Thursday, 29 December 2011

New Year's Eve

I have chosen my favourite red mani with matching toes for New Year's Eve. I've worn this quite a few times during the year, but not blogged about it as this is new venture which only started 2-3 months ago!

This is OPI Big Apple Red, two coats. It is very red with no discernible pink tinge like Nails Inc Special K Red. Followed by Ozotic Pro 518 a gorgeous red holographic. Then of course Seche Vite to ensure my nails were ultra glossy! (That's a palm tree you can see reflected in them)

Once again my camera is letting me down badly (I see a new Camera in my future). This mani is stunning in reality. And I think adding matching underwear to the Ozotic Pro holographic nail polishes really allows them to stand out!

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, of all the trees most lovely
Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, of all the trees most lovely
Each year you bring to me delight, meaning in the Christmas night

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, of all the trees most lovely

Well my mani this Christmas is inspired by every Christmas tree, that has been bedecked possibly to extreme and is very sparkly and bright!

As you can see this is Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme wear #10 Emerald city, three coats to have the lovely green colour you can see in the bottle.

With OPI Rainbow Connection from the Muppet's Collection standing in for the fairy lights and baubles!

Merry Christmas to You and Yours,
May it be Safe and Happy

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Picture Polish Festival

On Thursday the postman delivered something exciting, Picture Polish's newest member of its family, Festival! Please excuse the cuticles in these shots, I was so excited about taking pictures that I forgot to finish cleaning up.

This is another from the Models Prefer 18 piece polish set, Little Black Dress, its a black one coater!

With not one, not two, but three coats of Picture Polish Festival over the top followed by Seche Vite top coat.

How pretty are all the flakes? I actually like this polish more than I was expecting to from the promo shots! My nails are now like black opals and just gorgeous.

I know its out of focus but I still think this is a beautiful picture of an incredible polish.

Sparkly and Pretty!

Well my first Nails Inc polish arrived and it is far too pretty to sit in a drawer somewhere! The crystal caps are all limited editions, and I adore them.

This is an Exclusive for Special K and these pictures seem to be showing the red a bit pink! The red colour is practically the same colour as the crystals decorating the bottle.

The application was flawlessly smooth and silky, and was fully opaque in one coat, perfect if you need to get ready in a hurry. This was two coats tho plus Seche Vite top coat. If I remember rightly this was day 3 with no chipping or peeling.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Has Summer Finally Started?

When I came home from work today the sun was shining! So straight away, and without even stopping for coffee, I went and took the following pictures of the mani I have been wearing since Saturday!

This is Nubar Purple Aster from their Spring Garden Collection, with Ozotic Pro 606 layered over the top, as I find the Ozotic Pro holographic's a bit sheer.

They seem to be an made for each other, both being lilac. And by having the Nubar Purple Aster underneath, the Ozotic Pro 606 was really able to do what it does best and that is stand out and scream look at me!

The holographic is scattered rather than linear, and these pictures are not showing its true brilliance!

Friday, 9 December 2011

Rain Again!!

No sun or decent light due to the rain means I have had to have the same mani now for a whole week! People have noticed too!!

On Monday I wore Girls Night Out from the Models Prefer gift set of 18 (5ml) nail polishes for $20. I must say this is a brilliant way to try brands or colours without needing to make expensive mistakes: gives Chanel Peridot a hard stare! Girls Night Out is a purple with a blue shimmer and is very pretty by itself.

But on Monday night bored and with no sun to brighten my days, I chose to add one layer of OPI Mad As A Hatter over my mani. And on Friday the sun actually shone whilst I was waiting for my train so I was able to take these pictures.

If I had to chose between OPI Mad As A Hatter and Rainbow Connection, it would have to be MAAH which is more like twinkling fairy lights as opposed to the megawatt voltage of Rainbow Connection!

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Back in the Day

Everyone has written about their first nail polish, so I thought I would too!
Well many, many (too many to actually remember if truth be told) moons ago, I used to constantly, and when I say constantly I mean week in and week out, wear a pink Mavala nail polish. Not just any old Pink but the coldest pink you ever did see, that looked even colder in the moonlight.

And last week while I was out picking up Models Prefer set of 18 nail polishes, I came across this-

Essie #740 French Affair, whilst I couldn't say for sure its the same as my old Mavala Polish I picked it up anyway to join the only other pink in my stash which is the old Ozotic Pro 601 . I ended up wearing this for  about five days, and these pictures were probably taken on day three.

This took three coats as the first was very streaky, followed by Seche Vite top coat.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

How many favourite Blues can one have?

I love the colour Blue in all its many tones and even if there is a tinge of blue showing then I'm there. My favourite Blue polish of all time is OPI Blue My Mind, every time I wear it, and I've worn it for over a week before now (that's what I call dedication), everyone has something to say about it.

Anyway, on to today's polish which will be joining my list!

Skin Food Pedicure Sparkle #5 a gorgeous Sapphire Blue with red and blue sparkles. It dries a bit matte, so definitely needs a top coat to make it glossy and then you can really see just how glossy and sparkly this polish can be.

The application is very good, I put on two coats followed by a Seche Vite top coat.

Skin Food is another Korean polish that I purchased from

I also bought Skin Food Pedicure Sparkle #8, a teal green colour (which is on my toes and not for public consumption at this time).