Sunday, 30 December 2012

A surprise shopping trip!

Hello! Bit surprised to hear from me so soon? I am too! But I went shopping today and I got so excited by my purchases I wanted to share with you!

So as you can see, I didn't just get nail polish! I've been all excited by Nude Palette's after reading a lot of beauty blog's recently and so I got this palette by "the Balm cosmetics." I also picked up their Schwing Liquid Eyeliner. Maybe I'll do a review of the palette when I get home after my holidays?

I also got some perfume on sale from Priceline. It's Paco Rabanne, Black XS for women. Something you don't know about me is that I love perfume almost as much as nail polish and this one is one of my faves that I used to wear way back when. Normally I don't go back to old perfume's once I've run out, but I made an exception with this one because my boyfriend loves it.

Finally, I am the most excited about my nail polish purchase! I went into Priceline initially looking for Primer and came away with SINFUL COLORS!!! I have NEVER seen Sinful Colors sold in Australia but they had bottles for five dollars on a big rack! I was so overwhelmed and excited, I decided the best thing to do would be to grab one and maybe go back later for more. So I chose Nail Junkie by Sinful Colors as the first to add to my collection because it is one I have seen reviewed and was excited to get. It also worked out as I was rocking For Audrey and a blue glitter seemed like a perfect New Years Eve mani to do.

So I've taken a picture with my iPhone, so the quality isn't great but it gives you an idea.

I love this polish! I'm so excited at the possibility that it may be hitting more stores around Australia soon!

Anyway, so that was my little exciting shop that I really wanted to share with you all! I hope you all have a great night tonight with whatever you may be doing. Stay safe and I'll catch you in the new year!

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Goodbye 2012!

Hello lovely readers!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are enjoying the week between Christmas and New Years Eve! I had a wonderful Christmas at home with family and have now embarked on a month long road trip with my boyfriend!

So currently we are staying at his friend's house which is why I have been able to access the internet! So I wanted to show you my Christmas haul!

So here are the polishes and nail art equipment that I received for Christmas! In order,

  • OPI - No Room For The Blues
  • OPI - Tomorrow Never Dies
  • China Glaze - First Mate
  • China Glaze - For Audrey
  • China Glaze - Papaya Punch
  • China Glaze - Pink Plumeria
  • OPI - Nail Envy (Put a Bangle On It box) (It come's with a gold bracelet that has a little bottle of OPI charm on it!!) 
  • Some random assorted nail art stickers with flowers, musical notes and Australian animal designs on them! 
  • And the box that they're all sitting in front of, which is huge and will hold all my nail art supplies for when I visit friends and paint their nails!! 

I need to get a camera that is good for swatches because I want to show you the amazing colours in Tomorrow Never Dies and For Audrey but I haven't been able to capture them nicely with my iPhone. I might need to do some scouting around for a good camera in the sales because I'd love to do more with this blog besides nail art. For now, I really recommend Tomorrow Never Dies and For Audrey and I haven't tried the rest yet!

So after New Years I am road tripping back to my hometown for my Aunt's wedding and I won't have access to the internet, so expect this blog to be a little quiet for now and I look forward to posting more in the new year! I know for a fact that I have some of the China Glaze - Cirque De Soleil collection coming in the mail which should be sitting on my bed waiting for me when I get back!

Have a safe and happy new years everyone!

Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas!

Twas the night before Christmas, Or a little bit later... And up in the night is a nail painting Kater!

Hey guys! I've just finished my Christmas Day mani and so I'm going to post it right now because the morning is going to be a whirlwind of cooking and family time!

My Christmas mani is entirely inspired by the lovely Jessie over at Nailed It NZ! You can find the tutorials for the designs I used right here and here!

So let's have a look at Santa and his reindeer!

I do hope you will forgive my poor quality pictures! It's pretty late here now and I'm sure you all understand how crazy Christmas time is! I was really excited by this mani because I realised I had the right number of fingers for Santa + all his reindeer, including Rudolph!

China Glaze - Ruby Pumps
Sally Hansen - White On
Sally Hansen - Celeb City
Sally Hansen - Mint Sorbet
OPI - Over the Taupe
KISS Nail Art Polish - Black

And with a yawn and a stretch I think it's about time I got up from my chair and all that's left to say is...

Monday, 17 December 2012

Oh Christmas Tree!

Two Christmas posts in two days! Probably won't be another until just before Christmas because I LOVE these nails so much I don't want to change them anytime soon! 

So for these cute Christmas nails, I first painted my nails red and then used tape to make the triangles of green. Then I used an orange stick to put the star sequins onto the top of the triangles and used a dotting tool to make silver baubles on the trees!

I'm still having trouble capturing China Glaze's ' Emerald Sparkle' on camera. But it's probably because for most of my designs I use my iphone camera to photograph them. I'll definitely need to start using a proper digital camera when I do swatches.

Mud- Chili Pepper
China Glaze - Emerald Sparkle
Sally Hansen - Celeb City
Star sequins from a craft store!

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Christmas Colours

I'm feeling a bit flat today. Work has been rough lately because I'm not getting many hours and the hours I have been getting have been pretty stressful. Anyway, it's okay because after Friday I get a month off! During that time I am road tripping with my wonderful boyfriend back to my hometown ( so I guess my blog may be a little quiet during that time!)

Anyway onto today's mani. Just something simple because we are moving building's at work and I new it would get chipped really easily.

This mani was ridiculously hard to photograph. That green is China Glaze - Emerald Sparkle and in natural light it is gorgeous and sparkly!

China Glaze - Emerald Sparkle
China Glaze - Ruby Pumps

As expected this mani chipped after a day moving things around at work. Hopefully I'll have a few more Christmassy posts this week because I like to get them in while I can before December 25th! 

Monday, 10 December 2012

Floral Mat Design

Today's mani is based on a mat that is on the floor of my gym!

The second I saw this mat I knew I wanted to do a nail design based on it! So this is what I came up with...

In hindsight I should have made the petals much bigger but it's a cute design and I'm pretty happy with it. I'll probably try it again when I have the right colours.

OPI - Steady As She Rose
OPI - Do You Lilac It?
China Glaze - Re-Fresh Mint
Sally Hansen - Flirt

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Happy December!

Hi guys!

Well we've hit December. So I felt like something simple in Christmas colours.

Sally Hansen - White On
Sally Hansen - Celeb City
China Glaze - Ruby Pumps