Tuesday, March 27, 2012

nail art contest

Hey guys. I know I haven't been around much lately and I really don't have an excuse. I'll try to make more of an effort to post more often. 
Rebecca from Rebecca Likes Nails is having a nail art contest. The time to submit entries has just closed and this is my entry. It's one from the vault, I just never got around to posting it here. 
I used Orly Orange Sorbet, Orly Lemonade, OPI Mermaid's Tears, OPI Dating a Royal, OPI Do You Lilac It? and OPI Sparrow Me The Drama. The stamp is from plate M64.
Hope you are all doing well =)

Friday, March 9, 2012

A Happy Accident

Happy Friday Everyone!
When I started this mani I had no idea what I was going to do. I thought I might replicate this but with different colours. But my colour choice were wrong and some of them looked too much a like. That's when I decided to stamp over it and I really like how it turned out.

it reminds me of a cubism painting

I started with one coat of BYS Matte White. The dots are Essie Borrowed and Blue, Essie Mint Candy Apple, Essie Nice is Nice, OPI Do You Lilac It? and OPI Pedal Faster Suzi!. The stamp is M64 and Konad Black

Monday, March 5, 2012

Bad Old Wallpaper?

Hey guys, I hope you have all had a good day. Today I have some nail art to show you that one of my friends described as 'bad, old wallpaper'. She meant it as a compliment although it didn't sound much like one haha. What do you think?

Polishes used include: Essie Mint Candy Apple, Essie Nice is Nice, Orly Au Champagne, BYS Matte White, OPI Conquistadorable Color and OPI Jade is the New Black

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Haul + Cult Nails Toxic Seaweed

Hey everyone. First of all I want to apologize for being such a crappy blogger and not posting anything in the last two weeks. Today I'm going to be showing the polishes I have picked up over the last little while that haven't featured on here yet.

Orly haul! L-R: Candy Cane Lane, Winter Wonderland, Meet Me Under The Mistletoe and Rococo A-go-go. The first three are from the 2010 Christmas collection. When they came out my polish addiction was only just beginning and the thought of spending $25 on one polish was appalling! (and yes, that is how much one Orly polish is in stores in NZ). Because of this I only bought the mini bottles of WW and MMUTM. I have been kicking myself for this for aaages because these two are far too pretty to only have the mini bottle. Eventually I found them on trade me and Candy Cane Lane came with them. Rococo A-go-go is from the mineral effects collection which has only just come into stores. It is one of the only ones I liked so I grabbed it with both hands.

Revlon Galaxy, Slipper and Facets of Fuchsia. I got lucky with FoF, it was the only one in the shop and was only there because one of the staff members had got it for free from a training day and didn't want it so she put it in the shop display! I'm still keeping an eye out fro Whimsical. Hopefully it'll come out soon.

Those of you who are from Wellington, good news! Farmers on Lambton Quay now have a permanent Nicole By OPI Stand!!! I was SO excited when I found out. I was in there looking for Revlon Whimsical and found a Nicole that wasn't from the Kardashian Kollection on the Revlon display. I then proceeded to search the shop until I found the display! Even though the bottles are such an annoying shape, I really like NOPI, mostly because they are cheaper than OPI. These are Sensational Scarlet, Truth or Lilac and You're an Angel.

I picked up Essie Borrowed and Blue a while ago when I got OPI Louvre Me Louvre Me Not. Haven't used it yet though. And, I got my very first Cult Nails polish. Toxic Seaweed. Holy Crap it is pretty!

Green jelly with silvery-gold micro glitter and orange flakies.

This is two thick coats. I was a tad on the thick side but when it is this pretty, who cares?!