Sunday, December 30, 2012

Pretty and Polished - Mardi Party

Hello again! Today I have another Pretty & Polished colour to show you. This one is called Mardi Party and is a plethora of rainbow glitter shards. It is quite hard to apply as it is very runny and makes the glitter fall off the brush very quickly. In this photo I layered it over 2 coats of Ciate - Big Yellow Taxi, a gorgeous yellow creme. I love this vibrant, eclectic mix. I finished it off with 1 coat of wicked fast.

 This glitter is so playful and fun I love it! What do you think? Have a great day!!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Pretty and Polished - Party On My Yacht

Hi loves! Today I am showing you one of my first Indie brand purchases by Pretty and Polished called Party On My Yacht. POMY is a white base filled with purple, yellow and green small glitters. It applies very easily and is a very simply jelly sandwich in a bottle. I absolutely love this combination and wish I jumped on the Indie band wagon earlier. I used 2 coats for these swatches followed by 1 coat of wicked fast.

This is gorgeous and I loved wearing this colour! I have another Pretty & Polished colour to show you very soon! Thanks for reading and have a good day!!

Friday, December 28, 2012

L'oreal Nude Magique BB Cream

Hi guys! Sorry for the lack of posts. . . working in retail over Christmas is mayhem. Not only on my tired feet, but also on my nails..eek! Today I went a little crazy at Myer and bought a couple of new make up and nail goodies. First up I will show you this amazing new BB cream by L'oreal. It is originally priced at $26.95 but Myer has 40% off of L'oreal at the moment so it came down to only $16.17. The bottle says it mimics the texture and glow of perfect bare skin with the added bonus of an SPF12. I'm in love with this little bottle of heaven. BB creams are definitely the new craze! I only used  a small pea sized amount and my hand looks flawless right now as I type this. It has a nice sunscreen scent which I like. The formula on it is a white base with tiny dark specks running through it. It is a little gritty when you rub it in, but that is when the magic happens and it transforms into your perfect skin colour, without any gritty, greasy feeling.

I only bought this a few hours ago and am loving it a lot! Do you have a favourite BB cream? I think this is my new favourite one now! Thanks for reading and have a great day.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

OPI - Euro Centrale Collection

Hi guys! Sorry for my absence. . I am working LOTS and my cuticles are getting battered :-( So this is a fore warning that my cuticles are pretty bad at the moment so i'm sorry! Today I have 4 colours from the OPI - Euro Centrale collection for you to see. They are; My Vampire is buff, OY-Another Polish Joke, Suzi's Hungary AGAIN! and You're Such A Budapest

L-R Top Row: A Woman’s Prague-ative, Can’t Find My Czechbook, Hands Off My Kielbasa!, I Saw…U Saw…We Saw…Warsaw, OPI…Eurso Euro,, Bottom Row: My Paprika is Hotter than Yours, My Vampire is Buff, Vant to Bite My Neck?, You’re Such a BudaPest, OY–Another Polish Joke!, Suzi’s Hungary AGAIN! 
My Vampire is Buff*; is an off-white creme with slight orange undertones. I used 2 coats in these photos and no top coat. If you own Lime Crime - Milky Ways, it is very similar! Lovely colour though and a breeze to apply.

OY-Another Polish Joke*; is a very pretty gold fleck polish. It is quite sheer and I needed to use 3 coats in the photos but didn't use a top coat. This colour reminds me of a thicker, more denser gold leaf top coat and is super gorgeous! Perfect colour for Xmas!

Suzi's Hungary AGAIN!*; is a perfect warm pinky coral. It is actually a bit sheer and I needed 2 coats for full opacity. I didn't use a top coat here. 

And lastly is You're Such A Budapest*; a periwinkle purple creme which was also the same consistency as Suzi's Hungary AGAIN! and needed 2 coats also. It is a gorgeous colour and is more purple toned than the photos show and it actually has very very subtle shimmer in it.. This reminds me of OPI - Rumple's Wiggin' but slightly a darker purple colour.

I'm really impressed with these colours. They are really pretty and I like them all a lot! What do you think of these picks? Thanks for reading and have a great day!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

China Glaze - Running In Circles

Hello everyone! Today I have a real treat for you all! You may have already seen this colour on other blogs. . . but I can now confirm that it is drop. dead. gorgeous. This is definitely my favourite green colour I now own! Running In Circles is a forest green glass fleck with hints of yellow/gold flecks mixed in! It was super easy to apply and does best in 2 coats. I finished it off with 1 coat of Wicked Fast.

If there is one colour you need for the holidays and for the perfect Christmas colour, this would be it! I hope you like this colour as much as I do! Kudos to CG lol. Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Artsy Wednesday - Glitter Gradient

Hi loves! Sorry it's been a while, retail work is getting hectic, but anyway it's another AW and today's theme is Glitter Gradient! Once again, I picked a base colour from the new CG Cirque Du Soleil collection called Running In Circles (see post tomorrow) which is such an AMAZING green glass fleck colour..I am in absolute awe and am so glad I bought it! I used 2 coats of Running In Circles and I just did a glitter gradient on my ring finger using Jordana - Sequins.

Make sure to check out these girls who have taken part of this weeks Artsy Wednesday! I hope you like this combo and be sure to check out the post on CG - Running In Circles tomorrow, it is pure bliss!
Michelle - Lab Muffin
Tif - Polished Genius 
Catrine - Unnaked Nails

Friday, December 7, 2012

Orly - Hope & Freedom Collection

Hey guys! Today I have a preview and some swatches from Orly's newest collection called Hope & Freedom. Here are the colours that are in this collection

L-R: Boho Bonnet, Elation Generation, Melodious Utopia, Peaceful Opposition, High On Hope, Coachella Dweller

Today I am showing you Boho Bonnet* and Elation Generation* 

Boho Bonnet* is a soft grey-blue creme. It is a really gorgeous palette cleanser and is indeed soft and very feminine. I used 2 coats in these swatches with no top coat. Formula was a little bit watery and sheer so 2 or more coats is required.

Elation Generation* is an amazing bright pink glitter. The glitters are holographic so gives mega sparkle and it dries to a semi-matte finish, which I adore! I used 2 thin coats here and no top coat. The formula on this one was great, very easy to apply and the glitters come out very evenly on the nails.

I was surprised by how much I loved these colours as the whole collection didn't really appeal that much to me, but i'm so glad I got to try these two gems. I'd love to see a swatch of Peaceful Opposition soon! Do you own any colours from this collection? Thanks for reading!