Sunday, 26 August 2012

My current favourite polish...Gloss n' Sparkle - Unicorn Droppings

Just a quick post to show my current favourite polish.

This is Unicorn Droppings by Gloss n' Sparkle

So pretty...shimmery base with multicoloured dots. It is such a cute polish.

I absolutely love this polish. It applies easily and looks gorgeous.
I have just ordered another 4 polishes from Gloss n' Sparkle and I am anxiously waiting for them to arrive.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Bellabox...My first delivery

Hi everyone,

This post is about my first delivery of the great monthly cosmetic sample service Bellabox.

August's box is all about "Go Green" and includes 'green' products.

The box arrives packaged beautifully.

Inside is a list of the items in this months box and some information about the theme "Go Green"

All of the gorgeous items.

Some of the great Be In Awe products. A Clearing serum and 2 Calming Serums

WotNot Facial Wipes
These facial wipes are great. I have very sensitive skin and find that most facial wipes cause some kind of irritation. The absolutely DO NOT! 
I am very excited because, while most of the time I use a cleanser, makeup remover, etc., sometimes I just want to be lazy and use a wipe.
These work a treat.
You can buy them here.

Uspa Organic Wild Thyme Foot Pumice

Daily C - a Vitamin C Drink
EmerginC Scientific Organics - Phytocell Detox Mask
There was also a few more items which, for some reason, I have not photographed.
They are:
Luk Beautifood Lip Nourish
Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion
LUSH Ros' Argan Body Conditioner - which I absolutely LOVE and, along with the facial wipes, I will definitely by buying in the future.

Overall, it's not a bad box. I always like to try new products and I am very happy with the couple of things I hvae tried from this box so far (the Lush Body Conditioner and the WotNot Facial Wipes).

Thats it for now.
Have a lovely day everyone

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Nails...China Glaze Electrify Swatch

Today I have a swatch of the cute "Electrify" glitter polish by China Glaze.

This is 2 coats over  Ulta3 Red Slippers with Seche Vite top coat

This is such a cool glitter polish. You don't even really need a solid colour under.
After 2 to 3 coats, it has complete glitter coverage.
Application is really easy and the dry time is pretty good.

Even though I really like the application and the glitter coverage, i wasn't a huge fan of this polish.
I think the colour wasn't great on me and I thought it looked a bit over the top...even though I usually love any type of glitter polish.

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Birthday Present from my Caity...YSL and Bloom

I got my birthday present in the mail on Friday from my gorgeous best friend Caity.
My birthday was almost a month ago but I love a brthday that just keeps on going.

She is such an awesome friend and she sent me a gorgeous YSL Rouge Pur Couture lipstick in no. 1, 'Le Rouge' as well as a Bloom Sheer Colour Cream blush in 'Rosie'.

The lipstick is beautiful.
It is a gorgeous bright red. It applies beautifully and feels so moisturising.
I am a huge fan of red lipsticks and this is definitely one of my favourites now.

YSL Rouge Pur Couture 'Le Rouge'
The Blush is also gorgeous.
I haven't really used cream blushes before because I have been a bit afraid of them.

But as I obsessed with Zoe Foster (as we all should be) and she has discussed the merits of cream (or creme) blush, as well as providing tutorials, I have decided to give them a try.

I had been recommended the Bloom blush by a few people and I am so excited to give this a go.
It applies really easily and looks fantastic. I really recommend it!

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Indie Polish...Gloss 'n Sparkle Swatch

Hi everyone.

This is my very first blog post, so please bear with me while I figure this out.
***I'm not sure why I am talking to people...I'm pretty sure no one is actually reading this post***

My first post is about nail polish...something I have become obsessed with lately.
It has seriously started to become a problem. I have been reading millions (not literally) of nail blogs and buying obscene amounts of nail polish.

I recently made my first indie nail polish purchase...Yay!
I am still waiting for that order to be delivered. It was from the awesome Dollish Polish, which unfortunately is from the USA, so shipping to Australia could take awhile.

So, this post is about my second indie nail polish purchase. It is from a fantastic Australian seller Gloss n' Sparkle. You can buys these from her Etsy store here.

The First polish is called Rockabilly Rage. It is a red and black glitter polish in a pink cream base. There are red and black hex glitters and black bar glitters.

It is such a cute polish and can be worn layered over another polish (as seen below) or by itself.
If wearing by itself, it takes about 3 or 4 coats for opacity but it does look exceptionally cute. Unfortunately I don't have any pics of it by itself...but I'm sure I will get some in the future and will put them up.

This is 1 coat of Rockabilly Rage over OPI If You Moust You Moust (from the Vintage Minnie Collection).
Big apologies for the cleanup job...I was in a bit of a hurry.

If You Moust You Moust by itself.

This next polish by Gloss 'n Sparkle is also great!
It is a Spectraflair top coat. If you don't know what spectraflair is, it is a holographic pigment.
If you layer this over a normal nail polish suddenly you have a holo polish.

 This is 1 coat of the Spractraflair Top Coat over OPI Love is a Racket.
This is in natural indoor light.
Again...apologies for clean up. 

With flash.
Look at the blue pen on my hand...why didn't I bother cleaning that off first??

I also bought the below polish, Unicorn Droppings but I haven't had a chance to swatch it yet.
This picture is directly from Gloss 'n Sparkle's Etsy page (I hope she doesn't mind) and looks like an absolutely beautiful polish.

Unicorn Droppings - Nail Polish 13ml
 See, this is how my pictures could look if I cleaned up properly...and if I hadn't just broken 3 of my nails...oops!

I am definitely going to buy some more Gloss 'n Sparkle polishes.
Their application is sooo easy and they look absolutely beautiful. Plus it is an Aussie seller, so postage is quick and cheap.

She also sent me a bonus clear top coat to try. I haven't tried it out yet but I will definitely try it soon and let you know how it goes. If its anything like these other polishes, it will be great.