Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Femme Fatale Cosmetics- Keeper of the Grove

So the other night I went out on the town with my friends, and I wanted something absolutely stunning to wear on my nails. Here's a fun fact about me, I don't really dress in bright colours. I'm a little body conscious and so my wardrobe is mostly dark shades. For this reason, my nails is where I can really express myself. So lets see the polish!!

Keeper of the Grove is a lime green jelly base absolute choc a block full of glitter, There's about a million different green glitters, silver hex, pink hex, blue hex, hearts, holographic glitter. I couldn't list them all!
 First an indoor shot. This is applied over a base coat of China Glaze - Emerald Sparkle. Application was super easy and I layered on three heavy coats for optimal sparkle! You can buy Femme Fatale polish at their site here, at Llarowe and Shoppe Eclectic.

Picture number two was taken outside to try and show you how dazzling the glitter is!

Pic number three is a cute shot I took under my lamp which I thought looked kinda cool. The polish looks like treasure! Also, I want to mention that I have joined the ranks of nail bloggers on Instagram! If you like what I do here, then please give us a follow @katersnails!! Thanks guys!

Friday, 22 March 2013

Emily de Molly - Sweet As

Today I have a gorgeous new polish from Aussie Indie maker Emily de Molly!

Sweet As is the perfect pastel pink base with purple micro glitter, silver hex glitter in two different sizes and gorgeous big pink neon hex glitter! Application was super easy and I felt like a princess wearing it! The pictures are all three coats with Seche Vite on top!

Steering wheel shot! I really wanted to capture the pretty of this polish. Natural light seemed to be the best option. Emily be Molly can be purchased on EtsyFemme Fatale CosmeticsLlarowe and Shoppe Eclectic.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Alanna Renee - Reptar

Hey guys,

I am currently obsessed with buying indie polishes! Today I have a gorgeous Alanna Renee which you can buy right here!! It's called Reptar which you might remember as the name of the big dinosaur from the kids tv show Rugrats! I loved that show as a kid, so when I saw her polish reviewed here by Julz Perri, I knew I had to have it!

So before the picture I want to apologise for my little baby nails :( There was an unfortunate incident with a razor and so I filed them all back!

Reptar is this fantastic green base with purple and orange hex glitter and black, white and green micro glitter! It was super easy to apply and the glitter spread nice and evenly! I also added some french tips to the mani, just for a bit of fun!

I've just got a bunch of gorgeous indies in the mail so expect a few more indie posts over the next little while!

Alanna Renee - Reptar
OPI - Do You Lilac It?

Funky Floam

Hey guys! Big hello to my four new followers! I'm really excited to see you all!

Before I started blogging, I used to post my nails on the subreddit, RedditLaqueristas and it was where I really developed my love of nail polish. I don't tend to post there anymore but I always check for cool designs and when I saw the following design using the elusive Floam by Ninja Polish, I knew I wanted to give it a go! 


So here's my attempt!

Sally Hansen - White On
Sally Hansen - Blue Me Away
China Glaze - Def Defying
Ninja Polish - Floam

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Be my belated Valentine?

So this is such a late post. As my previous post stated, I've been a bit down and out lately. I did these for Valentine's Day and then had to promptly remove them when I got a job interview on February 14th! 

This was a fairly simple design. My first attempt at freehand hearts. The camera work is fairly basic and the pink didn't show up as nicely as I'd hoped. I'm planning to save up for a proper camera soon! 

OPI - Steady As She Rose
OPI - Strawberry Margarita

Monday, 4 March 2013

Where did Kater go?

Hi guys,

I just wanted to write a quick post to apologise for my absence. Honestly, I am having a really crazy semester. I am studying full time, four incredibly hard units, as it is my last year of university. On top of that I work two days a week as a mental health worker and also am studying my certificate IV in Mental Health. Basically I am just overwhelmed and overloaded. I haven't put nail polish on for nearly two weeks, you know it's dire when I get to that stage. However, I have a couple of cute designs that I am desperate to try soon! I also have a couple of backdated photos which I haven't had the time to edit and post yet. Basically, I hope you'll bear with me and I can't wait to share with you my designs and comment on all your lovely nails again soon!