Thursday, December 29, 2011

OPI Save Me

I had planned to post something else today but then my bottle of OPI Save Me arrived in the mail and had to take priority. OPI Save Me is from the Nicki Minaj collection that is being released in January. I don't know why but the site I use to buy most of my polish has it in now. It is so drool worthy! Check it out

One coat

Two coats

Look at that!! This polish has silver micro glitter, blue holo bars and silver holo bars. In the light they shine all the colours of the rainbow. <3 I love this polish!!
I have two other polishes from this collection coming in the mail so stay tuned for that!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Color Club Foiled Collection

Here it is! The Color Club Foiled collection.

Antiquated: light bronze, one coat

Hot Like Lava: hot pink, one coat

Cold Metal: this one reminds me a bit of OPI Swimsuit...Nailed It and Orly Sweet Peacock. One coat

Foil Me Once: this one is cute and girly with a hard metal edge. 2 coats

Perfect Mol-ten: Unexpected favourite of the set! one coat

Lumin-icecent: one coat

Aaaand they are all good for stamping! Thats what we like =)

Monday, December 26, 2011

China Glaze 3D Glitter Swatches

Hey everyone! I hope all of your Christmases went well. Today I have swatches from the China Glaze 3D Glitter collection that I was given yesterday.

First up is Blonde Bombshell. This clear based polish consists of tiny and small sized gold glitter and gold bars. Unfortunately the bar glitter doesn't show up as much as I'd hope it would.

Love Marilyn is a clear based polish with small red round glitter and slightly bigger silver hexagonal glitter. This polish is like the little sister of OPI Gettin Miss Piggy With It. If GMPWI shrunk and lost the red hex glitter is would be Love Marilyn's twin.

Material Girl is a clear based polish (surprise surprise) with tiny and small pink glitter and bigger holo pink glitter. 

Lorelei's Tiara seems to be the most popular of the collection. It is the one that I have seen the most of on other blogs. It is clear based with tiny silver glitter and small blue round glitter.

Marry a Millionaire. This is my favourite of the set. It is clear based with small light purple and dark purple glitter and bar glitter that flashes green, gold and blue. LOVE!! This polish is so unique, I have nothing like it nor have I seen anything similar.

And finally, Some Like It Haute. This polish looks like it has a grey base but that is only because the glitter is SO dense! It is actually a clear based polish with tiny gunmetal grey glitter with small silver holo glitter.

All of the swatches are ONE COAT!! IIII know!! They are so jam packed with glitter that you would only need two coats for it to be opaque. The formula is great like all CG polishes. Overall I'm very impressed. 

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!!


I hope everyone has had/is having an awesome Christmas surrounded by family and friends!
I also hope Santa gave you polish!

Here is my Christmas mani. It is so over the top but it's Christmas and if you can't be o.t.t now when can you be right !? The base is two coats of OPI Excuse Moi. The tree is OPI Jade is the New Black with Wet'n'Wild Correction Tape and gem stones =). The bottle pictured is China Glaze Mrs Claus. I bought a bottle recently on Trade Me and didn't have another bottle close when I was taking photos (with my new camera btw!!)

And here is a shot of today's polish loot! The China Glaze 3D Glitters Set and the Color Club Foiled set =D swatch posts will be coming soon!!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Almost time for a Holly-day

9 days to go and still a lot to do. My exam for my summer paper is on Monday so it will be good to have that out of the way, then comes a busy week at work and then I can finally have a bit of a break. I have another Christmas inspired mani to share with you today.

The base is two coats of Orly Au Champagne, the green is China Glaze Outta Bounds and the red is China Glaze Ring in the Red. This may end up being my xmas day mani... What do you think?

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Water Marble

11 days until Christmas! Is it just me or is it coming super fast this year? Today I have a Christmas inspired water marble to share.

The thumb was my favourite.
Polishes used were Nicole By OPI I've Got The Power and China Glaze Outta Bounds

Butter London The Black Knight

Guess what I found!!! I am very pleased to be sharing swatches of Butter London The Black Knight, aka my very first Butter London, aka my most prized polish. This serves as an early Christmas present to myself. I was on my way to uni this morning when I stopped off at Farmers to see if they had something I wanted to get for a friend's xmas present when I spotted this bad boy. It was just meant to be, I had a voucher and Butter London was 10% off. Check it out

 The Black Knight is a black polish with blue, pink and red round glitter with silver micro-glitter.

 ah photos just do not do it justice. This polish is seriously gorgeous! 

Not many words are needed. The Black Knight speaks for itself

Look at that glitter!! *sigh* bliss!!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Orly Holiday Soiree Swatches

Two weeks until Christmas! Holy moly that is close. I've barely started my Christmas shopping. Today I'm showing you two swatches from the Orly Holiday Soiree collection: Au Champagne and Androgynie. 

This is two coats of Au Champagne. I like this one so much! It's like pearly marshmellow and is one of those whites that can be worn by itself. Another plus is that it works for stamping =)

And this is two coats of Androgynie. This polish is like a galaxy in a bottle. Before I saw it in person I was a bit on the fence about buying it but when the display was finally put up and I saw this bad boy there was no more doubt. It also helped that it was buy one get one free =)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

31 Day Challenge Recap

It was a long road but the 31 Day Challenge is finally over. In this post I'll be doing a recap of challenge

Day 1: Red Nails

Day 2: Orange Nails

Day 3: Yellow Nails

Day 4: Green Nails

Day 5: Blue Nails

Day 6: Purple Nails

Day 7: Black and White Nails

Day 8: Metallic Nails

Day 9 and 11: Rainbow and Polka Dots

Day 10: Gradient Nails

Day 12: Stripes

Day 13: Animal Print

Day 14: Flowers

Day 15: Delicate Print

Day 16: Tribal Print

Day 17: Glitter

Day 18: Half Moons

Day 19: Galaxy Nails

Day 20: Water Marble

Day 21: Inspired by a colour

Day 22: Inspired by a song

Day 23: Inspired by a movie

Day 24: Inspired by a book

Day 25: Inspired by fashion

Day 26: Inspired by a pattern

Day 27: Inspired by artwork

Day 28: Inspired by a flag

Day 29: Inspired by the supernatural

Day 30: Inspired by a tutorial

Day 31: Recreate favourite challenge