Fruity prints, doughnuts, gin and nails... The perfect night?!

Friday, 11 July 2014

Off to sun myself in Florida for a couple of weeks, back soon in the meantime here's a few pictures from the launch of the Abandon Ship Apparel Girls collection in Glasgow on Tuesday evening. A huge thanks to Amanda and the rest of the Abandon Ship team for a fab night and the lovely ladies from Betty & Bee, love y'all! A night of Good Luck Kid doughnuts (which were to die for btw!), Gin & Ginger courtesy of The Glasgow Gin Club, bitchin' nails and temporary tattoos from one of my nail art faves Tammy of DIY Nails and the fab guys from Sassoon' who transformed my mane into mermaidy waves! Coupled with the incredible new ASA prints and I was in my element, thanks all for a fab 'un!

I picked up a few pieces on the night, but I'm already eyeing up another few pieces oops! Brace yourself for 'all' the selfies now, here's a few from the night and a wee selfie in my new 'What A Melon' crop yesterday, I LOVE that print far too much!

Unintentional coloured hair gang, cause normal hair is so last year! ;)

Mermaid Curls! Thanks Sassoon, Glasgow!

Tammy ya' babe, who doesn't want to have ASA decals and sparkly silver nails!
Shades and 'WhatAMelon' print, obvs...
Off to get a few hours of sleep now as I'm up bright and early to hotfoot it to Florida for a couple of weeks hanging out with my pals Mickey and Harry, see y'all soon! If you fancy checking out the new Abandon Ship Girls collection (DO IT!) click here or check them out on Instagram @abandonshipgirls or Twitter @abandonshipapp (my personal faves are the Mandala and WhatAMelon prints!)

Forever Nailing It; Nail Kit Review...

Friday, 4 July 2014

If you've been a reader of IonaBlog for a while you'll know I'm a bit of a nail art fiend, whether I'm sporting bitchin' decals, funky designs or even just a pretty polish, I like to keep my nails looking fancy! So when the lovely folks from Qwerkity contacted me asking if I'd be interesting in trying out their Nail Art Kits* I jumped at the opportunity.

With 20 colours in each set, there are honestly endless possibilities in making your nails look fab with these kits! I've found them super easy to use and especially love the shimmery colours from the glitter set. A couple of months back I painted my friend Jodie's nails ready for her birthday party with one of her favourite things; Minions! The look was much easier than you'd expect and I was really pleased with how they turned out, I used polishes from the both the original and glitter kits, but you could easily create this look using just the original kit.

Are you a fan of nail art, what looks would you create using the Nail Art Kits from Qwerkity? Something out-there like the Minions or would you stick to a a more classic look? I'd love to know, the Nail Art Kit's are £19.99 each and you get 20 colours in each set which I think is really great value for the number of polishes you get and the number of looks you can create from one set! 
Twitter: @qwerkity

When Life Gives You Lemons... Wear 'em On A Dress!

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

I love Summer, the past couple of years I've not really had the chance to enjoy the sunshine as I've worked so much during the summer months, saving precious pennies and missed out on many much loved tanning hours! This summer I'm definitely enjoying having a little more time to get out and about and enjoy the sunny days when we are lucky enough to have them! I'm off to Florida next week for 2 weeks with my family too, so hope to return a bronzed goddess (chuckle.) after hanging out with The Mouse and Hazza P!

I've got a wee OOTD from yesterday, a recent purchase I bought for heading off to America. I was instantly drawn to the eye-catching lemon print and what was even better was that it was a steal at £11.40! I love the shape and though this picture doesn't show it off all that well, it has a super pretty neckline and 'v-cut' back, it is a bit shorter than I'd usually have worn but I'm pushing myself to wear things outwith my comfort zone. Sadly it was the only one on the rail and I can't find it on the Debenhams website, but they do have lots of similar styles in store at the moment!

Dress- Red Herring, Debenhams £11.40
Denim Jacket- Monsoon old.
Sunglasses- Primark £1
Sandals- Birkenstock 'Rio' £44.95 (ASOS)
We've also got a new addition to the family and last weekend we rescued Kimi a Horsefield tortoise (we named him after Kimi Raikkonen, the racing car driver!) from the SSPCA centre in Edinburgh and he's quickly settled in and become one of the family!

I hope you're all having a fab week whatever you're up to, I'm frantically getting ready for my holidays/ getting ridiculously excited for my first ever trip to America!