Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Cocktail, with a touch of gold

Hi everyone~ On Saturday, I attended my church's annual end of year dinner. The dress code was 'cocktail, with a touch of gold'. I decided that bit of gold to be my nails...surprised? :P

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I started off with two coats of Hello Kitty Golden girl. This is a beautiful soft gold foil - I can't believe I didn't try this sooner! I tend to shy away from golds as I feel they clash with my yellow based skin tone  ^^;; Not this one though! It dried extremely fast too, I was applying the first coat onto my third nail and accidentally touched my pinky...well, it was dry already so there was no need to redo that nail! :D

On my thumb and fourth finger, I layered on one coat of Nicole by OPI Disco dolls. I used Ulta3 black satin and lily white for the flowers before going back over the petals with Golden girl. The centre of the flower was filled with Disco dolls.

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The Hello Kitty nail polish is available in Priceline stores now and retail for $9.95 each. I personally haven't seen any of the Hello Kitty cosmetics in the stores I've walked into so it may be a good idea to call into the stores to check if they have it.

I love this mani loads and received quite a few compliments on the night ^^ What do you think of this mani?

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Guess the holo pretty revealed & a gorgeous layering :)

Hi ladies~ I have a lovely layering combination to show you all today! I started off with two coats of China Glaze Emerald sparkle before layering one coat of China Glaze Atlantis over it. Emerald sparkle by itself is simply divine - add on the holo glitter though and you've got nothing short of amazing <3

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Oh, and here is the bottle shot of the sneak peek I showed in my previous post :) Yeah, this was in natural light, indoors and no sun. And still so much holo goodness! :D


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Friday, November 25, 2011

Guess the holo pretty ♥

Hello~A short post for today :)

I had this nail polish on my table after using it and only just noticed how pretty the holo glitter is! Any guesses as to what polish it is? :) Oh btw, it's a bottle shot. This was taken in natural light, believe it or not! Ahhh, so pretty ♥♥♥

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I spotted some lovely Essence nail polish in Target today as well, I've been waiting for these to turn up here in Australia ever since they were spotted in European countries! I'll try get a post up soon when I've edited the photos :)

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Rainbow leopard

Hi ladies~A few days ago, I decided to try out Nicole by OPI It's all about the glam from the Kardashian Kolors collection. However, after three coats it was still a little patchy and so voilà, a rainbow leopard print evolved :P It's all about the glam is a pretty marshmallow white with shimmer running throughout it. Too bad about the sheerness - I might try to layer it over a white crème first next time.

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Because it was patchy and I didn't want to add a fourth coat, I brought out some colours for the leopard spots.

Orange: Australis Titania
Green: Australis Sweetpea
Yellow: Ulta3 spring blossom
Purple: China Glaze Light as air

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I quite enjoyed this spontaneous mani and wore it for three whole days :)

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For Australian ladies, NOPI nail polish can be found at Terry White Chemist and selected pharmacies. Each bottle retails for $14.95. The Kardashian Kolors collection will be available in December.

What do you think of this mani?

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

The most beautiful glitter ever ♥

Hi ladies~ I showed a sneak peek yesterday and thought I'd reveal the answer since I'm so impressed with the result :P I layered one coat of NOPI Kendall on the katwalk over Aldo Little mermaid and was absolutely blown away by the perfection that is this combo. Just look at it!!! ♥♥♥ I think KOTK has shot up my list of favourite glitter polishes-no, my list of favourite nail polishes! I love the mix of purple, green and blue glitter in a teal coloured base. It's honestly soooooooo beautiful I kept staring at my nails :P

I couldn't decide on photos so there's going to be a few more than normal. Enjoy the spammage! <33

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Here it is blurred to see the depth of this mani. SO PRETTYYYYYYY~~~^^

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Is this glorious or what? :D NOPI nail polishes aren't as readily available here in Australia. You can find them in Terry White Chemists and other select pharmacies in December. Each polish retails for $14.95.

What do you think of this bottled beauty? I have so many layering combinations in mind for it already! ^^

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Little mermaid

Hey everyone! Woohooo, I just finished my first exam for this semester hehe. One down, only two more to go :)

Anyway, I have a lovely polish to share with you all today. Aldo recently launched a nail polish line and I have for you Little mermaid. It's a beautiful green-teal shade with a shimmer running through it. Anyone else thinks this reminds them of China Glaze Watermelon rind? I don't own it to compare, so I'm not sure if they're dupes. It certainly looks similar though!

This is two coats of Little mermaid. Utter perfection, I tell you. No need to clean up, the polish glided onto my nails <3 It is a little sheer, but it built up by the second coat. A third coat was probably needed as under some light I could see slight VNL. But honestly, it's soooo beautiful. And the formula! ♥♥♥

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Before I leave you, I have a glorious polish drop to show you. Any takes as to what it might be? :)

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Isn't it pretty?! *______*

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Sea gurl mattified

Hello ladies~I showed you what Orly Sea gurl looked like a couple of days ago. I decided to add a matte top coat to it since I haven't mattified any manis in a while :P

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What do you think? Matte or glossy? :)

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sea Gurl and some bling tips!

Hello everyone~ I'm still very much into the glitter layering - I really can't stop cos it's so simple and has such a beautiful result ^^

I started off with two coats of Orly Sea gurl from their recent Birds of a Feather collection. I then dabbed on China Glaze 5 golden rings onto my tips, moving from the tip to the middle. For some extra bling, I lightly dabbed on some of OPI Servin' up sparkle. I love the pretty holo glitter mixed in with the gold look! I added some gold sequins I received from my friend for that little extra oomph before finishing off with two coats of top coat.

See the holo glitter coming to life in the sun? ^^

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And indoors, with natural light.

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What do you think of this mani? I think this will look amazing matte - I might try it out later :D

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Random nail art

Hello everyone~Have you ever had a perfect design in mind and failed to execute it the way you wanted it to? This mani was one of them >< I thought I'd share it anyway cos I actually really love the design, just not how it turned out. This was inspired by a design I saw on another blog but of course I forgot to save the link and now I can't find it. If this is yours or you know whose it is, please do let me know! :)


I applied two coats of Misa Dirty sexy money for the base colour. OPI You don't know Jacques is the brown you see and Glossyblossom nail art striper in white for the white.


I might try this again next time with better colour combinations :P

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Rainbow glitter tips

Hi ladies! I'm still very much into the beauty that is OPI Rainbow connection so I decided to use it for some glitter tips :) I'm not sure I like this mani a whole lot but it sure looks very Christmas like! I applied two coats of OPI Your royal shine-ness and then two coats of Rainbow connection at the tips.

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I might do something similar when it's closer to Christmas haha. What do you think?

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

It's the blues~

Hello ladies :) So after my green phase, it was time for the blues. I had just received Orly Stone cold from the latest Mineral FX collection in the mail and totally needed to try it out. Unfortunately, I think this mani looks so much better in photos - in real life, not so promising :(

I started off with two coats of Australis Sky high. I then used Ulta3 lily white and a dotting tool to add some polka dots. I took out my Glossyblossom nail art striper in white to paint the stripes. For my index and pinky nails, I applied two coats of Orly Stone cold. This is a gorgeous, gorgeous blue and I love it so much! I found application a little annoying though as the polish took a while to dry. If you don't leave enough dry time in between coats you'll definitely end up with a goopy mess. I think the end result is soooo worth it though, just look at the beauty and depth it has!


On my thumb I used a dotting tool to outline the heart in white before filling it in. I then layered on one coat of Mode cosmetics Diamonte. Using a smaller end of another dotting tool, I went around the heart with Aldo Stardust. Stardust is a sparse glitter polish which would look great for layering!


I'm proud of my heart, heh!


What do you think of this mani - hit or miss?

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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Incredible Ivanka

Hello everyone~ I'm sure you know what the star of this post is going to be - I'm a sucker for alliterations, what can I say? :P I've had Zoya's Ivanka in my untrieds for such a long time so I thought it was time to bring it out and wear it. Plus, I was in the mood for some green after my three weeks of work appropriate shades!

This is two coats of Ivanka. Under direct sunlight, there is visible nail line but it looks fine and gorgeous otherwise. For my accent nails, I applied two coats of OPI Jade is the new black and applied a glitter gradient at my tips. The glitter is none other than Fresh frog of Bel-Air from OPI's recent Muppets collection. It's a sheer green glitter polish so I thought it was better fit for layering. I love the accent it gives, and it matches Ivanka so well too!



It's so nice to have some green on my tips after all this time! What do you think of this mani?

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Hello Kitty cosmetics

Hi everyone~ A few days ago, I received a lovely package in the mail featuring *gasp* Hello Kitty cosmetics! :D I'll be honest and admit that I was never a huge fan of this kitty, but omigosh if this bag doesn't make you die from cuteness overload then...I dunno lol. It's seriously cute ladies, SERIOUSLY CUTE.

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The headband is adorable haha. I'm thinking of giving it to my 2 year old niece though, only because she'll put it to better use than I ever will :P

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And in that make up bag was...zomg, so many goodies!

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And of course I just had to forget the most important thing in these photos...nail polish! How silly of me. No matter, I'll have a post up of that shortly I presume!

These items are exclusive to Priceline and consist of lipsticks, lipgloss, eyeliner, eyeshadow, mascara, blush and nail polish. Product prices start from AUD$9.95. They are officially launched on November 1 - that's today! :)

What do you think of this line of cosmetics - cute or cheap?

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