Thursday, February 28, 2013

Contrast French Tips Using OPI & Zoya

Hello again!! Today's look features *OPI - Eurso Euro (shown here) and Zoya - Phoebe (shown here). I decided to do contrasting french tips and I love the end results! I painted my nails with Zoya - Phoebe and waited for it to completely dry then I used some striping tape to outline the shape of my tips and painted it with *OPI - Eurso Euro. I finished it off by adding Wicked Fast to the tips only.

This look only lasted a few days. . . I had a bit of chipping on the tips quite quickly but I really liked the look while it lasted! What do you think of this? I love using striping tape for crisp, neat lines! Thanks for reading and see you all soon!!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Zoya - Phoebe

Hello! Today's post is Zoya - Phoebe a gorgeous shimmering sky blue polish that dries matte. It is a little tough to work with so you have to move fast when applying it otherwise you will have bald spots. I did 3 thin coats in the photos, with no top coat.

This colour is so gorgeous! So vibrant and makes me happy! Do you own this colour?? Thanks for reading and have a great day!!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

OPI - Eurso Euro

Hi guys! I have another colour from the new Euro Centrale collection by OPI called *Eurso Euro and it is a very pigmented ink blue colour. I adore this colour. I love the intensity of it and it's so opaque!  For this photo i only used 1 coat! ..followed by 1 coat of Wicked Fast. I had a bit of shrinkage on this mani, especially around the cuticle area which i've never experienced before but I'll try a different topcoat next time and see if anything changes. 

This colour has got to be one of my top picks of the new collection, what is yours?? Thanks for reading and have a nice weekend!

Friday, February 22, 2013

OPI - Glints Of Glinda

Hihihihi!! Today I have a colour I've been loving from the new OPI - Oz: The Great and Powerful collection! This one is called *Glints of Glinda and is a very sheer warm peachy-nude colour. I used 3 thin coats in the photos and you can still see VNL. I topped it off with 1 coat of Wicked Fast. Nonetheless, it made my nails look feminine, clean and well groomed. Also I have some exciting news! I have started studying to become a nail technician! YES! I can share my journey with you and hopefully have some great tips and tricks available to help you get the best out of nails/nail care/nail polish. Once I get internet up at my new place I will be right back into a regular blogging routine! Thanks for being so patient with me, it pays off as I have a giveaway coming soon! :)

Thanks for reading and have a great day!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sportsgirl Nail Polish - Ruby Slipper

Hi guys!! I walked into Sportsgirl accessory store the other day and they had heaps of awesome new glitters on display! I limited myself to one only and chose this amazing colour called Ruby Slipper which is a mix of pink, red small circle glitters, larger holographic hex glitters and even larger holographic shards! Yum. The base colour is an unnamed Japanese brand that my partners mum bought for me when she was there. It is a really love medium blue with green shimmer undertones. I used 2 coats of the japanese blue and 1 generous coat of Ruby Slipper. This will be my last post for a while as I don't have internet at my new place yet :( Thanks for reading!! :)

Friday, February 8, 2013

Pantene PRO-V - Intensive Damage Repair Oil

Hi everyone! Today I have Pantene's PRO-V Intensive Damage Repair Oil to show you – RRP $9.99 (but bought it for $4.99 on special at Coles).

My hair is no stranger when it comes to damage and lots of hair dyes! I dye the ends of my hair a very light ash blonde every 3 months or after every haircut to keep my balayage/ombre look intact. I’ve been doing it since October 2011(!) The ends of my hair get seriously brittle so I knew I needed a good treatment which is why I thought I’d give this Pantene oil a go. . Plus it was on special! It helps repair and seal every strand of hair and reduces protein loss. It smells just like regular Pantene shampoo and conditioner and the oil is clear when you pump it out of the bottle. I only used a 5c piece worth and it was more than enough for the ends of my hair. My ends look much shinier and smell great but after 1 use I can’t see a dramatic improvement. I do really like this oil and think it works well to style hair naturally and help keep it hydrated as well as helping you have a good hair day!. What do you think?

Aaaaanddd... a sneaky pic of me front on!

 Thanks for reading, I hope you liked this post and have a lovely day!

Monday, February 4, 2013

OPI - Oz The Great and Powerful Review

Hello everyone! Today I have some swatches of the latest and greatest OPI collection inspired by the movie Oz: The Great and Powerful (the prequel to the Wonderful Wizard of Oz movie). The movie looks awesome and I can't wait to see it! I love how they are giving typical fairytale movies a dark fantasy twist to them :) But anyway we all want to know about the collection that OPI is bringing out! It is super fun and I'm happy to show you 3 awesome glitters! All photos below are shown without any topcoat.

First up is Lights of Emerald City*, which is a clear base filled with square white glitters and smaller square iridescent glitters (drooooool). The look shown here is 2 coats of China Glaze - Flip Flop Fantasy (reviewed here) followed by 1 coat of Lights Of Emerald City*, which by the way was super easy to apply and I didn't have to fish out the larger white squares! This combination looked seriously amazing!

Secondly is Which is Witch?* I love the name of this polish. It is also a clear base filled with tons of small holographic bar glitters and small holographic hex glitters which gives your nails an insane sparkle to them. I needed a fine glitter like this for so long and I will definitely be using this one to add some pizaz to my mani's! The combination shown here is 2 coats of Essie - To Buy Or Not To Buy followed by 1 coat of Which is Witch?*. Very easy to apply and no need to fish glitters out!

Thirdly and lastly is When Monkeys Fly!* A clear base filled with micro and slightly larger holographic hex glitters and very huge and chunky gold hex glitters which a slightly curled. Now I know some people wanted to steer clear on this polish because of that exact reason but I can't pass up a glitter when I see one! This polish is super easy to work with, just like the two above and I loved the contrast of size and colour glitters in the polish. The combination below is 2 coats of Essie - Where's My Chauffer? (reviewed here) followed by 1 coat of When Monkeys Fly!*.

I love these glitters! They are so fun and quirky and are quite unique! What do you think of these? Will you be picking up any colours from the new collection? Thanks for reading and have a good day!

OPI Oz the Great and Powerful will be available from mid February at selected salons, David Jones and Myer stores, RRP $19.95. For more information on stockists check