Monday, 27 August 2012

Oh So Buntilicious.

Sooooooo keeping you updated with all things figgy and funky...
We've just moved out of our lovely (but a bit mouldy) house and thought we would share some of its lovely buntingness with you.....
We are slightly bunting crazy and have managed to infect our nearest and dearest with this bunting disease!!

Ta-Da!!! Bunting upstairs and downstairs!!


For Mumma Lane who everyone knows loves her owls!

Close up.... not your typical coloured barn owls...

Bunting for babies!!

Circular to avoid harm from sharp edges ;)

Hungry caterpillar bunting!!!! If you look closely you can see little legs on each circle!

Mamma Lane had to get into the picture too because she was soo proud of her new bunting!

And even minier bunting!

Adding a splash of colour!

Bunting bunting everywhere...

Figgy just had to get some bunting in at her parents house to brighten up the place!

Duck bunting worn as jewellery..... ( Wow talk about how many times you can use the word bunting in a post.....)

PHEW!!! Over and Out!!!! 
Figgy Lane.

Friday, 24 August 2012

Figgy Lane.

So a couple of days ago we got our first award!
YAY! Becca of Life of Polish nominated us! She has a very very cute blog so you should check her out!

Here are the rules:

  1. Each person tagged must post 11 things about themselves.
  2. They must also answer the 11 questions the 'tagger' has set for them.
  3. They must create 11 more questions to ask bloggers they have decided to tag.
  4. They must then choose 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers and tag them in their post.
  5. These lucky bloggers must then be told.
  6. There's no tag backs.  

Lets get this show on the road!!

11 things about Figgy Lane:

1) Wig Wam introduced us to the world of nail blogs!! (Our first jazzy nails for her blog!)

2) We LOVE to dress up!!

3) We are always making things and decorating our house!

4) We are quite silly.

5) We made our background ourselves with the left side representing Figgy and the right Lane.

6) We live here.

7) We study 3D design at University.

8) And take the health and safety very seriously....

9) When we're at the beach we draw on pebbles so that one day we might find one again...

10) We are slightly obsessed with Grey's Anatomy....

(The excitement got too much..)

11) We have only been friends for 2 years and Figgy Lane has only been alive for 6 months!

Bring on lots more blogging fun!!

Becca's questions for us!

  1. How long have you been blogging? 6 months!!
  2. What motivated you to start your blog? We just love being creative and felt that we wanted a space to share this and see others crazy cool ideas!!
  3. What is your favourite thing about blogging? Meeting and talking to all you cool new people and knowing people like your ideas.
  4. Does your nail art get noticed by strangers in real life? Do you like this? Yes!! I do find it quite flattering when people in shops ask where they can buy it and I tell them I did it myself.
  5. How many nail polishes do you own? Oh god!! I have NO idea!!! especially as the collection is spilt between two houses at the moment. More than a hundred. 
  6. What is your favourite nail colour for the 4 different seasons? (One per season) I love red in winter. This summer was definately a gold moment :D Mainly to support the olympics!!! 
  7. Have you ever considered taking your hobby further? (i.e. nail/make up courses, working in a nail salon) To raise money for our course we ran a nail stand at our Uni painting people nails for christmas! 
  8. Do you research swatches/reviews before you buy a polish or are you an impulse buyer? Impulse buyer all the way!! If I see something cool I want it straight away!! If I read a blog I'm sold from the beginning!
  9.  Are their polishes you can't get in your country that you really want? No idea! I just go to superdrug and buy which ever nail varnish I like the look of!
  10. What is the most amount of money you would spend on a polish and why? £5. We are both students! And our course is pretty expensive!
  11. Would you even consider making YouTube tutorials of your nail art? Why/why not? Yes I would, but they would have to be funny nail tutorials!
Our Questions for you!
(These shall not be any ordinary questions, let me warn you now!)
  1. How much wood could a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood???
  2. If you could be any vegetable, what would you be and why?
  3. I love cake. What is your favourite cake?
  4. I always loved the program the borrowers, if you could be a small person, what objects would you use to make clothes and furniture out of? eg. a button for a plate.
  5. If you were a polar bear, would you dip die your fur?
  6. If people were all colours of the rainbow, what colour would you be and why? (I would be multicoloured!)
  7. If you had to live in one of these places, which one would you choose: a wig wam, a tee pee, a yurt or a tree house. 
  8. History is a marvellous thing. What time period would you travel back to?
  9. If you were a cow, do you think you would eat grass?
  10. If you were told that you only had one week to carry on blogging, would you cry?
  11. Are these the strangest questions you have ever answered....???

Hope you have fun answering these random questions!
Now for the 11 lucky ducks we nominate for the award!!

  1. nevermindsuzi
  2. whenitrainsitpours92
  3. sabrinasnailblog
  4. medusasthreadsdetails
  5. cinnamon-chitchat
  6. robinsparkles1
  7. xoxoalexisleigh
We don't have 11 people to award the Liebster to, so we have only 7 peoples! But they are mighty fine bloggers!

Happy Blogging and question answering! 

Figgy Lane x 

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Every nail has a silver lining...

So this post is dedicated to one of my (Lane's) favourite nail polishes!
Barry M's 'Instant Nail Effects Foil - Silver'....

 Its just SO shiny!! I feel like the Tin Man from wizard of Oz when I wear it!! 
Also you only need one coat and it is super chip resistant which is SOOO good for me as I am super clumsy! 

I've done this design before but this time did it even more colourful and you can never have too much colour! I just couldn't decide between pink...

or orange... So did one hand of each...

Dooo doo doo...

Getting both the hands in their so you can see both the lovely orange nails and the pinkies... I still can't decide which colour I prefer on this design and liked having a hand of each!

My second design using the lovely lovely silver... 
( I think it is evident I am a big fan of turquoise...)

Little Pinkie!

Joining the line!

My chubby little hands...

These were my painted holidays nails! Wahoo! Holidayyyyyyyyy holiday cellleeebratteeeeee celebrate....

Look how shiny they are!! I've only recently started gradient nails and I just love how easy but awesome it is!

I didn't do a brilliant job of cleaning the edges (you probably noticed from the photos) this was mainly due to the fact that I knocked a nail varnish over while painting and it went EVERYWHERE and I mean EVERYWHERE in my mum's bathroom. Oops! At least it went with the colour scheme!

GREEN! I actually preferred the colours on this hand but it didn't really photograph as well as the blue!

My dad found it hilarious to find me sat in the bathtub fully dressed painting my nails so decided to take a picture.

Oh the possibilities are endless oh little silver ray of polish! 

I'm afraid I haven't been able to post in a while as I have been a busy bee!! (Hopefully in a couple of weeks you will all see why!!) But Figgy has been on it like sonic with her AWESOME entries for the penguin competition!!! She has got us lots of new followers so YAYYY and HELLO :)

 Tar-rah! The Lane.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

I think there's something on my eye...

Carrying on with the Penguin Challenge, it's week 3, White and Colour.

I had no idea what to do and then I saw my fabric box. Dun Dun Dunnnn! An idea came and I decided to stick felt all over my eyes! The most logical thing to do of course...

I had a white eye shadow background and stuck the felt triangles on with eyelash glue.

 I couldn't actually open my eyes up properly so I had to have them closed for the picture otherwise I looked like a right weirdo!

I did two eyes this time! 

And that is my white and colour look!

Not your usual makeup challenge entry!

Figgy xx

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

My Eyebrows Aren't Usually This Dark!

So this is the second week of the penguin challenge, Black and Colourrrrrrr! I do loves me a bit of colour!
I decided that I would only do one eye because I knew i wouldn't be able to do both exactly the same, so I looked like a weirdo walking around the house and my parents didn't understand what the hell I was up to!

I thought that a strong black eyebrow with a complementing eyeliner would work well with crazy colours in between. An eyeliner sandwich!

Adding a few feathers was the finishing touch, applied with eyelash glue. 

In my house it's full of giant colourful paintings and I thought they complemented each other well!

Once I'd finished my proper makeup I decided to go a bit crazy with some orange Barry M eye shadow that is about 30 years old, which we found in my Grandma's makeup box (and stole! muahaha)

It looked cooler in real life, I just look slightly diseased in pictures...!

And that is FiggyLane's entry for Black and Colourrrrrr!

Hope you like it!

Figgy xx

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Get Plastered!

This week the Lane and I have decided to enter a competition on xoxoalexisleigh which is very exciting! We do love our dressing up and crazy makeup! Mostly dressing up like animals... :D

This week is black and white week and I took this opportunity to mess up my skin by putting PVA glue and plaster bits on my face. I kept finding bobbles of glue in my eyebrows and hair later on when I went to a dance class...

I used the dry bits of plaster that were left in my bowl where I'd mixed plaster of paris for another project, PVA'd my face and stuck them all down while pointing a hair dryer in my face to speed up the drying process!

Apologies for the quality of of the image! It was taken on photobooth and then cropped, which meant the quality was a bit crappos.

Closeup of my lips! They peeled off in one go, which was pretty cool!

And there you have it. I got plastered! 

Figgy x