Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Refreshed A-England Mani

A few days ago you may have seen I posted about A-England - Iseult, I got a little bored so I decided to apply A-England - Morgan Le Fay, which is a gorgeous sheer white glitter over the top! Then for a bit of fun I added 1 coat of Jordana - My Superstar, a gorgeous glitter mix of red,silver, gold and blue of different sizes on my ring finger!



I really like this "refreshed" mani, the glitter looks so gorgeous over the shimmery white! This could be a perfect wedding mani! It's great how different your nails can look by adding special effects or glitter! What do you think of this!? Thanks for reading :)

Monday, July 30, 2012

James Bond 007 Collection by OPI Preview

Hi guys I have some fantastic and SUPER exciting previews to share with you! I haven't been this excited for a collection in a long time. . and boy has OPI out done themselves (as usual). The latest installment of the James Bond 007 Movie "Skyfall" is being released on the 22nd of November but this collection is being released mid September, so we can all rock out our best 007 mani's for the movie!

This collection consists of 12 shades, all of which are named after a James Bond movie. I'll get straight to the photos!

Casino Royale

Die Another Day

Golden Eye

Live And Let Die

Moon Raker

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Skyfall

The Living Daylights

The Spy Who Loved Me

The World Is Not Enough

Tomorrow Never Dies

You Only Live Twice

I AM SO EXCITED!! My favourites from the collection are definitely; Golden eye, You Only Live Twice, The Spy Who Loved Me, The Living Daylights, On Her Majesty's Secret Service and Live And Let Die! I am seeing online that there is a different gold polish in this collection (perhaps exclusive to other parts of the world called "Man With The Golden Gun" which has 18kt gold leaf in it..so i'm not sure if Australia's version is the same, with a different bottle or completely different. Is anyone else excited! Thanks for reading! Let me know which colours you will pick up when released!
 All photos courtesy of MadDog Marketing

A-England - Iseult and I'm Back!

Hello everybody! I am back from my 5 day music festival camping trip, it was so much fun and I saw some great bands. My favourite performances were by; The Rubens, Miike Snow (as always) and Ball Park Music! Great stuff! It was super muddy due to terrestrial rain for about 30 minutes which included HAIL! Crazyyy!! Anyway, when I got back I had heaps of packages which is very nice to come home to, and I received my A-England order when they had a sale. Today I am showing you A-England - Iseult, a stunning pearlescent milky pink that makes the nails look super feminine and neat and tidy!

My cuticles got battered during the weekend, I have so many cuts on my fingers and in my cuticles, oww! (please ignore them in the photos!)





This is 2 effortless coats and applies like butter! Love this heaps! Did you buy anything from the A-England sale recently?

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Goodbye! :) + My pink hair!

Hello all! Just a quick goodbye as tomorrow morning I am off to a 3 day music festival (I am working there which is why I am leaving tomorrow), some of you might know it, it's called Splendour In The Grass! It's going to be so much fun but I will be back on MONDAY! As a consolation, here is a photo of my crazy coloursome hair! My friend put some (fake) feathers in my hair and I dyed the ends pink! (temporary!)

Have a great rest of your week!

It is much pinker in person! Bye!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

China Glaze - Bohemian Collection Review, Preview & Comparison!

Hi guys!! Today I have a really exciting polish from the new and upcoming collection by China Glaze called Bohemian Luster Chrome. The collection consists of 6 beautiful chrome polishes and i'm super duper excited! The colour I'm showing you today is Rare & Radiant, I used 1 coat of China Glaze - First & Last, 2 coats of CG - R&R and 1 coat of CG - First & Last.. But first let's look at the other colours!


Rare & Radiant, Unpredictable

No Plain Jane, Swanky Silk

Deviantly Daring, Want My Bawdy

The colour I have to show you today is called Rare & Radiant, a gold/green duochrome with gorgeous shimmer!




Some might call this a dupe for Chanel - Peridot and OPI - Just Spotted the Lizard, so I did a quick comparison of OPI and China Glaze to show you (2 coats for each nail)!

JSTL, R&R, JSTL, R&R
JSTL, R&R, JSTL, R&R
So, as you can see, R&R and JSTL are seriously DUPES! OPI is a little darker but hardly even noticeable, so, the end question is, which brand/brush,formula do you like better?!
Will you be buying any from this collection? Thanks for reading!

 
*Products Provided For Review

Monday, July 23, 2012

China Glaze - In The Limelight (Neon)

Hi lovelies! Today when I was walking around the shops, I saw this bright neon shining, wanting me to buy it! So. . .I did lol. In the Limelight is, as the name suggests, a neon lime colour. It has some amazing micro shimmer, and like a true neon, it dries to a satin-matte finish. This colour is apparently from the INK Neon collection, released in 2008 and is quite opaque, only needing 2 coats (unlike what i've read from other reviews) and is really bright and vibrant! (It can be closely compared to the latest China Glaze Neon colour, I'm With The Lifeguard). I love this colour! I was missing a good neon green from my collection and now I have one, yippee! All pictures are shown without top coat.





Do you own this colour or any from this collection? I hope you like this and thanks for reading!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Layla Mirror Effect - Titanium Sky

Hi all! I am super excited to show you this amazing polish! The Lovely Cathy from More Nail Polish organised a big group of girls who were interested in purchasing Layla's from Italy and I decided to get two of the Mirror Effect polishes; Titanium Sky and Metal Chrome. The bottle instructions says you should buff your nails with the Layla buffer but I didn't have one, and it was too late before I thought about using my own, so these photos show 1 coat of Orly's - Bonder, 2 coats of Titanium Sky and 1 coat of Cult Nails - Wicked Fast. This kind of polish definitely shows every impurity, ridge and bumps on the nail so I definitely should of buffed, but now I know for next time! When I applied this polish, it didn't look exciting and was quite streaky, but within the next 30 seconds is when the magic happens. The brush strokes disappear and smooths out! So cool! The same thing happens when you apply a top coat, it dulls the colour, but after 30 seconds it goes back to a smooth finish. When I swatch the Metal Chrome I will definitely buff my nails and see how big of a difference it makes! I hope you like this!




  

So what do you think!? I loveeeeeee! Can't wait to wear it out and see how long it lasts without chipping! Thanks for reading!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Sation - Oh My Oceania + Glitter Accent Nail

Hi everyone! Tonight I am going to a party at a club and the theme is "Dressed To The Nines". I have my whole outfit planned out (A gorgeous black dress) and I needed nails to pop against the black so I chose Sation's - Oh My Oceania, a stunning aqua/teal polish with really subtle blue micro shimmers that dries to a satin-matte finish. I love that sort of finish but I did use 1 coat of Cult Nails - Wicked Fast to seal it. I used 2 coats of OMO, followed by 2 coats of Jordana - Blue Bash on my ring fingers, followed by 1 coat of Cult Nails - Wicked Fast. I love doing glitter accents, have you noticed :-P
Here are photos!





I hope you like this colour, I am LOVING Sation, it is a great brand and the formula/brush/bottle is great! Thanks for reading and have a great night!