Wednesday, 28 March 2012


How freaking awesome is this polish, I ask you? Its scandalous! Sorry I couldn't resist, this is Scandalous one of Revlon's new polishes. Its a dark purple jelly with pink medium sized hexs and smaller specks. This is two coats followed by two coats of Seche Vite to make it smooth and ultra glossy.

I normally don't buy Revlon polishes after wearing Vixen and waiting through the long drying time, (this was before I discovered Seche Vite!) So back to my story, I saw this polish a couple of times sitting on the shelf and felt tempted to buy. This time Chemist Warehouse had all their Revlon polishes for $9.95 so long story short I bought it.

And I am so glad I did, it has gone straight onto my favourites list which means I must have a back up as I can not be without this polish at all!

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Nail Art Challenge Entry

The lovely Cathy at More Nail Polish ran a Nail Art Challenge a little while back with the theme being "Inspired By"

When I first came to Australia, we lived in an apartment that had big pale orange hibiscus flowers in the garden and they were the size of dinner plates. I had never seen such large flowers. Then we moved to our present address and I was absolutely stunned and delighted when these gorgeous red hibiscus made their presence known!

So these are my inspiration pictures

As you can see the green background has some very shiny leaves, and I thought China Glaze Glittering Garland with Finger Paints Flecked layered over the top captured this perfectly.

On top of the green mani I showed you yesterday, I used Kleancolor Metallic Red as the base for the flower, with Nubar Honeysuckle standing in for the luminous pink centre of the hibiscus flower.

For the yellow stamens, I used Kleancolor Metallic Yellow with Butter London Tart With A Heart layered over it just to add some sparkle.

Saturday, 24 March 2012

12 Hour Days!

Twelve hour days means no time for nails or anything else for that matter, so instead this weekend I'll show you my mani, which was the base for my entry to Cathy's recent Nail Art Competition.

This is China Glaze Glittering Garland, not looking particularly glittery in the brilliant sunshine, but it is a deep rich green like a fir tree. So easy to apply and perfect coverage in one coat but I did two.

And could I leave that alone? No! I layered one coat Finger Paints Flecked over the top followed by the all important topcoat Seche Vite to make this ultra glossy. The sun has made this look very orange in the bottle when in fact its green flakies.

These pictures were taken in the shade, and you can see the glass flecks in Glittering Garland a lot more clearly.

And here you can see those wonderful flakies turning  between green and blue!

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Paddy's Day Mani

I did this mani on Friday specifically for St. Patrick's Day March 17th. I started with another of my Korean polishes, this being Missha Crystal Nail Polish JBL01 Hot Green. This had green and blue sparkles in it making it a dark turquoise colour. This one had a brush similar to the Dior brush but the polish was gloopy so it was a bit more difficult to apply.

With one coat of Seche Vite, it became super glossy and sparkly.

And to make this mani into a Paddy's Day marvel I then layered one coat of Easy Paris Cosmetics #26 followed by three coats of Seche Vite to smooth it all out. Perhaps I should tell you, I buy the salon size of Seche Vite which allows me to use it with such gay abandon!

Easy Paris Cosmetics are a dollar shop brand and they have some really cool glitters. This one has large hex, smaller hex and small specks which shows up gold in the bottle all held in a green suspension base.


All the Paddy's Day manis I have seen have pots of gold somewhere plus a rainbow, I have gone for just the gold scattered all over my mani!

Unfortunately only one of the large hexs and one of the small hexs decided to show you their gold colour, bad mani!

Still only the one showing off.

And the out of focus shot, showing just how much gold there could be if you saw this in real life.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Sparkling Water aka Skin Food Pedicure Sparkle #8

More of my Korean nail polishes, this is Skin Food Pedicure Sparkle #8 a cool mint green (according to the description on the website) sparkly foil effect finish. I would say its more a turquoise colour though.

With Missha Crystal Nail Polish Blue Stone, as a french tip. With three coats of Seche Vite to make the glitter tips totally smooth. And look how reflective that glitter is!

I've had so many comments from the guys saying this mani reminded them of the ocean, or water! And I must admit they are right this mani looks like sparkling water!

These photos were taken in the shade, and this looks to be a truer colour than those taken in the dying sunlight.

These Skin Food Pedicure Sparkle polishes really live up to their name as they are super sparkly.

Even in the shade the glitter is very noticeable, I will more than likely get the rest of the glitter colours along with more Skin Food Pedicure Sparkle.

And another photo just in case the others weren't enough! Plus this one is showing how reflective this mani is picking up every single bit of light and throwing it back.

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Ozotic Pro 528 Joins the Party!

This is two coats of Ozotic Pro Electra 528 followed by one coat of Seche Vite on top of my previous mani. (To recap: that was Ozotic Pro 505 layered over OPI Blue My Mind)

Ozotic Pro 528 is a glitter type of polish and has the same colour shift as Ozotic Pro 505 green/blue to purple to hot pink.

In this picture you can see that each nail is showing a different colour, this polish is amazing. It looks a bit gritty here but it isn't at all after putting a top coat on.

And in the shade this polish is just as good if not better!

Peacock nails, I just adore this colour and polish combination!

Another picture, and I noticed when I was angling my nails for these photos, there appeared a gold/green flash from somewhere!

I'm sorry there are so many photo's but I wanted to make sure you could see how stunning these Ozotic Pro polishes are. They apply so well too.

Did I need to include this photo too? Probably not, but oh well.

And lastly the out of focus shot, to show the sparkles!

Friday, 9 March 2012

Ozotic Pro 505

This is Ozotic Pro 505, a multi chromatic polish from Picture Polish. Here it is two coats layered over OPI Blue My Mind and without a top coat! The colour shift is a green/teal to blue to purple to hot pink! I love wearing these colour shifts over a colour from the middle of the colour shift, in this case a blue, as I think it accentuates the colour changes making them more dynamic.

A picture of the purple and hot pink colours!

Teal in the bottle and the teal/blue colour shift to purple on the nail.

And lastly I thought I would show my nails like this as it shows all the colours on the nail, and you can see just how glossy this Ozotic Pro is.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

OPI Blue My Mind!

And here it is my favourite, favourite polish of all time!

OPI Blue My Mind, because I dented one nail and didn't just remove that one and start again, this is two coats OPI BMM then Seche Vite top coat followed by two coats of OPI BMM and Seche Vite top coat on all nails!

Blue My Mind is a bright blue with a faint tinge of purple gleaming through it which is very hard to show in these pictures. This polish is a dream to use, opaque in two coats and very glossy. As I have said before, I have worn this polish for more than a week as I love the colour so much!

I was hoping that this picture would show a more true to life colour, its captured the depth of colour but none of the purple! I really need to take lessons or at least read the instructions as to how to use the settings properly, these are all taken in auto.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

O.M.G. How Gorgeous Is This!

And yes I did need all those capitals. This is soooooo gorgeous!

The sun shone briefly enough for a photo session, and I'm afraid there will be many pictures to wade through. This polish is perfection in a bottle!

A quick side note on how I do my mani, always a base coat, then two coats of Layla Ultra Violet, a coat of Seche Vite (this does take away the holographic effect somewhat) then another two coats of Layla Ultra Violet. By doing this I'm protecting my nails which are the soft and peeling type, and creating a longer lasting mani. My mani's always have a minimum of five coats.

Here you can see the strong holographic liner effect.

So many photos of this gorgeous beauty, that I had a hard time choosing which ones to post here! I love my other Layla Holographic Effect polishes, this one however is the best.