Saturday, January 26, 2013


Hello everyone!!!! It has been such a long time since I have been on here! I thought that my blog had a virus and I wasnt able to access it so after a while I stopped trying. Yesterday my friend and flatmate started her very own nail blog so I came on to check it out and log so I could follow her and what do ya know, I could get onto my blog again!
So how has everyone been?! I hope you're not that annoyed that I dropped off the face of the planet. A lot has gone down since I was last on here. (If you dont really wanna hear about my life feel free to skip down the next few paragraphs).
 For starters I have finished and graduated university. I now have a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Classical Studies and Art History. My graduation ceremony was in December (12/12/12 to be exact =P). It was such an awesome feeling walking across the stage to receive my degree with such elation that after three long years of sleepless nights, tedious readings, countless assignments and a lot of learning that it has all finally paid off.
Secondly, I have moved out of home (at last!!). While I was studying, I was able to stay at home and be rent free so that I could focus on my studying. Within a week of finishing my degree, one of my closest friends had a spare room in her flat with her and two other flatmates. We were there for about three months and towards the end a lot of drama went down (I wont get into the details. It's a VERY long story) and me and my friend, Sam found a new place to live together. So now it is just the two of us in this cute little two bedroom place. Its not very big but it suits us just fine.
And finally, the other big thing to happen to me since disappearing is that I have started full time work. I was incredibly lucky to find a job straight out of uni. While procrastinating from studying for exams, I was looking at a job website and decided to apply for one. The next morning I got a call from them, arranged an interview for the following week. So I got the job and was to start training the week after the interview. The timing of everything was so perfect; my final exam was on the Friday and I started my new job the following Monday!! Things have been going well there, I'm working with a great group of people who I get on with really well and they make work worthwhile. By the end of  this month I'd have been there 7 months.

Alright, now that that is out of the way i'll post some nails! Yay!

This is Zoya Dannii and Zoya Rory with Bundle Monster stamp BM312 with Konad Black

Well I must say it is good to be back! I missed all this and of course you guys! I'd really like to hear from you so feel free to drop me a line or two! =D
Til next time!

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?!

Monday, February 20, 2012

OPI Holland

Hey guys. Today I have two polishes from the OPI Holland collection to show you! Dutch Ya Just Love OPI? and Pedal Faster Suzi.

Dutch Ya Just Love OPI? This is two coats. If I had been more careful I probably could have got away with one coat. This polish was darker than I had expected it to be but I still love it.
I did some stamping over this polish but I have just realized that I didn't take photos of it! Bugger.

Pedal Faster Suzi I <3 this polish! It is so girly and cute. I see it as a cross between OPI Princesses Rule! and OPI Sparrow Me The Drama. This was three coats. It is a little sheer but still worth it.

I am hoping to get my hands on more of this collection soon. Namely I Don't Give A Rotterdam, Kiss Me On My Tulips, Did You 'Ear About Van Gogh? and Vampsterdam.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Pretty & Polished Party On My Yacht

Hey everyone. Today I'm going to show you a franken polish I picked up from the Pretty and Polished Etsy store. I had seen this polish on Leslie's blog, Polish Art Addiction (HERE) and thought it was so pretty and unique so I had to get myself a bottle =P

Unfortunately I was only able to get a mini bottle

See how pretty it is!?! This is two coats. Next time I use it I will layer it over white so I don't use too much of it.

A couple days later I turned this into a half moon mani. I've been getting into half moon manis a bit more recently. This blue is one of my favourite one coaters; OPI Swimsuit...Nailed It!