Saturday, March 19, 2011


Mare!!! She has a awesome little blog

I had all the entrants names in a document, and was going to the grand pulling out of the hat; but I ran out of printer ink.  Which is probably a good thing for the environment but no fun hat pics for you :(  So off to random number generator (next time definitely using a form) and came back with the winner!!

Thanks so much to all of you who entered; will probably having another one shortly given my increased polish purchasing and limited space to store them :)


Thursday, March 17, 2011

St Patrick's Day.. Green with Ivanka

I have a obsession when it comes to green nail polish; I have more green than any other colour.. even my beloved purple!!
Zoya; Ivanka
I was saving Ivanka for a special occasion and today definitely counts as an occasion for all things green.  It is a little sheer, I had to do 3 coats and I'm considering doing a 4th!! The finish is great, shiny; sleek and smooth!! The wear is not brilliant, definitely recommend a top coat for colour longevity alone!! But enough of the teensy downfalls just look at that colour!!! (right now I'm making a Homer Simpson-esque guttural drooling noise)

Hope you all have a marvellous St Patrick's Day

Anniversary Giveaway!! Update!!

Now I have the long arduous task of sorting out all the comments, double checking links and whether anyone has commented twice.. Almost third of the way through.. so shouldnt be too long now


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Zelda Mani

A moody green

A while back I managed to get some claire's Mood polish on eBay; it's not the most dramatic colour change of  the mood polishes but it's still quite fun!!  Halfway through the 2nd day I got China Glaze's Fault Line in the mail and decided to enhance my mani.. Hardly any crackling though the colour is fabulous (it is purple) I'm really hoping that a solid dash of polish restorer will increase it's crackle effect
Crackle FAIL!!


Friday, March 4, 2011

Anniversary Giveaway!! Update!!

Giveaway stuffs!!!
Thought I better take a pic of all the stuff in my giveaway together. (I have just realized that I've left Tease-y Does It and You're Golden out of the pic) It's being drawn on the 15th of March (not long now!!), followers only; please leave your email address in the comments  in the original post; also if you blog about it please leave a link as you'll get a bonus entry!!

Full list of stuff!!!

China Glazes~ Four Leaf Clover; Below Deck; Sunset Sail!!
OPI~ Lincoln Park After Dark Suede; OPI Ink Suede; Jade is the New Black  & Tease-y Does It!!
Art/Color Club~ You're Golden
Maybelline SHINEsensational ~ Peach Sorbet
Fauxnad plates~ A01 & A02(it has Hello Kitty!!! squeeeeeee!!)
Rhinestones & Fruit Canes & a Hello Kitty "magic" towel!!


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Jayd Coral Colours Swatches

Artificial light
You can best see the shimmer in this polish in full sun, though it looks more blue than it is that picture also, best pic of the colour is in the shade, as it didn't make my hands look as "lobstery" as the artificial light would suggest. It dries quickly, the first coat was a little streaky but only needed another coat to reach a nice opaque finish. As this is a limited edition shade I would definitely recommend hunting it down at your local chemist.. Or you can buy it straight from the Coral Colours website!!

SHINEsensational lipglosses

top 2 bottom; Minty Sheer; Cherry Bloom; Glamorous Guava
I love lip gloss, mainly because I favour the bold eye and like to balance it out.. but still don't want completely nude lips.  SHINEsensational lip gloss by Maybelline are great, each colour has a different flavour (which is great if your fickle like me and get bored easily, bad if you really like a colour but hate the flavour) they all seem a bit sheer and only add a hint of colour, the pearlised colours (Cherry Bloom) add more colour that the 'clear' colours (Peach Sorbet).
Peach Sorbet; Cherry Bloom; Glamorous Guava

They are a little sticky but they last awhile without the need for reapplication. I not sure what the reatil price individually is for these babies as they seem to vary drastically from store to store.  I picked up the above 3 in a left over Xmas pack for a very reasonable $12 :)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Coral Colours Art Deco

Paradoxos and Jayd
I was passing through my local chemist and happened upon the new collection by Coral Colours.. Art Deco! There sitting right in front of were some blatant Chanel dupes! I picked up Paradoxos and Jayd for the grand price of $5.95 each!! I have yet to do a full set of swatches but the initial impression is that the formula has a good consistency and reasonable pigmentation. Even if they're not perfect duplicates for the Chanel, they are both really pretty colours.. and at a price I can afford!!
Paradoxos, ohhh look at that violet shimmer...Mmmmmm!