Thursday, March 28, 2013

Happy Easter! Dotty & Bunny Nails!

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Well hello there gorgeous people! Happy long weekend..and also Happy Easter! What are you all up to? Eating lots of chocolate I hope? I am going camping, having a BBQ lunch and spending a day with my man on his bday! :) Busy busy! Here's a quick Easter mani I did just before I leave for the weekend. I was inspired by Pshiiit's tutorial here. Cutest thing ever! I used 1 coat of OPI - Nail Envy and from thumb to pinky (all 2 coats); Lime Crime: Lavendairy, Crema Di Lemon, Butter London: Fiver*, OPI: Black Onyx, Lime Crime: Parfait day. I used OPI - Black Onyx for the black dots and the black on the bunnies face. I also used Lime Crime: Milky Ways for the bunnies face and Lime Crime - Parfait Day for the inside of the ears. I topped it all off with 1 coat of Wicked Fast.

Have a great weekend everyone! Eat lots of chocolate!! Thanks for reading.


Monday, March 25, 2013

Benefit - Brows A Go Go

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Hello all! Today I have Benefit's - Brows A Go Go* to show you! It is a a brow and eye shaping kit which comes with 2 brow fill-in shadows, 1 brown wax tamer, 1 mini brush with two different brush ends, 1 black eyeliner, 2 eyeshadows for highlighting and 1 pair of mini tweezers and a nice big mirror on the flap top. It is super easy to use and helps that it gives you a step by step how-to booklet. I love the compact box, great to take anywhere!

I like using this product. The wax is a really cool new product that i've never used before! I would of preferred darker brow colours as I feel like it makes them a shade lighter. All in all I really think I will be using this product every morning for my brows! Thanks for reading have a great day!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Fireworks Nails!

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Hi loves! Today I have a striping tape design to show you. First off I started by applying a thin coat of PVA glue as my base coat as I used a very dense glitter (and PVA is by far the best removal method!) I used 2 thick coats of Ozotic 213 (reviewed here) it's such a lovely glitter that is very sparkly in the sunlight. I applied 1 coat of Wicked Fast to get it to try quickly so I could lay down some striping tape onto my nails. I was really making up the design as I went along and I ended up having a design that reminded me of fireworks. I used 1 thick coat of Essie - Lights which is a purple-pink creme and finished it all off with Wicked Fast.

I'm pretty annoyed at myself because I broke the nail on my pinky and it is so short now! Ah well these things happen! anyway, Thanks for reading everyone! See you all soon!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Euro Centrale + Oz: The Great & Powerful Mash Up Mani

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Hellooo! Today I have a combo of colours from the new Oz: The Great & Powerful collection and the Euro Centrale collection by OPI. The colours I used are Lights of Emerald City* reviewed here, OY-Another Polish Joke* and Suzi's Hungary AGAIN!* swatched here. Firstly I used 2 coats of Suzi's Hungary AGAIN!* on all fingers except my ring fingers, then I used 2 coats of OY-Another Polish Joke* on my ring finger and then I applied 1 coat of Lights Of Emerald City* on my ring fingers and thumbs. Finished it all off with 1 coat of Wicked Fast.

The ring finger looked unbelievably gorgeous and sparkly! Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

China Glaze - Flip Flop Fantasy + Orly - Spazmatic

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Hihihi!! Today I have a gorgeous combo to show you! I absolutely love CG - Flip Flop Fantasy and have shown it to you here and here. Today I decided to pair it with Orly's - Spazmatic which is a really nice blue hex glitter solution with micro blue shimmer in a clear base. I used 2 coats of FFF and 1 coat of dabbed on Spazmatic* followed by 1 coat of Wicked Fast. The contrast between the neon cantaloupe of Flip Flop Fantasy and Spazmatic glitters is seriously eye catching and very appealing. Even my boyfriend liked it!! 

How gorge is this combo!! Ahhh I love it when opposites make such great matches :) Thanks for reading loves!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Butter LONDON - Fiver

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Hellloooo! Today I am showing you a gorgeous colour by Butter LONDON called Fiver*. It is such an amazing shade of icy mint creme. It is so gorgeous I think it might be my favourite colour EVER! Big claim... I know but when I wore it . . .I just loved it. It is fully opaque in only 2 coats and I finished it off with 1 coat of Wicked Fast. This colour needs a lot more praise! It is GORGEOUS! I received this colour from and if you enter my giveaway you could get this colour and see just how amazing it is!! :)

Thanks for reading and have a great day!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Barry M - Textured Polishes 2013 Collection

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Hello everyone!! Today I have a textured colour from Barry M's new collection to show you called Station Road. In the bottle it is a beautiful bright yellow with gorgeous yellow glitter in it. When it is applied onto the nail it dries into a very textured almost sand-like finish. It's all about textures this year! I saw beautiful swatches over at One Nail To Rule Them All and immediately had to buy all four colours but when I applied it and waited for it to dry (which mind you took at least an hour!) I wasn't very wowed by it. It just didn't look that great. I'm not hesitant to try the other 3 colours :-( I used 3 coats here and no top coat. 

Close up it looks a bit like grated cheese or creamed corn. . . lol. Have you made a recent purchase you regret? Thanks for reading!!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Yellow Paisley Stamped Nails

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Hello everyone! I've been inspired to work on perfecting my stamping lately and found an old stamping plate I had with a paisley print on it. (I'm very sorry but I can't remember which plate or number it is at the moment, I will check when I get home) I painted my nails with 2 coats of Ciate - Big Yellow Taxi (reviewed here) and then applied 1 coat of Wicked Fast. Once it was touch dry I stamped on the paisley print using my black polish I received from born pretty store. Then I finished it off with 1 more coat of Wicked Fast, trying to avoid any smudging (but not all grrr). Even though I wasn't very consistent with the thickness of my stamps or because my nail plate was too large for the design, I still think I did a really good job and I've received so many compliments. 

My goal one day is to be as good as Natalie from heartNAT..her stamping is flawless! Thanks for stopping by! Have a nice day.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

MAC - Party Parrot Lipstick Review

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Hellloooo! Today i'm very excited to share with you a colour from a new collection by MAC called Strength. I don't find myself eagerly wanting new lipsticks every time a new collection comes out, but this one caught my eye and I knew I had to have it! Party Parrot is such an amazing bright cantaloupe melon semi-matte lipstick. The girl at the MAC counter said it was full matte, but I don't think it is as it feels so smooth and not dry at all on my lips. It is so gorgeous and easy to apply. I really like colours that compliment my skin tone and because I am quite tanned I can easily pull off bright, almost neon-like colours during day or night. I've worn this during the day out to the city and it lasts okay. . because it is quite creamy it comes off a bit too fast.. especially when I kiss my boyfriend. . . he always quickly wipes his mouth to get any transferred lipstick off :-P Nonetheless, a purchase well deserved and I can see this being a regular in my winter make-up routine. Bright colours in winter. . .yes please!


Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed this post!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Born Pretty Store Review - Stamping Plate & Polish!

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Hey everyone! Today I have some items from born pretty store to show you. I was asked to choose two items from their website so I chose a plain black stamping polish* and a stamping plate* with Winnie the Pooh on it!! If you don't already know by now, I LOVE anything to do with Winnie the Pooh, but especially TIGGER!..anyways I decided to spruce up my previous plain mani (OPI - A Woman's Prague-Ative, see post here) with some stamping over the top! My stamping is a little rusty so forgive me!! I found using the black polish was very easy to transfer images onto the nail. Usually I struggle to even pick up polish on my stamp so having a very clear and accurate transfer was a great relief! I used various stencils to cover each finger. The stamping plate was really good and very easy to use as well making nail art very easy and very achievable! The exact plate I received is this one here and the exact black polish I used can be found here It's so cute and has heaps of different Winnie the Pooh designs on it. .it made me smile all day wearing it! 

Isn't he so adorable? What a cutie! Sorry the lines on my pinky aren't all straight. . I got a bit wonky when stamping haha. I really enjoyed using this stamping plate and have already used the black stamping polish for another mani which I will show you soon! Thanks for reading and have a nice day :)

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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Giveaway Time!!

Hello everyone!! Today I have a great giveaway to share with you all! is giving one lucky follower the chance to win a $50AUD voucher to use online! This website is great, it has heaps of products for very reasonable prices, ranging from hair straighteners, blow dryers, hair treatments, shampoos, conditioners EVEN nail polish (butter London, OPI, Nicole by OPI) and more! I really like the range of haircare products available as I love to look after my hair with very indulgent hair treatments. This giveaway IS open internationally and all you have to do is fill out the rafflecopter box below!! Good luck to you all and make sure you have a look on the website! Also, Ginger Liu has provided my readers with a discount code for everyone that makes a purchase from her store!! Just use code: 5off at the checkout and receive 5% off! Thanks guys and see you all soon!!

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OPI - A Woman's Prague-Ative

Hellooooo! Today I have yet another polish from the new Euro Centrale collection by OPI. This colour is called A Woman's Prague-Ative* and is a very warm golden bronze glass fleck which has that stunning "lit within" glow to it. I used 2 easy coats followed by 1 coat of Wicked Fast. This colour lasts really well, I wore it for 4 days straight and experienced no chipping! 

See the glow? oOo!
I really like this colour and am loving the entire collection in general. What are your fave picks from this collection?? This is definitely in my top 5! Thanks for reading :)