Monday, April 30, 2012

GIVEAWAY WINNER ANNOUNCED!

Hi folks I have drawn the winners and they are............*DRUMROLL*

Kelly from kellyskolor, congratulations!!

Emma B from the United Kingdom, congratulations!!

I have sent emails to both of these girls and if they do not respond within 48 hours I will pick another winner!

Yay! Thanks a lot everyone for participating. If you didn't win anything this time, don't lose hope as your day make come!

OPI - Tickly My France-y

Good morning everybody! How are we all feeling on this cold (in Australia) Monday morning??? I am very tired as I went for a 10km run today because i'm starting to train for the Gold Coast Marathon!! Wooo! Anyway, on topic! Today I am showing you OPI's Tickle My France-y, a beautiful skin tone beige colour that is opaque is 1 coat, pretty amazing I must say! I applied 1 coat of Orly's Bonder, 1 coat of TMF and 1 coat of SV. Lovely application. . . here are some photos!



I seriously love this colour! Guess what everyone, my giveaway ends in 4 hours so if you haven't entered, make sure you do it here! :)

Anyway, just a quick post today as i'm soon off to Uni but thanks for reading!!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

OPI - Pompeii Purple + Gone Gonzo

Hello everyone! Today I am showing you a combination of two OPI colours. I recently swatched Pompeii purple here if you want to check it out on its own. Pompeii purple is a magenta infused with blue micro shimmer. Gone Gonzo is a blue based glitter with small blue glitter and larger silver hex glitters. So I used 1 coat of Orly's bonder base coat followed by 1 coat of Pompeii purple and then applied Gone Gonzo (from the Muppets collection) over the top. I really like this look and love the contrasting colours. Not much else needs to be said, but here are some photos for your liking! :)




What do you think of this combination? Do you love it or hate it? :)

My giveaway ends in 1 day and 6 hours and is open to all international locations so if you haven't already entered, get cracking here!

Thanks for reading! :)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Ozotic - 513 HOLOGRAPHIC HEAVY


Hello everyone how are you all? I am very good and today I have a real beauty to show you. . are you ready? :-P

Today's colour is Ozotic 513, a dark pink/purple with seriously amazing linear holographic particles in it! I've been meaning to try this colour for a while now and i'm seriously glad I did! One thing that really annoys me is how top coats dull holographic polishes. Does anyone know of a quick dry top coat that doesn't dull holographics?

Anyway these photos are posted without a top coat so i'll let you leave your opinion on this colour!

Look at these beauts! Sorry but there are a LOT of photos!











So what are your thoughts? Do you like this colour? What's your favourite holographic colour? :)

Don't forget to enter my giveaway here!!!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Artsy Wednesday - Inspired By Shoes I Own

Helloooo everybody! I hope you are all having a great week so far! Today's artsy wednesday theme is inspired by a pair of shoes I own. Today I chose a new pair of shoes I bought and coincidentally it suits the latest trend of nails, Neon + Nude! So this shoe is a nice sandal heel with a nude body and a neon blue ankle. You'll see photos below soon. For this look I started with 2 coats of OPI's Tickle My France-y and used a coat of SV to speed up the drying time. Then I used reinforcement sticker to make half moons on my nails and used 1 coat of OPI's Fly to cover the top part of the nail. I finished it all off with SV. I found this look really sophisticated and pretty and i'll definitely try it again with other colours. Here are some pics!

 Do you like this look?

Check out the other lovely ladies of Artsy Wednesday and see what shoes inspired them this week!

Michelle - Lab Muffin
Holly - Hooked!
Sofie - Swaafie
Catrine - Unnaked Nails
Jessica - Beauty Gnome

Also, don't forget to enter my giveaway here :) Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A-England - Bridal Veil

Hello everybody! I have another lovely A-England to show you. This time it is Bridal veil, a deliciously dark onyx with hints of a copper shimmer followed by a slight holographic undertone. This is a beauty and applied effortlessly with 1 full opaque coat. I used SV over the top. Not going to delve into too much else for this one, as the pictures speak for themself! Here you go





Look at that beauty! It's like a galaxy on my nails!!

Don't forget to enter my giveaway here :)

Monday, April 23, 2012

OPI - A Good Man-Darin Is Hard To Find + CG - Midnight Kiss

Hello everybody! Today is a new week and I am chilling and relaxing which is a great start to the week!

Today I have OPI's A Good Man-Darin Is Hard To Find, a gorgeous neon zesty red-orange from the Hong Kong collection a couple years back. I applied 2 coats and then applied SV over the top. I then used some scotch tape and made a long triangle on my ring finger and applied China Glaze's Midnight Kiss, a gorgeous shimmery gold. I think it looks really neat. I'm loving accent nails these days aren't you? Anyways here are some pics!

Flash On





What do you think of this combination?

Make sure you enter my giveaway. It ends in a week! Thanks for reading :)

Sunday, April 22, 2012

A-England - Order of the Garter

I think I have found my new favourite blue nail polish!  This colour is unlike any colour I own (closest I have is DS Magic, kinda) but I love this! A deep dark blue with a lighter micro shimmer blue. I applied 2 coats of OotG and 1 coat of SV. This applies very nicely.


Yumm Yumm Yummmmmmmm! I love this colour! beautiful!

What do you think? Do you own this one yet?

Make sure you enter my giveaway here!

Thanks for reading. Love Mel.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

OPI Duo - The Happy Couple

Today I have two colours by OPI to show you, Passion (a very sheer light pink) and Pompeii Purple (a deep magenta with blue micro shimmer). As always, I find that OPI applies excellently on my nails and the formula did not disappoint, but nothing new there! I applied 1 coat of Passion and 1 coat of Pompeii Purple on each hand. I really like them, the Passion colour is very light and feminine and great for a quick mani and Pompeii Purple is gorgeous and really bright that it pops really well with my skin tone.

Anyway enough chit-chat here are some photos :)







I love these colours a lot :) really cute and I loved the packaging it came in! The cutest little cosmetics bag :)

 Enter my giveaway here! Open internationally!

 Product provided for Review

Thanks for reading. Love Mel.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Updated Mani - A-England + OPI

Another quick post showing you how I spruced up my mani 

Added OPI's Pompeii Purple by using a reinforcement sticker and I really like it :)


I cut my cuticle just ignore it!





I like this a lot! What do you think about this? 

Thanks for reading. Love Mel.

A-England - Princess Tears

I'm really excited to be sharing with you all that I finally received and now own my first A-England polishes and they definitely do not dissapoint! YAY!

Firstly, i'll show you my haul and i'm really excited about them all! I bought these when they had 30% off and were celebrating their first birthday, but I missed out on St.George(!!!!) and Dragon :-(

Order of the Garter, Avalon, Bridal Veil, Princess Tears, Ascalon

So below I'll show you some swatches of Princess Tears, a beautiful soft lilac/lavender with hints of holographic grey/green glints! I applied 1 coat and it was fully opaque. I also recently received my new Orly treatment trio so I started using it. so I used Primetime to primp my nails up, then Orly Bonder, then Princess Tears, followed by Orly Sec-N-Dry. Pretty good so far!!






Pretty close up shot of the lavender/lilac gleam!
 So i really really LOVE this colour. . it's really nice and feminine and applies great.

I hope you will enter my giveaway here.. great polishes up for grabs and open internationally!


Thanks for reading. Love Mel.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Artsy Wednesday - Flowers!

Today's theme for Artsy Wednesday is. . . . FLOWERS!

I was going to do my favourite flowers, which are daffodil's and lavender. . . but i've decided to use inspiration from my room! I bought a beautiful piece of artwork off ebay almost 2 years ago and I love it. . it's right above my bed and makes my room feel so colourful and a happy place to be!

It is hand painted and no other canvas is the same as it is made especially when ordered. It is a mixture of swirling colours of blue, green, pink, white and yellow with a beautiful branch full of blooming and open cherry blossom flowers.

So! For this manicure. . i kept it a little simpler than the painting. . I did 2 coats of Revlon White on White followed by Suzi Loves Cowboys by OPI for the rich tree branch and then I used In My Back Pocket by OPI for the flower petals and then I used dark pink diamontes for the middle of the flowers. All followed by 1 thick coat of SV.










What do you think? Pretty like a cherry blossom? I like this but I do admit i'm an amateur nail artist! I'll get better with practice and better utensils!

Make sure you enter my giveaway here!!

Don't forget to check out these lovely ladies and their pretty designs!

Michelle - Lab Muffin
Holly - Hooked
Lyndsey - Nails by Ms. Lizard 
 Sofie - Swaafie 
Catrine - Unnaked Nails 
Jessica - Beauty Gnome 

Thanks for reading. Love Mel.