'online friends' become 'real life friends'...the build up!

I'm not one of those people who feels you can't become or build a friendship online. In my opinion, you totally can. Obviously you have to be really careful and if you have a gut feeling something or someone isn't quite right then listen to your gut.

A few years after leaving school was when I became more active in the cyber world. I used to have facebook through school and you know the likes of bebo...oh yes, who remembers bebo? can I have your love for the day? (if you didn't have bebo you clearly won't understand that).

I deactivated my facebook account because it was not worth the hassle that came along with it and I feel so much better for getting rid. Twitter in my opinion is so much better. Facebook is for the people who you know and wish you didn't, Twitter is filled with people who you don't know but wish you did. Anyone else heard that quote?

I originally joined twitter for something to do I guess, to follow the celebs (I was originally one of them annoying tweeters trying to get noticed by one direction...it didn't happen, have no fear I've moved wayyyy on from that stage. You live, you learn). But now for me twitter is so much more than just following the celebs, I use it to connect with other people all over the country. It is great!

I've wrote 3 paragraphs so far and I've not actually mentioned what I'm wanting to actually talk about today. I've never come close to meeting anyone from the internet. It is a pretty scary step to meet someone who you've met online. This weekend I'll be doing just that, I'm a mixture of emotions. I'm extremely excited but I'm scared too. Since Sunday I've been feeling really anxious and now the week of the weekend has arrived I'm guessing those levels might slightly rise even more but distraction is key...hence why I'm blogging about it.

This weekend will see Jamie, her boyfriend Dave and their dog Pep come to stay for a few nights. It is so crazy to think I only started blogging as an escape now I've actually got a very good friendship out of it. I know I shouldn't be scared because yes technically they are 'strangers' because I haven't met them in person but I mean I've skyped them enough to know they aren't crazy loons...well, actually they are crazy loons but in the greatest way possible. I just keep reminding myself that the feelings I'm feeling are completely normal and the best way to do this is, feel the fear and do it anyway!

It is crazy to think in three days, three whole days I will be able to see this lovely little lady in real life. I can feel a photo filled blog post coming up next week, unless Jamie can't stand me and they end up leaving after a few hours...I'm sure she wont...if it is anything like Skype/phone/text we will get on like a house on fire. I actually feel sorry for Dave, he is going to get ganged up on soooo much...pre warning for you there Dave! :) See you guys soon! X

my latest love, Seventeen Gel Colour.

Recently I've not really been feeling the blogging love, I haven't felt the feeling of wanting to blog. I've been kind of busy in 'the real world', you know cos blogging is just an illusion, it's a made up world. I'm totally kidding by the way. Blogging is a part of my life. Admittedly I do slack sometimes but the beauty with blogging is there are no rules, blog when you want, where you want, about what you want.

Ok, now that I've got that little bit out of my head I'll talk about what I came here to talk about and that is SEVENTEEN GEL COLOUR ...oh my, without a doubt my latest love.

Seventeen is a range exclusive to Boots and they currently have an offer on. 2 for £6 on Gel Colour, thanks for a fab offer Seventeen and Boots but I think you've got some explaining to do to my bank balance.

When I first spotted these polishes in Boots thankfully my local store only had a small selection. A small selection means less time spent oohing and awwing over which polish I want to add to my collection. I picked up 4 colours first time around, but now my Seventeen Gel Colour collection has doubled. My local boots now stock the whole collection, so I'm currently trying my best to avoid it (you know after already purchasing 4 more since I couldn't decide on just 2).

I've been wanting to share all the colours on here but reality is right now I can't. I don't want to paint my nails, take a photo straight away then paint another colour. Admittedly I tried that last week but the lighting was all wrong and it just ended terribly so I'm going to paint my nails as usual and just snap photos and throw them all in one post, eventually.

But I couldn't create a post without adding pictures though so the colour Razberrito is going to be the main feature for today. I'm seriously in love with the colour and the polish as a whole. Let me tell you why...

The formula, impressive. The only other gel look shine polish I've tried is Barry Ms and I don't rate them one bit. This formula is just right in my eyes. Each time I've painted my nails I've literally got just the right amount of polish on my brush, making painting my nails fun and enjoyable. If you've used any of Barry M's gelly shine polish you will know exactly what I mean by their formula, their formula is so thick and blobby (farrrrr too thick). If you hate that as much as I do, I think you will be seriously impressed with Seventeens new range too.

The coverage...I advice using either 2 or 3 coats. 2 coats are usually fine but depending if it's a glitter one maybe 3.

The wear, mind blowing? Maybe my mind is easily blown but how can Seventeen create a polish that lasts so long without signs of wear. On the bottle cap it states to have upto 8 days wear. I've tried 3 different polishes and each time I made a note in my diary so I could work out how many days they lasted. On average it was around 4 to 5 days which in my eyes is pretty impressive. But as I'm typing this and looking down at my nails they are only just starting to chip slightly and it has been 1 week. 1 whole week, I'm on to a winner here in my eyes! *pppsssssttt* I didn't even use a top coat to protect them either so it is all the polishes work alone.

The colour match... I don't know how some makes manage this but I've bought polishes before and they come out a wishy washy version of what is in the bottle...meaning they require alot of coats to match, therefore it's time consuming and a little boring. Seventeens Gel Colour on the other hand is on point with the match! What you see in the bottle is exactly how it'll be on your nails.

WOW, did I just write a review? Without actually calling it a 'review' and freaking out a little inside...yes, yes I bloomin well did. Woo hoo, I'm impressed with myself.

Have you tried any of Seventeens Gel Colour polishes? If your answer was no, what are you playing at? Girl, you are seriously missing out.