Saturday, 8 December 2012

NOTD - Avon Sequinned Turquoise

Hi everyone,

Oh my god, I am such a bad blogger! I haven't posted anything for awhile, let alone actually post my Aussie Nails Monday manis. Bad Blogger! Bad Blogger!

I have some pics for my Aussie Nails mani coming up hopefully tomorrow (but don't hold you breath because I really don't want to be responsible for any deaths).

So for today we have a mani that I did a couple of weeks ago that I have been meaning to post.

This is Avon 'Sequinned Turquoise'.
I saw a couple of people post about this a few months bad and I just HAD to get it.
So, I placed my first Avon order in years and this little beauty was mine.

This polish is just gorgeous. In some lights it shows up more green and in others it has a definite blue tone.

This is 2 coats, with 1 coat of SV. I could have gotten away with just one coat but 2 gives the polish a bit more depth.

In the sun.
In the shade.

Monday, 26 November 2012

Aussie Nails Monday 'Weather'

Hi guys,
Just a quick post today.

This is my Aussie Nails Monday 'Weather' mani.

It was a pretty half-assed attempt but it turned out ok.

I used Cult Nails 'Time Traveller' as the base, Ulta 3 'Lily White' for the cloud, Essie 'Smooth Sailing' for the tip of the nail an Ulta3 'Honolulu' for the lightning.

So, here are the pics...

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Pretty Serious Liquid Leprecaun

Hi guys,
Hope you liked the Aussie Nails Monday post yesterday. I am really lovng being a part of that challenge. It's so much fun.
So, for today I have a brilliant Aussie Indie polish...Pretty Serious 'Liquid Leprecaun'.
I am loving this polish. It is beautiful IRL.
A gorgeous green glitter with a sprinkling of gold glitter throw in.

I am loving all of Pretty Serious' olishes at the moment. I bough a couple of othes too, so I will be posting those soon.

You can check out Pretty Serious polishes here.
If you're going to get this one, I highly recmmend you get 'Emma Louise' too. It is a gorgeous LIMITED EDITION polish...Ill be showing that one off soon, too.

Monday, 19 November 2012

Aussie Nails Monday - Glitter

Hi everyone,
Wow! I have actually managed to last for 2 weeks of this challenge. And this one is actually being posted on a Monday (just)!

The theme for this week is GLITTER!

This is Lynnderella The Glittering Crowd over Avon Sequinned Turquoise.

I had a look through my many glitters to find the perfect one for this challenge. It needed to encapsulate ‘glitter’ perfectly.

I decided upon Lynnderella ‘The Glittering Crowd’ because, not only is it an awesome glitter bomb but it also has glitter in the name.
The Glittering Crowd has over 100 different kinds of glitter in it, so it is the perfect ‘glitter’ themed polish.
Because the theme is glitter, I figured it should be layered over some glitter too and since I was wearing Avon Sequinned Turquoise at the time, I decided I would just stick with that.

Thanks for stopping by.
Make sure you check out the other lovely ladies who are also doing the Aussie Nails Monday...



Elissa - Lissa’s Polish Addiction
Bec - Nail Gun XS
Marie - Marie’s Manicure Madhouse
Courtney - Tales From The Makeup Bag
Sarah - Shatter Me Claire
Chantelle - A Polished Prance
Teneil - Tee Bee’s Nails
Nicole - The Epitome of Superficiality
Bec - Lacquer Dreams

Naomi - NananaisNails
Eboni - Enamoured With Enamel
Katie - Pretty Polish Please
Adelle - Adelle1985 (Instagram)
Kelly - Kelly's Kolors
Rebecca - Polished Peripherals
Rosemarie - Every Little Polish
Melissa - Mel My Issta
Natalie - Walk In My Eyeshadow
Jennifer - JennLojko (Instagram)
Kristy - The Polish Haven
Emma - Nails In The Desert

Erin - Erinzi (Instagram)
Brie - Strawbrie (Instagram)
Astrid - Lovessweetas(Instagram)
Jasmyn - Jas’ Blingtastic Nails

Sunday, 18 November 2012

NOTD - French mani with China Glaze Sweet Hook and Gothic Lolita

Hello everyone.

My NOTD...

China Glaze Sweet Hook with China Glaze Gothic Lolita for the tips.

This is Sweet Hook by itself.

Here is the mani.
*PLEASE NOTE* I forgot to take picture of this mani. This pic was actually me attempting to take a picture of the bite on my middle finger. But luckily you can see the polish.

Excuse the swollen middle finger.
See you all soon

Saturday, 17 November 2012

NOTD China Glaze Gothic Lolita and Fairy Dust

Hi peeps,

Juat a quick NOTD.

This is China Glaze Gothic Lolita with China Glaze Fairy Dust on top.

Gothic Lolita is an awesome purple with a subtle shimmer and Fairy Dust is a sparkly holography micro glitter in a clear base.

I loved this mani. It was so sparkly and I kept looking at it.

Be back soon.

Friday, 16 November 2012

NOTD - Gloss n Sparkle Cotinga over Ulta3 Lilac Bloom

Hi guys,

Yay! 3 posts in 3 days. That's got to be some kind of record for me.

It's just a quick one today. I just want to show my recent mani.

This is Cotings, by Gloss n Sparkle.

It is a gorgeous glitter top coat and I have layered it over one of the Ulta3 Pretty Pastels, Lilac Bloom.
I love this combo. It is so springy!


See you soon.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Aussie Nails Monday - Birthday

Hi everyone.
Sorry I haven't posted for awhile. I have been busy doing 'stuff'.
I am hoping to start posting more often when I get a bit more time (who know when that will be though).
For now I have my 'Aussie Nails Monday' Birthday mani for you.Elissa at Lissa’s Polish Addiction came up with the idea for some Aussie blogger to do a weekly nail challenge.It sounded like a great idea, so I decided to give it a go. I am hoping I am able to actually participate more in this challenge than I did in the 'This is Halloween' nail art challenge.

And just before we start - I am aware that I am posting this on a Wednesday but I was busy, so backoff, okay :p

The theme for this week is birthday.
I kind of forgot that I was doing this challenge (I know, what a great way to start).Since I forgot, i thought it would be best to start with something simple and not attempt any nail art.So I decided to just use some polishes that reminded me of 'birthdays'.

I decided on 2 polishes, 1 that reminded me of kids birthday parties and 1 that reminded me of teenage birthday parties.

So, without further adieu, the nails...

Gloss n Sparkle 'Unicorn Droppings' over Ulta3 Lily White on most of the nails.This is the 'kids party' part of the mani. This reminds me of Fairy Bread which seemed to be a staple of birthday parties in my youth. *For those of you not in Australia, Fairy Bread is white bread with margerine and sprinkles (or 100's and 1000's as it is known here) and it is delicious!*
SIDE NOTE - I usually wear Unicorn Droppings by itself (it is opaque after 2-3 coats) but I have used it so much that I am getting quite low and am now afraid of running out. I suppose I will just have to order anothe bottle

On the feature nail, I have Gloss n Sparkle Passion Pop. This is the 'teenage party' part of the mani. I have some fuzzy memories from my teenage years of drinking passion pop (possibly straight from the bottle)at parties. *I was a classy girl.*

I LOVE both of these polishes on their own (I am prety sure Gloss n Sparkle is my favourite indie brand ever) but I wasn't a huge fan of the 2 polishes together.
So I didn't wear this as a full mani.

When I took this off, I did a full mani for the next day. Completely coincidentally, the mani was also sort of birthday themed.

This is Essence 'Party Princess' over Ulta3 'Black Satin' and OPI 'La-Pazitively Hot'.

Thanks for stopping by.
I'll hopefully be back soon.

'This is Halloween' Challenge - Zombie - FINALLY!

So, I commited to doing the 'This is Halloween' nail art challenge a little while back. At the time I was so excited to do it and thought I could keep up with all of the posts.
Unfortunately that wasn't the case and I didn't get around to doing most pf it.

However, there were a couple of halloween manis that I did but didn't post here. So, I decided that 'better late than never' and I would post some of them.

This is the Zombie themed mani. I had some grand plans for this one but ran out of time. SO I have done something quite simple.

I thought these were quite cute. I used Zoya Gemma and a Ma-nish-ma Matte Green. I also used the ELF matte top coat.

See you soon.

Monday, 8 October 2012

This is Halloween Nail Art Challenge - Ghosts

Hi everyone,

Today is part 3 of the This is Halloween challenge.

Today's theme is Ghosts.

I had some trouble coming up with ideas for this one an because I am not great at nail art, I struggled to decide what to do.

I decided to do a Pac Man mani, featuring the Pac Man ghosts.

So, here are the pics. Enjoy...

Friday, 5 October 2012

This is Halloween Challenge - Watermarbling

Hi everyone.

I'm so sorry this is only just going up and that it is a very brief post.
I have been ridiculously busy in the padt few days.

This is the second challenge and the first time I have ever true Watermarbling. - Well, that's actually a lie. I tried Watermarbling a couple of days ago and it was HORRIBLE!! ~ I will post a blog in the next couple of days about 'what not to do' when watermarbling, complete with some pics of my disasterous first attempt.

This one however, was pretty good and I am quite happy with it.

I used OPI Eiffel for this Colour and OPI La-Pazitively Hot.

Now, to the photos...

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Nail Mail!! - Cult Nails, Gloss n' Sparkle, etc.

Just a quick post today to show you the nail mail I got today...Yay!

First up, my Cult Nails order...
Living Water, Time Traveller, I Got Distracted

I also have my order from Aussie Indie Seller Gloss 'n Sparkle and some polishes from the blogsale over at The Epitome of Superficiality.

Optimus, Cotinga, Goblins Grave, Witches Britches (LE Halloween polish), cuticle oil and some random clog sale polishes.
And now some quick swatches of Cult Nails I Got Distracted.

Sorry about the dodgy clean up job. I was in a hurry.
On the plus side, I get my new camera shortly (hopefully tomorrow), so no more dodgy iPhone pics...Yay!
Check back tomorrow for the second part of the "This is Halloween" nail art challenge -Watermarbling!
Cult Nails is available here and Gloss n' Sparkle is available here.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

NOTD - Esence and Pahlish

Hi everyone.

Just a quick post with the mani I am wearing today.

This is Essence 'A Lovely Secret'

It is a gorgeous light purple polish. Applies really easily and has lasted pretty well.
I got this last week from Priceline for $1.27! They had all of their essence polishes for 50% off...Yay!!

The feature nail is a polish by Pahlish. I don't know what this is called as I got it as part of a grab bag and the label was damaged....I think it is called 'slow Faded Love'?!?
It is gorgeous!
I thought is was more sheer and I was going to put I over all of my nails but when I saw how dense it was and the coloured base, I decided it was perfect for a feature nail.

So...on to the pics...

Monday, 1 October 2012

"This is Halloween" Nail Art Challenge - Horror Movie

Hi everyone,
Thanks for coming to check out my blog.

As I have mentioned before, I have never participated in a nail art challenge of any form. So, when Bec over at Lacquer Dreams suggested a month-long, Halloween themed nail art challenge, I jumped at the chance.

Introducing..."This is Halloween"

Today is October 1st, so I have to show you my "Horror Movie" mani.
This one was a hard one (as I suspect they will all be) to come up with an idea.
As I was pressed for time (and because I havent really done any nail art before) I came up with a simple idea.
The Horror movie I used as inspiration is Scream.
I remember watching the Scream movies when I was younger and finding them genuinely scary, then as I became older, I began to appreciate the movies for their satirical side.
So, without further adieu...

I painted most of my nails with Essence "Galactic Black", as I wanted a black with a slight sparkle or texture to it. In the Scream movies, the killer's robe was black with a subtle shimmer to it. I think Galactic Black captured the texture/colour of the robe nicely (although, unfortunately it does not completely show up in these pics). I also used ELF Matte Top Coat to mattify the black nails.
This is Essence "Galactic Black" swatched on a nail wheel. The one on the left is by itself and the one on the right is withe the ELF Matte Top Coat.
Once the nails were dry, I got a cheap red nail polish and flicked it in the air. This sent nail polish flying everyone...and some of it even ended up on my nails!
 Check out the horrible mess I made!
The accent nails (ring and thumb *not pictured*) were painted withUlta3 Lily White. i then drew the features on with a black sharpie. I know its not the most conventional nail art too but I havent recieved my nail art pens, dotting tools or nail art brushes I adapted. I then topped the finger off with the ELF Matte Top Coat.
This challenge was so much fun and a great way to introduce myself into nail art.
I am really looking forward to the upcoming challenges and I am hoping I will be able to master some more complicated nail art for some of them.
The next challenge is Water Marbling...Something I have also never done before. From what I have been told, first attempts at this are usually disasterous. So, come back on October 5 for a nail art disaster of apocolyptic proportions!
And make sure you check out all the other lovely ladies doing this challenge. Bec has organised some sort of Inlinkz thing, so there should be links or something at the bottom of this post.

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Tape Mani - Orly Mysterious Curse

Hi everyone!

Just a quick post to show you the tape Mani I did the other day.
This is using Orly Mysterious Curse and a Spoiled glitter polish that I don't know the name of.

Both of these lovely polishes I got in a grab bag. From a lovely lady in the US.

Quick note: I did this is a bit of a hurry last weekend, after I finished work an before I went to the Hanson concert (I know, I'm up with all the cool kids music). So, the clean up job is not the best.
Also, be warned, my cuticles look horrendous.

Thanks for stopping by. xx