Monday, January 30, 2012

All You Need Is Love

Frankening really has taken the polish world by storm and today I have to show you Dollish Polish custom franken polish! The set I have to show is the Love and Anti Love Valentines Custom Franken Polish Duo. This set consists of two polishes; a pearly pink with glitter and a red and black glitter.

They came in their own little organza bag! cute aye!

I love how Love Is A Battlefield has a broken heart logo on the label

This is two coats of Love Me Tender. It applied nicely although the polish is slightly on the thick side. At certain angles you can see a VNL but once you put the glitter over the top you can't tell.

And this is one coat of Love Is A Battlefield. I looooove this combo!! It is just awesome. 
Dollish Polish has a lot of polishes available on her Etsy shop so check it out! There is a link at the beginning of this post but I'll put it again HERE.
Have a great day!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

OPI Show It And Glow It

Today I have for you all a polish from the 2011 Burlesque collection. I know it's not new but I'm going to 'show it' anyway. I have two more of the Burlesque glitters: Simmer and Shimmer and Sparkle-icious but I cannot decide which on is my favourite! They're all just so awesome!

This polish covers completely in two coats! I love a good glitter that covers well =)
Have a good weekend everyone!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Hey Stud

Hey everyone! I hope your weekend is treating you well. There is going to be a post in the next week or so which I am very excited about. I have to wait for them to arrive though! Cant wait!! Mysterious enough for you?
I had some nail mail arrive this morning from the lovely Traci over at The Trace Face Philes. I bought two polishes from her blog sale:

China Glaze Side-Saddle and Awakening
I also had nail mail earlier in the week and was something that I've been wanting for quite a while: OPI Show It And Glow It from the Burlesque range. A bit late to the party I know but at least I'm showing up haha.
Today I am going to show you my first shot at using bullion beads that I got from Born Pretty.

I used two coats of OPI Dating A Royal and stamped using white Konad polish and Fauxnad plate M79. Then used the beads on my ring finger as an accent. I like the way it came out but the beads drove me nuts!! as soon as they were dry I wanted to pick them off. I don't know why but I could not deal with the feel of them on my nail. Maybe they'll be better closer together....
Anyway, enjoy your day. TTFN (channeling my inner Tigger =P)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Dannii and stamping

I'm still not over how awesome Zoya Dannii is so today I have it with some stamping. I think for the first time ever I have taken a polish off because it was chipped and put on the exact same polish again! That is how much I love Dannii =P

This is two coats of Dannii. Stamping polish is Konad special polish white and plate is Fauxnad M73

Monday, January 23, 2012

Zoya Dannii

I know you all have probably seen this polish a million times but it has recently found its way into my collection and I need to bask in the beauty that is Zoya Dannii. This is my new favourite purple, I never want to take it off!

this is two coats with a top coat

Move over OPI Do You Lilac It? You've just been bumbed to #2 position (but don't worry, I still love you)

I thought I'd show you all this as well. This is what I did after work last night. A few years ago, a friend gave me this bottle and it was filled with three colours of jellybeans. They were waaaay past their best by date so I decided to spruce it up a bit and re-did it with M'n'Ms. Unfortunately there were less orange ones so that layer is smaller than the rest. 

Friday, January 20, 2012

Back To Basics & Nail Mail

Hello! Today was a good day for nail polish! I received two nail mail parcels, one from Born Pretty and one from USA Nails Online. Here is what I got...

I thought I'd give the new born pretty mega plates a try. TBH, I'm a little disappointed. The images are waaay smaller than I thought they'd be and many of them wont cover the whole nail. The nice thing about these plates is that some of the images have a half-moon edge so they could be used as tip designs.

I also got a wheel of square rhinestones and a wheel of 'steel balls'. I this what some people call bullion beads?

This Color Club 'All About French" set arrived from USA Nails. I love a good french mani. There is something so classic and timeless about it. I got this set for $14 NZD (approx $11USD). I don't know if you ladies from the US think this is good or not but in NZ this is a very good price for 7 nail polishes from a good brand haha.

So here is my french mani using Color Club French Tip and Color Club Femme A La Mode. 

Monday, January 16, 2012

Nicole By OPI Kim-Pletely In Love

Hye guys. I meant to post this yesterday however time got away from me and I didn't manage to so here it is! Swatches of Nicole By OPI Kim-pletely In Love. This is polish is a light pink with a flecky blue shimmer.

This was three coats without a top coat. Very pretty and girly.

In response to a question on my post about Zoya Kissy, here is a shot of Kissy with out a base colour. It took four coats to get this level of opacity 

Friday, January 13, 2012

Zoya Kissy

Today my very first Zoya polish arrived in the mail. Yay! Zoya Kissy is from the Gems and Jewels collection released during the 2011 holiday season

Here is one coat of Kissy over one coat of Color Club Hot Like Lava.
I love the holo bar glitter in this polish. It looks amazing in the sun! Tomorrow I'll be showing you swatches of Nicole By OPI Kim-pletely In Love so stay tuned =)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Nicole By OPI Kardashian Kolors

Finally the Kardashian Kolor collection is available in NZ. I picked up three of them today: Disco Dolls, Follow Me On Glitter and Kendall On The Katwalk

Kendall On The Katwalk

Disco Dolls

Follow Me On Glitter

Theyre so pretty!! I still want to get Kim-pletely In Love and Wear Something Spar-Kylie.
Do You have any from this collection? Which ones?

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

OPI Do You Lilac It? with stamping

Hey guys, I'm feeling bad for the lack of posts this past week! Even though I'm on holiday from Uni, I still have an endless amount of things I need to be doing and I'm doing an awesome job at procrastinating from all of them =P
Here is a mani I had on the other day and just loved!

This is two coats of OPI Do You Lilac It? with white konad polish stamping using fauxnad plate M65

Friday, January 6, 2012

OPI Super Bass Shatter

Hey girlies. I hope everyone has had a good week. I've had a few nail mail parcels arrive this week. The first package was OPI Super Bass Shatter, OPI Metallic 4 Life and Essie Shine Of The Times. Then I got my first eos lip balm! Yay! I'd read about them online and really wanted one for ages but they aren't sold in stores here. I found them on Trade Me and as soon as it arrived I went online and bought another one =)
I know that heaps of people are over shatter polish but for some reason I have this inescapable need to have all of the OPI Shatter polishes so when purple shatter came out with the Nicki Minaj collection I had to get it and boy, am I glad I did! Purple shatter is by far my favourite. First of all, Purple is my favourite colour so it is already a winner, it shatters really well without much effort and it has a subtle glitter that makes it so pretty. Check it out.



OPI Super Bass Shatter is shown over two coats of Revlon Ocean Breeze.

Here are my eos =) (left: Strawberry Sorbet, right: Summer Fruit)

Monday, January 2, 2012

NYE Mani

Good Morning ladies! I hope you have all recovered from your new years celebrations. I have slept until noon for the last two days in an attempt to recover. That's the good thing about being on holiday right? You can pretty much do whatever you feel like. Today I'm going to show you the mani I had on for NYE

Very flashy and shiny and sparkly! It looked awesome in the light!
The base is two coats of China Glaze Lorelei's Tiara. 

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Top 11 of '11

Happy New Year Everyone!!

I hope you have all had an awesome new year celebration. Here is a list of my top 11 polishes of 2011

11. OPI Sparrow Me The Drama

10. OPI Not Like The Movies

9. Nicole By OPI One Less Lonely Glitter

8. OPI Warm And Wozzie

7. Sally Hansen Nail Prism Blush Diamond

6. OPI Dating A Royal

5. OPI Excuse Moi

4. Orly Au Champagne

3. Butter London The Black Knight

2. China Glaze Marry A Millionaire 

1. OPI Save Me

There ya have it. It was harder than I thought it would be to make this list. Some polishes didn't make the cut. The ones that came close to being in the top 11 were:
OPI Swimsuit...Nailed It
OPI Do You Lilac It?
China Glaze Lorelei's Tiara
Color Club Hot Like Lava
Orly Frolic
and China Glaze Twinkle Lights
What would be your top polish of the year?