample of what I mattified in 2013. My favourite look is the Chanel 'Blue Satin' matte manicure (top right).

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Daisy daisy...

...give me your answer, do.
I'm half crazy,
 all for the love of you.

So I thought I'd start the relaunch of my blog by sharing my current favourite look with you through the art of a tutorial! 

My current obsession is definitely daisies. I've always been in love with 90s grunge fashion: teaming floral prints, romantic laces, and floaty dresses with big boots and jackets or chunky knit cardigans. One of the dominating prints of this style is the daisy and I've been going mad for it in dresses, skirts, jewellery, and now nails!

So how can you achieve this look? Let's find out...

It's been a long long time...

...but Charbop is back!

About a year ago I wrote my last blog post fully intending to continue but unfortunately life got a little in the way and I had to take a hiatus until I finished the year at Uni. BUT I'm back with more nail art, more reviews, and more ramblings for your reading pleasure! 

Just because I've not been blogging doesn't mean the nail art has stopped and I will be catching you up on some of the best of what I've done over the past year! And of course 12 months is a long time so my nail and beauty collection may or may not have expanded ridiculously... >.> so enjoy a whole heap of reviews coming up in the next few weeks.

So that's about it really! As always I'd love to hear from you guys so leave comments and questions in the comments section below. I'd love to hear any tips, tricks, or nail art ideas you have so be my inspiration and come say hi :D


Wednesday, 7 August 2013

The Girliest Nails in the World... Vintage Rose Nail Art Part 3

Not that I'm obsessed with rose nails or anything... but here's another rose nail art post!
Previously I've shown you my blue and white look, and my shabby chic look, and now I present to you, the girliest nails in the world...

 Pink, purple, hearts, and flowers... 
I don't mean to gender stereotype but DAYUM that's girly!

This look was made in a similar fashion to my previous two, with the rose colours the same as in my shabby chic look, just over a lilac shade instead of blue. So you may be thinking why am I bothering to show you this? Well 3 things really...

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Shabby Chic... Vintage Rose Nail Art Part 2

As promised in my last post on rose nail art, here is another vintage rose look with some different colours. This look was actually inspired by my favourite mug...

My kind of camouflage

I bought this mug from Asda around 2-3 years ago. As soon as I saw it I immediately fell in love. I love the shabby chic look and something about this combination of pastel blues and pinks really spoke to me. I thought it was about time, using my newfound knowledge of rose art, to translate this look to my nails!

Read on for more...

Who needs a spa? Superdrug Face Masks Review Part 3

I think its about time I did another face mask review, don't you?

So I'm on part 3 of my reviews on the Superdrug face masks! I've lost count of how many I've got left to do... but let's just see what happens shall we? So far I have covered:

This time its the turn of the Superfruits Exfoliating Mask!

"This really is super! Superdrug Superfruits Exfoliating Mask with extracts of blueberry, raspberry, and cranberry deeply cleanses and purifies pore, while natural clay helps to absorb excess oil which can leas to breakouts. Strawberry seeds gently exfoliate the skin for a complexion so clear and bright you'll stand out from the crowd."
Read the review here...