Friday, December 30, 2011

I went to a magical place today......... full of HOLO RAINBOWS!!!!!!!!!!!!! (pics to come soon)

So i made the trip to Essential Distrubtion today, and limited myself to only 5 holo Chemistry polishes XD I will be swatching away tomorrow, so heaps of pics to come :)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

My Christmas Mani :)

What a busy day..... Woke up with a migraine :( Had to suck it up cause we were having Christmas lunch with my side of the family today..... So glad i did my nails last night :) Have no idea what the polish names i used are, i will edit tomorrow when i can make it outta bed.
EDIT - The blue is a Mini Colorama called Electric Blue by Maybelline and the glitter is called Disco Diva by Chi Chi.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Max Factor - Boji, Opal, Onyx

We had a blackout here earlier, so i thought i would do a quick swatch of the Max Factor nail polishes i got in my GWP tin. I am suprised at how much i liked all of them. 3 coats were needed for Onyx and Boji, and 4 for Opal. I could have got away with 1 less coat on all of them if i had given them a few more mins to dry between coats. Boji leans a little more purple than in my pictures, Opal is more of a pearl colour and much less grey than my picture, and Onyx is just a gorgeous shiny black. Don't mind the big ding in the Onyx swatch, im so clumsy >.<
Max Factor - Boji
Max Factor - Opal
Max Factor - Onyx

OPI - Turquoise Shatter over China Glaze - Liquid Leather

Just a quick post to show this beautiful shatter. Please excuse the disgusting state of my hands. I was baking Gingerbread Men all day :P So much handwashing >.< Anyways this is my favourite shatter colour outta all of them. So pretty! This is OPI - Turquoise Shatter over China Glaze - Liquid Leather.
OPI - Turquoise Shatter over China Glaze Liquid Leather
OPI - Turquoise Shatter over China Glaze Liquid Leather

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Eclipse - 613

This is a Korean brand called Eclipse. The Morning Glory stores have heaps of them. The colours are beautiful, but the formula is hit or miss.... This was a miss...... Put this on last night, peeled it off not long after i took the photos. Super annoying because the colour is so pretty! This is 3 streaky, thick, took forever to dry, coats.
Eclipse - 613

Eclipse - 613

Eclipse - 613

Essence - Into The Dark

This is a really beautiful colour :) I LOVED it! However it was deceptive because it looked lighter and had alot more glitter in the bottle. On the nail you really couldnt see much glitter at all, and it dried quite a bit darker. But i really did love the end result. I tried to get some pics when i had it on, but there was no sun at all, it was so dark outside all day :(

Essence - Into The Dark

Essence - Into The Dark

Monday, December 12, 2011

Haul - Max Factor, Butter London

OK, so i went to the shop to buy some hair dye...... and came back with this -
Max Factor GWP
That had this inside -
Max Factor GWP - Nail Polish in Boji, Onyx, Opal. Kohl Pencil in 020 Black. Masterpiece Max Mascara in Black.
And i got that as a GWP cause i had bought this -
False Lash Effect Mascara in Black
 And because i needed to spend $29 to get the GWP i also got this -
Nailfinity in 058 Gilded Ruby

Colour Perfection in 998 Cocoa Shimmer, 992 Rose Shimmer

Then while i was food shopping a Madson mag had this as a GWP -
Butter London in Trout Pout
I couldnt help myself :)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Orly - Fowl Play

This has been a lemming of mine for quite a while now...... and now it is mine..... Mwahahaha *Evil Grin* ...... However i am super bummed cause the sun has not come out to play :( It was so hard to get a picture of this beauty.... Thinking i might need to build a light box :)
Can i just say this polish was a bit of a pita to apply, but it wears like iron! I have being moving furinture, doing dishes without gloves, vacuuming the carpets, skirting boards, window ledges ect... So alot of bashing my nails about. After all of this i have only 1 tiny little chip on the tip of my ring finger. Gotta love the quality of Orly polishes!
This is 3 coats of Orly - Fowl Play

Friday, December 9, 2011

China Glaze - Eye Candy Collection - Lorelei's Tiara

Lorelei's Tiara swatches from the Eye Candy Collection by China Glaze
Lorelei's Tiara
Lorelei's Tiara

Lorelei's Tiara

Lorelei's Tiara

Lorelei's Tiara

Lorelei's Tiara

Lorelei's Tiara
Lorelei's Tiara
My pics dont even begin to so how wonderful Lorelei's Tiara looks in person. Im still trying to figure out how to get the best from my new camera. So the next time i wear this polish i shall try to get some better pics.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Haul - China Glaze, Orly, Essence

I have gone a little nuts with nail polish shopping the last week or so...... But they are so shiny, and sparkly, and PRETTY..... Gah! Must take a moment to breath :P

First off i found an amazing place that sells China Glaze, OPI, and Color Club :)

 L to R - Blonde Bombshell, Love Marilyn, Lorelei's Tiara
L to R - Heaven, Fowl Play, Dorothy Who?
 L to R - 02 Into The Dark, 01 Gold Old Buffy

I have swatched Lorelei's Tiara, and i am IN LOVE! By far the most amazing glitter i have ever worn!!!!! I now have to decide what i am going to wear next..... So many choices.... Ahh....... *Head Explodes*

China Glaze - Heaven

Not something i always go for, but it looks so pretty in the bottle :) But when i put it on last night it made my nails look sick, bleh! Was gonna take it off, but thought i would take some pics in the morning for reference. Now im looking at it in daylight, i kinda like it. Thinking it would look good with some nail art stickers, maybe flowers or something like that :) However this took AGES to dry, even after applying Out The Door top coat :(

Monday, December 5, 2011

Color Club - Fame & Fortune

This polish was such a stunner! I have never seen anything like it before. It looked like shattered glass trapped in layers of bright pink jelly *LOVE*  Was a bit of a learning curve trying to figure out how to shift the shards around to look good and not stick out, but was so worth the effort. I couldnt pick just one or two pics...... So here are SEVEN pics that dont even begin to show the amazingness that is Fame & Fortune!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Santa came early :)

My partner came home the other night with this -
How lucky am i :) I love my man!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Kink in Silk Road

This polish looked really promising in the bottle, like a copper version of Choose Me by Essence. But it made my skin look so red, and chipped within an hour of putting it on! Kink is a brand in is sold in Coles stores in Australia. I have used 2 other polishes from this brand with great results, so was really suprised that this was a dud :(