Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Dior Apparat #871

Well I was at the Dior counter in one of my local department stores and was talked into having a make over! At the end of the session the question was asked what would you like to purchase? I have used such and such etc. etc. I decided to ignore all that and get this nail polish instead which is one of their limited editions for autumn/winter just gone, it is a lovely russet red and it reminds me of the coat of an Irish Setter named Kelly (from, I hate to say it, when I was a school girl). The gold shimmer that you can see clearly in the bottle is dispersed throughout the nail polish colour when on the nail.

This was opaque in one coat, but I put on two just to be on the safe side, followed by Seche Vite topcoat which it didn't really need as it was very glossy just by itself. (I always use a top coat, as I feel it helps the polish last that little bit longer) That is a raindrop on the middle nail rather than an imperfect mani, which meant that my photography session was cut short, and these two photos were the best of a bad bunch. Oh and in case you were wondering the slight blue shimmer at the base of the bottle is my uniform being reflected!

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Is it too late to jump on the bandwagon?

Well I've finally done it, I've jumped on the shatter bandwagon! I didn't think I would like this style of nail art, but I must say I'm quite taken with it over Maybelline Cool Couture. This is one coat of Avon Mosaic Effects in black followed by two coats of Seche Vite. This shatter dries extremely matte, which I personally can't abide, furthermore I had to wait all day with an accent nail sporting the matte effect (shudder) until I could get home and do a proper mani with top coat.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Maybelline Limited Edition Cool Couture

Mmmm this polish is so well named! It is a very cool and chic colour! This was two coats, and in these pictures it looks like it needed three to avoid the bald spots, although in real life they are not noticeable at all. And crowned with the all important top coat Seche Vite.

This is a mid grey colour with emerald teal shimmer in it making it very glossy with depth to the colour, which you can just catch a glimpse of in the next picture.

This polish has made it onto my favourites list and tomorrow you will see Cool couture updated with an edgy look if that is at all possible.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Blog Award!

Well this is a first, I've been given a Blog Award!
Thanks to Kelz86 from http://www.kellyskolors.com/ for giving me this award.

The Rules:
1. Link back to the person who gave you this award.
2. Put the award in your post.
3. Choose 5 bloggers under 200 followers to give this award to.
4. Tell them they received the award.

The 5 Bloggers that I give this award to are:


Pink to make the boys wink!

This is Nubar Honeysuckle, not quite barbie pink as it has a hint of coral in it. Honeysuckle is part of the Nubar Spring Garden Collection which came out last year. This was two coats along with Seche Vite top coat.

Well I finally decided to do an accent nail with Sally Hansen Glass Slipper, which is a white silvery flakie.

And then just in case that wasn't enough I also layered Nubar Raindrop on the accent nail, which is the topcoat in Nubar's Spring Garden Collection. It is a tiny white holographic glitter in a clear base.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Layla Hologram Effect Nail Polish Ocean Rush

With special thanks to Cathy from http://morenailpolish.blogspot.com.au/ who did all the arranging for us to get our well manicured mitts on these wonderful polishes.

I could not wait to try the blue Ocean Rush first, and as we were going out on Saturday night to see the awesome Searchers, I couldn't have a better excuse as if I needed one! This is base coat with two coats of Layla Ocean Rush and without topcoat, I had matching tootsies.

And on Sunday the sun shone for a few minutes long enough for me to actually start the washing! but a thunderstorm soon put paid to me taking any photos. These two photos were taken after work on Monday when I tried to catch the sun flickering between big grey clouds. So these pictures have not shown the true awesomeness of this polish and it is so pretty too!

Friday, 10 February 2012

Demure Vixen!

Well after the glitter fest of my last mani I thought I would go with something more refined!

This is Essie Demure Vixen, how cool is that name! I ask you? I took a million pictures but this is the only one that comes close to showing the colour. It is a pinky beige with a purple flash in it which was more noticeable in the bottle rather than on the nail. This was two coats followed by Seche Vite. I adore this colour and have had several comments from people loving this too!

And then two days later I added one coat of Inglot XL6 followed by Seche Vite topcoat. And I love this combination even more! I still have this mani on now, and I am loathe to remove it. I'm afraid I have gone overboard with the following pictures trying to show just how stunning these two polishes are together.

I purchased these from Kristy's recent blog sale at http://thepolishhaven.blogspot.com.au/ and I know I need backups.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

WARNING O.T.T. Glitter Overload!

This is a polish I picked up in the local Hot Dollar shop for $2.50, its a holographic bar and specks glitter in a clear base. The brand I think is called  Easy Paris and this is #22. I first wore this polish for a whole week over Picture Polish Wisteria, it was just out of this world. However, no pictures as I was without a camera and then in Canberra for the Art Exhibition. I then went back and bought every single bottle! As I love this polish over cremes.

I must admit I get bored and as a result you can see I layered this over China Glaze Atlantis, hence the title of this entry.

This has just amped up Atlantis no end!

I would say this is similar to OPI Save Me, although that has different coloured bar glitter in it, this is just non-stop holographic.

China Glaze Atlantis

After my wonderful experience of China Glaze Lets Do It In 3D, I decided to get Atlantis, a lovely bluish green teal colour, with a tonne of sparkly holographic glitter in it to keep all those glitter lovers out there in seventh heaven!

This is indoors with flash, you can see the holographic effect in the bottle just. This was two coats followed by two coats of Seche Vite.

Its one of those polishes that you don't want to hide away in a drawer somewhere, but want to have out on display.

And in direct sunlight this polish is mesmerising and I am so disappointed that my camera has not picked the glitter up and instead washed out the colour.

The obligatory out of focus shot so you can see all the colours firing up!

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Australis Flip Flops!

Yes you heard it here first, Australia recognises the English Flip Flops, "What!" I hear you all shout.

And here it is Australis Flip Flops, a medium blue with blue glass flecks. This was two coats and it applied beautifully.

With two coats of Speck-tacular, a Picture Polish Festival dupe at half the price. Followed by Seche Vite topcoat just to make sure it was smooth and glossy.

I'm afraid you will have to excuse the less than stellar photography as this is my new camera and I'm still getting used to the settings, these were all taken indoors with flash and this has made the colour look a bit washed out. These polishes are a lot more vibrant in real life.

Hopefully in this picture you can see Speck-tacular flakies at their best and the glass flecks showing up in the bottle of Flip Flops. And lets hope we can all wear our flip flops soon, I'm so over the rain here in Sydney at the moment.