Sunday, 26 June 2011

French tip mani

Heeeeeello! Another post for tonight, as before the last post I hadn't posted in 10 days! Lazy me!

Anyways, I've always tried to do french tips with sticky tape. I gave up with the tape after a while, it got too annoying and kept sticking to my other fingers I had just done and it came off. So I used a nail art polish with a skinny brush. It's not perfect, but it's my first time!
Left Hand
 Right Hand
I used 2 coats OPI Bubble Bath for the base and a striping polish for the black. My top coat made the accent finger run :( My left hand accent of some kind of animal stripes looks so much better (minus the smudging thanks to the top coat) because when I was doing my right hand, I hadn't figured out the pattern I wanted to do yet before I put a random stripe.......idiot!

Haha not great but I hope you enjoy!

Strawberry Fields

I was dying to get this polish and was so happy when I found it in Australia, I wanted it because of the gold flecks, but I'm not sure it suits my skin tone. It is really too pink...or maybe I just don't like pink!

Here are some swatches.

Can anyone recommend polishes with coloured flecks in it? I love them!

Thursday, 16 June 2011

NOTD: Chi Chi Walkin on Sunshine

I absolutely love this!!! I painted my nails this colour in the afternoon and the lighting was dull. Then my bf and I went to the shops, where there's bright lights everywhere, and BAM they were so bright...I felt kinda odd. My bf hated it! haha!. I have work tomorrow...I wonder how this mani will go down on my 4th shift haha...

I thought adding some crackle would make it a little less bright...was I right? This crackle is China Glaze black mesh btw which is fantastic! Although I've only used it twice and it went all gluggy....can anyone tell me why? :( it could be a case of the bottle not screwed tight enough..but has it happened to anyone else?!?!? please let me know!

China Glaze - Grape Juice

This colour is called Grape Juice. I must admit, it takes A LOT for a polish to impress me. I don't even have any favourites out of my huge collection (sad, I know). I do like purple, and this is a cool polish but I wasn't all that impressed. However, the formula is good (as most CG polishes are) and there was no bubbles, yay! Theres micro glitter in this polish which is only visable in the light, otherwise the purple is quite dull if you ask me.

 So in an effort to spruce it up a bit I added a glitter topcoat by Australian brand Ulta3 called Confetti. Quite good if you ask me, I really like this top coat. The purple defs looked better after a little sparkly goodness was added!

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Nubar 2010

Yay look what I received off the wonderful world of eBay. Nubar 2010! Its layered over 2 coats of OPI My Private Jet. 

2 coats of MPJ alone with flash

MPJ without flash

Nubar 2010 G133 in sunlight

Nubar 2010 G133 in shade

With flash
Isn't it pretty?!?!? I love it!

Sunday, 5 June 2011

2 Coloured Mani

With this mani I used 2 BYS colours; Pretty As A Peach and Kung Fu Blue.
No flash
With flash
I also used my 3d nail art pen in silver. My hands are really shaky and not used to applying with these pens it was my first time doing lines so do not laugh at the uneveness of each line down the middle haha.
I love BYS nail polish its such a good formula for the price and not to mention the immense colour selection they have! I highly recommend these polishes and I would be happy to get any one some :)

Revlon Tropical Teal

This colour is very nice and the pictures don't quite capture its beauty. Its almost like a metallic teal colour.
With flash
 you can see the bubbles :(

No flash

I had to take it off within 24 hours though because the polish bubbled. The bad thing about Revlon polishes is that they take ages to dry, meanwhile I always bump or wipe my nails on something and the polish comes right off. I put more and more coats on to cover the imperfections hence the bubbles. I am just not patient enough! I must invest in a quick dry top coat!

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Coolest giveaway, ever!

Check out this marvelous giveaway by GildedNails.
Its amazing!


I would love to do a swap with someone! Whose in?
I know I don't have many followers whatsoever but if you see this and you are interested tell me! Yay.

Sugar Plums

This colour is called Sugar Plums by China Glaze. Its a maroon colour with micro glitter in it and some of them look holo-y (SOME - a tiny amount and only in certain light)

This pic shows the holographic micro glitter in the bottle, its blurry for a reason!! :)

One disappointment about this polish is that it turns out bubbly and bumpy as you can maybe tell in the photos. I love the colour and it went opaque in 2 coats but I hate any polish that turns bubbly! It really puts me off!  I do love the colour. Yes I was in a rush whilst doing these hence the messiness around my nails haha